+5 | The top 5 medtech stories for June 8, 2016

Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. FDA releases May 2016 510(k) clearances The Food &Drug Administration released the 510(k) clearances it issued in May 2016. Read more 4. Google’s Verily Star Trek “Tricorder” moonshot flops Verily’s moonshot project which aimed to create a futuristic every-aspect diagnostic device and cancer treatment, much like Star Trek’s “Tricorder” devices, has flopped after 3 years in development. Read more 3. Medtronic teases new “extravascular” ICD system Medtronic today released results from feasibility studies of its new “extravascular” EV-ICD System implantable cardioverter defibrillator designed with leads placed outside the hearts and veins, under the rib cage. Read more 2. FDA clears Ares robot-assisted bronchoscopy device from Auris Surgical Robotics The FDA last month granted 510(k) clearance to the Ares robot-assisted bronchoscopy platform developed by stealthy Auris Surgical Robotics. Read more 1. Medtronic enters bundled ortho implant space with Responsive Orthopedics buy Medtronic (N...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Plus 5 Source Type: news

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ConclusionsWe report a case of a 67-year-old man with hypothalamic hypopituitarism secondary to a suprasellar metastasis from a primary small cell lung cancer, and we review ten cases of hypothalamic hypopituitarism due to metastases, including our patient. Recognizing hypopituitarism can be challenging, especially in the elderly, whose symptoms such as lethargy and visual decline may be mistaken for the natural aging process. In patients with established metastatic conditions, the symptoms may be wrongly attributed to malignancy or to the side effects of therapy. When a patient is suspected of having hypopituitarism, a ho...
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Endobronchial targeting of peripheral airway targets is feasible using existing open-source technology. Notwithstanding the shortcomings of current commercial platforms, technological improvements in EM tracking and registration accuracy fostered by open-source technology may provide the impetus for widespread clinical uptake of electromagnetic navigation in bronchoscopy. PMID: 30428748 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research
Authors: Lerner AD, Feller-Kopman D PMID: 30433839 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: All-cause 7-day mortality was inversely associated with HV. The risk of DB in patients with lung cancer should be recognized, and the exploitation of EBUS may help reduce mortality after DB.Respiration
Source: Respiration - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Carlucci P, Trigiani M, Mori PA, Mondoni M, Pinelli V, Casalini AG, Conte EG, Buggio G, Villari L, Marchetti G Abstract Diseases of the pleura and pleural space are common and present a significant contribution to the workload of respiratory physicians, accounting for an annual incidence of more than 1.5 million cases in the US with the majority of cases resulting from congestive heart failure, pneumonia, and cancer 1. Although the radiographic and ultrasonographic detection of pleural abnormalities may be obvious, the determination of a specific diagnosis can often represent a challenge. Since pleural eff...
Source: Panminerva Medica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research
A few months ago, we heard about how Philips and Augusta University Health are working together in a long-term partnership for the co-development of clinical solutions such as a hybrid operating room. To learn more about the partnership as well as th...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Medicine Public Health Surgery Source Type: blogs
Assessment of the mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes (LNs) is required for accurate staging of non-small cell lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. Endobronchial ultrasound trans-bronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is rapidly becoming the modality of choice for pathological staging of the mediastinum [1]. This approach incorporates bronchoscopy with real-time ultrasound visualization of the LNs prior to fine needle aspiration. Compared to traditional mediastinoscopy, which involves a surgical procedure under general anesthesia, EBUS-TBNA is minimally invasive, has a comparable diagnostic yield, has considerably l...
Source: Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionBecause of the low prevalence of positive bacterial cultures in patients with suspected lung cancer, bacterial culture may be limited to specific patients, such as those with calcifications. Lesions with cavitation warrant close monitoring.
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Han S, Yang W, Li H Abstract Application value of fiberoptic bronchoscopy combined with liquid-based cytology test (LCT) in the early diagnosis of lung cancer was investigated. Clinical data of 901 patients who had suspicious lung space-occupying lesions and underwent bronchoscopy combined with LCT in Shanxi Provincial Cancer Hospital from June 2012 to June 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into four groups to receive different fiberoptic bronchoscopies combined with LCT. Patients in Group A (n=276) received bronchoscopic washing cultures (BWC), Group B (n=204) received bronchoalveo...
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 October 2018Source: Respiratory InvestigationAuthor(s): Naofumi ShinagawaAbstractBronchoscopy is one of the main techniques used for sampling lung tumor biopsies. In recent years, a large number of tumor specimens have been required to determine the best chemotherapy regimen for each patient; this personalized approach is known as precision medicine. In this review, radial endobronchial ultrasound; bronchoscopic navigation systems, including virtual bronchoscopic navigation and electromagnetic navigation; ultrathin bronchoscope,; and endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needl...
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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