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Other musicians scoffed at the web. David Bowie started his own Internet service provider.

Other musicians scoffed at the web. David Bowie started his own Internet service provider. | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it
Some musicians (cough Metallica cough) saw the Internet as a Wild West threatening their ability to control fans' access to their music. David Bowie saw things differently.
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The Risks of Overusing CT Scans

The Risks of Overusing CT Scans | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it
They’re linked to higher rates of cancer—and they’re medically unnecessary in up to 50 percent of cases—but health experts are having a hard time curbing their use.
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Cath-Lab Complications: New Analysis Pinpoints Rate and Risks of Intraprocedural Thrombotic Events in ACS - Daily News - TCTMD

Cath-Lab Complications: New Analysis Pinpoints Rate and Risks of Intraprocedural Thrombotic Events in ACS - Daily News - TCTMD | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it

RT @LHCHFT: Interesting Cath-Lab Complications piece inc.

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Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

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Patent shows Google plans a 'needle-free blood draw' system

Patent shows Google plans a 'needle-free blood draw' system | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it
The design (illustrated), filed with the USPTO in Virginia, describes a machine that sends a pulse of gas into a barrel that contains a ‘micro-particle’ capable of puncturing the skin.

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Upshot2shop's curator insight, December 7, 2015 3:59 AM

Google has filed a patent for a 'needle-free blood draw' system that could be built into a wearable attached to someone's wrist, or a hand-held device. The filing describes a machine that sends a pulse of gas into a barrel containing a 'micro-particle' capable of puncturing the skin and drawing a small drop of blood.  Google suggests the device could even replace glucose testers used by diabetics entirely. 

 

The patent said: 'Such an application might be used to draw a small amount of blood, for example, for a glucose test.'  It points out that the smallest possible puncture is desirable to cause as little pain as possible, but very small diameter needles can fail to pierce the skin or snap because they're not strong enough.  However, the use of a 'micro particle' propelled by gas at a high speed could solve this problem.  Google is already working on smart contact lenses and a cloud-connected sensors to help diabetics monitor their glucose levels.   A wearable or handheld device would therefor fit neatly into this initiative.  However, as with all patents, there is no guarantee the idea will ever become a reality.   Google is not the only tech giant taking steps into the healthcare market.  Health data has become the next big battleground among tech companies as a new generation of wearable gadgets allow users to measure heart rates, sleep patterns and exercise activities.

Ante Lauc's curator insight, December 10, 2015 8:59 AM

I have diabetes almost 20 years and expect .....' Needle free blood draw' 

Internet of things will help me, together with ....to become without diabetes.

Darrin Shaw's curator insight, December 14, 2015 2:40 AM

Google has filed a patent for a 'needle-free blood draw' system that could be built into a wearable attached to someone's wrist, or a hand-held device. The filing describes a machine that sends a pulse of gas into a barrel containing a 'micro-particle' capable of puncturing the skin and drawing a small drop of blood.  Google suggests the device could even replace glucose testers used by diabetics entirely. 


 


The patent said: 'Such an application might be used to draw a small amount of blood, for example, for a glucose test.'  It points out that the smallest possible puncture is desirable to cause as little pain as possible, but very small diameter needles can fail to pierce the skin or snap because they're not strong enough.  However, the use of a 'micro particle' propelled by gas at a high speed could solve this problem.  Google is already working on smart contact lenses and a cloud-connected sensors to help diabetics monitor their glucose levels.   A wearable or handheld device would therefor fit neatly into this initiative.  However, as with all patents, there is no guarantee the idea will ever become a reality.   Google is not the only tech giant taking steps into the healthcare market.  Health data has become the next big battleground among tech companies as a new generation of wearable gadgets allow users to measure heart rates, sleep patterns and exercise activities.

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Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS | Cardiothoracic surgery | Cardiology | Respiratory medicine

Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS | Cardiothoracic surgery | Cardiology | Respiratory medicine | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it

#emprego: Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS | Cardiothoracic surgery | Cardiology | Respiratory medicine https://t.co/DIInlG9x9O

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The Most Notable Medical Findings of 2015 - The New Yorker

The Most Notable Medical Findings of 2015 - The New Yorker | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it

Jerome Groopman selects seven of this year’s most important findings from medicine and biology, including in the areas of C.P.R., cancer, and H.I.V./AIDS. 

