Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Procedure News Stories - October 2010

Date Title Comments Rating
2010-10-30 Brigham and Women's, and UI Hospitals and Clinics begin certification for SynCardia artificial heart implantation 0 None
2010-10-30 Physicians suggest patients who receive MoM hip replacement to pay attention on post-operative pain 0 4
2010-10-30 Study finds SBRT therapy delays pancreatic cancer progression 0 None
2010-10-30 Karmanos, WSU SOM present long-term results of fast neutron radiotherapy in localized prostate cancer 0 None
2010-10-29 KAST trial to assess Kiva vertebral augmentation treatment for painful VCFs due to osteoporosis 0 None
2010-10-29 New Ostomy Algorithm receives support of nurses 0 None
2010-10-29 Henry Ford Hospital physicist receives ASTRO's Basic Science Abstract Award 0 None
2010-10-29 Fast Neutron Radiotherapy safe and effective for treatment of non-small cell lung cancer: Study 0 None
2010-10-29 Access to kidney transplantation increases for elderly patients 0 None
2010-10-29 Low levels of pre-treatment radiation do not risk radiotherapy efficacy in prostate, lung cancer patients 0 None
2010-10-29 cbm marks 10 millionth cataract surgery 0 None
2010-10-28 Slivers of frozen ovaries allow for childbirth later in life 0 1
2010-10-28 FDA clears ArthroCare's Spartan PEEK Suture Implant system 0 None
2010-10-28 CECOLFES fertility treatment results demonstrate effectiveness of INVOcell cycle process 0 None
2010-10-28 IsoRay completes Cs-131 brachytherapy seeds feasibility study for breast cancer treatment 0 None
2010-10-28 Systemic amyloidosis patient to receive triple organ transplant 0 5
2010-10-28 World's largest free-standing proton therapy center opens 0 None
2010-10-28 NSF awards Rutgers $1.82M grant to acquire Siemens Trio 3T MRI scanner 0 None
2010-10-28 Causes, prevention, and management of inferior alveolar nerve injury during implant dentistry 0 4.5
2010-10-28 More effective therapeutic exercises underutilized in treatment of chronic neck pain 0 None
2010-10-27 Advanced procedure for microsurgical breast reconstruction offered at Baptist Health hospitals 0 None
2010-10-27 New minimally-invasive approach to traditional facelift procedure 0 None
2010-10-27 Blocking receptor contributing to memory deficits may prevent memory loss after anesthesia 1 2.5
2010-10-27 New type of radiation reduces GI side effects but does not improve survival rate in prostate cancer patients 0 None
2010-10-27 ENDOMETRIN Vaginal Insert offers effective luteal support in IVF procedures 0 None
2010-10-27 Researchers recommend vaginal delivery for breech babies 0 5
2010-10-27 Opiate substitution treatment reduces mortality risk by 85% 0 None
2010-10-27 Dobkin technique delays brain damage in heart attack victims 0 None
2010-10-27 IMRT reduces gastrointestinal complications in prostate cancer patients 0 None
2010-10-26 Neurologix holds license for gene therapy to treat severe depression 0 5
2010-10-26 Study finds ABVD standard chemotherapy effective for Hodgkin's lymphoma 0 5
2010-10-26 Stereotactic radiation effective for trigeminal neuralgia 0 None
2010-10-26 CorMatrix's ECM technology reduces postoperative atrial fibrillation in CABG patients 0 None
2010-10-26 Short course of radiation before surgery reduces rectal cancer recurrence: Study 0 None
2010-10-26 Combination of radiation and hormone therapy improves survival rate among prostate cancer patients 0 None
2010-10-26 Chemoradiotherapy can reduce bladder cancer recurrence 0 None
2010-10-26 IMRT minimizes gastrointestinal side effects of prostate cancer treatment 0 None
2010-10-26 Dual antiplatelet therapy study expanded into Australia and New Zealand 0 None
2010-10-26 Combination of chemotherapy and radiation improves control of cancer within bladder 0 None
2010-10-25 First implantation of Neo-Urinary Conduit in bladder cancer patient performed at University of Chicago 0 None
2010-10-25 ThermalTherapeutic Systems, Applied Medical enter strategic alliance 0 None
2010-10-25 CryoLife commences European distribution of PerClot polysaccharide hemostatic agent 0 None
2010-10-25 Researchers create new high-content assay to increase human embryonic stem cell survival 0 None
