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...
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Health and social care staff in Scotland are being empowered to better support people with autism during difficult moments throughout the rollercoaster of their lives.
Conclusions: Our Indian pediatric population had good visual recovery after steroid treatment for optic neuritis. Profound loss of visual acuity on presentation and bilateral involvement were significantly associated with poor visual outcome.
This article describes challenges experienced as a US-based researcher and native Indian woman conducting a focused ethnography among women with epilepsy in rural south India. The 5 challenges encountered during this research were (1) obtaining ethical approvals to conduct the study, (2) recruiting hidden participants, (3) being a halfie, (4) addressing a sensitive topic with a vulnerable population, and (5) managing researcher distress and intrapersonal conflicts. The article also details strategies used to confront these challenges.
Sara C. D. Carpenter, Prashant Mishra, Chandrika Ghoshal, Prasanta K. Dash, Li Wang, Samriti Midha, Gouri S. Laha, Jagjeet S. Lore, Wichai Kositratana, Nagendra K. Singh, Kuldeep Singh, Prabhu B. Patil, Ricardo Oliva, Sujin Patarapuwadol, Adam J. Bogdanove, Rhitu Rai
(Elsevier) A new study has identified unique functional brain networks associated with characteristic behaviors of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in 12- and 24-month old children at risk for developing ASD.
Abortion has been legal under broad criteria in India since 1971, yet representative information on abortion incidence and access to abortion services in the country has been scarce. The results of a large-scale study titled Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion in India have now been released, filling a critical evidence gap.
Families with autistic children say they struggle to get support to cope with violent outbursts.
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...
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...