Fitbit unveils Charge 3, adds SpO2 tracking in preparation for potential sleep apnea, a-fib features
Fitbit has unveiled the third device in the Fitbit Charge family, the Fitbit Charge 3, and the new version adds SpO2 tracking among other health tracking improvements. The device will be available starting in October. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Masimo, Dominion bury the hatchet in blood monitoring IP infringement suit
Diagnostic tech developer Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) and rival Dominion have settled a suit over blood monitoring patents, according to recently released court documents. The two companies said they reached a settlement deal over a suit brought against Masimo by Dominion claiming it infringed on patents related to noninvasive blood monitoring technology. The agreement does not include payments from either company, and leaves both sides to pay for their own legal costs, according to court documents. The settlement deal was signed by US District Judge Beth Freeman on Tuesday. Earlier this week, Masimo released results from a st...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Legal News Dominion Assets Masimo Source Type: news

The relationships between improvements in daytime sleepiness, fatigue and depression and psychomotor vigilance task testing with CPAP use in patients with obstructive sleep apnea - Bhat S, Gupta D, Akel O, Polos PG, DeBari VA, Akhtar S, McIntyre A, Ming SX, Upadhyay H, Chokroverty S.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine if the subjective improvements in daytime sleepiness, fatigue and depression experienced by patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy predict an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Masimo touts study exploring pulse oximetry pre-screening for OSA in children with down syndrome
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) yesterday released results from a study exploring home pulse oximetry monitoring’s ability to serve as an initial screening method to determine which children with Down syndrome should be recommended to undergo sleep studies to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said that children with Down syndrome are at high risk of obstructive sleep apnea, which can only be reliably diagnosed using multichannel sleep studies, which are expensive and time-consuming. A total of 161 children with DS between 0.5 and 6 years old were selected for the trial, 25 of which were separ...
Source: Mass Device - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Diagnostics Masimo Source Type: news

Three Common Comorbidities With Asthma Three Common Comorbidities With Asthma
Drs Sidney Braman and Linda Rogers discuss the comorbidities of reflux, rhinitis, and sleep apnea that are associated with asthma and whether treating them has a positive impact on outcomes.CHEST and Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Humidifier May Help Sleep Apnea Patients Stick With CPAP Treatment Humidifier May Help Sleep Apnea Patients Stick With CPAP Treatment
People with sleep apnea are more likely to stick with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment when they use a built-in humidifier, a Swedish study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Humidifier may help sleep apnea patients stick with treatment
(Reuters Health) - People with sleep apnea, a common nighttime breathing disorder, are more likely to stick with treatment that keeps their airways open at night when they use a built-in humidifier, a Swedish study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

ResMed shares down as FY2018 earnings show shrinking profits
Shares in ResMed (NYSE:RMD) have fallen today after the medical device maker posted fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2018 earnings that topped expectations on the Street, but showed full year profits decline when compared to 2017. The San Diego-based company posted profits of $109.8 million, or 76¢ per share, on sales of $623.6 million for the three months ended June 30, seeing bottom-line growth of 8.1% while sales grew 12% compared with the same period during the previous year. After adjusting to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 95¢, just in line with consensus on Wall Street where analys...
Source: Mass Device - August 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat ResMed Inc. Source Type: news

Can You Cure Yourself of Sleep Apnea?
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask How Serious Is Sleep Apnea
How Serious Is Sleep Apnea? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask Who Is Most at Risk for Sleep Apnea
Who Is Most at Risk for Sleep Apnea? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

LivaNova beats Q2 expectations
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) handily topped the consensus forecast for its second-quarter results despite a huge bottom-line slide. Formed by the $2.7 billion merger of Italy’s Sorin and Cyberonics in October 2015, in April the company closed the $190 million sale of its cardiac rhythm management business to China’s MicroPort Scientific (HK:00853) and paid $250 million to acquire TandemLife and its cardiopulmonary temporary support solutions. LivaNova also acquired ImThera and its implantable sleep apnea treatment for $225 million early this year. LivaNova posted profits of $15.1 mill...
Source: Mass Device - August 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat LivaNova Source Type: news

