Navigation Links
The Medical University of Vienna and Vienna General Hospital Perform the First two Commercial Implants Worldwide of Sequana Medical's ALFApump® System
Date:11/4/2011

ZURICH, Switzerland, November 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Major milestone achieved in the commercial launch of new technology in the treatment of patients with refractory ascites due to liver cirrhosis.

Sequana Medical, the Medical University of Vienna and Vienna General Hospital (AKH Wien) reported that the first two commercial implants worldwide of the ALFApump System were performed at Vienna General Hospital in October, under the supervision of Univ. Prof. Dr. Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Vice-Chairman, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Chairman: Prof. Dr. M. Trauner), Dept. of Internal Medicine III. Vienna General Hospital is one of Europe's largest teaching hospitals. The ALFApump System is indicated for the management of refractory and recurrent ascites due to liver cirrhosis, a condition where massive and uncontrolled fluid accumulation occurs in the abdominal cavity.

"I believe that the ALFApump System represents a real breakthrough in the treatment of refractory ascites. By using the ALFApump, the patient no longer has to return to the hospital on a frequent basis to undergo drainage procedures. This positively impacts on both Quality of Life of the patient and the financial burden to the healthcare system.  The implant procedure for both patients went smoothly and without complications", commented Professor Peck-Radosavljevic.

Refractory ascites occurs when patients with ascites no longer respond to medical therapy. This condition affects over 100,000 patients in Europe and the US every year. The number of patients suffering from ascites is growing at approximately 10% a year due to the accelerating incidence of hepatitis- and obesity-related liver disease. The primary treatment for ascites is paracentesis, a procedure in which a large bore needle is inserted into the patient's abdomen to remove between 5-10 litres of ascites that has accumulated over a period of a week or two. The cumulative cost of ascites-related
'/>"/>

