Cardiovascular-risk

Main information

  • Trade name:
  • Cardiovascular-risk peripheral arterial tonometry system
  • Class:
  • Class IIa
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Medical device

Documents

Localization

  • Available in:
  • Cardiovascular-risk peripheral arterial tonometry system
    Australia
  • Language:
  • English

Other information

Status

  • Source:
  • Dept. of Health,Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia
  • Authorization number:
  • 222014
  • Last update:
  • 08-10-2017

Public Assessment Report

Public Summary

Summary for ARTG Entry:

222014

Excellcare Pty Ltd - Cardiovascular-risk peripheral arterial tonometry system

ARTG entry for

Medical Device Included Class IIa

Sponsor

Excellcare Pty Ltd

Postal Address

PO Box 219,Braeside, VIC, 3195

Australia

ARTG Start Date

5/04/2014

Product category

Medical Device Class IIa

Status

Active

Approval area

Medical Devices

Conditions

- The inclusion of the kind of device in the ARTG is subject to compliance with all conditions placed or imposed on the ARTG entry. Refer Part 4-5,

Division 2 (Conditions) of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 and Part 5, Division 5.2 (Conditions) of the Therapeutic Goods (Medical Devices) Regulations

2002 for relevant information.

- Breaching conditions of the inclusion related to the device of the kind may lead to suspension or cancellation of the ARTG entry; may be a criminal

offence; and civil penalties may apply.

Manufacturers

Name

Address

Itamar Medical Ltd

9 Halamish Street PO 3579

, Caesarea, 3088900

Israel

Products

1. Cardiovascular-risk peripheral arterial tonometry system

Product Type

Medical device system

Effective date

5/04/2014

GMDN

47687 Cardiovascular-risk peripheral arterial tonometry system

Intended purpose

Used as a diagnostic aid in the detection of coronary artery endothelial dysfunction using a reactive

hyperemia procedure.

Specific Conditions

No Specific Conditions included on Record

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

15-11-2018

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

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FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

13-11-2018

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

13-11-2018

Setting of import tolerances for teflubenzuron in grapefruits, mandarins and broccoli

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

13-11-2018

The importance of vector abundance and seasonality

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

13-11-2018

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FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

10-11-2018

Recall of Bittersweet & Feve Chocolate Bars Due to High Levels of Milk Allergens

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FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

6-11-2018

Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for kresoxim‐methyl

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

6-11-2018

Setting of import tolerances for haloxyfop‐P in linseed and rapeseed

Setting of import tolerances for haloxyfop‐P in linseed and rapeseed

Published on: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources submitted two requests to the competent national authority in Denmark to set import tolerances for the active substance haloxyfop‐P in linseed and rapeseed. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive maximum residue level (MRL) proposals for linseed and rapeseed. Adequate analytical metho...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

5-11-2018

STIHL Limited recalls STIHL MSA 161 T Battery Operated Arborist Chain Saw

STIHL Limited recalls STIHL MSA 161 T Battery Operated Arborist Chain Saw

The side inter-lock button may stick when gripping the machine, which could cause the throttle trigger to remain depressed and the chain to continue to run even after releasing the throttle trigger. This can pose a risk of laceration to the user or bystander.

Health Canada

2-11-2018

Barcelona Nut Company Recalls Roasted and Salted in Shell Pistachios Because of Possible Health Risk

Barcelona Nut Company Recalls Roasted and Salted in Shell Pistachios Because of Possible Health Risk

Barcelona Nut Company of Baltimore, Maryland is recalling 239 cases of roasted and salted in shell pistachios, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes-fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

1-11-2018

FDA warns patients and doctors about risk of inaccurate results from home-use device to monitor blood thinner warfarin

FDA warns patients and doctors about risk of inaccurate results from home-use device to monitor blood thinner warfarin

Roche Diagnostics issued voluntary recall of certain test strips used with CoaguChek meter devices; patients affected by the recall should seek alternative methods for testing.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

1-11-2018

Stanley Black & Decker Canada Corp. recalls certain Porter-Cable and Black & Decker hammer drills

Stanley Black & Decker Canada Corp. recalls certain Porter-Cable and Black & Decker hammer drills

The side handle supplied with the drill may slip when the drill is in use and lead to loss of control, posing a risk of injury.

