PhysIQ and U.S. Veteran’s Affairs Advance to Interventional Trial Phase

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook Previous articleLygos Joins Forces with Flexible Solutions to Meet Growing Commercial Demand for Bio-Aspartic™ AcidNext articleCyclo Therapeutics Presents Positive Data from Clinical Development Program for Lead Candidate, Trappsol® Cyclo™, at WORLDSymposium 2021 Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– physIQ, Inc. and the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) have advanced their collaboration to address heart failure care to an interventional trial phase. In this next phase, Veterans will be actively monitored so care can be administered in near real-time to avoid or lower the chance of re-hospitalization, allowing the VA to improve patient care while driving down costs. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: PhysIQ, Inc. and the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs have advanced their collaboration to address heart failure care to an interventional trial phase. (Graphic: Business Wire) In early 2020, physIQ and the VA shared the results of a breakthrough study aimed at validating the ability to detect the onset of heart failure exacerbation using wearable sensors and machine learning-based personalized physiology analytics. Published in Circulation – Heart Failure, a journal of the American Heart Association, the observational phase of the LINK-HF study was designed to assess the ability to predict rehospitalization due to heart failure exacerbation using sophisticated analytics applied to continuous wearable sensor data. This study demonstrated a 7-10-day early warning timeframe, which showed promise to reduce hospitalization and improve quality of life of patients with heart failure. “This new interventional study will provide the real life experience needed to demonstrate how this cutting-edge technology can be leveraged to provide clinicians with more proactive information to manage at risk patients, such as those with heart failure, to keep them out of the hospital. Utilizing this type of innovative solution will enable VA to provide the best possible care to Veterans at the highest value,” says Dr. Stephen L. Ondra, former Senior Advisor for Health Affairs to the VA Secretary under President Obama. “The LINK-HF study demonstrated the potential to detect clinical changes early enough in the process to intervene before a patient became more seriously ill. This study will put the technology to the test in clinical practice, and in doing so, has the potential to improve care and the quality of life of patients with heart failure and eventually other high risk medical conditions.” Heart failure patients are most vulnerable in the weeks following a recent hospitalization, and often find themselves readmitted. In this multi-site interventional study, patients at discharge will be provided a set of disposable adhesive biosensor patches for the chest, and a smartphone to upload their data to the pinpointIQ TM platform. Within the platform, sophisticated FDA-cleared artificial intelligence-powered algorithms learn the dynamic digital signature of each patient’s individual vital sign behavior and detect changes, even subtly. Such changes in vital signs can be an early warning of a deteriorating physiological condition reflecting exacerbation of the underlying disease. In the study, patients will be contacted in the event that the analytics suggest a need for early intervention to avoid an exacerbation before it becomes an acute care emergency. PhysIQ’s innovative solution addresses a critical, unmet need for continuous remote monitoring of patient’s vital signs which could mitigate the cost and risk of invasive heart failure hemodynamic monitoring devices that have shown effectiveness in the last decade. “PhysIQ’s technology is allowing doctors and nurses to be proactive, as opposed to reactive, in the management of chronic illnesses, which could result in preventing any further deterioration,” said Gary Conkright, CEO of physIQ. “As we continue to push the boundaries of this emerging technology, we are thankful for a partner like the VA and are proud for the opportunity to serve those that have served us.” In the U.S., hospitalizations for heart failure (HF) represent 80% of costs attributed to HF care. HF is the most common hospital discharge diagnosis for Veterans. Furthermore, hospitalization for HF is associated with adverse prognosis – the risk of mortality increases more than 4-fold in the first 3 months after discharge. Within the VA system, the importance of decreasing preventable HF hospitalizations has been recognized by The Chronic Heart Failure Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (CHF QUERI), and the 30-day readmission rate is one of the VA’s Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL) measures. About physIQ PhysIQ is the leader in digital medicine, dedicated to generating unprecedented health insight using continuous wearable biosensor data and advanced analytics. Its enterprise-ready cloud platform continuously collects and processes data from any wearable biosensor using a deep portfolio of FDA-cleared analytics. The company has published one of the most rigorous clinical studies to date in digital medicine and are pioneers in developing, validating, and achieving regulatory approval of Artificial Intelligence-based analytics. With applications in both healthcare and clinical trial support, physIQ is transforming continuous physiological data into insight for health systems, payers, and pharmaceutical companies. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. View source version on CONTACT: Christa Carroll Senior Vice President Outlook Marketing Services Ph: 630-408-9164 [email protected] KEYWORD: ILLINOIS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS PHARMACEUTICAL DEFENSE MEDICAL DEVICES OTHER DEFENSE HOSPITALS FITNESS & NUTRITION CLINICAL TRIALS CARDIOLOGY BIOTECHNOLOGY ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE HEALTH GENERAL HEALTH OTHER TECHNOLOGY NURSING SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET HARDWARE DATA MANAGEMENT CONSUMER ELECTRONICS OTHER HEALTH SOURCE: physIQ Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 08:03 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 08:03 AM By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest PhysIQ and U.S. Veteran’s Affairs Advance to Interventional Trial Phase Twitterlast_img read more

