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Impact of BMI on Open Ventral Hernia Repair Impact of BMI on Open Ventral Hernia Repair
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study examining the relationship between obesity and complications after open ventral hernia repair, published in Surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

A Closer Look at Inguinal Hernia Recurrence Rates A Closer Look at Inguinal Hernia Recurrence Rates
Why do hernia recurrence rates appear to be much higher than suspected? Dr Lowenfels reviews a study examining the trend of inguinal hernia repairs performed for recurrence over time.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

A rare case of bullhorn-injury associated traumatic hernia of anterior abdominal wall managed by laparoscopic sutured tissue-only repair - Singh KD, Singh V, Gupta P, Mani R.
Traumatic abdominal wall hernias (TAWHs) are relatively uncommon entities. Common mechanisms that predispose to such hernias include motor vehicle accidents, seat belt injuries, fall from height, handlebar injuries, and bullfighting. Bullhorn injury leadin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pacira to invest up to $25m in surgical reconstruction company
Pacira Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:PCRX) plans to invest up to $25 million in privately-held surgical reconstruction company Tela Bio, the company said today. Pennsylvania-based Tela Bio has a portfolio of reinforced bioscaffold products, called OviTex, which combine biologic and synthetic materials in an embroidered implant that allows fluid and cells to move freely through the device. The implants are designed for ventral hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Pacira to invest up to $25m in surgical reconstruction company appeared first...
Source: Mass Device - October 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Funding Roundup Implants Pharmaceuticals Surgical Wall Street Beat Pacira Pharmaceuticals Tela Bio Source Type: news

Medical News Today: All you need to know about hernia repair
In this article, we look at the types of hernia repair (herniorrhaphy, hernioplasty), including when to see a doctor, and the risk factors involved. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

An Ape and a Hernia Repair: Anesthesiology News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the pros of using multiple nerve blocks for TKA (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 4, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Opioids Overprescribed After Hernia Repair Opioids Overprescribed After Hernia Repair
Patients used fewer opioid tablets than prescribed after inguinal hernia surgery, and many used none, a study found. The results prompted the surgeons to prescribe fewer opioids after the procedure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Hernia Repair With Biosynthetic Mesh and 30-Day Complications Hernia Repair With Biosynthetic Mesh and 30-Day Complications
Using slow-resorbing biosynthetic mesh, rather than macroporous synthetic polypropylene mesh, for open ventral hernia repair may yield higher rates of surgical-site infections, surgical-site complications requiring intervention, and reoperation within 30 days.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Hernia Patients May Need Fewer Opioids After Surgery, Study Finds
After repair, smaller prescriptions led to fewer pills that could be diverted or abused Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hernia, Medicines, Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hernia Patients May Need Fewer Opioids After Surgery, Study Finds
MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 -- Hernia surgery patients may require far fewer opioid painkillers than they're prescribed, new research suggests. The study included 186 adult patients who had elective inguinal ( " groin " ) hernia repair surgery under local... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Influences Ventral and Inguinal Hernia Repair Outcomes? What Influences Ventral and Inguinal Hernia Repair Outcomes?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that investigated the reasons for recurrence of ventral and inguinal hernias.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Fortimedix launches short instruments for SymphonX single-port platform
Fortimedix Surgical said today it launched a shorter set of instruments for its SymphonX single-port surgical platform in the US. The newly launched product line offers shorter instrumentation for use with the SymphonX surgical platform, a single-port system designed for microlaparoscopic surgical procedures, Fortimedix said. The instrument portfolio for the SymphonX system includes products for grasping, mobilizing, dissecting, retracting, cutting, cauterizing, ligating and suction and irrigation of tissues and vessels, the Netherlands-based company said. “This product line extension was developed in response to sur...
Source: Mass Device - August 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Surgical Fortimedix Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Epigastric hernia: Causes, repair, and recovery
What is an epigastric hernia? Learn about the causes of an epigastric hernia, the symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and what to expect from surgery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Private Parts II: More things parents of boys need to know
While it can be uncomfortable for parents to talk about issues with their son’s private parts, abnormalities in the testicles and scrotum are common and treatable. One of my favorite parts of my job is sitting down with anxious families and being able to make the uncomfortable comfortable for them. I hope I can do that for you here in this guide to the most common testicular abnormalities seen in young boys. 1.    Undescended testicles A baby boy should have two testicles down in the scrotum. The best time to examine your son is while he soaks in a warm bath. If you’re unable to see or feel ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin McNamara Tags: Ask the Expert Health & Wellness Department of Urology Erin McNamara Source Type: news

