7 medtech stories we missed this week: August 3, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Esaote launching its new ultrasound device to Nipro’s Infraredx launching in Japan, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Esaote launches new ultrasound devices Esaote announced in an Aug. 2 press release that it has launched its new MyLab X7, MyLab X6 and MyLab X5 ultrasound systems. The MyLab X7 offers faster and more reliable ultrasounds with intuitive usability and ergonomics. MyLab X5 has zero-click automatic that speeds up assessments and enhances image quality. 2. Bonesupport inks deal with MTF Biologics Bonesuppor...
Source: Mass Device - August 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Catheters Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT Ultrasound Bonesupport Esaote InfraReDx Inc. ivwatch MedTech Mindshare Medical Modulated Imaging MTF Bi Source Type: news

Innovative technique converts white fat to brown fat
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Increasing healthy brown fat might help weight management and reduce symptoms of diabetes. Columbia Engineers have developed a simple, innovative method to directly convert white fat to brown fat outside the body and then reimplant it in a patient. The technique uses fat-grafting procedures commonly performed by plastic surgeons, in which fat is harvested from under the skin and then retransplanted into the same patient for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why your child's next painkiller may be a VR headset
When Blaine Baxter suffered a major accident during one of his go-karting races, the long road to recovery involved multiple skin grafts and a lengthy hospital stay at Lucille Packard Stanford Children's Hospital. The painful daily dressing changes required as part of the healing process made him so anxious that doctors were forced to prescribe high-dose narcotics and anti-anxiety medication to calm him down. In looking for other options, Baxter’s pain management team tested out virtual reality… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Why your child's next painkiller may be a VR headset
When Blaine Baxter suffered a major accident during one of his go-karting races, the long road to recovery involved multiple skin grafts and a lengthy hospital stay at Lucille Packard Stanford Children's Hospital. The painful daily dressing changes required as part of the healing process made him so anxious that doctors were forced to prescribe high-dose narcotics and anti-anxiety medication to calm him down. In looking for other options, Baxter’s pain management team tested out virtual reality… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Skin Grafting in Pyoderma Gangrenosum Skin Grafting in Pyoderma Gangrenosum
This case of an allograft performed on a patient with pyoderma gangrenosum illustrates another option for this difficult-to-treat condition.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson hits the Big Apple with latest JLabs site
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) opened its latest life science incubator in New York City, the healthcare giant said today. The 30,000-square-foot JLabs @ NYC is a collaboration between Johnson & Johnson Innovation, New York State and the New York Genome Center. Sited at the genome center in SoHo, the incubator is home to 26 startups and has room for four more, New Brunswick, N.J.-based J&J said. “Johnson & Johnson has deep entrepreneurial roots in New York and we are pleased to see our unique JLabs model applied in this rich ecosystem to foster the creation of new healthcare innovations that have t...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Research & Development johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

PolarityTE aims to ‘ wage war on skin grafts ’ with regenerative tech
PolarityTE wants to eliminate skin grafts with its platform of regenerative technology. The Utah-based biotech is still new to the industry, but co-founders Denver Lough and Ned Swanson are betting that their company can take on the clinical standard of care for wound management. “No other product, whether it be a drug, a biologic device, or a cell therapy type of product has been able to regenerate full thickness hair-bearing skin,” Lough, who serves as the company’s chairman, CEO, president & chief scientific officer, told Drug Delivery Business News. The two former Johns Hopkins resi...
Source: Mass Device - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Regenerative Medicine Wall Street Beat Wound Care polarityte Source Type: news

Incredible video shows 'glue-gun-like' device printing skin
Scientists at the University of Toronto have designed a portable glue gun-like device that can 3D-print all three layers of skin to treat deep, severe flesh wounds that grafts often fail to fix in under two minutes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Luke Skywalker's hand inspires scientists to create robotic skin
Scientists at the University of Bristol are engineering human skin on artificial robotic muscles that can stretch and bend the tissue just like in the real world. This living and moving skin equivalent represents a much more realistic model of human skin and it could have potential applications for burns patients needing skin grafts. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School; Press Release Source Type: news

Luke Skywalker's hand inspires scientists to create robotic skin
(University of Bristol) Scientists at the University of Bristol are engineering human skin on artificial robotic muscles that can stretch and bend the tissue just like in the real world. This living and moving skin equivalent represents a much more realistic model of human skin and it could have potential applications for burns patients needing skin grafts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

