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Arthrosurface wins FDA nod for OVOMotion shoulder arthroplasty system
Arthrosurface said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its OVOMotion shoulder arthroplasty system. The Franklin, Mass.-based company said the newly cleared stemless total shoulder system is designed to minimize bone removal specifically for patients with painful or severely disabled shoulder joints from arthritis, traumatic events or avascular necrosis. “This truly is a revolutionary stemless total shoulder, which combines the concept of anatomic restoration with an aspherical head design that more closely replicates patient anatomy but also allows improved joint access for ease of preparation of the glenoid,&r...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Arthrosurface Source Type: news

Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., is Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 19, 2018—(BRONX, NY)—Einstein researcherAna Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D. has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators in a range of fields and disciplines. Dr. Cuervo is a professor of developmental and molecular biology, of anatomy and structural biology, of medicine, co-director of the Institute for Aging Research and holds the Robert and Renée Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases at Einstein. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - April 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NYITCOM at A-State professor lends anatomy expertise to solve ancient mystery
(New York Institute of Technology) Scientists have long wondered why the physical traits of Neanderthals, the ancestors of modern humans, differ greatly from today's man. Now, a research team led by a professor at the University of New England in Australia, with the aid of an anatomy and fluid dynamics expert at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University (NYITCOM at A-State), may have the answer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Zimmer Biomet wins FDA nod, launches Persona trabecular metal tibia
Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) said yesterday it launched its Persona Trabecular metal tibia system, which won FDA clearance in January, and added that the device was used in its first commercial procedure. The Persona Trabecular metal tibia was used in a procedure performed by Dr. Richard Moore of Boise, Idaho, the Warsaw, Ind.-based company said. “The clearance of the Persona Tibia represents a significant step forward for those patients who can benefit from completely cementless total knee replacements that better integrate into the natural bone anatomy for durability, while possibly offering greater patient satisf...
Source: Mass Device - April 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance zimmerbiomet Source Type: news

Biolase CEO Flynn steps down | Personnel Moves – April 13, 2018
Biolase (NSDQ:BIOL) said this week its CEO Harold Flynn has resigned from the company to pursue other interests, and that current CFO John Beaver will step in to act as interim CEO. The transition will be made immediately, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said. “I would like to thank Harold for the leadership and commitment he has demonstrated over the last three years.  We are grateful for his contributions to product quality and for his steadfast dedication to Biolase.  We thank him for his continued support and wish him all the best in this new phase of his professional career. We are pleased to hav...
Source: Mass Device - April 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Biolase Conventus Orthopaedics Endotronix Inc. Frequency Therapeutics General Electric Henry Schein Inc. mckeonproducts nsfhealthsciencescertification Omnicell Inc. PerkinElmer Inc. personnel-moves Source Type: news

US body fat measure predicts obstetric complications
A woman's body fat index measured by ultrasound appears to be a better gauge...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DTI-MRI links maternal obesity to newborn brain growth Study: Do fetal anatomy US scans earlier in obese women Obese patients require special attention during rad therapy Obese women less likely to complete mammograms Obese women less likely to survive breast cancer, even after treatment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Canon Medical wins FDA nod for Aquilion Precision CT system
Canon (NYSE:CAJ) Medical Systems said today it won FDA clearance for its Aquilion Precision ultra-high resolution computed tomography system. The company touted the Aquilion Precision system as the world’s first ultra-high res CT system, claiming it can resolve anatomy as small as 150 microns. The system is designed to provide up to twice the resolution of imaging systems normally seen in cath labs, the company added. The newly cleared system features detector channels that are 0.25mm thick to improve dose efficiency. The system also includes improvements in scintillator quantum efficiency, detector circuit...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Canon Source Type: news

How Do You Fix A Broken Nail?
Discussion Distal digits, especially of the hand, are important as they provide support for pinching and grip, give tactile sensation and contribute to cosmesis. Trauma to the distal digit and nailbed ranges from significant trauma with digital crush injuries or amputation to minor broken nails causing only annoyance. Most injuries especially in children involve the hand especially the middle finger. The dominant hand is more common if the child has a hand-preference. Usually they occur indoors especially being caused by being pinched by a door. Significant trauma requires surgical intervention and may require specialty s...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A new paediatric head injury assessment tool considering subject-specific child head anatomy (Abstract 31) - Hu J, Rogers A, Park BK.
Head injury is the leading cause of paediatric death, disability, and Emergency Department visits in the United States. Current paediatric head injury assessment tools are developed primarily based on the scaled adult responses, despite anatomical differen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Augmented Reality Interfaces: How Are You Testing Their Usability?
Augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) tend to evoke thoughts of video games, said Olivia Ford, lead UX designer for HS Design Inc. (HSD). But AR/VR isn’t just for play—AR is already playing a role in medical academics as well as in surgery planning and guidance, said Ford. “We expect AR to become part of healthcare, more and more,” she told MD+DI. Today’s greatest challenge isn’t finding utility for the trendy tech—it is in developing and testing user-friendly interfaces for doctors and other healthcare professionals who are very much entrenched in the physical wo...
Source: MDDI - April 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Design Source Type: news

Brainlab, Varian Medical ink interoperability deal
Brainlab said yesterday it inked a deal with Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) looking to support interoperability between Brainlab’s ExacTrac and Varian’s Clinac platform, TrueBeam and Edge systems. As part of the deal, the companies will engage in joint testing, verification and validation to support interoperability between the systems, Munich-based Brainlab said. Brainlab added that it has worked with Varian since 1996, and that its new agreement is a “natural progression of the relationship between the two companies.” “We are excited about growing the install base of around 1,000 ExacTrac systems...
Source: Mass Device - April 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Brainlab Varian Medical Systems Source Type: news

Gore wins expanded indications for Cardioform septal occluder
W.L. Gore & Associates said today it won expanded FDA indications for its Cardioform septal occluder, now cleared for the closure of patent foramen ovale to reduce the risk of recurrent ischemic stroke in certain patients. The expanded application was supported by results from the Reduce study, which the Newark, Del.-based company said showed that closure of PFOs could significantly prevent recurrent ischemic stroke regardless of PFO anatomy. “With the FDA approval of the Gore Cardioform septal occluder for PFO closure, we can now provide physicians with one device that can be used for both ASDs and PFOs. The val...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance W.L. Gore & Associates Source Type: news

Sinus Implant Launches During Start of Strong Allergy Season
Intersect ENT is launching its Sinuva Sinus Implant, a new approach to treating nasal polyp disease in adult patients who have had previous sinus surgery.  The Menlo Park, CA-based company said nearly 635,000 Americans have gone through these surgeries and are looking for treatments to cure side effects. Sinuva’s targeted launch comes at an opportune time – right in the middle of allergy season. “We were really looking at the launch regardless of the time of year,” Susan Stinson, general manager at Intersect ENT, told MD+DI. “The timing however, we believe works out very much in our ...
Source: MDDI - April 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Business Source Type: news

Is This Tissue a New Organ? Maybe. A Conduit for Cancer? It Seems Likely.
A new study reveals a network of tissue that acts as a “ highway of moving fluid ” but loses its shape when viewed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: Research Tissue (Human) Anatomy and Physiology Cancer Scientific Reports (Journal) New York University School of Medicine Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic System interstitium Theise, Dr. Neil Benias, Petros Source Type: news

Anatomy of STEM teaching in North American universities
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stains, M., Harshman, J., Barker, M. K., Chasteen, S. V., Cole, R., DeChenne-Peters, S. E., Eagan, M. K., Esson, J. M., Knight, J. K., Laski, F. A., Levis-Fitzgerald, M., Lee, C. J., Lo, S. M., McDonnell, L. M., McKay, T. A., Michelotti, N., Musgrove, A., Tags: Sociology ed-forum Source Type: news

Meet the interstitium, medical science's latest and largest organ candidate
Researchers saw cavities not known to human anatomy that look like what shock absorbers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Newfound 'organ' had been missed by standard method for visualizing anatomy
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Researchers have identified a previously unknown feature of human anatomy with implications for the function of all organs, most tissues and the mechanisms of most major diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Applying Hot New Tech Platforms to Medical Devices
Last October I spoke with Derek Mathers, director of advanced applications development at Worrell, about how augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality technologies are being applied in medtech. Minneapolis, MN-based Worrell is a global design firm that specializes in healthcare innovation and strategy. Join us at BIOMEDevice Boston, April 18-19, 2018, to hear more about how technologies like augmented reality are transforming the product development process. Use promo code "MDDI" for 20% off conference registration and free expo access.   In the Facebook Live video below, Mathers s...
Source: MDDI - March 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston R & Source Type: news

Anatomy and injuries of the pediatric wrist: beyond the basics - Maloney E, Zbojniewicz AM, Nguyen J, Luo Y, Thapa MM.
Ligamentous injuries of the pediatric wrist, once thought to be relatively uncommon, are increasingly recognized in the context of acute high-energy mechanism trauma and chronic axial loading, including those encountered in both recreational and high-perfo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UPDATE: Moll ’ s Auris wins FDA nod for Monarch robotic endoscopy platform
Updated to include commentary from Auris chief strategy officer Josh DeFonzo. Auris Health, previously known as Auris Surgical Robotics and formed by Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) founder Dr. Frederic Moll, said today it won FDA clearance for its Monarch robotic endoscopy platform. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said it’s Monarch robotic platform’s initial aim will be on treating lung cancer, with the FDA clearance indicating the device for use in diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopic procedures. Auris touted that the system enables more accurate diagnosis and treatment of small and hard-to-rea...
Source: Mass Device - March 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Robotics aurishealth Source Type: news

Moll ’ s Auris wins FDA nod for Monarch robotic endoscopy platform
Auris Health, previously known as Auris Surgical Robotics and formed by Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) founder Dr. Frederic Moll, said today it won FDA clearance for its Monarch robotic endoscopy platform. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said it’s Monarch robotic platform’s initial aim will be on treating lung cancer, with the FDA clearance indicating the device for use in diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopic procedures. Auris touted that the system enables more accurate diagnosis and treatment of small and hard-to-reach nodules in the periphery of the lung. “Technology has advanced signif...
Source: Mass Device - March 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Robotics aurishealth Source Type: news

5 Reasons Your Allergies Are Worse at Night
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Klein / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized allergies healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Anatomy of a Research Project: From Idea to Publication Anatomy of a Research Project: From Idea to Publication
Ever wonder how a medical study got its start? A researcher shares his personal journey.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Expert Column Source Type: news

The slant of the forehead as a craniofacial feature of impulsiveness - Guerrero-Apolo JD, Navarro-Pastor JB, Bulbena-Vilarrasa A, Gabarre-Mir J.
OBJECTIVE: Impulsiveness has been the subject of much research, but little is known about the possible relationship between craniofacial anatomy and impulsiveness. The present study was designed to investigate the relationship between one aspect of craniof... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: March 16, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Intricon expanding its manufacturing space to Arthrex signing a global distribution deal, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Intricon expands medical footprint Intricon announced in a March 13 press release that it has signed a 5-year lease that will secure 30,000 sq. ft of manufacturing floor space near its Arden Hills, Minn. facility. The company is expanding its manufacturing capabilities to meet the demand of its growing medical business. Intricon’s manufacturing space will expand the company’s footprint by 30% an...
Source: Mass Device - March 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Contract Manufacturing Diagnostics Hospital Care Imaging Orthopedics Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT Spinal Arch Therapeutics Arthrex Inc. CellRight Technologies Enhatch Guided Therapeutics Inc. Source Type: news

Orthofix puts $105m on the table for Spinal Kinetics
Orthofix (NSDQ:OFIX) said yesterday that put up to $105 million on the table to acquire Spinal Kinetics and its M6 cervical disc implant. Lewisville, Texas-based Orthofix said the deal calls for $45 million in up-front cash, plus another $65 million in milestones pegged to FDA approval of the M6 cervical device and trailing twelve-month sales targets of $30 million and $50 million. It’s expected to close during the second quarter, the company said. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Spinal Kinetics makes the M6 disc for treating degenerative disc disease in both the cervical and lumbar spine. The discs are design...
Source: Mass Device - March 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Spinal Wall Street Beat Orthofix Spinal Kinetics Source Type: news

Rhythms: The dark side meets the light
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Millius, A., Ueda, H. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics, Engineering perspective Source Type: news

Mardil Medical touts first-in-human use of VenTouch Triad ventricular reshaping system
Mardil Medical today announced the first-in-human use of its VenTouch Triad ventricular reshaping device designed to treat patients with Type IIIb functional mitral valve regurgitation. The VenTouch Triad device, which is designed as a combination therapy to treat both the dilated ventricle and resulting distorted valve for FMR patients, was implanted in two patients with Type IIIb FMR at Asunción, Paraguay’s Sanitorio Italiano last month, the Minneapolis, Minn.-based company said. “After implantation of the VenTouch Triad device, mitral valve regurgitation was markedly reduced. Our heart team was i...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Mardil Medical Source Type: news

Did Michelangelo include a hidden caricature of himself in one of his famous sketches?
(Wiley) A new Clinical Anatomy article presents evidence that Michelangelo inserted his self-portrait into a sketch of his close friend, Vittoria Colonna, which is currently in the collection of the British Museum in London, England. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Invuity prez & CEO Sawyer steps down, Flora in as interim | Personnel Moves – March 13, 2018
Invuity (NSDQ:IVTY) said late last week that its president and chief executive officer Philip Sawyer has resigned and will be replaced by board member Scott Flora on an interim basis. Flora has served as a member of the board since last November, and has held positions as prez, CEO and director of Omniguide. He has also held executive positions at Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN), including prez and GM of the orthopedics reconstruction division, GM of the trauma and clinical therapies division and senior VP of US & Europe. “Phil is a truly visionary leader who over his eight years as president an...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Boston Scientific CHF Solutions Inc. Endologix endospan Frequency Therapeutics Intuitive Surgical Invuity johnsonandjohnson Medtronic milestonescientific OmniGuide Physeon Precision Therapeutics Inc. Rau Source Type: news

Is GI Dynamics teasing comeback with offering?
Embattled GI Dynamics has been relatively quiet lately, but the Boston-based company recently revealed its shareholders had approved an offering worth a total of $2 million. The company held a special meeting February 27 to discuss the placement, according to a release. Could the offering help GI Dynamics continue to develop its EndoBarrier device – a technology designed to treat obesity in patients with Type 2 diabetes, that has come under fire in the past? The device works by creating a barrier between food and the wall of the small intestine and thereby changes metabolic pathways by controlling how food move...
Source: MDDI - March 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Systems touts OrbusNeich coronary balloon FDA nod
Cardiovascular Systems (NSDQ:CSII) said today that the FDA granted 510(k) clearance to the OrbusNeich‘s 1mm Sapphire II Pro coronary balloon. St. Paul, Minn.-based Cardiovascular Systems touted the newly cleared product as the first and only 1mm coronary balloon available in the US. “Offering the Sapphire II Pro 1.0mm coronary balloon—the smallest, FDA-cleared coronary balloon on the market—is critical for physicians treating highly complex coronary lesions. As the market leader in coronary atherectomy, the 1.0mm balloon complements our orbital atherectomy system as we continue providing a...
Source: Mass Device - March 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Cardiovascular Systems Inc. OrbusNeich Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: March 2, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From InspireMD’s new distribution deals to Kelynium’s distribution deal with a mystery partner, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. InspireMD inks distribution deals in Greece, Caribbean InspireMD announced in a March 1 press release that it has signed exclusive distribution agreements with T-Vascular IKE Medical Supplies in Greece and Endo-Serv, SRL in the Caribbean. Both suppliers create high-tech medical devices for minimally-invasive procedures. Endo-Serv markets to the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Aruba, Curacao and Tr...
Source: Mass Device - March 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Ultrasound Biolase dexalytic Getinge Hologic Inc. iCad Inc. InspireMD Kelyniam Global Inc. MedTech Source Type: news

More diversity needed in medical school textbooks: Study
(University of British Columbia) Depictions of race and skin tone in anatomy textbooks widely used in North American medical schools could be contributing to racial bias in medical treatment, new research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Subjects at the University of Bristol are world-class, new league table confirms
Many of the courses taught at the University of Bristol are among the best in the world, according to an international league table. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Staff notices, Student notices, Current students; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Centre for Applied Anatomy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Scho Source Type: news

Ignoring Your Emotions Is Bad for Your Health. Here ’s What to Do About It
Modern life is full of emotional challenges. The pressure to succeed, need to “keep up,” fear of missing out and desire for good relationships and work satisfaction can all evoke volatile combinations of emotions. However, what we learn in our society is not how to work with our emotions, but how to block and avoid them. We do it quite well: Between alcohol use, prescription drug use and screen time, there are a multitude of ways to avoid our feelings. When we do acknowledge them, we swat them away with mantras learned since childhood. (“Mind over matter,” “get a grip” and “suck it...
Source: TIME: Health - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hilary Jacobs Hendel Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Scientists link genes to brain anatomy in autism
(University of Cambridge) A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has discovered that specific genes are linked to individual differences in brain anatomy in autistic children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Do Deep Neck Infections Present?
Discussion Deep neck space infections (DNSI) are not very common (estimated to be 4.6/100,000) but extremely important to have a high index of suspicion for. The anatomy of DNSs is complex and covered by substantial amounts of superficial soft tissue making diagnosis difficult. Additionally, children often cannot give more precise or accurate histories and can be difficult to examine> Most infections in children are in those
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 26, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

TV Trauma Cases Don ’ t Look Much Like Real Life TV Trauma Cases Don ’ t Look Much Like Real Life
Fans of the television show “ Grey ’ s Anatomy ” may be getting the wrong idea about what happens in trauma cases - and that could create unrealistic expectations in the real world, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Endologix CEO: It & #039;s Time for a Leadership Change
It takes a strong leader to admit when his time is up. Endologix CEO John McDermott is that type of leader, which he proved this week with the announcement that he will be stepping down as CEO of the struggling endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) company. "The past couple of years have been difficult for the company, employees, and investors, so it's time for a leadership change," McDermott said during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call, according to Seeking Alpha transcripts. McDermott has been at the Irvine, CA-based company for nearly 10 years. He said he will continue in his role until the board ...
Source: MDDI - February 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Could 'Grey's Anatomy' skew your hospital expectations?
Medical outcomes on TV vary from real life, a new study notes. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'I no longer lie in bed full of self loathing': Party girl swaps cocktails for triathlons
WHEN I decided to cut down on booze four years ago there was no epiphany. I didn ’t wake up to find a mystery man in my bedroom or parts of my anatomy printed by the work photocopier. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grey ’s Anatomy May Be Giving You the Wrong Ideas About Medicine, Study Says
New research has diagnosed a problem with television medical dramas. A study published Monday in the journal Trauma Surgery & Acute Care says that medical dramas — Grey’s Anatomy, specifically — “may cultivate false expectations among patients and their families” when it comes to the realities of medical care, treatment and recovery. That conclusion isn’t altogether unexpected, given that Grey’s Anatomy is notorious for its dramatic cases. Over the show’s 14-and-counting seasons, patients have accidentally swallowed bombs, been skewered by trees and poles, become encased ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

' Grey's Anatomy' Not Much Like a Real ER
TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 -- As much as you might love watching the popular TV drama " Grey's Anatomy, " don't mistake it for real medicine, researchers suggest. If you do, your expectations may exceed reality if you ever find yourself in an emergency... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Grey's Anatomy 'distorts' patient expectations
While it makes no claims to being educational, research reveals scores of Americans admit TV shows are their primary source of health information, both reality and drama. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Grey's Anatomy' Traumas Lack Realism
(MedPage Today) -- One real-life doc just wishes he could look as good as the TV show's cast (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Grey's Anatomy TV drama may be distorting public expectations of trauma care
(BMJ) The television drama, Grey's Anatomy, may be giving viewers a false impression of the realities of trauma care, including the speed at which patients recover after sustaining serious injuries, finds research published in the online journal Trauma Surgery& Acute Care Open. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Abiomed wins expanded Impella FDA nod for elective, urgent high-risk PCI
Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) said today it won expanded FDA premarket approval for its Impella 2.5 and Impella CP heart pumps, now cleared for use during elective and urgent high risk percutaneous coronary intervention procedures. With the expansion, the Impella heart pump is cleared for use with patients with severe coronary artery disease, complex anatomy and a number of co-morbidities with or without depressed ejection fractions, the Danvers, Mass.-based company said. “This expanded FDA approval with moderately reduced ejection fraction validates our real-world experience using hemodynamic support in patients turned d...
Source: Mass Device - February 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Abiomed Source Type: news

£ 1.6M study will determine how bone size, shape and structure contributes towards arthritis and other musculoskeletal diseases
How the size, shape and structure of bones and joints contribute towards the development of common age-related diseases such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis will be investigated by an international research team thanks to a £ 1.6 million Wellcome Trust award. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Grants and Awards, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Centre for Applied Anatomy; Press Release Source Type: news

£ 1.6 million study will determine how bone size, shape and structure contributes towards arthritis and other musculoskeletal diseases
How the size, shape and structure of bones and joints contribute towards the development of common age-related diseases such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis will be investigated by an international research team thanks to a £ 1.6 million Wellcome Trust award. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Grants and Awards, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Centre for Applied Anatomy; Press Release Source Type: news