Athletic Meeting: Amel Tuka to perform for the first time

first_imgThe First Athletic Meeting Novi Grad Sarajevo will be held at the newly built athletic track in the Center “Safet Zajko” within the 20th traditional manifestation “Days of Novi Grad 2016”.Arrival announced our best athletes Amel Tuka, who will participate in the race at 400 meters, Lucija Kimani in races on 3000 and 800 meters and Hamza Alic, who will compete in the shot put.Besides our Olympians, large number of competitors from our country and the region announced their arrival, as well as a large number of schoolchildren from Canton Sarajevo.Meeting is aimed to present and popularize athletics in the area of the Municipality of Novi Grad Sarajevo and Sarajevo, and attract a larger number of boys and girls into athletics.Meeting is approved by the Athletic Federation of BiH (AFBiH) and it will be held under the supervision of the Athletic Federation of BiH. Rules and regulations will be in accordance with the propositions of AFBiH. Timing will be electronic.Athletic meeting will give the opportunity to a large number of visitors of Center “Safet Zajko” to enjoy in this interesting sports event.All fans of athletics are invited to come on the 11th of June at the Center “Safet Zajko” starting at 4 pm and support the First Athletics Meeting Novi Grad Sarajevo.(Source: read more

Friday January 3rd Local Sports

first_imgMASON CITY — After having their opener at the new Mason City Arena delayed, the North Iowa Bulls host Breezy Point tonight in NA3HL action. The Bulls were supposed to play their first contest in the new downtown multi-purpose arena this past Saturday, but icy conditions prevented Alexandria from making the trip to Mason City. Bulls coach Todd Sanden says he’s looking forward to having his team play a game in the new arena.Fans will have two opportunities this weekend to see the arena, with Breezy Point coming to Mason City tonight followed by Rochester tomorrow night. The opening faceoff both nights is scheduled for 7:30. DES MOINES — The Mohawk Hockey Club started the 2020 portion of their schedule last night picking up a point in the standings, but it was due to a 3-2 shootout loss at the Des Moines Capitals. Zak Molstad scored twice for the Mohawks in the second period, but the Capitals were able to even the score with two goals in the third, including the game-tying goal with 1:17 left. Brett Baxter scored the lone goal in the shootout for either team. The Mohawks now have a record of 2 wins-15 losses-and a shootout loss. They are off this weekend and will travel to Kansas City for a two-game weekend series next Saturday. IOWA CITY — Iowa coach and Philadelphia native Fran McCaffery will return home on Saturday when his 23rd ranked Hawkeyes take on 21st ranked Penn State in the Palestra. Nicknamed the “Cathedral of College Basketball”, the Palestra has been home to several of the city schools including McCaffery’s alma mater Penn.McCaffery says Penn State will be a challenge no matter where the game is played.Injuries and illness have left Iowa’s roster thin and McCaffery has been forced to adjust practice.Despite losing two starters to season ending injuries the Hawkeyes have posted a 10-3 record.Penn State has won four straight and is 11-2 on the season. You can hear the game on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at 12:00 noon on Saturday, with tipoff scheduled for 1 o’clock. THIS WEEKEND:== FRIDAY– AM-1300 KGLO, — Mason City High at Waukee — girls 6:15, boys follow– AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, — Clear Lake vs. Algona — girls 6:15, boys follow LAS VEGAS – The 2018-19 NIACC men’s golf team has been recognized by the Golf Coaches Association of America as a 2019 NJCAA Division II Mark Laesch award winner.Teams were recognized based on improvement in adjusted stroke average per round from the 2017-18 to 2018-19 seasons.The NIACC team of Ben Boerjan, Austin Eckenrod, Jackson Hamlin, Matthew Heinemann, Zach Martin and John Patterson had a 13.61 adjusted stroke average.NIACC coach Chris Frenz says it was an unexpected surprise to be notified that the team received the award, calling it a nice accomplishment and a tribute to the efforts of last year’s team.The award is named after the founder