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Lazy eye treatment times could be drastically reduced, new research shows

... of all children's eye appointments in the UK. occlusion therapy patching the normal eye for lengthy ... that would have required around 120 hours of occlusion therapy to achieve, can be produced after just 10 ... to use these new treatments to supplement occlusion therapy. The 60,000 project A Study of ...

High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Associated With Eye Disease

... 3.5 times the risk of developing retinal vein occlusion than those without it. People with high ... studies involving 2,916 people with retinal vein occlusion and 28,646 people without the condition. It found that 63.6 percent of patients with retinal vein occlusion also had hypertension, compared with 36.2 percent ...

No need for children with lazy eye to wear patches all day

... eyes (strabismus). Studies have shown that occlusion therapy (patching) can improve vision, but ... Sight, London, set out to determine the amount of occlusion treatment required in children with amblyopia to ... surface of each patch to monitor the amount of occlusion each child actually received. Visual function was ...

AtriCure Reports First Human Implant of the Cosgrove-Gillinov Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion System

... that its Cosgrove-Gillinov Left Atrial Appendage occlusion System was successfully implanted during an ... of the Cosgrove-Gillinov Left Atrial Appendage occlusion System. It was easy and rapid to implant and we ... (AF). The Cosgrove-Gillinov Left Atrial Appendage occlusion System is a clip device that is designed to ...

Oh Baby, Interventional Radiology Makes Childbirth Safer

... (preoperative prophylactic insertion of bilateral internal iliac artery occlusion balloons) before delivery -- to be ready to inflate (just like in ... Abstract 181: "Combined Prophylactic Internal Iliac Artery Balloon occlusion and Uterine Artery Embolization in the Management of Invasive Placenta," ....

AGA Medical Receives European CE Mark Approval for AMPLATZER(R) Cardiac Plug

... the septal wall. One such intended use will be for the non-surgical occlusion of the left atrial appendage. "The ACP is an important addition to ... in Europe and plans to support the broad adoption of left atrial appendage occlusion for atrial fibrillation. It will also introduce a physician clinical ...

AGA Medical Corporation Receives CE Mark Approval for the AMPLATZER(R) Vascular Plug III

... in the European Union. The AVP III further expands the AGA family of occlusion devices designed to embolize, or close, blood vessels and blood vessel ... "Our pre-clinical testing suggests that the AVP III will have the fastest occlusion times within our vascular plug family," said Mr. Gougeon. The AVP III is ...

Occlutech Wins Confirmation of its Intellectual Property Position Versus AGA Medical Patent by AIPPI

... -- Occlutech GmbH, the leading European manufacturer of coronary occlusion devices today announced that it has obtained approval for its IP position ... to having our position confirmed in European and U.S. National courts." occlusion devices are used to treat structural heart disease, including structural ...

Terumo Launches the New AZUR(TM) Peripheral HydroCoil(R) Embolization System with Expanding Hydrogel Technology

... the launch of the AZUR Peripheral HydroCoil Embolization System for the occlusion of blood vessels, vascular malformations, and aneurysms. AZUR is the only ... we're predicting that AZUR will be the new gold standard for endovascular occlusion of vascular lesions." For more information, customers can contact Terumo ...

Stereotaxis Highlights Live Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Cases Performed at TCT With Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation System

... stenotic or occluded vessel which aided magnetic guidewire crossing of the occlusion or stenosis for successful delivery of the necessary therapy. -- Coronary ... York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. -- Chronic Total occlusion -- This second case included the treatment of a coronary chronic total ...

New DrainEx(TM) Catheter Simplifies Insertion and Replacement

... care in order to maintain patency and functionality. Multipurpose drainage catheters are often utilized to remove viscous bodily fluids and catheter occlusion is a common problem. Replacement of an occluded drainage catheter can be a difficult and time-consuming process. The hidden rapid-exchange lumen of ...

New DrainEx(TM) Catheter Simplifies Insertion and Replacement

... care in order to maintain patency and functionality. Multipurpose drainage catheters are often utilized to remove viscous bodily fluids and catheter occlusion is a common problem. Replacement of an occluded drainage catheter can be a difficult and time-consuming process. The hidden rapid-exchange lumen of ...

CareFusion Issues Update Regarding Previously Disclosed June 12, 2009 Recall of the Alaris(R) System

... Alaris(R) System addressing potential risks identified with the Alaris System. The affected devices have one or more failures associated with the occlusion Warning Message, Syringe Volume Warning Message, Electrostatic Discharge protection circuitry, and Fluid Ingress into the device's pumping mechanism. ...

