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Children's Hospital Los Angeles receives $2 million to spur research on brain, spinal cord tumors

Children's Hospital Los Angeles receives $2 million to spur research on brain, spinal cord tumors

A life-changing event for a Los Angeles family has resulted in their funding an endowment to support The Kort Family Foundation Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Research Program in the Division of Neurosurgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. [More]
Finding better treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Finding better treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

In an effort to find a better treatment for spinal curvature in children and young people, the EU's "StimulAIS" project is focused on electrostimulation of muscles. Fraunhofer scientists worked with partners from industry and research to develop a prototype implant that would do the job. [More]
Scientists pinpoint neurons responsible for alcohol consumption

Scientists pinpoint neurons responsible for alcohol consumption

Scientists have pinpointed a population of neurons in the brain that influences whether one drink leads to two, which could ultimately lead to a cure for alcoholism and other addictions. [More]
Person with chronic, complete paralysis regains voluntary control to work with robotic device

Person with chronic, complete paralysis regains voluntary control to work with robotic device

A 39-year-old man who had had been completely paralyzed for four years was able to voluntarily control his leg muscles and take thousands of steps in a "robotic exoskeleton" device during five days of training -- and for two weeks afterward -- a team of UCLA scientists reports this week. [More]
Costs for spinal fusion vary substantially by region, shows new research

Costs for spinal fusion vary substantially by region, shows new research

Costs for spinal fusion vary substantially by region, with costs being lowest in the Midwest and highest in the Northeast, according to the new research by Dr. W. Ryan Spiker and colleagues of University of Utah, Salt Lake City. [More]
Janssen, Bayer HealthCare announce results from landmark studies evaluating safety profile of XARELTO in NVAF patients

Janssen, Bayer HealthCare announce results from landmark studies evaluating safety profile of XARELTO in NVAF patients

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and its development partner, Bayer HealthCare, today announced results from PMSS (Post-Marketing Safety Surveillance) and XANTUS (XARELTO for Prevention of Stroke in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation), their landmark real-world studies evaluating the safety of XARELTO in people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). [More]
Performance Health's 2015 Scientific Advisory Committee meeting focuses on evidence-based practice

Performance Health's 2015 Scientific Advisory Committee meeting focuses on evidence-based practice

Performance Health held its 17th annual Scientific Advisory Committee meeting (known as TRAC) in Vancouver, Canada. Seventeen researchers and clinicians, representing five countries and expertise in physical therapy, chiropractic, exercise science, athletic training, and massage therapy, presented their research on Performance Health products, including TheraBand, Biofreeze and Cramer brands. [More]
Former football star Beau Orth set to take the stand in multimillion dollar medical malpractice trial

Former football star Beau Orth set to take the stand in multimillion dollar medical malpractice trial

Former football star Beau Orth, known to many Las Vegans as "Orth," is set to take the stand Friday in the multimillion dollar malpractice trial over a surgery he claims ended his playing career and caused lifelong injuries. [More]
Amedica announces release of Valeo II LL interbody fusion device

Amedica announces release of Valeo II LL interbody fusion device

Amedica Corporation, an innovative biomaterial company which develops and manufactures silicon nitride as a platform for biomedical applications, is pleased to announce the release of its silicon nitride lateral lumbar interbody fusion device. [More]
Gerard E. Francisco to be honored with AAPM&R Distinguished Member Award

Gerard E. Francisco to be honored with AAPM&R Distinguished Member Award

Gerard E. Francisco, M.D., chairman of physical medicine and rehabilitation at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School and chief medical officer at TIRR Memorial Hermann, will be recognized at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Oct. 1 - 4 in Boston. [More]

ulrich medical USA plans to increase workforce to meet the growing demands of spine implant business

ulrich medical USA, Inc. today announced plans to significantly increase its U.S. workforce in order to accommodate for the increasing demands of its dynamic spine implant business. Fueled by four consecutive years of profitable, double-digit growth and twenty percent year-to-date growth, the company is investing in its future and expanding across multiple functional areas within North America. [More]
SI-BONE announces publication of results from INSITE and SIFI studies

SI-BONE announces publication of results from INSITE and SIFI studies

SI-BONE, Inc., a medical device company that pioneered the use of the iFuse Implant System, a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device indicated for fusion for certain disorders of the sacroiliac (SI) joint, announced the publication of one-year results from two separate prospective multicenter clinical trials as well as the publication of a systematic review of 18 MIS SI joint fusion studies. [More]
Novel wound closure technique may reduce complication rates for patients with scoliosis

Novel wound closure technique may reduce complication rates for patients with scoliosis

Patients with scoliosis who undergo surgery may be less likely to develop an infection or other complications after the procedure when a novel wound closure technique pioneered at NYU Langone Medical Center is utilized, according to new research. [More]
Older patients more likely to be readmitted to hospital after ambulatory surgery

Older patients more likely to be readmitted to hospital after ambulatory surgery

Patients 65 and older who have ambulatory surgery are much more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days than younger patients, regardless of their health before surgery, reports a new, large national Northwestern Medicine study. The likely cause, based on previous research, is difficulty understanding medication dosing and discharge instructions, as well as cognitive impairment among older patients. [More]
Flowonix Medical's new Patient Therapy Controller approved for market release

Flowonix Medical's new Patient Therapy Controller approved for market release

Flowonix Medical, Inc., announced today that its newest product, the Patient Therapy Controller (PTC), has been approved for market release. The PTC interfaces with the company's Prometra platform of intrathecal infusion devices. A small, hand-held device with a touch-screen, the PTC allows the patient to initiate a bolus delivery of medication from the implanted pump. [More]

St. Luke’s neurosurgeon partners with Medtronic to perform first live feed neurosurgery

St. Luke’s University Health Network’s functional neurosurgeon Steven Falowski, MD, has partnered with Medtronic medical device company to promote faster and better product development within the field of neuromodulation for patients with pain and disability related to nerve disorders. [More]
Pennsylvania physicians examine back-to-school health, offer tips for parents and students

Pennsylvania physicians examine back-to-school health, offer tips for parents and students

As students start heading back to classes for the upcoming academic year, Pennsylvania physicians take a close look at back-to-school health and offer some tips for parents and students who strive to stay in class and not home in bed sick. [More]
UVa researchers examine the number, severity of head impacts during collegiate football practices and games

UVa researchers examine the number, severity of head impacts during collegiate football practices and games

Researchers at the University of Virginia examined the number and severity of subconcussive head impacts sustained by college football players over an entire season during practices and games. The researchers found that the number of head impacts varied depending on the intensity of the activity. [More]
Zimmer Biomet announces financial results for Q2 2015

Zimmer Biomet announces financial results for Q2 2015

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. The Company reported second quarter net sales of $1.17 billion, a decrease of 1.3% reported and an increase of 5.7% constant currency compared to the second quarter of 2014. [More]
MiMedx Group reports record revenues and earnings for Q2 2015

MiMedx Group reports record revenues and earnings for Q2 2015

MiMedx Group, Inc., the leading regenerative medicine company utilizing human amniotic tissue and patent-protected processes to develop and market advanced products and therapies for the Wound Care, Surgical, Orthopedic, Spine, Sports Medicine, Ophthalmic and Dental sectors of healthcare, announced today its record results for the second quarter of 2015. [More]
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