What Causes School Failure?
Discussion “Literacy is traditionally meant as the ability to read and write. The modern term’s meaning has been expanded to include the ability to use language, numbers, images, computers, and other basic means to understand, communicate, gain useful knowledge, solve mathematical problems and use the dominant symbol systems of a culture.” The earliest written communication was in 3500-3000 BCE, with the earliest alphabet being from 1200-750 BCE. Although the percentage of the world’s adult literacy rate is increasing each decade by ~5%, “…from 55.7 per cent in 1950 to 86.2 per cent in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Supplemental O2 Improves Blood Pressure in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Supplemental O2 Improves Blood Pressure in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Supplemental oxygen significantly reduces morning blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to results from a crossover trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Type and Age of Menopause and Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Type and Age of Menopause and Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Does surgical or early-onset menopause increase the risk of obstructive sleep apnea in postmenopausal women?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Adhesive respiratory monitor detects breathing problems early
[Image from Exspiron]Children can be at risk for compromised breathing after surgery or from conditions like asthma, congestive heart failure or sleep apnea. Opioid therapy and sedation for medical procedures can also depress breathing. Unless a child is sick enough to have a breathing tube, respiratory problems can be difficult to detect early. Yet early detection can mean the difference between life and death. “There is currently no real-time objective measure,” says Viviane Nasr, MD, an anesthesiologist with Boston Children’s Hospital’s Division of Cardiac Anesthesia. “Instead, respiratory ...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Vector Blog Source Type: news

Portable Sleep Monitoring Accurate in Heart Failure Patients
Respiratory polygraphy can accurately diagnose sleep apnea in patients hospitalized with heart failure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Oxygen Eliminates Morning BP Spike in Sleep Apnea (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Hypoxia main cause of BP rise in OSA, study suggests (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - July 23, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Portable Sleep Monitoring Accurate in Heart Failure Patients
MONDAY, July 23, 2018 -- For patients hospitalized with decompensated heart failure, portable sleep monitoring with respiratory polygraphy can accurately diagnose sleep apnea, according to a study published in the July issue of CHEST. Rashmi Nisha... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

8 crowdfunded health devices you need to know
[Image from unsplash.com]Companies including 3M and Aura Medical are turning to the popular websites Kickstarter and Indiegogo to get their ideas crowdfunded by people who want them to come to life. The idea behind a crowdfunding website is that if you back the project and donate a certain amount of money, you’ll get something in return, oftentimes the product that is being crowdfunded. In the past, devices like the hoseless, maskless, micro-CPAP Airing have raised over a million dollars. So, while crowdfunding has presented challenges for regulated medical devices, it has been a boon for startups to showcase so...
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Diagnostics Hospital Care Patient Monitoring Pediatrics Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Software / IT 3m Aura Medical crowdfunding MedTech sleep apnea sleepon startups Virtual Reality Source Type: news

Supplemental oxygen eliminates morning blood pressure rise in sleep apnea patients
(American Thoracic Society) Supplemental oxygen eliminates the rise in morning blood pressure experienced by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients who stop using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), the standard treatment for OSA, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vivos Therapeutics is betting big on its alternative treatment for sleep apnea
The company is about to grow with an influx of new money and potential initial public offering on the horizon. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Vivos Therapeutics is betting big on its alternative treatment for sleep apnea
The company is about to grow with an influx of new money and potential initial public offering on the horizon. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Verily, ResMed team up for joint sleep apnea venture
Alphabet subsidiary Verily is teaming up with well-known sleep company ResMed to form a new venture that will focus on developing sleep apnea treatments and connected health products.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Guess What Google ’s Verily is Up to Now
Verily Life Sciences has formed yet another joint venture with a medtech company. This time Verily, once known as Google’s life sciences division, is teaming up with sleep-health specialist ResMed to tackle sleep apnea. The collaboration with ResMed expands the Mountain View, CA-based company’s presence into yet another healthcare segment. ResMed executives declined to discuss specific details about the joint venture, noting it was still subject to regulatory approvals. However, ResMed CMO Carlos Nunez said the joint venture will operate as a completely separate entity from ResMed and Verily. Nunez noted ResMed...
Source: MDDI - July 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Guess What Alphabet ’s Verily is Up to Now
Verily Life Sciences has formed yet another joint venture with a medtech company. This time Verily, once known as Google’s life sciences division, is teaming up with sleep-health specialist ResMed to tackle sleep apnea. The collaboration with ResMed expands the Mountain View, CA-based company’s presence into yet another healthcare segment. ResMed executives declined to discuss specific details about the joint venture, noting it was still subject to regulatory approvals. However, ResMed CMO Carlos Nunez said the joint venture will operate as a completely separate entity from ResMed and Verily. Nunez noted ResMed...
Source: MDDI - July 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

ResMed, Google ’ s Verily ink sleep-apnea-focused joint venture deal
ResMed (NYSE:RMD) and Google (NSDQ:GOOG) life sciences company Verily said today they inked a new joint venture deal aiming to develop software solutions to improve diagnosis, treatment and care for sleep apnea and other breathing related sleep disorders. The new US-based joint venture will use sleep apnea knowledge from San Diego-based ResMed and Verily’s data analytics technologies in its pursuits, the companies said, and will operate as a separate venture from both ResMed and Verily. “The vast majority of people with sleep apnea don’t realize they have it, and therefore don’t ...
Source: Mass Device - July 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory ResMed Inc. Verily Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Linked to Changes in the Brain in Older Adults
MONDAY, July 9, 2018 -- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with changes to the structure of the brain that are seen in the early stages of dementia, according to a study published online July 5 in the European Respiratory Journal. Nathan E.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why might sleep apnea raise dementia risk?
A new study finds that obstructive sleep apnea is tied to brain structure alterations found in early dementia and that low blood oxygen might be a factor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Sleep-Related Eating Disorder: Causes, Treatment, and More
Sleep-related eating disorder (SRED) is a parasomnia that links eating disorders to partial arousal during the transition between wakefulness and non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. It is characterized by dysfunctional eating and drinking upon partial arousal from a stage of NREM sleep (also known as slow-wave sleep). As a form of sleepwalking, it entails partial or complete amnesia of the event. According to one study, the estimated prevalence of SRED was nearly 5% in the general population. The disorder is more common than generally recognized, and we can agree it requires more public awareness. This type of connection...
Source: Psych Central - July 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caitlin Evans Tags: Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Neuroscience Sleep Stigma Stress Binge Eating Disorder Bingeing Disordered Eating nightmare disorder parasomnia restless leg syndrome Sleep apnea sleep disorder sleep hygiene sleep-related ea Source Type: news

Sleep disorder linked with changes to brain structure typical of dementia
(European Lung Foundation) Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with changes to the structure of the brain that are also seen in the early stages of dementia, according to a study published in the European Respiratory Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mild, Moderate OSA in Children Linked to Worse Cognitive Function Mild, Moderate OSA in Children Linked to Worse Cognitive Function
Children with mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) perform significantly worse on several tests of cognitive function compared to their peers without sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), new findings from China show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Japan approves Inspire Medical ’ s obstructive sleep apnea neurostim device
Inspire Medical Systems said this week it won approval from Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for its Inspire therapy system, now cleared to treat moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. The Inspire system is a closed-loop, pacemaker-like system designed to stimulate nerves to keep airways open during sleep to treat obstructive sleep apnea. Inspire Medical Systems said that it will pursue reimbursement in the country, with plans to launch the device in the second half of next year. “With this approval for our Inspire therapy, we are able to provide patients and physicians in Japan with a new al...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Inspire Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: AI Echo Analyzer; Renal Denervation in Sleep Apnea
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Fresca Medical lands de novo authorization for Curve positive airway pressure system
On Monday, the FDA granted connected health company Fresca Medical a de novo authorization to market its Curve device, a positive airway pressure delivery system that treats obstructive sleep apnea.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Sleep Disruption Increases Risk of Atrial Fibrillation
WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 -- Sleep disruption consistently predicts risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) before and after adjusting for obstructive sleep apnea, according to a study published online June 25 in Heart Rhythm. Matthew A. Christensen, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A policy analysis of mandatory obstructive sleep apnea screening in the trucking industry - Kirkendoll KD, Heaton K.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic condition characterized by occlusion of the upper airway during sleep resulting in daytime sleepiness. Drivers with OSA are at a two- to sevenfold increase in risk of motor vehicle crashes (MVCs). Approximately, 1... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Can Fresca & #039;s Sleep Apnea Device & #039;Curve & #039; the CPAP Compliance Problem?
    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- FRESCA Medical, Inc., a privately held sleep solutions and connected health company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted their de novorequest to market the CURVE™ Positive Airway Pressure delivery system for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).  The de novo pathway is reserved for marketing approval of novel devices of low to moderate risk. The FRESCA system includes a dedicated flow generator, a lightweight and ergonomic air delivery hose, and a comfortable nasal pillow...
Source: MDDI - June 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Fresca Medical wins de novo nod from FDA for Curve sleep apnea device
Fresca Medical said today it won FDA de novo approval for its Curve positive airway pressure delivery system designed to treat obstructive sleep apnea. The Curve CPAP system includes a flow generator, air delivery hose and nasal pillow patient interface, the San Clemente, Calif.-based company said. The system also features the company’s SmartValve technology which it claims allows the system to treat OSA with less airflow than conventional CPAP systems. “Fresca Medical is committed to developing disruptive and effective technologies for sleep apnea sufferers who cannot tolerate the currently available therapies...
Source: Mass Device - June 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory frescamedical Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes FRESCA Medical To Market New Positive Airway Pressure Delivery System To Treat Sleep Apnea
Novel Low-Flow Technology Has Demonstrated Efficacy in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., June 25, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- FRESCA Medical, Inc., a privately held sleep solutions and connected health company... Devices, FDA FRESCA Medical, CURVE System, Positive Airway Pressure, sleep apnea (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The New Health Care: I Learned I Have Sleep Apnea. It ’ s More Serious Than Many People Realize.
There are many treatment options for a problem that can be downright deadly. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Apnea (Sleep Disorder) Driver Distraction and Fatigue Snoring Traffic Accidents and Safety Source Type: news

Sleep apnea treatment tied to improved sex life
(Reuters Health) - Adults with sleep apnea, a common nighttime breathing disorder, may have a better sex life when they wear breathing masks to bed, a small U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Academy of Laser Dentistry Announces Call for Abstracts for ALD 2019 Annual Session
“The Laser-Systemic Connection: Lighting the Way to a Healthier Mouth and Body” will Take Place in Dallas on April 4-6, with Opening Keynoteby Leading Oral-Systemic Health Advocate, Charles Whitney, MDCoral Springs, FL – June 18, 2018 –The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), the only independent and unbiased non-profit association dedicated to improving patient care with the proper use of laser technology, recently issued a call for abstracts for its upcoming annual meeting.Known internationally as “dentistry’s laser meeting”, ALD 2019 is at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas from April 4t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 22, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

AHA: CPAP Machines May Bring Better Sleep, Plus a Healthier Heart
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People with sleep apnea, especially those over 60, could decrease their risk of heart failure by using CPAP masks at night to help with breathing, according to new research. The study, published... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and AF Risk After Cardiac Surgery Obstructive Sleep Apnea and AF Risk After Cardiac Surgery
Are cardiac surgical patients who are at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea at increased risk for postoperative atrial fibrillation?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Floppy eyelids may be sign of sleep apnea, Loyola study finds
(Loyola University Health System) A Loyola Medicine study is providing further evidence that floppy eyelids may be a sign of sleep apnea. The study, published in the journal The Ocular Surface, found that 53 percent of sleep apnea patients had upper eyelids that were lax and rubbery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blood biomarkers as a diagnostic tool for obstructive sleep apnea
(Dove Medical Press) Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition causing daytime tiredness which can significantly impact a patient's quality of life and increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It is a common, chronic disorder that affects thousands of patients, yet recent studies show that many sufferers remain undiagnosed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep: At The Wheel With Sleep Apnea!
Title: Sleep: At The Wheel With Sleep Apnea!Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 5/4/2004 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - June 13, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

New Drug for Narcolepsy, Sleep Apnea on the Horizon New Drug for Narcolepsy, Sleep Apnea on the Horizon
Solriamfetol showed durable effects in reducing excessive sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea in a long-term study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Turning Surgeons Into Innovators Without Taking Them Out of the OR
Academic hospitals have all the makings for rich medical device development. They have physicians to identify surgical needs, researchers to test theories, bioengineers to design and create devices and patients to participate in clinical trials. However, disconnect between engineering and surgical departments makes innovation a challenge. So does surgeons' all-consuming job Number One—treating patients. Surgical Innovations, part of the University of California, San Francisco's Department of Surgery and Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, aims to open communication between clinical academic surgeons and bioeng...
Source: MDDI - June 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: R & D Source Type: news