Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Procedure News Stories - May 2012

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2012-05-31 Mayo Clinic offers new technology for treatment of dry eye 0 None
2012-05-31 NYU Langone establishes unique neuromodulation center 0 4
2012-05-31 Skin transplant surgery safe and effective for patients with vitligo 0 None
2012-05-31 ProCure Proton Therapy Center successfully treats first cancer patient 0 None
2012-05-31 Kona Medical raises $30 million in Series C financing 0 None
2012-05-31 UCSB creates synthetic platelets for various biomedical applications 0 None
2012-05-31 Interim data from UCLA and NeuroSigma’s eTNS Phase I trial on PTSD, MDD 0 None
2012-05-31 Cohera Medical receives U.S. patent titled, ‘Hydrophilic Biodegradable Adhesives’ 0 None
2012-05-31 Top-line results from Alnylam’s ALN-RSV01 Phase IIb trial on RSV infection 0 None
2012-05-30 Beyond chemotherapy to cure leukemia 1 None
2012-05-30 FDA clears Teleflex’s Arrow FlexTip Plus Closed Tip, Multi-Port epidural catheter 0 None
2012-05-30 MAQUET to acquire Avalon Elite Bi-Caval Dual Lumen Catheter, complimentary vascular access kits 0 None
2012-05-30 Overdiagnosis: harming the healthy 0 None
2012-05-30 Use of transplanted induced pluripotent stem cells could lead to new treatments for HD 0 None
2012-05-30 One third of homeless are obese 0 None
2012-05-30 Mass. Eye and Ear Cataract Master bridges gap between wet lab training and patient surgery 0 None
2012-05-30 CHOC Children's research project receives $5.5M CIRM grant 0 4
2012-05-30 ASCs promising source of cells for use in plastic surgery and regenerative medicine 0 None
2012-05-30 SafeStitch Medical officially changes name of AMID Stapler 0 None
2012-05-29 Safety of breast implants 3 None
2012-05-29 AMS, Expanding Orthopedics partner to distribute XPED system in Italy 0 None
2012-05-29 Including smokers in donor pool improves survival rates for patients on lung transplant waiting lists and should be continued 0 None
2012-05-28 Health Robotics announces HAT as new marketing and service channel in Saudi Arabia 0 None
2012-05-28 Preoperative opportunity to control blood glucoses 0 None
2012-05-28 Tulane to initiate XM-ONE clinical trial in kidney transplantation 0 None
2012-05-28 Researchers develop new technique that converts stem cells into brain cells 0 None
2012-05-28 UC Irvine immunologist to create new line of neural stem cells for MS 0 5
2012-05-28 UCSD scientists receive new CIRM grants to conduct stem cell-based research 0 None
2012-05-28 Results from Medtronic’s Resolute DES clinical study on CAD 0 None
2012-05-28 City of Hope receives CIRM grant to develop T cell-based immunotherapy against glioma 0 None
2012-05-25 UCLA Face Transplantation Program seeks candidates for clinical trial 0 None
2012-05-25 Single-port laparoscopy bimanual robot abdominal surgery 0 None
2012-05-25 Table-top solid-state laser system cuts brain tissue with unprecedented precision 0 None
2012-05-25 Gene therapy can effectively treat ADA-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency 0 None
2012-05-25 Aetna's IOE Transplant Network to add UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Hospital 0 None
2012-05-25 UCSF scientists aim to use embryonic stem cells for treatment of neuropathic pain 0 None
2012-05-25 Peritonitis commonly arises in the weeks before many dialysis patients die 0 None
2012-05-25 Scars, disfigurement and hair loss from childhood cancer can affect adult quality of life 0 None
2012-05-25 Oxidative stress may put obese patients at increased risk of kidney damage after heart surgery 0 None
2012-05-25 Alpha-2 agonists decrease postoperative consumption of opioid drugs 0 None
2012-05-24 PSA test benefits are questionable, yet physicians struggle to stop them 0 None