2010-10-25 GSN initiates trial of microarray PGD on pregnancy and implantation rates in IVF 0 None
2010-10-25 New gene therapy product reduces plasma cholesterol levels 0 None
2010-10-25 Kryptonite adhesive can improve quality of heart patients recovering from open-chest surgery 0 None
2010-10-25 Botox beneficial for cosmetic dental treatment 0 None
2010-10-22 EES implantation reduces restenosis, repeat revascularization in patients with calcified culprit lesions 0 None
2010-10-22 New set of guidelines for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Screening 0 None
2010-10-22 Medtronic's Xpander II receives FDA clearance for vertebral compression fractures 0 None
2010-10-22 Orthopaedic Surgeon implants first MIDLINE device at Valley Hospital 0 None
2010-10-21 Boston Scientific's Advanix Biliary Plastic Stents receive FDA 510(k) clearance and CE Mark approval 0 None
2010-10-21 New data from ESHO/EORTC STBSG Phase III clinical study of hyperthermia 0 None
2010-10-21 Study finds feasibility of CTC in remote health centers where optimal colonoscopy is limited 0 None
2010-10-21 Effects of breast cancer do not end after chemotherapy 0 4
2010-10-21 Hormone therapy associated with increased risk of death from breast cancer 0 None
2010-10-21 Stereotaxis launches Odyssey Interventional Network portal for global cardiovascular community 0 None
2010-10-21 Researchers suggest 'watch and wait' strategy for girls with germ-cell ovarian tumors 0 None
2010-10-21 Menopausal estrogen replacement therapy speeds growth of ovarian cancer 0 None
2010-10-21 VA checklists save lives, study says 0 None
2010-10-20 Retina Implant's first clinical trial results presented at 2010 AAO annual meeting 0 5
2010-10-20 ACS NSQIP recognizes Christiana Care Health System as participating hospital 0 None
2010-10-20 FDA provides update on three-part study of LASIK procedure 0 None
2010-10-20 Nitric oxide inhalation reduces pain in sickle cell disease patients 0 None
2010-10-20 Cataract surgery also reduces car crashes 0 None
2010-10-20 Aspirin before cardiac surgery reduces postoperative cardiocerebral complications 1 None
2010-10-20 Smokers have more complications and higher death rate after surgery than non-smokers 0 None
2010-10-20 Study finds ketamine-propofol combination effective for pediatric procedural sedation 0 5
2010-10-20 Preoperative statin therapy prior to coronary bypass surgery improves survival rate 0 None
2010-10-20 MD Anderson treats lung cancer with pencil beam scanning proton therapy 0 None
2010-10-20 Inguinal lymph node dissection with spinal anesthesia improves prognosis in patients with malignant melanoma 0 None
2010-10-20 Dexamethasone improves quality of life after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery 0 4
2010-10-20 Studies explore efforts to measure, improve hospitals' surgical outcomes 0 None
2010-10-20 Japanese study finds proton beam therapy safe and effective for Stage I inoperable NSCLC 0 None
2010-10-20 NHLBI launches multicenter study of body cooling treatment in infants and children after cardiac arrest 0 None
2010-10-19 ReGen takes exception to FDA CDRH's plan to rescind Menaflex knee implant 510(k) clearance 0 None
2010-10-19 Study estimates demand for radiation therapy will increase by 22% over next decade 0 None
2010-10-19 New Integra Flow Regulating Valve, Mini featured at 2010 neurological surgeons congress 0 5
2010-10-19 Study reveals diagnostic strategies eliminate ionizing radiation exposure in IBD patients 0 None
2010-10-19 Researchers identify new mechanism that could help develop effective chemotherapy drug 0 None
2010-10-19 Annals of Vascular Surgery publishes Endologix's Powerlink System clinical trial results for AAA endovascular repair 0 None
2010-10-19 Robot-assisted surgery effective for five-year prostate cancer control: Study 0 None
2010-10-19 Researchers report breakthrough studies in liver cell transplantation 0 None
2010-10-19 New LED device may help advance photodynamic therapy for skin cancer 0 None
2010-10-19 Study assesses children's exposure to anesthesia and risk for developmental, behavioral disorders 0 None
2010-10-19 Study finds link between blood sugar levels and mortality risk in diabetic patients after non-cardiac surgeries 0 None
