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Nfocus Neuromedical Announces European Approval for Novel Guiding Catheter at Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery

... for its novel guiding catheter, the Echo(TM) distal Access Catheter. "The Echo's unique ... will appreciate the extreme suppleness of the distal end and the exceptional support of the proximal ... key uni-body construction." The Echo(TM) distal Access Catheter has been cleared in Europe to ...

Robotic approach to urothelial cancer of the kidney proves to be beneficial for patients

... is surgical resection of the tumor, called a distal ureterectomy, or removal of the entire kidney, ... the four-arm technique for robot assisted distal ureterectomy. In the video, Viterbo is shown performing the robotic distal ureterectomy on a 73-year-old man with ...

Fox Chase performs the world’s first successful ViKY robot-assisted surgery for pancreatic tumors

... the world's first successful minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy using the ViKY system's ... invasive procedures, like a laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy, surgeons use both hands to ... this first ever ViKY assisted minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy on a 65-year-old man who was ...

JCI online early table of contents: March 9, 2009

... as being crucially important for both distal ureter maturation and craniofacial morphogenesis. ... to control key apoptotic events in the distal common nephric duct, allowing correct positioning ... forming bladder, and subsequent apoptosis in the distal ureter that then allows proper connection of the ...

Concentric Medical Expands Product Offering in Neuro Access

... the U.S. of two new lengths of the Outreach(TM) distal Access Catheter for use in neurovascular interventions. The Outreach distal Access Catheter provides neurointerventionalists ... Concentric Medical released its first Outreach distal Access Catheter in the U.S. and Europe in October ...

Surgical study highlights pros and cons of gastric bypass surgery for severe obesity

... of first choice, having decided that the distal gastric bypass technique, with its longer ... the proximal technique and 25 undergoing the distal technique. The alimentary limb length in the ... this increased to between 200cm and 400cm in the distal group. The study subjects' BMIs averaged ....

Concentric Medical Launches Distal Access Catheter

... today announced the launch of the Merci(R) distal Access Catheter, or DAC. The DAC provides ... suffering an ischemic stroke. The Merci distal Access Catheter was evaluated at more than a ... United States and Europe. "After using the Merci distal Access Catheter in challenging arterial and ...

Cardica's C-Port Anastomosis Systems for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Procedures to be Used to Train Cardiothoracic Surgeons at Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) University

... ) today announced that its innovative C-Port(R) distal Anastomosis Systems will be used in two courses ... are designed to allow surgeons to automate distal anastomosis -- the attachment of blood vessels ... technologies in the performance of proximal and distal coronary anastomoses, performance of a ...

Antegrade bowel intussusception can cause recurrent, chronic postoperative intestinal obstruction

... was deemed necessary. An intussusception just distal to the most distal Roux-en-Y connection was found, causing two loops ... and a side-to-side anastomosis between the most distal aspect of the bowel and the Roux-en-Y ...

SYNTAX Substudy Shows Positive Outcomes for Left Main Patients Treated With TAXUS(R) Express2(R) Stent System

... Results were also broken out by left main lesion location, including distal and non-distal. For those patients receiving a TAXUS Stent, the ... for the treated lesion was 92 percent. Restenosis was more common with distal lesions (90% patency) compared with non-distal lesions (98% patency). ...

Computer simulation at the duodenal stump after gastric resection

... the geometry and flow conditions affect the gastroduodenal system after distal gastric resection. Also, intraluminal pressure can be the dominant cause ... element method, to study flow and mixing in the duodenal junction after distal gastric resection and a Billroth 2 procedure. Using the finite element ...

The Quigley Corporation Reports First Quarter 2009 Results

... study demonstrated a significant improvement in two key measures of distal sensory nerve function in the group treated with QR-333. These unexpected ... study demonstrated a significant improvement in two key measures of distal sensory nerve function in the group treated with QR-333. The compound was ...

Antibiotics can cause pervasive, persistant changes to microbiota in human gut

... 5,700 different taxa (genetically distinct types) of bacteria in the human distal gut, and antibiotic treatment influenced the abundance of about a third of ... thus identifying) bacteria. Less than 20-40% of the microbes in the human distal gut, for example, have been cultured in the laboratory. Since the late ...

Court of Appeals Reverses Lower Court Decision in Favor of TriMed, Inc. Patent Infringement Case

... the company's Radial Pin Plate and the Ulnar Pin Plate used for the distal radius (wrist) fractures. TriMed introduced the plates in 1995 for use in reducing distal radius fractures often without a need for a post-surgical cast. The plates ...

