MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for May 17, 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. Biostage unveils $5 million offering for organ regeneration tech Organ regeneration specialist Biostage, formerly know as Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology, announced that it will offer $5 million worth of common stock May 19 to fund its ongoing R&D efforts. BSTG shares closed down -3.5% at $1.65 apiece yesterday on the news. Read more 4. Staar Surgical wins Health Canada nod as shares hit 52-week low Implantable contact lens maker Staar Surgical said it earned Health Canada approval to sell its EVO Visian ICL in the country. The device to correct myopia and astigmatism is permanently implanted between the iris and the eye’s natural lens. Staar sells 3 implantable lenses under its Visian franchise, but none are available in the U.S., according to the company’s website. Read more 3. BioVentrix touts 1st-in-human procedure for Revivent device BioVentrix said it successfully implanted its micro-anchor Revivent device into a 64-year-old female patient suffering from heart failure symptoms following a heart attack. The first-in-human test follows a s...
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Authors: Sabet Sarvestani F, Azarpira N Abstract Heart and cerebral infarctions, as two important ischemic diseases, lead to the death of tissues due to inadequate blood supply and high mortality worldwide. These statuses are started via blockage of vessels and depletion of oxygen and nutrients which affected these areas. After reperfusion and restoration of oxygen supply, more severe injury was mediated by multifaceted cascades of inflammation and oxidative stress. microRNAs (miRNAs) as the regulator of biological and pathological pathways can adjust these conditions by interaction with their targets. Also, miRNAs...
Source: Immunological Investigations - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Immunol Invest Source Type: research
Conclusions: The study ’s findings support the efficacy of tube weaning based on the published “Graz model of tube weaning” for children born with EA/TEF and indicate the necessity of specialized tube weaning programs for these patients.What is Known:• Children with esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula often suffer from feeding problems and tube dependency.• Different tube weaning programs and outcomes have been published, but not specifically for children with EA.What is New:• Evaluation of a large sample of children referred for tube weaning after EA repair.• Most children wi...
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2020Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 75Author(s): Jian Zhang, Xiaohang Fu, Wenhui Li, He Li, Zhiwei Ying, Xinqi Liu, Liduan Yin
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Authors: Ebrahimi-Zadehlou P, Najafpour A, Mohammadi R Abstract PURPOSE: It is compulsory to make a tension-free, end-to-end repair in transected injuries. However, when it comes to longer defects, placement of an autograft or nerve conduits is required. The present study was designed to assess regenerative potential of silymarin nanoparticles loaded into chitosan conduit on peripheral nerve regeneration in a transected sciatic nerve model in rat. METHODS: In NML group left sciatic nerve was exposed through a gluteal muscle incision and after careful hemostasis skin was closed. In TSC group left sciatic nerve w...
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundTo repair a blow-out fracture, the endonasal approach is indicated when the center of the fracture occurs in the orbital floor medial to the infraorbital nerve, or when the orbital tissue is herniated inwards; additionally, the combined endonasal and transmaxillary approach is indicated for fractures of the anterior and lateral parts of the orbital floor.Method and conclusionThe use of endoscopic modified medial maxillectomy and special instruments enabled the surgeon to repair an outwardly herniated blow-out fracture by the endonasal approach alone, despite the center of the fracture being in the orbital...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Authors: Saito Y, Erik E L, Raval A, Gimelli G, Kurt M J, Osaki S Abstract Objective Aortic stenosis (AS) is common among elderly patients. Since transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a less invasive procedure than surgical aortic valve replacement for symptomatic severe AS, super-elderly patients have tended to undergo TAVR. We retrospectively investigated the post-TAVR outcome in super-elderly patients with severe AS. Methods This analysis included 433 patients who underwent TAVR in the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics from 2012 to 2017. Post-TAVR mortality, complications in-hospital, rehos...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Authors: Gualtieri B, Marzano AV, Grando S Abstract In this review, we recap current knowledge about non-desmoglein autoantigens in atypical forms of autoimmune pemphigus. More than 50 keratinocyte proteins, including adhesion molecules, receptors and enzymes as well as mitochondrial proteins can be targeted, leading to alterations in numerous intracellular signaling pathways. Patients with pemphigus herpetiformis feature various combinations of antibodies to desmogleins 1 and 3 and desmocollins 1-3. Pemphigus vulgaris patients who do not have antibodies to desmogleins develop typical clinical and histological feat...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
Background: Approximately 5.7 million people in the United States are diagnosed and living with heart failure (HF), with projected prevalence rates to increase 46% by 2030. Heart failure leads hospital admissions in the United States for individuals 65 years or older, with many acute exacerbation admissions resulting from a lack of medication management, poor patient treatment plan adherence, and lack of appropriate follow-up within the health care system. In 2017, the 30-day HF readmission rate at the facility of implementation was 27%, 3% higher than the national average and, more specifically, 18.5% for the cardiac ca...
Source: Professional Case Management - Category: Health Management Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to evaluate the impact of a nurse discharge navigator on reducing 30-day readmissions for the heart failure and sepsis populations. Primary Practice Setting: The 238-bed community hospital in central Virginia is part of a health care system that encompasses 13 acute care facilities. Methodology and Sample: The aim of this project was to identify, implement, and evaluate the transition of care of high-risk readmission patients from January 2019 to April 2019. Inclusion criteria included patients who were 55 years and older, English speaking, dia...
Source: Professional Case Management - Category: Health Management Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: Heart &LungAuthor(s): Therese Crowley Prentice, Robin Lawson
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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