Coreline Soft highlights CAC research
Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence software developer Corelin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New AI lab at UMass focuses on thoracic imaging Lung cancer screening software approved in South Korea (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Can AI help screen for early interstitial lung disease on x-rays?
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to improve detection of reticula...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Image search engine boosts chest CT diagnostic accuracy Thoracic radiologists give top tips for CT evaluation of lung parenchyma Machine learning boosts chest CT's performance AI can assess COVID-19 severity on chest x-rays CT textures predict interstitial lung disease survival (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Drone Flies Lungs Between Hospitals For Transplant Patient
The lungs made the six minute flight last month before being transplanted into a 63-year old man in Toronto. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma & Source Type: news

Drone delivers lungs for transplant to Toronto hospital in world 1st, health network says
University Health Network and Unither Bioelectronique say they have completed the world's first transplant of lungs delivered by an unmanned drone. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Tunisia: 'Number of Organ Donations Is Low Compared to Needs in Tunisia - CNPTO
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Director of the National Center for the Promotion of Organ Transplantation (French: CNPTO) Taieb Ben Abdallah said Thursday that the number of organ donations is low compared to demand in Tunisia, stating that the needs are estimated annually at 200 liver transplants, 50 heart transplants and 20 lung transplants. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Science Saturday: A robotic GPS for targeting, delivering regenerative biotherapies
A remote-controlled bronchoscope that acts like a GPS system hunts down hard-to-find lung masses and accurately biopsies them, according to a  Mayo Clinic collaborative study. This multisite research, which is published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery, lays the foundation for precisely finding early-stage cancer and targeting it with regenerative biotherapeutics needed to stimulate healing. Artificial intelligence gleaned from CT scans d irects the robotic fiber optic cable, providing a GPS-like pathway to tiny nodules, or masses, that manual bronchoscopes… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 2, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Lung transplantation may be a cost-effective option & quot;under some circumstances & quot;
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - October 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Bayer, Huma team up on AI for lung cancer
Bayer and U.K.-based artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Huma ar...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: BWXT and Bayer to focus on therapeutic radionuclides Bayer launches Radimetrics upgrade Bayer, Blackford team up on AI platform Bayer to build Penn. distribution plan Bayer, Healthy Women launch breast density campaign (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

TransMedics Receives FDA Approval for its OCS Liver System for Preservation and Assessment of Donor Livers for Transplantation
ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 29, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- TransMedics Group, Inc. ("TransMedics") (Nasdaq: TMDX), a medical technology company that is transforming organ transplant therapy for patients with end-stage lung, hear... Devices, FDA TransMedics Group, OCS Liver System, portable extracorporeal (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Phase 3 Data Suggest Positive Effect and Show Similar Safety with XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Compared to Aspirin in Pediatric Fontan Procedure Patients at Risk for Blood Clots and Blood Clot-Related Events
RARITAN, NJ, September 27, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today new data from the Phase 3 UNIVERSE study showing treatment with XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) in an oral suspension formulation, compared to treatment with aspirin, was associated with numerically fewer blood clots and clinical events strongly associated with blood clots in pediatric patients (aged 2-8 years) who have undergone the Fontan procedure. [1] These findings, which were published this month in the Journal of the American Heart Association and included in a recent New Drug Application submitted to the...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Biggest Contributors to Life-Years Lost to Cancer in Transplant Patients Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Biggest Contributors to Life-Years Lost to Cancer in Transplant Patients
Transplant recipients have a shortened lifespan after developing cancer, especially those who develop lung cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a new analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Electronic-Nose Technology Promising for Early Detection of Lung-Allograft Failure Electronic-Nose Technology Promising for Early Detection of Lung-Allograft Failure
Analysis of exhaled breath using an electronic nose (eNose) can aid in the early detection of chronic lung-allograft dysfunction in lung-transplant recipients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Is Forcing Us to Talk About Rationing Health Care in the U.S. Again. Could We Have Avoided This?
On Sept. 7, the country’s leading COVID-19 doctor issued a dire warning about the growing number of pandemic cases in the country, and the shrinking number of ICU beds available to care for the sickest people. Speaking on CNN, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief White House medical advisor, said we are “perilously close in certain areas of the country of getting so close to having full occupancy that you’re going to be in a situation where you’re going to have to make some tough choices.” Those tough choices, he admitted, include discussions about whether scarce resources should go to people who have...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Median highlights AI lung cancer study
Median Technologies has released trial results showing that its artificial intelligenc...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Median posts 51% revenue increase for fiscal year 2020 Median taps new chief operating and commercial officer Median signs research deal with UC San Diego Median logs 51% growth in annual revenues Median receives 15M euros in loan funding (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Organ Transplant Activity Declined During 2020
The most affected organ transplants were kidney, followed by lung, liver, and heart (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 3, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

