Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Procedure News Stories - May 2011

Date Title Comments Rating
2011-05-31 Spectranetics to showcase new advanced peripheral atherectomy simulation system at New Cardiovascular Horizons 0 None
2011-05-31 UK's NICE issues guidance on PTNS treatment for faecal incontinence 0 None
2011-05-30 Boston Scientific voluntarily recalls all Cross Coronary Imaging Catheters used in IVUS procedure 0 None
2011-05-30 Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis can avoid mother to child transmission of mtDNA disorders 0 None
2011-05-30 HHS uses new devices to meet growing need of joint replacements among baby boomers 0 None
2011-05-30 Fraunhofer MEVIS' novel brain procedure helps minimize patient-specific surgical risks 0 None
2011-05-30 People with unexplained symptoms can benefit from traditional acupuncture 0 None
2011-05-30 Novel treatment safe and effective for patients with intracerebral hemorrhage 0 None
2011-05-30 UBC scientists to initiate $4.7M pan-Canadian clinical trial in oral squamous cell cancers 0 None
2011-05-27 Pan-Canadian surgical study offers new hope for patients with early-stage oral cancer 0 None
2011-05-27 Hysterectomy procedures will continue to decline due to advantages of less-invasive alternatives: MRG 1 None
2011-05-27 New biomaterial for repairing damaged human tissue doesn't wrinkle up when stretched 0 None
2011-05-27 Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center offers free life-changing procedures for uninsured patients 0 None
2011-05-27 Omega-3 fatty acids reduce risk of heart attack in stent patients 0 None
2011-05-26 AngioDynamics launches new 90 cm NeverTouch procedure kit for varicose veins 0 None
2011-05-26 Investigators receive NIH grant to help move gene therapy for MPS IIIB toward clinical trials 0 None
2011-05-26 Comprehensive insight into current neural stem cell research and therapies 0 None
2011-05-26 Non-invasive trigeminal nerve stimulation shows promise in controlling seizures 0 None
2011-05-26 There's no upper age limit for balloon angioplasties 0 5
2011-05-25 Apollo completes 100 liver transplantations in less than 4 years with over 90% success rate 0 3
2011-05-25 Lipofilling seems to be safe for breast cancer patients, study suggests 0 None
2011-05-25 Olympus ScopeGuide for colonoscopy receives U.S. approval 0 None
2011-05-25 Positive preliminary results from Genomic Health's Oncotype DX study in DCIS breast cancer 0 None
2011-05-24 Researchers devise new genetic technique for IVF embryos 0 None
2011-05-24 Transarterial embolization an effective alternative to endoscopy for acute peptic ulcer bleeding 0 None
2011-05-24 Shave biopsies accurate in initial diagnosis of suspicious skin lesions 0 None
2011-05-24 Aptus EndoStapling System receives CE Mark approval 0 None
2011-05-23 Aethlon to introduce new adaptive dialysis-like affinity platform technology at C21 partnering conference 0 None
2011-05-23 Baby boomers becoming the replacement generation 0 None
2011-05-23 Stanford University develops stress-shielding device to reduce surgical scarring 0 None
2011-05-23 Patients with mild heart failure more likely to benefit from cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillation 0 None
2011-05-21 Modified cells protect marrow and blood cells from harmful chemotherapy effects in brain tumor patients 0 None
2011-05-21 Breakthrough reason for cautious hope among those with spinal cord injuries 0 5
2011-05-21 Global clinical program demonstrates safety of Medtronic Resolute drug-eluting stent 0 None
2011-05-21 Medicine, osteopathy, physical therapy and chiropractic colleges collaborate to study safety in spinal manipulation 0 None
2011-05-21 Blood stored in banks may undergo changes and damage 0 None
2011-05-21 New Seattle IVF program cuts expense of women conceiving child with donated egg 0 None
