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Everything You Have to See at MD & amp;M Minneapolis

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:38
Discussion: Jumpstart Your Medtech Career Whether you’re hoping to score your first job in the medical device industry or looking for tips to advance your career, you’ll definitely benefit from the advice shared by local medtech recruiters from Abbott, Atricure, and The Walstrom Group. They’ll explain which positions are in demand at medical device companies right now, cover the pros and cons of working at a startup versus a big-name company, and answer your questions on topics ranging from how best to move your career forward to ways to maximize your earnings. Networking Opportunities With thousands of your fellow medtech professionals gathered in one place, you’d be remiss not to take advantage of the networking opportunities at MD&M Minneapolis. To make the most of your time...

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Give and Kidney Now, Get a Kidney Later (Kaiser Health News</em>)

MedWorm Kidney Transplant - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:45
Transplantation voucher systems could be the future of organ donation
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Dental Work Tied to Heart Infections in People With Artificial Valves Dental Work Tied to Heart Infections in People With Artificial Valves

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 17:44
Invasive dental procedures may raise the risk of rare but serious infections in people who have prosthetic heart valves, a recent French study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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UMd. Biopark startup making artificial lung looks to raise $3.6 million

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:13
Breethe Inc.'s artificial lung technology is intended to improve quality of life for patients living with lung disease and respiratory failure, (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

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Benefit for Harbor House Home-Away-From-Home is Sept. 23

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 22:23
The 11th annual “And the Beat Goes On…” benefit dinner for Rochester’s Harbor House will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Locust Hill Country Club. Harbor House is a home-away-from-home for people who have traveled a long distance for UR Medicine heart and organ transplant and other critical car e. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
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Selena Gomez Had a Kidney Transplant for Lupus. What Is That?

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 18:30
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
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Selena Gomez Had a Kidney Transplant for Lupus. What Is That?

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 18:30
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)

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Dental work tied to heart infections in people with artificial valves

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 18:23
(Reuters Health) - Invasive dental procedures may raise the risk of rare but serious infections in people who have prosthetic heart valves, a recent French study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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UMd. Biopark startup making artificial lung looks to raise $3.6 million

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:37
Breethe Inc.'s artificial lung technology is intended to improve quality of life for patients living with lung disease and respiratory failure, (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

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Researchers visualize cardiac conduction system in 3D

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:00
A multinational research group said it has used 3D reconstruction of micro-CT...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing helps evaluate leaks after TAVR procedures 3D-printed patch mends broken hearts Funding, expertise give Jump an edge on 3D hearts 3D images aid selection of heart transplant donors 3D models put pediatric hearts in surgeons' hands (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
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This Girl Tr òn: The Forgotten Subject of Vietnam War Photographer Larry Burrows

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 02:40
Larry Burrows was a seasoned veteran of the Vietnam War when, in early 1968, he met 12-year-old Nguyễn Thị Tròn. Operating out of Saigon, the southern Republic of Vietnam’s capital, the photographer had been covering the conflict for LIFE magazine since 1962. He shadowed American troops, documenting ferocious firefights, surviving hours in the air with helicopter-gunship crews, and freeze-framing harrowing moments of bravery and despair, exhaustion, and appalling violence in combat zones. Though much of his best work had been shot in the thick of the action, he had come to be haunted by the trauma visited upon the Vietnamese people he described as non-political, “simple and hardworking.” Most, he believed, were steamrollered by both the South and the co...

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Why a $1,000 iPhone Isn ’t as Crazy as It Sounds

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:00
It’s iPhone day, the annual non-holiday where smartphone addicts cozy up to Apple’s keynote to find out what the touchscreen fairies are bringing good little fanboys and girls. If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting with especially bated breath, because your handset is several years old, loses power faster than an overthrown dictator and inexplicably smells like fish tacos. In other words, it’s upgrade time, baby, and we all deserve the latest and greatest. This time around, however, Apple’s top-of-the-line iPhone will probably be more expensive than in years past. In addition to trumpeting an exciting array of new features, the rumor mill has been spinning claims that Apple’s next must-have handset could cost as much as $1,000. That’s 147 pi...

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In the Loop: Patient records heartbeat as gift to donor family

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 23:00
When Mayo Clinic heart transplant patient Alyssa Sandeen met her donor?s mother for the first time, she brought the perfect gift: a teddy bear with a recording of her donor?s heartbeat. ?? Alyssa Sandeen and Jennifer Leekley had never met face-to-face. But they knew each other's stories well, and had been working toward this moment [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)

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Boy, 12, now thriving after undergoing 3 liver transplants

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 14:50
Theo Bowens, from Guiseley, Yorkshire, was struck by a mysterious virus which caused acute liver failure when he was just 13 months old. He had three liver transplants before turning three. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 8, 2017

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 15:06
[Image from unsplash.com]From BrainScope’s pediatric traumatic brain injury assessment device to EOS Imaging releasing new surgery planning software, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. BrainScope to develop pediatric traumatic brain injury assessment device BrainScope announced in a Sept. 7 press release that it will immediately start creating a pediatric capability for its BrainScope One medical neurotechnology. The technology is an FDA-cleared handheld medical device that is designed to assess the full spectrum of traumatic brain injury. The company says that the pediatric version of its BrainScope One will be similar to the one that is currently available. The current device is easy-to-use and rapid and helps clinicians a...

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Parents worry their four-year-old needs a transplant

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 09:28
Laura and Liam Keenan, both 29, from Leeds, watched their 14-month-old son Harry battle through a liver transplant operation in late August after being diagnosed with a rare disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Hepatocellular carcinoma: Resection vs. transplantation

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 03:00
(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) Liver transplantation is the gold standard for treating early hepatocellular cancers. Because of the lack of donors, this option is, however, available to a limited degree only. Curative liver resection is an alternative in this setting. Markus B. Schoenberg, Julian N. Bucher, and coauthors investigated whether liver resection can yield results that are comparable to those of liver transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
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Villafa ña-founded artificial vessel developer Medical 21 looks to raise $15m

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 16:57
St. Jude Medical founder Manny Villafaña’s newest medtech play, Medical 21, is looking to raise $15 million in an equity round of funding, according to an SEC filing posted recently. The company is developing an artificial blood vessel as an alternative to harvesting blood vessels for coronary artery bypass surgeries, and has already begun animal testing of the technology, according to a Twin Cities Business report. Bypass surgeries, which are performed over 500,000 times a year in the US, require surgeons to harvest blood vessels from a patient’s body to be stitched into the heart to repair the circulatory system. The development of an artificial vessel could significantly change how the procedures are performed, according to the report – a goal that Medical 21 hopes to see...
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3D-printed organ dev BioLife4D registers for $50m IPO

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 14:44
Biological 3D printing developer BioLife4D has filed for a $50 million initial public offering as it looks to commercialize its cardiac tissue regeneration and organ replacement processes. The Chicago-based company said yesterday it is developing technologies with an end goal of creating a 3D bioprinted viable human heart suitable for transplant. Funds from the offering are slated to support working capital and fund initiatives which include expanding personnel, acquiring additional laboratory space and licensing related technologies. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide – killing one in four men and one in three women while outpacing all forms of cancer combined. BioLife4D is committed to transforming the treatment of heart disease, capitalizing on recent medical...
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AI algorithm can classify bone lesions on PET/CT images

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 06:00
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can reliably classify benign and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hybrid modalities disappoint in bone metastases accuracy How to develop deep-learning algorithms for radiology AI can obviate biopsies of indolent thyroid nodules Luminal water MRI could be best for prostate cancer CAD finds vertebral lung cancer metastases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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