PITTSBURGH, PA - Medical device manufacturer Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) (www.neuro-kinetics.com) said today that it has licensed rights to patented diagnostic software developed at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) (www.ohsu.edu) that enables medical researchers to perform Pulse-Step-Sine Rotation tests to better understand vestibular system abnormalities.
by Michelle Hogan
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, healthcare professionals at area hospitals are diagnosing familiar types of hearing losses in an unfamiliar and remarkable patient population.
“It's not something that you normally would see in the practice I have, which is all elective surgery and patients who have conditions that are not caused by trauma in general, and I've never worked in the military, so it's definitely a new experience for many of us,” said Daniel J. Lee, MD, an ear surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). “It's been a privilege to care for these wonderful patients.”
Change might be coming, but it is coming slowly in terms of reducing sodium levels in processed foods. A new study published today showed that while the sodium content of processed foods declined from 2005 to 2011, the overall reduction was just 3.5%. Restaurants, on the other hand, fared even worse, with researchers reporting that sodium levels actually increased by 2.6% over the same six-year period.