Month: June 2020

June 30th, 2020 Medgadget Editors Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine Philips won FDA approval for its HeartStart FR3 and HeartStart FRx automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The HeartStart FR3 is an advanced device intended for use by medical professionals, including paramedics, and features such capabilities as “quick shock” to minimize hands-off time, and military-level ruggedness, ECG
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Latest Coronavirus News By Robin Foster and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters MONDAY, June 29, 2020 As the worldwide coronavirus case count passed 10 million and the death toll topped 500,000 on Sunday, 36 U.S. states continued to struggle with alarming spikes in COVID-19 infections. Experts cautioned that Florida could become the next epicenter for infections while
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Robotics entrepreneur Tyler Mantel paused his work on his own startups to create a nonprofit organization consisting of individuals from a variety of companies. Mantel’s project is developing a new ventilator that solves complicated engineering problems and thrives within the unique ecosystem of the supply chain during this new pandemic world. MD+DI spoke with Mantel, president of
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Women are significantly more likely to receive prescriptions of opioid analgesics. Read the study, which was performed in a nationally representative sample of adults in the U.S., in Journal of Women’s Health. Researchers from University of California Davis School of Medicine identified three main factors driving this discrepancy. These included lower, more adverse socio-economic status
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Researchers at Radboud University Medical Center in The Netherlands have developed a new AI algorithm for detecting diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. The algorithm’s iterative approach identifies greater lesions than non-iterative approaches, and boosts specificity by approximately 10%, with diagnostic accuracy of about 80%. The algorithm annotates images to depict which lesions it finds
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The researchers from Stanford School of Medicine and ShangaiTech University show that the growth of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak does not behave in accordance with an exponential growth law, but instead slows down exponentially with time from the very first days. Their thought-provoking findings can be currently found in the medRxiv* preprint server. The
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Fluidigm’s mass cytometry technology and its Maxpar Direct Immune Profiling Assay are being used in a prospective observational cohort surveillance study of up to 2,000 adult participants hospitalized with COVID-19. The study, which is titled Immunophenotyping Assessment in a COVID-19 Cohort (IMPACC), is being conducted by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy
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Level Ex makes games to help interventional cardiologists and other specialists brush up on their skills. Photo credit: Level Ex With Akili’s recent FDA clearance, healthcare video games have been making headlines. A Munich-based medical technology company recently acquired a different kind of game — one designed to help physicians brush up on their decision-making
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A type of smart MRI scan used in people with heart disease could help assess whether children’s cancers are especially aggressive and spot early signs that targeted treatments are working, a new study suggests. Researchers showed that the MRI imaging technique, known as T1-mapping, could offer crucial insights into the biology of childhood cancers and
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Noile-Immune Biotech Inc., (“Noile-Immune”) and C4U Corporation, (“C4U”) announced that they have entered into an agreement on joint research and commercialization of next-generation allogeneic gene-modified immune cell therapy combining C4U’s CRISPR/Cas3 genome editing technology and Noile-Immune’s PRIME (Proliferation inducing and migration enhancing) technology designed to improve proliferation and trafficking of immune cells into solid tumors.
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