Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Procedure News Stories - December 2011

Date Title Comments Rating
2011-12-29 Three successful full face transplants: Brigham and Women’s report 0 None
2011-12-29 New form of esophagectomy for treatment of severe cancer 0 None
2011-12-28 Vejthani Hospital Bangkok offers High Tibial Osteotomy Surgery for osteoarthritis 0 None
2011-12-27 USPTO issues patent to Novus Scientific's TIGR Matrix Surgical Mesh 0 None
2011-12-26 Donate Life to honor 10 deceased Hispanic organ and tissue donors with floragraphs 0 None
2011-12-26 FMCNA recognizes 25 dialysis patients across the nation 1 None
2011-12-26 Allergan seeks to reassure surgeons, patients about safety of breast implants 1 None
2011-12-23 Graphitic carbon plays key role as lubricating layer on metal-on-metal hip implants 0 None
2011-12-23 UC San Diego surgeon removes diseased gallbladder through belly button 1 3
2011-12-23 Declined consent affects organ donation rates 0 None
2011-12-23 Correcting anemia can preserve kidney function in many transplant recipients 0 None
2011-12-23 Surprising finding about implants used in hip replacement surgery 0 None
2011-12-23 Abbott commences Esprit drug eluting BVS trial in peripheral artery disease 0 None
2011-12-23 Botox can have unsuspected 'systemic' effects on muscles 0 None
2011-12-23 ASCs need to develop policies for management of malignant hyperthermia 0 None
2011-12-22 FDA clears OptiMedica's Catalys Precision Laser System 0 None
2011-12-22 Consistent evidence that HRT use associated with breast cancer 0 None
2011-12-22 Younger patients achieve better results and higher satisfaction after facelift surgery 0 None
2011-12-22 Study analyzes how often patients receive preoperative medical consultation 0 None
2011-12-22 Study identifies six risk factors associated with blindness after spine surgery 0 None
2011-12-22 TriVascular treats first Canadian patients with Ovation Abdominal Stent Graft 0 None
2011-12-22 Scott & White gynecologist receives Honorary Fellowship from RANZCOG 0 None
2011-12-21 FDA, other organizations unveil program to monitor cataract surgery devices 0 None
2011-12-21 Regional variations persist in cervical spine surgery 0 None
2011-12-21 Surgeon volume and in-hospital mortality for open AAA repair 0 None
2011-12-21 CLND may help reduce papillary thyroid cancer recurrence rates 0 None
2011-12-21 Obesity doubles risk of recurrence and death after esophageal cancer surgery 0 None
2011-12-21 Mazor Robotics announces purchase agreement with NSH Michigan 0 None
2011-12-21 Early aquatic therapy after TKA may improve quality of life 0 None
2011-12-21 PRI now offers latest surgical robotics for patients with kidney tumors 0 None
2011-12-20 BMDCs can contribute to olfactory neurons through plasticity mechanism 0 None
2011-12-20 Immunosuppressant combination improves survival of human spinal stem cells in ALS rat model 0 None
2011-12-20 Cutting cardiac sympathetic nerve may help control heart rhythms 0 None
2011-12-20 MU Department of Surgery continues to secure research opportunities 0 None
2011-12-20 PerkinElmer's ViaCord enters collaborative study with Miracle Babies 0 None
2011-12-20 Study finds 44% increase in new hospital heart attack care programs since 2001 0 None
2011-12-20 Children with SDB may have better QOL after adenotonsillectomy 0 None
2011-12-20 Acupuncture can reduce protein associated with chronic stress 0 None
2011-12-20 ESC welcomes the US study that explores PCI readmissions 0 None
2011-12-20 Gene therapy may promote growth of hair cells in inner ear 0 None
2011-12-19 Exactech commences clinical trial to evaluate new cartilage repair technology 0 None
2011-12-19 MDA doctors challenge breast cancer brachytherapy study 1 None
2011-12-19 Diseases of the Colon & Rectum publishes results from Pacira's EXPAREL Phase 3 trial 0 None
2011-12-19 Clinical trials highlight beneficial effect of CRT in heart failure 0 None
2011-12-17 Combination of bevacizumab and chemoradiation safe, effective for nasopharyngeal carcinoma 0 None
2011-12-17 Enrollment complete in ThromboGenics, BioInvent TB-402 Phase IIb trial on VTE 0 None
2011-12-17 New procedure helps reconstruct cricoid cartilage in a cancer patient 0 None
2011-12-17 Scientists devise a way to reduce side effects of lung cancer therapy 0 None
2011-12-16 TAU researcher develops capsule endoscope to investigate digestive system 0 None
2011-12-16 MHI cardiologists perform first clinical procedure in Canada using MitraClip system 0 None
2011-12-16 Short spiral-shaped proteins can efficiently deliver DNA segments to cells 0 None
2011-12-16 Patients need less blood after surgery than is widely thought 0 None
2011-12-16 TJC approves UCSD's DSC Certification for Ventricular Assist Device 0 None
2011-12-15 RaySearch initiates IMRT European trial to treat rectal cancer 0 None
