Study reveals steep cost of delaying stroke treatment
Researchers from Canada have found that delaying treatment for stroke patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3 CTA signs show which stroke patients can skip surgery Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment Infervision debuts AI stroke screening software CTA helps direct use of clot removal for stroke patients Color mapping boosts vessel interpretation in stroke CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Variabilities in the Use of IV Epinephrine in the Management of Cardiac Arrest Patients
Animal studies in the 1960s first demonstrated the benefits of using epinephrine alongside external compressions and external shock to achieve return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in arrested and asphyxiated dogs.1–4 Since then, epinephrine has become integral to the performance of advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) care. The American Heart Association’s (AHA) recommendations in the Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Guidelines are that a standard dose of 1 mg of 1:10,000 epinephrine every 3–5 minutes “may be reasonable for patients with cardiac arrest.”5 No maximum total dose is deline...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nidhish Lokesh, NREMT Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Neuromics New Neuronal Markers
Best of the BestWe are recognized for having some of the bestNeuronal-Glial Antibodies in the business. We are pleased to announce the addition of these:CH22122– Tyrosine HydroxylaseGT22101 - GFPGT22102– MAP2GT22103 - VimentinMO22186– Tyrosine HydroxylaseRA22135– Tyrosine HydroxylaseImmunofluorescent analysis of rat brainstem section stained withGT22102, MAP2dilution 1:2,000 in red, and costained with mouse mAb to MO22121, MBP dilution 1:5,000, in green. Following transcardial perfusion of rat with 4% paraformaldehyde, brain was postfixed for 24 hours, cut to 45 μM, and free-floating sections wer...
Source: Neuromics - October 7, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Immunofluorescence MAP2 antibody MBP Antibody Myelin Basic Protein TH antibody Tyrosine Hydroxlase antibody Western Blotting Source Type: news

NeoVasc shares jump on 12-week Reducer data
Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) today saw shares jump after it released 12-week data from the first patient implanted with its Reducer device designed for treating refractory angina. The Reducer system is designed to alter blood flow in the heart’s circulatory system to increase perfusion of oxygenated blood to ischemic areas of heart muscle, and can be placed in a minimally invasive transvenous procedure, the Vancouver-based company said. The patient, implanted with the device in June as part of a compassionate use case, reported the ability to walk several miles without symptoms after having not been able to walk two bloc...
Source: Mass Device - October 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Neovasc Inc. Source Type: news

The LKB1-AMPK-{alpha}1 signaling pathway triggers hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction downstream of mitochondria
Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV), which aids ventilation-perfusion matching in the lungs, is triggered by mechanisms intrinsic to pulmonary arterial smooth muscles. The unique sensitivity of these muscles to hypoxia is conferred by mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 4 isoform 2, the inhibition of which has been proposed to trigger HPV through increased generation of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species. Contrary to this model, we have shown that the LKB1–AMPK-α1 signaling pathway is critical to HPV. Spectral Doppler ultrasound revealed that deletion of the AMPK-α1 catalytic subunit blocke...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Moral-Sanz, J., Lewis, S. A., MacMillan, S., Ross, F. A., Thomson, A., Viollet, B., Foretz, M., Moran, C., Hardie, D. G., Evans, A. M. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

What is the Blood Culture Recovery Rate After Antibiotic Pretreatment?
Discussion Sepsis is an inflammatory response syndrome in the presence of an infection, it can be caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi. Bacteremia is the presence of bacteria in the blood. Studies from the US show an increased incidence of sepsis (0.56 to 0.89 cases/1000 children in all age groups) but a decreased fatality rate from 10.3% to 8.9%. The prevalence of severe sepsis in pediatric intensive care settings is reported in as many as 7.7% of admissions. Severe sepsis is more common when patients have co-morbities. Primary prevention includes immunization and appropriate precautions and procedures (i.e. catheter acce...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 1, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Using Imaging to Select for Late Window Endovascular Therapy Using Imaging to Select for Late Window Endovascular Therapy
After acute stroke, MRI and computed tomography perfusion may be useful for selecting appropriate candidates for late window thrombectomy.Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

