Weight linked to risk of second cancer after breast cancer
Breast cancer survivors who are overweight have a higher risk of developin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Thoracic CT shows promise for monitoring health of obese patients CT-guided renal ablation is safe for treating cancer in obese patients Black women with breast cancer show high comorbidity rates Weight-loss surgery weakens teenagers' bones Use CTA to evaluate obese COVID-19 patients for PE risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

COVID-19 Patient Receives Lung Transplant From Living Donors
TOKYO — Doctors in Japan announced Thursday they have successfully performed the world’s first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a patient with severe lung damage from COVID-19. The recipient, identified only as a woman from Japan’s western region of Kansai, is recovering after the nearly 11-hour operation on Wednesday, Kyoto University Hospital said in a statement. It said her husband and son, who donated parts of their lungs, are also in stable condition. The university said it was the world’s first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a person with COVID-19 lung damage. T...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARI YAMAGUCHI / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

AHA News: For Heart Patients, Bariatric Surgery May Lower Risk of Future Cardiovascular Problems
Title: AHA News: For Heart Patients, Bariatric Surgery May Lower Risk of Future Cardiovascular ProblemsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/5/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/6/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - April 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA News: For Heart Patients, Bariatric Surgery May Lower Risk of Future Cardiovascular Problems
MONDAY, April 5, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Bariatric surgery can be a difficult decision for treating obesity, as patients and their doctors weigh the risks and side effects of the procedure against the benefits of the weight loss... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Esophageal cancer is one of the deadliest cancers
Esophageal cancer occurs in the esophagus -- a long, hollow tube that runs from the throat to the stomach -- and can occur anywhere along the esophagus. Men are more likely to develop esophageal cancer than women. While treatable, esophageal cancer is rarely curable. "It's an uncommon cancer," says Dr. Shanda Blackmon, a Mayo Clinic general thoracic surgeon. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 5, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Phase III Trial of Durvalumab for Mesothelioma Underway
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be closely watching the latest, international phase III clinical trial for unresectable pleural mesothelioma involving the immunotherapy drug durvalumab. FDA approval may be coming soon. “It looks very promising,” Dr. Arkadiusz Dudek, of Regions Hospital Cancer Care Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “The hope is to have the regimen approved by the FDA as front-line therapy. There is a real need today for more options with mesothelioma.” The goal of the randomized trial – officially known as DREAM3R &...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 1, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Thoracic Surgeon Raja Flores Enters NYC Mayor ’s Race
Thoracic surgeon and mesothelioma specialist Dr. Raja Flores wants to continue serving others, but in a new role as the next mayor of New York City. “Yes, I’m serious about this. Very serious,” Flores told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com Tuesday after another 14-hour workday and an evening surgery at Mount Sinai. “I want to take care of this city that has taken such good care of me.” Flores, the esteemed chairman of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, filed his official eligibility petition last week with the New York City Board of Elections. He listed himself as an inde...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 25, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Amy Edel Source Type: news

Total Knee Replacement Cost-Effective, Even With Obesity and Comorbidities Total Knee Replacement Cost-Effective, Even With Obesity and Comorbidities
Total knee replacement surgery can be a cost-effective procedure for patients with severe obesity and osteoarthritis, even when they also have comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 23, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Lymph node collection kit may improve long-term survival after lung cancer surgery
(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) A lymph node collection kit can help surgeons attain compete resection and improve long-term survival after curative-intent lung cancer surgery, according to a study published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology Clinical and Research Reports. The journal is published by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Brendon Stiles, M.D., Named Chief of Thoracic Surgery & Surgical Oncology at Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine
March 18, 2020—(BRONX, NY)— Leading cardiothoracic surgeon and researcher, Brendon Stiles, M.D., has been appointed chief of the division of thoracic surgery& surgical oncology in the department of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery atMontefiore Health System andAlbert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Stiles will also join the Einstein faculty with a senior academic appointment. Additionally, Dr. Stiles is serving as the associate director of surgical services for the surgical oncology line at the National Cancer Institute-designatedAlbert Einstein Cancer Center. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - March 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Some Mesothelioma Patients May Benefit from Second Radical Surgery
This study should elicit a call of hands for centers to share their experiences, to say either do it, or not do it,” Elsayed said. “Right now, you just don’t find a good number of centers doing that second operation.” Earlier Mesothelioma Surgery Studies  This most recent report focused on three smaller studies totaling 40 patients involved in a second major surgery with a curative intent for mesothelioma. In the first group of 16 patients, there was a median survival of 20.4 months after the second surgery for those with epithelial cell type, but only 7.4 months survival for those wit...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 17, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Singapore scientists develop novel gene editor to correct disease-causing mutations
(Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore) The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) has developed a CRISPR-based gene editor to correct mutations that cause genetic disorders. The C-to-G Base Editor (CGBE) by GIS advances the widely adopted CRISPR-Cas9 technology to enable molecular surgery on the human genome. This invention opens up treatment options for approximately 40 per cent of single-base substitutions associated with human diseases - including cystic fibrosis, cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, and neurological disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 11, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New Link Between Women with Mesothelioma and Survival Genes
Men with mesothelioma outnumber women four to one. However, numerous studies have shown that women with mesothelioma often have a survival advantage over men. Now, scientists might have a better understanding of why. Researchers have identified a gene that predicts the prognosis and treatment outcome for women with malignant pleural mesothelioma. The research took place as part of the International Mesothelioma Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Assunta De Rienzo led the new study after years of research highlighting the sex-based disparity among mesothelioma patients. “The goal is ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 10, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Thoracic CT shows promise for monitoring health of obese patients
Thoracic CT shows promise as an imaging modality that could help clinician...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT-guided renal ablation is safe for treating cancer in obese patients Weight-loss surgery weakens teenagers' bones Use CTA to evaluate obese COVID-19 patients for PE risk DTI-MRI links obesity to areas of white-matter damage MRI shows obesity can influence brain volume (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Concomitant injuries in patients with thoracic vertebral body fractures-a systematic literature review - Spiegl UJ, Osterhoff G, Bula P, Hartmann F, Scheyerer MJ, Schnake KJ, Ullrich BW.
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to give a systematic overview over the rate and location of concomitant injuries, the probability of suffering from neurological deficits, and to give evidence of the timing of surgery in severely injured patients with un... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

AI can help radiologists find, classify rib fractures on CT
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can give radiologists a boost in performanc...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can predict need for steroid treatments in COVID-19 patients AI predicts cardiovascular risk on routine chest CT Use cases expand, solidify for AI across subspecialties 3D printing bolsters surgery for multiple rib fractures ISCT: Should CT be first for evaluating chest trauma? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study: Which Mesothelioma Patients Will Immunotherapy Benefit?
This study also is designed to better understand the biological mechanisms affecting the immune system. The goal is to use both the cellular organization and molecular pathways to develop a test that can predict the response to the checkpoint inhibitor drugs. Upon completion, a clinical trial would follow, in which treatment would depend on the results of the individual’s test. “Within the next year or two, we’ll have a good idea of whether these components are working,” Burt said. The post Study: Which Mesothelioma Patients Will Immunotherapy Benefit? appeared first on Mesothelioma Center - Vital S...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 23, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Amy Edel Source Type: news

Winter Storm Delays Cancer Treatment Across U.S.
Severe winter storms have affected multiple central U.S. states with power outages and water supply disruptions. State officials in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi say restoring power to everyone could still take several days. Over the past week, problems with state infrastructure left millions of residents across Texas and Oklahoma without heat and potable water. Dr. Raja Flores, a thoracic surgeon at Mount Sinai Cancer Center in New York, says the weather has also affected cancer patients in his area. “With the storm, many services are not available,” Dr. Flores told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 22, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Amy Edel Source Type: news

