AI Takes Aim at Lung Cancer Screening
WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 -- The term artificial intelligence (AI) might bring to mind robots or self-driving cars. But one group of researchers is using a type of AI to improve lung cancer screening. Screening is important for early diagnosis and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

They face financial ruin to get a new lung. Some are choosing to die instead
Lung transplants are not performed in Atlantic Canada. Patients from the region are selling their homes and liquidating savings in order to move to Toronto for the life-saving surgery. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence cuts lung cancer screening false positives
(University of Pittsburgh) Right now, 96 percent of people who screen positive for lung cancer don't actually have a malignant growth. Machine learning can rule out cancer in a third of them, saving time, money and anxiety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

COPD, ILD Patients May Not Benefit From Bilateral Lung Transplant Listing
Unrestricted lung transplant listing strategy may increase transplant rates without affecting survival (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 4, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

COPD, ILD Patients May Not Benefit From Bilateral Lung Transplant Listing
MONDAY, March 4, 2019 -- While an unrestricted listing strategy does not seem to impact overall survival among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or interstitial lung disease (ILD) awaiting lung transplant, it may increase... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

3D printing reduces liver transplant costs, surgery time
Presurgical planning on 3D-printed models allowed researchers from China to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing unites radiology, otolaryngology 3D printing helps separate rare case of conjoined twins 3D printing gives pediatric heart surgery a boost 3D-printed lungs improve patient understanding of surgery 3D printing boosts efficiency of rib fracture repair (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Artificial lung cancer tissue could help find new drug treatments
A 3D hydrogel created by researchers in U of T Engineering Professor Molly Shoichet's lab is helping University of Ottawa researchers to quickly screen hundreds of potential drugs for their ability to fight highly invasive cancers. Cell invasion is a critical hallmark of metastatic cancers, such as certain types of lung and brain cancer. Fighting these cancers requires therapies that can both kill cancer cells as well as prevent cell invasion of healthy tissue. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Artificial lung cancer tissue could help find new drug treatments
(University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science& Engineering) A 3D hydrogel created by researchers at U of T Engineering is helping University of Ottawa researchers to quickly screen hundreds of potential drugs for their ability to fight highly invasive cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aspiring makeup artist, 25, suffering from cystic fibrosis is on her third and FINAL set of lungs
Tiffany Senter (pictured) of Shasta Lake City, California is only 25, but she's been at deaths door twice. Tiffany was born with cystic fibrosis and has had to have two lung transplants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TexLab AI algorithm predicts ovarian cancer survival
By analyzing tumor characteristics such as structure, shape, and size, an artificial...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI may predict lymph node metastasis in gastric cancer AI can predict breast cancer molecular subtypes on MRI Russian AI detects lung cancer on CT in 20 seconds AI can differentiate glioblastoma, brain metastasis AI uses features outside nodules to predict malignancy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Transcatheter mitral valve tech dev CardioMech AS raises $3m
Early stage cardiovascular intervention tech developer CardioMech AS said today that it raised $2.5 million in a convertible note financing round. The Oslo-based company said that the round was significantly oversubscribed, and included investments from experienced angel investors. CardioMech is developing a transcatheter alternative to cardiac surgery for the placement of artificial chords for the mitral valve, according to the company’s website. The company’s initial tech will focus on high risk patients suffering from severe symptomatic degenerative mitral regurgitation due to props or flail. “This fin...
Source: Mass Device - February 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular CardioMech Source Type: news

