红包扫雷群不要押金Healthcare Asia Daily News | Asia's Leading News and Information Source on Healthcare and Medical Industry, Medical Technology, Healthcare Business and R&D, Healthcare Events. Online since 2010 http://konggk.icu Connecting people to news & information on Asian healthcare Thu, 20 Feb 2020 05:36:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 红包扫雷群不要押金Healthcare Asia Daily News | Asia's Leading News and Information Source on Healthcare and Medical Industry, Medical Technology, Healthcare Business and R&D, Healthcare Events. Online since 2010 http://konggk.icu/2020/chinese-university-develops-15-minute-test-kit-for-coronavirus-detection/ Thu, 20 Feb 2020 05:32:31 +0000 http://konggk.icu/?p=33509 chinahuochu nankai university expects its newly-developed coronavirus rapid test kit to be used in the epidemic prevention and control soon huo?the northern chinese universityhuochu novel coronavirus (2019-ncov) igm/igg antibody detection kit was developed alongside a group of experts from other chinese universities and biopharmaceutical companies. the nankai test kit requires a shorter testing time […]

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2020最新红包扫雷chinahuochu nankai university expects its newly-developed coronavirus rapid test kit to be used in the epidemic prevention and control soon huo?the northern chinese universityhuochu novel coronavirus (2019-ncov) igm/igg antibody detection kit was developed alongside a group of experts from other chinese universities and biopharmaceutical companies. the nankai test kit requires a shorter testing time then detection reagents used at present huo?it can identify infection within 15 minutes huo?and provides easier and faster operation; the university adds that the test kit also enables rapid diagnosis and on-site screening of suspected patients or close contacts. rapid test kits are currently being researched by various sources in china to meet the fast-growing needs of the quick testing on suspected patients and asymptomatic infections.

the latest covid-19 situation report by the world health organization (who), as of feb. 19, records 74,280 confirmed cases in china as well as 2006 deaths. while a number of chinese research teams are developing or have developed rapid testing products for the coronavirus, who is working to estimate key epidemiological parameters for covid-19, including its incubation period and case fatality ratio.tingtingtingtingtingtingting

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2020最新红包扫雷a person can have many benefits from being bilingual, for the brain, it can shorten recovery times from stroke, stave off cognitive decline associated with dementia and alzheimerhuochu disease, and so on. unfortunately, it seems that bilingualism can also significantly accelerate the deterioration into severe alzheimerhuochu once symptoms manifest, as found by psychology researchers at canadahuochu york university.

the researchers initially hoped to study how bilingualism could boost the brainhuochu cognitive reserve, which refers to its resilience to neurodegeneration huo?a greater cognitive reserve can, temporarily, mitigate the impacts of cognitive decline. about 158 patients who had mild cognitive impairment were divided into a bilingual/high cognitive reserve group or a monolingual/low cognitive reserve group, and assessed over five years to track their progression into alzheimerhuochu. surprisingly, the monolingual group made the transition in 2.6 years, while the bilingual group progressed rapidly, in just 1.8 years.

while both groups presented with the same level of cognitive function at the outset of the study, the researchers believe the alzheimerhuochu pathology was steadily building up in the bilingual group, though they seemed fine.

Psychologist and professor, Ellen Bialystok, uses this analogy, “Imagine sandbags holding back the floodgates of a river ?at some point the river is going to win. The cognitive reserve is holding back the flood but when the floodgates get completely washed out,these people will crash faster.?/p>

despite the bad news, the upside is that the greater cognitive reserve enables bilingual individuals to live without symptoms of the disease for longer, until that vital threshold is crossed, so ithuochu best to maintain such independent living as long as possible.

