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Critical Care

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Nocturnal Dialysis Improves Kidney Patients' Heart Function

A new study shows that compared with conventional hemodialysis (CHD), in-hospital nocturnal dialysis (INHD) is associated with a significant reduction in the thickness of the heart wall. Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, ON, Canada) conducted a prospective cohort study involving 67 prevalent CHD recipients... Read more

Surgical Techniques

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Image: The Cardioband direct annuloplasty system (Photo courtesy of Valtech Cardio).

Annuloplasty System Promotes Mitral Valve Repair

An implantable mitral reconstruction device proves a highly effective treatment option for reducing functional mitral regurgitation (MR). The Cardioband mitral reconstruction system combines a reconstruction... Read more

Women's Health

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Pregnancy Complications Raise Heart Disease Risk

A new study suggests a high correlation between women who experienced complications during pregnancy and those facing death from heart disease later in life. Researchers at the Public Health Institute (PHI; Oakland, CA, USA; Berkeley, CA) conducted a study involving 14,062 women, examining pregnancy events over five... Read more

Patient Care

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Image: The NIFTY cup (Photo courtesy of PATH).

NIFTY Cup Aids Infants Who Cannot Breastfeed

A novel cup has been designed to facilitate feeding and prevent starvation in infants in developing countries who are unable to breastfeed. The Neonatal Intuitive Feeding TechnologY (NIFTY) cup, developed... Read more


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Qualcomm Buys Connectivity Company Capsule Technologie

Qualcomm Life (San Diego, CA, USA) has purchased Capsule Technologie (Andover, MA, USA) in a bid to become one of the world's largest open connected health ecosystems. Financial details remain undisclosed. Qualcomm Life, a division of the 3G, 4G, and next-generation wireless technology conglomerate Qualcomm (San Diego,... Read more
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