Toddler has a head larger than most adults' after undergoing life-saving surgery
Davey Reid, from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at just 14 months old, which caused fluid to accumulate in his brain. It can be fatal, if left untreated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental Skin Sensor May Warn of Hydrocephalus Shunt Failure Experimental Skin Sensor May Warn of Hydrocephalus Shunt Failure
A preliminary study suggests that a new skin sensor could help avoid life-threatening crises for the millions of people living with hydrocephalus, a condition that causes fluid to accumulate in the brain.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Experimental skin sensor may warn of brain fluid problems
(Reuters Health) - A preliminary study suggests that a new skin sensor could help avoid life-threatening crises for the millions of people living with hydrocephalus, a condition that causes fluid to accumulate in the brain. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Silicone Materials for Long-term Medical Implants: Innovate for the Future
By Feifei Lin, Ph.D., Business Development Manager, Healthcare, Elkem Silicones USA Corp. With the growth of the aging population, the number of age-related diseases has increased. Every year millions of patients sustained or improved their lives through surgical procedures involving implanted medical devices. Implants such as orthopedics, pacemakers, cardiovascular stents, defibrillators, neural prosthetics or combinational devices like drug-eluting stents have become an indispensable part of modern medicine. Long-term implantable devices used to improve and sustain life are highly regulated by regulatory bodies around th...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Sponsored Content Source Type: news

Fetal gunshot brain injury leading to late postnatal hydrocephalus - Pham T, VanWoudenberg C, Chandrasekar I.
A male fetus was delivered by emergent caesarean section after a term pregnant mother was caught in crossfire and sustained gunshot injury to her abdomen. Examination of the infant was unremarkable except for a small laceration of the scalp at the anterior... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tajikistan girl with 28-inch head caused by deadly build-up of fluid
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Maryam, whose family name is unknown, was born with hydrocephalus. Her parents from Tajikistan travelled to India for treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 2, with a 28-inch head caused by a deadly build-up of fluid
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Maryam, whose family name is unknown, was born with hydrocephalus. Her parents from Tajikistan travelled to India for treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence platform screens for acute neurological illnesses at Mount Sinai
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) An artificial intelligence platform designed to identify a broad range of acute neurological illnesses, such as stroke, hemorrhage, and hydrocephalus, was shown to identify disease in CT scans in 1.2 seconds, faster than human diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Toddler's eyes have been stitched shut after being stretched by her enormous head
Nineteen-month-old Aubrey Jones, from Nuneaton, Warwickshire, suffers from the condition hydrocephalus, which has caused her head to grow, dragging her eyelids up so that they needed stitching. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 15, has a swollen 27-inch head which means she cannot walk or sit up by herself
Shivani Kumari, from Himachal Pradesh in northern India, has a huge head because she developed hydrocephalus – a build-up of fluid in the brain – after falling over three years ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ETV/CPC show positive outcomes in babies with hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus, literally “water on the brain,” is an abnormal build-up of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain cavities known as ventricles. In infants, it can be congenital (it often accompanies spina bifida, for example), or it can be caused by brain hemorrhage or infection. The usual treatment is surgery to implant a shunt, which drains the excess fluid into the abdomen, relieving pressure on the brain. But over time, shunts nearly always fail, requiring emergency neurosurgery to repair or replace them. But emergency neurosurgery is not something that’s readily available outside of metropolitan areas. Untr...
Source: Mass Device - July 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Vector Blog Source Type: news

