Medical Technology News

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2/20/2009
New Advances May Treat Stroke Faster, Better

Innovations include 'brain stents' and a clot-busting drug delivered directly to the brain

2/16/2009
Experts Release Guidelines on Use of Breast MRI

The technology can supplement, but not replace, standard screening, they say

2/12/2009
Docs Override Most Electronic Drug Warnings

Study suggest streamlining of prescribing system to avoid 'alert fatigue'

2/6/2009
Imaging of Low Back Pain Fails to Change Outcomes

Study finds no real difference whether people were scanned or not

2/6/2009
Fertility Drugs Do Not Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk

Women who have multiple treatments face little danger, Danish study says

2/3/2009
Fewer Women Are Having Mammograms

CDC reports decline in two-thirds of the country

1/30/2009
Synthetic HDL Could Fight Heart Disease

Sponge-like molecule sops up bad lipoproteins, researchers say

1/27/2009
'Wired' Hospitals Post Lower Death, Complication Rates

But researchers note system chosen needs to match needs, culture of staff

1/20/2009
MRI Scans Reveal Post-Heart Attack Bleeding

Images could offer doctors a better assessment of patient's condition, chances of recovery

1/14/2009
Blood Flow Measurement Boosts Stent Outcomes

Technology reduces deaths, complications, but may be too costly for some centers, experts say

1/13/2009
Multiple Screening Strategy Boosts Cervical Cancer Detection

Two extra steps improve results, study finds

1/9/2009
Team Designs Gold Nanoparticles to Deliver Multiple Drugs

New technique might better control treatment of diseases like cancer, AIDS

1/6/2009
Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Older People

Improved survival seen in those 75 and older, study says

12/22/2008
Kidney Patient's Age, Health Should Guide Treatment

Hemodialysis or peritoneal therapy are dialysis options, study says

12/18/2008
Elective Early Deliveries Pose Risks for Babies

C-sections done too soon can lead to respiratory trouble, other problems, doctors say

12/10/2008
MRI Can Spot Presymptomatic MS

A third of patients with suspect scans develop the disease within 5 years, study finds

12/8/2008
Glowing Substance Lights Up Cancer in Mice

Fluorescent compound sticks to diseased cells, making them easier to spot, study says

12/5/2008
Self-Dosing Pain Medication Errors Too Common: Study

Review urges tighter controls for intravenous use, standardization of practices

12/4/2008
Intestinal 'Sleeve' Mimics Effects of Gastric Bypass

Tests in rats show treatment device could be used to treat obesity in humans

12/3/2008
Latest Breast Imaging Techniques Offer New Views

Neither will replace mammography for screening yet, experts say

12/3/2008
More High-Risk Women Preempt Breast Cancer

Growing number with genetic, familial susceptibilities opt for double mastectomy

12/2/2008
CT Colonography Screens for Cancer, Osteoporosis

Abdominal scan checks bone mineral density with no additional radiation, minimal cost

11/26/2008
CT Scans Can Spot Blocked Arteries

But debate continues as to whether they are worth the expense

11/25/2008
Limited Value Found for First-Generation Heart Pumps

But newer models are much more effective, expert says

11/20/2008
Specialized Stroke Care Improves Outcomes

And for those hospitals without dedicated units, telemedicine can bridge gap, study says

11/19/2008
Researchers ID Suite of Genes in Aging Process

Biomarkers could provide scientific baseline for anti-aging drug trials, study says

11/19/2008
New Scan Spots Beginning of Bone Problems in Anorexics

Structural abnormalities start early, researchers report

11/19/2008
Airway Transplant Aided by Stem Cells a Medical First

Woman gets historic procedure in which her stem cells were combined with donated organ tissue to replace diseased organ, scientists report

11/18/2008
Robots May Come to Aging Boomers' Rescue

These in-home companions could aid, watch over frail elderly, experts say

11/11/2008
New Type of Stent Shows Promise

It recruits blood vessel cells as a kind of heart-healthy coating, experts explain

11/10/2008
Heartbeat Might One Day Power Pacemakers

British researchers suggest harnessing that energy could lead to cardiac devices that last longer, do more

11/7/2008
'Scaffold' Could One Day Repair Damaged Hearts

It's the first to match structural, mechanical properties of heart tissue, scientists say

11/7/2008
ER Physicians Press for New Cardiac Arrest Strategies

More bystander CPR, faster patient-to-doctor time would boost survival rates, survey finds

11/5/2008
First-Ever Mapping of Cancer Patient's Genome

Study of leukemia patient's DNA may lead to routine gene scans, experts say

11/4/2008
Anxiety Linked to Heart Attack Can Raise Death Risk

The psychological toll appears to shorten lives, study finds

11/1/2008
New Imaging Identifies Types of Liver Disease

Called magnetic resonance elastography, it could eliminate need for biopsies, study finds

10/31/2008
Asleep or Awake, Brain Functions the Same

Finding may help evaluate infants, as well as psychiatric, movement disorders

10/30/2008
Electrical Brain Stimulation May Boost Dexterity

Finding could lead to new treatments for stroke victims, study suggests

10/21/2008
Chest CT Scans Detect Spread of Head, Neck Cancers

This imaging was best at spotting disease progression in high-risk patients, study finds

10/21/2008
3-D Doppler Ultrasound Helps ID Breast Cancers

Method detects masses with higher blood flow speeds, likely indicating disease, study says

10/21/2008
New MRI Puts Cervical Cancer Into Focus

The high-tech approach outlines extent of disease, guides treatment, experts say

10/20/2008
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal

Findings suggest combo treatments less effective, more painful than singular procedures

10/15/2008
Gene Signature for Liver Cancer Recurrence Found

A 186-gene panel, discovered in normal cells surrounding the tumor, may predict cancer survival, new research contends

10/15/2008
New Technique Activates Brain Neurons to Move Paralyzed Limb

Experiment with monkeys could lead to new treatments for severely injured patients

10/8/2008
New Advances Could Battle Cancer Cell by Cell

Flow cytometry illuminates signaling protein pathways, study says

10/8/2008
New DNA Stool Testing Spots More Colon Cancers

Study found it detected twice as many malignancies, serious precancerous polyps

10/7/2008
Radio-Frequency Tags Cut Specimen Bottle Errors

Used in passports, library cards, they helped reduced mislabeling of tissue specimens

10/7/2008
Simpler Test May Be Best for Diagnosing Blood Clots in Leg

Compression ultrasound similar to more expensive whole-leg color ultrasound, study finds

10/6/2008
New Test Detects Rare Leukemia More Quickly

Researchers also found technique could track response to treatments

9/30/2008
Team Sniffs Out Process That Could Make 'Artificial Nose'

Lab-made smell receptors could replace drug- and explosive-sniffing dogs, have medical uses