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BD Vacutainer UltraTouch Push Button Blood Collection Set

Research has demonstrated that minimizing injection-site discomfort increases patient satisfaction, which can have a bearing on provider reimbursement.

Medical technology firm Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) recently won FDA...


Physician Computer Use during Appointments May Harm Perception of Care

Time physicians spend entering data into EHRs during appointments may reduce patient satisfaction, a recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests.


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Paint Shield

The CDC estimates that one in 25 patients in a U.S. hospital on any given day has a healthcare-associated infection (HAI), and most HAIs take place outside the ICU.

Sherwin-Williams has introduced Paint Shield, a paint that kills more than 99.9 percent of bacteria such as...


Stroke Treatment Uses Blood Flow to Trigger tPA Release

Researchers are developing a means to quickly dissolve blood clots using a drug-and-device combination that also reduces vascular injury.


Technological Acumen Increasingly Vital to Physician Success

Reinvention is the name of the game in medicine today, as expanded regulations force physicians to remain nimble in the face of constant change.


Research Highlights Benefit of Ovarian Tissue Transplantation after Cancer Treatment

Gonadal toxicity can be a side effect of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. However, a recent study in Denmark confirms what many physicians have suspected: Ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation is a safe, effective method of preserving fertility.


Using Virtual Reality to Diagnose Mild Cognitive Impairment

A virtual reality game-based application is a useful tool for diagnosing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) — a condition that frequently precedes Alzheimer’s — suggests a recent study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.


Study Questions Value of Transcranial Direct-current Stimulation

Looking for reading material for patients curious about undergoing transcranial electrical brain stimulation to improve their mood or memory? A meta-analysis by Australian researchers may be a good place to start, at least when it comes to answering questions from patients eager to improve cognition. 


handiii COYOTE Bionic Arm

Prosthetic device technology is always changing, with some developments adding to the complexity of the technology and some offering options to upgrade one’s device at home.


Silk Road to Infection Control

As surgeons look for antibiotic delivery systems that won’t need 
subsequent removal, silk may not be the obvious option.