Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Procedure News Stories - July 2012

Date Title Comments Rating
2012-07-31 GE Healthcare, Intermountain partner to help reduce radiation dose in CT procedures by 50% 0 None
2012-07-31 InSite Vision commences enrollment in BromSite Phase 3 clinical trial 0 None
2012-07-31 Bloomberg Businessweek examines debate surrounding circumcision 0 None
2012-07-31 Stem cell therapy holds promise for craniofacial bone repair 0 None
2012-07-31 Researchers identify link between complete kidney removal and erectile dysfunction 0 None
2012-07-30 Bathroom scale performs electrocardiograms 0 None
2012-07-30 Grant provides funding for i.v.STATION Robot at Mangiagalli Clinic 0 None
2012-07-30 Promising implications for improving cellular immunotherapy for treatment of cancer 0 None
2012-07-30 Dosimetry data from SalutarisMD episcleral brachytherapy device clinical study on wet AMD 0 None
2012-07-30 Combined approach reduces SSIs by 33% in patients after colorectal procedures 0 None
2012-07-30 Ansell introduces GAMMEX Non-Latex Accelerator-Free Sensitive surgical glove with SENSOPRENE 0 None
2012-07-30 Patients with plantar fasciitis experience less pain and improved QOL after standard radiation therapy 0 None
2012-07-30 Scientists discover new way to combat post-surgical scarring for glaucoma patients 0 None
2012-07-30 Cedars-Sinai to develop stem cell treatments for patients with ALS 0 None
2012-07-28 U of U researchers to develop new prosthetic device for veterans with limb amputations 0 None
2012-07-28 Five physicians receive ASTRO research grants to promote advancement of radiation therapy 0 None
2012-07-27 Ketamine doesn't improve response to ECT for severe depression 0 None
2012-07-27 MEG-MRI combined device for mapping the human brain 0 None
2012-07-27 Orthognathic surgery requires a balancing act in anesthetic technique 0 None
2012-07-27 Bone marrow transplant eradicates traces of HIV in men 0 None
2012-07-27 Treatment with robotic surgery offers dramatic benefit for people with head and neck cancer 0 None
2012-07-26 Study highlights advantages of Baxano's iO-Flex system in performing lumbar spinal decompression 0 None
2012-07-26 Researchers decipher function of β-catenin in generating blood tissue stem cells 0 None
2012-07-26 Child who received first stem cell trachea transplant functioning well two years on 0 None
2012-07-26 Study finds disparities in the assessment of patients for kidney transplant 1 None
2012-07-26 Studies look at surgical site infections and hyperglycemia 0 None
2012-07-25 Increased distribution of neurosurgeons may reduce risk of motor vehicle accident-related deaths 0 None
2012-07-25 New cell regeneration method uses gene therapy to repair bone tissue 0 5
2012-07-25 Study uses photodynamic therapy to ablate cardiac myocytes responsible for arrhythmias 0 None
2012-07-25 Malaria misdiagnosis in parts of Asia 0 None
2012-07-25 New tool uses fluorescence to distinguish cancerous tissue from normal one in low-grade tumors 0 None
2012-07-25 Giving patients a new immune system can cure Crohn's disease 0 None
2012-07-25 Colonoscopy with polypectomy decreases colorectal cancer incidence and mortality 0 None
2012-07-24 Jersey Shore continues to provide outstanding cardiac surgery services 0 None
2012-07-24 Blood flow in blocked arteries to extremities improved by new angioplasty procedure 0 4
2012-07-24 OncoSec announces data from two Phase III trials of OMS ElectroChemotherapy for SCCHN 0 None
2012-07-24 Endoscopy, better tissue sampling required to improve care for patients with oesophageal cancer 0 None
2012-07-24 Study represents new use of bone marrow transplantation 0 None
2012-07-23 InnerSpace Neuro introduces new Tunneled Ventricular Catheter for TBI 0 None
2012-07-23 Berg Pharma initiates BPM 31543 clinical trial for chemotherapy-induced alopecia 0 None
2012-07-23 Positive results from BrainStorm's interim NurOwn stem cell therapy clinical trial for ALS 7 None
2012-07-23 Noted philanthropist to launch mobile eye clinic in North India 0 5
2012-07-21 Many patients may benefit from day 5 embryo biopsy 0 None
2012-07-21 Axial lumbar interbody fusion for two spinal levels may not be effective 0 None
2012-07-20 Montefiore physician to develop tablet computer app for children with cochlear implants 0 3.7
2012-07-20 Low serum albumin associated with higher risk of graft failure in pediatric kidney transplants 1 None
