Sutter Health adopting more AI to prevent medical errors
Sutter Health is deploying a new technology to better detect early-stage lung cancers and cut down on preventable medical errors that can cause death. The technology includes an artificial intelligence platform developed by Ferrum Health Inc., a San Francisco-based startup that was founded in 2017. Sutter will extend its partnership with Ferrum to its medical imaging departments across its entire system, said Dr. Jason Wiesner, a radiologist and the medical director of Sutter’s diagnostic imaging… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Sutter Health adopting more AI to prevent medical errors
Sutter Health is deploying a new technology to better detect early-stage lung cancers and cut down on preventable medical errors that can cause death. The technology includes an artificial intelligence platform developed by Ferrum Health Inc., a San Francisco-based startup that was founded in 2017. Sutter will extend its partnership with Ferrum to its medical imaging departments across its entire system, said Dr. Jason Wiesner, a radiologist and the medical director of Sutter’s diagnostic imaging… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Researchers start to understand blood vessels one cell at the time
(Aarhus University) New surprising knowledge on endothelial cells in a dozen different murine tissues is now available in an open access, user-friendly, database for professionals. This is the result of a new ground-breaking research study, published in the journal Cell. A study that may help to explain why there are, for instance, more severe graft rejections of lung transplants compared to other organs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH Slated for 7 percent Budget Cut
The President has proposed a $38.7 billion budget for the National Institutes of Health in fiscal year (FY) 2021. This translates to a $3 billion or 7 percent cut in the agency’s funding compared to FY 2020. The NIH budget request includes a $50 million initiative to use artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a better understanding of the causes of chronic diseases and to identify early treatments. This plan is in line with the Administration’s “Industries of the Future” effort, which supports using and developing AI across sectors. The budget would provide $50 million for the Childhood Cancer ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 18, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Man who needs lung transplant travels globe rather than ‘waiting to die'
AS A former fitness fanatic it is typical of Ron Flewett to approach illness with the same energy and vigour with which he has always embraced life. It is all the more impressive for the fact that Ron suffers from a debilitating and incurable lung condition called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen who received double lung transplant shares warning
A Michigan teenager who received what ’s believed to be the first double lung transplant shares a warning for people addicted to vaping, including his own brother. 17-year-old Daniel Ament tells Dean Reynolds why he feels lucky to be alive. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen warns about vaping after double-lung transplant
Daniel Ament remembers vaping last September — and then waking up more than a month later after the emergency surgery. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Teenager Who Needed a Double Lung Transplant Because He Vaped Has Something to Say
Daniel Ament went to sleep one day and woke up months later with a new set of lungs. Ament, 17 and a high school junior in Grosse Pointe, Mich., (anonymously) made headlines this past fall after becoming the first person to receive a double lung transplant due to what doctors attribute to vaping-related damage. But Ament—who spent more than a month critically ill and hospitalized before his surgery—doesn’t remember any of it. “I was trying to think of the last thing I could remember, and it was summer,” says Ament, talking on the record for the first time. [When I woke up,] it was almost snowi...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized E-Cigarettes public health Source Type: news

Teen warns about vaping after after double-lung transplant
Daniel Ament remembers vaping last September — and then waking up more than a month later after the emergency surgery. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen warns others about vaping after double-lung transplant
The first person to receive a double-lung transplant after his lungs were damaged by vaping is now warning others. The teen remembers vaping last September, and then waking up more than a month later. Dean Reynolds reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers build a better lung model
(Boston University School of Medicine) Using a combination of pluripotent stem cells (cells that can potentially produce any cell or tissue type) and machine learning (artificial intelligence that allows computers to learn automatically), researchers have improved how they generate lung cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Magdi Habib Yacoub receives Bakken Scientific Achievement Award
(The Society of Thoracic Surgeons) Legendary heart-lung transplant surgeon, researcher, and professor Sir Magdi Habib Yacoub, MD, today was honored with the 2020 Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Six patients with rare blood disease are doing well after gene therapy clinical trial
UCLA researchers are part of an international team that reported the use of a stem cell gene therapy to treat nine people with the rare, inherited blood disease known as X-linked chronic granulomatous disease, or X-CGD. Six of those patients are now in remission and have stopped other treatments. Before now, people with X-CGD – which causes recurrent infections, prolonged hospitalizations for treatment, and a shortened lifespan – had to rely on bone marrow donations for a chance at remission.“With this gene therapy, you can use a patient’s own stem cells instead of donor cells for a transplant,&rdqu...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Robotics to Be the Driving Force Behind J & amp;J ’s Device Unit
Johnson & Johnson is offering a preview of its surgical robotics strategy  May 13th during its Medical Device Business Review Day in New York. Executives of the New Brunswick, NJ-based company announced the date during a call discussing its 4Q19 results on Wednesday. Alex Gorsky, J&J’s CEO noted that going forward surgical robotics would be a driving force behind the company’s medtech division. “As it relates to medical devices, we've been, I think, very consistent in sharing our thinking that, again, this next generation is certainly abo...
Source: MDDI - January 23, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Google promises to protect privacy as it eyes opportunities in health care
More news out of Davos, Switzerland, from Alphabet Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai: Health care looks to be the next big frontier for artificial intelligence. Reuters reports that Pichai, also CEO of Google Inc., told a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos that artificial intelligence has the potential to improve health outcomes in the next five to 10 years. “Look at the potential here. Cancer (is) often missed and the difference in outcome is profound. In lung cancer, for example, five experts… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Fernandez Source Type: news

