Medical Technology News

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4/18/2008
Computer Program Helps COPD Patients Monitor Breathing

It helped to reduce air trapped in the lungs during exercise, researchers find

4/17/2008
Deep Brain Stimulation Aids Those With Rare Headache Condition

Though it didn't stop attacks, therapy eased frequency of episodes for SUNCT sufferers

4/16/2008
Patient-Controlled Health Records Could Change Future of Research

Used wisely, they may spur discoveries, but some warn privacy needs regulation

4/10/2008
Gel Enables Severed Spinal Cord Fibers to Regrow

Works in mice, but human clinical trials could start in several years, study says

4/4/2008
'Nanomachine' Releases Anticancer Drugs Inside Cells

In response to light, its pores let loose chemicals targeting disease

3/27/2008
Researchers Create Protective Sac for Growing Stem Cells

Miniature lab would carry therapeutic cells to their destination in the body

3/26/2008
Toxic Sewer Gas Induces Suspended Metabolism in Mice

Heart rate dropped 50% while maintaining blood pressure

3/11/2008
Outcomes Improve for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients

Survival rates have increased, likely because of advancements in therapy

3/10/2008
Gender Bias at Play in Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

Study finds doctors twice as likely to recommend replacement surgery for men as women

2/29/2008
Disabled Cite Need to Improve Wireless Devices

Survey finds use of these aids is increasing but better functionality is sought

2/25/2008
Laser Screen Detects Diseases in Breath

Chemical molecules in exhalations hint at wide range of conditions

2/22/2008
Current Blood Sugar Control Test Results 'Inaccurate'

Study says measurement underestimates true glucose control in hemodialysis patients

2/19/2008
Gecko's Stickiness Inspires New Surgical Bandage

It's waterproof, biodegradable and adheres much better than conventional sutures, researchers say

2/11/2008
'Fluorescent' Retinal Cells Warn of Eye Disease

Device that measures metabolic stress could help doctors catch trouble early

1/29/2008
Surgeons' Characteristics Influence Breast Cancer Care

Gender, race, schooling influence likelihood of giving radiation, study says

1/24/2008
Next Generation of Parents More Likely to Back Genetic Testing

Survey found adult children of parents with BRCA mutations would be more willing to test their own kids

1/21/2008
'Drug-Free' Stent Coating Shows Promise

Trial finds polymer reduces inflammatory reaction associated with current devices

1/17/2008
Report Urges More Research Into Cell Phones

Experts cite a lack of knowledge of health risks posed by long-term use

1/11/2008
High-Tech Device Cuts Errors in Mixing Meds

Uses 'light' fingerprint to check compounds blended at hospital pharmacy

12/19/2007
Microchip Spots Stray Tumor Cells in the Bloodstream

Device might aid in the detection and monitoring of cancer, developers say

12/14/2007
Wearable Artificial Kidney Passes Test

8 end-stage kidney failure patients used the device for up to 8 hours, researchers say

11/30/2007
Cancer Patients Gain From Reporting Symptoms Online

It's an effective way of connecting with doctors in real time, speeding care, study finds

11/28/2007
3-D Breast Imaging May Improve Cancer Detection

Stereoscopic digital mammography cut rate of false-positive results, study found

11/6/2007
Experts Propose Rules to Rate Hospitals' Safety

Concise reporting would ensure validity of patient safety findings, group says

11/6/2007
Cardiac Device Won't Help Some Heart Failure Patients

They performed no better with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, researchers say

11/5/2007
CPR, Defibrillator Combo Boosts Cardiac Incident Survival

Making more AEDs available in communities could save hundreds of lives, study finds

11/4/2007
Balloon Valve May Be Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery

It props open closed aortas in older patients, research suggests

11/1/2007
Test Spots Who Should Get Implanted Defibrillator

Not every patient needs the expensive but lifesaving devices, experts note

10/25/2007
Lung Bypass Could Fight Emphysema

Technique allows trapped air a way out, experts say

10/23/2007
Light-Based Device Spots Sleep Apnea

It's a less cumbersome method than is typically used, researchers say

10/23/2007
More Dollars Don't Boost Lung Cancer Survival

5-year outcomes unchanged since 1970s, despite higher spending on care, study shows

10/19/2007
Scientists Build a Better Petri Dish

It helps culture more realistic cells for research, they say

10/19/2007
Video 'Pill' Spots Hidden Crohn's Disease

A tiny capsule takes pictures of the intestine, experts explain

10/16/2007
Defib Wire Warning Shouldn't Worry Most Users: Experts

Overall risk is low, but patients should consult with their doctors

10/12/2007
Technology Advance Could Help Paralyzed

It's a better way of translating brain signals for prosthetic devices

10/3/2007
'Virtual' Colonoscopy an Effective Option: Study

The screen uses CT scans and is performed without anesthesia

9/21/2007
Gene Chip Data Can Boost Cancer Outcomes

4 of 7 patients with incurable disease fared better, doctor says

9/13/2007
Drug-Coated Stents Go Head to Head

Data analysis suggests sirolimus-coated model is safer

8/27/2007
Heart Attacks at School Involve More Adults Than Kids

Whether defibrillators should be available an open question, researcher says

8/14/2007
Nanotechnology Could Help Ease Soldiers' Pain

A battlefield 'pen' might deliver drug to injury site, scientists hope

8/10/2007
Scientists Developing Replacement Vocal Cords

Project could restore speech to those with damaged tissues

8/3/2007
Tumor-Zapping Technique Fights Kidney Cancer

Radiofrequency ablation has already proven useful against liver tumors, researchers note

7/26/2007
High-Tech Home Devices Spur 'Smart' Health Care

They instantly transmit health info to doctors, loved ones, developers say

7/24/2007
Cardio Monitoring Device Falls Out of Favor

The pulmonary artery catheter doesn't help patients, detailed studies show

7/18/2007
Wearable Device Warns Hospital of Heart Attack

It uses Bluetooth technology to text message an alert, developers say

7/13/2007
Study Questions Efficacy of Popular Forehead Thermometer

Company officials say findings skewed by improper use of product

7/12/2007
Hospital E-Record Systems Pay for Themselves

In one instance, initial outlay was recouped in 16 months, study found

7/10/2007
Death Rate High in Drug-Coated Stent Trial

Small study of bypass patients found no such risk from bare-metal stents

6/28/2007
New Test Identifies More Cervical Cancers

But one expert wonders if it would be cost-effective

6/26/2007
Home Blood Sugar Monitoring Questioned

For many patients with type 2 diabetes it may not help with glucose control, study finds