Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Procedure News Stories - April 2012

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2012-04-30 Couples with infertility and miscarriages offered detailed embryo screening with 99% accuracy 0 None
2012-04-30 Removing ruptured appendix sooner lowers hospital costs, charges 0 None
2012-04-30 AlderMed enters distribution agreement with Gulmay Medical for Xstrahl-100 therapy system 0 None
2012-04-30 Caesarean delivery provides cost-effective measure to improve health in developing world, study shows 0 None
2012-04-30 Potential hazards of performing MRI in patients with cardiac pacemaker 0 None
2012-04-30 Conjoined twins bounce back after separation surgery 0 None
2012-04-30 MCC researchers aim to improve cancer patient's quality of life and care 0 None
2012-04-30 Study shows how MRA and CTA are equivalent in delineating anatomy in living renal donors 0 None
2012-04-30 New exhibit shows how radiologists play a key role in gastric band and bypass surgeries 0 None
2012-04-30 U of U develops small implantable middle-ear microphone 0 None
2012-04-30 WVU Healthcare surgeon implants diaphragmatic pacemaker in young quadriplegic 0 5
2012-04-27 IRIDEX launches non-invasive MicroPulse Laser Trabeculoplasty for glaucoma 0 None
2012-04-27 Home-based dialysis more popular in developing countries 0 None
2012-04-27 Hemodiafiltration does not improve kidney failure patients' survival or heart health 0 None
2012-04-27 Conference to focus on deep brain stimulation for OCD, depression 0 None
2012-04-27 Accuray launches Prostate Advances in Comparative Evidence Study 0 None
2012-04-27 After hours and weekend transplants do not adversely affect patient or graft survival 0 None
2012-04-27 Amniotic membrane transplantation prevents blindness in patients with SJS 0 None
2012-04-27 Share 35 policy reduces racial disparities in kidney transplantation among children 0 None
2012-04-27 Diseases of the Colon & Rectum app now available for the iPad 0 None
2012-04-27 New article describes design and properties of magnetoelectric composite materials 0 None
2012-04-26 LWW releases iPad eBook version of A Trail Guide for the Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgeon 0 None
2012-04-26 One organ donor can save up to eight lives 0 None
2012-04-26 Minimally-invasive spinal surgery helps Motocross rider return to racing 0 None
2012-04-26 Brain scans of small group of people can predict actions of entire populations 0 None
2012-04-26 Kidney donated two weeks after transplant 0 None
2012-04-26 Robot assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy better than other surgical techniques 0 None
2012-04-26 Intensive dialysis at home could increase survival chances for patients with ESRD 0 None
2012-04-26 Study examines role of NLRP3 inflammasome in ventilator-induced lung injury 0 None
2012-04-26 FDA approves Spectranetics' advanced GlideLight Laser Sheath 0 None
2012-04-25 Lophius Biosciences completes prospective multicenter clinical validation study for T-Track CMV/EBV tests 0 None
2012-04-25 UT Southwestern lung transplant recipient lives through 19 years 0 None
2012-04-25 Sheffield researchers investigate ways to improve treatment for elderly patients with breast cancer 0 None
2012-04-25 Study confirms overuse of blood transfusions during surgery 0 None
2012-04-25 U-M study: 1 in 84 high-risk patients suffer VTE after outpatient surgery 0 None
2012-04-25 Vitamin D deficiency associated with increase in lung transplant rejection, infections 0 None
2012-04-25 NCH opens first suburban ambulatory surgery center 0 None
2012-04-24 Researchers develop small endoscopic device fitted with femtosecond laser scalpel 0 None
2012-04-24 Scientists identify new way to deliver long-lasting pain relief 0 None
2012-04-24 Robot-assisted surgery more common and successful in treating prostate cancer 0 None
2012-04-24 Study: hUC-MSCs reduce inflammation that causes colitis 0 5
2012-04-24 Study shows how acupuncture therapy holds promise for skeletal muscle atrophy 0 None
2012-04-24 Novel technological treatment for Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy 6 3
2012-04-24 Study shows underutilization of epilepsy surgery 0 None
2012-04-23 Beta cells from genetically modified pigs can effectively restore pancreas function 0 None
2012-04-23 DSG's eCaseLink EDC chosen for Ariosa's Non-Invasive Chromosomal Examination of Trisomy study 0 None
2012-04-23 Laparoscopy associated with lesser risk of small-bowel obstructions 0 None
2012-04-23 New titanium vertebral body replacement device from ulrich medical 0 None
2012-04-23 Enrollment complete in REPRISE I clinical trial for Lotus Aortic Valve System 0 5
2012-04-23 FDA clears Smiths Medical's ViaValve Safety I.V. Catheter 0 None
