Is AI the Key to Diving Deeper into Images and Pathology?
In a tale of two studies, it appears artificial intelligence is helping researchers analyze cells in ways that weren't possible before. In one study, published this week in Nature Methods, scientists at the Allen Institute in Seattle, WA used machine learning to train computers to see parts of the cell that the human eye cannot easily distinguish. Using 3D images of fluorescently labeled cells, the team taught computers to find structures inside living cells without fluorescent labels, using only black and white images generated by an inexpensive technique known as brightfield microscopy. Fluorescence microscop...
Source: MDDI - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Youngest child to receive a rare heart-lung transplant returns home
Almost exactly a year ago, Tiffany and Chuck Palmer were told to expect a stillborn baby. Now, their son is eight months, after getting both his heart and lungs replaced. And he is home in Kansas City. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enhancing Cancer Immunotherapy with Artificial Intelligence
Physicians may soon use artificial intelligence (AI) and medical images to study tumors without a biopsy. The techniques developed to study tumors in this new way are described in the September 1 issue of The Lancet Oncology. Along with helping physicians learn more about tumors without surgery, the new approach should help identify which cancer patients will respond best to cutting-edge immunotherapy treatments. The AI techniques could be useful for “predicting clinical outcomes of patients treated with immunotherapy when validated by further prospective randomized trials,” the authors wrote. Immunotherapy tre...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

XACT Brings in Funding and CE Mark for Robotics Navigation System
XACT Robotics has received CE mark for its robotics navigation steering system. On top of that, the Caesarea, Israel-based company has raised about $5 million in a series C round. How’s that for being efficient? The company said the funds will mainly be used for the launch and operation of seven Centers of Excellence in the US, Europe, and Israel, where the company expects that hundreds of clinical procedures will be conducted within the next 12 months with the XACT robotic navigation and steering system. The XACT robotics system is currently approved and being used for CT-guided percutaneous procedures i...
Source: MDDI - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence can Determine Lung Cancer Type
A new computer program can analyze images of patients' lung tumors, specify cancer types, and even identify altered genes driving abnormal cell growth, a new study shows. Led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine and published online in Nature Medicine, the study found that a type of artificial intelligence (AI), or "machine learning" program, could distinguish with 97 percent accuracy between (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - September 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence can determine lung cancer type
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) A new computer program can analyze images of patients' lung tumors, specify cancer types, and even identify altered genes driving abnormal cell growth, a new study shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Transplant patient walked down aisle by donor’s dad
Lisa Simkin contacted her donor’s family six months after a life-saving lung transplant, and says they “opened their door with loving arms”. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Are Developing New Ways to Treat Disease With Cells, Not Drugs
When Nichelle Obar learned she was pregnant with her second child last year, she never expected that her pregnancy, or her baby, would make history. But when the 40-year-old food-and-beverage coordinator from Hawaii and her fiancé Christopher Constantino went to their 18-week ultrasound, they learned something was wrong. The heart was larger than it should have been, and there was evidence that fluid was starting to build up around the organ as well. Both were signs that the fetus was working extra hard to pump blood to its fast-growing body and that its heart was starting to fail. Obar’s doctor knew what coul...
Source: TIME: Science - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Scientists Are Developing New Ways to Treat Disease With Cells, Not Drugs
When Nichelle Obar learned she was pregnant with her second child last year, she never expected that her pregnancy, or her baby, would make history. But when the 40-year-old food-and-beverage coordinator from Hawaii and her fiancé Christopher Constantino went to their 18-week ultrasound, they learned something was wrong. The heart was larger than it should have been, and there was evidence that fluid was starting to build up around the organ as well. Both were signs that the fetus was working extra hard to pump blood to its fast-growing body and that its heart was starting to fail. Obar’s doctor knew what coul...
Source: TIME: Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Innovation Health medicine Source Type: news

