7 medtech stories we missed this week: April 6, 2018

[Image from unsplash.com]From CHF Solutions’s distribution deal to Guided Therapeutics’s licensing agreement, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but throught were still worth mentioning. 1. CHF inks Spanish distribution deal CHF Solutions announced in an April 5 press release that it has signed a distribution agreement with Dimedix Surgical. The distribution agreement will allow Dimedix Surgical to distribute the CHF’s Aquadex FlexFlow System throughout Spain. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 2. J&J launches digital surgical training subscription service J&J has launched a new digital learning platform that gives hospitals and surgeons the ability to assess and enhance technical skills in robotics, laparoscopic and open surgery to improve outcomes and reduce costs, according to an April 5 press release. The platform, known as C-SATS, was created by a team of surgeons, engineers and biostatisticians at the University of Washington and is subscription-based. Surgeons can upload surgical videos to be assessed by expert surgeons and trained reviewers who can give feedback based on technical skills. The skill levels can then be tracked over time. 3. Nanovibronix inks Canadian distribution deal for UroShield Nanovibronix announced in an April 5 press release that it has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Instrumed Surgical to distribute its UroShield products in Canada. UroShield uses ultrasound to prevent ...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Catheters Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Implants Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ultrasound Urology Asahi Intecc aziyobiologics Biotronik CHF Solutions Inc. dimedixsurgical Guided Therapeut Source Type: news

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ConclusionsThe higher risk for ESRD in recurrent symptomatic compared with incident symptomatic kidney stone formers suggests that stone events are associated with kidney injury. The clinical indication for imaging in asymptomatic stone formers, the correct diagnosis in miscoded stone formers, and the cause of a bladder outlet obstruction in bladder stone formers may explain the higher risk for ESRD or death in these groups.
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The discharge diagnoses covered a wide range. A systematic approach to pain evaluation could help to ensure that the diagnostic process is both thorough and efficient. Common childhood ailments such as constipation or urinary tract infection, as well as other causes, must be considered when diagnosing pain in this population. Practice implications include consulting parents regarding changes in a child's behavior.
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Articles Source Type: research
NanoVibronix (NSDQ:NAOV) yesterday released results from a study exploring the use of its PainShield device in treating patients with trigeminal neuralgia, touting improved pain relief and quality of life. The PainShield is a device designed to treat pain in nerves, muscles and joints through the delivery of localized ultrasound, the Elmsford, N.Y.-based company said. In the 59-patient double blinded, crossover trial, investigators examined the use of the device in treating individuals with unilateral trigeminal neuralgia using assessments on the Visual Analog Scale pain score as well as breakthrough medications per w...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Clinical Trials Pain Management Ultrasound nanovibronix Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: The discharge diagnoses covered a wide range. A systematic approach to pain evaluation could help to ensure that the diagnostic process is both thorough and efficient. Common childhood ailments such as constipation or urinary tract infection, as well as other causes, must be considered when diagnosing pain in this population. Practice implications include consulting parents regarding changes in a child's behavior. PMID: 30004904 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Am J Nurs Source Type: research
This study is a single-center, randomized clinical trial. A total of 60 kidney donors will be randomly allocated to the azithromycin or placebo group and treated with a single dose (1  g) of azithromycin or placebo, respectively, 1 day before surgery. Recruitment commenced in September 2016 and is expected to be completed by March 2018. The primary outcome is kidney graft function. The secondary outcomes include rejection rate, urinary tract infections in graft recipients, pain and systemic inflammatory response syndrome in live donors, and complications in both donors and recipients. Outcomes will be evaluated at bas...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
​​BY STUART ETENGOFF, DO, &ABDULLAH ​BOKHARI​, AB, DOA 20-year-old Caucasian man presented via EMS with a chief complaint of withdrawal from ketamine and secondary complaints of abdominal pain, blood in his urine, and painful urination with urgency for two days.He said he had been using ketamine intravenously daily for the past five days, up to 35 grams over the past week. His last use was 24 hours prior to presentation to the ED. He stated that he had been using ketamine regularly for four years and that he has used it intravenously, orally, and intranasally.He reported a history of ADHD and a family hist...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Steps and time needed for the IC process, pain related to IC, and the frequency of UTIs have a significant impact on IC related utilities. These values could be incorporated into a cost utility analysis. PMID: 29882712 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
Whether to circumcise a newborn male child is not the simple, binary “yes/no” question it appears to be. Rather, the choice is affected by an astonishing array of issues: religion, culture, health and hygiene, sexually transmitted infections, expense, pain and medical recommendations. Some cite ethical concerns regarding usurpation of a child’s free choice. Others claim an equivalency between neonatal male circumcision and the practice of female genital mutilation. As a practicing physician, I have safely performed dozens of male infant circumcisions and many more on adults. During 30-plus years of emerge...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Emergency Medicine Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: A 33-year-old woman developed pancytopenia during a course of fidaxomicin therapy for CDI. Platelet, hemoglobin, and WBC values returned to normal within 3 days of the final fidaxomicin dose. PMID: 29626003 [PubMed - in process]
Source: American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy : AJHP - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Am J Health Syst Pharm Source Type: research
Antibiotics helped curb chronic urinary tract infection symptoms in women, according to a clinical trial in Britain.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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