Sky Medical Technology said yesterday that it received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Geko electrostimulation device for preventing venous thrombosis. The Daresbury, England-based company’s Geko device is designed to stimulate the calf muscles to increase blood flow in the deep veins of the calf, preventing venous thrombosis in non-surgical patients at risk for venous thromboembolism. […]
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Doctors with a financial interest in imaging equipment may order more unnecessary tests, according to a study by the Radiological Society of North America.
Patients that were referred for scans by docs who owned their own equipment had 86% more negative scans than patients referred by doctors with no financial stake in the equipment.