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Fetal MRI can reliably spot holoprosencephaly as early as 18 gestational weeks
(Children's National Health System) Fetal magnetic resonance imaging can reliably spot holoprosencephaly as early as 18 gestational weeks, providing an opportunity to counsel families earlier in their pregnancy, according to Children's-led research featured on the cover of the American Journal of Medical Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Insightec seeks Parkinson ’ s indication in Japan for Exablate Neuro
Insightec said this week it submitted an application for pre-market approval to the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency seeking an indication for its Exablate Neuro to treat advanced Parkinson’s Disease in patients suffering from mobility, rigidity or dyskinesia. The Israel-based company’s Exablate Neuro device uses high-intensity, focused ultrasound to thermally ablate targeted tissue, guided by continuous magnetic resonance imaging; the procedure can be performed non-invasively through an intact skull. “Insightec is committed to supporting research that extends the applica...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Ultrasound INSIGHTEC Source Type: news

Diamond 'spin-off' tech could lead to low-cost medical imaging and drug discovery tools
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) An international team has discovered how to exploit defects in nanoscale and microscale diamonds and potentially enhance the sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear magnetic resonance systems while eliminating the need for their costly and bulky superconducting magnets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers find clues to treating psychoses in mental health patients
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Researchers at the University of Missouri recently found evidence that boosting how well people at risk for psychosis learn from positive and negative feedback could potentially keep psychosis at bay. The team also found that brain scans using functional magnetic resonance imaging, coupled with behavioral measures, could provide markers for the diagnosis of psychosis risk. Researchers hope findings will help mental health professionals to understand how to better treat their patients with psychoses and prevent the onset of psychosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

US medtech companies lobby against proposed Chinese tariffs
US medtech firms, including GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) and the thriving Minnesota-based medtech sector, are concerned that tariffs on Chinese products proposed by President Trump could significantly affect their business, according to two reports released this week. GE Healthcare executives are worried that the tariffs could hurt the competitiveness of its products, including its magnetic-resonance imaging units which are produced in Waukesha, according to a Boston Business Journal report. GE is reportedly requesting that the Trump administration remove certain parts and components made in China from a list of produ...
Source: Mass Device - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News AdvaMed GE Healthcare Medical Alley Assn. Source Type: news

GE Healthcare cited as example of company that Trump tariffs would hurt
General Electric executives say President Donald Trump ’s proposed tariffs on Chinese products could add to costs and hurt the competitiveness of GE Healthcare products including magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) units made in Waukesha. The company is asking the Trump administration to eliminate some components and parts made in China from the list of products facing new United States tariffs. “GE’s requests for adjustments to the proposed tariff list have been limited ... to those products… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

GE Healthcare cited as example of company that Trump tariffs would hurt
GE executives say President Donald Trump ’s proposed tariffs on Chinese products could add to costs and hurt the competitiveness of GE Healthcare products including magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) units made in Waukesha. The company is asking the Trump administration to eliminate some components and parts made in China from the list of products facing new United States tariffs. In the Milwaukee area, GE Healthcare designs, builds and markets products that include MRI equipment, computed tomography… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

GE Healthcare cited as example of company that Trump tariffs would hurt
GE executives say President Donald Trump ’s proposed tariffs on Chinese products could add to costs and hurt the competitiveness of GE Healthcare products including magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) units made in Waukesha. The company is asking the Trump administration to eliminate some components and parts made in China from the list of products facing new United States tariffs. In the Milwaukee area, GE Healthcare designs, builds and markets products that include MRI equipment, computed tomography… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy of fiber tracts in children with traumatic brain injury: a combined MRS - Diffusion MRI study - Dennis EL, Babikian T, Alger J, Rashid F, Villalon-Reina JE, Jin Y, Olsen A, Mink R, Babbitt C, Johnson J, Giza CC, Thompson PM, Asarnow RF.
Traumatic brain injury can cause extensive damage to the white matter (WM) of the brain. These disruptions can be especially damaging in children, whose brains are still maturing. Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) is the most commonly used method... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Neural substrates for moral judgments of psychological versus physical harm - Tsoi L, Dungan JA, Chakroff A, Young LL.
While we may think about harm as primarily being about physical injury, harm can also take the form of negative psychological impact. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we examined the extent to which moral judgments of physical and psycho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Functional MRI maps neural activity
Bioengineered paramagnetic nanoparticle probes can detect calcium ion dynamics with magnetic resonance imaging (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - May 3, 2018 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Belle Dum é Source Type: news