SOURCE Sequana Medical AG
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Advanced BioMedical Technologies Inc. Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board
2. Drug-Free BLOOD PRESSURE Control & Medical "Take-Away" Treatment are Potential Win-Win Solutions in Health Care
3. Access Medical Laboratories, Inc. to Celebrate Grand Opening of New Laboratory Headquarters in Jupiter, Florida
4. Modern Plastics Announces ISO 13485:2003 Certification for Medical Industry
5. Metabolex Appoints Raymond Urbanski M.D., Ph.D. to Position of Chief Medical Officer
6. New Findings Reported by TJ Gan and Authors from Duke Anesthesiology Demonstrate Efficacy of Cheetah Medicals NICOM® Bioreactance® Technology to Guide Goal Directed Intraoperative Therapy
7. TVM Capital MENA Marks Inauguration of ProVita International Medical Center
8. Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces EXPAREL™ Data to Be Presented at Upcoming Medical Meetings
9. AWAC Becomes inVentiv Medical Management™
10. Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. Receives First FDA 510(k) Clearance for H. pylori Antibody
11. Medicalbillersandcoders.com Offers Effective Ways to Combat Healthcare Fraud and Abuse in California, Florida, and Michigan
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 High ... and apply the most complete climate and Earth ... demanding climate change issues. , Eight national laboratories, ... with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, four ... new effort. Other participating national laboratories include Argonne, ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Not long ago, it was more or less ... in the development cycle – even after the final ... that, like many things GxP, expectations for early E&L ... drug sponsors have been required by authorities to provide ... I/II. It’s not only clinical trial material containers causing ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... August 20, 2014 GraphDB™ ... today including improvements to the enterprise replication cluster, ... for Lucene, SOLR and Elasticsearch. This release happens ... high performance triplestore – GraphDB™ was formerly known ... deploying the only mature enterprise resilient RDF triplestore ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... A Geisinger researcher on a personal crusade ... for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) award recognizing his ... Joseph Boscarino , Ph.D. MPH, senior ... of researchers nominated for the Centers for Disease Control ... Data Methods and Study Design. "Hepatitis C ...
Breaking Biology Technology:New Project Is the ACME of Addressing Climate Change 2New Project Is the ACME of Addressing Climate Change 3Are Extractable and Leachables going Phase-Appropriate? New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks 2Ontotext Improves Its RDF Triplestore, GraphDB™ 6.0: Enterprise Resilience, Faster Loading Speeds and Connectors to Full-Text Search Engines Top the List of Enhancements 2Ontotext Improves Its RDF Triplestore, GraphDB™ 6.0: Enterprise Resilience, Faster Loading Speeds and Connectors to Full-Text Search Engines Top the List of Enhancements 3Ontotext Improves Its RDF Triplestore, GraphDB™ 6.0: Enterprise Resilience, Faster Loading Speeds and Connectors to Full-Text Search Engines Top the List of Enhancements 4Geisinger investigator nominated for federal award 2Geisinger investigator nominated for federal award 3
... Madison, Wis. - Leslie Hearn's first rule for the ... ,While some techno jargon is unavoidable, the value of plain-spoken ... TDS Telecom . , , Leslie Hearn ... project," she said. "There has to be a lot of ...
... music consumers, the rights of artists are as often ... The studios appeal to consumers, saying that downloading without ... stifle creativity. , ,In the great food chain of ... creatures, paid pennies to the studios' dollars. , ,For ...
... Wis. - William R. Hendee will retire effective June ... at the Medical College of Wisconsin , and devote ... who also will retire as president of the MCW Research ... College conducts a national search for a permanent successor it ...
Cached Biology Technology:CIO Leadership Series: Leslie Hearn, TDS Telecom 2CIO Leadership Series: Leslie Hearn, TDS Telecom 3CIO Leadership Series: Leslie Hearn, TDS Telecom 4Going ga-ga over lala.com 2Medical College grad school dean Bill Hendee to retire 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... approximately 3 million infants, a team of scientists across ... Massachusetts Medical School, have shown that newborn screening for ... public health newborn screening programs. Data from 11 newborn ... the Journal of the American Medical Association ... newborns is higher than previously thought and believed to ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... suffered concussions ready to return to action? A new ... athletes who head back on the field with medical ... their abilities to simultaneously walk and do simple mental ... their balance and/or altered walking speed, was found in ... returned to activity in less than a month. Seven ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... bags could one day be made out of cocoa, ... now reporting. The novel process they developed and their ... agricultural and plastic waste problems, appear in the ACS ... Bayer and colleagues at the Italian Institute of Technology ... 2012, its production reached 288 million tons worldwide, but ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Newborn screening expansion offers early diagnosis and treatment to infants with SCID 2Newborn screening expansion offers early diagnosis and treatment to infants with SCID 3Recovery reversal seen in Oregon study of returning concussed athletes 2Recovery reversal seen in Oregon study of returning concussed athletes 3
... Disorder , (#1119044, Wednesday, October 26, 3:00 PM Eastern) , ... vary in intensity, may be an indicator of periodic limb ... PMLD, researchers from Toledo, Ohio divided the patients into those ... 84 right-handed and 16 left-handed patients, 69% of right-handed patients ...
... PA, October 24, 2011 Nutrition Facts labels have ... these labels read in detail by consumers when making ... labels? According to a new study published in the ... Dietetic Association, consumers, self-reported viewing of Nutrition Facts ...
... for Science and Technology is the first post-secondary school to ... Experiments . Though JoVE , the first and ... video articles showing basic experimental procedures, the majority of the ... -- not the level of research one would usually associate ...
Cached Biology News:CHEST 2011: Embargoed studies highlight new sleep disorder research 2CHEST 2011: Embargoed studies highlight new sleep disorder research 3Consumers don't pay as much attention to nutrition fact labels as they think 2Consumers don't pay as much attention to nutrition fact labels as they think 3
ANTI-HUMAN CYTOKINES, GROWTH FACTORS (polyclonal rabbit (or goat) antibodies) Human TARC - Biotin...
Mouse monoclonal [7C6] to Bcr-abl ( Abpromise for all tested applications). SwissProtID: P11274...
Rabbit polyclonal to Glutathione S Transferase alpha ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Full length protein: Human Glutathione S Transferase alpha. Entrez GeneID: 2938 Swi...
Chicken polyclonal to Thioredoxin domain containing 9 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Full length protein (Human) Entrez Gene ID: 10190 Swiss Protein ID: O14530...
Biology Products: