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New STAR Cranial Center of Excellence Offers Cutting-Edge Treatment to Central Florida Infants

... Fla. , July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The STAR cranial Center of Excellence, a specialized provider of ... has treated thousands of infants with STARband(R) cranial remolding orthoses, also commonly referred to as a cranial helmets or headbands. The new Maitland ...

For Kids With Leukemia, Radiation May Be Safe to Skip

... acute lymphoblastic leukemia without the use of cranial irradiation," said study author Dr. Ching-Hon ... who, in the past, would have received preventive cranial radiation but now were being treated with ... youngsters who had been treated with prophylactic cranial radiation for ALL. The five-year remission ...

STARscanner, STARband Cranial Helmets Making a Difference in the Lives of New York Children

... Stuart Weiner, CPO, a specialist at cranial Remolding Center evaluated Mary and fit her with Orthomerica's STARband cranial helmet, a custom fabricated helmet made from ... child," said Mary's father Bruce Caulfield. cranial Remolding Center uses the STARscanner, a ...

STARscanner, STARband Cranial Helmets Making a Difference in the Lives of New Jersey Children

... of age and fit him with Orthomerica's STARband cranial helmet, a custom fabricated helmet made from ... and reimbursement sources just how well cranial remodeling is progressing." About Nouveau ... The STARband is a custom-fabricated cranial remolding orthosis manufactured by Orthomerica ...

STARscanner, STARband Cranial Helmets Making a Difference in the Lives of Children

... births. Stuart Weiner, CPO, a specialist at cranial Remolding Center evaluated Grace and fit her with Orthomerica's STARband cranial helmet, a custom fabricated helmet made from ... it, and her head shape is beautiful now!" cranial Remolding Center uses the STARscanner, a ...

STARscanner, STARband Cranial Helmets Making a Difference in the Lives of Children

... Dawson and fit him with Orthomerica's STARband cranial helmet, a custom fabricated helmet -- made from ... Thompson, who has 10 years of experience with cranial molding helmets. STARscanner measurements ... The STARband is a custom-fabricated cranial remolding orthosis manufactured my Orthomerica ...

Kids' Brain Trust: A New Nonprofit Gives Parents Hope of Defeating Autism

... clinic that aims to treat autistic children with cranial osteopathy, a clinically validated specialty. KBT ... doctors have little to offer frustrated parents, cranial osteopaths are establishing an impressive track ... to optimal fluid flow, and compression of cranial bones. The newly formed clinic has ...

New study identifies risk factors in severity of 'flat head syndrome' in babies

... that boys in the study had significantly more cranial asymmetry than girls, and their data also ... the use of orthotic devices and the severity of cranial flattening, calling into question the ... multiple-birth pregnancies and the degree of cranial asymmetry. Oh notes, "In our study, infants with ...

LegalView Informs Readers of New Criminal Probe Involving Peanut Butter Recall Salmonella Poisonings

... to news on Fosamax and the Stryker Custom cranial Kit recall. Mesothelioma is a deadly form of ... Dental Association. The Stryker Custom cranial Kit recall recently occurred and was reported in ... individuals who may have been affected by the cranial implant recall and who may also be at risk for ...

LegalView Updates Avandia Information Portal With New Articles Detailing Potentially Dangerous Side Effects

... Fosamax dangers, the peanut butter recall and the cranial implant kit recall. Fosamax is an ... this year is that of Stryker Corporation's Custom cranial Implant Kit recalls, which were recalled due to ... who have received one of the 322 recalled cranial implant kits should speak with their surgeon ...

LegalView Developing Cranial Implant Information Portal Detailing the Recall of Stryker Cranial Implant Kits

... portal detailing the recall of approximately 322 cranial implant kits that were implanted in patients ... Stryker Corporation recall of nearly 322 Custom cranial Implant Kits, which were recalled "because ... to a the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The cranial implant kits are used to correct face, jaw and ...

Neurological Surgery, P.C. of Long Island, NY Announces the Addition of Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Elizabeth M. Trinidad, M.D.

... Spiral Osteotomy and Additional Techniques for cranial Vault Remodeling and Expansion." She has ... article "CSF Shunt Operations without cranial Bandaging" which has recently been accepted ... treats adults as well. He performs both complex cranial and spinal surgery. He has special interests in ...

Jefferson oncologists show focused radiation is effective as surgery against nerve tumor

... its tricky and can potentially damage surrounding cranial nerves, including those associated with facial ... type is more effective. Schwannomas form on cranial nerves in the brain. Symptoms vary, depending on which cranial nerves are affected, and can include headache, ...

