Blog Post » Progress and Priorities in Autism Research: It ’ s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Springtime
April is Autism Awareness Month and in this Director ’ s message, Dr. Gordon discusses the past, present, and future of autism research. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Dentists underdiagnose when faced with time pressure, research shows
This study shows that we shouldn't be cutting appointment times in order to fit more people in, but looking at other ways to meet the patient needs. "### (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 25, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Lyra McKee : The loss of a friend of our union
Lyra McKee’s death last week shocked us all. Today as her funeral takes place, we share in the collective grief and sadness at the loss of a friend of our union. Yet I can think of no better words to sum up our feelings than those used by our Northern Ireland Regional Secretary Patricia McKeown. As Patricia said last week: “Lyra McKee was an investigative journalist and a defender of equality and human rights. We worked with Lyra in the past and had hoped to again in the future. We worked with her not in only her role as investigative journalist but she also trained our local UNISON activists in their media wo...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 24, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Blog: It ’ s time to go for growth
Last year, our union achieved something big – we grew. At a time when union membership across the world is in decline, it’s UNISON that’s bucking the trend and standing up for more and more public service workers. As a result, we’re now the biggest union in the UK. A big part of that was our “Grovember” campaign, which pulled everyone together – activists and staff, in branches, regionally and nationally – to focus on recruiting more members and growing our union in November. It was a massive success, producing a spike in membership numbers and a lasting change across our uni...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 24, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Go for growth Source Type: news

In vitro evaluation of dentin tubule occlusion by three bioactive materials: A scanning electron microscopic study
Conclusion: Under the limitations of the present in vitro study, it can be concluded that theapplication of a CPP ‑ACP paste as well as a paste which contains fluoride is effective on reductionof dentin permeability. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 24, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Editor's blog: let ’s resource practice managers properly
Data reveal that many practice managers are considering leaving the profession because of rising pressure, thinning resources and growing demand. We must stop this before it’s too late, says editorNora Elias  Management in Practice (MiP) publisher Cogora recently published a new report: Primary Concerns 2018– The State of Primary Care , which paints a worrying picture of a sector under severe pressure and struggling to cope.  Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 23, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Root Canal Disinfection by Single- and Multiple-instrument Systems: Effects of Sodium Hypochlorite Volume, Concentration, and Retention Time
Journal Of EndodnticsPublication HistoryPublished online: April 10, 2019Highlights•Bacterial reduction was compared between a single-file and a multifile system.•All protocols produced a highly significant intracanal bacterial reduction.•Counts of bacteria were 2.5 times significantly higher in the REC-2.5LOW group when compared with the BR-2.5HI group.•Disinfection was better with multiple instruments, high volume, and longer sodium hypochlorite exposure.AbstractIntroductionThisex vivo study evaluated the intracanal bacterial reduction promoted by chemomechanical preparation using a single-file te...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 23, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Carestream Dental ’s Innovative CS 9600 Wins Bronze Edison Award
ATLANTA —Carestream Dental ’s innovative technology has done it again. For the second year in a row, one of its extraoral imaging systems—in this case, the new CS 9600 CBCT system—has taken home a distinguished Edison Award. The CS 9600 was awarded a bronze seal in the category of Medical/Dental Diagnostics.Each year, the Edison Awards honors companies that carry on Thomas Edison ’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking with their game-changing products, services and teams. The CS 9600 was judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives; past Edison Award winners; marketing professi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 20, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Systematic review Does periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontics improve orthodontic treatment outcome?
ConclusionsStudies showed significant improvements in periodontal health. Treatment duration was reduced in patients who underwent PAOO. Root resorption was not sufficiently evaluated by current literature. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 19, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

On the Hill to Advocate for and Honor Health Workers
By Carol Bales , Advocacy and policy communications manager, IntraHealth InternationalApril 18, 2019World Health Worker Week was a time to  educate lawmakers on the tremendous impact of frontline health workers.During  World Health Worker Week 2019, frontline health workers and members of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC) took to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, to educate lawmakers and their staff on the tremendous impact frontline health workers have in their communities and to advocate for greater and more strategic investment in frontline health worker teams aro...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Leadership and Governance Policy & Advocacy World Health Worker Week Health Workforce Systems Nurses USA Source Type: news

