Higher Incidence of Ischemic Stroke in Patients Taking NOACs Higher Incidence of Ischemic Stroke in Patients Taking NOACs
Does the reduced risk of nontraumatic bleeding in patients taking NOACs as opposed to warfarin come at the cost of a higher risk of ischemic stroke?Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Apixaban Prevents VTE in Cancer Patients Initiating Chemotherapy
Major bleeding occurred in more apixaban - treated than control patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to stop bleeding on Depo-Provera
Depo-Provera is a birth control shot that can sometimes cause spotting. It is a common side effect, and there are home remedies that can help stop it. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Birth Control / Contraception Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Blood Clots
-- Blood clotting is the body's way of preventing excessive bleeding when a blood vessel is injured. Typically, the body will dissolve the clot after the injury has healed, the American Society of Hematology says. But occasionally, a clot forms... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How One Engineer & #039;s Blood Disorder Enabled the Development of an Anemia Detection App
Every month from the time he was six months old, Rob Mannino has had to go into a clinic to receive a blood transfusion. Mannino has an inherited blood disorder known as beta-thalassemia, which is caused by a mutation in the beta-globin gene. “My doctors would test my hemoglobin levels more if they could, but it’s a hassle for me to get to the hospital in between transfusions to receive this blood test. Instead, my doctors currently have to just estimate when I’m going to need a transfusion, based on my hemoglobin level trends," Mannino said. For his biomedical eng...
Source: MDDI - December 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Hologic wins FDA nod, launches next-gen Omni hysteroscope
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) said today that it launched its next-gen Omni hysteroscope in the U.S. after having received FDA 510(k) clearance earlier in the month. The newly cleared Omni hysteroscope features a three-in-one modular scope and is intended for both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said. “Experts agree that direct visualization of the uterine cavity in women with abnormal uterine bleeding is the gold standard that allows physicians to accurately identify and collect quality samples and remove pathology – in a safer and more effective manner than blind biopsy ...
Source: Mass Device - December 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Women's Health Hologic Source Type: news

PPIs Cut Upper GI Bleeds From Anticoagulants
(MedPage Today) -- Bleeding risk was highest with rivaroxaban, lowest with apixaban (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Risk-Score Insights on How DOACs Vary in Upper GI Bleed Risk Risk-Score Insights on How DOACs Vary in Upper GI Bleed Risk
Adding a proton-pump inhibitor to oral anticoagulation can defend against gastrointestinal bleeding, but with varying success, depending on which oral anticoagulant, especially in high-risk patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

More effective than drugs: Indian Lycium alleviates symptoms of rheumatism
(Natural News) Most people take non-steroidal drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen to treat inflammatory diseases. What a lot don’t know is that these medications are harmful to the body. They are associated with potentially fatal side effects like bleeding, peptic ulcers, and increased permeability of the gastric mucosa. To protect patients from these consequences, many researchers are now... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interrupting DOACs for Surgery Safe and Effective
(MedPage Today) -- No major risk for arterial clotting or major bleeding (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

I really am quite brilliant – at giving myself compliments and raising my self-esteem | Rhik Samadder
Violent aversion to self-praise is wired into British cultural DNA, yet the evidence points to the beneficial effects of patting our own backs once in a whileLook at you! Reading a newspaper site rather than staring, bovine, at pap snaps of Rihanna on a beach, or endless updates on the possible contents of a royal womb. You ’re smart, and discerning. Did you make your own lunch today? That is both thrifty and healthy behaviour. Got to work on time? You are a rockstar of time-management. But you don’t need me to tell you that.Experts are increasingly coming to believe that paying ourselves compliments can be as ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rhik Samadder Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Source Type: news

