UT team develops model to predict hernia surgery recovery outcomes
(University of Tennessee at Knoxville) Could patients experience less pain and possibly have better recovery outcomes if their fears or emotional issues were addressed before surgery? Three researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recently developed a predictive model to examine that question. Rebecca Koszalinski, Anahita Khojandi, and Bruce Ramshaw examined data collected from 102 patients who underwent ventral hernia repair surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mastectomies, hernias, possibilities for private surgical delivery
The Alberta government is looking to contract out medical procedures such as mastectomies, hernia repair and some gynecological procedures to private providers with the aim of lowering wait times. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Sexual Dysfunction Common After Inguinal Hernia Repair in Men Sexual Dysfunction Common After Inguinal Hernia Repair in Men
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

All surgery - even small procedures such as hernia repair - are dangerous for frail patients
Mortality is higher in frail patients than previously thought, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center said, and therefore no procedure should be deemed 'low-risk'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mesh OR Patch for Hernia on Epigastric and Umbilical Sites Mesh OR Patch for Hernia on Epigastric and Umbilical Sites
When it comes to umbilical and epigastric hernia repair, which of these methods is the superior choice?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Non-Surgeons in Ghana Are Competently Repairing Hernias Non-Surgeons in Ghana Are Competently Repairing Hernias
Medical doctors can be trained to perform mesh inguinal hernia repair as competently as surgeons, a study from Ghana shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Tool Predicts Quality Measures After Ventral Hernia Repair
WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 -- The Outcomes Reporting App for Clinical and Patient Engagement (ORACLE) tool can predict quality measures following ventral hernia repair (VHR) and facilitate preoperative surgeon-patient discussions, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Is Best for Inguinal Hernia Repair in Females Laparoscopic Is Best for Inguinal Hernia Repair in Females
Laparoscopic versus open repair of inguinal hernia in women: which has lower recurrence rates? Dr Lowenfels comments on a recent study published in JAMA Surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Tela Bio, Aroa Biosurgery win FDA nod for large-size OviTex bioscaffolds
Tela Bio and its partner Aroa Biosurgery said yesterday that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for large-size OviTex reinforced bioscaffolds intended for soft tissue repair. The OviTex RBS devices are surgical implants with integrated biologic and synthetic materials to allow the movement of fluid and cells through the product, Malvern, Penn.-based Tela Bio said. With the clearance, the companies said that they will now offer the OviTex RBS devices in the US in sizes up to 20×40 cm, a 150% surface area increase over its currently available offerings. “We are pleased to launch larger OviTex RBSs as we continue our mis...
Source: Mass Device - January 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance aroabiosurgery Tela Bio Source Type: news

Surgical Robotics Market Due for a Shake Up?
For years, Intuitive has been recognized as the leader of the surgical robotics market. But there are more competitors on the horizon and the entry level for the surgical robotics’ market is far easier than it used to be. Roger Smith, MD, the Chief Technology Officer for the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center, spoke with MD+DI about the state of the surgical robotics market and what could possibly lie ahead for the space. “When you look at the volume of procedures that are conducted with devices that are considered robotic, probably 70% are conducted with da Vinci,” Smit...
Source: MDDI - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Smoking Effect on Hernia Repair Outcomes'Clinically Negligible'Smoking Effect on Hernia Repair Outcomes'Clinically Negligible '
Smokers and non-smokers have similar outcomes after undergoing clean open ventral hernia repair (OVHR), new research in shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Does Inguinal Hernia Repair Impair Male Fertility? Does Inguinal Hernia Repair Impair Male Fertility?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study, published in Annals of Surgery, that examines the fertility outcomes in males who underwent a herniorrhaphy.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Immunosuppression Doesn't Increase Infection Risk After Open Ventral Hernia Repair Immunosuppression Doesn't Increase Infection Risk After Open Ventral Hernia Repair
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Intuitive Set a High Bar for New Entrants in Surgical Robotics
Intuitive Surgical is well aware that the field it has dominated for years is becoming increasingly competitive with new entrants. But CEO Gary Guthart always manages to sound confident during earnings calls and tends to let the numbers speak for themselves. The company reported global procedure growth of about 18% in the second quarter of 2018 compared with the second quarter of 2017, driven by the U.S. acceptance of Intuitive's da Vinci robotics system in general surgery, growth internationally, and the appreciation for improvement in surgery, Guthart noted during the company's most recent earnings call. "To take a ...
Source: MDDI - July 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions adds $31m
EndoGastric Solutions, which last week reported raising more than $25 million, said today that the total raise was $30.5 million. Redmond, Wash.-based EndoGastric Solutions said the round was led by existing backers Advanced Technology Ventures, Canaan Partners, Canepa Healthcare, Chicago Growth Partners, CRG, Radius Ventures, Sightline Partners and “several new healthcare investors excited about EGS’ commercial advances.” In a regulatory filing last week the company said it raised $25.4 million from 28 investors as part of a $35.5 million offering. Today EGS said it plans to use the i...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat endogastricsolutions Source Type: news

