Lung damage by smoking could be repaired by eating THESE fruits
HEALING properties found in fresh apples and tomatoes can slow down natural ageing of the lungs and even repair damage caused by smoking, research claims. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The development of mood repair response repertories: I. Age-related changes among 7- to 14-year-old depressed and control children and adolescents - Kovacs M, Lopez-Duran NL, George C, Mayer L, Baji L, Kiss E, Vetr ó A, Kapornai K.
The purpose of this study was to test developmentally informed hypotheses about regulatory responses to sadness that attenuate versus exacerbate it (adaptive versus maladaptive mood repair responses, respectively) across late childhood, early adolescence, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Whole eggs better for muscle building and repair than egg whites, researchers find
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) People who consume 18 grams of protein from whole eggs or from egg whites after engaging in resistance exercise differ dramatically in how their muscles build protein, a process called protein synthesis, during the post-workout period, researchers report in a new study. Specifically, the post-workout muscle-building response in those eating whole eggs is 40 percent greater than in those consuming an equivalent amount of protein from egg whites, the team found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Achilles tendon operation with improved recovery time
Every year, surgeons in the UK repair 10,000 ruptured Achilles tendons. Gavin Thow, 33, underwent a new technique with a speedier recovery time, as ADRIAN MONTI reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Awards $800,000...
Phase II clinical trial seeks to determine if autologous stem cell therapy can improve outcomes for patients with chronic rotator cuff tears who undergo surgical repair.(PRWeb December 18, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14951671.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Living on a knife-edge – survey reveals what a pay rise would mean to NHS employees
Being able to feed their families, afford dental treatment, repair their cars or pay off debts are some of the things that health workers could afford if the government gave them a decent pay rise, according to a survey released today (Sunday) by UNISON. UNISON says the findings expose the financial hardship suffered by NHS staff as a result of the government imposing limits on their pay. They form part of the union’s evidence to the NHS pay review body, which is due in tomorrow (Monday). Since the 1% pay cap was imposed seven years ago, NHS employees have seen their pay lose value as the gap between wage increases a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Debt health health care low pay NHS Sara Gorton survey Source Type: news

Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
How might endovascular aneurysm repair benefit patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm who are physically frail and ineligible for open repair?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Endovascular Versus Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Endovascular Versus Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Dr Lowenfels comments on a report, published in Surgery, that compares the two procedures for AAA. What have we learned to date?Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Isaac ’s story: A ‘new normal’ with short bowel syndrome
It was the morning after their baby son Isaac had come home from the hospital, and Jennifer and Brian Campbell were performing the same sweet act of bonding as many new parents: giving him a bath in the sink. But as they maneuvered around the room, they suddenly realized something was very wrong. “I fell to the floor and started screaming and crying as formula shot out of his stomach,” remembers Jennifer. “I thought we’d broken him.” The reality, of course, was that the Campbells were simply adjusting to their new “normal” — something any parent of a medically complex child c...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 14, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation cerebral palsy Dr. Christopher Duggan Dr. Mark Puder Dr. Tom Jaksic necrotizing enterocolitis short bowel syndrome (SBS). Source Type: news

Your body’s ability to self-heal nerves in the brain can be compromised by a toxic internal environment – will researchers look for the diet connection?
(Natural News) Nobody can explain the processes of the brain fully, but there are some things we do know about it, such as the brain’s ability to repair itself called neuroregeneration. When the nerve fibers of the brain lose its protective coating, called myelin, the brain sends adult stem cells to regenerate a new myelin sheet.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Commandments of Hernia Repair: General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the impact of Hurricane Maria on medical supplies (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Running repairs on the moon - archive, 13 December 1972
13 December 1972 Engineers at mission control in Houston work out a do-it-yourself repair routine for a broken mudguard on the Apollo 17 team ’s lunar roverTheApollo 17 astronauts,Eugene Cernan and Jack Schmitt, carrying a makeshift replacement mudguard for their lunar rover, late last night (British time), returned to a dusty canyon hoping to find the oldest rocks man has ever seen amid the rubble of a nearby landslide. They were also looking for proof on their second moon walk that the floor of the canyon is blanketed by relatively young ash from one of the moon ’s dying volcanic upheavals.Related:Apollo 40 y...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Anthony Tucker, Science Correspondent Tags: Nasa The moon Space Source Type: news