Changes in narcoleptics' skin, core body temperatures affect their vigilance and sleepiness

... researchers discovered that in healthy people, the temperature of the distal skin hands and feet not only increases just before falling asleep, but ... a specially designed thermosuit that can differentially manipulate the distal en proximal skin temperature with warm or cold water. In this way, we ...

Cardica Announces Live Webcast Demonstrating Breakthrough Device to Facilitate Beating Heart and Robotic Coronary Revascularization Surgery

... beating heart procedure using Cardica's C-Port(R) xA and C-Port(R) Flex A distal Anastomosis Systems. The innovative C-Port(R) anastomosis systems are ... to Dr. Mack, "Cardica's C-Port systems represent a breakthrough in distal anastomotic devices that facilitate and simplify beating heart and robotic ...

Fruits, Veggies Won't Lower Colon Cancer Risk

... they did find a possible associated with a lower risk of cancer of the distal colon -- the left-hand side of the colon. But this association was not ... risk of colon cancer overall but was inversely associated with the risk of distal colon cancer," they wrote. "Diets plentiful in fruits and vegetables ...

New Device for Clearing Blocked Arteries in the Legs Receives FDA Clearance for Peripheral Use - Procedures Performed Across the US Within First 48 Hours

... about 75% smaller than red blood cells, which eliminates the need for a distal embolization protection device." Existing devices have rarely been able to ... treating PAD; and (iii) Dr. Khanna's statement on eliminating the need for distal embolization protection devices, are forward looking statements. These ...

Cardica to Announce Fiscal 2009 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results on Thursday, August 13, 2009

... reproducible anastomoses, or connections of blood vessels, often considered the most critical aspect of the CABG procedure. Cardica's C-Port(R) distal Anastomosis Systems are marketed in the United States and Europe and its PAS-Port(R) Proximal Anastomosis System is marketed in the United States, ...

Quigley Corporation Announces Final Results of Quigley Pharma's Phase IIb Study

... considerations might include, a longer duration period to improve patient compliance as well as an assessment of sural nerve function and measures of distal nerve sensory thresholds in the feet to provide more detail to the potential for disease modification. There can be no assurance the Company will ...

Cardica Receives NASDAQ Notification

... reproducible anastomoses, or connections of blood vessels, often considered the most critical aspect of the CABG procedure. Cardica's C-Port(R) distal Anastomosis Systems are marketed in the United States and Europe and its PAS-Port(R) Proximal Anastomosis System is marketed in the United States, ...

New Educational Tool for Understanding UC Flares

... may also visit the CCFA's community website at www.ccfacommunity.org . ROWASA is indicated for the treatment of active mild to moderate distal ulcerative colitis, proctosigmoiditis, or proctitis. Full Prescribing Information available: www.ROWASAKit.com . *Wipe is optional ...

Unexpected Positive Finding Expands Potential for Quigley QR333 Drug for Diabetic Neuropathy; Findings Suggest Possible Disease Modification

... 2 double-blinded, placebo-controlled, clinical trial of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, demonstrated a significant improvement in two key measures of distal sensory nerve function in the group treated with QR333. The compound was applied topically to the feet of subjects suffering from painful diabetic ...

Cardica to Announce Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Financial Results on Monday, May 4, 2009

... reproducible anastomoses, or connections of blood vessels, often considered the most critical aspect of the CABG procedure. Cardica's C-Port(R) distal Anastomosis Systems are marketed in the United States and Europe and its PAS-Port(R) Proximal Anastomosis System is marketed in the United States, ...

JCI table of contents: March 23, 2009

... mutation generated a nonfunctional Kv1.1 protein and that it affected Mg2+ reabsorption by the protein TRPM6 in a region of the kidney known as the distal convoluted tubule. In an accompanying commentary, David Ellison, at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, discusses the importance of the ...

NanoBio to Announce Key Clinical and Preclinical Data on Its Topical Anti-infective Lotions at AAD 2009

... Poster # P2114, 10:40 a.m. -- A Randomized, Double-Blind, Vehicle-Controlled Trial of Novel Topical Antifungal Nanoemulsion (NB-002) in Subjects With distal Subungual Onychomycosis About NanoBio NanoBio(R) Corp. is a privately held biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and ...

DOR BioPharma Announces Potential $30 Million North American Partnership Agreement with Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals for orBec(R) in the Treatment of Graft-versus-Host Disease

... two tablets; one tablet is intended to release BDP in the proximal portions of the GI tract, and the other tablet is intended to release BDP in the distal portions of the GI tract. In addition to issued patents and pending worldwide patent applications held by or exclusively licensed to DOR, ...

