Prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries sustained during Marine Corps recruit training - Jensen AE, Laird M, Jameson JT, Kelly KR.
Musculoskeletal injuries cost the U.S. Marine Corps approximately $111 million and 356,000 lost duty days annually. Information identifying the most common types of injuries and events leading to their cause would help target mitigation efforts. The purpos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Characterization of marijuana use in US college students by state marijuana legalization status as reported to an online survey - Wang GS, Haynes C, Besharat A, Lait ML, Green JL, Dart RC, Roosevelt G.
The objective was to investigate use characteristics among college students. METHODS: The RADARS ® System College Survey Program surveyed individuals in a univers... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Detailed injury epidemiology in contemporary dance: a 1-year prospective study of 134 students - van Winden DPAM, van Rijn RM, Richardson A, Savelsbergh GJP, Oudejans RRD, Stubbe JH.
AIM: We investigated the extent and characteristics of injuries in contemporary dance students. METHODS: During one academic year, 134 students of Bachelor dance and Bachelor dance teacher from Codarts University of the Arts (Rotterdam, the Netherl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Forms of school deviance and their influence on the social and moral development of the child - Pescaru M.
Man is an active human being evolving through his relationships with the world. School is one of the main factors influencing, through its specific attributions, the achievement of the human education. The purpose of the school is to contribute to its phys... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk factors for sexual violence among college students in dating relationships: an ecological approach - Bhochhibhoya S, Maness SB, Cheney M, Larson D.
College students in dating relationships are vulnerable to sexual violence given that nine out of 10 acts of sexual violence are perpetrated by acquaintances, friends, or dating partners. Although past research has explored the risk factors for sexual viol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Using simulation to address a training gap in battlefield ocular trauma: a lateral canthotomy and cantholysis (LCC) prototype training system - Sotomayor TM, Bailey MP, Dorton SL.
Over the past 15 years of conflict, eye injuries have ocurred at a steady rate of 5-10% of combat casualties, attributed to the enemy's use of improvised explosive devices. Many of these injuries result in a compartment syndrome of the orbit, easily decomp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Forging the future: is the injury prevention community a learning organisation? - McClure RJ.
It is 70 years since John Gordon wrote ‘The epidemiology of accidents’ in the American Journal of Public Health and 55 years since Haddon W Jr and colleagues edited the text book ‘Accident Research: Methods and Approaches’ published by Harper an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Innovative model improves access to life-saving stroke care
(Society of Interventional Radiology) Training interventional radiologists to perform endovascular thrombectomies results in positive outcomes for patients experiencing stroke, according to a study presented today at the Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting. Expanding access to this treatment provides patients timely access to this gold-standard treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Migrants are their country's best and brightest
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) It flies in the face of popular perception -- but people who choose to emigrate are those with the best education. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hollings researcher receives funding to harness power of imaging
(Medical University of South Carolina) The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $17 million in funding and its selection of 17 CZI Imaging Scientists -- engineers, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and biologists with expertise in technology development.One of the recipients, Thierry P é cot, Ph.D., a researcher at Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, says the $1.1 million, five-year grant will support his current research project to enable biologists to apply deep learning tools to their images. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Model learns how individual amino acids determine protein function
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A machine-learning model from MIT researchers computationally breaks down how segments of amino acid chains determine a protein's function, which could help researchers design and test new proteins for drug development or biological research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study explores why 'progressive teetotalers' may emerge from college engineering programs
(University of Kansas) First-year engineering students who gravitate toward progressive ideas, including about gender equity in the workplace, tend to drink less alcohol, according to a study by a University of Kansas researcher. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surge in cannabis use among youth preceded legalization in Canada
(University of Waterloo) National discussions on cannabis legalization, along with increased access to medical marijuana, may have encouraged more high school students to consume the drug years before it became legal in Canada. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Peer relations linked to smoking behavior in vocational students
(Wiley) In a Nursing Open study, peer relations and self-rated health were associated with smoking behavior in both girls and boys studying in upper secondary vocational schools. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting open to media
(American Roentgen Ray Society) Media are invited to attend this 2019 ARRS Annual Meeting, which provides unparalleled learning and networking opportunities for radiologists and the media who cover the field. Reporters interested in developing relationships with world-renowned radiologists should plan to attend or to cover the event virtually. Recordings of all sessions are available on demand. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study examines commercial hybrid-electric aircraft, reduced carbon emissions