2012-05-24 LVRC safe and effective choice for patients with severe heterogeneous emphysema 0 None
2012-05-24 NYU Langone surgeons perform robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy in New York 0 None
2012-05-24 Mazor launches Renaissance C-OnSite system 0 None
2012-05-24 Results from several studies related to ACT’s TEMPASURE cardiac ablation catheter 0 None
2012-05-24 Tenn. doctors, Blue Cross and Blue Shield agree to bundle payments for knee, hip replacements 0 None
2012-05-24 New MicroNav surgical technique provides greater safety and reduces pain 0 None
2012-05-24 Nevro to initiate Senza HF-SCS System study for chronic pain 0 3.5
2012-05-24 First study to examine how patients and families are soliciting living kidney donors on Facebook 0 None
2012-05-24 RARP more costly than RRP in treating prostate cancer 0 None
2012-05-24 Zytoprotec completes PD-protec Phase I/II trial on kidney failure 0 None
2012-05-23 Studies examine effectiveness of CPAP in reducing risk of cardiovascular outcomes linked with OSA 0 None
2012-05-23 HeartWare receives expanded European label for Ventricular Assist System 0 None
2012-05-23 FDA approves TMI’s Glider PTCA Catheter 0 None
2012-05-23 Two-step method more effective tooth implant procedure 0 None
2012-05-23 IntelliCell enters sponsored research agreement with ICERM 0 None
2012-05-23 Enrollment complete in Baxano’s iO-Flex System study 0 None
2012-05-22 GE Healthcare, KUH partner to drive advances in cell therapy technologies 0 None
2012-05-22 Leader of UK GPs warns ‘Ordinary GPs’ must not be cut out of involvement in NHS reforms 0 None
2012-05-22 Studies of technological innovations presented at DDW annual meeting 0 None
2012-05-22 Researchers to create new type of bioactive coating for brain aneurysm stents 0 None
2012-05-22 AUA includes percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation in OAB treatment guidelines 1 None
2012-05-22 Data from EarlySense contact-free monitor clinical study presented at ATS conference 0 None
2012-05-22 Liposuction surgery reduces risk of ultraviolet-light induced skin cancer 0 None
2012-05-22 MGH develops new technique to reconstruct the larynx after surgery for advanced cancer 0 4
2012-05-21 Young children with cystic fibrosis do not benefit from concentrated saline therapy 0 None
2012-05-21 CSA Medical unveils new truFreeze Spray Cryotherapy System 0 None
2012-05-21 Massage therapy effective for knee osteoarthritis, chronic low back pain and fibromyalgia 0 None
2012-05-21 New trial on home oxygen therapy for patients with chronic heart failure 0 None
2012-05-21 TTFields therapy vs. chemotherapy in patients with recurrent glioblastoma 0 None
2012-05-21 Cook Medical adds 25 gage needle to line of FNB histology portfolio 0 None
2012-05-21 Pantera Lux Paclitaxel Releasing Balloon highly promising for DES restenosis 0 None
2012-05-21 Cook Medical introduces drug-eluting peripheral stent to treat lesions in the SFA 0 None
2012-05-21 Laxative free bowel prep visualized on Viatronix V3D-Colon platform 0 None
2012-05-21 Cellectis launches human iPS derived hepatocyte product 0 None
2012-05-21 MRSA nasal colonization associated with increase in SSI in patients undergoing GI surgery 0 None
2012-05-21 Experimental bariatric surgery can lower blood sugar levels in rats with type 1 diabetes 0 None
2012-05-21 Treatment of early stage prostate cancer can also result in improved QOL for men with LUTS 0 None
2012-05-21 Statin therapy prevents cancer and reduces death risk in heart transplant recipients 0 None
2012-05-21 Scientists show positive results with human MSCs in animal models of MS 0 None
2012-05-19 Placental stem cells with key therapeutic properties can be harvested from chorion 0 None
2012-05-19 New study to find best way to give blood transfusions for severely injured patients 0 None
