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Living without lungs for six day saves a mom's life
In a bold and very challenging move, thoracic surgeons removed severely infected lungs from a dying mom, keeping her alive without them for six days, so that she could recover enough to receive a life-saving lung transplant. This is believed to be the first such procedure in the world. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Meet the woman who lived for six days without lungs – video
Doctors saved a Canadian woman ’s life by removing her lungs for six days while she waited for a double lung transplant. In what is believed to be the first procedure of its kind in the world, Melissa Benoit arrived at Toronto hospital with just hours to live when staff and her family decided to take the unprecedented procedureDoctors save Canadian woman ’s life by removing her lungs for six daysContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Canada Health World news Doctors Americas Biology Science Society Source Type: news

Awaiting transplant, mom lives 6 days without lungs
Given the choice between his wife possibly dying in her bed or on an operating table, Chris Benoit chose an experimental, first-of-its-kind surgical procedure. The surgeons would remove not just one but both of Melissa Benoit's lungs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fresh off raising $1.8M, Chapel Hill startup preps for $8 million
Chapel Hill-based startup Renovion – which is developing a nebulized therapy called Arina-1 for the treatment of lung transplant patients– has its eyes on submitting a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in early 2019, according to chief executive officer Dan Copeland. The company has raised more than $ 1.8 million of a planned $2 million offering to “fund pre-clinical and clinical programs,” he says, and is looking to raise another $8 million in the lead up to the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Risks for Post-Transplant Skin Cancer Identified Risks for Post-Transplant Skin Cancer Identified
The first U.S. population-based study of skin cancer in organ transplant recipients found the highest risk in patients who are older, male, white and had pre-transplant skin cancer or received a heart or lung transplant, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Lung Transplant Receipients: Increased Skin Cancer Risk Lung Transplant Receipients: Increased Skin Cancer Risk
The first U.S. population-based study of skin cancer in organ transplant recipients found the highest risk in patients who are older, male, white and had pre-transplant skin cancer or received a heart or lung transplant, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 18, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

High-risk patient gets life-saving transplant when UCLA team accepts her case
A 24-year-old cystic fibrosis patient is starting the new year with new hope thanks to help from the U.S. Air Force, the actor who played Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” movies and a UCLA surgeon who said yes to a high-risk case.Kathlyn Chassey of San Antonio, Texas, was born with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease characterized by the build-up in the lungs of thick, sticky mucus that traps infection-causing bacteria. While there is no cure, lung transplantation can help alleviate many of the symptoms.Courtesy of the Chassey familyKathlyn Chassey walks after her lung transplant surgery at Reagan UCLA Medical Cente...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

ALung Technologies brings in $2.6m
  Artificial lung-like device developer ALung Technologies has raised $2.6 million in a new round of financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. Pittsburgh-based ALung’s Hemolung device is an extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal system that works by removing carbon dioxide and delivering oxygen directly to a patient’s blood via a small catheter inserted into the jugular or femoral vein. Money in the round so far has come from 36 anonymous investors, with the company seeking another $1.4 million before closing the debt and option round, according to the SEC filing. The company has not yet state...
Source: Mass Device - January 10, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory ALung Technologies Inc. Source Type: news

What lies ahead for healthcare in Wales in 2017 and beyond?
With a narrow window in which to move the Welsh NHS onto a pathway to sustainability, Michael Trickey considers what needs to happen in the years ahead Related items fromOnMedica Hospitals in Wales failing to give GPs discharge information GP leaders call for primary care boost from Budget Deemed consent for organ donation increases transplants in Wales Wales has UK ’s lowest five-year survival rate for lung cancer Wales offers incentives for GPs to train and stay in Wales (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - January 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Top Ten Medical Research Issues and Trends to Watch in 2017
2016 will go down as a year that taught us to question our assumptions. The election of Donald Trump, an outcome almost no one predicted, left many with a sense of uncertainty about what 2017 will bring in the biomedical and health-care space. To bring clarity to these unsure times, FasterCures has compiled a list of issues critical to the future of medical innovation that we'll be tracking over the coming year. While some issues will be closely linked with the people and policies of the new presidential administration, we think all will be important to continuing the progress toward faster cures and treatments. 1. FDA...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 5, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

