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FDA Clears Remote Monitor For Heart Failure

May 29, 2014 9:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new implantable device to help doctors monitor patients with severe heart failure as they go about their day. The agency cleared the CardioMEMS HF system Wednesday for patients who have been hospitalized in the previous year due to heart failure...

HD Display Monitors

May 28, 2014 10:43 am | by FSN Medical Technologies | FSN Medical Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

HD display monitors from FSN Medical Technologies feature rapid signal detection for maximum compatibility in the OR. Smooth, artifact-free HD images are a must for doctors, and FSN delivers the picture quality that allows users to perform at their best. FSN’s clinical color calibration makes sure that procedures go smoothly.

3D Simulation Of Human Heart Could Transform Medical Care

May 28, 2014 10:27 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Dassault Systèmes says it has created the first simulation of a full human heart that offers incredible value. By projecting the simulation on a large screen, doctors can virtually walk through the valves, identifying issues that were previously hard to detect...

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New Sensor Could Light The Way Forward In Low-Cost Medical Imaging

May 23, 2014 9:50 am | by University of Surrey | News | Comments

New research published today in Nature's Scientific Reports, identifies a new type of light sensor that could allow medical and security imaging, via low cost cameras. The team of researchers from the University of Surrey have developed a new 'multispectral' light sensor that detects the full spectrum of light, from ultra-violet (UV), to visible and near infrared light...  

UCI School Of Medicine First To Integrate Google Glass Into Curriculum

May 22, 2014 10:53 am | by UC Irvine | News | Comments

As physicians and surgeons explore how to use Google Glass, the UC Irvine School of Medicine is taking steps to become the first in the nation to integrate the wearable computer into its four-year curriculum – from first- and second-year anatomy courses and clinical skills training to third- and fourth-year hospital rotations...

2014 ESP Award Submission: The AUTOLITH Touch System and AUTOLITH URO-Touch System from Northgate Technologies, Inc.

May 21, 2014 11:08 am | by Northgate Technologies, Inc. | Northgate Technologies Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The AUTOLITH Touch System and AUTOLITH URO-Touch System from Northgate Technologies, Inc. are bipolar electro-hydraulic lithotripsy systems designed for effective fragmentation of urinary and biliary stones via natural body channels, laparoscopically or percutaneously. They safely uses bipolar electrical energy in saline to fragment stones using small flexible bipolar probes.

Surgery Completed To Implant 3D Printed Hip

May 20, 2014 11:01 am | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Doctors and scientists in Southampton have completed their first hip surgery with a 3D printed implant and bone stem cell graft. The 3D printed hip, made from titanium, was designed using the patient's CT scan and CAD CAM (computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing) technology, meaning it was designed to the patient's exact specifications and measurements...

Stanford Engineer Invents A Way To Beam Power To Medical Chips Inside The Body

May 20, 2014 10:36 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

A Stanford electrical engineer has invented a way to wirelessly transfer power deep inside the body, and then use this power to run tiny electronic medical devices such as pacemakers, nerve stimulators, or new sensors and gadgets yet to be developed...

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Novel Device Successfully Treats Central Sleep Apnea In Heart Failure

May 19, 2014 10:18 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

A novel device implanted under the skin like a pacemaker successfully treats central sleep apnea (CSA) in heart failure patients, according to research presented today at the Heart Failure Congress 2014...               

Study Findings Question Benefit Of Additional Imaging Before Cancer Surgery

May 14, 2014 9:59 am | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

Among patients with a certain type of colorectal cancer with limited spread to the liver, imaging using positron emission tomography and computed tomography (CT) before surgery did not significantly change the surgical treatment of the cancer, compared with CT alone, according to a study...

The Doctor Is In... The Smartphone

May 13, 2014 9:47 am | by Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Mark Matulaitis holds out his arms so the Parkinson's specialist can check his tremors. But this is no doctor's office: Matulaitis sits in his rural Maryland home as a neurologist a few hundred miles away examines him via the camera in his laptop. Welcome to the virtual house call, the latest twist on telemedicine...

Remotely Monitoring Heart Patients With Implanted Defibrillators Lowers Risk Of Death

May 12, 2014 11:09 am | by Yale | News | Comments

Patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) have significantly lower risk of death and re-hospitalization if they are followed through an automatic, wireless remote monitoring system, a Yale clinical study has found. Results of the study are being presented at the annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society...

Leadless Pacemaker Showing Promising Results After One Year

May 12, 2014 10:57 am | News | Comments

The findings, which assessed device performance and patient outcomes through 12-months of follow-up, show pacing thresholds (0.43 volts) and sensing (10.32 mV) of the leadless pacemaker device are equivalent to those in traditional pacemakers. In addition, there was no experience of infections or failure to sense, pace, or communicate with the pacemaker...