2012-05-19 VirtaMed launches new virtual reality training simulator for knee arthroscopy 0 None
2012-05-19 Final results from C3BS-CQR-1 Phase II trial on heart failure 2 None
2012-05-19 Positive results from CardioKinetix Parachute system study on heart failure 0 None
2012-05-19 Free seminar focuses on family building for lesbian community 1 None
2012-05-19 Boston Scientific announces two-year results from PLATINUM Small Vessel study 0 None
2012-05-19 Some patients mistakenly undergo bypass surgery after diagnostic angiography 0 None
2012-05-18 Surgical community kicksoff Strong for Surgery initiative 0 None
2012-05-18 Medtronic announces new results from CoreValve ADVANCE Study 0 None
2012-05-18 MSRG researchers develop ColoREctal Wellbeing study 0 None
2012-05-18 Researchers create prosthetic retina for patients with AMD 0 None
2012-05-18 Cleveland Eye Clinic surgeons perform Corneal Cross-Linking procedure 0 None
2012-05-18 Patients with morbid obesity more likely to develop complications after spinal fusion surgery 0 None
2012-05-18 One type of open heart surgery is likely safer than the other for CKD patients 0 None
2012-05-18 Patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer benefit from accelerated MVAC 0 5
2012-05-18 Renal denervation can effectively reduce blood pressure in CKD patients with hypertension 0 4
2012-05-18 Study: No racial and ethnic disparities in preoperative breast cancer imaging 0 None
2012-05-18 Boston Scientific launches Epic Vascular Self-Expanding Stent System 0 None
2012-05-18 Covidien launches new HALO ablation catheter to treat Barrett's esophagus 0 None
2012-05-17 Blood platelet concentrates improve healing after dental implant procedures 1 5
2012-05-17 Age alone is not a contraindication to surgical fixation of C2 fractures 0 None
2012-05-17 Lenalidomide following stem cell transplant can halt progression of blood cancer 0 None
2012-05-17 Cardiac ischemia plays an important role in adenovector gene transfection in mammalian hearts 0 None
2012-05-17 Abiraterone acetate can help eliminate prostate tumors 0 None
2012-05-17 Gene therapy restores movement in children bedridden with AADC 0 None
2012-05-17 Increasing Use of Smart Pumps to help drive down “Never Events” 0 None
2012-05-17 PPCI treatment on the rise among Stent for Life Initiative participants 0 None
2012-05-17 Dialysis patients can benefit from talking control support therapy 0 None
2012-05-16 Treatment in hospitals with medical fellowships improves outcome for prostate cancer radical surgery 0 None
2012-05-16 Racial disparities found in results of surgery to remove diseased prostates 0 None
2012-05-16 Older, high-risk prostate cancer patients get better results in larger hospitals 0 None
2012-05-16 PN kidney cancer surgery not being used for older, sicker and poorer uninsured patients 0 None
2012-05-16 Molecular biomarkers in the lungs may be an additional predictive technique for cancer screening 0 None
2012-05-16 Some hand function restored in quadriplegic patient with spinal cord injury 0 None
2012-05-16 Better understanding of new T-size descriptors on adjuvant chemotherapy effect needed 0 None
2012-05-16 Association between gender and surgical outcomes of kidney removal not well understood 0 None
2012-05-16 Colonic tissue may help predict Parkinson's disease 0 None
2012-05-16 CINJ prefers more personalized approach to prescribing cancer treatment 0 None
2012-05-16 VATS plays a valuable role in lung cancer screening program 0 None
2012-05-16 Sorin receives PMDA authorization to market MEMO 3D ring 0 None
2012-05-16 Nerve transfer procedure helps patients recover movement in hands and extremities 0 None
2012-05-16 HyperBranch’s Adherus AutoSpray Dural Sealant receives CE Marking 0 None
2012-05-16 Vejthani Hospital offers most effective procedure in gender selection 0 None
