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PEAK Surgical Introduces PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) TnA

... PlasmaBlade TnA (Tonsil and Adenoid) tissue dissection device following 510(k) clearance from the U.S. ... the PlasmaBlade TnA to be an excellent precision dissection instrument that was specifically designed with ... the PEAK(R) Surgery System, a new tissue dissection system based on a proprietary technology that ...

PEAK Surgical Announces First Use of PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) in Europe

... -- New Tissue dissection System Used by Italian Surgeons in Oncology ENT ... the European Union, where the innovative tissue dissection system received its CE Mark in January. Dr. ... in the partial laryngectomy and parotid dissection we conducted, producing nearly bloodless ...

Magnetic-anchor-guided endoscopic submucosal dissection shows promise for gastric cancer

... magnetic-anchor-guided endoscopic submucosal dissection for large early gastric cancer to be a feasible and safe method in humans. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is useful in the en bloc removal (in a ... The magnetic-anchor-guided endoscopic submucosal dissection (MAG-ESD) technique was developed to facilitate ...

Also in the Nov. 11 JNCI

... regarding the use of axillary lymph node dissection have been made. To better understand the ... doubt about the need for axillary lymph node dissection after finding isolated tumor cells in the ... for some women, while axillary lymph node dissection may be appropriate for women if they are unsure ...

Gene Test Could Catch Deadly Heart Problem

... News) -- A series of genes linked to acute aortic dissection could lead to a rapid diagnostic test for this ... German researchers report. Acute aortic dissection is a tear in the lining of the aorta, the artery ... "Thirty-three percent of acute aortic dissection patients die within the first 24 hours if they ...

Jefferson vascular surgeon heads national trial for torn aorta repair

... up to 60 patients per year are treated for aortic dissection with emergency procedures, which have numerous ... to the American Heart Association, aortic dissection affects up to 10,000 people annually in the ... need for new and innovative treatments. Aortic dissection is a laceration of the aorta, the largest artery ...

PEAK Surgical Announces Positive Surgical Incision Wound Healing Results With the PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM)

... to developing this high-precision, tissue dissection technology and bringing it to market as quickly ... is clearly a superior method for efficient tissue dissection with superior hemostasis and minimal thermal ... the PEAK PlasmaBlade, a highly insulated tissue dissection instrument, to enable precise cutting with ...

PEAK Surgical Announces Positive Fascia Incision Healing Results From Preclinical Study of PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) for Gynecologic Surgery

... Surgical, Inc., a medical device company that has developed a new tissue dissection system based on a proprietary technology, released results from a ... device company that has developed the PEAK(R) Surgery System, a new tissue dissection system based on a proprietary technology that represents an important ...

Rare skin tumor responds better to treatment than melanoma

... is that not every patient with AST must undergo a complete lymph node dissection or treatment with interferon-alpha after a positive sentinel lymph node ... and the age of the patient. This is important as complete lymph node dissection is a more extensive surgery than a sentinel lymph node biopsy alone, and ...

PEAK Surgical Receives European CE Mark for PEAK(R) Surgery System for Use in General Surgery

... Surgical, Inc., a medical device company that has developed a new tissue dissection system based on a proprietary technology, announced today that it has ... device company that has developed the PEAK(R) Surgery System, a new tissue dissection system based on a proprietary technology that represents an important ...

David B. Samadi, MD, Demonstrates Robotic Prostate Surgery During Live Webcast, August 13, 2008

... exposure of structures in the operative field. This arm also facilitates dissection by providing traction at the surgeon's control. Surgeon Experience: ... more surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures involving complex dissection or reconstruction. This ultimately raises the standard of care for complex ...

Acupuncture Eases Side Effects of Head, Neck Cancer Treatments

... reductions in both dry mouth and pain and shoulder dysfunction after neck dissection in patients receiving acupuncture. "Although further studies are ... and surrounding tissue, is common in treating head and neck cancers. The dissection can be severe, involving removing of all the lymph nodes, the muscle ...

Acupuncture reduces pain and dysfunction in head and neck cancer patients after neck dissection

... the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology. Neck dissection is a common procedure for treatment of head and neck cancer. There are ... are removed and the anticipated side effects. One type the radical neck dissection involves complete removal of lymph nodes from one side of the neck, the ...