NIDCR's Fall 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Fall 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   NIDCR News 5 Q&As About “Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges” NIDCR issued a brief Q&A regarding details of the forthcoming report Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges, which will be published in Fall 2021. This comprehensive report will examine improvements in oral health over t...
Source: NIDCR Science News - September 1, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

What are Some of the Complications of Short Bowel Syndrome?
Discussion Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is one of the most common gastrointestinal emergencies in neonates. Mortality rates are from 0-45% depending on infant weight and gestation with more premature and smaller infants having greater mortality. NEC usually occurs in premature infants but it also occurs in term infants. The etiology is unknown but is probably multifactorial with ischemia and/or reperfusion playing some role. There are ‘outbreaks’ of NEC but no causative organism has been identified. Regardless of the originating cause, inflammation of the intestine and release of inflammatory mediators cause...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 30, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

FDA Approves Expanded Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Indication for XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Plus Aspirin to Include Patients After Lower-Extremity Revascularization (LER) Due to Symptomatic PAD
RARITAN, N.J., August 24, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expanded peripheral artery disease (PAD) indication for the XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily plus aspirin 100 mg once daily) to include patients following recent lower-extremity revascularization (LER) due to symptomatic PAD. The approval is based on data from the Phase 3 VOYAGER PAD study. With this approval, XARELTO® is the first and only therapy indicated to help reduce the risks of major cardiovascular (CV) e...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

AI-based CAD software offers high sensitivity for lung nodules
Artificial intelligence (AI)-based computer-aided detection (CAD) software ca...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How accurate are models for predicting incidental lung nodules? AI-based program helps follow up incidental lung nodules on CT AI can predict malignancy for multiple pulmonary nodules CT radiomics classifies small nodules found in CT lung screening C-MIMI: AI peer review can spot missed lung cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Optellum teams up with Johnson & Johnson
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Optellum is collaborating wit...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Optellum's lung cancer diagnosis software Optellum, Mirada present lung cancer study at RSNA 2017 Minnies 2017 semifinal candidates Optellum unveils lung cancer analysis software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 18, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Qure.ai secures FDA clearance for qER-Quant
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Qure.ai has garnered U.S. Foo...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fujifilm's x-ray system connected with Qure.ai algorithm AstraZeneca, Qure.ai partner for lung cancer diagnosis Qure.ai adds Bresenham to advisory team Qure.AI gets FDA clearance for head CT AI software Nanox teams up with Qure.ai (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 17, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

WVU Medicine rolls out unique mobile lung cancer screening unit
WVU Medicine is employing a unique high-tech mobile unit to bring lung cancer screenings across West Virginia. LUCAS (Lung Cancer Screening) includes an artificial-intelligence CT unit that provides lung cancer screenings without having to have an outside power source. It’s enclosed in a special 18-wheeler truck with a Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. CT unit plus other technology and personnel from the WV U Cancer Institute, which is part of WVU Medicine’s campus in Morgantown, West Virginia. Lung… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

WVU Medicine rolls out unique mobile lung cancer screening unit
WVU Medicine is employing a unique high-tech mobile unit to bring lung cancer screenings across West Virginia. LUCAS (Lung Cancer Screening) includes an artificial-intelligence CT unit that provides lung cancer screenings without having to have an outside power source. It’s enclosed in a special 18-wheeler truck with a Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. CT unit plus other technology and personnel from the WV U Cancer Institute, which is part of WVU Medicine’s campus in Morgantown, West Virginia. Lung… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 9, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Unsupervised AI yields automated COVID-19 survival predictions
An "unsupervised" artificial intelligence (AI) model -- that is, one traine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Echocardiography can determine patient risk in COVID-19 cases Can body composition metrics foretell COVID-19 patient outcomes? AI can help stratify COVID-19 risk on lung ultrasound AI of x-ray predicts prognosis of COVID-19 patients AI model predicts progression, mortality in COVID-19 patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 5, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Approval Demonstrates the Role of Real-World Evidence in Regulatory Decision-Making on Drug Effectiveness
FDA recently approved Prograf (tacrolimus) in combination with other immunosuppressant drugs for the new indication of preventing organ rejection in adult and pediatric patients receiving lung transplantation. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 4, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Expands Indication for Prograf for Prevention of Organ Rejection in Adult and Pediatric Lung Transplant Recipients
NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., " Astellas " ) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its supplemental New Drug Application... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - July 20, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lunit receives $26M funding from Guardant Health
South Korean artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Lunit recentl...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lunit highlights Karolinska AI studies Lunit partners with Philips on chest AI software Lunit, Infinitt partner on Indonesian distribution deal Lunit touts study for COVID-19 imaging Lunit highlights AI lung cancer detection research (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Tacrolimus for Lung Transplants FDA Approves Tacrolimus for Lung Transplants
The drug is the only immunosuppressant approved for the prevention of organ rejection in both adult and pediatric patients undergoing lung transplant. It has been used in lung transplant for 15 years.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Alert Source Type: news

