+3 | The top 3 medtech stories for November 24, 2015

Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech stories of the day. This feature of’s coverage highlights our 3 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.   3. Ocular Therapeutix launches another pivotal for Dextenza eye drug-device combo Ocular Therapeutix said today that it launched another pivotal trial for its Dextenza drug-device combination, its 2nd study of the treatment for an allergic conjunctivitis indication. Bedford, Mass.-based Ocular Therapeutix has had mixed results with Dextenza, formerly known as OTX-DP, which is designed to deliver sustained dosage of dexamethasone over 4 weeks, using a hydrogel plug inserted into a tear duct. The plug then dissolves and is flushed from the body as tears. Read more 2. Report: Medicare proposal would broaden coverage for Boston Scientific’s Watchman The Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services are reportedly considering broadening the coverage for Boston Scientific‘s Watchman anti-stroke device, according to an unidentified official with the federal health insurer. Leerink Partners analyst Danielle Antalffy, citing a Bloomberg report, wrote today that the CMS official “clarified that CMS is proposing to pay for Watchman for a subset of the patients who currently would be eligible for the device under the FDA-approved label,&...
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Authors: Bonios MJ, Adamopoulos SN, Drakos SG PMID: 32464278 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research
Uterine fibroids (leiomyoma) are benign monoclonal neoplasms of the myometrium and represent the most common tumors in women worldwide. Tumors occur in ∼77% of women overall and are clinically manifest in ∼25% by age 45 years. Although benign, these tumors are nonetheless associated with significant morbidity; they are the primary indication for hysterectomy, and a major source of gynecologic and reproductive dysfunction, ranging from profuse m enstrual bleeding and pelvic pain to infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and preterm labor.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reflections Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2020Source: International Journal of Surgery Case ReportsAuthor(s): María José Gómez-Jurado, Anna Curell, Rocío Martín, Amador García Ruiz-de-Gordejuela, Manel Armengol Carrasco
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis trial does not support the use of dexamethasone prior to intrathecal morphine for PONV prophylaxis in Cesarean delivery.Trial (NCT01734161); registered 27 November, 2012.
Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
For men with advanced prostate cancer, a new hormone therapy pill works better than standard injections -- and carries a much lower risk of heart attack or stroke.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Patients extubated within 6 hours after undergoing thrombectomy for stroke are twice as likely to experience better outcomes than patients extubated later, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Our study showed that each technique has specific features, so that each one offers advantages and disadvantages. Nevertheless, all of them ensure high en bloc resection rates, whereas no difference exists for R0 resection rate. TEO provides the possibility to remove low rectal large lesions as compared to ESD and FTRD. PMID: 32456395 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research
MONTY DON is best known for hosting the BBC Two programme Gardeners' World, with the latest episode airing on Friday night . But, the TV presenter has previously revealed that he had a minor stroke, and admitted that he thought he was dying.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Abstract Newborn male circumcision is a common elective surgical procedure for the removal of foreskin covering the glans penis. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy of Family Physicians recognize that there are health benefits of newborn male circumcision but do not universally recommend the procedure. Performing male circumcision during the neonatal period has several advantages, including a lower risk of complications, faster healing, and lower cost. The three most common techniques f...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
Authors: PMID: 32463635 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
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