South Africa: 'God Has a Plan for Me' - Lung Transplant Patient
[News24Wire] Fifty-six-year-old Fanie Swart from Boksburg has something extra to be grateful for this festive season after he became the 100th patient to receive a lung transplant at the Netcare Milpark Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Priority Reviews List: December 2016 Update
Cochrane-wide prioritisation remains an important project, with over 140 priority reviews or updates have been published since it began in January 2015.The December 2016 revision of the Cochrane Priority Reviews List includes new titles from the Cochrane Airways, Anaesthesia, Dementia& Cognitive Improvement, ENT, Epilepsy, Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancers, Gynaecology& Fertility, Haematological Malignancies, Heart, Incontinence, Kidney& Transplant, Lung Cancer, Neuromuscular Disease, Oral Health, Skin, Stroke, and Urology Groups.The following titles on the list are open to new authors:Long-acti...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 14, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Data points to no age-related cutoff for mammogram screenings | RSNA 2016 Roundup
There is no clear cut-off age to stop breast cancer screening, according to new data from the largest-ever study on mammogram screening outcomes. Data from the study was presented this week at the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting. Age-based cutoffs for screenings have been a source of controversy for many years in the healthcare field. Results from the massive study, however, support guidelines that support making breast cancer screening decisions based on individual patients and health status over a specific age, according to study researchers. Data in the study came from over 5.6 million mammo...
Source: Mass Device - December 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Imaging Oncology Radiological Society of North America Source Type: news

Genetic factors control regenerative properties of blood-forming stem cells, UCLA studies show
FINDINGSResearchers from the UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology and the  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have published two studies that define how key genetic factors affect blood-forming stem cells by either accelerating or hindering the cells ’ regenerative properties. The findings could one day lead to improved treatments for people undergoing common therapies for cancer such as chemotherapy and radiation. BACKGROUNDBlood-forming stem cells, or hematopoietic stem cells, are found in the bone marrow. These cells have two unique...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 5, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists create artificial blood that delivers oxygen to tissues in the body
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News Scientists created an artificial red blood cell that picks up oxygen in the lungs and takes it to tissues, and may improve trauma victims' chance of survival. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Longer Preservation Time Doesn't Harm Lungs for Transplant Longer Preservation Time Doesn't Harm Lungs for Transplant
Extending overall preservation time via ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) appears to have no negative impact on short-term outcomes of lung transplantation, according to Canadian and Swiss investigators.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 29, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Cold-Warm-Cold Lung Preservation Extends Transplant Window (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Harvested lungs kept viable up to 21 hours (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - November 21, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

New technique keeps donor lungs viable longer: Study
HealthDay News A technique that allows lungs destined for transplants to be preserved longer works well, a new Canadian study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Technique Keeps Donor Lungs Viable Longer
Strategy allows doctors more time to assess organs, transport for transplant Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Lung Transplantation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Technique Keeps Donor Lungs Viable Longer: Study
FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2016 -- A technique that allows lungs destined for transplants to be preserved longer works well, a new Canadian study finds. The strategy, called ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP), allows preservation of lungs for up to 12 hours,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Preserving donor lungs longer makes transplant more elective than emergency surgery
(University Health Network) A new method which doubles the usual time donor lungs can remain outside the body can benefit patients, staff and allow retrieval of donor lungs across greater geographical areas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Can artery 'banks' transform vascular medicine?
(Morgridge Institute for Research) The Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin-Madison will address both the engineering and biomedical hurdles involved in creating stem cell-derived arteries for transplant as part of a five-year, $8 million project funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How To Boost Melatonin Naturally
Most people know melatonin as the sleep hormone. And that’s right. It helps your body cycle down every night so you can rest. But melatonin is so much more than that… It’s also one of your body’s most powerful cancer killers. Studies show melatonin boosts the immune system. It protects against the toxic side effects of chemo and radiation. It improves wound healing after surgery. And it even increases cancer survival rates.1 And new research proves that melatonin suppresses the growth of breast cancer tumors. How does melatonin affect breast cancer? Mammograms detect cancer. In a lab at Michig...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 10, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Women's Health Source Type: news

