Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Procedure News Stories - November 2011

Date Title Comments Rating
2011-11-30 World-renowned neurosurgeon to receive Franc D. Ingraham Distinguished Service Award 0 None
2011-11-30 Novel breast cancer surgical technique now available in New England 0 None
2011-11-30 Researchers create bone-like material and structure for orthopedic procedures 0 None
2011-11-30 Polarized filter may improve ability to detect precancerous changes, reduce unnecessary biopsies 0 None
2011-11-30 Mayo Clinic becomes FUS Foundation's new Research Award recipient 0 None
2011-11-30 Nanosized metallic particles on implant surfaces may reduce risk of rejection 0 None
2011-11-29 Cases of two AIDS patients renew hope of AIDS cure for many scientists, New York Times reports 0 None
2011-11-29 Japan approves Visian Toric Implantable Collamer Lens 0 None
2011-11-29 New integrated system for correlated atomic force microscopy and Raman spectroscopic imaging 0 None
2011-11-29 IVC filter study reinforces SIR's guidelines surrounding retrieval or permanent placement 0 None
2011-11-29 Most heart attack patients not transported quickly enough for angioplasty 0 None
2011-11-29 Toshiba introduces Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D technology at RSNA 2011 0 None
2011-11-29 Growth hormone replacement increases bone formation in abdominally obese women 0 None
2011-11-29 Second biopsy for suspected recurrent breast cancer can alter treatment 0 None
2011-11-29 Scientists use genetic methods to successfully repair cleft lips in mice embryos 0 None
2011-11-29 Virtual childbirth software can help plan majority of C-sections 0 None
2011-11-29 Siemens debuts single-source CT scanner, SOMATOM Definition Edge at RSNA 2011 0 None
2011-11-29 Third Annual Transplant Symposium to be held on Dec. 2 in New York City 0 None
2011-11-28 Heart operation at the age of 22 hours: Toby’s story 0 None
2011-11-28 Genetic, lifestyle factors and HRT increase risk of breast cancer 0 None
2011-11-28 CIVCO to introduce RAD-GUIDE needle guidance solution for CT and fluoroscopy at RSNA 2011 0 None
2011-11-28 Mindray to introduce new DC-T6 ultrasound system at RSNA 2011 0 None
2011-11-28 IsoRay initiates shipment of GliaSite radiation therapy system 0 None
2011-11-28 The Doctors features Ellman's Pelleve Wrinkle Reduction System 0 None
2011-11-28 New medical imaging solution from Accenture and AT&T 0 None
2011-11-28 Bacterin to distribute Jeil's LeForte craniomaxillofacial system in the U.S. and Canada 0 None
2011-11-28 U-Systems introduces somo-v Automated Breast Ultrasound Platinum system at RSNA 2011 0 None
2011-11-28 ZONARE's ZST powered z.one ultrasound system showcased at RSNA 2011 0 None
2011-11-28 Henry Schein launches new integrated comprehensive solution to treat sleep apnea 0 None
2011-11-28 3-D modeling combined with medical imaging provides new hope for serious facial injuries 0 None
2011-11-28 Potential biomarkers for ADHD 0 None
2011-11-28 Hologic releases C-View synthesized 2D image reconstruction algorithm 0 None
2011-11-28 Toshiba showcases Vantage Titan 3T MR whole-body imager at RSNA 2011 0 None
2011-11-28 Toshiba to showcase Aquilion PRIME CT scanner at RSNA 2011 0 None
2011-11-28 Toshiba debuts 510(k) cleared Aplio 500 ultrasound system 0 None
2011-11-25 Ziehm Imaging to highlight Vision RFD hybrid at RSNA 2011 0 None
2011-11-25 Cameras in the form of a pill 0 None
2011-11-25 HGNS increases airflow during sleep in patients with OSA 0 4
2011-11-24 Researchers take a step toward neuronal replacement therapy 0 None
2011-11-24 Carefully selected young, healthy neurons can repair brain circuitry 0 None
2011-11-24 Healthy fetus aborted by mistake 3 None
2011-11-24 Transplantation of tissue-engineered windpipe can benefit patients with tracheal cancer 0 None
2011-11-24 No variation in mortality by timing of operation 0 None
2011-11-24 Combination of radiation treatment and LY2109761 can prevent glioblastoma 0 None
