8 medical innovations transforming patient care in 2015

8 MEDICAL INNOVATIONS TRANSFORMING PATIENT CARE IN 2015 WHICH MEDICAL INNOVATIONS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE IN 2015 AND BEYOND? MOBILE STROKE UNITS Time lost is brain lost. High-tech ambulances bring the emergency department straight to the patient with stroke symptoms. IMIILIICI DENGUE VACCINE More than 50 to 100 million people in more than 100 countries contract the dengue virus each year. The world's first vaccine has been developed and tested, and is expected to be submitted to regulatory groups in 2015. COST EFFECTIVE, PAINLESS BLOOD TESTING The new art of blood collection uses a drop of blood drawn from the fingertip in a virtually painless procedure. PCSK9 INHIBITORS FOR CHOLESTROL REDUCTION The FDA is expected to approve the first PCSK9 in 2015 for its ability to significantly lower LDL cholesterol to levels never seen before. LDL LEADLESS CARDIAC PACEMAKER Vitamin-sized wireless cardiac pacemakers can be implanted directly in the heart without surgery and eliminate malfunction complications and restriction on daily physical Mome Monitoring untopler/bipelar CARDIOSTIMULATOR activities. 38956236 CHECKPOINT INHIBITORS Cancer kills approximately 8 million people annually and is difficult to treat, let alone cure. Checkpoint inhibitors have allowed physicians to make significantly more progress against advanced cancer than they've achieved in decades. NEW DRUGS FOR IPF Pirfenidone and Nintedanib show the progress of the lethal lung disease, which causes scarring of the air sacs. Nearly 80,000 American adults with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis may breathe easier in 2015 with the recent FDA approval of two new experimental drugs. NEW DRUGS FOR HEART FAILURE Angiotensin-receptor neprilysin inhibitor, or ARNI, has been granted "fast-track status" by the FDA because of its impressive survival advantage over the ACE inhibitor enalapril, the current "gold standard" for treating patients with heart failure.

8 medical innovations transforming patient care in 2015

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It’s a new and exciting year for healthcare. As health providers around the world battle to cope with rising demand and declining budgets, what innovations will ease pressure on front-line services ...


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