2012-07-20 Sanquin, Baxter enter manufacturing services agreement for plasma therapies 0 None
2012-07-20 Editors of Writer's Web Watch honor Aesthetic Surgery Journal with APEX Award 0 None
2012-07-20 T2Hemostasis provides reliable and rapid results when compared to conventional systems 0 None
2012-07-20 Studies report on therapeutic efficacy of stem cell transplantation in animal models of ALS, SCI 0 None
2012-07-20 Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute offers new TAVR procedure for patients with aortic stenosis 0 None
2012-07-20 TLC announces first Laser Cataract Surgeries to be performed in Canada 0 None
2012-07-20 Blockade Medical’s Barricade Coil System receives CE Mark 0 None
2012-07-19 Primcogent Solutions introduces low level laser therapy for onychomycosis 0 None
2012-07-19 U.S. faces problems tracking cadaver tissue donation 0 None
2012-07-19 Study confirms safety and feasibility of optical coherence tomography in carotid arteries 0 None
2012-07-19 Book details minimum recommended guidelines for radiation oncology practices 0 None
2012-07-19 New procedure can shut down irregular heart rhythms 0 None
2012-07-18 Jade, BioTime sign exclusive sublicense and supply agreement for HyStem 0 None
2012-07-18 Smoking, hepatitis and liver transplantation: An interview with Dr Peter Ghali 0 3.5
2012-07-17 Ferring Pharmaceuticals receives FDA approval for new colon-cleansing drug 0 None
2012-07-17 UCLA introduces digital and mobile technology to make more effective neurosurgical training 0 None
2012-07-17 VHVI now offers new minimally invasive, catheter-based approach to dissolve pulmonary embolism 0 None
2012-07-17 Introducing missing gene could help extend lives of patients with SMA 0 None
2012-07-17 U.S. FDA clears Mazor Robotics’ Renaissance platform 0 None
2012-07-17 Pulsed-dye laser tool improves appearance, texture and elasticity of burn scars 0 None
2012-07-16 FDA clears TMI’s Glider PTCA balloon catheter 0 None
2012-07-16 St. Joseph Hospital initiates enrollment in Medtronic’s SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial for hypertension 0 None
2012-07-16 New surgical technique may repair common, painful hip condition in elite athletes 0 None
2012-07-16 Novel way to monitor real-time chemical changes in brains of patients undergoing DBS 0 None
2012-07-16 PRP therapy safe and effective method of treatment for athletes with cartilage tears 0 None
2012-07-16 Patients undergoing repeat ACL surgery are unlikely to return to prior activity levels 0 None
2012-07-16 Rehabilitation after rotator cuff surgery may be partially to blame for high rates of failed healing 0 None
2012-07-14 Study shows little connection between onset of OA and single or double bundle surgery 0 None
2012-07-14 New noninvasive imaging technique may help detect heart transplant rejection in children 0 None
2012-07-14 Health risks of egg donation for young females 0 None
2012-07-14 AHA statement addresses varied cardiac evaluation and management of transplant patients 0 None
2012-07-13 Study demonstrates superiority of AE technique for ACL reconstruction in children 0 None
2012-07-13 Preventable hospital deaths: around 12,000 in England each year 0 None
2012-07-13 Breast cancer patients who undergo breast conserving surgery often have a reoperation 0 None
2012-07-12 Smokers at risk for recurrent hepatitis post-liver transplantation 0 None
2012-07-12 Pressure Point develops 72 hour low-cost dermal device to effectively reduce PONV 0 None
2012-07-12 Maraviroc reduces incidence of GvHD in blood cancer patients after bone marrow transplantation 0 None
2012-07-12 Scientists capture high-quality images of immune cell trafficking in a beating heart 0 None
2012-07-12 Manipulating retinal recipient microenvironment impacts photoreceptor cell transplantation 0 None
2012-07-12 Nonsurgical treatment may be more beneficial for baseball players with SLAP tears 0 None
2012-07-12 Eschar-derived cells may be used for tissue engineering 0 None
2012-07-12 Effective therapies to reduce perioperative morbidity and mortality remain elusive 0 None
2012-07-11 BWH performs New England's first implant of SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart 0 None
2012-07-11 Enrollment complete in Terumo's MISAGO Self-expanding Stent trial 0 None
2012-07-11 Chemotherapy improves survival for patients with periampullary cancer following resection 0 None