Baby boy has a heart transplant from a COW in a six-hour operation to save his life
Bradley Harrison, 10 months old, of South Shields, has a complex set of heart defects. Doctors revealed his lungs were starved of oxygen which was causing him to turn blue when he cried. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Altavant Sciences Acquires Onspira Therapeutics, Adding a Potentially Life-Saving Treatment for Post-Lung Transplant Patients to the Altavant Pipeline
Altavant plans to develop OSP-101 for the treatment of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in post-lung transplant patients CARY, N.C. and BASEL, Switzerland and WAYNE, Pa., Jan. 8, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales &... Biopharmaceuticals, Mergers & Acquisitions Altavant Sciences, Onspira Therapeutics, pulmonary arterial hypertension (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Beats Doctors At Detecting Breast Cancer In Study
(CNN) — Google says it has developed an artificial intelligence system that can detect the presence of breast cancer more accurately than doctors. A study that tested the accuracy of the system, which was developed through a collaboration between the tech giant and cancer researchers, was published Wednesday in the scientific journal Nature. The program was trained to detect cancer using tens of thousands of mammograms from women in the United Kingdom and the United States, and early research shows it can produce more accurate detection than human radiologists. According to the study, using the AI technology resulted...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Breast Cancer CNN Source Type: news

Transplant Outcomes Similar With Lungs From ‘ Increased - Risk ’ Donors
Rejection, survival at one year did not differ compared with those receiving lungs from standard - risk donors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 25, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Transplant Outcomes Similar With Lungs From'Increased-Risk' Donors
TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 -- Using lungs for transplant from donors who are considered at high risk for certain infectious diseases has similar one-year outcomes for recipients compared with using lungs from standard-risk donors, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

20 Private Companies to Watch in 2020
MD+DI has taken a hard look at the private medtech sector and developed this list of 20 private companies we will be paying particularly close attention to in the new year. It was not an easy task. There are so many interesting private companies in the industry right now that we started with a much longer list and whittled it down to the 20 companies that stood out most to us. So without further ado, here are the 20 companies that made the cut: 4C Medical is developing the AltaValve, a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) platform designed to address mitr...
Source: MDDI - December 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

20 Private Medtech Companies to Watch in 2020
MD+DI has taken a hard look at the private medtech sector and developed this list of 20 private companies we will be paying particularly close attention to in the new year. It was not an easy task. There are so many interesting private companies in the industry right now that we started with a much longer list and whittled it down to the 20 companies that stood out most to us. So without further ado, here are the 20 companies that made the cut: 4C Medical is developing the AltaValve, a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) platform designed to address mitr...
Source: MDDI - December 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Mother, 49, is temporarily paralysed after a Christmas cold developed into deadly sepsis
Helen Hewlett, 49, from Bradley Stoke, Bristol, had to be hooked up to life support and when her vital organs failed an artificial lung was needed to pump oxygen through her body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart and lung transplant patients celebrate the gift of life
Esteban Jaramillo, 38, received a double lung transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center this past August after both of his lungs collapsed. He had faced health challenges in the past, having undergone a bone marrow transplant 14 years ago, but he didn ’t expect to develop a lung condition as well. Despite these hardships, Jaramillo remained hopeful.“Since I was a kid my grandma told me to have a lot of faith,” he said. “UCLA is a place where miracles of science really happen. I got my life back here.”Jaramillo ’s success story is one of many that were celebrated recently at the UCL...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