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红包扫雷群不要押金Healthcare Asia Daily News | Asia's Leading News and Information Source on Healthcare and Medical Industry, Medical Technology, Healthcare Business and R&D, Healthcare Events. Online since 2010 http://konggk.icu/2020/synthetic-rubber-medical-care-improved-with-silicones/ Wed, 19 Feb 2020 02:41:08 +0000 http://konggk.icu/?p=33500 2020最新红包扫雷silicones, owing to their unique qualities, enhance the efficiency of advanced medical technologies, says angelica buan in this article. todayhuochu fast-paced lifestyle predisposes populations to a myriad of health conditions that often go unchecked until ithuochu too late. debilitating conditions can have a massive impact on a patienthuochu quality of life. but with todayhuochu advances […]

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Silicones, owing to their unique qualities, enhance the efficiency of advanced medical technologies, says Angelica Buan in this article.

2020最新红包扫雷todayhuochu fast-paced lifestyle predisposes populations to a myriad of health conditions that often go unchecked until ithuochu too late. debilitating conditions can have a massive impact on a patienthuochu quality of life. but with todayhuochu advances in medical technologies, aided by suitable materials such as silicone, getting back the quality of life at post-treatment is already possible.

Medical grade silicones demonstrate desired properties such as biocompatibility, flexibility, sterilisability, tensile strength, thermal stability, and conductivity, among other factors that make them suited for implantable and non-implantable medical devices. For this reason, the medical grade silicone market is projected to fetch over US$1.7 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2020, according to a report from IndustryArc.

2020最新红包扫雷similarly, silicones also headlined in various new technologies for medical applications to enhance the effectiveness in patient care outcomes.

New offerings for implants

Implantable medical devices such as prosthetics, dental equipment, stents and others, which account for a significant share in the medical silicones market, are projected to fetch a CAGR of 7.3% by 2026 or nearly US$154 billion from 2019, as cited by a report from Acumen Research and Consulting. It adds that the demand for implants will be rising in proportion to the prevalence of chronic conditions such as cardiac and bone disorders.

companies that are continuously developing advanced implantable devices materials are also contributing to this billion-dollar growth.

Norwegian silicone supplier Elkem2020最新红包扫雷 has recently introduced the Silbione Biomedical HCRA M500 series, a new heat cured rubber (HCR) product line that features high tear strength for demanding implant applications and fast, easy processing for improved productivity.

elkem, which is acquiring chinese silicone elastomer & resins material manufacturer polysil, furthers that the new silicone series is designed

for applications implanted in the body longer than 30 days; and is ideal for extruding multi-lumen, co-extruded, braided, pump and thin wall tubing. end product examples may include ports, catheters, wound drains, stents, and shunts for a broad range of implantable medical intervention solutions.

Trelleborg, a Swedish specialist in engineered polymer solutions, has developed a range of speciality tubing and hose, which include multilumen, flexible, kink-resistant and silicone tubing with a plastic core for minimally invasive instruments, catheters and probes.

2020最新红包扫雷the medical silicone tubes are designed for long-term implants, trelleborg stated. due to the biocompatibility and physical resistance, the silicone tubes play an important role in medical applications, both as conduits to transport liquid and as insulators for cables and sensors. the products must meet highprecision control and process stability demands, and also be implantable for up to several years. additionally, these long-term implantable silicone products are processed in cleanroom environments.

Tube with a twist

Freudenberg Medical2020最新红包扫雷, a global developer and manufacturer of medical devices, components, and minimally invasive solutions, has developed a multilumen silicone tubing called HelixTwist, which was designed to prevent kinks or blocked lumens by providing an equal balance of stress across the inner and outer lumens as the tube bends.

2020最新红包扫雷this technology offers a broad range in the degree of twist required for various medical device applications such as pacemakers, breathing tubes, and other medical applications, which require navigation through tortuous pathways within the human body.

freudenberg medical, which has developed a proprietary conductive silicone compound used for both smart therapeutic devices that deliver electrical currents and for esd shielding of sensitive electronics, also recently introduced other next generation product solutions. targeted at medical device companies looking to accelerate time to market, these include the composer epic and composer toccata catheter handle platforms and the hyperseal mini as an addition to its the hemostasis valve range.