4 Trends Advancing Medtech
For the past 20 years, the Medical Design Excellence Awards have celebrated medical products that improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our finalists this year carry on this tradition, while also keeping in step with today’s high-tech digital and consumer trends. With the help of our esteemed jurors, we have identified four key trends in this year’s group of finalists: risk reduction; faster, more-efficient healthcare delivery; the influence of the Internet of Things; and the consumerization of healthcare. We’ve been tracking a few of these trends in past awards programs, so they’re n...
Source: MDDI - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M East (New York) Design Source Type: news

How 3D printed cells on the skin could enable wound healing
Researchers at the University of Minnesota are 3D printing electronics and cells directly on the skin that could create new methods for wound healing and enable biological agent detection. The Minnesota researchers used a customized, low-cost 3D printer to print electronics on a human hand. They’ve also successfully printed biological cells on a sin wound of a mouse. The researchers suggest that the new technique could create new medical treatments for wound healing and graft treatments. “We are excited about the potential of this new 3D-printing technology using a portable, lightweight printer costing les...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Research & Development Wound Care 3D printing MedTech University of Minnesota Source Type: news

CU Anschutz scientists awarded $3.8 million Department of Defense grant
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Scientists from the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine are part of a consortium awarded $3.8 million from the US Department of Defense to move discoveries in stem cell-created skin grafts into the manufacturing stage, bringing further hope to victims of debilitating inherited skin diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Jefferson establishes burn center
Thomas Jefferson Uninversity has established a burn center to provide services – ranging from skin grafts to rehabilitation services to psychological counseling – to patients with serious and complex burns. Dr. William Hughes will serve as director of the center. Before coming to Jefferson, Hughes spent nearly 20 years as director for Temple University Health System's Bu rn Center — a program he established in 1999. Prior to that he practiced at the St. Agnes Burn Center in South Philadelphia.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Why Pig Organs Could Be the Future of Transplants
Making human tissue in a lab has always been more sci-fi than sci-fact, but powerful genetic technologies may change that soon. For the most part, the only way to replace diseased or failing hearts, lungs, kidneys and livers is with donor organs. Even then, many people struggle to find a good biological match with a donor, and 8,000 die each year in the U.S. while waiting for an organ. In one promising solution to the shortage, researchers have been putting a new DNA editing tool called CRISPR through rigorous tests in organ regeneration. Last August, a group of scientists led by George Church, professor of genetics at Har...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity organ transplants Source Type: news

Avita wins expanded FDA compassionate use for ReCell device
Avita Medical (ASX:AVH) said today the FDA approved an expansion to the number of patients treatable by its ReCell device under the compassionate use investigational device exemption program by 20 individuals. The ReCell autologous cell harvesting device is designed to use the patient’s own skin cells to treat a variety of skin issues, including burns, reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, the company said. With the expansion, which is the fifth for the company, up to 88 patients with life-threatening injuries can be treated with the ReCell device. Patients eligible for treatment with the device are those...
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regenerative Medicine Wound Care avitamedical Source Type: news

‘We Made Little Spring Rolls With Their Feet.’ These Bears Are Getting Special Treatment for Their Wildfire-Burned Paws
(SAN FRANCISCO) — Veterinarians successfully used alternative medical treatments such as acupuncture on three wild animals burned in the Southern California wildfires, although one patient — a 5-month-old mountain lion — did keep eating his fish-skin and corn-husk bandages, vets at the University of California, Davis said Wednesday. Rescuers brought two adult bears, one of them pregnant, and the young mountain lion to veterinarians with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the university after the animals were hurt in the largest wildfire in state history. They were found in the Los Padres Nation...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ellen Knickmeyer / AP Tags: Uncategorized animals APH healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Bluegrass Vascular launches pivotal study for Surfacer vascular access catheter
Bluegrass Vascular Technologies said it enrolled the first patients in a pivotal trial of its Surfacer “inside-out” vascular access catheter. The Surfacer device is designed to provide access to the jugular vein to restore central venous access in hemodialysis patients with blocked neck veins; it won CE Mark approval in the European Union in August 2016; Bluegrass later inked an EU distribution deal with Merit Medical (NSDQ:MMSI) that included an equity stake. Surfacer is designed to be threaded through the femoral vein up to and into blockages in the jugular, which acts as a stabi...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular Bluegrass Vascular Technologies Source Type: news

