Get Ready for These 4 Medtech Shifts

Healthcare has historically focused on treating the chronically ill and diseased populations, but things are changing, and it is a “global shift,” Sowmya Rajagopalan, industry principal of Frost &Sullivan, told attendees at The MedTech Conference. “Payers and providers understand that it has to be health management [in order to] to delay the onset of disease.” In addition, “consumerization in healthcare has begun,” she added. Patients “want to know how their health is managed.” Rajagopalan presented “Top 4 Predictions for Global Medical Devices Industry in 2019” September 25 on the MedTech Exec Talks Stage. To achieve such a transition in healthcare, Rajagopalan said that monitoring solutions and diagnosis and screening tools will be needed. Hospitals will no longer be the focus—“care will take place at home, 24/7, through screening and monitoring,” she said. And “AI has to be a tool that clinicians use to predict disease.” There’s also a need to control spending. “In a developed country, hospital inpatient care represents 25-40% of healthcare expenditures, and 11-15% of hospital inpatient costs are attributed to readmission costs,” she said. The medtech...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Source Type: news

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Publication date: Available online 14 December 2018Source: The Lancet Diabetes &EndocrinologyAuthor(s): Raja Padidela
Source: The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
This study and extension phase are registered with, number NCT01205152, and EudraCT, number 2009-009369-32.Findings11 participants were recruited between Oct 6, 2008, and Dec 4, 2009. Ten patients completed a 6 month treatment period and entered the extension phase; nine received asfotase alfa for at least 6 years and completed the study, with four being treated for more than 7 years. Skeletal healing was sustained over 7 years of treatment; all evaluable patients had RGI-C scores of at least +2 at year 6 (n=9; median score +2·0 [range 2·0–3·0]) and year 7 (n=7; median score +2...
Source: The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
This study aimed to measure the effects of duodenal-jejunal exclusion (DJE) on glycometabolism in non-obese type 2 diabetic rats, and to investigate the mechanisms. Goto–Kakizaki(GK) rats and Sprague–Dawley(SD) rats were divided into DJE operation groups and sham operation groups respectively. The glucose relative parameters were measured before and after operation. 8 weeks postoperation, the levels of the key regulators of intestinal gluconeogenesis and the crucial proteins of hepatic insulin signaling were evaluated. Postoperatively, the concentration of blood glucose declined and the insulin sensitivity was ...
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2019Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 110Author(s): Tolulope Eniola Omolekulo, Olugbenga Samuel Michael, Lawrence Aderemi OlatunjiAbstractDipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibition has been shown to exert beneficial effects against insulin resistance (IR) and type 2 diabetes. Combined oral contraceptive (COC) treatment is associated with impaired glucose and lipid metabolism but the mechanisms are elusive. We therefore, hypothesized that DPP-4 inhibition ameliorates COC-induced glucose dysregulation and hepatic triglyceride (TG) accumulation through adenosine deaminase (ADA) /xanthi...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
This report presents a case of pneumonia-associated sepsis in a patient with a tracheostomy accompanied by third-stage larval Sarcophagidae. A 51-year-old male patient developed hypoxic brain injury after myocardial infarction 10 months ago before his admission to the hospital. Tracheostomy and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy were performed. Shortness of breath and fever were present for five days. The patient has been admitted to the emergency service with the reason for the deterioration of the general situation. The patient was unconscious. Purulent secretion in the tracheostomy area and bilateral crepitation rales ...
Source: Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni - Category: Microbiology Tags: Mikrobiyol Bul Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS Aerobic exercise training alleviates diabetes-induced renal injury by improving mitochondrial function. PMID: 30551123 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: NeuroImageAuthor(s): Owen A. Williams, Yang An, Lori Beason-Held, Yuankai Huo, Luigi Ferrucci, Bennett A. Landman, Susan M. ResnickAbstractWhite matter microstructure can be measured with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). While increasing age is a predictor of white matter (WM) microstructure changes, roles of other possible modifiers, such as cardiovascular risk factors, APOE ε4 allele status and biological sex have not been clarified.We investigated 665 cognitively normal participants from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (age 50–95, 56.7% fe...
Source: NeuroImage - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 December 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Pradeep Narayan
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
In conclusion, both RH and RfH constitute challenges in clinical practice and should be addressed as distinct clinical entities by trained professionals who are capable to identify comorbidities and provide specific, diversified, and individualized treatment. PMID: 30525180 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: J Bras Nefrol Source Type: research
Authors: Guerrero-Maestre RG, Beaton-Comulada D, Colón-Miranda R, Reyes-Martinez P Abstract The failure of the internal fixation of an ankle fracture due to Charcot joint/ neuroarthropathy is rare; such occurred in the case of a 52-year-old woman with uncontrolled diabetes who sustained a right ankle fracture after falling from standing height. The patient was treated with the internal fixation of both malleoli, which procedure failed as the patient progressed, until she eventually was diagnosed with Charcot arthropathy. The post operative images were reviewed and showed a catastrophic fixation failure with ...
Source: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: P R Health Sci J Source Type: research
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