Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Procedure News Stories - November 2010

Date Title Comments Rating
2010-11-30 Celulas Genetica licenses new organ regeneration treatment from Chinese BBFITCL 0 5
2010-11-30 Argos commences dosing in Arcelis personalized immunotherapy Phase 2b clinical trial for HIV 0 None
2010-11-30 Number of big babies rise along with obstetric complications 0 None
2010-11-30 Spinal Modulation's Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Pilot Clinical Trial results to be presented at 14th NANS 0 None
2010-11-30 Functional MRI reveals effectiveness of acupuncture in relieving pain 0 None
2010-11-30 Syneron launches CO2RE CO2 resurfacing system in US and Canada 0 None
2010-11-30 ABI therapy effective for treating microtears in hamstring injury: Study 0 None
2010-11-30 Siemens to distribute Rcadia's COR Analyzer System 0 None
2010-11-29 Birmingham Institute performs non-invasive skin tightening procedure 0 None
2010-11-29 Varian to launch novel X-ray tube and flat panel technology at RSNA 2010 0 None
2010-11-29 Accuray's CyberKnife VSI System recognized as Best New Radiology Device of 2010 0 None
2010-11-29 ZONARE announces 11th software release for ultrasound platform at RSNA 2010 0 None
2010-11-29 Micell initiates enrollment in DESSOLVE I clinical trial of MiStent DES 0 None
2010-11-29 Jefferson Hospital offers shortest wait times for patients seeking kidney transplant: SRTR 0 5
2010-11-26 Ziehm Imaging announces over 270 global installations of digital C-arms with flat-panel detectors 0 None
2010-11-25 Unique collaboration results in new bandage splint for hip surgery patients 0 None
2010-11-25 Study examines two primary treatments for bilateral cleft lip and palate 0 None
2010-11-25 Dendritic cell vaccine induces immune responses in patients 0 3
2010-11-24 Toshiba launches Volume Navigation 3D roadmapping for InfinixTM-i vascular X-ray product line 0 None
2010-11-24 DePuy Orthopaedics issues recall on ASR XL Acetabular System and Hip Resurfacing System 0 4
2010-11-23 DaVita announces emergency preparedness information for dialysis patients during winter season 0 None
2010-11-23 Landmark comparative study supports more frequent hemodialysis 0 None
2010-11-23 Botox Cosmetics increase overall quality of life and self-esteem 0 None
2010-11-23 Aggressive surgery for brain tumors increases survival in children 0 None
2010-11-23 New method to target and destroy cancerous cells using hyperthermia 0 None
2010-11-23 GFAP levels predict brain injury, death in critically ill children on ECMO 0 None
2010-11-23 Frequent hemodialysis improves left ventricular mass, physical health than conventional treatment 0 None
2010-11-22 Medisafe 1 Technologies to develop new medical locking devices for intravenous administration 0 None
2010-11-22 Military surgeons provide guidance on handling emergency blast injuries 0 None
2010-11-22 Study finds no link between prostate cancer clinical stage and risk of recurrence after radical prostatectomy 0 None
2010-11-22 Racial and socioeconomic disparities exist in kidney transplantation 0 None
2010-11-20 Nephrologist’s care reduces ESRD development during first year of dialysis: Study 0 None
2010-11-20 Franklin ranked among top 10 hospitals in New York State for joint replacement 0 None
2010-11-20 High CRP and low protein albumin levels associated with increased risk of death after PEG-operations 0 None
2010-11-20 Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy reduces pain and improves function in knee osteoarthritis patients 0 2.5
2010-11-20 Researchers develop medical model for regenerating bladders using stem cells 1 None
2010-11-20 TTF therapy may increase median survival time in patients with recurrent glioblastoma tumors 0 None
2010-11-19 Caprini Risk Model helps predict VTE risk in patients undergoing plastic surgery 0 None
2010-11-19 Study compares effect on HT status in mid, late life on dementia risk 0 None
2010-11-19 Robot-assisted endoscope removes salivary stone, repairs duct 0 5
2010-11-19 FDA clears Multi-Lead Trialing Cable for SCS therapy 0 None
2010-11-19 Clinical trial results of ArterX presented at Veith Meeting 0 None
2010-11-18 Scientific breakthrough for high blood pressure 0 4.2
2010-11-18 Weight loss surgery ‘sky rockets’ in Australia 1 3
2010-11-18 Yorkshire scientist wins national medical award for surgical improvement in colon cancer 0 None
2010-11-18 OptiMedica's Catalys Precision Laser System improves precision in cataract surgery 0 None
2010-11-18 ESWL should be first choice for removing smaller kidney stones in distal ureter 0 None
2010-11-18 Titan Spine granted FDA clearance for Endoskeleton TO system 0 None
2010-11-17 Mammograms bungled: Rush to fix the problem 0 None
2010-11-17 Low back pain care initiated with chiropractic doctor saves 40% on health care costs 0 5
2010-11-17 13-hour lifesaving heart/liver transplant performed on pulmonary atresia patient 0 5
