AVBGM Tethering in Idiopathic Scoliosis AVBGM Tethering in Idiopathic Scoliosis
Learn more about the indications, contraindications, and complications associated with this novel technique for the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Exercise Therapy Effects in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Exercise Therapy Effects in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
A novel therapy that includes scoliosis-specific exercises could help improve curve progression in idiopathic scoliosis patients.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Vertebral body tethering shows clinical success as treatment for scoliosis
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity affecting pediatric patients. A posterior spinal fusion (PSF) is the gold standard treatment for patients with curves exceeding 45 degrees, but the procedure's drawbacks include the loss of spinal mobility, persistent pain and adjacent segment disc disease. However, a new retrospective study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine shows an alternative to PSF called vertebral body tethering (VBT) yields promising results with fewer long-term consequences for a specific group of scoliosis patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New x-ray system may assess adult scoliosis better
Researchers have developed a new x-ray classification system that can more...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Carestream debuts new detector for long-length DR Ziehm adds color tools to mobile C-arms at ECR 2020 Augmedics touts AR-assisted spine surgery HSS to evaluate 3D with DR for scoliosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Spinal Growth in Patients With JIS Treated With Boston Brace Spinal Growth in Patients With JIS Treated With Boston Brace
Might the use of a Boston brace affect spinal growth among children with juvenile idiopathic scoliosis?Spine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers identify better classification system for adult idiopathic scoliosis
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Researchers have designed a new X-ray classification system for adult idiopathic scoliosis that can more precisely define which parts of the spine need correction (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Charles Darwin, Expression, and the Harmful Legacy of Eugenics
This article is adapted from Jessica Helfand’s book “Face,” an elaborately illustrated A to Z of the face, from historical mugshots to Instagram posts. Hardly the first to postulate on the graphic evidence of the grimace, Darwin hoped to introduce a system by which facial expressions might be properly evaluated. He shared with many of his generation a predisposition toward history: simply put, the idea that certain facial traits might have a basis in evolution. Empirically, the idea itself is not unreasonable. We are, after all, genetically predisposed to share traits with those in our familial line, occa...
Source: TIME: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Helfand / The MIT Press Reader Tags: Uncategorized Psychology syndication Source Type: news

Talbot helps ID muscle gene that, when altered, causes joint disease
(University of Maine) Jared Talbot is part of a 32-member international research team that identified a gene that, when altered, can cause bent fingers and toes, clubfoot, scoliosis, and short stature.   The team discovered that partial loss of the protein coding gene MYLPF (myosin light chain, phosphorylatable, fast skeletal muscle) results in a disorder called distal arthrogryposis (DA) that's present at birth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Determining the relationship between physical status and musculoskeletal injuries in children: a cohort study - Tomaru Y, Kamada H, Tsukagoshi Y, Nakagawa S, Tanaka K, Takeuchi R, Mataki Y, Kimura M, Miyakawa S, Yamazaki M.
BACKGROUND: In Japan, in 2016, the School Health and Safety Act was revised and examination of extremities in addition to scoliosis became mandatory. Musculoskeletal examinations were subsequently started using a mark sheet-type questionnaire. In the prese... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Innovative Surgery Changes Life for Girl With Scoliosis Innovative Surgery Changes Life for Girl With Scoliosis
Audrey didn't know it two years ago, but she would eventually become the first pediatric patient in Georgia to undergo Vertebral Body Tethering.Georgia Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Saskatoon teen's spinal surgery a success after COVID-19 almost robbed her of the chance
Bronwyn Joanis's spinal scoliosis surgery in Vancouver was cancelled just hours before its scheduled time on March 17 due to COVID-19 precautions, and time was running out on her chance to undergo the rare procedure. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

