Medical Devices

More life-threatening scope-related infections than previously thought

More life-threatening scope-related infections than previously thought

A US Senate Committee report shows higher numbers of life-threatening duodenoscpe infections between 2012 and 2015.

Interoperable medical devices could cut down medical errors

Interoperable medical devices could cut down medical errors

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Half of the nurses surveyed reported personally witnessing a medical error due to lack of device coordination.

EMR systems falling short of expectations

EMR systems falling short of expectations

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EMR systems are supposed to make record keeping much easier, but the required transition period and flawed design are disappointments.

FDA approves brain scan to diagnose ADHD

FDA approves brain scan to diagnose ADHD

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A device that measures brain wave frequency has been cleared by the FDA for the use of ADHD diagnosis.

Medtronic recalls SyncroMed Implantable Fusion Pumps

Medtronic recalls SyncroMed Implantable Fusion Pumps

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The FDA has issued four medical device notifications related to problems with the priming bolus, electrical shorting in SyncroMed pumps.

Obesity increases colorectal cancer risk in men

Obesity increases colorectal cancer risk in men

Colorectal cancer prevention efforts should encourage the achievement and maintenance of a healthy body weight in addition to regular screenings

Microchip effectively delivers osteoporosis drug

Microchip effectively delivers osteoporosis drug

An implantable microchip about the size of a flash memory drive that can be controlled remotely, delivered doses of an osteoporosis drug with the same efficacy as injection.

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