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Tissue engineering company raises $4M from international investors who 'fight to come in'
A tissue engineering company developing materials to heal wounds and grow new blood vessels has raised $4.1 million in a round led by a Columbus "startup nursery." ParaGen Technologies LLC is designed as a parent company for medical device subsidiaries that use its core microfilament technology for specific applications. The first four are for healing skin, treating sports injuries, growing blood vessels and repairing hernias. The Hilliard company is a joi nt venture of Nanofiber Solutions LLC,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Tissue engineering company raises $4M from international investors who 'fight to come in'
A tissue engineering company developing materials to heal wounds and grow new blood vessels has raised $4.1 million in a round led by a Columbus "startup nursery." ParaGen Technologies LLC is designed as a parent company for medical device subsidiaries that use its core microfilament technology for specific applications. The first four are for healing skin, treating sports injuries, growing blood vessels and repairing hernias. The Hilliard company is a joi nt venture of Nanofiber Solutions LLC,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes pain in the lower left abdomen?
There are a range of conditions that can cause pain in the lower left abdomin, including gas, diverticulitis, and hernias. Learn more in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Scientists Have Made Their First Attempt at Gene Editing Inside a Human Patient
(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to try to cure a disease. The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot. “It’s kind of humbling” to be the first to test this, said Madeux, who has a metabolic disease called Hunter syndrome. “I’m willing to take that risk. Hopefully it will help me and other people.” Signs of whether i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilynn Marchione / AP Tags: Uncategorized gene editing Genetics health Innovation onetime overnight Research 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

Open vs Minimally Invasive Surgery for Paraesophageal Hernias Open vs Minimally Invasive Surgery for Paraesophageal Hernias
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study published in JAMA Surgery that compares two types of procedural approaches for treating hernias.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Men sustaining sex injuries has increased by four times
According to Stephen Makinde, clinical director of the 'Perfect Balance' clinic in Harley Street, men are suffering from wrist fractures, ankle sprains, back problems and even hernias. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hernia mesh surgery leaves men in pain
A group of NI men say they have been left in chronic pain after having mesh inserted for hernias. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

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

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

The Different Types of Hernias
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Direct vs. indirect inguinal hernias: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
In this article, we look at the key differences between direct and indirect inguinal hernias, as well as who is at risk and how hernias are diagnosed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Traumatic abdominal wall hernia in children by handlebar injury: when to suspect, scan, and call the surgeon - Rinaldi VE, Bertozzi M, Magrini E, Riccioni S, Di Cara G, Appignani A.
Traumatic abdominal wall hernias (TAWHs) can be defined as a herniation through disrupted musculature and fascia associated with blunt trauma. They are seen in approximately 1% of patients with blunt abdominal trauma. Data on TAWH in the pediatric populati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prophylactic Mesh Placement Colostomy Reduces Hernia Prophylactic Mesh Placement Colostomy Reduces Hernia
The use of a polypropylene mesh may significantly reduce the incidence of parastomal hernias after end-colostomy formation.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Scientists warn the next generation will have 'text neck'
Some patients, particularly young patients who shouldn't yet have back and neck issues, are reporting disk hernias and alignment problems, the US study authors write in The Spine Journal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Motorbike-handlebar hernia - a rare traumatic abdominal wall hernia: a case report and review of the literature - Tianyi FL, Agbor VN, Njim T.
BACKGROUND: Handlebar hernias are very rare and arise following a sudden force from a handle-like object impacting a focal area of the abdomen, which results in a disruption of the underlying abdominal muscle and fascia without necessarily disrupting the o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Hormones are behind hernias of the groin in elderly men
Results of a study presented at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting suggest inguinal hernia in older men could be caused by altered sex hormone levels that weaken and scar muscle tissue in the lower abdomen.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology 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

Sports Hernias, Adductor Injuries, and Hip Problems Are Linked Sports Hernias, Adductor Injuries, and Hip Problems Are Linked
Studies and subjective reports of athletes suggest that hip and groin injuries overlap like a Venn diagram. What is the final diagnosis?Medscape Orthopedics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Article Source Type: news

Does Mesh for Hernias Hold Up? General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, cost cutting with laparoscopic colectomy, new journal app (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries
Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Health Disparities, Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Mom Gets Real About 'Ooey Gooey Mess' Of Her Postpartum Body
A mother of four is using Instagram to spread a powerful message about body positivity.  Last week, Brittany Craig posted a throwback photo of her newborn son, Kain, next to her stretch-mark-filled midsection at just one week postpartum.  I'm posting this for 2 reasons! A: because I mean come oooon, look at that baby Somebody please give me a newborn! B: Because I am beyond proud of what my body has endured and accomplished in the last 10 years! I may not be societies idea of "sexy", but I have gained 60lbs in 10 months and lost it in 5, FOUR different times! My body has grown and housed 4 human b...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health 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

Medical News Today: What is a Hiatal Hernia?
Learn all about hiatal hernias, where part of the stomach pushes through the diaphragm. This page looks at hiatal hernia causes, symptoms, and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Fascinating Look At 2 Patients With A Tummy Bulge And Ab Separation (Diastasis)
This article looks at the question "why do some women "bounce back" and others don't when it comes to our abs post baby." Both of the following people did not have the abs they wanted despite doing abdominal exercises. Let's take a deeper look into what causes a pooch belly and diastasis (ab separation) and why some people easily have the abs they want! What is a diastasis? Read about it here, including a step by step diastasis check. Subject #1: "Cameron" Cameron came in to see me for hip pain and didn't know about an abdominal separation. After hearing a complaint of occasional recur...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is an Inguinal Hernia?
This article looks at the causes, risk factors, surgical options, and complications of this common problem. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

