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Medical device companies play an essential role in combatting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). To help, MD+DI is tracking developments in evolving regulator policies, support from medtech suppliers, and the progress being made in meeting urgent needs for medical supplies. Click on the links below for details, and monitor this page for updates. Regulations, Policies, and Government ResponseHow CDRH Is Responding to COVID-19Proposal to Postpone EU Medical Device Regulation UnderwayFDA Warns Against Fraudulent COVID-19 Tests and TreatmentsFDA Issues Emergency Guidance for Non-Invasive Remote Monitoring DevicesFDA Issues Enforcement Policy for Ventilators Amid Shortage ConcernsU.S. Government Issues RFI for Solutions to Combat Coronavirus (COVID-19)FDA Gives EUA to CDC Coronavirus Detection TestFDA Lays Out Plan for Coronavirus Medical Countermeasures Supplier SupportSupplier Stories for the Week of March 22: Web Industries, Smalley, Sensirion, Qosina, and BindatexSupplier Stories for the Week of March 15: Nelson LaboratoriesVirtual Medical Device Meetings You Need to Know About: NanofabricaHow 3D Printing Is Helping in the Fight Against Coronavirus Medtech’s ResponseThermo Fisher Granted CE Mark for COVID-19 TestAstrotech Developing New Test for COVID-19Masimo’s Latest Acquisition Could Help in the Fight Against COVID-19Abbott Brings Home EUA for COVID-19 TestRapid Diagnostics Firm Secures Financing Amid Covid-19 CrisisBD Ramps Up Production,...
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We report a case of 2019-nCoV pneumonia with associated acute myocardial injury2 confirmed by biomarkers as well as cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Anecdotes, Comments and Opinions Source Type: research
Conclusions: With this article, the authors inform the clinician about the potential interactions of experimental COVID-19 treatments with ISDs used in transplantation. Recommendations regarding therapeutic drug monitoring and dose adjustments in the context of COVID-19 are provided.
Source: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Authors: Ridruejo E, Soza A Abstract The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic poses a serious threat to healthcare systems globally. Information regarding to the how the infection affects the liver and relevance of pre-existing liver disease as a risk factor for acquiring the infection or having a severe disease are still scarce. Also, considerations to be considered in liver transplant patients or those having hepatocellular carcinoma or are under immunosuppressive therapy are being matter of analysis as information is being generated. Different treatments for COVID-19 are currently und...
Source: Annals of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research
While most people are familiar with the hallmark symptoms of COVID-19 by now—cough, fever, muscle aches, headaches and difficulty breathing—a new crop of medical conditions are emerging from the more than 4 million confirmed cases of the disease around the world. These include skin rashes, diarrhea, kidney abnormalities and potentially life-threatening blood clots. It’s not unusual for viruses to directly infect and affect different tissues and organs in the body, but it is a bit unusual for a primarily respiratory virus like SARS-CoV-2, which is responsible for COVID-19, to have such a wide-ranging reach...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
By CASEY QUINLAN, HELEN HASKELL, BILL ADAMS, JOHN JAMES, ROBERT R. SCULLY, and POPPY ARFORD Last year, the Patient Council of the Right Care Alliance conducted a survey in which over 1,000 Americans answered questions about what worried them most about their healthcare. We asked questions about access to care, concerns about misdiagnosis, and risks of treatment, which we reported on in our last THCB piece about the What Worries You Most survey. We also asked people to rank their concerns about the costs of their care, in five questions that covered cost of care, cost of prescription drugs, cost and availability of in...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: COVID-19 Health Policy Bill Adams Casey Quinlan cost of care Costs Economics Health Care Costs Helen Haskell John James Patient Council of the Right Care Alliance Poppy Arford Robert R. Scully Source Type: blogs
Abstract The coronavirus outbreak is a rapidly evolving pandemic, placing unprecedented strain on health-care systems. COVID-19 presents challenges for management of children with renal diseases especially those receiving long-term immunosuppressive medications, including renal transplant recipients and those with chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury requiring dialysis. Our preparedness for managing this vulnerable group of children is the need of the hour. The purpose of this article is to provide guidance to caregivers and health care personnel involved in management of children with renal diseases an...
Source: Indian Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research
Nature Reviews Nephrology, Published online: 14 May 2020; doi:10.1038/s41581-020-0305-6The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic poses important challenges to the care of patients with immune-mediated kidney diseases and to kidney transplant recipients. Here, we discuss the management of immunosuppression for these patients during the pandemic and suggest potential approaches that could be considered in the absence of validated strategies.
Source: Nature Reviews Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract INTRODUCTION: A pandemic coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, causes COVID-19, a potentially life-threatening respiratory disease. Patients with cancer may have compromised immunity due to their malignancy and/or treatment, and may be at elevated risk of severe COVID-19. Community transmission of COVID-19 could overwhelm health care services, compromising delivery of cancer care. This interim consensus guidance provides advice for clinicians managing patients with cancer during the pandemic. MAIN RECOMMENDATIONS: During the COVID-19 pandemic: In patients with cancer with fever and/or respiratory symptoms, consid...
Source: Med J Aust - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
The coronavirus pandemic has affected all areas of medical care, and a new study finds it has delayed potentially life-saving organ transplants.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: SARS-CoV-2 infection already affects a significant number of Spanish patients on RRT, mainly those on ICH, hospitalization rates are very high and mortality is high; age and the development of pneumonia are factors associated with mortality. PMID: 32389518 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Nefrologia : publicacion oficial de la Sociedad Espanola Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Nefrologia Source Type: research
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