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2017 Nobel Prize Winner Michael W. Young: An Interview 2017 Nobel Prize Winner Michael W. Young: An Interview
2017 Nobel Prize Winner Michael W. Young talks to Medscape about his groundbreaking research on circadian rhythms and what makes him tick.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Article Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Nov. 17, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Skyline Medical’s joint venture to Lensar receiving FDA clearance and CE Mark, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Skyline Medical launches JV deal with Helomics Skyline Medical announced in a Nov. 15 press release that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Helomics. The agreement comes after a strategic collaboration between the companies that allows Skyline to reach more markets. The joint venture leverages the Helomics D-Chip platform to develop and market new approaches for personalized cancer diagnostics and care. 2.&...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) mHealth (Mobile Health) Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Helomics InnerScope iReliev LensAR Inc. Source Type: news

Thrombectomy Up to 24 Hours Effective in Certain Strokes Thrombectomy Up to 24 Hours Effective in Certain Strokes
Published results of the DAWN trial show patients with salvageable brain tissue identified by'clinical-core mismatch'benefitted from endovascular therapy up to 24 hours after onset.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A Vest That Allows the Deaf to'Hear'A Vest That Allows the Deaf to'Hear '
Neuroscientist David Eagleman talks about time perception, synesthesia, and the vastness of human creativity.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Brain Imaging Identifies CTE in a Living Person Brain Imaging Identifies CTE in a Living Person
A PET scan using a tau tracer accurately diagnosed chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a living professional football player, a finding researchers describe as a diagnostic'milestone. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

No, there hasn ’t been a human 'head transplant', and there may never be
Neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero is in the news again, claiming to haveperformed the first successful human head transplant. But even cursory analysis reveals that he hasn ’t. And scientific logic suggests he never willIn February 2015,Sergio Canavero appeared in this very publication claiming alive human head will be successfully transplanted onto a donor human body within two years. He ’s popped up in the media a lot since then, but two years and nine months later, how are things looking?Well, he ’s only gone and done it! As we can see in this Telegraph story from today,the world ’s first human head t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dean Burnett Tags: Neuroscience Health Media Science and scepticism Source Type: news

Whistleblowing Neurosurgeon Wins Big, but at a Price Whistleblowing Neurosurgeon Wins Big, but at a Price
A neurosurgeon convinced a judge that he was fired for reporting a colleague whose license was later suspended for disruptive behavior. The victor's $17.5 million court award, though, comes at a price.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

South Africa:KwaZulu-Natal Gets First Black Woman Neurosurgeon
[News24Wire] Dr Nomusa Shezi knew as early as Grade 3 that she wanted to be a doctor: she remembers writing in an English essay as a little girl that she wanted to be the first person to find a cure for HIV/Aids. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nonpharma Intervention Cuts Dementia Risk by a Third Nonpharma Intervention Cuts Dementia Risk by a Third
Older adults who completed a computerized training intervention focused on'mental quickness'had a 29% lower risk for dementia compared with those who received no cognitive training.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Alcyone Lifesciences wins FDA nod for Alivio hydrocephalus shunt flusher
Alcyone Lifesciences said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Alivio ventricular catheter and flusher system designed for treating hydrocephalus. The newly cleared Alivio device is designed for the non-invasive retrograde flushing of the ventricular catheter to unblock occluded inlet holes or open a relief membrane to restore or increase cerebrospinal fluid flow in non-flowing shunts, the Lowell, Mass.-based company said. “For the first time in over half a century there has been a game changing improvement in the field of hydrocephalus treatment.  Ventricular shunting can help save lives and improve th...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Alcyone Lifesciences Source Type: news

Metformin and Growth Rate of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Metformin and Growth Rate of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that investigated whether metformin could significantly slow the growth rate of this very common disease.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

CTE Was Confirmed in a Living Person for the First Time. And It ’s a Veteran NFL Player
A former NFL player is reportedly the first living person ever accurately diagnosed with CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the disease found in the brains of dozens of ex football players. This breakthrough, which was made in 2012, but only published this week in the journal Neurosurgery, could help doctors identify and treat patients while they are still alive. CTE was previously only identifiable through a brain examination after death. The subject of the diagnosis was not named in the study, but was reported by CNN to be Fred McNeill, who died in 2015 at age 63. McNeill played 12 seasons as a linebacker for the ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized CTE NFL onetime Source Type: news