C-MIMI: AI automatically generates radiology impressions
SAN FRANCISCO - A deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: JAMA: 7 forces will drive adoption of AI in healthcare AI spots lung nodules on CT, with low false-positive rate 3 ways AI could be integrated into radiology workflow AI, new cardiac imaging technology can assess for CAD AI algorithm can triage head CT exams for urgent review (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Paragonix touts performance of donor-heart transport technology
  (Image courtesy of Paragonix Technologies) Paragonix Technologies (Braintree, Mass.) said today that its SherpaPak donor-heart transport system has been used successfully at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and other transplant centers around the U.S. and Europe. The SheraPak combines cooling technology with safe, consistent methods for cold ischemic storage and transport of donor organs, according to the company, which is also developing and commercializing SherpaLung to transport donated lungs to recipients. Real-time reporting of preservation temperature allows for continuous monitoring of transport ...
Source: Mass Device - September 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Transplants internationalsocietyofheartandlungtransplantation Massachusetts General Hospital Paragonix Technologies Source Type: news

C-MIMI: 8 myths about AI in radiology -- and why they're wrong
SAN FRANCISCO - Although radiology has finally warmed to the idea of artificial...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Live from C-MIMI: Dr. Bradley Erickson on AI and radiology Live from C-MIMI: Dr. Eliot Siegel on AI and radiology JAMA: 7 forces will drive adoption of AI in healthcare AI spots lung nodules on CT, with low false-positive rate 3 ways AI could be integrated into radiology workflow (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Live from C-MIMI: Dr. Eliot Siegel on AI and radiology
SAN FRANCISCO - The intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and radiology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: JAMA: 7 forces will drive adoption of AI in healthcare AI spots lung nodules on CT, with low false-positive rate AI algorithm can triage head CT exams for urgent review 3 ways to ensure AI algorithms are really working Live from SIIM 2018: From pen and ink to AI in radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Live from C-MIMI: Dr. Bradley Erickson on AI and radiology
SAN FRANCISCO - Artificial intelligence (AI) is all the rage right now, but...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Live from C-MIMI: Dr. Eliot Siegel on AI and radiology JAMA: 7 forces will drive adoption of AI in healthcare AI spots lung nodules on CT, with low false-positive rate AI algorithm can triage head CT exams for urgent review 3 ways to ensure AI algorithms are really working (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI can distinguish between types of spondylitis on MRI
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can differentiate between tuberculous...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can find, classify pleural effusions on chest x-rays AI algorithm predicts lung disease, adverse events on CT Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays? CT lung screening finds cancer in nonsmokers Digital tomosynthesis works well for spinal tuberculosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lung transplant waiting list rise prompts donation plea
Ageing donors and the challenge of matching organs mean lungs are in short supply. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of people waiting for a lung transplant rises by 46 per cent in five years
There are now 354 people in the UK needing a lung transplant – up from 242 in 2013 – despite the overall number of people needing organ transplants falling by 17 per cent during the same period. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Voriconazole May Boost Risk of Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Transplant Patients Voriconazole May Boost Risk of Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Transplant Patients
Recipients of lung transplants (LT) or hematopoietic cell transplants (HCT) who are taking the antifungal voriconazole may be at increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Claire Wineland, inspirational speaker and social media star, dies one week after lung transplant
Cystic fibrosis did not define Claire Wineland. She did. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

