7 medtech stories we missed this week: July 27, 2018

[Image from unsplash.com]From the FDA clearing LifeSignal’s wireless ECG to Zavation receiving FDA clearance for its expandable corpectomy cage, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA clears LifeSignal’s wireless ECG LifeSignals announced in a July 26 press release that it has received FDA clearance for its wireless LP1100 Life Signal Patch. The patch is designed to be used in wearables and healthcare monitoring devices. The clearance allows the company to use the Life Signal Processor to develop ECG and other vital sign monitoring wearables with wireless connection to the cloud. It also gives OEMs a biosensor patch for companies that are looking to deliver certain health applications in a low acuity patient monitoring space, consumer wellness, senior care and animal health. 2. DoseOptics launches radiotherapy beam imaging system DoseOptics has launched its radiation beam imaging system known as the C-Dose Research, according to a July 25 press release. C-Dose enables direct imaging of radiation delivery on a routine basis. It captures both photon and electron beam delivery and can be installed as a fixed ceiling mounted device or on a tripod. It also offers imaging for QA development or human research with a customized visual display and archiving software that matches the workflow of a radiotherapy department. 3. FDA clears Flashback’s blood loss monitor Flashback Technologies ...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Patient Monitoring Prosthetics Regulatory/Compliance DoseOptics FBC Device Flashback Technologies Health.io LifeSignal Medi-Lynx Cardiac Monitoring MedTe Source Type: news

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Authors: Aseni P, Di Domenico SL, Barbosa F, Rampoldi A, Berry C Abstract Introduction: Hemoperitoneum can be a life-threating condition in cirrhotic patients who have a limited compensatory reserve during hemorrhagic shock. We aim to review the literature on the different etiologies associated with non-traumatic hemoperitoneum (NTH), summarizing the most relevant conditions associated with spontaneous and iatrogenic peritoneal and retroperitoneal bleeding that may occur in cirrhotic patients and to illustrate the most relevant diagnostic strategies and optimal management. Area covered: This review encompasses the ...
Source: Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol Source Type: research
Conclusion: TIPS is an effective treatment for variceal bleeding and refractory ascites in most cases, but more than half of the patients experience either death, stent dysfunction, recurrence of symptoms, or overt HE within the first year after the procedure. PMID: 31203699 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Patients with low income, family caregiver, and no insurance have a poorer prognosis after ischemic stroke that can be partly explained by intermediate variable in the patients' demographic characteristics, cardiovascular disease, behavior lifestyle, and stroke severity. Abbreviations: DALYs: disability-adjusted life years; SES: socioeconomic status; FMC: free medical care; MIUR: medical insurance for urban residents; MIUE: medical insurance for urban employees; NCMS: new rural cooperative medical scheme ; NIHSS: National Institute of Health Stroke Scale ; mRS: modified Rankin scale; OR: odds ratios; CI: confi...
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
Conclusions: MGCE is safe, convenient, and tolerable for evaluating the gastric cavity and small intestine in pediatric patients. MGCE can effectively diagnose pediatric patients with abdominal pain. PMID: 31205466 [PubMed]
Source: Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterol Res Pract Source Type: research
ConclusionIs convenient to consider a medication induced AP in patients without clear causative agent, such as the VA case presented. An etiological diagnosis algorithm of exclusion is proposed, for an adequate therapeutic approach in medication induced PNH. Algorithm validation is required.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
I received a call the other day from someone supposedly at the social security administration asking for medical records for one of my patients who filed for disability. What's particularly eye raising is that I had finished seeing this patient for the first time earlier that same day. I was informed that every state has a set fee that a medical practice can charge for sending medical records for disability determinations. Is that true? I have never heard of that before. What is a fair... charging for disability forms and medical records
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums
Source: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
I would like to thank the guest editors for this excellent review. They not only deal with the challenging scenario of assessing medical impairment but also take us through the labyrinth of decision-making strategies, dealing with known and less obvious consequences. Disability in our society is reaching epidemic proportions, costing the taxpayer billions of dollars, much of which is attributed to musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions. It becomes paramount for our medical specialty to remain current in an effort to appropriately assess impairments and their subsequent impact on not only the individual but also our society.
Source: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Foreword Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 June 2019Source: International Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent MedicineAuthor(s): Kahlid Alshaigi, Reema Albraheem, Khalid Alsaleem, Moneer Zakaria, Aman Jobeir, Hesham AldhalaanAbstractBackgroundThe autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosed children have social and cognitive disabilities. For parents, these behaviors can lead to humiliation, social exclusion and isolation. Stigma is a problem that not only may affect the individual with high functioning autism, but has the potential to extend to their family as well. Indeed, research indicates that the parents of children with dis...
Source: International Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Emerging Knowledge for Clinical Practice Podium Presentations focusing on the Research Agenda Priority of Pediatric Research: Chronic Illness, Presented at NAPNAP's 40th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care, March 8, 2019, New Orleans, LA.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Source Type: research
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