Latest Stethoscope Stories

2014-08-19 08:30:38

NextGen Angels Lead Round of Capital to Propel Growth of Telemedicine Leader RESTON, Va., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avizia, Inc., a leading provider of cutting-edge telemedicine solutions, today announced that it has closed an equity financing round led by NextGen Angels along with Blu Venture Investors and Middleland Capital. The new funding will be used to continue to fuel the rapidly growing telemedicine company. With this financing round, Avizia welcomes Edward Kennedy, CEO...

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...

CP Stethoscope experiment
2014-06-24 05:35:13

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Approximately 5.1 million Americans are affected by heart failure, which is the leading cause of hospitalization and death. However, until recently no reliable, cost effective, and non-invasive method existed. A new device that could measure the changes in water content of the lungs could be an invaluable tool in early detection of heart failure. "There is a significant need," said Magdy Iskander, a professor of electrical...

2014-05-22 12:26:49

LONDON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Stethoscopes Industryhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/medical_devices/global_stethoscopes_industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Stethoscopes in US$ Thousand by the following Product Segments: Manual & Mechanical Stethoscopes, Electronic Stethoscopes, Esophageal Stethoscopes, Fetal Stethoscopes, and Fetal Heart Rate Detectors. The report...

2014-05-20 08:34:38

New value-priced CA300 cart brings benefits of telemedicine to more organizations, expands patients' access to quality health care. RESTON, Va., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avizia, Inc., one of the world's largest telemedicine technology providers, today announced the availability of its CA300. The company is currently showcasing the new telemedicine cart for the first time at the American Telemedicine Association tradeshow in Baltimore. The new product will support general...

2014-05-15 23:02:41

Multi-Use Headset provides cost-effective and convenient means of recording and sharing vital information. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 InstaMD, a startup company specializing in patient centric health technology, launched the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for their debut product, the Multi-Use InstaMD Headset today. The headset works in conjunction with any existing stethoscope to record amplified, high-quality sound that can be archived for independent patient tracking or...

Bacterial Contamination In Stethoscopes
2014-02-28 05:20:57

[ Watch the Video: Physicians’ Stethoscopes More Contaminated Than Palms of Their Hands ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Healthcare workers hands are the main method of bacterial transmission in hospitals. They are not, however, the only means of transmission. According to a new study from the University of Geneva Hospitals, doctors' stethoscopes also play a role. The study, published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, assessed the level of bacterial contamination...

2014-02-14 12:23:53

DUBLIN, February 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sgssnf/stethoscopes) has announced the addition of the "Stethoscopes - Global Strategic Business Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sgssnf/stethoscopes ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe,...

Are We Living In The Final Days Of The Stethoscope?
2014-01-24 08:33:56

World Heart Federation An editorial in this month's edition of Global Heart (the journal of the World Heart Federation) suggests the world of medicine could be experiencing its final days of the stethoscope, due to the rapid advent of point-of-care ultrasound devices that are becoming increasingly accurate, smaller to the point of being hand-held and less expensive as the years roll by. The editorial is by Professor Jagat Narula, Editor-in-Chief of Global Heart (Mount Sinai School of...

2014-01-23 12:25:22

Dr. Donovan Gray Answers That Question in New Book "Dude, Where's My Stethoscope?" WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Dude, Where's My Stethoscope?" is Dr. Donovan Gray's new, laugh-out-loud funny, heartbreaking and sometimes poignant collection of true-life medical short stories. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140123/PH51517 ) "Dude" follows Dr. Gray through medical school and two decades of unforgettable ER and family practice. Written in an engaging mash-up of...

Latest Stethoscope Reference Libraries

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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