In vivo enamel stripping: A macroscopic and microscopic analytical studyStripping in vivo : étude analytique macroscopique et microscopique
ConclusionThe current mechanized instruments (oscillating files) provide enamel stripping with more comfort for the patient and the practitioner, and seem to produce a more regular and less harmful surface condition for the tooth andperiodontium. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 18, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Who Blood Tranfusions Help: Layla Wigmore ’s Story
Layla Wigmore is an 8-year-old, third grader with a big smile and a big heart for helping others. In March 2018, she was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia, a rare ... The post Who Blood... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Blood aplastic anemia blood donation blood donor blood transfusion game of thrones Layla Layla Wigmore Source Type: news

Nigeria: It's Not Typhoid - Tackling Misdiagnosis of Typhoid Fever in Nigeria
[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor's Note: This week's blog is a personal story from a Nigeria Health Watch team member, Patience Adejo. She writes about her experience being diagnosed with Typhoid Fever multiple times using the Widal test, only to recently learn that the test does not give the most accurate diagnosis for typhoid fever. She delves into the standard procedure for diagnosing typhoid fever in Nigeria and the need for renewed scrutiny and adherence to diagnosis guidelines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Announces New Integration with TDO ™
MONTREAL —Endodontists know that even the smallest details matter, like the number of clicks it takes to navigate their software and take a 3D scan. Carestream Dental is now handling the minutiae of imaging workflow with a new integration between TDO 12 Software and its CS 9600 CBCT system —so endodontists can focus on their patients’ intricate canal morphology.This unique integration allows TDO users to acquire CS 9600 scans directly from within the TDO platform, with no need to launch their CS Imaging software. This reduces the need for complicated software bridges or the risk of human error that comes ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 17, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How To: Use Red Cross Skills on Your Alexa-Enabled Devices
Do you have an Alexa-enabled device at home? Well, we have good news for you! This month, the American Red Cross is launching three skills for Amazon Echo and other ... The post How To: Use Red... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - April 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Blood Disaster Health & Safety Alexa Alexa-Enabled Device Amazon blood donation scheduling Enable Red Cross skills First aid skills Hurricane alerts Source Type: news

Featured Review: Different doses, durations and modes of delivery of nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation
New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library provides high quality evidence that people who use a combination of nicotine replacement therapies (a patch plus a short acting form, such as gum or lozenge) are more likely to successfully quit smoking than people who use a single form of the medicine.Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a medicine that is available as skin patches, chewing gum, nasal and oral sprays, inhalers, lozenges and tablets that deliver nicotine through the body to the brain. In many countries, people can get NRT from healthcare professionals as well as over-the-counter, without prescriptions. ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

New Anesthetic Proven to Reduce Pain in Pediatric Dentistry
This article is vital research in the arena of pediatric dentistry as it eliminates the need of very painful palatal injections, thus reducing the number of pricks to one. Elimination of painful palatal injections reduces children’s anxiety, thus instilling a positive dental attitude in th em. This research also will lay a cornerstone for further research to explore newer drugs and techniques for better patient compliance.”By reducing the number of injections to one, articaine is setting the groundwork for a more positive pediatric dental experience. As the researchers notes, this study opens the door for addit...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Glaukos touts 5-year study of glaucoma stents
This study shows that not only are Glaukos’ iStents as effective as once-daily topical travoprost in controlling IOP, but they also succeed at maintaining IOP reductions over the long-term with fewer additional medications.” Three-year outcomes of this study were published in 2016 in Ophthalmology and Therapy. The most recent article detailing five-year outcomes may be accessed online here. “This latest publication represents the first-ever five-year, protocol-driven, randomized evaluation of standalone iStent implantation in newly diagnosed glaucoma patients,” said Glaukos prez & CEO Thomas Bur...
Source: Mass Device - April 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Clinical Trials Featured Implants News Well Optical/Ophthalmic Vision Glaukos Ivantis Source Type: news

U.K. government requests Brexit deadline extension
By Ronald Boumans, Emergo Group The U.K. government has requested a further delay in implementing its withdrawal from the European Union, with an April 12 deadline for a no-deal Brexit outcome fast approaching. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

EO plant shutdown leads to pediatric breathing tube shortage
Smiths Medical Bivona tracheostomy tubes are in short supply, according to the FDA. (Image from Smiths Medical) The February shutdown of an ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization plant has produced the first temporary medical device shortage, according to the FDA. The device in short supply is the Bivona tracheostomy tube manufactured by Smiths Medical and used by many pediatric patients. The FDA anticipates the tube will be made available again the week of April 22, according to a statement from Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the agency’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). The state o...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care News Well Pediatrics Respiratory Sterilization / Calibration Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Smiths Medical Sterigenics Internatio Source Type: news

