Dealing a blow to downstream suppliers and to the medical community alike, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) said it will not reopen its National Research Universal (NRU) reactor in Chalk River, Ontario until the first quarter of 2010, as a result of repairs that forced the 52-year-old plant to shut down in May.
Injuries can occur during a sporting competition at any time. However, new research finds that timing and type of play affect severity of injuries.
Privately held NuPathe Inc.'s migraine patch proved effective in Phase III clinical trials.
A new drug delivery system that uses a tiny silicone cup sealed to the outer surface of the eyeball may greatly improve the way doctors deliver medicine to people with eye diseases, says A. Linn Murphree, M.D., director of the Retinoblastoma Program in The Vision Center at Childrens Hospital, Los Angeles.
A DOTmed exclusive update on MR-guided ultrasound, an alternative to invasive surgical procedures for neuropathic pain, uterine fibroids, and other potential applications.
FDA has approved St. Jude's wireless pacemaker and resynchronizer, the first wi-fi devices to hit the market, Amy Meyer, a St. Jude spokeswoman, told DOTmed News.
A swine flu vaccine is expected to hit the market by the fall of 2009, thanks to aggressive efforts on the part of government officials and vaccine manufacturers.
A carbon nanosensor "electronic nose", first developed by Technion-Israel Institute of Technology enabling researchers to detect cancer from breath samples, has been modified to identify chronic renal failure (CRF).
Exciting to watch, however, get too close and lightning storms can cause death by cardiac and respiratory arrest. Take cover.
DOTmed follows up with more details on the $400 million IP settlement.
Physicians at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH, are now using pacemakers to help children with severe stomach conditions. A common device pressed into new service.
Emergency physicians should trust their "gut instincts" when evaluating patients who report chest pain, says Abhinav Chandra, M.D., who is director of acute care research and clinical evaluation at Duke University Medical Center.
Nerve block trials are underway in several hospitals across the country as an alternative to general anesthesia for breast cancer patients needing mastectomies or lumpectomies.
The H1N1 swine flu pandemic has claimed 1,154 lives since the outbreak was identified in April, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday. Get an exclusive DOTmed update.
Hologic Inc., maker of diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products for women, announced its fiscal third-quarter results on Monday for the quarter ending June 27.
By injecting man-made, microscopic tubes into tumors and heating them with a quick, 30-second zap of a laser, scientists have discovered a way to effectively kill kidney tumors in nearly 80 percent of mice. Researchers say the finding suggests a potentially exciting cancer treatment.
GE, hammered by credit defaults at GE Capital, and also hurt by fewer industrial orders in health care and aviation due to the recession, said earnings plunged by nearly 50 percent for the second quarter.
Medtronic said it has submitted a PMA application for its "Deep Brain Stimulation" (DBS) therapy for patients with medically refractory epilepsy with partial-onset seizures.
In a medical feat, a British girl named Hannah Clark--who had a donor heart grafted onto her own after suffering heart failure as a baby--has made a full recovery after having the transplanted heart removed.
Although Abbott's second-quarter earnings of $1.29 billion, or 83 cents a share, were down, the company's Xience drug-eluding stent emerged as a star player.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology has published a consensus statement outlining patient selection criteria and best practices for the use of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI).
The latest post-9/11 standards for tracking radioactive materials, the long-term trends in radiation exposure to physicians and the public, and some of the latest ideas for minimizing medical radiation dosage to children, adults, and health professionals will be discussed at the upcoming meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), which takes place from July 26-30, 2009 in Anaheim, CA.
Brain scans of teens sizing each other up reveal that an "emotion circuit" is activated in adolescent girls as they grow older, but not in boys.
Topping Wall Street estimates, Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that second-quarter earnings dropped 3.6 percent to $3.2 billion, or $1.15 a share, compared with last year.
As swine flu takes its toll in the Southern Hemisphere, six young people are on life support in a Sydney, Australia hospital. Their lungs aren't responding to regular ventilation.
Even as officials at Canada's National Research Universal (NRU) reactor announced the plant will be idled until later this year, Lantheus Medical Imaging has received FDA's nod to use low-enriched uranium.
The American Chemical Society's President Thomas H. Lane has praised the nomination of Francis Collins to be Director of the National Institutes of Health.
Naohiro Noda and colleagues in Japan are developing a faster, less expensive polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
Because of poor job satisfaction, much-needed primary care physicians threaten to become an endangered species. The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that the overall shortage of these doctors may grow to 124,400 by 2025.
Most of the cognitive tests that have been used to decide whether someone has Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia have not been very helpful when used alone.
Surgeons from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York have identified a drilling technique that improves the outcome of surgery to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
Children who are overweight and wet their beds at night could have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), researchers from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have found.
People with spinal cord injuries can successfully drive a "souped-up" wheelchair and even maneuver curves using tongue movements, according to the results of a recently completed clinical trial.
An estimated 45,000 physicians qualify for Medicaid Hit Adoption Incentive Payments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Dialysis treatments do not affect the heart health of kidney disease patients who have had a heart attack, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).
In some instances pieces of tissue have remained within arthroscopic shavers--devices used in orthopedic surgical procedures--even after the cleaning process.
Severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with lower cognitive function in older adults, according to research from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
An insurance-free direct primary care clinic relieves doctors, patients, and employers of the burden and cost of insurance.
Don't miss this juicy tale of how a little company at the brink of bankruptcy was revived when the government recognized its high-tech vaccines. A DOTmed exclusive report.
The genetic origin of the deadly pandemic of the early 20th century has repercussions in today's flu spread.
GE Healthcare is partnering with biotech company Geron Corporation in a venture that could tell drug makers early on whether their medicines are toxic.
Doctors at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute have completed the first procedure in which a patient's own heart tissue was used to grow specialized heart stem cells that were then injected back into the patient's heart in an effort to re-grow healthy muscle after a heart attack.
Ultrasound-guided nonsurgical therapy significantly reduces pain from calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff and restores lasting mobility after treatment, according to a study published in the July issue of Radiology.
The Sixth Annual HealthGrades Women's Health in American Hospitals study identifies patient outcomes for maternity care and in-hospital treatment for 16 procedures and diagnoses.
As ultrasound is expected to become a powerful tool for treating as well as diagnosing disease, The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) said it has formed a partnership with the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU).
University at Buffalo researchers have determined that it's the chronic stress police officers face that's contributing to the higher incidence of subclinical atherosclerosis among their ranks.
A University of Utah study shows that brain signals controlling arm movements can be detected accurately using new microelectrodes that sit on the brain but don't penetrate the fragile organ.
A new device is made especially for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)--a leading cause of respiratory infections in infants and young children.
To be properly diagnosed, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), the leading cause of childhood blindness in the United States and worldwide, requires a time intensive process and significant coordination between ophthalmologists and other staff.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School surgeons were the first to implant Abiomed's AbioCor Total Replacement Heart, a self-contained, implantable artificial heart to win FDA approval.