The Institute for Plastination Responds to the Bishop of Manchester's Media Blitz, Assertions, and Allegations About BODY WORLDS Anatomical Exhibition Coming to Manchester

... worthy of study and contemplation, and church leaders viewed anatomy and dissection as a window into God's work. The Catholic Church in Germany has followed ... congratulating von Hagens for a fantastic experience and for his superb dissection that informed visitors about human anatomy and often thanking him, ...

PEAK Surgical, Inc. Closes $21 Million Series C Financing

... in place to ensure rapid development of its next-generation tissue dissection system," Erony said. "We believe PEAK Surgical's pulsed plasma technology ... is a medical device company that is developing a new category of tissue dissection systems based on a proprietary technology. PEAK's flagship product in ...

CNI College Massage Therapy Students Experience Plastination & Cadaver Lab

... where not quite where they thought they would be according to their books and charts. Then after taking some time to review the muscles in the dissection lab with plastic representations of the body, it was time to glove up and head to the cadaver lab. The students viewed three cadavers dissected in ...

BioGlue(R) Surgical Adhesive Hits 500,000 Procedure Milestone Worldwide, Company Data Indicates

... "I have utilized BioGlue in over 1,000 patients undergoing a variety of cardiac procedures including valve replacements, aneurysm repair, and aortic dissection repair. I find that BioGlue is safe, easy to use, and because of its effectiveness at reducing anastomotic bleeding, has allowed me to change the ...

Latest Developments In Facelift Surgery - Expert Opinion by Mr James Murphy

... development of a range of procedures that are tailored to the needs of each individual. Facelift surgery using shorter scars, different planes of dissection and more individually tailored lifting techniques have allowed us to produce evermore natural and balanced results, but, more recently, replacing ...

Breast Cancer Patients May be Spared Additional Surgery

... node (SLN) biopsy, shared the same benefit and survival rate as those who underwent a SLN biopsy with a more invasive completion axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). The analysis was conducted using the National Cancer Database of the American College of Surgeons and was published in the Journal of ...

Georgia Coast Surgical Performs First Incisionless Surgical Correction of Failed Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG)

... a traditional VBG revision involves a long painful incision in the abdomen and weeks of recovery. "By eliminating skin incisions and the tedious dissection of scar tissue in the abdomen, this new incisionless approach reduces the risk of a traditional VBG revision," Dr. Henderson explained. ...

AUA Counters Mainstream Recommendations with New Best Practice Statement on Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing

... when the PSA is greater than 20.0 ng/mL or when locally advanced or when the Gleason score is greater than or equal to 8. Pelvic lymph node dissection for clinically localized prostate cancer may not be necessary if the PSA is less than 10.0 ng/mL and the Gleason score is less than or equal to 6. ...

AUA counters mainstream recommendations with new best practice statement on PSA testing

... cancer when the PSA is greater than 20.0 ng/mL or when locally advanced or when the Gleason score is greater than or equal to 8. Pelvic lymph node dissection for clinically localized prostate cancer may not be necessary if the PSA is less than 10.0 ng/mL and the Gleason score is less than or equal to 6. ...

Black women with uterine cancers more likely to die than white patients

... of serous tumors and clear cell tumors (two aggressive types of cancer) increased and the use of radiation decreased for both races. Lymph node dissection was performed to determine tumor stage more commonly in both races in recent years, and its use was well matched between the two groups (45 percent ...

Gastric cancer with 3 pathological features

... revealed a large tumor occupying the cardial region and anterior wall of the gastric body. The patient underwent total gastrectomy with lymphnode dissection and partial resection of the liver. In the gastric tumor, choriocarcinoma, small cell carcinoma and tubular adenocarcinoma were existed. The ...

NOSCAR announces 2008 NOTES Research Award winners

... Evaluation of Cystotomy Healing Georg O. Spaun, MD, Legacy Health System, Clackamas, OR The Role of Flexible Endoscopy in Mediastinal dissection for Esophageal Surgery Thadeus Trus, MD, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY The NOSCAR Delphi Project: Towards a Research Agenda in Natural ...

