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How the World ’s First Loneliness Minister Will Tackle ‘the Sad Reality of Modern Life’
Tracey Crouch knows what it’s like to feel frighteningly alone. After giving birth to her first child, Freddie, in 2016, the British lawmaker says that despite having a “network of friends, family and a wonderful partner,” she began feeling cut off from the world. It wasn’t a new sensation; Crouch says she also suffered from depression six years earlier, when she first became a member of parliament. It felt like she was “in a very dark place, a very lonely place” she recalls. Crouch’s experiences may inform her new role as the country’s first Minister for Loneliness, a role c...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John / London Tags: Uncategorized loneliness public health tracey crouch Source Type: news

Nigeria:World Malaria Day 2018 - Ready to Beat Malaria
[Guardian] Malaria remains one of the oldest diseases in the world. According to statistics from the World Health Organisation, 3.4 billion people live in areas at risk of malaria transmission in 91 countries and territories. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Estimating spatially varying event rates with a change point using Bayesian statistics: application to induced seismicity - Gupta A, Baker JW.
We describe a model to estimate event rates of a non-homogeneous spatio-temporal Poisson process. A Bayesian change point model is described to detect changes in temporal rates. The model is used to estimate whether a change in event rates occurred for a p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Estimating aftershock collapse vulnerability using mainshock intensity, structural response and physical damage indicators - Burton HV, Sreekumar S, Sharma M, Sun H.
This paper describes statistical models for estimating aftershock collapse vulnerability of buildings using mainshock intensity, structural response and physical damage indicators. The performance of mainshock-damaged buildings is assessed by performing In... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

On vibration-based damage detection by multivariate statistical techniques: application to a long-span arch bridge - Comanducci G, Magalh ães F, Ubertini F, Cunha.
Structural health monitoring allows the automated condition assessment of civil infrastructure, leading to a cost-effective management of maintenance activities. However, there is still a debate in the literature about the effectiveness of available signal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

With George H.W. Bush Hospitalized, the World Wonders: Is It a Broken Heart?
Failing health after sudden grief — especially the loss of a spouse — has been reported by medical researchers. But it seems to be statistically quite rare, experts said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA and BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Bush, George Heart Cortisol (Hormone) Stroke Grief (Emotion) Bush, Barbara Medicine and Health Reynolds, Debbie Fisher, Carrie Source Type: news

Federal R & D Funding, by Budget Function: Fiscal Years 2016-18
This report contains data on the budget authority provided to U.S. federal agencies to fund the research and development and R&D plant components of their programs in FYs 2016-18. The 24 detailed statistical tables in this report provide this budget authority detail by agency and major programs for each of the categories in which R&D is present. Data were compiled for the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - April 24, 2018 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Commonly prescribed heartburn drug linked to pneumonia in older adults
(American Geriatrics Society) Researchers at the University of Exeter have found a statistical link between pneumonia in older people and a group of medicines commonly used to neutralize stomach acid in people with heartburn or stomach ulcers. Although proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are still a valuable group of medicines, research is indicating that PPIs are not as completely safe for older people as previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Commonly prescribed heartburn drug linked to pneumonia in older adults
(University of Exeter) Researchers at the University of Exeter have found a statistical link between pneumonia in older people and a group of medicines commonly used to neutralise stomach acid in people with heartburn or stomach ulcers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tunnell Consulting Shares Thought Leadership in Three Leading Industry...
Tunnell principal and statistician Julia O'Neill to speak on important biopharmaceutical topics in Northbrook, Boston, and Philadelphia Conferences(PRWeb April 24, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/04/prweb15433432.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Identifying topics and dissemination methods for agricultural safety and health messages - Burgus S, Duysen E.
As farm demographics change, it is important to create relatable, research-based safety and health materials, and deliver information via preferable methods. Three data collection methods (focus groups, surveys via National Agricultural Statistics Service,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Is tropical cyclone surge, not intensity, what kills so many people in South Asia? - Seo SN, Bakkensen LA.
This paper statistically examines the hypothesis that the level of storm surge, not storm intensity, is primarily responsible for the large number of tropical cyclone fatalities in South Asia. Because the potential causal link between intensity and surge c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Egress, Escape, Evacuation, Crowds Source Type: news