Meet The Doctor Behind The Most Extreme Face Transplant Ever
Last August, Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez performed the most extensive face transplant operation ever.  In the 26-hour operation, which took place at New York University Langone Medical Center, the dentist-turned-plastic-surgeon and his team removed the face and scalp of a young victim of a fatal accident and successfully grafted the tissue onto the head of Patrick Hardison, a firefighter who had been horribly burned in a 2001 fire.  The operation showed in dramatic fashion just how far organ transplantation has come since its start in 1954, when surgeons at Brigham Hospital in Boston took a kidney from one ma...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet The Doctor Behind The Most Extreme Face Transplant Ever
Last August, Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez performed the most extensive face transplant operation ever.  In the 26-hour operation, which took place at New York University Langone Medical Center, the dentist-turned-plastic-surgeon and his team removed the face and scalp of a young victim of a fatal accident and successfully grafted the tissue onto the head of Patrick Hardison, a firefighter who had been horribly burned in a 2001 fire.  The operation showed in dramatic fashion just how far organ transplantation has come since its start in 1954, when surgeons at Brigham Hospital in Boston took a kidney from one ma...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Organovo unveils bioprinted liver transplant patches
Organovo (PINK:ONVO) today announced it is developing 3D bioprinted human liver tissue designed for direct transplantation to patients. The move to human development comes based on “strong results” from preclinical animal model studies, the San Diego, Calif.-based company said. The company expects to pursue a formal preclinical development program. “We’re excited to introduce an implantable bioprinted liver tissue as the first preclinical candidate in our therapeutic tissue portfolio, and see the early results as extremely promising. The scientific and commercial progress we have already m...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regenerative Medicine Organovo Source Type: news

UCLA lung transplant program performs landmark 1000th surgery
TheUCLA Lung Transplant program performed its 1,000th transplant surgery in mid-September, becoming the first program on the West Coast, and one of only seven centers nationwide, to achieve this milestone.The recipient of the donor lungs was Elba De Contreras, 59, from Goleta, California, who suffered from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension. The six-hour surgery took place at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, led by Dr. Abbas Ardehali, surgical director of the lung and heart transplant programs.De Contreras, who relied on an oxygen tank prior to her surgery, is recuperating well and said she feels ha...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 4, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UCLA lung transplant program performs landmark 1,000th surgery
TheUCLA Lung Transplant program performed its 1,000th transplant surgery in mid-September, becoming the first program on the West Coast, and one of only seven centers nationwide, to achieve this milestone.The recipient of the donor lungs was Elba De Contreras, 59, from Goleta, California, who suffered from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension. The six-hour surgery took place at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, led by Dr. Abbas Ardehali, surgical director of the lung and heart transplant programs.De Contreras, who relied on an oxygen tank prior to her surgery, is recuperating well and said she feels ha...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 4, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