2020最新红包扫雷meanwhile, freudenberg medicalhuochu technology called helix imc, used to continuously measure the inner geometry of silicone tubes, is said to significantly increase product quality for high precision applications, such as pacemaker lead insulation, and dramatically cuts down on material usage and process time.

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Scarcity and viral infections may bring out the best and the worst in situations, but for Malaysia’s glove sector, it is the catalyst to its continued growth, says Angelica Buan.

2020最新红包扫雷when the covid-19 (new coronavirus disease) epicentre, wuhan in hubei, china, was placed on cordon sanitaire, malaysia was among the countries that responded to the call for medical supplies by providing rubber gloves, face masks and other medical protective equipment.

Millions of rubber gloves were pooled from the country’s leading gloves manufacturers, and the donors included Smart Glove, Top Glove, Hartalega Holdings, Supermax, and Kossan Latex Industries. In collaboration with the Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC), the gloves were shipped to China, which up to now has been containing the spread of the viral infection.

Against the angst of a shortage of medical supplies, expressing its assurance, the Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (Margma) stated that the country, which supplies 63% of the global requirement for medical gloves, churning out 180 billion pieces/year, is ready to produce adequate volumes of gloves amid the WHO’s remark on a potential shortage of protective paraphernalia.

Burgeoning growth in gloves sector

malaysian glove manufacturers, while in accord with the global concern against the coronavirus malady, are also witnessing surging sales of gloves.

according to margma, global demand for rubber gloves demand has shot up by 100% as countries worldwide are also employing measures to counter or prevent incidences of infections. china now is requiring more gloves, which margma said may nearly double from the current per capita consumption of 10 pieces (five pairs) of gloves for its population of 1.6 billion.

top glove, the worldhuochu foremost supplier of disposable rubber gloves, has said that orders from china have doubled their usual volume over the past month. top glove had forecast a 10% to 15% rise in rubber glove sales for the year ending august 2020, but expects more sales, depending on the severity of the outbreak.

2020最新红包扫雷already, the company is making plans to expand its capacity to 91.4 billion units by the end of 2021, up roughly 30% from the current 70.5 billion.

The year of challenges: labour issues

if 2020 is setting out with an increased demand for gloves that is nearly outpacing supply, the opposite was marked the previous year. in july 2019, for example, gloves manufacturers contended with an oversupply situation.

during that period, the glove consumption per capita of china was estimated at only two to six pieces of gloves (one to three pairs), according to reports; but nitrile rubber prices were on a decline by 2-4% as butadiene prices slipped, which lent to an optimistic prospect for nitrile gloves production.

nitrile gloves production accounted for nearly more than half of the total gloves production of malaysiahuochu top gloves producers, hartalega (95%), top glove (45%) and kossan (75%).

and as the year 2019 drew to a close, the gloves sector faced yet a few major issues. in october, it was made known how the acute labour shortage was affecting the rubber gloves businesses.

2020最新红包扫雷for the gloves sector, the malaysian governmenthuochu direction to reduce reliance on cheap, foreign labour had come to a head. with fewer workers, margma slashed its output target by 3.6% to 188 billion pieces.

Meanwhile, the gloves sector dealt with another labour related issue. Earlier in the year, Selangor-based WRP Asia Pacific was accused of labour exploitation sparked by a three–day strike staged by nearly 2,000 Nepali migrant workers, who alleged that the company failed to pay them three months?worth of wages. This, as well, as other incidences like unfair labour practices, was confirmed by an investigation carried out by the Human Resource Ministry. And, thus, shipments of gloves from the accused company to the US were banned by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency due to this claim of forced labour.

just three months after the ban, wrp asia pacific temporarily shelved its operations, which it reasoned was due to financial constraints. the issue, however, has cast doubts on the labour practices within the sector.