Gore touts 1st commercial use of Tag thoracic stent graft
W.L. Gore & Associates said today its Tag conformable thoracic stent graft was used in its 1st commercial procedure after the system won CE Mark approval in the European Union last month. The procedure was performed by Dr. Giovanni Torsello and Dr. Martin Austermann of Munster, Germany’s St. Franziskus Hospital, the Flagstaff, Ariz.-based company said. “The enhanced control capabilities this new delivery system allows could reduce many common complications that can occur if the stent graft is not placed correctly during the TEVAR procedure. Secondary interventions can be traumatic for patients and...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Stent Grafts Vascular W.L. Gore & Associates Source Type: news

Stryker, Smith & Nephew square off over total knee replacements
(Reuters) – The world’s top medical technology companies are turning to robots to help with complex knee surgery, promising quicker procedures and better results in operations that often leave patients dissatisfied. Demand for artificial replacement joints is growing fast, as baby boomers’ knees and hips wear out, but for the past 15 years rival firms have failed to deliver a technological advance to gain them significant market share. Now U.S.-based Stryker (NYSE:SYK) and Britain’s Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) believe that is about to change, as robots give them an edge. Robots should mean less tr...
Source: Mass Device - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Orthopedics Wall Street Beat intuitivesurgical johnsonandjohnson Smith & Nephew Stryker zimmerbiomet Source Type: news

NHS hernia mesh repairs could leave thousands in agony
NHS England said mesh implants are the 'recommended method' for treating a hernia, which occurs when an organ or fatty tissue protrudes through an area of weak muscle in the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS hernia mesh repairs 'leaving patients in chronic pain'
The mesh left one woman "screaming on all fours from the agonising pain". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS hernia mesh felt like 'scratching from inside'
Surgeons have warned the repair technique is leaving many patients in chronic pain. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intuitive Surgical wins FDA nod for inguinal hernia repairs with da Vinci Xi
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) said today it won FDA clearance for inguinal hernia repairs with its da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. Inguinal hernias occur when tissue presses through openings in muslces of the groin, and requires surgery to repair, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said. Intuitive said that patients who undergo robotic-assisted hernia repairs experience less pain, have a low rate of returning hernias and have shorter hospital stays when compared to open or laparoscopic approaches. The da Vinci Xi surgical system provides multi-quadrant access, as well as a 3D HD view inside the body and wristed...
Source: Mass Device - June 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Intuitive Surgical Source Type: news

Gore wins FDA nod for Synecor preperitonial hernia repair system
W.L. Gore & Associates said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Synecor preperitoneal biomaterial hernia repair device, with plans to launch the device this week. The Synecor preperitoneal biomaterial is a hybrid biosynthetic hernia repair device designed for use in single-stage preperitoneal, onlay and retromuscular placements through open, laparoscopic and robotic procedures, the Flagstaff, Ariz.-based company said. “The hybrid of a permanent synthetic mesh with a long-term bioabsorbable in the Gore Synecor preperitoneal biomaterial is an innovative solution for preperitoneal hernia repairs, where th...
Source: Mass Device - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance W.L. Gore & Associates Source Type: news

Tela Bio touts data for OviTex hernia repair bioscaffold
Tela Bio touted data this week for its OviTex reinforced bioscaffold used for hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction. The device combines biologic material and polymer, allowing for free movement of fluid and cells through the mesh. Tela Bio’s chief medical officer is slated to present initial feedback from surgeons using the device since it won FDA 510(k) clearance in June last year. Surgeons observed 134 patients treated with OviTex and provided feedback for 128 patients after 108 days of follow-up, on average. The company reported that the surgeons did not observe any device failures or hernia r...
Source: Mass Device - June 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Materials Testing Regenerative Medicine Tela Bio Source Type: news

