26 Mar 2018

ADHESYS-MEDICAL. GETS CE FOR SURGICAL SKIN ADHESIVE

    Adhesys Medical, a surgical adhesive company, has received a CE mark for its Mar-Cutis Flix topical skin adhesive for surgical use. The adhesive is a polyurethane-based technology that Chief Scientific Officer Klaus-Dieter Langner said is an innovative alternative to traditional wound closing techniques that features bonding strength, fast

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26 Mar 2018

SURMODICS GETS FDA OK TO SELL TELEMARK MICROCATHETHETER

  The U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration has given Surmodics clearance to sell its Telemark .014-inch coronary and peripheral support microcatheter. The 510(k) approval allows Surmodics to start shipping a device designed for use in the treatment of peripheral lesions and complex coronary and peripheral lesions. Telemark brings together

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26 Mar 2018

MEDRIO EPRO CAPTURES PATIENT OUTCOMES, SHARES IN REAL-TIME

  Patient reported outcomes (PRO) help to assess quality of life (QOL), efficacy and patient safety around the clock, and have become a staple in modern clinical research. However, it can be challenging to set up an electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO) platform that is compliant, simple to use, adaptable

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26 Mar 2018

MICROSOFT SHUTTERS HEALTHVAULT RESEARCH PROGRAM

  Do you remember in 2017 when Microsoft announced HealthVault, an initiative to produce apps to offer analysis and user insights based on personal health records? Microsoft decided in January that it wasn’t such a good idea or maybe that it wasn’t self-supporting, so it has been shut down. It

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12 Mar 2018

MICROSOFT SHUTTERS ITS HEALTHVAULT RESEARCH PROGRAM

  Do you remember in 2017 when Microsoft announced HealthVault, an initiative to produce apps to offer analysis and user insights based on personal health records? Microsoft decided in January that it wasn’t such a good idea or maybe that it wasn’t self-supporting, so it has been shut down. It

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12 Mar 2018

LIDOCAINE RESISTANCE STUDIED IN ACP “CASE OF THE MONTH”

  By Amanda Godwin A radiofrequency ablation patient recently reported that her procedure was painful and that she experienced no relief from the 0.1% lidocaine tumescent anesthesia she received prior to the procedure. The patient was a 52-year-old, red-haired female hairstylist with complaints of leg cramps, leg aches and restless

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12 Mar 2018

WHAT WILL YOUR RESPONSE BE TO WORKPLACE VIOLENCE EVENTS

    Dr. Lewis J. Kaplan discusses workplace violence at the Critical Care Congress.   EDITOR’s NOTE: This article was written by Andrew D. Bowser  of Frontline Medical News  at the Critical Care Congress and published March 7 by CHEST Physician, the newspaper of the American College of Chest Physicians.

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08 Mar 2018

TECH GURU ERIC SCHMIDT TELLS HEALTHCARE EXECS, DOCTORS AT HIMSS ’18 TO MOVE DATA TO CLOUD ASAP

  The former executive chairman of Alphabet and an executive with Sun Microsystems has a message for healthcare providers: Move your data to the cloud. And fast. Eric Schmidt, now a technical adviser for Google’s parent company, urged providers during his keynote address at HIMSS18 to ditch their data warehouses and

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17 Feb 2018

AMAZON PREPARING TO ENTER MEDICAL SUPPLIES BUSINESS

Amazon is looking to increase its medical supplies business and turn the unit into a major supplier to U.S. hospitals and clinics, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The online mega retailer has initiated a trial of a new system testing to see if it can use its Amazon Business

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