Physician Loses Right Leg, Sues Podiatrist; More Physician Loses Right Leg, Sues Podiatrist; More
Physician claims ill-advised treatment and total contact cast directly caused his injuries that led to amputation; doctor wins forceps-delivery suit; unsupervised PAs subject to med-mal cap, state says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Ultrasound helps predict difficult vaginal delivery
Ultrasound can "moderately" help predict if operative vaginal delivery wil...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound spots less-aggressive DCIS on breast exams Ultrasound on par with MRI to measure myometrial invasion depth Ultrasound fetal monitoring takes time for maternity nurses POCUS good for localizing catheters in newborn patients Ultrasound helps diagnose pediatric abdominal problems (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 25, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Trauma Rates With OVD Unexpectedly High, Study Finds Trauma Rates With OVD Unexpectedly High, Study Finds
An analysis of more than 1 million deliveries in Canada found that more than 1 in 4 women undergoing forceps delivery suffer trauma from the procedure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

The infrastructural capacity of Ghanaian health facilities to provide safe abortion and post-abortion care: a cross-sectional study
ConclusionsSAC provision is much lower than PAC provision overall, yet there are persistent gaps in capacity to deliver basic PAC at primary facilities. These results highlight a need for the Ghana Ministry of Health to improve the infrastructural capability of health facilities to provide comprehensive abortion care. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - November 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Balancing political and criminogenic needs: evaluating the New Zealand Department of Corrections' response to men assessed with a below average risk for sexual recidivism - Carr AE, Willis GM.
Current research provides little evidence for the effectiveness of treatment in reducing sexual offence recidivism amongst low-risk populations. However, in real-world correctional settings, program delivery rarely occurs in a vacuum, treatment may be poli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Africa Goes Digital
Viral Facts Africa, a first of its kind African initiative to combat health misinformation online, was launched recently by the World Health Organization (WHO) and a network of fact-checking organizations and leading public health bodies. By Cristina DuarteUNITED NATIONS, May 7 2021 (IPS) In rebuilding after COVID-19, policymakers must invest in innovative technology to leapfrog obstacles to inclusive development. Africa has enjoyed strong economic growth for most of the 21st century, mainly because of robust global demand for primary commodities. But the “Africa Rising” narrative that accompanied this growth is mostl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cristina Duarte Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

While industrial oxygen has been diverted for medical use, problems in transportation and delivery remain
According to gases manufacturers, there is a shortage of cryogenic vessels and tankers as well. This may hamper the bulk transportation of liquid oxygen from distant gas plants. Liquid oxygen, in bulk, can only be transported in a cryogenic vessel, which is also called a vacuum-insulated pressure vessel. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inside San Francisco ’s Ambitious Plan to Bring Universal Coronavirus Testing to An Entire U.S. City
Public health experts can’t say it enough: If the U.S. is going to beat COVID-19, the country needs to ramp up testing. But there’s no single blueprint for cities and states to follow as they respond to that call. Some, like Los Angeles, are going big. In late April, L.A. became the first major city to offer free testing to any resident. Others, like San Francisco, are doing things in a more progressive style, with goals that are just as ambitious. The latter is strategizing from a place of strength. Thanks to some of the nation’s earliest stay-at-home orders, San Francisco has, so far, flattened the curv...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katy Steinmetz Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Never Give up on Women ’s Rights – Edna Ismail
By IPS International DeskNEW YORK, Mar 20 2020 (IPS) For Dr Edna Adan Ismail maternal health and midwifery is deeply personal. In an interview with Women Deliver Young Leader Musu Bakoto Sawo, Ismail recalls her mother’s devasting experiences which impacted on her own life’s choices. Dr. Edna Adan Ismail“As detailed in my memoir, ‘A Woman of Firsts,’ my own parents lost two of their five children because of poor maternal and child health services in my country,” the former Somaliland Foreign Minister and founder of Edna Adan Hospital says. “My mother lost one baby to a forceps delivery when a Caesarean secti...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS INTERNATIONAL DESK Tags: Active Citizens Africa Civil Society Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Women Deliver Source Type: news

Why all women who need a forceps delivery should be given antibiotics
One in eight births in England are currently assisted, around 85,000 a year. One in five of these women go on to develop an infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 Reasons Medtech Outsourcers Should Consider Cold Forming
This article covers the economic, strength, yield, and speed-to-market advantages of cold-formed components, especially compared with the capabilities of screw machining. The objective will be to provide potential new product design (NPD) engineers in outsource manufacturing environments an objective comparison from which to make informed decisions on micro-miniature component sourcing. NPD engineers rely heavily on design and manufacturing techniques learned through education, repeated application, and empirical success. Many alternate techniques are often approached with caution, particularly in medical and healthcare pr...
Source: MDDI - October 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Timothy Kardish Tags: Contract Manufacturing Source Type: news

New labour pain drug may reduce need for epidurals – UK study
Calls for rethink on childbirth pain relief as research shows remifentanil works better than pethidineA new drug to relieve pain during labour works better than pethidine, which has been in widespread use since the 1950s even though it has long been known it does not help all women, say researchers.Pethidine is given as an injection, but a new study funded by the National Institute for Health Research shows that remifentanil, which women control by pressing a button when they feel pain, appears to be more effective. Women using remifentanil were half as likely to end up asking for an epidural, which blocks all pain and sen...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Childbirth Medical research Women UK news Drugs Source Type: news

SwitchPoint Goes to Ghana
July 18, 2018At the Extreme Affordability Conference in Accra, we saw some of the unusual partnerships and switchpoints that are transforming West Africa ’s health and tech landscape.Nestled on the banks of the Volta River, about 50 miles outside of Accra, Ghana, something big is happening.Ensign College of Public Healthin Kpong is quietly demonstrating how its creative partnership with the government of Ghana, private philanthropists, and the University of Utah can serve as a model for preparing the next generation of global health leaders —and for making extreme affordability a reality.Extreme affordability—that is...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 22, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Accuray’s India approval to Masimo and PositiveID launching a Bluetooth-enabled thermometer, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. India approves Accuray’s Radixact X9 radiation therapy device Accuray announced in a June 21 press release that it has received an Atomic Energy Regulatory Board Type Approval in India for its Radixact X9 System. The approval allows the company to sell the TomoTherapy platform while allowing hospitals throughout India to import the system. The Radixact and TomoTherapy Systems are radiation therap...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Diagnostics Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Ultrasound Accuray Inc. Arcuro Medical BTG Masimo MedTech NuSight P Source Type: news