New study shows that fish oil does not increase bleeding risk in surgery patients
(Wright On Marketing& Communications) A new study published in Circulation showed that fish oil -- which contains the omega-3s EPA and DHA -- did not increase perioperative bleeding in surgery patients. In fact, higher blood omega-3 levels were associated with lower risk of bleeding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists examine the analgesic and anti-inflammatory potential of the Himalayan butterfly bush
(Natural News) Most people have experienced pain at least once in their lives and, indeed, no one wants to experience it over and over. Pain medications are widely available, but these come with the risk of side effects like bleeding and addiction. Fortunately, there are many plants that can alleviate pain. Researchers from King Saud University and Aga... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo researchers say oral apixaban safe and effective for treating blood clots in cancer patients
(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic researchers have found that an oral drug, apixaban, used to treat blood clots in patients undergoing cancer therapy, is safe and effective. The drug was associated with fewer major bleeding events and fewer recurrent blood clots, compared to low-molecular- weight heparin. Their findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology by Robert McBane II M.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo researchers say oral apixaban safe and effective for treating blood clots in cancer patients
SAN DIEGO ??Mayo Clinic researchers have found that an oral drug, apixaban, used to treat blood clots in patients undergoing cancer therapy, is safe and effective. The drug was associated with fewer major bleeding events and fewer recurrent blood clots, compared to low-molecular- weight heparin. Their findings were presented at the annual meeting of the [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - December 3, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Age isn ’t a factor when it comes to strokes
Having a stroke isn't something that only happens to the elderly. Young people are at risk, too. And it ’s not confined to elderly, overweight smokers who have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. A stroke is when blood flow to the brain is disrupted, either by a blood clot or bleeding. The results can be devastating at any age. Without treatment, cells in the brain quickly begin to die. These “brain attacks” can lead to serious disability or death. About 10 percent of the 800,000 strokes… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. Matthews W. Gwynn Source Type: news

Age isn ’t a factor when it comes to strokes
Having a stroke isn't something that only happens to the elderly. Young people are at risk, too. And it ’s not confined to elderly, overweight smokers who have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. A stroke is when blood flow to the brain is disrupted, either by a blood clot or bleeding. The results can be devastating at any age. Without treatment, cells in the brain quickly begin to die. These “brain attacks” can lead to serious disability or death. About 10 percent of the 800,000 strokes… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. Matthews W. Gwynn Source Type: news

Boston Scientific sues Micro-Tech over endo clip patents
Micro-Tech SureClip Boston Scientific has filed a lawsuit against Micro-Tech USA and its Chinese manufacturer, Micro-Tech Nanjing, alleging that Micro-Tech infringed three of its patents for endoscopic hemostatic clips. Boston Scientific claims that Micro-Tech’s SureClip hemostasis clip products infringe the patents for its Resolution and Resolution 360 clips, which are designed to control gastrointestinal bleeding. Henry Schein (Melville, N.Y.) is also named as a defendant as Micro-Tech’s distributor. Boston Scientific claims that Ann-Arbor, Mich.-based Micro-Tech’s SureClip, Sur...
Source: Mass Device - November 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Legal News Patent Infringement Boston Scientific Henry Schein Inc. micro-tech Source Type: news

Routine dental care: does the evidence give us something to smile about?
In thisEvidently Cochrane blog, Sarah Chapman looks at the Cochrane evidence for aspects of routine dental care. Something to smile about? Or are there big gaps …?“Are you afraid to laugh?” Goodall’s Dental Institute, 1912.Wellcome Collection.My grandmother used to tell the tale of when she was a schoolgirl, back in about 1920, and a school event to which parents were invited. Nan and her friend enjoyed a carefree afternoon without their mothers there, having avoided inviting them – the friend because her mother had white hair, and Nan because her mother had just had all her teeth taken out. ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

FDA Accepts Filing of New Estrogen-free Oral Contraceptive Developed by Exeltis
This new method of contraception could offer an improved bleeding profile and greater flexibility for female population Slinda® has demonstrated that in case of missing a pill, there is no impact in the efficacy during the following 24 hours FLOR... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Exeltis, Slinda, Drospirenone, contraceptive (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Voice-Activated Kits Aid Helpers in a Bleeding Emergency
Step-by-step audio, pictorial, and written instructions guide bystanders in emergency situations to confidently treat bleeding injuries. “Despite the advances in trauma care and lessons learned from the military, some 80,000 lives are lost in the United States each year due to uncontrolled bleeding (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16763478),” says Paul Vecchio, Vice President, North American Rescue, LLC (www.narescue.com), in an interview with MD+DI. “There is a constant stream of emergency situations that involve major bleeding and loss of life that could be potent...
Source: MDDI - November 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Business Source Type: news