Gene-Tweaked Skin Grafts Save Boy's Life
Experimental genetically-corrected skin grafts used on 80 percent of a boy's body saved his life, doctors say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Nov. 9, 2017
Experimental genetically-corrected skin grafts used on 80 percent of a boy's body saved his life, doctors say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy with rare disease gets most of skin replaced through gene therapy
Desperate to save a seven-year-old boy's life, doctors used experimental gene therapy to create new skin in a lab after skin graft attempts had failed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Genetically modified skin grown from stem cells saved a 7-year-old boy ’ s life
Scientists reported Wednesday that they genetically modified stem cells to grow skin that they successfully grafted over nearly all of a child's body — a remarkable achievement that could revolutionize treatment of burn victims and people with skin diseases. The research, published in the journal Nature, involved a 7-year-old  boy who suffers from a genetic disease known as junctional epidermolysis […]Related:She signed up to be a surrogate mother — and unwittingly gave away her own childWhite House opioid commission calls for wide-ranging changes to anti-drug policiesScream...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin Regeneration Using an Amniotic-Derived Tissue Graft Skin Regeneration Using an Amniotic-Derived Tissue Graft
How might different processing modalities of amniotic tissues impact wound healing outcomes?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Hair transplant treatment for hair loss
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is involved in a hair transplant, and how long does it last? How does this differ from hair plugs? I?m only 34 but have lost a lot of hair already and have tried hair-growth shampoo without much luck. ANSWER: A hair transplant is a form of skin graft that rearranges the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

RenovaCare raises $2m on path to improve burn, wound care with its “ SkinGun ”
RenovaCare said this week it raised $2.3 million in a new direct offering to support its “SkinGun,” which CEO Thomas Bold thinks could be a significant boon to the burn and wound care industry. This summer, CEO Bold spoke to MassDevice.com about the company’s SkinGun and CellMist technologies and what he thinks they can do to improve outcomes and reduce pain compared to current wound care treatments. The company’s SkinGun uses a sample of stem cells collected from a patient’s healthy skin, which are isolated and placed into a water-based solution in a syringe, which is then attached to the dev...
Source: Mass Device - October 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development Wound Care RenovaCare Source Type: news

The Sweet Way to Heal Your Wounds
We enjoy outdoor activities. My family will be coming over this year and I will fire up the grill for a delicious BBQ grass-fed beef. We’ll play games like badminton and horseshoes. Now while these games can be fun, they can lead to cuts and bruises. I want to aim you with an unconventional solution for those wounds.  For years now, sugar’s been a dirty word. It’s been blamed for everything from obesity, heart disease and diabetes to tooth decay and acne. But there’s something they don’t know.  Sugar’s better for you than all those artificial sweeteners and substitutes out th...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

US Dept of HHS pulls the trigger on $24m contract option with Avita Medical
Avita Medical (ASX:AVH) said today it is executing a $24.3 million expanded contract option with the US Department of Health and Human Services to support development and procurement of its ReCell devices. The option is related to an original contract between Avita Medical and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority division of the HHS, and will extend Avita’s Project Bioshield contract through Sept. 2022, the Cambridge, U.K.-based company said. The company originally won the BARDA contract in Sept. 2015, providing an initial $16.9 million to support eventual FDA premarket approval for its ReC...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine avitamedical Source Type: news

Bolstering Skin Grafts With a Surgical Scrub Brush Bolstering Skin Grafts With a Surgical Scrub Brush
How does the dry, sterile surgical scrub brush compare with other options for the bolstering of skin grafts?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

A natural ligand for the orphan receptor GPR15 modulates lymphocyte recruitment to epithelia
We describe the purification from porcine colonic tissue extracts of an agonistic ligand for GPR15 and its functional characterization. In humans, this ligand, which we named GPR15L, is encoded by the gene C10ORF99 and has some features similar to the CC family of chemokines. GPR15L was found in some human and mouse epithelia exposed to the environment, such as the colon and skin. In humans, GPR15L was also abundant in the cervix. In skin, GPR15L was readily detected after immunologic challenge and in human disease, for example, in psoriatic lesions. Allotransplantation of skin from Gpr15l-deficient mice onto wild-type mic...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - September 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Suply, T., Hannedouche, S., Carte, N., Li, J., Grosshans, B., Schaefer, M., Raad, L., Beck, V., Vidal, S., Hiou-Feige, A., Beluch, N., Barbieri, S., Wirsching, J., Lageyre, N., Hillger, F., Debon, C., Dawson, J., Smith, P., Lannoy, V., Detheux, M., Bitsch Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Gene therapy trial offers hope for Harry
Harry and his father at Dana/Farber-Boston Children’s In their Brookline home-away-from-home, 2-year-old Duy Anh “Harry” Le plays with blocks and pop-up toys on the floor with his mother, Thao Nguyen. He is lively and happy, and his skin is clear. He looks almost nothing like the sickly baby covered in eczema who arrived in Boston from his native Vietnam in November of 2016 to participate in a gene therapy clinical trial for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. Children with the potentially life-threatening, inherited immune system deficiency have difficulty producing platelets, the blood component that fosters clot...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Irene Sege Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Dr. Sung-Yun Pai gene therapy Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome Source Type: news

