MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for February 24, 2017

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. FDA panel supports Claret Medical’s Sentinel, despite efficacy questions The FDA’s Circulatory System Devices Panel this week gave its support to de novo clearance for Claret Medical’s Sentinel embolic protection device despite weak efficacy data for the device. Read more 4. CEOs shouldn’t fear Trump: Ex-Medtronic chief George Although the administration’s promises for lower taxes, fewer regulations and improved infrastructure would be a boon to business, CEOs are leery of other pledges to impose large tariffs for imported products and decimate the immigrant labor pool. Former Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) CEO William George, writing for CNBC, said the corner office should proceed as planned in the face of Trumpian uncertainty. Read more 3. Medtronic touts Solitaire stent retriever data The Solitare stent retriever Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) acquired for $50 billion last year when it bought Covidien is safe and highly effective when combined with standard care using the thrombolysis drug alteplase, according to a meta-analysis of 4 previous trials of the devi...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

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It ’s not unusual for patients in their 20s and 30s to visit WellNow Urgent Care, especially for minor injuries or illness. Whether it’s sinusitis, repetitive-use injuries from computers or recreational sports-related sprains, millennials have grown up with the urgent care option so that’s become the norm when they need to see a doctor. While millennials account for 23 percent of patients at WellNow’s 11 sites in Western New York, individuals in the 18-34 age range make up 34 percent of…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - Category: Health Management Authors: Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: The accuracy of the overall clinical impression compares favourably with the accuracy of CDRs. Studies of diagnostic accuracy should routinely include the overall clinical impression in addition to individual signs and symptoms, and research is needed to optimise its teaching. PMID: 31208974 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of General Practice - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Br J Gen Pract Source Type: research
Authors: Pacifici A, Polimeni A, Banzi A, Pacifici L PMID: 31198011 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
Authors: Lim HC, Kim JH, Choi SH, Yu JA, Lee DW Abstract The aim of this case report is to report clinical, radiologic, and histologic healing outcomes following functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) to manage maxillary sinusitis after lateral sinus augmentation. Three patients who underwent lateral sinus augmentation developed maxillary sinusitis after 3 to 4 weeks. Pharmacologic interventions were performed, but the patients' symptoms did not resolve. The patients were referred to an otorhinolaryngologist and underwent FESS without the removal of bone substitute material or implants. The patients' symptoms d...
Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants Source Type: research
Abstract No previously suggested biomarkers of nasal mucosal inflammation have been practically applied in clinical fields, and nasal epithelium-derived secreted proteins as biomarkers have not specifically been investigated. The goal of this study was to identify secreted proteins that dynamically change during the differentiation from basal cells to fully differentiated cells and examine whether nasal epithelium-derived proteins can be used as biomarkers of nasal mucosal inflammation, such as chronic rhinosinusitis. To achieve this goal, we analyzed two secretomes using the isobaric tag for relative and absolute...
Source: Am J Respir Cell Mol... - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol Source Type: research
QUESTION:?I have acute sinusitis, and my health care provider doesn't think I need antibiotics. Are there nonprescription medications or home remedies that can help relieve symptoms? ANSWER: Yes. Over-the-counter pain relievers and decongestants may help relieve facial pain and sinus congestion associated with acute sinusitis. Over-the-counter medications that may help include: Decongestants.These work by narrowing blood vessels [...]
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
ConclusionsRespiratory complications are common in patients with HIgM syndrome. A proper awareness of respiratory manifestations in patients with HIgM may result in improved management, reduced morbidity and mortality, and an improvement in the quality of life of the patients.
Source: Journal of Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
This study is the first description of hospital-wide anti-infective use according to clinical indication for a pediatric hospital. Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) is uniquely poised to examine its anti-infective use after the implementation of provider-selected order indications (PSOIs), which are distinct from Diagnosis Related Group classifications in that they are used for clinical treatment as opposed to final diagnosis codes for billing and thus are more granular. METHODS: This study used our institution's mandatory PSOIs to describe overall clinical indications for anti-infective use. For 2016, all anti-infe...
Source: Clinical Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Clin Ther Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis method was found to be an effective, convenient, and versatile non-destructive alternative to sectioning and traditional radiographic imaging.SignificanceThis is the first project to adapt a hand-held X-ray system for imaging and diagnosis of mastoiditis and this approach encourages future analyses of this infection.LimitationsThe cost of the imaging system is limiting and there are few comparative images taken in the same plane.Suggestions for further researchFurther research should create a larger catalogue of comparative radiographs and assess the diagnostic potential of imaging the mastoid process to ra...
Source: International Journal of Paleopathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
We present a patient with AFS who presented with bilateral proptosis and early optic neuropathy. Radiologically, there was evidence of bony erosion and orbital wall compression. Following oral corticosteroids and full-house endoscopic sinus surgery, these changes reversed considerably. This case shows that bony and anatomical orbital changes from AFS are reversible with adequate surgical treatment. PMID: 31169421 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Orbit - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Orbit Source Type: research
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