Woman, 30, with cystic fibrosis is disappointed after being denied NHS funding for IVF and surrogacy
Sophie Gannon, from Bexley, South London, had a double lung transplant in 2011. Her and her partner, Josh Thomas, were told they do not fit the funding criteria, and are now fundraising money. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI may predict lymph node metastasis in gastric cancer
The combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and radiomics features on CT...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can predict breast cancer molecular subtypes on MRI Russian AI detects lung cancer on CT in 20 seconds AI can differentiate glioblastoma, brain metastasis AI uses features outside nodules to predict malignancy Surgery plus RT works best for metastatic gastric cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Leviticus Cardio, Jarvik Heart unveil wireless LVAD
Jarvik Heart and Leviticus Cardio yesterday unveiled a new collaborative wirelessly-powered left ventricular assist device and touted its recent first-in-human use. An article on the new heart and its first implantation was recently published in the Journal for Heart and Lung Transplantation, the companies said. The device, dubbed the Fully Implanted Ventricular Assist Device (FIVAD), is based on Coplanar Energy Transfer technology from Leviticus Cardio as well as a heart pump produced by Jarvik Heart, the companies said. The system includes a fully implanted Jarvik 2000 VAD system which is powered wirelessly using both in...
Source: Mass Device - February 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Featured Jarvik Heart Leviticus Cardio Source Type: news

Cystic fibrosis sufferer slams the NHS after being denied funding for IVF and surrogacy
Sophie Gannon, from Bexley, South London, had a double lung transplant in 2011. Her and her partner, Josh Thomas, were told they do not fit the funding criteria, and are now fundraising money. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI can predict breast cancer molecular subtypes on MRI
Can an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm identify the molecular subtype...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Russian AI detects lung cancer on CT in 20 seconds AI can detect, localize fractures on wrist x-rays AI reveals cause of transient ischemic attack symptoms Breast MRI effective as adjunct to DBT in high-risk women AI uses features outside nodules to predict malignancy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Behind the Invention: Wearable Artificial Kidney
If you've ever known someone who has had to be on dialysis, you know that the quality of life for dialysis patients is not great. First of all, there is a pill burden. "My patients need to eat 20 to 30 pills a day," Victor Gura, MD, an internist, nephrologist, and inventor of the Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK) told MD&M West attendees on Tuesday. "So one was making a joke. He said 'I could put them in a bowl with some dressing and have a salad'. The bottom line is it's a burden and it's also expensive." In addition to the pill burden, dialysis patients are restricted in the...
Source: MDDI - February 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Design Source Type: news

Russian AI detects lung cancer on CT in 20 seconds
Researchers from Russia have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) program...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can detect, localize fractures on wrist x-rays AI reveals cause of transient ischemic attack symptoms AI can identify, triage abnormal chest x-rays AI uses features outside nodules to predict malignancy AI reliably characterizes pulmonary nodules on CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New clues discovered to lung transplant rejection
(Washington University in St. Louis) Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered clues to a particularly deadly form of rejection that can follow lung transplantation. Called antibody-mediated rejection, the condition remains impervious to available treatments and difficult to diagnose. The researchers have identified, in mice, a process that may prevent the condition and lead to possible therapies to treat it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HLA Antigen Matching Linked With Skin Cancer Risk After Heart, Lung Transplants HLA Antigen Matching Linked With Skin Cancer Risk After Heart, Lung Transplants
Rates of de novo skin cancer after lung or heart transplantation are higher when donor and recipient HLA antigens are well matched, a large retrospective study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

HLA Mismatch in Transplant Organs Tied to Lower Skin Ca Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Reduced risk observed in heart and lung transplant recipients (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - January 25, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Could Blood Test Predict Lung Transplant Rejection?
(MedPage Today) -- Genomic-derived biomarker shows promise in'proof of concept'study (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - January 24, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Plasma Marker Predicts Allograft Failure in Lung Transplant
THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 -- Donor-derived cell-free DNA (ddcfDNA) is a potential biomarker that can predict allograft failure after lung transplantation, according to a study published online Jan. 23 in EBioMedicine. Sean Agbor-Enoh, M.D., Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Blood test shows promise for early detection of severe lung-transplant rejection
New tool that uses DNA sequencing could improve transplant outcomes and save lives. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 23, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New Blood Test Determines Likelihood of Lung Transplant Rejection
A simple blood test could help detect whether a newly transplanted lung is being rejected by a patient, even when there aren’t any apparent signs of rejection. The donor-derived cell-free DNA test was developed by the National Institutes of Health/National Heart Blood and Lung Institute. A study about the performance of the blood test was published in EbioMedicine, a publication of The Lancet. The test relies on DNA sequencing and represents a great example of personalized medicine, as it will allow doctors to tailor transplant treatments to those individuals who are at highest risk for rejection. "T...
Source: MDDI - January 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: IVD Source Type: news

