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FDA Proposes Ban on Electrical Stimulation Devices

FDA Proposes Ban on Electrical Stimulation Devices     The FDA has proposed to ban electrical stimulation devices (ESDs) intended for self-injurious or aggressive behavior due to unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury that cannot be corrected or eliminated through new or updated device labeling. This is the second time the FDA has proposed …

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Stryker Completes Acquisition of SERF SAS

Stryker Completes Acquisition of SERF SAS     Stryker has completed its acquisition of SERF SAS, a France-based joint replacement company, from Menix. With more than 50 years in the medical device space, SERF SAS is recognized for its innovations in hip implants, including the invention of the original Dual Mobility Cup. In its announcement of …

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Breath-based Analysis: Revolutionizing Disease Screening for a Healthier Tomorrow

Breath-based Analysis: Revolutionizing Disease Screening for a Healthier Tomorrow     Despite significant progress in disease testing methodologies, notable deficiencies persist. Misdiagnosis, characterized by the detection of false positives, is prevalent across various screening procedures. Moreover, many severe illnesses currently require expensive, invasive tests that are frequently inaccessible to patients. Compounding the issue, certain diseases with …

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USPTO Issues Patent for Risk Detection of Cardiovascular Disease   

USPTO Issues Patent for Risk Detection of Cardiovascular Disease        The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a notice of allowance to University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) for U.S. Application No. 17,857,723 titled “Compositions and Methods for Detecting Predisposition to Cardiovascular Disease,” which is exclusively licensed to the Cardio Diagnostics Holdings …

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Application Period Open for Excellence in Pursuit of Health Equity Award

Application Period Open for Excellence in Pursuit of Health Equity Award     The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente are now accepting applications for the 2024 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity. The award program will recognize a healthcare organization that led an initiative that achieved a measurable, sustained reduction in one …

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Care Beyond Walls: Six Digital Trends Shaping Health Care in 2024

Care Beyond Walls: Six Digital Trends Shaping Health Care in 2024     In the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, a convergence of factors, including payer reform, technological advancements, scientific breakthroughs and enhancing patient-centricity, are driving unprecedented industry transformation. Stakeholders across the value chain must recalibrate their strategies by integrating advanced medical sciences amid changing utilization patterns. …

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FDA Approves Second Indication for Casgevy Cell-based Gene Therapy

FDA Approves Second Indication for Casgevy Cell-based Gene Therapy     On January 16, the FDA approved Casgevy from Vertex, a cell-based gene therapy, for the treatment of patients 12 years of age and older with transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia (TDT), an inherited disorder characterized by life-long anemia requiring frequent blood transfusions. To produce Casgevy, patients’ hematopoietic (blood) …

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FDA Approves Medtronic Percept RC Neurostimulator for Deep Brain Stimulation

FDA Approves Medtronic Percept RC Neurostimulator for Deep Brain Stimulation     The FDA has approved Medtronic’s Percept RC Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) system for patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia and epilepsy. The surgically implanted Medtronic Percept neurostimulators transmit electrical signals via slender wires to specific brain targets affected by …

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Physicians Enthusiastic but Cautious About Healthcare AI

Physicians Enthusiastic but Cautious About Healthcare AI     According to a recent physician survey conducted by the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians are enthusiastic about augmented intelligence (AI)—aka artificial intelligence—and its assistive role in health care. However, the survey findings show an equal number of physicians excited and concerned about the potential for AI.“Physicians are …

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Making the Most of Medical Wearables: Addressing Patient Adherence Challenges

Making the Most of Medical Wearables: Addressing Patient Adherence Challenges     Patient adherence has historically been a challenge. Patients may deviate from treatment plans due to a variety of factors, including lifestyle choices, technological complexity or just plain forgetfulness. Studies have shown that 50-60% of patients with chronic illnesses miss medication doses, take the wrong …

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