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Setting up a nurse-led chest drain clinic - Nursing Times

Setting up a nurse-led chest drain clinic - Nursing Times | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it
Patients with ambulatory chest drains can be discharged home early if supported by review at a nurse-led clinic, patient information and a 24-hour helpline.
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Saints fan John gets warm reception on his return to Langtree Park following ... - St Helens Star

Saints fan John gets warm reception on his return to Langtree Park following ... - St Helens Star | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it
THREE weeks after suffering a cardiac arrest while watching Saints, John Irving made an emotional return to Langtree Park.
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Liverpool Cardiologists Lead the Way with Pioneering New Device > Community ... - Click Liverpool

Liverpool Cardiologists Lead the Way with Pioneering New Device > Community ... - Click Liverpool | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH) has been selected as part of a pilot group of specialist heart centres across Europe to pioneer a newly approved leadless pacemaker.
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Setting up a nurse-led chest drain clinic - Nursing Times

Setting up a nurse-led chest drain clinic - Nursing Times | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it
Patients with ambulatory chest drains can be discharged home early if supported by review at a nurse-led clinic, patient information and a 24-hour helpline.
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Bedside Tablets: Putting Care in Patients’ Hands

Bedside Tablets: Putting Care in Patients’ Hands | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it
Pilot projects focused on specific patient populations are allowing for greater patient engagement and outcomes.
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The Hospital Is No Place for a Heart Attack - Wall Street Journal

The Hospital Is No Place for a Heart Attack - Wall Street Journal | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it
Studies show having a heart attack in a hospital is deadlier than coming to the ER after suffering an attack at home or work. A group of 12 hospitals are trying to fix that.
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Tomorrow’s Heart Drugs Might Target Gut Microbes

Tomorrow’s Heart Drugs Might Target Gut Microbes | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it
Scientists can stop gut bacteria in mice from making a chemical that causes arterial disease.
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The Outcome of My Clinical Trial Is a Mystery

The Outcome of My Clinical Trial Is a Mystery | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it
As a kid, I enrolled in a study whose results were never published—meaning I'll live the rest of my life with a heart implant, but may never know how well it actually works.
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Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital take on the 3 Peaks Challenge! - Vital Signs Foundation

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital take on the 3 Peaks Challenge! - Vital Signs Foundation | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it

A fantastic bunch of people from the Therapy team at LHCH are doing the challenge for The VSF in order to raise funds for cardiac screening in young adults

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3 Signs You’re an Innovative Technology Organization

3 Signs You’re an Innovative Technology Organization | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it
Many companies begrudgingly embrace technology. You know them well, the companies that waited forever to switch to paperless billing. The ones that insist you fax in your paperwork. The ones that ref…

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Who knew medical records had a ‘social life’?

Who knew medical records had a ‘social life’? | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it
Two USC researchers show how paper records impact interactions with health care practitioners.
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Super Easy! New Trick! How To Hide Apps On iPhone - iPad , iOS 9 - 9.2 , Any App Hidden In Seconds.

The hidden apps remain accessible from Spotlight Search, and come back when restarting your iDevice. Alternative method: https://youtu.be/N9_CvQxNBuc If you ...

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All you need to know about Electronic Document Management: experiences at Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust - Healthcare Conferences UK

All you need to know about Electronic Document Management: experiences at Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust - Healthcare Conferences UK | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it
@LHCHFT Dr Johan Waktare will be presenting at the #paperlessNHS conference on Wednesday 9 December 2015 in London http://t.co/xaN53lQr7H
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Leef iBridge Review: Flash Drive for iPad, PC, and Mac - Tablet PC Review

Leef iBridge Review: Flash Drive for iPad, PC, and Mac - Tablet PC Review | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it
This Leef iBridge review covers a removable flash drive that can be used with iPads and iPhones, as well as PCs and Macs.
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A Hospital Is Already Giving Apple Watch To Its Patients - Forbes

A Hospital Is Already Giving Apple Watch To Its Patients - Forbes | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it
The Apple Watch began arriving in homes and businesses across America on Friday. And in New Orleans, one doctor immediately strapped it to his patient's wrist.
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How to Measure a Medical Treatment's Potential for Harm - New York Times

How to Measure a Medical Treatment's Potential for Harm - New York Times | LHCH - iPad community | Scoop.it
Aspirin, antibiotics and mammograms can hurt as well as help, and the N.N.H. is a statistic that helps us make sense of that balance.
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