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...
Authors: Kermani TA, Warrington KJ Abstract INTRODUCTION: Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the most common systemic vasculitis in people over the age of 50 years. Prospective imaging studies in GCA highlight the systemic nature of this vasculitis. Areas covered: This review summarizes literature using PubMed on complications of GCA and its treatment. Emphasis was placed on articles published within the past 5 years. Disease associated complications including vision loss from arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, large-artery stenoses and ischemia, and, aortic aneurysms and dissections. Glucocorticoids are effe...
Authors: Bidot S, Biotti D Abstract Transient monocular blindness is an acute episode of ischemic origin in which one eye has profound visual loss, followed by full recovery within one hour. Transient monocular blindness most often occurs in the setting of retinal ischemia secondary to carotid embolism, but other mechanisms have been reported, including thrombosis (most often in the setting of giant cell arteritis), hemodynamic disorders (secondary to severe carotid stenosis), or vasospasm. Transient monocular blindness is considered a transient ischemic attack originating in the carotid arteries, and must be manag...
Conclusions First-line use of PAT for endovascular treatment of ALI can reduce the need for CDT, with no significant cost difference.
Publication date: May 2018 Source:Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Volume 29, Issue 5 Author(s): Frank Hao, Scott Genshaft, Stephen T. Kee, Timothy Canan, Eric H. Yang, John M. Moriarty Open repair of ascending aortic pseudoaneurysms (AAPs) is currently the standard of care, but it is associated with high morbidity and mortality. A single-center retrospective experience of 4 patients after cardiac surgery undergoing 5 percutaneous transthoracic embolization procedures is presented. In 3 of the 4 patients, the primary outcome of complete thrombosis was achieved after the first procedure, with a mean follow...
Conclusions There was no difference in port-related complication occurrence or complication-related removal when using the arm PI port compared with the NPI port among cancer patients.
Conclusions These findings identified that multi-electrode catheter-based RDN could effectively decrease gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis, resulting in improvements in insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism in a T2DM canine model.
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition), Volume 37, Issue 3 Author(s): José Luís Martins, Luís Paiva, Marco Costa, Lino Gonçalves
Conclusions We found distinct device-dependent differences in inflow cannula positioning and thrombosis, with HeartWare showing both less malposition and less thrombosis. Malposition toward the ventricular septum may contribute to pump thrombosis through a vicious cycle of suction events, low flow, and speed reduction.
Conclusions Significant proportions of VTE events occur after hospital discharge. Although there are data to suggest that the risk for VTE extends beyond this period, few patients are managed with postdischarge prophylaxis. These data suggest that postdischarge prophylaxis should be considered for those patients at high risk for VTE, particularly for older patients, those who are obese, and after extended or lengthy resections.
CONCLUSION: The increased or decreased activity of these two genes as a result of genetic changes and the development of thrombosis are a challenging and contradictory matter, and the study of genetic variability in ADAMTS13 and vWF genes may be helpful in the diagnosis of thrombotic disorders. PMID: 29669506 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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