TAVI: St. Jude Medical wins CE Mark for new Portico sizes
St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) said today that it won CE Mark approval in the European Union 2 new, larger sizes of its Portico replacement heart valve. Little Canada, Minn.-based St. Jude said the approval covers the 27mm and 29mm sizes of the Portico transcatheter aortic valve implant. The 23mm Portico version won CE Mark approval in November 2012, with the 25mm version following suit in December 2013. “Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is a complex procedure, and feedback from physicians worldwide has continued to press upon us the fact that offering a system that provides physicians mor...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance Replacement Heart Valves St. Jude Medical Source Type: news

Plaintiff takes Infuse case against Medtronic to the Supreme Court
The plaintiff in a product liability lawsuit asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case, involving alleged off-label promotion of Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) controversial Infuse bone-growth protein. Patricia Caplinger wants the high court to review an April decision by the U.S Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit that her state-law tort claims are preempted by federal law. Caplinger had argued that her claims survived preemption because the device was used in a manner not approved by the Food & Drug Administration. In a Sept. 11 petition for certiorari, Caplinger asked the Supremes to ...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Orthopedics Spinal Medtronic Resorbable bone materials Source Type: news

Cardiac rupture delayed for a week in an asymptomatic child following blunt trauma - Pooniya S, Behera C, Mridha AR, Swain R.
A two-year-old child was hit by a car outside his home and was immediately taken to hospital. There were no external injuries present over the body except two small abrasions on the occipital region of head. A computed tomography scan of the head was perfo... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Samsung awarded Premier, Inc. contract for General Radiography, Computed Tomography, and Ultrasound
DANVERS, Mass.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Samsung has been awarded a group purchasing agreement for General Radiography, Computed Tomography, & Ultrasound with Premier, Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, effective October 1, 2015... Devices, Radiology, Group PurchasingSamsung, NeuroLogica , Premier Purchasing (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 14, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Outcomes and demonstration of cranial firearm injuries: a multicenter retrospective study - Cınar K, Seçer M, Alagoz F, Ulutaş M, Uckun OM, Yıldırım AE, Gurcay AG, Guvenc Y, Celik H, Narin F.
This study was aimed to determine the factors affecting mortality of CFAI cases managed in our institution by a retrospective analysis of CT scans and clini... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How hopping may help with osteoporosis risk in older people
ConclusionThis was a randomised controlled trial assessing the effect on hip bone density of hopping as a form of weight-bearing exercise in older men. The study found the hopping exercise to be of significant benefit to certain parts of the hip. But this study was performed in healthy men with no health concerns. The study had a number of strengths and limitations. Strengths are that it was randomised in design, and the fact there was concealed allocation to the intervention group and blinded assessors, reducing the risk of bias. The researchers also performed calculations to estimate the number of participants neede...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Older people Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

