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Web Exclusive: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Rates Drop 70% in Study
Checklists and hand washing strategies have reduced rates of ventilator-associated pneumonia by 70% in a study...
Web Exclusive: FDA Approves 3-D Mammography Machine
Radiologists find that images created from the three-dimensional scans are better at detecting cancers and results of...
Study says thousands get unneeded heart devices
Doctors are implanting high-tech heart defibrillators in thousands of people who probably do not need them, a new...
Web Exclusive: GPOs Driving Up Hospitals' Medical Device Costs, Say Manufacturers
Fed up with what they say are supplier kickbacks to group purchasing organizations, the Medical Device Manufacturers...
New software for defibrillators lowers risk of unnecessary shocks
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have saved the lives of tens of thousands of Americans at risk for...
Web Exclusive: Medtronic brain device OK’d for new use
Medtronic Inc. said Thursday that it has received European regulatory approval to use its deep brain stimulation...
Web Exclusive: FDA approval of medical devices praised in industry-funded study
The controversial approval process the Food and Drug Administration uses for most medical devices has in fact enjoyed...
Disappearing Device Keeps Arteries Open Without Metal ’Spider’
John Lamb, a retired auto mechanic in New Zealand, was the first patient to get one of Abbott Laboratories&rsquo...
Web Exclusive: St. Jude puts $60M into heart-failure monitor firm
With an eye toward capitalizing on the potentially lucrative heart-failure market, St. Jude Medical Inc. said Tuesday...
FDA panel narrowly backs Medtronic spine device
Advisors narrowly backed an experimental Medtronic Inc. spine implant that...