Reconstruction of a rollover crash for thoracic injury etiology investigation - Tan T, Mongiardini M, Grzebieta R, Mattos G.
The cause of serious and fatal thoracic injuries in passenger vehicle rollover crashes is currently not well understood. Previous research on thoracic injuries resulting from rollover crashes have focused primarily on statistical analysis of crash data. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Dear Royal Baby: Being the Youngest Child Comes With Some Surprising Advantages
Dear (Royal Baby Name to Be Determined): I was going to buy you a gift, I really was, something that would be waiting for you whenever you arrive. But when your biggest gift on your first day on Earth is going to be your own share of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Other Realms and Territories beyond the Seas, it’s pretty hard to move the needle with a Tickle-Me Elmo doll. So I’ll settle for offering advice instead. There’s no denying that you’re going to go through life feeling special (yes, that really is great-grandmum Queen Elizabeth II on the money). But from the mo...
Source: TIME: Science - April 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime royal baby Royal Family Source Type: news

Medication-Assisted Treatment Needs Community Support
Communities like Portsmouth, Ohio, regularly make national news for waves of overdoses. On any given day, nearly 100 people across the country die due to opioid overdose. The problem always feels like an uphill battle, and often a losing one for social workers and drug counselors who hope to get clients on the path to sobriety. Evidence shows that one method, medication assisted treatment (MAT), works; however, for MAT to be truly effective, it takes an entire community. What Is Medication Assisted Treatment? Medication assisted treatment is an evidence-based recovery process that combines traditional therapies and detox p...
Source: Psych Central - April 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Desiree Patton Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Medications Stigma Substance Abuse Addiction Treatment buprenorphine probuphine methadone naloxone naltrexone acamprosate evidence-based treatment medication-assisted treatment recovery Source Type: news

Age-adjusted homicide rates, by race/ethnicity - National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015-2016 -
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A study links soil metals with cancer mortality
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Spanish epidemiologists and geologists have found associations between esophageal cancer and soils where lead is abundant, lung cancer and terrains with increased copper content, brain tumor with areas rich in arsenic, and bladder cancer with high cadmium levels. These statistical links do not indicate that there is a cause-effect relationship between soil type and cancer, but they suggest that the influence of metals from the earth's surface on the geographical distribution of tumors should be analyzed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Homicide Rates, by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Health plan reduces opioid prescriptions 22%, focuses on prevention
Every day, we wake up to new headlines about the nation ’s worsening opioid crisis. Every day, dozens of people struggle with or die from their addictions. Prescription drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Opioid addiction can happen to anyone at any age. Oregon and Washington rank No. 1 and No. 2 respectively n ationally for those aged 65 and older hospitalized for overdoses. Three Oregonians die on average every week from prescription overdoses. These statistics… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Dr. Richard Popiel Source Type: news

Nigeria:Four Out of Five Nigerian Cancer Patients Die
[Guardian] Nigeria has the worst cancer mortality rate in Africa as four out of every five patients die from the ailment, according to recent statistics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Two UCLA professors elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
UCLA professor-in-residence of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences Philippe Bourgois and UCLA professor of economics Rosa Matzkin are among 213 individuals from a wide range of disciplines and professions to be elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2018.Founded in 1780, the academy honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators and engages them in sharing knowledge and addressing challenges facing the world.Bourgois is also director of the Center for Social Medicine and Humanities within the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and a professor in the departments o...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

'Smaller steps is a good way to go:' StatsCan finds benefit from shift away from sitting time
Small steps could literally add up to better health for some, according to a new report from Statistics Canada on the sedentary behaviour of adults. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Coronial practice, indigeneity and suicide - Tait G, Carpenter B, Jowett S.
All available data suggest that, like many other Indigenous peoples, Australian Aborigines are significantly more likely to kill themselves than are non-Aboriginal Australians. This statistical disparity is normally positioned an objective, ontological and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

CDC: Asian U.S. Mothers More Likely to be Older, Married
WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Non-Hispanic Asian mothers have distinct characteristics, some of which vary by Asian subgroup and place of birth, according to a National Vital Statistics Report published online April 18 by the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Standards Subcommittee Meeting
May 17, 2018; Washington, DC. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Full Committee Meeting
May 15-16, 2018; Washington, DC. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