The Different Types of Hernias
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 9, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Stenting vs Endarterectomy for Carotid Artery StenosisStenting vs Endarterectomy for Carotid Artery Stenosis
Commentary on a study comparing low-cost mesh with commercial mesh for the repair of inguinal hernias, published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Hernias: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. David Farley explains hernias. To listen, click the link below. Hernias (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 9, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Revamped Technique for Ventral Hernias: The General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, reoperations after breast-conserving surgery remain high (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 4, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Whether Commercial or Low-Cost, Mesh Is MeshWhether Commercial or Low-Cost, Mesh Is Mesh
Commentary on a study comparing low-cost mesh with commercial mesh for the repair of inguinal hernias, published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 5, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Well: How to Spot and Treat a Child’s Hernia
Surgery to correct a hernia is straightforward and usually done as an outpatient procedure. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 29, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Columns Premature Babies Featured Hernias Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Well: How to Spot and Treat a Child’s Hernia
Surgery to correct a hernia is straightforward and usually done as an outpatient procedure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Columns Premature Babies Featured Hernias Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Well: How to Spot and Treat a Child’s Hernia
Surgery to correct a hernia is straightforward and usually done as an outpatient procedure. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 29, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Columns Premature Babies Featured Hernias Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Well: A Primer on Children’s Hernias
Surgery to correct a hernia is straightforward and usually done as an outpatient procedure. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 28, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Columns Premature Babies Featured Hernias Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Well: A Primer on Children’s Hernias
Surgery to correct a hernia is straightforward and usually done as an outpatient procedure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Columns Premature Babies Featured Hernias Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Well: A Primer on Children’s Hernias
Surgery to correct a hernia is straightforward and usually done as an outpatient procedure. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 28, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Columns Premature Babies Featured Hernias Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Preventing Incisional Hernias: The General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, general surgeons ranked third in malpractice claims (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 10, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NHS waits longer in Wales than in England
Patients in Wales wait two months longer for treatment of cataracts and hernias and four months longer for hip replacementsRelated items from OnMedicaSenior hospital doctors slam funding changesPublic awareness of the NHS Constitution growsBone drugs may halve womb cancer riskCCGs expected to stump up more for ailing mental health servicesThousands missing out on vital cardiac rehabilitation, says heart charity (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 29, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Low-cost mosquito netting flies high in test to repair groin hernias
(Reuters Health) - Don't want to pay $125 for a piece of implantable plastic mesh to repair a groin hernia? Less than a dollar's worth of plastic mosquito netting can work just as well, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Low-cost mosquito netting flies high in test to repair groin hernias
Don't want to pay $125 for a piece of implantable plastic mesh to repair a groin hernia? Less than a dollar's worth of plastic mosquito netting can work just as well, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study reveals genes make people susceptible to hernias
Stephen FellerSAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Researchers identified four genes they say predispose some people to abdominal hernias, which may lead to better treatment methods for the common condition. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robotic Hernia Repairs Most Effective Treatments for Hernias
Article on Robotic Hernia Repairs Highlights the Most Effective Treatments for Hernias, Notes Dr. Shirin Towfigh. Commenting on the recent article, the Los Angeles area hernia surgeon explains that, by adopting this technology early, she has been able to incorporate the robotic technology to perform the most advanced and complex cases. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - November 28, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Hernias Source Type: news

Lap Surgery for Rectal Cancer Falls Short: The General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, groin hernias in women often missed (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 18, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Futuristic Device Fixes Holes In The Heart Without Invasive Surgery
Scientists in Boston have come up with an ingenious new way to repair life-threatening holes in patients' hearts and other organs. Instead of invasive surgery and the risk that entails, the new technique makes use of an ultraviolet-light-enabled catheter that patches the holes using a plug made of a biodegradable, light-activated adhesive (see video above). The experimental device may prove useful in fixing stomach ulcers and abdominal hernias as well as hearts. "Currently, to repair wounds or holes in the body, a second large hole made by incision must be created in order to give clinicians access to t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 6, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Futuristic Device Fixes Holes In The Heart Without Invasive Surgery
Scientists in Boston have come up with an ingenious new way to repair life-threatening holes in patients' hearts and other organs. Instead of invasive surgery and the risk that entails, the new technique makes use of an ultraviolet-light-enabled catheter that patches the holes using a plug made of a biodegradable, light-activated adhesive (see video above). The experimental device may prove useful in fixing stomach ulcers and abdominal hernias as well as hearts. "Currently, to repair wounds or holes in the body, a second large hole made by incision must be created in order to give clinicians access to t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overweight woman from Cambridge nearly died after surgery for hernias
Doctors said Alison Kingsley, 42, from Cambridge, developed hernias because she was overweight. The self-confessed comfort-eater has now slimmed down to a size 16. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I ate so much my stomach 'burst': Mother who couldn't stop comfort-eating nearly died after having surgery for health problems triggered by her weight
Doctors said Alison Kingsley, 42, from Cambridge, developed hernias because she was overweight. The self-confessed comfort-eater has now slimmed down to a size 16. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news