411 on Hernia Repair Without Mesh: General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, chance patient feedback (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Integra LifeSciences launches SurgiMend(R) MP Collagen Matrix for Hernia Repair
SurgiMend MP is a collagen matrix for soft tissue reconstruction, featuring a highly macroporous design PLAINSBORO, N.J., May 12, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:IART), a leading globa... Devices, Surgery, Product Launch Integra LifeSciences, SurgiMend MP, collagen matrix, hernia repair (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tela Bio launches post-clinical OviTex ventral hernia repair study
Tela Bio said today it initiated a post-market clinical study of its OviTex reinforced bioscaffold designed for soft tissue repair, enrolling the 1st patient at La Jolla, Calif.’s Scripps Clinic. The Ovitex reinforced bioscaffolds are designed for hernia repair or abdominal wall reconstructions, Tela Bio said. The scaffolds are designed with either permanent polymer or resorbable polymers, and are a mix of biologic and synthetic materials. “We are committed to providing surgeons with the advanced soft tissue repair materials they need, and that means we must continue to innovate and tailor OviTex prod...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Regenerative Medicine Tela Bio Source Type: news

Opioid Use Common Even After Minor Surgery
This study shows that new chronic opioid use after surgery may be one of the most common complications after surgery,” said lead study author Dr. Chad Brummett of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “Given that the rates of new chronic use did not differ between major and minor surgery, this suggests that patients continue to use their opioids for reasons other than the pain from the surgery,” Brummett added by email. Addressing patients’ acute pain during their recovery from surgery may be a way to prevent them from becoming a statistic in the opioid epidemic, he suggested. About 50 million pe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smithfield Makes Move On Market For Pig-Human Transplants
Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, has established a separate bioscience unit to expand its role in supplying pig parts for medical uses, with the ultimate goal of selling pig organs for transplantation into humans. Routine pig-human organ transplants are years away, but recent scientific advances are breaking down barriers that frustrated prior attempts to use pigs as a ready supply of replacement parts for sick or injured people, making it an attractive new market. “Our bread and butter has always been the bacon, sausage, fresh pork - very much a food-focused operation,” Courtney Stant...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smithfield Makes Move On Market For Pig-Human Transplants
Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, has established a separate bioscience unit to expand its role in supplying pig parts for medical uses, with the ultimate goal of selling pig organs for transplantation into humans. Routine pig-human organ transplants are years away, but recent scientific advances are breaking down barriers that frustrated prior attempts to use pigs as a ready supply of replacement parts for sick or injured people, making it an attractive new market. “Our bread and butter has always been the bacon, sausage, fresh pork - very much a food-focused operation,” Courtney Stant...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Worse Outcomes Seen With Epidural Analgesia After Elective Ventral Hernia Repair Worse Outcomes Seen With Epidural Analgesia After Elective Ventral Hernia Repair
Postoperative epidural analgesia does not appear to improve pain control and may worsen several outcomes in patients undergoing elective ventral hernia repair, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Less Sexual Dysfunction After Open Repair of Inguinal Hernia Without Tacking Mesh Less Sexual Dysfunction After Open Repair of Inguinal Hernia Without Tacking Mesh
Sexual dysfunction is less common after repair of inguinal hernia with the Onstep technique, which does not fix mesh to the surrounding tissue, than with the Lichtenstein technique, which does, researchers from Denmark report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for March 23, 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. InVivo wins Health Canada nod for cervical neuro-spinal scaffold trial InVivo Therapeutics said today it won Health Canada approval to initiate a clinical study of its neuro-spinal scaffold in patients with acute, complete AIS ...
Source: Mass Device - March 23, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

TransEnterix adds hernia repair to Senhance robotic surgical platform
TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) said today it is looking to expand the use of its Senhance robotic surgical system to include hernia repair surgeries, touting that the system has been used in for the 1st time in such procedures in Germany. Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based Transenterix said that Dr. Dietmar Stephan and Dr. Frank Willeke performed up to 3 hernia surgeries with the robotic platform per day during the system’s 1st weeks of clinical use at the St. Marien-Krankenhaus Siegen hernia repair center in Germany. “We are pleased to offer robotic hernia repair utilizing the Senhance Robotic Sy...
Source: Mass Device - March 22, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Surgical TransEnterix Source Type: news