2012-05-16 First study to compare complication rates after RAPN and LPN 0 None
2012-05-16 Positive results from Boston Scientific's Lotus Aortic Valve System trial 0 None
2012-05-16 AxioMed’s Freedom Cervical Disc receives CE Mark approval 0 None
2012-05-16 BiO2 Medical receives CE Mark approval for Angel Catheter to prevent PE 0 None
2012-05-15 Svelte completes enrollment in DIRECT drug-eluting stent study 0 None
2012-05-15 Contrast-enhanced ultrasound effective method for abdominal aortic aneurysms 0 None
2012-05-15 OIC introduces Pedicle Screw System 0 None
2012-05-14 Acupuncture may improve dyspnea in COPD patients 0 None
2012-05-14 Feeding tubes may make sores more likely to develop in dementia patients 0 None
2012-05-14 First U.S. outpatient trial of UVA-developed artificial pancreas 0 None
2012-05-14 HyStem-C effective in transplantation of heart muscle-derived cells for heart disease 0 None
2012-05-14 Breast brachytherapy with strut-based applicator effective for early-stage breast cancer 0 None
2012-05-14 Neusoft Medical introduces NeuViz 64 multi-slice CT scanner 0 None
2012-05-14 Boston Scientific launches Innova Self-Expanding Bare-Metal Stent System in Europe 0 None
2012-05-14 FDA clears MAQUET's new MEGA larger volume intra-aortic balloon catheters 0 None
2012-05-14 MedNPV, SurgLine partner to supply low cost spinal orthopedic implants 0 None
2012-05-14 Positive data from Piramal Healthcare’s BST-CarGel Phase III cartilage repair trial 0 None
2012-05-14 Analysis stresses importance of multidisciplinary approach to cancer in the elderly 0 None
2012-05-14 European cancer experts report progress with promising new radiosurgical techniques 0 None
2012-05-14 DIBH can spare hearts and lungs of breast cancer patients from radiation 0 None
2012-05-14 Kidney transplants more frequent among NxStage home hemodialysis patients 0 None
2012-05-14 Lenalidomide delays progression of multiple myeloma after stem cell transplant 0 None
2012-05-14 Inducing labour improves survival rates for babies 0 None
2012-05-14 New mom receives surprise heart transplant 1 None
2012-05-14 Regenerating sensory hair cells could help treat hearing loss 0 None
2012-05-14 CRT-D cost-effective treatment for mildly symptomatic heart failure patients 0 None
2012-05-14 Poor planning, revenue-driven surgery force patients home too early 0 None
2012-05-14 Findings reveal racial disparities in pre-hospital care for cardiac arrest 0 None
2012-05-14 New system may help restore vision in eye diseases 0 None
2012-05-11 Factors associated with successful vaginal birth after Caesarean 0 None
2012-05-11 FDA warns about 'liberation therapy' for multiple sclerosis 1 None
2012-05-11 Accelerated partial breast irradiation does not compromise survival 0 None
2012-05-11 Threshold for when to choose surgery over medical therapy for recurrent acute rhinosinusitis 0 None
2012-05-11 Less invasive procedure for heart disease 0 None
2012-05-11 Study supports catheter ablation as first-line treatment for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation 0 None
2012-05-11 Rule change has consequences for dialysis patients 0 None
2012-05-11 Two types of stent systems are both effective in treating iliac artery disease 0 None
2012-05-11 New combination therapy offers potential lifetime cure for advanced type 1 diabetes 0 5
2012-05-11 Cedars-Sinai’s first patient implanted with SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart 0 None
2012-05-11 PET imaging for sudden cardiac arrest can identify candidates for ICDs 0 None
2012-05-11 Ixmyelocel-T shows promise against progressive heart failure 0 None
2012-05-11 Patients with mitral regurgitation live longer after surgery 0 None
2012-05-11 ICD therapy significantly reduces mortality in patients with moderate heart failure 0 None
2012-05-11 Combination of Chartis system and Zephyr EBV treatment effective in treating emphysema 0 None