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Faces Tough Battle Against Pancreatic Cancer

... Cancer Center in New York City. Given the length of the hospital stay (seven to 10 days) and the location of the tumor, she probably underwent a distal pancreatectomy (removal of the end of the pancreas) and likely had her spleen removed as well, Sasson said. The tumor was apparently found during ...

Cardica to Announce Fiscal 2009 Second Quarter Financial Results on Thursday, January 29, 2009

... reproducible anastomoses, or connections of blood vessels, often considered the most critical aspect of the CABG procedure. Cardica's C-Port(R) distal Anastomosis Systems are marketed in the United States and Europe and its PAS-Port(R) Proximal Anastomosis System is marketed in the United States, ...

Insightra Medical, Inc. Gains FDA clearance for the Most Complete Range of 7Fr Intra Aortic Balloon (IAB) Catheters

... and a very high level of quality," says Brad Sharp, CEO of Insightra. "The market seems to agree that 7Fr is a big improvement in terms of distal flow, comfort and safety. The key is to deliver that 7Fr benefit to the entire population, and not just those who fit the most popular sizes. That ...

What is the mechanism of the chronic radiation enteritis?

... They found that without causing histological damage, fractionated radiation induced elevated expression of IL-1beta, TNF alpha, MCP-1, and iNOS in distal colonic mucosa during the early post-irradiation phase. At that time, a Th2 profile was confirmed by expression of both the Th2-specific ...

Cardica Announces Publication of Case Report in the Journal of Neurosurgery Featuring Use of C-Port(R) System in Brain Arterial Bypass

... announced publication of a case study in the September issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Neurosurgery featuring the use of Cardica's C-Port xA(R) distal Anastomosis System to connect blood vessels in the brain to bypass an enlarging aneurysm. Ralph G. Dacey, Jr., M.D., professor and chairman of ...

The future of interventional cardiology presented at TCT 2008

... Carotid Stenting with a Novel Flow Reversal System EPIC: A Multicenter Registry Evaluating Neuroprotection During Carotid Stenting with a Novel distal Protection Device First in Human Report: Initial Experience with a Stentless and Retrievable Percutaneous Aortic Valve Prosthesis DIVERGE: A ...

TCT update: press conference schedule announced for TCT

... Carotid Stenting with a Novel Flow Reversal System EPIC: A Multicenter Registry Evaluating Neuroprotection During Carotid Stenting with a Novel distal Protection Device First in Human Report: Initial Experience with a Stentless and Retrievable Percutaneous Aortic Valve Prosthesis DIVERGE: A ...

Merck's odanacatib increased BMD over 2 years at key fracture sites in Phase IIB study

... at the lumbar spine. Secondary endpoints included the LS mean change from baseline in BMD at the total hip, femoral neck, hip trochanter, and distal forearm, and changes in bone turnover based on biochemical markers. "Bone mineral density" or BMD is the amount of mineralized bone tissue in a ...

Bone marrow stem cells may help control inflammatory bowel disease

... infusions of either MSCs or regulatory T cells, and a week later the researchers examined the effects on tissues from the pancreas, the liver and the distal ileum the lower end of the small intestine which are usually attacked by autoimmune reactions. While little improvement was seen in the ...

String probes for devastating childhood digestive disease

... the disease, doctors insert an instrument called an endoscope down the esophagus and take six to eight samples of tissue, from the top, middle and distal end, near the stomach. Under a microscope, they count the number of eosinophils, "which are not normally present in the esophagus at all," Ackerman ...

Cardica Names Frederick Bauer Vice President of Operations

... "forward-looking" statements, including statements relating to expansion of Cardica's manufacturing capability, increasing demand for the C-Port(R) distal Anastomosis System and 510(k) clearance and the planned launch of the PAS-Port System. Any statements contained in this press release that are not ...

Bowel prep oral sodium phosphate equal to fasting before capsule endoscopy for obscure GI bleeding

... is lacking, researchers developed their own scale, assessing preparation at five different segments: duodenum, jejunum, middle small bowel, ileum and distal ileum. Bowel cleanliness and visibility were evaluated by assessing the presence of bubbles, liquid and the rate of visibility. Results A ...

Alaven Pharmaceutical Introduces Kit for UC Patients

... . *Wipe is optional and not a required part of treatment 1 Sutherland LR, et al. 5-aminosalicylic acid enema in the treatment of distal ulcerative colitis, proctosigmoiditis, and proctitis. Gastroenterology. 1987;92(6):1894-1898. 2 ROWASA Prescribing Information. Rev 05/08. 3 ...
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