Unvaccinated Georgia man underwent DOUBLE LUNG transplant after contracting COVID-19
Blake Bargatze, 24, from Sugar Hill, Georgia, who did not a vaccine over fears of side effects recently underwent a double lung transplant after he contracted COVID-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Problems are Ciliopathies Associated With?
Discussion Nephronophthisis (NPHP) one cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) usually occurring before age 30 years. NPHP is a non-motile ciliopathy affecting cellular sensing in the renal tubular epithelium. See To Learn More below. The incidence varies according to location with 1:1 million in the US but 1:50,000 in Finland. There are 3 subtypes: Infantile Occurs usually within 1 year of life Enlarged kidneys and severe hypertension In utero can have oligohydramnios problems such as pulmonary hypoplasia, facial dysmorphisms, limb contractures Extra-renal problems include congenital heart disease, liver fibrosis, recur...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 5, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

NIDCR's Summer 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Summer 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR to Release Report on Oral Health in America As a 20-year follow-up to the seminal Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General, NIDCR will release Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges in the fall of 2021. The report will illuminate new directions...
Source: NIDCR Science News - July 1, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

For transplant patients, COVID-19 vaccination presents a different uncertainty
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at UC San Diego Health have launched a pair of clinical trials to study the immune response of COVID-19 vaccinated transplant recipients of bone marrow and solid organs, such as the heart, lung, liver and kidney. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vuno inks deal with Samsung integrating AI with mobile x-ray
South Korean artificial intelligence (AI) developer Vuno has signed a deal wit...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Vuno goes public in South Korea Vuno signs deal for AI sales in Taiwan EOS installs 1st EOSedge system in Australia Vuno AI system for lung CT gets approved in South Korea Report: Samsung to sell in vitro diagnostics unit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Vuno inks deal with Samsung
South Korean artificial intelligence (AI) developer Vuno has signed a deal wit...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Vuno goes public in South Korea Vuno signs deal for AI sales in Taiwan EOS installs 1st EOSedge system in Australia Vuno AI system for lung CT gets approved in South Korea Report: Samsung to sell in vitro diagnostics unit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fast IR imaging-based AI identifies tumor type in lung cancer
(Ruhr-University Bochum) The prognosis and effective therapies differ based on the type of lung cancer. While it previously took several days to precisely determine the underlying mutation, a research team at the Centre for Protein Diagnostics (PRODI) at Ruhr-Universit ä t Bochum (RUB) has been able to reliably perform this determination in just one step using a combination of quantum cascade laser-based infrared microscopy and artificial intelligence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What Types of New Therapies are Available for Cystic Fibrosis?
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) was identified in 1938 by Dr. Dorothy Andersen who described 49 patients with pancreatic insufficiency. Since that time significant achievements in the knowledge about the disease and treatments for patients have changed the mortality from a few months to patients living into middle adulthood or even later. Quality of life for patients and their families and friends has also markedly improved. CF is the classic Mendelian autosomal recessive genetic disorder which is a worldwide disorder but affects people of north European ancestry more often where the main mutation is more common. There are...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 28, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Janssen Submits New Drug Application to U.S. FDA for XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) to Help Prevent and Treat Blood Clots in Pediatric Patients
RARITAN, NJ, June 23, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) in pediatric patients. The NDA seeks two pediatric indications: treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE, or blood clots) and reduction in the risk of recurrent VTE in patients aged birth to less than 18 years of age after at least five days of initial parenteral anticoagulant treatment; and thromboprophylaxis (prevention of blood clots) in patients aged 2 years and older with co...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Man Refusing COVID Vaccine Later Needs Lung Transplant Man Refusing COVID Vaccine Later Needs Lung Transplant
"If I knew what I know now, I would have definitely went through with the vaccination," he said.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Janssen Highlights Commitment to Advancing Transformative Innovations in Oncology with Scientific Updates from Deep, Diverse Pipeline and Portfolio at ASCO and EHA Virtual Scientific Programs
June 1, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than 30 company-sponsored studies, including six oral presentations, will be featured during the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 4-8. Janssen presentations will include new data and updates for both approved and investigational therapeutics that are being studied for the treatment of various solid tumors and blood cancers. Immediately following ASCO, additional data will be featured during the European Hematology Association (EHA) Virtual Congress, June 9-17. A ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

