Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Procedure News Stories - August 2011

Date Title Comments Rating
2011-08-31 Longer CPR may do more harm than good: Study 0 None
2011-08-31 Biocordcell Argentina begins bone marrow stem cell storage services prior to cancer surgeries 0 None
2011-08-31 IRIDEX introduces new XP Module for IQ 532 ENT laser system 0 None
2011-08-31 Shriners Hospitals for Children uses Masimo SpHb during selected surgeries 0 None
2011-08-31 New minimally invasive technique now a feasible option to treat scoliosis in teenagers 0 None
2011-08-31 Cryo-Save introduces unique service for the U.S. people to store adipose-derived stem cells 0 None
2011-08-31 Patients with coronary artery disease more likely to have complications from orthopedic surgery 0 None
2011-08-30 Stereotaxis reaffirms commercialization plans for Epoch, Odyssey platforms into standard labs 0 None
2011-08-30 Biophysicists discover how to turn body's own resistance to radiation treatment on and off 0 None
2011-08-30 Stent for Life Initiative aims to support implementation of primary PCI in the ESC countries 0 None
2011-08-30 Postoperative outcomes of VAD bridged patients are worse than conventional therapy 0 None
2011-08-30 Daily remote ICD monitoring a safe alternative to conventional follow-up 0 None
2011-08-30 Balloon pump use prior to PCI does not reduce infarct size in STEMI patients without shock 0 None
2011-08-30 Xience V stent performs well in patients with primary PCI for ST elevation myocardial infarction 0 None
2011-08-30 Study: Gender gap has not diminished in reperfusion therapy 0 None
2011-08-30 Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation prior to PCI does not reduce infarct size in AMI patients 0 None
2011-08-30 Remote follow-up of ICD patients seems to be a safe alternative to conventional in-office methods 0 None
2011-08-30 St. John Hospital enrolls first patient in Moxy- Drug Coated Balloon trial for PAD 0 None
2011-08-30 UT Southwestern surgeons to perform first hand transplant in North Texas 0 None
2011-08-30 Clinical trial to evaluate RMN system for treatment of ischemic Ventricular Tachycardia 0 None
2011-08-30 U-M offers transplantation for patients with bile duct cancer 0 None
2011-08-29 BIOTRONIK's Selectra left ventricular lead delivery system receives European market approval 0 None
2011-08-29 U-M's minimally invasive revascularization procedure can treat peripheral arterial disease 0 None
2011-08-29 PCI linked with higher risk of adverse events in patients with triple vessel disease than CABG 0 None
2011-08-29 Sutureless method for reconnecting blood vessels 0 None
2011-08-29 Vexim receives CE Mark approval for 6.5 mm diameter SpineJack implant 0 None
2011-08-29 AAO-HNSF's 2011 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO to convene in San Francisco 0 None
2011-08-29 MitraClip treatment could benefit heart failure patients who are unresponsive to CRT 0 None
2011-08-29 New clinical data shows positive long-term performance of Medtronic's CoreValve system 0 None
2011-08-26 ‘Designer vaginas’: More women going under the knife 0 None
2011-08-26 Bariatric surgery before breast reduction leads to better results 0 None
2011-08-26 Babies, toddlers with congenital heart disease more likely to have harmful toxins after surgery 0 None
2011-08-26 Neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to surgery can benefit women with lobular breast cancer 0 None
2011-08-26 Long-term effects of chemotherapy on women's reproductive health 0 2.5
2011-08-25 Kentucky jury rules in favor of doctor who amputated man’s penis without permission 0 None
2011-08-25 New guidance for blood pressure monitoring 0 None
2011-08-25 CVRx introduces CE Mark approved Barostim neo for treatment of uncontrolled hypertension 2 None
2011-08-25 Transradial cardiac catheterizations reduce complications, increase patient comfort 0 None
2011-08-25 US Oncology Research earns RTOG's Full Member status 0 None
2011-08-25 Study: Bone marrow transplantation may prolong period of cancer-free survival 0 None
2011-08-24 A pain-free way of tackling dental decay 0 None
2011-08-24 Streamlining esophagectomy reduces hospital stay, cost associated with surgery 0 None
2011-08-24 New invasive procedures may help patients with chronic refractory headache 0 1
2011-08-24 Avastin increases tumor response rates in breast cancer patients before surgery 0 None
2011-08-24 Simvastatin may reduce spinal cord damage from ischemia/reperfusion injury 0 None
2011-08-24 PerOral Endoscopic Myotomy holds promise for patients with esophageal achalasia 0 None
2011-08-24 Craniofacial surgeons employ bipolar electrocautery to temporarily reshape the brain 1 None
2011-08-24 First North American clinical trial to test adult MSC transplantation as a new MS therapy 0 None
2011-08-23 Pulse oximetry to detect birth defects: Doctors propose nationwide screening 0 None
2011-08-23 Faster angioplasty for most heart attack victims: Study 0 None
2011-08-23 KU professor to create patient-friendly lung cancer treatment 0 None
2011-08-23 itm FlowMedical initiates Rhenium-PTA therapy clinical trial in PAOD 0 None
2011-08-23 Survival for patients with HCC increases with radioembolization 0 None
2011-08-23 Almost all heart attack patients receive angioplasty within 90 minutes of being admitted 0 None
2011-08-23 Gore receives positive reports related to GORE HELEX Septal Occluder 1 None
2011-08-22 Coronary stent implantation safe, feasible for infants or toddlers with ACS 0 None
2011-08-22 Marital bliss triples long-term survival after coronary bypass surgery 0 None
2011-08-20 Automated navigation support reduces effort and injuries for surgeons 0 None
2011-08-19 Echocardiogram may not improve patients' survival rates after elective surgery 0 None
2011-08-19 Trans-Anal Minimally Invasive Surgery can remove large polyps with less pain, scarring 0 None
2011-08-19 Femtosecond-laser ablation of Xenopus melanocytes for studies of cell migration, wound repair 0 None
2011-08-18 Herbal supplements may weaken the effect of chemotherapy drugs 0 None
2011-08-18 OrthoSensor, Stryker partner for intelligent knee surgical trial 0 None
2011-08-18 BIS monitor not superior in preventing intraoperative awareness than other alternatives 0 None
2011-08-18 Study looks at intraoperative awareness 0 None
2011-08-17 New York Laser & Skin Care now offers Pelleve System to combat wrinkles 0 None
2011-08-17 U-M's epilepsy surgery could successfully treat patients with seizures 0 None
2011-08-17 Study finds large variation in reoperation rates after colorectal surgery in England 0 None
2011-08-17 Patient recruitment complete in Kuros' KUR-023 dural sealant European clinical trial 0 None
2011-08-17 Drug SLM3 prevents multiplication of tumor cells 0 None
2011-08-17 Flexible-fiber CO2 laser-assisted ablation safe for endoscopic assisted transsphenoidal craniotomies 0 None
2011-08-17 HSS, pSivida enter orthopedic evaluation agreement 0 None
2011-08-16 IMRT produces high response rate in patients with extranodal lymphoma of head and neck: Research 0 None
2011-08-16 ACS, 20 other organizations publish sixth edition of Physicians as Assistants at Surgery 0 None
2011-08-16 New system could improve prostate cancer IMRT treatment plans 0 None
2011-08-16 Gene therapy cocktail can treat inherited diseases with 'misfolded' proteins 0 None
2011-08-16 ROTEM receives FDA clearance for new hemostasis analyzer 0 None
2011-08-12 Research roundup: Too many colonoscopies; N.C. health centers save money; Ankle injuries not necessarily emergencies 0 None
2011-08-12 Hysterectomy rates across Germany vary 0 None
2011-08-12 Biomarkers may transform diagnosis of kidney disease 0 None
2011-08-12 Experts troubled by global rise in c-section rates 0 None
2011-08-12 Endothelial progenitor cells may repair leaky blood-brain barrier 0 None
2011-08-12 Radiofrequency ablation safe and effective for treatment of dysplastic Barrett's esophagus 0 None
2011-08-11 Boston Scientific introduces NLI online resource center for healthcare providers 0 None
2011-08-11 New treatment uses lasers to stimulate stem cells and reduce heart scarring 0 None
2011-08-11 Modified spider-silk proteins for nonviral gene delivery 0 None
2011-08-11 Neoprobe seeks FDA marketing approval of Lymphoseek for use in ILM oncology procedure 0 None
2011-08-10 FDA approves Abbott's RX Herculink Elite Renal Stent System for renal artery stenosis 0 None
2011-08-10 New combined treatment method shows tremendous results for acne scars 0 None
2011-08-10 ABTC receives NCCA accreditation for three transplant certification examinations 0 None
2011-08-10 Pre-operative education programme can reduce hospital stay for knee replacement patients 0 None
2011-08-10 Transaxillary thyroid robotic surgery removes nodules with no visible scar 0 None
2011-08-10 Young blacks with kidney disease more likely to die on dialysis than whites 0 None
2011-08-10 Novel therapy shrinks tumors without collateral damage 0 None
2011-08-10 Erythromycin can prevent and treat aseptic loosening of total joint replacement 0 None
2011-08-10 First renal denervation with Medtronic Symplicity Catheter System performed in Latin America 0 None
