Color mapping boosts vessel interpretation in stroke CT
VIENNA - Color mapping of cerebral vasculature in 4D CT angiography speeds...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 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 3D MRI uncovers risk of stroke in asymptomatic diabetics (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CPR Adjuncts for Now and the Future Presented at EMS Today 2017
Much of what we do in modern EMS is dependent on technology. From AEDs to 12 Lead ECGs, Medical Command Communications to internet connected vehicles which can transmit video our history is filled with the latest and greatest in medical technology. At his EMS Today 2017 session “CPR Adjuncts for 2017 and the Future,” Dr. Craig Manifold, MD, EMS Medical Director UTHSCA took a look at some of the latest and greatest technology that will have an impact on EMS providers. First up was the Apple Watch and apps for other wearable tech. Dr. Manifold relayed the story of an EMS physician interrogating the Apple Watch of a patie...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 25, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P Tags: Operations Equipment & Gear EMS Today Source Type: news

Dynamic association between perfusion and white matter integrity across time since injury in Veterans with history of TBI - Clark AL, Bangen KJ, Sorg SF, Schiehser DM, Evangelista ND, McKenna B, Liu TT, Delano-Wood L.
OBJECTIVE: Cerebral blood flow (CBF) plays a critical role in the maintenance of neuronal integrity, and CBF alterations have been linked to deleterious white matter changes. Although both CBF and white matter microstructural alterations have been observed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Lantheus inks deal with GE Healthcare for PET imaging agent
Lantheus Medical Imaging (NSDQ:LNTH) said today that it signed the term sheet for a deal with GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) for the development and commercialization of a positron emission tomography myocardial perfusion imaging agent used to improve the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. According to the deal, GE Healthcare will fund a 2nd phase III trial evaluating the imaging agent, flurpiridaz F18, and establish a joint steering committee with Lantheus for development and global commercialization. Lantheus will also maintain the option to co-promote the imaging agent in the U.S. GE Healthcare’s development plan w...
Source: Mass Device - February 22, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Imaging Wall Street Beat GE Healthcare Lantheus Medical Imaging Source Type: news

Saturday Highlights: 2017 EMS State of the Science Gathering of Eagles XVIX
Covering an unprecedented number of topics, the 19th Annual EMS State of the Science: Gathering of Eagles Conference concluded Saturday afternoon with 910 attendees treated to rapid-fire lectures presented by the “Eagles”—medical directors from the largest municipalities and EMS systems in the United States, Great Britain and New Zealand. JEMS: Coverage of Friday's highlights from the Gathering of Eagles Conference Led by founder and coordinator Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, the faculty of 40 EMS medical directors presented talks that immersed the attendees’ brains in the “state of the science” of EMS, including the ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Saturday Highlights: 2017 EMS State of the Science Gathering of Eagles XVIX
Covering an unprecedented number of topics, the 19th Annual EMS State of the Science: Gathering of Eagles Conference concluded Saturday afternoon with 910 attendees treated to rapid-fire lectures presented by the “Eagles”—medical directors from the largest municipalities and EMS systems in the United States, Great Britain and New Zealand. JEMS: Coverage of Friday's highlights from the Gathering of Eagles Conference Led by founder and coordinator Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, the faculty of 40 EMS medical directors presented talks that immersed the attendees’ brains in the “state of the science” of EMS, including the ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Why a Dunedin entrepreneur sold his 30-year old company
A Nashville medical firm has bought one of Tampa Bay ’s largest veteran-owned firms. SpecialtyCare, which provides outsourced operating room clinical services, bought Trident Health Resources Inc. in Dunedin. Financial terms were not disclosed in a press release announcing the deal (see below). Trident provides outsourced perfusion services, which is the staffing and provision of heart and lung machines and supplies, to hospitals that perform open heart surgeries. With 55 employees, it ranked… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Gavage Feeding Practices in VLBW Infants: Physiological Aspects and Clinical Implications
This article reviews the physiological effects of the feeding method on gut perfusion, motility, energy expenditure, and interoceptive stress with special regard to anabolism and bioavailability of nutrients. Bolus feeding is followed by insulin surges, enhanced protein synthesis, and improved intestinal growth. Infusion feeding leads to a mature pattern of duodenal contractions and less energy expenditure but is associated with significant loss of key nutrients. An individualized approach based on physiological needs of preterm infants may improve feeding tolerance in this population. (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - January 31, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Goswami, I., Alshaikh, B. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Spinning out of control: a 19-year-old female with spinning-related exertional thigh compartment syndrome - Gould DJ, Badash I, Han S, Wong AK.
Thigh compartment syndrome (TCS) is a rare condition caused by high pressures within the fascial compartments of the thigh, impeding capillary flow and leading to decreased perfusion, tissue hypoxia, and necrosis. TCS is most frequently associated with tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hybrid Techniques Improve Accuracy of Cardiac CT (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- CT perfusion, FFR better together but not ready for routine use (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - January 19, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Mobile Stroke Units: A Device in Search of an Indication
If you've been to any regional or national EMS conference in the last two years, you've seen these mobile stroke units. They are beautiful large ambulances with the latest and greatest in modern technology including mobile CT scanners. Often, the name of a hospital is blazoned on the side. There is usually a staff member present to tell you how great these will be for your community. But are they? Where's the science? What's the cost? These are important questions that should be asked and answered before these devices are deployed on a widespread basis. Although still somewhat controversial, therapies are now available to ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bryan Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAEMS Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

FDA clears Bracco's Lumason for pediatric ultrasound
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared contrast developer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Bracco's CT Expres injector now available in the U.S. Bracco gets new indication with clearance of contrast US Bracco touts statement on myocardial perfusion PET Bracco lands designation from GPO for Lumason Bracco gets FDA nod for Lumason US contrast in liver (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Perfusing Cadaver Model and Head-Up CPR
What do the high-rises in Seoul, South Korea, have to do with the hemodynamics of CPR? You'll be amazed. Seoul has a very dense population and many of their apartment buildings are 40 stories or more, with very small elevators that have always presented challenges to EMS crews. In fact, the elevators are so small that when a cardiac arrest occurs, the patient can't be loaded and transported in a flat position. Instead, the patient must be put in the elevator diagonally with the head up or down. On a visit to the Twin Cities, Sang Do Shin, a physician from Seoul, told Keith Lurie, MD—a highly respected cardiac arrest rese...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 30, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ralph J. Frascone, MD, FACEP, FAEMS Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

NanoVibronix lands Health Canada nod for patch-based wound healing device
NanoVibronix (NSDQ:NVBXU) said today that it won approval from Health Canada to sell its WoundShield device in Canada. The Elmsford, N.Y.-based company has also won CE mark approval for the device in the European Union. The WoundShield system is a patch-based ultrasound device that increases local capillary perfusion and tissue oxygenation to facilitate soft tissue regeneration, according to NanoVibronix. The company’s device uses low-frequency ultrasound waves to accelerate wound healing, prevent biofilms from forming and disrupt bacteria colonization. NanoVibronix’s portfolio of devices, including WoundShield...
Source: Mass Device - December 28, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Clearance Ultrasound Wall Street Beat Wound Care NanoVibronix Inc Source Type: news

Isolated Limb Perfusion for Stage III Melanoma: Does It Still Have a Role in the Present Era of Effective Systemic Therapy?
Effective systemic therapy for the treatment of stage III melanoma has emerged. Whether this influences treatment choice in stage III melanoma patients with in-transit metastases is the subject of this review. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cornelis Verhoef, MD, PhD Dirk J. Gr ünhagen, MD, PhD Tags: Melanoma Oncology Journal Review Article Source Type: news