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What Causes Microcephaly?
Patient Presentation A 5-month-old male came to clinic for his health supervision visit and followup from his neonatal intensive care stay. He was born prematurely at 28 weeks gestation and his stay was complicated by a right sided Grade III intraventricular hemorrhage, a left-sided Grade IV intraventricular hemorrhage, neonatal seizures, respiratory distress and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, acute kidney injury that had resolved, possible necrotizing enterocolitis incidents x 2, and herpes simplex encephalitis. He was on home oxygen, a nasogastric feeding tube because of aspiration risk and mult...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Outcomes after concomitant traumatic brain injury and hemorrhagic shock: a secondary analysis from the Pragmatic, Randomized Optimal Platelets and Plasma Ratios trial - Galvagno SM, Fox EE, Appana SN, Baraniuk S, Bosarge PL, Bulger EM, Callcut RA, Cotton BA, Goodman M, Inaba K, O'Keeffe T, Schreiber MA, Wade CE, Scalea TM, Holcomb JB, Stein DM.
BACKGROUND: Often the clinician is faced with a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma in patients with concomitant traumatic brain injury (TBI) and hemorrhagic shock (HS), as rapid deterioration from either can be fatal. Knowledge about outcomes after concomi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Immune cells may heal bleeding brain after strokes
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) By studying rodents, researchers showed that instead of attacking germs, some neutrophils may help heal the brain after an intracerebral hemorrhage, a form of stroke caused by ruptured blood vessels. The study suggests that two neutrophil-related proteins may play critical roles in protecting the brain from stroke-induced damage and could be used as treatments for intracerebral hemorrhage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTHealth discovers how to train damaging inflammatory cells to promote repair after stroke
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Researchers at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth have discovered a way to turn neutrophils from toxic to helpful after a hemorrhagic stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neuropathology and brain weight in traumatic-crush asphyxia - Al-Sarraj S, Laxton R, Swift B, Kolar AJ, Chapman RC, Fegan-Earl AW, Cary NRB.
Traumatic (crush) asphyxia is a rare condition caused by severe compression of the chest and trunk leading to often extreme so-called asphyxial signs, including cyanosis in head and neck regions, multiple petechiae, and subconjunctival haemorrhage as well ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 31, 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. This exoskeleton could eliminate crouch gait The National Institutes of Health has created what it claims is the first robotic exoskeleton that is designed to treat crouch gait in children who have cerebral palsy. Crouch gait o...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Speed increases risk of stroke within hours or days of use
Methamphetamine can raise blood pressure, making users more susceptible to a hemorrhagic stroke, found a study by the University of New South Wales in Australia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methamphetamine Use Tied to Heightened Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk Methamphetamine Use Tied to Heightened Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk
Methamphetamine use has been tied to an increased risk for stroke in young adults, especially often-fatal hemorrhagic stroke, a new review shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Meth Use Tied to Higher Risk of Stroke in Younger People
Predominately hemorrhagic strokes associated with methamphetamine use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Radioiodine Therapy for Thyroid Cancer Doesn ’ t Up Stroke Risk
I - 131 therapy group showed no significantly higher risk of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, ENT, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

How minimally invasive methods treat brain aneurysms (Video)
What is interventional neuroradiology? Interventional neuroradiology is a medical specialty that diagnoses and treats disorders of the brain and spine with minimally invasive imaging and technologies. What is a brain aneurysm? A brain aneurysm is a condition in which there is a weakening in the wall of the blood vessel, which expands outward similar to a "bubble" on an artery. This weakened area can either go unnoticed over a person’s life or can rupture causing hemorrhage or bleeding around… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dr. Ansaar Rai Source Type: news

