Zebra Medical wins CE Mark for brain-bleed detection algorithm
Israeli machine-learning radiology firm Zebra Medical Vision said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for an algorithm for detecting intracranial hemorrhages as part of its deep learning imaging analytics platform. Zebra Medical said that its algorithm is designed to identify brain bleeds to provide extra support for physicians in acute care settings, and that it plans to use the algorithm for point-of-care detection to identify bleeds accurately and with reduced delay. “This new algorithm is an important addition to Zebra’s Analytics Engine. The ability to alert radiologists and surgeons t...
Source: Mass Device - March 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT Zebra Medical Vision Source Type: news
Widely Used COPD Meds Tied to Higher Fracture Risk
COPD -- often linked to smoking -- is a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It is a progressive, debilitating illness that currently has no cure. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Former S.D. dentist pleads guilty to $17m medtech fraud scheme
A former dentist from South Dakota plead guilty last week to a $16.6 million scheme to defraud consumers through the sale of a sham laser device and associated treatments, promising it would cure more than 200 different conditions, according to a US Department of Justice report. The plea was the finale to a three-year effort from the DoJ to halt the distribution of the device, known as the “QLaser System”, according to the report. The defendant, 82-year-old Robert Lytle of Rapid City, S.D., plead guilty to a single count of conspiracy to introduce misbranded medical devices into interstate commerce with the int...
Source: Mass Device - January 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Regulatory/Compliance U.S. Justice Dept. (DOJ) Source Type: news
Tom Petty Died Of Accidental Overdose: Coroner
Musician Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose, according to a statement from his wife and daughter that was posted online.Petty had been suffering from a fractured hip that got worse during his recent tour, along with emphysema and knee pain. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Reports Confirm Petty Died of Accidental Drug Overdose
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Petty died last year because of an accidental drug overdose that his family said occurred on the same day he found out his hip was broken after performing dozens of shows with a less serious injury. His wife and daughter released the results of Petty's autopsy via a statement Friday on his Facebook page, moments before coroner's officials in Los Angeles released their findings and the rocker's full autopsy report. Dana and Adria Petty say they got the results from the coroner's office earlier in the day that the overdose was due to a variety of medications. The coroner's findings showed Petty had ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nekesa Mumby Moody, Associated Press Tags: News Source Type: news
Genetic variation in lung airways elevates risk of COPD
CT scans show that a quarter of the adult population has nonstandard airway...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm predicts lung disease, adverse events on CT COPD severity mirrors lung cancer incidence AJR: Ultralow-dose CT can evaluate COPD Group issues call for best lung cancer, COPD protocols Emphysema-related COPD on CT signals higher malignancy risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Regular Aspirin Use May Slow COPD Progression (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Analysis showed 50% reduction in emphysema progression (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - December 23, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news
British health agency backs endobronchial valves from Pulmonx, OIympus
Pulmonx and Olympus (TYO:7733) won a nod from a British health agency for the endobronchial valves they sell to treat severe emphysema. The U.K.’s National Institute for Health & Care Excellence updated its guidance for the valves, saying it considers the clinical evidence behind them sufficient to support routine use. The one-way valves, Pulmonx’s Zephyr and the Spiration device made by Olympus, are designed to partition diseased lung tissue from healthy tissue to improve respiratory efficiency. Redwood City, Calif.-based Pulmonx said the decision was based on data from a quartet of studies ...
Source: Mass Device - December 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Respiratory Olympus Pulmonx U.K. National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) Source Type: news
Rheumatoid arthritis: Symptoms could be signs of THESE lung diseases
Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms could cause some lung conditions, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, researchers have warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
These foods fight deadly lung disease
Your lungs are under constant assault. That’s why COPD is the third leading cause of death according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 15 million Americans have it. COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It’s a group of lung diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis. They constrict your airways. They make breathing difficult and can cause wheezing or coughing. Most doctors will tell you that smoking is the major culprit. But even if you never smoked you are still at risk of COPD. You see, our modern world is a big factor. Our air is full of chemicals. Bad air i...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Nutrition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD lung disease lungs Source Type: news
FDA OKs Glaxo's inhaler, first one to combine 3 medicines
The FDA approves the first inhaler that combines three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Conventional household cleaners can kill you with increased risk of fatal lung disease
(Natural News) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a life-threatening condition that results in obstructed airflow and difficulty breathing. There are two main illnesses associated with COPD: Chronic bronchitis, which affects more than 10 million Americans, and emphysema, which over 4.7 million Americans have been diagnosed with. While the most common cause of COPD is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Lung disease warning: This common household product could be linked to COPD risk
COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – is a common form of lung disease that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 8, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 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. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters. 5. Resilience Capital Partners creates Innovatus Imaging Private equity firm Resilience Capital Partners recently announced that one of its funds has acquired three medical device service and manufacturing units, allowing the firm...
