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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Surgery at the Olympia Medical Center

... -- For a patient suffering from Spinal stenosis like Mike, back pain, leg pain and difficulty ... Dr. Lauryssen. "I diagnosed him with Spinal stenosis in L4 and L5 and he met the qualifications for an ... with a rapid recovery time." Lumbar Spinal stenosis (LSS) is a very common cause of pain and ...

Unique Bypass is Rare, New Treatment for People with Severe Aortic Valve Stenosis

... new hope for people with severe aortic valve stenosis at Abington Memorial Hospital where doctors are ... patients with untreated symptomatic aortic valve stenosis die within three years after diagnosis. ... are often surprised to learn that aortic valve stenosis is not unlike cancer in that it is such an ...

Dealing with Dwarfism

... may cause or accelerate symptoms of spinal stenosis . Surgical treatments can produce ... with achondroplasia have: stenosis of the foramen magnum - a condition in which the ... Symptoms of stenosis of the foramen magnum usually present itself in ...

Noninvasive screening test may detect narrowing in intracranial stents

... is a promising screening tool to detect in-stent stenosis with high sensitivity and specificity. The study ... not provide an accurate diagnosis of in-stent stenosis because the image is distorted by the reflection ... was significantly associated with in-stent stenosis by catheter-based angiography. As a screening ...

When Is Screening for Renal Artery Stenosis Medically Necessary?

... -- After diabetes and hypertension, renal artery stenosis is the leading cause of kidney failure. Recent ... excludes routine screenings for renal artery stenosis in low risk hypertensive patients -- for example, ... When one of the reasons to do renal artery stenosis screening is present, a renal artery doppler is ...

Vertos Medical, Inc. Appoints James M. Corbett Chief Executive Officer

... a minimally invasive treatment for Lumbar Spinal stenosis (LSS), today announced that the company has ... treatment for Lumbar Spinal stenosis (LSS). MILD(TM) can be performed under local ... percutaneous treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). LSS is a painful and debilitating ...

Surgery May Not Help Most People With Narrowed Brain Artery

... 95 percent of patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis can benefit if they receive intensive medical ... Endarterectomy for symptom-free carotid stenosis is greatly overused in the United States, Spence ... percent of 199 people with asymptomatic carotid stenosis tested before 2003, but only 3.7 percent of 272 ...

Vertos Medical Inc. Completes Series C Financing

... on minimally invasive treatment for Lumbar Spinal stenosis (LSS), today announced that the company has ... on minimally invasive treatment for Lumbar Spinal stenosis (LSS), today announced that the company has ... guided treatment for Lumbar Spinal stenosis (LSS). MILD can be performed under local ...

joimax(R) Revolutionizes Spine Surgery With the Launch of Newest and Fully-Endoscopic Product Innovations to Treat Spinal Canal Stenosis

... The so called 360 degree TESSYS(TM) Spinal stenosis System, which has been realized in cooperation ... people in industrialised countries, spinal canal stenosis is a frequent growing disease of the spine. So ... a fingernail-like cut the minimal access to the stenosis is enabled. Surrounding tissue is hardly damaged ...

Facet Solutions, Inc. Expands Executive Management Team

... that will change the way we treat spinal stenosis patients in the future," stated Mr. Geoff Pardo, ... the best long-term solution for lumbar spinal stenosis patients. When I reviewed the Facet Solutions ... Inc. to provide patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and facet degeneration, a motion preserving ...

Renal artery stenting falls short in large randomized trial

... weve had the wherewithal to fix renal artery stenosis and restore patency of the renal artery, said ... There are several links between renal artery stenosis and cardiovascular disease. For example, in nine out of 10 cases renal artery stenosis is caused by the build-up of atherosclerotic ...

Arterial vascular disease underdiagnosed, undertreated in older US women

... arteries throughout the body, including carotid stenosis (blockage of the arteries that supply blood to ... of stroke becomes significant at higher degree of stenosis as compared to men. Plaque composition within ... the procedure should be done for higher degree of stenosis in women, compared to men. For aortic ...

Balloon Valve May Be Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery

... for high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis [closure]," said lead researcher Dr. Sanjeevan ... to the American Heart Association, aortic stenosis involves a blockage of the heart's aortic valve. ... ventricle. "Patients who have severe aortic stenosis and who may reach the criteria where they're best ...

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

... magnetic guidewire crossing of the occlusion or stenosis for successful delivery of the necessary therapy. -- Coronary Bifurcation stenosis -- In the first case, a 3D image of the ... on Tuesday, October 23. -- Subclavian stenosis -- The third Stereotaxis live case demonstration ...

