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Hospital for Special Surgery named top hospital in nation for orthopedics for sixth consecutive year

Hospital for Special Surgery named top hospital in nation for orthopedics for sixth consecutive year

For the sixth consecutive year, Hospital for Special Surgery has been ranked the top hospital in the country for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015 "Best Hospitals" survey. The hospital was also nationally recognized as a leader in rheumatology, ranking No. 3 in association with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. [More]
Mindray Medical announces completion of Wuhan Dragonbio acquisition

Mindray Medical announces completion of Wuhan Dragonbio acquisition

Mindray Medical International Limited, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide, announced today that it completed the acquisition of the remaining stake in Wuhan Dragonbio Surgical Implant Co., Ltd. for a total cash consideration of RMB 435 million (approximately US$ 70.2 million) pursuant to the terms of the definitive agreement entered into on July 7, 2015. [More]
Consumers get access to nationwide ratings of individual surgeons based on patient outcomes

Consumers get access to nationwide ratings of individual surgeons based on patient outcomes

Preventable medical errors of various kinds kill at least 200,000 Americans each year, making this the third leading cause of death in the United States, six times as many deaths as from auto accidents. One way to reduce such errors is for consumers to choose the best surgeons. For the first time ever, consumers across the U.S. today have access to ratings of individual surgeons based on outcomes—how often their patients die in hospital or within 90 days of hospital discharge, have serious complications in hospital, or need to be readmitted to a hospital within 90 days of discharge. [More]
Postmenopausal women with kidney, bladder stones not at increased risk for osteoporosis

Postmenopausal women with kidney, bladder stones not at increased risk for osteoporosis

Postmenopausal women with kidney or bladder stones are not at increased risk for osteoporosis, but they do have about a 15 percent increased risk of another painful stone, physician-scientists report. [More]
Surgery delays for elderly patients with traumatic spinal cord injury

Surgery delays for elderly patients with traumatic spinal cord injury

Older patients with traumatic spinal cord injury experience significant delays in being transferred to a specialist treatment centre and receiving surgery, compared with younger patients, study findings show. [More]
UVA earns national Women's Choice Awards for patient safety, patient satisfaction in orthopedics

UVA earns national Women's Choice Awards for patient safety, patient satisfaction in orthopedics

University of Virginia Medical Center has earned two 2015 national Women's Choice Awards from WomenCertified Inc. - one for patient safety and one for patient satisfaction in orthopedics. [More]
Researchers develop novel technique to generate activated T cells to tackle advanced melanoma

Researchers develop novel technique to generate activated T cells to tackle advanced melanoma

T cells from patients with melanoma can trigger a protective immune response against the disease according to a new study out of University Hospitals Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. [More]
Mindray announces definitive agreement to acquire remaining stake in Dragonbio for US$72.6 million

Mindray announces definitive agreement to acquire remaining stake in Dragonbio for US$72.6 million

Mindray Medical International Limited, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide, announced today a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining stake in Wuhan Dragonbio Surgical Implant Co., Ltd. for approximately US$72.6 million. [More]
Commercially available headphones unlikely to interfere with programmable shunt valve settings

Commercially available headphones unlikely to interfere with programmable shunt valve settings

Researchers at Brown University examined three magnetically programmable shunt valves to see if the magnetic field emissions of headphones can cause unintentional changes in shunt valve settings. Based on their findings, the researchers state that it is highly unlikely that commercially available headphones will interfere with programmable shunt valve settings. [More]
Mild head injury patients having lower serum S100B levels unlikely to have intracranial hemorrhage

Mild head injury patients having lower serum S100B levels unlikely to have intracranial hemorrhage

Researchers conducted a prospective observational study in elderly patients and adult patients receiving antiplatelet therapy who presented with mild head injury at two trauma hospitals in Vienna: the Trauma Hospital Meidling and the Donauspital. [More]
K2M announces the U.S. commercial launch of MESA 2 Deformity Spinal System

K2M announces the U.S. commercial launch of MESA 2 Deformity Spinal System

K2M Group Holdings, Inc., a global medical device company focused on designing, developing and commercializing innovative and proprietary complex spine technologies, techniques and minimally invasive procedures, today announced the U.S. commercial launch of the MESA 2 Deformity Spinal System, the Company's next-generation pedicle screw system designed to address the most complex spinal pathologies. [More]
Three Prime Healthcare Systems hospitals named among 100 top community hospitals in nation

Three Prime Healthcare Systems hospitals named among 100 top community hospitals in nation

Three Prime Healthcare Systems hospitals have been named among the 100 Best Community Hospitals in the nation by Becker's Healthcare. [More]
Study: Peripheral nerve stimulation therapy can reverse SCI-associated nerve deterioration

Study: Peripheral nerve stimulation therapy can reverse SCI-associated nerve deterioration

Approximately 12,000 spinal cord injuries (SCI) happen every year in the U.S., the majority caused by car accidents, falls, sporting accidents and gunshot wounds. [More]

FDA Grants clearance to MXO's dynaMX Compression Staple featuring Malleable Nitinol Technology

MX Orthopedics, Corp., a leader in superelastic technologies for orthopedic implants, announces the recent FDA clearance (K143622) of its patent-pending dynaMX™ Compression Staple featuring Malleable Nitinol Technology. [More]
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

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]
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