2012-07-11 Euthanasia and assisted suicide rates in the Netherlands comparable to rates before legalisation 0 None
2012-07-11 Study investigates effect of SwabCap in catheter maintenance bundle 0 None
2012-07-10 K2M expands biologics portfolio 0 5
2012-07-10 New blood sugar monitor works better than conventional methods 0 None
2012-07-10 Vertebroplasty can benefit patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures 0 None
2012-07-10 PENTAX Medical introduces EG-3270UK endoscope 0 5
2012-07-10 Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery induces changes in the gut microbiota 0 None
2012-07-10 UTSMC could play key role in operating a proton therapy center for North Texas 0 None
2012-07-09 Special surface coating for stents to keep them in place 0 None
2012-07-09 BioView, ScreenCell enter collaboration agreement for imaging of CTC 0 None
2012-07-09 Stroke Telemedicine: An interview with Séamus Watson 0 5
2012-07-09 Cook Medical receives FDA clearance for Evolution Colonic Controlled-Release Stent 0 None
2012-07-09 Novel system to treat hair loss receives CE Mark approval 0 None
2012-07-09 Spacelabs receives FDA 510(k) clearance for Blease900 Ventilator 0 None
2012-07-09 ReDent Nova reaches new global agreement with Henry Schein 0 None
2012-07-09 FDA approves Capricor’s IND application for myocardial infarction study 0 None
2012-07-09 Sectioning of bone as a specialist histology specimen 0 None
2012-07-09 Novel gene therapy approach may treat dysferlinopathies 0 None
2012-07-07 Robot assists in complex uro surgery for pediatric patient 0 None
2012-07-07 Cystic fibrosis patient receives generous 'gift of life' 0 None
2012-07-07 Safe optimal concentration of propolis against radiation-induced damage 0 None
2012-07-06 NYU Langone completes first year of robotic mitral valve repair program 0 None
2012-07-06 Simulated training improves performance of surgical residents in OR 0 None
2012-07-06 NewYork-Presbyterian/WCMC first in N.Y. City to offer INTRABEAM radiotherapy 0 None
2012-07-06 New class of injectable materials can stimulate tissue regeneration 0 None
2012-07-06 First robot-assisted distal pancreatectomy performed at TJUH 0 None
2012-07-06 Roche receives FDA approval for CMV viral load test 0 None
2012-07-06 Obesity increases risk of AKI following cardiac surgery 0 None
2012-07-06 Paralympic medicine: challenges and rewards 0 None
2012-07-06 Aneurysm rescreening for high risk men should be considered 0 None
2012-07-05 Preventing post-operative delirium may improve recovery of cognitive ability in cardiac patients 0 None
2012-07-05 Single dose breast cancer treatment helps forego 6-7 week radiation regimen 0 None
2012-07-04 Vitrolife's EmbryoGlue medium increases implantation and pregnancy rates 0 None
2012-07-04 Italy's first successful pregnancy and delivery following transplantation of ovarian tissue 0 None
2012-07-04 SET policy reduces risk of perinatal mortality in IVF and ICSI infants 0 None
2012-07-04 High coffee consumption appears to reduce clinical pregnancy rate by 50% 0 None
2012-07-04 FDA approves Abbott’s Healon EndoCoat OVD device 0 None
2012-07-03 PGD for breast cancer genes BRCA1/2 is now feasible 0 None
2012-07-03 Researchers report positive effects of ibuprofen on bone repair after fracture or surgery 0 None
2012-07-03 Surgeons with their own views perform quick and accurate laparoscopic procedure 0 None
2012-07-03 Women with higher intake of dietary saturated fats have fewer mature oocytes available for IVF 0 None
2012-07-03 Wright Medical launches ORTHOLOC 3Di Plating System for foot and ankle surgery 0 None
2012-07-02 'Adaptive' clinical trials now being planned at U-M, other sites 0 None
2012-07-02 Transcranial direct current stimulation can enhance outcome of swallowing therapy for post-stroke dysphagia 0 None
2012-07-02 Teleflex PICC receives FDA 510(k) clearance for central venous pressure monitoring 0 None
2012-07-02 Safer alternative to experimental gene therapy against HIV infection 0 None
2012-07-02 European collaboration to design a biomimetic bioartificial liver 0 None
2012-07-02 Study reinforces CT colonography as a viable option for Medicare-aged patients 0 None
2012-07-02 New volumetric functional MRI scan figures out beneficiaries of chemotherapy in liver cancer patients 0 None


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