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Disposable Biosensor Could Help Doctors Determine Which Patients Can Safely Eat Following Surgery
2014-08-12 03:39:29

University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences Invention monitors an important new vital sign A disposal, plastic listening device that attaches to the abdomen may help doctors definitively determine which post-operative patients should be fed and which should not, an invention that may improve outcomes, decrease healthcare costs and shorten hospital stays, according to a UCLA study. Some patients who undergo surgery develop a condition called post-operative ileus (POI), a...

2014-08-06 08:31:58

Study Achieved Primary Endpoint of Predicting Recurrence after Surgery and Reconfirmed Original Adverse Pathology Endpoint from Published UCSF Validation Study REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced positive preliminary results from an additional independent clinical validation study conducted by the Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) demonstrating that the Oncotype DX(®) Genomic Prostate Score (GPS) predicts...

2014-08-04 12:44:15

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Discovery could lead to future screening tests A large DNA analysis of people with and without pancreatic cancer has identified several new genetic markers that signal increased risk of developing the highly lethal disease, report scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The markers are variations in the inherited DNA code at particular locations along chromosomes. Several of these variations in the DNA code were identified that influence an...

2014-08-04 12:22:37

CLEVELAND, Ohio, USA, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Laboratories, Inc. unveiled their newly completed laboratory expansion today, a project undertaken in response to the increasing global demand for testing drugs of abuse in hair. With an investment of 5 million USD, Omega's US-based headquarters now consists of over 44,000 square feet which quadruples Omega's daily testing capacity. The new addition has been outfitted with state of the art mass spectrometry equipment and staffed...

2014-08-01 16:23:54

Plasma RNA biomarker panel for colorectal cancer screening JERUSALEM, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Bio-MarCare Technologies, a leader in the development of plasma RNA biomarkers for colorectal cancer (CRC), is offering for sale its proprietary Colon-MarCarePlex(TM) technology for the pre-cancerous polyps screening in blood. The purchaser will receive all intellectual property (IP) rights, know-how and current business relationships associated with MarCarePlex(TM) technology....

2014-08-01 12:26:13

CHICAGO, Aug. 1. 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As one of the 10 largest medical exhibitions in the U.S., the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo is the place where breakthrough innovations in clinical testing and patient care are introduced to the healthcare world. This year, many of the trailblazing products displayed by the Expo's 650 exhibitors will include the latest diagnostic technology in the field of mobile health....

2014-07-31 08:36:56

-- Panorama NIPT technology significantly reduces the number of false positives compared to quantitative NIPTs -- SAN CARLOS, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Natera, Inc., a leader in non-invasive genetic testing, today announced a study published in the August issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which demonstrates that the Panorama non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) performs consistently well in all pregnant women, regardless of their prior risk level. This is the first major...

2014-07-30 23:07:34

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Pulse Oximetry Market: Trends & Opportunities (2013-18)" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 The report entitled “Global Pulse Oximetry Market: Trends and Opportunities (2013-18)” provides an insight into the market dynamics and changing trends in the global pulse oximetry market. The report covers the actual and forecasted market sizing of the global pulse oximetry market and also outlines the various...

2014-07-25 23:01:44

Researchers at the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group say comprehensive informed consent is likely the key to preventing undue anxiety over lung screenings. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 A new study of participants in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), the results of which are published today in Cancer, found evidence that men and women between the ages of 55 and 74 who had an abnormal finding on a lung cancer screening test did not experience more anxiety or reduced quality...

2014-07-15 16:26:52

MINNEAPOLIS, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, announced today that the Company has appointed Ash Keswani as Vice President of Marketing. Mr. Keswani has more than 20 years of experience marketing disposable medical devices, implantable devices and pharmaceuticals to global clinical audiences. He will lead Nonin's marketing initiatives in response to the rapidly changing healthcare...


Latest Medical tests Reference Libraries

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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