UCLA scientists create a renewable source of cancer-fighting T cells
A study by UCLA researchers is the first to demonstrate a technique for coaxing pluripotent stem cells — which can give rise to every cell type in the body and which can be grown indefinitely in the lab — into becoming mature T cells capable of killing tumor cells.The technique uses structures called artificial thymic organoids, which work by mimicking the environment of the thymus, the organ in which T cells develop from blood stem cells.T cells are cells of the immune system that fight infections, but also have the potential to eliminate cancer cells. The ability to create them from self-renewing pluripotent ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Doctors say girl, four, with rare form of albinism will eventually need life-saving lung transplant
Zerina Nelson, four, of Mesa, Arizona, was diagnosed with Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, a genetic condition characterized by albinism and vision considered legally blind (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Abbott & #039;s Device for Treating Premies with an Opening in Their Hearts
Born at 27 weeks, twin babies Irie and Judah Felkner of Columbus, Ohio, were both fighting for their lives in the neonatal intensive care unit when an echocardiogram revealed Irie had a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) that required immediate treatment. "The doctor thought Abbott's Amplatzer Piccolo device was the best solution for Irie, and after learning more about the procedure we decided to move forward," said Crissa Felkner, Irie's mother. "You have to live it to fully appreciate what that device did for our daughter. Three days after the procedure, she was making great progress and is now a normal toddle...
Source: MDDI - January 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Pirfenidone in RAS After Lung Transplantation Pirfenidone in RAS After Lung Transplantation
How might pirfenidone benefit lung transplant recipients with restrictive allograft syndrome?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Karnataka's first bloc transplant on a recipient at Narayana Health
68 year old man from Bangalore, got a new life as he underwent heart and lungs transplant at Narayana Health City, Bangalore. The donor is a 24yr old male fr... (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston Scientific shares tick up after Q4 prelims meet estimates | Wall Street Beat
Shares in Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) rose slightly this morning after the company reported preliminary results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2018 that were in-line with estimates on Wall Street. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company said it expects to report $2.56 billion in sales for the fourth quarter and $9.82 billion for the full year. In Q4, Boston Scientific’s cardiovascular business pulled in $970 million in sales, while its rhythm & neuro unit recorded $790 million in revenue. The company’s MedSurg division saw $800 million in sales, according to an SEC filing. Most of the company&rs...
Source: Mass Device - January 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Alphatec Boston Scientific Hologic ICON plc Integra LifeSciences NovoCure Orthofix SeaSpine Source Type: news

Lung Cancers More Common, Survival Worse in Lung Recipients Lung Cancers More Common, Survival Worse in Lung Recipients
Lung transplant recipients have a five-fold higher risk of lung cancer compared to the general population, and while these cancers are diagnosed earlier, survival is worse, a new analysis of data from the Transplant Cancer Match (TCM) Study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Woman, 68, who received a lung transplant develops her donor's peanut allergy  
A 68-year-old woman in San Diego, California, had a severe allergic reaction to a peanut butter and jam sandwich after she developed the nut allergy of the man whose lung was transplanted into her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2019 biotech preview: Money is pouring into the Bay Area and so is Big Pharma
Person to watch Jennifer Cook The 25-year Genentech veteran — most recently in charge of clinical operations — after a year on the job is leading early cancer diagnostics company Grail toward a potential $500 million IPO. Grail is also launching a 50,000-person study to see if its technology can detect multi ple cancer types earlier, particularly lung cancer. Technology to watch AI / ML From Daphne Koller’s Insitro to Alice Zhang’s Verge Genomics Inc., artificial intelligence and machine… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Korean JLK Inspection launches AI-powered imaging diag system
Korean JLK Inspection said yesterday that it launched its AIHub artificial intelligence-powered medical image diagnostics platform. The newly launched AIHub system is designed to analyze images from a number of different imaging modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, X-ray and mammography, the Seoul-based company said. JLK Inspection claims the system can detect and monitor for more than 30 medical conditions in 14 regions of the body. The company added that the system is focused on brain diseases and conditions including ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, brain aneurysm and Alzheimer&rsqu...
Source: Mass Device - December 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Imaging Software / IT jlkinspection Source Type: news

