Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Procedure News Stories - October 2011

Date Title Comments Rating
2011-10-31 New antibiotic regimes may increase infections after specific surgical procedures 0 None
2011-10-31 Toshiba’s Infinix DP-i cardiovascular X-ray system to be used in eight live cases 0 None
2011-10-31 FDA approves Pacira's EXPAREL for postsurgical pain management 0 None
2011-10-31 Mayo Clinic, Oxford BioMedica collaborate to develop gene therapy for glaucoma 0 None
2011-10-29 Researchers uncover biochemical signals that trigger generation of new lung alveoli 0 None
2011-10-29 First rapid measurements of dopamine release in human brain 0 None
2011-10-29 Thyroidectomy reduces snoring associated with obstructive sleep apnea 0 None
2011-10-29 People over 70 can safely donate a kidney without risking their lives 0 None
2011-10-29 Occlutech announces favorable ruling in patent litigation with St Jude-AGA Medical 0 None
2011-10-29 Spinal USA to introduce two new solutions at NASS meeting 0 None
2011-10-28 Scientists challenge theory about why chemotherapy agents target cancer 0 None
2011-10-28 Two new studies could provide tools to prevent rehospitalizations after major surgeries 0 None
2011-10-28 Platform approach to chemically incorporate homing receptors onto surface of cells 0 None
2011-10-28 Researchers explore novel therapeutic approach for thyroid cancer 0 None
2011-10-28 No significant evidence of breast cancer after nipple-sparing mastectomy 0 None
2011-10-28 Novel technique saves Gulf War veteran's forearm 0 None
2011-10-28 ORBIT 3D X-ray scanner can be integrated into operations 0 None
2011-10-28 Novel stem cells method may eliminate need for antirejection drugs in transplants 0 None
2011-10-28 New rapid method for detection of BRAF V600E gene in thyroid tissue 0 None
2011-10-28 Obesity linked to increased complications after breast surgery in women 0 None
2011-10-28 First-ever study of chronic postoperative pain in children 0 None
2011-10-28 FDA's advisory panel votes against approval of Medtronic Phased RF Ablation System 0 None
2011-10-28 Enoxaparin can reduce risk of VTE in plastic surgery patients 0 None
2011-10-28 Nipple sparing mastectomy safe and effective option for breast cancer treatment 0 None
2011-10-28 TU/e researcher develops smart eye-surgery robot 0 None
2011-10-27 Novel scarless surgery effectively removes skull base tumors 0 5
2011-10-27 HDM and SCT increase overall survival for patients with AL amyloidosis 0 5
2011-10-27 Simple walking test can predict how well seniors would recover from operations 0 None
2011-10-27 Medtronic initiates Symplicity System clinical study in treatment-resistant hypertension 0 None
2011-10-27 Clinical and genetic risk factors associated with early stent thrombosis 0 None
2011-10-27 Surgeons freeze organoid units and regenerate TESI for short bowel syndrome 1 None
2011-10-27 Henry Ford becomes first U.S. hospital to offer skin transplant surgery for vitiligo 0 None
2011-10-27 Bacterin reports results of two-year study for OsteoSponge 0 None
2011-10-27 Scientists discover gene variants that contribute to early stent thrombosis 0 None
2011-10-25 One embryo is all it takes for a successful IVF: Study 0 None
2011-10-24 Invuity's illuminated breast retractor system helps surgeons to better visualize delicate structures 0 None
2011-10-24 Less invasive anesthetic techniques may limit postoperative complications in EVAR patients 0 None
2011-10-24 CryoLife begins enrollment in BioFoam Surgical Matrix IDE clinical trial 0 None
2011-10-24 Collagen crosslinking for keratoconus may receive FDA approval in 2012 5 None
2011-10-24 Teleflex launches ArrowADVANTAGE pressure-injectable peripherally inserted central catheter 0 5
2011-10-24 Six prominent surgeons receive ACS' Honorary Fellowship 0 None
2011-10-24 UCSF academic surgeon wins ACS' 2011 Distinguished Service Award 0 None
2011-10-24 Mesoblast receives Singapore HSA regulatory clearance to begin wet AMD Phase 2 trial 0 None
2011-10-24 Simulation improves cardiac surgical training results 0 None
2011-10-24 Study: Heart transplantation is a very safe and effective therapy 0 None
2011-10-24 Potential deadly consequences of silicone injections 0 None
2011-10-24 Women can benefit from breast reconstruction after mastectomy 0 None
2011-10-24 Femtosecond laser cataract surgery safe and effective than standard procedure 0 4
2011-10-22 Biomarker can help identify GVHD in cancer patients after hematopoietic stem cell transplant 0 None
2011-10-22 New sleepwear now available for post-surgery breast cancer patients 0 None
2011-10-22 Loyola surgical oncologist removes high-grade liver tumor 0 None
