Amalgam Rx, a digital health company is focusing on treatments for chronic diseases. The company introduced a new type 2 diabetes (T2D) prescription-only mobile App, iSage Rx, an insulin titration algorithm, which calculates basal insulin dose automatically. This is a first mobile App that got FDA approval. This product was designed for those diabetes patients who use neither a mealtime insulin nor an insulin pump. iSage Rx product provides options to physicians to select any basal insulin algorithms for an individual diabetes patient. The App helps in automating and self-administering of insulin dosage with supportive messages and video content. The App provides educational, clinical and behavioral support apart from automating insulin dosage.
We get maximum health risk with less than 10 micrometers pollution particles as they can reach deep into the lungs. According to the World health organization, this type of particles put the health of an individual at risk leading to heart diseases and premature death. Till now, scientists suspected the risks associated with tiny particles but could not prove it.
Now researchers were successful in demonstrating cardiovascular disease risks with tiny particles present in air pollution. Highly polluted areas contain tiny particles. They reach blood vessels and the heart after passing through lungs during our inhaling process. The researchers conducted demonstrations with rodents and their demonstrations show how tiny particles or nanoparticles move into the bloodstream from lungs through osmotic action after inhaling. Tiny particles in the bloodstream increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, heart attack and stroke and sometimes leads to premature death. Author of the study was Dr. Mark Miller, from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and the study findings were published in the journal ACS Nano.
European researchers have developed the European Association of Preventive Cardiology Exercise Prescription in Everyday Practice and Rehabilitative Training (EXPERT) tool to reduce and prevent heart disease events in individuals. The tool helps in creating personalized workouts routines with multiple intensities and frequencies based on patients heart disease risk factors.
The author says physical exercise reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, lowers mortality and morbidity and improves fitness and body composition. But multiple surveys indicate difficulties in recommending a specific physical exercise program to cardiovascular patients who are with multiple risk factors. The new EXPERT tool collects patients cardiovascular diseases, risk factors (such as hypertension or blood pressure BP, diabetes, obesity or overweight etc) and chronic conditions and automatically recommends personalized physical exercise program with safety precautions suitable for the patient. The EXPERT tool was incorporated with international recommendations in recommending optimum personalized exercise programs for a patient.
Authors are planning to conduct clinical trials with the EXPERT tool to assess effects on patient's outcomes. Lead author of the study was Professor Dominique Hansen, at Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium and the study findings were published on April 19, 2017, in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
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Published by Jammi Vasista, Chennai, India.