2011-05-21 Patch angioplasty improves post-exercise ABI's and reduces reoperation rates in competitive cyclists 0 None
2011-05-21 Artificial discs a viable alternative to fusion surgery for two-level lumbar degenerative disc disease 0 None
2011-05-21 Decade-long study demonstrates immediate, long-term benefits of holmium laser treatment for enlarged prostate 0 None
2011-05-21 Cordis EXOSEAL Vascular Closure Device receives approval in the U.S. 0 None
2011-05-20 Technology to determine most effective chemotherapy treatment wins first prize in UC Davis Big Bang! competition 0 None
2011-05-20 Inorganic nitrate reduces rate of heart dysfunction caused by doxorubicin 0 None
2011-05-20 HSS researchers develop new tool to compare efficacy of different brachial plexus surgical treatments 0 None
2011-05-20 North Shore-LIJ implements new program to ensure safe radiation therapy 0 None
2011-05-20 Meta-analysis confirms positive outcomes in patients implanted with Medtronic CoreValve System 0 None
2011-05-20 Surgeon's choices and choice of surgeons influence hospital charges for spinal fusion surgery 0 None
2011-05-20 Complementary and alternative health practices show promise for management of pain 0 None
2011-05-20 Tornier announces launch of Porous Coated Affiniti Stem for shoulder joint replacement surgery 0 2
2011-05-20 Breakthrough injectable gel for treating degeneration of the intervertebral disc 0 4
2011-05-19 Positive six-month results from BIOSOLVE-I FIM trial of DRug-Eluting Absorbable Metal Scaffold device 0 None
2011-05-19 Omeros advances OMS103HP and OMS302 into Phase 3 clinical programs 0 None
2011-05-19 Medtronic issues statement on results of CoreValve System clinical data presented at EuroPCR 2011 0 None
2011-05-19 New technique offers successful bone marrow, organ transplant for patients with autoimmune diseases 0 None
2011-05-19 Hospital websites use industry-provided content and overestimate claims of surgical robots 0 None
2011-05-19 Alemtuzumab as effective as other more expensive immune suppressants for kidney transplants 0 2
2011-05-19 Yoga offers unique benefits beyond fighting fatigue for women with breast cancer 0 None
2011-05-18 New image-processing software allows significant radiation dose reduction 0 None
2011-05-18 State efforts to protect patients fall short, group says 0 None
2011-05-18 New book provides insight into new stem cell therapies for stabilizing heart function 0 None
2011-05-18 Rural patients more likely than city dwellers to have common surgeries 0 None
2011-05-18 Mothers living in better social, economic status opt for caesarean section 0 None
2011-05-18 Cytonet receives FDA orphan drug designation for liver cell infusion to treat urea cycle disorders 0 None
2011-05-18 Avedro completes two Phase III corneal cross-linking studies in keratoconus, ectasia post-refractive surgery 0 None
2011-05-17 Fifty patients to receive complimentary cataract surgery from Kremer Eye Center 0 None
2011-05-17 Zimmer launches new Trabecular Metal augments for use in knee revision surgeries 0 None
2011-05-17 Adenotonsillectomy prevents high blood pressure and heart damage in children with OSA 0 None
2011-05-17 Medtronic to present clinical trial data of IN.PACT drug-eluting balloon technology at EuroPCR meeting 0 None
2011-05-17 Inhalation of hydrogen can reduce hyperoxic lung injury 0 None
2011-05-17 New bronchial thermoplasty long-term safety data in asthma presented at ATS annual meeting 1 None
2011-05-17 Study achieves 5-fold reduction in Tc-99m sestamibi dosage for molecular breast imaging 0 None
2011-05-17 UW's ultrathin laser endoscope gives a Google Earth view of the bladder 0 None
2011-05-17 Obese patients undergoing colon surgery more likely to develop costly surgical-site infections 0 None
2011-05-17 MEDRAD's Cotavance catheter with Paccocath technology receives European CE Mark approval 0 None
