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Image: The MolecuLight i:X handheld device uses fluorescence imaging to identify bacteria (Photo courtesy of MolecuLight).

Wound Imaging Device Identifies Bacterial Burden

A novel handheld fluorescence-imaging device allows clinicians to quickly, safely, and easily visualize and precisely target bacterial presence and distribution in and around wounds. More...
20 Oct 2016
Image: A patient undergoing Therapeutic hypothermia (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Therapeutic Hypothermia May Reduce Heart Attack Survival

A new study suggests that use of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) in patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest is associated with a lower likelihood of survival to hospital discharge. More...
19 Oct 2016
Armstrong Medical Industries
Image: The ReCIVA breathalyzer (Photo courtesy of Owlstone Medical).

Pediatric Breathalyzer Identifies Disease by Analyzing Exhalations

A novel breath-testing device aids early stage diagnostics and therapy response in both adults and child asthma patients. More...
19 Oct 2016
Image: The PICO NPWT system and dressing (Photo courtesy of Smith & Nephew).

NPWT Reduces Wound Complication Rates and Length of Stay

A new study suggests that incisional negative pressure wound therapy (iNPWT) dressings can improve predictability of outcomes following hip and knee replacement surgery. More...
18 Oct 2016
Image: Jeanne Calment enrolled into the Guinness Book of World Records (Photo courtesy of nealirc.org).

Human Lifespan May Have Reached Natural Constraints

A new study suggests that improvements in survival tend to decline after age 100, and that the age at death of the world’s oldest person has not increased since the 1990s. More...
18 Oct 2016
Advantech Europe
Image: An IVC filter inside the inferior vena cava (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

IVC Filters Provide No Advantage in Trauma Care

Trauma patients who received an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter to prevent pulmonary embolism (PE) had no survival advantage, according to a new study. More...
14 Oct 2016
Image: The MiniMed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin system (Photo courtesy of Medtronic).

Hybrid Closed Loop Insulin System Keeps Diabetics in Check

A novel insulin system features an advanced glucose sensor with diagnostic technology to continuously monitor sensor health. More...
12 Oct 2016

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