Stryker completes tender offer for French spinal implant maker Vexim
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said yesterday it completed a simplified public tender offer for French spinal implant maker Vexim, giving the company a 92.2% stake of its share capital and 91.6% of its voting rights. The tender offer, opened Nov. 16 to Dec. 6, followed plans the company released in October to acquire the company in a deal worth $216 million. Stryker said it is “satisfied with this result” and thanked shareholders and BSAAR warrant holders who tendered securities through the offer. “Stryker is excited about the strength of Vexim differentiated product portfolio, management team, and Eur...
Source: Mass Device - December 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal Stryker Vexim Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew launches MolecuLight i:X wound bacteria visualizer in Europe
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) said today it launched the MolecuLight i:X handheld imaging device designed to assess wound surface area and help visualize harmful bacteria within the wounds in Europe. The device is designed to improve wound assessments, which are currently made without tools, the company said. The system uses fluorescence to help visualize potentially harmful bacteria which may other be missed. “The MolecuLight i:X enables healthcare professionals to see what they have never been able to see before. We are proud to partner with MolecuLight Inc. and bring this innovative technology to ou...
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wound Care Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Scientists successfully demonstrate a new way to help nerve regeneration in spinal cord injury
A new way of triggering nerve regeneration to help repair spinal cord injury and in the longer-term potentially paralysis has successfully been demonstrated by University of Bristol scientists. The work is published in PLOS ONE today [Monday 11 December]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Source Type: news

Cell Repair Blocker Promising in Breast Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- PARP inhibitor delays progression in advanced disease (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - December 8, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Taurine lends hand to repair cells damaged in multiple sclerosis
(Scripps Research Institute) New research suggests that administering taurine, a molecule naturally produced by human cells, could boost the effectiveness of current multiple sclerosis (MS) therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Edwards Lifesciences raises 2017 outlook, details 2018 goals
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) today raised its outlook for the rest of this year and set its goals for the coming year, saying it expects to post earnings growth of about 12% on a roughly 9% sales gain in 2018 and pledging “aggressive” investment in R&D. The Irvine, Calif.-based heart valve maker, which yesterday acquired mitral valve repair developer Harpoon Medical for $100 million in cash plus another $150 million in potential milestones, released the numbers at its annual investor conference in New York City. For 2017, Edwards upped the forecast for adjusted earnings per share to $3.65 t...
Source: Mass Device - December 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Replacement Heart Valves Wall Street Beat Edwards Lifesciences Source Type: news

Mechanism identified behind enzyme involved in liver and other human cancers
(Uppsala University) To understand what has gone wrong when cancer occurs and to create new possibilities for treatment, it is important to understand the molecular mechanisms behind what is happening at the cellular level. New research, which is now published in the journal Molecular Cell, explains how the motor of an enzyme in DNA damage repair is switched on and off and how these processes might go awry in cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Edwards Lifesciences acquires mitral repair dev Harpoon Medical for $100 million
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) said today it acquired mitral valve repair developer Harpoon Medical for $100 million in cash, with the potential for an additional $150 million in milestone payments over 10 years. Harpoon is developing a system designed to enable echo-guided repair of mitral valve regurgitation through the stabilization of prolapse leaflets to restore coaptation and valve function. The device is currently investigational, though Harpoon is hopeful it will receive CE Mark approval in the European Union in the near future. “We believe the addition of Harpoon Medical’s technology and talented ...
Source: Mass Device - December 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Mergers & Acquisitions Replacement Heart Valves Edwards Lifesciences Harpoon Medical Source Type: news

