• Study: Early Intervention by Infection Specialists is Vital
    ARLINGTON, Va.―In a first-of-its-kind study to evaluate the impact of a medical specialty on patient outcomes, researchers found that hospitalized patients with severe infections such as meningitis and Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) are significantly less likely to die if ...More
    September 26, 2013 Posted in News
  • FDA Issues Final Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps
    SILVER SPRING, Md.―This week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final guidance for developers of mobile medical apps, which are software programs that run on mobile communication devices and perform the same functions as traditional medical devices. The guidance ...More
    September 25, 2013 Posted in News
  • Third-Generation PillCam Gets Clearance in Japan
    YOQNEAM, Israel―Given Imaging Ltd, a pioneer of capsule endoscopy, this week announced that Japan's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) has granted approval for the PillCam SB 3 system. ...More
    September 24, 2013 Posted in News
  • SGNA Requests Poster Abstracts for 2014 Conference
    CHICAGO—The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates is calling for poster submissions for the 41st Annual Course in Nashville. ...More
    September 23, 2013 Posted in News
  • ASP Launches Duo Cycle for STERRAD 100 NX System
    IRVINE, Calif.―Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) announced today the availability of an expanded STERRAD 100NX System with four cycle options, including the new DUO Cycle for sterilizing most flexible endoscopes and their associated cameras and light cords, including ...More
    September 23, 2013 Posted in News
  • Study Assesses Risks for Adverse Events at Hospitals
    CHICAGO—Several studies have shown that hospitalized patients still have unacceptably high rates of harm and injury due in part to limited access for quality staff to obtain primary care data from electronic medical records. ...More
    September 23, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Mystaire Releases New Fume Hood
    CREEDMOR, N.C.―Mystaire today announced the release of Aura ductless chemical fume hoods. Aura ductless fume hoods provide state-of-the-art construction and safety features, according to a Mystaire news release. ...More
    September 18, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • STERIS University Releases New Learning Materials
    MENTOR, Ohio―STERIS University, an educational portal of STERIS Corporation offering continuing education for healthcare professionals, recently announced the launch of its new learning management system. ...More
    September 17, 2013 Posted in News
  • Solar Technology Can Kill Germs on Medical Instruments
    HOUSTON―A revolutionary new solar energy technology that turns water into steam without boiling the entire container of water has become the basis for new devices to sanitize medical and dental instruments and human waste in developing countries, according to a news release ...More
    September 16, 2013 Posted in News
  • Study: Multitasking Hurts Doctors’ Ability to Diagnose
    SAN DIEGO—Physicians may be able to complete simple tasks concurrently while diagnosing a patient without affecting the accuracy or speed of diagnoses, human factors researchers have suggested, based on the findings of a recent laboratory experiment. ...More
    September 13, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues