Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Procedure News Stories - June 2011

Date Title Comments Rating
2011-06-30 New medical contrast agent could play important role in diagnosing colon cancer 0 None
2011-06-30 Surgical complications much more likely in obese patients 0 None
2011-06-30 MR-guided focused ultrasound effective for treating essential tremor 0 4
2011-06-30 Molecular radiotherapy offers hope for children with neuroblastoma 0 None
2011-06-30 New technology reduces stress of scheduling chemotherapy treatments 0 None
2011-06-30 Time reduction in pauses between CPR and electronic defibrillator shocks boosts survival 0 None
2011-06-30 Mary Ann Liebert peer-reviewed journal highlights advances in gene therapy for neurological diseases 0 None
2011-06-30 Obese patients more likely to suffer complication following elective plastic surgery 0 None
2011-06-30 Women recover faster from knee replacement surgery than men 0 None
2011-06-29 LVAD therapy an 'attractive option' for heart failure patients 70 years of age or older 0 None
2011-06-29 Two-pronged 'hybrid' procedure for treatment of atrial fibrillation 1 None
2011-06-29 Mount Sinai gene therapy improves cardiac function in people with severe heart failure 1 None
2011-06-29 Cotton swab dramatically reduces infections in post-operative incision sites 0 None
2011-06-28 Expert addresses need to improve risk stratification of heart failure patients eligible for ICD or CRT-D 0 None
2011-06-28 Conventional Estrogen Receptor measurement methods may result in 10-20% false negative rate 0 None
2011-06-28 Screening with mammography reduces deaths from breast cancer 0 None
2011-06-28 Nine-year-old recovers with experimental heart pump 0 None
2011-06-28 Many advanced breast cancer patients do not receive postmastectomy radiation therapy 0 None
2011-06-28 Breast cancer patients not getting recommended radiation therapy: Report 0 None
2011-06-28 Experts discuss therapeutic potential of adipose-derived stem cells at ICAS Conference 0 None
2011-06-28 Tissue-engineered blood vessels from donor skin cells successfully implanted in patients 0 None
2011-06-28 Women can benefit from immediate breast reconstruction following mastectomy 0 None
2011-06-28 Body sculpting technique eliminates abdominal fat with few side effects 0 None
2011-06-28 On-X LTI announces four clinical trial results of Prosthetic Heart Valve 0 None
2011-06-27 'MRA Fusion' treatment for uterine fibroids 0 None
2011-06-27 Spectranetics initiates enrollment in EXCITE clinical trial against femoropopliteal IRS 0 None
2011-06-27 Ivantis receives $17 MM NEA, Delphi Ventures funds to expand Hydrus device clinical activities 0 None
2011-06-27 STAAR Surgical completes first procedures to implant Visian ICL V4c design 0 None
2011-06-27 Transcatheter valve replacement safe and effective alternative to open-heart surgery 0 None
2011-06-27 Many women with advanced breast cancer do not receive radiation after mastectomy 0 None
2011-06-27 Astronomers to develop potential new cancer radiation treatment 0 None
2011-06-27 Intravenous diclofenac holds promise against severe pain following oral surgery 0 None
2011-06-24 Department of Defense awards Impel Phase II SBIR grant for blood-brain barrier bypass technology 0 None
2011-06-24 NSBRI expands use of ultrasound during spaceflights and on Earth 0 None
2011-06-24 Hypertension variability during cardiac surgery may increase risk of death 0 None
2011-06-24 Health Canada grants market authorization for Sanofi-aventis Jevtana to treat prostate cancer 0 None
2011-06-23 Reductions in obesity-related medical costs offset cost of gastric banding surgery within 2.25 years 0 None
2011-06-23 Varian receives 2011 R&D 100 Award for TrueBeam system for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery 0 None
2011-06-23 Spinal manipulative therapy provides minor but significant benefits for patients with chronic low back pain 0 None
2011-06-23 Silicone gel-filled breast implants: FDA releases updated data 0 None
2011-06-23 Proton beam radiotherapy appears to control breast cancer with minimal side-effects 0 5
2011-06-23 St. Jude Medical announces results of Genesis neurostimulator trial on chronic migraine 0 None
2011-06-23 ULMCA PCI with DES a viable option for low-risk patients with normal left ventricular function 0 None
2011-06-23 Study examines reasons for rise in cesarean delivery 0 None
2011-06-23 More frequent use of ultrasound recommended in twin pregnancies 0 None
2011-06-23 UCLA study reports favorable outcomes for angioplasty with stents for low-risk heart patients 0 None
2011-06-22 Angioplasty may be an option for liver transplant candidates with heart disease 0 None
2011-06-22 Study finds PCI safe and feasible option for End-Stage Liver Disease patients with significant heart disease 0 None
2011-06-22 Only 10% of patients with heart attack transferred to another hospital for PCI in recommended time 0 None
2011-06-22 Innovative Nail after Lengthening method can extend short thighbone by 26 centimeters 0 None
2011-06-22 Endotis commences EP217609 Phase IIa study in patients undergoing open-heart surgery 0 None
2011-06-22 Gastric bypass surgery reduces inflammation linked with cancer and diabetes 0 None
2011-06-22 Frequent nighttime home dialysis more effective for patients with kidney failure 0 None
2011-06-22 Avedro receives Gold MDEA award for Vedera System 0 5
2011-06-21 Positive results from LCP-Tacro Phase III trial in stable kidney transplant recipients 0 None
2011-06-21 Fluorescent signature discovery helps identify parathyroid glands during endocrine surgery 0 5
2011-06-21 Black patients with heart attack wait longer at hospitals to get life-saving procedures 0 None
2011-06-21 Inducing labor does not increase risk of emergency cesarean section 0 None
2011-06-20 MedShape develops larger sizes of ExoShape CL interference fixation device 0 None
2011-06-20 Genetic biomarker may help identify patients at increased risk of bypass surgery 0 None
2011-06-20 New shoulder pad technology allows quicker access to injured players 0 None
2011-06-20 IsoRay announces combination therapy study for prostate cancer 0 None
2011-06-20 Boston Scientific to launch Mustang PTA Balloon Catheter worldwide 0 None
2011-06-20 Zilver PTX stent more effective than PTA for treatment of femoral artery lesions 0 None
2011-06-20 European Patent Office issues notice of allowance to Kuros' synthetic biomaterials 0 None
2011-06-20 Surgeons demonstrate potential genetic basis for varying outcomes of leg vein bypass surgery 0 None
2011-06-20 NIH-funded study to develop virtual reality simulator for 'scarless' endoscopic surgery 0 None
2011-06-20 Medtronic Valiant stent graft safe and effective for patients with thoracic aortic aneurysm 0 None
2011-06-20 Study: Abdominal debrancing with aortic stent grafts linked to high early mortality 0 None
2011-06-19 UK’s first larynx transplant 0 1
2011-06-18 Negative-pressure wound therapy does not promote healing: Research 0 None
2011-06-18 Counselling can help men overcome fears over sexual performance after prostate surgery 0 5
2011-06-18 Surgery plus exercise and diet might help reduce weight in obese people 0 None
2011-06-18 Patients still being enrolled in clinical trial for new peripheral vascular disease treatment 0 None
2011-06-17 Careful, well-designed studies needed for evaluating patients with MS: SIRF panel 0 4
2011-06-17 Children with head trauma after normal CT scans do not require neurosurgical intervention 0 None
2011-06-17 Loyola employee donates kidney to complete stranger, saves her own life 0 2
2011-06-17 First artificial lung transplantation in toddler performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital 0 None
2011-06-17 Functional vision restored after 55 years 0 2
2011-06-17 PEG hydrogel sealant effectively encloses surgical wounds after spinal procedures 0 None
2011-06-17 New weapon in the fight against cancer 0 None
2011-06-17 Varicocele surgery may increase testosterone production 0 4.5
2011-06-17 HRT use linked to decreased risk of peripheral arterial disease in postmenopausal women 0 None
2011-06-16 Older women in the UK less likely to have breast cancer surgery than younger ones 0 None
2011-06-16 Tulane University, VA grant IRB approval for new TIGR Matrix clinical trial in hernia repair 0 None
2011-06-16 Study finds no link between anxiety, depression and weight loss after bariatric surgery 0 None
2011-06-16 ISCO discovers novel technology to produce pure hepatocyte population 0 None
2011-06-16 UC Irvine researchers discover top six risk factors for weight loss surgery 0 None
2011-06-16 Bristol-Myers Squibb receives FDA approval for Nulojix to prevent organ rejection after kidney transplant 0 None
2011-06-15 Bariatric surgery reduces incidence and severity of migraines 0 None
2011-06-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery receives FDA 510(k) clearance for Advanced Energy Generator 0 None
2011-06-15 St. Jude Medical introduces HD VantageView System for enhancing EP lab workflow 0 None
2011-06-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery introduces ENSEAL G2 Super Jaw advanced bipolar technology 0 None
2011-06-15 Varian receives marketing approval for TrueBeam image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery system in Japan 0 None
2011-06-15 Botox injections can reduce wrinkles with half as many sessions after 20 months 0 None
2011-06-15 Studies examine surgery survival odds, hospital readmission risks 0 None
2011-06-15 EOW hosts national conference to highlight practice of Female Genital Mutilation 0 None
2011-06-15 Ontarians can now register as organ and tissue donors online through new web site 0 None
2011-06-15 Tubularized incised plate procedure effective for boys with hypospadias 0 None
2011-06-15 New method could shorten healing times for dental implants 0 None
2011-06-15 Bariatric surgery reduces risk of heart attack, stroke or death 0 None
2011-06-15 Bariatric surgery may treat polycystic ovarian syndrome in women of child-bearing age 0 None
2011-06-15 Guidelines for pediatric use of polysomnography for sleep-disordered breathing before tonsillectomy 0 None
2011-06-15 Outpatient gastric bypass surgery linked to increased risk of complications, death 0 None
2011-06-14 Colonoscopies done with suboptimal bowel preparation linked to high adenoma miss rates 0 None
2011-06-13 Mother to donate her womb to daughter 0 None
2011-06-13 Weight loss surgery fails to lower risk of dying in severely obese middle-aged adults: Study 0 None
2011-06-13 GORE SEAMGUARD Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement receives Heath Canada approval 0 None
2011-06-13 Researchers to examine risks and benefits of blood transfusions 0 None
2011-06-13 Bariatric surgery not linked with decreased risk of death among older obese patients 0 None
2011-06-13 Second course of treatment could cure head and neck cancer 0 None
2011-06-13 ACS honors Los Angeles general surgeon with 2011 Jacobson Innovation Award 0 None
2011-06-13 LA/hypnosis combination during surgery can aid healing process, reduce drug use and hospital stay time 0 None
2011-06-13 Only 35% of anaesthesiologists carry out cardiac output monitoring during high-risk surgery 0 None
2011-06-10 Hyperthermia prevents repair of tumor cells 0 None
2011-06-10 GE and Mayo Clinic receive $5.7 million NIH grant to study dedicated MRI brain scanner technology 0 None
2011-06-09 Tips for preventing outdoor home-related injury: AANS 0 None
2011-06-09 Women who receive intrauterine device after abortion less likely to have unintended pregnancy 0 None
2011-06-09 Akademiska Hus, NCC to build Skandion Clinic for advanced radiotherapy in Uppsala 0 None
2011-06-09 Article reports on bright future and enormous need for stem cell therapeutics 0 None
2011-06-09 Less-invasive Pro-Vas occlusion shows promise for permanent male sterilization 0 5
2011-06-09 Medical management preferred over surgery for pediatric orbital cellulitis 0 None
2011-06-09 Longer surgery waiting lists in NSW: report 0 2.7
2011-06-08 ACT's TEMPASURE cardiac ablation catheter receives CE Mark 0 None
2011-06-08 ICU patients should wait a week before receiving intravenous feeding: New study 0 None
2011-06-08 Ben Hogan Sports Medicine, StreamVenue partner to offer post-surgical management tool 0 None
2011-06-08 RI Hospital fellow receives TSFRE funds for cardiothoracic surgery research 0 None
2011-06-08 New Westchester Montefiore Laser and Eye Center to offer ophthalmology services 0 None
2011-06-08 Patient enrollment complete in BioMimetic's Augment Rotator Cuff pilot trial 0 None
2011-06-08 Stent graft can repair abdominal aortic aneurysm 0 None
2011-06-07 First human implant of St. Jude Medical's Portico transcatheter aortic heart valve 0 None
2011-06-07 IsoRay completes Iotrex license agreement with Dr. Reddy's 0 None
2011-06-07 Incisive Surgical receives U.S. patent for INSORB Absorbable Skin Stapling Technology 0 None
2011-06-07 Study explores link between hospital procedure volume, surgical outcomes after joint replacements 0 None
2011-06-07 New laboratory method uses SALL4 gene to expand adult hematopoietic stem cells 0 None
2011-06-07 Tai Chi may help overcome cognitive decline in patients receiving chemotherapy 0 None