2011-11-24 Anesthesia drug shortages can have devastating impact on patient care 0 None
2011-11-24 Philips launches Veradius Neo mobile C-arm with flat detector for orthopedic procedures 0 None
2011-11-23 Neuralstem initiates spinal cord neural stem cell trial in ALS 0 5
2011-11-23 Ways to reduce serious complications and deaths due to surgical procedures 0 None
2011-11-23 A new era in low energy, low dose and low injected contrast imaging 0 None
2011-11-23 Imaging is about finding the most appropriate way to assess heart disease 0 None
2011-11-23 Asymmetric prototypes for mitral valve replacement 0 None
2011-11-23 Complications following breast reduction surgery more common in older women 0 None
2011-11-23 Study evaluates safety and effectiveness of Diamondback device for heart attacks 0 5
2011-11-23 Pall applies patent with USPTO for disposable, closed cell collection and seeding system 0 None
2011-11-22 IsoRay receives Washington State approval for GliaSite system to treat brain cancer 0 None
2011-11-22 Post-surgery death risk high among thinner people: Study 0 None
2011-11-22 Diaverum signs joint venture agreement with Nazer Group 0 None
2011-11-22 New 'triggered imaging' enables physicians to better target tumors during radiosurgery 0 None
2011-11-22 Gene-therapy trial to restore hearing in deaf mice 0 None
2011-11-22 South Asian patients with CAD more likely to need repeat PCI procedures 0 None
2011-11-22 Racial disparities in emergency diverticulitis surgery 0 None
2011-11-22 FDA allows marketing of Aptus EndoStapling System to treat AAA 0 None
2011-11-21 FDA clears Aptus EndoStapling System to treat AAA 0 None
2011-11-21 UTHealth and Memorial Hermann HVI first in Houston to implant FDA approved artificial heart valve 0 None
2011-11-21 FDA grants HDE marketing approval for BSD-2000 Hyperthermia System to treat cervical cancer 0 None
2011-11-21 GE Healthcare, Neste Jacobs enter alliance to increase self-sufficiency in blood plasma fractionation 0 None
2011-11-21 OTS to market and disribute RaySearch's RayStation in South Korea 0 None
2011-11-21 South Asian cardiac patients three times as likely to require repeat treatment following PCI 0 None
2011-11-21 Study examines how mice with genetic bone defects respond to infusions of BMMSC 0 None
2011-11-19 Omega-3 linked with reduced joint pain and cognitive side effects of breast cancer therapy 1 3.3
2011-11-19 GPIU, prostate biopsy side study takes place until end of November 0 None
2011-11-19 New, incision-free surgery to manage chronic acid reflux 0 None
2011-11-19 MedSolutions introduces ICD Surgery Management Program 0 None
2011-11-18 Deep brain stimulation benefits highly treatment resistant patients with major depressive disorder 0 None
2011-11-18 Smoking can negatively impact surgical outcomes 0 None
2011-11-18 Stent shortening and deformity can cause serious complications for patients 0 None
2011-11-17 Cardica initiates enrollment in MicroCutter surgical stapling study in Europe 0 None
2011-11-17 Modified story memory technique may help cognitive rehabilitation in MS patients 0 None
2011-11-17 Complications from preventable surgical-site infections leading to hospital readmissions after colon surgery 0 None
2011-11-17 Modified spider silk proteins for cancer gene therapy 0 None
2011-11-17 Loyola surgeon first in the Chicago to implant Esteem hearing device 0 5
2011-11-17 Calcium scoring test may predict risk of heart disease 0 None
2011-11-17 Probiotic before radiation therapy can protect intestine from damage 0 5
2011-11-17 Drug-coated balloon restores blood flow in narrowed bare metal stent 0 None
2011-11-17 UT Dallas students and faculty win three ASHA competitive awards 0 None
2011-11-16 GORE TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis receives FDA approval for treatment of TAAs 0 None
2011-11-16 New CAD test associated with higher rates of cardiac procedures, health-care spending 0 None
2011-11-16 CDCs can increase healthy heart muscle cells in patients with ischemic heart disease 0 None