Doctors and Nurses Treat Gunshot Wounds All the Time. Now They ’re Preparing for Active Shootings at Their Own Hospitals
A shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital, quickly followed by a false alarm at Maryland’s Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, sent shockwaves through the medical community this month — and exposed the reality that hospitals, the institutions tasked with caring for the victims of violent incidents, are also at risk of enduring them. The FBI defines an active shooter incident as “one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area.” Of the 50 such events that took place in 2016 and 2017, according to FBI data, only four occurred in healthc...
Source: TIME: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime hospitals onetime Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: Bleeding in these areas of the body could be warning sign
HIGH blood pressure symptoms don ’t always show, which can make recognising the condition difficult. But three signs which may be easier to spot are bleeding from certain parts of the body. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtech companies, industry groups shrug off ICIJ ’ s “ Implant Files ” report
Medtech companies and industry groups have shrugged off the highly critical, recently released “Implant Files” report from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, seeing major medtech company shares stay steady or rise in the wake of its posting. The highly critical “Implant Files” report, which was released early this week, is a collaborative effort overseen by the ICIJ and includes work from 252 journalists from 59 media groups across 36 countries. On its first day of trading this week after the release of the report, industry giant Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) saw its shares rise ...
Source: Mass Device - November 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Regulatory/Compliance AdvaMed Boston Scientific johnsonandjohnson Medtronic Zimmer Biomet Source Type: news

Nigeria: Concerns As Malnutrition Takes Toll On Abuja Communities
[Leadership] One could barely hear the cry of Aisha Alhassan, a seven month old girl who is suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), and the reason is not far-fetched, Aisha's mother died of severe bleeding a day after she was born, and as such, she never had the taste of breast milk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Investigative Report Casts a Troubling Light on the Medical Device Industry
The consumer media has not been kind to the medical device industry this year. A consortium of journalists released an investigative report on the industry over the weekend that blames poorly regulated medical devices for millions of patient injuries and thousands of deaths. The report, which is based on a year-long investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), is the latest in a series of scathing reviews that have highlighted the darker side of medtech. According to the ICIJ report, more than 1.7 million injuries and nearly 83,000 deaths linked to medical devices have been...
Source: MDDI - November 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Is the medical device industry endangering people?
(Image from Unsplash) The highly critical “Implant Files” report overseen by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists skewers the medtech industry as a whole and singles out particular companies and regulatory agencies for more intense scrutiny. The Implant Files is the second large-scale swipe at the medtech industry this year, following Netflix’s documentary, The Bleeding Edge. It includes six stories about medtech companies, the FDA and the European device approval system, a new International Medical Devices Database, resources for patients, and a list of its many intern...
Source: Mass Device - November 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiac Implants Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Metal-on-Metal Recalls Regulatory/Compliance AdvaMed Boston Scientific Medical Device Manufacturers Association Medtronic wellsfargo Zimmer Biomet Source Type: news

FDA Eyes Changes to 510(k) Program
FDA wants to modernize the 510(k) clearance pathway, which was adopted in 1976 and now accounts for the majority of medical devices the agency reviews. The agency said it is pursuing changes to the program in an effort to help keep pace with the increasing complexities of evolving medical technology. It's important to note that the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) cleared 3,173 medical devices through the 510(k) pathway in 2017, representing 82% of the total devices cleared or approved by FDA. "The new technology that we’re seeing holds tremendous public health promise fo...
Source: MDDI - November 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Business Source Type: news