OraVerse (R) Selected by Dentistry Today Magazine as One of the Top 100 Products of 2009

... use of phentolamine at doses between 5 to 15 times higher than the recommended dose of OraVerse, myocardial infarction, and cerebrovascular spasm and occlusion have been reported, usually in association with marked hypotensive episodes producing shock-like states. See full prescribing information. ...

Video: FDA Approves Hologic's Adiana(R) Permanent Contraception System

... women's options for future gynecologic tests and procedures." The Adiana procedure is indicated for women who desire permanent birth control by occlusion of the fallopian tubes. Ideal candidates include women who do not want children in the future and would like the peace of mind and convenience of ...

New PICC Mimics Nature

... putting patients at risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE)." Today, clinicians typically try to avoid thrombus occlusion by instilling heparin into catheters between uses. However, many patients are allergic to heparin, which can cause heparin-induced thrombocytopenia ...

Boston Scientific Announces Schedule for EuroPCR 2009

... options for left main disease in light of new data from the SYNTAX-LE MANS study. SYNTAX Trial: Early and Late Graft occlusion and Stent Thrombosis. Ted. E. Feldman, M.D., will present an analysis of one-year rates of graft occlusions and stent thrombosis from patients ...

Occlutech Obtains CE Mark for the new Generation PFO & ASD Occluders

... The Occlutech Figulla Flex will be exhibited and demonstrated at the PCR vascular intervention meeting in Barcelona from May 19th to May 22nd. occlusion devices are used to treat structural heart disease, including structural heart defects and abnormalities such as Atrial Septal Defects, (ASD), and ...

PercSys Introduces Accordion CoAx(TM) Stone Control Device for Facilitating Percutaneous Kidney Stone Treatments

... The low-profile Accordion CoAx device is placed over a guidewire, and once in position, forms a proprietary multi-fold, 15 millimeter diameter film occlusion that conforms to and fills the ureter in order to prevent the migration of stone fragments further down in the ureter during the fragmentation ...

ASA plus clopidogrel reduces heart attack risk in patients with acute coronary syndrome

... to a reduction in platelet clotting (aggregation) and of the subsequent formation of blood clots (thrombi). Clopidogrel thus reduces the risk of occlusion of the arteries and helps prevent heart attacks and strokes. However, the risk of bleeding increases. As the mechanism that affects blood clotting is ...

Mayo study shows simple finger device may help predict future heart events, such as heart attack

... blood pressure cuff is to occlude and then release blood flow to assess reactive hyperemia (RH), the normal blood flow response that occurs when occlusion is released. In the study, 49 percent of the patients who went on to have a cardiac event had a low RH score. A low RH signal - indicating a ...

Mayo Study Shows Simple Finger Device May Help Predict Future Heart Events, Such as Heart Attack

... blood pressure cuff is to occlude and then release blood flow to assess reactive hyperemia (RH), the normal blood flow response that occurs when occlusion is released. In the study, 49 percent of the patients who went on to have a cardiac event had a low RH score. A low RH signal -- indicating a ...

BridgePoint Medical Completes First U.S. Clinical Case Using CrossBoss and Stingray Devices in CTO Angioplasty Procedure

... Cardiac Catheterization Lab Director at North Cascade Cardiology in Bellingham, Washington. The patient was a 61 year old woman with a chronic total occlusion of her right coronary artery, chest pain (characterized as level three angina) and a positive stress test. The patient was referred to Dr. Lombardi ...

Superior Sound Amplifies Quality of Life for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

... sounds to compensate for the damaged or blocked area, the Baha re-routes the sound naturally, thereby eliminating the annoying feedback and occlusion often associated with traditional air conduction hearing aids. "Cochlear is making great strides toward improving quality of life with their ...

Video: Novalar Announces the Launch of OraVerse(TM) the First Dental Anesthesia Reversal Agent

... use of phentolamine at doses between 5 to 15 times higher than the recommended dose of OraVerse, myocardial infarction, and cerebrovascular spasm and occlusion have been reported, usually in association with marked hypotensive episodes producing shock-like states. See full prescribing information. ...

ev3 Inc. Reports 2008 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results and 2009 Guidance

... angioplasty balloons, stents, plaque excision systems, embolic protection devices, liquid embolics, embolization coils, thrombectomy catheters and occlusion balloons. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.ev3.net . ev3, the ev3 logo, FoxHollow, Axium and Onyx are ...

Efficacy of stents is improved when their placement is determined by arterial blood flow measurement

... or a new technique of "fractional flow reserve" (FFR), by which a tiny wire with a sensor is threaded through the coronary artery to the point of occlusion and blood flow measured to determine if the lesion is restricting blood flow and causing ischemia.(1) The study, conducted in 20 European and US ...

ev3 Inc. to Report 2008 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results and Host Conference Call on February 24, 2009

... angioplasty balloons, stents, plaque excision systems, embolic protection devices, liquid embolics, embolization coils, thrombectomy catheters and occlusion balloons. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.ev3.net . ev3 and the ev3 logo are trademarks of ev3 Inc., ...

Help for liver transplant patients with small-for-size syndrome

... other two patients were treated radiologically by splenic artery coiling. "Of the seven recipients, six had a good response to the splenic artery occlusion with improvement of liver function tests over the course of the next one to two weeks," the authors report. None developed post-operative spleen ...

Thrombectomy Device Market to Approach $300 Million by 2013, According to Millennium Research Group

... 2013. MRG's US Markets for Plaque and Thrombus Management Devices 2009 report provides coverage of atherectomy, thrombectomy, chronic total occlusion crossing devices, and embolic protection devices, and highlights key industry competitors including Boston Scientific, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. ...

ev3 Inc. Appoints Shawn McCormick as New Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

... angioplasty balloons, stents, plaque excision systems, embolic protection devices, liquid embolics, embolization coils, thrombectomy catheters and occlusion balloons. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.ev3.net . ev3 and the ev3 logo are trademarks of ...

6th International Chronic Total Occlusion Summit to be held Feb. 5-6, 2009 in NYC

... WHAT: The Sixth International Chronic Total occlusion (CTO) Summit is a two-day conference featuring state-of-the-art technologies, research findings and new developments in therapeutic procedures that ...

AGA Medical Receives Japanese Approval for AMPLATZER(R) Duct Occluder

... from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) for its AMPLATZER(R) Duct Occluder (ADO). The ADO is a percutaneous, transcatheter occlusion device used for the non-surgical closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), a common type of congenital heart defect that occurs when a blood vessel ...

Thrombectomy Device Market to Approach $900 Million by 2013, According to Millennium Research Group

... 2013. MRG's US Markets for Plaque and Thrombus Management Devices 2009 report provides coverage of atherectomy, thrombectomy, chronic total occlusion crossing devices, and embolic protection devices, and highlights key industry competitors including Boston Scientific, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. ...

ev3 Inc. to Present at the 27th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

... angioplasty balloons, stents, plaque excision systems, embolic protection devices, liquid embolics, embolization coils, thrombectomy catheters and occlusion balloons. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.ev3.net . ev3 and the ev3 logo are trademarks of ev3 Inc., ...

AGA Medical to Appeal Ruling by Dutch Court in Lawsuit With Occlutech GmbH

... and/or non-infringement declarations related to AGA Medical's claim that Occlutech had infringed on one of its European patents for intravascular occlusion devices and the method of forming or manufacturing these medical devices. The company also announced its intention to file a new suit against ...

Dr. Henry Barnett becomes first person outside Europe to receive Karolinska Stroke Award

... some other medical centres in the world, clinics were established to perform extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass surgery, in patients with total occlusion of one of the major supplies to the brain, the internal carotid artery. Through an opening of the skull bone, arteries on the outside of the skull ...

Minimally Invasive Treatment Improves Male Fertility

... the skin at the groin and uses x-ray guidance to steer it into the varicocele. A tiny platinum coil and a few milliliters of an agent to ensure the occlusion of the gonadic vein are then inserted through the catheter. Recovery time is minimal, and patients typically can return to work the next day. Dr. ...

Minimally invasive treatment improves male fertility

... the skin at the groin and uses x-ray guidance to steer it into the varicocele. A tiny platinum coil and a few milliliters of an agent to ensure the occlusion of the gonadic vein are then inserted through the catheter. Recovery time is minimal, and patients typically can return to work the next day. Dr. ...

New hearing aid technology passes the restaurant noise test

... devices let ambient sounds into the ear canal, unlike more conventional hearing aids, which completely block off the canal. Canal blockage creates an occlusion effect that makes wearers' own voices sound a little like they are talking from the bottom of a barrel, so open-fit is an attractive new option. ...
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