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7 medtech stories we missed this week: April 28, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From FDA and Health Canada approvals to joint ventures, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA clears Joimax Endovapor 2 Joimax announced in an April 26 press release that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its Endovapor 2 Multi-Radio Frequency System. The device generates electricity for monopoly and bipolar cutting and coagulation of tissue structures in surgery. It has programs designed for spinal cord surgery with an interdisciplinary application. It also has 2 monopolar and 2 bipolar sockets with an easy touchpad technology. ...
Source: Mass Device - April 28, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) News Well Surgical Anaconda Biomed Creganna Medical Eclipse Aesthetics Joimax Mederi Therapeutics MedTech Millennium Medical Technologies SiBone Theraclion Source Type: news

For plastic surgeons, learning 'danger zones' can increase safety when using facial fillers
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Dermal fillers have become a popular alternative to surgery for patients who want a younger facial appearance. Learning about some key 'danger zones' can help plastic surgeons to enhance the safety and effectiveness of facial filler procedures, according to an expert update in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

UPDATE: Integra Lifesciences shares down on Q1 release
Updated to correct the company who filed the report – previously identified Integer Holdings. Shares in Integra LifeSciences (NSDQ:IART) fell today slightly after the medical device maker posted 1st quarter earnings that met expectations on Wall Street. The Plainsboro, N.J.-based company posted profits of $6.4 million, or 8¢ per share, on sales of $258.6 million for the 3 months ended March 31, for a bottom-line slide of 52.4% while sales grew 9.2% compared with the same period last year. After adjusting to exclude 1-time items, earnings per share were 39¢, meeting the 39¢ consensus on The Street, where analysts...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Integra LifeSciences Corp. Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Scalp Pain Stumper
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 7-year-old boy was brought to the pediatrician by his mother. They had recently resettled in the United States after more than a year in a crowded refugee camp. His mother pointed out some areas of non-scarring alopecia and fine scaly plaques on the child ' s scalp. He had complained about scalp tenderness and itching for the last couple of months. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - April 27, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Dr Pimple Popper removes a cyst from a man ’s back
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. California-based dermatologist Dr Sandra Lee struggled to remove the stubborn wet skin-filled sac as its flimsy walls risked breaking during the procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scabies
Title: ScabiesCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/4/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 27, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

CME Outfitters Presents Findings at National Dermatology Meeting...
CME Outfitters presented poster at Maui Derm for Dermatologists 2017 Meeting showing improved educational outcomes in psoriasis via medical simulation.(PRWeb April 27, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/04/prweb14287919.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ways to get healthier looking skin by boosting collagen levels
In this article, we take a close look at collagen, a protein that helps skin cells renew and repair themselves. How can you improve your collagen levels? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Myths on chemical burns in the diaper area - Shah K.
Over the past several years, a number of articles and online posts have circulated on the Internet associating use of disposable and cloth diapers with chemical burns on babies' skin. Because both mild chemical burns and diaper dermatitis (diaper rash) can... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals gets $40 million in financing
Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc. said it has raised $40 million in financing that it will use to advance its medical dermatology and aesthetics products. Sienna, based in Westlake Village, California, said it aims to develop safe and effective targeted therapies to treat inflammatory skin conditions and aesthetic problems that impact the health, appearance and quality of life of patients. The company plans to use the proceeds from the financing to develop its diversified topical biotech pipeline. Sienna… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

ISHAM 3rd Course in Veterinary Mycology
3rd ISHAM-International Veterinary Mycology Course, Department of Parasitology, Mycology, Dermatology, Ecole Nationale V étérinaire d’Alfort, Maisons-Alfort, FranceCourses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Human Reticular Acellular Dermal for Diabetic Foot Ulcers Human Reticular Acellular Dermal for Diabetic Foot Ulcers
A human reticular acellular dermal matrix may offer an effective alternative for diabetic foot ulcers that did not heal with the standard of care treatment.Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Alternatives to Acellular Dermal Matrix Alternatives to Acellular Dermal Matrix
The use of Gore DualMesh may be a safe, effective, and less costly alternative to acellular dermal matrix in breast reconstruction.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

