Increased Precision and Safety in Spinal Tap with PASS – An Ultrasound-Guided Lumbar Puncture Procedure

PASS (Point-Assisted Spinal Sonography), an ultrasound-guided lumbar puncture device from Chula doctors and engineers, helps increase the precision and confidence in spinal tap procedures while reducing risks and pain for patients.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Hosts CTIP Accelerator Symposium Advocating for Patient Voice in Development of Pediatric Medical Devices

The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP), centered at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), presented its 2022 Symposium entitled “Patient Impact, Patient Voice,” bringing innovators, clinicians and patient families together virtually to discuss the importance of better integrating patients and their perspectives into the design, development and research of pediatric medical devices.

AACN Critical Care Conference Brings Together Thousands of Nurses for Education, Inspiration

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) brings together thousands of progressive and critical care nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for acutely and critically ill patients and their families during its National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI, #NTI2022), with the theme “Rooted in Strength.”

CUR’s First Virtual Posters on the Hill Showcases Undergraduate Research to Policymakers, Scholars, and the Public

On April 21, students will participate in the 2020 Posters on the Hill event. This year, because of COVID-19 challenges, undergraduate researchers and faculty mentors from institutions such as Butler University, California State University–Fullerton, and University of Chicago will share their research online.

ISPOR-FDA Summit 2020 Will Focus on the Use of Patient-Preference Information in Medical Devices

ISPOR—the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced that it will be holding a joint ISPOR-FDA Summit, “Using Patient-Preference Information in Medical Device Regulatory Decisions: Benefit-Risk and Beyond,” on March 31, 2020 in Silver Spring, MD, USA.

Cyp2F2-Mediated Lung Cancer, Rapid Risk Assessment of Color Additives, and More Featured in November 2019 Toxicological Sciences

Toxicological Sciences continues to deliver cutting-edge research in toxicology in the November 2019 issue. This issue features research on computational toxicology and databases, developmental and reproductive toxicology, and more.

Getting New Medical Treatments to Patients Can be Harder Than Landing on Mars

It takes about 10 years and $100 million to get a new medical device to market – $1 billion for a new drug. Most new solutions fail. The biggest foils are not the science or pre-clinical trials but the lack of finances, market miscalculation, bad business models, and regulatory snags. They can all be overcome.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses selects University of Massachusetts-Amherst’s Giuliano as 2020 Distinguished Research Lecturer

Nurse scientist Karen Giuliano is being honored by AACN for her body of research, which focuses on the intersection of clinical needs and medical technology use, development and innovation. She is joining the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where she will have a joint position between its new Institute for Applied Life Sciences and the College of Nursing.