National Academy of Inventors elects Pitt's William J. Federspiel as Fellow
(University of Pittsburgh) With 12 issued US patents in the medical device industry and 5 more pending, University of Pittsburgh Professor William J. Federspiel is among 168 distinguished academic inventors to be named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.Federspiel directs the Medical Devices Lab where they develop much needed clinical devices for the treatment of lung failure, including most recently, compact wearable artificial lungs for adults and children suffering from acute and chronic lung disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers create accurate model of organ scarring using stem cells in a lab
Every organ in the body is capable, to some extent, of repairing itself after an injury. As part of this process, scar tissue forms and then recedes to make room for normal tissue when healing is complete.However, when healing is disrupted — whether by chronic injury or disease — the cells that make up scar tissue can go rogue, continuously dividing and spreading until the scar eventually strangles the organ it was intended to help heal, which can lead to organ failure.That progressive, out-of-control scarring is called fibrosis, and it can occur in any organ in the body. Fibrosis plays a major role in many dis...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

He had two double-lung transplants in two years. He made art to tell his story.
Dylan Mortimer creates celestial and glittery interpretations of scars, lungs and operating rooms. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cara Anthony Source Type: news

Say What … Using AI to Discover Signs of Heart Disease on Lung Cancer Screens?
Researchers are using artificial intelligence to measure a common marker of heart disease via lung cancer screenings. The research was presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Low-dose chest CT is approved for lung cancer screening in high-risk people, such as long-time smokers. While these CT scans are intended to diagnose lung cancer, coronary artery calcium, a measure of plaque in the arteries, is also visible on CT. The coronary artery calcium score derived from CT is a well-established measure that helps doctors decide who should get cholesterol-lowering preventive medicatio...
Source: MDDI - December 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Digital Health IVD Source Type: news

New approach to treating CF reduces inflammation
‘First step’ to better outcomes for cystic fibrosis Related items fromOnMedica Lung experts call for ‘national plan for lung cancer’ Smokers ’ lungs should remain as transplant option COPD patients need better tailored care Antibiotic fails to improve lung function in children with CF Sweet and fruity e-cigs linked to prolonged teenage vaping (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mother of teen left with a ruined lung from vaping slams the FDA for failing to regulate the devices
Walker McKnight, 20, from Orlando, Florida, is currently on dialysis and oxygen after his four-month vaping destroyed both of his kidneys and his left lung and will need transplants in the future. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using artificial intelligence to determine whether immunotherapy is working
(Case Western Reserve University) Currently, only about 20% of all cancer patients will actually benefit from costly immunotherapy. New research can now determine which ones are in that category, simply by analyzing previously unseen changes in patterns in CT scans taken when the lung cancer is first diagnosed compared to scans taken after the first 2-3 cycles of immunotherapy treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Popcorn lung’ may have brought teen close to death after vaping for months, doctors say
The teen was hospitalized for 47 days and narrowly avoided a double lung transplant, his doctors said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brittany Shammas Source Type: news

Multiple AI algorithms work better together
Employing multiple artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to attack a task...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Practical Considerations of AI: Part 6 -- Ready, fire, aim Deep-learning algorithm bolsters lung cancer detection AI needs robust clinical evaluation in healthcare Deep-learning model characterizes PET/CT findings Can AI find brain hemorrhage as well as radiologists? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Michigan Boy, 17, Gets Double Lung Transplant After Damage From Vaping Michigan Boy, 17, Gets Double Lung Transplant After Damage From Vaping
A 17-year-old Michigan boy facing"imminent death" from vaping injuries has undergone a double lung transplant, the first in a patient suffering from the effects of e-cigarettes, a Detroit hospital said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

$20 million fundraising effort will support efforts to improve treatment for lung disease
UCLA Health has launched a $20 million fundraising initiative to create a new center for advanced lung disease at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. To date, the initiative has secured $4.37 million for the Lung Health Research Accelerator Fund, including three gifts of $1 million each from Michael and Linda Keston, William Pierpoint, and Jeffrey and Robin Raich, and a total of $1.37 million from nine other donors.The fund will support the work of Dr. John Belperio and Dr. Joseph Lynch III in the medical school ’s division of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Belperio’s research is focused on ident...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

