The corneas of a deceased 107-year-old donor in Scotland were successfully transplanted in a younger patient, improving his eyesight. Previously, a 104-year-old donated tissue for a cornea transplant, and in the US in 2006, a 92-year-old from Texas donated his liver.
An osteochondral allograft transplant resolved long-term knee pain while improving function for Illinois nurse Kirstin Kent. "Kirstin is an interesting case because here history goes back almost 20-plus years. ... Back then there wasn't a whole lot to do," surgeon Brian Cole said in an interview about knee allograft procedures.
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The FDA has given Cartiva approval for its Cartiva Synthetic Cartilage Implant, a molded cylindrical device indicated for treating patients with painful osteoarthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. The decision was based on a 236-patient, multicenter study showing the safety and effectiveness of using the device as an alternative to arthrodesis or fusion.
The number of pregnant women being monitored by the CDC based on laboratory evidence of infection with the Zika virus as of June 30 increased to 320 from 287 in the previous week. While the cases all appear to be travel-related, health experts expect cases of local transmission of the virus in Gulf Coast states.
An elderly Utah resident who was infected with the Zika virus after traveling to an area with active transmission died last month, according to the CDC and local health officials Friday. Officials have yet to identify the precise cause of death, but the case is the first known Zika-linked death in the continental US.
Advanced Cell Diagnostics will be acquired by Bio-Techne in a deal that will broaden the latter's product portfolio into genomics technology with ACD's cell- and tissue-based diagnostics for personalized medicine. ACD will receive an upfront payment of $250 million and as much as $75 million in milestone fees in the acquisition, which is expected to close around Aug. 1.
Augusta University's Georgia Cancer Center and Children's Hospital of Georgia will receive a $1.4 million donation that will go toward pediatric cancer research and the addition of a bone marrow transplant program. The center is expanding its research into brain tumors to include leukemia.
Dr. Brian Gale at Dakota Foot & Ankle Clinic is using a new technique that allows in-office skin grafting without anesthesia. The donor site is blistered, then the blistered skin is removed and placed on the wound in a procedure that takes less than an hour.
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