An Intervention for Self-Management After Lung Transplant An Intervention for Self-Management After Lung Transplant
Could this novel intervention help improve self-management behaviors among lung transplant recipients?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 3, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Katie Prager dies days after her husband
Katie Prager, the wife in the real "Fault in Our Stars" couple, died Thursday after complications from cystic fibrosis and a lung transplant. She was 26 years old. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Katie Prager, wife in real 'Fault in Our Stars' couple, dies
Katie Prager, the wife in the real "Fault in Our Stars" couple, died Thursday after complications from cystic fibrosis and a lung transplant. She was 26 years old. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Real 'Fault in Our Stars' couple: Katie Prager dies
Katie Prager, the wife in the real "Fault in Our Stars" couple, died Thursday after complications from cystic fibrosis and a lung transplant. She was 26 years old. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Fault in our Stars' wife dies 5 days after husband
Katie Prager died after complications from cystic fibrosis and a lung transplant. She was 26 years old. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contraceptive pills not proven to protect against the flu
Conclusion These are interesting scientific findings but they have limited implications. Animal studies are useful for giving an indication of how biological processes may work in humans but we're not identical. Then the scenarios tested here – the progesterone, or the flu injection – can be taken as representative of real-life in humans. For one thing all the mice had surgery to remove their ovaries before being infected. It makes sense that the mice that had been given some additional recovery boost in the form of hormone replacement may have been in a better health state than those left hormone deplete...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Source Type: news

Two-year-old twin makes history after receiving hospital ’s 300th heart transplant
The cookies for Dean Andersen’s welcome-home celebration were decorated with “#300,” fitting for the two-year-old who, just six weeks earlier, received the 300th heart transplant performed at Boston Children’s Hospital. “Dean does things in his own time and in his own way,” says his mom, Janet Andersen. “His transplant was no exception.” The Boston Children’s Heart Transplant Program performed its first transplant in 1986, and this May marked the program’s 30th anniversary. Dean’s transplant in June was yet another reason for celebration. “Milestones l...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 13, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Our Patients’ Stories congenital heart defect Dr. Elizabeth Blume heart failure heart transplant Heart transplant program Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Pulmonary atresia Source Type: news

From Chronic Kidney Disease To The Gift Of A New Life
Authors: Julika Wocial (JW) and Michael Moore (MM) MM The need for a donor After being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease I was able to lead a full and productive life for 25 years, although more recently my energy sagged. Looming options were dialysis, the 5-7 year wait for a deceased donor or a living donor. Dr Google said ihatedialysis.com. A living donor was the best option. But how? It must be different for each patient - a direct ask seemed weird, but silence was not an option. Happily I had made no secret of my lousy kidneys thus, 'How you doing?' lead on to the need. JW What it means to consider living donati...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence could improve diagnostic power of lung function tests
Artificial intelligence could improve the interpretation of lung function tests for the diagnosis of long-term lung diseases, according to the findings of a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence could improve diagnostic power of lung function tests
(European Lung Foundation) Artificial intelligence could improve the interpretation of lung function tests for the diagnosis of long-term lung diseases, according to the findings of a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Entrepreneur with GSK roots targets lung transplant survival rates with UNC technology
In a tiny lab in Chapel Hill, a 3-year-old startup with UNC-Chapel Hill technology is trying to help lung transplant patients defy the odds. Each year, about 2,000 people receive lung transplants. And the five-year survival rate for those patients is just over half, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Renovion CEO Dan Copeland says a product being developed in Chapel Hill could fight that statistic. “We want t o be the first drug to be FDA approved for lung transplant patients,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lauren K. Ohnesorge Source Type: news

The Laser Probe, The iKnife and The Cutting Edge of Surgery
If the thought of going under the knife fills you with fear, be reassured. No longer is surgery the brutal and hazardous experience faced by our ancestors. Thanks to wonders such as laparoscopy, robotic solutions, and, more recently, the iKnife and the laser probe, surgical intervention is getting safer all the time. Archaeologists believe that people have been carrying out surgery for up to 11,000 years. Cranial surgery, known as trephination, probably dates back to the Neolithic era. It involved drilling a hole in the skull of a living person. Speculation suggests it was done to cure disorders such as convulsions, fr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saving six: Life before and after transplant
An organ transplant is a life-changing event extending far beyond the operating room, the clinics and the hospital walls. Read about five children, one young adult and their families, whose lives were forever changed by the Pediatric Transplant Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. Lydia’s liver transplant, a mom’s gift Dawn Cavanagh gave her daughter life twice — first when she was born and, again, when she gave 13-year-old Lydia a piece of her liver last summer. The donor-approval process, which occurs with Boston Children’s partner Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, required hours o...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 31, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Our Patients’ Stories double lung transplant ECMO heart failure heart transplant Heart transplant program heart-lung transplant Heung Bae Kim Intestine and Multivisceral Transplant Program Khashayar Vakili kidney transplant Kidney Source Type: news

