Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Procedure News Stories - January 2011

Date Title Comments Rating
2011-01-31 Physicians suggest new target structure for deep brain stimulation 0 None
2011-01-31 Computer glitch gives two women all clear from breast cancer wrongly 0 None
2011-01-31 Sorin Group announces commercial availability of Perceval S aortic heart valve in Europe 0 None
2011-01-29 OREF, Biomet donate $1.3 million for medical education programs in orthopaedic surgery 0 None
2011-01-29 North Shore-LIJ seeks patients with early-stage prostate cancer to participate in Phase I study 0 None
2011-01-29 Disparities in limb salvage procedures may be driven by SES, access to high-volume hospitals 0 None
2011-01-29 New surgical approach can remove throat tumor and rebuild trachea 0 2.5
2011-01-28 Survey finds public lack knowledge of radiotherapy 0 None
2011-01-28 Maternal deaths related to IVF are a key indicator of risks to older women 0 None
2011-01-28 Initiative to protect patients from inadequately trained practitioners performing surgery 0 None
2011-01-28 Crossed eyes in adults can also be corrected 5 3.4
2011-01-27 Cardiac stem cell therapy can rebuild damaged heart in children 0 None
2011-01-27 Study finds surgery greatly reduces daytime sleepiness in sleep apnea patients 1 None
2011-01-27 Showman surgeon in an ethical tangle 0 None
2011-01-27 ASTRO continues commitment to 6-point patient protection plan 0 None
2011-01-27 FDA approves Corindus CorPath 200 System for pivotal trial to evaluate safety, effectiveness 0 None
2011-01-27 First cases using Concentric Medical's Trevo System for ischemic stroke performed in Canada 0 None
2011-01-27 Mount Sinai's Cardiac Catheterization Lab wins New York State's highest 'two-star' safety rating 0 None
2011-01-27 New Center for Precision Joint Replacement opens at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center 0 2.5
2011-01-27 Boston Scientific initiates enrollment in comparative Chinese study of PROMUS Element Everolimus-Eluting Stent 0 None
2011-01-27 ASPS, FDA collaborate to establish national breast implant registry 0 None
2011-01-26 LDR announces submission of Mobi-C cervical artificial disc PMA to FDA 0 None
2011-01-26 ASTRO reaffirms commitment to quality, issues progress report on patient safety plan 0 None
2011-01-26 Weighty problem: 127kg man trying to put on weight 0 None
2011-01-26 Spine surgeon successfully treated with RNL Bio's stem cell therapy for Autoimmune Arthritis 0 None
2011-01-25 Survival following transplant surgery for liver cancer not impacted by HIV-positive status 0 None
2011-01-25 California jury awards $2.2 million in defective laparoscopic device case 0 None
2011-01-25 80% of NFL lineman back in game after disc surgery 0 None
2011-01-25 UH researchers to discuss computational surgery at MITIE 0 None
2011-01-25 Taiwanese research team develops large-scale proactive cancer treatment system first-generation prototype 0 None
2011-01-25 Researchers show shunt operation can help patients with dementia 0 None
2011-01-25 New study on pain-relieving effect of transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation 0 None
2011-01-25 FDA approves IDE Supplement for third patient allotment in HeartWare Ventricular Assist System ADVANCE trial 0 None
2011-01-25 St. Georg Hospital performs two live procedures using Endoscopic Ablation System 0 None
2011-01-25 LHSC performs complicated aortic valve bypass surgery using Correx AVB device 0 None
2011-01-25 Patients with chronic depression can benefit from pioneering neurosurgical treatment 0 None
2011-01-25 Researchers discover new treatment for difficult-to-control high blood pressure 0 None
2011-01-25 Chiropractic treatment helps female Army Brigadier General to battle against fibromyalgia 0 3
