Phonak and Advanced Bionics today announce a breakthrough in new microphone technology, that will help people with hearing aids and cochlear implants hear better especially in noise. The invention is called MultiBeam Technology, which soon will be applied in new advanced wireless microphones. First scientific results with patients show large improvements in speech recognition.
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In this study, researchers observed that the effects of different communication tools on the efficiency of Anesthesiologists in the Perioperative Setting. Due to the existence of such varied options in healthcare communication tools, we investigated the effectiveness of our communication tools. RTLS is a technology that allows tracking of assets and/or persons in real time.
Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València, University of Valencia, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe and the companies AJL Ophthalmic SA and Aiken-Tecnología Ocular Preventiva SL have designed a new type of intracorneal inlay to correct presbyopia and farsightedness.
Researchers determined the prevalence of oropharyngeal HPV and to determine the spatial relationship between the virus and crypt biofilm in tonsil tissue. The presence of latent HPV infection in tonsil tissue of healthy adults may provide an explanation for a component of this process and contribute to the understanding of HPV-associated squamous cell carcinoma oncogenesis of the oropharynx.
Researchers from Shinshu University found that, unlike conventional plates, the titanium fiber plates do not cause bone embrittlement after close contact with the bone for prolonged periods. This could eliminate the need for plate extraction and the associated surgical risks.
A new study published in Annals of Internal Medicine reported that consuming hot tea at high temperatures is associated with an increased risk for esophageal cancer in those who also drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes.
According to this study, researchers examined a hole between the upper chambers of the heart that fails to close after birth – doubles the risk of stroke within 30 days of non-cardiac surgery. The research suggests the hole itself, known as a patent foramen ovale (PFO), contributes to the risk for stroke in patients following surgery. Stroke is a common complication after surgery. The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The international criteria for electrocardiography (ECG) interpretation in athletes perform better than prior iterations in predominantly African American National Basketball Association (NBA) players, but the false-positive rate is still relatively high in these elite athletes, a new study suggests.
In this study, the strength of the intrinsic foot muscles is being challenging and quantifying for clinicians and researchers. The reliable measurement of this strength is important to assess weakness, which may contribute to a variety of functional issues in the foot and lower leg, including plantar fasciitis and hallux valgus. This study reports 3 novel methods for measuring foot strength – doming (previously unmeasured), hallux flexion, and flexion of the lesser toes.
In patients with chronic non-oncological perineal pain, ganglion odd block with conventional radiofrequency (RF) may result in improved pain relief compared with pulsed radiofrequency ablation, according to a recent study published in Pain Medicine .
A new study published BMC Family Practice has revealed that family physicians (FPs) working within the district health system (DHS) have a high perceived impact in their roles as care providers, consultants, clinical trainers, leaders of clinical governance and champions of community-orientated primary care, and a moderate.
While near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) long has been used to monitor oxygenation in conditions in which blood flow is altered, such as bleeding in the brain, how NIRS values relate to other vital sign measures in NICU babies was unknown.