Game of Thrones: Your Last Chance to Bleed #ForTheThrone and Win
The day we’ve been anxiously waiting for over the last year is finally here. In a matter of hours, the season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones will air on ... The post Game of Thrones: Your Last Chance... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Blood #FortheThrone blood donation blood donor game of thrones got HBO Iron Throne Playol Playol Shippey III poster Season 8 Premiere Source Type: news

NHS dentist charges rise by 5% in England
From the BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/health-47724076An inflation-busting hike in dentistry fees mean NHS patients in England will pay £1.10 extra for a routine check-up.The new charges, which begin on Monday, will also see the cost of a set of dentures rise by £12.80 to nearly £270.Dentistry leaders say charges are increasingly being relied on and in the future dentistry could end up as an NHS service " in name only " .But the government said charges were important to help keep services sustainable.The new charges are:Band 1 treatment (examination, X-rays and scale and polish) £22.70Band ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 12, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Canadian regulators clarify changes in qualifications for medical device licenses following Sterigenics shutdown
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Canadian medical device regulator Health Canada has issued a clarification on which changes to Medical Device License (MDL) holders’ sterilization processes constitute “significant changes” following the closure of a major sterilization facility in the US earlier in 2019. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

5 digital health startups you need to watch in 2019
(Image from Unsplash) Funding for digital health companies continues to rise, with 2018 the biggest year so far this decade, according to healthcare investment firm StartUp Health. Investors took a greater interest in machine learning, blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI). Digital health funding was 14 times greater than it was eight years ago, when New York-based StartUp Health began tracking these investments. From 2017 to 2018, the average deal size grew by $6 million. Machine learning companies cut 66 deals to raise $940 million, an 80% increase in funding compared to 2017. Patient empowerment received the ...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Big Data Blog Business/Financial News Featured Funding Roundup Health Information Technology mHealth (Mobile Health) News Well Software / IT adheretech carepredict devotedhealth jointacademy mediktor startuphealth Source Type: news

Performance of resin materials for temporary fixed denture prostheses.
This study investigated the handling properties and clinical performance of two commercially available resin materials with slight differences in filler composition for the fabrication of fixed interim restorations. In a dental university setting, patients requiring prosthetic treatment were supplied with fixed interim restorations fabricated from two commercially available resin materials. To clarify the handling properties of the resin materials, dentists and undergraduate students completed a questionnaire. Prior to insertion of the definitive restoration, the interim restorations were analyzed by calibrated examiners u...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Why Medical Language Matters
Are medical professionals really exempt from a dumbing down of language? (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - April 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Eric Postal, MD Tags: Blog Patient Relations Source Type: news

5 issues for medical device risk management and design controls
By Mark Leimbeck, Emergo Group Medical device design and development processes in the context of risk management require careful consideration and planning by manufacturers. Following our webinar in early 2019, we explore five key issues companies face when linking design and development with risk management and, ultimately, patient safety. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

QUIZ: What Do You Know About Platelets?
Most people have heard of donating blood, but they haven’t heard about giving platelets. In fact, many people don’t even know what platelets are or who they can help. Do ... The post QUIZ: What Do... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - April 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Blood Blood donors cancer cancer kickers platelets quiz Source Type: news

Same Services More Expensive in Outpatient Than Office Settings
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- The same services are more expensive when performed in outpatient versus office settings, according to a blog post from the Health Care Cost Institute. John Hargraves, M.P.P., and Julie Reiff, from the Health Care Cost... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Validation of a low-cost portable 3-dimensional face scanner.
Conclusion:Scanify is a very low-cost device that could have clinical applications for facial imaging if imaging errors could be corrected by a future software update or hardware revision. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 10, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

FDA identifies hundreds of device types affected by sterilization facility closures
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The US Food and Drug Administration has identified nearly 600 types of medical devices possibly impacted by the recent shutdown of a sterilization facility in the midwestern US, and states that a second sterilization facility will also close this year. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