Stem cell mutations linked to hydrocephalus
The mutations result in reduced brain volume that secondarily becomes filled with cerebrospinal fluid. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pakistani baby with football-sized head has 12 pints of fluid drained
Amna Noor, from Abbottabad, Pakistan, suffers from the rare condition hydrocephalus, which left her  immobile, unable to eat or sleep properly and with a head that measured 40 inches. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New discovery about the brain's water system may prove beneficial in stroke
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) Water is transported from the blood into the brain via an ion transporter, a new study on mice conducted at the University of Copenhagen reveals. If the mechanism can be targeted with medicine, it may prove relevant to all disorders involving increased intracranial pressure, including brain oedema in connection with stroke as well as hydrocephalus, also called 'water in the head'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Baby girl with a FOOTBALL-sized head is desperately awaiting surgery
Amna Noor,  from Abbottabad, Pakistan, was born with hydrocephalus - a build-up of fluid inside his skull which can be deadly. The condition is believed to strike one in 1,000 babies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anuncia Announces Successful First-in-Human Use of the Alivio ReFlow(TM) Ventricular System for Treatment of Hydrocephalus
Novel product provides qualified clinicians with the option of non-invasive retrograde flushing of the ventricular catheter, to unblock occluded inlet holes or open a relief membrane to restore or increase cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow in a non-flowing sh... Devices, Neurosurgery Anuncia , Alivio ReFlow, Ventricular System, hydrocephalus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brain cell's Achilles' heel may prompt hydrocephalus
(Duke University) Viruses may spark hydrocephalus by exploiting a surprising weakness of cells that circulate fluid in the brain, called ependymal cells, report Duke University scientists. The researchers discovered that ependymal cells from mice require a continuous production of a transcription factor called Foxj1 to maintain their shape and function. Viruses known to infect the brain have found a way to shut down the production of Foxj1 and disable the cells, the researchers show. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Baby, 9 months,  with a head the size of a football is unable to eat, sleep or move
Nine-month-old Muhammad Hammad, from Khuzdar in Pakistan, suffers from hydrocephalus, which caused his head to swell to 25 inches in circumference. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gain-of-function mutations in the gene encoding the tyrosine phosphatase SHP2 induce hydrocephalus in a catalytically dependent manner
Catalytically activating mutations in Ptpn11, which encodes the protein tyrosine phosphatase SHP2, cause 50% of Noonan syndrome (NS) cases, whereas inactivating mutations in Ptpn11 are responsible for nearly all cases of the similar, but distinct, developmental disorder Noonan syndrome with multiple lentigines (NSML; formerly called LEOPARD syndrome). However, both types of disease mutations are gain-of-function mutations because they cause SHP2 to constitutively adopt an open conformation. We found that the catalytic activity of SHP2 was required for the pathogenic effects of gain-of-function, disease-associated mutations...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - March 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zheng, H., Yu, W.-M., Waclaw, R. R., Kontaridis, M. I., Neel, B. G., Qu, C.-K. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Simple Walking Test Helps Diagnose Treatable Cause of Dementia Simple Walking Test Helps Diagnose Treatable Cause of Dementia
Idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus is often misdiagnosed because its symptoms are similar to those of other neurologic conditions, but a new study finds a dual-task walking test greatly improves diagnostic accuracy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 27, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

What is the Difference Between an Association and a Syndrome?
Discussion VATER association was first described in the 1970s with additional congenital malformations being added to the association so it is most often called VACTERL association. It is a highly heterogeneous, overlapping condition estimated to occur in ~1/10,000-40,000 births. The cause is unknown. In animal models, some signaling pathway gene mutations have phenotypes of VACTERL association. Experts suggest that patients having at least 2 components should be further evaluated (at least 3 for diagnosis) for VACTERL and other diseases in its differential diagnosis. There are more than 30 syndromes, mutations and diseas...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Toddler has a head the size of a football
Fifteen-month-old Muhammad Sanaullah,from Badin in Pakistan, suffers from a rare condition, known as hydrocephalus, which causes fluid to build-up inside his skull. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian baby's head tripled in size due to hydrocephalus
Ankit Minj, from India, suffers from hydrocephalus - a build-up of fluid inside his skull which can be deadly. Doctors have inserted a shunt to remove some fluid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veterinary surgeons perform first-known brain surgery to treat hydrocephalus in fur seal
(Tufts University) A neurosurgical team at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has successfully performed what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind brain surgery on a Northern fur seal named Ziggy Star in an attempt to address her worsening neurologic condition. Ziggy, an adult female, is recovering well at her permanent home at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Conn. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 27, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Two surgical approaches equal in treating infection-caused hydrocephalus
(Penn State) Implanting a shunt or endoscopically reducing intracranial pressure and reducing fluid production are equally effective in treating infants with hydrocephalus caused by brain infections, according to an international team of researchers, but endoscopy may have fewer down-the-line complications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Daughter ’s neurosurgery inspires mom to give back
Danielle Parkman isn’t a doctor or nurse. In fact, she’s not a clinician of any kind. And yet every day she makes the lives of patients in the Boston Children’s Hospital Division of Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases a little bit easier. As the Senior Administrative Associate for Pharmaceutical Benefits and Prior Authorization Specialist, Danielle is responsible for getting approvals for pharmacy benefits and prior authorizations for all pulmonology patients. It’s a daunting task, but she doesn’t take no for an answer. “I love my job, and I love fighting for my patients,” says Dani...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 5, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Department of Neurology Division of Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases Hydrocephalus Hydrocephalus Program Source Type: news

