Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Procedure News Stories - January 2012

Date Title Comments Rating
2012-01-31 Cardiopulmonary exercise testing may predict post-liver transplantation survival 0 None
2012-01-31 Study compares needle fasciotomy and conventional surgery for Dupuytren's contractures 0 None
2012-01-31 Size of a man's prostate gland may determine severity of cancer 0 None
2012-01-31 New HIS guidelines to minimize surgical infections in day centers, primary care 0 None
2012-01-31 UMC to offer ditto device for pediatric patients 0 None
2012-01-31 Custom Spine achieves ISO-13485 and receives CE Mark for all current products 0 None
2012-01-31 Cook Medical, Cardinal Health partner to distribute CVC procedural kits in North America 0 None
2012-01-30 FDA approves Baxter's TISSEEL for general hemostasis in surgery 0 None
2012-01-30 Fat grafting may reduce radiation-induced complications in breast implants 0 None
2012-01-30 New research project seeks to understand how prostate cancer becomes resistant to radiotherapy 0 None
2012-01-30 Covidien Solitaire FR Revascularization Device approved for investigational use 0 None
2012-01-30 Circadian's VGX-100 human antibody improves corneal graft survival 0 None
2012-01-30 Helios Berlin Buch acquires Mobetron for Intra-Operative Electron Radiation Therapy 0 None
2012-01-30 Non-smoking, non-drinking transplant patients more likely to develop head and neck cancer 0 None
2012-01-30 Workshop on psychodrama therapy efficacy at iaedp Symposium 2012 0 None
2012-01-30 New mechanism of drug release using 3D superhydrophobic materials 0 None
2012-01-30 Medtronic signs exclusive distribution agreement with Miami Instruments 0 None
2012-01-27 Positive results from cisplatin plus radiation therapy trial on head and neck cancer 0 None
2012-01-27 CRT launches Acublate to develop HIFU cancer surgery device 0 None
2012-01-27 Two NIH clinical trials to evaluate treatments for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest 0 None
2012-01-27 Rapid discontinuation of prednisone after kidney transplant can help prevent side effects 0 None
2012-01-27 LCI feasible, sensitive non-invasive marker of early lung disease in young children with CF 0 None
2012-01-27 Study: Live liver donor transplantation safer than previously believed 0 None
2012-01-26 Major surgery to donate a portion of liver does not interfere with long, healthy life 0 None
2012-01-25 Amorcyte commences enrollment in PreSERVE Phase 2 trial for acute myocardial infarction 0 None
2012-01-25 Preoperative MRI may help manage neurovascular bundles during RALP 0 None
2012-01-25 UH Case Medical Center initiates enrollment in Moxy Drug Coated Balloon trial for PAD 0 None
2012-01-25 Scientists evaluate growth, differentiation and function of iPSC-derived NPCs in PD 0 None
2012-01-25 Cohera receives FDA IDE approval to initiate U.S. clinical study for TissuGlu 0 None
2012-01-25 Urological cancer experts to examine latest treatment, research findings at 27th Annual EAU Congress 0 5
2012-01-25 One-year results from Covidien's EverFlex stent trial on P.A.D. 0 None
2012-01-25 Enrollment complete in Medtronic's CoreValve U.S. Trial for severe aortic stenosis 0 None
2012-01-25 Cytori's ADRCs safe and feasible for patients with AMI 0 None
2012-01-24 Study reports Tennessee collaborative improves quality of surgical care 0 None
2012-01-24 Creighton researcher to study role of adult stem cells in repairing damaged coronary arteries 0 None
2012-01-24 New gene therapy shows promise against X-linked retinitis pigmentosa 5 5
2012-01-24 Loyola hand surgeon restores circulation and function of thumb and index finger 0 None
2012-01-24 Covidien releases results of TurboHawk and SpiderFX combination study on P.A.D. 0 4
2012-01-24 New technique can quickly measure delayed onset muscle soreness 0 None
2012-01-24 PLC Systems initiates enrollment in RenalGuard pivotal trial for CIN 0 None
2012-01-23 Guided Therapeutics seeks CE Mark approval for LuViva Advanced Cervical Scan 0 None
2012-01-23 FDA grants 510(k) clearance for Medtronic's Aquamantys SBS 5.0 Sheathed Bipolar Sealer 0 None
2012-01-23 FzioMed's DYNAVISC adhesion barrier gel receives European CE Mark approval 0 1
2012-01-23 Crux receives CE mark approval for inferior vena cava filter with BDR 0 None
2012-01-23 New Penumbra 3D device may effectively treat stroke 0 None
2012-01-21 UHCMC now offers HITEC for women with gynecologic cancers 0 5
2012-01-21 RBC storage duration not associated with transfusion-related pulmonary complications 0 None
2012-01-21 Awake ECMO may be an effective bridging strategy for lung transplantation candidates 0 None
2012-01-20 Technological breakthrough allows U-M Health System to reduce patients' radiation exposure 0 None
2012-01-20 Cedars-Sinai's annual Brainworks program to take place on Feb. 13 0 None
2012-01-20 MSC-mediated RNAi transfer holds promise for Huntington's disease 0 None
2012-01-19 LAAx, Terumo CVS partner to distribute TigerPaw System II in the U.S. 0 None
2012-01-19 C-sections on the rise and most mothers not well informed: Queensland study 0 None
2012-01-19 New AACN Practice Alert on catheter-associated urinary tract infections 0 None
2012-01-19 Hawaii surgeons successfully implant FDA-approved eye telescope for AMD 0 None
2012-01-19 Biotectix announces FIH use of electrostimulation device with BT DOT polymer coatings 0 None
2012-01-19 Patients with PsA may benefit from new medications and surgeries 0 None
2012-01-19 Detroit to get first new hospital in 30 years; Dallas' Parkland hospital safety report 'imminent' 0 None
2012-01-19 Henry Ford to conduct Apnex HGNS System clinical trial in OSA 0 None
2012-01-19 Study identifies mechanism that AML cells use to evade chemotherapy 0 None
2012-01-18 Cangrelor allows stent patients to be 'bridged' to cardiac surgery 0 None
2012-01-18 Minimally invasive renal denervation performed for the first time in Canada 0 3
2012-01-18 Memory retraining using mSMT increases cerebral activation in MS patients 0 None
2012-01-18 Peter Munk Cardiac Centre doctors perform renal denervation in first Canadian patient 0 None
2012-01-18 Study examines effect of MELD score-based allocation on post-liver transplant kidney failure 0 None
2012-01-18 Study compares adoptive T-cell therapy with drug-based cancer treatment 0 5
2012-01-18 Combination of tenotomy and PRP injections can treat tendon disorders 0 None
2012-01-18 Scientists develop new gallbladder endoscopy 1 None
2012-01-17 Medtronic announces CE mark and launch of Endurant II AAA Stent Graft System 0 None
2012-01-17 Gastric bypass superior to lap banding finds study 0 None
2012-01-17 Nurse donates kidney to patient 0 None
2012-01-17 Geisinger, InVivo to conduct injectable biocompatible hydrogel preclinical study for PNI 0 None
2012-01-17 No statistical difference between IO and IV infusion in therapeutic hypothermia 0 None
2012-01-17 Traditional autopsy is still the gold standard in determining cause of death 0 None
2012-01-17 Combination of lapatinib and trastuzumab more effective in treating HER2-positive breast cancer 0 4
2012-01-17 Incidence of knee arthroplasty higher in women, finds study 0 None
2012-01-17 New 20-minute procedure effective in treating perforations of the eardrum 0 None
2012-01-17 Angioplasty improves quality of life in MS patients 0 None
2012-01-16 Positive outcomes from Boston Scientific's Epic Stent trial on iliac artery disease 0 None
2012-01-16 AxoGen reports results from Avance Nerve Graft clinical study on PNI 1 None
2012-01-16 Man gets new windpipe with stem cell therapy 0 None
2012-01-15 Implanting more embryos for IVF may do more harm than good: Study 0 None
2012-01-13 Research Roundup: Raising Medicare's eligibility age; Insurance status affects ER imaging services 0 None
2012-01-13 IBM's non-contact, microfluidic, silicon probe minimizes patient discomfort 0 None
2012-01-13 Many seniors with kidney disease are good candidates for transplants 0 None
2012-01-13 Four Loyola anesthesiologists have written chapters for Manual of Clinical Anesthesiology 0 None
2012-01-13 Complex PCI: Left Main and CTO Summit to be held Feb. 23-25, 2012 0 None
2012-01-13 Cabazitaxel with IMRT, androgen deprivation therapy may extend survival for prostate cancer patients 0 None
2012-01-13 New imaging probes can non-invasively detect breast cancer lymph node metastasis 0 None
2012-01-13 Processed nerve allograft effective in treating PNI 0 None
2012-01-12 Emboshield Pro safer in patients ineligible for standard surgical treatment of CAD 0 None
2012-01-12 RaySearch releases version 2.5 of RayStation treatment planning system 0 None
2012-01-12 Patients with hip fractures should be operated on within 48 hours of admission 0 None
2012-01-12 Novel avenues to treat heart attack 0 None
2012-01-12 DBS safe and effective for patients with advanced Parkinson's 0 None
2012-01-11 Study reveals need for improvements in decision-making process for breast cancer surgery patients 0 None
2012-01-11 Precise diagnostic algorithm for fibrosis in HCV patients reduces need for liver biopsy 0 None
2012-01-11 FDA grants 510(k) clearance for Varian's new radiotherapy treatment planning tool 0 None
2012-01-11 SANUWAVE PACE technology reverses negative effects of ischemic, reperfusion injuries 0 None
2012-01-11 Stereotaxis completes 50 clinical procedures with new Niobe ES system to treat cardiac arrhythmias 0 None
2012-01-11 Pulmonx receives CE approval for expanded labeling of Zephyr endobronchial valve 0 None
2012-01-11 Children delivered by caesarean section at slightly elevated risk of asthma: MoBa study 1 None
2012-01-11 Ortho Kinematics' KineGraph Vertebral Motion Analyzer receives FDA 510(k) clearance 0 None
2012-01-10 TCM therapy makes fertility treatments far more effective: Study 0 None
2012-01-09 Noise-cancelling headphones may reduce pain and anxiety of prostate biopsy 0 None
2012-01-09 Argentine President does not have cancer 0 None
2012-01-09 Pacira provides updated timing for commercial launch of EXPAREL 0 None
2012-01-08 HCA issues commitment to offer full support to PIP breast implant patients 0 None
2012-01-08 Men need colon cancer screening earlier than women: Study 0 None
2012-01-07 Acceptance increases for selective non-operative management of stab, gunshot wound patients 0 None
2012-01-07 World's leading cleft charity performs 250,000th surgery in China 0 None
2012-01-07 AB receives TÜV approval for Neptune waterproof sound processor in Europe 0 None
2012-01-07 Mazor Robotics receives European patent titled, 'Miniature Bone-mounted Surgical Robot' 0 None
2012-01-06 FDA approves TGM's hip and knee systems and related surgical instruments 0 None
2012-01-06 Scottsdale Healthcare is first in Arizona to perform TAVR procedure 0 None
2012-01-06 Proton therapy safe and effective for men with prostate cancer 0 None
2012-01-06 SonoPhoto Dynamic Therapy shows promise against squamous cell carcinoma 1 None
2012-01-06 Olympus adds dissolvable sinus spacing and hemostat products to ENT portfolio 0 None
2012-01-06 UCSD surgeons perform west coast's first ex-vivo liver resection 0 5
2012-01-06 Solar power can make hemodialysis treatments more environmentally friendly 0 None
2012-01-05 CRF sponsors Seventh International Conference on Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease 0 None
2012-01-05 Twins born five years apart thanks to advanced reproductive technology 0 None
2012-01-05 More abdominal gunshot and stab wounds are being treated without unnecessary operations 0 None
2012-01-05 Study on miscarriage rates following IVF treatment with frozen thawed embryos 0 None
2012-01-05 Positive results from ProFibrix Phase II Fibrocaps clinical trial 0 None
2012-01-05 One in six patients experience deterioration in quality of life after oesophageal cancer surgery 0 None
2012-01-05 Special issue explores military applications of acupuncture 0 None
2012-01-05 Married patients benefit from herniated spinal disc surgery 0 None
2012-01-05 CMS acknowledges clinical improvement linked with use of Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System 0 None
2012-01-05 Hypothermia rarely used in the U.S. hospitals to reduce heart attack cases 0 None
2012-01-05 Free public lecture to look at role of stents in treating coronary artery diseases 0 None
2012-01-05 Weight loss surgery can improve blood sugar control in diabetes patients 0 None
2012-01-04 Veloxis commences LCP-Tacro Phase IIIb study in kidney transplant patients 0 None
2012-01-04 Weight loss surgery cuts risk of heart attacks, strokes: Study 0 None
2012-01-04 Pharmalink raises SEK 35 million to further advance Nefecon and Busulipo 0 None
2012-01-04 Children with biliary atresia better tolerate maternal liver grafts 0 None
2012-01-04 Bariatric surgery may reduce cardiovascular deaths and events in obese patients 0 None
2012-01-04 Johns Hopkins Hospital to open new $1.1B patient care building 0 None
2012-01-04 UofL surgeons perform first transcatheter aortic-valve replacement at Jewish Hospital 0 None
2012-01-04 Cardiff University technique could help predict IVF embryos with best success chances 0 None
2012-01-04 Osiris provides update on Prochymal Phase 2 trial for type 1 diabetes 0 None
2012-01-04 Non-invasive test for early detection of fetal gender 0 None
2012-01-04 Avedro's Lasik Xtra procedure receives CE Approval 0 None
2012-01-04 FDA issues PMA response letter to BioMimetic's Augment Bone Graft 0 None
2012-01-04 Low T Center for testosterone replacement therapy opens new clinic in Denver 1 3
2012-01-03 DBS safe and effective for treatment-resistant depression in patients with unipolar MDD or BP 0 None
2012-01-02 Breast implant rupture risk scrutinized and assessed in depth 0 None


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