How Common are Aortic Aneurysms?
Discussion Aortic root dilatation or thoracic aortic aneurysm occurs in 6:100,000 individuals> 50 years of age. It is due to aging, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and smoking. Tertiary syphilis was a cause in the preantibiotic era. Pediatric aneurysms are very uncommon but the exact prevalence is different due to the various causes. Aneurysms are due to genetic disorders, congenital anomalies or post-surgical repair. In pediatric patients with sudden cardiac deaths, 5.4% are due to ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysms. Learning Point Some causes of pediatric aneurysms include: Familial thoracic aneurysm and dissecti...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 22, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

When Should Cutis Aplasia be Worked Up?
Discussion Aplasia cutis congenita (aka cutis aplasia, CA) is an uncommon dermal defect that is usually noted at birth or soon after birth. A variable amount of dermal tissue is absent. It is usually an isolated defect. The actual causes are unknown but genetics, developmental and destructive forces are logically the cause. Developmental forces do not allow the appropriate formation and closure of the skin (example would be a syndrome) and destructive forces (such as amniotic bands) harm the tissue so that it is disrupted. On physical examination CA may look like a small hypertrophic or atrophic scar. It can also be covere...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 15, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Adult Cardiac Surgery Down, Outcomes Worse During Pandemic
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has led to sharp drops in adult cardiac surgery volume and worse patient outcomes, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, held virtually from Jan.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AI for image interpretation: Friend or foe to radiologists?
Will using artificial intelligence (AI) for image interpretation tasks hel...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI predicts cardiovascular risk on routine chest CT Utilization is the new innovation in healthcare enterprise AI Mirai AI model upgrades breast cancer risk assessment AI enhances performance of CT lung cancer screening Could AI lower malpractice risk for physicians?Comments: 2/4/2021 1:02:16 AMHospital-Rad Here we go again.   AI replacing rads.     2/4/2021 9:22:41 AMdrad123 AI or sci fi?   Maybe someday bots will continually scour the PACS.   Lets open up ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

