Medical Technology News

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12/28/2006
Virtual Reality Soothes Young Burn Patients

High-tech game designed to distract kids during daily, painful treatments

12/6/2006
FDA Panel to Weigh Value of Drug-Coated Stents

Safety concerns are raising doubts about the artery-opening devices

12/6/2006
Drug-Coated Stents Create Clot Risk

While they offer benefits, they may not be appropriate for all heart patients, FDA says

11/29/2006
Mammogram Via Satellite Helps Rural Women

Technology may end long waits for out-of-the-way patients, experts say

11/23/2006
Healthy Hearts Are Thankful Hearts

Tiny implanted devices are keeping one Texas family alive

11/20/2006
Gene Tweak Makes Cottonseed Edible

Removing a toxin could turn it into high-protein food source, scientists say

11/16/2006
Nanotechnology Holds Promise Against Brain Cancer

New method delivers drug 'payload' directly to tumor cells

11/15/2006
Drug-Coated Stents Can Keep Leg Arteries Clear

They may work equally well in lower, upper body, study finds

11/11/2006
Tool Predicts Post-Surgery Breast Cancer Recurrence

Computer method looks specifically at women who've undergone lumpectomy

11/8/2006
Pacemaker Could Aid Some Cases of Heart Failure

Device might help hearts adjust to physical activity, researchers say

11/1/2006
Device-Delivered Drugs Ease Severe Heart Failure

Patients who were near death are living for years, British team says

10/25/2006
Delayed Embryo Transfer Suggested for At-Risk Women

Method may protect ovaries from hyperstimulation in in-vitro fertilizations

10/23/2006
Artificial Lung Valve Could Aid Emphysema Paitients

Device could help some avoid surgery, experts say

10/23/2006
New Treatment Spots, Kills Bad Oral Bacteria

Antimicrobial rinse could be used to fight cavities, bad breath, scientists say

10/19/2006
'Invisibility Cloak' Could Shield Objects From View

Early prototype using microwaves allows solids to 'disappear'

10/10/2006
Gel Could Offer Instant Bleeding Control

A new compound may make surgery safer, hamster study suggests

10/6/2006
High-Tech Radiation Boosts Prostate Cancer Survival

The technique delivers focused, high-powered beams to the tumor site

10/4/2006
Study Favors One Type of Drug-Coated Stent

But experts call for better, longer trials of the artery-opening devices

9/11/2006
Biohazard Detection May Be a Wipe Away

Nanotechnology napkins would alert users to danger, scientists say

8/29/2006
Bioengineering Could Replace Pacemakers

The technique restored healthy heart rhythm in pigs, researchers say

8/14/2006
Medication Errors Common in Kids' Leukemia Treatment

Complicated medication regimens appear to be the reason, researchers contend

8/8/2006
External Defibrillator Warnings Not Adequate

FDA has issued warnings for one in every five devices, study finds

7/28/2006
Robot Technology Improves Vaginal Prolapse Surgery

The condition occurs after hysterectomy in 1 out of 10 patients

7/17/2006
E-Tags Could Prevent Surgical Errors

Embedding sponges with electronic locators useful, but expensive, experts say

7/12/2006
Brain-Computer Link Aids Paralyzed Patient

In a first, a computer enables quadriplegic to move simple devices

6/26/2006
Cell Phones Found to Activate Brain Areas

Italian research shows devices 'excite' or 'inhibit' brain cells

6/21/2006
Many Pedometers Can't Keep the Pace

Three out of four were far from accurate, study found

6/8/2006
New Tool May Eliminate Need for Reading Glasses

It could non-surgically restore eye's ability to focus, researchers say

6/6/2006
Lung Cancer Might be Overdiagnosed

Preventive screening may be showing too many false-positives, study says

5/24/2006
Technology May Bring Kinder, Gentler Colonoscopy

Computer guidance and better sedation could lessen discomfort, experts say

5/18/2006
Studies Gauge Safety of Replacing Implanted Defibrillators

The dilemma: Balancing surgical risks against those of device failure

5/15/2006
Adult Heart Pumps Help Kids Waiting for Transplant

Study finds 85 percent survival rate with these implanted devices

4/28/2006
New Light Imaging Scan Could Boost Breast Cancer Care

'Terahertz' imaging helps surgeons remove complete tumor

4/27/2006
U.S. Scientists Create Artificial Eyes

Super-powered, they are modeled on those of insects, developers say

4/21/2006
Study to Track Household Water Usage

U.S. effort will determine how much new technologies can save

4/20/2006
Two Laser Vision Surgeries Work Equally Well

LASIK and PRK each have pros and cons, study finds

4/14/2006
Laser Might Zap Away Zits for Good

Treatment spares skin while targeting acne-linked glands

4/12/2006
Lasers Zap Varicose Veins

Minimally invasive technique has minimal recovery time, too

4/5/2006
Flint Drills Kept Stone-Age Smiles Bright

Evidence of sophisticated, 9,000-year-old dentistry unearthed in Pakistan

4/3/2006
Liquid-Crystal Specs May Replace Bifocals

Experimental lenses change focus instantly, from far to near, study says

3/15/2006
Costly Heart Test Could Save Medicare Money

Cardiac screen spots those who need a defibrillator, study says

1/20/2006
Science Creates a Living Bandage for Broken Hearts

'Cardiac patch' and other advances are on the horizon, researchers say

1/20/2006
Implant Eases Chronic Eye Condition

It could eliminate need for painful injections in people with uveitis, experts say

1/10/2006
Making a Lifesaving Device Less Painful

Drug treatment reduces need for defibrillator shock, study finds

12/26/2005
Study Compares Tools to Diagnose Back Trouble

Older test called the electromyogram may be better than standard MRI

12/23/2005
Minority Children Last to Get New Asthma Technologies

Study of steroid inhalers finds black and Hispanic kids waited longest

12/16/2005
Robotic Treadmill Helps Partially Paralyzed

Guided walking seems to retrain brain's movement center, study finds

12/1/2005
Volunteer-Operated Defibs are Lifesavers

Study shows they improve survival even in rural areas

11/29/2005
Mammograms Move to the Web

'Telemammography' could be a boon to rural women, study finds

11/17/2005
Innovative Research Gives Heart Patients Hope

Robots, gene-driven pacemakers and even a link to creme brulée served up at AHA meeting