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Difficult Parkinson's symptoms respond to low-frequency deep brain stimulation
Compared to high-frequency treatment, low-frequency deep brain stimulation significantly improves swallowing, dysfunction and freezing of gait in Parkinson's patients. (Medical News Today)

CEU-UCH patents a device for guided surgery of deviations in long bones
CEU-UCH Cardenal Herrera University patented a device that can be applied in surgeries to correct deviations in long bones. (Medical News Today)

EOS imaging receives FDA clearance for Micro Dose
EOS imaging, the pioneer in orthopedic 2D/3D imaging, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the Micro Dose feature for pediatric imaging. (Medical News Today)

Online monitoring system for patients with sleep apnoea
The company Medco Health at the Business, Scientific and Technological Park, Espaitec, of the Universitat Jaume I of CastellĂ³n, has developed an assistance system based on telemedicine using... (Medical News Today)

Initial diagnostic test in ED for chest pain did not affect low rate of heart attack
Patients seen in the emergency department (ED) for chest pain who did not have a heart attack appeared to be at low risk of experiencing a heart attack during short- and longer-term follow-up and... (Medical News Today)

Targeted biopsy 'better at detecting high-risk prostate cancers than standard biopsy'
Researchers find a targeted biopsy method that combines ultrasound and MRI is more effective for identifying high-risk prostate cancers than the standard biopsy technique. (Medical News Today)

Unique aortic aneurysm repair shows promise
A novel, minimally invasive approach appears safe for treating life-threatening aneurysms that occur in the deepest part of the aorta, making it easier for surgeons to repair the aorta without... (Medical News Today)

FDA approves MED-EL's SYNCHRONY cochlear implant
MED-EL USA has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the new SYNCHRONY cochlear implant. For the first time, a cochlear implant has been approved for use with 3. (Medical News Today)

New breast exam nearly quadruples detection of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue
A new breast imaging technique pioneered at Mayo Clinic nearly quadruples detection rates of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue, according to the results of a major study... (Medical News Today)

FDA permits marketing of first system of mobile medical apps for continuous glucose monitoring
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed marketing of the first set of mobile medical apps that allow people with diabetes to automatically and securely share data from a continuous... (Medical News Today)

Cochlear implant users can hear, feel the beat in music
People who use cochlear implants for profound hearing loss do respond to certain aspects of music, contrary to common beliefs and limited scientific research, says a research team headed by an... (Medical News Today)

Diaper compound may expand power of microscopes
NIH-funded study may change the way scientists photograph large tissuesPour, mix, set, add water and voila: highly detailed images of the inside of cells. (Medical News Today)

Medtronic introduces enhanced therapy to treat debilitating symptoms of serious stomach disorder
Medtronic, Inc. has announced it has received United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, under a humanitarian device exemption* (HDE),for the Medtronic Enterra II System. (Medical News Today)

Vascular Flow Technologies announces new Haemodialysis Access study
Vascular Flow Technologies, the medical device company using proprietary Spiral Laminar FlowTM (SLFTM) technology to replicate natural blood flow for enhanced patient outcomes,has announced the... (Medical News Today)

Dislocating a hip after total hip replacement can be a traumatic experience
Osteoarthritis of the hip is a degenerative joint disease that, besides being painful, also has a negative impact on mobility. (Medical News Today)

Livers kept healthier for transplant by new machine-perfusion organ preservation system
A new preservation system that pumps cooled, oxygen-rich fluid into donor livers not only keeps the organs in excellent condition for as long as nine hours before transplantation, but also leads to... (Medical News Today)

Heart muscle regeneration induced by long-term use of ventricular assist devices
Prolonged use of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) by patients with heart failure may induce regeneration of heart muscle by preventing oxidative damage to a cell-regulator mechanism, UT... (Medical News Today)

Patient older age not an issue in revision cochlear implantation
Older age of a patient does not appear to be an issue when revision cochlear implantation is warranted because of device failure, according to a report published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head... (Medical News Today)

Revolutionary device found to lower blood pressure
A revolutionary device has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure, compared to those treated with usual drug measures - according to... (Medical News Today)

New imaging system may improve effectiveness of cancer surgery
With the goal of making it easier for surgeons to detect malignant tissue during surgery and hopefully reduce the rate of cancer recurrence, scientists have invented a new imaging system that... (Medical News Today)

K2M receives FDA 510(k) clearance for the next generation of its innovative complex spine MESA(R) technology
K2M Group Holdings, Inc., a global medical device company focused on designing, developing and commercializing innovative and proprietary complex spine technologies, techniques and minimally... (Medical News Today)

System invented to improve effectiveness of cancer surgery
With the goal of making it easier for surgeons to detect malignant tissue during surgery and hopefully reduce the rate of cancer recurrence, scientists have invented a new imaging system that causes... (Medical News Today)

Tomorrow's doctors could use this technology to obtain a super-clear picture of patients' organs and tissues
It's technology so advanced that the machine capable of using it doesn't yet exist. (Medical News Today)

Study shows $3 of costs can be avoided by hospitals for every $1 they spend during surgery by using noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring
Cheetah Medical, a rapidly growing medical device company, has announced that a study by Duke University physicians, presented in a poster session at the recent ASA annual meeting, concluded that... (Medical News Today)

VolitionRX begins first ovarian cancer detection study to evaluate blood-based test
VolitionRx Limited, a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for a broad range of cancer types and other conditions, has announced it has signed an agreement to... (Medical News Today)

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