Anne Staylor

Former Senior Editor, Medtech Insight. +25 years in various leadership roles in business intelligence, marketing, communications, product management, and consulting for medical device industry, hospitals, physician groups, insurers. Registered nurse and former Director of Marketing for a national ambulatory surgery company.
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SmartTRAK Attending ISC 2018 in Los Angeles CA

Posted by Anne Staylor on 1/22/18 9:00 AM

SmartTRAK is excited to be attending #ISC 2018 - International Stroke Conference, January 24-26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The International Stroke Conference is the world’s premier meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease.

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Topics: Neuromodulation, SmartTRAK Conferences

SmartTRAK  Attending NANS 2018

Posted by Anne Staylor on 1/8/18 6:32 PM

 

SmartTRAK is excited to be attending NANS 2018 - the North American Neuromodulation Society's 21st Annual Meeting meeting on Jan 11-14, 2018 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Topics: Neuromodulation-Spinal Cord Stimulation, SmartTRAK Conferences

SmartTRAK Publication Alert: Q317 Spinal Cord Stim Quarterly Market Recap

Posted by Anne Staylor on 12/30/17 3:59 PM

Fast Growing Spinal Cord Stim Market Slows in Q317 

While the overall Neuromodulation Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) market continues to see strong, double-digit growth YTD, sequentially the US SCS market decelerated in Q317 due to seasonality and hurricane-related supply chain disruptions, particularly affecting Medtronic.

By Anne Staylor, Managing Editor, SmartTRAK Business Intelligence

YTD, the US SCS market is trending at high growth rates, a faster growth than SmartTRAK’s original 2017 forecast, as next generation products continue to drive unprecedented growth in this highly underpenetrated market. In the US, AbbottNevro and Boston Scientific’s (BSX) Q317 YoY SCS revenues increased  respectively, while competitive pressures  accelerated Medtronic’s US SCS revenue decline, down YoY according to SmartTRAK Financial Dashboard.

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Topics: Neuromodulation-Spinal Cord Stimulation

High Frequency SCS for Upper Limb and Neck Pain: An Interview with Kas Amirdelfan, MD

Posted by Anne Staylor on 12/18/17 9:20 AM

Kas Amirdelfan, MD talked with SmartTRAK at the ASRA 2017 Annual Meeting regarding preliminary 12 month results from the SENZA-ULN study

Kas Amirdelfan, MD, principle investigator of the SENZA-Upper Limb and Neck (ULN) study, spoke with SmartTRAK's Anne Staylor at the recent American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) annual meeting in Lake Buena Vista, FL regarding preliminary 12 month results from SENZA-ULN, the unmet clinical need for chronic intractable ULN pain, factors affecting physician adoption for this indication and what’s next for this research. (See ASRA Poster 4194.) 

A transcript of SmartTRAK’s interview with Dr. Amirdelfan is below or click on the following video to view the interview recorded live at ASRA 2017. (13:23 minutes.)

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Topics: Neuromodulation-Spinal Cord Stimulation

Leonardo Kapural, MD Highlights Interim Results from SENZA-CAP

Posted by Anne Staylor on 12/14/17 4:22 PM

Leonardo Kapural, MD discusses interim results from SENZA-CAP in a SmartTRAK interview at ASRA 2017

At the recent American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) annual meeting in Lake Buena Vista, FL, Leonardo Kapural, MD, professor of anesthesiology at Wake Forest University and principle investigator of the SENZA-RCT, presented interim three month results from SENZA-CAP, a multicenter feasibility study evaluating use of 10 kHz spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for the treatment of chronic abdominal pain (CAP). (See ASRA Poster 4491.)

In an interview at ASRA, SmartTRAK spoke to Dr. Kapural regarding key findings from this study, the addressable market for SCS in chronic abdominal pain, patient engagement as a potential variable, and what’s next for this research.

A transcript of SmartTRAK’s interview with Dr. Kapural is below. Or click on the following video to view the interview recorded live at ASRA 2017. (12:06 minutes.)

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Topics: Neuromodulation-Spinal Cord Stimulation

Is Closed-Loop Spinal Cord Stim The Next Big Thing?

Posted by Anne Staylor on 11/14/17 7:04 PM

Closed-Loop Spinal Cord Stim: The Next Big Thing?

With impressive preliminary data from Saluda Medical’s AVALON trial, and all the big players working on evoked potentials, will closed-loop spinal cord stimulation (#SCS) be the next big thing?

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Topics: Orthopedics-Spine, Neuromodulation-Spinal Cord Stimulation

SmartTRAK Attending ASRA 2017 Pain Medicine Meeting

Posted by Anne Staylor on 11/13/17 10:28 PM

SmartTRAK is excited to be attending ASRA- the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine  on Nov 16-18, 2017 in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

The importance of pain medicine providers has never been more apparent...

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Topics: SmartTRAK Conferences

The Future of NeuroInterventional Surgery: A SmartTRAK Interview with Don Frei, MD

Posted by Anne Staylor on 11/9/17 7:01 PM

Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) President Donald F. Frei, MD talked with SmartTRAK at the SNIS 14th Annual Meeting regarding the future of neurointerventional surgery. 

Don Frei, MD, President of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS), discusses key studies, trends, and technologies affecting the market for mechanical thrombectomy devices in an interview with SmartTRAK at the SNIS 14th Annual Meeting July 24-27, 2017 in Colorado Springs, CO.

A transcript of SmartTRAK’s interview with Don Frei, MD, is below. To listen to the audio interview recorded live at SNIS 2017, click here

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Vagal Nerve Stimulation With Rehab Improves Long-Term Stroke Recovery

Posted by Anne Staylor on 9/26/17 11:47 AM

SmartTRAK reports on two studies presented at INS 2017 evaluating the effect of VNS paired with rehab in stroke patients with upper limb paralysis.

One of the hottest emerging applications for neuromodulation is for improving function and movement in patients paralyzed by a stroke. Stroke affects almost 800,000 people every year in the US alone and is a leading cause of long-term disability, with an annual cost to the healthcare system of ~$33 billion.

At the International Neuromodulation Society (INS) 13th Annual Congress May 26-June 3 in Edinburgh, SmartTRAK interviewed Jesse Dawson, MD, Clinical Lead, Scottish Stroke Research Network, and Teresa Kimberley, PT, PhD Associate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy at the University of Minnesota, regarding a randomized, double-blinded trial evaluating the effect of vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) during stroke rehabilitation on upper limb function after an ischemic stroke using Microtransponder’s Vivistim System...

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Topics: Neuromodulation

Key Studies, Trends and Technologies in Neuromodulation

Posted by Anne Staylor on 9/7/17 11:35 AM

International Neuromodulation Society (INS) President Tim Deer, MD discusses important research results as well as key trends and technologies in neuromodulation.

Timothy Deer, MD, FIPP, President of the International Neuromodulation Society (INS),  at the INS 13th Annual Congress May 26-June 3 highlighted key studies, trends and technologies in neuromodulation in an interview with SmartTRAK in Edinburgh, Scotland...

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Topics: Neuromodulation-Spinal Cord Stimulation

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