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Study shows effect of oral fungal yeast in inhibiting thrush

Study shows effect of oral fungal yeast in inhibiting thrush

Scientists at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center have discovered how the beneficial fungal yeast, Pichia, holds at bay a harmful fungal yeast, Candida. [More]
Physician-scientists present pancreatic cancer surgery findings at SSO Cancer Symposium

Physician-scientists present pancreatic cancer surgery findings at SSO Cancer Symposium

Despite the benefits of surgery for early stage pancreatic cancer, it remains under-utilized for patients with this deadly disease, according to a new national analysis of trends and outcomes. Physician-scientists at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine presented their findings and strategies to increase rates on March 13 at the Society of Surgical Oncology Cancer Symposium in Phoenix. [More]
FDA approves expansion of BIOTRONIK's ongoing ProMRI trial

FDA approves expansion of BIOTRONIK's ongoing ProMRI trial

BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical devices, announced today that the Food and Drug Administration has approved the expansion of BIOTRONIK's ongoing ProMRI trial. The new phase of the trial (Phase C) will study the company's ProMRI technology in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) devices. [More]
Bacterin launches a new allograft for orthopedic procedures

Bacterin launches a new allograft for orthopedic procedures

Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of OsteoSTX, a new novel allograft for orthopedic procedures. Utilizing Bacterin's proprietary demineralization technology, OsteoSTX are flexible cortical DBM matchsticks designed for multli-level and deformity spinal applications. [More]

Scientists honored for orthopedic breakthroughs at 2014 AAOS Annual Meeting

The Kappa Delta Sorority and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation presented four research awards today to scientists who are performing research that translates to improvements in patient treatment and care. [More]
RTI Surgical launches 2 new biological solutions at AAOS annual meeting in New Orleans

RTI Surgical launches 2 new biological solutions at AAOS annual meeting in New Orleans

RTI Surgical Inc., a leading global surgical implant company, is launching two new biological solutions at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting in New Orleans this week. NanOss Bioactive 3D, a synthetic three dimensional bioscaffold which supports bone formation, and map3™ Cellular Allogeneic Bone Graft, an implant that contains the three essential elements needed to generate and maintain new bone, will be introduced at the RTI Surgical exhibit at booth 5937 (Hall H) during the AAOS meeting. [More]
Viewpoints: No reason to delay health law; GOP may need an alternative message; shrinking abortion options

Viewpoints: No reason to delay health law; GOP may need an alternative message; shrinking abortion options

HealthCare.gov is working better, so the technical barriers to pushing people into new plans aren't as high. The law, meanwhile, attempts to establish a norm that all Americans should have coverage of a certain quality and comprehensiveness. In general and over time, this is good for them and for the system as a whole. [More]
Research roundup: Health care and prisoners; hospitalized patients' surrogates; suicides in the army

Research roundup: Health care and prisoners; hospitalized patients' surrogates; suicides in the army

As a group, jail-involved individuals, which we define here as people with a history of arrest and jail admission in the recent past, carry a heavy illness burden, with high rates of infectious and chronic disease as well as mental illness and substance use. [More]
Mainstay Medical initiates clinical trial to investigate ReActiv8 as treatment for adults with CLBP

Mainstay Medical initiates clinical trial to investigate ReActiv8 as treatment for adults with CLBP

Mainstay Medical today announced that it has secured approval from Ethics Committees in Australia to start a clinical trial of ReActiv8, its innovative implantable neurostimulation device for the treatment of people with Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP). Recruitment of subjects for the trial has commenced at three clinical sites in Australia. [More]

Study: Stem cell transplant effective in halting degenerative disc disease of spine

Stem cell transplant was viable and effective in halting or reversing degenerative disc disease of the spine, a meta-analysis of animal studies showed, in a development expected to open up research in humans. [More]

Healthgrades recognizes Adventist Medical Center as one of America's 100 Best hospitals

Adventist Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America's 100 Best hospitals for treating Critical Care and Spine Surgery patients. Healthgrades, a leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide and identified the 100 best hospitals. [More]

LVB Acquisition files registration statement for proposed initial public offering of common stock

Biomet, Inc. today announced that its parent company, LVB Acquisition, Inc., has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. [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]
Minimally invasive surgery outcomes show favorable results in low back pain patients

Minimally invasive surgery outcomes show favorable results in low back pain patients

Beaumont research findings published in the February online issue of Spine shows that patients who have a low back surgery called minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, end up better off in many ways than patients who have more invasive surgery to alleviate debilitating pain. [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]

Loyola surgeon successfully performs operation on patient suffering from rare disorder

Jarely Sanchez is an affectionate, energetic little girl who loves ballet. "Everyone she meets, she connects with," said her father, Jose Angel Ulloa. "She's like a magnet." But for more than a week, the three-year-old girl wasn't herself. [More]
UT Southwestern Medical Center opens new Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair

UT Southwestern Medical Center opens new Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair

UT Southwestern Medical Center today launched the new Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair, a state-funded initiative to promote innovative research and education, with the goals of accelerating translation into better diagnosis and revolutionizing care for millions of people who suffer brain injuries each year. [More]

Georgia hospital places order for Mazor Robotics' Renaissance system

Mazor Robotics Ltd., a developer of innovative guidance systems and complementary products, announced today that a hospital in Georgia, USA placed an order for its first Renaissance system. [More]
Cedars-Sinai neurosurgeon successfully performs CSF repair surgery on patient

Cedars-Sinai neurosurgeon successfully performs CSF repair surgery on patient

When Elizabeth "Beth" Johnson stood up from working at her computer Oct. 28, she noticed "a kind of funny feeling" in the back of her neck. By Nov. 2, the sensation had become an excruciating headache that came on whenever she tried to stand or sit upright. [More]
Ortho Development receives FDA clearance for patented Knee Articulating Spacer Molds

Ortho Development receives FDA clearance for patented Knee Articulating Spacer Molds

Ortho Development Corporation has received FDA clearance for its patented KASM Knee Articulating Spacer Molds. KASM is a cement spacer mold intended for use in treating patients who develop an infection after undergoing total knee replacement surgery. [More]