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2013-02-19 23:01:05

Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is an effective tool for determining the risk of heart attacks and other adverse cardiac events in patients with suspected coronary artery disease but no treatable risk factors, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure, according to a new study. Oak Brook, Ill. (PRWEB) February 19, 2013 Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is an effective tool for determining the risk of heart attacks and other adverse cardiac events in...

2013-02-19 14:31:14

Current national guidelines provide benchmarks regarding the number of polyps physicians should detect, on average, during a colonoscopy. Recent studies at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida suggest these benchmarks may be too low. Their study, in the online issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, found that use of high-definition imaging tools in 2,400 individuals undergoing a screening colonoscopy at the clinic led to an adenoma detection rate (ADR) of 25 percent in women and 41 percent in...

2013-02-19 08:33:37

NEW YORK, February 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SPO Medical Inc. (SPOM [http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=SPOM ]), a leading developer of biosensor and microprocessor technologies for use in portable monitoring devices, announced today that it has partnered with HoMedics LLC for the distribution of a private-labeled, over-the-counter (OTC) pulse oximeter for non-medical consumer wellness applications. This new product, known as the HoMedics Deluxe Pulse Oximeter is currently being...

2013-02-15 16:23:17

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) are the leading cause of infant deaths - affecting about 1 in 125 babies.(1,2) In the U.S., one in three infants with a potentially life-threatening CHD leaves the hospital undiagnosed.(3) Early detection through pulse oximetry screening and intervention are keys to saving the lives of babies with CHDs.(4) The screening determines the amount of oxygen in the blood and pulse rate. It is inexpensive, noninvasive,...

2013-02-11 08:27:15

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nanomix Inc., (Nanomix), a leading nanotechnology company focused on development of next generation point of care diagnostic tests to enable earlier and more accurate testing in hospital and pre-hospital settings, announced today that it has initiated clinical testing in the U.S. to evaluate the Omega-3 Cardiac Panel. The panel quantitatively tests whole blood specimens for levels of cardiac troponin I (cTnI), myoglobin and H-FABP,...

2013-02-04 12:25:57

"From Protecting Public Health and Fighting Disease to Saving Health Care Dollars" -- Briefing Explores Policy Issues Surrounding Lab Testing To Take Place Noon, Feb 11, 2013 at Capitol Hill Visitors Center Media must RSVP by Noon ET, Feb 8, 2013 for Admittance WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The foundation for 70% of physician decision-making, clinical laboratory tests are one of the most critical elements in preventing chronic illness, curtailing...

2013-01-31 20:22:10

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximeters and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, announced today that the company has donated six Onyx(®) 9500 finger pulse oximeters to the Evangelistic International Ministries (EIM) for use at the Hospital Centro Socorro De Lo Alto in the remote village of Sula, Honduras. The Nonin Onyx 9500 is the world's first finger pulse oximeter with more than 1.1 million devices in use worldwide....

2013-01-25 10:14:31

Mobile device can easily be used in remote areas around the world Samuel K. Sia, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has taken his innovative lab-on-a-chip and developed a way to not only check a patient's HIV status anywhere in the world with just a finger prick, but also synchronize the results automatically and instantaneously with central health-care records–10 times faster, the researchers say, than the benchtop ELISA, a broadly used diagnostic...

2013-01-23 23:01:10

This Cervical Cancer Awareness month, Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc. points out that cervical cancer disproportionately impacts poor women, despite the availability of life-saving treatments. Throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, MFHS provides life-saving screenings for low-income women and encourages all women to schedule regular cervical cancer screenings. (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 Modern medicine has given people unprecedented tools to prevent cervical cancer, and Maternal...

2013-01-07 12:28:30

Task Force says annual screening for asymptomatic women is unnecessary OTTAWA, Jan. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (Task Force) today released an updated guideline on cervical cancer screening, recommending women aged 25-69 be screened at an interval of three years. The Task Force, an independent body of fourteen specialists with expertise in prevention, and primary care in Canada, says early and frequent (often annual) cervical screening is...


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Endoluminal Capsule Monitoring
2013-03-04 16:02:35

Endoluminal capsule monitoring is categorized as a non-invasive medical procedure used in diagnosing and monitoring the progression of abnormalities in the gastrointestinal system. Procedure Once the need is identified to monitor the gastrointestinal system and the patient has a working system, they will ingest a water-tight capsule that contains a miniaturized wireless radio transmitter. Once it is ingested, it sends signals to a radio receiver. The data is then processed and presented...

Colposcopy
2013-01-18 11:34:29

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual...

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2011-04-15 15:38:47

Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that can inhabit various areas of the stomach, particularly the antrum. It causes low-level inflammation of the stomach lining and is linked to gastric ulcers and stomach cancer. Out of those infected, 80%, are asymptomatic. It was initially named Campyloacter pyloridis and then renamed C. pylori to correct the Latin grammar error. It was later placed in the genus, Helicobacter. Over 50% of the population has H. pylori in...

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2010-09-24 17:35:29

The stethoscope is an acoustic medical device used for listening the internal sounds of the body. It can be used to listen to lung, heart, and intestines as well as blood flow in the arteries. With a sphygmomanometer it can be used to measure blood pressure. Along with listening to bodies a stethoscope might be employed to listen to automobiles to diagnose any damage as well as used to check scientific vacuum chambers for leaks. A phonendoscope is a stethoscope that intensifies sounds. In...

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