What a Cancer Patient's Hair Taught Me About Medicine
"Promise you won't be an ass." Sudesna, my classmate, first told me about Sarah Walsh over a dinner of Thai green curry. Sarah, a 23-year-old girl, was hospitalized due to worsening difficulty with swallowing and moving her fingers. Sudesna knew I'd be interested in Sarah's case, but feared my tactlessness. As a third year medical student, I had learned some of the science and ignored most of the art. "Fine...I'll try." When Sudesna and I visited Sarah the following morning, she was lounging in cozy-looking plaid PJs and glasses that reminded me of Liz Lemon from 30 Rock. I couldn't decide if her should...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The dermoid cyst alien inside me!! – Jo’s story
The post The dermoid cyst alien inside me!! – Jo’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. After being diagnosed with endometriosis in my mid 30’s I went on Ovranette which seemed to help, but when I reached 50 oh my…. I had to come off it due to age and boy did everything come back with a vengeance. After several months of heavy flooding and indescribable pain I got referred to gynae. After several scans told small dermoid cyst, no other issues but would need to come out, was told it would be several months wait, but after bloods were tested I was called in to be told I had 50/50 chance ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 9, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories dermoid cyst endometriosis Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injuries and computed tomography use in pediatric sports participants - Glass T, Ruddy RM, Alpern ER, Gorelick M, Callahan J, Lee L, Gerardi M, Melville K, Miskin M, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N.
We describe the spectrum of these injuries and trends in computed tomography (CT) use in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Netwo... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trends in CT utilization for pediatric fall patients in US emergency departments - Shahi V, Brinjikji W, Cloft HJ, Thomas KB, Kallmes DF.
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Falls are a common cause of emergency department (ED) visits in the United States. We evaluated trends in computed tomography (CT) utilization for pediatric fall victims in the United States from 2001 to 2010. MATERIALS A... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) and autopsy in deadly gunshot wounds-a comparative study - Kirchhoff SM, Scaparra EF, Grimm J, Scherr M, Graw M, Reiser MF, Peschel O.
INTRODUCTION: Postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) data in gunshot-related death were evaluated by two reader groups and compared to the gold standard autopsy for the determination of forensic pathology criteria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Reader grou... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cardiac cath shows risk of spasms at coronary stenoses
Japanese researchers using coronary angiography discovered that patients with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading:CCTA, SPECT MPI yield similar outcomes in chest pain, August 13, 2015US spots subclinical atherosclerosis in low-risk women, August 12, 20152 studies advise statins, even for low-risk people, July 23, 2015Coronary calcium CT scans predict mortality, July 7, 2015USPSTF ponders addition of new heart risk factors, June 12, 2015 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 8, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NHS cancer services lagging behind rest of Europe
Cancer Research UK says a lack of NHS staff and treatment means patients with suspected cancer are getting a raw deal (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - September 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: staff cancer research uk MRI CT scan radiology NHS Source Type: news

BrainScope raises $2.5M for concussion assessment wearable and app
Bethesda, Maryland-based BrainScope, which has developed mobile, non-invasive devices that help medical professionals assess Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), raised $2.5 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $6.2 million to date. BrainScope currently offers two traumatic brain injury assessment devices. The first, Ahead 100, was cleared in November 2014. The other, Ahead […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 4, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Funding/M&A Uncategorized BrainScope concussion wearable CT scan GE Ventures General Electrics NFL US Department of Defense Source Type: news

Liver metastases tracking software shows high accuracy
Tracking liver metastases on follow-up CT scans is a critical task for clinicians,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading:New CT-based liver segmentation tool proves fast and accurate, May 6, 20153D tumor quantification yields prognostic value in liver cancer, May 12, 20143D or not 3D? No longer a question in liver imaging, March 3, 2012Software automates CT liver volume measurements, October 7, 2011CARS report: Liver segmentation tool allows manual fixes, July 1, 2009 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 4, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PLATFORM: FFRCT Reduces Unnecessary Caths in Stable CADPLATFORM: FFRCT Reduces Unnecessary Caths in Stable CAD
In patients scheduled for diagnostic angiography, obtaining functional data derived from the CT scan can safely filter out patients who are unlikely to have any obstructive disease evident on the invasive angiogram. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 2, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