Mom Shares Postpartum Medical Struggles With Powerful Instagram
A powerful Instagram post is shedding light on the medical challenges that can follow childbirth and celebrating moms’ scars. Eighteen months ago, Kari Horn gave birth to her son via emergency C-section. Though becoming a parent has been a joyful experience for the Virginia mom, her postpartum journey involved umbilical hernias, more surgery and further complications. While recovering from these complications, Horn posted a striking photo of her abdomen on Instagram to share her story and remind other struggling moms that they are not alone. In the caption, Horn described her photo as one of “the part...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inguinal Hernia Repair Using Mosquito Mesh Cost-effective Inguinal Hernia Repair Using Mosquito Mesh Cost-effective
Inguinal hernia repair using mosquito mesh is a cost-effective alternative to using commercial mesh in low-income countries, according to an analysis of a randomized clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for March 6, 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. Via Surgical inks distro deal with Progressive Medical for FasTouch Via Surgical said today it inked an exclusive US distribution deal with Progressive Medical to distribute Via’s FasTouch soft tissue suture device. Amiri...
Source: Mass Device - March 6, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Via Surgical inks distro deal with Progressive Medical for FasTouch
Via Surgical said today it inked an exclusive US distribution deal with Progressive Medical to distribute Via’s FasTouch soft tissue suture device. Amirim, Israel-based-based Via Surgical’s FasTouch is designed for the fixation of prosthetic material to soft tissue, providing lockable, flexible suture-like fixation for procedures such as hernia repairs. “The FasTouch System provides innovation in hernia fixation with the potential to allow for reduced patient pain and improve outcomes while reducing cost by maximizing efficiency with the use of exchangeable cartridges. We are excited to partner with ...
Source: Mass Device - March 6, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Distribution Surgical Progressive Medical Via Surgical Source Type: news

Via Surgical Ltd. Signs Exclusive U.S Distribution Agreement With Progressive Medical, Inc. and Will Launch its FasTouch(TM) Fixation System at the Americas Hernia Society Conference, March 8-11 in Cancun, Mexico
AMIRIM, Israel, March 6, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Via Surgical Ltd., a leading developer of novel surgical fixation technologies for hernia repair, announced today it has entered into an exclusive US distribution agreement with Pr... Devices, Distribution Via Surgical, Progressive Medical, FasTouch, hernia repair (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FlexDex Surgical touts 1st-in-human use of arm-mounted platform
FlexDex Surgical said this week that the 1st iteration of its arm mounted medical platform, a laparoscopic “needle driver” device designed for internal stitching, has been used for the 1st time in a procedure. The company’s FlexDex is designed as a mechanical platform which mounts to a surgeon’s arm to enable the tip of the instrument to mimic the direction of movement of the surgeon’s hand. “This is the culmination of 10 years of effort and to know that the device is performing exactly as we expected it would, impacting patients’ lives in a positive way—it’s an amazing...
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Surgical FlexDex Surgical Source Type: news

Recovering from surgery or stress? Yoga can help
Last year, I underwent surgery, intended to repair an incisional hernia stemming from a cesarean section when I had my youngest son. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosquito netting is effective for hernia repair in a low-income country
(Wiley) In a study conducted in rural Uganda, use of mosquito mesh reduced the cost of groin hernia repair surgery by more than $120 (nearly € 120) compared with a commercial mesh, without sacrificing effectiveness (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Allergan closes $3B Acelity LifeCell buy
Acelity said today that it closed the sale of its regenerative medicine unit, LifeCell, to Allergan (NYSE:AGN) for $2.9 billion in cash. The deal brings LifeCell’s regenerative medicine and reconstructive portfolio to Allergan, joining a portfolio of medical aesthetics, breast implant and tissue expander product lines. Dublin-based Allergan said it expects to bring in $450 million in revenue this year, growing at a mid-single digit rate. “This milestone marks an important step in our continued evolution of Acelity,” Acelity president & CEO Joe Woody said in prepared remar...
Source: Mass Device - February 1, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Regenerative Medicine Wall Street Beat Wound Care Acelity Allergan Inc. LifeCell Corp. Source Type: news