Elevated Risk for Lung CA in Lung Transplant Recipients Explored
THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 -- Recipients of a lung transplant, especially a single lung transplant, have an elevated risk for lung cancer, particularly in the native lung, according to a study published online Dec. 18 in the American Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Girl with cystic fibrosis is at the top of the national 'super urgent' list for a lung transplant
Ruby Walker, from Angus, Scotland, is at the top of the national 'super urgent' list. Her family worry 'the window of time for her transplant is closing' as she has waited for more than two years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung transplant patients face elevated lung cancer risk
(Wiley) In an American Journal of Transplantation study, lung cancer risk was increased after lung transplantation, especially in the native (non-transplanted) lung of single lung transplant recipients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breathtaking! The artificial lungs for human transplants made of tobacco
The researchers have found a way to genetically modify tobacco plants to produce large quantities of collagen almost identical to the body ’s own. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Our Christmas miracle is happening': 17-year-old with cystic fibrosis awakes from two-week coma
Christina VanDerVelden, 17, of Jacksonville, Florida, slipped into a week-long coma after her healthy rapidly declined. The cystic fibrosis sufferer now needs a double lung transplant to survive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survival With Second Cancer After Stem Cell Transplant Tied to Cancer Type Survival With Second Cancer After Stem Cell Transplant Tied to Cancer Type
The outcome of second solid cancers following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is strongly related to cancer type, with pancreatic and lung cancer being among those with the poorest outcome, according to European researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Does She Have SCID?
Discussion Severe-combined immunodefiency (SCID) is actually a group of inherited disorders with an absence or dysfunction of T, B and NK cells that results in severe dysfunction of the immune system. SCID is a primary immunodeficiency. SCID was thought to be a rare disorder but with the advent of neonatal screening the incidence in the US general population is estimated at ~1 in 58,000 live births, but with numbers higher or lower depending on the specific population. Patients often have failure to thrive, oral candidiasis, and diarrhea as infants as well as a variety of infectious diseases. They can also have interstit...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Intrasense debuts new lung, brain AI apps at RSNA 2018
French advanced visualization firm Intrasense is displaying new artificial...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Intrasense provides prostate software at RSNA 2017 Image Information Systems partners with Intrasense eClipse debuts AV, Web-based image sharing (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Delayed Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis in a 62 Year Old Female Leading to Bilateral Lung Transplant
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

CollPlant Announces Closing of Global Licensing and Commercialization Agreement With United Therapeutics for 3D Bioprinting of Solid-Organ Scaffolds for Human Transplants
Collaboration Combines CollPlant’s Proprietary rhCollagen-based BioInk Technology and United Therapeutics’ Regenerative Medicine and Organ Manufacturing Capabilities NESS ZIONA, Israel, November 12, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Col... Devices, Regenerative Medicine, Licensing CollPlant, United Therapeutics, Lung Biotechnology PBC, 3D bioprinting (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How well does imaging AI perform in the real world?
Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can yield impressive results when tested...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can't replace radiologists for chest x-ray reads AI detects more malignant lung nodules on x-rays C-MIMI: AI automatically generates radiology impressions JAMA: 7 forces will drive adoption of AI in healthcare Is seeing believing in imaging artificial intelligence? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Rare condition has left a teenager with the ‘heart and lungs of a pensioner’
Yasmin Swift, 19, from Ashford, Kent, needs a double lung and heart transplant after being diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension in November last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father with cystic fibrosis finally gets lung transplant after three failed attempts
James Beeching, 34, has had the incurable genetic condition since he was two years old. Three lung transplants fell through before his surgery. He can finally walk his twins to school in Hastings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canadian radiologists to lobby government for investment
Radiologists from across Canada will come together on November 5 and 6 to meet...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canadian group tackles MRI waits through scheduling CAR publishes white paper on artificial intelligence How IT innovation can improve healthcare in Canada Report tallies growth in imaging scanners in Canada Canadian guidelines support CT lung cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news