2010-11-17 AACN endorses intraosseous vascular access 0 None
2010-11-17 Study reveals very high cumulative estimated effective doses to patients undergoing MPI 0 None
2010-11-17 Mayo Clinic to establish pencil beam proton scanning facilities in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida 1 None
2010-11-17 Cardiac surgery leads to stroke, seizure and neurological complications: Report 0 None
2010-11-17 NT-proBNP guided heart failure care associated with reduced cardiovascular events 0 None
2010-11-17 Risk of radiation-induced breast cancer from mammographic screening slight in comparison to benefits 0 None
2010-11-17 National pilot program facilitates kidney paired-donation transplants 0 None
2010-11-17 HealthGrades evaluates nation's top-performing hospitals in organ transplantation 1 None
2010-11-17 Active management of third stage of labour leads to less blood loss 0 None
2010-11-17 Treatment including surgery better for opening blocked arteries in patients with diabetes and heart disease 0 None
2010-11-17 SESAME Stent effective for patients undergoing angioplasty of SVG 0 None
2010-11-17 New layer of kidney cells can purify blood 0 5
2010-11-17 CDH Proton Center commences treatment with IBA's Proteus 235 proton delivery system 0 None
2010-11-17 TRITON–TIMI 38 substudy shows prasugrel reduces overall mortality rate in ACS patients 0 None
2010-11-17 Avedro's KXL System for corneal cross-linking granted European CE Mark 1 5
2010-11-16 Tengion permits second patient enrollment in Neo-Urinary Conduit for bladder cancer 0 None
2010-11-16 First leg transplant: Spain looking for donors 0 None
2010-11-16 Urgent need for bowel cancer screening funding 0 None
2010-11-16 Misonix to introduce OsteoSculpt for facial bone surgery at EACMFS Congress 0 None
2010-11-16 Pathfinder initiates Explorer clinical study for open liver procedures 0 None
2010-11-15 Erroneous defibrillators: FDA new initiative to check safety 0 None
2010-11-15 Bronchial thermoplasty helps asthma patients stop taking LABAs 0 None
2010-11-15 World's first remote heart procedure using robotic arm alongside 3-D mapping 0 1
2010-11-15 Diffusion Tensor Imaging MRI technique helps produce satisfactory images of nerve bundles 0 None
2010-11-15 New study finds PEM reduces unnecessary breast biopsies 0 None
2010-11-15 Light alcohol consumption benefits post-coronary bypass patients 0 None
2010-11-15 fMRI predicts response to 'talk therapy' in patients with pediatric anxiety disorder 0 None
2010-11-15 Bariatric surgery improves disease symptoms in obese heart failure patients 0 None
2010-11-15 ICS/LABA combination therapy increases asthma-related pharmacy cost 0 3
2010-11-15 Dialysis patients at elevated risk for sudden cardiac death: Study 0 5
2010-11-15 Young father receives life-saving intervention prior heart transplant surgery 0 None
2010-11-12 Consent registry facilitates organ and tissue donation 0 None
2010-11-12 Screening colonoscopy rates for women do not increase when offered to be done by female endoscopists: Study 1 None
2010-11-12 New non-surgical procedure for sagging skin 0 2.8
2010-11-12 Microsulis reports additional IEC electrical safety clearances for Accu2i pMTA system 0 None
2010-11-12 SLIT immunotherapy effective for long-term remission of bothersome allergy symptoms 0 None
2010-11-12 Mentor launches PDS Flexible Plate for nasal reconstruction 0 None
2010-11-12 NIH/NIDCR awards $1.1 million grant to Agenta for soft tissue healing development 0 None
2010-11-11 Elderly often have poor outcomes from surgery: Study 1 None
2010-11-11 Androgen deprivation therapy may increase fracture risk in older men with localized prostate cancer: Research 0 None
2010-11-11 BIOTRONIK releases Pulsar-18 stent for treatment of long lesions in superficial femoral, infrapopliteal arteries 0 None
2010-11-10 Hormones and stress are major contributors to depression in women who undergo IVF 0 None
2010-11-10 Data from AVEO's tivozanib-FOLFOX6 combination Phase 1b trial presented at 22nd EORTC-NCI-AACR 0 2
2010-11-10 Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital offers incisionless TOGA Procedure for treatment of obesity 0 None
2010-11-10 Data shows hormone therapy can increase risk of ovarian cancer 0 None
2010-11-10 Forceps delivery can pose risk to mother and child 0 None
2010-11-10 Synageva's SBC-102 enzyme replacement therapy for LAL deficiency granted European orphan product designation 0 None
2010-11-10 New robotic surgery technique for kidney cancer reduces organ damage 0 None
2010-11-10 FlexStent Femoropopliteal SE Stent System FIM study results presented at VIVA conference 0 None
2010-11-10 Study evaluates therapeutic hypothermia in children after cardiac arrest 0 4
2010-11-10 MicroAire and Arthrex enter agreement to settle ECTR patent infringement suit 0 None
2010-11-09 Long-term androgen deprivation therapy increases risk of fracture in older men with prostate cancer 0 None
