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Health News - Medical Devices

New test could predict arthritis drug failure in patients
A study of 311 patients by The University of Manchester has found that it may be possible to predict early which rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients will fail to respond to the biologic drugs given... (Medical News Today)

Leicester pioneers introduce new imaging autopsy service to the NHS
Researchers from the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust have introduced an alternative method to diagnose the cause of death, which in many cases can replace... (Medical News Today)

Seeing the world through assistive glasses
A new research project at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interactive Technology (CITEC) in Bielefeld University focuses on the development of a mobile adaptive assistance system in the form... (Medical News Today)

UCLA patient is first in the world to successfully receive a heart transplant after using experimental 50cc Total Artificial Heart
A petite 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients. (Medical News Today)

New guidelines recommend brain stents to fight strokes in certain patients
New devices called stent retrievers are enabling physicians to benefit selected patients who suffer strokes caused by blood clots. The devices effectively stop strokes in their tracks. (Medical News Today)

Could a 'sniff test' lead to early autism diagnosis?
Researchers find children with autism have different sniff responses to those without the disorder and suggest a 'sniff test' could be used to diagnose autism early. (Medical News Today)

'Artificial pancreas' holds promise for easier control of type 1 diabetes
An artificial pancreas that tracks blood glucose levels and delivers insulin as needed could help patients with type 1 diabetes manage their condition more easily, say researchers. (Medical News Today)

New research outlines more effective diagnosis for people with heart conditions
A new algorithm created by engineering experts at the University of Lincoln, UK, provides more effective Electrocardiogram (ECG) diagnosis for people with heart conditions. (Medical News Today)

New guidelines for chronic lung disease over-diagnose older men and under-diagnose younger women
New guidelines for diagnosing chronic lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD), should be modified because they over-diagnose COPD in older men and under-diagnose COPD in young... (Medical News Today)

Patient access to cardiovascular devices delayed by bureaucracy
Companies reducing R&D spend due to reimbursement stallsPatients are experiencing significant delays in access to approved cardiovascular devices due to bureaucratic inefficiencies, reveals a... (Medical News Today)

Miniature pump regulates internal ocular pressure
Elevated or diminished eye pressure impairs our ability to see, and in the worst cases, can even lead to blindness. Until now, there has been no effective long-term treatment. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer screening rates drop in Australia, despite new data on life saving benefits
Cancer Council is encouraging all eligible Australian women aged 50 to 74 to consider participating in the free BreastScreen program following the release of data showing a downward trend in... (Medical News Today)

Innovative imaging study shows that the spinal cord learns on its own
The spinal cord engages in its own learning of motor tasks independent of the brain, according to an innovative imaging study publishing in Open Access journal PLOS Biology. (Medical News Today)

Atomic force microscope advance leads to new breast cancer research
Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how... (Medical News Today)

Data demonstrates long term effectiveness and safety of telescope implant for macular degeneration in patients 65 years and older
VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc. a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), has announced the publication of "Long-Term... (Medical News Today)

Long-term survival rates satisfactory for bladder cancer patients treated with robotic surgery
In the largest multi-institutional study to date, patients diagnosed with bladder cancer and treated with robot-assisted surgery experienced similar results to those who underwent a traditional... (Medical News Today)

Societies issue recommendations for left atrial appendage occlusion
Devices can prevent stroke in atrial fibrillationThe American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions has released a new overview... (Medical News Today)

Clot-removal devices now recommended for some stroke patients
Updated stroke treatment recommendations from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association include using a stent retrieval device to remove blood clots from large arteries in select... (Medical News Today)

Universal amplification system allows ultra-sensitive detection of proteins and microbes
Guanine Inc has announced a revolutionary technology for amplifying protein and microbe detection signals. (Medical News Today)

New mic to make robots better listeners
Scientists have worked out a way to process sound from a microphone to give super-human hearing that can zoom in on conversations in busy rooms. (Medical News Today)

Running with prosthetic lower-limbs: an advantage or disadvantage?
Researchers at Bournemouth University have been looking at the impact of lower-limb prosthetics on competitive running, specifically looking at whether athletes with prosthesis are at an unfair... (Medical News Today)

New study shows higher rates of C. difficile infection in hospitals that use reusable sharps containers
BD Medical, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced that results from a new independent study of acute care... (Medical News Today)

Brain scans could predict how effective OCD treatment will be
Scans demonstrating brain network connectivity could be used to predict the long-term response of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder to cognitive behavioral therapy. (Medical News Today)

Helen DeVos Children's hospital prints first 3D heart using multiple imaging techniques
Study combines echocardiography and CT to produce heart modelPictured above is a 3D image of heart model Credit: Courtesy of MaterialiseCongenital heart experts from Spectrum... (Medical News Today)

Fast, accurate Ebola test shows promise in trials
Current Ebola blood tests are slow, complex and put health care workers at risk. A new test, however, can diagnose Ebola accurately from one drop of blood at a patient's bedside. (Medical News Today)

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