Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 109 | Flywire & Simplee, Headspace, and Iora Health

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with many new funding deals! On Episode 109, Jess and I discuss Flywire, a payment startup that received not only $120 million from Goldman Sachs, reaching unicorn status, but also acquired the healthcare payments company Simplee which aids the hospital-patient billing process. Headspace raises $93 million, around half of which will be used to build a new ‘Health’ category and the other half to teach meditation. Outset medical raises $125 million for a portable dialysis machine and Iora Health raises $126 million for Series F funding. Finally, I give my take on patient-centric SaaS company Seqster receiving an undisclosed amount from Takeda. –Matthew Holt The post Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 109 | Flywire &Simplee, Headspace, and Iora Health appeared first on The Health Care Blog.
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Abstract Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a comorbidity of major clinical significance amongst people living with HIV (PLWHIV) and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The prevalence of CKD is rising, despite the widespread use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and is increasingly related to prevalent non-infectious comorbidities (NICMs) and antiretroviral toxicity. There are great disparities evident, with the highest prevalence of CKD among PLWHIV seen in the African continent. The aetiology of kidney disease amongst PLWHIV includes HIV-related diseases, such as classic HIV-associated nephropathy...
Source: AIDS Research and Therapy - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: AIDS Res Ther Source Type: research
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AbstractA 76-year-old woman on hemodialysis (HD) for diabetic nephropathy was admitted to our hospital with occasional intradialytic hypotension (IDH). We continuously monitored the regional oxygen saturation (rSO2) in the brain, liver, and lower limb muscle during HD. The time course of changes in rSO2 ratios in each region was evaluated throughout HD. The rSO2 ratio was defined as the ratio of rSO2 value at t (min) during HD to the rSO2 value before HD. During the early phase of HD, blood pressure (BP) gradually decreased and both hepatic and lower limb muscle rSO2 ratios decreased with changes in BP, whereas the cerebra...
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Kidney transplantation is now a viable alternative to dialysis in HIV-positive patients who achieve good immunovirological control with the currently available antiretroviral therapy regimens. This systematic ...
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CONCLUSIONS: With careful selection and evaluation, kidney transplantation can be performed with good outcomes in HIV-positive patients. PMID: 31747972 [PubMed - in process]
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Abstract Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a frequent complication of HIV infection. The classic involvement of the kidney by HIV infection is HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN), occurring typically in young adults of African ancestry with advanced HIV disease in association with APOL1 high-risk variants. HIV-immune complex disease is histologically the second most common diagnosis. With the introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART), there has been a decline in the incidence of HIVAN, with an increasing prevalence of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Several studies have demonstrated overall improvement in kidn...
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Conclusion: Kidney disease was common in Africans with HIV/TB. Monitoring of kidney function, and provision of acute dialysis to those with severe kidney failure, is warranted.
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