Subarachnoid hemorrhage and the need for expert treatment
(St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center) Research led by the head of the Barrow Neurological Institute and published in the July 20, 2017 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine reveals that subarachnoid hemorrhages, which are caused by ruptured brain aneurysms, account for 5-10 percent of all strokes and are best managed by experienced and dedicated experts at high-volume centers with neurosurgeons, endovascular surgeons and stroke neurologists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Protein to stop acute cerebral hemorrhage
(DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology)) Korean researchers newly found thermo-responsive protein to accelerate development of biopharmaceuticals to treat brain diseases. It is expected to be used to develop biopharmaceutical for hemostasis of cerebral hemorrhage and brain tissue regeneration (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 14, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A comprehensive analysis of dispatching of traumatic brain injuries in the Fifth Period at the RAJAIE Hospital in Ghachsaran - Alidadi A, Zaboli R, Abedi R, Soltanizarandi MR.
INTRODUCTION: Increasing car accidents in young group and head-stroke mechanisms in developing countryis are the main cause of brain lesions and injuries related to trauma, so that traumatic severe brain lesions and injuries and uncontrollable hemorrhage a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiology of mild traumatic brain injury with intracranial hemorrhage: focusing predictive models for neurosurgical intervention - Orlando A, Levy AS, Carrick MM, Tanner A, Mains CW, Bar-Or D.
OBJECTIVE: To adumbrate differences in neurosurgical intervention (NI) rates between intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) types in mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs), and help identify which ICH types are most likely to benefit from the creation of predictive ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Stroke warning: Overdosing on this supplement could cause brain bleeding
SUPPLEMENTS are widely used to boost a healthy diet, and vitamin E is often taken for its antioxidant benefits. However, in excess it can lead to a haemorrhagic stroke. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oklahoma EMT Association Hosts Annual Meeting
Last week, the Oklahoma EMT Association hosted its annual meeting in Norman, Oklahoma. JenaLu Simpson, OEMTA President kicked off the conference on Wednesday morning by introducing OSDH EMS Director, Dale Adkerson for the State of EMS Address.  Many sessions are offered throughout the week ranging from trauma casualty, cerebral hemorrhage and EMS, infection control, Stop the Bleed, STEMI and many more. A few highlights from day one included a representative from OU Medical Clinic, who spoke on the important role of EMS in human trafficking. EMS professionals were encouraged to do things differently if they suspect a ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - August 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Oklahoma EMT Association Hosts Annual Meeting
Last week, the Oklahoma EMT Association hosted its annual meeting in Norman, Oklahoma. JenaLu Simpson, OEMTA President kicked off the conference on Wednesday morning by introducing OSDH EMS Director, Dale Adkerson for the State of EMS Address.  Many sessions are offered throughout the week ranging from trauma casualty, cerebral hemorrhage and EMS, infection control, Stop the Bleed, STEMI and many more. A few highlights from day one included a representative from OU Medical Clinic, who spoke on the important role of EMS in human trafficking. EMS professionals were encouraged to do things differently if they suspect a ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Sport-related structural brain injury: three cases of subdural hemorrhage in American high school football - Yengo-Kahn AM, Gardner RM, Kuhn AW, Solomon GS, Bonfield CM, Zuckerman SL.
BACKGROUND: The risk of sport-related concussion (SRC) has emerged as a major public health concern. In rare instances, sport-related head injuries can be even more severe, such as subdural hemorrhage, epidural hemorrhage, or malignant cerebral edema. Unli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for July 25, 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. How a single drop of blood can detect sepsis Sepsis can be identified by a single drop of blood, thanks to a lab-on-a-chip device from the University of Illinois. Researchers at the University of Illinois and the Carle Foundati...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

The clinical significance of isolated traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage in mild traumatic brain injury: a meta-analysis - Nassiri F, Badhiwala JH, Witiw CD, Mansouri A, Davidson B, Almenawer SA, Lipsman N, Da Costa L, Pirouzmand F, Nathens AB.
BACKGROUND: The rates of clinical and radiographic progression, and need for neurosurgical intervention in patients with isolated traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (itSAH) after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI, GCS 13-15) has not been well established. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

Amy Castanon and her dog SURVIVE being hit by lightening
The strike stopped Amy Castanon's heart and gave her a brain haemorrhage. The 30-year-old, from New Mexico, also suffered  broken bones and ear drums. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother and her dog SURVIVE being hit by lightening
The strike stopped Amy Castanon's heart and gave her a brain haemorrhage. The 30-year-old, from New Mexico, also suffered  broken bones and ear drums. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cerebral alterations following experimental multiple trauma and hemorrhagic shock - Vogt N, Herden C, Roeb E, Roderfeld M, Eschbach D, Steinfeldt T, Wulf H, Ruchholtz S, Uhl E, Sch öller K.
Multiple trauma (MT) associated with hemorrhagic shock (HS) might lead to cerebral hypoperfusion and brain damage. We investigated cerebral alterations using a new porcine MT/HS model without traumatic brain injury (TBI) and assessed the neuroprotective pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Adolescent Obesity Fuels Rising Midlife Stroke Rates Adolescent Obesity Fuels Rising Midlife Stroke Rates
An increase in body mass index during adolescence was associated with a raised risk for both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke during adulthood in a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury research and expression of caveolin-1 and its relationship with disease prognosis - Wang X, Ren X, Wang Y, Li J, Guo T, Li F, Zhao Z.
The objective of this paper is to study the expression of caveolin-1 in the traumatic brain injury patients and its relationship with disease prognosis. Caveolin-1 was measured in 52 patients with ventricular hemorrhage within 8h, 24h, 48h, 72h and 1 week ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brain Trust: Poking Holes to Find Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - July 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Brain Trust Source Type: news