2011-05-17 Medtronic announces U.S. launch of Kyphon Xpede Bone Cement for spinal fracture treatment 0 3
2011-05-16 Calypso System can precisely deliver radiation in post-prostatectomy patients 0 None
2011-05-16 Mylan introduces Bromfenac Ophthalmic Solution for cataract postoperative inflammation treatment 0 None
2011-05-16 Positive results from EXPAREL Phase 3 study to be presented at ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting 0 None
2011-05-16 First fetoscopic laser procedure to correct Twin-Twin Transfusion syndrome performed in Dallas 1 None
2011-05-16 Simple, minimal invasive technique could help detect early-stage lung cancer 0 None
2011-05-13 New ACR Dose Index Registry allows imaging community to measure effectiveness of dose lowering efforts 0 None
2011-05-13 PROTECT II study data in high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention to be presented at EuroPCR 0 None
2011-05-13 AMS signs research grant contract for six sites to evaluate vaginal prolapse repair techniques 0 None
2011-05-13 Elevated levels of cardiac troponins T or I after angioplasty linked to long-term all-cause mortality 0 None
2011-05-13 Maximum chest compression during chiropractic manipulation is unlikely to result in injury 0 None
2011-05-12 Alma Lasers launches new iPixel series aesthetic fractional laser resurfacing modules 0 None
2011-05-12 PLC Systems to showcase RenalGuard at 2011 EAPCI annual meeting 0 None
2011-05-12 59-year-old enrolls in study of stem cell transplantation during cardiac bypass 0 None
2011-05-12 Swedish adds new virtual reality training simulator to help surgeons practice on robotic-assisted system 0 None
2011-05-12 Health Canada approves EMEND IV formulation to prevent chemotherapy-induced nausea, vomiting 0 None
2011-05-12 Mesh surgery more effective for patients with pelvic organ prolapse 0 None
2011-05-12 Relay stent-graft safe and effective for patients with aortic dissections 0 5
2011-05-12 LVCCC Ophthalmic Surgeon brings laser eye surgery to Central Coast area 0 None
2011-05-12 INESC Porto, FC and FMUP to hold international seminar on breast cancer local treatment 0 None
2011-05-12 iPSC-derived liver cells hold potential as alternative to liver transplants 0 3
2011-05-11 Injecting botox in 'trigger points' of pericraneal and neck muscles reduces migraine frequency 0 None
2011-05-11 MHI team uses cryoablation to successfully treat atrial fibrillation 0 None
2011-05-11 Study finds strong link between live birth rates and number of eggs retrieved in one IVF cycle 0 None
2011-05-11 Spinal manipulation as effective as microdiskectomy for patients with sciatica 0 None
2011-05-10 Insight into sensory recovery after face transplantation 0 None
2011-05-10 Older heart-transplant recipients more likely to be alive if operated at high-volume centers 0 None
2011-05-10 Telemis releases new software for medical image-management system 0 None
2011-05-10 Multiband mucosectomy safe and effective for treating Barrett's esophagus 0 None
2011-05-10 Psychological distress affects IVF outcomes 0 None
2011-05-10 Fat returns after liposuction 0 None
2011-05-10 Hitachi to provide Mayo Clinic with two sets of proton beam therapy systems 0 None
2011-05-10 Most parents feel bariatric surgery should not be available to kids under age 18 0 None
2011-05-10 Donors' genetic profile affects graft survival after kidney transplantation 0 None
2011-05-09 Boston Scientific launches Expect Endoscopic Ultrasound Aspiration Needle 0 None
2011-05-09 Covidien completes enrollment in Parietex ProGrip self-fixating mesh study to treat inguinal hernias 1 4.7
2011-05-09 Ellman International launches Pelleve GlideSafe handpieces for wrinkle treatment 0 5
2011-05-09 Despite evidence family members feel feeding tube improves quality of life for elderly dementia patients 0 None
2011-05-07 FDA approves expanded access to RX Acculink stent for clogged neck artery treatment 0 None