2011-11-16 Study: Pneumonia the most common serious infection post-heart surgery 0 None
2011-11-16 Health Canada approves NDSsi's ZeroWire wireless surgical video technology 0 None
2011-11-16 EMA grants orphan designation to AMT for hemophilia B gene therapy 0 None
2011-11-15 ProFibrix Fibrocaps effectively reduces bleeding in liver resection surgery 0 4
2011-11-15 Positive long-term data from Abbott's ABSORB drug eluting BVS trial on CAD 0 None
2011-11-15 Stem cell therapy within 2 or 3 weeks does not improve heart function after attack 0 None
2011-11-15 Stem cell injections within two weeks may not help in post heart attack recovery 0 None
2011-11-15 Delay in hypothermia, ROSC linked with poor post cardiac arrest neurologic outcomes 0 None
2011-11-15 CAS after prior revascularization safe, effective for carotid artery stenosis patients 0 None
2011-11-15 Study compares safety of procedures at hospitals with and without cardiac surgery backup 0 None
2011-11-15 Researchers examine optimal timing for carotid artery stenting after TIA or stroke 0 None
2011-11-15 Lentigen, UH Case Medical Center initiate LG631 Phase I trial in glioblastoma 0 None
2011-11-15 Mesoblast reports positive Revascor Phase 2 heart failure trial results 0 None
2011-11-14 Link between hysterectomy and early menopause among younger women 0 5
2011-11-14 Cultured ES cells can self-organize into three-dimensional tissue-like structures 0 None
2011-11-14 Surgery to treat lung cancer would increase survival rates 0 None
2011-11-14 Functional MRI illuminates brain networks activated by motion 0 None
2011-11-14 Therapeutic hypothermia recommended for patients with preexisting cardiomyopathy 0 None
2011-11-14 Demand for non-drug intervention for atrial fibrillation will remain, despite FDA PVAC decision 0 None
2011-11-14 Data shows cost-effectiveness of ZOLL LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator 0 None
2011-11-14 Harrison Medical Center installs three Toshiba Infinix-i vascular X-ray systems 0 None
2011-11-14 Six-month results from BIOTRONIK's PRO-Kinetic Energy stent study presented at TCT 2011 0 None
2011-11-14 Racial disparities in long-term survival among pediatric heart transplant patients 0 5
2011-11-14 Flexible brain implant could treat epileptic seizures 0 None
2011-11-13 Opioid-dependent patients have worse outcomes before knee replacement surgery 0 None
2011-11-13 New stem cell technique hopes to replace damaged cells in Parkinson's 0 None
2011-11-11 Elixir Medical announces initiation of DESolve Novolimus Eluting Bioresorbable Coronary Scaffold System study 0 None
2011-11-11 Multimodal interdisciplinary strategy needed to treat resistant arterial hypertension 0 None
2011-11-11 Vitrolife, ParentPlus enter collaboration to develop new products for IUI 0 None
2011-11-11 Simple outpatient procedure can quickly diagnose and treat ankyloglossia 0 None
2011-11-11 Dramatic rise in obesity, fatty liver disease increases need for transplants 0 None
2011-11-11 Children can have successful surgical repairs for hollow or sunken chest 0 None
2011-11-11 FDA licenses NYBC's HEMACORD stem cell product 0 4.5
2011-11-11 Study examines potential cost effectiveness of TAVR versus SAVR 0 None
2011-11-11 Pediatric racial minorities less likely to get kidney transplants 0 None
2011-11-11 First large scale trial of acupuncture for prevention of xerostomia 0 None
2011-11-10 NYBC receives FDA approval for HEMACORD HPC-C cell therapy 0 None
2011-11-10 Positive results from BIOTRONIK Pantera Lux Paclitaxel Releasing Balloon study presented at TCT 2011 0 None
2011-11-10 FDA clears IDEV 6Fr SUPERA VERITAS Transhepatic Biliary Stent System 0 None
2011-11-10 Accumetrics VerifyNow test shows patients with high PRU exhibit higher stent thrombosis 0 None
2011-11-10 Rensselaer engineer receives $1.4M NIH grant to study new method to heal traumatic nerve damage 0 None
2011-11-10 Human body better at fighting gum disease when fat cells disappear 0 None
2011-11-10 Positive results from InSeal's intravascular large bore puncture closure device trial 0 None
