Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Back Pain: Getting the Most from Your Doctor Visit

For: Dr. Michael Gomez,
Brain and Spine SurgeryVia MedTechMomentum

You prepared for your driver’s license exam, but have you ever thought of preparing for a doctor’s exam? If not, you’re not alone, most people don’t, but in a heart study patients who received education before surgery spent less time in the ICU and had shorter hospital stays than those who did not get such preparation. While preparing for your doctor’s consultation about your lower back pain may not produce such dramatic results, it can help you get to the best treatment for your pain quicker.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Will 2017 Be A Good Year For Medtech In The Us Healthcare Industry? Signs Point To Yes.

For Kapstone Medical
Via MedTechMomentum

Looking At The Uncertain Healthcare Landscape Under The New Trump Administration, Predicting Future Healthcare Markets Seems Like An Exercise In Magic 8-Ball Prediction. You Know The Toy That Answers Any Yes Or No Question With Some Ambiguous Answer Like, “Luck Is On Your Side.”

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Key To Creating Value From A Medical Device Idea? It’s YOU.

Most physician inventor entrepreneurs tend to be “idea people” and often their business experience is in practice management, while their intellectual property development experience is more limited. 
This often leads to a kind of paralysis as an “idea person” fears losing their idea by working with others with business development experience. By placing too high a priority on protecting and monetizing the idea too quickly, the entrepreneurs often stall out long before they can turn their idea into reality.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What spinal cord injuries most benefit from FES-cycling therapy?

Among people with spinal cord injury, who is most likely to benefit from functional electrical stimulation (FES) therapy? That’s a great question that many researchers are asking in regard to a wide range of spinal cord injuries.
In a small study of 14 paraplegics wishing to participate in sports, researchers found that people whose spinal cord injury occurred above T-12 were more likely to benefit from FES-cycling therapy, and those with traumatic injury as opposed to infectious injury were the most likely to respond to FES-cycling therapy. (published site)