2011-05-07 Stenting is safe, effective and superior to balloon angioplasty for deep vein thrombosis treatment 0 None
2011-05-07 Study examines clinical, kidney morphologic features that predict favorable BP response to renal artery stenting 0 None
2011-05-07 Tufts Health Plan now covers SBi's STAR total ankle replacement system 0 None
2011-05-07 FDA approves Abbott's RX ACCULINK Carotid Stent System 0 None
2011-05-06 Despite expanded Medicare coverage racial disparities continue in colorectal cancer screening 0 None
2011-05-06 Surgery reduces mortality risk of prostate cancer 0 None
2011-05-06 Man with no pulse for 96 minutes makes complete recovery 0 None
2011-05-06 Combined ultrasound and pre-operative MRI cost effective for evaluating rotator cuff tears 0 None
2011-05-06 New SCAI position statement calls for changes in percutaneous coronary intervention care 0 None
2011-05-06 Pacira to present EXPAREL data in postsurgical pain at two medical meetings 0 None
2011-05-06 First pelvic reconstruction surgery in cancer patient performed at Ohio State's Medical Center 0 None
2011-05-06 Keller Medical's silicone breast implant delivery device receives European CE Mark approval 0 None
2011-05-05 Mammogram appointments delayed by up to 148 days: NYC report 0 None
2011-05-05 Fluidigm ships over 1 billion microscopic NanoFlex valves 0 None
2011-05-05 Fecal transplant procedures performed at Sinai Hospital 0 None
2011-05-05 Cosmofrance introduces Dermasculpt microcannula for painless cosmetic injections 0 None
2011-05-05 Chest CT more effective for preoperative cardiothoracic surgery patients 0 None
2011-05-05 Childhood cancer survivors may face high risk of late GI complications after therapy 0 None
2011-05-05 Submandibular gland transfer can help prevent dry mouth in cancer patients 0 None
2011-05-05 Cameron Health completes enrollment in subcutaneous implantable defibrillator pivotal study 0 None
2011-05-05 MiMedx introduces AmnioFix Nerve Wrap for use in surgical procedures 0 None
2011-05-04 Four medical centers enroll additional patients for NWBT's ongoing brain cancer trial 0 None
2011-05-04 Coronary artery bypass graft surgeries have declined by 30% between 2001 and 2008 0 None
2011-05-04 MDCT arthrography better than MR arthrography for diagnosing glenoid rim osseous lesions 0 None
2011-05-04 Fat stem cells may help develop new regenerative therapies for cardiovascular disease 0 None
2011-05-04 Boston Scientific reports first use in Europe of Blazer Open-Irrigated Catheter 0 None
2011-05-04 Heart bypass surgery rates fall by 38% between 2001 and 2008: Study 0 None
2011-05-03 First implantation of WiCS wireless cardiac pacing system performed in Germany 0 None
2011-05-03 Brazilian researchers develop hES cell line for therapeutic transplantation 0 None
2011-05-03 National survey reveals severe asthmatics need more treatment options 0 None
2011-05-03 RBC transfusion linked to improved survival after intracerebral hemorrhage 0 None
2011-05-03 Desirudin more effective for VTE prevention in patients with renal impairment 0 None
2011-05-03 Paulig Eye Surgery Center provides non-invasive alternative to keratoconus patients 0 5
2011-05-03 FDA approves new targeted therapy to treat men with advanced prostate cancer 0 None
2011-05-03 First cryoablation procedure using new mapping catheter performed at Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital 0 None
2011-05-03 Simbionix to exhibit new training simulator for pelvic floor repair at ACOG 0 None
2011-05-03 FDA approves Achieve Mapping Catheter for use in first patient procedure 0 None
2011-05-02 Temsirolimus with chemotherapy may serve as promising therapy for mesothelioma 0 None
2011-05-02 Porter Adventist Hospital introduces new institute for robotic surgery 0 None


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