2012-04-23 Enrollment complete for In-tunnel SeptRx European PFO Trial in Europe 0 None
2012-04-23 ActiViews CT-Guide Needle Guidance System for liver interventions receives FDA 510(k) clearance 0 None
2012-04-23 Champ Medics to market ETView's VivaSight airway management platform in Taiwan 0 None
2012-04-23 OncoSec reports positive interim data from ElectroChemotherapy Phase IV head and neck cancer study 0 None
2012-04-23 RaySearch receives order for its RayStation treatment planning system from HUMC 0 None
2012-04-23 HBO2 therapy can reduce neuropathic pain 0 None
2012-04-23 Study describes new method to manufacture nerve guidance conduits 0 None
2012-04-21 Orthopaedic research studies in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 0 None
2012-04-21 FDA clears Abbott’s iFS Femtosecond laser for use in cataract surgery 0 None
2012-04-21 Two new studies analyze treatment decisions in late-stage ALS patients 0 None
2012-04-21 Scientists discover tumor-targeting neural stem cells 0 2.5
2012-04-21 Updated results from CircuLite’s Synergy miniature ventricular support system clinical study 0 None
2012-04-21 Chemotherapy, radiation affect cognitive function of women with breast cancer 0 None
2012-04-21 Sequana Medical's ALFApump System safe and effective in managing ascites 0 None
2012-04-21 ACT announces dosing of third patient in dry AMD Phase I/II trial 0 None
2012-04-20 Researchers revisit Charcot's vibration therapy for Parkinson's disease 0 None
2012-04-20 Nanoscale films promote bone growth 0 None
2012-04-20 Continuity of care in doctor's surgery reduces non-emergency hospital admissions 0 None
2012-04-20 RHD patients seek treatment in the very late stages of disease 0 None
2012-04-20 Preconception care before IVF can lead to lifestyle problems and health risks 0 None
2012-04-20 Chip-scale NIST sensor successfully measures human brain activity 0 None
2012-04-20 Mood disorders not linked to nasal obstruction 0 None
2012-04-20 CPMC surgeons successfully reattach forehead and scalp of a 22-year-old Stockton woman 0 None
2012-04-20 Therapeutic hypothermia reduces in-hospital deaths among sudden cardiac arrest patients 0 None
2012-04-20 Patients with head and neck cancer can benefit from swallowing exercises 0 None
2012-04-19 Inform Genomics completes first phase in oral mucositis risk prediction study 0 None
2012-04-19 Gut microbiota plays a causal role in development of diabetes and NAFLD 0 None
2012-04-19 ESTRO 31 and the World Congress of Brachytherapy to take place from May 9-13 0 None
2012-04-19 Autologous BMMNCs reduce vascular growth in patients with diabetes 0 None
2012-04-19 Exactech selects MMI to evaluate novel cartilage repair treatment 0 None
2012-04-18 Comparing publicly available hospital readmission rates can lead to misinformation 0 None
2012-04-18 Large study examines diagnostic yield of colonoscopy to investigate melena 0 None
2012-04-18 Combined, complimentary therapies maximize NSC transplantation benefits for spinal cord repair 0 None
2012-04-18 New study recommends intraoperative histological evaluation for Hirschsprung disease treatment 0 None
2012-04-18 IMRT facilitates radiation dose escalation without compromising long-term morbidity for prostate cancer 0 None
2012-04-18 Anaesthetists identify major shortfall in funding for emergency laparotomies 0 None
2012-04-18 IMRT better than CRT for treatment of localized prostate cancer 0 None
2012-04-18 Bevacizumab added to chemotherapy for NSCLC does not improve survival in elderly patients 0 None
2012-04-18 Failure rate of PIP silicone breast implants could be as high as 33.8% 0 None
2012-04-18 Surgery to remove only the tumor preferable to removing entire kidney 0 None
2012-04-18 SBRT shortens radiation treatment time for gynecologic cancers 0 None
2012-04-18 Medtronic plans IN.PACT Global drug-eluting balloon SFA clinical study 0 None
2012-04-17 DePuy Spine launches VIPER F2 at AANS 0 None
2012-04-17 Chin implants growing in popularity 0 None
2012-04-17 High intensity focused ultrasound to treat prostate cancer shows initial success 0 3.7
2012-04-17 Coronary stents do not increase risk of heart attack, death in people with metal allergies 0 3
2012-04-17 ACS, CDC partner to improve surgical patient safety 0 None
2012-04-17 First study to measure walking after surgery in gynecologic patients 0 None
2012-04-17 Brainlab announces first patient procedures with Curve Image Guided Surgery at UCSF 0 None
2012-04-17 UTHealth researcher studies novel cell therapy to prevent GVHD 0 None
2012-04-17 States roundup: Calif. mental health system grapples with controversy, shortage; Texas issues new stem cell rules 0 None
2012-04-16 Men more likely to experience complications after brain or spinal surgery 0 5
