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Antony Young
Tony is a practicing frontline National Health Service surgeon and director of medical innovation at Anglia Ruskin University and has founded 4 medical-technology start-ups. He has also cofounded the £500 million Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus, which will become one of the world's largest health innovation spaces. In 2014, he was appointed as national clinical director for innovation at National Health Service England and in February 2016 became the first national clinical lead for innovation. In this role, he provides clinical leadership and support in delivering improved health outcomes in England, drives the uptake of proven innovations across the National Health Service, promotes economic growth through innovation, and helps make the National Health Service the go-to place on the planet for medical innovation...
May 2017: Surgery
Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Jessica McKee, Paul B McBeth, Chad G Ball, Anthony LaPorta, Timothy Broderick, Tim Leslie, David King, Heather Wright-Beatty, Jocelyn Keillor, Homer Tien
Hemorrhage is the most preventable cause of post-traumatic death. Many cases are potentially anatomically salvageable, yet remain lethal without logistics or trained personnel to deliver diagnosis or Resuscitative-surgery in austere-environments. Revolutions in technology for remote-mentoring of ultrasound and surgery may enhance capabilities to utilize the skill-sets of non-physicians. Thus, our Research-Collaborative explored remote-mentoring to empower non-physicians to address junctional and torso hemorrhage-control in Austere-environments...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Oliver C Steinbach
The present industry update covers the period 1-31 January 2017, with information sourced from company press releases, regulatory and patent agencies as well as the scientific literature. With a new year come new resolutions, annual operation plans but also reports and outlooks for the years(s) to come. A number of the latter have been published in January forecasting various spaces in drug delivery (Market and Research). Also a number of financing deals were closed being fresh into the year such as Ossianix and Ocular Therapeutix and contract manufacturers will show their offerings at the 2017 MD&M West Medtech event (Lubrizol, Trelleborg)...
March 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
Tahir S Pillay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
F Garay, X Pan, Y J Zhang, C Wang, D Springmuller
INTRODUCTION: The Venus p‑valve (MedTech, Shanghai, China) is a self-expanding percutaneous heart valve designed to be implanted in a native patched right ventricle outflow tract. The worldwide clinical experience with this valve is just beginning and the results have so far been encouraging. We present our initial early experience implanting the Venus p‑valve in the native right ventricle outflow tract of patients with Tetralogy of Fallot repaired with a transannular patch. METHODS: In 10 selected patients a procedure for percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation was performed using the Venus p‑valve...
February 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
Giuseppe Crippa, Dorjan Zabzuni, Elena Bravi, Filippo Rossi
OBJECTIVE: Present data refers to a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study in which 30 mild-moderate hypertensive patients, received a dietary integration with Grana Padano DOP cheese to evaluate blood pressure (BP) changes.Cow-milk fermentation induced by Lactobacillus helveticus produces peptides with sustained ACE inhibitory activity, mainly dues to 2 tripeptides (valyl-prolyl-proline and isoleucil-prolyl-proline) that have shown to lower blood pressure (BP) in experimental animals and in humans...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Alvin Y Chan, Diem Kieu T Tran, Amandip S Gill, Frank P K Hsu, Sumeet Vadera
Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat a variety of intracranial lesions. Utilization of robotic assistance with stereotactic procedures has gained attention due to potential for advantages over conventional techniques. The authors report the first case in which robot-assisted MRI-guided LITT was used to treat radiation necrosis in the posterior fossa, specifically within the cerebellar peduncle. The use of a stereotactic robot allowed the surgeon to perform LITT using a trajectory that would be extremely difficult with conventional arc-based techniques...
October 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
M Lefranc, J Peltier
The ROSA® robot (Medtech, Montpellier, France) is a new medical device designed to assist the surgeon during minimally invasive spine procedures. The device comprises a patient-side cart (bearing the robotic arm and a workstation) and an optical navigation camera. The ROSA® Spine robot enables accurate pedicle screw placement. Thanks to its robotic arm and navigation abilities, the robot monitors movements of the spine throughout the entire surgical procedure and thus enables accurate, safe arthrodesis for the treatment of degenerative lumbar disc diseases, exactly as planned by the surgeon...
