MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for October 13, 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. 10 tips for selecting and managing a medtech development partner There many things to consider when searching for and interacting with a product development firm – and the stakes are high! Most early-stage medical device companies are only pursuing one product solution. It’s their baby and their only opportunity for success. With limited resources and tight schedules, it’s essential to retain a development partner that best matches their needs. Over my 17 years of meeting with prospective clients, I have been continually surprised and dismayed at the ad hoc evaluation methods used when selecting a development firm. Below are 10 things to do that will help to ensure that you and the vendor have alignment on the scope of work and that you end up with a satisfying experience and a successful product solution. A single article can’t plumb all the details and best practices that go into finding and selecting the right development partner. But these ten items can put you on the right track. Read more 4. Allergan settles Restasis patent challenge after movi...
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Suicide is a global health issue accounting for at least 800,000 deaths per annum. Numerous models have been proposed that differ in their emphasis on the role of psychological, social, psychiatric and neurobiological factors in explaining suicide risk. Ce...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Sri Lanka has reduced its overall suicide rate by 70% over the last two decades through means restriction, through a series of government regulations and bans removing highly hazardous pesticides from agriculture. We aimed to identify the key p...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Limited research exists examining the predictors of suicide attempts by mechanism. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine predictors of traumatic suicide attempts in youth. METHODS: Data came from patients 5-18 years of age ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth are more likely to be bullied and to report suicidal thoughts and behaviors than non –LGBTQ youth.1 Whether bullying is a more common antecedent among LGBTQ youth who die by suicide, however...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
A cross-national qualitative suicide study was conducted by Tsinghua University and the University of Toronto with two samples of Chinese women in Beijing and Toronto. The aim of this article is to reflect on lessons learned from this collaborative study. ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Rosenthal et al. classified female, habitual, non-suicidal wrist cutters as a group and introduced the concept of wrist-cutting syndrome. We investigated the characteristics of wrist-cutting patients at our institution in comparison with result...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news
This study aimed to investigate the risk factors for depressive symptoms among rural residents in Brazil. A representative sample of two hundred eighty-eight volunteers aged from 18 to 65  years was included and determining factors for high BDI-II score we...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news
This study is aimed at determining the prevalence of severe depression in Iranian women with breast...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) represents a major public health concern, particularly in low- and middle-income countries like in Latin America. Family members are often caregivers for individuals with TBI, which can result in significant stress. ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2020Source: Brain, Behavior, and ImmunityAuthor(s): Eva M. Medina-Rodriguez, Yuyan Cheng, Suzanne M. Michalek, Eléonore Beurel, Richard S. Jope
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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