2011-08-10 Nearly half of men expect better recovery from side-effects of prostate cancer surgery 0 None
2011-08-10 Hydros-TA therapy provides next generation of osteoarthritis relief 0 None
2011-08-10 Improved patient selection and practice patterns may lower number of negative tests for CAD 0 None
2011-08-10 Health Canada approves Boston Scientific's WallFlex Biliary RX Fully Covered Stent 0 None
2011-08-09 InVivo announces Platinum sponsorship to W2W spinal cord injury symposium 0 None
2011-08-09 Acute Care Emergency Surgical Service linked with 15% reduction in decision time 0 None
2011-08-09 Study reveals increase in number of laparoscopic bariatric operations between 2003-2008 0 None
2011-08-09 Exactech's new Optetrak Logic knee implant effective for painful arthritis 0 None
2011-08-08 Cook Medical launches Doppler DP-M350 Blood Flow Monitor 0 None
2011-08-08 FDA approves Relievant IDE for Intracept System to treat chronic low back pain 0 None
2011-08-08 Cook Medical offers silicone balloon catheter for treatment of cysts of the Bartholin gland 0 None
2011-08-08 Pre-emptive insulin therapy reduces risk of diabetes mellitus after kidney transplantation 0 None
2011-08-08 Researchers team up to combat age-related macular degeneration 0 None
2011-08-08 Bladder cancer patients can benefit from radical cystectomy surgery 0 4.5
2011-08-06 Head and neck melanoma patients can benefit from sentinel lymph node biopsy 0 None
2011-08-06 Roundup: State workers in Conn. get lock on retirement health funds 0 None
2011-08-05 Transvaginal nephrectomy could increase rate of living donors for kidney transplants 0 None
2011-08-05 New strategies for successful donor adult stem cell transplants in blood cancer patients 0 None
2011-08-05 Proximal colon retroflexion technique safe and effective for neoplasia detection 0 None
2011-08-05 University of Kentucky pioneers new use of artificial-lung technology 0 None
2011-08-05 Study sheds new light on how surgery impacts chronic kidney disease, bone health 0 None
2011-08-04 Loyola's lung-kidney transplant patient wins Bronze medal for bowling 0 None
2011-08-04 NIA, ACRO collaborate to create disease site-specific radiation oncology practice guidelines 0 None
2011-08-04 Metallofullerene-based nanoplatform shows promise against glioblastomas 0 None
2011-08-04 Dermatologists present latest advances in treating aging hand at AAD 2011 meeting 0 None
2011-08-03 New method of delivering growth factors could lead to revolutionary heart treatment 0 None
2011-08-03 EAST clinical trial to assess early comprehensive rhythm control therapy for AF 0 None
2011-08-03 Role of molecular imaging in diagnosis and clinical trials 0 None
2011-08-03 Double-lung transplant survivor stays busy since retirement 0 None
2011-08-03 Combination of six common QA measures could prevent radiotherapy errors 0 None
2011-08-03 New alternative to immunosuppressive treatment after kidney transplants without severe side effects 0 4
2011-08-03 Tiny controlled-release antibiotic pellet can treat glue ear infection in children 0 None
2011-08-03 Tornier announces two milestone events for Simpliciti stemless shoulder system 0 None
2011-08-02 Kelyniam commences commercial shipment of Custom Skull Implants 0 None
2011-08-02 Enrollment commences in St. Jude Medical's atrial fibrillation stroke prevention trial 0 None
2011-08-02 MindFrame receives CE mark approval for Capture LP and Flow LP devices 0 None
2011-08-02 PSI develops new breast cancer diagnostic method 0 None
2011-08-02 Bioengineered spinal discs can prevent chronic back or neck pain 0 None
2011-08-02 NYU Langone receives NHLBI grant for comparative effectiveness ISCHEMIA Trial 0 None
2011-08-02 UNOS policy change reduces disparities in kidney transplants for African-Americans 0 None
2011-08-02 VP, balloon kyphoplasty safe and effective for women with vertebral fractures 0 None
2011-08-02 New endoscopic OCT system enables 3-D imaging of esophagus, colon cancers 0 1
2011-08-01 Dangers of colon cleansing: More harm than good 1 4
2011-08-01 HT, B.Braun partner to launch Adenocaine Hiberplegia syringe pump delivery system 0 None
2011-08-01 FDA approves Medtronic's IDE for Advisa DR MRI SureScan pacing system 0 None
2011-08-01 Kenya Medical Services Minister to establish African Cancer Foundation 0 None
2011-08-01 Accuray to showcase CyberKnife, TomoTherapy systems at AAPM/COMP meeting 0 None
2011-08-01 Colon cleansing can cause side effects like cramping, renal failure and death 0 2.3


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