Breast Cancer Lymph Node Biopsy May Need Closer Look

... information you get by doing more is significant." According to Cody, 30 years ago the standard of care for breast cancer patients was complete dissection of the axillary lymph nodes (those found under the armpit) followed by cell-shape analysis using a single tissue slice from each node. Such a surgery ...

Renal artery stenting falls short in large randomized trial

... who underwent renal artery intervention experienced a serious procedural complication, including poorly positioned stents and perforation and dissection of the renal artery. For 15 years weve had the wherewithal to fix renal artery stenosis and restore patency of the renal artery, said Philip A. ...

Poor Sense of Smell May Be Early Sign of Parkinson's

... are known to take place in the olfactory structures of patients with the disease. The study authors noted that one previous study involving brain dissection of deceased patients with neurological disease found that olfactory structures are the earliest brain regions affected by Lewy degeneration, which ...

Eminent scientists to lecture in Dallas

... factors that control heart development also regulate remodeling of the adult heart in response to injury and stress-signaling. Mechanistic dissection of the transcriptional circuits that regulate cardiac gene expression has opened opportunities for genetic and pharmacological modification of ...

Gaps Persist in Use of Less Invasive Breast Cancer Procedure

... spread from the breast tissue into neighboring lymph nodes. This can be done by removing many lymph nodes in a procedure called axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) or by removing a few lymph nodes (SLNB), which is associated with easier recovery and fewer long-term problems, according to background ...

Impaired sense of smell may be early indicator of Parkinson's disease

... be a marker of PD, are known to take place in the olfactory structures of patients with the disease. The authors note that one study involving brain dissection of deceased patients with neurological disease found that olfactory structures are the earliest brain regions affected by Lewy degeneration, which ...

January American Naturalist highlights

... of this model to make it mathematically tractable. While retaining each of the crucial ingredients, Pennings et al. managed a completely analytical dissection of the model, something that had not appeared possible beforehand. They found that varying the model parameters produced phenomena that had ...

TIME Magazine Names GeneSearch(TM) One of the Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs in 2007

... for an additional 5,200 second surgeries for breast cancer patients. (2) Dees, EC, Shulman, LN, Souba, WW, et al. Does information from axillary dissection change treatment in clinically node-negative patients with breast cancer? Ann Surg 226:279-287, 1997. CONTACT: Steve Dnistrian: ...

Studies Reveal Why Breast Cancer Hits Black Women Harder

... Age was also a factor, with women 73 or older three times less likely to get the procedure, compared with women aged 51 or younger. Lymph node dissection is considered optional for elderly women but, even so, the researchers were surprised by the size of the discrepancy. Overall, 11 percent of ...

New perspectives on health disparities in breast cancer research

... times less likely to receive the procedure than were patients age 51 or younger, researchers said. Standard practice guidelines for axillary node dissection during lumpectomy or mastectomy surgery specify when this procedure can be considered optional, such as for elderly patients, patients with other ...

Study Challenges Colon Cancer Surgery Follow-Up

... no matter how many nodes they examined. There are several possible explanations for this seeming paradox, including individual variations in dissection or surgical techniques, Wong said. More studies looking at further clinical details may get an answer, she said. Meanwhile, Wong said, the ...

Yale hosts summit meeting on acute aortic diseases, Nov.1-2

... of Medicine is hosting a two-day symposium Nov. 1-2 on diseases of the aorta, with a dedication to the late actor John Ritter, who died of an aortic dissection four years ago. The Summit on Acute Aortic Diseases: Lux et Veritas will be held in Mary S. Harkness Auditorium at 333 Cedar Street. The ...

A new key to detecting deadly aortic aneurysms

... The investigative team is also interested in determining if abdominal aneurysms share a similar RNA signature, and if the RNA can predict rupture or dissection of an aneurysm. ...

Aortic Dissection - A Deadly Condition

... Ritter died of a lethal condition called aortic dissection (a tear in the largest blood vessel in the body) ... study looking at survival among Type A aortic dissection patients who live through their initial crisis. ... can survive. However, because aortic dissection is rare and its symptoms can mimic those of a ...
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