JAMA: 7 forces will drive adoption of AI in healthcare
The rapid uptake of artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning in healthcare...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI spots lung nodules on CT, with low false-positive rate 3 ways AI could be integrated into radiology workflow AI algorithm can triage head CT exams for urgent review AI characterizes complex mood disorders from fMRI SIIM: AI can accurately detect cerebral microbleeds (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI spots lung nodules on CT, with low false-positive rate
A group from Alabama has developed a deep-learning artificial intelligence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm can triage head CT exams for urgent review NIH issues huge database of CT scans for AI testing SNMMI: AI can avoid patient misidentification on PET/CT Deep learning accurately detects brain hemorrhage AI can prescreen chest CT studies for pneumothorax (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A lung transplant gave her hope for a longer life; now her family prays for 'another miracle'
Claire Wineland, who has cystic fibrosis, needed a double-lung transplant to save her life. But she had a stroke and is now in a medically induced coma. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 ways AI could be integrated into radiology workflow
As radiology artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms move toward clinical use,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New AI algorithm identifies small lung tumors on CT scans AI, new cardiac imaging technology can assess for CAD AI algorithm can triage head CT exams for urgent review AI characterizes complex mood disorders from fMRI 3 ways to ensure AI algorithms are really working (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New AI algorithm identifies small lung tumors on CT scans
Researchers from Florida have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI, new cardiac imaging technology can assess for CAD AI algorithm can triage head CT exams for urgent review AI characterizes complex mood disorders from fMRI NIH issues huge database of CT scans for AI testing Deep learning accurately detects brain hemorrhage (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence detects often-undetected cancer tumors
Researchers have developed artificial intelligence system to detect lung cancer on scans that radiologists fail to detect. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intel, Philips tout speed gains in AI-powered healthcare algorithms
Intel (NSDQ:INTC) and Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said last week they are partnering to test Intel hardware’s ability to run deep learning artificial intelligence programs intended to improve the capabilities of Philips tech. The two companies joined to test the abilities of hardware using Intel Xeon processors and the OpenVINO toolkit for two AI-powered programs: one for bone-age-prediction modeling based on X-rays and one examining computed tomography scans of lungs for segmentation. Intel said that in the tests, the systems showed speed improvements of 188 times for the bone-age prediction model and 38 times for...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Research & Development Software / IT Intel Corp. royalphilips Source Type: news

Engineers develop A.I. System to detect often-missed cancer tumors
(University of Central Florida) Engineers at the University of Central Florida Center for Research in Computer Vision have taught a computer how to detect tiny specks of lung cancer in CT scans, which radiologists often have a difficult time identifying. The artificial intelligence system is about 95 percent accurate, compared to 65 percent when done by human eyes, the team said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Five-month-old receives heart-lung transplant an is youngest in 10 years to undergo the surgery
Jack Palmer, of Kansas City, Missouri, became the 20th infant under a year old to undergo a heart-lung transplant after he was born in January with a congenital heart defect. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Don't Use Azithromycin for Lung Condition in Cancer Patients FDA: Don't Use Azithromycin for Lung Condition in Cancer Patients
The FDA warns of an increased risk for relapse of hematologic malignancy and for death when azithromycin is used to prevent bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Engineered pig lung transplant 'a success'
Scientists have successfully transplanted a bioengineered lung into a pig. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five Reasons Why Clinical Trials Fail And What Pharma is Doing To Fix It
If echo chambers, polarizing politics and solipsism sums up the world in 2018, the art of listening has become gold dust.The pharma industry appears to be bucking the trend however. When it comes to the patient voice, companies are becoming all ears, with patient insights driving internal decisions across the board.We decided to put this proposition to the test.One of pharma ’s perennial thorns is clinical trial recruitment. 86% of clinical trials do not reach recruitment targets within their specified time periods. Patients clearly have their grievances but are pharma companies truly listening? More importantly, are...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Chapman Source Type: news

Report: IBM Watson delivered ‘unsafe and inaccurate’ cancer recommendations
Internal documents from IBM Watson Health (NYSE:IBM) indicate that the company’s Watson for Oncology product often returns “multiple examples of unsafe and incorrect treatment recommendations,” according to a new report from STAT News. The documents come from slides presented last year by IBM Watson Health’s deputy chief health officer, according to the report, and include feedback from customers that indicated the product is “often inaccurate” and that its recommendations bring to light “serious questions about the process for building content and the underlying technology.&r...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Oncology Software / IT IBM Watson Health Source Type: news

