Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Procedure News Stories - March 2011

Date Title Comments Rating
2011-03-31 Ozzies spending $1 billion a year on cosmetic surgery 0 None
2011-03-31 Study finds Gamma Knife procedure effective for brain metastases treatment 0 None
2011-03-31 Surgeon presents LASIK procedure comparative study results at ASCRS Symposium 0 None
2011-03-31 Patients with CRS can benefit from balloon sinus dilation procedure 0 None
2011-03-31 20-year data shows bariatric surgery to reduce risk of heart attack and stroke in diabetics 0 None
2011-03-31 Electrophysiologists use new robotic system to treat cardiac arrhythmias 0 1
2011-03-30 Could HIV-infected organs save 'lives? 0 None
2011-03-30 Radiation oncologists head to Capitol Hill to promote critical initiatives 0 None
2011-03-30 Singing reduces blood pressure prior to total knee replacement surgery 0 None
2011-03-30 FDA grants orphan drug status to America Stem Cell's ASC-101 0 None
2011-03-30 New stereo-EEG method can detect epileptic foci during surgeries 0 5
2011-03-30 Vexim granted FDA approval for COHESION bone cement 0 None
2011-03-30 The Wall Street Journal: Medicare records show trail of troubling surgeries 0 None
2011-03-30 Pelvic arterial embolization therapy effective treatment for postpartum hemorrhage 0 None
2011-03-30 New research measures direct radiation doses in patients during endovascular procedures 0 None
2011-03-30 Covidien to present new laparoscopic surgical products data at SAGES 2011 0 1
2011-03-30 Prostatic artery embolization comparable to transurethral resection 0 4
2011-03-30 Patients with dystonia can benefit from deep brain stimulation therapy 0 5
2011-03-30 Smoking withdrawal after liver transplantation may protect against neoplasia development 0 None
2011-03-30 Uterine fibroid embolization reduces fibroid-related urinary symptoms 0 1
2011-03-29 Bariatric surgery highly cost-effective treatment for obese type 2 diabetics 0 None
2011-03-29 Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of paediatric bariatric surgery 0 None
2011-03-29 Recent articles highlight stray energy burns during laparoscopic electrosurgery 0 None
2011-03-29 Study: Y-90 radioembolization is a safe treatment for patients with liver cancer 0 5
2011-03-29 Study: Donor's DNA level in heart transplant recipient's blood can reveal organ rejection 0 None
2011-03-29 IDF: Obese people with type 2 diabetes can benefit from bariatric surgery 0 None
2011-03-29 Interventional radiologists complete RDN human trial in patients with uncontrolled hypertension 1 None
2011-03-29 Emory surgeons perform first hand transplant in college student 0 4
2011-03-29 Abbott launches Cataract Suite for micro-implantation procedure 0 None
2011-03-29 SpHb sensor can monitor blood hemoglobin levels during spine surgery 0 4
2011-03-28 Improved technology is improving outcomes for cardiac stent patients 0 None
2011-03-28 CareFusion launches 11-gauge vertebral balloon for spinal fracture treatment 0 None
2011-03-28 Angioplasty procedures have minimal risk 0 None
2011-03-28 Challenges of high-risk surgery 0 None
2011-03-28 Ascension launches TITAN Modular Shoulder Fracture Prosthesis 0 None
2011-03-28 First open fetal surgery to treat lung malformations performed at Texas Children's Hospital 0 None
2011-03-25 Mild decompression procedure for lumbar spinal stenosis leads to sustained improvements in pain 0 2.5
2011-03-25 Smart Medical to customize NaviAid External Channel Device to suit Crospon's EndoFLIP imaging catheter 0 None
2011-03-25 FDA approves humanitarian device exemption for Elana Surgical Kit in cerebral bypass 0 None
2011-03-25 Teleflex to distribute Perouse line of POLYSITE intravenous implantable infusion ports 0 None
2011-03-25 Emory plays key role in bringing advanced proton cancer therapy to Georgia 0 None
2011-03-25 Scientists identify protein that plays a key role in cancer treatment resistance 0 None
2011-03-25 Non-invasive brain stimulation improves swallowing ability among stroke survivors 0 None
2011-03-25 Jefferson Hospitals uses VMAT and Monte Carlo technology for accurate and fast radiation therapy 0 None
2011-03-25 New platinum coil technology makes minimally invasive surgery for brain aneurysms safer and cheaper 0 None
2011-03-25 First AngelMed Guardian cardiac monitor system implanted in patient at Jersey Shore 0 None
2011-03-25 AAE wants to dispel negative myths about root canal treatment 0 None
2011-03-25 DMC launches new procedure to protect diabetic patients with PAD from leg amputations 0 None
2011-03-25 Brand Surgical Institute offers diabetic patients with life changing weight loss procedure 0 None
