‘You Have a New Identity.’ Patients Share What It’s Like to Recover From a Face Transplant
After having more than 20 surgeries over four years, Katie Stubblefield finally has a new face. In May of last year, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic helped the then 21-year-old become the world’s 40th face transplant recipient, and the youngest in U.S. history. Today, Stubblefield, whose story was first told in National Geographic’s September cover story, is recovering well — and adjusting to the novel life, identity and reality that come with her new appearance. “I’m starting over in a lot of ways,” Stubblefield says through her parents, Robb and Alesia. (Her speech is still recovering ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Teacher, 44, donates a kidney to his sixth-grade student after own son beat kidney failure
Kaden Koebcke, 12, from Powder Springs, Georgia, was in desperate need of a kidney transplant after being on a dialysis for many years when he received a match from an unlikely donor: his teacher. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Chicago startup wants to eliminate mistakes in the operating room
It would be a nightmare for anyone to go into surgery for an organ transplant, and after, realize they ’ve been given the wrong one. Though events like this are very rare—making up only .03 percent of all operations every year in the U.S. — Richard Vazquez, who practiced general surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for 38 years, said they should never happen. That’s why in 2015 he foun ded Chicago-based software startup SafeStart Medical, which uses smart mobile devices and a cloud-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Katherine Davis Source Type: news

A Chicago startup wants to eliminate mistakes in the operating room
It would be a nightmare for anyone to go into surgery for an organ transplant, and after, realize they ’ve been given the wrong one. Though events like this are very rare—making up only .03 percent of all operations every year in the U.S. — Richard Vazquez, who practiced general surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for 38 years, said they should never happen. That’s why in 2015 he foun ded Chicago-based software startup SafeStart Medical, which uses smart mobile devices and a cloud-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katherine Davis Source Type: news

Suicide survivor becomes youngest face transplant recipient in U.S.
At age 21, Katie Stubblefield became one of 40 people in the world to receive a face transplant (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide Survivor Gets ‘ Ultimate Second Chance ’ After Historic Face Transplant
CLEVELAND (CBS Local) – A young woman who attempted suicide has been given a new lease on life, one year after becoming the youngest person to undergo a face transplant in the U.S. Katie Stubblefield was 18 when she shot herself with a rifle in her Mississippi home. The gunshot destroyed the teen’s face and required extensive surgery to save her life. After three years of reconstructive surgery and rehab, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic performed a total face transplant on the 21-year-old in 2017 – making her the youngest recipient in the country. “There was an older trauma surgeon who bas...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Face Transplant Local TV Medicine Suicide talkers Source Type: news

Five-month-old receives heart-lung transplant an is youngest in 10 years to undergo the surgery
Jack Palmer, of Kansas City, Missouri, became the 20th infant under a year old to undergo a heart-lung transplant after he was born in January with a congenital heart defect. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide survivor becomes youngest person ever to receive a face transplant at 21
Katie Stubblefield tried to take her own life in March 2014 with a rifle. On May 4, 2017, she became the youngest person ever to receive a face transplant, in an operation at Cleveland Clinic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Historic face transplant gives suicide survivor a 'second chance'
As Katie Stubblefield brushed her fingers across her face, she could feel the wound. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Timing of HCV Therapy in Liver Transplant-Eligible Patients Timing of HCV Therapy in Liver Transplant-Eligible Patients
The authors developed a decision tree model to compare the cost-effectiveness of three strategies for timing of DAA treatment for HCV in liver transplant candidates.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys Safely Transplanted Into Uninfected Recipients Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys Safely Transplanted Into Uninfected Recipients
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Pediatric LT and Transition to Adult Healthcare Service Pediatric LT and Transition to Adult Healthcare Service
This study examined the outcome of liver transplant recipients after their transition from pediatric to adult healthcare services. How common was non-adherence, and what were the contributing factors?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

UBC study: Kidney transplant chains more effective in saving lives
(University of British Columbia - Sauder School of Business) New research from the UBC Sauder School of the Business has found that transplant societies which prioritize kidney transplant chains over kidney exchanges can increase the total number of transplants, thereby saving more lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