Mother calls for families to speak about organ donation
Stella Curran's nine-year-old daughter Belle is waiting for lung transplant. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Impacting Patients
It ’s difficult to open a newspaper nowadays without seeing an article about artificial intelligence. These column-inches spark our imaginations with heady visions of possible futures and crease our brows with concern in equal measure. But one thing you cannot escape is that AI is here now and it’s only going to become more pervasive.While fear of an unknown technology is understandable, in many ways it does a disservice to the incredible impact that AI is already having on the world around us. In the healthcare space alone, it is offering ways to fundamentally rethink clinical practice, speeding up diagnosis, ...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

FDA clears Mirada's radiation oncology AI software
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared artificial intelligence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mirada upgrades radiation treatment software Mirada introduces AI software for radiation oncology Optellum, Mirada present lung cancer study at RSNA 2017 Mirada's deep-learning contours match human-drawn contours Mirada showcases XD:PACS at RSNA 2016 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

UCLA led the nation in organ transplants in 2017
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center led the nation in the number of solid organ transplants performed in 2017, with 641 procedures that included kidney, pancreas, lung, heart and intestine transplants, according to statistics from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.UCLA recorded 363 kidney transplants in 2017, making it the year ’s top kidney transplant center.Other medical centers with a high number of solid organ transplants in 2017 were UC San Francisco; Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri; and the University of Wisconsin ’s University Hospital in Ma...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medtronic ’s HVAD System Just Became Less Invasive
Medtronic has gained FDA approval for a less-invasive implant approach of its HVAD System, a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) for advanced heart failure patients. The Dublin-based company picked up the technology when it acquired HeartWare in 2016. The firm said the technology is the only LVAD approved in the U.S. for implant via thoracotomy, a small lateral, surgical incision between the patient's ribs on the left side of the chest. FDA approval for HVAD implantation via thoracotomy is based on data from the LATERAL prospective clinical trial, in which 144 patients, with end-stage heart failure who were eligible for ...
Source: MDDI - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Business Source Type: news

Noninvasive Imaging Could Help Diagnose Rejection in Lung Recipients Noninvasive Imaging Could Help Diagnose Rejection in Lung Recipients
Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) could help identify acute cellular rejection (ACR) in lung allografts, a preliminary study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Research Reveals Immunotherapy More Effective in Men
For mesothelioma patients, immunotherapy is mostly available through clinical trials at this time. Immunotherapy is a relatively new way to treat cancer, and doctors still are learning who will respond best to these novel therapies. Newly released medical research has found men seem to respond better to immunotherapy than women. But this doesn’t mean immunotherapy is off the table for women with mesothelioma. You should learn all you can about how immunotherapy works, why it may or may not be right for you and how you can best prepare yourself if you decide an immunotherapy clinical trial is right for you. Thorough ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

How a New Emphysema Device Won FDA Approval in Six Months
FDA has approved a new device intended to treat breathing difficulty associated with severe emphysema. The approval comes just two weeks after an FDA advisory panel shot down a competing technology targeting the same patient population. The agency approved Pulmonx Inc.'s Zephyr endobronchial valve through the breakthrough device designation, a pathway reserved for devices that provide for more effective treatment or diagnosis of a life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating disease or condition. Devices also must meet one of the following criteria: the device must represent a breakthrough technology; there must be no app...
Source: MDDI - July 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Pulmonx wins FDA approval for Zephyr endobronchial valve
The FDA today granted pre-market approval under its breakthrough devices designation to the Zephyr endobronchial valve made by Pulmonx for treating severe emphysema. Emphysema, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, causes irreversible damage to the lung’s alveoli, trapping air during exhalation that in turn can cause the diseased tissue to grow larger and pressure healthy lung tissue. The Zephyr device is designed to decrease the volume of the chest to improve function in the heart, respiratory muscles and healthy lung tissue. Inserted via bronchoscopy, the pencil-eraser-sized valves prevent air from ent...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Pulmonx Source Type: news