JAMA: Payments influence oncologist prescribing
Lead study author Aaron Mitchell said they also found prescriptions increased as the amount of money physicians received went up. Payments for research, by contrast, were not associated with statistically significant differences in prescribing.04/17/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - April 17, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

FDA enhances the transparency of clinical trials
Ashton Steinhagen, lead clinical research associate, IMARC When the FDA reviews a new drug application (NDA), they typically review multiple data sets, summaries, and other reports provided by the Sponsor. However, the amount of information that is usually released by the FDA at the time of approval was limited at best as well as sporadic.  Under the FDA’s Clinical Data Summary Pilot Program, transparency of the approval process and access to more study-related documents are the goals, according to FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. who released a statement on 16 January 2018 about the new pilot program. In t...
Source: Mass Device - April 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

HHS: National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting
Announces a meeting of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, Standards Subcommittee on May 17, 2018. The agenda includes a discussion of standards for retail pharmacy and medical transactions to support the exchange of health information. An opportunity for public comment will be provided during the last 15 minutes of the meeting. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HHS: National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting
A public meeting of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) will take place on May 15-16, 2018. Agenda items include a summary report of the September 2017 hearing on the national vital records and vital statistics systems, and updates from the Department of Health and Human Services and Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). A discussion on the CIO forum set for May 2018 and the NCVHS Standards Subcommittee activities around the Predictability Roadmap to improve predictability and improvements of processes related to updating standards for electronic administrative transactions will also...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Flipping the classroom approach in public health -- does student performance improve?
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A study analyzed the traditional model of education versus the flipped classroom model -- where pre-recorded lectures are viewed outside of the classroom and in-person class time is devoted to interactive exercises, discussions, and group projects. The results showed there were no statistically significant differences in test scores or students' assessments of the flipped classes. However, students reported that the flipped format allowed for greater flexibility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Causes of loneliness
A briefing from the Office of National Statistics identifies the characteristics and circumstances associated with loneliness in England. The ONS used data from the Community Life Survey 2016 to 2017. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Short Takes
The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science Foundation (NSF) have published their report “Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities,” which incorporates data collected from the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED). According to the latest SED, U.S. institutions awarded 54,904 research doctorate degrees in 2016, only five fewer than the record high in 2015. In 2016, the largest share of doctorates awarded was in the life sciences (23 percent), followed by engineering (17 percent), and psychology and the social sciences (16.5 percent). To read the full report go t...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 16, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Reflections on Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Kathleen Carlson, Education Librarian, College of Medicine Phoenix, Unive...
Source: Dragonfly - April 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data Science Source Type: news

Avita Medical touts pivotal trial of ReCell burn injury device
Avita Medical (ASX:AVH) said today that a pivotal trial of its ReCell autologous cell harvesting device met its co-primary endpoints. The device, designed to help heal deep, full-thickness burns, demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in donor skin requirements compared to the standard of care and achieved comparable wound closure, Avita touted. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Avita Medical touts pivotal trial of ReCell burn injury device appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Wall Street Beat Wound Care avitamedical Source Type: news

QuickStats: Age-adjusted suicide rates, by race/ethnicity - National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015-2016 -
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Parental alienation (syndrome) - a  serious form of child psychological abuse - von Boch-Galhau W.
Induced parental alienation is a  specific form of psychological child abuse, which is listed in DSM-5, the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), under diagnostic code V 995.51 "child psychological abuse"... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The problems of statistical registration of mortality because of external causes in Russia - Yumagusin VV, Vinnik MV.
In Russia, the level of mortality of class of external causes in general and of particular cause within this class two-fold exceeds similar levels of these indices in the developed countries. The actual publications analyzing medical death certificates emp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Results blind science publishing - Locascio JJ.
Problems in science publishing involving publication bias, null hypothesis significance testing (NHST), and irreproducibility of reported results have been widely cited. Numerous attempts to ameliorate these problems have included statistical methods to as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Analysis of fatal accidents with tractors in the Centre of Portugal: ten years analysis - Antunes SM, Cordeiro C, Teixeira HM.
Tractors have been described as one of the deadliest farming implements concerning agricultural activity. In Portugal, the scientific investigations about this problem are practically non-existent, with only statistical studies performed by entities relate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

