Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Procedure News Stories - October 2009

Date Title Comments Rating
2009-10-31 Total ankle arthroplasty can improve quality of life but impact sports may increase risk 0 None
2009-10-31 Race of kidney donors may affect the survival rates of transplant recipients 1 None
2009-10-31 Accuray to focus on its CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System at the ASTRO meeting 0 None
2009-10-30 Left side grafting has lower risk to donors; small graft size not the only cause of 'small-for-size graft syndrome' 0 None
2009-10-30 Young medical school graduates more likely to recommend kidney transplantation for CKD patients 0 None
2009-10-30 Pre-dialysis recipients with high kidney function do not benefit from kidney transplants 0 None
2009-10-29 Bolton Medical reports first U.S. trial of its Relay Plus System for endovascular stent-graft procedures 0 None
2009-10-29 Prosurgics sells FreeHand laparoscopic camera controller to St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights 0 None
2009-10-29 Applied Spine Technologies announces first patient surgery to test safety and effectiveness of Stabilimax system 0 None
2009-10-29 World Journal of Gastroenterology reports a case of metallic foreign body in lower mid-abdomen 0 None
2009-10-29 Perioperative oral dietary supplements before elective surgery offers no functional benefit 0 None
2009-10-29 Conceptus reports clinical success of its Essure non-incisional permanent birth control procedure 0 None
2009-10-29 Cordis recalls its CROSSOVER Sheath Introducer 0 None
2009-10-29 Avon Foundation for Women awards grant to improve reconstructive breast surgery 0 None
2009-10-28 NeuroVasx cPAX Aneurysm Treatment System: first procedure in Spain performed 0 None
2009-10-28 NeoChord commences patient enrollment in its TACT European clinical trial 0 None
2009-10-28 First spinal surgery in the U.S. using Osteotech's MagniFuse PC bone graft technology performed 0 None
2009-10-28 Catheter-directed therapy safe and effective for treating acute pulmonary embolism 0 None
2009-10-28 Onset Medical announces first clinical usage of its Solopath Endovascular Access Catheter 0 None
2009-10-28 Vascular surgeons are endovascularly-trained and have better safety records 0 None
2009-10-28 Medtronic reports outcome of its Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve trial 0 None
2009-10-28 Clinical results of INVO procedure for treatment of infertility announced 0 None
2009-10-28 New comprehensive book on aesthetic plastic surgery from Elsevier 0 None
2009-10-27 Bioconnect Systems to present clinical study of Optiflow device at ASN Meeting in San Diego 0 None
2009-10-27 New study reveals the importance of bowel preparation prior to procedure 0 None
2009-10-27 Report on healthcare procedure costs published 0 None
2009-10-27 Elsevier releases a comprehensive book on contemporary aesthetic plastic surgery 0 None
2009-10-27 Dr. Paul Cutarelli, the first ophthalmologist to implant an advanced nanoFLEX lens 0 None
2009-10-27 Study: Minimally invasive procedure reduces cost and complications compared to open surgery 0 None
2009-10-27 Colonoscopy recommended as primary screening method for colorectal cancer, researchers report 0 None
2009-10-27 GI Solutions to conduct new incision-free procedure for GERD patients 0 None
2009-10-27 BMC surgeons use new EsophyX TIF for treatment of acid reflux or GERD 0 None
2009-10-27 Driving restrictions for heart patients after angioplasty 0 None
2009-10-27 Implantation of blue light-filtering intraocular lens increases nutritional component of the eye 0 None
2009-10-26 Comparison study between pre and postoperative BNP measurements for predicting negative outcomes after CABG surgery 0 None
2009-10-26 Vision loss after non-ocular surgery is rare but potentially devastating 0 None
2009-10-26 Persistent postoperative pain related to surgical and patient specific factors 0 None
2009-10-26 New urine tests may help predict kidney problems post surgery 0 None