Edwards Buys Harpoon for up to $250 Million
Edwards Lifesciences may be best known for its leadership in transcatheter valve therapies, but the company appears to be turning to its surgical valve portfolio as part of its growth strategy for the coming year. The company's acquisition of Harpoon Medical, announced Wednesday afternoon, is the first major indicator of this shift. Harpoon is developing beating-heart repair technology for degenerative mitral regurgitation (DMR). Edwards paid $100 million up front for Harpoon and agreed to pay up to $150 million more in milestone payments over the next 10 years. The company has had an eye on Harpoon since 2015 wh...
Source: MDDI - December 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew closes $210m Rotation Medical buy
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) said today that it closed the $210 million acquisition of Rotation Medical and its regenerative shoulder repair treatment. The deal called for the British orthopedics and wound care giant to pay $125 million in up-front cash, with another $85 million on the line over the next five years in financial milestones. Plymouth, Minn.-based Rotation’s bioinductive implant is designed to induce new tissue growth after a patient suffers a rotator cuff tendon tear. The device won FDA clearance in March 2014. Today Smith & Nephew said filing is being prepared for CE Mark appr...
Source: Mass Device - December 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Regenerative Medicine Wall Street Beat rotationmedical Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

3-D mini brains accelerate research for repairing brain function
(Houston Methodist) Houston Methodist is making mini brains from human stem cells, putting researchers on a fast track to repair the nervous system after injury or disease of the brain and spinal cord. Researchers have developed a new system to reduce the time it takes to grow these brain models, which will give them the ability to screen drugs and study what's behind disease-causing mutations more quickly. The findings appear Dec. 12 in Stem Cell Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Finding long strands of RNA in skin development and disease
(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered how unusually long pieces of RNA work in skin cells. The RNA pieces, called 'long non-coding RNAs' or 'lncRNAs,' help skin cells modulate connective tissue proteins, like collagen, and could represent novel therapeutic targets to promote skin repair. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Polyganics wins $1m grant for dura sealant patch study
Polyganics said last week it was awarded a $1.4 million (EU €1.2 million) grant from the European Fund for Regional Development to support clinical validation of its dura sealant patch. The Dura patch is a dressing sealant composed of bioresorbable polymers designed to be suitable for the resealing of the dura outer membrane surrounding the brain after brain surgery to minimize leakage of of cerebrospinal fluid, the Netherlands-based company said. “We are hugely appreciative to the EU, as well as the city and province of Groningen for their support in progressing the device into the next phase of its develo...
Source: Mass Device - December 4, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological Research & Development Polyganics Source Type: news

Rotation Medical touts consistent healing, tear mitigation in rotator cuff study
This study shows that the Bioinductive Implant not only repairs the tear and increases tendon thickness, but it also prevents tear progression. In addition, because the native tendon footprint remains intact around the location of the defect, the Bioinductive Implant may accelerate rehabilitation and recovery as compared with more conservative postoperative management when partial thickness lesions are taken down and repaired as full thickness tears,” lead investigator Dr. Theodore Schlegel of the Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver said in a prepared statement. Results indicated significant improvement in clinical scores...
Source: Mass Device - November 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Orthopedics rotationmedical Source Type: news

New 'Patch' May Repair Damaged Hearts
Title: New 'Patch' May Repair Damaged HeartsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/29/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/30/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - November 30, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Scientists visualize structure of key DNA repair component with 'near-atomic resolution'
(University of Science and Technology of China) A protein known as an ATR kinase activates the cell's built-in repair system at the first hint of DNA damage. Chinese scientists have now imaged the protein at unprecedented resolution, and are beginning to understand its response to DNA damage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fibralign closes syndicate funding round from AngelMD
Fibralign has recently closed a syndicate funding round coordinated by investment and networking platform AngelMD to support its Nanoweave 3D scaffolding tech and medical devices using the technology. The Union City, Calif.-based company’s first product is the BioBridge collagen matrix, which is an implantable, biocompatible and biodegradable surgical mesh with 510(k) clearance for use in surgery to “reinforce and repair soft tissue where weakness and deficiencies exist,” the company said. Fibralign is currently exploring use of the device to treat patients who suffer from secondary lymphedema. &ldqu...
Source: Mass Device - November 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine Fibralign Source Type: news