2010-10-18 STB completes Fibrin Adhesive STat pre-IND submission to FDA 0 None
2010-10-18 Retroflexion in right colon increases yield of polyps in proximal colon 0 None
2010-10-18 Women with normal bone mineral density at age 67 don't need osteoporosis screening again for 10 years 0 None
2010-10-18 New emergency care guidelines simplify CPR 0 None
2010-10-18 Deductible-free screening encourages use of preventive care services 0 None
2010-10-18 Integra launches CRW Precision Arc Stereotactic System for neurosurgery 0 None
2010-10-18 ESHRE study shows advantages of CGH technique in IVF procedure 0 None
2010-10-18 Abreu btt 700 System for continuous temperature monitoring launched at ASA Annual Meeting 0 None
2010-10-18 ABCs of cardiopulmonary resuscitation re-arranged 0 None
2010-10-18 Free margin of 2mm from area of invasive breast cancer minimizes residual disease: Study 0 None
2010-10-18 Major advance in treatment of brain disorders with external genes 0 4
2010-10-17 Hands only CPR effective: New guidelines 0 None
2010-10-17 Elective surgeries routed to private health system to ease burden 0 None
2010-10-17 Change to WA organ donor laws tabled 1 3.7
2010-10-15 New implantable pressure sensor for patients with cataract and glaucoma 0 None
2010-10-15 GI Dynamics' EndoBarrier therapy to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity granted European CE mark approval 0 5
2010-10-15 Chest compression-only method of CPR better than standard CPR 0 None
2010-10-15 VertiFlex enrolls patients in Superion IDE clinical trial 0 2
2010-10-15 Study finds TMS is an effective treatment solution for major depression 0 5
2010-10-14 Biodar Plus to provide INVO Bioscience's infertility treatments and distribute INVOcell device across Ukraine 0 None
2010-10-14 ERS calls Europeans for lung test on World Spirometry Day 0 None
2010-10-14 IVF is now consider as first-line infertility treatment 0 None
2010-10-14 Study confirms long term survival benefit of ELAD bioartificial liver support system in Chinese ACLF patients 0 None
2010-10-14 IsoRay initiates study of Cesium-131 brachytherapy seeds for NSCLC cancer 0 None
2010-10-14 Surface electromyography can assist postoperative recovery process in patients following knee surgery 0 2
2010-10-14 Study finds hemostatic powder effective in treating 95% of patients with bleeding peptic ulcers 0 5
2010-10-14 'Keyhole' procedure safer than invasive approaches in removing acoustic neuroma without hearing loss 0 5
2010-10-14 Experts reach consensus about DBS treatment for Parkinson's disease 0 5
2010-10-13 Taller kids with IVF: Study 0 None
2010-10-13 Study finds wide variability in use of blood transfusions for coronary artery bypass graft surgery 0 None
2010-10-13 Study examines restrictive strategy of RBC transfusion in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery 0 None
2010-10-13 Study compares minimally invasive and open surgeries for lower back pain 0 None
2010-10-13 New, longer lasting LVAD implanted in Canadian heart-failure patient 0 None
2010-10-13 SNM and SPR approve new North American Guidelines for Radiopharmaceutical Doses for Children 0 None
2010-10-13 Commercial genetic profiling services should provide detailed information about test results: Report 0 None
2010-10-13 Ocular Therapeutix completes Proof of Principle clinical study with moxifloxacin punctum plug 0 None
2010-10-13 Stem cell-enriched autologous fat treatment safe for breast reconstruction after cancer surgery 0 None
2010-10-13 Researchers develop new therapy to overcome tissue incompatibility in kidney transplantation 0 None
2010-10-13 DoD awards $1.5 million grant to study nanoemulsion-based therapies for preventing burn wound infections 0 None
2010-10-13 Scientists design synthetic molecule to protect liver cancer cells from toxic effects of chemotherapy 0 None
2010-10-13 Cardiogenesis initiates enrollment in PHOENIX System Feasibility Study 0 None
2010-10-12 Tryton Medical enrolls first patient in registry study 0 None
2010-10-12 NCKU develops novel stem cell therapy for heart repair 0 None
2010-10-12 SynCardia Total Artificial Heart provides 'unexpected' 1,000 days of life 0 None
