7 medtech stories we missed this week: May 11, 2018

[Image from unsplash.com]From ReShape submitting an approval application to Health Canada to Conavi receiving FDA clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. ReShape submits for Health Canada approval of ReShape balloon ReShape announced in a May 10 press release that it has submitted an application to the Medical Devices Bureau of the Therapeutic Products Directorate in Canada to amend its existing Canadian medical device license to include distribution of the ReShape Balloon and its accessories. The ReShape Balloon is FDA approved and is a non-surgical weight loss procedure that uses advanced balloon technology that takes up room in the stomach to help people with high body mass index. 2. FDA clears BrainsWay’s deep TMS stimulator for depression BrainsWay has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its new stimulator that is used in its Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMS) system to treat major depressive disorder, according to a May 6 press release. The stimulator enhances the Deep TMS system and features BrainWay’s H-Coil helmet to reach deeper and larger surface areas of the brain than standard TMS treatments. 3. Innovative Health wins FDA nod for Xtra DX ultrasound cath Innovative Health announced in a May 7 press release that it has received FDA clearance to reprocess its ViewFlex Xtra Diagnostic Ultrasound Catheter. The clearance allows the company to develop a fu...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging mHealth (Mobile Health) Neurological Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Brainsway Conavi Exact Imaging innovativehealth MedTech PeraHealth qtm Source Type: news

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Conclusion: Unobtrusive home-based monitoring may provide a novel, objective method to assess the effectiveness of caregiver intervention programs.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 2019;47:176 –184
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2019Source: Journal of Adolescence, Volume 74Author(s): Geir Scott Brunborg, Jasmina Burdzovic AndreasAbstractIntroductionAdolescent use of social media has been linked to a range of negative outcomes, but it is still unclear whether the associations are spurious. To address this issue, we examined if within-individual change in time spent on social media was associated with within-individual changes in depression, conduct problems, and episodic heavy drinking in a sample of adolescents using first-differencing models (FD-models).MethodsA sample of 763 Norwegian adolescents (45.1% boys; mean age 15.2...
Source: Journal of Adolescence - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
Source: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment Source Type: research
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewWe reviewed research on computer-assisted cognitive-behavior therapy (CCBT) and mobile applications with the goals of assessing the effectiveness of these newer methods of delivering or augmenting treatment and making recommendations on the clinical use of computer tools in psychotherapy of depression and anxiety.Recent FindingsResearch on CCBT has found solid evidence for efficacy when the use of a therapeutic computer program is supported by a clinician or other helping professionals. Lower levels of efficacy or ineffectiveness typically have been found when computer programs are used as stand-al...
Source: Current Psychiatry Reports - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 June 2019Source: Social Science &MedicineAuthor(s): Claire L. Niedzwiedz, Katie H. Thomson, Clare Bambra, Jamie R. PearceAbstractStudies from single countries suggest that local labour market conditions, including rates of employment, tend to be associated with the health of the populations residing in those areas, even after adjustment for individual characteristics including employment status. The aim of this study is to strengthen the cross-national evidence base on the influence of regional employment levels and individual worklessness on health during the period of the Great R...
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2019Source: Epilepsy &BehaviorAuthor(s): Mahinda Yogarajah, Marco MulaAbstractDeficits in social cognition are an increasingly recognized complication of epilepsy and contribute to the deficits in social functioning and well-being experienced by patients with epilepsy. Although there has been an increase in studies exploring the measurement and biology of social cognition in patients with epilepsy, there are relatively few examining its clinical implications. Those studies that have been published highlight that social cognitive deficits contribute to impaired quality of life ...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: BMJ News - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: PHIV+ are likely to face future physical and psychological health consequences related to the functional competence challenges they face if mental health care is not made a priority in the fight against HIV.
Source: JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research
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