Antiretroviral Therapy May Halt HIV-Related Brain Changes Antiretroviral Therapy May Halt HIV-Related Brain Changes
HIV-positive individuals have lower neuropsychological test scores and smaller brain volumes than HIV-negative people, but the disadvantages do not worsen in patients who receive combination antiretroviral therapy.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Wearable Multimodal Detectors May Help Detect Epileptic Seizures Wearable Multimodal Detectors May Help Detect Epileptic Seizures
Wrist-worn multimodal seizure detectors provide accurate convulsive seizure counts and autonomic data in patients with epilepsy, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Wolters Kluwer ’s Lippincott Journals Recognized for Excellence in Editorial and Digital Media
Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that its Lippincott medical and nursing journal portfolio won five awards and earned Honorable Mention nominations in eight categories at the 2017 FOLIO: Eddie & Ozzie Awards. The awards represent one of the industry’s largest and most prestigious competitions for magazine and digital editorial and design excellence. The Eddie & Ozzie awards are the most recent recognition of each Lippincott team’s dedication to publishing the comprehensive, clinically relevant information clinical professionals need to use in their practice. In all, there were 800 finalists from wh...
Source: News from STM - November 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

Threefold Increased Stroke Risk Tied to Certain Antipsychotics Threefold Increased Stroke Risk Tied to Certain Antipsychotics
Second-generation antipsychotics increase risk for cardiovascular events, especially in the elderly. But are there differences in risk between these agents?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Bill Gates Makes $100 Mln Personal Investment to Fight Alzheimer's Bill Gates Makes $100 Mln Personal Investment to Fight Alzheimer's
Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Popular Stimulation Method May Not'Enhance' Brain Activity Popular Stimulation Method May Not'Enhance' Brain Activity
New research questions the accepted mechanism by which transcranial alternating-current stimulation, a popular noninvasive brain stimulation technique, may improve memory.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Liquid Gold: Screening Urine for Drugs Liquid Gold: Screening Urine for Drugs
The cups of urine travel by express mail to the Comprehensive Pain Specialists lab in an industrial park in Brentwood, Tenn., not far from Nashville. Most days bring more than 700 of the little sealed cups from clinics across 10 states.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Exercise Linked to Improved Brain Connectivity in MS Exercise Linked to Improved Brain Connectivity in MS
Although the primary endpoint of an effect on cognition was not met, a new study used innovative imaging methods to explore how exercise may affect the brain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Decision making in very severe traumatic brain injury (Glasgow Coma Scale 3-5): a literature review of acute neurosurgical management of the most severely threatened brain trauma patients - van Dijck J, Reith F, van Erp I, van Essen T, Maas A, Peul WC, de Ruiter G.
BACKGROUND: Patients presenting with an early GCS score of 3-5 after blunt or penetrating skull-brain assaults are categorized as having sustained a very severe Traumatic Brain Injury (vs-TBI). This category is often overlooked in literature. Impact on pat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Low-Dose Aspirin Use and Cognitive Function in Older Age Low-Dose Aspirin Use and Cognitive Function in Older Age
Might low-dose aspirin, with its anti-inflammatory properties, have a favorable effect on cognition in the elderly?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Encouraging Results With MS Blood Test to Monitor Drug Therapy Encouraging Results With MS Blood Test to Monitor Drug Therapy
Latest data show that measuring blood levels of neurofilament light chains correlates well with MS lesions, number of relapses, brain volume loss, and disability progression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) Gets CHMP Nod for Multiple Sclerosis Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) Gets CHMP Nod for Multiple Sclerosis
The EMA committee recommends ocrelizumab for adults with relapsing multiple sclerosis and early primary progressive multiple sclerosis.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's Risk Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's Risk
A longitudinal study of cognitively normal older adults shows that biomarkers of increased amyloid burden increased over time in those with sleep apnea and in proportion to the severity of the condition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Nutritional Status and Complications After Cervical Fusion Nutritional Status and Complications After Cervical Fusion
Could malnutrition negatively impact patient outcomes after posterior cervical fusion?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Peer Review: Work or Hobby? Peer Review: Work or Hobby?
Dr Andrew Wilner asks whether busy clinicians should receive compensation for participating in peer review.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

Glatiramer Acetate for MS Appears Safe Throughout Pregnancy Glatiramer Acetate for MS Appears Safe Throughout Pregnancy
In a study of 216 pregnancy cases, the rate of congenital disorders in newborns exposed to GA was not significantly different from those in US and European population databases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

' Striking' Impact of Adolescent Drinking on the Brain'Striking' Impact of Adolescent Drinking on the Brain
This study points to a trajectory in gray matter decline.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

More Evidence Overlapping Surgeries Are Safe More Evidence Overlapping Surgeries Are Safe
A large study finds no differences in mortality, morbidity, and 90-day follow-up between groups undergoing overlapping and nonoverlapping neurosurgical procedures, including complex ones.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Heart Function Tied to Brain Function Heart Function Tied to Brain Function
Lower cardiac output has been tied to poorer cerebral blood flow in older adults without heart failure, a finding that adds to a growing body of research tying heart health to brain health.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Global Compliance Requirements Will Impact Medical Device Industry
The medical devices and diagnostics (MD&D) industry is on the verge of disruption, as new global compliance requirements are set to take effect. In March 2019, the 2016 revision to ISO 13485 will require the incorporation of risk management into every aspect of the quality management system. Also, the European Commission ratified new medical device regulations (MDR) for all European member states, while FDA released more than a dozen new medical device guidance documents in 2016 and 2017 that set new expectations for risk assessment. As a result of these changing regulations, MD&D companies are urgently working to ...
Source: MDDI - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Melonie Warfel Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Radiographic Characteristics for Cervical Spinal Deformity Radiographic Characteristics for Cervical Spinal Deformity
What are the main radiographic characteristics of patients with cervical spine deformity?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Aspirin May Improve Exercise Endurance in MS Aspirin May Improve Exercise Endurance in MS
A small pilot study suggests aspirin may be an'easy, economical'treatment to minimize overheating with exertion and allow patients with multiple sclerosis to get the benefits of exercise.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

MS Drugs Delay Conversion to Secondary Progressive Disease MS Drugs Delay Conversion to Secondary Progressive Disease
A new study suggests that secondary progressive MS is at least partially a consequence of early inflammation and that the risk for conversion from relapsing-remitting to the progressive form is modifiable with existing therapies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Repetitive TMS May Improve Gait, Balance in MS-Related Ataxia Repetitive TMS May Improve Gait, Balance in MS-Related Ataxia
Combined with intensive physical therapy, rTMS over 4 weeks improved gait and balance and decreased falls in patients with ataxia compared with those who received a sham procedure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Oral Lacosamide (Vimpat) for Children With Epilepsy FDA Approves Oral Lacosamide (Vimpat) for Children With Epilepsy
The FDA expands the indication for the antiepileptic lacosamide to children as young as age 4 years with partial-onset seizures.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

A prospective neurosurgical registry evaluating the clinical care of traumatic brain injury patients presenting to Mulago National Referral Hospital in Uganda - Kuo BJ, Vaca SD, Vissoci JRN, Staton CA, Xu L, Muhumuza M, Ssenyonjo H, Mukasa J, Kiryabwire J, Nanjula L, Muhumuza C, Rice HE, Grant GA, Haglund MM.
The objectives of this study ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Spacing out after staying up late? Here ’s why
Ever sleep poorly and then walk out of the house without your keys? Or space out while driving to work and nearly hit a stalled car?A new study led by UCLA ’sDr. Itzhak Fried is the first to reveal how sleep deprivation disrupts brain cells ’ ability to communicate with each other. Fried and his colleagues believe that disruption leads to temporary mental lapses that affect memory and visual perception. Their findings are published online today by Nature Medicine.“We discovered that starving the body of sleep also robs neurons of the ability to function properly,” said Fried, the study’s ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Two Phase 3 Trials Show Ozanimod Effective in Relapsing MS Two Phase 3 Trials Show Ozanimod Effective in Relapsing MS
On the basis of full SUNBEAM and RADIANCE results, showing ozanimod reduces relapses and lesions in patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis, regulatory submissions will soon be filed in the United States and European Union.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Brain tumors hijack growth proteins
What makes some brain cancers so hard to treat? Researchers in the laboratory of Alfredo Qui?ones-Hinojosa, M.D., Chair of Neurologic Surgery on Mayo Clinic?s campus in Florida, looked at devastating brain tumors known as chordomas to understand why those tumors are capable of growing so aggressively. In a study published in Cell Reports, they found [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 4, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

OHSU study validates deep brain surgery while asleep for Parkinson's patients
Most brain surgeons in the U.S. perform the procedure with patients awake the whole time. Not at OHSU.Most surgeons perform deep brain stimulation to ease the effects of Parkinson ’s disease while the patient is awake. Not at Oregon Health& Science University. OHSU neurologists stopped doing awake surgeries in January 2011. They pioneered a technique to accurately map the brain before and during the procedure, allowing the patient to remain asleep with general anesthesia all the while. With DBS, surgeons implant electrodes into specific areas of the brain that control movement in order to improve motor function a...
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

OHSU study validates deep brain surgery while asleep for Parkinson's patients
Most brain surgeons in the U.S. perform the procedure with patients awake the whole time. Not at OHSU.Most surgeons perform deep brain stimulation to ease the effects of Parkinson ’s disease while the patient is awake. Not at Oregon Health& Science University. OHSU neurologists stopped doing awake surgeries in January 2011. They pioneered a technique to accurately map the brain before and during the procedure, allowing the patient to remain asleep with general anesthesia all the while. With DBS, surgeons implant electrodes into specific areas of the brain that control movement in order to improve motor function a...
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Should Medical Devices Come with Expiration Dates?
The concept of an expiration date was created to help consumers realize when a product should be discarded. The concept has taken hold and has become an expected and regular part of daily decision-making for people around the world. Though the concept can be misused, it has merit because the manufacturer knows best when it comes to the shelf life or useful life of a product! Shelf life is supposed to be assessed by the manufacturers using a scientific analysis of the product to determine when the key chemical(s) within the product lose effectiveness and/or the compound changes composition and becomes something el...
Source: MDDI - November 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nader Kameli Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Complications After Posterior Lumbar Fusion Risk Factors for Complications After Posterior Lumbar Fusion
Certain risk factors for the development of major complications after posterior lumbar fusion have been identified. Find out what they are.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Antibody for Human Retrovirus May Promote Remyelination in MS Antibody for Human Retrovirus May Promote Remyelination in MS
Although results of a new phase 2 trial did not show an effect on the primary endpoint, there were hints of activity with the highest dose.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Midlife Systemic Inflammation a Harbinger of Brain Volume Loss Midlife Systemic Inflammation a Harbinger of Brain Volume Loss
Elevated inflammatory markers measured in midlife were independently associated with lower brain volume and reduced memory 2 decades later.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

GLP - 1 May Mediate Effects of Gastric Bypass on CNS Activation
After Roux - en - Y, CNS activation reduced in response to food cues, GLP - 1 levels significantly elevated (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

LivaNova swings to Q3 black
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) today swung to profitability during the third quarter and raised its earnings outlook for the rest of 2017, after handily beating the consensus forecast on Wall Street. The London-based medical device company reported profits of $27.8 million, or 57¢ per share, on sales of $309.7 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, compared with losses of -$1.6 million during Q3 2016, for sales growth of 4.9%. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 93¢, 15¢ ahead of consensus on The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $300.5 million. “We delivered sol...
Source: Mass Device - November 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat LivaNova Source Type: news

EXPAND: Siponimod Slows Brain Atrophy in SPMS EXPAND: Siponimod Slows Brain Atrophy in SPMS
n the phase 3 EXPAND trial, patients with secondary progressive MS receiving the investigational oral drug siponimod had less brain atrophy and fewer lesions up to 2 years compared with those receiving placebo.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news