Health Canada

1-11-2018

Information required for dossiers to support demands for import of high risk plants, plant products and other objects as foreseen in Article 42 of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031

Information required for dossiers to support demands for import of high risk plants, plant products and other objects as foreseen in Article 42 of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Article 42 of the new Plant Health Law (Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 on protective measures against pests of plants), introduce a concept of “high risk plants, plant products and other objects” in relation to the presence of a pest risk of an unacceptable level for the Union territory, identified on the basis of a preliminary assessment to be followed by a risk assessment. Upon request of the European Commission (EC), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) d...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

1-11-2018

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis (strain LMG S‐24584)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis (strain LMG S‐24584)

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase (EC 3.2.1.8) is produced with the genetically modified Bacillus subtilis strain LMG S‐24584 by Puratos N. V. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The Panel noted that, although the production strain was not detected in the food enzyme, recombinant DNA was present in all batches of the food enzyme tested. The food enzyme is intended to be used in baking processes. Based on the maximum use levels re...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

1-11-2018

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme glucan 1,4‐α‐glucosidase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐BW)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme glucan 1,4‐α‐glucosidase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐BW)

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The food enzyme glucan 1,4‐α‐glucosidase (EC 3.2.1.3) is produced with the genetically modified Aspergillus niger strain NZYM‐BW by Novozymes A/S. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The food enzyme is free from viable cells of the production organism and recombinant DNA. The glucan 1,4‐α‐glucosidase food enzyme is intended to be used in distilled alcohol production and starch processing for the production of glucose syrups. Residu...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

1-11-2018

Safety of the food enzyme glucoamylase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐BF)

Safety of the food enzyme glucoamylase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐BF)

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The food enzyme glucoamylase (glucan 1,4‐α‐glucosidase; EC 3.2.1.3) is produced with the genetically modified strain of Aspergillus niger by Novozymes A/S. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The food enzyme is free from viable cells of the production organism and recombinant DNA. This glucoamylase is intended to be used in brewing processes and in starch processing for glucose syrups production. Residual amounts of total organic s...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

1-11-2018

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme α‐amylase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐MC)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme α‐amylase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐MC)

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The food enzyme alpha‐amylase (4‐α‐d‐glucan glucanohydrolase; EC 3.2.1.1) is produced with the genetically modified strain of Aspergillus niger by Novozymes A/S. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The food enzyme is free from viable cells of the production organism and recombinant DNA. This α‐amylase is intended to be used in starch processing for glucose syrups production, beverage alcohol (distilling) processes and baking proces...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-10-2018

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance dimethoate

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance dimethoate

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authorities of the rapporteur Member State Italy and co‐rapporteur Member State Bulgaria for the pesticide active substance dimethoate are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 844/2012. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of dimetho...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-10-2018

Updated review of the existing maximum residue levels for imazalil according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 following new toxicological information

Updated review of the existing maximum residue levels for imazalil according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 following new toxicological information

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 In compliance with Article 43 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA received a mandate from the European Commission to provide an update of the reasoned opinion on the review of existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for imazalil published on 5 September 2017, taking into account the additional information provided on the toxicity of the metabolites R014821, FK‐772 and FK‐284. EFSA did not derive MRL proposals from the post‐harvest uses reported on citrus fru...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-10-2018

Safety and efficacy of a super critical carbon dioxide extract of Humulus lupulus L. flos when used as a feed flavouring for all animal species

Safety and efficacy of a super critical carbon dioxide extract of Humulus lupulus L. flos when used as a feed flavouring for all animal species

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of a super critical carbon dioxide extract of Humulus lupulus L. flos (hop strobiles) when used as a sensory feed additive for all animal species. The additive is specified to containing 40% beta acids and less than 0.2% alpha acids. Known substances of conce...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-10-2018

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance methiocarb

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance methiocarb

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authorities of the rapporteur Member State the United Kingdom and co‐rapporteur Member State Germany for the pesticide active substance methiocarb are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 844/2012. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative use...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

30-10-2018

Small increased risk of certain types of skin cancer associated with the use of hydrochlorothiazide

Small increased risk of certain types of skin cancer associated with the use of hydrochlorothiazide

There is a small increased risk of developing basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma in long-term use of blood pressure medicine containing hydrochlorothiazide. This follows from a review of new studies and available data undertaken by the European Medicines Agency, EMA.