Prophylactic cranial irradiation in small cell lung cancer significantly increases survival

... Prophylactic cranial irradiation after chemotherapy significantly ... Cancer Groups extended the use of prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) to patients with extensive ... Why this study is important: Prophylactic cranial irradiation significantly reduces the risk of ...

Researchers Test Lithium as Radiation Protector

... with brain cancer undergo radiation therapy, a new study suggests. cranial radiation therapy can cause long-term neurological effects, particularly ... a possible treatment to reduce the long-term neurological side effects of cranial radiation therapy, particularly in children." And someday, they added, ...

Electric shocks can cause neurologic and neuropsychological symptoms

... that symptoms from electric shocks are similar to symptoms following a cranial trauma. Thats why ER doctors should inform their patients who suffer an ... short and medium term, and conduct similar follow-ups as they would with cranial trauma patients. ...

Teaming Up to Tackle a Deadly Cancer

... worked for 17 hours to cut away 70 percent of the tumor. The surgery was stopped when the doctors saw they were coming too close to the 6th and 12th cranial nerves, threatening paralysis of the boy's left eye and half of his tongue. Al-Mefty would perform a second surgery because the tumor continued ...

Insurance May Be Hazardous to Your Health: "They Figured It Was Cheaper to Kill Me"

... the orbit of her eye, threatening her eyesight. Last summer, another insurer denied coverage for her year-old grandson, Dylan, even though his cranial defect would present long-term difficulties that early intervention could correct. California law forbids such refusals, according to Jamie Court, a ...

Frost & Sullivan Selects Bone Solutions for Technology Leadership of the Year Award

... and dental. Following its FDA 510 (k) clearance, BSI plans to complete a series of four additional 510(k) approvals as bone void filler for cranial applications, for maxillofacial applications, and for non-load bearing spine applications, as well as a bone anchor, to broaden its scope of product ...

Inspire Medical Systems Completes $17 Million Series B Financing

... pressure sensor and a stimulation lead that delivers the electrical impulses to the patient's hypoglossal nerve. The hypoglossal nerve is the twelfth cranial nerve that is located along the side of the neck and leads to the tongue. The unique closed-loop design of the Inspire system senses a patient's ...

Presentations at Leading Neurosurgery Meeting Highlight Benefits of CyberKnife Radiosurgery for the Treatment of CNS Indications

... (sessions). This allows the dose to be spread over two to five sessions, which may reduce the risk of damage to sensitive structures such as the cranial nerves, the eyes or the spinal cord. The frameless nature of the CyberKnife System also easily enables treatment of both intracranial tumors and ...

New research shows lower educational outcomes for survivors of childhood cancer

... age, specific therapies and certain types of treatment. Girls in particular, as well as children who received radiation treatment, in particular, cranial radiation, seem to have an increased risk. The study looked at almost 800 young BC survivors who had a primary diagnosis of cancer at 15 years of ...

Inspire Medical Systems Completes First Implant of the Inspire II System to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

... pressure sensor and a stimulation lead that delivers the electrical impulses to the patient's hypoglossal nerve. The hypoglossal nerve is the twelfth cranial nerve that is located along the side of the neck and leads to the tongue. The unique closed-loop design of the Inspire II system senses a patient's ...

Estrogen found to increase growth of the most common childhood brain tumor

... Estrogen receptors are also the most important drug targets for the treatment of breast cancer. "Current therapies for medulloblastoma involve cranial surgery, chemotherapy and radiation," says Scott Belcher, PhD, principal investigator of the study. "This discovery suggests that we may be able to ...

DiFUSION Technologies Announces Company Launch Focused on Surgical Site Infections (SSIs)

... Biology. Dr. John Stokes - DiFUSION Scientific Advisory Board Member. A board-certified neurological surgeon in Austin, Texas, with expertise in cranial neurosurgery and complex spine neurosurgery. Developed the Artificial Lumbar Disc Training Center at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas. ...

Adult survivors of childhood leukemia have lower bone mineral density, study finds

... insufficiency should definitely be screened, but we would argue that all adult survivors should be screened as well. The disease, chemotherapy and cranial radiation even if they do not lead to growth hormone deficiency may play a role in the development of osteopenia or osteoporosis," Thomas says. ...

Top Indian Cancer Hospital to Introduce Advanced Radiosurgery Treatments With Novalis Tx from Varian Medical Systems and BrainLAB

... in March, will enable clinicians at Tata to expand this program by routinely delivering state-of-the-art stereotactic radiosurgery to combat both cranial and extra-cranial tumors. "The new machine will enable us to offer the most modern and advanced radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments to fight ...

