Saturday, December 14, 2019
Breaking Medical Device Industry News


    Pensacola Organ and Tissue Donor to be Honored on 2019 Donate Life Road Rose Parade® Float

    12/28/18: Bryan Herrington is being featured among the float's 44 floragraphs, a portrait made of organic materials such as seeds, spices and crushed flowers, that honor organ, tissue and eye donors from across the country.

    New Published Study in the Journal of Radiology Shows MRI Provides a Safe, Noninvasive Way to Monitor Liver Fat Levels in People Who Undergo...

    12/19/18: Obesity is a major U.S. public health issue, with more than two-thirds of American adults considered overweight or obese. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is common in obese patients. The condition can progress to cirrhosis and is associated with a higher risk of liver cancer.

    ACC/AHA/SCAI/SIR/SVM 2018 Appropriate Use Criteria for Peripheral Artery Intervention

    The ACC/AHA/SCAI/SIR/SVM 2018 Appropriate Use Criteria for Peripheral Artery Intervention will publish online on Monday, Dec. 17 at 2:00 p.m. ET. To review an...

    AAOS Encouraged by Administration’s Plan to Promote Healthcare Competition

    12/6/18: “The AAOS is encouraged by the recommendations made by the Administration to reform the American health care system through increased choice and competition. We share the mutual goal of delivering high quality care at affordable prices and want to emphasize our support for the following recommendations—many of which the AAOS has long advocated for at both the state and federal level on behalf of our members and their patients.

    Parvathy Hospital Performs Asia’s First Day Surgery for Joint Replacement on a Senior Citizen

    12/5/18: The surgical procedure, 'Unicondylar knee Arthoplasty', performed as outpatient orthopaedic surgery, by Dr. Vetri Kumar, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Parvathy Hospital and his team of orthopaedic surgeons is considered as a major milestone in the history of Orthopaedic surgeries in Asia. Parvathy Hospital has named this milestone as M.I.N.O.R.S - Morning In Night Out Replacement Surgeries.

    Moorfields Dubai Performs Complex High-risk Surgery to Bring Maths Professor Back From the Brink of Blindness

    12/5/18: The patient, a 68-year old university mathematics professor from the Democratic Republic of Congo, was becoming blind in his one sighted (left eye) after he had already lost vision in his other (right) eye, following unsuccessful cataract surgery in his home country.

    Risk Factors Like Smoking, High Blood Pressure Common Among Younger Patients with Repeat Heart Attacks

    12/1/18: Heart attacks reoccurred more frequently in younger patients with several modifiable risk factors, including smoking and high blood pressure. Researchers on the new study, presented at the American College of Cardiology Asia Conference 2018 in Shanghai, suggested secondary preventive programs for younger patients should target modifiable risk factors.

    Different Types of Physical Activity Offer Varying Protection Against Heart Disease

    11/16/18: “Both strength training and aerobic activity appeared to be heart healthy, even in small amounts, at the population level,” said Maia P. Smith, PhD, MS, statistical epidemiologist and assistant professor in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at St. George’s University in St. George’s, Grenada.

    ACC Encouraged by FDA’s Commitment to Reducing Youth Vaping

    11/15/18: “Traditional cigarettes are an often-lifelong habit with major health implications that usually begins in adolescence," said American College of Cardiology President C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC,

    Prospective Study for NaturalVue® Multifocal Demonstrates Decreased Refractive Error Change in Fast-Progressing Myopic Children

    11/9/18: Dr. Aller, who is a practicing optometrist and Visiting Scholar at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, highlighted how VTI’s unique center distance, extended depth of focus multifocal lens design continues to show promise in managing myopia in children.

    New Study Cements Fact That Mammography is a Primary Factor in Reduced Breast Cancer Deaths

    11/9/18: Mammography screening is not a primary factor in plummeting breast cancer deaths and reinforces the long-proven fact that Mammography Saves Lives™ according to a published study reports the American College of Radiology.

