Tag Archives: Patients

Apple-backed Stanford study suggests iPhone, Apple Watch could remotely monitor heart patients’ frailty

iPhones and Apple Watches could enable at-home assessment of cardiovascular disease patients’ frailty via sensor data and an app-guided version of the six-minute walk test (6MWT), a traditionally clinic-based assessment of a person’s functional capacity, according to data published yesterday in PLoS One. Conducted by Stanford University researchers and funded by Apple, the study provided 110… Read More »

Five governors besides Cuomo who sent COVID-19-positive patients into nursing homes

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York was not the only state leader to have directed nursing homes to admit patients who had been hospitalized for COVID-19. Governors from Michigan, California, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, all Democrats, enacted similar policies last year as fears grew that hospitals would be overwhelmed with new patients and too few… Read More »

FDA Approves Sesquient (fosphenytoin sodium) for the Treatment of Status Epilepticus in Adult and Pediatric Patients

FDA Approves Sesquient (fosphenytoin sodium) for the Treatment of Status Epilepticus in Adult and Pediatric Patients PAOLI, Pa., — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 9, 2020 – Sedor Pharmaceuticals, LLC (Sedor) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Sesquient (fosphenytoin sodium for injection) for the treatment of status epilepticus in adult… Read More »

Telehealth’s uncertain future raises alarm bells for cancer patients

The relaxation of telehealth regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a wave of interest and support, with patients noting the convenience, discretion and safety of virtual care as major selling points.   But another, perhaps less publicized advantage of telemedicine is the availability of specialists for patients – particularly those with chronic… Read More »