Log in to search using one of your social media accounts:

 

Could Targeted Medical Information Help Develop Better Devices?

Do you know how your browsing information can be used? Nigel Syrotuck   Five years ago, The New York Times famously ran a piece explaining how Target sent maternity coupons to a customer that they (correctly) inferred was pregnant by examining her purchase history, before she had even told her family about it. More recently, Gizmodo ran a story about a person who was (incorrectly) targeted with a mailed letter inviting her to join a psoriasis clinical trial. Not only did she not have psoriasis, but the only relevance to her was that she had researched psoriasis and other skin care topics online recently. These two stories had opposing conclusions (only one targeted ad was actually correct), but this topic causes a lot of discomfort and leads to a lot of interesting questions. Who sold data to whom? Is this a violation of privacy? Is this against the law? One question in particular sticks out for medical device developers: Can this type of information be leveraged in medical device development? Let’s start with a bit of background. How is user information inferred? Companies seeking to tailor their advertisements to specific people or demographics use a combination of consumer profiles and public information about user devices to first identify the user (not necessarily by name) and then choose how and if to target them. Consumer profiles, in the case of Target, are mostly based on a purchase history that associ...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Design Source Type: news

Related Links:

Authors: Ramez SA, Soliman MM, Fadel M, Nour El-Deen F, Nasr M, Youness ER, Aboel-Fadl DM Abstract Psoriasis is a commonly encountered chronic dermatological disease, presenting with inflammatory symptoms in patients. Systemic treatment of psoriasis is associated with several adverse effects, therefore the development of a customized topical treatment modality for psoriasis would be an interesting alternative to systemic delivery. The therapeutic modality explored in this article was the comparative treatment of psoriatic patients using nanoparticulated methotrexate in the form of jojoba oil-based microemulsion wit...
Source: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Tags: Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol Source Type: research
PMID: 29451162 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
Abstract Background: Pravastatin (Pra) exerts protective effects on preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a multifactorial and pathogenic pathway syndrome. The present study compared the effects of Pra on clinical manifestations of preeclampsia in different pathogenic pathways. Methods: Two different preeclampsia-like mouse models used in this study were generated with Nω-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) and used lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from day 7 of gestation, respectively. Pra treatment was administered on day 2 after the models were established in each group (L-NAME + Pra, LPS + Pra, and Control + Pra...
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
We report early impact of these sessions with patients/family/caregivers.
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
A suspect was charged after three people, including a pregnant woman, sustained minor injuries in the crash. The authorities would not comment on a motive.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Planned Parenthood Federation of America East Orange (NJ) New Jersey Traffic Accidents and Safety Health Insurance and Managed Care Robberies and Thefts Assaults Essex County Correctional Facility Essex County (NJ) Alcius, Marckles Source Type: news
A suspect was charged after three people, including a pregnant woman, sustained minor injuries in the crash. The authorities would not comment on a motive.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Planned Parenthood Federation of America East Orange (NJ) New Jersey Traffic Accidents and Safety Health Insurance and Managed Care Robberies and Thefts Assaults Essex County Correctional Facility Essex County (NJ) Alcius, Marckles Source Type: news
Authors: Daimon A, Kamiya CA, Sawada M, Ueda Y, Horiuchi C, Miyoshi T, Tsuritani M, Iwanaga N, Neki R, Okamura H, Kusano S, Yoshimatsu J Abstract Recently, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) have become capable of monitoring intrathoracic impedance to detect an increased fluid volume and heart failure. Pregnancy is a well-known cause of an increased body fluid volume; however, it is not clear whether the measurement of intrathoracic impedance by ICD is clinically useful for precisely detecting heart failure in pregnant women. We herein report the case of a 39-year-old woman with an ICD that had been impl...
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
ConclusionsThere is a positive association between maternal TSH in the ​​first trimester of pregnancy and the incidence of perinatal loss and miscarriage. The TSH cut‐off value of 2.5 mIU/L identified women with higher adverse pregnancy outcomes.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Clinical Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
As more women with transfusion-dependent thalassemia are seeking pregnancy, ensuring the best outcomes for both the mother and baby requires concerted, collaborative efforts between practitioners and the family. Proactive counseling, early fertility evaluation, recent developments in reproductive technology, and optimal management of iron overload, have resulted in more successful pregnancies and the birth of healthy newborns. With advances in technology for prenatal screening and increased awareness to perform screening for hemoglobinopathies, healthy pregnancy outcomes have become the expectation. Topics that require fur...
Source: Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
[Strategies for a regenerative therapy of hearing loss. German version]. HNO. 2018 Feb 15;: Authors: Diensthuber M, Stöver T Abstract Despite impressive technical progress in the field of conventional hearing aids and implantable hearing systems, the hopes for the treatment of inner ear diseases such as hearing loss and tinnitus have become increasingly directed toward regenerative therapeutic approaches. This review discusses the currently most promising strategies for hair cell regeneration in the inner ear to treat hearing loss, including stem cell-based, gene transfer-based, and pharmacol...
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
More News: Advertising | Audiology | Clinical Trials | Conferences | Deafness | Health Insurance | HIPAA | HIV AIDS | Insurance | Internet | Legislation | Medical Devices | Medical Ethics | Pregnancy | Psoriasis | Skin | UK Health | Websites