ELC R & D showcases research linking environmental factors/biological processes to skin and hair aging
(Spectrum) The Est é e Lauder Companies Research& Development (R&D) will present six abstracts posters focused on new findings in anti-aging skin and hair research at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID), April 26-29, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

CHMP Recommends Skilarence for Psoriasis CHMP Recommends Skilarence for Psoriasis
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency recommended granting marketing approval for Skilarence for treatment of psoriasis.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Clears Second Remicade Biosimilar (Renflexis) FDA Clears Second Remicade Biosimilar (Renflexis)
The FDA approves infliximab-abda (Renflexis, Samsung Bioepis) for multiple indications.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Dermatology Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Sunscreen or Sun Screen? Sunscreen or Sun Screen?
In light of myths and concerns about sunscreen, Dr Lipper reviews whether natural alternatives are effective.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Are We Overtreating Severely Dysplastic Nevi? Are We Overtreating Severely Dysplastic Nevi?
Even with negative margins, most severely dysplastic nevi are re-excised. Is this necessary or overtreatment?Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Blog: Black henna tattoos - temporary may not mean temporary
Temporary tattoos are a popular accessory, but can have dangerous consequences, warns Sandra LawtonHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: bkennedy Tags: Dermatology Blogs Source Type: news

Valeant's Patient Access And Pricing Committee Announces Pricing For SILIQ(TM) (Brodalumab) As The Lowest Priced Injectable Biologic For Moderate-To-Severe Plaque Psoriasis
LAVAL, Quebec, April 21, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) today announced that following the evaluation and approval of its Patient Access and Pricing Committee (PAPC), ... Biopharmaceuticals, Dermatology Valeant Pharmaceuticals, SILIQ, brodalumab, psoriasis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hair loss treatments for men: Best options
What are the causes of male baldness and what are the options for prevention and treatment of hair loss? What are the coping strategies for hair loss? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

White Wine May Do No Favors for a Woman's Skin
Title: White Wine May Do No Favors for a Woman's SkinCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 21, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Potential Benefits, Risks of OpenNotes Discussed
Benefits include improved patient engagement, while risks include avoidance of writing candidly (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumat Source Type: news

Risankizumab More Effective in Psoriasis Than Ustekinumab in Early Trial Risankizumab More Effective in Psoriasis Than Ustekinumab in Early Trial
Selective inhibition of IL-23 with risankizumab may be more effective in treating psoriasis than the less specific ustekinumab; more studies are needed to confirm results and assess.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: How often do kids need to shampoo?
A child?s hair-washing routine depends on age, activity level and ethnicity, according to dermatologists. The American Academy of Dermatology?s guidelines say, older, more active kids generally need to shampoo more often. However, there are exceptions. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, pediatric dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis gives some advice on how often your child should shampoo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Researchers unlock an immunity ' black box '
Mapping the biological machinery of the inflammatory skin disease neutrophilic dermatosis offers multiple targets for treating inflammatory disorders. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Amniox Medical lands DoD contract for Neox, Clarix products
Amniox Medical said yesterday it landed a Federal Supply Schedule contract for its Neox and Clarix regenerative product lines with the US Military Health System. The Neox wound allograft is designed for use as a wound covering for dermal ulcers and defects, while its Clarix regenerative matrix is indicated for use as a surgical covering, wrap or barrier during orthopedic surgery and soft tissue repair, Atlanta-based Amniox said. Amniox said that the contract will serve all US Department of Defense institutions, and the company will partner exclusively with veteran-owned small business Alliant Healthcare to provide the pro...
Source: Mass Device - April 18, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine Amniox Medical Source Type: news