Source: Mass Device - September 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news
Broncus Medical affiliate acquires Uptake Medical
Uptake Medical said yesterday that its InterVapor device for treating emphysema is back on the market in Europe after its acquisition for an undisclosed amount by an affiliate of Broncus Medical. Broncus set its purchase up under a new entity based in Seattle, Uptake Medical Technology, and plans to add markets in Australia and Asia to its commercial footprint in Europe by the end of the year. The InterVapor device uses heated water vapor to reduce lung volume in emphysema patients. Uptake won an expanded CE Mark in the European Union for InterVapor in August 2015. “2018 promises to be an exciting year for ...
Source: Mass Device - September 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Respiratory Wall Street Beat Broncus Medical Uptake Medical Source Type: news
Endobronchial valve treatment appears to improve lung function in patients with severe emphysema
(American Thoracic Society) People with severe emphysema may breathe better after a minimally invasive procedure that places valves in the airways leading to diseased portions of their lungs, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Relief for victims of lung disease found in a ketchup
The alloy and silicone device is being offered to NHS patients with emphysema and other incurable respiratory problems, collectively known as COPD. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Pulmonary Oxygen Uptake During Exercise in Emphysema and IPF Pulmonary Oxygen Uptake During Exercise in Emphysema and IPF
Gain a better understanding of the pulmonary oxygen uptake response during exercise in patients with emphysema and IPF.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news
Title: EmphysemaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/24/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news
COPD vs. Emphysema (Differences Similarities)
Title: COPD vs. Emphysema (Differences Similarities)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news
Could your ’smoker’s cough’ be a sign of this potentially life-threatening lung condition?
EMPHYSEMA is a type of lung condition that causes problems breathing, and it could turn dangerous. Here are the symptoms to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Psychological therapies for the treatment of anxiety disorders in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (commonly referred to as chronic bronchitis and emphysema) is a chronic lung condition characterised by the inflammation of airways and irreversible destruction of pulmonary tissue leading to progressively worsening dyspnoea. It is a leading international cause of disability and death in adults. Evidence suggests that there is an increased prevalence of anxiety disorders in people with COPD. The severity of anxiety has been shown to correlate with the severity of COPD, however anxiety can occur with all stages of COPD severity. Coexisting anxiety and COPD contribute to poor heal...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Research Supports Pulmonary Benefits for ACEIs, ARBs
Higher doses independently linked to slower change in emphysema, especially among former smokers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news
How Common is α -1-Antitrypsin Deficiency?
Discussion α-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1AT) is a common single-gene mutation disease that is homozygous recessive. The normal allele is called M and the most common abnormal allele is Z. There are other alleles though. The gene codes for one of the primary protease inhibitors in the serum, thus those who are homozygous for the Z gene are sometimes referred to as “PIZZ” or “PIZ.” α-1-Antitrypsin is found in all body tissues but is especially important in the serum and lung. As noted it is one of the primary neutrophil protease inhibitors in the serum, and acts to neutralize these enzymes...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
What you need to know to make connected medical devices
Bill Welch, Phillips-Medisize [Image courtesy of Phillips-Medisize]The estimated number of connected medical devices – devices connected to the Internet –is expected to increase from 10 billion to 50 billion over the next decade, according to the IBM Institute for Business Value. This is due to the ability for machine-to-machine communication through cloud computing and networks of data-gathering sensors, also known as the Internet of Things (IoT) IT market, to add efficiency and cost savings to a wide range of enterprise tasks. It is a market that is anticipated to grow from $8.2 billion to over $12.4 billion ...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Drug-Device Combinations mHealth (Mobile Health) Software / IT connected medical devices Phillips-Medisize Source Type: news
For Over 30 Years, A Son Chronicled His Mother's Life, Death And Love Of Cigarettes
James Friedman was 9 years old when he began photographing his mother, Dorothy. She was 11 years old when she smoked her first cigarette. They both continued with their respective fixations until the day Dorothy died. Friedman’s series “1,029,398 Cigarettes” chronicles his mother’s life over the course of 30 years and over a million cigarettes. The photos show the corrosive effects of chain-smoking in real time, spanning from before Dorothy was diagnosed with emphysema to her final days in the hospital. But more aptly, the images capture a son’s perspective of his imperfect but exce...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ACE Inhibitors, ARBs May Slow Percent Emphysema Progression
Independent correlation for higher doses of ACE, ARBs with slower change in percent emphysema (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news
Software quantifies emphysema on MDCT images
VIENNA - An automated software algorithm can be used to quantify emphysema...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Emphysema-related COPD on CT signals higher malignancy risk CT ties emphysema to mortality, independent of other risks CT emphysema measures higher in former vs. current smokers ATS: Lung cancers arise from tissue damaged by emphysema CAD detects signs of emphysema on DR images (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 2, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Current and Former Smokers: Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables
Each extra serving of fruits and veggies is associated with a 4 to 8 percent lower risk of developing lung disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Vegetables Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Emphysema Source Type: news
Understanding the Links Between Lung Cancer, COPD, and Emphysema: A Key to More Effective Treatment and Screening
A better delineation of the relationships between lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema may lead to significant improvements in the effectiveness of lung cancer screening programs, and to reductions in the morbidity and mortality associated with these deadly diseases. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Javier J. Zulueta, MD Luis M. Seijo, MD Tags: Lung Cancer Oncology Journal Review Article Screening Source Type: news
