Cardiology

Mobile device to provide instant diagnosis of heart diseases

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) continue to be a leading cause of death. According to the World Health Organization, more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause. Since their diagnosis might require specialised ...

Medical research

How laser treated implants can boost the healing process

Marilys Blanchy is a Research & Development project manager at Rescoll. The French technology center is specialized in polymer science, adhesive and coating and has a subsidiary where medical devices as orthopedics and dental ...

Surgery

Novel laser device effective for nasal telangiectasia treatment

(HealthDay)—The TRASER (Total Reflection Amplification of Spontaneous Emission Radiation) device is a safe and effective option for treatment of nasal telangiectasias, according to a small study published online April 6 ...

Ophthalmology

Laser device approved for nearsightedness

(HealthDay)—The VisuMax Femtosecond Laser has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat nearsightedness in candidates 22 and older.

Neuroscience

Light assists in monitoring brain injuries

The information about alterations in cerebral perfusion is of crucial importance in treatment of patients with severe neurological injuries. The medical equipment used in clinics does not allow, however, for continuous measuring ...

Medical research

Combo pulsed, non-ablative laser treatment is safe

(HealthDay)—For facial rejuvenation, a combination treatment of an optimized intense pulsed light source and a non-ablative fractional laser is safe and effective, according to a study published in the September issue of ...

Surgery

Imaging device quantifies change in port wine stains

(HealthDay)—A newly developed spatial frequency domain imaging (SFDI) device can be used to quantify biochemical compositional changes in port wine stain (PWS) lesions after laser therapy, according to a study published ...

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