VuCOMP Releases M-Vu Breast Density Version 2.0

Automated breast density measurement technology adds critical dimension to the analysis of breast density beyond volume alone: identifying dense tissue in the breast that could mask cancer and taking into account dispersion of fibroglandular tissueVuCOMP, Inc. has announced the release of an updated version of its M-Vu Breast Density.  The new M-Vu Breast Density 2.0 adds a critical dimension

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UKRC 2014: Siemens to Showcase Range of Innovative Imaging Solutions

Siemens Healthcare is set to display its growing range of diagnostic imaging solutions at the annual UK Radiological Congress (UKRC) on 9-11 June 2014 at Manchester Central. Under its theme “Answers for Life”, Siemens will provide delegates the chance to see cutting-edge and accessible technological innovations designed to advance human health on stand number 36. Along with the latest technol

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Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Stroke? Check the Biomarkers!

When someone suffers a stroke, a race against time begins, as a fast diagnosis and subsequent treatment can make the difference between life and death.According to a report published in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry, a team of scientists led by Steven A. Soper is working on a new blood test that could swiftly diagnose not only whether someone is having a stroke, but also which kind they are

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Study: Masimo PVI Facilitates Fluid Administration Under Anesthesia

Masimo has announced a recent study in the Journal of Monitoring and Computing demonstrates that Masimo's noninvasive PVI parameter can help clinicians optimise fluid management and reduce unnecessary fluid administration for abdominal surgical patients under combined general and epidural anesthesia.Combining general and epidural anesthesia reduces the need for general anesthetics and can reduce r

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Accenture: 33% of European Hospitals Report Operating Losses

Accenture’s recent ‘European Hospital Rating Report’ has conducted an in-depth review of the 2011 financial statements from more than 1,500 public and privately owned hospitals hospitals across Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Norway, and Switzerland. In Spain only private hospitals were included, as sufficient public hospital data was not publicly available.Findings have shown

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World Health Day 2014: Preventing Vector-Borne diseases

“Small bite, big threat”More than half the world’s population is at risk from diseases such as malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis, Lyme disease, schistosomiasis, and yellow fever, carried by mosquitoes, flies, ticks, water snails and other vectors. Every year, more than one billion people are infected and more than one million die from vector-borne diseases.This World Health Day – 7 April – WHO is hig

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Stick It On: The Skin Patch For Electronic Health Monitoring

Engineers at the US University of Illinois and Northwestern University have showcased soft stick-on patches thin enough to move and stretch with the skin, and equipped with chip-based electronics for latest technology enabled wireless health monitoring. The researchers have published their design in the April 4  issue of ‘Science’.An innovative microfluid structure with folded wires gives the

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WoHIT 2014: HIMSS Europe Stage 6 Awards Presented to Four New Hospitals

Three Dutch centers and a Spanish one, recognised for operating in a paperless environment and representing best practices in implementation of the EMRHIMSS Europe awarded yesterday four new hospitals in Europe with Stage 6 Award during the World of Health IT Conference and Exhibition (WoHIT) that is taking place in Nice, France, from the 2nd to the 4th of this month. The recognitions have go

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Antihypertensive ACEIs Linked to Reduction in Cardiovascular Events, Death

According to findings of a study published in the March 31 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine, the use of blood pressure medication angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) in patients with diabetes seems to contribute to a reduction of major cardiovascular events and death, as well death from all other causes, while angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) did not show such effect on

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CE Approval Awarded to Eluna Pacemaker Capable of Event-Triggered IEGM Transmissions

New BIOTRONIK Pacemaker Series Offers Daily Automatic Data Transmission without Relying on Patient InteractionBiotronik, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, announced CE approval for its new Eluna pacemaker series today. The new generation of pacemakers includes single and dual-chamber as well as cardiac resynchronisation (CRT-P) devices. The first implantations are c

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