3D ultrasound is effective for measuring blood flow
Researchers from across the U.S. confirmed the efficacy of 3D color-flow ultrasound...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: QT Ultrasound touts presentations on 3D ultrasound Researchers develop mini 3D ultrasound for scoliosis Automated 3D US effective for diagnosing hip dysplasia 4D ultrasound contrast HSG assesses fallopian tubes 3D tumor measurements on US spot thyroid cancer growth (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NuVasive Expands Complex Spine Portfolio with Global Launch of Reline 3D for Pediatric Deformity
Launch of Reline 3D represents Company's continued commitment to innovation in the pediatric spine market SAN DIEGO, June 18, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), the leader in spine technology innovation, fo... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, Product Launch NuVasive, Reline 3D, posterior fixation, scoliosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche announces 2-year risdiplam data from SUNFISH and new data from JEWELFISH in infants, children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 12 June 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented two-year data from Part 1 of its pivotal SUNFISH trial in people aged 2-25 years with Type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) at the virtual Cure SMA Annual Conference, 8-12 June, 2020. The results of an exploratory efficacy analysis show risdiplam significantly improved motor function after 24 months of treatment compared to natural history data. In addition, preliminary 12 month data from JEWELFISH, a trial in people with all types of SMA aged 6 months to 60 years previously treated with other SMA therapies, showed that treatment with risdiplam le...
Source: Roche Media News - June 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche announces 2-year risdiplam data from SUNFISH and new data from JEWELFISH in infants, children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 12 June 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented two-year data from Part 1 of its pivotal SUNFISH trial in people aged 2-25 years with Type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) at the virtual Cure SMA Annual Conference, 8-12 June, 2020. The results of an exploratory efficacy analysis show risdiplam significantly improved motor function after 24 months of treatment compared to natural history data. In addition, preliminary 12 month data from JEWELFISH, a trial in people with all types of SMA aged 6 months to 60 years previously treated with other SMA therapies, showed that treatment with risdiplam le...
Source: Roche Investor Update - June 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Model for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Progression A Model for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Progression
Could this newly designed model accurately predict the progression of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Posterior Correction for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Posterior Correction for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Learn more about the various techniques for spinal deformity correction in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Fragile X in the Family
Discussion Fragile X syndrome (FXS) was first clinically described in 1943 by Martin-Bell and in 1969 Lubs found a fragility at the terminal end of the X chromosome. In 1991, three different research groups independently cloned the mutation for the FMR1 gene (Fragile X mental retardation type 1) which has a CGG triplet expansion. The FMR1 gene codes for the FMR protein which is a major regulator of synaptic plasticity and is expressed in the brain and spermatogonia mainly but many other tissues during fetal and early neonatal development. The number of triplets and methylation correlates with clinical expression (increased...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 27, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Improve your posture and manage your weight: 7 Non-surgical ways to relieve chronic and long-term back pain
(Natural News) Chronic back pain is one of the most common complaints that physicians find difficult to treat. It can be caused by a back injury, muscle strain or a variety of health conditions, such as arthritis, osteoporosis or scoliosis. Because there is no single cure or treatment for chronic back pain, physicians oftentimes recommend... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scoliosis Screenings by a Trained Nurse vs a Spine Surgeon Scoliosis Screenings by a Trained Nurse vs a Spine Surgeon
Is a nurse with a smartphone app as accurate as a spinal surgeon in diagnosing scoliosis among middle school students?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Spinal cord injury in infancy: activity-based therapy impact on health, function, and quality of life in chronic injury - Argetsinger LC, Singh G, Bickel SG, Calvery ML, Behrman AL.
We report ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Girl, 14, becomes first NHS patient to have her spine straightened by a robot surgeon
Emma Mayamine was diagnosed four years ago with scoliosis - a condition in which the spine starts to grow unevenly and curves to one side. After having the procedure last November, she's 2in taller. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kinematic comparison of the use of walking sticks versus a rolling walker during gait in adult degenerative scoliosis patients - Haddas R, Villarreal J, Lieberman IH.
STUDY DESIGN: A repeated-measurement, single-center, prospective study. OBJECTIVE: To compare the spatiotemporal and kinematic data using gait analysis in adult degenerative scoliosis (ADS) patients using walking sticks (WS) versus rolling walkers ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

High Failure Rate for Magnetic Rod System in Scoliosis Surgery High Failure Rate for Magnetic Rod System in Scoliosis Surgery
Authors recommend that surgeons gradually stretch the spine when using the magnetic rod system in kids with scoliosisMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A comparison of muscular activity during gait between walking sticks and a walker in patients with adult degenerative scoliosis - Haddas R, Lieberman IH, Kakar RS.
STUDY DESIGN: A repeated measurement, single-center, prospective study. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to compare and contrast the benefits of walking sticks versus a walker on the trunk and lower extremity muscular control in patients wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Delayed Surgery Referral in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Delayed Surgery Referral in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
This study identifies the potential factors that may lead to a delayed referral for surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

'My body is betraying me': Model Martha Hunt opens up about chronic pain
For half her life, Martha Hunt, 30, has lived with chronic pain, she told DailyMail.com. The model has scoliosis, a curvature of the spine that makes long shoots painful - but copes through writing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Operative vs Nonoperative Treatment of Lumbar Scoliosis Operative vs Nonoperative Treatment of Lumbar Scoliosis
A new analysis compares the cost-effectiveness of surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for adult symptomatic lumbar scoliosis. How do they measure up?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Scoliosis most often develops during growth spurt just before puberty
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes scoliosis? Do genetics play a role? I was diagnosed with it as a teenager, and several of my cousins had it, too. Now I'm worried that my daughter, who's 8, may be affected when she gets older. Should she be checked for scoliosis soon? ANSWER: The exact cause of scoliosis [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Early spinal patterns may predict scoliosis in teen years
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) A pediatric researcher has identified patterns of spinal curvature in younger children that may be likely to develop into scoliosis by adolescence. Accurately predicting scoliosis, a common, abnormal curvature of the spine, may set the stage for the first-ever methods to prevent the potentially disabling condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HSS to evaluate 3D with DR for scoliosis
Researchers from the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have begun enrolling...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hospital for Special Surgery's Pavlov discusses orthopedic radiology's future (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical Models Fully Replicate the Feel, Responsiveness, and Biomechanics of Human Anatomy
Typically, when medical device companies or physicians want to study a specific condition or disease state, they experiment on either cadavers or animals. But finding a cadaver that fits the criteria of one of these pathologies, such as scoliosis or congenital heart disease, can be difficult. And if such cadavers can be found, the cost to procure, maintain, and dispose of them is significant. Animal studies have the same cost-effectiveness issues. And, while animal anatomy can be similar to human anatomy, it is not exactly the same. “But now [customers] can have organ models printed in 3D, on demand,&acir...
Source: MDDI - October 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: 3-D Printing Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 10/5/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 10/5/19 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Todd Milbrandt, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, explains treatment options for scoliosis, including a new option, vertebral body tether implant. Also on the podcast, Dr. Leslie Sim, a Mayo Clinic psychologist, discusses eating disorders in adults, including gender and ethnic discrepancies in seeking treatment. And, Dr. C. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Follow-Up of Spinal Fusion for Lumbar Curves in Scoliosis Follow-Up of Spinal Fusion for Lumbar Curves in Scoliosis
What have we learned about the long-term prognosis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients who underwent anterior spinal fusion for curve correction?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Approves Abbott & #039;s & #039;Low Dose & #039; Neurostimulation Device for Chronic Pain
Chronic pain patients in the United States now have a new treatment option. FDA has approved Abbott’s Proclaim XR recharge-free neurostimulation system for people living with chronic pain. The Proclaim XR platform offers a low dose of Abbott's BurstDR stimulation waveform, which was created based on scientific insights from doctors and research to mimic natural patterns found in the brain, the company said. It works by using low doses of mild electrical pulses to change pain signals as they travel from the spinal cord to the brain. Abbott said the delivery of lower doses of spinal cord stimulation helps e...
Source: MDDI - September 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Why America Is Failing To Feed Its Aging
Army veteran Eugene Milligan is 75 years old and blind. He uses a wheelchair since losing half his right leg to diabetes and gets dialysis for kidney failure. And he has struggled to get enough to eat. Earlier this year, he ended up in the hospital after burning himself while boiling water for oatmeal. The long stay caused the Memphis vet to fall off a charity’s rolls for home-delivered Meals on Wheels, so he had to rely on others, such as his son, a generous off-duty nurse and a local church to bring him food. “Many times, I’ve felt like I was starving,” he says. “There’s neighbors that...
Source: TIME: Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Ungar & Trudy Lieberman / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized Aging politics Source Type: news

AI can measure Cobb angle, diagnose scoliosis on x-rays
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can automatically measure the Cobb...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Researchers develop mini 3D ultrasound for scoliosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 28, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

#ICYMI - FDA approved the first posterior non-fusion #medicaldevice to treat adolescents w/idiopathic scoliosis. https://twitter.com/FDAMedia/status/1164985659435696129   …
#ICYMI - FDA approved the first posterior non-fusion #medicaldevice to treat adolescents w/idiopathic scoliosis. https://twitter.com/FDAMedia/status/1164985659435696129 … (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - August 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

FDA Approval & #039;Finally & #039; Recognizes Vertebral Body Tethering as a Mainstream Scoliosis Treatment
A first-of-its-kind FDA approval represents a major win for Zimmer Biomet and, most importantly, the field of scoliosis treatment. Called The Tether – Vertebral Body Tethering System, the device is intended to treat growing children and adolescents whose spinal curves are approaching or have reached the range where surgical treatment is an option. It is intended to correct the most common form of scoliosis (idiopathic scoliosis) that has not responded to conservative treatment options, such as external bracing. “This decision takes an innovative surgical approach, vertebral body tetherin...
Source: MDDI - August 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Orthopedics Implants Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Spinal Tether Device for Idiopathic Scoliosis FDA Clears First Spinal Tether Device for Idiopathic Scoliosis
The Tether Vertebral Body Tethering System from Zimmer Biomet Spine is intended to treat growing children and adolescents whose spinal curves fail to respond to conservative treatment like external bracing.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 16, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Orthopaedics News Alert Source Type: news

Zimmer Biomet's Innovative Treatment for Young Patients with Scoliosis Receives FDA Approval
The Tether™ represents the first approval order for a humanitarian use device in spinal pediatrics within the last 15 years WARSAW, Ind., Aug. 16, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), a glo... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, FDA Zimmer Biomet, The Tether, scoliosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Woman, 20, with a 100° vertebrae was given just 24hours to live
Katie Krzyzanowski was born with neurofibromatosis, which causes tumours to form on nerve endings. This led the now 20-year-old, of Somerset, to develop scoliosis at four years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 7 stretches and exercises for scoliosis
Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves to either side. Exercise and stretches are a vital part of treatment and can help relieve pain. Learn about the best stretches and exercises for scoliosis here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause lower back pain?
Lower back pain is very common and often the result of a minor injury or overuse. However, it can sometimes be a symptom of conditions that affect the spine, such as spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, sciatica, and cauda equina syndrome. Learn more about lower back pain here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treating Scoliosis
-- Scoliosis is an abnormal curve of the spine. Often diagnosed in early adolescence, most cases show symptoms such as uneven shoulders, waist or hips, says the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. These treatment options may be may be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treating Scoliosis
Title: Health Tip: Treating ScoliosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/24/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/24/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - May 24, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Researchers develop mini 3D ultrasound for scoliosis
Researchers from Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a palm-sized...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Handheld ultrasound market poised for next wave of growth EOS technology featured at ECR 2019 POCUS helps medical students find more AAAs than surgeons POCUS helps handle out-of-hospital cardiac arrest Which orthopedic imaging options are the safest? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PolyU develops palm-sized 3D ultrasound imaging system for scoliosis mass screening
(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) The first-of-its-kind palm-sized 3D ultrasound imaging system for radiation-free scoliosis assessment, named 'Scolioscan Air', can bring accurate, safe and cost-efficient mass screening to schools and anywhere in the community. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Student, 19, reveals how a SNEEZE caused her to snap a metal rod in her spine
Rosie Paltridge, 19, of Rocklin, California, had sections of her vertebrae fused together on June 4 2015 after suffering from scoliosis that left her in a back brace since she was just 12 years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Secret Sales Bar Your Ability to Patent a Medical Device?
A recent Supreme Court decision could have a significant impact on medical device manufacturers. These companies must continue to exercise caution in engaging in confidential sales and offers with outside partners—such as in contracts for device prototype development or stockpiling of products—before filing patent applications. Medical device manufacturers should ideally file patent applications before entering into such agreements or, if not feasible, structure the agreements to reduce the risk of triggering the on-sale bar. These guidelines are based on the Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva P...
Source: MDDI - April 23, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Michelle Nyein and Michael J. Pomianek Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news