How to stop bleeding almost instantly
(Natural News) Profuse bleeding from various causes — such as gashes, cuts, and surgical wounds — are an awful sight. The use of different clotting agents such as hemostats, chitosan patches, and tourniquets help ease the uncontrolled bleeding. Hemostat and Chitosan for uncontrolled bleeding Hemostatic dressings and chitosan patches keep profuse bleeding at a minimum. Hemostatic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bleeding gums a glaring symptom of vitamin C deficiency
(Natural News) Our bodies need vitamin C for proper tissue growth and repair. It also promotes a healthy immune system. However, because our bodies can’t produce vitamin C on their own, it has to come from an outside source such as the food we eat. Without adequate vitamin C, we could succumb to scurvy, which can be identified by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frail Heart Patients at High Risk for Bleeding
THURSDAY, Nov. 22, 2018 -- Older heart attack patients who are frail are at increased risk for bleeding when being treated, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 129,000 heart attack patients older than 65 who were treated at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

H & H Medical Introduces TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze: Innovative Product Brings Wound Gauze Manufacturing Back to US
WILLIAMSBURG, VA. -- For over fifty years, woven cotton gauze was standard protocol in controlling severe bleeding from wounds and for wound management. Packing wounds and wrapping injuries with cotton gauze is traditionally taught at all levels of military and civilian emergency medicine, however, domestic manufacturing of woven cotton gauze is proven to be expensive and most production has moved overseas. Now, H&H Medical brings the production of cotton gauze for wound management back to the US. Based on a joint research program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze was developed to u...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H & H Medical (press release) Tags: Trauma Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

H & H Medical Introduces TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze: Innovative Product Brings Wound Gauze Manufacturing Back to US
WILLIAMSBURG, VA. -- For over fifty years, woven cotton gauze was standard protocol in controlling severe bleeding from wounds and for wound management. Packing wounds and wrapping injuries with cotton gauze is traditionally taught at all levels of military and civilian emergency medicine, however, domestic manufacturing of woven cotton gauze is proven to be expensive and most production has moved overseas. Now, H&H Medical brings the production of cotton gauze for wound management back to the US. Based on a joint research program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze was developed to u...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H & H Medical (press release) Tags: Trauma Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

BioMarin sets stage early for hemophilia cure off-Broadway
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc is turning to the theater to establish its name with hemophilia patients, long before its experimental cure for the bleeding disorder could reach the market. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Frailty Independent Risk Factor for Bleeding in AMI Frailty Independent Risk Factor for Bleeding in AMI
Making a formal diagnosis of frailty is'critical'in older myocardial infarction patients managed invasively so that bleeding-avoidance strategies can be implemented, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy as adjunct to non-surgical periodontal treatment in smokers: a randomized clinical trial
This study aims to investigate the additional influence of multiple applications of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) in smokers with chronic periodontitis.Materials and methodsTwenty smokers with chronic periodontitis were treated in a split-mouth design study with aPDT adjunct to Scaling and Root Planing (SRP) or SRP. aPDT was performed by using a laser light source with 660 nm wavelength associated with a photosensitizer. The applications were performed in four episodes (at days 0, 2, 7, and 14). All patients were monitored for 90 days. Plaque index, probing depth, clinical attachment level, and bleedi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Major Bleeding Up With Frailty in Acute MI Patients
TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Frail acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients are less likely to undergo cardiac catheterization and have an increased risk for bleeding, according to a study published in the Nov. 26 issue of JACC: Cardiovascular... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical Treatment of Fibroids With Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Medical Treatment of Fibroids With Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Dr Peter Kovacs comments on a review that offers insights into the indications and mechanism of action of ulipristal acetate.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