2009-10-26 Surgery offers hope for migraine sufferers 0 None
2009-10-26 Supplemental oxygen during stroke is effective to combat brain tissue damage 0 None
2009-10-26 Dextrose solution decreases postoperative nausea and vomiting 0 None
2009-10-26 VASER-Assisted Lipoplasty delivers superior results in skin retraction and blood loss 0 None
2009-10-24 Cleavage rejuvenation, Botox Breast Lift and Awake-Breast Augmentation - are they safe? 1 None
2009-10-24 AGH Researchers to study the impact of biofilm infections on the success of orthopaedic procedures 0 5
2009-10-24 Researchers question the necessity of duodenal biopsy for celiac disease diagnosis 0 None
2009-10-24 Angiotech Pharmaceuticals launches the Tan EndoGlide Endothelium Insertion System in the U.S. 0 None
2009-10-24 Axis Three launches 3D surgical simulation platform at Plastic Surgery 2009 0 None
2009-10-23 ISHLT Infectious Disease Council issues new H1N1 advisory for cardiothoracic transplantation programs 0 None
2009-10-22 Javelin MIS Locking Facet System for lumbar spine stabilization 0 None
2009-10-22 PRINCE study chosen for AHA Scientific Sessions 0 None
2009-10-22 HBO treatments may improve neurological outcome after traumatic brain injury 0 None
2009-10-22 Laser Spine Institute acquires Aspen Back & Body 0 None
2009-10-22 VisionGraft Sterile Cornea allograft now available at Tissue Banks International 0 None
2009-10-22 Electronic eye implant mimics human retina; restores partial vision 0 None
2009-10-21 MIRP surgery carries higher risk of impotence and incontinence than traditional surgery 0 4
2009-10-21 UF scientists shed new light on old medical procedure 0 None
2009-10-21 Study finds lung scintigraphy more reliable than CTA for pulmonary embolism diagnosis in pregnant patients 0 None
2009-10-20 Seguro Surgical obtains global marketing rights to use a novel abdominal surgery device 0 None
2009-10-20 Physicians say thyroid surgery safe for older people 0 None
2009-10-20 Age, gender and malignancies pose significant risk factors for TIVADs survival 0 None
2009-10-19 Rich Plasma and Stem Cell therapies improve orthopedic conditions 0 None
2009-10-19 Olympus unveils new surgical instruments for single-incision procedures 0 None
2009-10-19 Study to examine the impact of LASIK procedure on patients’ quality of life 0 None
2009-10-19 Research study reveals SFSGD in EGD individuals with GRBWR below 0.8% 0 None
2009-10-19 Exercise prevents memory decline post brain radiation treatments 0 None
2009-10-19 Early detection of PGAP may reduce mortality rate 0 None
2009-10-18 Robotically assisted minimally invasive bladder reconstructive surgery on children performed 0 None
2009-10-15 Delays contribute to unnecessary ER visits and additional imaging services in symptomatic gallstone treatment 0 5
2009-10-15 25-year anniversary of the first neonatal cross-species heart transplantation to be celebrated 0 None
2009-10-15 Incisionless operation for stomach ulcers may soon move into human trials 0 None
2009-10-15 Endoscope: Less invasive alternative to laparoscopic techniques or conventional surgery 0 None
2009-10-15 PEAK Surgical's PRECISE clinical study results presented at the 95th ACS Congress 0 None
2009-10-15 Researchers to study gastric banding procedure on overweight, type 2 diabetic patients 0 None
2009-10-15 AbbeyMoor Medical's The Spanner temporary prostatic stent insertion procedure receives Category I CPT code 0 None
2009-10-15 ValenTx to present its first clinical study for the treatment of morbid obesity 0 None
2009-10-14 Renal artery stenosis does not necessitate surgical procedures 0 3.5
2009-10-14 Survey shows etiology of current mastectomy rates is multifactorial 0 None
2009-10-14 SCID infants who receive early bone marrow transplants are likely to have fewer complications 0 None
2009-10-14 Physicians having less than six hours of sleep linked to increase rate of surgical complications 0 None
2009-10-14 Endovascular procedure for abdominal aortic aneurysm may reduce mortality rate 0 None
