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University Hospitals introduces surgical procedure for management of glaucoma in NE Ohio

University Hospitals introduces surgical procedure for management of glaucoma in NE Ohio

With the arrival of a leading expert in glaucoma, Douglas Rhee, MD, as its chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University Hospitals Case Medical Center is introducing a surgical procedure for the management of glaucoma that is new to Northeast Ohio. [More]
Saint-Gobain Seals continues its long-standing relationship with OEMs

Saint-Gobain Seals continues its long-standing relationship with OEMs

Saint-Gobain Seals continues its long-standing relationship with OEMs in the high-speed surgical drill market as their integral supplier of OmniSeal® spring-energized seals. The seals excel at protecting the sensitive internal components of the drill during surgery and sterilization, ensuring a long life of the tool. [More]
Hill-Rom announces signing of definitive agreement to purchase TRUMPF Medical

Hill-Rom announces signing of definitive agreement to purchase TRUMPF Medical

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase TRUMPF Medical, the medical unit of the privately held TRUMPF Group, for approximately $250 million in cash. [More]
Growth hormone levels may manifest in signs of aging

Growth hormone levels may manifest in signs of aging

The decreased production of growth hormone is caused by a physiological process known as somatopause, which practically affects the entire body, since it's involved in body composition, metabolism, bone mineral density and cardiovascular function. [More]
Kids with rare mutations in two genes are 4 times more likely to develop severe scoliosis

Kids with rare mutations in two genes are 4 times more likely to develop severe scoliosis

Children with rare mutations in two genes are about four times more likely to develop severe scoliosis than their peers with normal versions of the genes, scientists have found. [More]
Infliximab biosimilar CT-P13 improves disease activity in patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Infliximab biosimilar CT-P13 improves disease activity in patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis

New data presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2014) show that the newly-approved infliximab biosimilar CT-P13 achieves statistically similar improvements in disease activity, disability and mobility in patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) compared to its original reference product infliximab (INX). [More]
Use of opioid linked to higher levels of dissatisfaction following spine surgery

Use of opioid linked to higher levels of dissatisfaction following spine surgery

A new study appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) links the use of opioid pain relievers (prescription medications, such as Percocet) to less improvement and higher levels of dissatisfaction following spine surgery. [More]
New study show direct link between depression and medication nonadherence

New study show direct link between depression and medication nonadherence

A new study led by Alan B. Ettinger, M.D., M.B.A., Director of the Epilepsy Center at Neurological Surgery, P.C., has found that many patients who fail to take their antiseizure medications are suffering from depression. [More]
One-third of PsA patients not receiving adalimumab doses to achieve optimal clinical benefit

One-third of PsA patients not receiving adalimumab doses to achieve optimal clinical benefit

Data presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress showed that a significant number of patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) were not receiving doses of the tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF╬▒) inhibitor adalimumab necessary to achieve optimal clinical benefit. [More]
1% of adults experience headaches associated with sexual activity, shows report

1% of adults experience headaches associated with sexual activity, shows report

About 1 percent of adults report they have experienced headaches associated with sexual activity, and that such headaches can be severe. [More]
Groundbreaking molecular imaging agent developed to trace advanced prostate cancer

Groundbreaking molecular imaging agent developed to trace advanced prostate cancer

Anti-androgen hormonal therapy, also called chemical castration, can be an important defense against further disease progression for patients with prostate cancer that has traveled and grown in other areas, or metastasized-but some cases simply do not respond to this treatment. [More]
Function restoration benefits for fibromyalgia in musculoskeletal disorders

Function restoration benefits for fibromyalgia in musculoskeletal disorders

Functional restoration programmes may help to suppress fibromyalgia in some patients with chronic disabling occupational musculoskeletal disorders, but more may need to be done to overcome longer-term related disability, research suggests. [More]
Sleep helps consolidate, strengthen new memories

Sleep helps consolidate, strengthen new memories

In study published today in Science, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center show for the first time that sleep after learning encourages the growth of dendritic spines, the tiny protrusions from brain cells that connect to other brain cells and facilitate the passage of information across synapses, the junctions at which brain cells meet. [More]
Concise analysis of robotics and surgical navigation systems in the U.S. market

Concise analysis of robotics and surgical navigation systems in the U.S. market

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: U.S. Market for Surgical Navigation Systems and Robotics [More]
MRI findings rarely associated with spine-related symptoms

MRI findings rarely associated with spine-related symptoms

Incidental magnetic resonance imaging findings are not generally associated with the development of chronic low back pain or radicular symptoms, US study findings indicate. [More]
Comparative study shows ultrasonic Bonescalpel makes spine surgery safe, efficient

Comparative study shows ultrasonic Bonescalpel makes spine surgery safe, efficient

Misonix, Inc., an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull-based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, announced that Dr. Ajay Krishnan of the prestigious Stavya Spine Hospital and Research Center in India concluded after a comparative study in 100 consecutive patients that the BoneScalpel is better than conventional methods in terms of safety and efficacy as it reduces the number of dural tears and neurological deficit, reduces blood loss and shortens operating time. [More]
Article introduces set of proposed standards for research on cLBP

Article introduces set of proposed standards for research on cLBP

Standardized research methods are needed to make greater progress toward reducing the high burden and costs of chronic low back pain (cLBP), according to a Task Force report in the June 15 issue of Spine. [More]
Researchers investigate correlation between lower back pain and genes

Researchers investigate correlation between lower back pain and genes

Lower back pain is a broad yet subtle subject. It has widely been associated with early degeneration of the discs of the human spine. [More]
European researchers explore new tools for prevention of back pain

European researchers explore new tools for prevention of back pain

European researchers and clinicians are working hand in hand to unveil the mechanisms leading to back pain, likely the most widespread chronic pathology among humans. Until recently, it was assumed that disc degeneration was the main process behind back pain. The intervertebral discs are joints made of soft and very strain resistant material, placed between the vertebrae of the spine. [More]
Hispanic women urged to be informed about pregnancy and baby health

Hispanic women urged to be informed about pregnancy and baby health

Hispanic women are significantly more likely to have a baby with a neural tube birth defect, and nearly a quarter of all preterm births in the United States are Hispanic, according to a new report from the March of Dimes. [More]