Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Keep cool: Germany preps vaccine drive as COVID cases hit 1M

Hulking gray boxes are rolling off the production line at a factory in the southern town of Tuttlingen, ready to be shipped to the front in the next phase of Germany's battle against the coronavirus as it became the latest ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Remote-controlled hospital devices get COVID-19 guidance

Remotely controlled hospital wards may sound like something out of science fiction, but they're already becoming reality, and an innovation that could save time and even lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID's collateral damage: Germicidal lamps may damage corneas

In a paper published in the journal of Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, physicians from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine reported that several patients using germicidal ...

Surgery

Device safely treats brain swelling 'undercover'

It's slightly shorter in length than a credit card and only as thick as a stack of seven pennies, but the medical device known as the valve-agnostic cranial implant (VACI) has proven large in its quality-of-life return for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What to know about pulse oximeters

(HealthDay)—If you use an oxygen concentrator and a pulse oximeter at home, proper use is crucial, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Health

'You may be hacked' and other things doctors should tell you

On September 9 2020, a woman died during a cyber-attack on a hospital in Düsseldorf, Germany. The woman was in a critical condition and about to be treated when hackers disabled the computer systems of the hospital. Unable ...

Oncology & Cancer

Hand-held device reads levels of cancer biomarker

Researchers at McMaster and Brock universities have created the prototype for a hand-held device to measure a biomarker for cancer, paving the way for home-based cancer monitoring and to improve access to diagnostic testing.

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Medical device

A medical device is a product which is used for medical purposes in patients, in diagnosis, therapy or surgery. If applied to the body, the effect of the medical device is primarily physical, in contrast to pharmaceutical drugs, which exert a biochemical effect. Specific regional definitions of medical device vary slightly as detailed below. The medical devices are included in the category Medical technology.

Medical devices include a wide range of products varying in complexity and application. Examples include tongue depressors, medical thermometers, blood sugar meters, and X-ray machines.

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