of GolfStat, which Frenz says is the gold standard for college golf statistics. Laesch died last summer.The other honorees by the Golf Coaches Association of America were Davidson (10.56) NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II’s CSU Dominguez Hills (9.8), NCAA Division III’s Rutgers-Camden (15.13), NAIA’s Loyola-New Orleans (9.93) and NJCAA Division I Ranger (18.2) from NJCAA Division I.The NIACC men open the 2020 season at the Graceland Invitational on March 27-28. Class 5ASchool Record LW1 Iowa City High 6-0 12 Southeast Polk 8-0 23 Johnston 7-1 44 Dowling Catholic 6-2 35 Cedar Rapids Prairie 6-0 56 Waukee 6-1 67 Cedar Falls 6-2 78 Urbandale 7-1 99 Waterloo West 7-1 1010 Ankeny Centennial 4-3 1311 Ames 5-3 812 Davenport North 5-2 1413 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 4-3 NR14 Bettendorf 5-3 NR15 Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 6-2 NRDropped Out: Sioux City East (11), West Des Moines Valley (12), Dubuque Senior (15) Class 2ASchool Record LW1 Cascade 8-0 12 West Hancock 8-0 23 North Linn 6-1 34 Van Buren County 9-1 45 Osage 4-1 56 MFL-Mar-Mac 8-2 67 West Branch 7-2 78 Maquoketa Valley 8-0 89 Mount Ayr 5-1 910 Western Christian 5-2 1411 Hudson 8-1 1112 AHSTW 8-1 1213 Mediapolis 7-1 1314 Logan-Magnolia 7-1 1015 Emmetsburg 5-2 15Dropped Out: None Class 3ASchool Record LW1 North Polk 6-2 12 Clear Lake 7-0 23 Red Oak 8-0 34 Sioux City Bishop Heelan 4-2 45 Crestwood 9-1 56 Dike-New Hartford 6-1 67 Roland-Story 7-1 78 Okoboji 9-0 89 Davenport Assumption 6-1 910 Des Moines Christian 8-1 1111 West Liberty 7-0 1212 West Burlington 6-1 1413 Hampton-Dumont-CAL 7-0 1514 Waukon 6-3 NR15 Cherokee 6-3 10Dropped Out: West Marshall (13) DES MOINES — Several area squads are in the first dual-team rankings released by the Iowa Wrestling Coaches & Officials Association:== Class 1A1. Lisbon2. Don Bosco3. West SiouxT-4. DenverT-4. Logan-Magnolia6. Lake Mills7. Underwood8. Clarion-Goldfield-Dows9. Woodbury Central10. Nashua-Plainfield11. Central Springs12. New London13. AHSTW14. South Central Calhoun15. Missouri Valley16. Manson Northwest Webstercenter_img Class 4ASchool Record LW1 North Scott 8-0 12 Marion 6-0 23 Center Point-Urbana 6-0 34 Glenwood 9-0 45 Gilbert 8-2 56 Ballard 6-1 67 Lewis Central 4-2 98 Cedar Rapids Xavier 4-3 79 Mason City 5-3 810 Central DeWitt 8-0 1011 Waverly-Shell Rock 6-2 1112 Maquoketa 6-2 1213 Knoxville 7-0 1414 Carroll 6-2 NR15 Grinnell 5-2 NRDropped Out: Dallas Center-Grimes (13), Clear Creek-Amana (15) == SUNDAY– AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa women at Northwestern — pre-game 12:45, tipoff 1:00 == SATURDAY– AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men vs. Penn State in Philadelphia — pre-game 12:00, tipoff 1:00– AM-1300 KGLO, — NIACC men vs. Iowa Western — tipoff 6:00 == Class 3AT-1. Southeast PolkT-1. Waverly-Shell Rock3. Bettendorf4. Fort Dodge5. North Scott6. Ankeny Centennial7. Waukee8. Johnston9. Linn-Mar10. Valley West Des Moines11. Indianola12. Ankeny13. Cedar Rapids Prairie14. Cedar Rapids Kennedy15. Cedar Falls16. Norwalk DES MOINES — As basketball teams re-enter play after the holidays, new girls basketball rankings are out from the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union:Class 1ASchool Record LW1 Montezuma 8-0 12 Newell-Fonda 7-0 23 Marquette Catholic 8-1 34 North Mahaska 6-2 45 Algona Bishop Garrigan 8-0 76 MMCRU 7-0 97 Saint Ansgar 6-1 108 East Buchanan 6-2 89 Clarksville 6-1 510 Sigourney 6-2 711 Kingsley-Pierson 8-1 1112 Springville 7-0 1213 Burlington Notre Dame 6-0 1314 Exira-EHK 7-1 1415 Central Decatur 5-1 15Dropped Out: None AMES — Iowa State sophomore guard Tyrese Haliburton will play on Saturday when Iowa State opens the Big 12 race at TCU. Haliburton missed Tuesday’s loss to Florida A&M with a sprained wrist suffered in practice.Haliburton says it was tough to sit through Tuesday’s loss.Haliburton says the Cyclones view the Big 12 as a fresh start.Tipoff on Saturday is scheduled for 5 o’clock == Class 2A1. West DelawareT-2. IndependenceT-2. Williamsburg4. Osage5. Winterset6. Union LaPorte City7. Davenport Assumption8. Sergeant Bluff-Luton9. Humboldt10. Crestwood11. Charles City12. Emmetsburg13. Bondurant-Farrar14. West Liberty15. Central Lyon16. Atlanticlast_img read more