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Diabetic Kidney Better than Wait List in ESRD Patients

MedWorm Kidney Transplant - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:00
Recipients had 9% lower risk of dying from any cause
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MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for May 25, 2017

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:00
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. Artificial pancreas: These companies are racing to make one Medical device companies are close to achieving the holy grail of diabetes treatment: a combined glucose sensor, control algorithm and insulin infusion device that effectively acts as an “artificial pancreas.” We explain more in the newest video from editors at MassDevice’s sister publication Medical Design & Outsourcing. (An...

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MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for May 25, 2017

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:00
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. Artificial pancreas: These companies are racing to make one Medical device companies are close to achieving the holy grail of diabetes treatment: a combined glucose sensor, control algorithm and insulin infusion device that effectively acts as an “artificial pancreas.” We explain more in the newest video from editors at MassDevice’s sister publication Medical Design & Outsourcing. (An...
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Artificial intelligence accurately predicts stroke risk

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:06
[Image from unsplash.com]Machine-learning algorithms, a form of artificial intelligence, accurately predicted people’s risk of heart disease and stroke, according to new research from the University of Nottingham. Researchers and computer scientists compared the risk guidelines for heart disease and stroke from the American College of Cardiology with 4 machine-learning algorithms to analyze the risk of a patient having each. The results showed that the artificially intelligent algorithms were significantly more accurate at predicting cardiovascular disease than the regular medical models. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Artificial intelligence accurately predicts stroke risk appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)

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MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for May 24, 2017

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:00
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. Feds charge ex-Medicare employees with insider trading Former employees at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services used confidential information on Medicare reimbursement changes for radiation treatments and dialysis in a nearly $4 million insider trading scheme, federal prosecutors and the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission alleged today. An SEC lawsuit and a criminal complaint...

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Johns Hopkins seeks to join Greater Washington transplant competition

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:37
Suburban Hospital wants to create a liver transplant center at its expanding Bethesda campus, joining a growing number of health systems nationally seeking to add the service line. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Health System, Suburban's owner, having invested in hepatology services for liver disease patients in the D.C. region for the past two years, has seen a demonstrated need for additional prevention and treatment services. "While disease prevention or effective treatme nts to arrest the progress… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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Johns Hopkins seeks to join Greater Washington transplant competition

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:44
Suburban Hospital wants to create a liver transplant center at its expanding Bethesda campus, joining a growing number of health systems nationally seeking to add the service line. Johns Hopkins Health System, Suburban's owner, having invested in hepatology services for liver disease patients in the D.C. region for the past two years, has seen a demonstrated need for additional prevention and treatment services. "While disease prevention or effective treatments to arrest th e progress of disease… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)

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World's leading liver experts focus on continuing advancements in liver disease & transplantation

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 03:00
(Intermountain Medical Center) As the prevalence of liver disease continues to rise across the world, the growing number of people impacted by cirrhosis, liver cancer, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, is the focus of more than 1,700 of the world's leading liver disease experts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Apple Watch detects atrial fibrillation using built-in technology

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:09
[Image from unsplash.com]The Apple Watch can automatically detect atrial fibrillation (AF) using its built-in heart rate sensor and artificial intelligence, according to a new study. The research used a deep neural network that was based on photoplethysmographic (PPG) sensors that are frequently found in smart watches. When paired with an artificial intelligence-based algorithm, Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor can detect AF. There were 6,158 participants in the University of California San Francisco Health eHeart Study who all used Cardiogram for the Apple Watch. The data gathered from the study was used to train a deep neural network to distinguish AF from normal heart rhythm automatically. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Apple Watch de...
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HBIG Plus Antivirals May Prevent HBV Reinfection After Transplant HBIG Plus Antivirals May Prevent HBV Reinfection After Transplant

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 19:22
A very short course of hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) after liver transplantation, along with long-term antiviral therapy, may prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) reinfection, a retrospective study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)

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Specialist in organ transplantation appointed inaugural Paul I. Terasaki Chair in Surgery

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 23:01
UCLADr. Jerzy Kupiec-WeglinskiDr. Jerzy Kupiec-Weglinski has been appointed the inaugural Paul I. Terasaki Chair in Surgery at UCLA. Kupiec-Weglinski is a professor of surgery, pathology and laboratory medicine. He is the  vice chairman of basic science research in the department of surgery and director of the Dumont-UCLA Transplantation Research Laboratories in the division of liver and pancreas transplantation.His career in experimental organ transplantation spans more than  35 years. After graduating from medical school in Warsaw and obtaining his Ph.D. in the Polish Academy of Sciences, Kupiec-Weglinski spent 18 years at the Surgical Research Laboratories, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and was an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. Since co ming to the div...

