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Medtronic’s Tiny New InterStim Micro Neurostimulator Submitted to FDA
Medtronic announced it has filed a pre-market approval (PMA) supplement with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval of its InterStim™ Micro neurostimulator and also its InterStim™ SureScan™ MRI leads. InterStim Micro is a rechargeable, implantable sacral...
October 17, 2019
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Chip to Evaluate Health of Immune System from Blood Sample
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a lab-on-a-chip system that can identify the health aspects of a person’s immune system from a drop of their blood, within minutes. Using a combination of microfluidics – tiny microscopic channels that...
October 17, 2019
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Smart Speaker Skill Monitors Baby’s Breathing Using White Noise
Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have created a smart speaker skill that allows a device to track babies’ breathing and movement. BreathJunior plays white noise, recording it back to the speaker’s microphones to identify breathing motions. Researchers designed...
October 16, 2019
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Light Therapy Device to Treat Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide (CO)—which is produced by cars and trucks, as well as fires and explosions—is a toxic, colorless, and odorless gas, and there are more than 50,000 admissions to US emergency rooms due to CO poisoning each year, with many...
October 15, 2019
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MedTech of the Living Dead – How Scientists are Bringing Pig Brains Back to Life
Scientists at Yale University have developed a device that can restore circulation and cellular activity in a pig’s brain four hours after death, raising ethical questions about the possibilities of one day applying it to humans. BrainEx is an open-source device...
October 14, 2019
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Wrist Worn Step Trackers are as Accurate in Predicting Patient Health as Standardized Clinical Walking Tests
Determining how far patients with pulmonary disease can walk in six minutes has long been an effective clinical tool to help physicians determine their exercise capacity, as well as to aid in predicting health outcomes and mortality. Now, in a...
October 10, 2019
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Abbott and Edwards Lifesciences May Have Mislabeled Hundreds of Patient Deaths
Abbott and Edwards Lifesciences may have mislabeled patient deaths as injuries or device malfunctions in hundreds of FDA adverse event reports involving their transcatheter aortic or mitral valve replacement devices, according to a new study. The study by JAMA Internal Medicine editor Dr. Rita Redberg,...
October 9, 2019
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MedicaSafe Announces Partnership with Amneal Pharmaceuticals to Create Locked Medication Cartridges
MedicaSafe, Inc. announced a partnership with Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to provide Amneal’s generic version of Suboxone® (buprenorphine and naloxone) as part of MedicaSafe’s data-generating medication system. This partnership provides a system aimed to deliver real-time information about the patient’s medication access pattern,...
October 8, 2019
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Prototype Smartphone App can Help Parents Detect Early Signs of Eye Disorders in Children
A Baylor University researcher’s prototype smartphone app — designed to help parents detect early signs of various eye diseases in their children such as retinoblastoma, an aggressive pediatric eye cancer — has passed its first big test. The CRADLE app...
October 7, 2019
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