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Neuromyelitis Optica - Devic's Disease by Diana .. Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:00pm I met my new neurologist and she is really a cracker jack. She is young and is on top of the research. She spotted what she thought were a couple of very small lesions on my May 09 MRI but they were tiny. My neuro testing went really well and she wanted to do some blood test on me for something called Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) or Devic's Diseas ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: neuromyelitis optica by nih.gov Posted Thu 26 Apr 2012 3:00pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed April 2012 What is neuromyelitis optica? Neuromyelitis optica is an autoimmune disorder that affects th ... Read on »
Medtronic Gets FDA approval for 2 New Deep Brain Stimulation Devices for Parkinson's Disease by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 22 May 2009 6:25pm Two new implantable devices for the control of Parkinson’s Disease.  The new Activa RC unit is slated to last for 9 years and is rechargeable.  The Activa PC is a smaller model by 20%.  One of the new features mentioned are advanced programming features, the software is always getting upgraded.  If you have not seen what the implants can do for ... Read on »
Oxygen devices for lung disease show spotty performance by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Sat 27 Feb 2010 7:16am Devices that help lung disease patients have oxygen therapy on-the-go may not always perform consistently — and may in some cases provide users with inadequate oxygen when they are active, a new study suggests. The concern, say researchers, is that patients and doctors may interpret any resulting activity limitations as a sign that th ... Read on »
Paper instead ‘chips’ may be used as medical testing devices to fight disease by Albin P. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Wed 17 Nov 2010 8:13am George Whitesides, a Harvard chemistry professor has designed technology in which patients’ blood is dropped on a piece of paper, and water-repellent ink resembling that of a comic book creates diagnostic colors on the other side, CNN reports. The technology may be incorporated into mobile phones, according to CNN. Whitesides’ protot ... Read on »
Federal Register: Challenging Regulatory and Reimbursement Paradigms for Medical Devices in the Treatment of Metabolic Diseases: by FDA Posted Fri 13 Sep 2013 12:00am The FDA is announcing a public workshop entitled "Changing Regulatory and Reimbursement Paradigms for Medical Devices in the Treatment of Metabolic Diseases: How to Estimate and Reward True Patient-Centric Value in Innovation." Read on »
Boston Scientific begins trial of device to treat Parkinson’s disease by Bill S. Health Maven Posted Sat 13 Nov 2010 6:00am begins trial of device to treat Parkinson’s disease Natick medical devices giant Boston Scientific Corp. has begun to enroll patients in a of the company’s Vercise System made to treat Parkinson’s disease. Read More About It HERE ! ... Read on »
Implanted Medical Device for GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) in Trials by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 24 Feb 2009 10:44pm The procedure involves a 20-30 minute minimally-invasive surgical procedure to place the magnetic beads at the base of the esophagus and  the magnetic attraction between the beads supports the valve to protect the esophagus from reflux.  The band consists of rare earth magnets encased in titanium and each patient is a custom fit.  The trial i ... Read on »
Makers of New EKG Device Say They Can Diagnose Heart Disease in 15 Minutes by Keep Your Heart Healthy Facebook Posted Wed 21 Apr 2010 12:00am According to the womensheart.org website, a new type of EKG could identify someone with heart disease in just 15 minutes.  Premier Heart, a cardiac diagnostic system company, has invented “the enhanced computer ECG test” called Multifunction Cardiogram (MCG).  The MCG uses information from a standard EKG but a ... Read on »
Cleveland Clinic and Microsoft HealthVault to track chronic diseases at home with Medical Devices by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 7:34pm This is a little different and the next phase with using a PHR (personal health record) to bring patients and physicians together in working with chronic disease treatments and plans.  The Cleveland Clinic will enroll 400 participants and their physicians and provide devices for the patients to use with their PC at home to connect to the Microsof ... Read on »