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MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for May 18, 2017

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 18:00
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. Medtronic owes spine doc inventor $24m for patent infringement Medtronic must fork over nearly $24 million to the physician inventor behind a group of patents covering a technique for treating spine defects. Dr. Mark Barry sued Medtronic in February 2014 in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Texas, alleging infringement for 3 patents covering a “system and method for aligning vertebrae in th...

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Harvard researchers reveal ‘ JetValves ’ , nanofiber heart valves with potential to regenerate, grow

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 17:46
In this study, we used a combination of synthetic polymers and ECM proteins to fabricate biocompatible JetValves that are hemodynamically competent upon implantation and support cell migration and re-population in vitro. Importantly, we can make human-sized JetValves in minutes – much faster than possible for other regenerative prostheses,” JetValve team lead Kevin Parker of Harvard’s Wyss Institute said in a prepared release. Today, both groups said they formed a cross-institutional team looking to generate a functional heart valve replacement with regenerative, reparative and growth potentials. The teams will also work towards creating a GMP-grade version of their manufacturing process to enable larger-scale production. The heart valves can be manufactured in all desired s...

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FDA panel recommends approval for TransMedics lung transplant device

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 15:54
An FDA advisory panel yesterday recommended that the federal safety watchdog approve a device made by TransMedics to keep donated lungs perfused during transport to transplantation procedures. The FDA’s Gastroenterology & Urology Devices panel voted 11-2 that the OCS Lung system is safe; 8-5 that it’s effective; and 9-4 that its benefits outweigh the risks, an FDA spokeswoman told MassDevice.com via email. TransMedics did not respond to a request for comment. A previously scheduled advisory panel hearing for another TransMedics device, the OCS Heart system, was cancelled by the FDA in November 2015. The agency told MassDevice.com at the time that “FDA has determined that an advisory committee is no longer needed to discuss the premarket approval application&#822...
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FDA panel recommends approval for TransMedics lung transplant device

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 15:54
An FDA advisory panel yesterday recommended that the federal safety watchdog approve a device made by TransMedics to keep donated lungs perfused during transport to transplantation procedures. The FDA’s Gastroenterology & Urology Devices panel voted 11-2 that the OCS Lung system is safe; 8-5 that it’s effective; and 9-4 that its benefits outweigh the risks, an FDA spokeswoman told MassDevice.com via email. TransMedics did not respond to a request for comment. A previously scheduled advisory panel hearing for another TransMedics device, the OCS Heart system, was cancelled by the FDA in November 2015. The agency told MassDevice.com at the time that “FDA has determined that an advisory committee is no longer needed to discuss the premarket approval application&#822...
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FDA panel recommends approval for TransMedics lung transplant device

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 15:54
An FDA advisory panel yesterday recommended that the federal safety watchdog approve a device made by TransMedics to keep donated lungs perfused during transport to transplantation procedures. The FDA’s Gastroenterology & Urology Devices panel voted 11-2 that the OCS Lung system is safe; 8-5 that it’s effective; and 9-4 that its benefits outweigh the risks, an FDA spokeswoman told MassDevice.com via email. TransMedics did not respond to a request for comment. A previously scheduled advisory panel hearing for another TransMedics device, the OCS Heart system, was cancelled by the FDA in November 2015. The agency told MassDevice.com at the time that “FDA has determined that an advisory committee is no longer needed to discuss the premarket approval application&#822...
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MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for May 16, 2017

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 18:00
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. Corindus touts high success rate in CorPath 200 PCI registry study Corindus Vascular Robotics today released post-market findings from the Precision registry study of its CorPath 200 system used during percutaneous coronary interventions, touting high clinical and technical success rates. Data from the registry study was presented at the 2017 Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervent...

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Medtronic looks to settle TAVR patent spat with doc inventor

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 15:17
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is looking to settle a patent infringement dispute over transcatheter aortic valve replacements with a doctor who sued the company and cross-town rival St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ), which last week lost its bid to have the case dismissed. Dr. Robert Snyder, founder of Snyders Heart Valve, filed suits last year in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Texas claiming that both companies used technologies covered by his patents for an artificial heart valve and delivery system called the Funnel valve, according to court documents. The lawsuits, which were later consolidated, allege that St. Jude’s Portico valve and Medtronic CoreValve and CoreValve Evolut implants infringe a pair of his patents. St. Jude moved to have the case dismissed for lack of venue, arguing tha...
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Link found between donor, infection in heart, lung transplant recipients

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 03:00
(Mayo Clinic) Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified a possible cause for a rare infection in heart and lung transplant recipients: the donor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
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Link found between donor, infection in heart, lung transplant recipients

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 03:00
(Mayo Clinic) Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified a possible cause for a rare infection in heart and lung transplant recipients: the donor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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