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Critical Care

Image: Dr. Aaron Fischman performing a bariatric embolization procedure (Photo courtesy of Mount Sinai Hospital).

Bariatric Fundus Embolization Viable for Severely Obese Patients

Transarterial embolization of the gastric fundus in severely obese adults can suppress appetite and induce weight loss for up to 12 months, claims a new study. More...
17 Apr 2019
Image: A new study asserts that rapid triage, tourniquets, and blood transfusions save soldiers lives (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Improved Battlefield Care Decreases Combat Mortality

Increased use of tourniquets, blood transfusions, and speedier prehospital transport time accounted for 44.2% of the total mortality reduction seen over time in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to a new study. More...
16 Apr 2019
CIRS
Image: Bioactive glass laced with Cobalt can kill bacterial pathogens (Photo courtesy of Aston University).

Bioactive Phosphate Glasses Eradicate Nosocomial Bacteria

A new study describes how degradable bioactive phosphate glasses could be used as an antimicrobial delivery system, releasing biologically significant ions in a controlled manner. More...
15 Apr 2019
Image: The CES and earphones are designed to help treat emotional disorders (Photo courtesy of Innovative Neurological Devices).

Electrotherapy Stimulator Treats Anxiety, Insomnia and Depression

A new stimulation device delivers micropulses of electrical current across the patient's brain, resulting in a reduction in anxiety levels, insomnia, and depressive mood. More...
10 Apr 2019
Image: Two mannequins in the displacement ventilation study (Photo courtesy of UCO).

Displacement Ventilation Systems Reduce Hospital Infections

A new study suggests that a displacement ventilation strategy can renew the air in isolation rooms and eliminate exhaled pollutants efficiently. More...
08 Apr 2019
Image: The Optimizer Smart implantable device (Photo courtesy of Impulse Dynamics).

Implantable System Modulates Cardiac Contractions

A novel device delivers non-excitatory electrical pulses to improve systolic contractions in severe and chronic heart failure (HF) patients. More...
02 Apr 2019
Image: The GelCORE product could help heal corneal injuries without surgery (Photo courtesy of Medical Xpress).

Adhesive Eye Gel Repairs Injuries without Surgery

A new study describes how a biomaterial that bonds to the cornea could aid repair and regeneration of injuries that might otherwise require corneal transplant surgery. More...
01 Apr 2019


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