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Medical Devices / Diagnostics News From Medical News Today

The role of medical devices in health care is essential. A medical device is an instrument, apparatus, implant, in vitro reagent, or similar that is used to diagnose, prevent, or treat disease or other conditions. This category includes news on product re

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Small molecule may stop infectious biofilms growing on medical implants

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Study shows that a small molecule can block the formation of adhesive bonds that help growth of S. aureus biofilms, a cause of implant-related infections.

New medicine to prevent mothers dying in childbirth succeeds in first trial in humans

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The Monash University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) has announced positive results from a first-in-human study of a new, inhaled form of a medicine that could significantly reduce...

Anti-bacterial discovery will prevent infections spreading on medical devices

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Microbiologists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered a new way to prevent bacteria from growing on medical devices such as hip replacements or heart valves implanted in the human body.

Study points a way to better implantable medical devices

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Medical devices implanted in the body for drug delivery, sensing, or tissue regeneration usually come under fire from the host's immune system.

A simple fix to avoid some unnecessary coronary stents

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Physician researchers at Thomas Jefferson University suspect that some cases of coronary artery spasm go unrecognized and are incorrectly treated with stents.

Researchers discover test for earlier detection of transplant rejection

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Approximately 30,000 organ transplants occur in the United States each year.

Coffee shops, ATMs may be ideal locations for lifesaving AEDs

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Community coffee shops and automated teller machines, or ATMs, might be ideal locations for public access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs), according to new research in the American...

New test detects early stage of wasting disease in cattle

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have identified a more sensitive test for detecting the early...

Deep brain stimulation provides long-term relief from severe depressions

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Treatment with deep brain stimulation can provide lasting relief to patients suffering from previously non-treatable, severe forms of depression several years into the therapy or even eliminate...

Self-expanding TAVR as good as surgery in intermediate-risk patients

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two-year data reveal no difference in the combined rate of stroke and death from any cause when comparing the use of self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with standard...

Could new markers identify patients at high risk of A-fib recurrence after ablation?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A study found that atrial fibrillation was more likely to recur following ablation therapy in patients with low levels of three microRNAs in their blood.

How and when to take a pregnancy test

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Whether used at home or in a doctor's office, find out what pregnancy tests are available, how to use them accurately, and what the results mean.

Hard, not soft, plaque buildup may predict risk of heart attack

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research could change how we determine heart attack risk, as the buildup of soft atherosclerotic plaque seems to play a key role.

Sleep apnea in children may stunt brain development

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A recent study investigated the effects of obstructive sleep apnea on children's brains. The results demonstrate a worrying reduction in gray matter.

New tool accurately predicts risk of chronic disease

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have developed a new clinical tool that combines blood tests with age to predict the risk of chronic illness among primary care patients.

New biochemical method accurately diagnoses autism in children

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New method uses biochemistry to accurately predict whether a child will develop autism spectrum disorder by measuring the products of metabolic processes.

Fast and accurate paper test determines blood type in seconds

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have created a fast, accurate, and versatile paper-based blood test that could be performed without the need for specialized equipment - providing a more cost-effective strategy for...

Encouragement to consult GPs for memory concerns did not ensure earlier dementia diagnosis

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Encouraging patients with potential memory deficits to seek early advice from a general practitioner (GP) empowered more of them to consult their GP, but GPs did not change their behavior and refer...

First physiological test for schizophrenia and depression

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found a new way of using proteins in nerve cells to identify people with depression and schizophrenia.

Light scattering spectroscopy helps doctors identify early pancreatic cancer

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate among all major cancers, largely because physicians lack diagnostic tools to detect the disease in its early, treatable stages.

Wired Health 2017: Best of consumer innovations

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Wired Health focuses on innovation and invention within the spheres of medical science and health. This year's event did not disappoint.

MRI scans can help spot HIV in the brain

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists at UCL have developed a way to use MRI scans to help identify when HIV is persisting in the brain despite effective drug treatment.

Eyes hold clues to future narrowing of leg vessels

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Changes in tiny blood vessels of the eye may predict a higher risk of later narrowing in the large blood vessels in the legs, according to a study.

Home HIV test kits: Uses, what to expect, and benefits

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What types of home HIV test kits are available? How effective are they, what do they cost, and where can they be acquired from? Who should use the tests?

New indicators to aid Crohn's disease diagnosis and treatment

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The diagnosis, understanding and management of Crohn's disease may have just received a helping hand from a joint ASU Biodesign Institute and Mayo Clinic study aimed at developing a better blood...