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Continuous positive airway pressure therapy is the most common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea that uses constant mild air pressure. These continuous positive airway pressure devices are used to keep the airways open while sleeping and also to control the output pressure by keeping the airflow pressure unbroken. The global continuous positive airway pressure devices market is growing at a steady pace and offers high growth opportunities for market players during the forecast period. One of the major drivers of the global market is high prevalence of sleep disorders. As per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that over 350 Mn people worldwide suffer from sleep apnea. Thus, the growing awareness of sleep apnea and related comorbid conditions such as high blood pressure, and obesity have led to increased demand for continuous positive airway pressure devices. Similarly, advances in technology such as use of oxygen devices, improved mask design and oral appliances are expected to provide support and propel the growth of the global continuous positive airway pressure market.
Cancer cachexia is a complex metabolic condition which leads to progressive weight loss and depletion of host reserves of adipose tissue and skeletal muscle. Cachexia represents the clinical condition out of a chronic, systemic response that leads to rise in buildup of liver proteins and consequent depletion of essential amino acids. Cachexia causes additional problems as the patient becomes more prone to infections and less able to withstand the toxic effects of cancer therapies. Up to 80% of advanced cancer patients may suffer with cachexia and it has been implicated as the cause of death in up to 20%.
The December 2015 U.S. FDA approval of a breakthrough drug in the LAL deficiency treatment market, has set the ball rolling for tremendous potential in the growth of this rare-disease market. Lysosomal Acid Lipase (LAL) Deficiency, also known as Cholesterol Ester Storage Disorder (CESD), Wolman’s Disease or LAL deficiency, is an inherited, ultra-rare genetic disease affecting children as well as adults. Lysosomal acid lipase (LAL) is responsible for the hydrolysis of cholesterol esters and triglycerides. Patients with LAL deficiency have no or little LAL enzyme activity which results in the accumulation of fats within various body cells that leads to high cholesterol and triglycerides, and a very low HDL-cholesterol level.
Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Market: Overview
Uro-gynecology is an important aspect of medical science and is considered as an important stream of surgical studies. Uro-gynecology is defined as, ‘subspecialty of female reconstructive surgery and pelvic medicines’. According to medical education norms accepted globally, a surgeon specialized in uro-gynecology should use FPMRS as a part of his/her degree, which denotes Female Pelvic Medicines and Reconstructive Surgery.
The scope of the uro-gynecology is very extensive. It includes female pelvic floor and urinary incontinence disorders, treatment and management. These diseases may isolate the patient from society and make her offensive to herself and her family. The major diseases that included in uro-gynecology are urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, vaginal septum, cystocele, overactive bladder, vesicovaginal fistula, painful intercourse, lichen planus and many others.
Granulometers are particle size analyzers and carry out particle size analysis for a wide range of materials. Particle size of material influences various physical, chemical, and surface properties of the material and is an indicator of quality, performance, and behavior of material. Hence, in various industries, controlling and measuring particle size are important. Particles in the food and beverage industry are in the form of powders, emulsions, or suspensions. In food industries, the properties of food and beverage such as flavor and taste, texture, appearance, color, stability, shelf life, and rheological properties are highly influenced by size distribution and surface charge of particles in the products. In the pharmaceutical industry, the size of products, such as drugs, influences the critical characteristics including content uniformity, dissolution, and absorption rates. Other industries where particle size plays an important role include nanotechnology, proteins, cosmetics, polymers, soils, paints and pigments, textile, abrasives, and fertilizers.
Glaucoma is a chronic, degenerative, permanent disorder whose rate increases essentially with age rather than causing immediate blindness. According to a survey of WHO, Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness affecting the population worldwide after cataract (47.9%). In general, Glaucoma occurs as after effects of increased intraocular pressure (IOP) brought about by an abnormality or malfunctioning of the eye drainage system. The normal IOP is in between the range of 19-21 inches of Hg but when the pressure exceed than this range, it causes compression of retina and optic nerve causing progressive, leading to permanent loss of visual perception if not treated on time. The most common types of glaucoma are open angle glaucoma and closed angle glaucoma. As per International Council of Ophthalmology report, closed angle and open angle glaucoma individually account for about half of all glaucoma cases and are the major cause of irreversible vision globally. For glaucoma, everyone is at risk from babies to senior citizens. The market for glaucoma treatment has been growing rapidly since last few years due to increasing number of people with glaucoma and introduction of innovative treatments. In past few years different therapies are introduced including, laser therapy, photodynamic therapy, IOPtiMa therapy along with eye drops and pills which will grow the glaucoma treatment market in coming years.
Viable tumor cells are widely used by scientists for in vitro studies about the genetic origins, molecular pathways of diseases such as cancer. The viable tumor samples are good examples of whole processed tissues which are widely used in basic oncology disease research as well as drug development. Studies on immune disorders are done only with viable tumor samples as these have unique characteristics such as these proliferate indefinitely when cultured (HeLa cell lines), no contact inhibition, abnormal karyotype, and simple media requirement. Viable tumor samples have limitless applications in research especially for autoimmune disorder and oncology research to detect cell markers, efficacy testing of drugs, and in providing insights into the physiological mechanisms of diseases.
Primer is a small strand of DNA or RNA used in DNA synthesis as a preliminary point. The size of primers is generally not more than 30 nucleotides and these exactly match the end and beginning of the DNA section to be amplified. The primers adhere at the beginning and endpoint of DNA template, where DNA polymerase muddles and initiates the production of the new DNA strand.
The improved versions of kits and reagents increases its demand. Increase in the number of cancer incidences and various infectious diseases rising the demand. Investments in research by various governmental and non-governmental organizations is upsurging the demand for these kits. Some of the restraining factors include the potential of cross reactivity, lower signal and higher costs in some of the market products available. More safer and effective tests are coming up in the market which diverts clinicians and researchers. Improved kits and protocols would likely help in continuing the market.
Immunofluorescence assays Market: Segmentation
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