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Health News - Medical Devices

New technology could 'light up' cancer cells during surgery and improve cancer surgery outcomes: First human clinical trials underway
On Target Laboratories LLCand Purdue University are clinically investigating optical imaging technology that could "light up" cancer cells and help surgeons remove more cancerous tissue than... (Medical News Today)

Ticagrelor halves risks of stents blocking with blood clots
Treating heart attack patients with ticagrelor reduces the risk of stents blocking with blood clots according to a ground breaking new study conducted by researchers from the University of Sheffield. (Medical News Today)

New potential target coating for drug-eluting stents identified by big data study
A new study has identified an FDA approved cancer drug, crizotinib, as a possible new coating for drug-eluting stents. (Medical News Today)

Macular degeneration may respond to new laser therapy
A new study shows how a new type of laser treatment reduces some of the vision loss changes caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) without damaging the retina. (Medical News Today)

Data show Vectra DA is better predictor of joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis patients
Crescendo Bioscience, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Myriad Genetics, Inc., has presented new data that showed Vectra® DA is a better predictor of radiographic progression over two years than... (Medical News Today)

Study examines patients' perspectives on deactivation of implantable cardioverter defibrillators during end-of-life care
Most patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)--small devices placed in a person's chest to help treat irregular heartbeats with electrical pulses, or shocks--haven't thought about... (Medical News Today)

NanoFlares light up individual cells if breast cancer biomarker is present
Metastasis is bad news for cancer patients. Northwestern University scientists now have demonstrated a simple but powerful tool that can detect live cancer cells in the bloodstream, potentially long... (Medical News Today)

Surgeons use 3D printed model of heart to treat patients with disorders
An experimental 3-dimensional printed model of the heart may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's... (Medical News Today)

Do wearable baby monitors offer parents real peace of mind?
Wearable devices for infants offer to give parents peace of mind, but are they being lulled into a false sense of security, asks an article in The BMJ? (Medical News Today)

Studies show cardiac resynchronization therapy extends life, reduces hospital readmissions
Medtronic, Inc. has announced new data supporting the clinical and economic value of its cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices for the treatment of heart failure, including a significant... (Medical News Today)

Brain cells responsible for memory mapped by state-of-the-art integrated imaging system
Scientists from Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) in Japan have developed an advanced imaging system to identify cells responsible for storing memory within a... (Medical News Today)

Heart failure patients and their families helped to reduce salt intake with electronic monitoring device
Using an electronic monitoring device may help heart failure patients and their families stick to a low-salt diet, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific... (Medical News Today)

New technology can detect bacterial invaders with unprecedented speed, sensitivity
A new bloodstream infection test created by UC Irvine researchers can speed up diagnosis times with unprecedented accuracy, allowing physicians to treat patients with potentially deadly ailments more... (Medical News Today)

Study reveals significant heart rhythm disorders occurring in patients undergoing hemodialysis
Medtronic, Inc. has revealed the results of a new study which found that atrial fibrillation (AF) and bradycardia-two common heart rhythm disorders-occurred at higher than expected, and clinically... (Medical News Today)

Findings do not support routine screening of patients with diabetes for coronary artery disease with CT angiography
Joseph B. Muhlestein, M.D., of the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, Murray, Utah, and colleagues examined whether screening patients with diabetes deemed to be at high cardiac risk... (Medical News Today)

Receptors for targeted cancer therapy identified by new imaging technique
Dartmouth researchers have developed a fluorescence imaging technique that can more accurately identify receptors for targeted cancer therapies without a tissue biopsy. (Medical News Today)

Synthesized platelet-like nanoparticles can do more than clot blood
Bio-Inspired Bleeding Control - Taking a cue from the human body's own coagulation processes, researchers at UC Santa Barbara synthesize platelet-like nanoparticles that can do more than clot... (Medical News Today)

Implanted device shows potential as alternative to warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation
Vivek Y. Reddy, M.D., of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and colleagues examined the long-term efficacy and safety, compared to warfarin, of a device to achieve left atrial... (Medical News Today)

Comparison of outcomes, complications for methods to achieve artery closure following coronary angiography
Stefanie Schulz-Schupke, M.D., of the Deutsches Herzzentrum Munchen, Technische Universitat, Munich, Germany and colleagues assessed whether vascular closure devices are noninferior (not worse... (Medical News Today)

Software to automatically outline bones in x-rays
Research into disorders such as arthritis is to be helped by new software developed at the University of Manchester which automatically outlines bones - saving thousands of hours of manual work. (Medical News Today)

Scientists find way to 'keep the lights on' for cell self-renewal
One remarkable quality of pluripotent stem cells is they are immortal in the lab, able to divide and grow indefinitely under the right conditions. (Medical News Today)

Creation of 'genomic tape recorders' from bacteria
MIT engineers have transformed the genome of the bacterium E. coli into a long-term storage device for memory. (Medical News Today)

Exposures from plastic devices may be contributing to illness in premature infants
Hospitalized premature infants are exposed to unsafe levels of a chemical found in numerous medical products used to treat them, raising questions about whether critically ill newborns may be... (Medical News Today)

Potential new treatment for two major eye diseases using tiny needles
Needles almost too small to be seen with the unaided eye could be the basis for new treatment options for two of the world's leading eye diseases: glaucoma and corneal neovascularization. (Medical News Today)

Electronic 'tongue' to ensure food quality
An electronic "tongue" could one day sample food and drinks as a quality check before they hit store shelves. Or it could someday monitor water for pollutants or test blood for signs of disease. (Medical News Today)

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