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2014-03-28 08:26:53

U.S. Healthcare Professionals Now Can Perform Lab-Accurate Lipid and Liver Diagnostics with a simple fingerstick using the Piccolo® Blood Chemistry Analyzer. UNION CITY, Calif., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, today announced the Food and Drug Administration granted CLIA waived status for capillary draw for CHOL, HDL and TRIG. Combined with existing CLIA waived tests for...

Medical Transparency Could Save Doctors And Patients Money
2013-04-16 10:52:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Transparency allows for consumers to make informed decisions on everything from fast food to automobiles.The same could be held true for physicians, allowing them to order considerably fewer tests or search for lower-priced alternatives when shown the costs of diagnostic procedures, if this transparency was available to them, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. In a study performed at Johns Hopkins Hospital,...

Tiny Implantable Blood Lab Can Transmit Patient Data To The Doctor
2013-03-20 11:47:41

WATCH VIDEO: [Under The Skin, A Tiny Laboratory] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Swiss scientists from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a tiny blood-work laboratory that sits just under the skin and wirelessly transmits results to a patient´s physician. According to a statement from the EPFL team, the device can detect as many as five proteins and organic acids simultaneously, allowing...

2012-02-15 08:00:00

Kidney transplant patient of ten years and nine years of dialysis has the expertise to come up with “My Blood Works” for a multi-functional health tracker APP. He knows what users should be tracking, such as blood pressure, blood tests and a whole lot more. (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Who better to come up with an APP for tracking health than one who´s had three kidney transplants and nine years of dialysis over a fourteen year period, and ten years out of third transplant...

2009-08-03 15:10:29

"Money can't buy me love" the Beattles famously sang. And now a new paper by University of Notre Dame economist Kasey Buckles and colleagues suggests "money" or more precisely the price of marriage, can significantly affect the decision to marry.Buckles and coauthors Melanie Guldi of Mount Holyoke College and Joseph Price of Bringham Young University point out that economists have long been interested in how individuals respond to changes in the cost of marriage. In their paper, they examine...

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2008-11-26 12:23:39

A new "barcode chip" developed by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) promises to revolutionize diagnostic medical testing. In less than 10 minutes, and using just a pinprick's worth of blood, the chip can measure the concentrations of dozens of proteins, including those that herald the presence of diseases like cancer and heart disease. The device, known as the Integrated Blood-Barcode Chip, or IBBC, was developed by a group of Caltech researchers led by James R....

2007-03-02 10:23:40

By Flanagan, Jane; Melillo, Karen Devereaux; Abdallah, Lisa; Remington, Ruth Treating patients in rehabilitation settings is becoming increasingly complex for a variety of reasons, such as the presence of several comorbid conditions, increased age, and earlier discharge from acute care facilities. As a result, careful monitoring and assessment by nurses is essential. Laboratory testing can improve the assessment when nurses are able to recognize when and what should be reported and what...