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Pelosi Statement on House Passage of Labor, HHS, Appropriations Bill, Which Lifts Ban on Needle Exchange

... which also lifts the ban on federal funding for needle exchange, passed in the House by a vote of 264 to ... health policy, and the scientific support for needle exchange could not be more clear. The Centers for ... confirmed the scientific evidence in support of needle exchange programs. These initiatives are an ...

NxStage(R) Announces Extension of Medisystems Needle Supply and Distribution Agreement

... Inc. of Lake Zurich, Ill. Medisystems provides needle sets and assemblies to Fenwal, a global medical ... in this agreement include the MasterGuard needle sets with FingerShield(TM) safety technology, the ... offerings." MasterGuard Anti-Stick needle Protector is the only guarded ...

Researchers develop new and efficient breast biopsy technique

... new technique uses a mechanical arm to guide the needle for the biopsy and has a braking system to allow for accurate placement of the needle and to avoid needle motion. Breast biopsy procedures, using both ...

Havel's Incorporated Expands Successful EchoStim(R) Ultrasound Needles into Canada

... a Cincinnati-based distributor of unique needle devices, has partnered with CHS, Canadian ... stimulators, the EchoStim(R) Echogenic Insulated needle can be used with or without ultrasound guidance. The EchoBlock(R) Echogenic Non-Insulated needle has fixed injection tubing, and is used under ...

PET scan can non invasively measure early assessment of treatment for common type of breast cancer

... and shows similar findings that more invasive needle sampling identifies, according to a poster ... therapy. Many of the patients also underwent a needle biopsy as a control measure to compare the two ... work done by UK-based researchers who used needle biopsies to measure whether the proliferation of ...

West Announces First Quarter 2009 Results

... marketing clearance for our NovaGuard(R) safety needle system last week. We believe that, with our ... and Drug Administration that its passive safety needle device has been cleared for marketing in the U.S. ... and is the market's first truly passive safety needle system and can be used with existing Luer Lock ...

Spinal taps carry higher risks for infants and elderly, study shows

... During the lumbar puncture, a small needle is inserted into the patient's lower spine. ... to scoliosis. Sometimes the placement of the needle during the procedure causes some bleeding into ... obtaining the fluid involves insertion of a long needle into the spine, it is important that we optimize ...

New Vertebral Biopsy Needle Features Exclusive Cutting Cannula

... The new product: Serratus™ Vertebral Biopsy needle is a specialty biopsy needle used to capture a quality vertebral core sample. ... Vertebral Biopsy Needle, a specialty biopsy needle used to capture a quality vertebral core sample. ...

11-gauge needle better than 14-gauge in breast biopsy

... Stereotactic vacuum-assisted breast needle biopsy, a common minimally invasive biopsy method ... in the US, is more effective with an 11-gauge needle than the 14-gauge needle decreasing a physician's chances of ...

New Vascular Access Medical Devices Launched by Navilyst Medical

... only dual-safety EZ Huber® Infusion needle Set; and 3) new Xcela® Power Injectable ... system. One safety feature shields the tip of the needle after the needle is withdrawn from the patient to prevent ...

Endoscopic ultrasound highly accurate in evaluating ambiguous radiographic findings of the pancreas

... ultrasound and endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) have become a valuable tool ... This technique allows for detection and possible needle biopsy of small pancreatic tumors even before ... stage of cancers. Tissue samples, using a fine needle aspiration technique (FNA), can be obtained in ...

First steps toward autonomous robot surgeries

... system could successfully perform a simulated needle biopsy. Advances in ultrasound technology have ... successfully performed its main task: directing a needle on the end of the robotic arm to touch the tip of another needle within a blood vessel graft. The ...

Researchers find less invasive, highly accurate methods

... now being used. The most common is transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA), in which a physician places a ... trachea and based on a CT scan, passes a small needle through the trachea into where a suspicious lymph ... In this procedure, physicians guide a very small needle into the lymph node to take a biopsy (a procedure ...

Vical Expands Clinical Testing of DNA Vaccine Against H5N1 Pandemic Influenza

... to allow comparison of vaccination with needle and syringe to vaccination with the Biojector(R) ... data in multiple human pDNA vaccine studies. needle and syringe testing in up to 60 subjects, ... pandemic influenza DNA vaccine candidate; whether needle and syringe delivery or needle-free delivery ...

Experimental technique at GUMC offers real-time analysis of breast cancer biopsies

... might, in the future, reduce the number of needle biopsies traditionally needed from women ... physicians extract 6-8 tissue samples during a needle biopsy procedure to ensure proper sampling of the ... in animal models. Then they examined 25 breast needle biopsies taken from 16 patients to look at ...

Redsense Medical Receives FDA Approval for Blood Loss Detection Device

... blood loss detection device for monitoring venous needle dislodgement has been granted FDA approval, and ... 7 to 10 patients needlessly die each year due to needle dislodgement. It is feared that the true death ... loss resulting from disconnection of the venous needle during hemodialysis is a potentially serious ...

Less invasive lymph node biopsy method could spare thousands unnecessary operations

... Barcelona, Spain: Using an ultrasound-guided fine needle to biopsy lymph nodes could spare thousands of ... suspicious, patients also underwent the fine needle aspiration biopsy before the sentinel node ... tracked for an average of 28 months. The fine needle aspiration detected tumour cells in the lymph ...

LeadConfirm Professional, the First Oral Based Lead Test, Makes Getting the Lead Out Easier - Now Available at Amazon.com

... a San Diego-based biotech company, this test does not require any needle sticks or blood from the body. Just a few simple swabs of the inside cheek ... a San Diego-based biotech company, this test does not require any needle sticks or blood from the body. Just a few simple swabs of the inside cheek ...

West Acquires Drug Delivery Assets From Plastef Investissements SA

... safety syringe, a passive safety system for use with fixed, or staked, needle prefillable syringes. Operations will continue at Plastef's production ... which has approximately 75 employees. The eris system for staked needle syringes complements West's NovaGuard(TM) passive safety needle, which it ...

Shared Race, Social Group Seem to Help People Relate

... -- watch videos in which a person appears to be pricked in the face with a needle or with a cotton swab. The observers showed increased empathic neural ... when the person in the video was of the same race as themselves during the needle prick. The neural activity was much less when a person of a different race ...

AccuVein AV300, First Portable Vein Illumination Device, Now Available on GSA Schedule

... veins in difficult patients can take up to 10 minutes and require multiple needle sticks. Venipuncture is the most common invasive medical procedure with an ... the United States alone. The AV300 can help reduce the need for multiple needle sticks, with the goal of improving patient care and the time to access ...

Video: AccuVein Launches First Portable, Non-Contact Vein Illumination Device

... veins in difficult patients can take up to 10 minutes and require multiple needle sticks. Venipuncture is the most common invasive medical procedure with an ... the United States alone. The AV300 can help reduce the need for multiple needle sticks, with the goal of improving patient care and the time to access ...

Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain

... care." In the simulated acupuncture group, practitioners mimicked needle acupuncture by using a toothpick in a needle guide tube -- poking at traditional pressure points without breaking the ...

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Novel Investigational Notes and SSL Devices Featured in 15 Presentations at Sages

... Tissue Apposition System Steerable Flex Trocar with Rotary Access needle Flexible Bipolar Hemostasis Forceps Flexible Maryland ... Articulating Hook Knife Articulating Snare Articulating needle Knife Articulating Graspers Articulating Biopsy Forceps ...

Fox Chase is first cancer center in the nation to use MRI-guided biopsy to detect prostate cancer

... biopsy is used to target a specific area for sampling. It requires a needle guide to be inserted into the rectum next to the patient's prostate. Next, MR images are obtained, the abnormal area is identified, and a needle is inserted through the guide to the targeted area for tissue samples, ...

Insulin Pens and Growing Diabetic Community Increase Market for Insulin Delivery Devices in Europe, Says Frost & Sullivan

... and effort. In order to deliver insulin to the subcutaneous tissue, a needle injection is the most straightforward method. needle phobia is however a significant deterrent for patients. "Needle ...

Dermatologists Debunk Myths, Offer Advice for Conditions that Hit Below the Belt

... the laser procedure, tiny laser fibers are delivered to the vein through a needle puncture that is thread up to the main vein trunk responsible for these ... reabsorbed by the body. The radiofrequency energy is delivered by a simple needle puncture, and Dr. Weiss noted that 95 percent of treatments are ....

New model developed to estimate radiation skin doses during CT-guided interventional procedures

... allow interventional radiologists (radiologists who specialize in fine needle aspiration, fine needle biopsy and radiofrequency ablation) to better estimate patient radiation ...

For Patients Who Fail on Viagra, Levitra or Cialis

... the compound would have to be refrigerated and then self injected with a needle at time of use. But the compound in gel form, called TriMix-gel(TM), ... room temperature. More importantly, an ED patient will not have to use a needle to self inject before sexual intercourse. Recently, clinical trials were ...

New Cosmetic Trends Change the Face of the Australian Botox Market

... - recent trends have seen an increasing number of brides go under the needle before the big day, as well as people undergoing the procedure for the ... - recent trends have seen an increasing number of brides go under the needle before the big day, as well as people undergoing the procedure for the ...

AIDS Action Applauds Introduction of a New Bill Allowing Federal Funds to Support Syringe Exchange Programs

... development." Eight federally funded research reports concluded that needle and syringe programs, as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention strategy, ... DC National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable Decatur, GA needle Exchange Emergency Distribution Berkeley, CA New Mexico ...

Researchers Revisit Edison's Method of Generating Olympic Level Ideas via Unique New Corporate Seminar

... Patent Connection Elias Howe struggled with a sewing machine design whose needle pointed up, unable to hold cloth steady. Dream images such as a cannibal's spear with its head thrusting downward inspired him to place the needle face down, leading to a workable design. Howe's' patent remained ...

ASGE issues updated guidelines on antibiotic prophylaxis for gastrointestinal endoscopy

... with vascular grafts or other nonvalvular cardiovascular devices, and fine needle aspiration of solid lesions along the upper GI tract. RECOMMENDATIONS ... bile duct obstruction, prevention of pancreatic cyst infection after fine needle aspirate at endoscopic ultrasound or after injection of contrast at ERCP, ...

Biomarker Spots Which Lesions Likely to Progress to Prostate Cancer

... Finding could help men with precancerous lesions avoid unnecessary needle biopsies FRIDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- Spanish researchers ... for prostate cancer, it could help men with the lesions avoid repeated needle biopsies. "Those patients with a high PTOV1 score should undergo an ...

Newly diagnosed breast cancer patients benefit from use of USFNA of lymph nodes

... Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (USFNA) of the lymph nodes is a safe, useful, and minimally ... newly diagnosed breast cancer would benefit most from preoperative fine needle aspiration of the axillary lymph nodes, said Martha Mainiero, MD, lead ...

Inhaled tuberculosis vaccine more effective than traditional shot

... and Applied Sciences. "While most new TB vaccines continue to call for needle injection, our vaccine could provide safer, more consistent protection by ... childhood vaccine. Dried into a powder by freezing and delivered by needle injection, the vaccine requires refrigerated storage and has shown ...

GFX: Wrinkle-Killer or Botox(R) Hit-Man?

... radiofrequency (RF) thermal energy, delivered through an insulated bipolar needle inserted near the eyebrows, on either side of the forehead. First, the doctor delivers a stimulating pulse through the needle to identify the appropriate motor nerve. Once the target is properly ...

PET outperforms CT in characterization of lung nodules

... for these patients then becomes whether to undergo surgery, undergo a needle biopsy or watch and wait to find out if the nodule is benign or malignant ... be adopted in lieu of unnecessary invasiveand expensiveprocedures such as needle biopsy or surgery, he added. According to the American Cancer Society, ...

Less Invasive Way to Stage Lung Cancer Shows Promise

... needle aspiration procedures worked as well as standard, invasive method ... methods of staging and combinations thereof: traditional transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA), endobronchial ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration ...

New book sheds light on conflicts of politics and science

... NEW YORK (Dec. 26, 2007) -- From stem cell research to needle exchanges to medical marijuana and HIV/AIDS prevention, politics is ... policies on contraception, AIDS, stem cell research, medical marijuana, needle exchanges, tuberculosis control, dietary supplements, silicone breast ...
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