Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Procedure News Stories - September 2011

Date Title Comments Rating
2011-09-30 UCLA researchers develop risk scoring system to gauge risk of re-transplantation failure 0 None
2011-09-30 First patient in Turkey with Total Artificial Heart attends TUYOD meeting 0 None
2011-09-30 Immunotherapeutics for treatment of metastatic melanoma 0 None
2011-09-30 Journal of Vascular Surgery publishes Atrium's COBEST Trial on aorto-iliac disease 0 None
2011-09-30 Adult male circumcision not a cost effective anti-HIV tactic, panel of economists says 0 None
2011-09-30 FDA approves NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System to treat ALS 0 None
2011-09-30 Enrollment begins in Boston Scientific's vagal nerve stimulation trial for heart failure 0 None
2011-09-29 New study recommends colorectal cancer screening from age of 45 for men 0 5
2011-09-29 Researchers use patient's own stem cells to correct genetic alteration that causes SCD 0 None
2011-09-29 High volume liver transplant centers achieve better risk-adjusted survival rates 0 None
2011-09-28 PerkinElmer releases latest version of Volocity 3D cellular imaging software 0 None
2011-09-28 Vinegar may easily detect cervical cancer 0 None
2011-09-28 Older patients who undergo carotid stenting from less experienced physicians have higher death risk 0 None
2011-09-28 Aggressive glycemic control does not improve clinical outcomes for diabetic CABG patients 0 None
2011-09-28 Liver transplantation candidates without HCC derive greater survival benefit from LDLT 0 None
2011-09-28 Engager Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation System pivotal trial to be conducted at 11 European centers 0 None
2011-09-27 Campaign gears up against fake plastic surgeons 0 None
2011-09-27 Men with localized prostate cancer benefit from intensity modulated radiation therapy 0 None
2011-09-27 WPI professor receives AHA fellowship for research into cardiovascular disease 0 None
2011-09-27 Double balloon enteroscopy safe and effective for detection of small intestine diseases 0 None
2011-09-27 HCRI completes enrollment in dual antiplatelet therapy clinical trial 0 None
2011-09-27 Patients with chronic conditions likely to change their preferences for CPR 0 None
2011-09-27 No link between chemotherapy during pregnancy and children's cognitive development 0 None
2011-09-26 Scientists identify a way that chemotherapy causes platelet numbers to drop 0 None
2011-09-26 Pacira announces data from EXPAREL clinical study presented at ASPS 2011 meeting 0 None
2011-09-26 World's first treatment of metastasized brain cancer uses IsoRay's Cesium-131 brachytherapy seeds 0 None
2011-09-26 Study shows substantial differences in use of rectal cancer therapies across Europe 0 None
2011-09-26 Laurantis Pharma's Lymfactin rebuilds lymphatic vessels in pre-clinical animal models 0 None
2011-09-26 Percutaneous hepatic perfusion extends survival time for melanoma patients 0 None
2011-09-26 N.Y. State Department of Health releases 2010 report on hospital infection rates 0 None
2011-09-26 New research reveals how brain devotes time to reflect on tough choices 0 None
2011-09-23 Gamma radiation could toughen up plastic prosthetic joints 0 None
2011-09-23 Complications requiring hospitalization after prostate biopsy rise: Study 0 5
2011-09-23 NYT: Ethics probe involves kidney transplant center, Rep. Berkley 0 None
2011-09-23 SANUWAVE announces dermaPACE Phase III trial results on diabetic foot ulcers 0 None
2011-09-23 Researchers compare safety and effectiveness of cryotherapy, salicylic acid for verrucae 0 None
2011-09-23 STAAR's new Visian ICL with CentraFLOW technology showcased at ESCRS congress 0 None
2011-09-23 Viable non-invasive, drug-free alternative to IVF for infertile couples 0 4
2011-09-22 Gynesonics initiates VizAblate FAST-EU study for uterine fibroid treatment 0 None
2011-09-22 Study: Fear of childbirth affects obstetric outcomes and increases elective C-sections 0 None
2011-09-22 First ever domino liver transplant 0 None
2011-09-22 Sapheon's new varicose vein closure system receives European CE Mark approval 0 3
2011-09-22 NIH-funded project to develop new class of tissue regeneration therapeutics 0 None
2011-09-21 Fear of childbirth increases likelihood of C-section 0 None
2011-09-21 HRPR before PCI procedures linked to increased risk of ischemic event in ACS patients 0 None
2011-09-21 Study reveals possible new treatment targets for diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas 0 None
2011-09-21 GI Dynamics introduces EndoBarrier Gastrointestinal Liner in Austria 0 None
2011-09-21 St. Jude Medical pledges $100,000 to support SIR Foundation's Discovery Campaign 0 None
2011-09-21 Impotence after prostate cancer treatment 2 None
2011-09-21 New organ donation rules under consideration 0 None
2011-09-21 Prediction models may effectively identify erectile function after prostate cancer surgery 0 None
2011-09-21 UAB surgeons perform second toe-to-thumb transplant 0 5
2011-09-21 Enrollment complete in STENTYS Self-Apposing Stent clinical study for treatment of AMI 0 None
2011-09-21 Smith & Nephew's TRUCLEAR System to improve training for gynecologists 0 None
2011-09-21 Risk factors for variety of complications following spine surgery 0 None
2011-09-21 Loyola offers 15 minute emergency balloon angioplasty for heart attack patients 0 None
2011-09-20 Introduction of free caesarean sections in Congo leads to increase in procedure 0 None
2011-09-20 Henry Ford Hospital performs DBS procedure inside iMRI to treat Parkinson's 0 None
2011-09-20 BIOTRONIK completes enrollment in Passeo-18 Lux DEB catheter clinical study for PAD 0 None
2011-09-20 Vitrolife obtains Chinese SFDA approval for aspiration needles and micropipettes 0 None
2011-09-20 MDA, IMRIS collaborate to advance development of MR guided surgical robot 0 None
2011-09-20 Multispectral fluorescence imaging system can localize cancer cells during surgery 0 None
2011-09-20 Scientists pioneer new combination treatment for prostate cancer 0 None
2011-09-19 Cosmetic Surgery Code of practice aids informed consent 0 None
2011-09-19 Successful separation of twin girls joined at the head 0 None
2011-09-19 Laser Med Center receives FDA approval for device to treat Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 None
2011-09-19 Boston Scientific introduces Coyote Balloon Catheter for peripheral angioplasty 0 None
2011-09-19 Enrollment commences in MINI-AMI study of Impella in STEMI patients 0 None
2011-09-19 Shannon installs Toshiba's Infinix CF-i single plane vascular X-ray system 0 None
2011-09-19 Patients allege doctors fail to properly explain risks of complications 0 None
2011-09-19 University of Groningen surgeons perform first fluorescence-guided ovarian cancer surgery 0 None
2011-09-19 HFSA scientific meeting to discuss long-term management care for LVAD patients 0 None
2011-09-17 Study finds no clear advantage of ultrasound guidance for pain relief in nerve block procedures 0 None
2011-09-17 Arthrosurface releases Glenoid resurfacing product line 0 None
2011-09-16 Researchers identify molecular pathway that may play key role in evolution of chemotherapy resistance 0 None
2011-09-16 Patients with chronic kidney disease do not need to undergo painful invasive procedures 0 None
2011-09-16 Medicated stents lower likelihood of heart attacks in cardiac patients 0 5
2011-09-16 Viewing video affects preferences for treatment of low back pain 0 None
2011-09-15 Demand for kidney transplant and dialysis increases due to diabetes prevalence 0 None
2011-09-15 Memphis operation successfully separates twins joined at the spine 0 None
2011-09-15 ITA president hosts International Small Bowel Transplant Symposium 0 None
2011-09-15 NCCN 6th annual congress discusses role of maintenance therapies in follicular lymphoma 0 None
2011-09-15 Uterine stem cells could help treat diabetes 0 None
2011-09-14 Cohera's TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive receives CE Mark approval 0 None
2011-09-14 Zimmer receives clearance for pediatric use of Universal Clamp Spinal Fixation System 0 None
2011-09-14 Researchers may have solved 100-year-old puzzle to safely open and close the blood-brain barrier 0 4.5
2011-09-14 Researchers combine 3-D printing technology and multiphoton polymerization to develop artificial blood vessels 0 None
2011-09-14 FDA grants Orphan Drug Designation for Accentia's Revimmune to prevent GVHD 0 None
2011-09-14 Bausch + Lomb to launch VICTUS Femtosecond Laser Platform for cataract surgery 0 None
2011-09-14 Study finds high prevalence of lymph node evaluation for colon cancer 0 None
2011-09-14 African American patients more likely to receive replacement surgery in low-quality hospitals 0 None
2011-09-14 Mary Ann Liebert launches 'Human Gene Therapy Methods' journal 0 None
2011-09-14 Tengion reinitiates enrollment in Neo-Urinary Conduit clinical trial for bladder cancer 0 None
2011-09-14 Genetic variant associated with increased long-term mortality risk after coronary artery bypass graft procedure 0 None
2011-09-14 New minimally invasive technique to diagnose early-stage ovarian cancer 0 None
2011-09-13 Delcath announces updated Phase 2 trial results from metastatic neuroendocrine tumor cohort 0 None
2011-09-13 Majority of cryoballoon ablation patients show no signs of A-Fib year after procedure 0 4.2
2011-09-12 Entellus Medical introduces easy-to-use tool for navigating sinus passages 0 None
2011-09-12 Cook Medical introduces Otrieva Tapered Ovum Aspiration Needle 0 None
2011-09-12 IsoRay receives FDA clearance for GliaSite radiation therapy system to treat brain cancer 0 None
2011-09-12 Lund University professor receives Fernström Foundation Nordic Prize for brain cell transplants 0 None
2011-09-12 Boston Scientific releases statement on safety, effectiveness of surgical mesh for POP and SUI 0 None
2011-09-12 Lung cancer patients treated in high safety-net burden facilities less likely to undergo surgery 0 None
2011-09-12 Specialists propose changes to allocation and distribution of organs for liver transplants 0 None
2011-09-09 Chemotherapy before or after breast-conserving therapy does not impact treatment success 0 None
2011-09-09 Stage III lung cancer patients can benefit from concurrent chemo and radiation therapy 0 None
2011-09-09 New method for making synthetic collagen 0 None
2011-09-08 Stents for blocked brain arteries may not be as successful in prolonging survival as believed: Study 0 5
2011-09-08 Angioslide introduces new 5x300mm PROTEUS device for treating Superficial Femoral Artery 0 None
2011-09-08 University of Maryland surgeons transplant first lungs treated with experimental repair process 0 None
2011-09-08 Breast-conservation therapy and mastectomy provide similar survival rates for early-stage breast cancer 0 None
2011-09-08 Aggressive medical management better than stenting for prevention of recurrent stroke 0 None
2011-09-08 Smith & Nephew launches DYONICS PLATINUM Series Shaver Blades for arthroscopy procedures 0 None
2011-09-08 Legal, ethical and cultural barriers to child organ donations 0 3
2011-09-08 Enrollment complete in Concentric Medical's Stentriever trial for acute ischemic stroke 0 None
2011-09-08 Microvascular compression syndrome may cause Parkinson's 0 4
2011-09-08 Aggressive medical treatment without stenting better for high-risk stroke patients 0 None
2011-09-08 Intensive medical treatment more effective in preventing second stroke than stenting 0 None
2011-09-08 Developing technologies to improve treatment of craniosynostosis in babies 0 5
2011-09-08 AOI Medical receives ISO 13485 Certification and CE marking approval for two VCF devices 0 None
2011-09-07 First aesthetic laser device for long-term reduction in appearance of cellulite 0 None
2011-09-07 OptiMedica's Catalys Precision Laser System for cataract receives European CE mark 0 None
2011-09-07 New technique can precisely locate subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson's patients 0 None
2011-09-07 New bone marrow-derived stem cell therapy can benefit patients with degenerative disc disease 0 None
2011-09-07 Study: Gastric bypass surgery for obesity also decreases blood pressure 0 4
2011-09-07 Study on effects of adult stem cell treatments in patients with Hereditary Ataxia 0 None
2011-09-07 Chemotherapy linked to speech difficulties among cancer patients 0 None
2011-09-07 Rep. Berkley's efforts on kidney program questioned 0 None
2011-09-07 St. Jude Medical's Genesis neurostimulation device receives European CE Mark approval 1 4
2011-09-07 Breast cancer patients with BRCA1 mutation experience pCR after neoadjuvent chemotherapy 0 None
2011-09-07 Researchers use ultrasound to improve quality of blood stem cell transplant 0 None
2011-09-06 Duodenal switch may lead to more weight loss but more complications: Study 0 1
2011-09-06 Concentric Medical launches Trevo Pro 4 device for acute ischemic stroke 0 None
2011-09-06 Bariatric surgery is cost-effective but has long-term complications 0 1
2011-09-06 AMA releases new Current Procedural Terminology codes 0 None
2011-09-06 AMT, NIH enter exclusive license agreement for use of AAV5-based gene therapy vectors 0 None
2011-09-05 Mesoblast receives EMA clearance to initiate Revascor Phase 2 trial for heart attacks 0 None
2011-09-05 Autism diagnosis by brain scan a possibility 0 None
2011-09-03 Researchers inject cultured red blood cells created from HSCs into human donor 0 None
2011-09-03 Loyola surgeons use new, less invasive catheter technique to treat cystic fibrosis 0 None
2011-09-02 Jefferson's two-step bone marrow transplant procedure holds promise for cancer patients 0 None
2011-09-02 New tool to predict survival after heart transplant 0 None
2011-09-02 Practice on virtual reality system may enhance surgical skills 0 None
2011-09-02 Hospitals with higher surgical volumes less likely to cause unintentional serious injuries 0 None
2011-09-02 ASTRO's 53rd Annual Meeting to highlight new cancer advances in Miami 0 None
2011-09-02 Two ROC trials evaluate new strategies for CPR following cardiac arrest 0 None
2011-09-02 UTHealth Phase I trial: Bone marrow stem cell therapy feasible, safe for acute stroke patients 0 None
2011-09-02 RI Hospital researcher supports use of ablation procedures for treatment of lung cancer 0 None
2011-09-02 New implantable micro oxygen generator improves effectiveness of anticancer tharapy 0 None
2011-09-02 Simpler defibrillators may cause fewer problems for patients at risk of sudden cardiac death 0 None
2011-09-02 New clinical data on Bristol-Myers Squibb's NULOJIX to be presented at ESOT 2011 congress 1 None
2011-09-02 Medtronic initiates U.S. post-approval study of Endurant AAA Stent Graft System 0 None


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