2011-01-25 ASA concerned over non-availability of sodium thiopental 0 None
2011-01-25 SNM commends FDA Advisory Committee recommendation for florbetapir approval 0 None
2011-01-24 FDA grants pre-market clearance for SBi's rHead Extended Stem 0 None
2011-01-24 Laparoscopic grasp instrument can reduce complications in keyhole surgery 0 None
2011-01-24 Fat grafting safety review published; no increased risk of cancer 0 None
2011-01-24 EU awards 3 million euros for improving assessment of MRI scans for Crohn’s disease 0 None
2011-01-24 Biomerix receives CE Mark approval for REVIVE soft tissue repair mesh 0 2
2011-01-24 St. Jude Medical's Athena programmer DBS system receives Australian TGA approval 0 None
2011-01-24 Boston Scientific completes enrollment in comparison trial of SYNERGY Stent to PROMUS Element Stent 0 None
2011-01-24 Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center chosen for critical percutaneous heart valve study 0 None
2011-01-24 Humber River Regional Hospital adds new MRI 0 None
2011-01-24 Bayer's gadobutrol injection for CNS imaging receives FDA Advisory Committee approval 0 4
2011-01-23 FDA approves On-X AAP with Vascutek Gelweave Valsalva Graft 0 None
2011-01-21 First U.S. implant of RespiCardia System for treatment of sleep apnea 0 None
2011-01-21 EDAP announces placement of first Sonolith i-sys electroconductive lithotripter in South Africa 0 None
2011-01-21 Scientist receives RO1 research grant to improve blood, marrow transplantation in myeloma patients 0 None
2011-01-21 Pervasis to present PVS-10200 interim data from Phase 1/2 PAD clinical study at IC3D 0 None
2011-01-21 New study reports success of growing human liver cells on resorbable scaffolds 0 None
2011-01-21 New gene test can predict tumor spread in bladder cancer patients 0 None
2011-01-20 Successful larynx transplant for Californian woman 0 5
2011-01-20 ESHRE publishes position paper on intrafamilial medically assisted reproduction 0 None
2011-01-20 Prevention of awareness during anesthesia 0 None
2011-01-20 Anaesthetising an arm affects brain activity and rapidly impairs body perception 0 None
2011-01-20 Precision Therapeutics to present pancreatic cancer data at 2011 ASCO GI Symposium 0 None
2011-01-20 First group of patients 'graduate' from treatment at CDH Proton Center, A Procure Center 0 None
2011-01-19 Study: HIV-positive head and neck cancer patients respond well to radiation therapy treatments 0 None
2011-01-19 Swedish patient swallows dentist’s drill bit 0 5
2011-01-19 Transplant surgeons routinely use fewer organs from high-risk donors 0 None
2011-01-19 Kidney transplant surgeon receives Loyola's Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Award 0 None
2011-01-19 Convalescent plasma therapy may reduce mortality rate in patients with H1N1 infection: Study 0 None
2011-01-19 Deep brain stimulation stabilizes motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease over time 0 5
2011-01-19 Neuroform EZ Stent System helps neurosurgeons to treat brain aneurysms 1 None
2011-01-19 Magnetic maneuverable capsule safe and well-tolerated in the stomach 0 None
2011-01-19 First successful transcatheter implantation of 27mm transapical aortic valve prosthesis 0 None
2011-01-19 More studies needed to evaluate harm or benefit of mechanical CPR 0 None
2011-01-19 UMMS begins MBL-HCV1 Phase 2 trial to prevent hepatitis C virus infection in liver transplant patients 0 None
2011-01-19 Medtronic recieves conditional approval from FDA to modify CoreValve U.S. Pivotal Clinical Trial 0 None
2011-01-19 Celulas Genetica, EHRI enter joint venture to pursue testing of Rutherford Procedure using NASA bioreactor 0 None
2011-01-18 FDA approves Cook Medical's two Formula renal stents 0 None
2011-01-18 Hotspur announces successful completion of GPSCath Catheter in peripheral angioplasty surgery 0 None
