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Aortic valve replacement now possible without open-heart surgery

Loyola University Medical Center is the first hospital in Illinois to implant a newly approved aortic heart valve device that does not require open surgery. [More]
Scientists discover how MRP-14 gene generates dangerous clots that could trigger heart attack

Scientists discover how MRP-14 gene generates dangerous clots that could trigger heart attack

Right now, options are limited for preventing heart attacks. However, the day may come when treatments target the heart attack gene, myeloid related protein-14 (MRP-14, also known as S100A9) and defang its ability to produce heart attack-inducing blood clots, a process referred to as thrombosis. [More]

Study: Repeat sternotomy for surgical aortic valve replacement safe for octogenarian patients

Surgical aortic valve replacement generally improves patients' symptoms and prolongs survival. However, the perceived risk of surgical aortic valve replacement in patients over 80 may result in surgery being denied or a recommendation for alternative therapy. Investigators at the Mayo Clinic challenge the way these patients have been managed. [More]
AM-Pharma reports positive results from recAP Phase I trial for Acute Kidney Injury

AM-Pharma reports positive results from recAP Phase I trial for Acute Kidney Injury

AM-Pharma B.V., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of recAP (recombinant human Alkaline Phosphatase) for inflammatory indications, announces the results of its Phase I trial with both single and multiple ascending doses, which demonstrate that recAP is safe and well tolerated at all doses. [More]
15 mm margins cut NSCLC local recurrence risk after wedge resection

15 mm margins cut NSCLC local recurrence risk after wedge resection

Increasing margin distance up to 15 mm significantly decreases the risk of local recurrence among patients undergoing wedge resection for early-stage, non-small-cell lung cancer, US researchers report. [More]
Long-term survivors after esophagectomy with gastric pull-up can enjoy good quality of life

Long-term survivors after esophagectomy with gastric pull-up can enjoy good quality of life

Long-term survivors after esophagectomy with gastric pull-up can enjoy a satisfying meal and good quality of life according to a new study from a team of researchers at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles. [More]
Lymphatic invasion indicates prognosis for lung cancer patients

Lymphatic invasion indicates prognosis for lung cancer patients

The presence of lymphatic invasion indicates a worse prognosis for patients with pathologically node-positive lung adenocarcinoma, compared with its absence, indicate Japanese study findings. [More]
Surgeons perform first auditory brainstem implant operation in Northeast Ohio

Surgeons perform first auditory brainstem implant operation in Northeast Ohio

Surgeons at University Hospitals Case Medical Center have completed the first auditory brainstem implant (ABI) operation in Northeast Ohio on a woman who has lost most of her hearing due to benign tumors on her auditory nerves. [More]
Study shows effect of oral fungal yeast in inhibiting thrush

Study shows effect of oral fungal yeast in inhibiting thrush

Scientists at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center have discovered how the beneficial fungal yeast, Pichia, holds at bay a harmful fungal yeast, Candida. [More]
Physician-scientists present pancreatic cancer surgery findings at SSO Cancer Symposium

Physician-scientists present pancreatic cancer surgery findings at SSO Cancer Symposium

Despite the benefits of surgery for early stage pancreatic cancer, it remains under-utilized for patients with this deadly disease, according to a new national analysis of trends and outcomes. Physician-scientists at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine presented their findings and strategies to increase rates on March 13 at the Society of Surgical Oncology Cancer Symposium in Phoenix. [More]

Council discusses innovative model of care with Cleveland Clinic CEO

Today, the Nashville Health Care Council hosted 250 member executives for a conversation with Dr. Toby Cosgrove, president and CEO, Cleveland Clinic, about the Clinic's innovative model of care and focus on wellness of the mind and body. [More]
Patients with dental extractions before cardiac surgery still at risk for poor outcomes

Patients with dental extractions before cardiac surgery still at risk for poor outcomes

To pull or not to pull? That is a common question when patients have the potentially dangerous combination of abscessed or infected teeth and the need for heart surgery. [More]
UH Case Medical Center cardiologists perform TAVR procedure under twilight

UH Case Medical Center cardiologists perform TAVR procedure under twilight

University Hospitals Case Medical Center cardiologists Marco Costa, MD, and Dan Simon, MD, are among the first in the country to perform transaortic valve replacements (TAVR) while the patient is in a "twilight" sedation, awake and communicating with them during the procedure. [More]

Zilver PTX randomized trial of paclitaxel-eluting stents for femoropopliteal disease demonstrates superior results

Four-year results of the Zilver PTX Randomized Controlled Trial of Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents for Femoropopliteal Disease continue to demonstrate consistent, superior results when compared to bare metal stents (BMS) and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in terms of primary patency, restenosis reduction and revascularization rates. [More]

HIMSS Analytics achieves Stage 6 status on EMR Adoption ModelSM

HIMSS Analytics announced University Hospitals in Cleveland has achieved Stage 6 status on the EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM). As of January 2014, 12.7 percent - just 682 US hospitals - of the more than 5,400 U.S. hospitals tracked by HIMSS Analytics had reached Stage 6 on its Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM). [More]
DP stimulation in spinal cord-injured patients is successful in weaning patients from mechanical ventilators

DP stimulation in spinal cord-injured patients is successful in weaning patients from mechanical ventilators

A new study published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery finds that diaphragm pacing (DP) stimulation in spinal cord-injured patients is successful not only in weaning patients from mechanical ventilators but also in bridging patients to independent respiration, where they could breathe on their own without the aid of a ventilator or stimulation. [More]

FDA approves new artificial heart valve device that does not require major open surgery

An artificial heart valve device that does not require major open surgery has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. [More]
Cleveland Browns makes University Hospitals as official health care partner

Cleveland Browns makes University Hospitals as official health care partner

Today, the Cleveland Browns made official the partnership that makes University Hospitals in Cleveland the official health care partner of the Cleveland Browns for the next 10 years. [More]
Mammography beneficial for women in their 40s, find researchers

Mammography beneficial for women in their 40s, find researchers

Researchers from University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have published new findings in the February issue of American Journal of Roentgenology that mammography remains beneficial for women in their 40s. [More]

Terumo to distribute Nonin SenSmart Universal Oximetry System in the UK and Ireland

Nonin Medical, a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, today announced that it has entered into a multi-year distribution agreement with Terumo Cardiovascular Group in Europe. As of January 2014, Terumo Cardiovascular Group will distribute Nonin's SenSmart Universal Oximetry System to all hospitals in the UK and Ireland. A similar distribution agreement between the two companies for the United States was announced in April 2013. Terumo manufactures and markets medical devices for the global cardiac surgery market. [More]