3 CTA signs show which stroke patients can skip surgery
There are three key characteristics evident on CT angiography (CTA) scans that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 5 risk factors help predict brain hemorrhage on CT AI algorithm can triage head CT exams for urgent review Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment CTA helps direct use of clot removal for stroke patients Color mapping boosts vessel interpretation in stroke CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cerebral hemodynamics after transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in patients with consequences of traumatic brain injury - Trofimov AO, Kalentiev G, Karelsky M, Ksenofontova C, Ruzavina A, Yuriev M, Bragin DE.
In recent years, hopes for better treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) have focused on non-pharmacologic transcranial electrical brain stimulation; however, studies of perfusion changes after stimulation are few and contradictory. Therefore, the aim o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

Miracor Medical closes $35m Series D
Miracor Medical Systems said today it raised $34.6 million (EU €30 million) Series D round of financing to help support the development and commercialization of its PiCSO Impulse System. The round was led by Ming Capital and co-led by a strategic investor, the Belgium-based company said. The round was also joined by newly invested Belgian investment fund Quest for Growth and existing investors Ming Capital, SFPI and Meusinvest. The company’s PiCSO therapy is designed to be used during stenting procedures for patients affected by acute myocardial infarcts to improve pressure in the coronary venous system to impro...
Source: Mass Device - September 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Funding Roundup Miracor Source Type: news

Philips acquires pulse oximetry sensor maker Xhale Assurance
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said this week it acquired pulse oximetry sensor maker Xhale Assurance for an undisclosed amount. Xhale Assurance produces a disposable pulse oximetry sensor designed to be placed on the wing of the nose to monitor heart rate and blood oxygenation under low perfusion conditions, which Amsterdam-based Philips said can be challenging with conventional fingertip sensors. Philips said that the acquisition will differentiate its existing oxygen saturation monitoring solutions protfolio and allow it to expand into an underserved clinical segment. “Xhale Assurance’s nasal alar sensor offe...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Mergers & Acquisitions royalphilips Source Type: news

CT finds heart disease in patients with lung cancer
Assessing coronary artery disease on the CT scans of patients with lung cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI, new cardiac imaging technology can assess for CAD CCTA biomarker spots high-risk plaques in heart disease Cardiac hybrid imaging predicts adverse cardiac events CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures Is CT or MR perfusion better for diagnosing CAD? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

5 risk factors help predict brain hemorrhage on CT
U.K. researchers have identified five factors -- including contrast leakage...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Could a blood test rule out most CT for brain injury? Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment Color mapping boosts vessel interpretation in stroke CT More than one-third of emergency head CTs unnecessary Head CT algorithm a step toward faster stroke care (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

iSchemaView reports rapid sales growth
Cerebrovascular imaging software developer iSchemaView said that its Rapid...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: iSchemaView lands FDA nod for CTA software Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Neovasc touts Reducer study data
Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) today touted results from a study of its Reducer device designed for treating refractory angina. The Reducer system is designed to alter blood flow in the heart’s circulatory system to increase perfusion of oxygenated blood to ischemic areas of heart muscle, and can be placed in a minimally invasive transvenous procedure, the Vancouver-based company said. Results from the trial, titled Reduce, was published in the International Journal of Cardiology. The trial explored the use of the device amongst a real-world cohort of 141 patients from three centers in Milan, Teal Aviv and Antwerp, wi...
Source: Mass Device - August 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Neovasc Inc. Source Type: news

GE Healthcare, Lantheus launch 2nd Phase 3 trial of PET imaging agent
GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) and Lantheus Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNTH), parent company of Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. have started a second Phase 3 clinical trial of flurpiridaz 18F, an investigational agent being evaluated for the detection of coronary artery disease. Flurpiridaz18F is designed as a positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) agent. The companies agreed in April 2017 to work together on Phase 3 development and commercialization of flurpiridaz F 18. In the prospective, open-label AURORA study, patients with suspected coronary artery disease and for whom an intracoronary angio...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Diagnostics Imaging Research & Development GE Healthcare Lantheus Medical Imaging Source Type: news

Conebeam CT in surgical suite may speed up stroke care
Imaging stroke patients directly in a surgical suite with conebeam CT was nearly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Standard CT matches CT perfusion for stroke imaging MRI shows possible cause for attention woes after stroke Northwestern Medicine hastens stroke care with mobile CT unit MRI expands eligibility of stroke patients for tPA therapy Medical societies endorse changes to stroke guidelines (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Google joins $21m Series A for Viz.ai
Artificial Intelligence healthcare developer Viz.ai has raised $21 million in a Series A funding round joined by GV, formerly known as Google Ventures. The round was led by Kleiner Perkins, the San Francisco-based company said. In connection with the funding round, Kleiner Perkins general partner Mamoon Hamid will join the company’s board of directors. “We were attracted not only to the technology behind Viz.ai and its impact on patient outcomes, but also its adoption model. Many new health-tech solutions struggle to gain traction because they are an outside-in sale to medical teams, requiring changes...
Source: Mass Device - July 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup vizai Source Type: news

Pediatric Sepsis: A Primer for the Pediatrician
This journal article outlines how sepsis is the body's systemic response to infection and is a serious health care concern that affects neonatal, pediatric, and adult populations worldwide. Severe sepsis and septic shock are still associated with high mortality rates despite improvements in the management of infectious processes. The cellular processes that occur as a result of the inflammatory response in sepsis, including impaired perfusion and microcirculatory coagulation, can lead to organ system dysfunction. Early recognition of sepsis can help prompt treatment to improve patient care. Current pediatric guidelines emp...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sanuwave Health, HyperMed partner for DermaPace diabetic foot ulcer study
Sanuwave Health (OTC:SNWV) said yesterday it is partnering with HyperMed to sponsor a clinical investigation exploring Sanuwave’s DermaPace system designed for treating diabetic foot ulcers. The joint study will look to quantify the level of increased perfusion and oxygenation during and after treatment with the DermaPace, Suwanee, Ga.-based Sanuwave said. The study will use HyperMed’s Hyperview spectral imaging device to measure oxygen saturation, oxyhemoglobin levels and deoxyhemoglobin levesl in superficial tissue. Sanuwave said that an initial case series in the study will be performed at two sites, Ne...
Source: Mass Device - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Regenerative Medicine Wound Care SANUWAVE Health Inc. Source Type: news

Unilateral anoxic brain injury secondary to strangulation identified on conventional and arterial spin-labeled perfusion imaging - Prosser DD, Grigsby T, Pollock JM.
Anoxic brain injury on magnetic resonance imaging classically demonstrates symmetric diffusion restriction involving the highly metabolic structures including the basal ganglia and cortex and global hyperperfusion on arterial spin labeling perfusion. The p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

tPA Before Stroke Intervention: Perfusion'Almost Never Complete '
(MedPage Today) -- Angiographic success often still followed by endovascular tx (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cardiac hybrid imaging predicts adverse cardiac events
A cardiac hybrid imaging technique that fuses SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures Stress echo beats CCTA for evaluating chest pain CCTA usage rate rises sharply, but still eclipsed by MPI CCTA predicts heart events in stable chest pain patients CCTA readings differ between core labs and local sites (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures
Using coronary CT angiography (CCTA) instead of SPECT myocardial perfusion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Stress echo beats CCTA for evaluating chest pain CCTA usage rate rises sharply, but still eclipsed by MPI CCTA predicts heart events in stable chest pain patients PROMISE: CCTA better than functional cardiac testing CCTA can cut complications and hospital stays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASNC releases new guidelines for SPECT MPI
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) has published its 2018 guidelines...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET Radiologist wins ASNC's 1st clinical abstract award Medical societies expand collaboration on cardiac registry ASNC, SNMMI advise on cardiac sarcoidosis ASNC releases guidance on MPI in women (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Neovasc touts first US implantation of Reducer angina device
Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) said today that its Reducer device designed for treating refractory angina was used in its first procedure in the US. The Reducer system is designed to alter blood flow in the heart’s circulatory system to increase perfusion of oxygenated blood to ischemic areas of heart muscle, and can be placed in a minimally invasive transvenous procedure, the Vancouver-based company said. “We are pleased to provide this patient the opportunity to receive a Reducer implanted under Compassionate Use. As our studies and patients in multiple geographies, including Europe, Israel and ...
Source: Mass Device - June 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Neovasc Inc. Source Type: news

Simple Imaging May Be Enough for Stroke Thrombectomy Selection Simple Imaging May Be Enough for Stroke Thrombectomy Selection
Stroke patients selected for thrombectomy using simple noncontrast CT had a similar rate of good outcomes as those selected by the more sophisticated CT perfusion imaging, in a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

SNMMI offers open access option for JNM
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has made available...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI seeks to boost molecular imaging's value SNMMI asks Aetna to reconsider PET tracer policy SNMMI offers patient video on DaT SPECT exams SNMMI urges CMS to classify radiotracers as drugs SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Standard CT matches CT perfusion for stroke imaging
Using noncontrast-enhanced CT to assess stroke patients led to the same clinical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows possible cause for attention woes after stroke Medical societies endorse changes to stroke guidelines HIMSS: Health info exchange enables better stroke care Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment CTA helps direct use of clot removal for stroke patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI seeks to boost molecular imaging's value
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is looking to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI asks Aetna to reconsider PET tracer policy SNMMI offers patient video on DaT SPECT exams SNMMI urges CMS to classify radiotracers as drugs SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET SNMMI to watch for job-related health problems (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASL Perfusion Imaging Provides Clues to Posterior Fossa Syndrome ASL Perfusion Imaging Provides Clues to Posterior Fossa Syndrome
Posterior fossa syndrome, a complication of unknown cause in children undergoing posterior fossa tumor resection, may stem from decreased frontal lobe blood flow, a new imaging study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

iSchemaView lands FDA nod for CTA software
Cerebrovascular imaging software developer iSchemaView has received U.S. Food...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

4 Trends Advancing Medtech
For the past 20 years, the Medical Design Excellence Awards have celebrated medical products that improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our finalists this year carry on this tradition, while also keeping in step with today’s high-tech digital and consumer trends. With the help of our esteemed jurors, we have identified four key trends in this year’s group of finalists: risk reduction; faster, more-efficient healthcare delivery; the influence of the Internet of Things; and the consumerization of healthcare. We’ve been tracking a few of these trends in past awards programs, so they’re n...
Source: MDDI - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M East (New York) Design Source Type: news

Infarction Risk During Cerebral Ischemia in Migraineurs Infarction Risk During Cerebral Ischemia in Migraineurs
This study compared CT perfusion maps of migraineurs and nonmigraineurs with acute ischemic stroke.Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert: Risk of death or severe harm from inadvertent intravenous administration of solid organ perfusion fluids
NHS Improvement has issued a Patient Safety Alert: Risk of death or severe harm from inadvertent intravenous administration of solid organ perfusion fluids (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - April 26, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

MRI expands eligibility of stroke patients for tPA therapy
Determining the best course of therapy for stroke patients depends largely...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI 2028: What to expect in the next decade of MRI? Dataset of MR stroke images could advance treatment FDA expands use window for stroke treatment device Study finds gadolinium leaks into eyes of stroke patients Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Viz.ai wins FDA nod automated CT perfusion software
Artificial Intelligence healthcare developer Viz.ai said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Viz CTP computed tomography perfusion image processing and analysis software. The San Francisco-based company said that the software compliments its current offerings, which include automated large vessel occlusion stroke identification, stroke triage and LVO notification, patient selection, medical image viewing, transport coordination and HIPAA-compliant communications.. “In stroke, good patient outcomes can come down to a matter of minutes. We are proud to offer hospital systems a comprehensive solution...
Source: Mass Device - April 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT vizai Source Type: news

SNMMI asks Aetna to reconsider PET tracer policy
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has asked Aetna...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI offers patient video on DaT SPECT exams SNMMI urges CMS to classify radiotracers as drugs SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET SNMMI to watch for job-related health problems SNMMI posts criteria for somatostatin receptor PET (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Normothermic Machine Perfusion Preserves Organs for Transplantation Normothermic Machine Perfusion Preserves Organs for Transplantation
Normothermic machine perfusion may be superior to conventional static cold storage for preserving livers and other organs for transplantation, two new randomized trials suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