IASLC to hold Third Annual CT Screening Workshop
(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's Strategic Screening Advisory Committee will hold the Third CT Screening Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. at the Colorado Convention Center, Rooms 708+710+712, prior to the official opening of the 16th Annual World Conference on Lung Cancer. International leaders in computed tomography screening from across the world, including Japan, Australia, Canada, Europe and the US, are set to participate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 2, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UCLA doctors perform life-changing surgery on woman plagued by internal sounds of her body
The sounds in Rachel Pyne’s ears were deafening and inescapable. Her footsteps rumbled through her head like thunder. She could hear the thump of her heartbeat, her food digesting, and even the shifting of her eyes. “It was crazy,” said Pyne, who started hearing her body’s internal sounds in March of last year. “I could hear my eyes swoosh around as I moved them back and forth, like moving your hand in water.” Pyne also began to lose her balance and suffer debilitating dizziness and nausea. It wasn’t long until her symptoms affected every aspect of her life. “I couldn’t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 2, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Children's Hospitals Cut Down On CT Scans To Prevent Cancer
When your children are sick, it's hard not to want doctors to do everything in their power to cure them. But when it comes to CT scans, less is often more. That's because CT scanners -- which use X-rays to produce richly detailed images of almost any part of the body -- deliver far higher doses of dangerous ionizing radiation than any other commonly used medical imaging device. And children, for a host of reasons, are even more susceptible to the carcinogenicity of ionizing radiation than adults.  Scientists have, of course, understood the risks of ionizing radiation for nearly a century. For a couple of dec...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children's Hospitals Cut Down On CT Scans To Prevent Cancer
When your children are sick, it's hard not to want doctors to do everything in their power to cure them. But when it comes to CT scans, less is often more. That's because CT scanners -- which use X-rays to produce richly detailed images of almost any part of the body -- deliver far higher doses of dangerous ionizing radiation than any other commonly used medical imaging device. And children, for a host of reasons, are even more susceptible to the carcinogenicity of ionizing radiation than adults.  Scientists have, of course, understood the risks of ionizing radiation for nearly a century. For a couple of dec...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Factors affecting dural penetration and prognosis in patients admitted to emergency department with cranial gunshot wound - İçer M, Zengin Y, Dursun R, Durgun HM, Göya C, Yıldız I, Güloğlu C.
In this study, the medical data of 56 subjects w... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Appendix CT scans predict resource utilization
Initial CT findings in patients suspected of having appendicitis are a largely...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading:Novel CT technique emerges for acute appendicitis, December 22, 2014Algorithm cuts CT use for appendicitis in children, August 1, 2014AJR: Using ultrasound 1st for appendicitis saves money, January 14, 2014CT use higher for ped appendicitis at community hospitals, December 26, 2012NEJM: Low-dose CT good enough to diagnose appendicitis, April 25, 2012 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 27, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Appendix CT scan predicts resource utilization
Initial CT findings in patients suspected of having appendicitis are a largely...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading:Novel CT technique emerges for acute appendicitis, December 22, 2014Algorithm cuts CT use for appendicitis in children, August 1, 2014AJR: Using ultrasound 1st for appendicitis saves money, January 14, 2014CT use higher for ped appendicitis at community hospitals, December 26, 2012NEJM: Low-dose CT good enough to diagnose appendicitis, April 25, 2012 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 26, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade
More children are undergoing MRI scans and ultrasounds, which don't carry radiation risks (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade
More children are undergoing MRI scans and ultrasounds, which don't carry radiation risks (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 24, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Radiology, News, Source Type: news

CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade
More children are undergoing MRI scans and ultrasounds, which don't carry radiation risks Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: CT Scans, Children's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CMS turns attention to billing for off-campus services
Hospitals are expanding their control of off-campus medical services, and the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading:How to avoid Medicare CT scan payment denials, July 22, 2015Panacea on new coding changes: Medically unlikely edits, June 23, 2015CMS: Radiologists are buying into PQRS program, May 13, 2015Bundling of radiology codes into surgical codes continues, January 27, 2015New 2015 instructions for image-guided breast biopsies, December 22, 2014 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 24, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade
Title: CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past DecadeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/24/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/24/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 24, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Children's hospitals shift from CT scans for common childhood health problems
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) A study published online Aug. 24 by the journal Pediatrics finds a significant decrease in the use of computed tomography scans at children's hospitals for 10 common childhood diagnoses including seizure, concussion, appendectomy and upper respiratory tract infection. Study authors hypothesize the decline in CT usage may be attributable in part to a growing body of evidence linking ionizing radiation from CT scans to an increased risk of cancer in patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 24, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Use of CT Imaging Falling in Children (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH Physicians appear to be shifting from using computed-tomography scans to other diagnostic imaging methods in children, according to a Pediatrics study.Researchers examined over … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 24, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Tragedy as father-of-three dies just 11 DAYS after being diagnosed cancer
Paul Walker, from Kirby, had gone to hospital with stomach ache in May. Doctors suspected it was gallstones or pancreatitis but a CT scan later revealed it was oesophageal cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GE Healthcare wins FDA approval for lung cancer screening software
The Waukesha-based GE Healthcare computed tomography (CT) business unit said it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for what the company says is the first low-dose CT lung cancer screening protocol. The software, which was designed in Waukesha, runs on CT machines researched, developed and manufactured in Waukesha, said GE Healthcare spokeswoman Amanda Gintoft. The software is compatible with new and already-installed GE Healthcare CT scanners in the United States, she said. GE… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 19, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Feedback helps docs adhere to CT imaging guidelines
For reducing inappropriate CT scans, clinical decision-support software is...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading:Radiologist decision support may cut unnecessary studies, June 11, 2015Clinical decision support can cut inappropriate imaging, April 22, 2015Clinical decision support reduces inpatient CTPA exams for PE, December 2, 2013High-pitch CTPA outperforms standard PE protocol, November 22, 2013Algorithm automatically calculates prognostic metric for PE, November 11, 2013 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 19, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Approves GE's Low-Dose CT Device For Lung Cancer Screening
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted GE Healthcare's low-dose computed tomography (CT) devicea screening indication for the early detection of lung cancer, making GE the first manufacturer to receive such clearance. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - August 18, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Comparison of abdominal computed tomography with and without oral contrast in diagnosis of body packers and body stuffers - Shahnazi M, Hassanian-Moghaddam H, Gachkar L, Ahmadi N, Zamani N, Bahrami-Motlagh H, Faghihi Langroudi T, Arjmand Shabestari A, Mohammad Alizadeh A.
CONTEXT: Toxicity due to body packing/pushing/stuffing is a major concern in many countries. Of different imaging techniques, computed tomography (CT) scan is described as the method of choice in detecting body couriers, but there is no study to concomitan... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for August 17, 2015
Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 3 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.   3. CooperSurgical pays $47m for IVF screener Reprogenetics Cooper Cos. CooperSurgical subsidiary acquired in-vitro fertilization screening company Reprogenetics for nearly $47 million. Livingston, N.J.-based Reprogenetics offers pre-implantation genetic screening and diagnosis for in vitro fertil...
Source: Mass Device - August 17, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 3 Source Type: news

