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Gore receives Shonin approval from Japan to market GORE C3 Delivery System

Gore receives Shonin approval from Japan to market GORE C3 Delivery System

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. has received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to market the GORE EXCLUDER AAA Endoprosthesis featuring C3 Delivery System as a minimally invasive treatment for patients suffering from an abdominal aortic aneurysm. [More]

NIBIB-funded researchers explore better treatment for brain aneurysms

Thirty thousand Americans suffer severe neurological damage or death from brain aneurysms each year and the existing treatments eventually fail in nearly half of patients. Currently, these "bubbles" in the blood vessel are either clamped off, which requires invasive brain surgery, or filled with platinum coils to induce clotting in the aneurysm. Both treatments, although somewhat effective, can have subsequent problems, including inflammation, incomplete healing, and the development of secondary aneurysms adjacent to the initial site. These complications result in approximately 40 percent of patients needing additional treatment to attempt to re-repair the aneurysm. [More]
Novel micro-catheter fluorescent dye method to treat aneurysm in deep brain

Novel micro-catheter fluorescent dye method to treat aneurysm in deep brain

In March 2013, Eric Wagner told his wife to call 9-1-1 because he was feeling the worst that he had ever felt. He was rushed by EMS to University Hospitals (UH) Ahuja Medical Center, and then airlifted to UH Case Medical Center, where brain scans showed that he had a ruptured aneurysm, a leaking blister on a blood vessel that was letting blood flow into his brain and causing a stroke. [More]
Boston Scientific's Direxion Torqueable Microcatheter receives FDA clearance and CE Mark approval

Boston Scientific's Direxion Torqueable Microcatheter receives FDA clearance and CE Mark approval

Further bolstering its market-leading portfolio of peripheral embolization technologies, Boston Scientific Corporation has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance and CE Mark approval for its Direxion Torqueable Microcatheter. [More]
Thomas Jefferson University's Department of Medicine named Comprehensive Hypertension Center

Thomas Jefferson University's Department of Medicine named Comprehensive Hypertension Center

The Department of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University has been named a Comprehensive Hypertension Center by the American Society of Hypertension (ASH). Jefferson is one of only five in the country to earn top recognition for its advanced diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of complex hypertension and associated disorders. [More]
Team Ritter to raise funds for John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health at ING NYC Marathon

Team Ritter to raise funds for John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health at ING NYC Marathon

Friends and family members of people with thoracic aortic disease and fans of the late legendary comedic actor John Ritter will come together as Team Ritter to raise funds for the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health at the ING New York City Marathon on Nov. 3, 2013. [More]
PET/CT imaging provides valuable insight to predict risk of rupture abdominal aortic aneurysms

PET/CT imaging provides valuable insight to predict risk of rupture abdominal aortic aneurysms

Several newly identified markers could provide valuable insight to predict the risk of rupture abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), according to new research published in the October issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. [More]

Penn brain trauma experts provide latest data, guidelines from Neurocritical Care Society Meeting

​A team of experts in neurocritical care, engineering, and informatics, with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have devised a new way to detect [More]
Remote stroke service increases rate of tPA therapy at community hospitals

Remote stroke service increases rate of tPA therapy at community hospitals

A telestroke service increases the rate of effective tissue plasminogen activator therapy for patients with acute ischemic stroke treated at community hospitals, according to a report in the October issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. [More]
First global analysis of Kawasaki disease published by PLOS ONE

First global analysis of Kawasaki disease published by PLOS ONE

After more than four decades of research, strong evidence now shows that Kawasaki disease has a distinct seasonal occurrence shared by regions across the Northern hemisphere. [More]
Study: Racial/ethnic differences in inpatient mortality and postacute care following SAH

Study: Racial/ethnic differences in inpatient mortality and postacute care following SAH

University of Toronto researchers examined data on patients who had been hospitalized in the United States for subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and found racial/ethnic differences in the rates of inpatient mortality and hospital discharge to institutional care. [More]

Study: Nearly one in five older adults end up in emergency department after surgery

Nearly one in five older adults who have common operations will end up in the emergency department within a month of their hospital stay, a new study finds - a surprisingly high number found in the first national look at the issue. [More]

European launch of new version of REVIVE™ SE Thrombectomy Device for treatment of acute ischemic stroke announced by Codman Neuro

Codman Neuro*, part of DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced the European launch of the REVIVE™ SE Thrombectomy Device, a next generation clot removal device offering enhanced navigation through the cerebral vasculature and rapid restoration of blood flow to the brain after an ischemic stroke. [More]

Tenaxis Medical earns EU approval to expand CE Mark indications for ArterX Surgical Sealant

Tenaxis Medical, Inc., (www.tenaxismedical.com), a medical device company focused on the development of functionally designed surgical sealants has received approval from its EU Notified Body, BSI, to expand its CE Mark indications for ArterX Surgical Sealant. [More]

BMP linked to increased risk of benign tumors, not cancers

Patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery with bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) appear to be at increased risk of benign tumors—but not cancers, reports a study in the September issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. [More]
Study to test ability of doxycycline dose to reduce growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms

Study to test ability of doxycycline dose to reduce growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms

A new clinical study at the University of Michigan Health System will test the ability of a once daily dose of doxycycline to reduce the growth of small abdominal aortic aneurysms. [More]

Study shows continuous CSF drainage is associated with complications in patients with SAH

Researchers at Duke University conducted a randomized clinical trial in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). In this study, the researchers compared two approaches to intracranial pressure management-continuous and intermittent drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)-and outcomes associated with those methods, focusing specifically on the incidence of cerebral vasospasm. [More]

UTHealth researchers find link between recurrent genetic mutations and thoracic aortic dissections

A multi-institutional team led by Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has found a recurrent genetic mutation that has been linked to deadly thoracic aortic dissections in family members as young as 17 years of age. [More]

Researchers find recurrent genetic mutation linked to deadly thoracic aortic dissections

A multi-institutional team led by Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has found a recurrent genetic mutation that has been linked to deadly thoracic aortic dissections in family members as young as 17 years of age. [More]
Personalized models for preventive health care services

Personalized models for preventive health care services

With physicians facing increasing demands on their time, it can be extremely difficult to prioritize which preventive care methods should be used for their patients. Now, two researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have developed a mathematical model that will save time, lead to enhanced care, and potentially save lives. [More]