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...
CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of cervical cancer in Jordan is low compared to regional estimates and remained relatively constant between 2008 and 2013. Implementation of screening measures could lead to better case finding, early diagnosis, and prevention of cervical cancer. PMID: 28932241 [PubMed]
ConclusionsIntegrated medical and psychiatric care is needed to improve outcomes of cancer care among patients with SMI. PMID: 28935659 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche immunotherapy Tecentriq has won European Union approval for treating advanced lung and bladder cancer, the Swiss drugmaker said.
Purple potatoes and other colorful fruits and vegetables could help to prevent colon cancer by reducing levels of a pro-inflammatory protein.
This study aimed to develop a method for eliciting and coding recall of medical information in non‐English‐speaking patients. DesignThis method, called Patient‐Interpreter‐Clinician coding (PICcode), was developed in the context of a phase II trial conducted in two outpatient oncology clinics in Melbourne, Australia, and was refined iteratively through consultation with an expert panel and piloting. Between‐coder differences in early versions of the coding system were resolved through discussion and consensus resulting in refinements to PICcode. ResultsThe final version of PICcode involved transcribing, translati...
Authors: Mirrakhimov AE, Ayach T, Barbaryan A, Talari G, Chadha R, Gray A Abstract Adverse reactions to commonly prescribed medications and to substances of abuse may result in severe toxicity associated with increased morbidity and mortality. According to the Center for Disease Control, in 2013, at least 2113 human fatalities attributed to poisonings occurred in the United States of America. In this article, we review the data regarding the impact of systemic sodium bicarbonate administration in the management of certain poisonings including sodium channel blocker toxicities, salicylate overdose, and ingestion of ...
Contributor : Stephanie RoesslerSeries Type : Non-coding RNA profiling by arrayOrganism : Homo sapiensGallbladder carcinoma (GBC) is a rare cancer entity in Western Europe and the US with an incidence of less than 3/100.000 and a survival rate
This study aimed to explore the role of high-volume peritoneal dialysis (HVPD) in cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) type 1 patients in relation to metabolic and fluid control and outcome. Sixty-four patients were treated by HVPD (prescribed Kt/V = 0.50/session), flexible catheter and cycler. Mean age was 68.8 ± 15.4 years, 54.7% needed intravenous inotropic agents and/or intravenous vasodilators, 31.2% were on mechanical ventilation, acute coronary syndrome (ACS) was the main cause of acute disease heart failure (ADHF) 48.3%, median left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) was 38% and the main dialysis indications were ur...
In this study, we performed recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) to objectively combine the 15-ELN threshold and 8th AJCC stage to refine the staging for GC.MethodsWe analyzed 19,018 patients with non-metastatic GC from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. The dataset was randomly divided into training and validation sets.ResultsFor each 8th AJCC stage, survival was significantly better for patients with ≥15 ELNs versus those with
ConclusionNeoadjuvant therapy prior to gastric resection for gastric cancer is not associated with an increased risk of anastomotic leak or other additional short-term morbidity or mortality.
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