New report explores what total abortion ban means in the Dominican Republic
A woman spoke of her 16-year-old daughter who died after being denied chemotherapy for leukemia because she was in the early weeks of pregnancy. A nurse described how a woman who was experiencing heavy bleeding after self-inducing an abortion was forced by medical providers to wait for treatment as "punishment" -- only to lose too much blood to be saved. An outreach worker remembered the mentally disabled 14-year-old girl who became pregnant at 12, probably by her father, and received no care. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What the total abortion ban means in the Dominican Republic
A woman spoke of her 16-year-old daughter who died after being denied chemotherapy for leukemia because she was in the early weeks of pregnancy. A nurse described how a woman who was experiencing heavy bleeding after self-inducing an abortion was forced by medical providers to wait for treatment as "punishment" -- only to lose too much blood to be saved. An outreach worker remembered the mentally disabled 14-year-old girl who became pregnant at 12, probably by her father, and received no care. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The consequences of a total abortion ban
A woman spoke of her 16-year-old daughter who died after being denied chemotherapy for leukemia because she was in the early weeks of pregnancy. A nurse described how a woman who was experiencing heavy bleeding after self-inducing an abortion was forced by medical providers to wait for treatment as "punishment" -- only to lose too much blood to be saved. An outreach worker remembered the mentally disabled 14-year-old girl who became pregnant at 12, probably by her father, and received no care. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of menstrual bleeding on the detection of anogenital injuries in sexual assault victims - Rossman L, Solis S, Stevens J, Wynn B, Jones JS.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hemophilia, coagulation, and blood clotting
If blood does not clot, life-threatening bleeding can occcur. Find out about how blood clots, how clotting factors work, and how treatment has improved the outlook for people with hemophilia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

HeartFlow wins Japanese reimbursement for FFRct analysis
HeartFlow said yesterday that it won reimbursement coverage from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for its HeartFlow FFRct fractional flow reserve analysis. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said that it has already received approval from the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency, and that reimbursement will go into effect beginning on December 1. “When a patient presents with symptoms suggesting CAD, we want to be able to quickly and effectively diagnose patients while reducing the need for unnecessary tests or invasive procedures. In clinical studies, we were able to see fir...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Featured Imaging Software / IT HeartFlow Source Type: news

Stem Cell Adjunct to LVAD Trial Negative, But'Intriguing'Stem Cell Adjunct to LVAD Trial Negative, But'Intriguing '
A new study did not show overall benefit on cardiac function, but there did appear to be an improvement in patients with ischemic heart failure and a large reduction in GI bleeding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Could Transform Prototyping
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, with some studies citing numbers as high as 250,000 annually. Many studies have begun to increasingly look at misuse and adverse events associated with medical devices. While these new advances typically allow for less-invasive procedures or the ability to treat conditions that previously had limited options, these modern procedures are dependent on technically proficient users dedicated to learning and mastering them. One qualitative study assessing device use errors and the prevention of adverse events found “the top three reporte...
Source: MDDI - November 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Justin Barad Tags: Design Source Type: news

Aegea Medical raises $17m, touts 3-year adaptive vapor ablation pivotal results
Aegea Medical said this week it raised $17 million in a new financing round and released three-year follow-up data from the pivotal study of its Adaptive Vapor Ablation technology designed for use in endometrial ablation procedures. The funding round was led by Solas BioVentures and its affiliates, with funds slated to support the company’s PACE II trial exploring the long-term effects of its Adaptive Vapor Ablation technology in endometrial ablation procedures, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company said. Funds from the round will also support the 2019 commercial launch of the company’s next-gen Adaptive Va...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Featured Women's Health aegeamedical Source Type: news

Women who suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding are recommended to supplement with Shepherd's purse
(Natural News) Menorrhagia, a condition better known as heavy menstrual bleeding, is a very common condition in women. It’s also one of the main reasons for impaired quality of life and iron-deficiency anemia in women — making the need for treatment a priority. One natural way to treat the condition is to supplement it with shepherd’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS safety alert issued over life-threatening kidney dialysis bleeds
Healthcare staff across England have been urgently reminded about how to spot warning signs of life-threatening bleeding in kidney dialysis patients following seven deaths. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

'Bleeding' plant-based burger hits growing UK vegan market
It sold out in the US, and now the delayed launch of a "bleeding" vegan burger is causing huge excitement among UK vegetarians and vegans. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news