'COVID effect' leads to fewer heart surgeries, more patient deaths
(The Society of Thoracic Surgeons) The most deadly global health crisis in a century has resulted in a substantial decline in overall heart surgery volume and an unexplained increase in deaths after coronary artery bypass grafting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women undergo less aggressive open heart surgery, experience worse outcomes than men
(The Society of Thoracic Surgeons) Women are significantly less likely than men to undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using guideline-recommended approaches, which may result in worse outcomes after surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ERAS program expedites recovery for congenital heart surgery patients
(The Society of Thoracic Surgeons) Select patients born with heart defects and who undergo congenital heart surgery recover with few complications and reduced opioid use when a comprehensive, evidence-based enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program is used. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers probe new territory in treating patients with lung cancer during pandemic
(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) On February 27, 2020, the flagship journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, published a case study that described two patients from Wuhan, China who recently underwent lung lobectomies for adenocarcinoma and were retrospectively found to have had COVID-19 at the time of surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study: Mesothelioma Survival Rates Rise with SMART Protocol
Using accelerated high-dose radiation prior to surgery produced an unprecedented 65.9-month median survival for a cohort of pleural mesothelioma patients who were part of a larger clinical trial at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. Lancet Oncology recently published results of the study, named SMART, an acronym for Surgery for Mesothelioma After Radiation Therapy. The SMART study involved 96 patients with pleural mesothelioma who were treated in Toronto from 2008 to 2019. All received the intensity-modulated radiotherapy before extrapleural pneumonectomy surgery, an unconventional treatment regimen. Among the...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 21, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Auris Health Announces Publication of Results from BENEFIT Study of MONARCH ® Platform in CHEST
This study was conducted using strict definitions for diagnostic yield. In previous studies, variations in the definition of yield led to overestimation of a successful bronchoscopy. Given this strict trial design, the diagnostic yield of 74.1% is promising, and we hope this sets the stage for future multicenter trials,” said Dr. Silvestri, Hillenbrand Professor of Thoracic Oncology at Medical University. “We are thrilled to be making a meaningful impact on the diagnosis of lung conditions, particularly in patients with small and difficult to reach nodules that may progress to something more serious,” sai...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Thoracic Chemotherapy May Advance Mesothelioma Treatment
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Marcello Migliore is convinced that adding hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy to aggressive surgery can extend survival significantly for patients with pleural mesothelioma cancer. He wants others to know that, too. This seldom-used, controversial procedure, also known as HITHOC, involves circulating a heated, high-concentration chemotherapy solution throughout the chest cavity for 60 minutes immediately following aggressive mesothelioma surgery. The idea is to kill any microscopic tumor cells that evaded the surgeon, hopefully slowing a potential cancer recurrence. Unlike HIPEC, a similar procedu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 19, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Routine thoracic surgery safe during COVID-19 pandemic
(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) A study in theJournal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO) comparing surgeries performed at one Chinese hospital in 2019 with a similar date range during the COVID-19 pandemic found that routine thoracic surgery and invasive examinations were performed safely. TheJTO is the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Boosting your quercetin intake found to have heart-protective effects
(Natural News) Heart disease is a serious condition that can greatly reduce your quality of life. It can lead to cardiovascular events like stroke and heart attack that not only cause irreparable damage to survivors but also burden them with sky-high costs for emergency treatments like heart surgery. Fortunately, quercetin offers people with heart disease a more affordable alternative. Found in several... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Is Bilateral ITA CABG Better Than a Single-ITA Approach? When Is Bilateral ITA CABG Better Than a Single-ITA Approach?
CABG using both right and left internal thoracic arteries may yield better outcomes than a single ITA approach in all but the youngest and oldest patients, hints a post hoc analysis of a major trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Preoperative Cardiac Biomarker Screening Underused in Noncardiac Surgery Preoperative Cardiac Biomarker Screening Underused in Noncardiac Surgery
Patients undergoing noncardiac surgery are at high risk for later mortality and cardiovascular events. Biomarker screening can flag those at risk but is infrequently used.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Research shows impact of bariatric surgery on cardiovascular disease risk in obese teens
(Children's Hospital Colorado) Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado determined that the long-term risk of cardiovascular events including heart attack, congestive heart failure, stroke and coronary death was reduced by almost threefold for teenagers with type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery compared to those whose diabetes was only managed medically. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Relationship between risk markers for cardiovascular disease and peri-implant diseases
ConclusionHigh levels of triglyceride and uric acid may pose a risk for both peri-implant diseases and cardiovascular diseases. Prior to dental implant surgery, patients ’ serum biochemical parameters should be checked. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 9, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

What Areas of the Physical Examination are Important in the Pre-participation Physical Examination?
Discussion Participation in organized or non-organized, recreational to elite sports activities can provide excellent recreational and leisure time activities and improve physical and mental health for participants. The Aspen Institute in 2018 reported that more kids are being physically active, more are trying different sports, and multisports play is increasing rather than strict specialization. Unfortunately they note that there is an economic inequality with children from lower-socioeconomic circumstances playing less organized sports. About 70% of children and youth participate in an individual or team sport, but unfo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New Data Demonstrate Long-Term Benefit of IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib) as First-Line Treatment for High-Risk Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
This study highlighted the need for cytogenetic/molecular testing before CIT treatment, consistent with clinical treatment guidelines.[8],[9]Real-World Prognostic Biomarker Testing, Treatment Patterns, And Dosing Among Patients With CLL/SLL From the informCLL™ Prospective Observational Registry (Abstract #547)An oral presentation on Monday, December 7, will feature results from the informCLL™ real-world prospective observational registry assessing treatment patterns in the era of novel agents.4 Key Study Findings:· The most common index treatment was IMBRUVICA®; the majority of patients treated with ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Disease-Free Survival Data from CAPTIVATE Study Demonstrate Benefit of IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib)-Based Regimen as Fixed Duration, First-Line Treatment for Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
December 5, 2020 (RARITAN, N.J.) – New data from the Phase 2 CAPTIVATE study were presented today during an oral session at the 2020 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting (Abstract #123). The study evaluated the efficacy and safety of IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) plus venetoclax in the treatment of adult patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) and showed that, after achieving undetectable minimal residual disease (uMRD) in both the blood and bone marrow with the IMBRUVICA® combination regimen, the one-year disease-free survival (DFS) of patients randomized ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