Uganda:Parents of Hydrocephalus Children Appeal for Support
[Monitor] Nakaseke/Luweero -Parents in Luweero and Nakaseke districts with children suffering from hydrocephalus are seeking financial help after failing to raise money for treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Alcyone Lifesciences wins FDA nod for Alivio hydrocephalus shunt flusher
Alcyone Lifesciences said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Alivio ventricular catheter and flusher system designed for treating hydrocephalus. The newly cleared Alivio device is designed for the non-invasive retrograde flushing of the ventricular catheter to unblock occluded inlet holes or open a relief membrane to restore or increase cerebrospinal fluid flow in non-flowing shunts, the Lowell, Mass.-based company said. “For the first time in over half a century there has been a game changing improvement in the field of hydrocephalus treatment.  Ventricular shunting can help save lives and improve th...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Alcyone Lifesciences Source Type: news

Good Samaritan raises funds for boy to have brain surgery
Khyng Maza, from the Philippines, was shunned by medics as his family can't afford help. He has hydrocephalus, which can cause permanent brain damage and death if left untreated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Oct. 27, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From RadiaDyne’s FDA expansion to NuVasive launching its new implants, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA expands indications for RadiaDyne’s OARtrac dose monitor RadiaDyne announced in an Oct. 24 press release that it has received additional FDA clearance for its upcoming OARtrac. The OARtrac allows physicians to routinely monitor brachytherapy radiation dose as well as being able to reuse the OARtrac Plastic Scintillating Detector sensor cable no more than five times on one patient. 2. FDA clears Ortek’s e...
Source: Mass Device - October 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Catheters Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Implants Neurological Research & Development Alcyone Lifesciences Implanet MedTech Nuvasive Ortek Therapeutics radiadyne Tau Consortium Varian Medical Syst Source Type: news

Alcyone Lifesciences Receives EU CE Mark Approval for Alivio Ventricular Catheter and Flusher System for Treatment of Hydrocephalus
LOWELL, Mass., Oct. 24, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Alcyone Lifesciences, Inc., a leader in advanced precision delivery for neurological conditions, and innovator in the treatment of hydrocephalus, announced receipt of CE (Conformit&... Devices, Neurosurgery, Regulatory Alcyone Lifesciences, Alivio Ventricular Catheter, Hydrocephalus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Namibia: Governor Appeals for Help for Hydrocephalus Sufferer
[Namibian] ZAMBEZI governor Lawrence Sampofu has appealed to the nation for financial assistance for 13-year-old hydrocephalus sufferer Lunza Muchindu to get medical attention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Clinical Signs Can Be Associated With Benign External Hydrocephalus?
Discussion Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles and/or subarachnoid spaces. External hydrocephalus is a communicating hydrocephalus often defined as the patient having a rapidly enlarging head circumference (HC) and enlargement of the subarachnoid spaces especially over the frontal lobes with normal or moderately enlarged ventricles. Benign external hydrocephalus (BEH) is a self-limited external hydrocephalus that occurs during infancy and resolves spontaneously in childhood, usually by age 2 years, that is felt to not cause significant problems. It was first described by...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 2, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Communicating hydrocephalus onset following a traumatic tension pneumocephalus - Lee JS, Ahn S, Eom KS.
The entrapment of intracranial air from the check valve system results in a tension pneumocephalus. It should be distinguished from simple pneumocephalus because they are intracranial space-occupying masses that can threaten life. Communicating hydrocephal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

