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Blind Mom Sees Unborn Baby Through 3D Printed Ultrasound
These days, most expectant parents take for granted that they’ll get a first glimpse of their unborn child through an ultrasound months before the baby actually arrives. For many moms-to-be, it has become a cherished part of the bonding process....
May 24, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Medtronic Announces Launch of Spine Essentials
Medtronic announced the U.S. launch of the Spine Essentials, a platform of spinal implants and instruments to make cervical spine fusion surgeries more efficient and to help hospital systems manage costs while ensuring quality, according to a company release. “Health...
May 24, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Bone Cement Leaks into Bloodstream and Causes Clotting
Reba Golden hurt her back after falling two floors while building an addition to her house in Honduras. But when she returned to Seattle for a routine spinal surgery, she suffered blood clots, severe bleeding and died in 2007 on...
May 24, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
New Implantable Childrens VAD for Severe Heart Failure
The number of children with severe heart failure is increasing. Over the last decade, ventricular assist devices (VADs) have become the standard of care in the management of severe heart failure. In adults, implantable VADs (i.e. pumps placed within the...
May 18, 2016
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
Cervical Spine CT Outnumbers Radiography in ED
Cervical spine imaging in the emergency department (ED) represents the largest portion of growth in CT use, according to a presentation at the 2016 annual meeting of the American College of Radiology. Researchers from Georgia and Virginia undertook a study...
May 17, 2016
Resource Library
Highest Paying Healthcare Companies in America
It might not be hard to find a high-paying job in healthcare — the industry dominates lists of best-paying careers — but finding a healthcare company that pays well and emphasizes employees’ happiness is a tall order. Business Insider teamed...
May 17, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Pfizer to buy Anacor in $5.2 Billion Deal
Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) is buying Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc (ANAC.O) in a $5.2 billion deal to add an eczema gel to its portfolio, just a month after the U.S. drug major scrapped plans to acquire Allergan Plc (AGN.N). Anacor shares surged...
May 17, 2016
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
Let the Regulation Begin! FDA Issues Guidance for 3D-Printed Medical Devices
According to market research firm Gartner, medical 3D printing is at the forefront of both the progress and mass adoption of 3D printing overall. Evidence of this is popping up worldwide, from the 3D-printed prosthetics being produced by various groups...
May 16, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Special Stimulated Cartilage Could Help Repair Hard to Heal Bones
Stem cells could one day be stimulated to make a special type of cartilage to help repair large, hard-to-heal bone fractures – a potential boon for doctors treating big-money athletes, USC researchers say. Gage Crump, senior author, and his colleagues...
May 16, 2016
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