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Image: Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy results in better outcomes, according to a new study (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Video-Assisted Lung Surgery Reduces Complications

Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is associated with lower in-hospital complications and shorter length of stay, according to a new study. More...
19 Sep 2019
Image: A prototype breathalyzed can measure THC in a person\'s breath (Photo courtesy of PITT).

Novel Breathalyzer Can Detect Marijuana Use

An innovative hand-held breathalyzer can detect the levels of various breath compounds, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive compound in the marijuana plant. More...
19 Sep 2019
Image: The ProFound AI for DBT has been selected as the winner of the “Best New Radiology Solution” Award in the 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Awards program (Photo courtesy of iCAD).

AI Solution Supporting Wins Best New Radiology Solution Award

An FDA-cleared artificial intelligence (AI) solution that supports breast cancer detection in 3D tomosynthesis has been selected as the winner of “Best New Radiology Solution” Award in the 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Awards program. More...
18 Sep 2019
Image: New AI technology could identify people who are at high risk for a fatal heart attack (Photo courtesy of Medscape).

Researchers Develop New AI Technology for Heart Attack Prediction

Researchers from the University of Oxford have developed a technology using artificial intelligence (AI) that could identify people at high risk of a fatal heart attack at least five years before it strikes. More...
18 Sep 2019
Image: A new study claims that surgery offers the best option for treating varicose veins (Photo courtesy of 123RF).

Surgical Procedures Best Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins

Laser ablation and surgery for varicose veins similarly improve quality of life (QOL), whereas foam sclerotherapy has less of an effect, claims a new study. More...
18 Sep 2019
Image: A new study suggests that cardiac repolarization instability can predict if an ICD will be effective (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

ECG Helps Predict Defibrillator Mortality Benefit

A new study suggests an electrocardiogram (ECG) that measures periodic repolarization dynamics (PRD) can help identify patients most likely to benefit from an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). More...
18 Sep 2019
Image: A new study suggests that major surgery can lead to cognitive decline (Photo courtesy of Bigstock).

Major Surgery Tied to Decline in Seniors Cognitive Function

A new study suggests that major surgery may be tied to a small decline in the cognitive trajectory of older adults, equivalent to about five months of natural brain aging. More...
17 Sep 2019
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