American Heart Association, Nov. 13-17
The annual meeting of the American Heart Association was held virtually this year from Nov. 13 to 17 and attracted participants from around the world, including cardiovascular specialists, surgeons, and nurses as well as other health care... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Those who can should pay for the vaccine: Naresh Trehan, MD Medanta Hospital
Dr Naresh Trehan, cardiovascular surgeon and chairman and MD of Medanta, tells ET in an interview over the phone that the government should rope in private players in vaccinating people. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery weakens teenagers' bones
MRI and CT exams illuminate the negative effect a common weight loss surgery...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT lung screening scans also work for bone density Cardiac CT shows promise for osteoporosis screening AAOS: QCT finds low bone density in lumbar fusion patients 3D DEXA enhances hip fracture risk prediction Bone density scans help identify cardiovascular disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Data from EXPLORER Clinical Research Program to be Unveiled at American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2020
RARITAN, N.J., November 9, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that 10 data presentations will be shared at the virtual American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2020 from November 13-17. Most notably, four new sub-analyses of XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) from the landmark VOYAGER PAD trial, part of the EXPLORER global cardiovascular research program, will be presented, including two live, featured science oral presentations. “We're pleased VOYAGER PAD was selected to be front and center once again at a major medical congress, as there's an urgent need f...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen Headlines American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting With More Than 35 Presentations Highlighting Deep, Diverse Oncology Pipeline and Portfolio
RARITAN, N.J., November 5, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today more than 35 company-sponsored studies, including 10 oral presentations, will be featured at the 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition taking place virtually December 5-8, 2020.In multiple myeloma, highlights include Phase 1b/2 results for the B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-targeted chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy ciltacabtagene autoleucel (cilta-cel); new and updated data for the anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody DARZALEX® (daratumumab) and the subcutane...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Uniportal Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery for Lung Cancer Uniportal Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery for Lung Cancer
Should this procedure have a role in the treatment of lung cancer? A new consensus statement provides guidance and recommendations.Translational Lung Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Metabolic Surgery Linked to Reduced Risk for MACE After MI
MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 -- Metabolic surgery is associated with a reduced risk for major adverse cardiovascular events and death among patients with previous myocardial infarction (MI) and obesity, according to a study published online Oct. 26 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Janssen Submits Application to U.S. FDA for New Indication to Expand Use of XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) in Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease
RARITAN, NJ, October 26, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today it has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new indication to expand the use of XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). If approved, this new indication for the XARELTO® vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily plus aspirin 75-100 mg once daily) would include reducing the risk of major thrombotic vascular events such as heart attack, stroke and amputation in patients after recent lower-extremity revasculariz...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Temple treats 1st patient in trial of RejuvenAir Metered Cryospray System for COPD with CB
(Temple University Health System) Temple University Hospital has treated the first patient in a multicenter international clinical trial utilizing the RejuvenAir ® System for the treatment of patients suffering from moderate to severe COPD with chronic bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis is characterized by a productive cough for months or years. Dr. Gerard Criner, Chair and Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and Director of the Temple Lung Center, is the overall principal investigator. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Howerton Joins Washington Regional Clinic (Movers & Shakers)
Tara Howerton has been hired as an advanced practice registered nurse at Washington Regional Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Clinic in Fayetteville. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 19, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

MACE Up for High-Risk Patients After Noncardiac Surgery
FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2020 -- About 20 percent of high-risk patients undergoing noncardiac surgery will develop one or more major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) within one year, according to a study published online Oct. 15 in the European Heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news