2012-04-16 Immunotherapy may also help elderly cancer patients 0 None
2012-04-16 Tool predicts response to platinum-based chemotherapy in ovarian cancer 0 None
2012-04-16 Implantable device with alert modes warns users about potential heart attack 0 None
2012-04-16 Neurosurgeons from NYU Langone to present at AANS annual meeting 0 None
2012-04-16 SMART Heart improves cardiovascular surgical outcomes 0 None
2012-04-16 Daily Monitor analysis examines history of male circumcision debate 1 1
2012-04-16 CT guided transthoracic fine needle aspiration might diagnose pulmonary nodules 0 None
2012-04-16 Chin implants fastest growing plastic surgery trend among all major demographics 0 None
2012-04-16 New technique could help improve prognosis of patients with brain cancers 0 None
2012-04-16 Roundup: Texas considers relaxing rules for stem cell treatments; States weigh bills to protect consumers against high drug costs 1 None
2012-04-15 Obesity surgery shows threefold rise over five years 0 None
2012-04-15 Indomethacin given after digestive diagnostic procedure may prevent pancreatitis: Study 0 None
2012-04-12 FDA approves HUD designation for SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart for destination therapy 0 None
2012-04-12 New image-guided radiotherapy system at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital 0 None
2012-04-12 U-Systems receives positive FDA panel review for somo•v ABUS system for breast cancer screening 0 None
2012-04-12 Bariatric surgery more effective in treating people with type 2 diabetes 0 None
2012-04-12 ALL induction treatment failure should not be an automatic indication for bone marrow transplant 0 None
2012-04-12 OptiMedica's Catalys Precision Laser System receives CE mark approval 0 1
2012-04-12 Novian Health commences multicenter Novilase Interstitial Laser Therapy clinical trial for breast cancer 0 None
2012-04-12 First clinical trial to clearly demonstrate effective prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis 0 None
2012-04-12 Study: Stem cells from pelvic bone marrow may help hearts beat stronger 0 None
2012-04-12 Mayo Clinic to offer novel device for patients with GERD 0 None
2012-04-12 Boston Scientific launches Z Flex-270 Steerable Sheath in the U.S. 0 None
2012-04-11 University of Limerick researchers develop device to increase angioplasty success rates 0 None
2012-04-11 Eye test to detect heart disease early 0 None
2012-04-11 Lung cancer screening could be cost effective: Study finds 0 None
2012-04-11 TAVI improves heart function, exercise capacity in patients with aortic stenosis 0 None
2012-04-11 UCSD Moores Cancer Center expert available to discuss breast brachytherapy 0 None
2012-04-11 FDA approves Medtronic’s expanded indication for implantable CRT-D devices 0 None
2012-04-11 Vilex announces commercial launch of FUZE TTC Arthrodesis Compression Nail 0 None
2012-04-11 USPTO issues five patents to VertiFlex Superion ISS 0 None
2012-04-11 Boston Scientific receives European CE Mark approval for INGENIO family of pacemakers 0 None
2012-04-11 NYU Langone announces opening of Center for Musculoskeletal Care 0 None
2012-04-11 Intact Vascular’s Tack-it Endovascular Stapler device receives CE Mark approval 0 None
2012-04-10 Omeros initiates enrollment in second Phase 3 trial of OMS302 0 None
2012-04-10 Delcath, NKI-AVL enter initial launch and training agreement for CHEMOSAT system 0 None
2012-04-10 Viewpoints: Doctors' efforts to cut unnecessary procedures is a good first step 0 None
2012-04-10 FDA selects three renal device projects for new Pathway program 0 None
2012-04-10 UCSD surgeon implants new INX device in a 29-year old patient with GERD 0 None
2012-04-10 Three NJIT EDC high-tech companies win top awards at 2012 Venture Conference 0 None
2012-04-10 ASPO to hold pediatric otolaryngology meeting from April 18 - April 22 0 None
2012-04-10 Top ten facts about organ and tissue donation 0 None
2012-04-10 Changes in corneal thickness occur in patients at early stages of FECD 0 None
2012-04-10 ReCor Medical provides updated data from REDUCE Percutaneous Renal Denervation System study 0 None
2012-04-10 Monitoring necessary for early intervention in Fuchs' Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy patients 0 None
2012-04-09 Survey finds high rating for Heraeus iBOND Self Etch bonding agent 0 None
2012-04-09 Synapse Medical acquires another MicroThermX Microwave Ablation System 0 None
2012-04-09 Chemotherapy based on individual genomes and genomes of tumors 0 None
2012-04-09 Japanese MHLW approves Abbott's XIENCE PRIME Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System 0 None
2012-04-09 VasoNova receives BSI CE certification for Arrow VPS system 0 None
2012-04-09 Pacira launches EXPAREL in the U.S. 0 None
2012-04-07 Heart Rhythm Journal manuscript by Dr. Hauser inaccurate and biased, says St. Jude Medical 0 None
2012-04-07 Study explores link between intraoperative blood loss and pediatric patients' underlying condition 0 None
2012-04-07 Alternative therapy for knee surgery from The Pain Whisperer 0 None
2012-04-07 Left ventriculography being routinely performed during coronary angiogram 0 None
2012-04-07 FDA grants IDE approval for Arteriocyte's Magellan MAR01 Phase I Compartment Syndrome clinical trial 0 None
2012-04-06 Hot topics in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 0 None
2012-04-06 Innate patient factors, overall morbidity affect neurodevelopment in infants with single-ventricle disease 0 None
2012-04-06 Study finds alarming misconception about fertility among women 0 None
2012-04-06 Poor mental health can lead to heart problems and death in dialysis patients 0 None
2012-04-06 Researchers develop new technique to grow stem cells 0 None
2012-04-06 Journal of Craniofacial Surgery publishes BioElectronics’ study on bone regeneration 0 None
2012-04-06 Evergreen Healthcare employs transanal endoscopic microsurgery for colorectal tumor removal 0 None
2012-04-06 Amedica to distribute BioDfence DryFlex and Dynamic Bone allograft products 0 None
2012-04-05 Proton beam therapy centers projected for Manchester and London by 2017 0 None
2012-04-05 Peripheral IV catheter effective alternative to central lines 0 None
2012-04-05 Hypertensive dialysis patient survives 17 years on the waiting list for a new kidney 0 None
2012-04-05 Physician groups identify unnecessary procedures 0 None
2012-04-05 CCTRN selects MHI as one of seven U.S. centers of excellence 0 None
2012-04-05 Simbionix sponsors first fellowship at USF Health CAMLS 0 None
2012-04-05 Deep brain stimulation has long-lasting effects in patients with severe depression 0 None
2012-04-05 Patients with community-onset CDI have increased risk of colectomy 0 None
2012-04-05 Cartilage quality can be assessed using diffusion weighted imaging 0 None
2012-04-05 FDA clears additional indications for Anulex’s fiXate Tissue Band product 0 None
2012-04-04 Ultrasound & MRI as additions to mammograms for breast cancer detection 0 None
2012-04-04 No cancer risk with metal on metal hip replacements: Study 0 None
2012-04-04 Bare platinum coils vs. newer gel-coated coils for aneurysm treatment 0 None
2012-04-04 Post-operative complications after oesophageal cancer surgery may cause other health problems 0 None
2012-04-04 Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute performs most adult heart transplants of any U.S. medical center 0 None
2012-04-04 First study to evaluate treatment based on molecular profiling of advanced pancreatic cancer 0 None
2012-04-04 Loyola’s hand surgeons see more patients with thumb arthritis 0 None
2012-04-04 Novel method creates 3-D clusters of pancreatic beta-cells 0 None
2012-04-04 Nine physician organizations identify specific tests or procedures that may be unnecessary 0 None
2012-04-04 Stress-induced tolerance can prevent glaucoma 0 None
2012-04-04 Johns Hopkins devises new seizure detection software 0 None
2012-04-03 Estech receives FDA IDE approval to initiate enrollment in TCRF ablation trial for AF 0 None
2012-04-03 Early appendectomy can reduce length of stay, medical interventions and hospital charges 0 None
2012-04-03 Older maternal age, fertility treatments account for marked increase in twin births 0 None
2012-04-03 Expensive robotic-assisted bladder cancer surgery results in fewer deaths, in-patient complications 0 None
2012-04-03 Avedro, ACOS commence accelerated corneal cross-linking Phase 3 study 0 None
2012-04-03 Positive outcome from AiCuris’ Letermovir phase 2b trial on HCMV infections 0 None
2012-04-03 FDA clears Fenwal's TPE on the Amicus separator 0 None
2012-04-02 Mammograms may increase risk for ‘over-diagnosis’ of cancers: Study 0 None
2012-04-02 Hypnotherapy effective for treating bowel disorder IBS 1 None
2012-04-02 Non-invasive brain stimulation cuts time to improve speech in stroke patients 0 None
2012-04-02 New technology prevents stone migration during procedures to retrieve urinary stones 0 None
2012-04-02 TYRX enrolls 1000th patient in CITADEL/CENTURION AIGISRx Antibacterial Envelope studies 0 None
2012-04-02 ulrich medical releases enhancements to spinal implant portfolio 0 None
2012-04-02 AngioDynamics presents NanoKnife System clinical study results at SSO 2012 0 None
2012-04-02 Allowing the heart to rest can reverse structural changes in myocytes after heart failure 0 None
2012-04-02 Elekta receives clearance to CE mark Agility device 0 None
2012-04-02 Platelet activating factor plays a crucial role in development of graft-versus-host disease 0 None


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