MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 24, 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. Syneron Candela dumps Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte Syneron Candela this week severed its ties with Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, who was a spokesman for the aesthetic device company’s Gentle Hair Removal brand. “We hold our employees to high standards, and we expect the same of our business partners,” Yokneam, Israel-based Syneron Candela said. “We wish Ryan well on his future endeavors and thank him for the time he spent supporting our brand.” Read more 4. SRS Medical launches Spanner prostate device study SRS Medical Systems said today it enrolled the 1st patients in an FDA investigational device exemption study as it seeks to expand the indications for its Spanner temporary prostatic stent. The Spanner device consists of a pair of anchors and a silicone tube and is designed to reduce resistance in the bladder neck and prostatic urethra without stenting the external sphincter, SRS said. It’s blind, anesthesia-free implantation procedure is similar to that for a Foley catheter, according to the company. Read more 3. Senators press ...
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Abstract A 66-year-old Japanese male patient was referred to Saitama Medical University International Medical Center for treatment of bladder cancer (clinical stage T2 or higher without metastasis), and underwent radical cystectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy. The histopathological diagnosis was high-grade urothelial carcinoma (pathological stage T2bN2, ly1, v0) and 2 cycles of adjuvant systemic chemotherapy (gemcitabine plus cisplatin) were administered. At 15 months after the operation, mediastinal and lung hilar lymph nodes and multiple bone metastases were identified on computed tomography imaging. After 3 cyc...
Source: Clinical Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Mol Clin Oncol Source Type: research
Eleonora A. Braga1*†, Marina V. Fridman2†, Vitaly I. Loginov1,3, Alexey A. Dmitriev4 and Sergey G. Morozov1 1Institute of General Pathology and Pathophysiology, Moscow, Russia 2Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia 3Research Center of Medical Genetics, Moscow, Russia 4Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is the third most common urological cancer, and it has the highest mortality rate. The increasing drug resistance of metastatic ccRCC has resulted in the search f...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Conclusion Recent advances in research on HTLV-1 provide better understanding of the molecular pathogenesis and mechanisms of HAM/TSP, and several clinical trials of novel therapies for patients with HAM/TSP have been initiated. However, long-term improvement of motor disability and quality of life still have not been achieved in HAM/TSP patients, and the clinical management remains challenging. Given that HAM/TSP is characterized by activated T-cells in both the periphery and CNS, studies in HAM/TSP will be highly informative for clarifying the pathogenesis of other neuroinflammatory disorders such as multiple sclerosis....
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study demonstrated a rapid improvement of many symptoms in the subacute post-operative period in pituitary tumor patients. Disturbed sleep was identified as the only symptom to worsen post-operatively, encouraging potential prospective interventions to improve sleep, and subsequently improve the QOL in pituitary tumor patients following surgical intervention. Introduction Pituitary tumors are relatively rare primary central nervous system (CNS) tumors in adults (1) but make up 10% of all neurosurgical interventions in the United States (2). They are often an incidental finding in autopsies and brain...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
In conclusion, we showed hypermethylation of CpGs as a novel mechanism of action for DNMTi agents and identified 638 hypermethylated molecular targets (CpGs) common to decitabine and azacytidine therapy. These novel results suggest that hypermethylation of CpGs should be considered when predicting the DNMTi responses and side effects in cancer patients. Introduction DNA methyltransferase inhibitors (DNMTi) are widely used as chemical tools for hypomethylating the genome, with an aim to understand the role of DNA methylation in multiple processes (e.g., X-chromosome inactivation and DNA imprinting) and as an anti-ca...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
In conclusion, the zebrafish toxicity prediction results indicated that the toxicity types of CAZ impurities were similar to that of ceftazidime, but some impurities were more toxic than CAZ because they were more easily absorbed. However, the toxic effects of impurity D could not be predicted due to the formation of new toxic functional groups. In addition, the neurotoxicity of impurity C should be further evaluated through docking experiments. Neurotoxicity Prediction Our previous study showed that the cephalosporins with an aminothiazoyl ring at the C-7 position may have neurotoxic effects in zebrafish by interacting ...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Gere S. diZerega Intratumoral (IT) administration of submicron particle docetaxel (NanoDoce®, NanOlogy LLC, Fort Worth, TX, USA) and its efficacy against genitourinary-oncologic xenografts in rats and mice, xenograft-site docetaxel concentrations and immune-cell infiltration were studied. IT-NanoDoce®, IV-docetaxel and IT-vehicle were administered to clear cell renal carcinoma (786-O: rats), transitional cell bladder carcinoma (UM-UC-3: mice) and prostate carcinoma (PC-3: mice). Treatments were given every 7 days with 1, 2, or 3 doses administered. Animals were followed for tumor growth and clinical si...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Condition:   Urinary Bladder Cancer, Muscle-invasive Interventions:   Drug: Pembrolizumab;   Procedure: Surgery (radical cystectomy (RC) plus Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection [PLND]) Sponsor:   Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Urinary Bladder Cancer, Muscle-invasive Interventions:   Drug: Pembrolizumab;   Drug: Gemcitabine;   Drug: Cisplatin;   Procedure: Surgery (radical cystectomy (RC) plus Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection [PLND]);   Drug: Placebo Sponsor:   Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Urinary Bladder Cancer, Muscle-invasive Interventions:   Drug: Pembrolizumab;   Procedure: Surgery (radical cystectomy (RC) plus Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection [PLND]) Sponsor:   Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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