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Mobile 3-D Imaging Equipment Demand Rises
Prices for mobile X-ray systems used in surgery or at the patient’s bedside are on the upswing as more providers are upgrading to 3-D compatible equipment. In data gathered from the latest Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index, buyers paid 33% more for systems than they did during the same period in the previous year, mainly because surgery, critical care, orthopedics and emergency department settings are opting to purchase newer and more expensive equipment with mobile capability.
FDA Allows Marketing for Test to Provide Antibiotic Sensitivity Results and Identify Organisms Causing Bloodstream Infections
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration okayed the marketing of the PhenoTest BC Kit on Feb. 23, 2017. The test is the first to gather information about the likelihood of infectious organisms in the blood stream to respond to antibiotics. It tests for antibiotic sensitivity and also provides this information in a more timely manner, which can accelerate the antibiotic treatment recommendations.
Johnson & Johnson Acquires GERD-Prevention Device Maker
A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson has recently agreed to purchase competitor Torax Medical, a privately held company in Shorewood, Minn., for an undisclosed amount. Torax manufacturers the Linx Reflux Management System, a minimally invasive device created from interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores. The ring-like device assists the lower esophagus sphincter to keep stomach acids from damaging the esophageal lining. GERD is commonly connected to a condition call Barrett’s esophagus, which is known to increase the risk of esophageal cancer.
Marketing for First Newborn Screening System to Detect Metabolic Disorders Okayed by FDA
On Feb. 3. 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted the marketing of a system that will screen newborns for four rare Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSDs). Call the Seeker system, it is designed to detect Mucopolysaccharidosis Type 1 (MPS 1), Pompe, Gaucher, and Fabry. This is the first newborn screen test of its kind to be okayed for marketing by the FDA for these disorders.
Medical Journal Looks Back on First American Female MDs
In its November 2016 issue, Dotmed Healthcare Business Daily looks back in history on the opening of the first medical school for women in the United States in 1848. The school was called Boston Female Medical School, the first institution to train women for the medical field. The first woman to attend medical school in the U.S. was Elizabeth Blackwell, in 1847. While women were working as family doctors prior to Blackwell’s admission, they faced significant challenges in getting proper education. Classes for the new med school were held initially in a private home, with the inaugural class of 12 women travelling to the school from several Northeastern and Midwestern states. Among those first 12 women graduating with medical degrees in 1850 was Dr. Rebecca Lee, the first African-American female doctor in the United States.
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