MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for May 26, 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. Ortho Kinematics wins Health Canada nod for VMA system Ortho Kinematics said today it won Health Canada authorization for its Vertebral Motion Analysis spinal imaging system. The VMA system from Austin, Texas-based Ortho Kinematics uses fluoroscopy to capture images of the spine in motion, is designed to displace traditional X-ray imaging as the primary method for identifying spinal dysfunction, the Austin, Texas-based company said. Read more 4. Israeli machine-learning radiology firm Zebra Medical Vision raises $12m Israeli machine-learning radiology firm Zebra Medical Vision said today it raised $12 million to support the development of imaging algorithms being designed for automatic reading and diagnosis of medical imaging data. The round was led by InterMountain Healthcare, and joined by existing investors, Zebra Medical Vision said. As part of its investment, InterMountain Healthcare plans to work with Zebra to accelerate its development. Read more 3. TransMedics closes $51.2m round to support its Organ Care System TransMedics said today it closed a $51.2 mill...
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Bigfoot Biomedical hasn't let the coronavirus pandemic stand in the way of bringing its injection-based digitized insulin dosing platform to the U.S. market. If anything, CEO Jeffrey Brewer says the pandemic has "only crystalized the need for medical solutions like ours that facilitate remote care, remote support, and home delivery." The company has raised a total of $55 million to close its series C equity financing. Abbott led the round with support from existing investors, including Quadrant Capital Advisors, Senvest Capital, Janus Henderson, and Cormorant Asset Management, along with n...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Business R & D Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: Medical Journal Armed Forces IndiaAuthor(s): Shrirang Vasant Kulkarni, Pankaj P. Rao, C.S. Naidu, N. Pathak, A.K. Singh
Source: Medical Journal Armed Forces India - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This study aimed to analyze clinical and laboratory parameters and their association with long-term outcomes in patients who underwent liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma treatment, according to the etiology of the underlying chronic liver disease, in order to identify predictors of response to this therapeutic modality. METHODS: Demographic, clinical, and laboratory data from a cohort of 134 patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma treatment at a referral center in Brazil were retrospectively selected and compared according to the etiologic group of the underlying...
Source: Clinics - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: SHED combined with HBO therapy was effective for treating type 2 diabetic rats. The underlying mechanism may involve SHED-mediated increase in the proliferation and trans-differentiation of islet β -cells and decrease in pro-inflammatory cytokines and apoptosis of islets.
Source: Clinics - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This study presents a novel description of COVID-19 in abdominal SOT recipients. Furthermore, we alert medical professionals to the higher fatality risk in patients older than 60 years. (PROSPERO, registration number=CRD42020181299)
Source: Clinics - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This study presents a novel description of COVID-19 in abdominal SOT recipients. Furthermore, we alert medical professionals to the higher fatality risk in patients older than 60 years. (PROSPERO, registration number=CRD42020181299)
Source: Clinics - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This study presents a novel description of COVID-19 in abdominal SOT recipients. Furthermore, we alert medical professionals to the higher fatality risk in patients older than 60 years. (PROSPERO, registration number=CRD42020181299)
Source: Clinics - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This study presents a novel description of COVID-19 in abdominal SOT recipients. Furthermore, we alert medical professionals to the higher fatality risk in patients older than 60 years. (PROSPERO, registration number=CRD42020181299)
Source: Clinics - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Objective: The characteristics of right heart intracardiac mass in hepatitis B virus infection patients are not well known. Our aim is to describe their ultrasonographic features and nature of such masses. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed imaging reports of hepatitis B virus infection patients from January 2014 to December 2018. Patients with a confirmed finding of right heart intracardiac mass were included, whose pathology reports and contrast-enhanced images were analyzed. Various masses were compared to a general control group from a published study. Results: Thirty-eight cases were finally included. Differ...
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Hepatology Source Type: research
Background and aim: Cirrhosis is a major public health problem worldwide. The prevalence of cirrhosis is various in different geographical regions. The aim of the present study was to determine the distribution of the etiologies of cirrhosis and their proportional changes through recent 11 years in Iran. Methods: In this retrospective, observational study, the data of cirrhotic patients who have been listed for liver transplantation in the Namazi Transplant Center (Shiraz, Iran) between January 2006 and December 2016 were analyzed. Demographic and clinical data of the patients including model for end-stage liver disea...
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Hepatology Source Type: research
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