2011-12-15 Study evaluates use of leukocyte and platelet-rich fibrin biomaterial in heart patients 0 None
2011-12-15 More than half of older patients with anemia do not need transfusions after hip surgery 0 None
2011-12-15 OA patients benefit from walking skills training following total hip arthroplasty 0 None
2011-12-15 Mayo Clinic to build new cancer treatment facility 0 None
2011-12-15 JHN to initiate new Phase I immunotherapy trial in glioblastoma 0 None
2011-12-15 New knee replacement model increases likelihood of early revision surgery 0 None
2011-12-15 Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy may eradicate cancer 0 5
2011-12-15 First Total Artificial Heart implant performed at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia 0 None
2011-12-15 Liver transplantations for NASH-Cirrhosis increase dramatically 0 None
2011-12-15 Olympus introduces EZ Shot 2 single-use aspiration needles for Endoscopic Ultrasound procedures 0 None
2011-12-15 Magnetic stimulation of brain nerve cells may speed up recovery from hemispatial neglect 0 None
2011-12-15 Novel prognostic model for patients with treatment-related MDS 0 None
2011-12-14 Cancer screening: Is it necessary in the elderly? 0 None
2011-12-14 FDA warnings to gastric banding centers 0 None
2011-12-14 FETO improves infant survival rate in severe cases of congenital diaphragmatic hernia 0 None
2011-12-14 Angioplasties can be safely performed at centers that do not have on-site surgical capability 0 None
2011-12-14 Maraviroc reduces incidence of GvHD in blood cancer patients after ASCT 0 None
2011-12-14 Nearly half of children with epilepsy experience adverse events due to invasive EEG 0 None
2011-12-14 Promising results from Fate Therapeutics' ProHema Phase 1b trial on hematologic malignancies 0 None
2011-12-14 Researchers convert astrocytes directly into dopamine-producing neurons 0 None
2011-12-14 Mimicking periosteum to heal traumatic bone injury 0 None
2011-12-14 Microwave ablation therapy may be safe, effective for pulmonary metastases 0 4
2011-12-14 Standard chemotherapy regimen may increase survival rates in limited stage Hodgkin's lymphoma patients 0 None
2011-12-14 U.S. DoD awards $11M to study two different ways to treat PTSD in war veterans 0 None
2011-12-14 Indiscriminate expensive imaging has little clinical benefit in patients requiring epidural steroid injections 0 None
2011-12-13 Study demonstrates that bone marrow and PBSC result in similar patient survival 0 None
2011-12-13 'Twinning' team approach improves pediatric lymphoma outcomes 0 None
2011-12-13 Higher individual doses of radiotherapy safe for men with prostate cancer 0 None
2011-12-13 PET scans can provide insight into process that causes aortic stenosis 0 None
2011-12-13 Boston Scientific introduces Charger PTA Balloon Catheter in the U.S. 0 None
2011-12-12 IRIDEX announces data from MicroPulse laser therapy study on DME 0 None
2011-12-12 Second annual clinical meeting of Cell Society to be held in San Diego 0 None
2011-12-12 Soligenix reports results from orBec Phase 2 trial on acute GVHD 0 None
2011-12-12 Mazor Robotics to purchase Renaissance system for spine surgeries 0 None
2011-12-12 Revenue Cycle named official billing/coding consultant to ACRO 0 None
2011-12-12 Technique expands scarce resources used for cord blood transplant procedure 0 None
2011-12-12 Research assesses safety and efficacy of pre-operative transfusions, hydroxyurea therapy for SCD 0 None
2011-12-12 Chemotherapy can cause cognitive problems in breast cancer survivors 0 4
2011-12-12 Breakthroughs in hematopoietic cell transplantation to be presented at 53rd ASH meeting 0 None
2011-12-12 Pig iPSCs can safely incorporate into tissues without tumor formation 0 None
2011-12-12 Mayo Clinic to break ground for cutting edge cancer therapy facility 0 None
2011-12-12 FDA builds public-private coalition to prevent surgical fires 0 None
2011-12-12 Gene therapy can reduce painful bleeding episodes in patients with hemophilia B 0 None
2011-12-09 Bluegrass Vascular commences enrollment in clinical study of Surfacer Inside-Out Access Catheter System 0 None
2011-12-09 Abbott commences Absorb-XIENCE PRIME comparative clinical trial 0 None
2011-12-09 Ovary removal in younger women may lead to low-bone mineral density, arthritis 0 None
2011-12-09 Toyota's lean approach might be beneficial to medical procedures 0 None
2011-12-08 Study raises questions about breast cancer therapy 0 None
2011-12-08 Heart patients may experience fewer traumas with new invention 0 None
2011-12-08 New gene editing technique can heal sickle cell patients with their own cells 0 None
2011-12-08 Treating 'brain tsunamis' could stop many victims of major head injury from further damage 0 None
2011-12-08 Cedars-Sinai neurosurgeon seals off wide-neck aneurysm with new device 0 None
2011-12-08 CRD to conduct review of safety and effectiveness of BMP-2 0 None
