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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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New test differentiates between Lyme disease, similar illness

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States. But it can be confused with similar conditions, including Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness.

New tool aims to make surgery safer by helping doctors see nerves

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Nerve-illuminating tool outperforms visual inspection; could reduce surgery related injury and chronic pain.

Multicolor MRIs could aid disease detection

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging - MRI - multicolor.

Scientists develop blood test that spots tumor-derived DNA in people with early-stage cancers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a bid to detect cancers early and in a noninvasive way, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report they have developed a test that spots tiny amounts of cancer-specific DNA in...

New Machine Learning program shows promise for early Alzheimer's diagnosis

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new machine learning program developed by researchers at Case Western Reserve University appears to outperform other methods for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease before symptoms begin to interfere...

New blood test may transform the way cancer is monitored and treated

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Stanford University scientists have described a new type of test that can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the blood.

New study reveals late spread of breast cancer and backs key role of early diagnosis

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumour at late stages of disease development, scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their...

Chewing gum rapid test for inflammation

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Dental implants occasionally entail complications: Six to fifteen percent of patients develop an inflammatory response in the years after receiving a dental implant.

Research review recommends eliminating widely ordered blood test for diagnosing heart attacks

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic have compiled peer-reviewed evidence and crafted a guideline designed to help physicians and medical centers stop...

Cerebral spinal fluid analysis: Tests and results

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is cerebral spinal fluid analysis and what conditions does cerebral spinal fluid analysis diagnose? What is a lumbar puncture?

Scientists reveal source of human heartbeat in 3D

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A pioneering new study is set to help surgeons repair hearts without damaging precious tissue.

New ultrafast method for determining antibiotic resistance

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method for very rapidly determining whether infection-causing bacteria are resistant or susceptible to antibiotics.

Automated measure of nighttime oxygen levels could speed diagnosis of sleep apnea

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Simple, inexpensive test could help identify sleep apnea in children who snore.

Regenerative medicine breakthrough: Can a small chip 'heal' entire organs?

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A groundbreaking new cell reprogramming device can turn existing cells into any other type of cell, repairing tissue and organs in mice.

Evoked potential test and results

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Evoked potential tests are used to help identify and diagnose a range of conditions which affect the nervous system, including multiple sclerosis.

Cognitive hearing aid filters out the noise

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People who are hearing impaired have a difficult time following a conversation in a multi-speaker environment such as a noisy restaurant or a party.

Smaller, smarter, softer robotic arm for endoscopic surgery

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Flexible endoscopes can snake through narrow passages to treat difficult to reach areas of the body.

New method may help predict risk of bleeding after stroke

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new scoring method may help predict who is at high risk of serious bleeding after a stroke, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American...

GP-based testing for HIV is cost-effective and should be rolled out in local authorities

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Offering HIV testing to people at health checks when they register at a new GP surgery in high-prevalence areas is cost-effective and will save lives, according to a study involving over 86,000...

Soft robotic exosuits help patients walk after stroke

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have created lightweight and low-profile soft robotic ankle supports that could help stroke patients walk with less difficulty and more normal strides.

Autism severity detected with brain activity test

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

UCLA researchers have discovered that children with autism have a tell-tale difference on brain tests compared with other children.

Robot-driven device improves crouch gait in children with cerebral palsy

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In the U.S., 3.6 out of 1000 school-aged children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP). Their symptoms include abnormal gait patterns which results in joint degeneration over time.

Is it Alzheimer's disease or another dementia?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

New, noninvasive method may help with diagnosis.A new method may help determine whether a person has Alzheimer's disease or frontotemporal dementia, two different types of dementia that often...

Eye test could help diagnose autism

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study out in European Journal of Neuroscience could herald a new tool that helps physicians identify a sub-group of people with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Failures in stethoscope hygiene can lead to patient infections

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

You can lead a doctor to disinfection, but how do you get them to clean...or wipe ....or swab a stethoscope?