2012-05-11 German and Portuguese hospital first to use iCAD’s Xoft system in Europe 0 None
2012-05-11 Rice University students invent device to help children with cerebral palsy 0 None
2012-05-11 IGABT effective at controlling return and spread of cervical cancer 0 None
2012-05-11 Biosense Webster introduces new curve visualization technology in the U.S. 0 None
2012-05-11 Sorin launches full portfolio of pacing, defibrillation and left ventricular leads 0 None
2012-05-11 Robotic system can safely assist interventional cardiologists in performing PCI 0 None
2012-05-11 BIOTRONIK receives FDA approval for new Lumax 740 ICDs and CRT devices 0 None
2012-05-10 Prototype device would help obese patients breathe during medical procedures 0 None
2012-05-10 New report provides detailed criteria for rational and timely use of cardiac catheterization 0 None
2012-05-10 Hot sauce ingredient could play a role in future of weight loss 1 None
2012-05-10 Lenalidomide improves overall survival for patients with multiple myeloma 0 None
2012-05-10 New non-embryonic stem cell treatment for cancer and leukaemia 0 None
2012-05-10 Janssen submits XARELTO sNDA with FDA to reduce risk of stent thrombosis in ACS patients 0 None
2012-05-10 FDA approves St. Jude Medical’s Ellipse ICD 0 None
2012-05-09 Combination of Pressure Right device and antiemetics effective in reducing PONV 0 None
2012-05-09 Human Gene Therapy highlights new advances in human retinal disease 0 1.7
2012-05-09 Toshiba introduces two new software enhancements to facilitate TAVR procedures 0 None
2012-05-09 C3BS’s C-Cath Injection Catheter receives CE Marking 0 None
2012-05-09 Dead skin donors come to the aid of a 92 year old with severe skin ulcers 1 None
2012-05-09 Goosby calls for 'extraordinary resources' to be put into male circumcision to prevent HIV infection 0 1
2012-05-09 Non-drug therapy with NeuroStar TMS improves depression symptoms and QOL 0 None
2012-05-09 Results reported for clinical trial for the treatment of depression using external trigeminal nerve stimulation 0 None
2012-05-09 Medtronic’s Valiant Captivia Stent Graft now available in seven countries 0 None
2012-05-09 Vascular Closure Systems completes FastSeal Phase I FIH clinical trial 0 None
2012-05-09 Domain Surgical's FMwand successfully used in 100 cases 0 None
2012-05-09 Sorin launches FDA-approved PARADYM RF family of ICDs and CRT-D devices 0 None
2012-05-09 eTNS therapy can impact symptoms in pharmacoresistant major depression 0 None
2012-05-09 Stereotaxis launches V-Sono module for Vdrive Remote Navigation System 0 None
2012-05-09 UVA achieves two important milestones in VISIUS Surgical Theatre 0 None
2012-05-08 Covidien to unveil new OneShot renal denervation system at EuroPCR congress 0 None
2012-05-08 FDA approves St. Jude Medical's Assura family of implantable defibrillators 0 None
2012-05-08 Screening younger men at risk of prostate cancer can reduce metastatic cancer and deaths 0 None
2012-05-08 Breast brachytherapy with strut-based applicator effective for women with DCIS 0 None
2012-05-08 LAA occlusion effectively reduces risk of stroke in patients with A-fib 0 None
2012-05-08 Soon a single therapy for range of brain diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s 0 5
2012-05-08 CardioFocus’ HeartLight EAS to be highlighted at Heart Rhythm 2012 0 None
2012-05-08 DBS may offer hope for patients with mild Alzheimer's 0 None
2012-05-07 Monteris secures financing to commercialize NeuroBlate System 0 None
2012-05-07 CardioKinetix Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device trial data presented at 2012 EuroPCR 0 None
2012-05-07 Nuvo receives BfArM positive opinion for Pliaglis 0 None
2012-05-07 KYTHERA ATX-101-10-16 trial for submental fat meets primary endpoints 0 None
2012-05-07 American CareSource launches ACS DiaSource solution for containment of dialysis costs 0 None
2012-05-07 Interdisciplinary treatment of breast cancer benefits most patients 0 None
2012-05-07 Seattle Children's Hospital performs 100th heart transplant on 5-month-old baby 0 None
2012-05-05 Study identifies risk of major birth defects linked with assisted reproductive technologies 0 None
2012-05-05 Radiofrequency ablation during breast cancer surgery can provide effective alternative to XRT 1 None
2012-05-05 Human stem cells effective in treating muscular dystrophy 0 4
2012-05-05 iCAD, Breastlink announce agreement to offer Xoft brachytherapy system 0 None
2012-05-05 Sound Interventions completes ultrasound clinical trial on resistant hypertension 0 None
2012-05-05 TCFC completes two in-utero fetal cardiac interventions to treat HLHS 0 None
2012-05-05 Andrew Technologies launches HydraSolve Lipoplasty System at ASAPS meeting 0 None
2012-05-05 DTT releases ditto dental electronic device 0 None
2012-05-05 Researchers develop new kind of hip implant 0 5
2012-05-04 Potential breast cancer patients for new immune-targeting therapies 0 None
2012-05-04 Many women diagnosed with breast cancer report no family history 0 None
2012-05-04 Positive ultrasound-guided axillary node biopsy requires dissection 0 None
2012-05-04 Imaging surveillance an acceptable alternative to surgical excision in patients with benign papilloma 0 None
2012-05-04 Topera Medical to showcase RhythmView system at HRS annual meeting 0 None
2012-05-03 UCSD radiation oncologist challenges MD Anderson brachytherapy findings 0 None
2012-05-03 New pressure-technology device effective in reducing incidence of PONV 0 None
2012-05-03 ENABLER-P Balloon Catheter System offers alternative to surgical revascularization 0 5
2012-05-03 Novel stem cell transplantation holds promise for HIV prevention 0 None
2012-05-03 TA during PCI provides long-term outcomes for patients with acute STEMI 0 None
2012-05-03 HiLo trial sets new gold standard for thyroid cancer treatment 0 4
2012-05-03 Women with benign breast biopsies do not need follow-up at six months 0 None
2012-05-03 Bladder tests performed on women before SUI surgery may not be necessary 0 None
2012-05-03 Study investigates use of stem cells to treat lower-limb peripheral artery disease 0 None
2012-05-03 FDA clears Angioslide’s new 3X100mm PROTEUS device 0 None
2012-05-02 Misleading information about breast brachytherapy 0 2.5
2012-05-02 FDA permits Percutaneous Surgical Set for minimally invasive laparoscopic abdominal surgery 0 None
2012-05-02 Fish oil may improve outcomes for kidney patients undergoing hemodialysis 1 None
2012-05-02 APBI, WBI equally effective in preventing local breast cancer recurrence 0 None
2012-05-02 Accelerated partial breast irradiation therapy increases risk for subsequent mastectomy 0 None
2012-05-02 Teleflex launches Hudson RCI Softech Plus to help clinicians 0 None
2012-05-02 Risk from cancer overshadows risk from CT radiation-induced malignancy 0 None
2012-05-02 Experts identify new gene that could help development of human fertility treatments 0 None
2012-05-02 Synthetic stool transplant for C. difficile treatment 0 None
2012-05-02 Teleflex strengthens Anesthesia product portfolio 0 None
2012-05-02 Teleflex to acquire all assets of Axiom Technology Partners 0 None
2012-05-02 Domain Surgical releases new FMwand stout surgical tips 0 None
2012-05-02 Chemo-radiotherapy combination a viable alternative for frail bladder cancer patients 0 5
2012-05-02 Novel technique helps surgeons to remove 'inoperable' abdominal tumors 0 None
2012-05-02 Seed localization improves satisfaction of breast cancer patients 0 None
2012-05-02 AcuFocus receives KFDA approval for KAMRA inlay to treat presbyopia 1 None


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