TAVR Pioneer Dies; Allograft Rejection Criteria Need Work; Overeating Protein & CVD
(MedPage Today) -- Alain Cribier, MD, who performed the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in 2002, died last week at age 79, the American College of Cardiology announced. Higher lipoprotein(a) went hand in hand with increased... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 20, 2024 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Coding changes that will impact radiology practices in 2024
Erin Stephens.The annual update to the Current Procedural Terminology1 (CPT) for 2024 has 230 new codes, 70 revised codes, and 49 deleted codes. In addition, there are 395 new diagnosis codes contained in the ICD-10-CM2 update, about one-third of them describing new ways to capture accidents and injuries. Although relatively few of these changes will impact radiology practices, it’s essential to know what they are and adjust your practice systems accordingly. Diagnostic radiology Coronary Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) with CT: New Category I code 75580 will replace Category III codes 0501T, 0502T, 0503T, and 0504T to ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Erin Stephens Tags: Practice Management Source Type: news

Second Nationwide Tuberculosis Outbreak Caused by Bone Allografts Containing Live Cells - United States, 2023
This report describes an investigation of a tuberculosis outbreak among bone allograft recipients. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 4, 2024 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Tuberculosis (TB) Source Type: news

Another Outbreak of TB Linked to Contaminated Bone Grafts
(MedPage Today) -- Contaminated bone allograft material from a single manufacturer led to five diagnosed cases of tuberculosis (TB) and two deaths so far, according to CDC data. In July, clinicians in two different states rapidly diagnosed and... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 4, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news

RTI Surgical Inc. Receives FDA IDE Approval for the Clinical Investigation of Cortiva(R) Allograft Dermis in Breast Reconstruction
ALACHUA, Fla., Nov. 27, 2023 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- RTI Surgical, a leading global medical device organization, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval fo... Devices, Surgery RTI Surgical, Cortiva, Allograft Dermis, breast reconstruction (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 27, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bone cows bred in Australia provide base material for dental grafts
Use of cattle from country free of mad cow disease means product is safe, experts say, and patients can still donate bloodGet ourmorning and afternoon news emails,free app ordaily news podcastBone cows, specially bred in mad cow-free Australia, are being used instead of human donors for dental and medical bone grafts.While bovine grafts have been tested for spinal fusion, foot reconstructions and to fix skull traumas, the Australian versions are predominantly used in dental work to strengthen degraded jaws before tooth implants.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 25, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Tory Shepherd Tags: Health Medical research Australia news Science Animal welfare Animals Dentists Organ donation Source Type: news

Bulk osteochondral allograft for  a firearm injury to the medial femoral condyle in a military service member: a case report - Colon-Morillo RE, Puentes HD, Sheppard SG, Kuhn KM, Hurvitz AP, McDonald LS, Smith JL, Bailey JR.
A 27-year-old U.S. military active duty male sustained an accidental, self-inflicted left knee gunshot injury with an unsalvageable medial femoral condyle injury. The patient underwent bulk osteochondral allograft transplantation. Nine months post-operatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Clinical feasibility evaluation of a digital workflow of prosthetically oriented onlay bone grafting for horizontal alveolar augmentation: a prospective pilot study
ConclusionsA digital workflow provided encouraging results, in terms of accuracy and efficacy, for horizontal bone augmentation.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 2, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Select survey of human cadaver skin allograft utilization by 21 senior academic burn surgeon [Conference paper 722] - Hickerson W, Aveau F, Iyer N, Jeng J, Joe V.
American Burn Association 55th Annual Meeting As of 2022, cryopreserved human cadaver skin allograft remains the gold standard by which all other skin substitutes used for burn care are compared. The 2015 Taiwan Color Dust Explosion burn mass casualty e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 25, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Tacrolimus After Lung Transplant Cuts Chronic Lung Allograft Dysfunction
(MedPage Today) -- MILAN -- Once-a-day tacrolimus significantly reduced chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) in lung transplant patients compared with the standard immunosuppressant, according to the ScanCLAD trial. Among patients who underwent... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 11, 2023 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

The Use of a Soft Tissue Substitute at Immediate Postextractive Implants to Reduce Tissue Shrinkage: One-Year Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent.2023 Jul-Aug;43(4):463-469. doi: 10.11607/prd.5620. Abstract The aim of this randomized controlled trial (RCT) was to evaluate whether placement of a soft tissue graft substitute (STGS) could decrease peri-implant tissue shrinkage at immediate postextractive implants. Twenty patients with one missing tooth between two adjacent healthy teeth in esthetic areas and at least 4 mm of bone apical to the tooth apex were randomly allocated (after tooth extraction) to receive (n = 10; test group) or not receive (n = 10; control group) a subepithelial buccal STGS. Implants we...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 25, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Stimlabs(R) LLC Announces Launch of Relese(R) - A Uniquely Fenestrated Allograft for Chronic and Acute Wounds
ROSWELL, Ga., Aug. 24, 2023 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Stimlabs LLC, ("StimLabs"), a leader in regenerative medicine, announced the launch of Relese, a fenestrated dehydrated complete human placental membrane (dCHPM) allograft ... Devices, Regenerative Medicine, Wound Care, Product Launch Stimlabs, Relese, human placental membrane, allograft (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 24, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Second deadly TB outbreak linked to tainted bone grafts
Tuberculosis linked to contaminated bone graft material has killed one person and infected at least four others — the second TB outbreak involving Aziyo Biologics. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 4, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Colorado medtech company grows local HQ, plans to hire 60
The added space gives the company a total of about 60,000 square feet to build on the success of a unique bone graft product. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 28, 2023 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Analisa Romano Source Type: news

Accused Imposter Doc Arrested; Bronny James Discharged; TB Cases Tied to Bone Grafts
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require subscriptions. A 62-year-old New Jersey woman was arrested for allegedly posing as a doctor and prescribing medicine to people. (CNN) Bronny James, the son of NBA star LeBron James, was released... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 28, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news