2011-03-25 Study: Surgeon enthusiasm linked to high spinal procedure rates 0 None
2011-03-25 Clinical trial to determine whether Crestor can prevent new colon tumors after surgery 0 None
2011-03-24 FDA clears MASEP Infini's gamma ray neurosurgery system 0 None
2011-03-24 Robotic surgery for prostate cancer safe over the long term 0 5
2011-03-24 Imaging with voltage-sensitive dye captures real-time brain dynamics 0 None
2011-03-24 Longer delays between heart attacks and elective surgeries lowers death rates and subsequent heart attacks 0 None
2011-03-24 EndyMed's 3DEEP RF technology in real-time skin impedance measurements published in peer reviewed paper 0 None
2011-03-24 Simulated acupuncture can treat nausea effectively in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy 0 4
2011-03-24 Research examines BNP’s role in predicting cardiac events after CABG surgery 0 None
2011-03-24 Iodine 131 exposure during childhood increases risk of developing thyroid cancer 0 None
2011-03-24 Statins improve outcomes in high-risk prostate cancer patients treated with definitive radiation therapy 0 None
2011-03-24 First MRI-compatible pacemaker implanted in patient at MetroSouth Medical Center 0 None
2011-03-24 John Muir Health provides new cancer treatment using Varian's RapidArc radiation therapy 0 None
2011-03-24 First continuous-flow total artificial heart transplant performed at THI 0 None
2011-03-23 Simultaneous face and hand transplant announced in the UK 0 None
2011-03-23 Australia’s first transplanted hand starts moving 1 None
2011-03-23 Positive data from Omeros' OMS302 Phase 2b trial in patients undergoing cataract surgery 0 None
2011-03-23 Cancer patients with spinal fractures can benefit from Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty 0 None
2011-03-23 SCCA, ProCure to open new proton therapy center for cancer treatment 0 None
2011-03-23 Artificial disc replacement may provide better long-term results at reduced cost 0 None
2011-03-23 LDR submits two-level Mobi-C cervical artificial disc PMA to the FDA 0 None
2011-03-23 MD Anderson receives $2.7 million NCI grant for acupuncture study in cancer 0 None
2011-03-23 Mary Bridge, Seattle Children's partner to focus on pediatric cardiac surgery services 0 None
2011-03-23 SimQuest develops open-incision surgical simulation platform 0 None
2011-03-23 FDA clears LensAR Laser System for use in refractive cataract surgery 0 None
2011-03-22 UMHC cardiologist implants heart valve without open-heart surgery 0 None
2011-03-22 Patients with bone cancer can benefit from radical surgery 0 None
2011-03-22 Study: Stem cell transplant may benefit patients with rapidly progressive MS 0 None
2011-03-21 Doubts raised over Lap-Band surgery in the long term: Study 0 None
2011-03-21 First full face transplant in the U.S. on its way to success 0 5
2011-03-21 Differences between therapeutic radiation therapy and exposure to excessive nuclear plant fallout radiation 0 None
2011-03-21 First clinical use of GORE VIABAHN Endoprosthesis with Heparin Bioactive Surface on lower profile delivery system 0 None
2011-03-21 More men undergo cosmetic surgical procedures 0 None
2011-03-18 Cancer Care Partners first in U.S. to use new, advanced cancer treatment 0 None
2011-03-18 Olympus offers new stones retrieval products 0 5
2011-03-18 U-M researcher endorses new concepts designed to improve kidney allocation 1 None
2011-03-18 Transcranial LED-based light therapy improves cognitive function in traumatic brain injury patients 0 None
2011-03-18 Liquid polymer research could represent next breakthrough in stem cell therapy 0 None
2011-03-18 Stem cell therapy can reduce heart size, scar tissue and improve function in cardiac patients 0 None
2011-03-17 FDA grants CSI marketing clearance for Stealth 360° Orbital PAD System 0 None
2011-03-17 STAA introduces phase two of its Visian ICL direct-to-consumer ad campaign 0 None
2011-03-17 Experts to review latest research on bariatric surgery at International summit 0 None
2011-03-17 Leading cancer center to acquire GammaMed brachytherapy from Varian 0 None
2011-03-17 New study: Positive outcomes from gene therapy trial in patients with Parkinson's 0 None
2011-03-17 65-year-old woman receives new neurostimulator implant for deep brain stimulation therapy 0 None
2011-03-17 Gene therapy holds promise for Parkinson's treatment 0 None
2011-03-17 FDA approves Rochester Nomogram technology for LASIK surgery 0 None
2011-03-16 St. Jude Medical achieves 2 million mechanical heart valve implant milestone 0 None
2011-03-16 Non-laser light treatments may help treat common skin conditions 0 None
2011-03-16 Conservative approach with endoscopic techniques can resolve colonic perforation 0 None
