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7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 22, 2017

[Image from unsplash.com]From the FDA’s clearance of Covalon’s film-drape to Bioventus launching its study, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA clears Covalon’s MediClear OTC surgical film-drape Covalon announced in a Sept. 21 press release that the FDA has cleared its MediClear PreOp to market in U.S. hospitals, clinic and directly to patients without a prescription. The MediClear PreOp is a breathable, transparent, self-adhesive, silicone barrier film-drape that can conform to a patient’s skin at a planned incision or insertion site. The film-drape helps protect the patient from bacteria, yeast and viruses. It can be applied by the patient or by clinicians at a consultation prior to surgical procedures. It is then removed immediately before surgery by a clinician in the operating room under sterile conditions. 2. ManaMed launches PlasmaFlow deep vein thrombosis prevention system ManaMed has launched the first FDA-approved digital and tubeless deep vein thrombosis prevention device, according to a Sept. 21 press release. The deep vein thrombosis prevention device, known as PlasmaFlow, is now available to medical practitioners in the U.S. PlasmaFlow is portable and tubeless with multiple pressure functions. It features a one-button operation, soft cuffs made of a high-grade medical material, 10 hours of rechargeable battery life and two LCD screen with a timer and pressure. I...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Laboratory Instruments/Laboratory Supplies mHealth (Mobile Health) Research & Development Vascular Bioventus LLC Contego Medical Covalon Technologies Getinge Guerbe Source Type: news

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Conclusion: There was no periprocedural complication, such as device migration, pericardial tamponade, vas cular complications and major bleeding. All patients had an uneventful in-hospital course, being discharged in 2 days. The echocardiographic assessments at 6 and 12 months showed neither device migration, nor thrombus formation, nor peridevice leak. On clinical assessment at 12 months, no patient ha d thromboembolic events or bleeding related to the device or risk factors. In this small series, LAAC with Amplatzer Cardiac Plug proved to be safe, with high procedural success rate and favorable outcome at the 12-month f...
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Dural venous sinus thrombosis (DVST) is an uncommon finding after traumatic brain injury. The diagnosis can often be initially missed, particularly if not associated with an overlying fracture. Pediatric DVST following closed head injury and without an ove...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
How is deep vein thrombosis best prevented in the pediatric intensive care unit?Pediatric Nursing
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news
ConclusionConformation changes at the VWF D'D3‐A1 interface may be a key regulator of thrombosis in vivo. Structural features at the A1‐A2 interface are likely of less significance.
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ConclusionFLyP led to a more rapid, pronounced and extended increase in fibrinogen concentrations and coagulopathy improvement compared with FFP in the initial management of trauma patients. FLyP represents an attractive option for trauma management, especially when facing logistical issues such as combat casualties or mass casualties related to terror attacks or disasters.
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
I was reading through ECGs on the system when I saw this one:Sinus tachycardia, rate 120Computerized QTc = 380 msWhat do you think? I was immediately worried about a proximal LAD occlusion.  Although sinus tachycardia generally argues against ACS, a large anterior MI may result in such poor stroke volume that there is compensatory tachycardia and possibly impending cardiogenic shock. I looked to see if there was an ED cardiac ultrasound, and there was:Parasternal Long Axis:Poor image, but one can see that there is poor apical functionParasternal short axis:This shows poor contractility of the anterior wall.C...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
AbstractAcute limb ischemia (ALI) is generally secondary to cardioembolism or progression of peripheral vascular disease, however, a discrete population of patients with ALI exists in which no precipitant is ever established. Unlike cryptogenic arterial occlusion in other arenas, such as cryptogenic stroke, cryptogenic acute limb ischemia (cALI) has not been well-described, and no routine management has been established. The aim of this study is to describe patients with cALI, and the risk of recurrence based on the treatment they received. We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients evaluated for ALI at a single...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
AbstractBinding of epsin ubiquitin-interacting motif (UIM) with ubiquitylated VEGFR2 is a critical mechanism for epsin-dependent VEGFR2 endocytosis and physiological angiogenesis. Deletion of epsins in vessel endothelium produces uncontrolled tumor angiogenesis and retards tumor growth in animal models. The aim of this study is to test the therapeutic efficacy and targeting specificity of a chemically-synthesized peptide, UPI, which compete for epsin binding sites in VEGFR2 and potentially inhibits Epsin-VEGFR2 interaction in vivo, in an attempt to reproduce an epsin-deficient phenotype in tumor angiogenesis. Our data show...
Source: Journal of Neuro-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Liu SK, Song YL, Ding WY, Yang DL, Ma L, Yang SD Abstract Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of systematic lower-limb rehabilitation training in elderly patients undergoing lumbar fusion surgery due to serious degenerative intervertebral disc diseases. Results: At the 1st week after surgery, clinical rehabilitation effect in intervention group was better regarding lower-limb muscle strength, lower-limb DVT, VAS score, and ODI, as compared with control group (all p
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
Authors: Stephens AW, Koglin N, Dinkelborg LM Abstract Thrombus formation can lead to heart attacks, stroke and pulmonary embolism, which are major causes of mortality. Current standard diagnostic imaging methods detect anatomic abnormalities such as vascular flow impairment but have limitations. By using a targeted molecular imaging approach critical components of a pathology can be selectively visualized and exploited for an improved diagnosis and patient management. The GPIIb/IIIa receptor is abundantly and specifically exposed on activated platelets and is the key receptor in thrombus formation. This commentary...
Source: Molecular Imaging - Category: Radiology Tags: Mol Imaging Source Type: research
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