2011-01-18 New guideline recommends plasmapheresis usage to treat people with severe relapses in MS, neuropathies 0 None
2011-01-18 Drug-coated stents hold promise for treatment of clogged leg arteries 0 5
2011-01-18 Bathing tumor-ridden livers in chemotherapy increases survival time 0 None
2011-01-18 Vaccine to prevent MRSA infections after bone and joint surgery 0 5
2011-01-18 Rotator cuff surgery does not fully restore normal shoulder motion, strength: Study 0 None
2011-01-18 Minimally invasive technique appears helpful in reanimating lower face after paralysis 0 None
2011-01-18 Polysomnography may predict adverse outcomes following pediatric adenotonsillectomy: Study 0 None
2011-01-16 Brought back to life after heart stopped beating for three hours 0 5
2011-01-14 Home dialysis as effective as hospital dialysis for patients with kidney transplant failure 0 3.5
2011-01-14 Reuters: Surgical checklists reduce medical errors — and could cut malpractice claims 0 None
2011-01-14 University of Illinois receives Friends of Mel Foundation support grant for Bone Marrow Transplant Program 0 None
2011-01-14 Endosense, Siemens Healthcare enter joint catheter ablation development project 0 None
2011-01-14 Kidney transplant failure patients can opt for home-based dialysis therapy 0 None
2011-01-14 BIOTRONIK announces FDA IDE approval and first patient enrollment for TOCCASTAR clinical trial 0 None
2011-01-14 Ruptured brain aneurysm treated through the nose 0 5
2011-01-14 T.A. Sciences receives US patent for TA-65 to tackle aging process 2 4.8
2011-01-13 Metabolic profiling of tissue samples may transform the way surgeons make decisions 0 None
2011-01-13 Kenneth D. Steinsapir receives rare USPTO patent for Microdroplet BOTOX 0 None
2011-01-13 Robot-assisted surgery improves outcomes in uterine, endometrial, and cervical cancer patients 0 None
2011-01-13 Preoperative Breast MRI accurately detects otherwise occult cancer 0 None
2011-01-13 Minimal invasive valve surgery provides better outcomes in older patients: Mount Sinai study 0 None
2011-01-13 Medical breakthrough: Surgeons use stem cells from patient's fat for cosmetic procedure 2 3.5
2011-01-13 FDA Advisory Committee recommends non-approval of liprotamase for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency 0 None
2011-01-12 Wright launches DARCO Foot & Ankle Plating System in Japan 0 None
2011-01-12 Endosense initiates enrollment in TactiCath Contact Force Ablation Catheter Study for Atrial Fibrillation 0 None
2011-01-12 Salix and CCA offer Colonoscopy For Dummies 0 None
2011-01-12 Insufficient evidence of interstitial brachytherapy's advantages for localized prostate cancer treatment 0 None
2011-01-12 Lightning Process training course tops in survey by ME/ CFS 0 None
2011-01-12 Surge in cataract surgeries fuels intraocular lens market to almost $1.4 billion 0 5
2011-01-12 RaySearch Laboratories forms US subsidiary, RaySearch Americas 0 None
2011-01-12 Apixaban drug raises hope for DVT prevention in patients undergoing hip replacement surgery 0 None
2011-01-12 Hybrid cochlear implant may benefit patients with profound hearing loss 0 None
2011-01-12 Behavioral therapies help improve bladder control in men following prostate cancer surgery 0 None
2011-01-11 Bone marrow stem cell transplantation provides therapeutic benefit to patients with end-stage liver disease 0 None
2011-01-11 Stereotaxis announces first successful cardiac ablation procedure with Vdrive robotic navigation system 0 None
2011-01-11 AccessClosure launches Mynx Cadence Vascular Closure Device 0 None
2011-01-11 Haiti teen to undergo open-heart surgery at Montefiore 0 None
2011-01-11 Shady Grove Fertility and Cade Foundation grant help paralyzed patient and wife deliver healthy baby boy 0 None
