"We are guinea pigs": New documentary explores risks of medical devices
"The Bleeding Edge" filmmakers speak with patients suffering apparent complications from cobalt hip replacements and the Essure permanent birth control device (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"We are Guinea pigs ”: New documentary explores risks of medical devices
"The Bleeding Edge" filmmakers speak with patients suffering apparent complications from cobalt hip replacements and the Essure permanent birth control device (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Netflix ’ s ‘ The Bleeding Edge ’ blasts medtech & FDA
Essure activist Angie Firmalino discusses surgeries with a nurse in Netflix’s ‘The Bleeding Edge.’ Netflix has unleashed a blistering indictment of the medical device industry, the FDA and doctors who accept money from medtech in its new documentary, ‘The Bleeding Edge,’ released today. The film depicts people who have suffered injuries and/or illnesses following placement of Bayer’s Essure sterilization device, Johnson & Johnson’s vaginal mesh, various manufacturers’ metal artificial hips, and women whose surgeons used Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci robotic arm to perform hysterect...
Source: Mass Device - July 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: 510(k) Blog Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Gynecological Metal-on-Metal Neurological Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance AdvaMed Bayer British Medical Journal Intuitive Surgical JAMA Internal Medicine johnsonandjohn Source Type: news

"We are Guinea pigs ”: New docunmentary explores risks of medical devices
"The Bleeding Edge" filmmakers speak with patients suffering apparent complications from cobalt hip replacements and the Essure permanent birth control device (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health care industry responds to documentary on medical device risks
"The Bleeding Edge" speaks with patients suffering apparent complications from cobalt hip replacements and the Essure permanent birth control device (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What the Netflix Documentary ‘Bleeding Edge’ Gets Right About the Dangers of Medical Devices in America
A new Netflix Original documentary sheds light on a topic that’s opaque to many: the medical device industry in America. The film, called The Bleeding Edge, claims that the way medical devices make it to the U.S. market is lax and potentially dangerous. The filmmakers interview doctors and patients who say they’ve been personally harmed by an array of devices—including cobalt-based hip replacements, vaginal mesh and robotic surgery devices—and who feel that the guardian group of the medical device industry, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is not doing enough to protect them. It’...
Source: TIME: Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Documentary Medical Devices medicine Netflix Netflix Original The Bleeding Edge Source Type: news

NuVasive Launches Next-Gen Reline Spine Fixation System
NuVasive has launched its Reline MAS Midline (RMM), the next evolution of its Reline system designed to provide procedural versatility in a compact midline construct. The San Diego, CA-based company said the RMM incorporates extremely low-profile modular implants and advanced system instrumentation to address alignment and potentially reduce adjacent segment transition syndrome. The system, when combined with NuVasive access and interbody technologies, is designed to provide a minimally invasive approach to bilateral decompression under complete visualization, interbody fusion, and stabilization with pedicle screws. Deli...
Source: MDDI - July 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

ITG, Bruce Power team up on lutetium-177 production
German firm Isotope Technologies Garching (ITG) and nuclear reactor operator...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nordion, Bruce Power collaborate to supply cobalt-60 RadioMedix to distribute ITG isotope generators (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Tandem catalysis for asymmetric coupling of ethylene and enynes to functionalized cyclobutanes
Transformation of simple precursors into structurally complex cyclobutanes, present in many biologically important natural products and pharmaceuticals, is of considerable interest in medicinal chemistry. Starting from 1,3-enynes and ethylene, both exceptionally inexpensive starting materials, we report a cobalt-catalyzed route to vinylcyclobutenes, as well as the further enantioselective addition of ethylene to these products to form complex cyclobutanes with all-carbon quaternary centers. These reactions can proceed in discrete stages or in a tandem fashion to achieve three highly selective carbon-carbon bond formations ...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Pagar, V. V., RajanBabu, T. V. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Uganda:Cancer Institute 'Resumes' Radiotherapy Services
[Observer] Radiotherapy services at the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) have fully resumed following the completion of the servicing of the Cobalt 60 Radiotherapy machine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Modern alchemists are making chemistry greener
(Princeton University) Modern alchemists are trying to replace precious metals with greener, cheaper alternatives. Princeton Chemistry Professor Paul Chirik and his team have synthesized an epilepsy medication using one-electron oxidation that replaces rhodium and dichloromethane with the much greener cobalt and methanol. " Earth-abundant catalysts [can] not only replace the precious metal ones, but they offer distinct advantages, " said Chirik, including " new chemistry that no one's ever seen before " and " a reduced environmental footprint. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Comparison of uninjured and concussed adolecent athletes on the Concussion Balance Test (COBALT) - Massingale S, Alexander A, Erickson S, McQueary E, Gerkin R, Kisana H, Silvestri B, Schodrof S, Nalepa B, Pardini J.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Dizziness and balance problems are common symptoms following sports-related concussion (SRC). Most sports require high-level balance skills that integrate the sensory inputs used for balance. Thus, a comprehensive assessment of post... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda:New Cancer Machine to Shut Down for Servicing
[Monitor] Kampala -Barely six months after its commissioning, the new Cobalt-60 radiotherapy cancer machine at Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI), Mulago hospital will shut down on Friday this week to pave way for routine maintenance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Reduction can make cobalt act precious
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Yeston, J. Tags: Chemistry twis Source Type: news

Cobalt-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation of enamides enabled by single-electron reduction
Identifying catalyst activation modes that exploit one-electron chemistry and overcome associated deactivation pathways will be transformative for developing first-row transition metal catalysts with performance equal or, ideally, superior to precious metals. Here we describe a zinc-activation method compatible with high-throughput reaction discovery that identified scores of cobalt-phosphine combinations for the asymmetric hydrogenation of functionalized alkenes. An optimized catalyst prepared from (R,R)-Ph-BPE {Ph-BPE, 1,2-bis[(2R,5R)-2,5-diphenylphospholano]ethane} and cobalt chloride [CoCl2·6H2O] exhibited high ...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Friedfeld, M. R., Zhong, H., Ruck, R. T., Shevlin, M., Chirik, P. J. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news