The secret lives of roots
(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Government researchers have begun an ambitious program to reveal the secret lives of roots that includes using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of living plants in the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data at AAN demonstrate significant reductions in disease activity and disability progression in relapsing multiple sclerosis
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that new OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data were presented at the 70th American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from 21-27 April in Los Angeles, California. The data showcase the efficacy of OCREVUS in relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) through several measures of underlying disease activity and disability progression, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cognitive function, and spinal fluid biomarkers of inflammation and neurodegeneration. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Roche Business and Industry Source Type: news

Regional brain volume changes in alcohol-dependent individuals during short-term and long-term abstinence - Zou X, Durazzo TC, Meyerhoff DJ.
BACKGROUND: Widespread brain atrophy in alcohol-dependent individuals (ALC) has been consistently documented in pathological and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies. Longitudinal MRI studies have shown that the regional brain volume losses in ALC are ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Chinese investor group acquires Esaote
Esaote yesterday announced it was acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors composed of several major companies in the medical field and investment funds. Genoa, Italy-based Esaote produces medical devices with a focus on ultrasound, dedicated magnetic resonance imaging and diagnostic management software. The acquiring consortium includes Chinese medical equipment maker Wandong, private equity fund Yufeng Capital, Chinese free trade zone fund Shanghai FTZ Fund, investment group Tianyi, Chinese home medical equipment maker holding company Yuyue and OEM manufacturer Kangda. Esaote said that with the acquisition, it will ...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Esaote Source Type: news

Water dynamics indicate tumor status
(Wiley) How aggressive is a tumor? To measure the tumor status without taking tissue samples, Italian researchers have developed a method based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of whole body parts. The technique measures proton nuclear resonance dispersion profiles at low magnetic fields, which reveals the water exchange rate of the tumor cells. Thus, tumor development can be monitored rapidly and noninvasively, say the authors of the study published in the journal Angewandte Chemie. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CMS approves expanded MRI coverage for CRM patients
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have finalized a plan that will cover magnetic resonance imaging scans for patients with implanted cardiac devices, including pacemakers, cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, according to a MedPage Today report. The finalized decision, which was released in January, will allow Medicare patients with MR-conditional devices to have their MRI scans covered by the national healthcare program. Patients with non-MR-conditional devices will also be reimbursed, but only when the MRI machine is 1.5 Tesla or less in normal operating mode, accordin...
Source: Mass Device - April 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Imaging Wall Street Beat Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Source Type: news

Why Does Cracking Your Knuckles Make So Much Noise? Science Finally Has an Answer
There aren’t any awards to be won for solving science’s minor mysteries—why yawning is contagious, why puppies make us melt—but that doesn’t mean we don’t want the answers anyway. Add to those everyday puzzles the matter of knuckle-cracking. Why, exactly, should some of the body’s smallest joints produce such an outsized racket? Now, a study in Scientific Reports at last provides an explanation. It’s a theory that was first posited as long ago as 1971, but had been furiously debated (as these things go) ever since. Thanks to some creative thinking and a new mathematical model...
Source: TIME: Science - March 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Why Does Cracking Your Knuckles Make So Much Noise? Science Finally Has an Answer
There aren’t any awards to be won for solving science’s minor mysteries—why yawning is contagious, why puppies make us melt—but that doesn’t mean we don’t want the answers anyway. Add to those everyday puzzles the matter of knuckle-cracking. Why, exactly, should some of the body’s smallest joints produce such an outsized racket? Now, a study in Scientific Reports at last provides an explanation. It’s a theory that was first posited as long ago as 1971, but had been furiously debated (as these things go) ever since. Thanks to some creative thinking and a new mathematical model...
Source: TIME: Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

LivaNova launches Microburst VNS drug-resistant epilepsy trial
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) said today it launched a new feasibility trial of its Microburst Vagus Nerve Stimulation therapy system exploring its safety and effectiveness in treating patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. The London-based company said that Dr. Rebecca O’Dwyer of Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center has enrolled the first patient in the trial, which aims to enroll a total of 40 patients at 15 US sites. “At the Rush Epilepsy Center, we are very dedicated to research and advancing the field of epilepsy therapeutics for patients. It is an honor to have enrolled the first patient in the Micr...
Source: Mass Device - March 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation LivaNova Source Type: news

MRI in mild pediatric traumatic brain injury: diagnostic overkill or useful tool? - Cohrs G, Huhndorf M, Niemczyk N, Volz LJ, Bernsmeier A, Singhal A, Larsen N, Synowitz M, Knerlich-Lukoschus F.
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a sensitive imaging tool which lacks the burden of ionizing radiation. It is not established as primary diagnostic tool in traumatic brain injury (TBI). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Extending traceable measurements inside the human body
(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now providing a new measurement service that can improve the quality of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and provide a path for using MRI to make precise and traceable measurements inside the human body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study highlights unique state of 'restful alertness' during Transcendental Meditation
(Maharishi University of Management) A new study using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) suggests that transcendental meditation is associated with a unique state of 'restful alertness.' The study, which monitored blood flow, found that, compared to eyes-closed rest, during transcendental meditation there was increased activity in the prefrontal cortex, indicating the sort of alertness also seen in other meditations. However, unlike other meditations, there was decreased activity in the cerebellum and pons, indicating deep rest. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Democratizing science: Making neuroscience experiments easier to share, reproduce
(University of Washington) In a paper published online March 5 in Nature Communications, University of Washington researchers unveiled an open-access browser to display, analyze and share neurological data collected through a type of magnetic resonance imaging study known as diffusion-weighted MRI. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CereMetrix wins FDA nod for neuroimaging analytics platform
CereHealth subsidiary CereMetrix said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its CereMetrix Silver neuroimaging analytics and quantification platform designed to detect, quantify and analyze brain function. The CereMetrix Silver image viewer is designed to analyze brain images from positron emission tomography, single-photon emission computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography scans, the Denver-based company said. “With the current technology, functional brain imaging results are blended across entire anatomical areas, allowing far more subjectivity in the physician’s interpre...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT cerehealth ceremetrix Source Type: news

A study suggests structural difference in the brain of transgender people
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) As published in Scientific Reports, research conducted in Brazil using magnetic resonance imaging points to variations in the volume of the insula, a brain region associated with body image According to scientists, this trait -- detected in transgenders either adherent or not to hormone treatment, strengthens an understanding that the matter is not related to gender ideology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep apnea study finds male-female differences in cerebral cortex thickness, symptoms
FINDINGSResearchers from the UCLA School of Nursing examined clinical records and magnetic resonance imaging brain scans of patients who were recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, and discovered several apparent connections between thinning of the brain ’s cerebral cortex and apnea symptoms. The researchers also could discern distinct changes in brain structures and concurrent symptoms that differed between men and women. For example, more regions of the superior frontal lobe were thinner in women with apnea than men or control groups, which migh t explain enhanced cognitive deficits among women with the disorder. No ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Canon Medical acquires Dutch medtech dev Fysicon
Canon (NYSE:CAJ) Medical Systems said yesterday it closed a deal to acquire Dutch medtech dev Fysicon for an undisclosed amount. Fysicon develops both hardware and software for the healthcare fields, including hospital IT systems and cardiovascular monitoring systems, according to a press release from Canon Medical. The company’s cardiovascular devices, including equipment for reading cardiac waveforms and analyzing cardiac function, are currently sold globally. “I’m really pleased that we can provide new clinical value to patients and medical professionals by combining Fysicon’s adva...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Canon fysicon Source Type: news

Neural substrates of counterfactual emotions after risky decisions in late adolescents and young adults - Rodrigo MJ, Padr ón I, de Vega M, Ferstl E.
Adolescents' neural substrates of emotional reactions to the consequences of risky decisions are poorly understood. In this functional magnetic resonance imaging study, 30 late adolescents and 30 young adults made risky and neutral decisions in social scen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cervical spine imaging and injuries in young children with non-motor vehicle crash-associated traumatic brain injury - Henry MK, French B, Feudtner C, Zonfrillo MR, Lindberg DM, Anderst JD, Berger RP, Wood JN.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate cervical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) practices and cervical spine injuries among young children with non-motor vehicle crash (MVC)-associated traumatic brain injury (TBI). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

How Do Deep Neck Infections Present?
Discussion Deep neck space infections (DNSI) are not very common (estimated to be 4.6/100,000) but extremely important to have a high index of suspicion for. The anatomy of DNSs is complex and covered by substantial amounts of superficial soft tissue making diagnosis difficult. Additionally, children often cannot give more precise or accurate histories and can be difficult to examine> Most infections in children are in those
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 26, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Longitudinal associations between family aggression, externalizing behavior, and the structure and function of the amygdala - Saxbe D, Lyden H, Gimbel SI, Sachs M, Del Piero LB, Margolin G, Kaplan JT.
Using longitudinal data from 21 adolescents, we assessed family aggression (via mother, father, and youth report) in early adolescence, externalizing behavior in mid-adolescence, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data in late adolescence. Amygdalae were... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Newer Breast MRI May Be More Accurate and Easier
TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 -- A new type of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) that doesn't use a contrast agent appears better at detecting what's really cancer and what's likely just a harmless lesion, researchers report. In a study in Germany, the new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breast MRIs May Lead to More Biopsies That Catch Fewer Cancers Breast MRIs May Lead to More Biopsies That Catch Fewer Cancers
Women who get magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening tests for breast cancer are more likely to get invasive surgical biopsies to look for tumors than women who just get screening mammograms, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast MRIs may lead to more biopsies that catch fewer cancers
(Reuters Health) - Women who get magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening tests for breast cancer are more likely to get invasive surgical biopsies to look for tumors than women who just get screening mammograms, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Altered fear processing in adolescents with a history of severe childhood maltreatment: an fMRI study - Hart H, Lim L, Mehta MA, Simmons A, Mirza KAH, Rubia K.
BACKGROUND: Children with a history of maltreatment suffer from altered emotion processing but the neural basis of this phenomenon is unknown. This pioneering functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study investigated the effects of severe childhood m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Canon Medical wins FDA nod for Vantage Galan 3T XGO MRI
Canon (NYSE:CAJ) Medical Systems said today it won FDA clearance for its Vantage Galan 3 tesla XGO edition magnetic resonance imaging system. The newly cleared system features the Saturn X gradient and a 30% improved signal-to-noise ratio, the the company claims, improving the resolution of brain diffusion weighted imaging. Canon said the system also features improved cardiac imaging capabilities including T1 mapping for more accurate imaging completed with fewer breath holds. “The new Galan 3T XGO Edition with Saturn X Gradient builds on the strengths of its predecessor and expands the versatility of MR ev...
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Canon Source Type: news

Brain scans show why people get aggressive after a drink or two
(Springer) Researchers have used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans that measure blood flow in the brain to better understand why people often become aggressive and violent after drinking alcohol. After only two drinks, the researchers noted changes in the working of the prefrontal cortex of the brain, the part normally involved in tempering a person's levels of aggression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Simplify Medical closes $23m in 2nd tranche of Series B
Simplify Medical said today it closed $23.3 million as part of the second tranche of its oversubscribed Series B financing, which brought in a total of $44.3 million for the company and its namesake cervical disc replacement. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company’s Simplify disc is designed to be magnetic resonance imaging safe and to eliminate imaging artifacts created by metals through the use of a PEEK-on-ceramic construction. The Simplify disc won CE Mark approval in the European Union in February 2015. “Having an oversubscribed Series B is a testament to the large opportunity presented by the ...
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal Simplify Medical Source Type: news

Death by MRI machine: Man dies in freak accident after bringing oxygen tank into the room
(Natural News) On Jan. 27, 2018, an Indian man died after he was sucked into a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine at Mumbai’s BYL Nair Hospital. According to reports, 32-year-old Rajesh Maru and other members of his family were accompanying a female relative for a test. The victim’s uncle claimed that Maru was asked to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How brain ’s reward system lessened distress over 2016 election results
Some people disturbed by the 2016 presidential election have suffered a loss of appetite, trouble sleeping and concentrating, and have become easily annoyed, while others equally disturbed by the election result have not experienced such symptoms of depression. A new study by UCLA psychologists explains the differences between these two groups.Those who had no symptoms of depression had either strong family support or heightened activity in two key regions of the brain ’s reward system: the nucleus accumbens and the medial prefrontal cortex.“This is the first study to show this buffering effect of the brain wor...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Magnetic resonance imaging-based prediction of the relationship between whiplash injury and temporomandibular disorders - Lee YH, Lee KM, Auh QS, Hong JP.
PURPOSE: Whiplash injury can cause internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and lead to temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). Our aim was to evaluate whether the initial clinical findings in TMD patients with whiplash injury are correlated w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What is the Difference Between an Association and a Syndrome?
Discussion VATER association was first described in the 1970s with additional congenital malformations being added to the association so it is most often called VACTERL association. It is a highly heterogeneous, overlapping condition estimated to occur in ~1/10,000-40,000 births. The cause is unknown. In animal models, some signaling pathway gene mutations have phenotypes of VACTERL association. Experts suggest that patients having at least 2 components should be further evaluated (at least 3 for diagnosis) for VACTERL and other diseases in its differential diagnosis. There are more than 30 syndromes, mutations and diseas...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Insightec closes $150m Series E
Insightec said today it closed a $150 million Series E private equity round of financing with plans to use funds to support marketing, commercialization and further development of its Exablate Neuro platform. The round was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies subsidiary Koch Industries, who invested a total of $100 million during the round, the Israel-based company said. The company’s flagship Exablate Neuro device, which won FDA approval last July for treating essential tremor, uses high-intensity, focused ultrasound to thermally ablate targeted tissue, guided by continuous magnetic resonance imaging; the proced...
Source: Mass Device - January 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat INSIGHTEC Source Type: news

Bracco Diagnostics Inc. receives U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use of MultiHance(R) (gadobenate dimeglumine) injection in magnetic resonance imaging of the central nervous system in pediatric patients younger than two years of age
MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J., Jan. 30, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Bracco Diagnostics Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bracco Imaging S.p.A., one of the world's leading companies in the diagnostic imaging business, announced today that the labe... Biopharmaceuticals, Devices, Diagnostics, Radiology, FDA Bracco Diagnostics, MultiHance, gadobenate dimeglumine, magnetic resonance (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Insightec, Virginia Tech collab on focused ultrasound brain disorder R & D
Insightec said today it is partnering with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute looking to develop treatments for brain disorders utilizing the company’s Exablate Neuro focused ultrasound device. The treatments will also utilize Siemens (NYSE:SI) magnetic resonance imaging devices, with potential applications in treating cancer, brain tumors, targeted disruptions of the blood-brain barrier for therapeutic delivery and neuromodulation to treat psychiatric disorders. “There is considerable basic research to be done in order to develop safe and efficacious protocols for these treatments and...
Source: Mass Device - January 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neurological Research & Development Ultrasound INSIGHTEC Source Type: news

Philips launches patient monitoring suite in US, imaging devices in India
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said this month it launched its next-generation patient monitoring solutions in the US, as well as releasing a slew of imaging devices into the Indian market. The Amsterdam-based company said it released an enterprise-wide system of bedside, transport, mobile and central station monitoring technology in the US, including the IntelliVue X3 transport monitor. Philips IntelliVue X3 is an FDA 510(k) cleared, portable, dual-purpose monitor with smartphone style operation which the company claims removes the need to change patient cables during transport or at bedside. The system also includes the A...
Source: Mass Device - January 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Patient Monitoring royalphilips Source Type: news

Report: CMS nixes plans for pathway for expedited medical device coverage
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has cancelled plans to create a new regulatory pathway that aimed to accelerate medicare coverage for medical devices, according to a ModernHealthcare report. The federal agency reportedly withdrew the proposition, known as Excite, from review at the White House’s Office of Management and Budget this month, nine months after it was submitted. Details on why the proposition was pulled, and whether or not CMS has plans to pursue such a pathway in the future are unclear, according to the ModernHealthcare report. The proposition was derived from an industry proposal k...
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Source Type: news

CMS Proposes Widening MRI Coverage for Cardiac Devices CMS Proposes Widening MRI Coverage for Cardiac Devices
The update reflects growing evidence supporting the safety of magnetic resonance imaging of cardiac devices and would extend coverage even to devices without MRI-friendly labeling.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Women use their brains more than men when it comes to sex
Experts from McGill University in Montreal used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans to capture images of the brain activity of 40 male and female volunteers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news