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Medicine: Dec. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, 23 hours ago

Medicine: Dec. 9-16

Silly putty + grapheme, detect pulse

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/graphene-spiked-silly-putty-picks-up-human-pulse/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20161209

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am..


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Today's technology: Dec. 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 1, 2016
Updated: Friday, December 2, 2016
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Med. tech. news: Nov. 21-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, November 21, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Med. tech. news: Nov. 21-30

Thanks to 'net detective Frank Apodaca

Maternal flu and vaccine, autism related? Nope

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2587559

Complete, free report, linked cites., tables from JAMA

Does occupational therapy slow Alzheimer? Nope.

http://annals.org/aim/article/2588175/targeting-functional-decline-alzheimer-disease-randomized-trial

Free abstract from Ann. int. med.

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Autumn medicine: Nov. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, November 11, 2016
Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2016
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Modern medicine: Nov. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, November 4, 2016
Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2016

Modern medicine: Nov. 4-11

Breath test to diagnose diabetes

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/11/hand-held-breathalyzer-diagnosing-diabetes?et_cid=5669024&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5669024&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Brief, free piece from R&D mag.

Ice pack to diagnose myasthenia gravis

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1509523?query=TOC

Short, free item, images from New Engl. j. med.

Repairing the sickle cell gene

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-gene-editing-crispr-idUSKBN13300A

Complete, free report from Reuters

Does donor milk help preemies' cognition?

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2579868

Full, free article, linked cites., tables from JAMA

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Magnificent medicine: Oct. 28-Nov. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, October 28, 2016
Updated: Friday, November 4, 2016

Magnificent medicine: Oct. 28-Nov. 4

Practices

Cholesterol test for one-year olds? Yep.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1602777

Free preview item, figs. from New Engl. j. med.

New gout management guidelines

http://annals.org/aim/article/2578528/management-acute-recurrent-gout-clinical-practice-guideline-from-american-college

Complete, free report, linked cites., tables from Ann. int. med.

Genotyping leads to some misdiagnoses

http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(16)30463-3/pdf

Full, free pdf, linked cites., figs. from Mayo clinic proc.

Gizmos

Teflon coatings on in-plants reduces infections

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/11/creating-slippery-slope-surface-medical-implants?et_cid=5654442&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5654442&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report from R&D mag.

Is cryotherapy effective?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-supercooling-the-body-an-effective-therapy/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20161101

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Electron microscopy now in color

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/11/first-multicolor-electron-microscopy-images-revealed?et_cid=5657702&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5657702&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free story from R&D mag.

Artificial pancreas

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-artificial-pancreas-is-here/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20161104

Full, free item, image from Sci. Am.

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The medical world: Oct. 21-28

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, October 21, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The medical world: Oct. 21-28

No water births

http://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Obstetric-Practice/Immersion-in-Water-During-Labor-and-Delivery

Committee recommendations, linked cites. from ACOG

New breastfeeding guidelines

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2571249

Complete, free report, fig., refs. from JAMA

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Today in medicine: Oct. 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, October 14, 2016
Updated: Saturday, October 22, 2016

Today in medicine: Oct. 14-21

Scanners

An optical sensor to uncover vitamin B12 deficiencies

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/10/developing-sensor-vitamin-b12-deficiency?et_cid=5623781&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5623781&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report from R&D mag.

It scans for penicillin allergy, prevents deaths

http://www.rdmag.com/article/2016/10/rapid-allergy-detector-helps-avoid-penicillin-deaths?et_cid=5631192&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5631192&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

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

Health care

Open heart surgery machines may be contaminated

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/p1013-contaminated-devices-.html

Press release, links from CDC

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Technological highlights: Oct. 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Updated: Thursday, October 13, 2016

Technological highlights: Oct. 5-14

Thanks to 'net detective Heiko-Gary Heisermann

Gizmos

Go on a circus ride, good-bye kidney stones!

http://www.rdmag.com/article/2016/10/new-solution-kidney-stones-take-roller-coaster-ride?et_cid=5616956&et_rid=54713780&type=cta&et_cid=5616956&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report, tables from R&D mag.

Insulin pumps and more are vulnerable to hacking

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/insulin-pump-vulnerable-to-hacking/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20161005

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Heath care

Conservative oxygen in ICU>higher survivorship

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2565306

Full, free article, linked cites., graphic from JAMA

Better post-MI care>a year more of life

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/10/study-good-heart-attack-care-could-add-year-your-life?et_cid=5602671&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5602671&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay from R&D mag.

MD's tell sad stories about modern health care

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/11/doctors-tell-all-and-its-bad/380785/

Complete, free report from The Atlantic

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Current tech.: Sept. 21-Oct. 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, September 26, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Current tech.: Sept. 21-Oct. 5

Gadgets

Spinal tap to determine severity of concussion

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/spinal-tap-test-gauges-sports-concussion-severity/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160926

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Bone printing for grafts

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/09/print-demand-bone-could-quickly-mend-major-injuries

Full, free article, link, video from Science

Nanoparticles v articular cartilage damage

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2016/09/nanoparticle-injections-protect-cartilage-mice-joint-injuries?et_cid=5595742&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5595742&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f09%2fnanoparticle-injections-protect-cartilage-mice-joint-injuries%3fet_cid%3d5595742%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free item, image from Biosci. tech.

Artificial pancreas for DM Type I approved

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm522974.htm

Press release from FDA

Practices

Colonoscopy screening of low value ages 70-79

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2556139

Free text, figs., refs from Ann. int. med.

Gum disease linked to other conditions

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/scientists-search-for-link-between-gum-disease-and-cancer-dementia-stroke/2016/09/30/bb966cba-7e9d-11e6-8d0c-fb6c00c90481_story.html?wpisrc=nl_sb_smartbrief

Complete, free report, links from Wash. post

Epidemic of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (=NASH) in US

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/facing-a-silent-liver-disease-epidemic/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20161004

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Less teen pregnancy in US

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db259.htm

Press release, linked cites., graphics from CDC

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