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FDA grants first cervical multilevel indication to Centinel Spine’s STALIF C integrated interbody device

FDA grants first cervical multilevel indication to Centinel Spine’s STALIF C integrated interbody device

Centinel Spine, Inc., the pioneer of Stand-Alone, No-Profile, Integrated Interbody fusion devices was granted the first cervical multilevel indication for a Stand-Alone interbody device by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). [More]
Patients have nothing to fear from having physicians-in-training to assist in brain and spine surgeries

Patients have nothing to fear from having physicians-in-training to assist in brain and spine surgeries

An analysis of the results of more than 16,000 brain and spine surgeries suggests patients have nothing to fear from having residents — physicians-in-training — assist in those operations. The contributions of residents, who work under the supervision and alongside senior physicians, do nothing to increase patients' risks of postoperative complications or of dying within 30 days of the surgery, the analysis showed. [More]
Residents’ participation does not increase patients’ risks of postoperative complications after brain and spine surgeries

Residents’ participation does not increase patients’ risks of postoperative complications after brain and spine surgeries

An analysis of the results of more than 16,000 brain and spine surgeries suggests patients have nothing to fear from having residents — physicians-in-training — assist in those operations. [More]
Severe pediatric head injuries treated at U.S. combat support hospitals during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Severe pediatric head injuries treated at U.S. combat support hospitals during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. combat support hospitals treated at least 650 children with severe, combat-related head injuries, according to a special article in the July issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. [More]
MSD announces EC approval of SIMPONI (golimumab) for treatment of adult patients with nr-axial SpA

MSD announces EC approval of SIMPONI (golimumab) for treatment of adult patients with nr-axial SpA

MSD (Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA) today announced that on 22 June the European Commission approved SIMPONI (golimumab) for the treatment of adult patients with severe, active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axial SpA). [More]
STAR tumor ablation system reduces pain from spinal tumors, improves quality of life

STAR tumor ablation system reduces pain from spinal tumors, improves quality of life

Many patients with advanced cancers experience significant pain, and the pain caused by metastases (cancers that have spread to the spine) can be excruciating as tumor growth replaces bone. [More]
DePuy Synthes Companies, AO Foundation sign cooperation agreement to improve patient outcomes

DePuy Synthes Companies, AO Foundation sign cooperation agreement to improve patient outcomes

The DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the company has signed a five-year cooperation agreement with the AO Foundation to continue the work they began together in 1960 to deliver world-class professional education and develop new innovations that improve patient outcomes and increase efficiency of care. [More]
Improved clinical management results in higher quality of life for patients with neurofibromatosis

Improved clinical management results in higher quality of life for patients with neurofibromatosis

A genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis (NF) causes benign tumors to grow on the brain, spinal cord, and other parts of the nervous system. [More]
Centinel Spine obtains FDA clearance for STALIF MIDLINE, MIDLINE II and MIDLINE II-Ti devices

Centinel Spine obtains FDA clearance for STALIF MIDLINE, MIDLINE II and MIDLINE II-Ti devices

Centinel Spine, Inc., the pioneer of Stand-Alone, No-Profile, Integrated Interbody fusion devices receive FDA clearance for its STALIF MIDLINE, MIDLINE II, MIDLINE II-Ti (Ti-ACTIVE) devices for use with allogeneic bone graft in lumbar spinal fusion procedures. [More]
Loyola tests new combination treatment for people living with cancer that has spread to spine

Loyola tests new combination treatment for people living with cancer that has spread to spine

Loyola University Medical Center is the first center in the country to enroll patients in a clinical trial of a minimally invasive treatment for patients living with cancer that has spread to the spine. [More]
Recurrent major depression may increase osteoporosis risk in men

Recurrent major depression may increase osteoporosis risk in men

A recent study from the University of Eastern Finland in collaboration with Deakin University, Australia, shows that recurrent major depressive disorder (MDD) in men is associated with lower bone density. The use of antidepressants was also associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD), but this association was dependent on the person's weight and site of bone measurement. [More]
Study shows that ankylosing spondylitis can be predicted by low birth weight

Study shows that ankylosing spondylitis can be predicted by low birth weight

The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) Press Conference showed that a diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) can be predicted by low birth weight, having older siblings and hospitalisation for infection between the ages of 5-16 years. [More]
INS announces winners of inaugural best abstract competition at 12th World Congress

INS announces winners of inaugural best abstract competition at 12th World Congress

The International Neuromodulation Society (INS) announced winners today of its inaugural best abstract competition at the 12th World Congress in Montreal. [More]
Researchers discover initiation process of dendritic spines

Researchers discover initiation process of dendritic spines

Researchers from the University of Helsinki, ETH Zürich, Aix-Marseille and the German Mouse Clinic teamed up to investigate the initiation process of dendritic spines. They discovered that protein called MIM bends the plasma membrane to aid the formation of dendritic spines from the surface of the neuronal dendrite. [More]
EMA, ESMO and RCE joint workshop focuses on rare cancers and chordoma

EMA, ESMO and RCE joint workshop focuses on rare cancers and chordoma

To date, there is no drug approved for medical therapy of chordoma patients. Supporting research for chordoma (a very rare cancer arising from the skull base or the spine and affecting only one person in a million per year) was the focus of talks that took place on 30 April 2015 at the European Medicines Agency in London. The workshop was attended by patients, oncologists, pathologists, regulators, statisticians and industry representatives. [More]
El Camino Hospital enrolls first patient in safety study using RenovoCath

El Camino Hospital enrolls first patient in safety study using RenovoCath

El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California has enrolled the first patient in a safety study using the RenovoCath, a new catheter that is being introduced for targeted delivery of fluids to selected sites in the peripheral vascular system. The study will help physicians determine appropriate dosing of locally-delivered chemotherapy for patients with pancreatic cancer. [More]
Researchers examine neuroimaging findings in children with sports-related concussions

Researchers examine neuroimaging findings in children with sports-related concussions

Researchers from the Canada North Concussion Network in Manitoba examined neuroimaging studies obtained in children and adolescents with sports-related concussions and found that the images appeared normal in 78% of cases. [More]
Children's National Health System selects Agfa HealthCare's DR Technologies to reduce radiation dose in pediatric patients

Children's National Health System selects Agfa HealthCare's DR Technologies to reduce radiation dose in pediatric patients

Agfa HealthCare announced today that Children's National Health System has installed six DX-D 100 mobile DR systems and two DX-D 600 full room direct radiography (DR) suites to transition two X-ray rooms from computed radiography (CR) to DR. [More]
New study on vestibulo-ocular dysfunction in pediatric sports-related concussion

New study on vestibulo-ocular dysfunction in pediatric sports-related concussion

Researchers from the Canada North Concussion Network in Manitoba investigated the frequency of vestibulo-ocular dysfunction in children and adolescents with sports-related concussion and found that its presence was predictive of a prolonged recovery. [More]
Centinel Spine achieves milestone implantation of 20,000 STALIF C cervical integrated interbody devices

Centinel Spine achieves milestone implantation of 20,000 STALIF C cervical integrated interbody devices

Centinel Spine, Inc., the pioneer of spinal Stand-Alone, No-Profile®, Integrated Interbody™ devices has now implanted 20,000 STALIF C cervical Integrated Interbody devices. The STALF C device is implanted during cervical fusion procedures to treat degenerative spinal disorders. [More]
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