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2020最新红包扫雷peripheral artery disease (pad) patients are able to walk slightly further if they drank a beverage containing flavanol-rich cocoa three times a day for six months, compared to those who drank the same number/type of beverage without cocoa; the test patients had improved blood flow to their calves and some improved muscle function as well. walking performance is usually poor in people with pad, as they suffer from reduced blood flow from the heart to the legs, due to narrowed arteries. pain, tightness, cramping, weakness, or other discomfort in leg muscles are therefore common when walking.

2020最新红包扫雷mary mcdermott, a professor at the northwestern university feinberg school of medicine (feinberg) in chicago, us, said people with pad have been shown to have damaged mitochondria in their calf muscles, which may be the root of the walking problem.

2020最新红包扫雷“previous research has shown that better mitochondrial health and activity are associated with better walking performance and improving the health of damaged mitochondria could lead to walking improvements.”

the feinberg researchers hypothesised that epicatechin, a major flavanol component of cocoa, may help increase mitochondrial activity and muscle health in the calves of patients with lower extremity pad, potentially improving the patientshuo?walking ability.

evaluating a 6-minute walking test, measured after drinking a test beverage containing flavanol-rich cocoa (15 grams of cocoa and 75 mgs of epicatechin daily) or a placebo, over six months, they noticed that study participants who consumed cocoa showed significant improvement huo?walking 42.6m further in the 6-minute walking test and exhibiting increased mitochondrial activity, increased capillary density, and other improvements to muscle health.

2020最新红包扫雷those who drank the placebo beverage, however, had a decline of 24.2m in their 6-minute walk distance over time.

mcdermott concludes, “these findings suggest that cocoa, a relatively inexpensive, safe and accessible product, could potentially produce significant improvements in calf muscle health, blood flow, and walking performance for pad patients.”

the cocoa used in this small study is commonly available natural unsweetened cocoa powder, which is rich in the flavanol epicatechin. the flavanol is found in larger quantities in dark chocolate (>85% cacao) than in milk chocolate. regular chocolate would not be expected to have the same effect.

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the chinese national health commission reported on monday that the covid-19 death toll in mainland china reached 1,770 as of the end of sunday huo?there were 2,048 new cases across mainland china, with more than 94% of the new cases on sunday confirmed in the central province of hubei, where the outbreak is concentrated; the province also saw about 100 deaths on feb. 16.

hubei is to further tighten traffic restrictions and will instruct villages and districts to implement the huoyuanost stringenthuo?measures to stop people from entering/leaving the province, to curb transmission. this follows reports of three deaths in henan province, which neighbors hubei, on sunday.

2020最新红包扫雷despite the severity of the situation, guo yanhong, a hospital administration supervisor at the commission, claims the novel coronavirus is huojianreventable and treatablehuo?huo?she said that the percentage of infected patients in virus epicenter wuhan who are critically ill had dropped significantly, from 38% at the beginning of the outbreak to 18% currently.

in other news, the outbreak is beginning to show strong effects in japan, as many public events have been scrapped or scaled down due to fears of an epidemic. the japanese government has issued new guidelines after experts said the coronavirus spread in japan has entered a huorouew phase,huo?not directly linked to china.

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the number of cases related to the covid-19, or the wuhan coronavirus, suggests that the virus can spread via human-to-human transmission through droplets, contact or fomites, similar to the middle east respiratory syndrome (mers) or the severe acute respiratory syndrome (sars).

according to the world health organization (who), around 16-21% of people with the virus in china became severely ill and roughly 2-3% of those infected have died. a key factor that influences transmission is whether the virus can spread in the absence of symptoms, either during the incubation period (the days before people become visibly ill) or in people who never get sick. 

chinese officials have claimed transmission had occurred during the incubation period huo?one asymptomatic child in an infected family tested positive for the virus, though the child never got ill. it is therefore possible for someone to be shedding the virus without having any symptoms. this is concerning because such an individual may never be detected through routine screening and may unknowingly put others at risk.

