healthcare

June 18, 2018

Abu Dhabi-based Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women & Children welcomed seven newborns within the first few hours of Eid Al Fitr. A total of 350 newborns were welcomed by the hospital during Ramadan including 12 twins and 1 triplet.

The first baby was an Emirati, Fatima (weighing 3.5 kg) born at 12:35pm after midnight on Eid Al Fitr.

'The birth of our baby during first day of Eid was a surprise for us, and now the memorable occasion is doubled for us. She is our first baby and we have named her Fatima,' said Majed Ahmed Al Awbathani, the proud father of"...

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June 15, 2018

Brightree, the leading provider of cloud-based software helping post-acute care companies improve business performance and patient outcomes, announced the release of a new solution that allows home medical equipment (HME) providers to digitally receive orders from more than 62,000 providers using athenaClinicals within the athenahealth network, the same way doctors have long referred patients to other specialists.

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June 12, 2018

More than 1.8 million women in the UAE may be at risk of developing cervical cancer, which has killed an estimated 28 women last year alone, warn doctors.

Doctors in the UAE are urging women above the age of 15 to take preventative measures, warning that around 93 women are diagnosed with the cancer each year, which has led the disease to become the second most frequent cancer among women in the country.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), in 2012, it was estimated that cervical cancer accounted for 528,000 new cases around the world.

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June 12, 2018

NMC Health plc, a leading private healthcare operator in the UAE, has announced the signing of a non-binding agreement to form a joint venture healthcare platform with Hassana Investment Company, the investment arm of the General Organisation for Social Insurance (GOSI), which is the largest pension fund in Saudi Arabia.

The proposed joint venture would create one of the largest private healthcare platforms operating in KSA today. The venture would have a strategically unique position in the country, with a strong foothold in Riyadh, the single largest healthcare market in KSA, as well as in multiple smaller, underserved cities. The enlarged"...

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June 12, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the findings of an abstract presented at Euroanaesthesia 2018 in which researchers compared Masimo Patient State Index (PSi), a processed EEG parameter provided by SedLine® brain function monitoring (in this study, first generation SedLine), to Medtronic Bispectral Index (BIS™) in monitoring the depth of anesthesia of two groups of patients: healthy volunteers undergoing hepatotomy for liver"...

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June 11, 2018

An 81-year-old elderly patient with a leaky mitral valve was treated by angiography using MitraClip Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair, a first for the Dubai Heart team comprising cardiologists from Dubai Hospital and Rashid Hospital.

Dr Fahd Baslaib, head of cardiology and CEO of Rashid Hospital, said: 'Very few cardiology centres in the world perform this technology. Earlier, the standard method was an open-heart surgery to either repair or replace the valve.

'However, in elderly patients or in patients with several comorbidities, the open-heart procedure"...

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June 9, 2018

From Saturday June 16, supermarket chain Waitrose will be charging customers Dh0.25 for each single-use plastic bag supplied. Initially part of a 12-week trial at five stores in Abu Dhabi, the initiative is intended to encourage residents to think more about the plastic waste they generate, which has been documented to cause huge pollution problems, especially in the sea.

Shoppers will be encouraged to bring their own bags with them when visiting the stores and Waitrose has confirmed that any and all store branding will be permissible. Each of the five locations will also feature a bag exchange, into which customers can deposit used bags for"...

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June 9, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- Acelity L.P. Inc., the world’s largest wound care company, and Crawford Healthcare, a rapidly growing UK-based advanced wound care and dermatology company, today announced an agreement for Acelity to acquire Crawford and all of its assets. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

With the acquisition of Crawford, Acelity expands its portfolio of advanced wound dressings (AWD), further strengthening its position as the global leader in advanced wound healing.

Crawford Healthcare is a recognized leader in"...

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June 9, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- Zebra Medical Vision (https://www.zebra-med.com/), the leading machine and deep learning startup, is announcing today it has raised $30M in C round funding, bringing the total investment in the company to $50M. In addition, the company is unveiling its Textray chest x-ray research (https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.02121) today, the most comprehensive AI research conducted on chest x-rays to date, which provides a glimpse into a future automated chest x-ray analysis product being developed by the company. This round of investment is led by aMoon Ventures with the participation of strategic healthcare investors Aurum, Johnson & Johnson Innovation JJDC Inc. and Intermountain Healthcare and leading global AI scientists Professor Fei Fei Lee and Richard Socher. These new investors are joining a list of existing investors Khosla Ventures, NVIDIA, Marc Benioff, OurCrowd and Dolby Ventures who also participated in this C round. The chest x-ray AI analytics product was trained using nearly 2 million images to identify 40 different common clinical findings. The results of the study establish a new bar for AI research in medical imaging, demonstrating high rates of agreement between the algorithm and human radiologist experts. This publication continues Zebra-Med’s mission to drive a higher standard of care across the radiology domain and collaborate with the medical community to improve patient care. Zebra Medical......

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June 9, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) (“Takeda”) announces that it has today entered into a term loan credit agreement for an aggregate principal amount of up to 7.5 billion USD with leading global financial institutions including J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, MUFG Bank, Ltd. and Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (the “Term Loan Credit Agreement”). The majority of the funding has been committed by Japanese institutions.

The proceeds from the Term Loan Credit Agreement, which was heavily subscribed and is the largest syndication in"...

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