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Cedars-Sinai surgeons use high-definition imaging device to map the brain during surgery

Cedars-Sinai surgeons use high-definition imaging device to map the brain during surgery

Cedars-Sinai neurosurgeons have begun using a high-definition imaging device to see inside the brain during surgery, allowing them to map safer pathways to reach and remove tumors. [More]
Image-guided percutaneous needle biopsies after NST identify breast cancer patients who achieve pCR

Image-guided percutaneous needle biopsies after NST identify breast cancer patients who achieve pCR

In a pilot study conducted at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, image-guided biopsies identified select breast cancer patients who achieved pathologic complete response (pCR) after chemotherapy and/or targeted therapy, neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST). [More]
Proton Partners acquires Blue Phantom2 data acquisition system to support innovative cancer treatment

Proton Partners acquires Blue Phantom2 data acquisition system to support innovative cancer treatment

The first ever Proton Partners International site, specialising in proton beam therapy, has acquired a Blue Phantom2 data acquisition system from IBA to commission its IBA Proteus ONE compact proton therapy machine and Elekta Versa HD linear accelerator. [More]
Combatting Antibiotic Resistance, the role of POC Diagnostics

Combatting Antibiotic Resistance, the role of POC Diagnostics

During the winter months, patients frequently present with respiratory symptoms like coughing, sneezing and fever that could be caused by one of several bacterial and viral infections including influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) or bacterial pneumonia. [More]
Study shows experimental treatment not superior to standard therapy for head and neck cancer

Study shows experimental treatment not superior to standard therapy for head and neck cancer

Results of the largest Canadian clinical trial to date comparing standard treatment for locally advanced squamous cell head and neck cancer with an experimental treatment, did not show the new treatment is superior. [More]
Implant reconstruction after radiation leads to complications, less satisfaction in breast cancer patients

Implant reconstruction after radiation leads to complications, less satisfaction in breast cancer patients

Many breast cancer patients who have a mastectomy will consider breast reconstruction. But for a portion of these women, radiation therapy is also recommended - and that can alter the tissue around the breast, impacting reconstruction efforts. [More]
New contact lens therapy effective in slowing progression of juvenile-onset myopia, study shows

New contact lens therapy effective in slowing progression of juvenile-onset myopia, study shows

A groundbreaking contact lens therapy has potential to impact the fast-growing issue of myopia (nearsightedness) among children, based on research presented at the American Academy of Optometry's 95th Annual Meeting. [More]
New review provides insights on rates, predictors of relapse after surgery in Crohn's disease patients

New review provides insights on rates, predictors of relapse after surgery in Crohn's disease patients

Some patients with Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract, require surgery to remove part or all of the large intestine; however, surgery does not cure the condition and many patients relapse after surgery. [More]
Research shows alternative strategy to administer antibody-based immunotherapy for bladder cancer

Research shows alternative strategy to administer antibody-based immunotherapy for bladder cancer

Antibody-based immunotherapy is a new promising method to treat cancer. Unfortunately, today's treatments can result in adverse side effects. [More]
New SFU research could revolutionize IVF success rates

New SFU research could revolutionize IVF success rates

Over the past three years, Canadian women desperate to conceive a child endured more than 82,000 attempts to become impregnated using in vitro fertilization (IVF), a reproductive technique that fertilizes a woman's eggs outside of her body. [More]
invendo medical receives CE Mark for world’s first sterile single-use colonoscope

invendo medical receives CE Mark for world’s first sterile single-use colonoscope

invendo medical GmbH, a leading developer and distributor of sterile, single-use and robotically-assisted endoscopy products in the field of gastroenterology and GI surgery, today announced it has received CE Mark for the invendoscope™ SC200, the world’s first sterile, single-use colonoscope. [More]
Endometrial microbiota play vital role in determining reproductive outcome in women undergoing IVF

Endometrial microbiota play vital role in determining reproductive outcome in women undergoing IVF

Endometrial microbiota (bacteria in the uterine cavity) play an important role in determining whether women are able to get pregnant via in vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. [More]
Cedars-Sinai receives $7.3 million grant to test safety of novel cell-based therapy in treating PAH

Cedars-Sinai receives $7.3 million grant to test safety of novel cell-based therapy in treating PAH

Researchers from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and the Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine are expanding their ongoing evaluation of a novel cell-based therapeutic candidate into the area of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). [More]
Medical skin glue could be simple, cost-effective way to reduce intravenous drip failure

Medical skin glue could be simple, cost-effective way to reduce intravenous drip failure

Aussie researchers have found a new way to make one of the most common medical procedures in the world - placing drips or intravenous (IV) lines - safer, less painful and potentially more cost effective. [More]
Additions to standard therapy do not improve progression-free survival in patients with multiple myeloma

Additions to standard therapy do not improve progression-free survival in patients with multiple myeloma

Trial results being presented today during the 58th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego suggest two therapies that are often added to standard therapy in patients with multiple myeloma do not improve rates of progression-free survival compared with the current standard course of treatment alone. [More]
HealthTrender Anemia launched in India by HemoCue®

HealthTrender Anemia launched in India by HemoCue®

Launch of HemoCue® HealthTrender Anemia, empowering you with the tools and insight to fight anemia, presented at the Sweden Embassy in New Delhi. [More]
Minimizing contamination risk by separating clean and sterile areas with pass through autoclaves

Minimizing contamination risk by separating clean and sterile areas with pass through autoclaves

The standard and best practice central sterile services department is divided to three different sections. Tools used to treat patients on the wards, emergency rooms and in the operating theater go to a dirty area, they are processed and cleaned before being taken to the clean area. They are then sterilized and put into the sterile area. [More]
Experimental T-cell therapy shows promise in preventing AML relapse

Experimental T-cell therapy shows promise in preventing AML relapse

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced promising results from an early trial in which patients with high-risk acute myeloid leukemia received genetically engineered immune cells. [More]
Dual therapy safe and effective in patients with recurrent Hodgkin lymphoma

Dual therapy safe and effective in patients with recurrent Hodgkin lymphoma

The combination of two new drugs that harness the body's immune system is safe and effective, destroying most cancer cells in 64 percent of patients with recurrent Hodgkin lymphoma, according to the results of an early-phase study. [More]
Chemotherapy drug combination appears to increase production of eggs in women's ovaries

Chemotherapy drug combination appears to increase production of eggs in women's ovaries

Women treated with a common chemotherapy drug combination have more young eggs in their ovaries afterwards, research has found. [More]
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