US Overdose Deaths: Opioids, Cocaine, and Psychostimulants US Overdose Deaths: Opioids, Cocaine, and Psychostimulants
The sobering statistics in this report indicate that the overdose epidemic has continued to worsen in the US, with deaths increasing across all drug categories examined, and across all demographics.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

The 25 highest  and lowest-paid jobs in the Seattle area
Seattle may consider itself a tech hub, but health care is where the highest-paying jobs are. The latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows anesthesiologists and OB/GYNs are at the high-end of big earners. The Puget Sound Business Journal crunched the numbers to determine the 25 highest-paid professions by annual salary. The figures cover the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area. Health care professions account for 11 of the 25 highest-paying occupations. While this sector may be the highest-paid,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Melissa Crowe Source Type: news

Digital evaluation of absolute marginal discrepancy: A comparison of ceramic crowns fabricated with conventional and digital techniques
ConclusionsThe digital quantitative evaluation method for the absolute marginal discrepancy of ceramic crowns was established. The evaluations determined that the absolute marginal discrepancies were within a clinically acceptable range. This method is acceptable for the digital evaluation of the accuracy of complete crowns. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 13, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Antidepressants the new OPIOIDS? Tens of millions of Americans are taking them, and many can't quit
(Natural News) According to CDC statistics, more than 64,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose in 2016.  As severe as it is, the opioid epidemic isn’t the only prescription drug problem plaguing America. Americans of all ages and walks of life are suffering from an anti-depressant crisis. Once started on prescription opioids or anti-depressants, many patients find relief from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spineology touts 1-year OptiMesh lumbar interbody fusion study results
Spinal tech developer Spineology today released 12-month results from a study of its OptiMesh deployable implant designed for use in instrumented lumbar interbody fusion procedures to treat degenerative disc disease. Results from the Scout trial were presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery in Toronto, the St. Paul, Minn.-based company said. “We are grateful to Dr. Chi and all the Scout investigators for their dedication in helping us to complete this important clinical trial. We look forward to completing the patient follow-up and gaining the market ...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Spinal Spineology Source Type: news

Librarians and Big Data: Should We Be Involved?
Written by: Caroline Marshall, MLS, AHIP, Senior Medical Librarian, Public Services, Cedars-Sinai Medical Library, Los Angeles, CA There is a great deal of discussion about Big Data. We all think other people are doing it, we think we should be doing it, but we are not sure how to get involved (Tattersall & Grant, 2016). There have been Calls to Action (Martin, 2016) about Big Data and an affirmation in several studies that librarians should get involved. It is almost as if we are going to miss the Big Data train if we don’t jump on board right away. Big Data is not going away but we, as librarians, need to asce...
Source: MCR News - April 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Data Science Health Sciences Source Type: news

QuickStat: Age-Adjusted Suicide Rates, by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Does Taxing Soda Actually Stop People from Drinking It?
A new study suggests that people may drink significantly less soda when it costs more. The findings support a public health strategy—the so-called “soda tax,” or a sugary drink tax that raises the price of sugar-sweetened beverages—that has grown more popular in recent years. In the study, researchers analyzed the effects of Philadelphia’s sugary drink tax implemented in January 2017—one of the steepest in the U.S. at $0.015 per ounce, which was estimated to increase the cost of sugary drinks by as much as 20%. Researchers from Drexel University in Philadelphia looked at the short-term i...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

A & E waiting time figures show `eternal winter ´ for NHS
The new statistics, from NHS England, show March was the busiest month for A&E units since 2003/04. Experts say they are the clearest indication of the eternal winter the NHS faces'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TransMedics wins FDA approval for OCS Lung transplant system
TransMedics said today that it won pre-market approval from the FDA for its OCD Lung transplant system, which is designed to keep donated human lungs in near-living condition until transplantation. The March 22 approval covers standard double-lung transplantation procedures, Andover, Mass.-based TransMedics said. The federal safety watchdog granted the PMA based on data from the 316-patient Inspire trial, the results from which were published this week in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, comparing OCS lung with the standard of care – cold flush and storage. Inspire met its primary outcome – a composite of ...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Transplants Wall Street Beat transmedics Source Type: news