GE Healthcare First to Receive FDA Clearance for Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States Early detection with low dose CT can improve prognosis and treatment and reduce mortality rates for patients with a high risk of lung cancer WAUKESHA, Wis.--(Healthcare Sa... Devices, Oncology, Radiology, FDAGE Healthcare, low dose computed tomography, lung cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 17, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Atypical gunshot wound: bullet trajectory analyzed by computed tomography - Ro T, Murray R, Galvan D, Nazim MH.
INTRODUCTION: Gunshot injuries are a result of a bullet or projectile fired from a weapon that penetrates the body. Homicide, suicide, and occasionally, accidental events are a significant cause of firearm-related injuries. In rare cases, the damage from t... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Foreign body in the orbital floor: a case report - Ananth Kumar GB, Dhupar V, Akkara F, Praveen Kumar S.
An 11 year old girl reported to the department with the complaint of redness and pus discharge from her left eye. History revealed that the patient had a fall from bicycle and injured her left eye one month earlier. CT scan reported an ill defined radioluc... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ovarian Remnant Syndrome – Sue’s story
The post Ovarian Remnant Syndrome – Sue’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. After suffering with endometriosis I decided at the age of 35 that I wanted a hysterectomy (despite having no children). Since the age of 13 I had suffered with severe period pain. When I was 26 I saw a gynaecologist (Mr W), who decided to do a D&C, this did not help with the pain so Mr W then did a laparoscopy. I was diagnosed with extensive endometriosis. I then began a course of Zoladex injections. At the end of the course I had another laparoscopy and the endometriosis was no more. Was I cured? NO! Three months l...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 9, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories endometriosis ovarian remnant syndrome Source Type: news

Torso computed tomography can be bypassed after thorough trauma bay examination of patients who fall from standing - Lavingia KS, Collins JN, Soult MC, Terzian WH, Weireter LJ, Britt LD.
This study sought to determine if torso (chest and abdomen) CT could be avoided in patients with ground level falls... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An unusual homicidal stab wound of the cervical spinal cord: a single case examined by post-mortem computed tomography angiography (PMCTA) - Savall F, Dédouit F, Mokrane FZ, Rougé D, Saint-Martin P, Telmon N.
We report an unusual case of homicidal stab wound of the cervical spinal cord, which illustrates the value of post-mortem computed tomography angiography (PMCTA) in cases of vascular injury. First, we noted a posterior and horizontal trajectory to the neck... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Mercury embolism of the lung and right ventricle revealed by postmortem computed tomography and X-ray analytic microscopy - Makino Y, Abe H, Yokoyama M, Torimitsu S, Chiba F, Yokota H, Oka T, Iwase H.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

