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Following transradial percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), the radial artery can occasionally occlude, potentially resulting in serious complications. Radial occlusion is treated by applying compression, but clinicians have no idea whether nor how much blood is flowing through the artery. Moreover, once an occlusion happens in the radial artery, it cannot be used again as an access site in the future. A new device called IdaFlo Tr from IdaHealth, a company out of Bonita Springs, Florida, has just been revealed at the annual meeting of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular...
It has been well known that using localized cooling and heating can help people regulate their body temperature, reduce muscle fatigue during exercise, and generally make feel better.  Heating and cooling pads are quite bulky, heavy, and don't provide much control of their temperature, making them difficult to use in practice. Engineers at the University of California San Diego have now announced the development of an electronic armband that can cool or warm the skin, doing so while considering the ambient temperature around the user. The device can run for...
Nightmares are a regular part of life for many people that suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They can be very hard to control, since dreams seem to have a life of their own and arise in our sleep whether we want them to or not. NightWare, a company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, just won FDA Breakthrough Designation for its Apple Watch app that can detect signs of nightmares. The app can make the smartwatch bring the user out of sleep, using slight vibrations, if there is excess signs of...
Researchers at the University of Connecticut have developed a 3D printed enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) device, which fits onto a normal pipette and substantially reduces the time and cost of this common medical test. The device could allow for medical testing in remote or low-resource regions, where such tests would otherwise be unavailable. ELISA tests are routinely used to measure protein levels in biological samples – this includes antibodies, and a variety of pathogenic molecules. The test can reveal the presence of numerous diseases, including some cancers, HIV, and Lyme...
The availability of vaccines in poor and remote regions is usually the result of a lack of proper storage and transportation options. For most vaccines to survive, they must be kept cold and within a prescribed temperature range. Storage areas have to have fridges with access to reliable electricity and the delivery cars and trucks must either have their own refrigerators or rely on expensive refrigerated boxes. Now scientists at the McMaster University in Canada have come up with a way to preserve vaccines without relying on external storage. The...
ControlRad, a company based outside of Atlanta, Georgia, won FDA clearance for its ControlRad Trace radiation reduction solution. Designed for integration with C-arms, the product can help reduce X-ray radiation exposure to patients and nearby clinicians in most fluoroscopic procedures. The system works thanks to titanium filters that move in front of the X-ray beam, blocking parts of it that would expose areas of the patient's body not relevant to a given procedure. A tablet interface is used to select the area of interest from an exposure, and all further...
Parkinson's disease can be hard to diagnose in its early stages, and monitoring its progression is just as difficult. Current methods are mostly subjective, with physicians visually assessing patients during a variety of tasks. Having access to more objective tools may help doctors establish diagnoses fast, guide the type of therapies that are delivered to Parkinson's patients, and regulate how much of a given therapy is administered. Researchers at the University of Oregon have been studying the brain waves of people with Parkinson's and those without, and they may have...

May 22nd, 2019 by Medgadget Editors
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Meditech Endoscopy, a company out of Essex, England, just won FDA clearance for its Scope Pro-tech endoscopic tip protector. The device is designed to protect the optics found on the tips of endoscopes while they're in storage or when they're moved from place to place. The design of the Scope Pro-tech is such that air can come in and out of the endoscope's channels, preventing any moisture build-up that can help to host pathogens. An array of protruding wings helps to avoid any direct contact between the endoscope tip and...
For years, catheter-based minimally invasive procedures have depended on X-ray imaging to guide physicians toward the treatment site. New tools, including intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and fractional flow reserve (FFR), which measures blood pressure inside a vessel, are giving physicians additional perspectives. Using these modalities in a single procedure therefore requires coherently combining all the information together. Philips is now unveiling its new IntraSight interventional platform that automatically stitches together data from varied imaging modalities to help guide treatment. The system is built on existing Philips software and hardware, so clinicians...
The FDA has issued Stryker with approval for the company's Neuroform Atlas Stent System. It is indicated for treatment of wide-neck, intracranial aneurysms in conjunction with embolic detachable coils, so far only the second stent approved for such procedures. The nitinol Neuroform Atlas stent is used to hold tiny metal coils inside an aneurysm, working together with the coils at preventing further expansion of the aneurysm. The device was previously only available at select hospitals through the humanitarian device exemption, and the latest approval was in part based on the...
410 Medical, a Durham, North Carolina firm, is releasing a new version of its LifeFlow rapid infuser for treating patients during sepsis or shock. The LifeFlow Next Gen can safely deliver 500 ml of crystalloid fluid in less than two minutes, nearly four times faster than when using a pressure bag. Device is operated with one hand and can be used with large-bore and high resistance access, including catheters as small as 24 gauge. Two new features of the LifeFlow Next Gen is the Force Reducer, which evens out the...

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