(University of Illinois College of Engineering) Although we're still a long way from commercial airplanes powered by a combination of fossil fuel and batteries, a recent feasibility study at the University of Illinois explored fuel/battery configurations and the energy lifecycle to learn the tradeoffs needed to yield the greatest reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 25, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New computational tool harnesses big data, deep learning to reveal dark matter of the transcriptome
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) A research team at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has developed an innovative computational tool offering researchers an efficient method for detecting the different ways RNA is pieced together (spliced) when copied from DNA. Because variations in how RNA is spliced play crucial roles in many diseases, this new analytical tool will provide greater capabilities for discovering disease biomarkers and therapeutic targets, even from RNA-sequencing data sets with modest coverage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Long Does Fecal Shedding Occur for Oral Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccination has reduced infectious disease morbidity and mortality since its introduction. Vaccines can be given intramuscularly, subcutaneously or orally. Oral virus vaccines currently used in the US include rotavirus, cholera, typhoid and adenovirus. Adenovirus vaccine is used in military personnel. As these are attenuated viruses there is concern for household contacts who are immunocompromised who may inadvertently be exposed to the virus through fecal shedding. Additionally, there is a concern that the attenuated virus may mutate and revert back to its wild-form and potentially cause disease. Injectable po...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A scalable machine learning approach for measuring violent and peaceful forms of political protest participation with social media data - Anastasopoulos LJ, Williams JR.
In this paper, we introduce a scalable machine learning approach accompanied by open-source software for identifying violent and peaceful forms of political protest participation using social media data. While violent political protests are statistically r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Physical fitness as a risk factor for injuries and excessive stress symptoms during basic military training - M üller-Schilling L, Gundlach N, Böckelmann I, Sammito S.
PURPOSE: The purpose of basic military training (BMT) is to enable the recruited soldiers to acquire basic military skills and develop the required physical fitness. This training is accompanied by heightened physical stress and the risk of injury and exce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Stress inoculation training outcomes among veterans with PTSD and TBI - Jackson S, Baity MR, Bobb K, Swick D, Giorgio J.
OBJECTIVE: Stress inoculation training (SIT) is a cognitive-behavioral treatment that has demonstrated potential as a nontrauma based intervention for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The purpose of this study was to explore the efficacy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Knowledge and attitude of nonpsychiatric physicians regarding suicide in spinal cord injury patients and need for structured psychiatric education for suicide prevention: a prospective survey pilot study - Lee SJ, Nam TW, Kim CH, Hwang JM.
BACKGROUND: The knowledge and attitude of nonpsychiatric physicians regarding suicide in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients is important to prevent the accident related to suicide. However, most existing studies have focused on perception of and attitudes a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiology of maxillofacial fractures at a teaching hospital in Malaysia: a retrospective study - Abosadegh MM, Saddki N, Al-Tayar B, Rahman SA.
This study investigated the epidemiology of MFF treated at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) Unit, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). METHODS: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Comprehensive cognitive training improves attention and memory in patients with severe or moderate traumatic brain injury - Le śniak MM, Iwański S, Szutkowska-Hoser J, Seniów J.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) leads to cognitive disorders, the most frequently affected functions being attention and memory. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of a cognitive rehabilitation program, consisting of individual and group inter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Care partner problem solving training (CP-PST) for care partners of adults with traumatic brain injury during inpatient rehabilitation: study protocol for a multisite, randomized, single-blind clinical feasibility trial - Juengst SB, Silva V, Goldin Y, Cicerone K, Lengenfelder J, Chiaravalloti N, Driver S, Mellick D, Dart G, Kew CL, Nabasny A, Bell KR.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) often leads to immediate and chronic functional impairments that affect care partners, or those providing physical and/or emotional support to individuals with TBI. The many challenges associated with being a care partner often... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What can a hazard function teach us about drivers' perception of hazards? - Parmet Y, Meir A, Borowsky A.
OBJECTIVE: Hazard perception (HP) is typically defined as the ability to read the road and anticipate hazardous situations. Several studies have shown that HP is a driving skill that correlates with traffic crashes. Measuring HP differences between various... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

A deep learning framework for driving behavior identification on in-vehicle CAN-BUS sensor data - Zhang J, Wu Z, Li F, Xie C, Ren T, Chen J, Liu L.
Human driving behaviors are personalized and unique, and the automobile fingerprint of drivers could be helpful to automatically identify different driving behaviors and further be applied in fields such as auto-theft systems. Current research suggests tha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Applying quality improvement strategies within Canadian population health promotion - Bloomquist CD, Kryzanowski J, Dunn-Pierce T.
This article describes how quality improvement (QI) methodology was applied to partnership work in a population health promotion unit within a health care system. Using Kolb's experiential model of learning, we describe and reflect on our experience as a p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Infrared spectral characteristics of electrical injuries on swine skin caused by different voltages based on machine learning algorithms - Dong HW, Li W, Li SY, Deng KF, Cao N, Luo YW, Sun QR, Lin HC, Huang JF, Liu NG, Huang P.
OBJECTIVES: To explore infrared spectrum characteristics of different voltages induced electrical injuries on swine skin by using Fourier transform infrared-microspectroscopy (FTIR-MSP) combined with machine learning algorithms, thus to provide a refer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Feasibility, acceptability, and initial efficacy of delivering alcohol use cognitive interventions via crowdsourcing - Strickland JC, Hill JC, Stoops WW, Rush CR.
BACKGROUND: Inhibitory control training and working memory training are 2 cognitive interventions that have been considered for alcohol use disorder (AUD). Existing studies have typically relied on small samples that preclude the evaluation of small effect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Training two-wheel bike skills in children with cerebral palsy: a practice survey of therapists in Australia - Toovey R, Spittle AJ, Nicolaou A, McGinley JL, Harvey AR.
AIM: To describe current practices of physiotherapists and occupational therapists when training two-wheel bike skills in children with cerebral palsy (CP) within an International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Challenging Goliath – How Underdogs Stand A Fighting Chance
We all love an underdog story. Who isn ’t moved by the passion, grit, and determination that drives an outsider to overcome near-impossible odds? Rudy, Rocky, Million Dollar Baby, Miracle – Hollywood has captured our hearts while cashing in on this timeless trope. When it comes to the biopharmaceutical arena, however, we sometimes lo ok down upon the upstart rather than embrace its potential.Smaller companies and products often face the Herculean challenge of going up against the super-power, mega-sized pharma companies. Smaller budgets, operational teams, and fewer sales reps are viewed as insurmountable odds....
Source: EyeForPharma - March 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Francesco Lucarelli Source Type: news

Get relief from musculoskeletal pain by learning these 7 acupressure points
(Natural News) Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicinal approach that applies pressure to certain points in the body to stimulate the corresponding muscles and organs. There are seven points, in particular, that are commonly used to relieve pain in the musculoskeletal system. Putting pressure on these points reduces the pain emanating from the injured or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SIR: 'OK, Google -- scrub up!'
Smart speakers like Amazon Alexa and Google Home already get plenty of questions...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Virtual radiologist stands ready to answer questions Machine learning in radiology targets efficiency (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Exercise adds up to big brain boosts
(Cognitive Neuroscience Society) In new work being presented this week about the effects of exercise on the brain at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) in San Francisco, researchers are finding that brain changes that occur after a single workout are predictive of what happens with sustained physical training over time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Quiz Time: How Strong Is the Alcohol-Afib Link?
(MedPage Today) -- You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 23, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Book Review: Transformation in Troubled Times
“The willingness to bear with our wounds opens our eyes and potentially our hearts to what is going on around us. A wounded planet is also potentially a healing planet,” write Chris Robertson and Sarah Van Gogh. Their new book, Transformation in Troubled Times: Re-Vision’s Soulful Approach to Therapeutic Work is an invitation to reconsider the opportunity that every wounding offers — to once again restore our faith in the process of healing. Much of the work of the therapist is to sense the possibility that exists in the connection between the ego and the soul. The authors explain, “Each thera...
Source: Psych Central - March 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Communication Disorders General Grief and Loss Memory and Perception Psychology Psychotherapy Spirituality Trauma Treatment books about the client-therapist relationship books about therapy conscious pain Re-Visi Source Type: news

Efficacy of balance training for hip fracture patients: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials - Wu JQ, Mao LB, Wu J.
