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Health News - Medical Devices

First outcomes report from novel heart surgery registry shows excellent results for TAVR
Four years after its approval in the United States, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) continues to evolve and demonstrate positive outcomes for patients with aortic stenosis, a common... (Medical News Today)

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care releases updated guideline
For adults aged 65 years or older living in the community, there is no benefit to screening for cognitive impairment if they are asymptomatic, according to a new Canadian guideline published in CMAJ... (Medical News Today)

Obesity not a factor in racial/ethnic variation in cancer screening compliance
The higher rate of cancer-related deaths among racial minorities has often been attributed to disparities in cancer screening compliance, however, a new study did not find that the association... (Medical News Today)

Benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment with new physiotherapeutic device
A peer-reviewed article, "Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treatment with New Physiotherapeutic Device," written by Dr. Simon Allen and Prof. (Medical News Today)

Ultrasound examinations can identify patients at risk of stroke
Ultrasound, a non-invasive technique commonly used to study the presence of atherosclerosis disease in blood vessels, can be used to identify patients at increased risk of future stroke who could... (Medical News Today)

Infrared thermography, a support tool for orthopedic diagnosis
Researchers at UPM confirm the usefulness of infrared thermography (IRT) for detection and early diagnosis of orthopedic injuries. (Medical News Today)

New technology promises fast, accurate stroke diagnosis
Minutes count when treating stroke, but current diagnostics take as long as three hours, careful lab work, and skilled technicians to arrive at a conclusive diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

Discovery could open door to frozen preservation of tissues, whole organs
Researchers in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University have discovered a new approach to "vitrification," or ice-free cryopreservation, that could ultimately allow a much wider use of... (Medical News Today)

Nanoparticles simplify DNA identification and quantification
In an article published in Small, researchers successfully applied a new qualitative and quantitative method for the detection of a DNA sequence characteristic of Leishmania infantum kinetoplast, a... (Medical News Today)

New 'party pill' test could help authorities keep up with trends in drug (ab)use
New test detects low levels of psychoactive drugs in urine and plasma.A new test for club drugs like ketamine can detect low levels of drugs in urine and plasma, making it faster, easier and... (Medical News Today)

York research points to enhanced detection of Parkinson's
New research by biologists at the University of York could lead to improved methods of detection for early-onset Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

New sensor sends electronic signal when estrogen is detected
With further development, the versatile device could test estrogen levels in bodily fluids like saliva or test for hormone contamination in waterways. (Medical News Today)

Sensor sees nerve action as it happens
Technique provides first real-time, eagle-eye view of neural activity in mammal brains. (Medical News Today)

Mayo Clinic leads global effort to standardize diagnosis of kidney disease
Kidney disease is a major health concern worldwide. It's estimated that 1 in 3 American adults are at risk of developing kidney disease, and 26 million adults already have kidney disease. (Medical News Today)

A tumor that can unroll: Engineers create new technology for understanding cancer growth
A team of U of T engineers is unrolling the mysteries of cancer -- literally. (Medical News Today)

Clinical trial substantiates Wyss Institute's apnea prevention technology
Collaboration between researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute and clinicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School led to a technology that... (Medical News Today)

Proton pump inhibitors should be used judiciously to minimize rare adverse events
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), commonly used for heartburn and gastric distress, should be prescribed at the lowest dose possible and for the shortest length of time because of potential side... (Medical News Today)

VolitionRx demonstrates NUQ blood test detects lung cancers with more than 90% accuracy
VolitionRx Limited has announced interim data demonstrating its NuQ® blood tests have accurately detected more than 90% of lung cancer cases in a study of 73 patients. (Medical News Today)

Electrical chip removes nanoparticles from blood
Researchers have found an easy way to remove nanoparticles from blood by exploiting differences in the electrical properties of the particles in the plasma surrounding them. (Medical News Today)

Can stem cell technology be harnessed to generate biological pacemakers?
Although today's pacemakers are lifesaving electronic devices, they are limited by their artificial nature. For example, their parts can fail or they can become infected. (Medical News Today)

Personalized drug screening on horizon for multiple myeloma patients
A personalized method for testing the effectiveness of drugs that treat multiple myeloma may predict quickly and more accurately the best treatments for individual patients with the bone marrow... (Medical News Today)

Nanomedicine special issue explores integrated role of nanomedical research
Nanomedicine, a leading MEDLINE-indexed journal, has published a special focus issue highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of this emerging field, which explores the medical application of... (Medical News Today)

New technique uses lasers to prevent cells from contracting
You were once a hollow shell. To sculpt that hollow ball into an organism with layers of internal organs, muscle and skin, portions of that embryonic 'shell' folded inwards. (Medical News Today)

Neuronetrix publishes peer-reviewed paper validating the clinical application of ERP biomarkers for use in Alzheimer's disease
Neuronetrix has announced the publication of results from its multi-center clinical trial in a prestigious Alzheimer's journal. (Medical News Today)

New X-ray method: Details from the inner life of a tooth
New X-ray method uses scattering to visualize nanostructures Both in materials science and in biomedical research it is important to be able to view minute nanostructures, for example in... (Medical News Today)

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