ConforMIS jumps on analyst ’ s upgrade
ConforMIS (NSDQ:CFMS) shares closed up more than 12% yesterday after a BTIG analyst upgraded his rating on the company, which makes customized knee and hip implants. BTIG’s Ryan Zimmerman raised his rating on CFMS shares from “neutral” to”buy,” setting a price target of $4 per share. Of the 10 analysts covering the stock, six have set “buy” ratings and four have the shares on “hold,” with price targets ranging from $28 to Zimmerman’s $4. Investors reacted to the upgrade by sending CFMS shares up 12.3% to a $2.56 close yesterday on heavy volume, after the stock peaking at $2.69. More than 1 million shares traded hands yesterday, compared with average volume of nearly 275,000 shares. Billerica, Mass.-based ConforMIS gave back some of that gain today in late-morning trading, sliding-2.7% to $2.49 per share as of about 11:15am. The stock is off -24.0% this year. The company uses computed tomography joint scans to create implants and instruments customized to each patient’s unique anatomy. ConforMIS, which paid $6.5 million for the machining and polishing assets of Broad Peak Manufacturing in August, won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the iTotal Hip replacement system in June. The post ConforMIS jumps on analyst’s upgrade appeared first on MassDevice.
Conclusions: SRS for benign head and neck paragangliomas is a safe and efficacious treatment associated with minimal morbidity. SRS is suitable for patients with skull base tumors
Conclusions: Preradiotherapy low albumin levels and NLR>5 correlate with decreased survival in patients with locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma treated with SBRT, indicating the prognostic value of systemic inflammatory markers (such as NLR) and a role of nutritional supplementation to improve outcomes in these patients. Further investigation is warranted.
Purpose: To investigate whether positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) initial and restaging imaging predicts for pathologic response measured by tumor regression grade (TRG) after preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer. Methods: A retrospective review of 220 patients with stage II-III esophageal cancer treated with neoadjuvant CRT followed by surgery was performed. In total, 187 patients were eligible for statistical analysis. Pretreatment and posttreatment PET/CT scans were reviewed. Maximum standard uptake value (SUV) at the site of the primary tu...
Publication date: 21 February 2018 Source:The Lancet, Volume 391, Supplement 2 Author(s): Amir Abukaresh, Rami Al-Abadlah, Bettina Böttcher, Khamis El-Essi Background In the 2014 Palestinian annual health report, cerebrovascular accident was ranked as the third leading cause of death in the occupied Palestinian territory. Cerebrovascular accident is also one the most common causes of disability worldwide. Good management decreases mortality and morbidity. The aim of this study was to assess the current management of patients with ischaemic stroke at the Al-Shifa Hospital and to compare this with international guideli...
A 17 year old girl presented with a progressively increasing swelling in her neck since 9 months. On examination a2*3 cm, firm, pulsatile swelling was felt in the left anterior triangle. The CT scan of the mass was suggestive of a carotid body tumor and urinary cathecholamines were negative. The mass was excised completely.
CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE Results indicated that for a 64-slice CT scanner, the optimal protocol for the acquisition of CT images of the dentition in alpacas was a sequential scan with a slice thickness of 1.25 mm. PMID: 29466047 [PubMed - in process]
Summary Non‐invasive imaging techniques like X‐ray computed tomography have become very popular in zoology, as they allow for simultaneous imaging of the internal and external morphology of organisms. Nevertheless, the effect of different staining approaches required for this method on samples lacking mineralized tissues, such as soft‐bodied invertebrates, remains understudied. Herein, we used synchrotron radiation‐based X‐ray micro‐computed tomography to compare the effects of commonly used contrasting approaches on onychophorans – soft‐bodied invertebrates important for studying animal evolution. Repr...
CONCLUSIONS PF is a potential agent against osteolysis-related diseases caused by excessive osteoclast activity. PMID: 29459582 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions: QCT metrics demonstrate stronger correlations with FEV1 and are better predictors of pulmonary function than SQS. SQS performs moderately well in bilateral LTx, but poorly on unilateral LTx. In unilateral LTx, QCT metrics from the transplanted lung are better predictors of FEV1 than QCT metrics from the nontransplanted lung.
Conclusion This study provides an innovative method for assessing the symmetry of the zygomatic bone based on surface analysis. Results may provide useful indications for the reconstruction of zygomatic bones in maxillofacial surgery.