2011-11-10 JMC launches comprehensive lung cancer program 0 None
2011-11-09 Fresenius Medical Care receives FDA clearance for 2008T hemodialysis delivery system 0 5
2011-11-09 Carotid artery stenting could treat severe disease lesions 0 None
2011-11-09 Sex of patient plays a relevant role in recovery from facial paralysis 0 None
2011-11-09 Adult living donor liver transplantations safe for donors 0 None
2011-11-09 VCU pediatric surgeons successfully separate Dominican twin toddlers 0 None
2011-11-09 Benefits of hormone replacement therapy in protecting women from Alzheimer's inconclusive 0 None
2011-11-09 EI-IC bypass surgery does not lower risk of stroke recurrence in patients with TIA 0 None
2011-11-09 Svelte initiates Rapamycin-eluting stent with bio-Eroding Carrier Technology implantation study 0 None
2011-11-09 Highmark now covers AlloMap for monitoring heart transplant rejection 0 None
2011-11-09 FOBt-based colorectal cancer screening programme cuts death rate by 27% 0 None
2011-11-09 Kleinert Kutz selects ChartLogic EHR Suite 0 None
2011-11-09 Micell announces preliminary data from MiStent Sirolimus DES clinical study 0 None
2011-11-09 Boston Scientific reports positive long-term data from PERSEUS clinical program 0 None
2011-11-09 RNS system offers significant relief to patients with intractable seizures 0 None
2011-11-09 Low uptake of screening and poor awareness of breast cancer symptoms need to be addressed 0 None
2011-11-08 Premier, RF Surgical sign three year agreement for detection technology 0 None
2011-11-08 Cordis receives FDA 510(k) clearance for EMPIRA Balloon Catheters 0 5
2011-11-08 Wales may adopt new organ donation laws 0 None
2011-11-08 Laser therapy to turn brown eyes blue 2 None
2011-11-08 Older women do not benefit from improvements in breast cancer treatments 0 None
2011-11-08 Brain bypass still plays a critical role in management of selected neurovascular disorders 0 None
2011-11-08 Teaching hospitals might provide better radical prostatectomy results 0 None
2011-11-08 Survey shows low awareness for non-surgical permanent birth control methods 0 None
2011-11-08 MBL-HCV1 can reduce viral load in liver transplant patients 0 None
2011-11-08 FDA clears Femasys' first low pressure HSG device 0 None
2011-11-07 DSS VistA Chemotherapy Manager goes live at San Francisco VA Medical Center 0 None
2011-11-07 AMS pleased with CMS' increase in 2012 payment rate for proton therapy 0 None
2011-11-07 Gilead, CRF commence ranolazine Phase 3 clinical trial for chronic stable angina in post-PCI setting 0 None
2011-11-07 Medtronic CoreValve System for direct aortic and subclavian implantation receives CE Mark 0 None
2011-11-07 New breakthrough facelifting technique 0 None
2011-11-07 Toshiba to showcase new 56-inch LCD monitor for Infinix-i line at TCT 2011 0 None
2011-11-07 ISET 2012 to discuss latest advances in chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency 0 None
2011-11-07 IntraPace receives CE Mark for new gastric stimulation/food sensing lead 0 None
2011-11-07 Patients with lupus nephritis ESRD choose hemodialysis as initial therapy 0 None
2011-11-07 Nearly 6.5M younger Americans to be diagnosed with knee OA in next ten years 0 None
2011-11-06 Doctors may stop anti-TNF medications for RA patients before surgery to reduce disease flares 0 None
2011-11-06 Patients with RA have lower expectations about postsurgical outcomes after TKA 0 None
2011-11-05 K2M adds two additions to family of ALEUTIAN Interbody Systems for lumbar applications 0 None
2011-11-05 Commercial implants of ALFApump System for refractory ascites performed at Vienna General Hospital 0 1
2011-11-05 Novel technique could help avoid wrong-level thoracic spine surgery 0 None
2011-11-05 SJH&MC the first in Southeast Michigan to offer Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy 0 None
2011-11-05 Researchers develop new image sensors for 3-D endoscopes 0 None
2011-11-05 More than 36,000 people join Cancer Research UK's Voice for Radiotherapy campaign 0 None
