Medical Technology News

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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

6/23/2007
New Devices Shine a Light on Blood Sugar Control

The high-tech tools could be an alternative to needle-based tests

6/20/2007
Wireless System Tracks Esophageal Reflux

More 'comfortable' tool could allow doctors better testing than catheters now used

6/19/2007
Experts Debate Limits on Implanted Defibrillator Use

Reserving them for younger, healthier patients might make sense, study suggests

6/18/2007
Auditory Nerve Devices May Improve on Cochlear Implants

The experimental implants avoid some drawbacks seen with cochlear models, study finds

6/15/2007
Artificial Arteries Might Aid Bypass Patients

The lab-grown vessels are working well in rats, researchers say

6/7/2007
E-Medical Records No Shortcut to Good Diabetes Care

Doctors need to use these systems as part of overall improvement plan, study shows

6/4/2007
High-Tech Imaging Might Advance Heart Disease Diagnosis

Two technologies assess cardiac function and arterial health at once, developers say

6/1/2007
Biodegradable Stent Successful in Human Trial

Could be the future of these artery-opening devices, German researchers report.

5/22/2007
'Enose' Device Sniffs Out Asthma

It analyzes breath to discern who has the illness

5/21/2007
Robotic Procedure Improves Survival for Prostate Cancer Patients

It leaves fewer stray cancer cells after prostate removal, study shows

5/17/2007
'Walk and Work' Station Helps Obese Shed Pounds

Office staff burn off extra calories while working on computers

5/17/2007
Severely Obese Women More Likely to Skip Cancer Scans

Many may feel embarrassed at getting weighed or examined, expert says

5/11/2007
Implanted Defibrillators Are Getting Better

Failure rates are falling, but one expert also sees flaws in a new study

5/9/2007
Implanted Pumps May Help End-Stage Heart Failure Cases

LVADs could allow patients to leave hospital without a transplant, study suggests

5/8/2007
Half of Drug-Coated Stents Used Off-Label

But this unapproved use doesn't boost patients' risk, studies conclude

4/26/2007
Many MS Patients Miss Out on Effective Drugs

They're not taking or being prescribed meds that ease side effects, study finds

4/20/2007
Electronic Anti-Mosquito Devices Don't Work

People suffer just as many bites, studies find

4/17/2007
Cancer Vaccines Are Proving Their Mettle

Shots for pancreas, head-and-neck and cervical tumors appear effective, studies find

4/11/2007
Implantable Defibrillators Offer Heart Patients a Better Quality of Life: Study

Recipients report high level of satisfaction with the devices

4/4/2007
Guidelines Target Prevention of Sudden Heart Death in Young Athletes

Task force focuses on quick action in first critical minutes

3/28/2007
New Heat Technology Helps Asthma Patients

It thins out airway muscle for better breathing, study finds

3/28/2007
MRI Technique Could Predict Heart Attack Risk

It tracks cholesterol-like molecules to show points of artery weakness

3/27/2007
Radiofrequency Method Zaps Lung Tumors

Using a needle, doctors subject cancer to electrical currents

3/27/2007
Research Propels Advances in Clinical Cardiology

3 studies highlight new drug therapies, heart valve 'clips' and better nuclear imaging

3/26/2007
Studies Highlight Pitfalls of Drug-Coated Stents

For example, many patients don't take drugs that can ward off dangerous clots

3/26/2007
Cutting-Edge Devices Assist Cardio Treatments

Experimental technologies proving their mettle as powerful tools for docs

3/8/2007
Biomolecule Test Could Bring Diagnostics to the Bedside

It scans for genes or proteins that signal disease

3/6/2007
CT Scans May Not Lower Lung Cancer Death Rate

New findings are at odds with those of an earlier trial, however

2/27/2007
Redesigned Baxter Infusion Pump Approved

Original pumps seized in 2005

2/20/2007
Bioengineered ACL Could Help Injured Knees

In rabbits, researchers used animal's cells to help grow new ligament

2/20/2007
'Plasma' Technique a New Wrinkle-Fighter

Device improves appearance with faster healing time, study suggests

2/19/2007
Video-Gaming Docs May Make Better Surgeons

Best players made 47% fewer errors when performing laparoscopy, study found

2/17/2007
Retinal Implant Restores Limited Sight to Blind

But second-generation device is still a far cry from full vision, experts say

2/7/2007
Robot Hand May Speed Stroke Recovery

It helps patients regain ability to grasp, pinch objects, designers say

2/5/2007
Brain Stents Might Help High-Risk Stroke Patients

Encouraging findings need to be confirmed in a larger trial, experts say

2/1/2007
New Technique Allows 'Feeling' in Artificial Arm

Innovative nerve growth could improve quality of life for amputees

1/30/2007
Drug-Eluting Stents Best After Artery Re-Closure

Study upholds the use of these devices to replace bare metal stents

12/31/2006
High-Tech Mammograms Will Change Breast Cancer Care

Two new technologies offer better results with less discomfort

12/29/2006
High-Tech Robots Invading Operating Rooms

They can provide a steady 'hand' to surgeons, experts say