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New MRI shows detailed image following fracture repair without any distortion by metal surgical screws

New MRI shows detailed image following fracture repair without any distortion by metal surgical screws

People who sustain the most common type of hip fracture, known as a femoral neck fracture, are at increased risk of complications. A special type of MRI developed at Hospital for Special Surgery in collaboration with GE Healthcare can show a detailed image following fracture repair, without the distortion caused by metal surgical screws that are problematic in standard MRIs. [More]
New MRI can show detailed image following fracture repair without distortion by metal surgical screws

New MRI can show detailed image following fracture repair without distortion by metal surgical screws

People who sustain the most common type of hip fracture, known as a femoral neck fracture, are at increased risk of complications. A special type of MRI developed at Hospital for Special Surgery in collaboration with GE Healthcare can show a detailed image following fracture repair, without the distortion caused by metal surgical screws that are problematic in standard MRIs. [More]
Women are most likely to experience serious pain following knee replacement than men

Women are most likely to experience serious pain following knee replacement than men

Middle-aged women with rheumatoid arthritis or arthritis resulting from an injury are among the patients most likely to experience serious pain following a knee replacement, researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York have found. [More]

Postsurgical pain scores were highly correlated with overall patient satisfaction during hospital stays

Postsurgical pain scores were highly correlated with reports of overall patient satisfaction during hospital stays, in a new finding that was true for some types of surgery more than others. [More]
Invuity secures $36 million round of financing led by HC Royalty

Invuity secures $36 million round of financing led by HC Royalty

Invuity, Inc., a developer of advanced medical devices to dramatically improve access and visualization in minimally invasive and minimal access surgeries, announced today that it has secured $36 million in a Series E financing led by HealthCare Royalty Partners, along with existing investors Valence Life Sciences, InterWest Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and a number of other qualified investors. [More]

Mindray's net revenues increase 16.5% to $368.4 million in fourth quarter 2013

Mindray Medical International Limited, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide, announced today its selected unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. [More]

forMD launches private online community for alumni of Hospital for Special Surgery

forMD, an innovative provider of specialty physician communities, has launched a private online community for alumni of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), one of the nation's leading orthopedic hospitals. [More]

Wilson Medical Center, Duke LifePoint Healthcare complete formation of new joint venture

Wilson Medical Center and Duke LifePoint Healthcare have completed the formation of their new joint venture following approval by the Attorney General of North Carolina. The organizations now officially share ownership and operation of Wilson Medical Center. [More]
Plasma microRNA test boosts lung cancer screening

Plasma microRNA test boosts lung cancer screening

The ability to screen for lung cancer is improved by the development of a plasma 24-microRNA signature classifier, research suggests. [More]
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals’ net revenues increase $125.9M to 56%

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals’ net revenues increase $125.9M to 56%

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a fully integrated specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ending December 31, 2013. The Company also highlighted select commercial, regulatory and clinical development progress and future goals and provided financial guidance for 2014. [More]

Advanced paternal age effects extend to several psychiatric disorders

The effect of advanced paternal age at childbearing on the psychiatric morbidity risk of their children extends to several psychiatric disorders and particularly bipolar disorder, findings from a sibling-comparison study show. [More]

H4 receptor activation plays part in NSCLC progression

Histamine H4 receptor activation decreases epithelial-to-mesenchymal transmission in non-small-cell lung cancer, Chinese research shows. [More]

Unusual EGFR mutation should influence advanced NSCLC treatment choice

Non-small-cell lung cancer patients with very unusual epidermal growth factor receptor mutations may be more likely to be benefit from first-line chemotherapy than a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, research suggests. [More]

The Alliance to End Hunger, Promedica to host summit on hunger and health

ProMedica, a nonprofit healthcare organization serving northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, is partnering with the Alliance to End Hunger to host Come to the Table, a summit in Washington, D.C., to broaden the dialogue nationally about addressing hunger as a health issue. [More]

Driver mutations found in more than half of adenosquamous lung carcinomas

Analysis of a large cohort of Chinese patients with adenosquamous lung carcinoma has identified known mutant kinases in more than half of the tumours, researchers report in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. [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]
Researchers reveal effectiveness of web-based weight-loss programs

Researchers reveal effectiveness of web-based weight-loss programs

Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that DietBet, a web-based commercial weight loss program that pairs financial incentives with social influence, delivers significant weight losses. The study and its findings have been published in the current issue of the open access publication JMIR Serious Games. [More]
Sanford Health opens new clinic in Dickinson, ND

Sanford Health opens new clinic in Dickinson, ND

The new Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic, which is replacing the existing Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic, is now open. The new clinic, located at 2615 Fairway St., is more than six times the size of the current clinic at 938 Second Ave. W. and can house more than 20 physicians, providing better patient access than ever before. [More]

Mobile compression device just as effective as blood thinners in preventing DVT after joint surgery

Research from The Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education at Scripps Clinic could change how patients are treated to prevent blood clots after joint replacement surgery. A study published as the lead article in the current issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery determined that after lower extremity joint replacement surgery a mobile compression device was just as effective as blood thinners in preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), but without negative side effects including bleeding complications. [More]

FDA approves IMRIS’ VISIUS Surgical Theatre that integrates high-field MR scanners

IMRIS Inc. today announced US Food and Drug Administration clearance of the newest generation VISIUS® Surgical Theatre which integrates Siemens' latest high-field MR scanners. [More]