Pain and itch outcome trajectories differ among European American and African American survivors of major thermal burn injury
Over half of individuals experiencing major thermal burn injury (MThBI) receive an autologous skin graft (autograft), in which skin is removed from a healthy " donor " site and transplanted to the burn site. Persistent pain/itch at the graft site are major causes of suffering and disability in MThBI survivors. African Americans have a higher risk of MThBI, and in other clinical settings African Americans experience a greater burden of pain and itch relative to European Americans. However, to our knowledge, ethnic differences in skin graft site pain/itch outcomes after MThBI have not been assessed. We evaluated sk...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early ambulation after-grafting of lower extremity burns
Early ambulation of lower extremity burns that undergo a skin graft may help to avoid some of the complications associated with immobilization. Despite recent evidence supporting early ambulation, post-operative immobilization following lower extremity skin grafting is still a common practice. The purpose of this single centre, observational study was to retrospectively assess the outcomes of lower extremity skin graft cases dressed with a multi-layer compression bandage who were ambulated in the immediate post-operative period (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin Graft-based Gene Therapy Treats Diabetes in Mice
A small patch of engineered cells makes an enzyme that stimulates insulin release. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 4, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,The Scientist Source Type: news

Skin transplants could treat type 2 diabetes and obesity
Scientists have described a novel approach using CRISPR and skin grafts to boost insulin levels and reduce weight in mice. The study was published inCell Stem Cell.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Genetically engineered skin grafts may help with diabetes, obesity
Genetically engineered skin grafts are effective on wild type mice with healthy immune systems, but diet-induced diabetes and obesity, study finds. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics Source Type: news

Engineered Skin Cells Control Type 2 Diabetes in Mice
'Therapeutic skin grafts' might someday treat multiple diseases, researchers saySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Type 2, Genes and Gene Therapy, Stem Cells (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avita to seek PMA for ReCell burn indication, considers making US operations hub
Avita Medical (ASX:AVH) today released an update on its future plans, saying it it intends to submit an application to the FDA for Premarket Approval for its ReCell device for use in patients with severe burns and that it’s considering making the US its center of operations. The ReCell device is designed to use the patient’s own skin cells to treat a variety of skin issues, including burns, reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, the company said. Avita said that the decision to pursue FDA approval for the device under the indication came after it completed a US pivotal trial of the device for treating bur...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance Avita Medical Ltd. Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for July 3, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. BD extends Bard note exchange offering again Becton Dickinson said today is once again extending its exchange offering for up to $1.1 billion in outstanding C. R. Bard notes from July 3 to August 1. The company is offering exch...
Source: Mass Device - July 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Avita Medical touts ReCell skin graft study data
This study suggests that its use [on] skin graft donor [sites] should promote healing and improve long-term aesthetic results,” trial investigators wrote. In evaluations of the donor sites, both patients and independent observers reported that the sites treated with autologous skin cell suspension “displayed better physical attributes” and patients were reportedly more satisfied with the healing quality. “We are excited about these results, as together, the data show that ReCell can be deployed both to reduce patient trauma, and to help patients heal faster. Our pivotal trial in the US, announced la...
Source: Mass Device - June 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Regenerative Medicine Avita Medical Ltd. Source Type: news

New trial data bolsters case for ‘spray on skin’ for burns
The developers of a “spray on skin” product claim new trial findings show the innovative technique can significantly improve the treatment of burns victims by reducing the need for skin grafts. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt launches pivotal trial for StrataGraft regenerative skin graft
Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MNK) said today that it enrolled the 1st patient in the pivotal Phase III trial of its StrataGraft skin tissue graft. The study is slated to include patients with 3% to 49% total body surface area of severe thermal burns. Researchers intend to evaluate outcomes including the area of StrataGraft treatment site that requires a subsequent autograft compared to the control site and the proportion of participants that achieve durable wound closure of the treatment site without autograft placement. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Mallinckrodt launches pivo...
Source: Mass Device - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Regenerative Medicine Wall Street Beat Mallinckrodt Source Type: news

