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2012-10-08 07:24:42

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Foundation is funding through grants a See, Test & Treat® program at NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center in Minneapolis, Minn., on October 9, 10, and 11 during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For NorthPoint, this is the clinic's seventh See, Test & Treat, a free cervical and breast cancer screening program, supported by the CAP and sponsored by the CAP Foundation. The...

2012-10-03 02:27:43

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verinata Health, Inc., a privately-held company dedicated to maternal and fetal health, today announced the addition of three industry veterans to its senior leadership team. Dr. Vance Vanier joins Verinata as President, Dr. Keith Jones as Senior Vice President of Research and Development and Dr. Suchetta Bhatt as Vice President of Genetics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120425/SF94380LOGO) "As we expand our...

2012-10-02 14:28:01

Procedure evokes traumatic memories and feelings of powerlessness and shame Women who have been sexually abused as children or young adults are much less likely to get screened for cervical cancer than other women, indicates exploratory research published in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care. Figures published last year by the national NHS Cervical Cancer Screening Programme indicate that around one in five eligible women had not been tested for the disease...

2012-10-02 06:26:22

BALTIMORE, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hopkins Medical products announced the release of its Newborn & Mom pulse oximeter kit. The dual-use adult fingertip oximeter has an additional port to attach the Hopkins newborn y-probe sensor for infant pulse oximetry screening. This innovative two in one device serves as an adult and neonatal oximeter. The kit also contains a carrying case, alcohol wipes and Hopkins Pulse Oximeter Wraps to secure the y-probe to the patient. The...

2012-10-02 02:30:34

RENO, Nev., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- First Warning Systems, Inc. celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the release of a testimonial of Nedra Lindsay's 19 year breast cancer survival account. Nedra's story is one of chance. Present day recommended breast cancer screening protocols are very similar to what they were almost 20 years ago. Current protocols recommend mammographic screening starting at age 40 unless there is a heightened risk or family history. This video...

2012-09-26 13:16:48

Regular mammography screening can help narrow the breast cancer gap between black and white women, according to a retrospective study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment in August. Earlier studies have shown that black women in Chicago are more than twice as likely to die of breast cancer compared to white women. Black women with breast cancer reach the disease's late stages more often than white women, and their tumors are more likely to be larger and more biologically...

2012-09-24 02:26:17

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that it has received U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance for Masimo Signal Extraction Technology(®) (SET(®)) pulse oximeters, rainbow(®) SET(®) Pulse CO-Oximeters(®), and neonatal sensors with labeling for screening newborns for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD). Masimo SET(®) pulse oximeters and sensors have previously been cleared to measure oxygen saturation and pulse rate during...

2012-09-19 02:30:59

FAIRFAX, Va. and IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Inova Health System, one of the largest healthcare systems in Northern Virginia and the Washington D.C. metro area, today renewed its long-standing contract and commitment to Masimo SET(®) as its pulse oximetry standard-of-care. The new five-year contract now includes Inova Loudoun Hospital - making Masimo pulse oximetry technologies and devices the standard-of-care for all care areas of five hospitals within the Inova...

2012-09-12 10:25:26

EASTON, Pa. and IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Easton Hospital and Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) today jointly announce that Easton Hospital is adding a new patient monitoring system - Masimo Patient SafetyNet(TM) and Masimo rainbow(®) Pulse CO-Oximetry technology for advanced noninvasive patient monitoring capabilities. This conversion makes Easton Hospital the only full-service medical facility in the area equipped with Patient SafetyNet - a system that helps keep patients...

2012-09-12 02:29:36

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IncellDx, Inc. announced today that it has initiated a large-scale study called SLIQUE (study to compare slideless and liquid-based Pap smears). The study is being conducted in partnership with BioReference Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRLI) and is expected to take anywhere from three to six months. Over 10,000 samples will be used to compare the performance of OncoTect 3Dx(TM) technology with liquid-based cytology (ThinPrep(TM) and...


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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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