Swiss approve reimbursement for Mallinckrodt treatment
Mallinckrodt PLC said Tuesday that Swiss regulators have approved for reimbursement a treatment for patients who develop certain complications following lung transplants, including the pharmaceutical company's Therakos Cellex photopheresis system. Switzerland's Federal Department of Home Affairs has approved reimbursement of extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) treatment — during which blood cells are treated outside the body and returned to the bloodstream — for patients there with bronchiolitis… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 23, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

In the Loop: Transplant Patient Takes Home Gold
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are over and Mayo Clinic lung transplant patient Curtis Higgons is back home in Jacksonville polishing his medals. But he didn't get them in Rio. He earned them during a competition that ’s also a pretty big deal: The 2016 Transplant Games of America. "They're set up [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Dallas transplant company was losing money, but fixed its business model
If you have a bad business model, you have a bad business model. It doesn ’t matter whether you’re selling cars, lemonade or legal services, or recovering hearts, kidneys, livers and lungs for transplant. That was the situation Patti Niles found herself in when she started her role as president and CEO at Dallas-based Southwest Transplant Alliance almost four years a go. The more organs the alliance recovered, the more money it lost. Niles set out to stop the financial bleeding and to dramatically… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 18, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Bill Hethcock Source Type: news

SynCardia denies competitor ’ s market exit claim
SynCardia Systems isn’t exiting the market quite yet, according to a press release posted today in response to a competitor’s claim. Syncardia makes an artificial heart system designed to replace the functions of both the left and right ventricles and all 4 heart valves. “SynCardia’s machine works quite well. But it’s a very old machine with a big air compressor … I’m not surprised that they’re heading out of the market,” said artificial heart developer Carmat’s chief exec Marcello Conviti, according to an article on Seeking Alpha. The company said that it will &...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular SynCardia Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Double Lung Transplant Recipient Beats Cystic Fibrosis
When Tammy Bolerjack was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 18, she found herself frequently in and out of hospitals for treatments to help her breathe. Running 5K races and half-marathons certainly wasn ’t something she envisioned in her future. Little did she know then that eventually a double lung transplant at Mayo Clinic'sFlorida campus would not [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 13, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Students seek to reduce deaths from battlefield injuries that block breathing
Undergrad engineers have designed a low-cost, low-tech device to make it easier for combat medics to create an artificial airway and pump air into the lungs of wounded soldiers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

7 Ways Your Height Affects Your Health
At 6 feet, 8 inches, Dr. Eeric Truumees literally stands out. “People remember who I am,” says the orthopedic surgeon in Austin, Texas. But despite height’s association with social and professional benefits, such as appearing more attractive and earning more money, towering over others has downfalls, too. “The bane of my height has been hitting my head on things,” Truumees finds, “and as I get a little slower and little less flexible, I find I’m doing that more often.” That’s just the start of height’s influence on health. Here are seven medical issues that m...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TransMedics adds $13m to $51m funding round
TransMedics said yesterday that it added $12.5 million to the $51.2 million equity round it closed in May, taking its total raise to more than $63.7 million. Andover, Mass.-based TransMedics developed the Organ Care System, which is designed to perfuse donor organs with warm, oxygenated blood and monitor its status until transplantation. “We are thankful and excited to be supported by a world-class syndicate of new and existing life science investors. This financing strongly positions TransMedics to capitalize on the significant market opportunity in front of us,” CEO Dr. ...
Source: Mass Device - July 12, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Transmedics Inc. Source Type: news