Medicine

Remote-Controlled Hospital Devices Get COVID-19 Guidance

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 4:25pm

Notably, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already issued emergency use authorizations for many remote devices.

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  • Notably, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already issued emergency use authorizations for many remote devices.
  • AAMI CR511, Emergency use Guidance for Remote Control of Medical Devices , is the latest in a suite of consensus reports that represent the combined expertise of clinicians, the medical device industry, and regulators on AAMIs COVID-19 Response Team.
  • Weininger is a senior electrical/biomedical engineer at the FDAs Center for Devices and Radiological Health, which is responsible for the FDAs regulation of medical devices.
  • This even includes the concept of apps for controlling many devices installed on a common platform, such as a secure tablet.

Top Names in Digital Medicine to Headline NODE.Health Conference

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 4:00pm

NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- NODE.Health, the association for digital medicine, has announced the agenda for the 2020 NODE.Health Digital Medicine Conference December 7th to 11th, and it features some of the best minds in digital medicine with 5 days of virtual content highlighting evidence, innovation and highly relevant COVID related information.

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  • NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- NODE.Health, the association for digital medicine, has announced the agenda for the 2020 NODE.Health Digital Medicine Conference December 7th to 11th, and it features some of the best minds in digital medicine with 5 days of virtual content highlighting evidence, innovation and highly relevant COVID related information.
  • The course, which includes an all day session on December 6th along with free electives during the conference, is targeted at exposing leaders, students and clinicians in all specialties to learn the fundamentals of digital medicine.
  • The NODE.Health Digital Medicine Conference premiered in 2017, organized by a group of healthcare practitioners who saw a need to bring the rigor of evidence-based medicine to digital health.
  • https://nodehealth.org/conference/
    As the professional association for digital medicine, NODE.Health is a catalyst for digital transformation in healthcare.

RSNA 2020--Lunit Collaborates with Global Giants in Presenting its AI Solution at Virtual Booths of GE Healthcare, FujiFilm, and Sectra

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 4:00pm

Since its first participation in 2016, Lunit has been introducing its state-of-the-art technology and products for radiology at RSNA each year.

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  • Since its first participation in 2016, Lunit has been introducing its state-of-the-art technology and products for radiology at RSNA each year.
  • Marking its fifth consecutive year, Lunit is collaborating with its global partnersGE Healthcare, Fujifilm, and Sectrato present its AI solution for chest x-ray, Lunit INSIGHT CXR and for mammography, Lunit INSIGHT MMG.
  • "I am pleased to continuously present the collaboration with global giants with years of attendance in RSNA" said Brandon Suh, MD, CEO of Lunit.
  • To learn more about Lunit AI solution in RSNA 2020, visit Lunit's virtual press office here for more information.

NeuroRx and Relief announce initial successful results from expanded access use of RLF-100™ (aviptadil) in patients with Critical COVID-19 and Severe Comorbidity: 72% survival seen in ICU patients

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 3:13pm

Only 17% of the control patients, all treated with best available intensive care unit (ICU) Standard of Care, survived to day 28.

Key Points: 
  • Only 17% of the control patients, all treated with best available intensive care unit (ICU) Standard of Care, survived to day 28.
  • The survival rate with RLF-100TM reported today is comparable to that seen among the open-label patients treated with RLF-100 by Youssef et al.
  • Despite advancements in treating COVID-19, survival for the patients at highest risk due to severe comorbidities has remained dismal in the absence of an effective therapy.
  • Disclaimer: This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning RELIEF THERAPEUTICS Holding AG, NeuroRx, Inc. and their businesses.

City of Hope Initiates Phase 1 Clinical Trial to Test Its First SARS-CoV-2 Investigational Vaccine

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 3:00pm

City of Hope has initiated a phase 1 clinical trial that will test one of its investigational SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in healthy volunteers between the ages of 18 and 55 who have not had COVID-19.

Key Points: 
  • City of Hope has initiated a phase 1 clinical trial that will test one of its investigational SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in healthy volunteers between the ages of 18 and 55 who have not had COVID-19.
  • The trials goal is to test how safe the investigational vaccine is, and how well it is tolerated.
  • City of Hope has extensive experience developing and using MVA vaccines, which have a record of safety and efficacy, Diamond noted.
  • The injections could be both the investigational vaccine, the vaccine followed by a placebo, or both injections could be placebos.

