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Top tags: acute stroke treatment  better nanoparicles penetrate mucus  genetic testing  help with lab equipment building  Quick-wee  restoring vision  second opinions 

Gadgets of April: April 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 20, 2017

Liposuction and fatty embolism

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2017/bcr-2017-219835.full

Brief, free item, linked cite., images: BMJ case rep.

Mending a broken heart

https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/3d-printed-patch-can-help-mend-broken-heart#

Press release, slide show, link: U. Minnesota

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April tech: April 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 14, 2017

Sweatbands for detecting cystic fibrosis

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/04/11/1701740114.abstract

Free abstract PNAS

Ruling out MI with c-troponin + EKG

http://annals.org/aim/article/2619006/rapid-rule-out-acute-myocardial-infarction-single-high-sensitivity-cardiac

Free abstract: Ann. int. med.

Easier parkinsonism tests

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-simpler-parkinsons-tests-probe-walking-talking-typing/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20170418

Full. free essay, link: Sci. Am.

Restoring vision long-term in mice

https://www.nature.com/articles/srep45487

Complete, free report, linked cites., graphics: Sci. rep.

Tags:  restoring vision 

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Med. tech news: April 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 7, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Kevin Patton and Pat Bowne

Practices

Quick-wee method of urine collection

http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j1341

Full, free article, linked cites., figs.: BMJ

NYC's trans-fat ban prevented MI's

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/article-abstract/2618359

Free abstract: JAMA card.

You really need a second medical opinion!

https://qz.com/949860/get-a-second-opinion-doctors-usually-arent-right-the-first-time/

Full, free essay, links: Quartz

Gizmos

FDA okays genetic tests for risk of some conditions

https://www.statnews.com/2017/04/06/genetic-test-alzheimers/

Complete, free report, links: STAT

These nanoparticles can go thru mucus

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/4/e1601556.full

Full, free item, linked cites., graphics: Science

Clot grabbers better for strokes

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1612136

Short, free article, figs.: New Engl. j. med.

Tags:  acute stroke treatment  better nanoparicles penetrate mucus  genetic testing  Quick-wee  second opinions 

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Springtime for gizmos: March 29-April 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Spring gadgets: March 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, March 27, 2017

Interesting tech

Using LegosTM to build lab equipment

http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2001413

Complete, free report, linked cites., images: PLoS Biol.

Spinach leaf used as a scaffold for human circulation

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/human-heart-spinach-leaf-medicine-science/

Full, free essay, video, links: Nat'l. geo.

Compare: appendectomy v antibiotics in kids: surgery wins

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2613402

Full, free article, linked cites.: JAMA ped.

Sexual reproduction and technology

Vasectomies and prostate cancer? Nope.

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/prostate-cancer/vasectomy-not-linked-to-high-grade-prostate-cancer-risk/article/642727/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_Online_20170329&cpn=&hmSubId=2EMXoF5X9Ns1&NID=1598750622&dl=0&spMailingID=16889886&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=982350374&spReportId=OTgyMzUwMzc0S0

Short, free item: Oncol. nurse advis.

Female reproductive system on a chip

http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14584

Full, free story, images, refs.: Nature

 

Tags:  help with lab equipment building 

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St. Pat's medicine: March 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 17, 2017

Diagnoses

Autism blood test

http://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005385

Complete, free report, linked cites., figs.: PLoS comp. biol.

Increased HIV testing of moms, fewer perinatal cases

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2611945

Full, free article, linked cites.: JAMA

Faster blood typing method

http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/9/381/eaaf9209

Free abstract: Sci. trans. med.

Gizmos

Deep-brain stimulation v depression

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/03/deep-brain-stimulation-provides-long-term-relief-severe-depressions?et_cid=5882298&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5882298&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report, image: R&D mag.

Alternative to traditional snake bite treatment

https://news.uci.edu/research/snake-bit-uci-chemists-figure-out-how-to-easily-and-cheaply-halt-venoms-spread/

Press release, link: U. Cal./I

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The ides of medicine: March 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 16, 2017

After arthroscopy of knee: in-patient rehab v home exercise

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2610335

Free abstract: JAMA

 

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Gizmos ot the week: March 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 2, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Gizmos

Glowing gloves get the criminal!

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/48689/title/Image-of-the-Day--Glowing-Gloves/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=43708407&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8XXyFzCNAXhlv8bKciRha2ipFpiLqpb_Bp56sPhdy4n7JrWkNC_38fa6h14ogUNaeP3zsvLZwctL5-hvfecm6PKKcCzQ&_hsmi=43708407/

Free image, link to abstract: Scientist

Tiny scaffold aids in spinal cord repair

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2017/02/using-mini-scaffold-help-treat-spinal-cord-injury?et_cid=5859462&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5859462&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2017%2f02%2fusing-mini-scaffold-help-treat-spinal-cord-injury%3fet_cid%3d5859462%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report, images: Biosci. tech.

Vascular network printed in 3-D

http://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/03/nanoengineers-create-3d-printed-vasculature-network?et_cid=5856773&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=5856773&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free story: R&D mag.

Procedures

The true costs of tanning beds

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/skin-cancer/artificial-tanning-has-increased-and-costs-us-millions-in-health-care-costs/article/641336/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_Online_20170303&cpn=&hmSubId=2EMXoF5X9Ns1&NID=1598750622&dl=0&spMailingID=16694715&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=980227966&spReportId=OTgwMjI3OTY2S0

Full, free essay: Oncol. nurse advis.

Boomers only slowly getting tested for hepatitis C

http://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(17)30092-2/fulltext

Full, free article, linked cites., tables: Am. j. prevent. med.

Rewarming frozen tissues

https://cse.umn.edu/news-release/groundbreaking-technology-successfully-rewarms-large-scale-tissues-preserved-low-temperatures/

Press release, image: U. MN

Correcting presbyopia

https://www.statnews.com/2017/02/28/vision-blurry-middle-age/

Complete, free report: STAT

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Tech marches on: Feb. 22-March 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives Kevin Patton and Paul Blumstein

Artificial bits

Artificial cardiomyocyte

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1742706116305967

Free abstract: Acta biomater.

The search for useful artificial blood goes on

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/03/novel-barcode-tracking-t-cells-immunotherapy-patients-identifies-likely-cancer?et_cid=5852582&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5852582&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report, links: STAT

 Implanted, tiny fibers deliver messages to brain

http://news.mit.edu/2017/multifunctional-tiny-fibers-brain-0221

Press release: MIT

Diagnostic gadgets

Fast MRI analysis aided by supercomputer

https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/-/real-time-mri-analysis-powered-by-supercomputers

Press, release, images, links: U. Texas-A

Investigating the reliability of home DNA test kits

Full, free essay, video, links: Inside ed.

Diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/40/3/412

Complete, free report, linked cites, tables: Diab. care

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Presidents' day tech: Feb. 16-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Gizmos

Microscope on a chip

http://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/02/miniature-microscope-fits-chip?et_cid=5833348&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=5833348&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay, image: R&D mag.

Fitness gadgets alone don't make you much more fit!

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2553448

Free abstract from JAMA

Practices

Going to the 'net to relieve knee pain?

http://annals.org/aim/article/2605025/effectiveness-internet-delivered-exercise-pain-coping-skills-training-intervention-persons

Free abstract from Ann. int. med.

Gastric bypass v other Type II diabetes therapies

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/gastric-bypass-controls-diabetes-long-term-better-other-methods

Complete, free report, images, links: Sci. news

Annual screening for lung cancer

http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002226

Full, free article, linked cites.: PLoS med.

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