New'Patch' May Repair Damaged Hearts
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 -- A patch that might one day help repair heart attack damage has been developed by researchers. The patch, which consists of fully functioning artificial human heart muscle, is large enough to cover damage typically caused... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Trust faces £48m repair bill for PFI hospital
A trust faces a £48m repair bill to make one of its hospitals safe because of loopholes in the drafting of its private finance initiative contract, Department of Health documents reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 29, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HKUST researchers reveal new insights into the control of cellular scaffold
(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) HKUST researchers made a breakthrough in understanding how the organization of microtubule cytoskeleton is controlled, revealing an aspect ofγTuRC's regulation and demonstrated a previously unknown function of PolD1, a conserved protein that is widely recognized for its role in DNA replication and repair. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 29, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lauren ’s life after transplant: Proving the impossible possible
I was born on January 29, 1992 with a birth defect called gastroschisis, which meant that my intestines extended outside my body through a small hole in my abdominal wall. I received a liver, small and large bowel transplant in December of 1992, just before my first birthday. Though I was transplanted in Pennsylvania, I have been cared for by the brilliant team at Boston Children’s Hospital ever since. When I was first recovering in Pennsylvania, my parents were told that I would never be able to swim in the ocean because I would have to have a central line in for the rest of my life. Well, to that person I would lik...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lauren Ainsworth Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories gastroschisis multivisceral transplant Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

EPA Grants New England Schools $631K for Asbestos Control
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it awarded a total of $631,000 this year to five New England state agencies to ensure schools properly manage asbestos-containing materials. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island each received between $100,000 and $166,000 from the government agency, depending on the amount of initiatives they are committed to in accordance with the EPA’s Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). AHERA requires public school districts and nonprofit private schools to inspect their schools for asbestos-containing materials and prepare management...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 28, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: AHERA asbestos abatement Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act asbestos in schools Bridgette Hoskie Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Connecticut Department of Public Health Dunn Environmental Group EFI Global Emily Figdor en Source Type: news

Heterotopic Ossification During a Ventral Hernia Repair Heterotopic Ossification During a Ventral Hernia Repair
In this report, a case of heterotopic ossification is observed in a patient who presented for ventral hernia repair.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Beating heart patch is large enough to repair the human heart
(Duke University) Duke University engineers have developed a 'heart patch' that is just as strong and electrically active as healthy adult cardiac tissue and large enough to cover the damage caused by most heart attacks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 28, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

British health watchdog recommends vaginal mesh ban
A British health watchdog reportedly plans to recommend that the National Health Service there ban vaginal mesh implants to treat pelvic organ prolapse, citing “serious but well-recognized safety concerns.” In recommending that the implants be limited to research use only, the U.K.’s National Institute for Health & Care Excellence said “evidence of long-term efficacy [for implants treating organ prolapse] is inadequate in quality and quantity,” according to the BBC. Randomized, controlled trials “showed no added benefit of using mesh compared with native tissue repair,” ac...
Source: Mass Device - November 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Gynecological Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits U.K. National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) Source Type: news

3D-printed implants and scaffold technology – how bioengineering innovation could treat and prevent osteoarthritis
The need for new and effective ways to treat and preventosteoarthritis has never been more urgent. Demand for total joint replacements is rising every year, and expected to double by 2030, placing a huge strain on the NHS. Meanwhile, those living with the pain of early stage osteoarthritis or at risk of developing it due to injury face limited treatment options.That’s why Arthritis Research UK is investing in innovative research dedicated to developing medical technologies which could provide an answer. By 'medical technologies' we mean cutting-edge medical devices, orthotics, implants and imaging techniques, harness...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 24, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

RNA editing with CRISPR-Cas13
Nucleic acid editing holds promise for treating genetic disease, particularly at the RNA level, where disease-relevant sequences can be rescued to yield functional protein products. Type VI CRISPR-Cas systems contain the programmable single-effector RNA-guided ribonuclease Cas13. We profiled type VI systems in order to engineer a Cas13 ortholog capable of robust knockdown and demonstrated RNA editing by using catalytically inactive Cas13 (dCas13) to direct adenosine-to-inosine deaminase activity by ADAR2 (adenosine deaminase acting on RNA type 2) to transcripts in mammalian cells. This system, referred to as RNA Editing fo...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Cox, D. B. T., Gootenberg, J. S., Abudayyeh, O. O., Franklin, B., Kellner, M. J., Joung, J., Zhang, F. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Molecular Biology r-articles Source Type: news

Suture Anchor Repair for Ruptured Deltoid Ligament Suture Anchor Repair for Ruptured Deltoid Ligament
Is deltoid ligament reconstruction using suture anchor fixation an effective treatment strategy in pronation ankle injuries?Current Orthopaedic Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Endovascular Repair of Ruptured AAA Improves Midterm Survival Endovascular Repair of Ruptured AAA Improves Midterm Survival
Endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm was linked to reduced mortality at 3 years, improved early quality of life, and reduced costs compared with open surgery in the IMPROVE trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