Network Modeling Could Optimize End-Stage Emphysema Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Model suggests similar outcomes with surgical, bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - February 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news
Emphysema treatment could be optimized using network modelling
A unique engineering perspective of emphysema progression in the lung suggests how mechanisms operating at the micromechanical scale could help to predict patient survival and quality of life following treatment -- according to new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news
Title: Emphysema TreatmentCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 11/3/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - February 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news
Emphysema Causes and Risk Factors
Title: Emphysema Causes and Risk FactorsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 12/29/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/2/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - February 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news
Title: Emphysema SymptomsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 12/29/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news
Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema
How does the response to inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation differ between patients with combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema and those with COPD?BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news
Sugar element of keratan sulfate halts the progress of emphysema
Using a mouse model, scientists have identified a sugar molecule that reduced the inflammatory response and progress of emphysema, a common component of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This discovery could lead to the development of drugs based on glycans -- biological sugar molecules -- for the treatment of diseases such as COPD, which is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Sugar element of keratan sulfate halts the progress of emphysema
(RIKEN) Using a mouse model, scientists from the RIKEN-Max Planck Joint Research Center for Systems Chemical Biology and a number of other institutes have identified a sugar molecule that reduced the inflammatory response and progress of emphysema, a common component of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Medical News Today: COPD vs. Emphysema: What's the Difference?
What is COPD and what is emphysema? Learn about their causes and symptoms, when to see a doctor, how they are treated, and tips to manage them at home. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news
Pneumomediastinum secondary to barotrauma after recreational nitrous oxide inhalation - Jeddy H, Rashid F, Bhutta H, Lorenzi B, Charalabopoulos A.
We present a case of a seventeen-year-old patient, admitted in the care of the surgical team following inhalation of nitrous oxide at high pressure, leading to extensive pneumomediastinum and surgical emphysema. We discuss the subsequent investigations and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Study Confirms There Is No Safe Level of Smoking
By Stacy SimonPeople who smoke as little as 1 cigarette a day over their lifetime still have a greater risk of early death than people who have never smoked, according to a study by researchers from the National Cancer Institute. The researchers say this shows that no level of cigarette smoking is safe.The study included 290,215 adults ages 59 to 82 who answered questions about how many cigarettes they smoked during different periods throughout their lives. Researchers then followed the participants for an average 6.6 years. Results showed that people who consistently smoked an average of less than 1 cigarette per day had ...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - December 8, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Smoking/Tobacco Source Type: news
Lung disease news: Saliva test for incurable COPD could save lives by predicting flare-ups
COPD, also chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an incurable lung condition - including emphysema and chronic bronchitis - which causes thousands of deaths every year. However, experts have found a saliva test could help save patients' lives. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Visual DX- “ My Eye Popped Out ”
A 44-year-old male with hypertension presents via EMS with this ocular complaint after having sneezed. What’s your assessment? by Lauren Westafer, DO and Nicholas Daniel, DO A 44-year-old male with hypertension presented via EMS with the complaint “my eye popped out!” The patient reported right eye swelling and pain immediately after sneezing. He denied trauma or change in his visual acuity, but admitted to a prior history of cocaine abuse. Physical exam revealed periorbital subcutaneous emphysema and intact accommodation and extraocular movements. His pupils were equal and reactive to light. Visual...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Taja Whitted Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Risks, symptoms and prevention
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a collection of serious lung diseases that obstructs airflow from the lungs and causes breathing issues. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the conditions that most commonly contribute to COPD. According to the American Lung Association, more than 11 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COPD, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 28, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
Radiologic Case: Pulmonary Edema Superimposed on Emphysema Radiologic Case: Pulmonary Edema Superimposed on Emphysema
The unusual imaging findings in this case of a 54-year-old man with pulmonary edema superimposed on emphysema demonstrate why the condition has been termed"sponge lung."Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news
How to Quit Smoking
By Stacy Simon Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Since the release of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health 50 years ago, there have been 20 million deaths due to tobacco. Almost half the deaths from 12 different types of cancer combined – including lung, voice box, throat, esophagus, and bladder cancers – are attributable to cigarette smoking alone. In addition to cancer, smoking greatly increases the risk of debilitating long-term lung diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It also raises the risk for heart...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - November 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Smoking/Tobacco Source Type: news
World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day 2017
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term that covers those long-term lung conditions which are characterized by shortness of breath, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic asthma, and which aren ’t fully reversible. World COPD Day is observed each year in November to highlight and raises awareness about the symptoms, risk factors and, treatment for COPD – and is a good time to share some of our relevant Cochrane evidence.Blogpost: 3 things to help people with COPD keep well and keep out of the hospitalonEvidently Cochrane.Self-management interventions for people with COPDNo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 15, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news