It ’s Not Yet Clear How to Boost the Microbiome. But Diet Is the Best Bet
The gut microbiome—the billions of bacteria that live inside the human digestive tract—is the focus of some of today’s most exciting and compelling medical research. Studies have linked microbiome-related imbalances to health conditions ranging from depression and Parkinson’s disease to heart disease. Some researchers have even started referring to the microbiome as a “forgotten organ” because of the indispensable role it plays in human health. It’s fairly clear that the foods a person eats—or doesn’t eat—can affect the composition of his or her microbiome. Resear...
Source: TIME: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Putting Fat Cells to Use in Orthopedics
Arthroscopic knee surgery for degenerative knee disease is a common orthopedic procedure, reportedly performed more than two million times a year globally. And these are just the statistics for knee procedures. The shoulder, hip, wrist, elbow, and ankle joints are all also candidates for arthroscopic surgeries. A few studies have cast doubt about whether such surgeries are necessary. It is true that most of the time, patients report lessening of pain after the procedures. But could this be just a placebo effect? In the case of osteoarthritis in the knee, there is no evidence that arthros...
Source: MDDI - August 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

"This is a lifesaver": Infected kidneys could be transplant option
A small study of patients in desperate need of a kidney transplant ​ participated in a bold experiment where they received organs infected with hepatitis C​ (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplant with HCV-Infected Kidney Seems Feasible
(MedPage Today) -- Small trial found good cure rate, renal function in HCV-negative patients (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - August 7, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Study: Hepatitis-Infected Kidneys OK to Transplant
Kidney transplants from organs infected with hepatitis C work as well as those with healthy organs, a finding that could help more people with kidney disease get off dialysis, researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis-Infected Kidneys a Safe Option for Transplant: Study
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Dialysis patients waiting for kidney transplants might safely accept an organ from a donor infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), a new study finds. Using hepatitis C-infected kidneys would expand the organ pool and save... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hepatitis-Infected Kidneys a Safe Option for Transplant: Study
Title: Hepatitis-Infected Kidneys a Safe Option for Transplant: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 7, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C
Kidneys infected with hepatitis C may help some U.S. patients skip the yearslong transplant waiting list (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Onyedika Ilonze Takes Heart at Baptist Health (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Onyedika Ilonze has joined the cardiovascular team at Baptist Health Heart Failure & Transplant Institute in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA: Don't Use Azithromycin for Lung Condition in Cancer Patients FDA: Don't Use Azithromycin for Lung Condition in Cancer Patients
The FDA warns of an increased risk for relapse of hematologic malignancy and for death when azithromycin is used to prevent bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Engineered pig lung transplant 'a success'
Scientists have successfully transplanted a bioengineered lung into a pig. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hep C Expert Interview: Gregory T. Everson, MD
Renowned transplant expert Gregory T. Everson, MD, talked with Patient Care about sensitive issues surrounding liver transplant in the era of direct-acting antiviral therapy. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

On the road: farewelling Elaine Beller
After 20 years of stellar contributions to Cochrane, Elaine Beller is shifting her keen focus from biostatistics to bushwalking, and embracing semi-retirement. Last week we caught up with Elaine on the road from outback Birdsville – a leisurely 27 hour drive from her home on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Though never one to seek the limelight, she was (after a little encouragement) happy to share some parting thoughts about her time as a prolific and multi-talented Cochrane contributor.  Elaine Beller is widely recognised as having an amazing ability to analyse and explain the most complex of matters a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 31, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Do You Know How to Manage Japan ’s Revised Reimbursement Approach?
One significant change in Japan’s revised reimbursement process for new medical devices involves pricing. Applicants have been required for some time to provide pricing for their medical devices in other primary markets such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Australia. Pricing has been based on list price, not market price, and the intention was to cap the reimbursement of medical devices. Given the typical differences between U.S. pricing and European pricing, the high U.S. price tended to pull the average up. (Please see the example below in Table 1; each price is converted ...
Source: MDDI - July 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Keisuke Suzuki Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Mother calls for families to speak about organ donation
Stella Curran's nine-year-old daughter Belle is waiting for lung transplant. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Take Step Towards Creating Artificial Embryos Scientists Take Step Towards Creating Artificial Embryos
An international team of scientists has moved closer to creating artificial embryos after using mouse stem cells to make structures capable of taking a crucial step in the development of life.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Transplanted kidney survives longer
(KU Leuven) The lifespan of a transplant kidney has significantly improved over the last thirty years. Between 1986 and 1995, 75 percent of the transplanted kidneys still functioned five years after the transplant. Between 2006 and 2015, this number had already risen to 84 percent. However, an international study lead by kidney specialist Maarten Naesens of KU Leuven shows that the progress is stagnating. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale talked about using evidence-based resources to improve citations on Wikipedia, and her experience with NNLM’s first virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Dementia and Alzheimer’s Services @ Your Library – Midwest Matters, from GMR The next round of PubMed for Librarians begins August 29. Register for any (or all) of the PML classes to learn ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Young Adults Are Drinking Themselves To Death, Study Finds
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (CBS Local) – A disturbing new study declares that a growing number of young Americans are drinking themselves to death. The findings point to a skyrocketing increase in cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths over the last decade. According to the report published in the journal BMJ, deaths due to cirrhosis increased by 65 percent from 2009 to 2016. Deaths from liver cancer doubled (from more than 5,100 to nearly 11,100) during the same time period. Americans between 25-34 were found to be the largest group affected. Cirrhosis is a disease commonly caused by excessive drinking or ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Alcohol Drinking liver disease Local TV talkers Source Type: news

