Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is defined as a condition which affects airways and alveoli, leading to the loss of lung function in a progressive manner. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death globally and has affected more than 200 million people throughout the world.
A research team from the University of California, Los Angeles, United States has revealed that deep learning (a form of AI) can distinctively increase microscopic resolutions in photos taken via smartphones.
Saving lives through accurate diagnosis followed by swift treatment is the major outcome of new and pioneering medical inventions and technologies. And it is encouraging to see that the healthcare industry is heading towards this goal. With this in mind, we have listed three medical advances which have helped to change the medical scenario throughout the world.
A shocking report revealed that patients with multiple stents or having longer stent greater than 31.5mm could be associated with high risk of mortality. Around 4.5% of patients died within a year of angioplasty. Death occurred in patients between the age group 35-75, where most of the people were elderly. Similarly, more patients who received metal stents had to be re-hospitalized, compared to those who received sophisticated drug-eluting stents.
The smart stent looks similar to most commercial stents and uses medical-grade stainless steel. The researcher remarked that the devices as the first angioplasty smart stent, can be implanted in the patients without any modification in current medical procedures.
Chief executive Dr. John Thompson, stated that the company also plans on targeting angel investors and a number of high-net-worth individuals in the new funding round. According to another report, AuriGen won a €2.5m funding boost from the EU-backed Horizon 2020 SME funding scheme amidst a lot of competition just last week.
Healthcare industry stakeholders say the FDA should consider a type of measuring stick when evaluating a vendor’s cybersecurity culture to decide whether it meets the requirements for the agency’s proposed fast-past program for premarket approval of "software as a medical device" products (SaMD). Until the end of the last month, the FDA accepted proposals on its working model for a SaMD pre-approval program
It has been reported that the FDA has granted the approval of Mobius Imaging, LLC based Airo CT imaging utilization for pediatric patients. These pediatric patients can receive the clinical benefits of Airo CT imaging for diagnostic and intraoperative procedures hereafter.
This will be the second recall on a heart device this month Medtronic’s Heartware device and accessories was recalled a few days ago. This comes after Abbott issued a patch to negate cybersecurity issues 350,000 remote monitoring systems and pacemakers.
Niti Aayog is focusing on proposals to encourage domestic manufacturing of medical devices following orders from the Prime Minister's Office, said the expert. The meeting was focused on identifying the problems in local manufacturing and quality of the devices produced in India and also to spot the solution for the issues.
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