BrainLAB Announces 510(k) FDA Clearance of Monte Carlo Dose Engine for Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiation Therapy

... The present implementation is designed to model photon radiation. Conventional dose calculation algorithms, such as Pencil Beam, were used for cranial as well as extra-cranial indications before the application of the Monte Carlo method in the field of radiation therapy. Pencil Beam has proven ...

Elekta Family of Companies to Highlight Cancer Treatment Solutions at 2008 AAPM Annual Meeting

... tools and 3D volumetric imaging at the time of treatment. -- Leksell Gamma Knife(R) Perfexion(TM), the latest generation of Gamma Knife surgery for cranial radiosurgery and the only radiation technology that has been specifically FDA approved for the treatment of brain metastases. -- Elekta Axesse(TM), ...

Tongue-Driven Device Aids Handicapped

... system, because unlike hands and feet, which are controlled by the brain through the spinal cord, the tongue is directly connected to the brain by a cranial nerve that generally escapes damage in severe spinal cord injuries or neuromuscular diseases," Ghovanloo said. "Tongue movements are also fast, ...

Breakthrough "Neuro Nutrition" Targets the Brain and Vagus Nerve To Boost the Body's Immune, Hormone and Neurological Systems

... of the Vagus Nerve and polar lipids, we think it will become broadly accepted that using naturally occurring, super food concentrates to nourish cranial nerve function is absolutely essential for good health," Dr. Ferrara added. "To counteract the stresses and toxins we're exposed to on ...

Tongue Drive system lets persons with disabilities operate powered wheelchairs, computers

... system because unlike hands and feet, which are controlled by the brain through the spinal cord, the tongue is directly connected to the brain by a cranial nerve that generally escapes damage in severe spinal cord injuries or neuromuscular diseases," said Ghovanloo, who started working on this project ...

Craniomaxillofacial Plate & Screw Market To Grow to Almost $300 Million by 2012

... next five years." The US Markets for Craniomaxillofacial Devices 2008 report covers the CMF plate and screw fixation, bone graft substitutes (BGS), cranial flap fixation, facial distraction, and temporomandibular (TMJ) replacement markets. Industry competitors include Aesculap, Biomet, DePuy, KLS ...

Youngest patient worldwide to have auditory implant in the brain stem

... of electrodes into the cochlear nuclei of the child. In order to place these electrodes there, access to the brain stem was effected by means of open cranial surgery of 3cm x 3 cm, thus enabling the brain surgeon to slightly retract the cerebellum to gain access to the exact spot where the implant had to ...

Facial asymmetry persists despite surgery to correct congenital deformity

... a type of craniosynostosis, in which the bones of the skull on one side of the head fuse prematurely. Craniosynostosis, or early fusion of the cranial sutures, affects 1 in 2000 live births. During corrective surgery, known as fronto-orbital advancement, surgeons remove and reshape the bones of the ...

Guidelines for evaluation of psychological side-effects of brain injury

... however, there were no significant differences between the sexes. These legal time periods are not linked to the presence or otherwise of cranial fracture but they are greater when brain damage has taken place in the left hemisphere. There are various limitations when evaluating the ...

NIH report on intracranial stent points out need for upcoming large-scale clinical trial

... a lower risk of hemorrhage and related complications. The WASID study also found that a patient who recently had a stroke or TIA and suffered a cranial artery blockage of 70 percent or higher had a 22 percent chance of having another stroke within the first year, regardless of which medication was ...

Fetal Alcohol Exposure May Prime Offspring for Alcoholism

... have problems with this substance into adulthood, experts say. Full-blown fetal alcohol syndrome involves profound mental retardation as well as cranial facial defects. But there are also more subtle effects of being exposed to alcohol in utero. The senses are among earliest systems to develop and ...

Most ancient case of tuberculosis found in 500,000-year-old human; points to modern health issues

... had to adapt to increasingly seasonal climates. The researchers identified this specimen of Homo erectus as a young male based on aspects of the cranial suture closure, sinus formation and the size of the ridges of the brow. They also found a series of small lesions etched into the bone of the cranium ...

Scientists Spot Brain Center for 'Out-of-Body' Experience

... have all been known to spontaneously experience out-of-body episodes, it remains unclear whether pro-actively stimulating the two identified cranial areas -- which don't normally activate in unison -- would induce a similar experience in healthy individuals. "It's fairly rare," said De Ridder. ...
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