Overweight teen boys have increased risk of stroke in later life
Conclusion The findings of this large longitudinal cohort study seem to demonstrate a link between being overweight aged 20 and an increased risk of stroke. This risk was regardless of whether the boy had been overweight aged 8 or not. There seemed to be no increased risk for boys who were overweight aged 8 but were a normal weight by the age of 20. The study was conducted before the obesity epidemic, and might be even more relevant today. But there are a number of considerations to take into account before we draw any conclusions: Participants were followed up until they were 52-68, so all the strokes occurred at...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Post-traumatic headache in patients with minimal traumatic intracranial hemorrhage after traumatic brain injury: a retrospective matched case-control study - Hong CK, Shim YS, Sim SY, Joo JY, Kwon MA, Kim YB, Chung J.
BACKGROUND: No evidence is available on the risks of neurologically asymptomatic minimal traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (mTIH) in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) for post-traumatic headache (PTH). The purpose of this study was to investigate ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Being overweight, not just obese, still carries serious health risks
Conclusion This impressively large global study demonstrates that the prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide among both children and adults. It supports what has long been thought, that increased body mass index (BMI) contributes to a range of illnesses and is ultimately responsible for a large number of deaths, particularly from cardiovascular disease. One potential limitation is the use of self-reported BMI or health outcome data in some of the studies, although the majority used a specific independent measurement so this is unlikely to have biased results too much. It is also always difficult from observational d...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity Source Type: news

Cirrhosis Tied to Increased Stroke Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Strongest association seen with subarachnoid and intracerebral hemorrhage (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 6, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Drug combo combats stroke, Yale researchers find
A combination of existing drugs can ease symptoms of a cerebrovascular disorder that in severe cases can lead to brain hemorrhage, a team of Yale researchers have found. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Stroke in Childhood: Clinical guideline for diagnosis, management and rehabilitation (2017)
This updated guidance sets out how stroke care should be provided, covering the whole pathway from identification, diagnosis and management of children and young people with arterial ischaemic stroke and haemorrhagic stroke until their transition to adult care. The clinical guideline is accompanied by a parent / carer guideline (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keeping up with Amanda: Life after brain surgery
In most ways, Amanda LePage is just like any other rambunctious fourth grader. She loves school, dance class, playing basketball and keeping up with her twin sister Macy and older brother Nathan. Sometimes it just takes her a little longer to do these everyday things. That’s because Amanda has been through a lot in her short nine years. Amanda was just 5 months old when she was brought by helicopter to Boston Children’s Hospital for a hemorrhage in her brain from an intracranial aneurysm, a type of vascular malformation. Despite long odds, Amanda survived two life-saving brain surgeries and a massive strok...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 22, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Our Patients’ Stories brain aneurysm Dr. Caroline Robson Dr. Craig McClain Dr. Edward Smith Dr. Peter Manley Hydrocephalus low-grade glioma pediatric stroke Source Type: news

Non-aneurysmal and non-traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage after attempted suicide by incomplete hanging - Kim TH, Lee SH, Kim DH, Kim SC, Jin W, Kim SY, Shin SH, Lee SB.
Hanging is a common method of suicide that is being reported more frequently in many countries. Several complications including injuries to the cervical spine, neck vessels, and brain can occur after attempted suicide by hanging. There are only a few repor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hemorrhagic stroke: Causes, symptoms, and treatments
In this article, we take a close look at hemorrhagic stroke. Who is at risk? What are the symptoms, how is it diagnosed, and what can you do to prevent it? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

