Proteome analysis with artificial intelligence has made it possible to create a catalog of all possible missense mutations in the human genome to predict diseases. The new Alphamissense tool from the technology company Google Deepmind, available online, will allow scientists to refine diagnoses and design more tailored treatment strategies for patients suffering from pathologies associated with these variants.
At the same time it reported U.S. FDA clearance for bedside software to diagnose electrographic status epilepticus (ESE) seizures, Ceribell Inc. declared Claritypro the first ICU monitoring device to receive an NTAP reimbursement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The clearance of Claritypro to diagnose ESE follows receipt of an FDA breakthrough device designation in two different categories in the past year, setting the stage, Ceribell CEO Jane Chao told BioWorld, for expanded access to critical seizure diagnosis technology.
The French National Insurance Fund, known as La Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Maladie, a division reporting to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Economics and Finance in France, has released its annual report containing proposals aimed at achieving financial balance in the nation’s health insurance expenditures. The 100-page document will be submitted to the parliament to be voted upon this fall. “These are precise, concrete recommendations drawn up after an in-depth analysis of trends in expenditure and practices,” said Thomas Fatôme, general director of the National Insurance Fund.
Imeka Solutions Inc. has received U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance for the Advanced Neuro Diagnostic Imaging system designed to provide neurologists and radiologists with vital reference information on cerebral white matter for better management of brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s. This comes on the heels of two new CPT 3 codes for quantitative brain MRI assessment which Imeka expects its clients will begin taking advantage of by January 2024.
For many sports injuries, return-to-play decisions are pretty straightforward: pain and swelling have dissipated, or an X-ray confirms that a bone has healed. For concussion, it’s not so clear. Though symptoms may resolve after a few days, the brain could still be vulnerable. Now, Cupertino, Calif.-based based startup Mindrhythm Inc. has developed a headset to assess concussion recovery using biometric measures and help doctors safely return concussed individuals to play.
Brainaurora Medical Technology Ltd. has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong to develop its digital therapeutics for the treatment of cognitive impairment diseases. The company claims to be the first in China to launch a digital therapeutics (DTx) product for cognitive impairment, as well as the largest company in China in terms of revenue from the commercialization of cognitive impairment DTx products in 2022.
By using machine learning techniques to scour electronic health records, researchers have identified individuals who were likely to have binge eating disorder (BED) but had not received a formal diagnosis. Genomewide association studies including such patients enabled the investigators to identify several risk variants that were correlated with BED irrespective of body mass index (BMI), which covaries with BED and is a potential confounding factor.
Deep learning algorithms are used to remotely monitor and track just about everything these days and now that includes ordinary and chronic cough. Hyfe Inc. has launched an AI-driven remote patient monitoring (RPM) program designed to monitor cough for a whole range of serious ailments at virtual hospitals, remote care and telehealth programs across the U.S.
Art Medical Ltd. released data from a study which demonstrated that its Smart+ Platform can maximize feeding efficiency and improve patient outcomes by reducing both ICU length of stay and the length of time on a ventilation by approximately three days. ICU complications related to nutrition pose significant challenges in critical care.