Eko Core is a new device which can be attached to stethoscopes to record the heart beat and visualise it in wave form. With the accompanying app the data files are automatically transferred to the cloud and saved into the patient’s electronic health record. The application was recently approved by the FDA and is available in the US. Continue reading
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MedZine highlights two examples of new application for vascular research this week. Atherosclerosis is the underlying cause of myocardial infarction and stroke. On the nano level, researches are now detecting atherosclerotic plaques, while microchip technology is employed to learn more about the conditions in with nanomedicines accumulate in atherosclerosis. Continue reading
In this editorial two striking studies are highlighted. The first describes the development of a new microneedle adhesive for use in surgery. The second study identifies a gene, Meis1, which is important in the production of new heart cells. Continue reading
Also this week MedZine brings you the latest medical news on various medical specialisms. In this editorial, we want to highlight an interesting study that was recently published in the British Medical Journal. Caroline Kramer and her colleagues report the results of a systemetic review and meta-analysis they performed. The objective was to investigate the association of coronary artery calcium score with all cause mortality and cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes. Continue reading
Also this week MedZine brings you the latest medical news on various medical specialisms. In this editorial some striking studies are highlighted. This week we have selected two studies, both concerning serious hazards. The first is the hazard of sugar-sweetened drinks. Everybody likes a soda now and then, but perhaps it's time to start worrying about the effects of these sugar-sweetened beverages. According to researchers, sugar sweetened drinks may be associated with about 180,000 deaths around the world each year. Another association that warrants serious attention, is that between heart failure, depression and death. According to new research, heart failure patients who are moderately or severely depressed have four times the risk of dying and double the risk of having to go to the em Continue reading
Also this week MedZine brings you the latest medical news on various medical specialisms. In this editorial some striking studies are highlighted. This week you can read about a mouse model for schizophrenia, the neuronal make-up that makes peopele behave differently and about heart valve disease because of unusual cholesterol. Continue reading