BACKGROUND: To investigate whether the clinical effects of balance training were improved in hip fracture patients. METHODS: Electronic databases which included PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library up to December 2018 were searc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Leaving, staying or belonging: exploring the relationship between formal education, youth mobility and community resilience in rural Alaska - Gram-Hanssen I.
Rural Alaskan youth are encouraged to pursue higher education in order to enhance individual and community resilience. However, the dwindling number of youth that return to their home communities after attending post-secondary education is a concern. In th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Korean teachers' bereavement experience following student suicide - Kim JE.
This study aimed to explore the bereavement experience of teachers following student suicide. METHOD: Usi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coverage of child maltreatment and adult trauma in graduate psychopathology textbooks - Brand BL, Kumar SA, McEwen LE.
OBJECTIVE: Undergraduate psychology textbooks often present trauma, particularly child maltreatment (CM) and its consequences, inadequately or inaccurately. Adequate education about CM and adult trauma (AT) is crucial because they are prevalent and their h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An investigation of gatekeeper training and self-efficacy for suicide intervention among college/university faculty - Sylvara AL, Mandracchia JT.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a major global issue; US college students may be at greater risk and faculty may play a crucial role in prevention. AIMS: The primary purpose of the present study was to examine: the level of confidence of college/university faculty ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The relationship between childhood traumas, identity development, difficulties in emotion regulation and psychopathology - Dereboy C, Şahin Demirkapı E, Şakiroğlu M, Şafak Öztürk C.
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to explore the relationship between traumatic experiences, difficulties in emotion regulation, identity confusion and psychopathology. METHOD: Six hundred and thirty five university students volunteered to partici... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

School personnel's bystander action in situations of teen relationship abuse and sexual assault: prevalence and correlates - Edwards KM, Sessarego SN, Banyard VL, Rizzo AJ, Mitchell KJ.
BACKGROUND: Relationship abuse (RA) and sexual assault (SA) are major problems among high school students, and school personnel are an important part of preventing RA and SA among youth. Therefore, we examined the rates and correlates of bystander intentio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Reciprocal relationships between moral competence and externalizing behavior in junior secondary students: a longitudinal study in hong kong - Shek DTL, Zhu X.
Defining moral competence using a virtue approach, this longitudinal study examined the prospective relationships between moral competence and externalizing behavior indexed by delinquency and intention to engage in problem behavior in a large and represen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence of distracted walking with mobile technology: an observational study of Calgary and Edmonton high school students - Quon P, Lahey K, Grisdale M, Hagel B, Frost G, Belton K, Elliott A.
OBJECTIVES: Distracted walking poses a safety concern while crossing roads. A 2014 Canadian survey showed that 51% of teenagers were hit or almost hit while crossing the street, many of whom were distracted by mobile technology. An American study demonstra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pick your poison: examining adolescent substance use through opportunity theory - Block M, Swartz K, Copenhaver A.
The present study examines substance use behaviors of middle and high school students, focusing on how varying influences of opportunity measures impact use of specific types of substances. The data used in the present study come from almost 4,000 students... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mobile phone use while riding a motorcycle and crashes among university students - Truong LT, Nguyen HTT, De Gruyter C.
OBJECTIVE: Motorcycle crashes are a significant road safety challenge, particularly in many low- and middle-income countries where motorcycles represent the vast majority of their vehicle fleet. Though risky riding behaviors, such as speeding and riding un... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can scientists learn to remove bad memories?
New research in human participants explores a novel intervention that aims to weaken traumatic memories and lessen their psychological impact. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Potentially Disruptive Medtech Company Wins FDA Nod for HF Therapy
One of the 16 promising medtech companies in the private sector, as named in a Canaccord Genuity analyst report, earlier this year, has just received approval for its heart failure therapy. Impulse Dynamics noted it nabbed a nod from FDA for the Optimizer Smart System. The Orangeburg, NY-based company’s technology delivers Cardiac Contractility Modulation (CCM). Through CGM an electrical pulse is delivered during the absolute refractory period, which is just after heart contracts. In contrast to a pacemaker or defibrillator, CCM works by modulating the strength of the heart muscle contraction rather than ...
Source: MDDI - March 23, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news