Navigation Links
Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute Clinical Trial To Investigate Effectiveness Of Cardiac Surgery Device
Date:2/25/2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients undergoing open heart procedures such as coronary artery bypass or valve surgery may be eligible to enroll in a clinical trial available in the Kansas City area only at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute.

The SternaLock® Blu clinical trial will compare patients whose sternum (breastbone) is closed with conventional stainless steel wire to patients whose sternum is closed with Biomet's SternaLock® Blu Primary Closure System to evaluate sternal bone healing following a full median sternotomy.

A median sternotomy is the incision typically used when performing an open heart procedure.  Following the procedure the breast plate is typically put back together with wires. The SternaLock closure uses plates and screws commonly used during orthopedic cases.  This study is designed to determine if one method of sternal closure results in better healing of the breastbone compared to the other and if there are differences in the amount of pain, the use of pain medication, and functional recovery following heart surgery between the two closure methods. More than 700,000 sternotomies are performed in the U.S. annually.

Outcomes in this trial will include bone healing, post-operative pain, analgesic usage, patient function, and quality of life, in addition to economic costs between wires and the SternaLock system.  

Keith Allen , M.D., director of surgical research and a cardiothoracic surgeon at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, is the trial's national principal investigator. The trial plans to enroll 236 patients from up to 12 leading cardiac centers in the U.S.

"The standard of care to date has been use of wires to close and stabilize the breastbone following c
'/>"/>

