Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Procedure News Stories - June 2012

Date Title Comments Rating
2012-06-30 Under-performance of small bowel biopsy a major reason behind underdiagnosis of celiac disease 0 None
2012-06-30 Textile cooling pads to prevent neurological damage after successful resuscitation 0 None
2012-06-30 Shorter regimen of radiotherapy safe for noninvasive breast cancer patients 0 None
2012-06-30 Rate of small bowel biopsy is low in the U.S. 1 None
2012-06-29 UCSD surgeon first in the U.S. to implant new FDA-approved LINX for GERD 0 None
2012-06-29 Ovarian grafts can produce hormones for more than 7 years 0 None
2012-06-29 Massive study outlines success for assisted reproductive technology 0 None
2012-06-29 Brolex announces C SAFE medical device now in distribution channels globally 0 None
2012-06-29 Benefits of complementary and alternative medicine for back pain 0 None
2012-06-29 Senior citizens report fewer visual impairment problems than their counterparts 0 None
2012-06-29 FSS’ FlexStent Iliac system receives CE Mark 0 None
2012-06-28 UCLA Heart Transplant Program performs 2,000th heart transplant surgery 0 None
2012-06-28 UI Health first in the Midwest to offer LenSx femtosecond laser for cataract patients 0 None
2012-06-28 Prevalence of significant CAD in patients with chest pain symptoms is lower than expected in Europe 0 None
2012-06-28 Scientists transplant stem cells from patients with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy into mice 0 None
2012-06-28 Pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma can be treated without radiation and intensive chemotherapy 0 None
2012-06-28 Scientists reverse diabetes in mice using stem cells 0 None
2012-06-27 Implantable sensor technology and cartilage scaffolding systems for bone and joint repair 0 None
2012-06-27 Obese patients with appendix less likely to have complications after minimally invasive procedure 0 None
2012-06-27 Patient registry yields new data that is crucial for early diagnosis and treatment of FMD 0 None
2012-06-27 Jin Shin Jyutsu improves side effects of cancer treatment 0 None
2012-06-27 New approach improves survival in patients with inoperable complex pancreatic adenocarcinoma 0 None
2012-06-27 SIR/TAC combination more effective in preventing GVHD after allogeneic blood cell transplantation 0 None
2012-06-27 ESCs and iPSCs demonstrate similar survival and neural differentiation capabilities 0 None
2012-06-27 New video article describes novel procedure that can monitor brain function 0 None
2012-06-27 RXi Pharmaceuticals initiates RXI-109 Phase 1 trial to reduce surgical scars 0 None
2012-06-27 HemoGenix receives first Master File Number from FDA CBER for HALO-96 PQR 0 1
2012-06-26 MRI scans determine whether chemotherapy is working long before tumors shrink 0 None
2012-06-26 World-renowned pediatric cardiac surgeon performs 10,000th milestone operation 0 None
2012-06-26 Most adolescents undergoing evaluation for bariatric surgery are deficient in vitamin D 0 None
2012-06-26 Clinical trial to examine functional benefits of combined therapy against stroke 0 None
2012-06-26 Targeted delivery of therapeutic gene can effectively treat Pompe disease 0 5
2012-06-26 Glaukos receives FDA approval for iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent System 0 None
2012-06-26 LLUMC suggests check list with six key attributes for successful proton therapy treatment 0 5
2012-06-26 Amgen launches Chemotherapy: Myths or Facts campaign for cancer patients 1 None
2012-06-26 Type 2 diabetes often reverses after modified weight loss surgery 0 None
2012-06-26 Clinical study to examine retrograde tibiopedal interventional approach for CLI 0 None
2012-06-25 Enrollment commences in Stealth Peptides' Bendavia Phase II clinical study for acute STEMI 0 None
2012-06-25 New test can identify low-risk thyroid nodules and reduce unnecessary surgeries 0 None
2012-06-25 Afirma gene expression test can reduce unnecessary thyroid cancer surgeries 0 None
2012-06-25 Early gastric bypass surgery improves durability of remission of Type 2 diabetes 0 None
2012-06-25 Mount Sinai offers transoral robotic surgery for sleep apnea treatment 1 None
2012-06-25 NIH awards Sirnaomics SBIR grant for developing STP705 siRNA wound healing product 0 None
2012-06-25 Cell-free, biodegradable artery graft improves coronary artery bypass surgeries 0 None
2012-06-23 GI Dynamics announces clinical data about EndoBarrier Therapy at ASMBS meeting 0 None
2012-06-23 GMCSF linked with rapid cognitive recovery in patients with cancer 0 None
2012-06-23 Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery can increase risk of alcohol-use disorders 0 None
2012-06-23 Scientists recommend new type of therapeutic approach to dementia 0 None
2012-06-23 CARHY announces comprehensive hematopoietic stem cell transplant service 1 None
2012-06-23 AIO first in the Pittsburgh area to offer laser surgery for cataract removal 0 None
2012-06-23 Natural language processing programs can help measure colonoscopy quality 0 None
2012-06-23 Wake Forest Baptist researchers achieve early milestone in lab-engineered kidney project 0 None
2012-06-23 FDA advisory panel issues positive opinion for Dune's MarginProbe System 0 3
2012-06-22 ATS task force recommends annual lung cancer screening using LDCT 0 None
2012-06-22 Structured exercise programmes benefit lung transplant patients 0 None
2012-06-22 North Shore-LIJ installs new imaging technology that uses lower radiation doses for CT scans 0 None
2012-06-22 Mid-urethral sling may reduce risk of urinary incontinence after surgery 0 None
2012-06-22 Iroko announces results from diclofenac Phase 3 study on post-surgical pain 0 None
2012-06-22 DBS can improve muscle symptoms in patients with Parkinson's 0 None
2012-06-21 Midurethral slings can prevent pre-operative urinary incontinence in women with vaginal prolapse 0 None
2012-06-21 Gracilis muscle flap an effective treatment for facial paralysis in patients with NF2 1 None
2012-06-21 First study to demonstrate long-term and sustained cardiac benefit for patients after gastric bypass 0 None
2012-06-21 Largest study to examine impact of gastric sleeve surgery on pre-transplant obese patients 0 None
2012-06-21 African-Americans and males lose significant weight after gastric bypass surgery 0 None
2012-06-21 Bariatric surgery can remit or prevent diabetic nephropathy in obese patients 0 None
2012-06-21 Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy safer than bariatric and metabolic surgery 0 4.3
2012-06-21 Tinkering with p190RhoGAP molecule shapes development of cardiac stem cells 0 3
2012-06-21 Study tests link between anesthesia type, complications and mortality after hip fracture surgery 0 None
2012-06-21 Deep brain stimulation remains an effective treatment for Parkinson's 0 None
2012-06-20 Bariatric surgery improves kidney function in severely obese patients with CKD 0 None
2012-06-20 Large proportions of European coronary patients do not benefit from cardiac rehabilitation services 0 None
2012-06-20 Bariatric procedure increases risk of alcohol use disorders two years after surgery 0 None
2012-06-19 Covidien introduces knotless suturing device for laparoscopic surgery 0 None
2012-06-19 MAQUET's INTERGARD SYNERGY vascular graft receives CE mark 0 None
2012-06-19 C-section rates in US stabilize after eight years of steady increase 0 None
2012-06-19 FDA clears expanded matrix of sizes for TMI's Chocolate PTA balloon catheter 0 None
2012-06-19 Heart transplant patients who develop restenosis after receiving a stent have poor long-term survival 0 None
2012-06-19 Multi-modal approach reduces pain and side effects of medication following joint replacement surgery 0 None
2012-06-19 Bariatric surgery may increase risk for alcohol use disorders 0 None
2012-06-19 Midwest patient receives successful stem cell transplant to cure sickle cell disease 0 None
2012-06-19 Delcath includes second-generation hemofiltration cartridge in chemosaturation system EAP 0 None
2012-06-19 Surgeons simulate aesthetic procedures using 3D photography 0 5
2012-06-18 BEAMing DNA blood testing technology detects drug resistance in colorectal cancer patients early 0 None
2012-06-18 FDA clears St. Jude Medical's AMPLATZER Vascular Plug 4 for transcatheter embolization 0 None
2012-06-18 Penumbra adds MAX System of Reperfusion Catheters to family of aspiration thrombectomy devices 0 None
2012-06-18 Health Canada approves Viveve System to improve sexual function after childbirth 0 None
2012-06-18 FDA clears LensAR Laser System for anterior capsulotomy 0 None
2012-06-18 Agility MLC's new design provides better dose sculpting capabilities 0 None
2012-06-18 Lower dose study using Toshiba AIDR 3D with Aquilion ONE CT system 0 None
2012-06-18 NHS Supply Chain signs deal to purchase 10 Elekta Synergy radiation therapy treatment systems 0 None
2012-06-18 Researchers develop double viral vector transfection technique 0 None
2012-06-16 Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy benefits stage I non-small cell lung cancer patients 0 None
2012-06-16 Novel technique can restore hand function in patients with spinal cord injury 1 None
2012-06-16 Six-month data from ReCor’s PARADISE System trial on resistant hypertension 0 None
2012-06-16 Prevena Incision Management System may help decrease incidence of groin SSIs 0 None
2012-06-16 Surgeon specialty, hospital volume important factors in patient outcomes 0 None
2012-06-16 HCA, HealthONE expand Colorado Center for Robotic Surgery 0 None
2012-06-16 Chemotherapy improves survival for patients with SCLC and LCNEC 0 1
2012-06-15 STENTYS initiates enrollment in Self-Apposing Sirolimus-eluting stent trial for heart attack 0 None
2012-06-15 DFINE completes initial phase of STAR Tumor Ablation System trial 0 None
2012-06-15 Positive results from Salutaris’ episcleral brachytherapy trial on Wet AMD 0 None
2012-06-15 Transplantation of tissue-engineered vein is a success and offers hope for patients who lack suitable veins for dialysis or bypass surgery 0 None
2012-06-15 Life-saving kidney transplants now available for older patients 0 None
2012-06-15 FDA clears KCI’s V.A.C.Therapy System 0 None
2012-06-15 Gore launches CQI study for DUALMESH Biomaterial to treat ventral hernia 0 None
2012-06-15 MRF announces achievement of myelin repair Phase 1 trial for MS 0 4
2012-06-15 FDA clears KFx Medical’s new tissue fixation anchor 0 None
2012-06-14 Minimally invasive procedure to treat high blood pressure 0 None
2012-06-14 Single-leg approach safe and effective for children with hip and thigh fractures 0 None
2012-06-14 Study finds increase in inpatient medical procedures after Mass. health reform implementation 0 None
2012-06-14 Georgia Tech startup to create new delivery method for cell-based therapies 0 None
2012-06-14 Updated survival data from Takeda’s brentuximab vedotin Phase II trial on HL 0 None
2012-06-14 Call for medical bodies to stop opposing assisted dying supported by BMJ 0 None
2012-06-14 Hysterectomy may increase risk of cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women 0 None
2012-06-14 New method enhances adhesion of injected CECs for successful corneal transplantation 0 None
2012-06-14 ACS honors Boston pediatric surgeon with 2012 Jacobson Innovation Award 0 None
2012-06-14 MIT engineers develop new glucose-powered implantable medical device 0 None
2012-06-14 Human-derived stem cells can spontaneously form optic cups and retina 0 None
2012-06-14 Enrollment complete in Endosense’s TactiCath catheter clinical study for paroxysmal AF 0 None
2012-06-13 Significant increase in use of CT, MRI and PET imaging over the last two decades 0 None
2012-06-13 ORMC offers bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthma 0 None
2012-06-13 Short-term intensive weight management program effective alternative to bariatric surgery 0 None
2012-06-13 MD Anderson installs first TomoHD System in Florida 0 None
2012-06-13 New methods show signs of promise for successful IVF treatments 0 None
2012-06-13 Liposuction effective in treating submental lymphedema in patients with head and neck cancer 0 None
2012-06-13 Mazor Robotics receives KFDA clearance for Renaissance system 0 None
2012-06-13 Two video articles describe pre-surgical preparation of corneal tissue 0 None
2012-06-13 Utah-based company licenses new biomedical device from BYU for chronic back pain 0 None
2012-06-12 Hepatocytes can create new liver system in mouse models 0 None
2012-06-12 Vanderbilt first medical center in Nashville to offer bronchial thermoplasty for asthma 0 None
2012-06-12 ST Blood & Tissue Center, Saneron sign clinical supply and research collaboration agreement 0 None
2012-06-12 SafeStitch Medical to present AMID Hernia Fixation Device at AWR conference 0 None
2012-06-12 AMS announces FDA clearance of MEVION S250 Proton Therapy System 0 5
2012-06-12 Pharmanest commences SHACT Phase II study in women 0 None
2012-06-12 Initial trial results from KYTHERA’s second of two Phase III trials with ATX-101 0 None
2012-06-11 FDA clears MEVION S250 Proton Therapy System 0 None
2012-06-11 Higher quality bone from stem cells 0 None
2012-06-11 Cyberonics, Imricor enter agreement to develop MRI compatible leads for VNS Therapy System 0 None
2012-06-11 Positive results from Cara’s CR845 Phase II study on acute post-operative pain 0 None
2012-06-11 Mazor Robotics successfully completes first robot-guided brain surgical procedures 0 None
2012-06-11 FDA clears Nexstim’s new module for use with NBS System 0 None
2012-06-11 Study reviews data on influence of contralateral carotid occlusion on CEA and CAS 0 None
2012-06-11 Pre-operative aspirin therapy may reduce risk of acute kidney failure after CABG surgery 0 None
2012-06-11 Study examines factors linked with survival after CEA in patients with asymptomatic ICA stenosis 0 None
2012-06-11 Stanford researchers reveal results from endovascular skills training for surgical residents 0 None
2012-06-10 UF Proton Therapy Institute successfully treats first eye cancer patient 0 5
2012-06-10 Mechanochemical ablation catheter as effective as current endothermal techniques 0 None
2012-06-08 New fetal genetics testing technique could offer less risk, more controversy 0 None
2012-06-08 Study: U.S. Hispanics fare worse waiting for heart transplants 0 None
2012-06-08 Study confirms RMS High-Flo Subcutaneous Needle Sets as 'safety sets' 0 5
2012-06-08 U of M, AbSorber to evaluate XM-ONE in their Living Donor program 0 None
2012-06-08 Study assesses impact of postoperative nHb and transfusion in patients with PAD 0 None
2012-06-08 Branches following complex aortic aneurysm repair appear to be durable: Study 0 None
2012-06-07 CardioKinetix commences Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device clinical trial in IHF 0 None
2012-06-07 Initial HSCT results from phase III trial on systemic sclerosis 0 5
2012-06-07 UAB researchers aim to improve cardiac-arrest-survival rates 0 None
2012-06-07 Studies evaluate transplantation potential and success of islet cells derived from pancreatic tissues 0 None
2012-06-07 ProFibrix initiates Phase III trial with Fibrocaps in spine, liver, vascular and soft tissue surgery 0 4
2012-06-06 Bariatric surgeon breaks new ground in the treatment of sleep apnea 0 None
2012-06-06 Four live cases using Toshiba's Infinix-i vascular X-ray systems to be showcased at NCVH 0 None
2012-06-06 Firefly surgical technology sheds new light on kidney cancers 0 None
2012-06-05 Preoperative breast cancer pain involves an inflammatory process 0 None
2012-06-05 BroadcastMed to highlight new AMIGO suite at Brigham and Women's Hospital 0 None
2012-06-05 New data from CardioFocus’ HeartLight EAS clinical study on AF 0 None
2012-06-05 FDA approves Arteriocyte’s ACD-A for use with Magellan system 0 None
2012-06-04 ViroPharma initiates maribavir Phase 2 program for CMV infections 0 None
2012-06-04 MitrAssist receives ISO certification for design and development of mitral valve prosthesis 0 None
2012-06-02 Study reveals why GBM is highly resistant to current chemotherapies 0 3
2012-06-02 Akron General Medical Center to install Brainsuite iMRI and iCT integrated neurosurgical suites 0 None
2012-06-02 First intercontinental Kidney Paired Donation 0 None
2012-06-02 Local anesthetic mixed with magnetized 'ferrofluids' may prevent rare complication of spinal anesthesia 0 None
2012-06-02 Non-invasive stimulation of cerebellum helps individuals learn new walking patterns 0 None
2012-06-02 Cardinal Health to produce new AD diagnostic imaging agent, Amyvid 0 None
2012-06-02 Majority of patients undergoing CTAP in ED are classified as clinically complex 0 None
2012-06-02 'Atzelberg Circle' researchers meet to advance hyperthermia as standard combination cancer therapy 0 None
2012-06-02 IPD connector outperforms negative pressure, split-septum needleless IV connector 0 None
2012-06-02 HNC patients may be at increased risk for post-treatment side effects 0 None
2012-06-01 JSUMC completes first procedure with TAVR 0 None
2012-06-01 Beta-carotene safe to use during radiation therapy for prostate cancer 0 None
2012-06-01 Velos releases new iPad app for clinicians in oncology, bone marrow transplantation 0 None
2012-06-01 Researchers uncover potential new way to regulate the body's natural immune response 0 None
2012-06-01 IU scientists successfully transplant primary kidney cells intravenously to treat renal failure 0 None
2012-06-01 Covidien introduces Endo GIA Radial Reload with Tri-Staple technology for LAR procedures 0 None
2012-06-01 Cleveland Clinic, Cadence Health expand relationship for cardiology services 0 None
2012-06-01 Researchers develop special brassiere for breast cancer patients 0 None
2012-06-01 Omeros commences planned PK substudy in Phase 3 clinical program of OMS302 0 None


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