Pack Health Achieves Preliminary Recognition Status From CDC for Diabetes Prevention Program

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 2:30pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading digital health coaching company Pack Health today announced that it has earned Preliminary Recognition status from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP).

Key Points: 
  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading digital health coaching company Pack Health today announced that it has earned Preliminary Recognition status from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP).
  • This designation is awarded to organizations that are delivering quality, evidence-based diabetes prevention programs (DPP) that meet the required CDC standards, while advancing toward CDC Full Recognition.
  • "Achieving Preliminary Status for our Diabetes Prevention Program is a significant milestone for Pack Health," says Dhiren Patel, PharmD, CDECS, BC-ADM, BCACP, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Pack Health.
  • "Our Diabetes Prevention Program is foundational for our company, dating back to the origins of Pack Health.

Families of Colorado and Wyoming Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors Hope to Inspire at Reimagined Events Locally and Nationally This Holiday Season

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 2:30pm

Right now, there are nearly 2,000 people in our region and 115,000 nationwide waiting for a lifesaving transplant.

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  • Right now, there are nearly 2,000 people in our region and 115,000 nationwide waiting for a lifesaving transplant.
  • Jake Thompson and Sam Weaver will be among 21 hexagonal memorial portraits of donors interwoven within the honeycomb, symbolizing the life donors give through organ, eye and tissue donation.
  • Jake's final act of kindness and unconditional love was giving the gift of life to four others through organ, eye and tissue donation.
  • For more information visit DonorAlliance.orgorthe Donate Life Colorado or Donate Life Wyoming Facebook pages.

Flirtey Partners with Vault Health for Drone Delivery of COVID-19 Test Kits

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 2:15pm

RENO, Nev., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Flirtey, the pioneer of the commercial drone delivery industry, and Vault Health, the pioneer of supervised COVID-19 testing, today announced a partnership to test drone delivery of the first FDA authorized saliva test for COVID-19.

Key Points: 
  • RENO, Nev., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Flirtey, the pioneer of the commercial drone delivery industry, and Vault Health, the pioneer of supervised COVID-19 testing, today announced a partnership to test drone delivery of the first FDA authorized saliva test for COVID-19.
  • Vault Health distributes a COVID-19 saliva test kit that can be used at home under supervision from a health professional through video call.
  • The Vault Health COVID-19 Test Kits have been added to Flirtey's existing drone delivery test program underway in the Reno, NV area.
  • Partnering with Vault Health for Flirtey drone delivery of COVID-19 test kits is another huge step toward our mission.

DEKA (El.En. Group) Establishes a Medical Advisory Board for Female Intimate Health

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 2:51pm

Srl (a subsidiary of El.En Spa - listed on the Italian Stock Exchange ELN.MI), a laser and opto-electronics company engaged in the development of gynecological energy based devices and therapies for the treatment of women health diseases, today announced the establishment of its Medical Advisory Board (MAB) for Female Intimate Health.

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  • Srl (a subsidiary of El.En Spa - listed on the Italian Stock Exchange ELN.MI), a laser and opto-electronics company engaged in the development of gynecological energy based devices and therapies for the treatment of women health diseases, today announced the establishment of its Medical Advisory Board (MAB) for Female Intimate Health.
  • The Board will contribute to the definition of an overall clinical development plan for new protocols and clinical guidance, refining energy based techniques and methods for women's intimate health.
  • The Members of the Board will permanently preserve the independence of their work, and DEKA will by no means interfere with their clinical and academic activities.
  • The establishment of this MAB, with extended name Medical Advisory Board Female Intimate Health, marks an important milestone for DEKA, for the international scientific community, and for women suffering of several gynecological conditions stated Paolo Salvadeo, General Manager of El.En.

Global Scar Treatment Market (2020 to 2030) - by Treatment Type, Scar Type and End-user - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 2:25pm

The "Scar Treatment Market Research Report: By Treatment Type, Scar Type, End User - Global Industry Analysis and Growth Forecast to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "Scar Treatment Market Research Report: By Treatment Type, Scar Type, End User - Global Industry Analysis and Growth Forecast to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The rising incidence of such fire-related accidents has caused a sharp surge in the scar treatment market all over the globe.
  • On the basis of treatment type, the scar treatment market is classified into topical, laser, surface, surgical, and injectable categories.
  • This is credited to the easier availability and lower prices of the topical scar treatment products such as oils, gels, and creams as compared to the other scar treatment products available in the market.