7 medtech stories we missed this week: Jan. 19, 2018

[Image from unsplash.com]From Privi Medical’s FDA clearance to OrthoXel getting FDA clearance and CE Mark approval, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Privi Medical wins FDA nod for hemorrhoid device Privi Medical has received FDA clearance for its Instalief Hemorrhoids Treatment device, according to a Jan. 18 news release. The device is disposable and uses an advanced instant cold compression technology to treat hemorrhoids. 2. Centric Medical gets FDA 510(k) clearance for foot &ankle screws Centric Medical announced in a Jan. 16 news release that it has received FDA 510(k) marketing clearance for its Cannulated Screw Internal Fixation System. The system features foot and ankle screws that can be used in foot and ankle reconstruction procedures. It is a multi-component system made of titanium alloy that comes in a variety of diameters and lengths. 3. BioPoly receives CE Mark for knee implants BioPoly has received CE Mark for its RS Partial Resurfacing Trochlea system, according to a Jan. 16 news release. The partial resurfacing knee portfolio can treat focal cartilage defects in femoral condyles, trochlear facts, trochlear groove and patella. The company plans to launch the system in the next few months. 4. Avacen launches dry-heat therapy autism device in India Avacen announced in a Jan. 17 press release that it has launched its Avacen 100 dry-heat therapy autism device in India. The d...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: 510(k) Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Neurological Orthopedics Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Avacen Medical BioPoly Centric Medical MedTech OrthoXel Privi Source Type: news

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Source: Biomedical Safety and Standards - Category: Medical Devices Tags: RECALLS & FIELD CORRECTIONS—CLASS II Source Type: research
Source: BMJ Comments - Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums
(King's College London) The largest research grant ever given for neurodevelopmental conditions has been awarded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative to an international consortium academically led by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology&Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include utility of ECGs, autism and allergy, Mediterranean diet and heart risk, and trends in suicide rates in the U.S.
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news
Prematurity is a significant risk factor for impaired neurodevelopmental outcomes. These include motor, cognitive, language, behavioral, and socioemotional competence. Long-term overall function depends on healthy socioemotional functioning. The vulnerability of the preterm brain during critical periods of development contributes to behavioral and socioemotional problems in preterm children. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) clinical features are more frequent in preterm children compared with their full-term counterparts; however, true rates of ASD and ADHD vary across stud...
Source: Clinics in Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2018 Source:Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 80 Author(s): Pamela Heaton, Wai Fung Tsang, Kelly Jakubowski, Daniel Mullensiefen, Rory Allen Deficits in auditory short-term memory have been widely reported in children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI), and recent evidence suggests that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and co-morbid language impairment (ALI) experience similar difficulties. Music, like language relies on auditory memory and the aim of the study was to extend work investigating the impact of auditory short-term memory impairments to musical perception in ...
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2019 Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 25 Author(s): Bernard J Crespi Genomic imprinting generates a category of genes that is unique because: (1) they are subject to intragenomic conflicts, within individuals, and thus (2) their phenotypic effects on offspring-to-mother interactions are predictable from evolutionary theory. I describe recent advances in our understanding of how imprinted genes may exert conflicting effects, and how the sequelae of such conflicts may impact upon aspects of human behavior and risks for specific psychiatric conditions. The main conclusion is th...
Source: Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
We describe an 9-year old male with high functioning autism spectrum disorder and Muckle-Wells syndrome who at age 5  years of age manifested perseverations that interfered with his functioning at home and at school. After age 6, he developed intermittent episodes of fatigue and somnolence lasting from hours to weeks that evolved over the course of months to more chronic hypersomnia. Whole exome sequencing showed three mutations in genes potentially involved in his clinical phenotype. The patient has a predicted pathogenic de novo heterozygous p.Ala681Thr mutation in the ATP1A3 gene (chr19:42480621C>T, GRCh37/hg1...
Source: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
I feel like a massive hypocrite writing this piece, because substantial messes are found in virtually every square foot of my home. In fact, the last time I broached the topic of clutter in a blog, I posted a photo of my book piles and nut collection and was immediately contacted by a hoarding show to be “fixed” by an expert. Even though I fail miserably at decluttering my home, I do know it’s an important piece of mental health — that our environments affect us more than we’d like to believe. And it’s not even the Post-its all over your desk, the plastic dog toys strewn about the f...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic Depression Mental Health and Wellness OCD Self-Help Stress cleaning habits clutter Concentration hoarding neatness Procrastination stress reduction Stress Relief tidiness Source Type: blogs
The words “nonverbal learning disability” sound clunky and made up. What does it even mean? Does it mean you can’t speak? Does it mean you can’t read? According to one of my old teachers, it meant I had poor handwriting. The disability itself is not spoken about often. Its name is quieter than the diagnosis. A nonverbal learning disability means that almost everything that is not spoken or written down is misunderstood: where my body is in space. Balance and coordination. Reading facial cues. Sensory overload. These are the problems that I face. Without words, I am lost. I was first diagnosed with a...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Children and Teens Disabilities Disorders Education General Personal Stories School Issues Self-Esteem Students Autism Spectrum Disability facial cues Learning Disabilities Learning Disability Nonverbal learning disorder Over Source Type: news
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