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Image: The HeartMate Percutaneous Heart Pump (PHP) device (Photo courtesy of Thoratec).

Mechanical Circulatory Pump Supports Failing Hearts

An acute cardiac assist device reduces end-diastolic pressure, end-diastolic volume, and the oxygen demand of the myocardium.  More...
27 Aug 2015

Fetal ECG Readings Offer no Advantage During Labor

A new technology that provides electrocardiogram readings of the fetus heart during the birth process offers no advantages over conventional monitoring, according to a new study.   More...
25 Aug 2015
Image: Urokinase-type plasminogen activator entrapped within a porous alumina sol–gel film (Photo courtesy of ITMO).

New Coating for Vascular Grafts Dissolves Blood Clots

A novel thrombolytic coating for vascular grafts could obviate the need for continuous use of anticoagulants, according to a new study.   More...
25 Aug 2015

How Hospitals Care for Suicidal Patients Linked to Risk of Death

A new study suggests that how hospitals manage patients with self-harm behavior may ultimately reduce subsequent mortality.  More...
25 Aug 2015
Image: The VeinViewer Vision2 projected vein image (Photo courtesy of Christie Medical Holdings).

Digital Vasculature Image Supports Access Procedures

A novel device uses near-infrared light to create a digital image of patient vasculature that assists clinicians in finding the optimal venipuncture site.  More...
23 Aug 2015

PICC Use May Cause Blood Clots in All Extremities

A new study indicates that peripherally inserted central catheters could potentially lead to deep vein thrombosis in the lower extremities, as well as the upper ones.   More...
23 Aug 2015

Monitoring System Improves Hand Washing Compliance

A novel hand-hygiene compliance system more than doubles hand washing instances observance among hospital staff using the system.   More...
19 Aug 2015

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