2011-01-11 Emotional progress of patients treated with dialysis in the Basque Country Autonomous Community: Study 0 None
2011-01-11 First commercial deployment of Hotspur GPSCath Balloon Dilatation Catheter 0 None
2011-01-11 WellApps releases Colonoscopy Prep Assistant 0 None
2011-01-11 AlloSource, Wright Medical Group enter supply and distribution agreement for FUSIONFLEX graft 0 None
2011-01-10 World's first drug eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold receives CE Mark approval 0 None
2011-01-10 CoreLab Partners releases ImagEngine imaging sciences application 0 None
2011-01-10 Boston Scientific completes enrollment in Nitinol Stent System trial for treatment of iliac artery disease 0 None
2011-01-10 Neomend receives CE Mark for ProGEL PLATINUM Surgical Sealant 0 None
2011-01-10 Align and Cadent enter joint software development agreement for Invisalign treatment 0 None
2011-01-07 Radiosurgery may bring improvement for patients with extremely severe -compulsive disorder 0 None
2011-01-07 World's largest medical robotic conference 0 None
2011-01-07 ASBP raises concern over FDA recommendations to lower BMI requirements for lap-band surgery 0 None
2011-01-07 Scientists perform surgery on single cell to extract and examine mitochondria 0 4
2011-01-07 Viveve's non-surgical vaginal laxity treatment receives European CE mark 0 None
2011-01-07 Noninvasive dentistry pioneer develops ZERO-PAIN SmileSimplicity procedure 0 None
2011-01-07 Liver transplant recipients develop PTMS, face high risk of cardiovascular disease 0 None
2011-01-07 Robo4 molecule may improve bone marrow transplants: Study 0 None
2011-01-06 Pros and cons of weight loss surgery in men and women 0 None
2011-01-06 Researchers regenerate complete shoulder joint surfaces using patient's own cells 0 None
2011-01-06 FDA grants marketing clearance to Crospon's EndoFLIP product 0 None
2011-01-06 Reproductive biologist achieves major breakthrough in IVF technology 1 5
2011-01-05 Smiths Medical introduces new implantable ports with CT identifiers 0 None
2011-01-05 Carbylan completes enrollment in COR1.0 feasibility trial of Hydros and Hydros TA in knee osteoarthritis 0 None
2011-01-05 Study finds fusion surgeries designed to alleviate pain from degenerating discs not effective 0 None
2011-01-05 20% of patients who received implantable cardioverter-defibrillators did not meet guidelines for receipt of ICD 0 None
2011-01-05 Administration of therapeutic hypothermia for TBI should depend on clinical condition of individual patients 0 None
2011-01-05 OrbusNeich expands patent protection for Genous endothelial progenitor cell capture technology 0 None
2011-01-05 Alkeus and Columbia University enter license agreement for potential therapies for dry-AMD, Stargardt disease 0 5
2011-01-05 FDA approves Gore's C3 Delivery System to deploy EXCLUDER AAA Endoprosthesis 0 None
2011-01-04 Revolutions Medical reworks exclusive license with Traxyz for breast biopsy localization system 0 None
2011-01-04 STAAR Surgical exceeds 200,000 Visian ICL global implants 0 1
2011-01-04 Eighth Annual CTO Summit and Left Main Coronary Interventions Course to be held Feb. 14-16, in New York City 0 None
2011-01-04 Clinical Decision Support Systems help reduce unnecessary CT and MRI scans 0 None
2011-01-04 Personality characteristics impact psychological recovery after breast cancer treatment 0 None
2011-01-04 Lyophilized amniotic membrane in strabismus surgery can cause severe fibrosis 0 None
2011-01-04 Aging linked to changes in eye sockets, jaw bones 0 None
2011-01-03 Innovative approach in revision plastic surgery 0 3
2011-01-03 New guideline provides evidence-based recommendation for children undergoing tonsillectomy 0 3
2011-01-02 General anaesthesia brings reversible coma and not sleep: Study 0 None


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