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

Cath Lab Recap: Pacemap Algorithm; Carotid Stent Over Perfusion; 3-D Valves
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Repeated Ranibizumab Injections Safe in Diabetic Macular Edema Repeated Ranibizumab Injections Safe in Diabetic Macular Edema
In patients with diabetic macular edema, repeated ranibizumab injections are not associated with impaired macular perfusion and can be safely offered even to those with severe microangiopathy and advanced capillary dropout, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

KidsBrainIT: a new multi-centre, multi-disciplinary, multi-national paediatric brain monitoring collaboration - Lo T, Piper I, Depreitere B, Meyfroidt G, Poca M, Sahuquillo J, Durduran T, Enblad P, Nilsson P, Ragauskas A, Kiening K, Morris K, Agbeko R, Levin R, Weitz J, Park C, Davis P.
OBJECTIVES: Validated optimal cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) treatment thresholds in children do not exist. To improve the intensive care unit (ICU) management of the paediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) population, we are forming a new paediatric mu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

LimFlow hopes to give end-stage CLI patients an alternative to amputation with its pDVA system
Earlier this year the FDA accepted LimFlow’s Percutaneous Deep Vein Arterialization system into its Breakthrough Device Program. CEO Dan Rose is hopeful that that designation, along with an increased feasibility study size, will help get the company’s pDVA product to critical limb ischemia patients in the US facing limb amputations with no other options. “There are over 270,000 ischemic major amputations in U.S. and Europe every year and these patients have no option today,” Rose said in an interview with MassDevice.com. “We’re really trying to provide a new solution for patients who hav...
Source: Mass Device - March 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Vascular LimFlow Source Type: news

Dataset of MR stroke images could advance treatment
Researchers have made available a collection of 304 T1-weighted MR images so...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA expands use window for stroke treatment device Study finds gadolinium leaks into eyes of stroke patients Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment Infervision debuts AI stroke screening software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Paragonix Tech wins CE Mark for heart transport devices
Paragonix Technologies said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its SherpaPak and SherpaPerfusion cardiac transport systems. The SherpaPak system consists of a single-use, disposable device designed for the hypothermic static preservation and transportation of the donor hearts, while the SherpaPerfusion system is a single-use, disposable device designed for hypothermic oxygenated perfusion preservation and transport of donor hearts. “Having followed the extensive research and product development activities at Paragonix Technologies over the past few years, I am impressed by the intuitive designs o...
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Transplants Paragonix Technologies Source Type: news

FDA expands use window for stroke treatment device
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the treatment window...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Viz.AI's stroke detection software Study finds gadolinium leaks into eyes of stroke patients Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment FDA clears 2 clot retrieval devices for stroke Interventionalists: Proceed with caution for mechanical blood clot removal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the American...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI to watch for job-related health problems SNMMI names Thomas editor for technology journal SNMMI posts criteria for somatostatin receptor PET Radiologist wins ASNC's 1st clinical abstract award Medical societies expand collaboration on cardiac registry ASNC, SNMMI advise on cardiac sarcoidosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Masimo wins CE Mark for Eve newborn CCHD screening app
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Eve critical congenital heart disease newborn screening application which runs on the company’s Rad-97 and Radical-7 pulse co-oximeters. The Eve application is designed to streamline CCHD screenings by providing visual instructions, animations and automatic synchronization algorithms with a detailed display of screening results, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said. Eve also enables the incorporation of perfusion index measurements into screening, which Masimo said has been shown to increase sensitivity to the detection of ...
Source: Mass Device - February 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance Masimo Source Type: news

Is CT or MR perfusion better for diagnosing CAD?
Recent advances in scanner technology have made the use of CT stress myocardial...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment ASNC releases guidance on MPI in women CTA plus stress tests help predict heart attacks Reconstruction kernel cuts artifacts in CT MPI ISCT: Is CT perfusion dead beyond the head? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Delcath touts 500th commercial Chemosat treatment in Europe
Delcath Systems (NSDQ:DCTH) said today that doctors in Europe performed the 500th percutaneous hepatic perfusion therapy treatment using Delcath’s Chemosat delivery system. The drug-device combo has been available in certain European markets since 2012. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Delcath touts 500th commercial Chemosat treatment in Europe appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Oncology Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Delcath Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Neovasc wins German reimbursement for Reducer system
Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) said today that it won reimbursement coverage from the German Institute for the Hospital Renumberation System for its Reducer device designed to treat 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, Neovasc said. The German body gave the device Nub status 1 designation for 2018, the highest priority designation available, up from a previously set Nub 4 status, the Vancouver-based company said....
Source: Mass Device - February 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Neovasc Inc. Source Type: news

Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment
Perfusion MR and CT images can help clinicians identify stroke patients who...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Infervision debuts AI stroke screening software UCLA offers ambulatory stroke care with mobile CT 3D-printed model helps prepare for stroke clot removal CTA helps direct use of clot removal for stroke patients MRI technique boosts stroke images (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cerebral Blood Flow Predicts Later Cognitive Function in Older Individuals Cerebral Blood Flow Predicts Later Cognitive Function in Older Individuals
Cerebral blood flow (CBF) in healthy older people predicts cognitive function four years later, according to results from an arterial-spin-labeling perfusion-MRI study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Tiered CT Protocol Boosts Efficiency, Speed of CAD Diagnosis Tiered CT Protocol Boosts Efficiency, Speed of CAD Diagnosis
The protocol, which includes dynamic perfusion imaging, helps rule out low-risk patients with stable angina while comprehensively assessing those with CAD who may benefit from revascularization, Dutch researchers suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Miracor closes $30m Series D
Miracor Medical Systems said today it closed a $30.2 million (EU €25 million) round of funding as part of Series D financing round with funds slated to support further development and commercialization of its PiCSO impulse system, and announced it is moving its headquarters from Austria to Belgium. 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 improve microcirculatory flow and improve perfusion in the infarcted area. The round was led by Shenzhen, China-based Ming Capital and co...
Source: Mass Device - January 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Miracor Source Type: news

Advanced MRI can detect placental perfusion abnormalities in pregnancies complicated by fetal CHD
(Children's National Health System) In pregnancies complicated by fetal congenital heart disease, global placental perfusion was significantly decreased and regional variation of placental perfusion significantly increased as pregnancies progressed, findings that point to non-invasive imaging providing an early warning of placental dysfunction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Masimo wins CE Mark for RD Rainbow Lite SET sensors
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its RD Rainbow Lite SET sensors designed to monitor the company’s proprietary Masimo oxygen reserve index and RPVi. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said the rainbow Lite sensors use twice as many wavelengths of light as the company’s SET sensors, enabling ORi and RPVi monitoring along with SET measure-through motion and low perfusion pulse oximetry. ORi is designed to examine a patient’s oxygen reserve in the moderate hyperoxic range, the company said. Masimo’s RPVi is a multi-wavelength version of the traditional ...
Source: Mass Device - January 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance Masimo Source Type: news

Stryker Sniffs Out a Tuck-In Opportunity for ENT
Stryker has agreed to acquire Entellus Medical, a company focused on minimally invasive treatments for various ear, nose, and throat (ENT) disease states, for about $662 million ($24 a share). Plymouth, MN-based Entellus has a broad portfolio of ENT products, including the XprESS multi-sinus dilation system and the Latera absorbable nasal implant, which Stryker said will complement its existing ENT device portfolio. Stryker expects the deal to be dilutive to its 2018 adjusted net earnings per diluted share by roughly $0.04 and accretive thereafter.  The news didn't seem to move the Kalamazoo, MI-based stock [NYSE: SYK...
Source: MDDI - December 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Technology may help increase number of kidneys transplanted
(Wiley) Many deceased donor kidneys are declined for transplantation because of concerns over their quality, but a new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) study found that a technique called normothermic machine perfusion can assess the quality of a kidney and determine its suitability for transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Seven Tools Result in Dramatic Improvements in Cardiac Arrest Outcomes in Rialto, Calif.
This article describes the RFD's journey toward increased SCA survival-a journey that, in 2016, resulted in a 71% (Utstein) survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in Rialto. This is due in large part to what the RFD unlearned about cardiac arrest; Rialto's outcome-based data now shows that all of these assumptions are false: CPR should be done on a hard, flat surface; Always defibrillate ventricular fibrillation (v fib); Intubation attempts should be limited to 30 seconds; ALS actions are what saves lives; Prioritize epinephrine to improve cerebral perfusion and survival; Asystolic patients have essentially n...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joe Powell, EMT-P Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

High-Perfusion CPR Technology Dramatically Improves Cardiac Arrest Survival
New technology dramatically improves cardiac arrest survival in Collierville, Tenn. Serving in the medical oversight role for nearly 30 EMS services in and around Memphis, Tenn., I have the challenging task of tailoring equipment and protocols to each site's population, budget and needs. Collierville is a Memphis suburb, with a population of around 45,000. Its residents are relatively affluent and well-educated, and community education efforts have improved the frequency and quality of bystander CPR. It's a perfect example of a small town that's done very well in improving survival from cardiac arrest, which i...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joe Holley, MD, FACEP Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

High-Perfusion CPR Technology Dramatically Improves Cardiac Arrest Survival
New technology dramatically improves cardiac arrest survival in Collierville, Tenn. Serving in the medical oversight role for nearly 30 EMS services in and around Memphis, Tenn., I have the challenging task of tailoring equipment and protocols to each site's population, budget and needs. Collierville is a Memphis suburb, with a population of around 45,000. Its residents are relatively affluent and well-educated, and community education efforts have improved the frequency and quality of bystander CPR. It's a perfect example of a small town that's done very well in improving survival from cardiac arrest, which is why I felt ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joe Holley, MD, FACEP Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news