2010-10-12 Medicare recipients receiving treatment for retinal condition increases with shifts in procedure 0 None
2010-10-12 Estrogen therapy may increase risk of kidney stones in postmenopausal women: Study 0 None
2010-10-12 Carotid artery stenting increases risk of death, stroke 0 None
2010-10-12 TMS therapy benefits patients with major depression: Study 0 None
2010-10-12 OrbusNeich completes enrollment in randomized clinical study of Genous Bio-engineered R stent in China 0 None
2010-10-12 Estrogen therapy increases risk of kidney stone development in postmenopausal women 0 None
2010-10-11 Balloon kyphoplasty relieves painful spine fractures in patients with metastatic cancer 0 None
2010-10-11 Embryonic stem cells used in first trial for spinal cord injury 0 None
2010-10-11 Baby born from 20 year old frozen embryo 0 None
2010-10-11 New technologies and surgical techniques promise 'personalized' orthopedic operations 0 4
2010-10-11 Upward trend for post-breast feeding breast augmentation procedures 0 None
2010-10-11 Chongqing Cancer Hospital commences treatment with Varian's RapidArc radiotherapy 0 None
2010-10-11 ImaginAb and Imanet enter master service agreement for pre-clinical and clinical imaging 0 None
2010-10-11 New data on implementation of minimally invasive treatments for ruptured intracranial aneurysms 0 None
2010-10-11 Varian and Stanford scientists receive $3.6M NIH grant to develop advanced imaging technology 0 None
2010-10-11 IRIDEX introduces new family of Adjustable & Intuitive EndoProbe laser handpieces 0 None
2010-10-11 Class action lawsuit against DePuy Orthopaedics 2 5
2010-10-11 MOH approves BrainStorm's NurOwn stem cell therapy for Phase I/II clinical trial 0 None
2010-10-11 TTF therapy with chemotherapy increases survival time in patients with non-small cell lung cancer 0 None
2010-10-11 Balloon kyphoplasty offers effective relief for debilitating spinal fractures suffered by metastatic cancer patients 0 None
2010-10-11 Lifestyle interventions benefit overweight, obese and severely obese adults 0 None
2010-10-11 Researchers identify factor that affects breast cancer patients' survival time in chemotherapy 0 None
2010-10-08 Correcting vitamin D deficiency before orthopedic surgery improves patient outcome: Study 0 None
2010-10-07 Pioneer launches Bigfoot ALIF implant for lumbar procedures 0 None
2010-10-07 Cs-131 brachytherapy seed implant can treat metastasized cancer 0 3.2
2010-10-07 Study shows radioembolisation with TheraSphere effective for primary liver cancer 0 None
2010-10-07 Vivaglobin therapy effective for patients with primary immunodeficiency 0 None
2010-10-07 Integra Total Wrist Fusion System to be featured at ASSH Annual Meeting 0 None
2010-10-07 New microtechnology approach may prevent pelvic autonomic nerve injury in rectal cancer surgical procedure 0 None
2010-10-07 Vitamin D deficiency may impact orthopaedic procedure outcomes 0 None
2010-10-07 'The Pittsburgh Protocol' enables reduction of multiple anti-rejection drugs after transplantation 0 None
2010-10-06 Odd foreign bodies removed from patients 0 5
2010-10-06 European infertility patients are limited in choice for medically assisted reproduction treatment 0 None
2010-10-06 Accuray announces 100,000th patient treated with CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System 0 None
2010-10-06 Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging more effective than ultrasound in finding cancers 0 None
2010-10-06 LDR expands lumbar VerteBRIDGE platform 0 None
2010-10-06 Medtronic announces U.S. launch of VERTEX SELECT Reconstruction System Posted Screw Module 0 None
2010-10-06 Androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer associated with structural bone decay 0 None
2010-10-06 Innovacell invests 10 million Euros for clinical development 0 None
2010-10-06 FDA clears Integra LifeSciences' Vu aPOD Prime anterior lumbar interbody fusion device 0 None
2010-10-06 IVF pioneer wins Nobel prize three decades after groundbreaking work 0 None
2010-10-06 Hypertonic fluids do not improve outcomes or survival for severe traumatic brain injury: Study 0 None
2010-10-06 Way of VAD implantation can impact stroke occurrence 0 None
2010-10-06 Mt. Sinai surgeons pioneer scar-free gallbladder removal 0 None