World ’s First 5 Megapixel Intra Oral Camera with Liquid Optics Lens Technology
The just released GoodDrs USA5Mis the World ’s first 5 megapixel Intra Oral Dental Camera with a metal body and advanced Liquid Optic Lens technology. The 5 Mega Pixel CMOS camera provides incredible picture clarity and color. The first thing that strikes you when looking at this new, patent pending product is the elegant handpiece shaped d esign of the lightweight metal body. Designed by a dentist, and at just 2.2 ounces, the 5M is lighter than most plastic IO cameras. The durable metal body is comfortable to hold and use, just like your high or slow speed handpieces. The retraction shaped head allows for easy acces...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 9, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How Testosterone-fueled Trans athletes are erasing women in sports
(Natural News) Last week on our Live Blog, my colleague Tyler O’Neil posted something about the ongoing controversy regarding transgender athletes competing in women’s sports: (Article by Stephen Kruiser republished from PJMedia.com) This is a hot-button issue that hits close to home because I am the father of a female college athlete, and I want to address this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Nuremberg Code and its impact on clinical research
by Natalie Jarmusik, Clinical Research Associate, IMARC Research The Nuremberg Code is one of the most influential documents in the history of clinical research. Created more than 70 years ago following the notorious World War II experiments, this written document established 10 ethical principles for protecting human subjects. We’ll take a closer look at its origins, its guidelines and its enduring impact. What Is the Nuremberg Code? When World War II ended in 1945, the victorious Allied powers enacted the International Military Tribunal on November 19th, 1945.  As part of the Tribunal, a series of tr...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Blog: Our position on privatisation? Total opposition
It is great to be in Bournemouth today for our union’s health conference. It’s a special event for me – the first conference I addressed when I first became General Secretary and after the NHS saved my life. It’s where the two organisations that have defined my life – UNISON and the NHS – come together. The values of both are intertwined and mean so much to me, and to our union. A national service, open to all, publicly-owned and publicly run – our NHS is our movement’s greatest achievement. That’s why today I paid special tribute to our members at the forefront of the...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Japan increases medical device registration fees
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Japan’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) has increased registration, inspection and related regulatory fees for medical device market applicants. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

America ’s toothfairy presents educational grant to the university of illinois college of dentistry
(Chicago, IL – February 25, 2019) As part of its mission to support oral health education for underserved communities, America ’s ToothFairy awarded a $5,000 grant to the Pediatric Dentistry Clinic of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. The presentation, which took place at their annual Celebration of Smiles event held February 21st during the Chicago Dental Society’sMidWinter Meeting, was part of America ’s ToothFairy’s Chicago Smiles Initiative.In Chicago 63% of third graders have cavities and more than half go untreated. The initiative, which is sponsored by GC America, su...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Irish medtech startup wins $3M in grants
The BioHealx technology is designed to treat anal fistula. (Image from Signum Surgical) Galway, Ireland-based startup Signum Surgical said today that it has landed more than $3 million in grants to help fund its efforts to gain U.S. and European regulatory clearance of a device intended to treat a condition that can cause fecal incontinence. The grants include $2.04 million from the European Union Horizon 2020 SME Instrument and $1.15 million from Ireland’s Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF). Part of the money will help Signum Surgical launch of a 12-month clinical study of its BioHealx device, which is d...
Source: Mass Device - April 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Featured Funding Roundup Implants News Well signumsurgical Source Type: news

Final defendant sentenced in insider trading case
Federal prosecutors have wrapped up an insider trading case based on alleged tips from a Bank of America consultant on pending corporate transactions, including Abbott‘s (NYSE:ABT) $25 billion acquisition of St. Jude Medical. Rodolfo Sablon, 39, of Miami, Fla., was sentenced Friday to six months in prison for his role in the insider trading scheme based on tips from Bank of America technical consultant Daniel Rivas. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan also sentenced Sablon to two years of supervised release, including six months in a community confinement center, and ordered him to pay $923,566 in forfeiture and a...
Source: Mass Device - April 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Featured Legal News Mergers & Acquisitions News Well Wall Street Beat Abbott st.judemedical Source Type: news

FDA recommendations from the annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society symposium
By Erin Davis and Allison Strochlic, Emergo Group Manufacturers, consultants, researchers, and regulators all descended upon Chicago this week for the annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Health Care Symposium. After taking in dozens of oral presentations and hundreds of posters, attendees often walk away from the event feeling invigorated that there are so many human factors (HF) professionals out there working to make medical technology, as well as clinical care environments, safe, effective, and satisfying. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the ...
Source: Mass Device - April 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