3D-printed corneas could save millions ’ vision
Photo by Victor Freitas on Unsplash British scientists have 3D printed the first human corneas, yielding a potential fix to the worldwide shortage of corneas for implantation.  The Newcastle University researchers created a bio-ink using stem cells from a healthy donor cornea mixed with alginate and collagen. They used a simple, low-cost 3D bio-printer to extrude the bio-ink in concentric circles to form the shape of a human cornea. It took less than 10 minutes to print. The proof-of-concept research was published in May in Experimental Eye Research. “Many teams across the world have been ...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Biotech Blog Optical/Ophthalmic Research & Development Transplants Fight for Sight Newcastle University Source Type: news

World-renowned husband and wife team join local transplant org
In less than a month, the UT/Methodist Transplant Institute has added two highly regarded professionals in the transplant field. The Transplant Institute named Dr. Daniel Maluf as surgical director of liver transplantation. He will also be a professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and director of live donor transplantation for the institute. “He is internationally known for hi s work in live donor liver transplantation, as well as his research in genomics,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Performance Limitations in Heart Transplant Recipients Performance Limitations in Heart Transplant Recipients
In what ways might heart transplantation impact exercise tolerance?Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

UCLA led the nation in organ transplants in 2017
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center led the nation in the number of solid organ transplants performed in 2017, with 641 procedures that included kidney, pancreas, lung, heart and intestine transplants, according to statistics from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.UCLA recorded 363 kidney transplants in 2017, making it the year ’s top kidney transplant center.Other medical centers with a high number of solid organ transplants in 2017 were UC San Francisco; Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri; and the University of Wisconsin ’s University Hospital in Ma...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

HCV-Positive Kidneys Cost-Effective for HCV-Positive Recipients HCV-Positive Kidneys Cost-Effective for HCV-Positive Recipients
Quality-adjusted life expectancy is greater and costs are lower when kidney transplant candidates infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) receive HCV-positive kidneys than when they receive HCV-negative kidneys, according to a cost-effectiveness analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Researchers Achieve First 3D Printing of Human Corneas
Researchers in the UK have achieved the first 3D printing of human corneas that can potentially be used in replacement surgeries. In doing so, they have paved the way for an unlimited and easy-to-fabricate supply of new corneas to patients that need them, they said. Key to the achievement by scientists at Newcastle University is a novel bio-ink—a gel comprised of alginate, a polysaccharide derived from seaweed, and collagen, the main structural protein in cornea. The ink met three key criteria necessary for the fabrication of corneas, Che Connon, professor of tissue engineering at the university, told Design News. In...
Source: MDDI - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Design News Source Type: news

Medtronic ’s HVAD System Just Became Less Invasive
Medtronic has gained FDA approval for a less-invasive implant approach of its HVAD System, a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) for advanced heart failure patients. The Dublin-based company picked up the technology when it acquired HeartWare in 2016. The firm said the technology is the only LVAD approved in the U.S. for implant via thoracotomy, a small lateral, surgical incision between the patient's ribs on the left side of the chest. FDA approval for HVAD implantation via thoracotomy is based on data from the LATERAL prospective clinical trial, in which 144 patients, with end-stage heart failure who were eligible for ...
Source: MDDI - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Business Source Type: news

