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 8, 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 8, 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 19, 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

Clues found to early lung transplant failure
(Washington University in St. Louis) Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Northwestern University have uncovered cells that flow into and harm the lung soon after transplant. The resulting dysfunction is the leading cause of early death after lung transplantation and contributes to organ rejection that can lead to death months or years later. The discovery, in mice, may lead to drug therapies that target the destructive cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cystic fibrosis sufferer takes her first steps after lung transplant
EXCLUSIVE: Footage filmed at Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, California, shows Violet Gomez, 25, taking her first steps fueled by healthy lungs full of oxygen, just two days after the op. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incredible moment cystic fibrosis sufferer, 25, takes her first steps days after lung transplant
EXCLUSIVE: Footage filmed at Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, California, shows Violet Gomez, 25, taking her first steps fueled by healthy lungs full of oxygen, just two days after the op. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI can prescreen chest CT studies for pneumothorax
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can be highly sensitive for detecting...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Big data for sale: A solution to spur AI research Summers: Radiologists shouldn't be intimidated by AI Education is needed to harness power of AI in radiology Google AI algorithm shows promise for chest x-rays AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Human Trafficking for Organs: Ending abuse of the Poorest
By Maged SrourROME, Apr 30 2018 (IPS)Organ transplantation is one of the most incredible medical achievements of the past century. Since the first successful transplants, which took place in the 1950s, organ transplantation has saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Dr. Francis Delmonico, is a transplant surgeon with a long career, serving also as an Adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO). Credit: Harvard Health Policy ReviewGlobally about 125,000 people undergo organ transplantation each year. This number is small in the face of demand for organs widely outstripping supply and consequently c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Lung transplant patient escaped death after back surgery
A 57-year-old man was the first person to have both a double lung transplant and a procedure to fill his cracked vertebra with cement, which leaked into his blood stream and nearly killed him. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation in lung transplant recipients: a case series - Rynar LZ, Merchant MS, Dilling DF.
BACKGROUND: Suicidality, a term referring to suicidal ideation and/or suicide attempts, has been understudied in lung transplant recipients, despite the well-documented period of high-stress following transplantation. Understanding the full clinical pictur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

You never know the life you save....become an organ donor!
The week of April 23-27 has been designated as National Pediatric Transplant Week.  This week is to bring attention to the great need for organ donations and to honor  donors and their families whose incredibly selfless gift has given someone the gift of life.While most of us will never experience the need for a transplant, there are many of us who know someone who has a debilitating condition such as kidney dialysis that are in need of a transplant.Right now there are almost 2,000 children on the national transplant list.  Those needing hearts, lungs, eyes, tissue, liver, kidney, or some other body part are...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 20, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Volunteer Opportunities Source Type: news

Toddler, 2, is first in UK to have pig skin diaphragm transplant
A LITTLE girl born without a diaphragm has become the first person in Britain to have one built by medics using pig skin. Eve Phillipson, two, had endured two failed operations to rebuild the layer of muscle separating the lungs and the stomach when surgeons made a third and final attempt. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis C-infected Heart and Lung Transplants Safe Hepatitis C-infected Heart and Lung Transplants Safe
Organs donated from people infected with hepatitis C can be safely transplanted, and any transmission of the virus can be treated with antiretrovirals, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Latest Mesothelioma Immunotherapy Combination Looks Promising
Scientists at the Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center (VIC) at Massachusetts General Hospital have uncovered a novel, two-agent immunotherapy combination that worked surprisingly well in animal models with malignant mesothelioma. The discovery has sparked new optimism for immunotherapy, which has struggled to provide consistently positive results with aggressive cancers such as mesothelioma. “This is the beginning of a new story of hope, a new combination of immunotherapy,” Dr. Mark Poznansky, director of the VIC and associate professor at Harvard Medical School, told Asbestos.com. “It worked quite well in a...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 17, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

TransMedics, Inc. Receives FDA Pre-Market Approval (PMA) for its OCS(TM) Lung System for Near-Physiologic Preservation and Assessment of Lungs for Transplantation
ANDOVER, Mass., April 12, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- TransMedics, Inc., a medical technology company that is transforming the important therapy of solid organ transplantation for patients with end-stage lung, heart and liver failure... Devices, Surgery, FDA TransMedics, Organ Care System, lung transplant, organ transplant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

TransMedics wins FDA approval for OCS Lung transplant system
TransMedics said today that it won pre-market approval from the FDA for its OCD Lung transplant system, which is designed to keep donated human lungs in near-living condition until transplantation. The March 22 approval covers standard double-lung transplantation procedures, Andover, Mass.-based TransMedics said. The federal safety watchdog granted the PMA based on data from the 316-patient Inspire trial, the results from which were published this week in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, comparing OCS lung with the standard of care – cold flush and storage. Inspire met its primary outcome – a composite of ...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Transplants Wall Street Beat transmedics Source Type: news

Personalized T cell therapy shows signs of clinical effectiveness against HBV-related HCC
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) ILC 2018: HBV DNA integration profile of tumour cells used to guide T cell adoptive immunotherapy in a liver transplant patient with HBsAg-negative HCC metastases in the lungs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news