    Societies Publish New Guidance for the Treatment of Slow, Irregular Heartbeats

    11/6/18: In the guideline, bradycardia is defined as a heart rate of less than 50 beats per minute, compared to a normal heart rate of 50-100 beats per minute.

    Leading Interventional Radiology Societies Are Calling for Expanded Stroke Training

    10/29/18: The ability for patients to access thrombectomy-capable stroke centers remains stymied by geography and a shortage of interventional physicians, despite the American Heart Association’s and multiple international stroke organizations’ recommendations that endovascular thrombectomy (EVT or clot removal) be the standard of care for patients suffering acute ischemic stroke caused by blocked arteries.

    Hospital for Special Surgery Receives Landmark $10 Million Grant from Stavros Niarchos Foundation for Complex Joint Reconstruction Center

    10/16/18: "This generous gift will improve the lives of countless patients who suffer from debilitating complications or need revision surgery due to failed implants," said Thomas P. Sculco, MD, surgeon-in-chief emeritus and director of the CJRC at HSS. "We are deeply honored by the visionary leadership of the SNF in supporting our endeavor to lessen implant failure, restore function, and relieve pain for patients who need specialized joint reconstructions."

    Neck Collar Device Shows Promise in Protecting the Brain of Female Soccer Players

    10/15/18: First-of-its-kind study looks at female athletes wearing experimental neck collar.

    More Frequent Post-Treatment Surveillance for Patients with Lung Cancer is Not Associated with Improved Overall Survival

    10/5/18: Cancer treatment continues to improve for many types of cancer, leading to increased life expectancy for many survivors. In fact, the number of cancer survivors is expected to reach nearly 18 million within the next decade in the U.S

    American College of Radiology Names Gold Medalists, Honorary Fellows and Distinguished Achievement Awardee

    10/3/18: Honors will be bestowed during the ACR 2019 Annual Meeting, to be held May 18–22, 2019, in Washington, DC.

    ACC President to Attend United Nations General Assembly Meeting on Prevention, Control of Noncommunicable Diseases

    9/25/18: Member states will review progress on efforts to prevent early deaths from NCDs such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

    FDA Approves Device for Treatment of Acute Coronary Artery Perforations

    9/14/18: FDA approves device for treatment of acute coronary artery perforations The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a device intended to treat acute coronary artery perforations, or tears in the blood vessels of the heart. The PK Papyrus Covered Coronary Stent System is the first device approved by the FDA for this indication in 17 years. “An acute coronary artery perforation is a rare, but potentially life-threatening complication of heart vessel procedures,” said Bram Zuckerman, M.D., director of the Division of Cardiovascular Devices in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “The PK Papyrus Covered Coronary Stent System provides health care providers with a new treatment option that can seal the perforation in order to stop blood leakage during the procedure and avoid a potentially life-threatening complication or a more invasive surgical procedure.”

    National Kidney Foundation Reports New Spanish-Language PSAs Urge Living Kidney Donation

    9/10/18: In an effort to alert the public – particularly those who speak Spanish – about the prevalence and seriousness of kidney disease among Hispanics and the urgent need for more living kidney donors, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has produced two, new 30-second, Spanish-language video public service announcements for media across the country.

    Study Shows Contrast Ultrasound Improves Treatment for Deadly Liver Cancers

    9/7/18: "These are exciting preliminary findings because hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common form of liver cancer, and microbubbles appear to sensitize the tumor to the radiation therapy," Dr. Eisenbrey said.

    Houston Comes Together on October 6 to Walk4Hearing

    9/7/18: The HLAA Walk4Hearing has raised more than $13 million and welcomed more than 90,000 walkers in cities across the country since its inception in 2006. Funds raised support national and local programs for people with hearing loss.

    Magnetic Mark: Scientists Develop an Effective Tool for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy

    8/24/18: The research article has been published in Advanced Functional Materials.