Abiomed touts new Impella study results
Abiomed’s Impella 2.5 pump (Image from Abiomed) New data on Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) Impella heart pumps show a 34% increase in survival among nearly 5,000 patients treated with the company’s devices intended to treat cardiogenic shock when combined with best practices, according to a company study. The study of patients treated at 763 U.S. sites between April 1, 2018 and March 28, 2019 showed median survival rates had risen from 51% in 2016, when the FDA granted premarket approval for the Impella 2.5, CP, 5.0 and LD heart pumps, to 67%, the Danvers, Mass.-based company said. (The FDA approved Impella 2.5 ...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Source Type: news

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Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 5, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How medical device human factors researchers can ensure GDPR compliance
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Following Emergo by UL’s recent webinar on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and human factors studies for medical devices, we examine key GDPR compliance issues human factors researchers must address to avoid steep penalties. The webinar was presented by Allison Strochlic and Alexandria Trombley, Research Director and Human Factors Specialist, respectively, at Emergo by UL’s Human Factors Research & Design (HFR&D) division, as well as two legal experts from Sidley Austin, Geraldine Scali and Kate Heinzelman. Get the full story here a...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

Never Enough Evidence
A rad's job is pretty straightforward —at least in theory. When your job description meets the uncertainties of the real world, how do you cope? (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - April 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Eric Postal, MD Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Evaluation of micro leakage of two direct esthetic restorations with different preparation techniques
ConclusionLow shrinkable silorane based composite yielded better results of micro-leakage scores along the occlusal enamel and gingival dentin walls when the cavity of class V was prepared with air abrasion technique with large size alumina particles under high pressure at immediate storage time as compared with Ketac N100. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 4, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

What it Means to be the Child of a Service Member
When you ask military children where they’re from, they usually respond with clarifying questions like, “Oh, do you mean where I was born, where I was last stationed, where I ... The post What it... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Military Support Volunteers armed forces Military child service to the armed forces West Point Source Type: news

Orthofix Medical touts data from artificial disc study
Orthofix Medical’s M6-C artificial cervical disc (Image from Orthofix) A study of patients implanted with Orthofix Medical’s (NSDQ:OFIX) M6-C artificial cervical disc showed a significant improvement in neck and arm pain, function and quality of life scores, the company said today. Patients in the investigational device exemption (IDE) study also used less pain and opioid medication when compared with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) patients, and 92% reported they were satisfied with the surgery, the Lewisville, Texas-based business said in a prepared statement. At 24 months, patients in the ACDF...
Source: Mass Device - April 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Clinical Trials Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Implants News Well Orthopedics internationalsocietyfortheadvancementofspinesurgery (ISASS) Orthofix Source Type: news

Loop Medical lands $3.2M grant for blood collection device
Loop Medical said today that it has received a $3.2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support pre-production and clinical trials required for the global registration of its blood collection device. The foundation had previously given the company a $400,000 grant. Based at the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, Loop Medical designed the device to be painless, easy-to-use and able to collect samples that are large enough for common high-throughput blood analyzers. The device was also designed to improve safety, particularly in countries with low medical resources. In th...
Source: Mass Device - April 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Blood Management Business/Financial News Featured Funding Roundup Laboratory Instruments/Laboratory Supplies News Well Research & Development Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation cerbahealthcare loopmedical swedishinstituteoftechnolo Source Type: news

World ’s smallest Dental Apex Locator
 NEO, theWorld ’s Smallest and Smartest Apex LocatorGood Doctors USA, a manufacturer of innovative dental products has just announced that their patent pending Apex locator, the NEO, has received FDA clearance and is ready for distribution. The lightweight NEO, the size of a smart watch (43 x 46 x16mm), is the world ’s smallest Apex Locator. Designed by a dentist who was tired of having to continually lift up his head to look at his Apex locator while performing root canals, created a device small enough that it can actually clip onto a finger ruler…..Genius!Never have to unnecessarily hold your hea...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 3, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Cigna lowers insulin price to $25 per month
Under pressure from patients and the FDA, Cigna (NYSE:CI) and Express Scripts said today that they will lower the price of insulin to $25 per month for some patients. Three firms — Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk and Sanofi — control 90% of the global insulin market and produce all the insulin used in the U.S. Insulin list prices regularly increase by double digits annually, according to the FDA, which attributed the price hikes to a lack of competition. Get the full story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Diabetes Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) News Well Pharma Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Cigna Eli Lilly & Co. Express Scripts Novo Nordisk Sanofi Source Type: news