Helping Others Heal: Increasing the odds
Immune-building stem cell research works to increase the odds of lung transplants. Mayo Clinic research into stem cells for lung transplants and other types of transplants are increasing the odds of survival. In the 1970s, when?Cesar A. Keller, M.D., started his career in pulmonology, lung transplantation was widely considered science fiction. Now,?lung transplantation?is a lifesaving [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Doctors Think a Woman ’s Tattoo May Have Been Causing Her Severe Leg Pain
Doctors in Scotland believe a woman’s large tattoo on her leg may have been the cause of her unexplained inflammation and severe leg pain. The authors of a report on the woman’s case, published in BMJ Case Reports, say it is a reminder to physicians that they should be mindful of their patients’ tattoos if they encounter unusual and unexplained symptoms. The 31-year-old woman was suffering a condition called inflammatory myopathy, which affected her left leg and caused pain severe enough to disrupt her sleep. The woman had a double lung transplant in 2009, and was taking drugs to suppress her immune syst...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime tattoos Source Type: news

Tattoo health warning for people with weakened immune systems
A woman with cystic fibrosis and lung transplants suffered chronic pain for three years after she had a tattoo on her thighGetting a tattoo if you have a weakened immune system could put you at risk of complications, doctors have warned. The caution comes after a woman with cystic fibrosis and lung transplants developed thigh and knee pain after having body art inked on her leg.Doctors say those taking immunosuppressant drugs should take precautions if considering body art. These medicines are often given after an organ transplant or to treat autoimmune conditions such as Crohn ’s disease, lupus or rheumatoid arthrit...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Tattoos Medical research Immunology Biochemistry and molecular biology Health Cystic fibrosis Diabetes Source Type: news

Paragonix Technologies aims to boost survival of donated lungs
Image courtesy of Paragonix Technologies Many lungs being transported for transplant arrive in such bad shape that they cannot be used. Paragonix Technologies, Inc. aims to change that with SherpaLung, a specialized cooler that keeps lungs properly inflated and at the right temperature to survive an airplane trip. Paragonix Technologies just landed support from the Lung Transplant Foundation to continue developing and commercialize SherpaLung, the latest in its series of specialized organ transport carriers. Braintree, MA-based Paragonix launched similar devices for hearts and kidneys within the past several months, a...
Source: Mass Device - June 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Business/Financial News News Well Transplants Lung Transplant Foundation Paragonix Technologies Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: New lungs give dad a chance to enjoy fatherhood
Over time, cystic fibrosis robbed Nicholas Hemmerle of his ability to enjoy active time with his daughter. But after a double lung transplant, he's breathing easier and ready to have fun again.? The last thing Nicholas Hemmerle remembers before going into surgery at?Mayo Clinic?for a double?lung transplant?is a nurse putting a blanket on him and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Immunosuppression: Have We Learnt Anything? Immunosuppression: Have We Learnt Anything?
This review looks at the findings from recent clinical trials regarding the use of immunosuppression after lung transplantation.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Her search for new lungs begins with changed heart
Claire Wineland vowed she wouldn't have a lung transplant, but her decline from cystic fibrosis made her reconsider. Now she's fighting for a chance at survival. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI can detect, assess white-matter lesions on CT scans
Researchers from the U.K. have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can prescreen chest CT studies for pneumothorax AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans Infervision debuts AI stroke screening software AI predicts dementia years before symptoms occur (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New Studies Confirm A Surge In Coal Miners' Disease
Highlights a number of new studies about black lung disease. These studies found that more miners working in central Appalachia have earlier stages of the disease and more miners have suffered the advanced stages of the disease than previous government research has found. Other findings include sharp increases in the disease year after year, that lung function continues to get worse in miners with simple black lung even after they stop working, and a growing number of lung transplants for miners with severe symptoms. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - May 22, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news