Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Platelet Rich Plasma Issue of Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine

The entire September 2011 issue of Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine is dedicated to Platelet Rich Plasma. (PRP) Articles included in this issue discuss what is platelet rich plasma, how it is presently being used in the elbow, shoulder, and foot/ankle.  Discussions about the basic science of PRP, its effects on cartilage and even the coding and reimbursement of PRP are outlined.  Finally, a paper on the future of PRP and its impact on sports medicine is presented.

Elite PRP researchers including but not limited to:  Lisa Fortier, Brian Cole (Editors), Scott Rodeo, Steven Arnoczky, James Bradley, Augustus D. Mazzocca, Anthony A. Romeo, Allan Mishra, Taco Gosens, Lew Schon, Tomasz Bielecki, and David M. Dohan Ehrenfest are among the authors.

This represents the latest information about PRP from the people who have been actively engaged in evaluating it scientifically. 

To review the entire issue click here:  Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine PRP Issue

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Offshoring of Medical Device Industry

"Offshoring of Medical Device and BioTech Industries" USA needs to figure out a way to invest in these vital areas.

Tom Cruise Minority Report Coming Soon?

Recreating Human Perception via Functional MRI and YouTube Smashup. Minority Report like Movies from UC Berkeley 

Stem Cells for Blindness

Human Embryonic Stem Cell trial to Cure Blindness from genetic retinal disease to begin in London. UK Stem Cell Leader

Intelligent T-Shirt

Intelligent T-Shirt monitors patients non-invasively. Simple way to gather vital data. 

Life Lesson From Einstein

"There are only two ways to live your life: As though nothing is a miracle. Or as though everything is a miracle." ~Einstein

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Big Blue Brother

IBM's Watson Supercomputer teams with Wellpoints Blue Cross/Shield to "recommend" treatment options. Big Blue Brother!

Chinese Remedy for Malaria

Lasker Prize ($250k) awarded for malaria drug discovery based on ancient Chinese folk remedies and protein folding.

Cancer is like a Snake

Cancer can shed its skin like a snake providing itself protection against chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

FDA Killing Innovation?

Is the FDA Killing Innovation? The story of a non-invasive Melanoma Detection Device's Battle to Win Approval.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Viral Cancer Therapy

World's First Viral Cancer Therapy Trial. 75% of higher dose patients showed tumor shrinkage or stabilization

Chocolate Beats Stem Cells for Heart Disease

Chocolate Better than Stem Cells for Heart Disease? 37% lower risk of Heart Disease with High Chocolate Consumption.

Albert Einstein "On Science"

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.
164 Million Obese Americans by 2030 costing $66 Billion/year, leading to 8 mill. more Diabetics. Staggering Numbers
Stem Cells Developed from your Mouth Muscosa. A Simple, Innovative and Potentially Transformative Development.
Saffron provides an anti-cancer protective effect by promoting cell death (apoptosis)" Need to understand mechanism.
Orthopedic Surgeons Question Rick Perry's Adipose Derived Stem Cell Treatment for his Back Pain.
Cells Derived from Pluripotent Stem Cells Express Cancer Development Genes. Serious Implications for Clinical Use.  Point of care autologous therapies such as PRP do NOT have these risks.  
Cancer's Secrets, Dark Matter, Dark Energy and the Bacteria that may direct our DNA  .
Platelet rich plasma---better efficacy than HA injections in reducing pain at 6 months in knee arthritis patients  
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