Preventing plagiocephaly: A conversation with Invictus Medical's Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts, CEO of San Antonio, Texas-based startup Invictus Medical discusses the company's approach to preventing the cranial deformation plagiocephaly, also known as flattening of the skull, that affects up to 30% of newborns. For Tom Roberts, good healthcare starts with prevention. It's a mantra the CEO of San Antonio, Texas-based startup Invictus Medical holds close to his heart. In 2010, interrupting a 25-year medical device career that had taken him to Boehringer Manheim, Roche Diagnostics and Kinetic Concepts Inc., Roberts took a leave of absence in 2010 to serve as a primary caretaker for his ailing mother. News Well, MassDevice Q&A, Neurological, Pediatricsread more
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Tags: Invictus Medical Source Type: news

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This article summarizes the current state of diagnostic modalities for infant craniofacial deformities and highlights capable diagnostic tools available currently to pediatricians.
Source: PEDIATRICS - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Craniosynostosis is known as premature closure of one or more of the cranial sutures. Anterior craniosynostosis involves anterior plagiocephaly and trigonocephaly. One of the issues in anterior craniosynostosi...
Source: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Crouzon syndrome is considered as one of the most common craniosynostosis syndromes with a prevalence of 1 in 65,000 individuals, and has a close relationship with variants in fibroblast growth factor receptor 2. Here the authors described a Crouzon syndrome case, which was asked for surgery treatment for the symptom of multisuture craniosynostosis. Mild midfacial retrusion, larger head circumference, proptosis, pseudo-prognathism, and dental malposition could also be found obviously. Then fronto-orbital advancement and cranial cavity expansion were performed to the child. After whole-exome sequencing (WES) and Sanger sequ...
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This study aims to develop an understanding of whether physicians can accurately diagnose pediatric patients with craniosynostosis or deformational plagiocephaly via VCVs, and whether they can determine if affected patients will benefit from helmet correction or if surgical treatment is required. Methods: An Institutional Review Board-approved retrospective chart analysis over a 4-month period (March 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020) was performed analyzing all pediatric patients (
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This study investigated the socioeconomic disparities in access to care for CRO for DP correction.DESIGN: This was a retrospective review of medical records from a single CRO company in Connecticut from 2014 to 2020.METHODS: Demographic variables were collected from all patients. Univariable logistic regressions were used to identify differences for presenting age at consultation, whether CRO was pursued, and length of CRO treatment by insurance payor and household income quartile.RESULTS: Of the 5620 patients identified, 4100 (73.0%) received CRO, with 674 (12.0%) receiving a second helmet. Of those receiving CRO, 1536 (3...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
Conditions:   Plagiocephaly, Positional;   Plagiocephaly, Nonsynostotic;   Brachycephaly Intervention:   Device: Ottobock helmet Sponsors:   Otto Bock France SNC;   Quanta Medical Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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