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...
This study investigated caregiver outcomes when a psychoeducation program for older people with dementia and caregivers is modified to extend practice in memory strategies. Moderation effects of increased memory strategy use were also explored. Fifty-six care dyads participated in the multicenter, randomized controlled trial comparing psychoeducation (active control) with psychoeducation and memory strategy practice (intervention). Primary outcome was memory strategy use; secondary outcome was caregiver emotional reactivity (burden, depression, and anxiety). Results showed memory strategy use significantly increased follow...
Conclusion: Higher severity of OCD symptoms is associated with both suicide ideation and attempts. And while hopelessness was related to suicidal thoughts, cognitive impulsivity may have acted as a facilitating factor for suicide attempts. Higher frequency of symptoms like religious/ aggressive obsessions was also associated with suicidality. It is vital that patients with OCD undergo detailed assessment for suicide risk.Key pointsOCD is associated with a high risk for suicidal behaviour.Suicide ideation was associated with high levels of hopelessness, OCD severity, and the presence of aggressive obsessions.Suicide attempt...
Publication date: 1 December 2020Source: Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 167Author(s): Nedjem Eddine Boudouda, Kamel Gana
The U.S. government is launching a national campaign aimed at reducing high suicide rates, particularly among veterans
ConclusionOur analyses suggest that a high degree of preoperational thinking is associated with a higher severity of depressive symptoms and possibly less symptom improvement. These findings support the notion that preoperational thinking is a relevant factor for the further course of depression and might indeed contribute to the maintenance of persistent depression.
ConclusionA high proportion of females living in Palestinian refugee camps married in their teenage years experienced moderate to severe mental health symptoms, particularly anxiety and depression. These results inform the need for psychological support to girls who are affected by teenage marriage.
CONCLUSIONS: The "Geraldina's effect" is discussed through her own words offering a truthful picture of the migrant working conditions during the Great Depression. PMID: 32624563 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: September–October 2020Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &Reviews, Volume 14, Issue 5Author(s): C. Padmapriya, S. Pushkarapriya, N. Shanmugapriya, K.P. Sushmitha, S. Karthik, M.G. Rajanandh
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, anxiety and depression are striking many in the LGBTQ+ community for the first time, researchers say.
Young children who have irregular sleep routines and frequently wake up at night may be more likely to have psychotic symptoms in early adolescence, according to areport inJAMA Psychiatry. The report also noted that children who go to bed late and sleep for shorter periods at night may be at higher risk of developing borderline personality disorder (BPD) symptoms during early adolescence.“Adequate sleep in childhood is essential for optimal cognitive and emotional functioning,” wrote Isabel Morales-Muñoz, Ph.D., of the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, and colleagues. “[E]arly behavioral sl...
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