MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for April 13, 2016

Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 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. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Toshiba partners with UCI to study potential brain damage in HS football players Toshiba said yesterday it is partnering with the University of California, Irvine to study possible brain damage incurred in high school football players. The study is the 1st-of-its-kind investigating cerebral microbleeds as a potential precursor to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and will operate using Toshiba’s Vantage Titan 3T magnetic resonance imager as the main diagnostic tool, the company said. Read more 4. Medtronic touts insulin pump study Patients with Type II diabetes fared better with Medtronic’s MiniMed Paradigm Veo insulin pumps that with multiple daily injections, according to a Medtronic-backed study published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity &Metabolism. Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic said the 331-patient Opt2mise clinical trial compared the MDI cohort with the MiniMed-treated group; after 6 months, the MDI cohort was moved to the MiniMed arm; at 12 months, the group that moved to the insulin pump arm doubled the A1C measurement for glucose control and used ...
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CONCLUSION: Oat bran supplementation was effective in improving triglyceride, total cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol levels, suggesting that it is a therapeutic option for cardiovascular risk control in patients with psychiatric disorders. PMID: 32490954 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: BD on a single or multiple occasion during the month was associated with a higher prevalence of overweight. Therefore, such a lifestyle should be considered in weight gain prevention strategies. PMID: 32490946 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research
Authors: Al-Rawahi A PMID: 32489679 [PubMed]
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research
Authors: Yahaya TO, Ufuoma SB Abstract Single gene mutations have been implicated in the pathogenesis of a form of diabetes mellitus (DM) known as the maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY). However, there are diverse opinions on the suspect genes and pathophysiology, necessitating the need to review and communicate the genes to raise public awareness. We used the Google search engine to retrieve relevant information from reputable sources such as PubMed and Google Scholar. We identified 14 classified MODY genes as well as three new and unclassified genes linked with MODY. These genes are fundamentally embedde...
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: Journal of Advanced ResearchAuthor(s): Nesrine M. Hegazi, Rasha A. Radwan, Sherein M. Ali, Hamada H. Saad
Source: Journal of Advanced Research - Category: Research Source Type: research
Abstract Objective: Autoimmune conditions tend to cluster in subjects with Addison's disease (AD) and probably also among their relatives. The aim of the study was to estimate the frequency of the endocrine gland-specific autoantibodies in first-degree relatives of patients with AD. Methods: Autoantibodies were investigated in 113 family members using RIA and ELISA assays. The control group comprised 143 age-matched volunteers. Results: Autoimmune diseases were diagnosed in 38.1% relatives. Hashimoto's thyroiditis was found in 20.3%, Graves' disease in 8.0%, vitiligo and type 1 diabetes in 3.5%, whereas ...
Source: European Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Eur J Endocrinol Source Type: research
Fitbit is continuing its rapid trajectory into the medtech industry with a new Emergency Use Authorization from FDA. The San Francisco, CA-based company said the EUA is for a low-cost emergency ventilator to help address patients’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said after seeing the need for ventilators, it applied its deep in-house expertise in advanced sensor development and hardware design to quickly create Fitbit Flow, an automatic resuscitator inspired by the MIT E-Vent Design Toolbox and based on specifications for Rapidly Manufactured Ventilation Systems. Fitbit said during develop...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Tags: COVID-19 Business Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Pregnant women are overweight/obese, with a mean age of 30.9 years and are socially vulnerable. Pregnant women with chronic hypertension are older and have a higher number of abortions. PMID: 32491150 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista gaucha de enfermagem EENFUFRGS - Category: Nursing Tags: Rev Gaucha Enferm Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Ana Margarida da Silva Figueiredo, Ermelindo Carreira Leal, Eugénia Maria Lourenço de Carvalho
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Peyman Nowrouzi-Sohrabi, Reza Tabrizi, Shahla Rezaei, Fatemeh Jafari, Kamran Hesami, Mehdi Abedi, Mohammad Jalali, Pedram Keshavarzi, Saeed Shahabi, Ali Asghar Kolahi, Kristin Carson-Chahhoud, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Saeid Safiri
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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