SOURCE Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Saint Vincent Health System Selects onFocus Healthcare for Enterprise Performance Management
2. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics acquires Twin Bay Medical
3. American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Launches Cities for Life
4. Elekta, pioneer in treatment of cancer in brain disorders, to Move North America Headquarters to Atlanta
5. Interim results of VITOBA™ (VImpaT® added to One Baseline AED) Study Presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology
6. Hospira to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Health Care Conference
7. Elsevier Selected as New Publisher of The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
8. Cochlear™ Americas Adds the Nucleus® Support App to its Mobile Service Offerings
9. Optimer Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Health Care Conference
10. Okuma America Chooses The Daniel Group To Provide Customer Service Research
11. Hill-Rom to Participate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Health Care Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2015)... --NOWDiagnostics Inc., based in Springdale, Ark. , ... Canada , a move that brings the company ... have greater access to information concerning their health. ... blood-based rapid tests that allow health care providers to ... ailments and diseases. ZBx Corporation, a Toronto ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... , Sept. 1, 2015  Dr. Cindy ... Labs , the cannabis testing subsidiary of DigiPath, Inc. ... Group about the lack of consistency in today,s ... online resource for medical cannabis information, she explained that ... because their lack of uniform requirements makes standardization impossible. ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... 1, 2015   Alpha Imaging LLC , a leading distributor ... announced today that they have been awarded exclusive rights to ... in Michigan.   The new territory supplements Alpha Imaging,s existing Shimadzu sales ... Ohio , Indiana , ... , West Virginia , Delaware ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:NOWDiagnostics Inc. Acquires Canada's ZBx Corporation 2NOWDiagnostics Inc. Acquires Canada's ZBx Corporation 3DigiPath Labs CSO Dr. Cindy Orser Calls for Uniform Standards for Cannabis Safety Testing 2DigiPath Labs CSO Dr. Cindy Orser Calls for Uniform Standards for Cannabis Safety Testing 3Alpha Imaging Expands Shimadzu Territory 2
... Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) today announced that ... N.A. to repurchase $250 million of its common stock under ... revolving credit facility with Bank of America, N.A. to increase ... Under the accelerated repurchase agreement, Varian will pay $250 ...
... Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) today announced ... trial evaluating the safety and pharmacokinetics of dabigatran ... valves.(1) The 12-week study will compare three doses ... 300mg bid) to warfarin in patients with both ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Varian Medical Systems Announces $250 Million Accelerated Stock Repurchase; Increases Its Revolving Credit Facility 2Varian Medical Systems Announces $250 Million Accelerated Stock Repurchase; Increases Its Revolving Credit Facility 3Boehringer Ingelheim to Launch RE-ALIGN™ Trial to Evaluate Dabigatran Etexilate in Patients with Mechanical Heart Valves 2Boehringer Ingelheim to Launch RE-ALIGN™ Trial to Evaluate Dabigatran Etexilate in Patients with Mechanical Heart Valves 3Boehringer Ingelheim to Launch RE-ALIGN™ Trial to Evaluate Dabigatran Etexilate in Patients with Mechanical Heart Valves 4Boehringer Ingelheim to Launch RE-ALIGN™ Trial to Evaluate Dabigatran Etexilate in Patients with Mechanical Heart Valves 5Boehringer Ingelheim to Launch RE-ALIGN™ Trial to Evaluate Dabigatran Etexilate in Patients with Mechanical Heart Valves 6Boehringer Ingelheim to Launch RE-ALIGN™ Trial to Evaluate Dabigatran Etexilate in Patients with Mechanical Heart Valves 7
(Date:9/1/2015)... Meadows, Ill. (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 ... ... procedures done by members of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, according to ... , The 2015 ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures – which reflects ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) entails the ... exudates, fluid, and infectious materials to prepare the wound for healing and closure. ... canisters, etc.) is projected to expand continuously through 2021. , Rising patient and ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... OncLive® today announced it ... & World Report, to provide breaking news and information about the hospital’s pioneering ... OncLive, which provides oncologists resources and information?they need to deliver the best care ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... PetPace, the provider of an innovative ... activity, today announced its integration with leading veterinary Practice Management Software vendor Cornerstone. ... Practice Management Software packages in the US. Practice Management Software helps veterinarians manage ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... e-Spirit ... version 5.2 of the FirstSpirit Content Management System with new capabilities and enhancements ... version of FirstSpirit, companies will be well on their way to achieving digital ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Survey: Consumers Prefer ASDS Members 2Health News:Survey: Consumers Prefer ASDS Members 3Health News:World Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Market Assessed by GlobalData in In-demand Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:World Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Market Assessed by GlobalData in In-demand Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:OncLive® and Cleveland Clinic Team up to Provide News, Information About Cancer Research and Patient Care 2Health News:OncLive® and Cleveland Clinic Team up to Provide News, Information About Cancer Research and Patient Care 3Health News:Petpace-Cornerstone Integration Lowers Overhead, Raises Data Visibility for Veterinary Practices 2Health News:e-Spirit boosts Corporate Content Cloud initiative with release of FirstSpirit 5.2 2Health News:e-Spirit boosts Corporate Content Cloud initiative with release of FirstSpirit 5.2 3
... March 15, 2011Since the first laparoscopic procedure was performed ... Washington University in St. Louis, this breakthrough minimally invasive ... nephrectomy. This remarkable achievement is celebrated with a series ... a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. ...
... are not successfully treated for depression are at higher risk ... to a study in the March 15, 2011 issue of ... as a third of those who experience a stroke develop ... the schools of health and rehabilitation sciences and of medicine ...
... Institutet in Sweden shows, that a specific inflammatory factor ... valve disease aortic stenosis. The results suggest that anti-inflammatory ... stenosis is the most common heart valve disease, which ... the aortic valve. This is typically seen in the ...
... (BCS) results from hepatic venous outflow obstruction,at any ... Few patients respond to,medical treatment (anticoagulation thrombolytic ... restore the hepatic blood flow. Restoring outflow in ... dilatation stenting is the management of choice. ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) ... for type 2 diabetes, an older drug -- metformin -- ... analysis of research on diabetes medications. The analysis ... all of them lower blood sugar levels by a similar ...
... home industry is booming in China as a rapid ... a nationwide shift from traditional family care to institutional ... The study, led by Zhanlian Feng, assistant professor ... Journal of the American Geriatrics Society , is the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:20th anniversary of first laparoscopic nephrectomy 2Health News:Managing post-stroke depression improves physical functioning 2Health News:Managing post-stroke depression improves physical functioning 3Health News:Inflammation behind heart valve disease 2Health News: Metformin Still Best First-Line Type 2 Diabetes Drug 2Health News: Metformin Still Best First-Line Type 2 Diabetes Drug 3Health News:Nursing home boom in China has little government involvement 2Health News:Nursing home boom in China has little government involvement 3
... a whole blood hematology control manufactured specifically ... 120, and the Coulter AcT5diff instruments. The ... white cell differential, positioning the populations within ... systems. The product offers 105-day closed-vial stability ...
... assayed hematology control, offers complete assay values ... with the Coulter GENS, STKS, MAXM and ... stability, 105-day closed-vial stability and is available ... 4.0ml pierceable cap vial is compatible with ...
Abiomed introduces its new intra-aortic balloon (IAB); an easy-to-insert, minimally invasive technology designed to enhance blood flow to the heart and other organs for patients with diminished heart...
Diagnosoft HARP is designed for rapid analysis of tagged cardiac MR images using the HARP technology, which is packaged into an intuitive, easy-to-use graphic user interface....
Medicine Products: