CV MRI Noninferior to Invasive Angiography & #43; FFR in Stable CAD
WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 -- Myocardial-perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is noninferior to invasive angiography and fractional flow reserve (FFR) for guiding coronary revascularization in patients with stable angina and risk... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What is the Morbidity Rate for Smoke Inhalation?
Discussion A recent systematic review of house fires in high-income countries found that the risk factors for unintentional house fire incidents included: more children under 5 years of age, more people in the home, more males in the home, adults who are not working, low-income, household smokers, non-privately owned housing, poor condition housing. Other risk factors are not having smoke detectors, but more importantly not having a working smoke detector. Risk factors for injuries or fatalities is similar to the the risk factors for incidents but also includes people who are vulnerable such as a disabled resident, someon...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 17, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Cutting Edge of Adult Cricothyrotomy: Are EMS Protocols Keeping Up?
An ALS unit is dispatched for an adult patient complaining of severe painful swallowing and difficulty breathing. Upon arrival the patient is acutely decompensating with increasing respiratory effort and diminished color. Supplemental oxygen isn’t providing adequate perfusion. Due to the patient’s rapidly deteriorating condition, the decision is made to intubate. As the laryngoscope is slid beyond the oral cavity, severe epiglottic swelling is visualized. After one intubation attempt the swelling worsens. At this point, endotracheal intubation is not feasible. With no options left, the paramedic resorts to reaching for...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Garrett Thompson, AEMT, BS, MPH Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Deep learning advances SPECT MPI
Using deep learning to analyze upright and supine SPECT myocardial perfusion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ISMRM: AI paves the way for precision medicine Cardiac hybrid imaging predicts adverse cardiac events SNMMI: AI enables stress-first SPECT MPI protocol ASNC releases new guidelines for SPECT MPI Deep learning can predict stenosis on fast SPECT-MPI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Meta-analysis Confirms Late Thrombolysis Benefits in Stroke Meta-analysis Confirms Late Thrombolysis Benefits in Stroke
Further results have confirmed the benefit of thrombolysis up to 9 hours after onset of ischemic stroke in patients with salvageable brain tissue identified by mismatch on CT perfusion imaging.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

EXTEND Published: tPA Success Up to 9 Hours After Stroke EXTEND Published: tPA Success Up to 9 Hours After Stroke
Using perfusion imaging to identify ischemic stroke patients with salvageable brain tissue looks to be the key to extending the window for thrombolysis out to 9 hours, the trial shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Device That Allows for Reassessment of Lung Transplant Suitability
MONDAY, April 29, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of a new device on Friday that aims to increase the number of lungs available for transplant. The Xvivo Perfusion System with Steen Solution Perfusate, which... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

United Therapeutics Announces FDA Approval Of XPS(TM) And Steen Solution(TM) Used To Perform Centralized Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion Services
SILVER SPRING, Md., April 29, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- United Therapeutics Corporation (Nasdaq: UTHR) today announced that its collaborator, XVIVO Perfusion, Inc., a subsidiary of XVIVO Perfusion AB (STO: XVIVO), has received Prem... Devices, FDA United Therapeutics, XVIVO Perfusion, STEEN Solution (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Device Helps Doctors Select Lungs for Transplant
MONDAY, April 29, 2019 -- The Xvivo Perfusion System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help doctors determine whether lungs are suitable for transplant, the agency said in a news release. The device can temporarily... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Masimo wins FDA 510(k) for Rad-67 pulse co-oximeter
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Rad-67 pulse co-oximeter system. The Rad-67 offers both Rainbow non-invasive hemoglobin measurement and measure-through motion and low perfusion SET pulse oximetry, and can be used with the Irvine, Calif.-based company’s Rainbow DCI-mini sensor for spot-check monitoring. The system also features a rechargeable battery with a six-hour run time and a high-resolution color display with touchscreen navigation. Masimo said that the combination of spot-check monitoring measurements of both oxygen saturation and non-invasive hemoglobin makes it viable as a s...
Source: Mass Device - March 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Masimo Source Type: news

Computational modeling of primary blast lung injury: implications for ventilator management - Herrmann J, Tawhai MH, Kaczka DW.
Primary blast lung injury (PBLI) caused by exposure to high-intensity pressure waves is associated with parenchymal tissue injury and severe ventilation-perfusion mismatch. Although supportive ventilation is often required in patients with PBLI, maldistrib... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Test-retest reliability of cerebral blood flow for assessing brain function at rest and during a vigilance task - Yang FN, Xu S, Spaeth A, Galli O, Zhao K, Fang Z, Basner M, Dinges DF, Detre JA, Rao H.
Arterial spin labeled (ASL) perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is increasingly used to assess regional brain activity and cerebrovascular function in both healthy and clinical populations. ASL perfusion imaging provides a quantitative measure of re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Neovasc shares tumble on 2018 earnings release
Shares in Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) have fallen nearly 10% today after the medical device maker posted full year 2018 earnings that showed losses growing to more than triple what it reported in 2017. The Vancouver-based company posted losses of $109.1 million, or $7.63 per share, on sales of $1.7 million, seeing losses grow 338.7% while sales shrunk 67.5% compared with the previous fiscal year. “After achieving a steady flow of positive operational and development milestones throughout 2018, we have entered 2019 with significant momentum in the business which is driving increased awareness among cardiologists for both the...
Source: Mass Device - March 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat neovasc Source Type: news

A Push for Push Dose Epinephrine
You transport a 79-year-old woman to the hospital for fever and urinary incontinence. Her family mentions a history of frequent urinary tract infections. Her initial vital signs are a heart rate of 115 bpm, an oxygen saturation of 97% on room air, and a blood pressure of 105/75 mmHg. You establish a peripheral IV line and begin a bolus of normal saline. About 15 minutes away from the hospital, you note the patient becomes increasingly drowsy. Her heart rate has increased to 125 bpm and her blood pressure is now 85/47 mmHg. What are your next steps? Prehospital Shock Starting in 2018, push dose epinephrine replaced dopamine...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sammy Hodroge, MD Tags: Training Cardiac & Resuscitation Top Story Exclusive Articles Patient Care Source Type: news

IschemaView launches Rapid Angio neuroimaging system
Medical imaging dev IschemaView said yesterday that it launched its Rapid Angio neuroimaging system designed for use in the angiography suite. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company said that it partnered with Siemens (NYSE:SI) to integrate the Rapid software with Siemens’ SyngoDynaCT multiphase system for the newly launched imaging solution. Siemens’ SyngoDyna CT Multiphase is a 3D image acquisition technique which uses multiple rotations of a C-arm system to acquire multi-phasic 3D representation of the brain and its perfusion. “The Rapid Angio module, by combining the best-in-class syngoDynaCT system...
Source: Mass Device - March 1, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Neurological ischemaview Source Type: news