7 medtech stories we missed this week: April 7, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]New studies for umbilical cord allografts and tumor targeting were published this week while another company received European CE Marking. Here are some medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. AMNIOX touts new umbilical cord study AMNIOX Medical announced that it has published the results of 3 studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of umbilical cord tissue for treating chronic wounds, according to an April 7 press release. The company’s cryopreserved human umbilical cord tissue, NEOX Cord 1K was tested on 29 patients who needed a wound allograft to tr...
Source: Mass Device - April 7, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Clinical Trials Radiosurgery Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Spinal Wound Care Aesculap Implant Systems Amniox AngioDynamics Cianna Medical InVivo Therapeutics MedTech Nu-Med Occlutech Source Type: news

Occlutech Obtains European CE Mark for its Novel PmVSD Occluder
SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, April 5, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Occlutech, a leading innovator of implants to treat structural heart disease, today announced that it has obtained European CE Mark approval for its Perimembranous Ventr... Devices, Cardiology, Regulatory Occlutech, PmVSD, Perimembranous Ventricular, Septal Defect Occluder (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hands On Product Reviews January 2017
Improved Manikin Control Graphical user interface changed the way we interact with computers. Since the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984, all computers have become more intuitive and require less knowledge of computer code for the everyday user. Continuing the trend of easy use, the new SimPad Plus from Laerdal has increased the processor speed, improved WiFi connectivity and added a Bluetooth connection to increase the number of manikins the SimPad Plus can control. Running scenarios with manikins or standardized patients remains intuitive and allows the instructor to be in the room or in a vehicle throughout the sim...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 30, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P Tags: Columns Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Ventricular Septal Defect
Title: Ventricular Septal DefectCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/1/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/9/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 9, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

After three heart surgeries, baby Madison spreads smiles, strength and hope
It was just after midnight on an unseasonably warm Christmas Eve when Morre and Marcus stepped off the plane at Logan Airport. They carried precious cargo: their newborn daughter Madison needed emergency heart surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital. Madison was the couple’s first child. Like most expectant parents, Morre and Marcus were overwhelmed with joyous anticipation as the pregnancy progressed. They decorated their baby’s nursery and picked out a name: Madison, which means “gift from God.” But at Morre’s 20-week ultrasound, the couple’s joy was tempered by some troubling news. Madison had complex congen...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 7, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Our Patients’ Stories CHD congenital heart disease Dr. Aditya Kaza Dr. Gerry Marx Heart Center Melody valve Source Type: news

Making heart surgery as simple as possible with MIS techniques
Tertiary care centers such as the Boston Children’s Hospital Heart Center have led the way in groundbreaking surgical innovations for years, pushing boundaries and correcting ever more complex abnormalities. But innovation is also making a difference when it comes to more “common” procedures. “We’re always trying to make the less complex procedures shorter and less invasive,” says Sitaram Emani, MD, director of the Complex Biventricular Repair Program at the Heart Center. “Making surgery and recovery less painful and disruptive for all of our patients is a priority.” Emani and his fellow cardiac surgeons h...
Source: Mass Device - September 1, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Vector Blog Source Type: news

The heart and the head: Meeting milestones after pediatric heart surgery
When their unborn son Silas was diagnosed with congenital heart disease at 22 weeks gestation, Montana and Michael Green knew he faced a long road. Though their primary concern was Silas’ health they also worried their son might face developmental delays, a common side effect following infant heart surgery. Silas was diagnosed with double-outlet right ventricle (DORV) , a complicated abnormality in which the pulmonary artery and the aorta — the heart’s two great arteries — both arise from the right ventricle. This disrupts the flow of oxygenated blood throughout the body. DORV is often associated with other cardia...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 2, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program congenital heart disease DORV Heart Center Samantha Butler PhD Source Type: news

Ventricular Septal Defect
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 5, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Double the joy, following heart-lung transplant
Nicole, left, and her twin sister Isabella Nearly six months following a heart-lung transplant, Nicole Kouri makes a triumphant return to school, alongside her twin sister Isabella. It was a pact she made with her Dad back in August of 2015, while her friends were lying by the pool, soaking up the final days of summer, and Nicole was lying in a bed at Boston Children’s Hospital. 14-year-old Nicole was born with a ventricular septal defect (VSD) — otherwise known as a hole in the heart — and pulmonary hypertension, a serious condition associated with VSD that makes it difficult for blood to flow properly through the l...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 27, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories cardiomyopathy double lung transplant Dr. Tajinder Singh Francis Fynn-Thompson heart transplant Heart transplant program hypertension Lung Transplant Program Mary Mullen Pediatric Transpl Source Type: news

#ThrowbackThursday 1965: Ten Years Since First Open Heart Operation
This article first appeared March 26, 1965 in the publication Mayovox. Development of Heart-Lung Bypass Made It Possible Ten years ago, on March 22, 1955, Dr. John Kirkin, working at Methodist Hospital, operated on a five year old girl who had a ventricular septal defect — a hole in the wall separating the two chambers [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 4, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Fixing your heart with light
Last year, cardiologists at Boston Children’s Hospital reported developing a groundbreaking adhesive patch for sealing holes in the heart. The patch guides the heart’s own tissue to grow over it, forming an organic bridge. Once the hole is sealed, the biodegradable patch dissolves, leaving no foreign material in the body. As revolutionary as this device was, it still had one major drawback: implanting the patch required highly invasive open-heart surgery. But that may be about to change. Researchers from the Wyss Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Appl...
Source: Mass Device - October 6, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Vector Blog Source Type: news

Analyze This Image: A Congenital Conundrum?Analyze This Image: A Congenital Conundrum?
The patient has a ventricular septal defect, but what else is going on? theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 30, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Case Challenge Source Type: news

Marissa’s story: “Esophageal atresia is never going to define me”
Marissa Waite lives in the smallest town in Massachusetts, but she has a big story to tell. When her mother Vicky was pregnant with Marissa 13 years ago, an ultrasound detected esophageal atresia (EA), a condition where the esophagus isn’t connected to the stomach. Vicky was admitted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital for the remainder of her pregnancy. “I’m a take-charge kind of person. When I was pregnant, I thought, ‘I’ll make all the decisions for my baby.’ But when complications arose, I realized I couldn’t make these kinds of decisions alone,” she says. At that point, Marissa’s care team was born. Do...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 13, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: All posts Our patients’ stories esophageal atresia GERD Steven Fishman VSD Wayne Tworetzky Source Type: news

Alina’s story, Part I: Looking back on a heart transplant
Heart failure in children is a sneaky condition. The symptoms can be subtle, and the situation often worsens quite quickly. That was the case for Alina Siman. Though Alina, now 8,  was born with congenital heart disease, her parents thought she had escaped the complications of her condition. Alina was born in Miami, Florida after a fetal echocardiogram diagnosed her with a coarctation of the aorta (a narrowing of the aorta) and a ventricular septal defect (a hole between the walls of the heart’s lower pumping chambers). She had surgery soon after she was born to correct her heart’s anatomy and for a few years, she ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 10, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Heart conditions Our patients’ stories Berlin heart congenital heart disease congestive heart failure Dr. Christina Vanderpluym Dr. Elizabeth Blume Dr. Kevin Daly Heart Center heart transplant VAD Source Type: news

Late ventricular septal defect due to blunt trauma - Soleimanpour H, Shams Vahdati S, Fakhree MB.
INTRODUCTION: This is very rare case report regarding late ventricular septal defect (VSD) following blunt trauma. CASE REPORT: A 23-year-old motorcycle rider lost control and crashed to another motorcycle. He was transferred to emergency department by eme... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news