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7 medtech stories we missed this week: August 11, 2017

[Image from unsplash.com]From Xtant Medical’s 510(k) extension to Varian Medical’s distribution deal, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. FDA extends Xtant Medical’s 510(k) for Calix C spinal implant Xtant Medical announced in an Aug. 9 press release that the FDA has cleared its product line extensions for the Calix-C cervical inter body cages. The clearance allows for two larger footprints to be added for use with allograft. The Calix-C Cervical Interbody Spacer is designed for spinal fusion procedures at level one in patients who are skeletally mature. It is supposed to be used with spinal fixation systems like Xtant Medical’s Spider Cervical Plating and Certex Spinal Fixation Systems. 2. Life Spine touts first use of TiBow spacer Life Spine has announced the first clinical use of its TiBow MIS TLIF Expandable Spacer System with Osseo Loc Surface Technology in an Aug. 8 press release. TiBow is designed for in-situ expansion for increased endplate coverage and stability for minimally invasive TLIF and oblique approaches. It gives the surgeon the ability to restore sagittal alignment. 3. Cardiac Science inks deal to supply AEDs to Philadelphia schools Cardiac Science announced in an Aug. 8 press release that it has reached a deal with the School District of Philadelphia to make automated external defibrillators (AEDs) available in all 220 Philadelphia schools. Philadelphia’s high...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Surgical Apifix Cardiac Science Hip Innovation Life Spine Inc. MedTech Pentax Medical Varian Medical Systems Xtant M Source Type: news

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CONCLUSION: TAVR with a balloon-expandable system is safe and effective and can be used for patients with severe AS in China. It requires careful patient selection and preoperative assessment so as to reduce the 30-day postoperative mortality rate. PMID: 29236149 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
In conclusion, hypothyroidism due to thyroid developmental anomaly should be taken into consideration in case of hypothyroidism and normal thyroid autoantibodies in a patient at any age. PMID: 29238947 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Endokrynologia Polska - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Endokrynol Pol Source Type: research
New J. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ04266C, PaperMariana Lozano Gonzalez, Maria Teresa Ramirez-Apan, Antonio Nieto-Camacho, Ruben Alfredo Toscano, Cecilio Alvarez Toledano A novel series of (Z)-2-(hydroxy(aryl)methylene)-2,3-dihydro-1H-indanone derivatives were designed, synthesized and evaluated as cytotoxic agents against six cancer cell lines. In vitro studies showed that most of the molecules exhibited significant... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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We report pulmonary resections for lung cancers in 2 patients with partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection (PAPVC) identified preoperatively. In case 1, right upper lobectomy was performed as the definitive operation for both lung cancer and PAPVC in the same lobe. In case 2, because lung cancer and PAPVC existed in different lobes, cardiac catheterization was performed to evaluate the need for correction of the PAPVC. Then, left lower lobectomy was safely performed without correcting the PAPVC located in the left upper lobe. The treatment plan for patients with PAPVC who require pulmonary resection should be careful...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
PMID: 29233347 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur studies provide strong rationale for the near‐term development of specific HDAC3 inhibitors for the treatment of CRPC.
Source: The Prostate - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Unfortunately some children have to spend Christmas in hospital and to make the day a little bit brighter seven-year-old Aroha White, is making stockings for children on her cancer ward in Perth.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Pioneering psychiatrist in learning disability. She was born in Isleworth, UK, on April 10, 1939, and died of cancer in Stalbridge, UK, on June 12, 2017, aged 78 years.
Source: LANCET - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Obituary Source Type: research
Most women tend to overestimate their risk of breast cancer, according to research...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: At-risk women not receiving breast MRI scans Mammo recalls don't keep women from other tests Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening Women still value mammography's benefits over 'harms' Simple interventions reduce mammography recall rates
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Authors: Sabang RL, Gandhiraj D, Fanucchi M, Epelbaum O Abstract INTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is a feature of metastatic cancer that is associated with significant morbidity and healthcare costs. The typical current management of MPE involves the combination of systemic chemotherapy and mechanical intervention in the pleural space. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), an extremely potent inducer of vascular permeability, has been shown to mediate fluid formation in pleural malignancy. Therefore, bevacizumab, an inhibitor of VEGF activity, offers theoretical promise as a means of abolishing f...
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research
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