Medical Technology News

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8/25/2014
Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries

For age-related meniscus tears, physical therapy and meds may work as well as arthroscopy

8/13/2014
New Technique Protects Tissue Transplant From Rejection: Study

Gel filled with immunosuppressant injected at transplant site, and only activates drug when needed

8/12/2014
Researchers Create Functional 3-D Brain-Like Tissue

Discovery allows for study of brain injuries and potential treatments

8/7/2014
Gut Bacteria May Reveal Colon Cancer, Study Finds

Test could be used in addition to current methods to better improve detection

8/6/2014
Researchers Closer to Test for Human Form of 'Mad Cow' Disease

New methods that test urine or nasal tissue samples appear promising: studies

8/5/2014
Portable Monitors OK for Spotting Sleep Apnea: New Guidelines

But the devices aren't for everyone, experts advise

7/31/2014
J&J Pulls Hysterectomy Tool Tied to Cancer Risk From Market

Controversial device had been used for minimally invasive hysterectomies, uterine fibroid removal

7/30/2014
Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects

Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development

7/22/2014
Blood Test Might Help Predict Survival With Lou Gehrig's Disease

Study findings may also help researchers test new ALS drugs, researchers suggest

7/21/2014
Scientists Discover New Way to Make Human Platelets

Findings could one day help meet increasing global demand for blood transfusions, researchers say

7/15/2014
Could 'Phone Care' Ring in New Approach to Pain Relief?

Study finds significant improvement in patients assigned to 'telecare' management

7/14/2014
FDA Advisers Weigh Risks of Procedure for Removal of Uterine Fibroids

No guarantee that devices won't increase chances of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman's body, experts say

7/3/2014
Insulin Pumps May Outperform Daily Injections for Type 2 Diabetes: Study

6-month blood sugar control was better with the devices compared to needles, researchers say

7/1/2014
iPads May Help Boost Speaking Skills in Kids With Autism: Study

Combining use of device with therapy sessions helped minimally verbal children talk, interact

6/26/2014
Moustaches, Home Oxygen Tanks Can Be Dangerous Match

Serious burns may be more likely for those with facial hair, researchers report

6/25/2014
Heart Monitoring May Prevent Some Strokes, Study Suggests

Irregular heartbeat that causes some attacks is often tough to detect, doctors say

6/24/2014
Blood Pressure Kiosks May Not Always Give Accurate Readings

FDA experts warn that if the cuff is too small or too large for your arm, the results may not be reliable

6/18/2014
New Blood Test May Help Detect Heart Transplant Rejection

It might one day spare patients from invasive biopsies, study says

6/18/2014
FDA Panel Backs Appetite-Curbing Implant for Severely Obese

Agency committee says nerve-stimulating device may offer more benefits than risks

6/12/2014
Paralyzed Person to Kick Off World Cup

Robotic 'suit' with artificial skin will put person's intention to kick the ball into motion, researchers explain

5/23/2014
New Dialysis Machine Treats Tiniest of Newborns

Device needed because adult dialysis machines overpower babies' blood vessels, experts say

5/22/2014
FDA OKs Test to Improve Blood Donor-Recipient Matching

New method uses genetics and computer technology to determine most compatible red blood cells

5/20/2014
Doctors' Use of E-Records More Than Doubles

Government programs to defray costs help physicians install these electronic systems, report says

5/16/2014
Using Internet, Apps to Manage Blood Pressure Has Dangers: Study

Researchers find measurement errors, misleading information

5/9/2014
Solar Flares Might Actually Help Some Heart Patients

Patients with implanted cardiac devices had smoother rhythms when sun 'storms' erupted, study found

5/9/2014
FDA OKs Artificial Arm That Does Complex Tasks

DEKA Arm System allows user to multi-task, agency says

5/9/2014
Implanted Device Lowers Blood Pressure in Rat Study

Procedure might one day offer an option for people who are resistant to medication, researchers suggest

5/7/2014
Most Docs Believe Patients Get Too Many Medical Tests

But, half of physicians have ordered unneeded tests for pushy patients, survey found

4/25/2014
FDA Advisers: Ban Use of Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

The controversial tools are used on emotionally disabled kids at a Mass. facility

4/24/2014
Guidelines Aim to Detect More Congenital Heart Defects in Womb

Picking up problems before birth allows for earlier monitoring, planning, American Heart Association says

4/24/2014
FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

Agency meets Thursday to discuss outlawing tools used on emotionally disabled kids

4/23/2014
People Seek Out Health Info When Famous Person Dies

Survey found Steve Jobs' death in 2011 spurred Americans to learn more about pancreatic cancer

4/17/2014
FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids

'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says

4/17/2014
Most Medical Devices Approved for Kids Only Tested on Adults: Study

Children need inclusion in clinical trials to ensure safety, effectiveness, researchers say

4/16/2014
Brain Scans Might Spot Potential for Recovery From Coma

Right now misdiagnosis is common, so a better technology is needed, experts say

4/11/2014
Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses Herald New Options for Patients

Regenerative surgery takes a leap forward, two studies show

3/26/2014
CT Scans Might Help Diagnose Gout in Some Cases

But, standard needle aspiration testing usually effective, study authors report

3/21/2014
Could 'Nasal Filter' Device Help Ease Allergies?

It appeared to reduce sneezing, runny nose in small, preliminary study, but more testing needed, doctors say

3/19/2014
Device May Restore Speech to People on Breathing Tubes

Doctors say 'electrolarynx' eased frustration for patient on mechanical ventilator

3/11/2014
FDA Approves First Device to Prevent Migraines

Wearable headband uses electrodes to stimulate nerve tied to the headaches

2/27/2014
Study Questions FDA Warning Against CT Scans for Those With Heart Devices

It found no harm to patients with devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators, but agency still concerned

2/25/2014
Amputee's 'Phantom Limb' Pain Eased by Virtual Arm Technology

But researchers note it's not clear if treatment will work for anyone else

2/20/2014
Scientists Use Fishing Line, Thread to Make Artificial Muscles

They're 100 times stronger than human muscles and could be used in robots, researchers say

2/18/2014
More Patients Are Checking Doctor-Rating Websites, Study Finds

But just how trustworthy these reviews are isn't clear

2/18/2014
'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve

Innovations can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed

2/14/2014
Implanted Monitor May Help Spot Dangerous Heart Rhythm After Stroke

In company-funded trial, device outperformed usual tests in detecting atrial fibrillation

2/11/2014
Experimental Eyewear Helps Surgeons 'See' Cancer, Study Says

The hope is the new technology will reduce the need for follow-up surgeries

2/10/2014
Is Technology Creating a World of Sickly Couch Potatoes?

Study found people in emerging nations with TVs, computers and cars more likely to be obese, have diabetes

1/30/2014
Patients May Have to Compete With Computers for Doctors' Attention

Study of office visits found a third of physicians' time was spent with their eyes on the screen

1/28/2014
Breath Test May Detect Signs of Lung Cancer: Study

Examining breath samples from patients with suspicious growths might help determine who needs surgery