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HospiMedica (registration)

 •  December 19, 2017

A new study suggests that pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis does not lower the risk of post-thrombotic syndrome in patients with acute proximal deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). Researchers at McMaster University (Hamilton, ON, Canada), Washington University School of Medicine (WUSTL; St. Louis, MO, USA), and other institutions conducted...

HospiMedica (registration)

 •  November 27, 2017

An ultrasound (US) guided device helps patients with failing kidneys receive an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for hemodialysis without surgery. The Avenu Medical (San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA) Ellipsys Vascular Access System is an image-guided vascular device designed to create a percutaneous AVF for hemodialysis access in patients with end-stage...

HospiMedica (registration)

 •  November 27, 2017

A non-invasive ventricular catheter and flusher system restores or increases cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow in a non-flowing shunt. The Alcyone Lifesciences (Lowell, MA, USA) Alivio system is designed to provide a non-invasive option for neurosurgeons to restore CSF flow in a non-flowing shunt, which may potentially avert emergency revision...

HospiMedica (registration)

 •  July 10, 2017

Central venous catheter (CVC) use for hemodialysis is linked to an increased rate of bloodstream infections, according to a new study. Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA) conducted an analysis of data from 6,005 outpatient hemodialysis facilities across the United States who reported incidence...

HospiMedica (registration)

 •  June 16, 2017

A new study suggests that a vibrating device used with a cold pack (VCD) is equally effective as topical lidocaine in reducing pain and distress for children undergoing intravenous (IV) catheter insertion. Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP, PA, USA) conducted a study at the CHOP emergency department, which included 251...

HospiMedica (registration)

 •  December 20, 2016

Image: Cyanoacrylate skin glue helps keep IV drips in place (Photo courtesy of EMF Australia). Using medical cyanoacrylate skin glue to hold intravenous (IV) drips in place significantly reduces the need to replace them, according to a new study. Researchers at Caboolture Hospital (Australia), the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia), and...

HospiMedica (registration)

 •  October 19, 2016

Image: The CMS awarded $347 million to 16 healthcare organizations to serve as Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIINs), and continue efforts in reducing hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock). The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS, Baltimore, MD, USA) is launching a second nationwide...

HospiMedica (registration)

 •  April 21, 2016

Image: The ivWatch 400 continuous IV monitoring device (Photo courtesy of ivWatch). A novel intravenous (IV) therapy monitor improves patient safety through early detection of peripheral venous infiltration (PVI) and extravasation. The ivWatch model 400 is a noninvasive sensor that uses a near-infrared (NIR) optical sensor to illuminate the tissue...

HospiMedica (registration)

 •  December 17, 2015

A new thrombectomy catheter has been specifically designed to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in large-diameter upper and lower peripheral

HospiMedica (registration)

 •  November 1, 2015

A novel therapy system administers multiple light wavelengths through a peripheral intravenous (IV) catheter to passing blood supp