2010-11-09 Study demonstrates preventive effect of urate lowering therapy on cardiovascular mortality 0 None
2010-11-09 Exempla Healthcare selects ProVation MD for streamlined procedure documentation and coding 0 None
2010-11-09 New techniques to stop ventricular arrhythmias in high-risk patients 0 None
2010-11-09 Patients undergoing THR likely to have serious falls than orthopedic procedure 0 None
2010-11-09 Chemotherapy for breast cancer does more harm than good 0 None
2010-11-09 Genta commences tesetaxel Phase 2b clinical trial as 1st-line chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer 0 None
2010-11-09 Women prefer silicone implants after double mastectomy 0 None
2010-11-09 Anti-TNF therapy increases risk of varicella zoster virus infections 0 None
2010-11-08 Potential biomarker for measuring progress in breast cancer chemoprevention trials 0 None
2010-11-08 Laparoscopic surgery safe and effective for removing bowel tumours 0 None
2010-11-08 AAGL recommends vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomies 0 None
2010-11-08 Radiotherapy can benefit men with high risk prostate cancer: Research 0 None
2010-11-05 Rising kidney disease a worry – home dialysis may solve some problems 0 None
2010-11-04 Most kidney care providers opt to participate in new Medicare 'bundled' payment system: Study 0 None
2010-11-04 EUSA Pharma announces 10-year outcome data of PROSTASCINT in prostate cancer radiotherapy 0 None
2010-11-04 RF Surgical introduces new RF Assure Detection platform 0 None
2010-11-04 Level of prostate-specific protein after salvage radiation therapy predicts mortality and disease progression 0 None
2010-11-04 Loyola University surgeon uses new technique to reopen blockages in coronary arteries 0 None
2010-11-04 Combination of DC-CIK and stem cell therapy effective to prevent cancer recurrence after surgery 0 None
2010-11-04 Endocrine Society unveils new guideline on endocrine and nutritional management of post-bariatric surgery patients 0 None
2010-11-04 Synageva receives $2.3 million under QTDP program 0 None
2010-11-04 New laparoscopic instrument mimics human index finger 0 None
2010-11-03 One-third of breast cancer survivors rate breast-conserving treatments as fair 0 None
2010-11-03 Fibrocell, Meifu to develop and market autologous fibroblast therapies in Asia 0 None
2010-11-03 IDEV receives FDA marketing clearance for SUPERA VERITAS Transhepatic Biliary System 0 None
2010-11-03 MiCardia receives European CE Mark approval for enCor Mitral Valve Repair System 0 None
2010-11-03 Radiation oncologist says radiation quality assurance practices need to be standardized 0 None
2010-11-03 Retina Implant's microchip restores useful vision in patients blind due to retinitis pigmentosa 0 4.5
2010-11-03 Study finds risk of toxicity in Phase I radiation oncology clinical trials 0 None
2010-11-03 Image Guided IMRT preserves sexual function in men after prostatectomy 0 None
2010-11-03 Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery effective for morbid obesity 0 None
2010-11-03 JenaValve commences CE-Mark study for transapical TAVI system 0 None
2010-11-03 Endologix implants Ventana stent graft for endovascular repair at Auckland City Hospital 0 None
2010-11-03 ArthroCare SpeedFix Suture Anchor system granted FDA clearance 0 None
2010-11-02 Atrium completes enrollment in iCAST Atrium Registry Ultrasound Study 0 None
2010-11-02 African Americans more likely to have uterine cancer recurrence 0 1
2010-11-02 Hypofractionated IMRT therapy does not increase side effects in prostate cancer patients 0 None
2010-11-02 Study confirms acupuncture as a viable tool for weight loss 0 None
2010-11-02 Fat filling for facial rejuvenation 0 None
2010-11-02 FDA approves Medtronic Talent Thoracic Stent Graft with Captivia Delivery System 0 None
2010-11-01 IMRT safe and effective treatment for paranasal tumors: Study 0 None
2010-11-01 BSD MTX-180 MicroThermX Microwave Ablation System receives CE Mark approval 0 None
2010-11-01 GOG to initiate combination elesclomol-paclitaxel Phase 2 clinical trial for ovarian cancer 0 None
2010-11-01 Gore announces new Early TIPS for Ascites Study 0 3
2010-11-01 Varian's Acuros XB dose calculation algorithm for radiotherapy receives FDA 510(k) clearance 0 None
2010-11-01 American Psychological Association blocking therapists from learning effective treatments for PTSD 0 None
2010-11-01 Race of donor may affect recurrent hepatitis C in patients after liver transplantation: Study 0 None
2010-11-01 UCSD announces agreement with PHP to develop UC San Diego Proton Therapy and Research Center 0 None
2010-11-01 CyberKnife radiosurgery studies for breast cancer treatment to be presented at ASTRO Meeting 0 None
2010-11-01 Study determines long-term clinical outcome of patients posttransplant after anitviral therapy 0 None


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