ACell, Inc. Announces Ventral Hernia Data Presented at Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Conference
COLUMBIA, Md., June 15, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ACell, Inc. today announced that promising data focused on its Gentrix Surgical Matrix family of devices for use in ventral hernia repair was presented at the recent Abdominal Wall ... Devices, Surgery ACell , Gentrix Surgical Matrix, MatriStem UBM, hernia repair (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Intraoperative interventions for preventing surgical site infection: an overview of Cochrane Reviews
This review of 30 Cochrane reviews assessing various interventions, concludes interventions such as antibiotic prophylaxis for caesarean section and hernia repair, administered before the procedures can prevent surgical site infections. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intuitive Surgical touts inguinal hernia study
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) touted a 1,254-patient study today showing that patients who underwent robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci system to repair an inguinal hernia had fewer complications after 30 days compared to patients who had open surgery. The study, published in Hernia: The World Journal of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery, was characterized by Intuitive as the largest multi-center comparative study of robotic-assisted and open surgery for inguinal hernia repair. None of the patients in the robotic-assisted surgery group returned for reoperations related to the inguinal hernia repair proc...
Source: Mass Device - May 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Robotics Surgical Wall Street Beat Intuitive Surgical Source Type: news

Opioids Often Over-Prescribed After Hiatal Hernia Surgery
WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 -- Patients use fewer opioids than are prescribed after hiatal hernia repair (HHR), according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, held from April 28 to May 1 in San... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

BD Scores a Victory in Bard & #039;s Hernia Mesh Case
Becton Dickinson, which acquired C.R. Bard at the end of 2017, scored a victory in New Jersey Superior Court this week. The court's appellate division refused to reinstate a product liability lawsuit involving Bard's 3DMax polypropylene mesh, which is used for hernia repair.  Plaintiff Kemuel Goodson was implanted with the product in 2006 and alleged that the mesh caused multiple complications that required extensive medical care, including several additional operations. Goodson claimed in his original complaint that defective design, negligence, and fraud and misrepresentation were to blame for the com...
Source: MDDI - March 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Design Source Type: news

Bard wins 3DMax hernia mesh appeal
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division this week tossed a win to Becton Dickinson & Co.‘s (NYSE:BDX) C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR), refusing to reinstate a hernia mesh product liability suit on grounds that expert witnesses couldn’t prove the design of the product was defective or that significant negligence occurred. In the case, plaintiff Kemuel Goodson claims that implantation of Bard’s 3DMax polypropylene mesh during a laparoscopic bilateral inguinal hernia repair in 2006 caused a number of different complications, including remaining pain and the removal of a testicle, and requ...
Source: Mass Device - March 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Surgical bectondickinson crbard Source Type: news

Self-gripping vs Sutured Mesh in Hernia Repair Self-gripping vs Sutured Mesh in Hernia Repair
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study comparing two varieties of mesh used in inguinal hernia repair, and whether patients experienced any difference in pain or recurrence.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Is Robotic Surgery the Future for Hernia Repair? Not So Fast Is Robotic Surgery the Future for Hernia Repair? Not So Fast
Robotic-assisted hernia repair is becoming increasingly popular, but the value of this technique remains controversial.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Gastric Transmural Migration of a Prosthetic Hiatal Hernia Gastric Transmural Migration of a Prosthetic Hiatal Hernia
This case report highlights a lesser known cause of morbidity arising from a Nissen fundoplication using mesh for hiatal hernia repair.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Bard escapes hernia mesh lawsuit
Becton Dickinson & Co.‘s (NYSE:BDX) C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR) and subsidiary Davol this week avoided a lawsuit over allegedly defective hernia meshes after an appellate panel reaffirmed a lower court’s dismissal. The lower court had dismissed the suit on the grounds that the operating physician in the case was informed of risks associated with the mesh, eliminating the plaintiff’s argument that the company did not appropriately warn physicians on the issue. The decision came from the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday, with Judges Marcus, Anderson and Hull finding in their revie...
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Surgical bectondickinson crbard Davol Inc. Source Type: news

New Zealand ’ s Medsafe regulatory body removes pelvic mesh products from market
New Zealand’s regulatory body Medsafe has taken steps to remove a number of surgical mesh products from the country, according to a release posted today. The agency said the product’s removal was the outcome of a recent regulatory action on surgical mesh products, specifically those designed for treating pelvic organ prolapse via transvaginal implantation and one mini-sling product designed to treat stress urinary incontinence. Medsafe said that last December it requested safety information from four surgical mesh suppliers in New Zealand, following action taken by Australia’s TGA as it looked to review m...
Source: Mass Device - January 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration New Zealand Medsafe 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

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

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

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 5, 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
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

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

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 18, 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

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