2011-03-16 TESE offers fertility to male cancer survivors 0 None
2011-03-16 First ever light-activated, non-surgical treatment for HPV and pre-cancerous lesions of the cervix 0 5
2011-03-16 Prophylactic PEG placement prior to HNC therapy associated with high rate of non use 0 None
2011-03-16 Corindus begins CorPath Percutaneous Robotic-Enhanced Coronary Intervention Study trial 0 5
2011-03-16 Gadavist approved by FDA for use in central nervous system MRI scans 0 None
2011-03-15 Newer, more expensive treatments for prostate cancer adopted rapidly 0 None
2011-03-15 Innovative orthopedic operation using 'telescoping rods' performed at HSS 0 None
2011-03-15 Cellpraxis, USF Health, UNIFESP present and evaluate ReACT results at scientific meeting 0 5
2011-03-15 Bariatric surgery can lead to long-term weight loss, reduce cardiac risk factors in obese adults 0 None
2011-03-15 Covidien to present new data on hernia, abdominal wall repair products at San Francisco 0 None
2011-03-15 TESE surgical technique can help men with childhood cancer experience parenthood 0 None
2011-03-15 Smoking cessation prior surgery not linked to increased risk of postoperative complications 0 None
2011-03-15 Research highlights benefit of shortened radiation course for patients with DCIS 0 None
2011-03-14 OrbusNeich launches CE marked Azule Cobalt Chromium Stent 0 None
2011-03-14 Medtronic launches Contour 3D Annuloplasty Ring for treatment of tricuspid valve disease 0 None
2011-03-14 Surgeons deliver virtual temporal bone dissection course for otolaryngology residents, physicians 0 None
2011-03-14 Specialists to provide update on latest advancements in surgical field at UCSD conference 0 None
2011-03-14 Surgeons use stem cell technology for bone grafts to treat foot, ankle conditions 0 5
2011-03-14 U-M's CoreValve trial to offer less invasive approach for patients with aortic stenosis 0 None
2011-03-14 Women with DCIS have excellent overall prognosis despite treatment 0 5
2011-03-11 Understand radiology benefits and risks before undergoing scans: ACR 0 None
2011-03-11 FDA approves Lantheus Medical Imaging's SPA for flurpiridaz F-18 Phase 3 trial in coronary artery disease 0 None
2011-03-11 Majority of men on ADT after prostatectomy gain weight during first year of therapy 0 None
2011-03-11 CIC to host Scientific Colloquium on tumor immunotherapy in National Harbor, MD 0 None
2011-03-11 Gastric bypass patients tend to overuse alcohol 0 None
2011-03-11 Surgical robot acquisition increases rate of surgery to treat prostate cancer 0 None
2011-03-11 Organ removal surgery through body's orifices, without any visible incisions 0 None
2011-03-11 Texas Children's completes first phase of certification to implant SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart 0 None
2011-03-11 First U.S. catheter ablation procedure for treatment of AF performed at Mount Sinai 0 None
2011-03-11 FDA approves ELANA Surgical Kit for standard bypass surgery in brain 0 None
2011-03-11 EHSI to sign definitive agreement with OceanBASIS 0 None
2011-03-11 Volume-based referrals do not necessarily improve patient outcomes 0 None
2011-03-10 Preliminary phase I trial results show safety of bone marrow stem cells in children with TBI 0 None
2011-03-10 Medtronic launches VERTEX SELECT CHROMALOY Plus Rods in the U.S. 0 None
2011-03-10 FDA grants marketing clearance for Teleflex Arrow NextStep Antegrade Chronic Hemodialysis Catheter 0 None
2011-03-10 New research identifies major surgeries that face risk of developing postoperative sepsis 0 None
2011-03-10 U-M participates in national trial for alternative approach to open heart surgery for severe aortic stenosis 0 None
2011-03-10 Cedars-Sinai earns excellence in 2010 adult heart transplants 0 None
2011-03-10 Discovery: Children with severe cerebral palsy have starkly asymmetric pelvic bones 0 None
2011-03-10 Study: Alcohol abuse impacts quality of life for patients after liver transplant 0 None
2011-03-09 FDA clears Tenex Health's TX1 Tissue Removal System 0 None
2011-03-09 Study finds reduction in pain favoring Mynx Vascular Closure Device to Angio-Seal Evolution Device 0 None
2011-03-09 Health care reform changes make colonoscopy more affordable 0 None
2011-03-09 UH conducts first ever pilot study to test heat therapy for treatment of PE 0 None
2011-03-09 Brain implant surgery can improve life for people with cervical dystonia 0 None
2011-03-09 New clinical trial to prevent aggressive type of breast cancer 0 None
2011-03-08 First hand transplant recipient on the way to recovery 0 None
2011-03-08 Lab made urinary tube going strong after six years of transplant 0 None
