Saturday, December 14, 2019
Breaking Medical Device Industry News


    A New Review Article Highlights Positive ACL Surgery Outcomes and Risks of Inadequate Treatment in Generation X and Older Athletes

    8/21/18: A new review article published in the August 15th issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) discusses surgical and non-surgical treatment options for patients over the age 40 with ACL injuries and proposes shared decision-making about care between patients and doctors.

    Global Surgeons Provide Value Through Innovation, Professionalism, and Education

    8/20/18: “With the recognition that there is growing interest among academic surgeons and a role for academic institutions in global surgery, we recognize that there is a need to legitimize the field of academic global surgery,” said Jennifer Rickard, MD, MPH, lead author of the position paper and co-chair of the AAS Global Affairs Committee.

    Capital Health First in New Jersey to Offer FDA-Approved EMBOTRAP II Stent Retriever for Ischemic Stroke Patients

    8/20/18: "EMBOTRAP II is the latest advance in mechanical thrombectomy for restoring blood flow to the brain and improving outcomes for patients who are suffering an ischemic stroke as a result of a large blood vessel blockage," said Dr. Vernard Fennell, a fellowship trained cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgeon at Capital Institute for Neurosciences' Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center.

    FDA Permits Marketing of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    8/17/18: "Transcranial magnetic stimulation has shown its potential to help patients suffering from depression and headaches," said Carlos Peña, Ph.D., M.S., director of the Division of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices in the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health. "With today's marketing authorization, patients with OCD who have not responded to traditional treatments now have another option."

    American College of Cardiology Reports: Societies Release Updated Guideline for Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease

    8/16/18: CHD encompasses a range of structural cardiac abnormalities present before birth and attributable to abnormal fetal cardiac development. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect. The prevalence of ACHD is growing due to the success of treating these patients during their childhood. Survival to age 18 years is now expected in 90 percent of children diagnosed with severe CHD.

    American College of Cardiology Notes JACC Expands Continuing Education Offerings

    8/14/18: The Journal is offering two ECME credits per month upon successful completion of related self-assessment questions for each article.

    American College of Cardiology Recognizes CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital – Tyler as First HeartCARE Center

    7/24/18: “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler the nation’s first ever HeartCARE Center,” said Phillip Levy, MD, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. “CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler achieved this elite status through their outstanding commitment to deliver quality heart care for their patients, providers and other stakeholders in Tyler. They are a shining example of what the ACC is looking for in all HeartCARE Centers—a desire to be the best!”

    Fluorescence Imaging Technique Goes from Micro to Macro, Moves Closer to Clinic

    6/26/18: The new macroscale imaging approach is based on a biological imaging technique known as fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM). “Our macro-FLIM system can not only obtain a sample’s structural information, but also allows observation of certain biochemical processes taking place within the sample,” said senior research scientist Vladislav Shcheslavskiy, Becker & Hickl, GmbH, Germany. “Although our goal is to develop this for clinical use, it could also be very useful in fundamental studies for probing biological processes as disease develops or investigating biological responses to different types of therapy.”

    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Report Stay Injury Free this this Fourth of July

    6/26/18: "Taking part in fireworks may seem like a harmless Fourth of July tradition, but the injuries that can result from one night of fun can be debilitating," says orthopaedic trauma surgeon and AAOS spokesperson Michael Suk, MD. "Consider leaving fireworks to the professionals and attend a professional firework display instead of handling fireworks yourself. If you do decide to use them, exercise caution to reduce your risk for serious injury."

    Northwestern Medicine Receives Transformative $25 Million Gift from the Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation

    6/26/18: "I'm incredibly gratified that an increasing number of people have access to the very best care," said Bluhm, founder and president of JMB Realty Corporation. "My support of Northwestern's cardiovascular program has always been about sparking transformation and creating one of the top programs in cardiac care in the nation."

    ACS and Rep. Mike Thompson Host Stop the Bleed Training Session for Congressional Staff

    6/19/18: “This training is essential to ensure bystanders can become responders in emergency situations with traumatic injuries. As Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, I want to ensure people have the knowledge and skills about how to respond and potentially save a life,” said Congressman Thompson.

    Rita Rastogi Kalyani, MD, MHS, to Receive American Diabetes Association’s® 2018 Vivian Fonseca and Nagendran Family Diabetes Research Award

    6/14/18: “Thank you, Dr. Kalyani, for your efforts on behalf of all people with diabetes. Your research accomplishments in the field of diabetes and aging set the stage for changing our approach to diabetes and the elderly,” said the ADA’s 2018 President of Medicine and Science Jane E.B. Reusch, MD. “Your innovative work has had an impressive impact on the lives of many people. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor.”

    Patients with Diabetes May be at An Increased Risk of Complications After Shoulder Replacement Surgery

    6/6/18: "While diabetes has been strongly associated with an increased risk of wound complications and postoperative infection after total hip and knee arthroplasty, it has not been routinely associated with higher rates of infection after shoulder replacement," says lead study author and resident orthopaedic surgeon Jourdan M. Cancienne, MD.

    American College of Cardiology, Aga Khan Health Services Partner on First NCDR Registries in the East Africa Region

    5/22/18: “NCDR provides important resources to hospitals and practices around the world as we all strive to improve the quality of the care we provide to our patients. The ACC’s efforts to expand NCDR globally is vital to our mission of transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health,” said ACC President C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC.

    CHEST Simulation Center Awarded $3 Million in Equipment Donation

    5/16/18: “This equipment is a huge benefit because it will allow CHEST to continue to help clinicians meet challenges and address the increasing demands for more complex and specialized training within the health care field,” says John Studdard, MD, FCCP, President of CHEST. “We are always looking for new ways to grow and build on our chest medicine training expertise, and this provides us with the perfect opportunity to remain global leaders in this field.”

    Results of the FlowTriever Pulmonary Embolectomy (FLARE) Study were Presented As Late-breaking Clinical Science at SCAI 2018

    4/26/18: First-of-its-kind clinical trial treats pulmonary embolism without thrombolytics.

    Orthopaedic Institute for Children Urges Defeat of Governor Brown’s Proposal to Eliminate Discount Drug Program for Medical Patients

    3/29/18: “Elimination of this benefit will severely compromise the ability of California’s most vulnerable patients to receive the treatments and services they need to live and thrive,” said OIC Chief Operating Officer Debra Mathias.

    The Society for Imaging Science and Technology Launches New Journal of Perceptual Imaging

    The goal of the journal is to publish research in perception and cognition that supports, or is inspired by, imaging technologies and applications. JPI’s international and multidisciplinary editorial board is led by Editors-in-Chief Bernice Rogowitz (Visual Perspectives and Columbia University) and Thrasyvoulos Pappas (Northwestern University).

    American Hospital Association Names Overlake Medical Center Most Wired for 2017

    Overlake Medical Center announced today that for the third consecutive year it has received Most Wired 2017 distinction, according to results of the 19th...

    RSNA: MRI May Help Predict Cognitive Impairment in Professional Fighters

    Images of the brain’s gray and white matter obtained with multiple MRI techniques can help identify and track cognitive impairment in active professional fighters, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.