Healing the Patient of Tomorrow

Products on well-understood commercialization tracks often take an incremental approach rather than trying to create paradigm-shifting technologies. In this blog, I’ll take a look at medical devices that are on a commercialization track to heal the patient of tomorrow in a way that is substantially better than previous offerings. They are generally broken into three broad categories based on their advantages over existing medical devices: either healing the patient at home, fixing issues with existing devices, or creating non-invasive diagnostic tools. Connected Home Use Devices Connected home-use devices allow a patient to undergo most of their recovery or treatment at home. This increases opportunities for rest and connects unedited patient data directly to the physician rather than getting a version of the story from the patient. In most cases, patients receive more physician attention than they would from visiting clinics periodically. The medical practitioner has information access on an instant feedback loop even when the patient is at home. Home-use therapy that connects directly to healthcare providers is a fantastic example of modern therapeutics and has been explored a number of times in digital health resources. Don't miss New England's largest event for medtech professionals! Get 20% off registration for the BIOMEDevice Boston Conference with promo code "MDDI". Patients using these devices can take part in their own care, where appropriate. Usage a...
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Publication date: Available online 19 July 2018Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Amr Ahmed El-Arabey, Salama Abdu Salama, Adel Rashad Abd-AllahAbstractIn 2015, more than 1.6 million new cancer cases with 589,430 deaths were estimated over worldwide. Cancer is a complex disease with abnormal cell growth control which is hallmarked by chromosome misalignment and consequently genomic instability. Mitosis is a well-known target for chemotherapy as taxol and colchicines inhibit tumor cell division by inhibiting mitotic spindle plasticity. Accumulating evidence has revealed that the Centromere-associated protein E (CENP-E) is expr...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2018Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Mohammad Rasheduzzaman, Jae-Kyo Jeong, Sang-Youel ParkAbstractAimsTRAIL is a promising anticancer agent that has the potential to sensitize a wide variety of cancer or transformed cells by inducing apoptosis. However, resistance to TRAIL is a growing concern. Current manuscript aimed to employing combination treatment to investigate resveratrol induced TRAIL sensitization in NSCLC.MethodA549 and HCC-15 cells were used in experimental design. Cell viability was determined by morphological image, crystal violet staining and MTT assay. Apoptosis wa...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2018Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Yawei Shi, Yang Zhao, Yunjian Zhang, NiJiati AiErken, Nan Shao, Runyi Ye, Ying Lin, Shenming WangAbstractAimsBreast cancer is the major diagnosed cancer and the leading reason of cancer related death among women, and the tumor size is one of the risk factors. Therefore, it is significant to reveal the principle of breaking the subtle homeostasis of cell cycle and sustaining chronic proliferation of cancer cells.Main methodsThe expression of TNNT1 was examined by qPCR and western blotting. The effect of TNNT1 on cell proliferation was detected by...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2018Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 46Author(s): Supriya Patil, Gourish Naik, Radhakrishna Pai, Rajendra GadAbstractInvention of the microarray technology has rendered it possible to inspect the whole genome at once in cancer classification. However, in order to curtail the computational complexity and augment the accuracy of cancer classification, it is essential to sift the vast microarray data for the informative genes. In this paper, Thresholding and Ratio methods are presented, individually as well as conjointly (hybrid method) to choose optimal gene subset from the...
Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
We present a quantitative study of the performance of two automatic methods for the early detection of ovarian cancer that can exploit longitudinal measurements of multiple biomarkers. The study is carried out for a subset of the data collected in the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS). We use statistical analysis techniques, such as the area under the Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve, for evaluating the performance of two techniques that aim at the classification of subjects as either healthy or suffering from the disease using time-series of multiple biomarkers as inputs. The first ...
Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2018Source: Advances in Medical Sciences, Volume 63, Issue 2Author(s): Thomas J. Humphries, Brittny Rule, Augustina Ogbonnaya, Michael Eaddy, Orsolya Lunacsek, Lois Lamerato, Jennifer PocoskiAbstractPurposePrevious retrospective claims database analyses reported increased prevalence and earlier onset of cardiovascular comorbidities in patients with versus without hemophilia A. A comprehensive chart review was designed to further investigate previous findings.MethodsThis retrospective chart review study was conducted at Henry Ford Health System (Detroit, MI, USA). Baseline demographics, bleeding ...
Source: Advances in Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
In conclusion, these results suggest the potential preventive effects of the five phytochemicals on the promoting effect of Ni on human lung cancer cell invasion. In addition, the preventive effects are associated with downregulation of the TLR4/NF-κB signaling pathway, especially for quercetin and chrysin.
Source: Chemico Biological Interactions - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: 10 November 2018Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Volume 273Author(s): Shuangshuang Wu, Changhui Chen, Haitang Yang, Wei Wei, Min Wei, Yuanjian Zhang, Songqin LiuAbstractPoly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1) monitoring has attracted extensive attention because it serves a vital role in human pathologies. However, only a few researches about its detection methods have been reported because PARP-1 and its catalyzed product poly(ADP-ribose) polymer (PAR) are lack of optical or electrochemical activity. Herein, a convenient fluorescence “turn-off-on” nanosensor based on cationic conjugat...
Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: 10 November 2018Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Volume 273Author(s): Junbo Li, Jinghua Wang, Xinxin Zhang, Honghong Chang, Wenlong WeiAbstractGold nanoparticles (AuNPs) were modified by anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antibody (Ab) and EGFR aptamer (Apt) to obtain multifunctional Apt-AuNP-Ab nanoconjugate immunoprobe. The probe is specifically combined with EGFR to form large volume binding products that exhibited a remarkable enhancement of the resonance Rayleigh scattering (RRS) intensity, and to appear characteristic RRS peak at 312 nm. The scattering enhancement (Δ...
Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: 10 November 2018Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Volume 273Author(s): Tang Gao, Xiaozheng Cao, Anyao Bi, Jie Dong, Shuai Huang, Xueyan Huang, Shijun Wen, Wenbin ZengAbstractFormaldehyde (FA) is a product of an endogenous production that is formed through demethylase and oxidase enzymes, which regulate epigenetics and metabolism. However, the presence of abnormally high levels of FA are often associated with a variety of disease pathologies, including chronic liver, heart and neurodegenerative diseases, in addition to diabetes and various cancers. Hence, a more efficient tool for monitoring FA in...
Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
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