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Probiotics, Carotid Artery and Breast Cancer Treatments

... to carotid artery disease. But, according to an overview of carotid artery stenosis in the June issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter , not all people with ... safe and effective for a larger percentage of people with carotid artery stenosis -- not just those at high risk for carotid endarterectomy. ...

Omega-3 EPA: Treatment for a Heart Condition

... valve had suffered irreparable damage. The exact condition is known as stenosis of the mitral valve, whereby the valve is both narrowed and unable to ... Although it has no immediate effect on health, eventually mitral valve stenosis can cause irregular heartbeats and possibly heart failure or other ...

Impliant Granted Two New U.S. Patents and Successfully Defends European Patent Opposition Case

... a Total Posterior Arthroplasty device designed to treat lumbar spinal stenosis with or without facet arthrosis and spondylolisthesis. Archus challenged ... the L3-4 or L4-5 vertebral level to alleviate pain stemming from spinal stenosis with or without degenerative facet arthrosis, and spondylolisthesis. ...

Back to normal: Surgery improves outcomes for spine patients

... to surgery, which are: herniated disc; spinal stenosis; and spinal stenosis with degenerative spondylolisthesis. To be included in the study, all ... to meet certain criteria, including: nerve pain in the legs spinal stenosis revealed on cross-sectional imaging degenerative spondylolisthesis ...

Drug Combo Keeps Kidney Artery-Vein Grafts Viable

... has found. When arteriovenous (AV) grafts fail, it is often due to stenosis -- a narrowing of blood vessels -- at the graft site, and subsequent ... for the first time) by 18 percent and the rate of developing significant stenosis by 28 percent. "Our trial results show that we now have a drug therapy ...

Video: FDA approves Exforge HCT(R) - the Only High Blood Pressure Treatment to Combine Three Medications in a Single Pill

... not initiate treatment with EXFORGE HCT in patients with aortic or mitral stenosis or obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Rarely, increased ... electrolytes, and adverse reactions. In patients with renal artery stenosis or severe renal impairment, care should be exercised with dosing of ...

Facet Solutions Completes 1 Year Follow-up on U.S. Pilot Study

... Santa Monica, CA), who is the principal investigator for the ACADIA(TM) stenosis study. "Facet replacement surgery will offer stenosis patients who currently undergo lumbar fusion a compelling motion ...

Valve implantation on the beating heart

... good hemodynamic functioning of the new prostheses. Calcific aortic stenosis is the most common acquired heart valve defect in Western countries, with ... 75. Up to the present time, the treatment of choice for high-grade aortic stenosis has been surgical aortic valve replacement. As many as 60% of patients, ...

Dealing with dwarfism

... later in life. For example, some patients with achondroplasia have: stenosis of the foramen magnum a condition in which the hole in the base of the ... causing developmental delays and may even be fatal. Symptoms of stenosis of the foramen magnum usually present itself in the first two years of ...

Preventing a second stroke is focus of study at Rush University Medical Center

... Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracrainal stenosis or SAMMPRIS. The study is the first to look at the long-term benefits of ... ages of 30 and 80 years, have had a stroke or TIA within 30 days, and have stenosis (narrowing) of a major intracranial artery (blood vessel in the brain). ...

Diseased Heart Valve Replaced Through Small Chest Incision

... of his heart valve -- hardening that is formally known as aortic valve stenosis -- open-heart surgery was out of the question. He'd already survived ... about the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and the treatment of aortic valve stenosis please visit us online at http://www.nmh.org/heart . Participation in ...

American Heart Association 2008 Wrap-Up Report: Top Research Advances Include Studies That Influence Medical Care, Apply Science To 'Real World' Communities

... Interventions (EAPCI) The treatment of severe aortic stenosis has remained in the realm of surgery, with no significant medical options ... for patients with inoperable or very high-surgical-risk aortic stenosis has gradually improved, with increasing operator experience and a number ...

Coronary CTA: Non-invasive, low cost alternative for 'intermediate risk' patients

... or large. Initially the accuracy rate of determining the degree of stenosis caused by the larger calcified plaques was 67%. The study is ongoing and "now with further experience, the accuracy rate of determining the degree of stenosis with larger plaques is 72%," said David C. Levin, MD, lead author of the ...