2011-10-22 Reconstructive surgery can delay endoprosthetic joint replacement in patients with OA 0 None
2011-10-21 ACS to host high school students from the Bay Area on Oct. 26 0 None
2011-10-21 Women can have successful pregnancy after kidney transplantation 0 None
2011-10-21 Single immediate tooth replacement with tissue graft prevents gum recession 0 None
2011-10-20 CWRU to lead Cornea Preservation Time Study 0 None
2011-10-20 New surgical tool can identify tumor margins during brain operation 0 None
2011-10-20 New prosthetic design may not offer same benefits for all knee replacement recipients 0 5
2011-10-20 Three factors appear to correlate with mortality for a patient after surgery 0 None
2011-10-20 New, more effective DBS paradigm may manage Parkinson's symptoms 0 None
2011-10-20 Advances in yttrium-90 radioembolization for liver cancer 0 4.3
2011-10-20 BRA Day to promote awareness on breast reconstruction surgery 0 None
2011-10-20 CJC publishes paper on the timing of coronary stenting 0 None
2011-10-19 Breastfeeding during minor procedures mitigates pain in preterm neonates 0 None
2011-10-19 Comprehensive roadmap promises to improve cancer immunotherapy development 0 None
2011-10-19 Pioneer Pharma, Innocoll enter license and distribution agreement for CollaGUARD 0 None
2011-10-19 Multimodal analgesia is used less than 25% of the time prior to surgery 0 None
2011-10-19 PACBIS tool may help identify pre-surgical behaviors in parents, children 0 None
2011-10-19 AAGL to showcase innovative surgical approaches, teaching tools at 40th Global Congress 0 None
2011-10-19 African-Americans donate exclusively to family members for living kidney transplants 0 None
2011-10-19 Electron-beam sterilized dialysis membrane may increase risk of thrombocytopenia 0 None
2011-10-19 UCSD unveils Center for the Future of Surgery 0 None
2011-10-19 Jersey Shore completes first procedure with Abiomed's Impella 2.5 heart pump 0 None
2011-10-18 Christie introduces hand-held version of VeinViewer 0 None
2011-10-18 FDA clears Spineology's Rampart line of Interbody fusion implants 0 None
2011-10-18 BIOTRONIK introduces line extension to its popular 4 F compatible, self-expanding stent system 0 None
2011-10-18 National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation to be set up in London 1 None
2011-10-18 Older patients drive more safely after surgery and anesthesia care 0 None
2011-10-18 FDA clears Cook Medical's Evolution Duodenal Controlled-Release Stent 0 None
2011-10-18 Obese children require much smaller doses of anesthetic propofol 0 None
2011-10-18 St. Jude Medical commences use of renal denervation catheter and generator system 1 None
2011-10-18 Obese asthmatic children more likely to have respiratory complications during or after surgery 0 None
2011-10-18 Patients with AB blood type 20% less likely to die after CABG surgery 0 1
2011-10-18 Study evaluates pain associated with surgical incisions/scars before repeat cesarean procedures 0 4
2011-10-18 Tailored postoperative treatment plan for women at high risk for severe pain after cesarean delivery 0 None
2011-10-18 Inhaled anesthetics do not increase incidence of postoperative delirium 0 None
2011-10-17 Women to use her mother’s womb in Australian medical first transplant 0 None
2011-10-15 Delayed appendectomies may increase likelihood of complications in children 0 5
2011-10-15 Brain stem cell treatment for multiple sclerosis 3 5
2011-10-14 Combination therapy more effective for fecal incontinence 0 None
2011-10-14 FDA's Circulatory System Devices Panel unanimously recommends Cook Medical's Zilver PTX Drug-Eluting Stent 0 None
2011-10-14 Researchers demonstrate that iPS stem cells may be used for gene therapy 0 None
2011-10-14 Compelling Hope Symposium to explore new approaches for nerve and paralysis injury 0 None
2011-10-14 Public reports do not improve care for transplant patients 0 None
2011-10-14 Avita Medical introduces ReCell Spray-On Skin for chronic leg ulcers 0 None
2011-10-14 Cord blood stem cells can repair cardiac muscle after heart attack 0 None
2011-10-14 Mathematical optimization models to improve radiation therapy for cancer 0 None
2011-10-14 Patients with episodic gallbladder pain may benefit from cholecystectomy 0 None
2011-10-14 New technique stimulates stem cells after liver transplant to prevent rejection 0 None
2011-10-13 Researchers use gold nanorods to distinguish brain tumor from healthy tissue 0 None
2011-10-13 Narrow band imaging an equally effective alternative to chromoendoscopy for dysplasia 0 None
2011-10-13 'Building Sustainable Surgical Systems' conference to be held in San Diego 0 None
