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Innovation, Med Tech

Covid-19 pandemic likely to accelerate the development of at-home healthcare technologies

July 28, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced healthcare providers to consider using alternate methods to continue to treat populations that should currently avoid visiting clinics or hospitals. Devices that allow remote patient monitoring or at-home technologies and procedures may see rapid adoption […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Sputum testing provides higher rate of COVID-19 detection

July 24, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a new study published in EBioMedicine, investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis, analyzing data from more than 3,000 specimens to compare the three approaches. The team found that sputum testing detected the RNA […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Despite COVID-19 Challenges, Primary Care Practice Improves Patient Health Using Digital Tools

July 22, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

With COVID-19 transmission risks remaining high, many medical practices have been forced to change their business model from one built on face-to-face appointments to delivering patient care via telehealth visits virtually overnight . The transition has been a big challenge […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Study reveals antiviral effects of curcumin

July 17, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Curcumin, a natural compound found in the spice turmeric, could help eliminate certain viruses, research has found. A study published in the Journal of General Virology showed that curcumin can prevent Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) – an alpha-group coronavirus that […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Opinions

Boosting immune memory could reduce cancer recurrence

July 15, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Immunotherapy drugs that harness the body’s own immune system to fight cancer have revolutionized the treatment of many cancers. They work by blocking checkpoint inhibitor proteins like PD1, removing the brakes from cancer-killing T cells in the immune system. However, […]


Opinions

Hospitals look to resume normal operations, but patients still fear seeking care

July 15, 2020

Via: CNBC

The coronavirus pandemic has led to major disruption to routine hospital services globally as medical professionals focused on treating those infected and conserving resources. As a result, patients have delayed or canceled scheduled health care visits and surgeries. Now, in […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

The Company That Makes Remdesivir Says it Considerably Reduces COVID-19 Deaths

July 10, 2020

Via: Time Health

In a report published Friday, researchers from biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences said that COVID-19 patients receiving its antiviral drug remdesivir experienced lower mortality rates and better recovery times compared to those not getting the treatment. The researchers compared 312 people […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Breast cancer cells can reprogram natural killer cells to aid in metastasis

July 9, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Natural killer (NK) cells, a type of immune cell, are known to limit metastasis by inducing the death of cancer cells. But metastases still form in patients, so there must be ways for cancer cells to escape. Using a novel […]


Innovation, Med Tech

FDA grants breakthrough status to Dascena’s AI for kidney injury

July 8, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Machine learning diagnostic algorithm company Dascena has received breakthrough device designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Previse, an algorithm for the early detection of acute kidney injury (AKI). The algorithm is designed to predict AKI in […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Healthcare IT Today Mid-Year Update

July 6, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

Every once in a while, I like to look back at all we’ve accomplished at Healthcare IT Today. This year we’re approaching the 15th anniversary of Healthcare IT Today (we’re going to need a big party to celebrate this in […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New Disinfection Robot Can Destroy COVID-19 Virus in 2 Minutes

June 30, 2020

Via: HitConsultant

Xenex Disinfection Services, the world leader in UV disinfection for healthcare facilities, announced the launch of StrikeForce, an innovative disinfection service that destroys the novel COVID-19 virus in two minutes. For the first time, organizations can engage Xenex’s team of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

Ecosystem degradation could raise risk of pandemics

June 29, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The study, by the University of the West of England and the Greenpeace Research Laboratories at the University of Exeter, presents the hypothesis that disease risks are “ultimately interlinked” with biodiversity and natural processes such as the water cycle. Using […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Driving bacteria to produce potential antibiotic, antiparasitic compounds

June 25, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The researchers wanted to overcome a decades-old problem that confronts those hoping to study and make use of the countless antibiotic, antifungal and antiparasitic compounds that bacteria can produce, said Satish Nair, a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Chemists find new way to make unnatural amino acids

June 24, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Chemists have found a way to turn alcohol into amino acids, the building blocks of life. In a study published Monday in the journal Nature Chemistry, researchers explained the transformation, which involves selectively identifying and replacing molecular bonds with unprecedented […]


Opinions

Homeless patients with respiratory infections more likely to be treated with ventilators than non-homeless

June 22, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from UCLA, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Tokyo found that during a recent six-year period, homeless people in New York state were more likely to hospitalized and treated with mechanical ventilators for respiratory infections than people who […]