2011-11-05 Bluewater Surgical signs distribution agreement with SurgLine 0 None
2011-11-05 Chemotherapy plus radiation improves overall survival for patients with stage II NPC 0 None
2011-11-05 HeRO graft device provides long-term AV access for hemodialysis patients 0 None
2011-11-05 Ansell launches GAMMEX Powder-Free glove with AMT Antimicrobial Technology in Europe 0 None
2011-11-05 First U.S. transcatheter aortic heart valve implant performed at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia 0 None
2011-11-05 Miracor's PICSO system safe and feasible during elective PCI 0 None
2011-11-05 New UBC technology can accurately detect brain aneurysms 0 None
2011-11-04 Nanocomposite brain probe induces less scarring after implantation 0 None
2011-11-04 Riverview to participate in Atlantic C-PORT-E Elective Angioplasty trial 0 None
2011-11-04 Women and men ages 45 to 64 more likely to be hospitalized for knee replacement surgery 0 None
2011-11-04 UCSD experts use hybrid OR to perform first-ever coronary revascularization procedure 0 None
2011-11-04 Longer looks: A doctor's dilemma on C-sections; apology for a death sparked a hospital's change 0 None
2011-11-03 Young woman gets double hand transplant 0 None
2011-11-03 Gene therapy and stem cell transplantation successfully reverse hemophilia A 0 None
2011-11-03 Medtronic launches MIDLF procedure at 26th North American Spine Society meeting 0 None
2011-11-03 Benefits of combined therapy for men with high-risk prostate cancer 0 None
2011-11-03 Clinical-grade viral vector can cure choroideremia 1 None
2011-11-03 MSCs can be reprogrammed to have enhanced survival and therapeutic efficacy 0 None
2011-11-03 Medtronic initiates CoreValve System trial to treat severe aortic stenosis in Japan 0 None
2011-11-03 Edwards Lifescience receives FDA approval for Sapien Transcatheter Heart Valve 0 None
2011-11-03 Many spinal fusion surgery patients have low levels of vitamin D 0 None
2011-11-03 TriVascular receives FDA approval for Ovation stent graft system to treat AAA 0 None
2011-11-02 Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System successfully implanted in advanced Retinitis Pigmentosa patient 2 5
2011-11-02 Radiation therapy prior to HCT improves outcomes in older patients with hematologic malignancies 0 None
2011-11-02 Solid organ transplant may increase risk of cancer 0 None
2011-11-02 Age is no longer a barrier to allogeneic stem cell transplantation 0 None
2011-11-02 Johns Hopkins breast cancer researcher wins BioMaryland LIFE Prize 0 None
2011-11-02 Young microenvironment rejuvenates old stem cells 0 None
2011-11-02 No link between anti-clotting drugs and increased risk of bleeding in GI procedure 0 None
2011-11-02 Penn surgeons perform first bilateral hand transplantation 0 None
2011-11-02 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital surgeons successfully separate conjoined twins 0 5
2011-11-01 LDR's ROI-A Oblique ALIF cage receives FDA marketing clearance 0 None
2011-11-01 ECMO and heart procedures performed as a bridge to lung transplantation 0 None
2011-11-01 Multi-centre phase II trial for new brain tumor surgical technique starts in the UK 0 None
2011-11-01 Non-invasive rtACS treatment can reduce partial blindness 0 None
2011-11-01 New method can reduce intrusive thoughts in men with prostate cancer 0 None
2011-11-01 Stanford Hospital uses new device to treat brain aneurysm 0 None
2011-11-01 'Mozart Effect' may increase detection rates of precancerous polyps 0 None
2011-11-01 Gender not an independent predictor of mortality post-PCI 0 None
2011-11-01 Colonoscopic FMT effective in treating IBD, C.difficile-associated diarrhea 0 None
2011-11-01 Tregs expansion can help prevent graft-versus-host disease 0 None
2011-11-01 NCI awards ImaginAb $2.3M grant to develop PET diagnostic imaging agents 0 None
2011-11-01 FDA approves Medtronic's Assurant Cobalt stent to treat narrowed iliac arteries 0 None

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