AI with swarm intelligence
(DZNE - German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases) Researchers led by the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) have used " swarm learning " - a novel, artificial intelligence technology - to detect blood cancer, lung diseases and COVID-19 in data stored in a decentralized fashion. Their findings are reported in " Nature " . (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID-19 in Lung Transplant Recipients: A Multicenter Study COVID-19 in Lung Transplant Recipients: A Multicenter Study
This study provides new insights into the presentation and outcomes of COVID-19 among lung transplant recipients. How should these patients be treated?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

AI predicts lung cancer risk
(Radiological Society of North America) An artificial intelligence program accurately predicts the risk that lung nodules detected on screening CT will become cancerous, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 18, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Late-Breaking Data at ACC.21 Show XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Plus Aspirin Significantly Reduced Total Ischemic Events in Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Patients After Lower-Extremity Revascularization
RARITAN, N.J., May 16, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today presented new data from the Phase 3 VOYAGER PAD study which showed XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) (2.5 mg twice daily) in combination with aspirin (100 mg once daily) consistently reduced severe vascular events in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) after lower-extremity revascularization (LER) compared to aspirin alone regardless of whether it was the first, second, third, or subsequent event. The primary results of VOYAGER PAD showed that XARELTO® plus aspirin reduced first events by 15 percent among patients...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Ventilating the rectum to support respiration
(Tokyo Medical and Dental University) Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have demonstrated that delivering oxygen via the rectum as a gas or in an oxygen-rich liquid can support oxygen provision to organs and tissues during respiratory failure. Such " enteral ventilation " increased oxygenation, improved behavior and prolonged survival in experimental mouse and pig models of respiratory failure. Further research may allow its clinical application in human patients as a less invasive alternative to ventilators and artificial lungs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gene therapy offers potential cure to children born without an immune system
An experimental form of gene therapy developed by a team of researchers from UCLA and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London has successfully treated 48 of 50 children born with a rare and deadly inherited disorder that leaves them without an immune system.Severe combined immunodeficiency due to adenosine deaminase deficiency, or ADA-SCID, is caused by mutations in theADA gene that creates the enzyme adenosine deaminase, which is essential to a functioning immune system.For children with the condition, even day-to-day activities like going to school or playing with friends can lead to dangerous, life-threatening infections...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Molecular analysis identifies key differences in lungs of cystic fibrosis patients
A team of researchers from UCLA, Cedars-Sinai and the Cystic FibrosisFoundation has developed a first-of-its-kind molecular catalog of cells in healthy lungs and the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis.The catalog,described today in the journal Nature Medicine, reveals new subtypes of cells and illustrates how the disease changes the cellular makeup of the airways. The findings could help scientists in their search for specific cell types that represent prime targets for genetic and cell therapies for cystic fibrosis.“This new research has provided us with valuable insights into the cellular makeup of both heal...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A Free & Accessible Vaccine is Just out of Reach for Palestinians
Young Palestinians drive their boat along the coast near the Gaza Sea port, selling boat rides as a way to earn a living. Credit: Laila Barhoum/ Oxfam By Laila BarhoumGAZA, Apr 29 2021 (IPS) We were able to keep the coronavirus at bay for five months in Gaza, the densely populated Palestinian strip of land surrounded by Israel that I call home. But the Coronavirus doesn’t respect walls or artificial borders. While preparations were made for the pandemic to inevitably breach a blockade so few Palestinians can, we waited for it to come for us. And it did. In one of the most sealed off places in the world, we knew the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Laila Barhoum Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

AI detects ARDS equal to experts
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm has been trained to achieve exper...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study finds chest x-ray 'through glass' valuable during COVID-19 Daily chest x-rays not needed in COVID-19 patients IBM releases chest x-ray dataset for algorithm training Curbing daily use of chest x-ray in ICU cuts major costs AI detects more malignant lung nodules on x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Management of Lung Transplantation in the COVID-19 Era Management of Lung Transplantation in the COVID-19 Era
A survey of transplant centers provides insight into the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on lung transplant programs and transplant recipients.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

AI can help predict mortality from metastatic breast cancer
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can expertly detect metastatic lun...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET aids in treatment of metastatic breast cancer patients Single-session SBRT speeds treatment of lung metastases PET/MRI ups lesion detection by 15% for some cancers FES-PET enhances treatment for metastatic breast cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news