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2013-05-23 12:27:10

Bioresorbable splint used for first time, successfully stopped life-threatening tracheobronchomalacia, case featured in New England Journal of Medicine ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every day, their baby stopped breathing, his collapsed bronchus blocking the crucial flow of air to his lungs. April and Bryan Gionfriddo watched helplessly, just praying that somehow the dire predictions weren't true. "Quite a few doctors said he had a good chance of not...

Groundbreaking 3D-Printed Device Saves Baby's Life
2013-05-23 11:23:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using 3D printing technology and a little ingenuity, doctors at the University of Michigan´s C.S. Mott Children's Hospital were able to help an infant with a collapsed bronchus to breathe by constructing a life-saving device. "Quite a few doctors said he had a good chance of not leaving the hospital alive," April Gionfriddo said about her now 20-month-old son, Kaiba. "At that point, we were desperate. Anything that would work, we...