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7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 30, 2017

[Image from unsplash.com]From ConforMIS touting its knee replacement study to Consulting Radiologists’s new breast cancer detection tool, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Study: Low-dose CT scanning improves Ankylosing Spondylitis assessment A new study has shown that low-dose computed tomography (LD-CT) is more sensitive than X-rays for monitoring disease progression in people who have Ankylosing Spondylitis, according to a June 15 press release. LD-CT has previously been proven to be sensitive and reliable when assessing bone growth in different patients. The new study is designed to compare how well it can show the formation of new bony growth (syndesmophytes) and an increase in size in syndesmophytes. The study showed that LD-CT was more consistent when detecting these bone growths in AS patients than X-rays. About 30% of the patients in the study showed bony proliferation at three or more sites using LD-CT, while only 6% showed on conventional X-rays. The lead author was Dr. Anoek de Koning from the Leiden University Medical Centre in Leiden, Netherlands. 2. ConforMIS touts total knee replacement implant study ConforMIS announced in a June 13 press release announced study results for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients treated with customized individually made (CIM) implants or standard off-the-shelf (OTS) implants. There were 248 participants in the study. About 3.3% had events at discharge with...
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This study provides novel data on HPV epidemiology and evolution in Ecuador, which will be fundamental in the vaccine era. PMID: 29157596 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Argentina de Microbiologia - Category: Microbiology Tags: Rev Argent Microbiol Source Type: research
In this study, flow cytometry was utilized to investigate the epitope of PMab-38, which was determined using a series of deletion or point mutants of dPDPN. The results revealed that the critical epitope of PMab-38 is Tyr67 and Glu68 of dPDPN. PMID: 29161183 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy - Category: Microbiology Tags: Monoclon Antib Immunodiagn Immunother Source Type: research
Authors: Zorbozan O, Pullukçu H, Atalay Şahar E, Karakavuk M, Can H, Tunali V, Döşkaya M, Turgay N, Töz S, Özbilgin A Abstract Malaria is a widespread and life-threatening disease in tropical and subtropical regions. In patients with typical clinical symptoms, malaria is considered as a preliminary diagnosis if there is a travel history to malaria-endemic areas. The basis of the laboratory diagnosis of malaria is the microscopic examination of Giemsa stained smears. On the other hand, the diagnosis and differentiation of Plasmodium species with microscopic examination may have some difficult...
Source: Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni - Category: Microbiology Tags: Mikrobiyol Bul Source Type: research
In this study, we aimed to compare the efficacy of SeptiFast (SF) test with blood culture among children with neutropenic fever. Between January 2013 and December 2014, 62 children (34 boys, 38 girls) mean age 7.56 ± 4.8 (0-18) years with cancer were included in this study during their 94 febrile attacks of neutropenia (NA). Blood samples for blood culture and Septifast test were taken before the initiation of antibiotic therapy. Blood cultures were routinely collected in aerobic and anaerobic media and incubated using the BACTEC 9120 system (Becton-Dickinson Diagnostic Systems, USA). Identification and antimicrobia...
Source: Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni - Category: Microbiology Tags: Mikrobiyol Bul Source Type: research
Analyst, 2017, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7AN01287J, PaperYong Zhang, Ludi Jin, Jingjing Xu, Yuezhou Yu, Lin Shen, Jing Gao, Anpei Ye Drug resistance and heterogeneous characteristics of human gastric carcinoma cells (BGC823) under the treatment of paclitaxel (PTX) were investigated using single-cell Raman spectroscopy (RS). To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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E, Baydur H Abstract PURPOSE: The study was conducted to investigate the effect of preoperative oral carbohydrate loading on the preoperative discomforts and postoperative complications of patients undergoing elective thyroidectomy. DESIGN: A randomized controlled clinical trial. METHODS: Ninety patients scheduled for thyroidectomy were divided into three groups: (1) those receiving a carbohydrate-rich drink (CHD), (2) those receiving an overnight 5% glucose intravenous infusion, and (3) those fasting from midnight. The preoperative discomforts and postoperative complications of patients were evaluated u...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research
GE Healthcare ’s Waukesha engineering team played a major role in developing the company’s new magnetic-resonance-imaging technology that reduces scan time by 30 percent to 50 percent.
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CONCLUSIONS iASPP induced cisplatin resistance in GC patients. Thus, knockdown of iASPP might be a novel therapeutic strategy for the treatment of GC cisplatin-resistant patients. PMID: 29161238 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Authors: Liang J, Zhang J, Ruan J, Mi Y, Hu Q, Wang Z, Wei B Abstract BACKGROUND CPNE1 plays a vital role in regulating cell differentiation. The clinical and biological values of CPNE1 in prostate cancer are still unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinicopathological value of CPNE1 and the association of CPNE1 with TRAF2 expression in patients with prostate cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS CPNE1 expression in prostate cancer was analyzed using Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) databases. The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) dataset was used to investigate the association of CPNE1 expression with TRAF2 expres...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Authors: Tatewaki Y, Mutoh T, Thyreau B, Omodaka K, Murata T, Sekiguchi A, Nakazawa T, Taki Y Abstract BACKGROUND The optic radiation (OR) is a white-matter bundle connecting the lateral geniculate body and the visual cortex. Phase difference-enhanced imaging (PADRE) is a new MRI technique that is able to achieve precise delineation of the OR. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of age on the volume and signal intensity of the OR using PADRE, and to establish a volumetric reference of the OR from a healthy population, compared with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-nine hea...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
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