New eShunt System Presented at the American Academy of Neurological Surgery Annual meeting in Santa Barbara, CA
Early in vivo testing results show promise in treating communicating hydrocephalus BOSTON, Sept. 15, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CereVasc, LLC, a company focused on improving the care of patients with communicating hydrocephalus a... Devices, Neurosurgery CereVasc , eShunt System, hydrocephalus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How whip-like cell appendages promote bodily fluid flow
(Nagoya University) Researchers at Nagoya University revealed that a molecule called Daple is essential for the correct orientation and coordinated beating of cilia on the surface of cells lining ventricles in the brain. Without Daple, the cilia develop a random arrangement and cannot produce a uniform flow of CSF. This in turn leads to a build-up of fluid, which is associated with swelling of the head, known as hydrocephalus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spare the surgery: Drugs may combat hydrocephalus, Yale study finds
Clinically available drugs may help combat a potentially lethal form of hydrocephalus now treated mainly by brain surgery, a new Yale-led study has found. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Hope for Leonce: Kenyan boy ’s incredible journey with vein of Galen malformation
Boston is a long flight from Kenya — 22 hours long, in fact. That’s enough time to sleep, eat, read, watch countless YouTube videos and do it all over again, an experience that could make adults antsy, let alone two little boys. Yet it was a journey that Jane Nduta and Humphrey Njogu were eager to make. Just a few months earlier, their younger son, Leonce, had been diagnosed with a rare but life-threatening condition called vein of Galen malformation, or VOGM. In this blood vessel abnormality, misshapen arteries in the brain connect directly with veins instead of with capillaries. This causes a rush of high-pre...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center Dr. Darren Orbach International Health Services vein of Galen malformation (VOGM) Source Type: news

Indian girl Roona Begum with hydrocephalus dies
Roona Begum, a five-year-old girl was caught international headlines because of her severe condition, died in a remote Indian village on Sunday night after suffering breathing difficulties. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Issue With Wishing Someone A 'Happy And Healthy' Baby
A thought-provoking Instagram post is highlighting a side effect of wishing expectant parents a “happy and healthy” baby.  Michelle Elman is a UK-based blogger, body confidence coach and activist. On June 14, she posted two photos of herself on Instagram ― one from her childhood and one from the present. Over each photo, she added the words “happy not healthy.” A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on Jun 14, 2017 at 11:29am PDT “’Wishing you a happy and healthy baby!’ ‘We don’t mind if we have a boy or girl, as long as my baby’s healthy...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese boy given 'death sentence' after head ballooned
Known only as Xin Xin, the Chinese toddler was born with hydrocephalus - a build-up of fluid inside his skull which can be deadly. Doctors in the city of Changsha say he will die without treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistani baby with a lump the size of a BASEBALL
Muhammad Hussain Baksh, from Karachi, was born with hydrocephalus - a build-up of fluid inside his skull which can be deadly. It caused the back of his head to grow at an abnormal rate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 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

Defective intercellular connections cause hydrocephalus
A defective gene leads to changes in the cellular layer between cerebrospinal fluid and brain nervous tissue, thus causing a buildup of fluid in the brain. This link is the first known mechanism underlying genetic hydrocephalus. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Defective intercellular connections cause hydrocephalus
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) A defective gene leads to changes in the cellular layer between cerebrospinal fluid and brain nervous tissue, thus causing a buildup of fluid in the brain. This link, which scientists from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg have now discovered, is the first known mechanism underlying genetic hydrocephalus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Are You Secretly Afraid You're Getting Alzheimer's?
This article was originally published on the Alzheimer’s Reading Room. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for April 20, 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. NuVasive launches Reline Trauma posterior fixation portfolio NuVasive Inc. said yesterday it launched its Reline Trauma spinal posterior fixation portfolio designed to aid in the preservation and restoration of patient alignmen...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Arkis BioSciences Expands Clinical Use Of Its New Minimally Invasive Tunneling Guidewire(TM) Technology
Single Pass™ Shunt Workflow enables up to one-third less invasive Shunt Procedures in Hydrocephalus Patients KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 20, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator in minimally invasive surg... Devices, Neurosurgery, Product Launch Arkis BioSciences, Single Pass, Tunneling Guidewire, intracranial pressure (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA labels Medtronic StrataMR recall as Class I
The FDA today released updated information on Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) recall of StrataMR adjustable valves and shunts over issues with fluid buildup, labeling it as Class I. The StrataMR adjustable valves and shunts are intended for the management of hydrocephalus by providing cerebrospinal fluid flow from the ventricles of the brain into the right atrium of the heart or peritoneal cavity. The recall relates to issues with flow resistance that could lead to under-drainage of cerebrospinal fluid, arising when the valve mechanism is adjusted to a position which causes higher-than-intended flow r...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Recalls Medtronic Source Type: news