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Recognition given to Edwards Lifesciences for hemodynamic monitoring product

Recognition given to Edwards Lifesciences for hemodynamic monitoring product

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, has received CE Mark for its HemoSphere advanced monitoring platform, which provides greater clarity on a patient’s hemodynamic status to enable clinicians to make timely, potentially life-saving decisions. [More]
Researchers develop new imaging and catheterization technique to treat adults with lymphatic plastic bronchitis

Researchers develop new imaging and catheterization technique to treat adults with lymphatic plastic bronchitis

Researchers who developed a safe and effective procedure to remove thick clogs in children's airways are now reporting similar success in adult patients. In this rare condition, called plastic bronchitis, patients develop thick, caulk-like casts that form in the branching paths of their airways. [More]
Hospitals reduce bloodstream infections and healthcare costs with catheter safeguards, study shows

Hospitals reduce bloodstream infections and healthcare costs with catheter safeguards, study shows

U.S. hospitals are reducing bloodstream infections related to catheters by implementing rigorous safeguards that also save millions of healthcare dollars each year, according to research led by Cedars-Sinai. [More]
Researchers develop innovative method to manufacture biocompatible implantable microdevices

Researchers develop innovative method to manufacture biocompatible implantable microdevices

A team of researchers led by Biomedical Engineering Professor Columbia Engineering has developed a way to manufacture microscale-sized machines from biomaterials that can safely be implanted in the body. [More]
Study suggests using hypertonic saline infusions via peripheral catheter may help avoid complications

Study suggests using hypertonic saline infusions via peripheral catheter may help avoid complications

Current recommendations that a central catheter is required for continuous intravenous infusion of 3 percent sodium chloride solution should be re-evaluated, according to a study in the American Journal of Critical Care. [More]
Persistent infection in infant reveals mutation that helps bacteria tolerate antibiotic therapy

Persistent infection in infant reveals mutation that helps bacteria tolerate antibiotic therapy

The quest to understand a prolonged infection in an infant being treated for leukemia has led to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital discovery of a mutation that allows bacteria to tolerate normally effective antibiotic therapy. The report appears today in the scientific journal mBio. [More]
Innovation in stroke aftercare across Europe: an interview with Professor Urs Fischer

Innovation in stroke aftercare across Europe: an interview with Professor Urs Fischer

Stroke is the epidemic disease of the twenty-first century and the second most frequent cause of death in 2011, accounting for 11% of all deaths worldwide. Stroke is also the second most important cause of permanent disability and... [More]
Researchers develop more efficient system for detecting and treating atrial fibrillation

Researchers develop more efficient system for detecting and treating atrial fibrillation

Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and Hospital Gregorio Marañón in Madrid have partnered to develop a more efficient system for detecting and treating atrial fibrillation that will be in hospitals soon. [More]
Scientists reveal key details of the body's immune response to fungal infections

Scientists reveal key details of the body's immune response to fungal infections

Every year, fungal infections threaten thousands of patients -- from those with depressed immune systems to others who have had surgeries or devices such as catheters implanted. Moreover, some anti-fungal medications are beginning to lose their power. [More]
Doctors recommend oral antibiotics for children recovering from complex pneumonia

Doctors recommend oral antibiotics for children recovering from complex pneumonia

In some good news for families of children recovering from complex pneumonia, doctors recommend in a study published by Pediatrics it's better to send kids home from the hospital with oral instead of intravenous antibiotics. [More]
New hydrogel-based vascular embolization may offer great advantage for treating clotting disorders

New hydrogel-based vascular embolization may offer great advantage for treating clotting disorders

Small blood clots called emboli are mostly known for traveling through the vasculature before they lodge and obstruct vessels, impeding blood and oxygen supply to organs like the lung. [More]
Photoimmunotherapy may be promising treatment option to combat cancer

Photoimmunotherapy may be promising treatment option to combat cancer

When Kerstin Stenson, MD, describes the innovative technique she is helping develop to fight cancer, it seems like she's describing a Tom Clancy military espionage novel. [More]
Researchers engineer new weapon to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers engineer new weapon to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Over the past few decades, many bacteria have become resistant to existing antibiotics, and few new drugs have emerged. [More]
Self-healing slippery surface coatings for medical devices could help thwart infection

Self-healing slippery surface coatings for medical devices could help thwart infection

Implanted medical devices like catheters, surgical mesh and dialysis systems are ideal surfaces on which bacteria can colonize and form hard-to-kill sheets called biofilms. [More]
Life-saving wearable technology for cancer patients secures place at Innovate 2016

Life-saving wearable technology for cancer patients secures place at Innovate 2016

A potentially life-saving technology which could dramatically impact on the lives of thousands of children and adults receiving cancer treatment has won a place at the UK’s largest innovation event - Innovate 2016. [More]
Empa researchers develop nanocarriers to protect antibacterial peptides in the body

Empa researchers develop nanocarriers to protect antibacterial peptides in the body

Several peptides have an antibacterial effect - but they are broken down in the human body too quickly to exert this effect. [More]
How could emerging technologies impact cancer care?

How could emerging technologies impact cancer care?

The major innovations in cancer diagnosis, therapy/palliative care and surgical intervention are too numerous to list here. But enormous strides have taken place in stem cell therapy, monoclonal antibody therapy and genetic screening. [More]
New clinical study to examine safety and outcomes of body cooling in cardiac arrest patients

New clinical study to examine safety and outcomes of body cooling in cardiac arrest patients

The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland has opened a clinical trial to study whether rapidly cooling the body temperature of patients whose hearts stop due to massive blood loss will give surgeons extra time to find and repair injuries, and in turn, help save their lives. [More]
Adapta Medical receives FDA market clearance for touchless urinary catheter

Adapta Medical receives FDA market clearance for touchless urinary catheter

Adapta Medical, Inc. has received FDA market release for the PerfIC Cath intermittent touchless urinary catheter. The sterile catheter system was designed by J. Glen House, MD, a C7 quadriplegic with limited finger dexterity. [More]
New study questions longstanding belief related to hemodialysis patients treated with catheters

New study questions longstanding belief related to hemodialysis patients treated with catheters

The findings of a new study call into question the longstanding belief that the higher risk of premature death seen in hemodialysis patients who are treated with catheters is due to an elevated risk of complications. [More]
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