Ultrasensitive detection of protein linked to multiple autoimmune diseases
Researchers have developed a new method that will allow doctors to detect minute amounts of a protein called interferon- in patient samples. The technique will aid the diagnosis and treatment of numerous autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and dermatomyositis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Topical cannabinoids may help to treat skin diseases
From a review of existing studies, researchers say that the active chemicals in cannabis - called cannabinoids - may help to treat various skin diseases. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Researchers describe ultrasensitive detection of protein linked to multiple autoimmune diseases
(Rockefeller University Press) Researchers in France have developed a new method that will allow doctors to detect minute amounts of a protein called interferon- in patient samples. The technique, which is described in the study 'Detection of interferon- protein reveals differential levels and cellular sources in disease' published April 18 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, will aid the diagnosis and treatment of numerous autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and dermatomyositis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Researchers unlock an immunity 'black box'
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Mapping the biological machinery of the inflammatory skin disease neutrophilic dermatosis offers multiple targets for treating inflammatory disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Doctors Need to Be Mindful of What They Post on Social Media
Investigators find many examples of unprofessional, ' potentially objectionable ' behavior online (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Protecting babies from eczema risk: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
This study emphasizes?the importance of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Anthrax Cases Linked to Use of Vintage Shaving Brushes
Renewed interest in vintage and animal - hair shaving brushes may pose new risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

How Should Physicians Respond to Latest Alopecia Research? How Should Physicians Respond to Latest Alopecia Research?
Dr Lipper discusses evidence and strategy for treating patients with alopecia areata.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 17, 2017 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Tofacitinib for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Plaque Psoriasis Tofacitinib for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Plaque Psoriasis
Review the latest data on the oral immunosuppressant tofacitinib, recently approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and currently in Phase III trials for treating chronic plaque psoriasis.Skin Therapy Letter (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Health Tip: Caring for Nail Psoriasis
Title: Health Tip: Caring for Nail PsoriasisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 17, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Don't Let Bugs Dampen Your Outdoor Fun
Title: Don't Let Bugs Dampen Your Outdoor FunCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 17, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Don ' t Let Bugs Dampen Your Outdoor Fun
Dermatologist offers tips to avoid pests and treat their bites Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Insect Bites and Stings (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unraveling the mechanism of skin barrier formation
Scientists have identified the gene responsible for generating acylceramide, the key lipid in forming the skin barrier that protects us from pathogens, allergens and other harmful substances. This finding could prove crucial in developing medicines for treating atopic dermatitis and ichthyosis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Health Tip: Managing Dandruff
Title: Health Tip: Managing DandruffCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 14, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Could your tattoos put you at risk of heat stroke?
Conclusion The study showed that artificially stimulating sweat glands in a tattooed area of skin in 10 men produced a lower sweat rate than stimulating sweat glands in a non-tattooed area of skin in the same person. The authors suggest a number of possible explanations for this, including that it may be because tattooing skin starts an inflammatory response that may cause damage to normal tissue including sweat glands. However, these are only theories and need to be investigated further. While this is interesting preliminary research, there are some important things to remember: There were only 10 male participants invo...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

​Manitowoc’s Forefront Dermatology awarded state tax credits for $1.1M HQ expansion
Forefront Dermatology, one of the largest group dermatology practices in the country, has been approved to receive $850,000 in state income tax credits over the next three years in support of a headquarters expansion in Manitowoc that ’s expected to create up to 241 jobs by 2020. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., which supports economic development in Wisconsin, said the actual amount of tax credits to be awarded for the $1.1 million expansion project will depend on the actual number of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: David Schuyler Source Type: news

Health Tip: Checking Your Child ’ s Moles
Characteristics you should watch for (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Oncology, Pediatrics, FYI, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Checking Your Child ' s Moles
-- If your child ' s mole changes frequently or otherwise looks suspicious, it ' s time to see a doctor. The American Academy of Dermatology says these warning signs shouldn ' t be ignored: A mole that grows or changes quickly, or looks different from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 13, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Don't Let Ticks Get Under Your Skin
Title: Don't Let Ticks Get Under Your SkinCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 13, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Unraveling the mechanism of skin barrier formation
(Hokkaido University) Scientists have identified the gene responsible for generating acylceramide, the key lipid in forming the skin barrier that protects us from pathogens, allergens and other harmful substances. This finding could prove crucial in developing medicines for treating atopic dermatitis and ichthyosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Texas bull nettle (cnidoscolus texanus) exposures reported to Texas poison centers - Forrester MB.
This study characterizes C texanus exp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Psoriasis vs. seborrheic dermatitis: How to tell the difference
In this article, we take a close look at the differences between seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis. What are the causes? How might they be treated? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eczema / Psoriasis Source Type: news

Americans Are Spending Billions Nipping and Tucking
Title: Americans Are Spending Billions Nipping and TuckingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 12, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news