Tela Bio raises $7.4m
Tela Bio raised $7.4 million in a new round of equity financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. The company produces Ovitex reinforced bioscaffolds designed for hernia repair or abdominal wall reconstructions. The scaffolds are designed with either permanent polymer or resorbable polymers, and a re a mix of biologic and synthetic materials. Money in the round comes from 16 unnamed investors, according to an SEC filing, and the Malvern, Pa.-based company has not yet said how it plans to spend funds raised. Last October, Tela Bio and Acelity subsidiary LifeCell settled their patent infr...
Source: Mass Device - January 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine Tela Bio Source Type: news

Acellular Dermal Matrix Makes Durable Abdominal Hernia Fix Acellular Dermal Matrix Makes Durable Abdominal Hernia Fix
Complex abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) with acellular dermal matrix (ADM) meshes can achieve effective long-lasting hernia repair, according to Houston-based researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Allergan picks up Acelity ’ s LifeCell biz for $2.9B
Acelity said today that it inked a definitive agreement with Allergan (NYSE:AGN) to sell its LifeCell business for $2.9 billion in cash. The deal will put LifeCell’s regenerative medicine and reconstructive portfolio under Allergan’s roof, joining its medical aesthetics, breast implant and tissue expander product lines. Dublin-based Allergan said it expects will generate approximately $450 million in revenue this year, growing at a mid-single digit rate. “The acquisition of LifeCell is both strategically and financially compelling to Allergan and serves as our entry point into regenera...
Source: Mass Device - December 20, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Regenerative Medicine Acelity Allergan Inc. LifeCell Corp. Source Type: news

What Are Some Criteria For Varicocele Evaluation?
Discussion Varicoceles are caused by high venous back pressure which causes a tortuous dilatation of the testicular veins (pampiniform plexus) of the spermatic cord. They occur more on the left than right because the left renal vein has a higher pressure than the inferior vena cava which drain the left and right gonadal veins respectively. Varicoceles are not very common in young children (3% in
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 12, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Maximizing Survival
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia occurs when a portion of the fetal diaphragm is absent, allowing abdominal contents to enter the thorax, and is associated with impaired pulmonary development. Although overall mortality is near 30%, a mortality rate less than 15% may be possible by following a standardized multidisciplinary care plan. Fetal diagnosis and evaluation can improve coordination of care, but there is no clear role for fetal intervention. After birth, gentle ventilation with permissive hypercapnia supports the infant while minimizing lung injury. Appropriate cardiovascular support, treatment of pulmonary hypertens...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - November 30, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Weems, M. F., Jancelewicz, T., Sandhu, H. S. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Tela Bio, Acelity ’ s LifeCell settle patent spat
Tela Bio and Acelity subsidiary LifeCell settled their patent infringement beef last month for terms that were not disclosed. Malvern, Pa.-based Tela Bio said the settlement puts to bed all state and federal court cases between the companies and allows it to keep making its OviTex line of reinforced scaffolds for abdominal surgery. “We are very pleased that we were able to achieve a satisfactory resolution to all litigations and disputes between Tela Bio and LifeCell,” president & CEO Antony Koblish said in prepared remarks. “With this successful actio...
Source: Mass Device - November 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Surgical Acelity LifeCell Corp. Tela Bio Source Type: news

Case 1: Secondary Structural Cause of Tachypnea Following Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair in a Term Neonate
(Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - October 31, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ibrahim, J., Sher, I., Coren, C., Amrita, N. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Index of Suspicion in the Nursery Source Type: news

Better Hernia Repair Recovery With Local Anesthetic Plus Dexamethasone Better Hernia Repair Recovery With Local Anesthetic Plus Dexamethasone
Quality of recovery after bilateral total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair (TEP-IHR) is improved with preperitoneal instillation of local anesthetic (PILA) with dexamethasone, Indiana-based researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Medeon Biodesign wins FDA 510(k) for AbClose
Taiwanese medical device company Medeon Biodesign said yesterday that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its AbClose laparoscopic port site closure device. The AbClose device is designed as a single use, disposable laparoscopic port site closure device designed to allow for secure single-operator suturing while limiting user variability. “AbClose is designed to reduce time, cost and risk of port site closure and minimize the frustrations experienced by surgical teams at the end of the surgical procedure. AbClose enables secure and precise delivery of 180° suture bites on fascia of nearly all thicknesses.&nb...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Medeon Biodesign Source Type: news