2020最新红包扫雷how contagious a virus is is determined by calculating its reproduction number (r0): the r0 is the average number of other people that one infected person will infect, in a completely non-immune population. health authorities estimate each infectious person could pass the wuhan coronavirus onto two others. different experts have estimated the virushuo?r0 could be anywhere from 1.4 to over five; a recent joint research puts the average r0 at 3.28, which exceeds who estimates of 1.4 to 2.5 (may be prone to errors).

transmission of respiratory viruses like covid-19 are either through large droplets, which is thought to be short-range, and airborne transmission on much smaller particles over longer distances, which is more difficult to control. the amount of wuhan coronavirus appears to be higher in the lungs than in the nose or throat; and if expelled, could possibly be spread via fine, airborne particles, which are inhaled into the lungs of the recipient. during the sars outbreak, the virus was considered to be transmitted by contact, over short distances, and even through smaller aerosols over long distances. in hong kong, infection was transmitted from one floor of a building to the next.

the continuing surge of cases in china since late january huo?despite the lockdowns, extended holidays, travel bans and banning of the wildlife trade huo?could be explained by several factors, such as increased travel for new year, resulting in the spread of cases around china and globally; more of doctors and nurses coming in from all over china and abroad to help with the response in wuhan; asymptomatic transmissions that remain undetected; substantial person-to-person transmission; and continued environmental or animal exposure to a source of infection.

while no new countries have reported cases of covid-19 as of last week, who maintains its basic principles to reduce the general risk of transmission, mainly by avoiding close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infection; practicing frequent hand-washing and good cough etiquette; and avoiding unprotected contact with farm animals. in addition, who calls for enhanced infection prevention and control practices within health care facilities, especially in emergency departments.

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recently, there was an exciting breakthrough in the ebola virus research at yale university, connecticut huo?a gene taken from the ebola virus was found to selectively target and destroy glioblastomas, a type of aggressive brain tumour, in mice. glioblastomas are notoriously difficult to treat, with the cancer cells often slipping away from the main growth and into the brain, leading to high rates of recurrence. while surgery can first remove a primary tumour, viruses could potentially hunt down leftover cells that manage to evade chemotherapy or radiation therapy, such as the case with glioblastoma patients.

huojuow ironic, that one of the worldhuochu deadliest viruses may be useful in treating one of the deadliest of brain cancers,huo?said yale universityhuochu professor of neurosurgery anthony n. van den pol.

the majority of cancer cells are incapable of responding to foreign threats, where as normal healthy cells can trigger an immune response in defense when pathogens or other invaders launch an attack on the body, attacking cancer cells with viruses could therefore exploit this vulnerability, and, more importantly, leave healthy cells unharmed.for more than half a century, scientists have been working to engineer different viruses with the ability to target/kill cancer cells.

with the ebola virus, the yale team uncovered a single gene with two desirable attributes, in that it both helps the virus evade the immune response of the body and plays a role in the virus’ lethality against cancer cells.van den pol says that with further work, this type of virus could one day be used in combination with surgery as a way of lowering the risk of cancer recurrence.

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the world health organization (who) has finally announced the official name of the deadly virus from china, huochangovid-19huo?huo?huoreohuo?stands for corona, “vi” for virus and huofei” for disease, while “19” was for the year, as the outbreak was first identified in late december 2019. who had earlier given the virus the temporary name of “2019-ncov acute respiratory disease” and china’s national health commission was temporarily calling it “novel coronavirus pneumonia” or ncp; but under a set of new guidelines issued in 2015, who settled for a name that would avoid stigma or fear in the public mind. the agency also mentioned that the virus represented a “very grave threat” for the world, even though 99% of cases are currently concentrated in china.

who chief, dr. tedros adhanom ghebreyesus, urged the world to huoweiake up and consider this enemy virus as public enemy number one.huo?he added that fair support would stop the outbreak and save lives.

2020最新红包扫雷covid-19 was first identified in the city of wuhan in central china on 31 december; and has regrettably killed about 1,000 people, infected over 42,000 and reached some 25 countries. the who has declared it a global health emergency.

