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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

Effects of mild blast traumatic brain injury on cerebral vascular, histopathological and behavioral outcomes in rats - Rodriguez UA, Zeng Y, Deyo DJ, Parsley MO, Hawkins BE, Prough DS, DeWitt D.
To determine the effects of mild blast-induced traumatic brain injury (bTBI), several groups of rats were subjected to blast injury or sham injury in a compressed air-driven shock tube. The effects of bTBI on relative cerebral perfusion (laser Doppler flow... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Role of whole-brain computed tomography perfusion in head injury patients to predict outcome - Bindu TS, Vyas S, Khandelwal N, Bhatia V, Dhandapani S, Kumar A, Ahuja CK.
PURPOSE: To evaluate utility, pattern, and extent of perfusion abnormalities in traumatic brain injury by using whole-brain computed tomography perfusion (CTP) and to assess co-relation of CTP data clinically with Glasgow outcome score (GOS). MATER... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pitt and UPMC researchers collaborate to save more organs for transplants
(University of Pittsburgh) The National Institutes of Health awarded a four-year, $1.3 million R01 grant to a University of Pittsburgh research collaboration between the Department of Surgery and the Department of Industrial Engineering. The study titled 'An Organ Perfusion Stent as an Alternative to Surgery in Donor Organ Recovery' will develop a dual chamber organ perfusion stent made of smart material to direct selective blood flow during transplant surgeries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kent Imaging Revolutionizes Perfusion Imaging with their FDA-Cleared KD203
CALGARY, Oct. 19, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Kent Imaging, a leading provider of near infrared imaging solutions, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared their multispectral Medical Imaging Device... Devices, Wound Care, FDA Kent Imaging, Kent camera, multispectral medical imaging (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

3D-printed model helps prepare for stroke clot removal
A 3D-printed brain perfusion phantom can be a useful tool for interventional...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing shortens hip surgery times, lowers costs 3D printing helps evaluate leaks after TAVR procedures Holography beckons as alternative to 3D printing 3D-printed mouse ovaries yield healthy offspring 3D printing helps rads build better CT fluoro paddle (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CTA helps direct use of clot removal for stroke patients
Determining which stroke patients should undergo mechanical clot removal hinges...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Color mapping boosts vessel interpretation in stroke CT Head CT algorithm a step toward faster stroke care ISCT: Stroke panel weighs optimal imaging approach ASNR 2016: Restored blood flow outweighs treatment time in stroke Perfusion CT matters more than time to stroke treatment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CIRSE 2017 Round-up: Delcath touts second-gen hemofiltration system in percutaneous hepatic perfusion
Delcath Systems (NSDQ:DCTH) touted data today from a study of its second-generation hemofiltration system in patients undergoing percutaneous hepatic perfusion with melphalan hydrochloride. The New York-based company presented the results from its study at the Cardiology and Interventional Radiology of Europe annual meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. The investigational product, an injectable melphalan hydrochloride for use with Delcath’s hepatic delivery system, is designed to administer high-dose chemotherapy to the liver while limiting systemic exposure and side effects. Get the full story at our sister site, Dr...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Oncology Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Delcath Systems Inc. Source Type: news

SCCT seeks new editor in chief for journal
The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) is seeking a new editor...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SCCT taps new executive director SCCT names Toshiba Young Investigator finalists SCCT, Toshiba partner on radiology fellows program SCCT names 2016 Toshiba award finalists Vital Images to unveil CT perfusion software at SCCT 2015 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Neuromics' ISOKine bFGF in 3-D Cultures
Works Well in Perfusion ModelsOurISOKineTM FGF is produced in the endosperm tissue of barley grain (Hordeum vulgare), that exhibits up to 50 times less protease activity than E.coli or mammalian cells. Barley seed is void of any human or animal viral contaminants that could jeopardize your cell culture.It is a proven solution for all cell cultures and starts at the low price of 65 USD/10 ug.Here's a reference of its use in 3-D Cultures: Tom Kamperman, Sieger Henke, Claas Willem Visser, Marcel Karperien, Jeroen Leijten.Centering Single Cells in Microgels via Delayed Crosslinking Supports Long-Term 3D Culture by Pr...
Source: Neuromics - August 14, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Tags: FGF Basic FGF Basic Recombinant Protein Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 Fibroblast Growth Factor Basic ISOKineFGF Stem cell cultures Source Type: news

Carestream debuts MR visualization modules
Carestream Health has released MR brain perfusion and MR brain diffusion software...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Carestream wins Ind. DR installation Carestream nets DR order in Minn. Carestream lands 10-unit DR order in NH Carestream, CurveBeam partner on weight-bearing CT Carestream wins Ill. DR contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How to Read and Interpret End-Tidal Capnography Waveforms
Capnography is a great way to confirm airway device placement and monitor ventilation, but it can do so much more. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a product of metabolism transported via perfusion and expelled through ventilation. End-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2) waveform monitoring allows you to measure all three simultaneously, making it the most important vital sign you use.1 To evaluate the metabolism, ventilation and perfusion of a patient through EtCO2 waveform monitoring you need to read the PQRST: proper, quantity, rate, shape and trend. Proper means that you should know the normal readings for quantity, rate, shape and tr...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Rommie L. Duckworth, LP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

LimFlow touts pDVA pilot trial data, technical success rate
LimFlow today released results from the pilot study of its LimFlow percutaneous deep vein arterialization system, touting that the trial met all its safety endpoints and had a technical success rate of 100%. The French company’s pDVA system is designed to restore perfusion to ischemic feet to relieve resting pain, promote chronic wound healing, reduce amputations and restore mobility. The system uses ultrasound-guided catheters and covered nitinol stents to bypass diseased arteries and divert blood flow to the tibial vein to vascularize the affected feet. “PDVA is an innovative approach for treating no-opt...
Source: Mass Device - August 1, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Diabetes LimFlow Source Type: news

Gore touts reduced portal hypertension, complications in Viatorr Tips trial
W.L. Gore & Associates today released preliminary data from a trial of its Viatorr Tips endoprosthesis with controlled expansion, touting reduced portal hypertension treatment complications when compared to the company’s legacy Tips device and bare metal stents. Data from the study was presented at The International Liver Congress 2017 in Amsterdam, the Flagstaff, Ariz.-based company said. Preliminary data from the trial, which has 21 patients currently and is still enrolling, also indicated a reduction in hospital admissions from cirrhosis-related complications, including refractory ascites and sepsis, when the ...
Source: Mass Device - August 1, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Stent Grafts Stents Vascular W.L. Gore & Associates Source Type: news

CORE320: CTA and MPI for Noninvasive Assessment of CAD CORE320: CTA and MPI for Noninvasive Assessment of CAD
CT angiography and CT myocardial perfusion imaging showed as much prognostic utility in individuals with suspected coronary artery disease as did conventional angiography and SPECT imaging.Medscape Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Masimo wins CE Mark for RPVi
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its RPVi, a multi-wavelength version of the currently available Pleth Variability Index designed to provide enhanced specificity to changes in fluid volume compared to PVi. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said that the RPVi is a noninvasive, continuous measurement designed to show dynamic changes in perfusion index that occur during respiratory cycles, which can reflect physiologic factors including vascular tone, circulating blood volume and intrathoracic pressure excursions. “Masimo rainbow technology, first announced in 2005...
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance Masimo Source Type: news

LimFlow launches pDVA end-stage CLI treatment trial
LimFlow said today it launched a US feasibility study of its LimFlow percutaneous deep vein arterialization system designed for treating end-stage clinical limb ischemia. LimFlow’s pDVA system is designed to restore perfusion to ischemic feet to relieve resting pain, promote chronic wound healing, reduce amputations and restore mobility. The system uses ultrasound-guided catheters and covered nitinol stents to bypass diseased arteries and divert blood flow to the tibial vein to vascularize the affected feet. The 1st patient in the trial was treated at the University of Michigan Health’s Metro Health by Dr....
Source: Mass Device - July 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular LimFlow Source Type: news

Masimo wins CE Mark for Rainbow Super DCI-mini sensor
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Rainbow Super DCI-mini sensor designed as a reusable spot-check sensor with multiple physiologic measurements. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said that the newly cleared, reusable sensor includes for the 1st time the ability to measure total hemoglobin, carboxyhemoglobin, methemoglobin and arterial oxygen saturation. Masimo said that with the release of the Rainbow DCI-mini sensor, an expanded set of parameters can be measured with a single sensor, including SpO2, pulse rate, perfusion index, pleth variability index, SpHb, SpCO and S...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance Masimo Source Type: news

FDA updates on Baxter Vascu-Guard patch recall
The FDA today released an update on Baxter‘s (NYSE:BAX) voluntary recall of its Vascu-Guard peripheral vascular patch, saying that it is working with the company but that neither group has discovered a root cause for the issues, which led to a number of adverse events and 3 potential patient deaths. The Vascu-Guard patch is designed for use in vascular reconstruction surgeries including carotid, renal, iliac, femoral, profund and tibial blood vessels and arteriovenous access revisions, the FDA said. While the federal watchdog said it has yet to discover the cause of the issue, it did offer that so far, there have bee...
Source: Mass Device - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Recalls Vascular Baxter Source Type: news

PBS report targets price hike for V/Q radiotracers
Escalating costs for two radiopharmaceuticals used for ventilation/perfusion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Jubilant Pharma taps new DraxImage president Jubilant DraxImage, Cyclopharm ink deal Jubilant DraxImage hikes radiotracer prices in U.S. Jubilant DraxImage short on technetium kits DraxImage, Positron to boost radiopharma supplyComments: 6/30/2017 6:19:02 PMNYK Free Market health care at work. Jubilant DraxImage is the only game in town and can charge whatever they want. Which is now 10x as much. Should we stop recommending/providing VQ scans to show the company these prices are unviable? (...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 30, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT technology shows how blood flow can predict effectiveness of ovarian cancer treatment
(University of Western Ontario) Technology developed at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute can provide a new window into whether or not patients are responding to treatment for advanced ovarian cancer. A multi-center clinical trial has demonstrated that CT Perfusion, which measures blood flow and blood volume to tumors associated with ovarian cancer, can provide an accurate prediction of how well a treatment is working, allowing physicians the opportunity to better plan treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Biotronik wins CE Mark for 3T scans with ProMRI pacers
Biotronik said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for 3 Tesla full-body scans with its latest range of MR conditional pacemakers featuring its ProMRI technology. The new clearance covers single and dual chamber pacemakers from the Edora, Evity and Enitra series during ultra-high field MRI scans. The approval makes it possible to scan areas of the body typically off limits to pacemaker patients, Biotronik said. “As 3 T MRI becomes increasingly prevalent in the management of a variety of diseases, it is vital that pacemaker patients also have access to this invaluable mode of imaging. Thoracic ima...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance Biotronik Source Type: news

GE Healthcare CEO Flannery promoted to GE ’ s corner office | Personnel Moves – June 12, 2017
Former GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) head John Flannery will be stepping into the corner office for all of GE, replacing Jeff Immelt who is stepping aside after 16 years as head of the large conglomerate. The CEO transition will go into effect Aug. 1, while Flannery will also take over as board chair after Immelt retires on Dec. 31, GE said. “I want to start with a fresh look around the company overall and I think with a sense of urgency. There’s so many things we do well and have always done well and there’s clearly some areas we need to improve on and improve on quickly. No one’s happy with the sto...
Source: Mass Device - June 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Adherium Limited Apple Delphi Medical Systems GE Healthcare Mazor Robotics royal-philips Siemens Terumo Source Type: news

Horsham woman undergoes grueling form of chemotherapy
Sally Barnes, from Horsham, West Sussex, chose to undergo a treatment called Isolated Limb Perfusion at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London to overcome her skin cancer battle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: May 26, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Merck’s new licensing agreement to surgical study data being touted, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Merck inks exclusive licensing agreement for Alzheimer’s antibody Merck announced in a May 25 press release that it has entered an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Teijin Pharma. The licensing agreement is going to help with the development, manufacture and commercialization of an investigation preclinical antibody candidate that targets the protein tau. Merck will have exclusive worldwide rights to develop, manufa...
Source: Mass Device - May 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Patient Monitoring Pharma Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Surgical EarlySense Janssen Pharmaceuticals Life Spine Inc. Masimo MedTech Merck Midmark Procept BioRobotics Shenzhen Lachesis Mhealth Teijin Pharma Thermi Source Type: news

WA Lawmakers Ask University to Stop Training Paramedics on Live Pigs
It's a procedure in which paramedics cut into a person's neck to create an emergency airway. And, at the University of Washington, prospective paramedics learn to do it on live pigs. Now some Washington lawmakers want to end to that practice.   Paramedics don’t need to cut open the throat of a pig when they have other options,” Rep. Sherry Appleton, D-Poulsbo, said. “I would like to see the university take responsibility and to search out different ways to solve these situations.   "It seems to me that we need to be more considerate.”   Appleton is one of eight members of the Hou...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Training News Source Type: news

SNMMI publishes appropriate use criteria for V/Q imaging in pulmonary embolism
(Society of Nuclear Medicine) The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging has published appropriate use criteria for ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) imaging in pulmonary embolism. This is the second in a series of new AUC developed by SNMMI in its role as a qualified provider-led entity under the Medicare Appropriate Use Criteria program for advanced diagnostic imaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Pumpless Extracorporeal Support of the Preterm Infant: Bridging Fetal and Postnatal Physiology
Preterm birth is a major cause of neonatal mortality and childhood morbidity and remains an unsolved clinical challenge despite advances in neonatal care. The preterm infant needs to be supported in an extracorporeal system physiologically analogous to the sterile fluid intrauterine environment. This would support ongoing growth and organ maturation with the potential to substantially improve survival and reduce morbidity. A physiologic system would require the ability to achieve gas exchange via the umbilical circulation, with the fetal heart acting as the pump that drives circuit flow. Previous efforts at developing such...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - May 1, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Partridge, E. A., Davey, M. G., Hornick, M. A., Flake, A. W. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Recomendaciones del VI Consenso Clinico de SIBEN para la Hipertension Pulmonar Persistente del Recien Nacido
This article summarizes the recommendations of the 6th Clinical Consensus on Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn of the Ibero-American Society of Neonatology (SIBEN). It describes the etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment (including maintaining the optimal oxygenation, alveolar ventilation, optimal perfusion, and use of pulmonary vasodilators, such as inhaled nitric oxide and sildenafil, as well as emerging therapies). It ends with a summary of the SIBEN consensus clinical recommendations, as a practical way to keep improving the care of our newborns. Resumen La hipertensión pulmonar persistente del...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - May 1, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Golombek, S., Sola, A., Lemus, L., y Miembros del Consenso de SIBEN Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

LimFlow wins FDA IDE to launch end-stage CLI treatment trial
LimFlow said today it won FDA investigational device exemption to launch a feasibility study of its LimFlow percutaneous deep vein arterialization system in patients with end-stage critical limb ischemia. The company said that the study will examine the use of its system in treating CLI patients facing major amputations. The system is designed to bypass blocked arteries in the leg and rush oxygenated blood back into the foot. LimFlow said that for many patients, restoring perfusion in the lower limbs can resolve chronic pain, improve quality of life, promote wound healing and prevent major amputations. “There ar...
Source: Mass Device - April 26, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Vascular LimFlow Source Type: news

GE Healthcare, Lantheus ink PET imaging agent development deal
GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) and Lantheus Holdings(NSDQ:LNTH) said today they inked a definitive license agreement to continue the Phase III development and commercialization of the investigational flurpiridaz F 18 imaging agent. The imaging agent is designed as a positron emission tomography myocardial perfusion imaging agent that the companies say may improve the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. The deal follows the inking of a term sheet announced in February, the companies said. “We are committed to strengthening and expanding our nuclear portfolio through this strategic partnership with Lantheus and potenti...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Research & Development GE Healthcare Lantheus Medical Imaging Source Type: news

J & J ’ s Ethicon wins FDA nod for Echelon circular stapler
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Echelon circular powered stapler. The company touted new features of the recently cleared stapler, saying it was designed to reduce anastomotic complications during colorectal, gastric and thoracic cancer surgeries. “Ethicon is committed to reducing complications, which have a significant impact on healthcare costs and patient outcomes. The Echelon Circular Powered Stapler addresses these challenges by combining powered firing with 2 staple forming innovations that reduce leaks without compromising perfusion,&rdquo...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ethicon Johnson & Johnson Source Type: news

Accuracy of the ABI for Assessing Heel Pressure Injuries Accuracy of the ABI for Assessing Heel Pressure Injuries
Does the ankle-brachial index provide accurate and reliable information about perfusion in patients with heel pressure injuries?Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 10, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Trauma & Triage Geriatric Teaching Moments from A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P – JEMS Editor-in-Chief relative to the Texas Church Mini Bus Crash that Killed 13 Senior Citizens
When 13 senior citizens were killed in a horrible head-on collision between a San Antonio church mini bus and a pickup truck in southwest Texas, the AP story noted that the elderly occupants “were more susceptible to internal injuries and damage to vulnerable organs because of their advanced ages.” (see below as presented by the Associated Press). As an educator who spends a lot of time educating crews about the unique impact trauma can have on geriatric patients, I thought I would take the opportunity to present a few important facts about geriatric trauma and assessment tips to remember when you are tasked wi...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Major Incidents News Category Orientation Patient Care Source Type: news

