About the size of an eraser tip, the Implantable Miniature Telescope shows promise for some patients who are legal blind due to macular degeneration. The telescope implant focuses and enlarged image onto healthier parts of the macula and retina at the back of the eye. The other eye provides the necessary peripheral or side vision for walking and performing other tasks.
The bacteria, Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), kill up to half of patients who get bloodstream infections from them. In addition to spreading among patients, often on the hands of healthcare personnel, CRE bacteria can transfer their resistance to other bacteria within their family.
Kimberly-Clark today announced the publication of two separate studies that achieved positive outcomes following use of cooled radiofrequency (RF) to treat discogenic and sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain in the low back.
The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) today announced its support for research identifying the top 10 patient safety strategies that can be implemented immediately by hospitals.
During a five-hour procedure earlier thus year, a medical team removed Bob Phillips’ irreparably damaged heart and replaced it with an artificial heart. The following month, Phillips celebrated his 74th birthday with the medical staff that saved his life.
Imaging and robotic technologies have the potential to help neurosurgeons perform precise, fast, and more comprehensive testing of brain tissue during surgery, identification of cancer type, grade and tumor margins and help them navigate through the brain, according to Akash Singh , PhD.
The full study will include a total of 130 patients and will investigate the safety and effectiveness of TissuGlu@ Surgical Adhesive in the reduction of wound drainage, post operative seroma and related complications in abdominoplasty patients without the use of drains.
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have identified specific EEG (electroencephalogram) signatures that indicate when patients lose and regain consciousness under the general anesthetic drug propofol.
Visceral fat, or fat stored deep in the abdominal cavity, is directly linked to an increased risk for colon cancer, according to data from a mouse study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Health officials are reporting an alarming increase in some dangerous superbugs at U.S. hospitals. These superbugs from a common germ family have become extremely resistant to treatment with antibiotics. Only 10 years ago, such resistance was hardly ever seen in this group.
Surgeons who played games on Nintendo Wii improved certain metrics of performance on laparascopies.
For women undergoing breast reconstruction using implants, most patient-reported outcomes are similar with two different shapes of silicone gel-filled implants, reports a study.
A dissolvable stent that opens clogged arteries in the heart has researchers at Scottsdale Healthcare encouraged that it may become a game changing technology for treating the symptoms of coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common type of heart disease.
The explosive growth of electronic implantable cardiac devices has spurred the release of criteria to guide their use -- and, hopefully, their reimbursement.
A small study from Johns Hopkins adds to the growing body of evidence that red blood cells stored longer than three weeks begin to lose the capacity to deliver oxygen-rich cells where they may be most needed.