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Critical Care

Image: A new study shoes that statins reduce cardiovascular disease risk (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Statins Reduce Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

A new study shows that statin therapy lowers the risk of major vascular events irrespective of age, although the benefit is less certain for patients older than 75 without existing occlusive disease. More...
14 Feb 2019
Image: The MediPines Gas Exchange Monitor (Photo courtesy of MediPines).

Non-Invasive Device Monitors Pulmonary Gas Exchange

A new patient monitor provides clinicians with real-time pulmonary parameters and insights to support rapid triage and treatment decisions for patients with respiratory conditions. More...
13 Feb 2019
Image: An expandable polyurethane sphere helps detect esophageal cancer (Photo courtesy of CapNostics).

Ingestible Scouring Sponge Identifies Esophageal Abnormities

A minimally invasive esophageal cytology sampling device in the form of a small sponge can aid early diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus (BE) and esophageal cancer in high-risk patients. More...
12 Feb 2019
Image: A new study claims EMM devices help reduce Asthma hospitalization rates (Photo courtesy of Propeller Health).

Digital Inhaler Monitoring Cuts Asthma Hospitalizations

Using electronic medication monitors (EMMs) in patients with asthma could lead to dramatically lower hospital utilization, according to a new study. More...
11 Feb 2019
Image: A new study claims vertebral augmentation does not alleviate fracture pain (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Spinal Fusions Ineffective for Vertebral Fracture Pain

Vertebral augmentation procedures such as vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty do not promote pain relief following vertebral fracture (VF), claims a new study. More...
05 Feb 2019
Image: Novel Pen needles optimize diabetic injection experience (Photo courtesy of BD).

Pen Needle Technology Optimizes Injection Technique

A second-generation diabetes pen needle has been redesigned with a focus on ergonomics to provide more reliable subcutaneous injection depth. More...
04 Feb 2019
Image: New research shows NOACs are preferred over warfarin as an anticoagulant in AF (Photo courtesy of 123RF).

AHA Updates Treatment Guidelines for Atrial Fibrillation

The American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and the Heart Rhythm Society now recommend the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) over traditional warfarin to prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation (AF). More...
04 Feb 2019

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