2011-06-06 MedPro Imaging invests in dedicated transducer repair technology 0 None
2011-06-06 EUS-guided GI biopsies with Cook Medical's new, large-core biopsy needle overcomes limitations 0 None
2011-06-06 FDA grants Pathway marketing clearance for JETSTREAM Navitus revascularization catheter for PVD 0 None
2011-06-06 FDA clears ArthroCare's Spartan 6.5 Needled Anchor 0 None
2011-06-06 Mazor Robotics introduces next-generation spinal surgical guidance system 0 None
2011-06-06 New gene therapy may cure Type 1 diabetes 0 5
2011-06-06 Estrogen therapy improves low bone density in teenage girls with anorexia nervosa 0 None
2011-06-06 Androgen deprivation therapy may increase risk of diabetes in men with prostate cancer 0 None
2011-06-06 Weight loss after bariatric surgery may reverse low testosterone, sexual dysfunction in obese men 0 None
2011-06-06 Azellon receives MHRA approval to initiate stem cell bandage clinical trial in torn meniscal cartilage 0 None
2011-06-06 New guideline on bariatric surgery 0 5
2011-06-06 Additional radiation treatment shows promise for breast cancer surgery patients 0 None
2011-06-06 Stem cell transplant may help promote bone fracture healing 0 None
2011-06-06 Weight loss following bariatric surgery may reduce risk of Alzheimer's 0 None
2011-06-06 Women with ovarian cancer do not benefit from CA-125 and transvaginal ultrasound 0 None
2011-06-06 Bariatric weight-loss surgery may increase risk of fractures 0 None
2011-06-04 Study affirms effectiveness of palliative care discussions before LVAD surgery 0 None
2011-06-04 Hospitals need to measure quality of care 0 None
2011-06-04 Mount Sinai to participate in Medtronic CoreValve U.S. Clinical Trial 0 None
2011-06-03 Majority of patients with ulcerative colitis eager to undergo fecal microbiota transplantation 1 5
2011-06-03 Many women over 70 with stage I breast cancer opt for radiation therapy: ASCO 0 None
2011-06-03 Lung-sparing surgery, photodynamic therapy improve survival of mesothelioma patients 0 None
2011-06-03 Media outlets examine case of man cured of HIV, leukemia through bone marrow transplant 0 None
2011-06-03 Stereotactic body radiation therapy effective for patients with low-risk prostate cancer 0 None
2011-06-03 U-M study shows decline in surgery mortality for eight different high-risk operations 0 None
2011-06-02 Noninvasive diagnostics may offer alternative to liver biopsy for assessing liver fibrosis 0 None
2011-06-02 Bio-Tissue ships over 7,500 ProKera medical device since product's inception 0 None
2011-06-02 Loyola to offer free lecture on anterior-approach hip replacement surgery 0 2
2011-06-02 Individuals with hair loss can benefit from Sequencing technique 0 None
2011-06-02 SHEA, ASGE update Flexible gastrointestinal endoscope guideline 0 None
2011-06-02 Study affirms effectiveness of palliative care discussions before LVAD heart surgery 0 None
2011-06-02 Positive results from Nuvilex European Phase II trial against pancreatic cancer 0 None
2011-06-02 Cyclopamine may protect cholestatic livers from damage after transplant procedure 0 None
2011-06-02 Covidien's PCOx mesh receives U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance and European CE Mark approval 0 None
2011-06-02 Adipose-derived stem cell procedure restores skull defects after brain surgery 0 None
2011-06-02 Cardiac resynchronization therapy improves sexual health in men with chronic heart failure 0 None
2011-06-01 IMRT cuts GI side effects from prostate cancer in half vs. 3D-CRT 0 None
2011-06-01 STAAR Surgical's two new lens products receive CE Mark approval 0 None
2011-06-01 Twelve interventional live cases to use Toshiba's Infinix DP-i X-ray system at NCVH conference 0 None
2011-06-01 Plasma resuscitation restores damage to endothelial glycocalyx after hemorrhagic shock 0 None
2011-06-01 Appendix and tonsil surgeries before age 20 can increase risk of premature heart attack 1 None
2011-06-01 Nighttime heart and lung transplants do not affect patient survival 0 None
2011-06-01 Patients who undergo noisy operation more likely to suffer surgical site infections 0 None
2011-06-01 Breast fat transfer procedure can achieve twofold increase in breast size 0 None
2011-06-01 Surgeons minimize amputation rate among patients injured in Haitian earthquake 0 None
2011-06-01 Facelift incision with no-neck-scar approach safe and effective for thyroid patients 0 None


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