$20 million fundraising initiative will support efforts to improve treatment for lung disease
UCLA Health has launched a $20 million fundraising initiative to create a new center for advanced lung disease at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. To date, the initiative has secured $4.37 million for the Lung Health Research Accelerator Fund, including three gifts of $1 million each from Michael and Linda Keston, William Pierpoint, and Jeffrey and Robin Raich, and a total of $1.37 million from nine other donors.The fund will support the work of Dr. John Belperio and Dr. Joseph Lynch III in the medical school ’s division of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Belperio’s research is focused on ident...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

U.S. teen gets double lung transplant after 'enormous' vaping damage
A Michigan teenager was the recipient of what could be the first double lung transplant on a person whose lungs were severely damaged from vaping, health officials said Tuesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

Teen receives double lung transplant after vaping-related illness
Doctors at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit performed what they believe is the United States' first double lung transplant on a patient whose lungs were damaged after vaping, according to the hospital. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen receives double lung transplant for vaping-related injuries
Surgeons at a Detroit hospital recently performed what ’s believed to be the first double lung transplant on a 17-year-old patient whose lungs were irreparably damaged due to vaping. Doctors at Henry Ford Health System say he’s slowly recovering. They are pleading with everyone to stop using e-cigarettes. Dean Reynolds reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michigan Teen Receives Double Lung Transplant After ‘Enormous’ Damage From Vaping
(DETROIT) — A Michigan teenager was the recipient of what could be the first double lung transplant on a person whose lungs were severely damaged from vaping, health officials said Tuesday. Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit described to reporters Tuesday the procedure that saved the 17-year-old’s life and pleaded for the public to understand the dangers of vaping. The teen was admitted in early September to a Detroit-area hospital with what appeared to be pneumonia. He was transferred to Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit and taken Oct. 3 to Henry Ford Hospital where the transplant was per...
Source: TIME: Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: COREY WILLIAMS Tags: Uncategorized health Michigan onetime vaping Source Type: news

First Double Lung Transplant Performed for Patient With Vaping-Related Illness
Title: First Double Lung Transplant Performed for Patient With Vaping-Related IllnessCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/13/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - November 13, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Inhaled immunosuppressant may increase survival, pulmonary function after lung transplant
(University of Maryland Medical Center) University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers found that lung transplant recipients who had early signs of organ rejection could increase their chances of survival by inhaling a liposomal form of the immunosuppression drug cyclosporine through an investigational nebulizer. This is the first randomized, controlled study to demonstrate increased survival and improved lung function with this drug-device combination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A young athlete just received what doctors say is first double lung transplant due to vaping
“What I saw in his lungs was nothing that I’ve ever seen before, and I’ve been doing lung transplants for 20 years,” the hospital's surgical director said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Derek Hawkins Source Type: news

Michigan boy, 17, gets double lung transplant after damage from vaping
A 17-year-old Michigan boy facing "imminent death" from vaping injuries has undergone a double lung transplant, the first in a patient suffering from the effects of e-cigarettes, a Detroit hospital said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Teen hospitalized after vaping gets rare double-lung transplant
A Michigan teenager is recovering after a rare double-lung transplant. He's one of 2,000 Americans who have been treated for severe lung damage linked to vaping. Dean Reynolds reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen hospitalized after vaping gets double-lung transplant
The six-hour operation is believed to be the first double-lung transplant for a victim of vaping (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen vaping victim undergoes double lung transplant
A 17-year-old male sickened by a THC-containing e-cigarette, one of scores across the U.S. diagnosed with respiratory illness, underwent a successful double lung transplant in October, doctors announced today. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facing ‘Certain Death,’ Teenager With Vaping Injury Gets Double Lung Transplant
The surgery on the 17-year-old was the first transplant reported in the recent nationwide outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Transplants Source Type: news

Vaping-related lung transplant performed at Detroit hospital
Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed what could be the first double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Double Lung Transplant in Vaping Case a Success
The first double lung transplant performed as a result of vaping injury was a success, with the 17-year-old high school athlete on the road to recovery, doctors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit said today. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news