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2012-06-11 06:24:03

TEL-AVIV, Israel and VANCOUVER, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a study validating Cheetah Medical's [http://www.cheetah-medical.com ] non-invasive NICOM system for use in surgery to guide fluid management will be presented at the 2012 Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Annual Meeting in Quebec City, June 15th - 17th. This new study complements a strong body of evidence that demonstrates that when anesthesiologists base delivery of intravenous fluids on repetitive...

2012-06-10 22:20:39

LONDON, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the National Health Service Technology Adoption Centre in the United Kingdom is advising hospitals to use Intraoperative Fluid Management Technologies as a way to improve patient outcomes, and included Masimo's noninvasive and continuous Pleth Variability Index (PVI®) among technologies available for helping clinicians manage fluid during surgeries. "The use of Intraoperative Fluid...

2012-06-08 06:26:15

IRVINE, Calif., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) CEO and founder Joe Kiani received the Ernst & Young (Orange County) Entrepreneur of the Year® Award during a gala at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif., Thursday evening. Kiani is an inventor of pioneering noninvasive patient-monitoring devices, a trusted voice for patient safety and care, and a convention-breaking maverick. Founded in 1989, Masimo has grown from a garage startup into...

2012-06-08 06:26:08

MINNEAPOLIS, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonin Medical, Inc. announced today the U.S. market release of its EQUANOX(TM) Advance Model 8004CB Series neonatal/pediatric sensor. The EQUANOX Advance 8004CB Series Sensor with Nonin's patent-pending Dynamic Compensation(TM) algorithm is the first and only cerebral/somatic sensor to automatically account for pediatric brain-tissue-development variation when measuring oxygen saturation levels. The sensors are designed for use with Nonin's...

2012-06-08 02:23:52

MIAMI, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At this year's SNM Annual Meeting, June 9-13, Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is highlighting its portfolio of nuclear medicine (NM) applications for IntelliSpace Portal, adding to its existing portfolio of CT, MR and multimodality applications. The full suite of NM applications will now offer comprehensive processing and review capabilities at a level normally reserved exclusively for dedicated NM workstations. The company will also...

2012-06-06 02:26:17

NEWTON, Mass., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beacon Endoscopic Inc., an emerging GI endoscopy company, announced today the limited market launch of the BNX(TM) System, its novel fine needle aspiration platform for use in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic bronchial ultrasound. The EUS BNX(TM) System received FDA clearance in December 2010 and CE Market in January 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120606/NY19546LOGO ) Dr. Douglas Pleskow, Associate Professor of...

2012-06-05 02:23:40

RICHMOND, Va., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The power of choice is of great value when having an outpatient test or surgery. Virginia Health Information (VHI) today has empowered Virginians with information previously unavailable to consumers with publication of their Outpatient Procedure Information. Based on three years of data, the report explains the type of procedure, how often it is performed at each place and charges. VHI's goal is to help patients make better informed...

2012-06-04 17:47:20

New study suggests some physicians would recommend colorectal cancer screening for 80-year-old patients with advanced lung cancer who would not benefit A significant number of physicians would recommend colorectal cancer screening for elderly patients with a severe illness, according to David Haggstrom from the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis in the US and his team. Such patients would not benefit from the procedure and, in fact, unnecessary screening may do more...

2012-06-04 17:30:37

A Cleveland Clinic study has detected significant changes in the electroencephalogram (EEG) brain activity patterns of patients receiving chemotherapy. The study may give scientific evidence of a condition commonly referred to as "chemobrain" — the fogginess that many patients experience while on chemotherapy. Patients with chemobrain often report short-term memory problems and difficulty concentrating. "The EEG study demonstrated a higher amplitude, or more brain activity in...

2012-06-04 02:26:58

IRVINE, Calif., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that it has been awarded a 33-month group purchasing renewal agreement with the Premier Healthcare Alliance, a leading national healthcare group purchasing organization. The new agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for Masimo's complete market-leading line of noninvasive products and solutions, including Masimo SET®...


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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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