+5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 11, 2017

Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of’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. This 3D printed implant replaces skull bone A New Jersey doctor turned to Johnson &Johnson’s DePuy Synthes and a 3D printed implant to replace missing skull bone in a patient. The procedure was performed after the patient suffered brain swelling and the skull became infected. Dr. Gaurav Gupta, assistant professor of neurosurgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, had to perform emergency surgery on Chris Cahill after he was suffering from life threatening brain swelling in the frontal lobe. Gupta relieved the pressure and intended on replacing the skull once the swelling went down, but the skull became infected and was unusable. His solution was to use 3D printing to replace the missing skull bone. Read more 4. EnteroMedics prices $20m preferred stock offering EnteroMedics today priced an upcoming underwritten public offering looking to raise $20 million to support continued commercialization and product development. In the offering, the company will offer units at $1,000 per unit, with each consisting of 1 share of Series B convertible preferred stoc...
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(MedPage Today) -- U-shaped association for girls, while boys saw more obesity with less self-regulation
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
A new study, led by Ohio State University, has found that boys who have more self-control are less likely to be obese but that for girls, all the will power is not enough to prevent the risk of obesity.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Despite a national obesity crisis, a recent survey shows that clinicians aren't using all available tools to help patients lose weight.Medscape Internal Medicine
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news
Resumo A compara ção é um recurso importante para identificar tendências ou intervenções que melhorem a qualidade dos serviços. Os países ibero-americanos não têm sido objeto de estudos dessa ordem, embora Portugal e Espanha venham acumulando um conhecimento relevante na condução de sistemas nacionais or ientados pela atenção primária. O trabalho apresenta os resultados da matriz analítica do Observatório Iberoamericano de Políticas e Sistemas de Saúde, discutindo aspectos que se destacaram no ...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Resumo O estado cl ínico e o nutricional da gestante representam importantes variáveis para o risco de inadequações de peso ao nascer. Assim, o presente estudo visou avaliar o estado nutricional de gestantes de alto risco e sua associação com o peso ao nascer de seus conceptos. Estudo transversal com gestantes d e alto risco assistidas no Hospital Universitário de Maceió-AL e seus recém-nascidos. O estado nutricional das gestantes e de seus conceptos foi avaliado segundo o Índice de Massa Corporal para a idade gestacional e o peso ao nascer, respectivame...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
This study is based on the imagistic repertoire of three body forms/versions of the character Baymax from the Big Hero 6 animation (Walt Disney Pictures), and identifies the social imaginaries expressed in the animation movie language, which are considered here as a starting point to reflect upon the cultural representations and the biopower devices in society, in its consumerist logic, standardizations, discriminations and body controls, focusing on the processes that involve the corporeity of children and adolescents. The results show social imaginaries that reinforce the standardization of body aesthetics, creating cari...
Source: Saude e Sociedade - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Abstract Overweight among older adults has increased considerably, and resistance training (RT) is a very attractive intervention strategy for positive changes associated with its practice. The aim was to evaluate the impact of nutritional status on body composition and muscle strength of older women in a RT program. Forty-eight older women were divided into three groups: eutrophic (EUT, BMI ≤ 24.9 kg/m2), overweight (OVE, BMI between 25.0 and 29.9 kg/m2) and obese (OBE, BMI ≥ 30.0 kg/m2). RT was performed for 12 weeks, one set of 10 to 15 repetitions, eight exercises, three weekly sessions. Body composition assessme...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
This study aimed to verify the influence of childhood obesity on the regulation of cardiac autonomic modulation through the heart rate variability of obese and eutrophic children. The study consisted of a systematic review and meta-analysis in five PubMed, Scielo, Cochrane Library, BVS/Lilacs and Medline databases. Of the 60 articles found, 15 met the pre-established criteria. These studies were submitted to evaluation of methodological quality and risk of bias, and the Joanna Briggs Institute Critical Appraisal Checklist for Prevalence Studies ( JBI) was applied. Meta-analysis was performed with the Review Manager 5.3 sof...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
MONDAY, July 16, 2018 -- Suffering a serious traumatic brain injury can be a permanently disabling experience, but new research shows that obesity compounds the health problems survivors face in the years after their accident. " Achieving and...
Source: - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Conditions:   Hepatic Steatosis;   Bariatric Surgery Candidate;   Adolescent Obesity;   Obesity Intervention:   Sponsor:   University of Colorado, Denver Not yet recruiting
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