2018 Medtech Startup Showdown: The Finals

They fought off some stiff competition, and now we have the final two competitors in MD+DI's 2018 Medtech Startup Showdown. It's down to a battle of digital health dynamos Strados Labs vs. Spry Health, and once again, we're asking you to help us decide which upstart medtech company has what it takes to make it in the real world. You know the drill by now: We'll give readers a week to vote, and the company that gets the most votes is the winner. We'll feature the champ in an upcoming profile on MD+DI (see complete rules here). strados_vs_spry.png Company name Strados Labs Spry Health     Describe your device and how it will benefit healthcare.                           Strados Labs makes the first and only always-on health device and platform that combines heart and lung data, so doctors can make informed decisions for asthma and COPD patients. Strados pairs real-time respiratory data with a multitude of external features including activity level, heart rate, altitude, medications, pollen, and temperature. This enables physicians to create more personalized management plans for their patients, which may improve medication compliance, self-monitoring, and quality of life. Strados bridges the data gap for chronic respiratory patients who aim to better understand breathing patterns and enables positive behavioral change using the Strados platform. &n...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Business Source Type: news

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Mario Malerba1,2*, Valentina Foci1,2, Filippo Patrucco1,2, Patrizia Pochetti1,2, Matteo Nardin3, Corrado Pelaia4 and Alessandro Radaeli5 1Respiratory Medicine, Department of Translational Medicine, University of Eastern Piedmont, Vercelli, Italy 2Respiratory Unit, Sant’Andrea Hospital, Vercelli, Italy 3Department of Medicine, Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Italy 4Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Section of Respiratory Diseases, University “Magna Græcia” of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy 5Department of Emergency, Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Italy Chronic obstructiv...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
We describe the overdiagnosis and the prevalence of spirometrically defined false positive COPD, as well as their relationship with overtreatment across 23 population samples in 20 countries participating in the BOLD Study between 2003-2012. METHODS: A false positive diagnosis of COPD was considered when participants reported a doctor's diagnosis of COPD, but post-bronchodilator spirometry was unobstructed (FEV1/FVC>LLN). Additional analyses were performed using the fixed ratio criterion (FEV1/FVC
Source: Chest - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chest Source Type: research
Conclusion: Within the disease categories which we studied (Asthma, COPD, and AR), , we conclude that voluntary cough sounds can have some value for computer-aided diagnostic systems, with primary use as a crude low-cost screening tool.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Monitoring Airway Disease Source Type: research
Conclusions: Disease severity: 73.7%(479) had at least 1 exacerbation/year, 28.2% received antibiotic treatment, 7% presented to the emergency room, 2.7% required hospitalization. The main reason behind screening spirometry is to provide the millions of people with the right treatment and spread awareness about it.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Monitoring Airway Disease Source Type: research
Conclusion: In this selected swiss population, the tem COPD remains largely unknown, not only in non-smokers or asymptomatic patients. These results highlight the need to continue to sensibilize population about this disease, aiming to promote early diagnosis by spirometry and treatment.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: UI prevalence seemed higher on population with OLD, to a greater degree of severity. Quality of life self-evaluation was further decreased when UI was associated with pulmonary disease. PMID: 30366709 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Progres en Urologie - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Prog Urol Source Type: research
Objective : Spirometry is a commonly used method of measuring lung function. It is useful in the definitive diagnosis of diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, spirometry requires cooperative patients, experienced staff, and repeated testing to ensure the consistency of measurements. There is discomfort associated with spirometry and some patients are not able to complete the test. In this paper, we investigate the possibility of using cough sound analysis for the prediction of spirometry measurements. Approach : Our approach is based on the premise that the mechanism of co...
Source: Physiological Measurement - Category: Physiology Authors: Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the differences in FeNO levels of elderly patients with ACO, asthma, COPD, and chronic cough. We conducted a retrospective study analysing the data of stable outpatients from Pulmonary Department of the Second Clinical College, Jinan University. All participants (Age≥55 years) were divided into the ACO group (n=19), asthma group (n=16), COPD group (n=25), and chronic cough group (n=22). The clinical data such as peripheral eosinophil counts, serum high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), FeNO, and spirometry was collected, and the correlations between FeNO levels and systemic markers...
Source: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
Conclusion Chronic respiratory disease in patients with stable IHD is frequent but often missed due to overlap of symptoms. Spirometry is a simple tool to recognize the underlying pulmonary condition and patients respond favorably with appropriate treatment
Source: Indian Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Chronic respiratory disease in patients with stable IHD is frequent but often missed due to overlap of symptoms. Spirometry is a simple tool to recognize the underlying pulmonary condition and patients respond favorably with appropriate treatment. PMID: 29716705 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Indian Heart J - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Indian Heart J Source Type: research
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