Trauma & Triage Geriatric Teaching Moments from A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P – JEMS Editor-in-Chief relative to the Texas Church Mini Bus Crash that Killed 13 Senior Citizens
When 13 senior citizens were killed in a horrible head-on collision between a San Antonio church mini bus and a pickup truck in southwest Texas, the AP story noted that the elderly occupants “were more susceptible to internal injuries and damage to vulnerable organs because of their advanced ages.” (see below as presented by the Associated Press). As an educator who spends a lot of time educating crews about the unique impact trauma can have on geriatric patients, I thought I would take the opportunity to present a few important facts about geriatric trauma and assessment tips to remember when you are tasked wi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Major Incidents News Category Orientation Patient Care Source Type: news

Trauma & Triage Geriatric Teaching Moments from A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P – JEMS Editor-in-Chief relative to the Texas Church Mini Bus Crash that Killed 13 Senior Citizens
When 13 senior citizens were killed in a horrible head-on collision between a San Antonio church mini bus and a pickup truck in southwest Texas, the AP story noted that the elderly occupants “were more susceptible to internal injuries and damage to vulnerable organs because of their advanced ages.” (see below as presented by the Associated Press). As an educator who spends a lot of time educating crews about the unique impact trauma can have on geriatric patients, I thought I would take the opportunity to present a few important facts about geriatric trauma and assessment tips to remember when you are tasked wi...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Major Incidents News Patient Care Source Type: news

Trauma & Triage Geriatric Teaching Moments from A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P – JEMS Editor-in-Chief relative to the Texas Church Mini Bus Crash that Killed 13 Senior Citizens
When 13 senior citizens were killed in a horrible head-on collision between a San Antonio church mini bus and a pickup truck in southwest Texas, the AP story noted that the elderly occupants “were more susceptible to internal injuries and damage to vulnerable organs because of their advanced ages.” (see below as presented by the Associated Press). As an educator who spends a lot of time educating crews about the unique impact trauma can have on geriatric patients, I thought I would take the opportunity to present a few important facts about geriatric trauma and assessment tips to remember when you are tasked wi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Major Incidents News Patient Care Source Type: news

Role of imaging modalities is changing for PE diagnosis
The use of ventilation/perfusion SPECT scans to rule out pulmonary embolism...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Video from ECR 2017: Dr. Martine Rémy-Jardin on pulmonary embolism Ultrasound elevates diagnosis of pulmonary embolism Triple rule-out CT offers one-stop shop for chest pain Can ultrasound for deep vein thrombosis cause a PE? Societies issue imaging guidelines for chest pain (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 31, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Tomographic imaging advances considered good yet can lead to overdiagnosis in PE patients
(American Roentgen Ray Society) Although advances in tomographic imaging have improved the sensitivity of ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) scans for pulmonary embolism (PE), they may lead to overdiagnosis by revealing small and clinically insignificant PEs, according to a state-of-the-art review published in the March 2017 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Simple Tool Predicts Target Mismatch in Ischemic Stroke Simple Tool Predicts Target Mismatch in Ischemic Stroke
The formula, using basic stroke severity indicators, could help in decision making on patient transfer when perfusion imaging is not available.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Noninvasive CT Tests May Help Predict Cardiovascular Events Noninvasive CT Tests May Help Predict Cardiovascular Events
CT angiography combined with CT myocardial stress perfusion imaging may be as helpful as an invasive approach in predicting which patients will have a heart attack, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: News Source Type: news

CTA plus stress tests help predict heart attacks
CT angiography (CTA) and CT stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) can help...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: JACC: CT CAC scoring helps screen for CAD Color mapping boosts vessel interpretation in stroke CT High-pitch, low-contrast CTA transforms abdominal studies Coronary CTA beats stress test for changing lifestyles Survey finds CTA use has surged since 2001 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Masimo touts study of SpHb monitoring tech
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) today released results from a study which compared the company’s noninvasive SpHb measurement to conventional laboratory HbL measurements for patients undergoing liver transplantation, touting equivalence between the 2 methods. Researchers in the study reported that Masimo’s SpHb monitoring had “clinically acceptable accuracy of hemoglobin measurement [compared] with a standard laboratory device when used during LT,” according to the company. Masimo said that monitoring a patient’s hemoglobin is essential during liver transplants because shifts in blood and fluid can ca...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Diagnostics Masimo Source Type: news