2011-12-07 Racial differences in inflammation might explain survival paradox among dialysis patients 0 None
2011-12-07 Majority of women do not receive guideline-recommended breast cancer adjuvant therapy 0 None
2011-12-07 Diabetes increases risk of emergency caesarean birth in women with poorly contracting uterus 0 None
2011-12-07 Study compares two radiation therapy techniques available to women with breast cancer 0 None
2011-12-07 UCSF resident to receive 2012 William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship 0 None
2011-12-07 Breast reconstruction surgery to become safer and more realistic 0 None
2011-12-07 Breast reconstruction after mastectomy safe for older women 0 None
2011-12-07 Donated permanent pacemakers safe and effective for Indian heart patients 0 None
2011-12-07 TAU develops tumor destruction method that also creates immunity 0 None
2011-12-07 Hormone-blocking therapy for prostate cancer does not raise risk of heart attacks 0 None
2011-12-07 Mayo Clinic in Florida now offers kidney and pancreas transplants for HIV-positive patients 0 None
2011-12-06 Therakos commences enrollment in photopheresis Phase IIb clinical study for chronic GvHD 0 2.5
2011-12-06 Xeltis receives PEI conditional approval to initiate tissue-engineered cardiovascular graft study 0 None
2011-12-06 GE Healthcare, UCSF collaborate for cord blood project 0 5
2011-12-06 Breast cancer patients might experience prolonged fatigue years after chemotherapy 0 5
2011-12-06 MHI cardiologists use ABSORB bioresorbable vascular scaffold to treat CAD 0 None
2011-12-06 Medicare tightening payments for 'big ticket' cardiology and orthopedic procedures in 11 states 0 None
2011-12-06 Aspirin decreases risk of major complications from cardiac surgery 0 None
2011-12-05 Acupuncture for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy 0 None
2011-12-05 Enrollment commences in Estech's HISTORIC-AF staged hybrid ablation study 0 None
2011-12-05 Herzig Eye Institute named TearScience's first Center of Excellence 0 None
2011-12-05 MRG releases 2012 report on European markets for large-joint reconstructive implants 0 None
2011-12-05 Factors associated with increased risk of in-hospital falls after total hip or knee replacement surgery 0 None
2011-12-05 Review highlights importance of examining totality of evidence prior to use of CPRs in clinical practice 0 None
2011-12-05 Toshiba adds two new enhancements to RADREX-i DR X-ray system 0 None
2011-12-05 Concord Medical hosts Twelfth Annual CCM Academic Conference in Beijing 0 None
2011-12-05 Epilepsy patients can benefit from gamma knife radiosurgery 0 None
2011-12-05 Potential medical and social barriers to resective epilepsy surgery in patients after initial evaluation 0 None
2011-12-03 Vejthani Hospital offers Computer Assisted Replacement Surgery on knee arthroplasty 0 None
2011-12-03 Four clinical centers to provide NovoTTF device treatment for recurrent GBM 0 4
2011-12-03 Multidisciplinary prevention programme not effective in improving perceived employee health 0 None
2011-12-03 Better medical care for kidney failure in Germany 0 None
2011-12-03 Implantable replacement cartilages hold promise for damaged knees, shoulders, ears and noses 0 5
2011-12-03 Court OKs payment for bone marrow donation 0 None
2011-12-03 FDA approves Mylan's Tranexamic Acid Injection ANDA 0 None
2011-12-03 University of Illinois Hospital prescribes Tumor Treating Fields therapy for recurrent GBM 1 None
2011-12-02 Treatments for lymphoma with no side effects 0 None
2011-12-02 UA researchers receive NSF grant to develop terahertz spectral imager 0 None
2011-12-02 NYU Langone establishes new LVAD Program for patients with advanced heart failure 0 5
2011-12-02 Radioimmunotherapy shows promise against fungal diseases 0 None
2011-12-01 EGCG may prevent HCV reinfection after liver transplantation 0 None
2011-12-01 FDA clears Covidien's SpiderFX embolic protection device 0 None
2011-12-01 Yale researchers monitor growth of laboratory-engineered blood vessels after implantation 0 None
2011-12-01 Study reveals no clear advantage of one implant type over another 0 None
2011-12-01 GE Healthcare announces interoperable visualization and image management applications at RSNA 2011 0 None
2011-12-01 Immune system stimulant used as suppressor to treat chronic graft-versus-host disease 0 None
2011-12-01 Combination of two techniques promises to improve effectiveness of experimental gene therapies 0 None
2011-12-01 New gene therapy approach safe for patients with muscular dystrophy 0 None
2011-12-01 Mimicking eye movements of experts can help trainee surgeons learn surgical skills more quickly 0 None
2011-12-01 Duplex ultrasound screening can detect high rate of LDVT's in critically ill trauma patients 0 None


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