October 2016: Expert Review of Medical Devices
Giuseppe Crippa, Dorjan Zabzuni, Elena Bravi, Filippo Rossi
OBJECTIVE: Present data refers to a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study in which 30 mild-moderate hypertensive patients, received a dietary integration with Grana Padano DOP cheese to evaluate blood pressure (BP) changes.Cow-milk fermentation induced by Lactobacillus helveticus produces peptides with sustained ACE inhibitory activity, mainly dues to 2 tripeptides (valyl-prolyl-proline and isoleucil-prolyl-proline) that have shown to lower blood pressure (BP) in experimental animals and in humans...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Minja Milovanovic, Noah Taruberekera, Karin Hatzold, Neil Martinson, Limakatso Lebina
PrePex™ (Circ MedTech Ltd., Tortola, British Virgin Islands) devices are being evaluated in several countries for scale-up of medical male circumcision (MMC) as an HIV prevention intervention. Health care workers' perceptions should be considered prior to scale-up. A cross-sectional open-ended questionnaire was administered to health care workers from nine MMC programs in South Africa that provided either PrePex™ and surgical circumcision (mixed sites) or surgical circumcision only (surgery-only sites)...
November 2016: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
Patty Kostkova, Helen Brewer, Simon de Lusignan, Edward Fottrell, Ben Goldacre, Graham Hart, Phil Koczan, Peter Knight, Corinne Marsolier, Rachel A McKendry, Emma Ross, Angela Sasse, Ralph Sullivan, Sarah Chaytor, Olivia Stevenson, Raquel Velho, John Tooke
Research on large shared medical datasets and data-driven research are gaining fast momentum and provide major opportunities for improving health systems as well as individual care. Such open data can shed light on the causes of disease and effects of treatment, including adverse reactions side-effects of treatments, while also facilitating analyses tailored to an individual's characteristics, known as personalized or "stratified medicine." Developments, such as crowdsourcing, participatory surveillance, and individuals pledging to become "data donors" and the "quantified self" movement (where citizens share data through mobile device-connected technologies), have great potential to contribute to our knowledge of disease, improving diagnostics, and delivery of -healthcare and treatment...
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
Kemal Aydın, Murat Demirer, Coşkun Bayrak
OBJECTIVE: The diagnosis of labor is currently one of the most difficult problems encountered by obstetrical healthcare providers. A major health problem is the increase in the rate of preterm delivery, which is responsible for 75% of all deaths in newborns. In addition, preterm delivery is associated with several cognitive and health problems in later life and enormous costs for the health system. A better understanding of myometrial activities could help to reduce preterm deliveries and the costs associated with prematurity in the following years...
2015: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
Alberto Domínguez-Vicent, Jose Juan Esteve-Taboada, Antonio J Del Águila-Carrasco, Teresa Ferrer-Blasco, Robert Montés-Micó
PURPOSE: To compare the optical quality between two intraocular lenses (IOLs): the Mini WELL Ready progressive multifocal (SIFI Medtech, Catania, Italy), and the TECNIS Symfony (Abbott Laboratories, Illinois, USA), which both provide a continuous range of vision from far to near positions. METHODS: The in vitro optical quality of each lens was assessed with an instrument conceived for measuring the modulation transfer function (MTF). The optical quality of each lens was described in terms of MTF, through-focus MTF, defocus tolerance, pupil dependence, and Strehl ratio MTF...
July 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Mario Jenni
The Greater Zurich Area has become a hub for the life sciences industry in recent years, with above-average numbers of medtech companies and brisk spin-off activities from the Zurich universities. The spin-offs have established themselves near their scientific origins, in incubators and parks where they have access to functional and affordable laboratory infrastructures. Numerous cluster initiatives and networks foster exchanges between start-ups, established companies and academia. An international regional comparison conducted within the framework of the EU HealthTIES project gave the region of Zurich a good score in the life sciences area...