A new life for Lynkin after encephalocele surgery
When you meet Lynkin Bell, the first things you notice are her big personality and chubby cheeks. You might also see how she adores her brother Lukis and hamming it up for the camera. But you’d never guess that this playful 14-month-old from Texas wasn’t expected to survive, never mind talk, stand or play peekaboo like a pro. And yet, thanks to her parents’ faith and persistence — and surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital — Lynkin can do all those things, and lots more, with the gusto befitting any toddler her age. “It’s a miracle,” says Kaylen Gaston, Lynkin’s mo...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Craniofacial Program Dr. John Meara Dr. Mark Proctor encephalocele Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Brain hemorrhage: Causes, symptoms, and treatments
A brain hemorrhage is bleeding in the brain. It is life-threatening medical condition, and it is essential to receive medical treatment right away. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Possible new treatment for neuroinflammation in stroke
Researchers have identified a potential new treatment to reduce the effects of intracerebral hemorrhage, or ICH, a severe form of stroke causing brain bleeds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potential new treatment strategy for neuroinflammation related to severe type of stroke
Scientists have discovered a potential new treatment to reduce the effects of intracerebral hemorrhage. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Potential new treatment strategy for neuroinflammation related to severe type of stroke
(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Scientists have discovered a potential new treatment to reduce the effects of intracerebral hemorrhage. This research has been published online in The FASEB Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Organovo CEO Murphy steps away, Crouch steps up | Personnel Moves – April 14, 2017
Organovo (PINK:ONVO) said earlier this week that Taylor Crouch has been appointed as CEO, replacing Keith Murphy who is stepping away from the company. The changes are slated to go into effect on April 21. Prior to being tapped for  the corner office, Crouch operated as CEO of investigative clinical research company eStudySite, the San Diego, Calif.-based company said. “I am extremely proud of the progress we have made in the last ten years achieving our vision for Organovo.  Our 3D bioprinted human tissues are a disruptive and game-changing technology.  Founding Organovo and guiding us to our lea...
Source: Mass Device - April 14, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice staff Tags: Business/Financial News Active Implants AdvaMed Alphatec Holdings Inc. Anika Therapeutics Inc. Apollo Endosurgery Aurora Spine Baxter Biocorp Biogen Idec Biolase Technology Inc Bioventus LLC Bonesupport Clal Biotech Delcath Sys Source Type: news

Opportunity to reduce transfer of patients with mild traumatic brain injury and intracranial hemorrhage to a Level 1 trauma center - Yun BJ, White BA, Benjamin Harvey H, Prabhakar AM, Sonis JD, Glover M, Vallillo E, Choi S, Borczuk P, Raja AS.
OBJECTIVE: Current guidelines do not address the disposition of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and resultant intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). Emergency medicine clinicians working in hospitals without neurosurgery coverage typically transfer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

My blue-eyed boy: The decision to donate life
Hot, humid air arrived that last week in June 2014. Our family was looking forward to a summer of entertaining, barbecuing and sharing our newly built patio with friends. Spending time as a family hiking, traveling or just hanging out at home was important to us. Aidan was ready to head off to a three-day goalie lacrosse camp. It was something he had begged to do all winter long. Aidan loved life and he lived it with passion. Aidan or AJ, depending on who you asked, had his future completely planned. He played basketball, swam and skied. As a Boy Scout, he had spent many days camping and hiking throughout New England and h...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Krista Skinner Tags: Parenting Donate life month National Donate Life Month organ donation Source Type: news

HVAD Leads to Fewer Hemorrhagic Strokes Than HeartMate II HVAD Leads to Fewer Hemorrhagic Strokes Than HeartMate II
This study'will hammer home the importance of managing blood pressure,'said one expert, but'a 15% stroke rate is probably still unacceptable in our patient population,'said another.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 7, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

ISHLT 2017: Medtronic HVAD trial misses primary endpoint, reports lowered stroke rates
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that results from the Endurance supplemental trial of its HVAD heart pump system did not meet its primary endpoint, but did report  lowered stroke rates compared to standard treatment. The trial aimed to evaluate the use of the HVAD system, which it picked up along with HeartWare last year, as a destination therapy for patients who require a left ventricular assist device and received improved blood pressure management, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. Data from the study was presented at the 2017 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Scientific Meeting in ...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Clinical Trials HeartWare International Inc. Medtronic Source Type: news

Young Doctor Diagnosed With A Death Sentence Hopes To Cure Himself -- Before It's Too Late
David Fajgenbaum has nearly died five times. He’s had his last rites read to him, and he knows he could relapse at any moment. Still, the 32-year-old doctor doesn’t waste energy on self-pity. He can’t. He’s too busy trying to find a cure for the rare disease that’s come so close to killing him. “I realized that if I didn’t dedicate the rest of my life to trying to cure this disease, that no one else was going to do it,” Fajgenbaum said. “I didn’t have many more shots.” When Fajgenbaum was 25 and in his third year at the Perelman School of Medicine at t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nico wins CE Mark for BrainPath
Nico Corp said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its BrainPath neurosurgery access device. The BrainPath system uses a shunt and specially designed instrumentation to give surgeons access to the subcortical section of the brain. “Gaining CE Mark approval for BrainPath is our first step in answering increasing global interest in a systems approach to subcortical brain surgery using a standardized approach. We intend to take a planned approach to global expansion and look forward to making a positive difference in the worldwide brain tumor and stroke incidence rate,” CEO Jim Pearso...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Nico Corp. Source Type: news

A risk score based on admission characteristics to predict progressive hemorrhagic injury from traumatic brain injury in children - Hu GW, Lang HL, Guo H, Wu L, Zhang P, Kuang W, Zhu XG.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death and disability in children, and progressive hemorrhagic injury (PHI) post TBI is associated with poor outcomes. Therefore, the objective of this study was to develop and validate a prognost... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news