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CE marking for Jena Valve TAVI system for aortic stenosis

CE marking for Jena Valve TAVI system for aortic stenosis

Replacement of the aortic valve remains an effective treatment for severe aortic stenosis (AS). Although open surgical aortic valve replacement has been the gold standard treatment for severe AS, many patients do not have this option due to severe co-morbidities. Catheter-based aortic valve implantation has shown promising results in providing treatment options for patients with severe AS. For cardiac...
The New anesthesia depth- Electroencephalogram Monitor

The New anesthesia depth- Electroencephalogram Monitor

During general anesthesia in adults (and children over 1 year old),  the anesthetist should be able to adjust the amount of anesthetic agent to the needs of the patient, possibly resulting in a more rapid emergence from anesthesia. Depth of anesthesia is a theoretical construct  to conceptualize anesthetic effects on the central nervous system as discrete or continuous phases or states. Clinical...
Implanted Infected medical devices-curative methods

Implanted Infected medical devices-curative methods

Medical device market has grown tremendously in past two decades and over 10 million patients receive medical devices, such as catheters and artificial joints every year. Medical devices such as catheters, artificial joints and other “internal” medical devices are prone to infection, which could be a result of formation of biofilms.  These biofilms can be contained in a drug resistant matrix,...
Catra – A easy way to detect cataract via smartphone

Catra – A easy way to detect cataract via smartphone

A team of researchers led by Media Lab Camera Culture group director at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Professor Ramesh Raskar have been working on inexpensive way to conduct refractive eye test by using smartphones. The technique is called NETRA – short for Near-Eye Tool for Refractive Assessment. The team has further refined the technique to detect early-stage cataracts, which is...
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Auti – Interactive toy for Autistic child

Auti – Interactive toy for Autistic child

Few months back, I met a couple with Autism child.  It was my first direct interaction with some one, who has bearing the pains of raising an Autistic child.  There are endless challenges while raising an Autistic child.  From the conversation I could deduce that the first problem is finding out that your child has Autism.  Autism is basically a disorder of neural development, which is accompanied...
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iPhone, iPad – Do you like ihealth’s BP monitor better than Withing’s

iPhone, iPad – Do you like ihealth’s BP monitor better than Withing’s

Mobile health or mhealth sector is trending towards integration of health monitoring devices like blood pressure monitors, ECG, etc with smart phones.  iPhone is the most popular platform to bridge this gap as indicated by release of iHealth BP3 and Withing’s blood pressure monitors, which are compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Mashable has provided a good overview by comparing iHealth...
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FDA Approves Silenia Dimensions 3-D Mammography System

FDA Approves Silenia Dimensions 3-D Mammography System

Mammography is an important diagnostic tool that assesses cancerous growth in breast.  As per National Cancer Institute about 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Mammography can increase survival rate as much as by 98% when breast cancer is detected early and still localized to the breast.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first three-dimensional mammography...
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Summer Infant Video baby monitors recalled for strangulation deaths

Summer Infant Video baby monitors recalled for strangulation deaths

Baby monitors use to be simple walkie-talkie type devices that were great to hear your baby’s activities, when you are sitting in another room. Baby monitor technology has caught up and you can watch your baby sleeping in another room through video baby monitors, and furthermore Withings smart baby monitor released one that can be integrated with your iPhone.  If you own a video baby monitor...
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CRT-D heart failure therapy two times more effective in women

CRT-D heart failure therapy two times more effective in women

Cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D) is a class of implantable medical devices that help the heart in maintaining its rhythm. CRT-D is approved in the United States to treat patients with severe heart failure and those with mild heart failure to prevent them from progressing to advanced heart failure. A recent study revealed that CRT-D therapy is two fold more effective in women...
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Map and share your run through Nike SportsWatch GPS

Map and share your run through Nike SportsWatch GPS

Nike GPS is well known among fitness lovers, which helps in tracking running activity on your iPod or iPhone through a sensor in the shoe.  Nike adds a new gadget to its “Nike Plus” line in CES 2011.  The new gadget is Nike+ SportsWatch GPS.  As the name sounds, the gadget is a sports watch, which helps runners to track their progress, wherever they are moving.  The GPS is provided by TomTom.  Nike+...
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