Monday, June 26, 2017

Opportunities and Challenges in 3D Printing

SmartTech Publishing released a new study of additive manufacturing in orthopedics in May 2017. The market research company says their paper “Additive Orthopedics: Markets for 3D Printed Medical Implants 2017,” is an in-depth look and analysis of the opportunities specific to the use of additive manufacturing or 3D printing technology for medical applications.
Here are some of the highlights based on a report from the June 7, 2017 Today’s Medical Developments: (published site)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Promising new drug for relapsed AML

CANCER DIGEST – June 24, 2017 – Researchers have found a drug that inhibits a particular mutation in a deadly form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with promise of producing longer survival.

The sub-type of AML has a mutation in a gene called FLT3, found in about 30 percent of patients’ leukemia cells.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Next Generation 3D Manufacturing Ushering In Era of Individualized Implants

Brief roundup of medical grade 3D printing materials
Following the first successful implant of 3D printed titanium cervical spine graft, announced last year at the German Society of Neurosurgery annual meeting, surgeon Uwe Spetzger pointed to the potential for using surgical implants that are not just tailored for a particular patient, but actually manufactured specifically for that patient. (published site)

Monday, June 19, 2017

Can exercise really help my lower back pain?

For: Dr. Michael Gomez,
Brain and Spine Surgery
Via MedTechMomentum

If you have lower back pain, one of the last things you want to think about is exercising, but that is just one of the non-surgical treatments your doctor may recommend before determining that you may be among the 5 percent of people who needs surgery. (published site)

So the question you may have is how can exercise help?