2011-10-13 Breast-reconstruction procedure can preserve mammary artery for future cardiac surgery 0 None
2011-10-12 Time trends in initiation of chronic dialysis in the U.S. 0 None
2011-10-12 Ovarian cancer patients survive longer with BRCA2 mutation in tumors 0 None
2011-10-12 British scientist wins NYSCF - Robertson Stem Cell Prize 0 None
2011-10-12 Memorial University Medical Center implements RF Assure Detection System to eliminate RSI 0 None
2011-10-12 NIH, Genesis Biopharma enter Patent License Agreement for adoptive cell therapy 0 None
2011-10-11 PSA test for prostate cancer may confuse: Experts debate its continued use 0 None
2011-10-11 NovaSom enters unique agreement with HealthAmerica to treat sleep disorders 0 None
2011-10-11 Aspirin desensitization procedure can benefit patients with sinusitis, asthma and AERD 0 5
2011-10-11 Omeros initiates OMS302 Phase 3 trial in intra-ocular lens replacement surgery 0 None
2011-10-11 MD Anderson initiates orders of Cesium-131 to help control intermediate risk prostate cancer 0 None
2011-10-11 First patient treated with MagForce's NanoTherm therapy for recurrent glioblastoma 0 None
2011-10-11 Troy High School teacher receives top prize in national ING Unsung Heroes awards program 0 None
2011-10-11 New DCE-CT technique gives better clues to future cardiac events in heart patients 0 None
2011-10-11 Conflicts of interest sometimes emerge in ownership arrangements between physicians, medical device companies 0 None
2011-10-10 Bovie receives patent for laparoscopic electrosurgical electrical leakage detection device 0 None
2011-10-10 Patients with AF can benefit from Medtronic Phased RF Ablation System ablation system 0 None
2011-10-10 Increased competition in the NHS has not harmed deprived neighbourhoods: Study 0 5
2011-10-10 Loyola surgeon performs minimally invasive emergency procedure to repair AAA 0 None
2011-10-07 New technique could give a preview of which eggs are likely to make the most viable embryos 0 None
2011-10-07 MD Anderson's pediatric surgeon receives Geneva and James Briscoe Physician Assistant Award 0 None
2011-10-07 Researchers develop mouse model to examine role of bone marrow-derived cells 0 None
2011-10-07 Neutrophils inhibit restenosis in patients with atherosclerosis after stent implantation 0 None
2011-10-07 Hysterectomy increases brain iron levels in both men and women 0 5
2011-10-04 Clinical study: Higher radiation dose does not improve overall survival for NSCLC 0 None
2011-10-04 New review explores how nanotechnology may develop safer breast implants 0 None
2011-10-04 TAU researcher implants robotic cerebellum to repair motor function 0 None
2011-10-04 Scientists develop first polymeric material that is sensitive to very low levels of NIR irradiation 0 None
2011-10-03 Over 13,000 youth to receive cardiac screenings in Oct. 0 None
2011-10-03 Anesthesia and liposuction 0 None
2011-10-03 Vexim obtains registration certificate for SpineJack in India 0 None
2011-10-03 Baptist Hospital selects RayStation treatment planning system 0 None
2011-10-03 FBC Device receives US patent titled, 'Disc Implant' 0 None
2011-10-03 Study compares treatment plans for CyberKnife treatment delivery system 0 None
2011-10-03 HeartWare announces updated clinical data from BTT study, ADVANCE and CAP 0 None
2011-10-03 General anesthesia linked to learning disabilities in children 1 None
2011-10-03 FDA clears Nucletron's new VCMC Applicator for gynecologic cancers 0 None
2011-10-03 IBA offers full line of Proton Therapy solutions for cancer specialty centers 0 None
2011-10-03 First clinical implementation of RayStation at MGH 0 None
2011-10-01 The US Oncology Network affiliate treats advanced prostate cancer patients with PROVENGE 0 None
2011-10-01 Vejthani Hospital brings Digital Lightbox to help surgeon plan the surgery pre-operatively 0 None
2011-10-01 Study confirms that CNAP-PPV method offers precise therapy control during surgery 0 None
2011-10-01 NIH's fourth Symposium on Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine to be held Oct. 4-5 0 None
2011-10-01 Novel bipartite gene therapy for retinitis pigmentosa 0 3.7
2011-10-01 New AAOS guideline recommends how to reduce DVT, PE after joint replacement surgery 0 None
2011-10-01 CoreValve prosthesis shows promise against severe aortic stenosis 0 4
2011-10-01 Nutrition experts participated in PN Safety Summit to discuss safety of PN therapy, patient care 0 5
2011-10-01 The West Clinic forms new comprehensive breast center 0 None
2011-10-01 JenaValve's transapical TAVI system receives CE mark approval to treat aortic valve stenosis 0 None


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