According to a Finnish study, statin medication seems to reduce the risk of repeated surgery in patients who undergo a vitrectomy to treat a detached retina. The researchers believe that statins might prevent the formation of scar tissue inside the eye.
Philips is releasing its latest Patient Monitoring solution in the U.S., a product designed to help hospitals keep track of patient monitor data as they move from one clinical area to another. The offering revolves around the company’s IntelliVue X3 transport monitor and it allows clinicians to easily combine all the data gathered i (Read more...)
Abbott has announced that its Advisor HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled, landed CE Mark approval in Europe. The device is used to track down sources of difficult to diagnose cardiac arrhythmias in order to locate targets for therapeutic ablation procedures. It relies on both electrical impedance and magnetic sensing to map out the heart (Read more...)
International Biophysics, a firm out of Austin, Texas, won FDA clearance for its FloPump 32 centrifugal disposable heart pump. The device is designed to be powered by the Maquet ROTAFLOW console, which can be used as a stand along unit or a part of a heart-lung machine. The new pump won the CE Mark approval in […]
Researchers at the University of Connecticut have developed a biodegradable pressure sensor that can be implanted in the body and help clinicians to monitor a variety of conditions over extended periods of time. What makes this sensor different from existing ones is that it doesn’t need to be removed and will eventually dissolve in the [&hell (Read more...)
Patients receiving comprehensive eye exams have to go from one imaging device to another in order to properly assess their vision. In addition to the hassle, there are costs associated with maintaining and housing multiple pieces of equipment of which only one is usually used at any one time in a typical ophthalmology office. Now […]
Printing biological tissues, a necessary precursor to creating replacement organs, is not easy, but constructing extremely soft and fragile tissues that resemble the brain and lungs is even more difficult. Researchers at Imperial College London and Kings College London are now using extremely cold temperatures in combination with 3D printing to cre (Read more...)
Traditional colonoscopies that are used to screen patients for presence of colon cancer can be physically unpleasant, much too invasive, and require diets and laxatives that leave patients feeling empty and exhausted. A new option, in the form of a pill that emits X-rays to image the colon, has just been cleared by European regulators […]
When symptoms persist 2 months after surgery, this patient pays you a visit. What is your diagnosis? Medscape Ophthalmology
Should a terminally ill cancer patient who asks for cataract surgery to improve his quality of life be granted his wish? Medscape Business of Medicine
An aging population should mean an uptick in age-related macular degeneration cases, but recent data suggest that is not what’s happening. Medscape Ophthalmology
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#OCT–Researchers develop the first instrument that can provide a detailed image of the entire eye, making eye examinations faster and more comfortable
ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Assistance Fund today launched a new program that offers financial support for individuals with inherited retinal diseases.
Gender-based differences may influence several ocular conditions, suggesting that fluctuations in sex steroid homeostasis may have direct effects on eye physiology and the pathogenesis of conditions like Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Innovus Pharma” or the “Company”) (OTCQB Venture Market: INNV), an emerging over-the-counter (“OTC”) consumer goods and specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the commercialization, licensing and development of safe and effective non-prescription medicine and consumer care products to improve men’s and women’s health and vitality and respiratory diseases, today announced the official launch of its Amazon®, Walmart®, eBay® and Wish
Artificial intelligence is a popular buzz term in medicine these day. While there’s a lot of simple things pretending to be smart, there are also some pretty impressive AI applications that can be very useful. Thanks to Fast Company, we learned of Corti, an AI assistant that listens to calls to emergency services (911) and […]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc accusing it of making false or misleading claims that its compounded eye medications had the agency’s approval. Reuters Health Information
IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lincoln Property Company is pleased to announce three new retail tenants to TRADE Marketplace & Food Hall—the thriving retail center that recently underwent a $5 million renovation and is best known for its chef-driven market food hall, which opened last year. The 32,600 square foot food and curated services focused retail center continues to introduce best in class retailers with the addition of three new tenants—Harvard Place Dental, Concourse Optometry, a
A number of congenital conditions result in missing parts of the gastrointestinal tract, such as esophageal atresia, while a few others can necessitate surgical removal of a part of the bowel that then has to be reconnected. Fragile and precious newborns are perhaps the most common patients for procedures requiring bowel regeneration and reconnecti (Read more...)
At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, NEOFECT, a South Korean firm, was showing off its RAPAEL Smart Pegboard, a new take on a simple rehab device. Pegboards are commonly used in rehabilitation settings to practice hand dexterity, as well as to assess an individual’s state and progress. They’re particularly useful for those recovering from a s (Read more...)