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EndoVue SE

May 9, 2014 10:41 am | by NDS Surgical Imaging | NDS Surgical Imaging | Product Releases | Comments

NDSsi has developed a new surgical display designed to bring the latest imaging technology to cost-sensitive emerging markets. Offering an advanced feature set including LED-backlight technology, the 21” EndoVue SE delivers the image quality of a high-definition (HD) surgical display in an affordable solution. The 21” EndoVue SE display provides medical-grade reliability, and is specially engineered for multiple applications within any OR setting.

Surgeons ‘Light Up’ GI Tract to Safely Remove Gall Bladder

May 9, 2014 10:31 am | by University of Illinois - Chicago | News | Comments

A green fluorescent dye is helping surgeons at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System perform robotic gall bladder surgery more safely. UI Health surgeons used near-infrared light to make the indocyanine green dye light up, allowing them to better see the biliary tract...

Access To Electronic Health Records May Influence Care

May 7, 2014 9:43 am | by Medical College of Wisconsin | News | Comments

Unlike medical records kept in paper charts, electronic health records (EHR) provide numerous access points to clinicians to review a patient's medical history. A new study has found access to electronic health records in acute care situations may influence the care given to that patient, and in some cases, failure to review the EHR could have adversely affected the medical management...

3D Mirror Reveals Internal Organs

May 6, 2014 10:57 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A three-dimensional digital mirror which reveals the interior of a person's body has been developed by a team of researchers in Paris. Straddling the worlds of art and science, the mirror could one day find a place in hospitals and doctors' offices as an educational tool for patients facing surgery...

HDBaseT Extenders

May 6, 2014 10:47 am | by Opticomm-EMCORE | Opticomm-EMCORE | Product Releases | Comments

Opticomm-EMCORE offers its lines of HDBaseT extenders, in the form of the compact, stand-alone c-linx Series and the rugged card-based Optiva OTC Series products. With Emcore’s CATx technology, video sources such as media players, Blu-ray, DVD players, laptops and video cameras can transmit over a single, reliable CATx cable to a display or projector.

Is Google Glass The New Stethoscope?

May 5, 2014 8:57 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A group of medical professionals, who are first-adopters of Google Glass, discuss the technology's potential for shaping the future of healthcare. The doctors were all featured guests at the MedTech Boston Google Glass Challenge...   

EU-ME2 Ultrasound Processor

May 2, 2014 10:37 am | by Olympus | Olympus America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus announced today the launch of the next-generation EU-ME2 Ultrasound Processor, which can integrate endoscopic and endobronchial ultrasound (EUS/EBUS) on a single workstation. With its high-resolution imaging and an image display that promotes clear visualization, the EU-ME2 brings superb clarity to EUS and EBUS procedures, supporting better detection and characterization of lesions in the gastrointestinal tract and airways.

endoPRO iQ 7.6

May 1, 2014 10:55 am | by PENTAX Medical Company | Pentax Medical Company | Product Releases | Comments

PENTAX Medical Company, a healthcare industry leader in endoscopic imaging, announced the U.S. and Canada launch of the endoPRO iQ 7.6, the company’s newest version of its information technology (IT) and image management software for endoscopy units. The new software promotes industry best practices for endoscopic documentation, reporting, and analysis of quality, efficiency and equipment utilization data.

Man Without A Human Heart Completes 4.2-Mile Walk

May 1, 2014 10:43 am | News | Comments

Randy Shepherd's 4.2-mile walk in Pat's Run in the Phoenix area was more than a test of his endurance. It was part of his training for the most crucial event of his life—a heart transplant. Last June 20, Shepherd, 40, had his life saved by the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. His walk as the first person without a human heart to enter and complete Pat's Run also helped get him in better physical condition...

Is Your Facility Ready To Leverage The Benefits Of Cutting-Edge OR Solutions?

April 30, 2014 10:36 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

Hospitals can enjoy better analytics, improved mobility, and solutions that tackle specific areas of the surgical continuum. The only question is whether a particular facility is ready to leverage the benefits of OR management technology to address operational needs and wants...

CT In The OR Allows More Precise Removal Of Small Lung Cancers

April 30, 2014 10:08 am | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery | News | Comments

A new technique that brings CT imaging into the operating room will allow surgeons to precisely demarcate and remove small sub-centimeter lung nodules, leaving as much healthy tissue as possible, according to Raphael Bueno, MD, of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston...

Engineering Breakthrough Will Allow Cancer Researchers to Create Live Tumors With A 3D Printer

April 28, 2014 8:11 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

Using a mixture of cervical cancer cells and a hydrogel substance that resembles an ointment balm, a person can print out a tumor model that can be used for studying their growth and response to treatment. This living model will give cancer researchers a better look at how tumors behave and a more accurate measure of how they respond to treatment...

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