Danish Medicines Agency

30-10-2018

Training courses on “Steering an Expert Knowledge Elicitation” and “Use of the Expert Knowledge Elicitation Guidance in Risk Assessments for EFSA Management” and “Conduct of the Sheffield protocol for an Expert Knowledge Elicitation”

Training courses on “Steering an Expert Knowledge Elicitation” and “Use of the Expert Knowledge Elicitation Guidance in Risk Assessments for EFSA Management” and “Conduct of the Sheffield protocol for an Expert Knowledge Elicitation”

Published on: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 This report presents the results from an exploratory study in 2016 on clear communication of scientific assessment results. It had a specific focus on the communication of scientific uncertainties in EFSA scientific opinions. Qualitative methods were applied to the design and communication of an opinion summary and uncertainty statements related to that opinion, and to collect evidence on how different stakeholder groups responded to them. The study tested t...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

30-10-2018

Pest categorisation of Aleurocanthus spp.

Pest categorisation of Aleurocanthus spp.

Published on: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Aleurocanthus spp., a well‐defined insect genus of the whitefly family Aleyrodidae (Arthropoda: Hemiptera). Difficulties within the taxonomy of the genus give doubt about the ability to accurately identify some members to species level. Nevertheless, the genus is thought to currently include about ninety species mainly reported from tropical and subtropical areas. The genus is listed in Council Dir...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

29-10-2018

Maribel’s Sweets Inc. Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in Chocolate Bars

Maribel’s Sweets Inc. Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in Chocolate Bars

Maribel’s Sweets Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 2.82oz MarieBelle Japanese Matcha Japanese Green Tea and White Chocolate Bar, container code 101619, Cacao Market by MarieBelle Rosemary Truffle Salt 60% Dark Chocolate Bar, all container codes, and the Cacao Market by MarieBelle Orange Peels 60% Dark Chocolate Bar, all container codes, because they may contain undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

26-10-2018

Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes sequence type 8 infections linked to consumption of salmon products

Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes sequence type 8 infections linked to consumption of salmon products

Published on: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 A multi-country outbreak of 12 listeriosis cases caused by Listeria monocytogenes sequence type (ST) 8 has been identified through whole genome sequencing (WGS) analysis in three EU/EEA countries: Denmark (6 cases), Germany (5) and France (1). Four of these cases have died due to or with the disease. It is likely that the extent of this outbreak has been underestimated since the outbreak was identified through sequencing and only a subset of the EU/EEA count...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

26-10-2018

Safety and efficacy of l‐threonine produced by fermentation using Escherichia coli CGMCC 7.232 for all animal species

Safety and efficacy of l‐threonine produced by fermentation using Escherichia coli CGMCC 7.232 for all animal species

Published on: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The product subject of this assessment is l‐threonine produced by fermentation with a genetically modified strain of Escherichia coli (CGMCC 7.232). It is intended to be used in feed and water for drinking for all animal species and categories. The production strain and its recombinant DNA were not detected in the additive. The product l‐threonine, manufactured by fermentation with E. coli CGMCC 7.232, does not raise any safety concern with regard to the gen...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

20-11-2018

School administrators/teachers share the vital mission of educating today's youth. Their guidance and leadership develops our young people into tomorrow's leaders. We hope these resources are helpful in getting students/educators talking about the risks o

School administrators/teachers share the vital mission of educating today's youth. Their guidance and leadership develops our young people into tomorrow's leaders. We hope these resources are helpful in getting students/educators talking about the risks o

School administrators/teachers share the vital mission of educating today's youth. Their guidance and leadership develops our young people into tomorrow's leaders. We hope these resources are helpful in getting students/educators talking about the risks of e-cigarette use. pic.twitter.com/v4YHpyORXl

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

14-11-2018

The @US_FDA issues a safety communication cautioning doctors & patients of the risks associated w/ using medications that are not approved for use w/ implanted pumps that are delivered into the spinal fluid to treat or   manage pain:  https://go.usa.gov/x

The @US_FDA issues a safety communication cautioning doctors & patients of the risks associated w/ using medications that are not approved for use w/ implanted pumps that are delivered into the spinal fluid to treat or manage pain: https://go.usa.gov/x

The @US_FDA issues a safety communication cautioning doctors & patients of the risks associated w/ using medications that are not approved for use w/ implanted pumps that are delivered into the spinal fluid to treat or manage pain: https://go.usa.gov/xPfuw  #FDA #MedicalDevice pic.twitter.com/kgDSx2PQzn

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration