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Medtronic & #039;s Tiny Pain Treatment Device Approved in Europe
Medtronic has seen its pain stimulation sales slip in recent quarters, but that could be about to change.  The company just received a CE mark for its Intellis platform for both spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) as an aid in the management of certain types of chronic pain. This clearance to sell Intellis in Europe follows FDA approval of the Intellis SCS in September. The platform has a lot going for it, including its size. According to Medtronic, this is the world's smallest fully implantable SCS neurostimulator. The device is designed to simplify and improve the patient experience ...
Source: MDDI - November 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Medtronic wins CE Mark for Intellis SCS, PNS systems
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Intellis spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation systems designed to treat chronic pain. The Fridley, Minn.-based company touted the Intellis as the world’s smallest fully implantable SCS neurostim. The newly-cleared system includes improved battery performance and is managed through the use of a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablet. “Medtronic’s goal is to simplify treatment and improve the patient experience with personalized therapy that provides long-term pain relief and helps restore function. The...
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Regulatory/Compliance Medtronic Source Type: news

Pregnancy does not increase ‘risk of breast cancer recurrence’
Pregnancy poses no greater risk to breast cancer survivors, according to Belgian researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

AP Exclusive: Doctors clash over euthanasia for mentally ill
AP Exclusive: Belgian doctors clash over euthanasia cases for psychiatric patients according to confidential documents (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Women are more sexually satisfied if they like their EARS
Researchers from the Universit é Catholique de Louvain in Belgium found being svelte does not boost women's sexual confidence as much as having attractive facial features, but does play a role. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA grants orphan designation to TiGenix ’s Cx601 for Crohn’s disease
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to Belgian biopharmaceutical firm TiGenix ’s Cx601 to treat patients with fistulizing Crohn’s disease. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - October 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The relationships of teacher ethnic discrimination, ethnic identification, and host national identification to school misconduct of Turkish and Moroccan immigrant adolescents in Belgium - D ’hondt F, Eccles JS, Van Houtte M, Stevens PAJ.
We focus on school misconduct and how ethnic teacher discrimination, ethnic identification, and host national identification are associated with school misconduct of male and female immigrant adolescents. Additionally, we verify the moderating role of ethn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Scientists identify 'first responders' to bacterial invasion
(KU Leuven) When bacteria enter our body, they kick-start a powerful immune response. But this chain of reactions doesn't fully account for our immediate responses. Researchers at KU Leuven, Belgium, show that so-called ion channels play a key role as 'first responders.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bringing politics back into the study of policing? A case study on the policing of social disorder in Belgium - Devroe E.
In the latter part of the twentieth century, a trend towards the 'pluralisation' of policing emerged, and that trend is continuing in most European countries. In this article, we use Foucauldian governmentality theories to understand plural policing develo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The impact of police contact on trust and police legitimacy in Belgium - Van Damme A.
Personal contact with the police is mentioned as one of the key predictors of individuals' opinions towards the police. But findings from earlier research contradict each other. Some researchers found an asymmetric relationship with a much stronger effect ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Land of milk and money: Qatar looks to farms to beat the Gulf boycott
Emirate ’s drive for food security is symbolic of its determination to make efforts to isolate it ‘a blessing inside a calamity’John Dore is off to Doha ’s vast and luxurious Hamad International airport to greet the 8pm flight from Los Angeles via Liège, Belgium.Wearing a straw hat with a small metal shamrock badge in homage to his Irish roots, his imminent visitors are neither family nor friends. Nor are they human at all, but rather a herd of 120 cows.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Wintour in Doha Tags: Qatar Middle East and North Africa World news Farming Farm animals Environment Agriculture Science Source Type: news

Varian launches Halcyon treatment in EU
Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) said today it launched its Halcyon image-guided volumetric intensity modulated radiotherapy cancer treatment system in the European Union, with the 1st patient being treated in Blegium. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company said its Halcyon IMRT system features improvements that make it more comfortable for patients and streamline operator’s workflow, only requiring 9 steps from start to treatment, down from 30 steps in legacy machines. Varian said the device is designed to handle “the majority” of cancer patients, including individuals with prostate, breast, head & neck and ot...
Source: Mass Device - October 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology Varian Medical Systems Source Type: news

Bringing politics back into the study of policing? A case study on the policing of social disorder in Belgium - Devroe E.
In the latter part of the twentieth century, a trend towards the 'pluralisation' of policing emerged, and that trend is continuing in most European countries. In this article, we use Foucauldian governmentality theories to understand plural policing develo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The impact of police contact on trust and police legitimacy in Belgium - Van Damme A.
Personal contact with the police is mentioned as one of the key predictors of individuals' opinions towards the police. But findings from earlier research contradict each other. Some researchers found an asymmetric relationship with a much stronger effect ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

THE Partial Knee Meeting
THE Partial Knee meeting will, in a cycle of two years, happen in Belgium and will discuss arthroplasty solutions that are not total joint replacements, but all other type of combinations of resurfacing solutions for knee osteoarthritis.   (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Meetings Events Source Type: news

Hasselt University: Diesel fumes harm children in the womb
The researchers, from Hassselt University in Belgium, found exposure to pollution in the second trimester - between the fourth and sixth months of pregnancy - had the worst impact on the baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diesel fumes harm children while they are in the womb!
The researchers, from Hassselt University in Belgium, found exposure to pollution in the second trimester - between the fourth and sixth months of pregnancy - had the worst impact on the baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiology of clavicle fractures in a level 1 trauma center in Belgium - Herteleer M, Winckelmans T, Hoekstra H, Nijs S.
PURPOSE: In the last 10  years, there has been an increasing tendency toward operative fixation of clavicle fractures. In this retrospective analysis, we will demographically assess all patients who sustained a clavicle fracture and were treated in our uni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Health Canada accepts marketing application for Mithra ’s hormone therapy Tibelia
Health Canada has accepted a marketing authorisation application for the Belgian pharmaceutical company Mithra ’s complex therapeutic Tibelia, a tibolone-based product, to be used in hormone therapy (HT). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - October 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Computer program detects differences between human cells
(KU Leuven) 'How many different cell types are there in a human body? And how do these differences develop? Nobody really knows,' says Professor Stein Aerts from KU Leuven and VIB, Belgium. But thanks to a new method developed by his team, that may be about to change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Invited commentary on … When unbearable suffering incites psychiatric patients to request euthanasia - Kelly BD.
Euthanasia is available in Belgium and Luxembourg for untreatable and unbearable suffering resulting from 'physical and/or psychological suffering that cannot be alleviated and results from a serious and incurable disease, caused by accident or illness'. V... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Ablynx's trial of aTTP treatment caplacizumab shows positive results
Belgian company Ablynx has reported positive topline results from the Phase III HERCULES trial with caplacizumab to treat acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - October 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Belgian biotech Ablynx scores big hit with blood disease drug
(Reuters) - Belgian biotech company Ablynx reported resoundingly positive data for an experimental drug against a rare blood disorder on Monday, sending its market value above $1.1 billion. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Five countries have banned glyphosate in the wake of recent lawsuits
(Natural News) The Flemish government has joined the number of countries banning glyphosate, as reported by the Baum Hedlund. The prohibition on the use of glyphosate is not new in the country as the Belgian cities of Brussels and Wallonia have already issued their own laws regarding the individual use of the chemical. In addition... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

M & As this week: Ardena Group, Sumitomo Chemical
Belgian contract development and manufacturing organisation Ardena Group has completed the acquisition of Netherlands-based bioanalytical contract laboratory services provider Analytical Biochemical Laboratory. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Deals this week: Mithra, Hainan Haiyao, TherapeuticsMD
Belgium-based pharmaceutical company Mithra has signed a licensing agreement with Brazilian biopharmaceutical company Libbs to commercialise its Estelle oral contraceptive (COC) product in Brazil. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

argenx initiates Phase II trial of ARGX-113 to treat pemphigus vulgaris
Belgium-based biotechnology firm argenx has initiated a Phase II clinical trial of its investigational agent, ARGX-113, to treat patients with pemphigus vulgaris (PV). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mithra and Libbs partner to commercialise Estelle oral contraceptive in Brazil
Belgium-based Mithra has signed a binding Head of Terms agreement with biopharmaceutical company Libbs for an exclusive licence to commercialise its new combined oral contraceptive (COC) product, Estelle, in Brazil. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 22, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From the FDA’s clearance of Covalon’s film-drape to Bioventus launching its study, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA clears Covalon’s MediClear OTC surgical film-drape Covalon announced in a Sept. 21 press release that the FDA has cleared its MediClear PreOp to market in U.S. hospitals, clinic and directly to patients without a prescription. The MediClear PreOp is a breathable, transparent, self-adhesive, silicone barrier film-drape that can conform to a patient’s skin at a planned incision or insertion si...
Source: Mass Device - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Laboratory Instruments/Laboratory Supplies mHealth (Mobile Health) Research & Development Vascular Bioventus LLC Contego Medical Covalon Technologies Getinge Guerbe Source Type: news

Transcatheter heart valve surgery simulator dev FEops raises $7m
Surgical simulation software developer FEops said today it raised $7.2 million (EU €6 million) in funding to support its HeartGuide transcatheter valve implantation simulation software. The round was led by newly invested Valiance and joined by existing investors Capricorn and PMV, the Gent, Belgium-based company said. FEops’ flagship product is the HeartGuide platform, which use advanced computer simulations to provide both clinicians and valve manufacturers with insights into the interaction between valves and patient anatomy preoperatively to improve clinical outcomes, the company claims. “The shift tow...
Source: Mass Device - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Software / IT Surgical feops Source Type: news

"A boy would be friends with boys … and a girl … with girls": gender norms in early adolescent friendships in Egypt and Belgium - Al-Attar G, De Meyer S, El-Gibaly O, Michielsen K, Animosa LH, Mmari K.
PURPOSE: A gender analysis was conducted to illuminate the key elements of friendships highlighted by early adolescent girls and boys in two sites for the purpose of better understanding the impact of gender norms on adolescent friendships in different con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kids Believe Gender Stereotypes By Age 10, Global Study Finds
In almost every society, from Baltimore to Beijing, boys are told from a young age to go outside and have adventures, while young girls are encouraged to stay home and do chores. In most cultures, girls are warned off taking the initiative in any relationship and by 10 years old, already have the distinct impression that their key asset is their physical appearance. These are the findings of a new six-year study of gender expectations around the world, which gathered data on 10- to 14-year-olds from 15 different countries of varying degrees of wealth and development. The research teams interviewed 450 adolescents and their...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized boys gender girls Global global study health Johns Hopkins Mental Health/Psychology Stereotypes Source Type: news

Why Everyone Is Suddenly Obsessed With Sour Beer
Sour beer is the hottest cold drink of 2017. The funky brew is the latest niche offering to take off in a market obsessed with finding ever more obscure and complex beers. In recent years, craft beers have soared in popularity, with particular varieties, such as extremely hoppy IPAs, gaining a strong following among a cadre of beer drinkers, who increasingly view beer with the discernment, vocabulary and sophistication once reserved for wine. Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing introduced a peach sour beer last year and saw sales of the brew double this year, spurring the brewmaster John Harris to make a new batch every wee...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Food onetime Source Type: news

Explorers Found a Sunken World War I Submarine With 23 Bodies Inside
A World War I-era German submarine (commonly referred to as a U-boat) filled with 23 bodies was discovered in the waters off the coast of Belgium, officials said Tuesday. The intact, century-old vessel was found by researchers on the floor of the North Sea bordering the region of West Flanders, Governor Carl Decaluwe told the Associated Press. “It’s quite amazing that we found something like this,” Decaluwe said. “The impact damage was at the front, but the submarine remains closed and there are 23 people still onboard.” Damage to the front of the U-boat suggests that it struck a mine with its...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Belgium onetime Source Type: news

I Went to the London ‘FriendsFest’ and All I Got Was a Free Bar of Mockolate
Stepping under a dripping white banner reading “Oh. My. God.” and “My sandwich?!,” while the Rembrandts sang that they’d be there for me “when the rain starts to pour” was not the most inspiring start to a drizzly FriendsFest – Comedy Central’s annual tribute to the iconic nineties sitcom. Friends may have ended 13 years ago (three years longer than it was on television in the first place), but that did not seem the case when looking around damp, dark Clissold Park in Stoke Newington, London, on Thursday evening. Around 100 people – many of whom would have been yo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson / London Tags: Uncategorized Friends Television United Kingdom Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 15, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Acera Surgical and Telos Medical’s partnership to Xtant Medical’s 510(k) clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. Acera Surgical partners with Telos Medical for Restrata wound matrix trial Telos Partners announced in a Sept. 14 press release that Acera Surgical has chosen Telos to lead its Restrata wound matrix study. The study will surgery the clinical outcomes of Restrata treatments for diabetic foot ulcers and test for effectiveness and safety. Restrata is a fully synthetic wound matrix that is FDA-cleared for ...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Acera Surgical Contego Medical Fresenius MedTech OBP Medical Pinnacle Sciences Plusoptix Telos Source Type: news

Janssen Receives CHMP Positive Opinion for Guselkumab Recommending Approval for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis in the European Union
Pending approval, guselkumab will be the first biologic that selectively blocks interleukin (IL)-23 FOR MEDICAL AND TRADE MEDIA ONLY BEERSE, Belgium, Sept. 15, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Janssen-Cilag International NV annou... Biopharmaceuticals, Dermatology, Regulatory Janssen-Cilag, Janssen, guselkumab, psoriasis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Humans no longer have ancient defence mechanism against viruses
(KU Leuven) Insects and plants have an important ancient defense mechanism that helps them to fight viruses. This is encoded in their DNA. Scientists have long assumed that vertebrates -- including humans -- also had this same mechanism. But researchers at KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium, have found that vertebrates lost this particular asset in the course of their evolution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves New indication for Briviact (brivaracetam) as Monotherapy Treatment of Partial-Onset Seizures in Adults
Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.)& Brussels (Belgium), 15 September, 2017 – 0700 (CEST): UCB announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Briviact (brivaracetam) CV as... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - September 15, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Belgian man left unable to get erection after cat scratch
Belgian doctors found the patient had 'cat-scratch disease' after various tests. It is caused by bacteria called Bartonella henselae, which can be found in the mouth and claws of cats. (stock) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man left unable to get erection after cat scratch
Belgian doctors found the patient had 'cat-scratch disease' after various tests. It is caused by a bacteria called Bartonella henselae, which can be found in the mouth and claws of cats. (stock) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DAI and IntraHealth Join Forces to Amplify Global Health Impact
September 13, 2017 Chapel Hill, NCIntraHealth International andDAI today announced a strategic affiliation that will enable the two organizations to extend their reach and amplify their collective impact in the global health arena.IntraHealth ’s Board of Directors voted unanimously September 11 to approve the legal affiliation.“I am delighted to align our team formally with DAI,” said Pape Amadou Gaye, IntraHealth’s President and CEO. “DAI has a distinguished history in international development and an unwavering commitment to its development mission. Working together—taking advantage ...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Leap Therapeutics and EORTC to initiate combination trial of oncology drugs
US-based biotechnology firm Leap Therapeutics has entered an immunotherapy collaboration with Belgian European Organisation for the Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) to conduct a clinical trial of DKN-01 to treat advanced biliary tract cancers … (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Deadly Asbestos Still Widely Used Around the World
Asbestos is a toxic material that is known to cause mesothelioma, a form of cancer. The material is still used across the globe exposing people to the resulting mesothelioma.By Brook SpencerWALLINGFORD, CT, US, Sep 8 2017 (IPS)The worldwide impact cancer has is well known. It is the second leading cause of death globally, and according to the World Health Organization, was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths are due to cancer and of those deaths approximately 70 percent occur in low and middle-income countries.Asbestos is a global problem that leads to real health risks – namely...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brook Spencer Tags: Development & Aid Headlines Health Source Type: news

Nexeon MedSystems Acquires Belgian Manufacturer
Additional capacity will support Company's current commercial product manufacturing needs LIEGE, Belgium, Sept. 6, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Nexeon MedSystems ("Nexeon" or "the Company") (OTCQB: NXNN) announc... Devices, Neurology, Mergers & Acquisitions Nexeon MedSystems, neurostimulation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

TiGenix obtains production licence for expanded adipose-derived stem cells in Spain
Belgian biopharmaceutical company TiGenix has received a licence for the commercial production of expanded adipose-derived stem cells (eASCs) at its extended manufacturing facility in Madrid, Spain. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

IRE-ELiT signs deal with Cardinal Health
Belgian radiopharmaceutical developer Institute for Radioelements - Environment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cardinal Health profits fall in fiscal 2017 Cardinal Health provides cautionary fiscal outlook Cardinal Health bids for new Lymphoseek sales rights Cardinal Health to pay $26.8M to settle FTC charges Cardinal launches LEU radiopharma initiative (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 5, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The maximum abbreviated injury scale as a predictor of severe/fatal injuries in Belgian road victims (Safety-2016 abstract #893) - Nuyttens N, Van Belleghem G, Dupont E, Leblud J, Devos S, Putman K, Van den Berghe W.
Background In 2013, the EC (European Commission) adopted a new definition of seriously injured road victims. All road victims with a MAIS score of 3 or more (MAIS3+) are considered as severely injured. This new definition will coexist along with the conven... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Why fentanyl could become the UK's most dangerous drug
The painkiller and anaesthetic is 50 times more potent than morphine, is powerfully addictive, fatal even in tiny amounts, and has become a huge part of America ’s opioid crisisFentanyl is starting to hit the headlines in the UK. The drug is not so well-known this side of the Atlantic but, ifexperiences in America are anything to go by, that will change. Sadly, fentanyl is a problem that is unlikely to be going away.Fentanyl is a powerful pain-relieving drug, 50 times more potent than morphine, and was originally synthesised by Belgian chemist Paul Jannsen. The drug has medical applications, for example, in anaesthes...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kathryn Harkup Tags: Drugs Chemistry Science Drug resistance Health Society Source Type: news

Agfa-Gevaert hatches plan for standalone HIT biz
Agfa-Gevaert (EBR:AGFB) said today that it’s looking at establishing its healthcare IT division into a stand-alone business. The Belgian graphics conglomerate, which also has a healthcare imaging division, said its board asked CEO Christian Reinaudo’s management team to study how to set up the HIT division as its own legal entity within Agfa-Gevaert. “Increasing the independence of the HealthCare IT activities would be a natural progression in the continued transformation of the group,” the Mortsel, Belgium-based company said. “In such a set-up, HealthCare IT would be able to increas...
Source: Mass Device - August 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Health Information Technology Imaging Wall Street Beat Agfa-Gevaert Source Type: news