UofL researchers discover key signaling protein for muscle growth
(University of Louisville) Researchers at University of Louisville have discovered the importance of a well-known protein, myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (MyD88), in the development and regeneration of muscles. Ashok Kumar, Ph.D., professor and distinguished university scholar in UofL's Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology, led a team of researchers who have described the protein's critical role in the growth and repair of skeletal muscles, both in post-natal development and in the regeneration of injured adult muscles. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetes drug helps repair UV-damaged DNA in cells of 'Moon children'
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) The severe and debilitating genetic disease Xeroderma pigmentosum impedes cells to repair UV-induced DNA damage. Scientists from CeMM found a drug approved for diabetes treatment to alleviate the impact of the gene defect in cell culture, which led to the discovery of a previously unknown DNA repair mechanism. The study was published in Molecular Cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is There Hope for an Endologix Comeback?
A year ago, Endologix CEO John McDermott walked into the VEITHsymposium at the New York Hilton-Midtown, saw the look on the face of his head of regulatory and clinical affairs as he approached the Endologix booth, and knew something was wrong. Sure enough, FDA had just asked Endologix to provide two-year patient follow-up data from its EVAS-FORWARD study of the Nellix endovascular aneurysm sealing (EVAS) system. "So that night we worked through the night to get out our press release first thing the next morning to inform the world that there was going to be pushback in the timeline and the clinical requirements,&...
Source: MDDI - November 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Nov. 17, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Skyline Medical’s joint venture to Lensar receiving FDA clearance and CE Mark, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Skyline Medical launches JV deal with Helomics Skyline Medical announced in a Nov. 15 press release that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Helomics. The agreement comes after a strategic collaboration between the companies that allows Skyline to reach more markets. The joint venture leverages the Helomics D-Chip platform to develop and market new approaches for personalized cancer diagnostics and care. 2.&...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) mHealth (Mobile Health) Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Helomics InnerScope iReliev LensAR Inc. Source Type: news

Danny ’s journey to a biventricular heart
The first hint that something wasn’t quite right with Danny Sanchez-Garcia’s heart came at his mom’s six-month prenatal visit. “There was a little blip on the ultrasound, but then it was gone on the next one, so they didn’t think it was anything and I didn’t worry any more about it,” says Danny’s mom, Cynthia. Cynthia was overjoyed when Danny was born at her local hospital seeming perfectly healthy. But as the hospital staff monitored Danny overnight, they noticed his oxygen level was lower than normal and decided to run more tests. His doctors believed the tests pointed to a...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Biventricular Repair Complex Biventricular Repair Program congenital heart valve program double outlet right ventricle Dr. Christopher Baird Dr. Roger Breitbart ECMO Pulmonary atresia tetra Source Type: news

The Controversy in Treating Partners of Sex Addicts
In “From Victimhood to Victorhood” (published in the May/June 2015 issue of The Therapist), Alex Katehakis writes that a “major shift has occurred in treating partners of sex addicts”. The shift she describes is towards the Relational Trauma (RT) Model, in which practitioners emphasize that partners’ relational bonds are damaged by betrayal, as precipitated by the discovery of sexual acting out — not a historical and ongoing pattern of destructive or self-defeating behavior by non-acting out partners, as implied by the so-called co-addict model, previously espoused by writers like Stepha...
Source: Psych Central - November 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Graeme Daniels, MFT Tags: Addictions Psychotherapy PTSD Relationships & Love Sexuality Substance Abuse Trauma Addiction Recovery co-addict model co-addiction Codependency Enabling Hypervigilance Impulsive Behavior Infidelity love addiction lying r Source Type: news

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (Symptoms, Repair, Surgery, Survival Rate)
Title: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (Symptoms, Repair, Surgery, Survival Rate)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - November 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

MMR/MSI Testing in Colorectal Cancer'Alarmingly' Low MMR/MSI Testing in Colorectal Cancer'Alarmingly' Low
Testing for mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency is suboptimal despite endorsement and well-established guidelines. Will that change now that immunotherapy is approved?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news