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COVID-19: Calls for physicians to address domestic violence during social distancing

Prism Schneider (Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada) and others write in a commentary in the Canadian Medical Association Journal—because of...

COVID-19: CMS outlines recommendations for restarting non-emergent procedures

On 18 March, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recommended “limiting non-essential care and expanding surge capacity into ambulatory surgical centres and...

COVID-19: Cotton and surgical masks may be ineffective at stopping spread...

In a brief report in Annals of Internal Medicine, Seongman Bae (Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea) and colleagues report that neither surgical...

COVID-19: European Commission agrees to postpone new MDR because of pandemic

The European Commission (EC) has adopted a proposal to postpone by one year the date of application of the new Medical Devices Regulation (MDR), which...

COVID-19: European Commission looking to postpone new MDR by one year

During a Q&A section of a European Commission (EC) college meeting on 25 March, EC spokesperson Stefan de Keersmaecker stated that the commission were looking to...

TCT 2019: System for managing deep vein reflux wins Shark Tank...

At the 2019 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting (25–29 September, San Francisco, USA), InterVene won the TCT-Shark Tank Innovation Competition for its novel endovenous system (BlueLeaf) for...

Private equity firm invests in UK centre performing EVLA for varicose...

A private equity firm, Palatine (Manchester, UK), has announced that it has made a “significant investment” into a UK centre—Veincentre—that provides endovenous laser ablation...

Editors-in-chief of major cardiovascular journals claim medical misinformation puts “lives at...

The editors-in-chief of major cardiovascular journals—of both US and European societies—have come together to “sound the alarm” about the dangers of medical misinformation that...

Philips launches Azurion with FlexArm to aid image-guided procedures

Philips launches its Azurion with FlexArm to aid patient imaging and positioning during image-guided procedures. During increasingly complex interventions, clinicians need to quickly and easily...

US FDA plan shakeup of its 510(k) clearance programme

The US FDA has announced plans to modernise its 510(k) clearance programme for approving medical devices for the US market. Data show that about...

One in five UK doctors say understaffing has affected patient safety

The annual census of UK consultants and higher speciality trainees—Focus on Physicians 2017–18—indicates that more than half of all consultants and two thirds of...

Final patient enrolled for iliofemoral venous stent study

Cook Medical has completed enrolment in the first clinical study of an iliofemoral venous stent conducted in the USA under an FDA-approved investigational device...