Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Procedure News Stories - March 2012

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2012-03-31 Sleep deprivation does not disturb performance of interventionists during PCI procedures 0 None
2012-03-31 Home walking program can improve QOL, fatigue levels in post-surgery pancreatic cancer patients 0 None
2012-03-31 USF Health opens $38M advanced medical learning and simulation center 0 None
2012-03-31 Elective endovascular aneurysm repair benefits men more than women 0 None
2012-03-31 Modern delivery practices contribute to increase in labor duration 0 None
2012-03-30 Elective induction more likely to result in complicated pregnancy 0 None
2012-03-30 Radiation therapy increases complications of implant-based breast reconstruction 0 None
2012-03-30 Patients with IBD, other GI disorders may be exposed to higher levels of diagnostic radiation 0 None
2012-03-30 Thyroidectomy may increase risk of postoperative complications in the elderly 0 None
2012-03-30 Abdominoplasty, liposuction improve self-esteem and QOL 0 None
2012-03-30 FDA seeks expert advice on risks and benefits of MoM hip systems 0 None
2012-03-29 Federal Court refuses to reconsider bone marrow donor payments 0 2
2012-03-29 BMI not linked with either surgical complications or esophageal cancer patient survival 0 None
2012-03-29 Enrolment complete in Veloxis LCP-Tacro Phase III study in de novo kidney transplant patients 0 None
2012-03-29 Rare total shoulder replacement performed using rotator cuff sparing approach 0 None
2012-03-29 Evergreen utilizes spinal navigation system for Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion procedure 0 None
2012-03-29 One-side parathyroid surgery has poorer long-term outcomes 0 None
2012-03-29 anwerina, Ascendx Spine announce distribution partnership 0 None
2012-03-29 SafeStitch Medical's AMID Stapler to be presented at AHS 2012 0 None
2012-03-29 Study calls for re-examination of criteria used to prioritize liver transplant candidates 0 None
2012-03-29 VasoStitch percutaneous access-and-closure system featured at ACC annual meeting 0 None
2012-03-29 New treatment approach halts spread of cancer cells into normal brain tissue 0 5
2012-03-29 DaVita thanks nearly 1,500 renal social workers during NASW 0 None
2012-03-29 Accidental ingestion of wire bristles leads to necessity for surgery 0 None
2012-03-29 Bariatric surgery may eliminate need for diabetes medication 0 1
2012-03-29 Tips to help ensure best plastic surgery results 0 None
2012-03-29 Many medical implants never tested for safety 0 None
2012-03-29 IMRT associated with reduced toxicities when compared with standard whole breast irradiation 0 None
2012-03-29 Single-port laparoscopic appendectomy performed at Valley Presbyterian Hospital 0 None
2012-03-29 Luna to extend development and supply agreement with Intuitive Surgical 0 None
2012-03-29 ASGE announces honorees of new endoscopy unit recognition program 0 None
2012-03-29 Enrollment complete in Aperion Biologics' Z-Lig Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Device trial 0 None
2012-03-28 37 year old man living behind a mask gets a new face 0 None
2012-03-28 Adjusting ventilator to keep breath size and lung pressures lower can reduce death from lung injury 0 None
2012-03-28 New MRI method to test effectiveness of baking soda against breast cancer 0 None
2012-03-28 Invasive strategy benefits patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 neuromuscular disorder 0 None
2012-03-28 Improper preparation for colonoscopy hides pre-cancerous polyps 0 None
2012-03-28 Lung cancers diagnosed in CT screening are similar to those found in clinical practice 0 None
2012-03-28 Imatinib improves RFS, overall survival in GIST patients after surgery 0 None
2012-03-28 Heart bypass surgery appears to carry higher long-term survival rate 0 4.8
2012-03-28 UM completes most extensive full vascularized composite allograft to date 0 None
2012-03-28 Intermittent androgen suppression therapy for prostate cancer 1 5
2012-03-28 AABB issues new RBC transfusion guidelines 0 None
2012-03-28 CABG offers higher survival rates for older adults with CHD than PCI 0 None
2012-03-28 New gene transfer technique can treat beta-thalassemia, sickle cell anemia 0 5
2012-03-28 Boston Scientific pledges $100,000 to SIR Foundation's Discovery Campaign 0 None
2012-03-28 Possible link between sleep apnea and post-surgical delirium 0 None
2012-03-28 CRF initiates Harmonizing Outcomes with Revascularization and Stents in AMI II trial 0 None
2012-03-27 New CMS requirement increases ICD placement costs 0 None
2012-03-27 Study reveals clinically relevant differences between on pump and off pump bypass 0 None
2012-03-27 High-risk, high-cost PCI patients can be identified through pre-procedure bleeding risk score 0 None
2012-03-27 Detailed CT scan can safely and quickly rule out possibility of heart attack 0 None
2012-03-27 Sientra receives FDA approval for new silicone gel-filled breast implant 0 None
2012-03-27 CRT-D appropriate for patients with left ventricular dysfunction 0 None
2012-03-27 Catheter-based heart valve procedures effective for patients with aortic stenosis 0 None
2012-03-27 Minimally invasive treatments re-establish blood flow in people with chronic DVT 1 5
2012-03-27 Bariatric surgery effectively controls diabetes 0 None
2012-03-27 TJUH's Department of Radiation Oncology unveils new brachytherapy suite 0 None
2012-03-27 New technique can detect small secondary brain tumours 0 None
2012-03-27 CCTA can safely and rapidly identify candidates for discharge from EDs 0 None
2012-03-27 DBS allows surgeons to control tremors with brain 'pacemaker' 0 None
2012-03-27 RUMC to offer new stereotactic radiosurgery treatment program 0 None
2012-03-27 Angioplasty can be safely and effectively performed at community hospitals 0 None
2012-03-27 Carotid artery stenting safe and effective in older adults 0 None
2012-03-27 Study clarifies conflicting reports for clot aspiration and abciximab administration 0 None
2012-03-27 Bariatric surgery better than standard medical treatment for severe type 2 diabetes 0 None
2012-03-27 Novel interventional radiology procedure zaps around complicated pancreatic tumors 0 None
2012-03-27 Bolus intracoronary abciximab reduces infarct size in high-risk patients with STEMI 0 None
2012-03-27 Study finds imbalance between growth of PCI centers and the U.S. population 0 None
2012-03-27 Medtronic Resolute DES found effective through two years 0 None
2012-03-26 Transplanted ovaries can delay menopause and allow for a successful pregnancy 0 None
2012-03-26 Dick Cheney’s heart transplant success at 71 1 None
2012-03-26 Lower BMI increases risk during insertion of ICDs 0 None
2012-03-26 CardioFocus introduces HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System for AF in the Netherlands 0 4
2012-03-26 Accuray releases PlanTouch integrated software application in radiation oncology 0 None
2012-03-26 Stem cells from own bone marrow improve heart function 0 None
2012-03-26 CCTA identifies more patients with coronary artery disease 0 None
2012-03-26 Cheney surgery sparks discussion of age and heart transplants 1 None
2012-03-26 Percutaneous cryoablation freezes and destroys breast cancer tumors 1 5
2012-03-26 PCI may be an excellent option for STEMI patients 90 years and older 0 None
2012-03-26 Blockages in right coronary artery are most common places for coronary dissection 0 None
2012-03-26 Toshiba's Infinix-i cardiovascular X-ray system highlighted at ACC 2012 0 None
2012-03-26 Well-balanced diet and exercise can prevent colorectal cancer 0 None
2012-03-26 Benvenue's Blazer Vertebral Augmentation System now available in the U.S. 0 None
2012-03-26 Minimally invasive endovascular treatment for CCSVI is safe in patients with MS 1 5
2012-03-26 Largest study to date to look at BMC therapy in patients with heart failure 0 None
2012-03-26 Women more likely to experience UI following vaginal delivery 0 None
2012-03-26 Endovascular aneurysm repair associated with lower mortality rates 0 None
2012-03-26 USS more successful in removing palpable breast tumours 0 None
2012-03-26 Nordion introduces new custom dose feature in Canada, Europe for TheraSphere 0 None
2012-03-26 Angioplasty safe for MS patients with venous abnormalities 0 None
2012-03-26 New embolization procedure may bring hope to men with enlarged prostate 0 None
2012-03-26 Medtronic announces results from two Symplicity system trials on treatment-resistant hypertension 0 None
2012-03-26 CVD/MI complications tend to occur within first 30 days after PCI 0 None
2012-03-26 New guidelines for CT-guided biopsies of lung nodules reduce radiation exposure 0 None
2012-03-26 Toshiba to showcase Infinix-i vascular X-ray product line at SIR annual meeting 0 None
2012-03-26 Medgenics to commence EPODURE Biopumps Phase IIa study in ESRD-related anemia 0 None
2012-03-23 Aternative pain medication without narcotics safe after sinus surgery 0 None
2012-03-23 Age of live donor has insignificant effect on long-term health of transplanted kidney 0 None
2012-03-23 Genetic marker identifies tumors unable to repair DNA damage by platinum agents 0 None
2012-03-23 Treatment with aromatase inhibitors enables some women to have lumpectomy 0 None
2012-03-23 Ultrasound-guided surgery more successful in removing breast tumours 0 None
2012-03-23 Va. voters divided over support for ultrasound law; Other related news 0 None
2012-03-23 Bronchoscopy helps distinguish phenotypes, personalize therapy for refractory asthma 0 None
2012-03-23 Shady Grove Fertility to conduct free donor egg patient seminar in Philadelphia 0 None
2012-03-23 FBR accepts entries for 11th annual Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Awards 0 None
2012-03-23 Johns Hopkins surgeons seek IRB approval to perform facial transplantation 0 None
2012-03-23 Immediate skull reconstruction aggravates brain damage in TBI model 0 None
2012-03-23 OncoSec to present data from head and neck cancer studies at two upcoming conferences 0 None
2012-03-23 Cardiff team receives European grants to develop 'RealTCut' surgical simulation 0 None
2012-03-23 Boston Scientific's WallFlex Stent technology now available for interventional radiologists 0 None
2012-03-23 RT after surgery could reduce chances of local DCIS recurrence by 50% 0 None
2012-03-23 Scientists artificially derive brain stem cells from connective tissue of mice 1 None
2012-03-23 HCC patients have reduced risk of waitlist mortality 0 None
2012-03-22 Population-based mammography programmes still save significant number of lives 0 None
2012-03-22 Memorial Sloan-Kettering first in N.Y. to offer radioactive seed localization for breast cancer 0 None
2012-03-22 Powerful immunosuppressant cells from cheek lining tissue 0 None
2012-03-22 Thromboembolic events can occur after musculoskeletal injury and related surgery 0 None
2012-03-22 UM hospital second in the U.S. to perform full face transplant 0 None
2012-03-22 EMS responders can play a significant role in reducing MCTB time for STEMI patients 0 None
2012-03-22 Peripheral nerve stimulation may help manage neuropathic pain in injured soldiers 0 None
2012-03-21 Neurosurgeon saves two boys with a parallel brain operation 0 None
2012-03-21 More colonoscopy procedures under anesthesia than expected: Study 0 None
2012-03-21 CIBMTR report shows higher survival rate for patients treated at RPCI's BMT program 0 None
2012-03-21 Fat-enclosed nanoparticles can directly irradiate brain tumor 0 None
2012-03-21 Bone-marrow derived MSCs may reduce acute rejection rates in kidney recipients 0 None
2012-03-21 Two-year results from Boston Scientific's PROMUS Element trial to be presented at ACC 2012 0 None
2012-03-21 Enrollment commences in Global Registry for Endovascular Aortic Treatment 0 None
2012-03-21 BioDrain announces installation of two STREAMWAY units at Specialty Surgery Center 0 None
2012-03-21 Two SpinalMotion's sub-5mm Kineflex|C cervical total disc replacements receive CE Mark 0 None
2012-03-21 Terason receives FDA 510(k) clearance to use Soma's AxoTrack technology 0 None
2012-03-21 Systagenix announces U.S. launch of EPIFIX amniotic membrane allograft 0 4
2012-03-20 Delcath receives first commercial order for CHEMOSAT system from IEO 0 None
2012-03-20 RaySearch receives PMH contract for new adaptive radiation therapy solution 0 None
2012-03-20 EJSO publishes results from Cytori breast reconstruction cell therapy trial 0 None
2012-03-20 North Shore-LIJ inaugurates NYHNI's Center for Cranial Base Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital 0 None
2012-03-20 Mayo Clinic researchers train mouse immune systems to eradicate skin cancer from within 0 None
2012-03-20 Benvenue Medical initiates enrollment in Luna Interbody System for Fusion Trial 0 None
2012-03-19 Boston Scientific lauds private insurance reimbursement coverage for bronchial thermoplasty 0 None
2012-03-19 FDA approves key testing phase for artificial pancreas 0 None
2012-03-19 BSD-500 Hyperthermia System installed at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital 0 None
2012-03-19 Hive Health Media article cites several tips to improve skin's health 0 None
2012-03-19 Amphar, ETView Medical to distribute VivaSight airway devices 0 None
2012-03-19 Prostate Center of Academic Urology receives accreditation from ACR, ASTRO 0 None
2012-03-19 RBCC's new agreement with n3D could help develop stem-cell therapies 0 None
2012-03-19 Paper describes results of BMT in models of Rett Syndrome 0 3
2012-03-17 FDA approves IDE for HeartWare 'ADVANCE' bridge-to-transplant clinical trial 0 None
2012-03-17 Gamma Knife surgery stops growth of 'World's tallest living human' 0 None
2012-03-17 Researchers report higher price tag for robotic prostatectomy surgery 0 None
2012-03-17 Clinicians to discuss best approaches for future cancer treatment at Brainlab's radiotherapy meeting 0 None
2012-03-17 APN forms GPO partnership with ASDS 0 None
2012-03-17 Radisphere announces availability of next 'Quality Update' piece 0 None
2012-03-17 PFO closure device no better than drugs alone in preventing recurrent strokes or TIAs 0 None
2012-03-17 State roundup: Minnesota tort reform; Calif. prepares - or not - for newly insured; Reducing C-sections in Oregon 0 None
2012-03-17 Only 21 states require public reporting of hospital data on surgical site infections 0 None
2012-03-17 Enrollment commences in MORE Registry for DBS in patients with refractory epilepsy 0 None
2012-03-17 Solos to introduce new endoscopic instrument line, SteriTAP 0 None
2012-03-17 New book on reproductive treatments 0 None
2012-03-16 Post-chemotherapy cognitive changes impact lives of Asian breast cancer patients 0 None
2012-03-16 Depression increases risk of death in PCI patients 0 None
2012-03-16 Health Canada grants license to Medtronic DBS Therapy for refractory epilepsy 0 None
2012-03-16 New telemetric system safe and effective for ICP measurement 0 None
2012-03-16 OHRI, uOttawa to lead first stem cell therapy trial for septic shock 0 None
2012-03-16 Patients with early stage MPM may be eligible for aggressive multi-modality therapy 0 None
2012-03-16 Combination therapy may improve life span and motor function of infants with Batten disease 0 None
2012-03-16 New technique can sensitize cancer cells to radiation 0 None
2012-03-16 CSL Behring initiates FCH Phase III trial to control bleeding during cardiovascular surgery 0 None
2012-03-15 Health Canada approves Boston Scientific's Blazer Open-Irrigated RFA Catheter 0 None
2012-03-15 Potential efficacy of specialized psychotherapy in bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder 0 None
2012-03-15 Vejthani Hospital offers Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty in Thailand 0 None
2012-03-15 Beating coronary artery bypass surgery may carry an increased likelihood of death 0 None
2012-03-15 Fecal transplantation effective treatment for recurrent C. difficile infection 0 None
2012-03-15 New experimental technique can produce cells with specific functions 0 None
2012-03-15 Researchers design new version of labor-tracking tool for pregnant women 0 None
2012-03-14 Endoscopic transgastric necrosectomy associated with lower risk of major complications 0 None
2012-03-14 Planned elective repeat cesarean lowers risk of serious complications 0 None
2012-03-14 Varicose veins may be a simple cosmetic issue or a serious medical problem 0 None
2012-03-14 Microbubbles and focused ultrasound help drugs enter the brain 0 None
2012-03-14 Researchers double time to store donated cartilage 0 None
2012-03-13 Living-donor parathyroid gland transplant allows young woman to forgo 60 pills per day 0 5
2012-03-13 Florida Hospital purchases Mazor Robotics' Renaissance system 0 5
2012-03-13 New recovery protocol treats heart failure patients with LVADs 0 None
2012-03-13 Study describes horrific experiences of poor organ trafficking victims 0 None
2012-03-13 World's tallest man appears to have stopped growing after treatment at UVA 0 None
2012-03-13 Liver sinusoidal endothelial cells can promote liver regeneration 0 None
2012-03-12 Level IIb nodes can be avoided during SND for laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma 0 None
2012-03-12 Study reveals significant variation in use of head computed tomography 0 None
2012-03-12 Korean FDA grants pre-market clearance for ETView's VivaSight‐SL airway management solutions 0 None
2012-03-12 Interventional Spine's PerX360 System to be presented at ISASS annual meeting 0 None
2012-03-12 Gastrointestinal progenitor cells could be coaxed into making insulin 0 5
2012-03-12 Cicel, Mazor Robotics sign agreement to distribute Renaissance system in China 0 None
2012-03-12 Circumcision may decrease risk of prostate cancer 0 1
2012-03-12 UCSD now offer novel weight-loss surgery, gastric plication 0 None
2012-03-11 Sientra announces FDA approval of silicone breast implants. 0 None
2012-03-09 Studies presented at CROI examine voluntary medical male circumcision 0 None
2012-03-09 Elekta Clarity 3D system transforms prostate radiotherapy at UHG 0 None
2012-03-09 3SBio, DaVita partner to offer dialysis services in NE China 0 None
2012-03-09 Avedro submits VibeX/KXL System NDA with FDA to treat keratoconus, corneal ectasia 0 None
2012-03-09 ICON's Nuloy Coronary Stent System receives CE Mark 0 None
2012-03-08 Surgical intervention can be life-restoring for people with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy 0 None
2012-03-08 Symposium to cover latest breakthroughs in percutaneous treatment of CAD 0 None
2012-03-08 M-FAST improves simulation education across the nursing schools 0 None
2012-03-08 Some top researchers no longer think of glaucoma solely as an eye disease 0 None
2012-03-08 New minimally invasive procedure can treat resistant hypertension 0 None
2012-03-08 Combining radiation therapy with ipilimumab shows promise against melanoma 0 None
2012-03-07 Transcranial direct current stimulation safe and effective treatment for depression 0 None
2012-03-07 FDA approves Covidien's EverFlex Self-Expanding Peripheral Stent System 0 None
2012-03-07 AMTR soon after failure of AEDs may reduce risk of seizures in epilepsy patients 0 None
2012-03-07 Physicians study human stem cell use as possible treatment for ischemic stroke 0 None
2012-03-07 Patients with traumatic cervical spine injury benefit from early surgery 0 None
2012-03-07 Colon cancer screening guidelines released 0 None
2012-03-07 Methodist, UH to improve existing surgical training processes 0 None
2012-03-07 EES to demonstrate innovative surgical simulations at SAGES conference 0 None
2012-03-07 First study to demonstrate cost-effectiveness of intensive TBI care 0 None
2012-03-07 African Americans more likely to develop keloid after head and neck surgery 1 5
2012-03-06 Aggressive treatment of severe TBI is cost-effective: Study 0 None
2012-03-06 AcelRx initiates ARX-01 Phase 3 study for treatment of post-operative pain 0 None
2012-03-06 Marriage boosts survival following coronary artery bypass surgery 0 None
2012-03-06 Ivantis initiates enrollment in Hydrus Microstent study for open angle glaucoma 0 None
2012-03-06 UAB first hospital in Alabama to offer Melody Valve replacement 0 None
2012-03-06 Male circumcision initiative in Kenya fails to meet target for first time, PlusNews reports 1 1
2012-03-06 Penn-led team develops universal approach to personalized cancer therapy based on T cells 0 None
2012-03-06 T-cells can develop in human tonsils 0 None
2012-03-06 Gamma Knife vs. craniotomy to treat epilepsy 1 5
2012-03-06 Cdk1 molecule plays an important role in mammalian egg maturation 0 None
2012-03-05 Scientists successfully cultivate stem cells on human corneas 0 None
2012-03-05 New depression treatment “safe and effective” 3 None
2012-03-05 Medtronic launches MRI passive leads approved for full body MRI scans 0 None
2012-03-05 FUJIFILM Synapse RIS v6.1 receives modular EHR certification for Meaningful Use for radiology 0 None
2012-03-05 ETView completes Viva EB Endobronchial Blocker Technical File submission for review by MDC 0 None
2012-03-05 Repligen seeks EMA marketing approval for SecreFlo for pancreatic imaging 0 None
2012-03-05 Researchers identify mechanism with which cancer cells protect themselves against damage 0 None
2012-03-05 Lixiu, BIEL announce distribution agreement for RecoveryRx devices 0 None
2012-03-05 Bovine collagen can enhance gum healing 0 None
2012-03-04 Scientists discover how to enhance production of hepatocytes to repair damaged liver tissue 0 4
2012-03-03 Deficits in mirror neuron system contribute to social impairments in ASD 0 None
2012-03-03 Obstetricians heavily influenced by family preferences during periviable counseling 0 None
2012-03-03 Water treated with ozone eradicates prions 5 5
2012-03-03 IFHP releases 2011 Comparative Price Report 0 None
2012-03-03 Early surgical intervention stops seizures and improves quality of life 0 None
2012-03-02 Congress urged to pass 'Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2012' 0 None
2012-03-02 Birmingham hip resurfacings OK for men, but not for women 0 None
2012-03-02 Combination of implanted DCs and EBRT effective in creating sarcoma tumor immune response 0 None
2012-03-02 Combining two common cancer-fighting strategies may have 'tremendous synergy' 0 None
2012-03-02 Bisphosphonates improve fixation of dental impants in human bones 0 None
2012-03-02 Blood, urine markers can predict heart surgery patients at higher risk for worse AKI 0 None
2012-03-02 Robotic surgery effective in treating oropharyngeal cancer in patients with HPV 0 None
2012-03-02 Surgeon education can reduce unnecessary spinal hardware wastage 0 None
2012-03-02 Vein illumination improves patient preference and satisfaction with hospitals 0 None
2012-03-02 Bariatric surgery safe for CKD patients with obesity 0 5
2012-03-02 Study: Kidney donors at no increased risk of heart disease 1 None
2012-03-02 CSL Behring to receive 2012 EURORDIS Award for pioneering work 0 None
2012-03-02 Four leading organizations release recommendations to ensure optimal care of TAVR patients 0 None
2012-03-01 DRI scientists create novel oxygen-generating material 0 None
2012-03-01 Metal hip implants need monitoring annually: MHRA issues guidelines 0 None
2012-03-01 'Call to action' on wrong-route injections in anesthesia 0 None
2012-03-01 New robotic surgical system can treat early-stage lung cancer 0 None
2012-03-01 SIR to showcase latest minimally invasive treatments at 37th annual meeting 0 None
2012-03-01 ROSETTA Study to compare two therapies in women with overactive bladder 0 None
2012-03-01 New system improves chances of pregnancy during IVF 0 None
2012-03-01 MU researcher to improve current rehabilitation strategies for amputees 1 5
2012-03-01 More than 80% of anesthesiologists have been involved in surgical catastrophes 0 None
2012-03-01 RMC offers groundbreaking new procedure for LSS patients 0 None
2012-03-01 Scientists discover new way to measure success rate of IVF embryos 0 None
2012-03-01 Ultrasound-based TE more accurate in detecting hepatic fibrosis 0 None

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