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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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
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
ConclusionThis large case series demonstrates that patients with chronic LUTS and pyuria experience symptom regression and a reduction in urinary tract inflammation associated with antimicrobial therapy. Disease regression was achieved with a low frequency of AEs. These results provide preliminary data to inform a future randomized controlled trial (RCT).
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
In this report, an unusual presentation of miliary tuberculosis was presented as GUTB. A 15-year-old girl presented with complaints of severe abdominal pain and dysuria. Abdominal examination showed tenderness and defense. Pyuria and microscopic hematuria were observed. Acute abdominal causes could not be excluded through abdominal ultrasound. On abdominal computed tomography, a necrotic lesion was detected in the right kidney. Acid-fast bacilli were detected in the urine. Quartet anti-tuberculosis therapy was started. After treatment, static renal scintigraphy with 99mTc-dimer captosuccinic acid and single-photon emission...
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling Ever wonder what other people are wondering about? I know I do. So, here are the top 10 health searches in Google for 2017. And just so you don’t have to look each one up, I’ve provided a brief answer. You’re welcome. 1.  What causes hiccups? I was surprised this one made it to the top 10 list of health searches. Maybe this search is common because hiccups are as mysterious as they are universal. I’ve written about hiccups before, but let’s just say the cause in any individual person is rarely known or knowable. Then again, the reason hiccups stop is als...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Source Type: blogs
IntroductionTo study the evolution of type of presenting symptoms after mid‐urethral sling (MUS) placement relative to the interval between placement and subsequent synthetic sling removal (SSR) for complication(s). MethodsAn IRB‐approved, prospectively maintained database of women who underwent SSR was retrospectively reviewed for demographics, interval between MUS placement and SSR, history of chronic pain syndromes and recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTI), anti‐incontinence and prolapse repairs, and MUS‐related symptoms at presentation, including storage dysfunction, voiding dysfunction, RUTI, vaginal pain,...
Source: Neurourology and Urodynamics - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL CLINICAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Among infants and children, urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common cause of acute illness. Although it is difficult to estimate how many infants and children will develop a UTI [1], the cumulative incidence during childhood is estimated between 5% and 12% [2,3]. Most children will recover without incident following the administration of adequate antimicrobial therapy [4]. A small proportion will experience long-term consequences, including chronic abdominal pain in childhood [5], and renal scarring resulting in hypertension and chronic renal insufficiency in adulthood [6].
Source: Patient Education and Counseling - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Review article Source Type: research
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