July highlights: Mother’s intuition, music therapy & more
Catch up on what you may have missed on Thriving last month. Our staff takes a look back at a few of this month’s favorite posts. A mother’s intuition—and a fall down the stairs—save a little girl’s life Liz Beaulieu is likely the only person in the world who can say she saved her child by falling down the stairs. Her daughter, Arielle, was just 4 days old. Liz was carrying her downstairs when she slipped. Not sure whether Arielle had hit her head, she whisked her to her local ER. “She seemed fine, and they said that she looked fine,” Liz says. Still concerned, though, Liz ke...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 4, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Boston Children's Hospital staff Tags: All posts Our patients’ stories Chiari Malformation concussion congenital heart defect Dr. Alex Taylor Dr. Ben Warf Dr. Bonnie Padwa Dr. Lawrence Karlin Dr. Michael O'brien Dr. Michael Scott Dr. Roger Nuss hemifacial microsomia Source Type: news

Comparison of clinically suspected injuries with injuries detected at whole-body CT in suspected multi-trauma victims - Shannon L, Peachey T, Skipper N, Adiotomre E, Chopra A, Marappan B, Kotnis N.
AIM: To assess the accuracy of the trauma team leader's clinical suspicion of injury in patients who have undergone whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) for suspected polytrauma, and to assess the frequency of unsuspected injuries and specific patterns of... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 31, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

DoD taps FDA-cleared device for battlefield diagnosis of traumatic brain injuries
The US Department of Defense may soon start using smartphone-based diagnosis tools to detect traumatic brain injuries in soldiers on the battlefield. According to a post on its “Armed with Science” blog, the DoD is working with Bethesda, Maryland-based Brainscope to put its FDA-cleared Ahead 200 device into action. Currently, it takes a CT scan to definitively […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 31, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Jonah Comstock Tags: Government/Regulation Ahead 200 BrainScope CT scan Department of Defense DOD EEG FDA FDA 510(k) clearance traumatic brain injury Source Type: news

NeuWave wins FDA nod for Ablation Confirmation software
NeuWave Medical said today it won FDA premarket approval for its Ablation Confirmation software, which will be integrated into its Intelligent Ablation system. The new system uses computed tomography which allows physicians to visualize and confirm ablation targets and lesions using images from CT scanners, according to the company. The computer-contolled ablation system also has greater access to data gained during the process and is able to use it to streamline the procedure, CEO Dan Sullivan told MassDevice.com in an interview. “Because we have computer control, 1 of the things we have access to is data....
Source: Mass Device - July 30, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT Vascular NeuWave Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Sports-related head injuries spur avalanche of CT scans
Emergency department admissions for sports-related head injuries have skyrocketed (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 30, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Remains Of American Colonial Leader Found Buried With Catholic Artifact
Archaeologists have uncovered an unlikely find at the site of America's oldest Protestant church: a small silver box researchers believe is a Catholic reliquary. The box, found in Jamestown, Virginia, contains seven fragments of bone and pieces of a lead ampulla, a type of flask used to hold holy water, CT scans revealed. The discovery raises questions about the roots of Catholicism in the U.S. -- especially at a time in history when anti-Catholic sentiment was high among the majority-Anglican colonists. Researchers from the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation and the National Museum of Natural Histor...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Biker Impaled By Tree, Drives 20 Miles To Hospital
A mountain biker in New Mexico who was impaled in the neck by a tree branch has managed to avoid serious injury -- even after riding his bike 20 miles to the nearest hospital. The unidentified biker suffered injury when he fell off his bike and was impaled in the neck by a two-centimeter-wide branch, the New England Journal of Medicine reports. Despite the painful impalement, the biker managed to get into a car and ride 20 miles to the University of New Mexico for treatment According to a CT scan, the branch extended about 1.6 centimeters into the patient's neck. Amazingly, the branch didn't cause serious damage to th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news