SNMMI offers patient video on DaT SPECT exams
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has posted a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI urges CMS to classify radiotracers as drugs SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET SNMMI to watch for job-related health problems SNMMI posts criteria for somatostatin receptor PET SNM issues new guidelines for DaT SPECT imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Sonographers exposed to radiation from MPI patients
A new study found that sonographers who performed cardiac ultrasound studies...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET SNMMI to watch for job-related health problems Nuclear medicine techs have higher risk of cataracts CZT-based SPECT MPI may predict cardiac outcomes Cardiac cath radiation exacts toll on health personnel (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

LimFlow raises $34m in Series C round
LimFlow said today it raised $33.5 million (EU €27 million) in an oversubscribed Series C round of financing to support its technology designed to treat critical limb ischemia. The round was led by Sofinnova Partners and joined by existing investors BpiFrance and Balestier, the Paris-based company said. As part of the funding round, Sofinnova venture partner Gérard Hascöet and Soffinova Crossover I fund partner Dr. Kinam Hong will join LimFlow’s board of directors. “LimFlow is an excellent fit for our healthcare Crossover I fund, where we seek investments in companies with game-changing technol...
Source: Mass Device - April 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Vascular LimFlow Source Type: news

Long Term Culturing of Cells
Non-Perfusion ModelResearchers, for some studies, are demanding the ability to maintain vibrant cultures for long periods of time.Perfusion models afford this, but are expensive, sensitive and require specialized expertise. Given this, I believed it a good time to represent a protocol that can be used for ourprimary neurons and can be extrapolated to many of our other primary and stem cells.Here's the complete protocol.Rose Ludescher, Manager of Customer Satisfaction, is an expert in helping our customers successfully culturing cells. So if you need help with any of your cell-based assays do not hesitate to contact her. Ju...
Source: Neuromics - April 14, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Cell based assays Cell Cultures cell culturing protocol Neurons 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

Groups ask CMS to reconsider NaF-PET coverage
Three imaging organizations are urging the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI urges CMS to classify radiotracers as drugs SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET It's final: CMS rejects NaF-PET coverage Advocates for NaF-PET plan rebound from CMS decision CMS rejects broader payments for NaF-PET (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

This Compound Can Reverse Aging in Mice. Will It Work in People?
Mice are by no means men — but the results of a new mouse study are still encouraging for man’s search for longer life. In a study published in the journal Cell, researchers report that they found a molecule that essentially reactivates faltering blood flow in aging mice. Compromised blood flow is a major component of aging, since it deprives tissues and organs, including the brain, of the essential nutrients and oxygen they need to function. “Loss of blood flow seems to be one of the early things that leads to diseases of aging,” says David Sinclair, the study’s senior author and co-director ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging healthytime Source Type: news

Study shows potential of imaging methods for systemic sclerosis-related Raynaud's phenomenon
Current methods of measuring changes in blood flow or skin temperature in the hands of people with systemic sclerosis are subjective and not always sensitive to change. Testing and developing new means of treating systemic sclerosis-related Raynaud's phenomenon in future clinical trials could now be made easier thanks to two imaging methods that have been validated by new research. Arthritis Research UK has funded a study led by the University of Manchester showing how laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI), which measures blood flow, and thermography techniques, which measure skin temperature, could both play an i...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

SNMMI urges CMS to classify radiotracers as drugs
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has joined other...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET Curium switches Mo-99 production process to LEU GE's DaTscan awarded Canadian approval Florbetapir shows promise in preclinical Alzheimer's study Industry groups laud new medical imaging bill (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ACC: PET tops SPECT for severe coronary artery disease
PET is significantly more proficient than SPECT in detecting severe obstructive...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET JAMA: PET best option to diagnose ischemic heart disease SNMMI: ARMI trial shows benefits of Rb-82 PET for heart disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PET myocardial perfusion imaging more effective than SPECT scans in detecting coronary disease
(Intermountain Medical Center) Patients who receive cardiac positron emission testing (PET) imaging instead of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan experienced a significant increase in the detection of severe obstructive coronary artery disease, according to researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news