Man Whose Hand Was Sewed Into Stomach Is On The Road To Recovery
Carlos Mariotti’s life changed forever in March 2016.  The machine operator in São Ludgero, Brazil, suffered a horrific accident to his left hand when it was trapped in a machine used to make plastic tableware. The skin of the hand was torn off and the bones and tendons were exposed, according to Barcroft TV. Some doctors who looked at Mariotti thought amputation was the only possibility, but Dr. Boris Brandao, an orthopedic and traumatology doctor, had another solution: Insert the damaged hand into the patient’s belly to protect it from infections until skin graft operations could be done...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man Whose Hand Was Sewn Into Stomach Is On The Road To Recovery
Carlos Mariotti’s life changed forever in March 2016.  The machine operator in São Ludgero, Brazil, suffered a horrific accident to his left hand when it was trapped in a machine used to make plastic tableware. The skin of the hand was torn off and the bones and tendons were exposed, according to Barcroft TV. Some doctors who looked at Mariotti thought amputation was the only possibility, but Dr. Boris Brandao, an orthopedic and traumatology doctor, had another solution: Insert the damaged hand into the patient’s belly to protect it from infections until skin graft operations could be done...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man Whose Hand Was Sewn Into Abdomen Is On The Road To Recovery
Carlos Mariotti’s life changed forever in March 2016.  The machine operator in São Ludgero, Brazil, suffered a horrific accident to his left hand when it was trapped in a machine used to make plastic tableware. The skin of the hand was torn off and the bones and tendons were exposed, according to Barcroft TV. Some doctors who looked at Mariotti thought amputation was the only possibility, but Dr. Boris Brandao, an orthopedic and traumatology doctor, had another solution: Insert the damaged hand into the patient’s belly to protect it from infections until skin graft operations could be done...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man Whose Hand Was Sewn Into Abdomen Is On The Road To Recovery
Carlos Mariotti’s life changed forever in March 2016.  The machine operator in São Ludgero, Brazil, suffered a horrific accident to his left hand when it was trapped in a machine used to make plastic tableware. The skin of the hand was torn off and the bones and tendons were exposed, according to Barcroft TV. Some doctors who looked at Mariotti thought amputation was the only possibility, but Dr. Boris Brandao, an orthopedic and traumatology doctor, had another solution: Insert the damaged hand into the patient’s belly to protect it from infections until skin graft operations could be done...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Avita ReCell pivotal meets endpoints, shares jump
Avita Medical (ASX:AVH) saw shares rise over 5% today after announcing that the pivotal clinical trial of its regenerative ReCell device for treating severe burns met both co-primary endpoints. The ReCell device is designed to use the patient’s own skin cells to treat a variety of skin issues, including burns, reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, the Cambridge, U.K.-based said. The company said that the data from the 30-patient trial would be submitted to the FDA as it pursues PMA approval for its ReCell autologous cell harvesting device, which it hopes to submit in mid-2017, with a hopeful timeline of a...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Regenerative Medicine Avita Medical Ltd. Source Type: news

In A Bold New Book, Earth Is Left Uninhabitable By War
Lidia Yuknavitch’s latest novel, The Book of Joan, pays homage to a figure who’s inspired the author since her Catholic upbringing: a woman and a martyr, Joan of Arc. In an interview with The Rumpus, Yuknavitch explained how the historic idol allowed her to turn her suffering into “something more like girl power,” and her novel makes that personal connection clear. Honoring the story of 1400s Joan, Yuknavitch’s book follows another Joan on a near-future expedition. As a girl, she learns that she’s intimately connected with Earth, down to her anatomy, which includes a blue light that emi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Salve and burdock: a safe, effective Amish remedy for treatment of traumatic wounds? - Flurry MD, Herring KL, Carr LW, Hauck RM, Potochny JD.
BACKGROUND: Amish patients show a demonstrated preference for traditional, herbal remedies over modern medical interventions such as skin grafting. One such remedy is a mixture of Burn& Wound Ointment (B& W Ointment; Holistic Acres, LLC; Newcomerstown, O... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Toddler Who Lost Eye To Cancer Forms Special Bond With Toy That Looks Like Her
A 3-year-old girl who lost her eye to cancer found a special friend in a toy bunny with the same condition. Danielle Munger’s daughter Brynn was diagnosed with a rare cancer called undifferentiated sarcoma shortly after her first birthday when doctors discovered a tumor behind her left eye. As a result, she had to undergo multiple surgeries and ultimately lost her eye. Today, Brynn has been in remission for over 16 months. In honor of her third birthday in March, Danielle gave her daughter a custom-made bunny, who also has one eye. The Utah mom ordered the bunny from Jessica Sebastian of Sebastian Design. Danielle t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Case 66: Aspergillus invasive skin graft infection in a child suffering from severe burns.
Medical images: Paediatric aspergillosisImages (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news