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Critical Care

Image: The Propeller Health EIM fits on top of a standard inhaler (Photo courtesy of Propeller Health).

Electronic Inhaler Monitoring Benefits COPD Patients

Electronic inhaler monitoring (EIM) is associated with reduced healthcare utilization in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study. More...
25 Jun 2019
Image: The Pure-Vu GEN2 colon cleansing system (Photo courtesy of Motus GI).

Cleansing System Facilitates Colonoscopy Bowel Preparation

A new device enables the safe and rapid cleansing of a poorly prepared colon during the colonoscopy procedure, while preserving established procedural workflow and techniques. More...
24 Jun 2019
CIRS
A new study claims that peritoneal dialysis reduces volume overload (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Volume Overload in Dialysis Patients Impacts Survival

 Volume overload, which is present before the start of peritoneal dialysis (PD), is associated with increased risk of death, according to a new study. More...
19 Jun 2019
Tiny microneedles help analyze ISF biomarkers (Photo courtesy of ACS).

Microneedle Skin Patch Collects Fluid for Diagnostic Testing

 A new study describes how a paper-based skin patch that contains tiny needles painlessly collects interstitial fluid (ISF) for biomarker analysis. More...
18 Jun 2019
A new study claims active surveillance of prostate cancer is rarely successful (Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto).

Low Compliance Rates Hinder PC Active Surveillance

 Only one in six men who choose active surveillance (AS) instead of immediate treatment for early stage prostate cancer (PC) actually undergo monitoring, claims a new study. More...
17 Jun 2019
Radcal
A new percutaneous device is designed to stimulate cranial nerves to temper IBS pain (Photo courtesy of IHS).

Cranial Nerve Stimulator Relieves Abdominal Pain

 A new non-surgical device sends gentle electrical impulses into cranial nerve bundles located around the ear to reduce the abdominal pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). More...
17 Jun 2019
Image: A novel electrical stimulation armband patch could alleviate migraines (Photo courtesy of Theranica).

Smartphone-Controlled Device Modulates Migraine Pain

A novel device worn on the upper arm uses smartphone-controlled electronic pulses to relieve migraines through conditioned pain modulation. More...
12 Jun 2019


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