MassDevice.com +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 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. 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...
Conclusions: Two years of modest CR without a structured exercise component did not appear to compromise aerobic capacity in healthy nonobese adults. The clinical implications of the observed changes in V˙O2max and muscle strength will be important to explore in future studies.
Conclusion: Acute submaximal high-intensity interval cycling exercise appears effective in reducing postprandial lipemia in overweight/obese adult males. However, strawberry ingestion did not improve postprandial TAG.
Purpose: Physical activity (PA) is important in the prevention of Type 2 diabetes, yet little is known about the role of specific dimensions of PA, including sedentary time in subgroups at risk for impaired glucose metabolism (IGM). We applied a data-driven decision tool to identify dimensions of PA associated with IGM across age, sex, and body mass index (BMI) groups. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 1501 individuals (mean (SD) age, 65.6 (6.8) yr) at high risk for Type 2 diabetes from the ADDITION-PRO study. PA was measured by an individually calibrated combined accelerometer and heart rate monitor worn for 7...
Journal Name: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism Issue: Ahead of print
ConclusionsOur findings demonstrate that the functional BRCA1 genetic variant contributes to prognosis of TNBC. Our study also highlights the clinical potential of this polymorphism in the screening of high-risk TNBC patients for recurrence and the possibility of patient-tailored decisions especially during radiotherapy.
Researchers have determined that up to 16 weeks of intermittent fasting without calorie counting can help fight obesity and metabolic diseases.
East and North Hertfordshire CCG and Herts Valleys CCG warned only 'exceptional circumstances' will grant obese patients non-urgent surgery. Experts have blasted the decision.
(MedPage Today) -- Men develop arrhythmia a decade earlier on average than women
Endometrial and breast tumors were less likely among obese women who had the procedure
Condition: Obesity Interventions: Behavioral: Supportive social incentive; Behavioral: Competitive social incentive; Behavioral: Collaborative social incentive Sponsors: University of Pennsylvania; Deloitte Not yet recruiting