Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Procedure News Stories - December 2009

Date Title Comments Rating
2009-12-31 UT Southwestern doctor uses a viable alternative in aortic graft surgery 0 None
2009-12-30 AngioDynamics introduces new family of micro-introducer kits with stiffened introducer option 0 None
2009-12-24 Development of eye banking 0 None
2009-12-24 Peritoneal dialysis updates 0 None
2009-12-24 LUHS urogynecologists awarded $1M NIH Challenge Grant 0 None
2009-12-24 MiMedx Group launches its Paradis Vaso Shield vessel cover product 0 None
2009-12-23 Bovie Medical's Resistick II coated electrodes receive FDA 510(k) clearance 0 None
2009-12-23 Comprehensive up-date on pharmacology-assisted vitreoretinal surgery 0 None
2009-12-23 Second successful phrenic nerve decompression surgery 0 None
2009-12-23 Back pain problems continue to rise in U.S. 0 None
2009-12-22 Chordoma surgery through the nose 1 None
2009-12-22 Alternative technique for lumbar fusion with autologous bone plugs 0 None
2009-12-22 Facial plastic surgeon refines rhinoplasty with 3-D endoscopic high definition system 0 5
2009-12-22 First robot-assisted lung-tumor surgery performed at UT Southwestern Medical Center 0 1
2009-12-22 Abdominal surgery may increase risk of complications and death in older patients 0 None
2009-12-22 New minimally invasive orthopedic knee procedure brought to San Antonio 0 None
2009-12-21 Gore introduces PROPATEN Vascular Grafts with Integrated Rings 0 None
2009-12-21 Medical experts recognize surgery as legitimate and effective treatment for type 2 diabetes 0 5
2009-12-21 U.S. Census Bureau highlights pioneering transplant procedures 0 None
2009-12-18 Solos Endoscopy to introduce new, improved MammoView ductoscope 0 None
2009-12-18 NiTi Surgical Solutions' ColonRing used for the first time in a colorectal surgery in China 0 None
2009-12-18 Study results of Impella 2.5 circulatory assist device in high-risk PCI procedures published 0 None
2009-12-17 Osteotech submits Duratech BioRegeneration Matrix 510(k) application to the FDA 0 None
2009-12-17 Neurologist performs catheter procedure on stroke patient 0 None
2009-12-17 UC San Diego Medical Center performs complex surgery on brain lesion 0 5
2009-12-16 Cohera Medical announces treatment of first patient in TissuGlu study 0 None
2009-12-16 MAQUET Cardiovascular signs single source provider contract with Novation for its VASOVIEW EVH System 0 None
2009-12-16 Encouraging early clinical results for treatment of KC with Avedro's Keraflex KXL technology 0 None
2009-12-16 New York Times highlights shortfalls in transplant patient immunosuppressive drug coverage 0 None
2009-12-16 Pancreas removal, and successful isolation and transplantation of insulin producing cells 0 None
2009-12-15 Kidney drug plan divides transplant and dialysis supporters 0 None
2009-12-15 Florida doctor performs new, effective treatment for sinusitis 0 None
2009-12-15 Breakthrough procedure yields a number of medical possibilities for dental stem cells 0 None
2009-12-15 UT Southwestern Medical Center performs minimally invasive procedures for sinuses and chronic rhinosinusitis 0 None
2009-12-14 Montreal Heart Institute performs landmark procedure 0 None
2009-12-14 Cell-enriched breast reconstruction procedure improves breast deformity in lumpectomy patients 0 None
2009-12-14 Study: Ethyl nitrite improves blood flow and organ status during laparoscopy 0 None
2009-12-11 French team develops robotic technology to operate on a beating heart 0 None
2009-12-11 Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital performs partial knee resurfacing surgery using MAKOplasty technology 0 None
2009-12-11 Study finds better than predicted outcomes for patients who undergo pancreatic necrosectomy 0 None
2009-12-11 Cedars-Sinai Center for Weight Loss re-accredited as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence 0 None
2009-12-11 Carotid endarterectomy can benefit patients with chronic kidney disease 0 None
2009-12-10 NEJM studies lead to drop in vertebroplasty and vertebral augmentation procedures 0 None
2009-12-10 Glucose can aid in preventing low sodium levels in patients undergoing prostate surgery 0 None
2009-12-10 Low doses of lidocaine given intravenously help control pain after ambulatory surgery procedures 0 None
2009-12-10 USC Fetal Therapy Program achieves improved survival rate in TTTS fetal surgery 0 5
2009-12-09 More number of obese adults are turning to bariatric surgery as a last resort, says WHO 0 None
2009-12-09 Preliminary study shows 'mini' stem cell transplantation may safely reverse severe sickle cell disease 0 None
2009-12-09 Misuse of blood thinners in dialysis patients reported 0 None
2009-12-09 New guidelines on the management of antithrombotic agents for endoscopic procedures published 0 None
2009-12-09 IQWiG's report on autologous stem cell transplantation for soft tissue sarcoma 0 None
2009-12-08 Applied Spine Technologies: Two Stabilimax surgeries performed in South Africa 1 3
2009-12-08 HALO procedure can help manage Barrett's esophagus and prevent esophageal cancer 0 3
2009-12-08 Patients with recurrent shoulder dislocations may benefit from new surgical technique 0 None
2009-12-08 Geisinger installs catheter-based cardiac assist device, Impella 2.5 0 None
2009-12-08 New bone marrow transplantation technique shows prompt immune recovery 0 None
2009-12-07 Kidneys from donors with renal masses to address the current organ shortage 0 None
2009-12-04 Stentys commences enrollment in its comparative stent study 0 None
2009-12-04 FNAC plays an increased role in the diagnosis of bone lesions 0 None
2009-12-04 Mitral valve repair by experienced surgeons improves the survival rate of patients 0 5
2009-12-04 PRP shows strong potential for accelerated healing of dental implant procedures 0 None
2009-12-04 Hospital based surgical center out performed by ambulatory surgical center in otolaryngic surgeries 0 None
2009-12-04 Minimally invasive spine surgery poised for rapid growth 0 None
2009-12-04 Expert advice for organ transplant surgeons on clinical issues posed by swine flu pandemic 0 None
2009-12-03 Nonanesthesiologist-administered propofol for GI procedures safe 1 4
2009-12-03 Book on the most common interventional and therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures 0 None
2009-12-03 Interactive video presentation on corset trunkplasty surgery 0 None
2009-12-03 Brandeis University researchers appraises economic benefits of BOS-P lens 0 4
2009-12-02 Ellipse Technologies presents clinical results of its MAGEC System study 0 None
2009-12-02 Saint Louis University Hospital performs one of the first total abdominal colectomies 0 None
2009-12-02 Early and later treatment options provide similar outcomes in knee injuries, says study 0 None
2009-12-02 nContact Surgical initiates clinical trials of its convergent procedure for paroxysmal AF 0 None
2009-12-02 Surgeons remove rectal mass using innovative surgical approach 0 None
2009-12-02 Percutaneous disc decompression keeps patients pain-free up to two years later, shows study 0 5
2009-12-01 Royal Philips Electronics highlights its interventional radiology/oncology solutions at the RSNA meeting 0 None
2009-12-01 50 U.S. Hospitals approve Osteotech's Plexur M bone-polymer biocomposite 0 None
2009-12-01 MHI performs its first Amptlazer- Cardiac Plug implant 0 None
2009-12-01 European Commission and the EMEA approve Angiox in primary PCI for STEMI 0 None


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