2010-10-06 Diamond-coated electrodes for implantable devices 0 None
2010-10-06 Study shows Strattice TM is safe for single-stage hernia repair 0 None
2010-10-06 Toxic free radical responsible for lung damage due to oxygen therapy 0 None
2010-10-06 Ore. hospitals with most clout command higher prices 0 None
2010-10-06 Medtronic launches new KYPHON Express Curette for scraping or scoring bone in the spine 0 None
2010-10-06 Novel invasive surgery for children with scoliosis may eliminate need for spinal fusion 0 None
2010-10-05 CPR without mouth to mouth works: Study 0 None
2010-10-05 Gore launches larger sized BIO-A Tissue Reinforcement for surgical procedures 0 None
2010-10-05 SpinalMotion announces completion of enrollment in Kineflex lumbar artificial disc study 0 None
2010-10-05 Supplemental brief dynamic therapy does not benefit patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder: Study 0 None
2010-10-05 International conference on brain stimulation in psychiatry and neurology to be held October 7 and 8 0 None
2010-10-05 USPTO approves Microdroplet botulinum toxin treatment 0 None
2010-10-05 Covidien to showcase innovative surgical products at 96th ACS Clinical Congress 0 5
2010-10-05 Scientists use directed light to cause arrhythmia in genetically modified mice 0 None
2010-10-05 Race, ethnicity affect diagnostic delay more than insurance status for women with breast abnormalities 0 None
2010-10-05 New minimally-invasive surgical technique for esophageal high-grade dysplasia and Barrett's esophagus 0 None
2010-10-05 Octapharma USA launches wilate replacement therapy Web site for von Willebrand Disease 0 None
2010-10-05 Researchers develop pioneering method to identify lytic enzymes for optimum bacteria killing characteristics 0 None
2010-10-05 Family based treatment more effective than traditional individual-based therapy for anorexia nervosa 0 None
2010-10-05 Materialise launches SurgiCase Orthopaedics for complex reconstructive bone procedures 0 None
2010-10-05 Ceremed awarded NIH SBIR grant to develop soluble carrier for topical delivery of antibiotic Vancomycin 0 None
2010-10-05 CHI submits comments to FDA CDRH 510(k) Working Group Preliminary Report and Recommendations 0 None
2010-10-05 Study supports therapeutic potential of deep brain stimulation in patients with chronic psychiatric disorders 0 None
2010-10-05 Estech adds COBRA Revolution Bipolar Clamp to ablation product line 0 None
2010-10-04 Titan Spine to release new Endoskeleton TC system in first-quarter 2011 0 None
2010-10-04 X-rays increase risk of developing childhood leukemia 0 5
2010-10-04 FDA clears Orthovita's VITOMATRIX Bone Graft Substitute for dental procedures 0 None
2010-10-04 FDA approves NovaBone Putty MIS Delivery System for orthopedic surgery 0 None
2010-10-04 Integra LifeSciences launches EGR system in the U.S. 0 None
2010-10-04 Non-reversible gastric bypass surgery linked to increased risk of fetal neural tube defects 0 None
2010-10-04 Alexander Technique training program improves endurance and posture during surgery 1 4
2010-10-04 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital commences live donor liver transplant program 0 5
2010-10-04 Rate of chemotherapy administration for NSCLC more than twice that reported by SEER 0 5
2010-10-04 Mandatory ECG screening for athletes 0 None
2010-10-04 Single-incision, robot surgery at UT Southwestern helps fix congenital narrowing of ureters 0 None
2010-10-01 Elekta releases Atlas-based Autosegmentation 2.0 software for increasing contouring accuracy 0 None
2010-10-01 Collagen Matrix's new Collagen Dental Membrane granted FDA 510(k) clearance 0 None
2010-10-01 K2M launches VIKOS Cervical Allograft System 0 None
2010-10-01 North Shore-LIJ Health System granted approval to extend cardiac surgery program to Southside Hospital 0 None
2010-10-01 DMC recommends continuation of enrollment in Celsion's Phase III ThermoDox HEAT study for primary liver cancer 0 None
2010-10-01 New RF detection device may help eliminate retained surgical sponges in patients after surgical procedure 0 None
2010-10-01 Candidates who have strong religious connection have better post-transplant survival 0 None


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