2009-10-14 Use of minimally invasive procedures for radical prostatectomy has advantages as well as complications 0 None
2009-10-14 New neurosurgical procedure may prove helpful for patients with treatment-resistant depression 0 None
2009-10-14 Positive results from BioMimetic Therapeutics' Phase III trial comparing Augment Bone Graft to autograft 0 None
2009-10-14 Endoscopic surgery reduces postoperative discomfort and recovery time 0 None
2009-10-14 ASAPS and SAGE to publish Aesthetic Surgery Journal in 2010 0 None
2009-10-14 Bioluminescence imaging distinguishes tumor growth in vivo; leads to early treatment of eye cancer 0 1
2009-10-13 HyperBranch Medical Technology's NuSeal 30 hernia mesh fixation sealant product receives CE Mark 0 None
2009-10-13 NIH funds the University of California's consortium for immune disorder research 0 None
2009-10-13 Surgeons perform groundbreaking procedure using patient's own stem cells for repairing bone deficiencies 0 None
2009-10-12 The Hallowell Centers include beneficial exercises in treatment of ADHD 0 None
2009-10-12 Overview of procedures and techniques used for embryo transfer under transvaginal ultrasound guidance 0 None
2009-10-12 Socioeconomic and geographic disparities in the use of breast-conservating therapy 0 None
2009-10-09 Manual microdissection to remove biopsy cavities from breast cancer specimens essential 0 None
2009-10-09 Uvopalatopharyngoplasty surgery is effective for treating sleep apnea disorder 0 None
2009-10-09 Clarian Cardiovascular offers transradial cardiac catheterization 0 2
2009-10-08 Mitraclip is an experimental and controversial procedure, says heart specialist 1 None
2009-10-08 Specialists unanimously agree needle biopsy as 'best practice' for breast cancer diagnosis 0 None
2009-10-08 DATATRAK International to evaluate treatment of peripheral vascular disease 0 None
2009-10-07 Solos Endoscopy to showcase its MammoView line of surgical endoscopy instruments at the 95th Clinical Congress 0 None
2009-10-07 Uterine artery embolization proves to be better than laparoscopic occlusion of uterine arteries in treating fibroids 0 4
2009-10-07 Minimally invasive sling operations for stress urinary incontinence found promising 0 None
2009-10-07 New tool to help reduce cost and time factors for colonoscopies 0 None
2009-10-07 Study: Patients experience sleep apnea after opharyngeal cancer treatment 0 None
2009-10-07 Renaissance Laser and Vein Institute offers the new Titan Procedure for firming up sagging skin 0 None
2009-10-07 New ultrasound probe effective for treating kidney stones 0 2
2009-10-07 Skin cancer patients may benefit from smaller surgical margins 0 None
2009-10-06 Researchers find increase in the number of procedures performed for dermatologic health care 0 None
2009-10-06 Survival rates for multivisceral transplants increase with new treatment strategies 0 None
2009-10-05 Prompt diagnosis and treatment for otitis media benefits organ transplant recipients 0 5
2009-10-05 Radiofrequency-tonsillotomy: Effective method for treating children with enlarged tonsils 0 None
2009-10-05 Combination of medications and light therapy effective against head and neck cancers 0 None
2009-10-05 Radiofrequency ablation used to treat snoring patients 0 None
2009-10-05 Study examines roles of PCPs and hepatologists in post-transplant care 0 None
2009-10-04 Blepharoplasty increases patients' quality of life 0 None
2009-10-03 6.5 percent of ACL reconstruction patients undergo second knee surgery 0 4
2009-10-03 Survey: Recession affects 53 percent women with their decision on facial plastic surgery 0 None
2009-10-03 Research study suggests possibility of safely expanding donor kidney pool by 10 to 15 percent 0 None
2009-10-03 International Society for Hip Arthroscopy to focus on new procedures for hip surgery at its inaugural meeting 0 5
2009-10-01 Progressive infantile scoliosis responds well to a series of casts: Study 0 None
2009-10-01 Asia Pacific spinal nonfusion market to increase at compound annual growth rate by 2013 0 None


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