Tag: "stethoscope" at medical news
Heartbeats on IPods - Being ‘cool’ can Help Doctors to
...hy this is important is not only because using the stethoscope
is so vital to a doctor in diagnosing his patient,... year that medical students greatly improved their stethoscope
skills by listening repeatedly to heart sounds on their iPods, Barrett set out to test the technique...
School of Medicine, GE Introduce Ultrasound Pilot Study
...echnology to supplement or potentially replace the stethoscope
that is used today.” Dr. Harris Pastides, the university’s vice president of research and health sciences, said the educational partnership with GE Healthcare fulfills the university’s commitment to teaching, research and outreach. “With GE Healt...
Experienced Physicians Diagnose Heart Disease’s Earlie
...n a press release on the 28th regarding a study on stethoscope
accuracy in cardiac patients at UCSF Medical Center it was found that physicians with more experience // are better able to detect a third heart sound that is an indicator of heart disease. The researchers felt that with a greater experience and skil...
Ultrasound may mean end to classic stethoscope
...nch physician invented it in the early 1800s. "The stethoscope
is based on sound, and the sound qualities //don't always allow you to distinguish between a heart that is beating well, and one that isn't," say some doctors. "Sometimes the heart muscle is very weakened, but unless that weakening leads to extra s...
Handheld ECG: stethoscope of the future
...ine if there was indeed a low ejection fraction. A stethoscope
cannot realiably detect these abnormalities.While POCE with minimal training was not as accurate in detecting mitral regurgitation or thickening of the aortic valve, Alexander did say that this would improve with additional training. POCE shouldn’t b...
... noise is normal; Its absence when a doctor uses a stethoscope
can indicate an intestinal blockage. The noises are softer or louder depending on the strength and speed of the contractions and on what is in the tract, a variable mix of solids, liquids and gas, both swallowed air and the waste products of intestin...