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Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Rates Drop 70% in Study
Checklists and hand washing strategies have reduced rates of ventilator-associated pneumonia by 70% in a study...
FDA Approves 3-D Mammography Machine
Radiologists find that images created from the three-dimensional scans are better at detecting cancers and results of...
80 Percent of Recalled Medical Devices Got Little FDA Scrutiny
Of 113 medical devices recalled by the FDA between 2005 and 2009 because they were dangerous, 81% had been cleared...
Study says thousands get unneeded heart devices
Doctors are implanting high-tech heart defibrillators in thousands of people who probably do not need them, a new...
GPOs Driving Up Hospitals' Medical Device Costs, Say Manufacturers
Fed up with what they say are supplier kickbacks to group purchasing organizations, the Medical Device Manufacturers...
New software for defibrillators lowers risk of unnecessary shocks
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have saved the lives of tens of thousands of Americans at risk for...
Medtronic brain device OK’d for new use
Medtronic Inc. said Thursday that it has received European regulatory approval to use its deep brain stimulation...
What to tell patients when trials go awry
Joel Ross, MD, the founder/CEO of the Memory Enhancement Centers of New Jersey, makes his living enrolling subjects in...
FDA panel narrowly backs Medtronic spine device
Advisors narrowly backed an experimental Medtronic Inc. spine implant that...
The do-it-yourself house call
Technology that aims to keep congestive heart failure patients out of the hospital is gaining traction. The...
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