Abbott's App for FreeStyle ® Libre System Now Available in Europe for Both iPhoneTM and AndroidTM

Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today the FreeStyle LibreLink app is now available in Europe for use with compatible smartphones(2) (both iPhone and Android). People with diabetes living in Europe and using the FreeStyle® Libre system(3) are now able to access glucose data directly from their smartphones, eliminating the need to carry the separate FreeStyle Libre reader(4) (a handheld device used to scan the FreeStyle Libre sensor to get a glucose result).
Source: eHealth News EU - Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

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Conclusions: Alterations in retinal layer thickness and reflectance metrics derived from enface OCT images were associated with reduced VA with and without presence of DME, suggestive of their potential for monitoring development, progression, and treatment of DME. PMID: 30402277 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Much of what we think we know about cannabis may soon change as a result of new research that uncovers some surprising facts. Indeed, the topic, which can be emotionally charged, is the focus of intense scientific study. Is cannabis good for you? Is it addictive? What long-term harms can use cause? The answers to these questions are multi-layered and not always clear-cut, which is why cannabis research continues with even more urgency. FACTS ON CANNABIS ADDICTION AND DEPENDENCE Current estimates are that one in 10 cannabis users will develop cannabis addiction or dependence. The potency of the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol ...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Habits Healthy Living Memory and Perception Miscellaneous Drugs Neuroscience Substance Abuse Source Type: news
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Source: Transplant Infectious Disease - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
The purpose of this prospective observational study was to measure gastric volumes in fasted patients using bedside gastric ultrasound. Patients presenting for non-emergency surgery underwent a gastric antrum assessment, using the two-diameter and free-trace methods to determine antral cross-sectional area (CSA). Gastric residual volume (GRV) was calculated using a validated formula. Univariate and multivariable analyses were performed to examine any potential relationships between ‘at risk’ GRVs (>100 ml) and patient factors. Two hundred and twenty-two successful scans were performed; of these 110 patients ...
Source: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
AbstractAimsThe metabolic syndrome (MetS) is composed of a cluster of related cardiovascular risk factors. The aim of the present study was to determine how MetS contributes to short ‐ (30‐day) and long‐term complications and restenosis after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or stenting (CAS).MethodsA consecutive cohort of 752 patients undergoing CEA (n  = 314) and CAS (n = 438) in a single institution was examined, of which 296 (39.4%) were identified as having MetS. All patients were followed‐up with carotid duplex ultrasound scan of the supraaortic vessels and a neurological assessment of symptom...
Source: Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
AbstractIn this commentary, we describe the limitations of positron emission tomography (PET) in visualising and characterising beta cell mass in the native pancreas in healthy individuals and those diagnosed with diabetes. Imaging with PET requires a large mass of targeted cells or other structures in the range of approximately 8 –10 cm3. Since islets occupy only 1% of the pancreatic volume and are dispersed throughout the organ, it is our view that uptake of PET tracers, including [18F]fluoropropyl-(+)-dihydrotetrabenazine, in islets cannot be successfully detected by current imaging modalities. Therefore, we ...
Source: Diabetologia - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, EarlyView.
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: There are limited reports of protamine reversal of heparin before IV-tPA administration. To our knowledge, there are only 6 AIS cases including ours. Three cases received 0.6 mg/kg of tPA dose. All have favorable outcomes and no intracranial hemorrhage was reported. Protamine reversal of heparin for AIS after CC seems to be safe. Further studies are needed to confirm the therapeutic safety and efficacy of this strategy.
Source: The Neurologist - Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research
ConclusionsThese results suggest that SVOT may serve as an effective tool for studying the effects of diabetes on BAT. The volumetric optoacoustic imaging probe used for the SVOT scans can be operated in a handheld mode, thus potentially providing a clinical translation route for BAT-related studies with this imaging technology.
Source: Molecular Imaging and Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 28 October 2018Source: Journal of Orthopaedic TranslationAuthor(s): Klaus Engelke, Oleg Museyko, Ling Wang, Jean-Denis LaredoAbstractThe radiological assessment of muscle properties—size, mass, density (also termed radiodensity), composition, and adipose tissue infiltration—is fundamental in muscle diseases. More recently, it also became obvious that muscle atrophy, also termed muscle wasting, is caused by or associated with many other diseases or conditions, such as inactivity, malnutrition, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, cancer-associated cachexia, diabetes, renal a...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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