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

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, Drug Deliv...
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 ...
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