December 2014: Chimia
Nicolas Lonjon, Emilie Chan-Seng, Vincent Costalat, Benoit Bonnafoux, Matthieu Vassal, Julien Boetto
PURPOSE: While image guidance and neuronavigation have enabled a more accurate placement of pedicle implants, they can inconvenience the surgeon. Robot-assisted placement of pedicle screws appears to overcome these disadvantages. However, recent data concerning the superiority of currently available robots in assisting spinal surgeons are conflicting. The aim of our study was to evaluate the percentage of accurately placed pedicle screws, inserted using a new robotic-guidance system. METHOD: 20 Patients were operated on successively by the same surgeon using robotic assistance (ROSA™, Medtech) (Rosa group 10 patients, n = 40 screws) or by the freehand conventional technique (Freehand group 10 patients, n = 50 screws)...
March 2016: European Spine Journal
Michel Lefranc, Cyrille Capel, Anne-Sophie Pruvot-Occean, Anthony Fichten, Christine Desenclos, Patrick Toussaint, Daniel Le Gars, Johann Peltier
OBJECT: Stereotactic biopsy procedures are an everyday part of neurosurgery. The procedure provides an accurate histological diagnosis with the least possible morbidity. Robotic stereotactic biopsy needs to be an accurate, safe, frameless, and rapid technique. This article reports the clinical results of a series of 100 frameless robotic biopsies using a Medtech ROSA device. METHODS: The authors retrospectively analyzed their first 100 frameless stereotactic biopsies performed with the robotic ROSA device: 84 biopsies were performed by frameless robotic surface registration, 7 were performed by robotic bone fiducial marker registration, and 9 were performed by scalp fiducial marker registration...
February 2015: Journal of Neurosurgery
Murat Tuncer, Cahit Sahin, Ozgur Yazici, Alper Kafkasli, Akif Turk, Banu A Erdogan, Gokhan Faydaci, Kemal Sarica
PURPOSE: We evaluated the possible effects of noise created by high energy shock waves on the hearing function of children treated with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 65 children with normal hearing function were included in the study. Patients were divided into 3 groups, ie those becoming stone-free after 1 session of shock wave lithotripsy (group 1, 22 children), those requiring 3 sessions to achieve stone-free status (group 2, 21) and healthy children/controls (group 3, 22)...
March 2015: Journal of Urology
David B Nash
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2013: American Health & Drug Benefits
Shokouhozaman Soleymanifard, Mohammad Taghi Bahreyni Toossi, Mohsen Khosroabadi, Atefeh Vejdani Noghreiyan, Soodabeh Shahidsales, Fatemeh Varshoee Tabrizi
Skin dose assessment for radiotherapy patients is important to ensure that the dose received by skin is not excessive and does not cause skin reactions. Immobilizing casts may have a buildup effect, and can enhance the skin dose. This study has quantified changes to the surface dose as a result of head and neck immobilizing casts. Medtech and Renfu casts were stretched on the head of an Alderson Rando-Phantom. Irradiation was performed using 6 and 15 MV X-rays, and surface dose was measured by thermoluminescence dosimeters...
September 2014: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
Lukas Breuer, Jürgen Dammers, Timothy P L Roberts, N Jon Shah
BACKGROUND: Recently, magnetoencephalography (MEG) based real-time brain computing interfaces (BCI) have been developed to enable novel and promising methods for neuroscience research. It is well known that artifact rejection prior to source localization largely enhances the localization accuracy. However, many BCI approaches neglect real-time artifact removal due to its time consuming process. NEW METHOD: The method (referred to as ocular and cardiac artifact rejection for real-time analysis, OCARTA) is based on constrained independent component analysis (cICA), where a priori information of the underlying source signals is used to optimize and accelerate signal decomposition...
August 15, 2014: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
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