Siemens Demonstrates Flexibility, Enhanced Workflow and Imaging Excellence

... both the pre- and post-procedural imaging of a patient being treated with stenosis of the leg. Pre-procedurally, users can more readily identify flow ... Post-procedurally, successful balloon dilation or stent placement of the stenosis with improved flow is evident." To deliver the discrete image, s ...

Vertos Medical Inc. Presents Clinical Data of its MILD™ Procedure at the 5th Annual Innovative Techniques in Spine Surgery Conference in Los Cabos, Mexico

... manufacturer focusing on minimally invasive treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), announced presentation of its clinical results of its proprietary ... manufacturer focusing on minimally invasive treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), announced presentation of its clinical results of its proprietary ...

Impliant Restarts European Clinical Activities for Patented TOPS(TM) Spine System

... System, a Total Posterior Arthroplasty device designed to treat spinal stenosis with or without facet arthrosis and spondylolisthesis. The procedure ... the L3-4 or L4-5 vertebral level to alleviate pain stemming from spinal stenosis with or without degenerative facet arthrosis and spondylolisthesis. ...

New Heart Ultrasound Research Shows Hope for Diagnosing and Treating Fatal Heart Conditions

... QUALITY CARDIAC ULTRASOUND IN PATIENTS WITH AORTIC stenosis MUST CONSIDER BODY SURFACE AREA In a study presented at the 19th Annual ... height and weight. A cardiac ultrasound exam in a patient with aortic stenosis that does not correct for BSA could result in a misdiagnosis of the ...

Study finds spine surgery yields greater benefits over nonsurgical treatments

... An and colleagues found that patients who underwent surgery for spinal stenosis showed significantly more improvement in all primary outcomes than did ... published in the New England Journal of Medicine, February 21. Spinal stenosis involves a narrowing of a passage in the spine through which nerves pass, ...

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

... the brain. This stent may be a major advance for patients with high-grade stenosis (arterial narrowing) who have a stroke or TIA. Previously they could just ... can be compared. We know that patients with 70 percent to 99 percent stenosis and TIA or stroke within the previous 30 days are at highest risk of ...

Facet Solution's AFRS(TM) Implant Demonstrates Positive Clinical Results After One Year Follow Up

... developed by Facet Solutions, Inc. to provide patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and facet degeneration a motion preserving alternative to lumbar spinal ... technology will ultimately become the surgical standard of care for spinal stenosis patients in the future." "Facet Solutions is very pleased with the early ...

New clinical guideline for low-back pain

... pain potentially associated with radiculopathy (nerve disorders) or spinal stenosis (narrowing), or back pain associated with another specific cause. The ... persistent low-back pain and signs or symptoms of radiculopathy or spinal stenosis with magnetic resonance imaging (preferred) or computed tomography only if ...

Photo: Kyphon and the X-STOP(R) IPD(R) Procedure to be Featured on American Health Radio on Monday, September 24, 2007

... the symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis. Symptoms from lumbar spinal stenosis often limit a patient's self-supporting daily activities, work, and social ... represents a new approach to treating the symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis or LSS. LSS is a common spinal problem suffered mainly by the middle-aged ...

New Spanish-Language Consumer Guides Compare Treatments for Depression, Prostate Cancer and Other Conditions

... AHRQ also released consumer guides in Spanish that compare treatments for high blood pressure, osteoporosis in women after menopause and renal artery stenosis -- a narrowing of the renal artery that supplies blood to the kidneys. The six Spanish-language guides join three previously published ...

Ongoing Study Shows That Endovascular Therapy is Associated With High Cure Rate for Childhood Eye Cancer

... of neurointerventional surgery. Our practitioners specialize in minimally invasive and endovascular procedures to treat stroke, aneurysms, carotid stenosis and spine fractures. Over the past two decades, our physicians have made numerous contributions to the neurosciences including: advancing stroke ...

FDA Approves Boston Scientific's TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Long Stent

... the TAXUS Liberte Long (38mm) Stent met its primary endpoint of non-inferiority to the TAXUS Express control Stent in nine-month percent diameter stenosis (31.7% vs. 32.6%, p=0.71) and reported a 36 percent reduction in MACE (9.4% vs. 14.8%, p=0.16). CONTACT: Paul Donovan ...

AMA Grants New Category III CPT Code to Premier Heart's Multifunction CardioGram(TM) (MCG)

... NJ, and Co-Editor of the journal Congestive Heart Failure. "The Multifunction CardioGram is able to detect the presence of relevant coronary stenosis with higher sensitivity, specificity and negative predictive values than conventional diagnostic modalities in populations with a documented ...
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