KLAS Report Awards Top Marks to Pyxis MedStation System

CareFusion Technology named #1 for quality, ease of use and reliabilityCareFusion, a leading global medical technology company, has announced that nurses have ranked the Pyxis MedStation system as the #1 medication dispensing cabinet in a new study by KLAS, an independent research company.KLAS independently monitors health care technology performance through the active participation of thousands o

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New Beckman Coulter Workcell Solution For In Vitro Diagnostic Use

Scalable and customized hematology workcells help move labs forward by streamlining workflow with first pass results accuracyCapitalising on the advanced technologies behind Beckman Coulter Diagnostics’ DxH 800 and DxH Slidemaker Stainer cellular analysis systems, the company has released the new UniCel DxH connected Workcell solution for in vitro diagnostic use. Laboratories are now able to conne

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Study: CT Offers Measurement Tool for Arterial Plaque in Diabetic Patients

The journal Radiology has published online the findings of a new multicenter study entitled "Coronary Artery Plaque Volume and Obesity in Patients with Diabetes: The Factor-64 Study." which investigates the role of CT in measuring arterial plaque. It appears that computed tomography (CT) angiography imaging of the coronary arteries provides a precise evaluation of arterial plaque, potentially havi

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US Medical Center Introduces Toshiba Cardiovascular X-ray Technology

Ochsner Medical Center makes interventional procedures safer and more efficient with new equipment and adds a Toshiba Infinix DP-i and Hybrid OR suite for unparalleled access and coverageOchsner Medical Center in New Orleans is further improving patient safety and comfort in interventional cardiology by adding new equipment from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. Ochsner installed a new hybrid

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Study: Dexmedetomidine Lowers Anesthetic Dose Requirements in Surgery

According to a study published in the April issue of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) journal ‘Anesthesia & Analgesia’, adjuvant use of the sedative drug dexmedetomidine has achieved a reduction in the doses of propofol and remifentanil required for patients undergoing surgery.Dr Marc Fischler of Hôpital Foch, Suresnes in France, and his team of colleagues further suggest t

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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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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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