2020最新红包扫雷while scientists are reviewing the virus transmission and possible vaccines at the first major who conference on fighting the epidemic, chinese epidemiologist and medical adviser, dr. zhong nanshan, said numbers of new cases were falling in some parts of china and hopes the madness would be over by april. dr. zhong is well-known for successfully combating an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (sars) in 2003.

who has repeatedly advised countries to consider huohuanpen and equitable sharing of data, according to the principles of fairness and equity,huo?in order to further research into the disease. who took the first step by applying an r&d blueprint, which would allow the rapid rollout of research and development activities; several teams of experts in australia, britain, china, france, germany, and the us are also racing to develop a vaccine, shunting a process that could normally take years.

this week, a team of scientists at imperial college london is believed to be the first to start animal testing of a possible vaccine in mice, however, the covid-19 virus may die out before a vaccine could be fully developed huo?just like the deadly 2002-2003 sars outbreak.

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红包扫雷群不要押金Healthcare Asia Daily News | Asia's Leading News and Information Source on Healthcare and Medical Industry, Medical Technology, Healthcare Business and R&D, Healthcare Events. Online since 2010 http://konggk.icu/2020/first-flu-infection-key-to-immune-protection-new-coronavirus-needs-more-than-travel-related-screening/ Fri, 14 Feb 2020 03:26:16 +0000 http://konggk.icu/?p=33477 2020最新红包扫雷exposure to certain influenza viruses during childhood gives people partial protection for the rest of their lives against distantly related influenza viruses, according to a team of scientists at the university of california, los angeles (ucla). the idea of “immunological imprinting,huo?where past exposure to the flu virus determines a person’s future response to infections, […]

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exposure to certain influenza viruses during childhood gives people partial protection for the rest of their lives against distantly related influenza viruses, according to a team of scientists at the university of california, los angeles (ucla). the idea of “immunological imprinting,huo?where past exposure to the flu virus determines a person’s future response to infections, may explain why some people fare much worse than others when infected with the same strain of the flu virus.

in the new study, the scientists investigated two subtypes of influenza virus, h3n2 and h1n1, have been responsible for seasonal outbreaks of the flu over the past several decades. h3n2 causes the majority of severe cases in elderly people, and the majority of deaths from the flu; h1n1 is more likely to affect young and middle-aged adults, with fewer fatalities.

data analysis revealed that those first exposed to the less severe strain, h1n1, during childhood were less likely to end up hospitalised if they encountered h1n1 again later in life than those who were first exposed to h3n2, who subsequently received extra protection against h3n2 later in life.

james lloyd-smith, a ucla professor, explained that a first infection from one strain does confer some future protection from another, and the protection against future infections is much stronger when one is exposed to strains from the same group one has battled before.

however, despite earlier data showing that exposure to one cangrant considerable protection against the other, it also revealed a perplexing pattern: people whose first childhood exposure was to h2n2, a close cousin of h1n1, did not have a protective advantage when they later encountered h1n1.

postdoctoral fellow at the university of chicago, katelyn gostic, thus thinks the human immune system struggles to recognise/defend against closely related strains of seasonal flu, even though they are essentially the genetic sisters and brothers of past strains.

“we hope that by studying the broader immunity against bird flus and against seasonal flus huo?where our immune system seems to have bigger blind spots huo?we can uncover clues useful to universal influenza vaccine development.”

2020最新红包扫雷meanwhile, the ucla scientists report that screening travelers is not very effective for the 2019 coronavirus, and will only identify less than half of infected travelers, on average huo?most infected travelers have no symptoms yet, and are unaware that they have been exposed.

“this puts the onus on government officials and health officials to follow up with travelers after they arrive, to isolate them and trace their contacts if they get sick later,” said lloyd-smith.

2020最新红包扫雷many governments have started to impose quarantines, or even travel bans, as they realise that screening is not sufficient to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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