Medtronic wins FDA nod for thoracotomy-based HVAD procedure
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it won FDA approval for thoracotomy-based implantation procedures with its HVAD left ventricular assist device, which it said is a less-invasive implantation approach. The Fridley, Minn.-based medtech giant touted the approval as the first for any commercially available LVAD in the US, and said that the clearance came based on data from the Lateral clinical trial of the device. The 44-patient trial met its primary endpoint of non-inferiority, with data indicating an 88.1% rate of survival at six months free from disabling stroke or device explant or exchange due to malfunction. Results ...
Source: Mass Device - July 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Medtronic Source Type: news

Surgeons are developing a plan to transplant a human head as a treatment for spinal cord injuries
(Natural News) “Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star, hath had elsewhere its setting.” – Wordsworth, Ode: Intimations of immortality from recollection of early childhood Fantastical though it seems to be, two surgeons are attempting to redefine what can and should be done in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

They were waiting for an organ transplant. Then their program shut down
When the hospital called, Dustin Cuzick thought it might just be routine paperwork, but he had also been hoping for good news: that a friend had been cleared to donate a kidney for him. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which Patient Should Get the Liver Transplant?
(MedPage Today) -- Michael Kirsch, MD, ponders our organ allocation system (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Dr. J. Wesley Alexander, father of UC transplant program, dies at 84
Dr. J. Wesley Alexander, a UC Health surgeon who started the organ transplant program at the University of Cincinnati in 1967 and directed it for more than 30 years, died July 7 at age 84. Alexander performed the first kidney transplant at the UC Medical Center on Dec. 11, 1967, when it was known as Cincinnati General Hospital.  He joined Dr. David Melvin in performing the first adult heart transplant in Cincinnati on Dec. 17, 1985. Alexander also performed UC’s first combined k idney-pancreas… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Dr. J. Wesley Alexander, father of UC transplant program, dies at 84
Dr. J. Wesley Alexander, a UC Health surgeon who started the organ transplant program at the University of Cincinnati in 1967 and directed it for more than 30 years, died July 7 at age 84. Alexander performed the first kidney transplant at the UC Medical Center on Dec. 11, 1967, when it was known as Cincinnati General Hospital.  He joined Dr. David Melvin in performing the first adult heart transplant in Cincinnati on Dec. 17, 1985. Alexander also performed UC’s first combined k idney-pancreas… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Could this system make more kidneys, livers usable for transplant?
An Italian startup has teamed with critical-care immunotherapy company CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO) on an integrated ex-vivo system to perfuse, cleanse, recondition and preserve harvested kidneys and livers — including those that are usually discarded. Aferetica srl (Mirandola, Italy) designed its PerLife system is to improve organ function and viability while reducing the risk of primary graft failure and organ rejection. PerLife incorporates CytoSorbents’ PerSorb sorbent cartridge, which uses adsorptive porous polymer technology to reduce a broad range of toxins that c...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Transplants Aferetica srl CytoSorbents Corp. Source Type: news

HCV-Infected Kidney Transplant More Efficient in HCV-Infected
TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 -- For patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with end-stage renal disease, transplant of an HCV-infected kidney followed by treatment is more cost-effective than transplant of an HCV-uninfected kidney, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hepatitis-Infected Kidneys May Be Safe New Option for Transplant
Title: Hepatitis-Infected Kidneys May Be Safe New Option for TransplantCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 10, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

the healing edge: Dying Organs Restored to Life in Novel Experiments
An unusual transplant may revive tissues thought to be hopelessly damaged, including the heart and brain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Transplants Babies and Infants Heart Mitochondria Surgery and Surgeons Tissue (Human) Deaths (Fatalities) Boston Children's Hospital Source Type: news

New robot takes on repetitive hair-restoration tasks
Restoration Robotics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIR) has launched a robotic intelligent system that offers precise, minimally invasive, repeatable hair harvesting and implantation uses in one platform. The Artas iX robotic hair restoration system has a 3-camera stereoscopic vision system with 44-micron resolution and a 7-axis robot. It has a compact, motorized, battery-powered, portable and adjustable procedure chair for increased patient comfort and clinical versatility that can be used ergonomically in multiple aesthetic procedures. Restoration Robotics (San Jose, Calif.) designed the new system to deliver h...
Source: Mass Device - July 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Implants Robotics Restoration Robotics Inc. Source Type: news