2011-03-08 Vertos reports long-term safety and efficacy of mild in patients with LSS 0 5
2011-03-08 University of California, Irvine purchase SpineAssist to conduct minimal invasive surgeries 0 None
2011-03-08 New study represents major reversal in thinking about universal screening programs 0 None
2011-03-08 New review shows difficulty in delivering high-quality cancer care 0 None
2011-03-08 Bristol-Myers Squibb enters strategic partnership with WuXi Pharmatech 0 None
2011-03-08 UK Healthcare announces significant milestone for Kentucky Children's Heart Center 0 None
2011-03-08 New advance in tissue engineering 0 None
2011-03-08 Scientists integrate stretchable electronics technology with balloon catheters for cardiac procedures 0 None
2011-03-08 First POSE procedure using USGI's Incisionless Operating Platform performed at Ospedale All'Angelo 0 None
2011-03-08 First western U.S. hand transplant surgery performed at UCLA Medical Center 0 None
2011-03-08 hUCBs and MenSCs transplant may offer future therapeutic benefit for AD, stroke, ALS 0 None
2011-03-06 Physical therapy within 24 hours of knee arthroplasty can improve recovery, cut hospital stays 0 None
2011-03-06 Multifunctional balloon catheter can improve cardiac ablation therapy 0 None
2011-03-05 First implantable heart transplant using new LVAD performed at University of Utah Hospital 0 None
2011-03-05 Bulow BioTech reports first ever use of Ossur POWER KNEE in cancer patient 0 None
2011-03-05 Study: BMP can improve dental implant success 0 None
2011-03-04 ScandiDos, Varian sign distributor agreement for Delta4PT pre-treatment verification system 0 None
2011-03-04 Bariatric surgery can reduce significant weight in severely obese adolescents 0 None
2011-03-04 Doctors at Beaumont Hospital, Troy perform robotic-assisted maze procedure to correct atrial fibrillation 0 None
2011-03-04 Endolymphatic sac shunt surgery improved hearing loss symptoms in flight attendant 0 None
2011-03-04 Miracor completes PICSO System pilot study in patients with ACS 0 None
2011-03-04 Electrical stimulation may help bring back the voice of stroke patients 0 5
2011-03-04 CT scanning offers benefit to patients undergoing dental implant surgery 0 None
2011-03-04 Chemotherapy, endocrine therapy may increase risk of bone fractures in breast cancer survivors 0 None
2011-03-04 Low physical activity increases kidney transplant patients' likelihood of dying early 0 None
2011-03-03 Ziehm Imaging launches next generation hybrid Vision RFD mobile C-arm 0 None
2011-03-03 First artificial bronchus graft in a lung cancer patient successful 0 5
2011-03-03 Baby frozen to correct brain damage at birth makes full recovery 0 4
2011-03-03 Racial and ethnic groups less likely to receive kidney transplants than others 0 None
2011-03-03 Organ transplant deaths investigated 0 None
2011-03-03 ContextVision launches GOPView iRVUltra product at 2011 ECR annual meeting 0 None
2011-03-03 Scientists discover genetic process that may allow ovarian cancer to resist chemotherapy 0 4
2011-03-02 Scientists discover specific type of human cell to treat spinal cord injuries 0 None
2011-03-02 DMC CVI completes the first two transcatheter aortic valve implants in Michigan 0 None
2011-03-02 CRT-D therapy benefits heart failure patients with left bundle branch block 0 None
2011-03-02 Robotic surgery offers better results than laparoscopic procedures for kidney disease 0 None
2011-03-02 'Prehabilitation' exercise program can improve strength, functional ability before knee replacement surgery 0 None
2011-03-02 Robotic surgery offers favourable outcomes in patients with kidney disease 0 None
2011-03-02 Bone marrow stem cell transplantation feasible, safe treatment for children with severe traumatic brain injury 0 5
2011-03-01 New therapeutic strategy improves superior renal function after kidney transplantation 0 None
2011-03-01 Scientists receive $2 million NIH grant to improve orthopedic surgery using biomimetic patch 0 None
2011-03-01 Lymph node dissection may not be necessary for localized non-small cell lung cancers 0 None
2011-03-01 New guidelines to address major clinical issues encountered in treatment of Barrett's esophagus 0 None
2011-03-01 Uterine fibroid treatments greatly improve quality of life in women 0 None
2011-03-01 Aggressive treatment of T3 and T4 NSCLC with induction chemoradiotherapy may improve survival 0 None
2011-03-01 New process automatically ensures optimum tension for sutures in minimally invasive surgeries 0 None
2011-03-01 Acupressure improves cognitive function in patients with mild traumatic brain injury 0 None


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