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

... endovascular procedures in very far-reaching vessel locations -- yet provide a stable platform for ... has been cleared in Europe to provide support and vessel access in peripheral, coronary and neurovascular ... flexible within the distant and smaller target vessel -- yet provide stable and firm support in the ...

Mathematics taking guesswork out of plastic surgery tissue transfer

... ability to determine what the necessary blood vessel size really is," said Michael Miller, professor ... between the diameter and blood flow in the vessel and the ability of the piece of the tissue we're ... not satisfied, the most distant tissue from the vessel will start to die something already observed by ...

Study in Nature: MicroRNAs hold promise for treating diseases in blood vessels

... they must be ever ready to grow along with the vessel as it attempts, by growing, to remain open to ... heart attack or stoke may occur. Each time a vessel grows to avoid a clog, the VSMC surrounding it ... to their high-growth precursor form. Once a vessel reaches its growth limit, however, the growth ...

Abbott Initiates Trial of Next-Generation XIENCE PRIME(TM) Drug Eluting Stent, Building Upon Superior Outcomes from SPIRIT Family of Trials

... struts while maintaining strength to support the vessel as well as excellent visibility under X-ray ... reduction of in-stent late loss (a measure of vessel re-narrowing) at six months compared to TAXUS. In ... reduction of in-segment late loss (a measure of vessel re-narrowing) at eight months compared to TAXUS. ...

Analysis Sheds Light on Protein's Role in Cancer

... -- A protein called PHD2 that regulates blood vessel growth is often found at lower-than-normal levels ... -- that play an important role in blood vessel formation. Blocking the activity of these ... unclear which of the many proteins involved in vessel growth, or angiogenesis, should be targeted. But ...

Abbott's XIENCE V(R) Demonstrates Impressive Low Rates of Repeat Procedure, Stent Thrombosis and Major Adverse Cardiac Events in Complex, 'Real World' Patients in SPIRIT V Study

... and patients with smaller vessels (reference vessel diameter less than or equal to 2.75 mm, 35 ... heart attack (myocardial infarction) and target vessel revascularization at 30 days, in which XIENCE V ... Vascular offers a comprehensive portfolio of vessel closure, endovascular and coronary products. ...

Cardiva Medical, Inc. Receives FDA Clearance for the Catalyst(TM)III System, First in Class Drug Coated Vessel Closure Device

... III, which is considered the first drug coated vessel closure device in the market. Built upon ... III system facilitates quick and efficient vessel closure as an adjunct to manual compression in ... Not only can we accomplish rapid, natural vessel closure for our patients, but we can also improve ...

Abbott Announces EuroPCR 2009 Activities

... Prostar XL Percutaneous Vascular Surgical System vessel closure device, which now has CE Mark for use ... upper thigh. The Prostar XL currently is the only vessel closure device with this indication in the ... Vascular offers a comprehensive portfolio of vessel closure, endovascular and coronary products. ...

Recent developments at Burnham Institute for Medical Research, May 2009

... disease process. The factors that control blood vessel growth are not completely understood. Dr. Masa ... piece of the puzzle for understanding how blood vessel growth is controlled. The Komatsu laboratory ... the R-ras regulator of cell signaling keeps blood vessel growth in check. When the R-ras gene is not ...

Study in Nature Medicine establishes major new treatment target in diseased arteries

... understanding of the initial triggers of blood vessel damage remains elusive, damaged vessels produce ... drive MMPs to degrade the matrix structure of the vessel wall. In atherosclerosis, overactive MMPs digest the structural barriers in vessel walls that contain smooth muscle cells, which ...

Weizmann Institute scientists show white blood cells move like millipedes

... must crawl swiftly along the lining of the blood vessel gripping it tightly to avoid being swept away in ... that let them know where to cross the blood vessel barrier so they can get to the damaged tissue. ... Shinder, showed that upon attaching to the blood vessel wall, the white blood cell legs 'dig' themselves ...

Abbott Reports 16 Percent Earnings Growth in First Quarter; Confirms Double-Digit Earnings Growth Outlook for 2009

... designed to improve deliverability and vessel support. Also, a comprehensive analysis published ... DES - DES that is gradually absorbed into the vessel wall - much like sutures are absorbed after healing a wound - with the potential to return the vessel to full motion. Abbott has the most advanced ...

Molecule prompts damaged heart cells to repair themselves after a heart attack

... and initiates migration of heart cells and blood vessel growth after a heart attack, researchers at UT ... that introduction of TB4 might activate new vessel growth in the adult heart. In this mouse study ... such as a heart attack and by stimulating new vessel growth. "We observed that by injecting this ...

Atkins Diet Tougher on Heart After Weight Loss

... Study found worse cholesterol, blood vessel health than with South Beach, Ornish regimens ... end of each diet phase. And they checked blood vessel functioning by measuring blood vessel dilation in the arm. They found that "as you ...

Blood protein may hold key to stopping tumor growth in cancer patients

... are involved in that process and affect blood vessel growth. Researchers found that a protein ... blood protein, called HKa, to shut down blood vessel growth. Because new blood vessels supply a steady ... of the two proteins actually assists in new blood vessel formation by removing HKa's influence and ...

Applied Weather Technology Guides Mercy Ships With Latest BVS Marine Voyage Optimization Software

... and sea conditions to help ensure crew and vessel safety, and prevent encounters with inclement ... of BVS for Mercy Ships is definitely crew, vessel and medical equipment safety," said Jon Fadely, ... weather as well as waves, currents, cargo and vessel specifications. AWT recently announced the ...

Applied Weather Technology Guides Mercy Ships with Latest BVS Marine Voyage Optimization Software

... and sea conditions to help ensure crew and vessel safety, and prevent encounters with inclement ... of BVS for Mercy Ships is definitely crew, vessel and medical equipment safety," said Jon ... weather as well as waves, currents, cargo and vessel specifications. AWT recently announced the ...

Bioabsorbable stents show promise

... really impressed me was the smoothness of the vessel wall at two years, and images showing the stents ... in response to vasoactive agents in the stented vessel segment was a really good sign. It shows that ... physiological function of the stented part of the vessel has been almost completely restored, and that ...

Abbott Launches VOYAGER(TM) NC Coronary Balloon Catheter

... or expand a stent more precisely against the vessel wall after it is implanted. The VOYAGER NC ... stent against the blocked artery wall to hold the vessel open. The balloon is then deflated and the ... stent to help better place the stent against the vessel wall. More than two million balloon angioplasty ...

Promising Three-year Data: Saving Limbs With Drug-Eluting Stents

... a balloon angioplasty to open a clogged blood vessel and then places a drug-eluting stent in that ... to a more than 5 times increased risk of vessel reclogging when bare metal stents were used," he added. "Because of the reduced vessel restenosis, repeat angioplasties were necessary ...

Oh Baby, Interventional Radiology Makes Childbirth Safer

... metal coils, are released to block an injured vessel and stop the bleeding. "The women we treated ... taking the mother to surgery to find the bleeding vessel and stop the bleeding. In some cases, surgical ... delivery. A specific type of injury to the blood vessel known as a pseudoaneurysm -- which is a contained ...

New Advances May Treat Stroke Faster, Better

... might develop an aneurysm, a weakened brain blood vessel that can rupture and cause a devastating ... up the majority of attacks and occur when a blood vessel is blocked. The FDA-approved pilot study ... no blood flow through the affected brain blood vessel after the stroke. However, after the stent was ...

Hormone linked to high blood pressure and blood vessel disease in African-Americans

... aldosterone to high blood pressure and blood vessel disease in African Americans. Aldosterone is ... pressure but also to related changes in blood vessel function in the kidneys and extremities." The ... 24-hour blood pressures, heart output, blood vessel stiffness, kidney blood flow, and aldosterone ...

'Normalizing' tumor vessels leaves cancer more benign

... Center. Irregular shape and gaps left in the vessel walls also make them leaky. Tissues need oxygen ... also offer fundamental new insight into blood vessel biology. Indeed, numerous earlier studies had ... a cobblestone appearance. That more regular vessel structure improved tumors' oxygen supply, leading ...

Team led by Scripps Scientists increases understanding of two types of blindness

... genetic alteration that leads to increased blood vessel growth in the eyesa fact that Friedlander and ... chemical activity sparked by the new blood vessel growth, rather than simply by the new blood vessel growth itself. Even properly functioning eyes ...

Stuart M. Goldstein, Southern New Jersey Patent and Intellectual Property Attorney, secures a New Revolutionary Eco-Friendly Patent

... systems, automotive products and accessories, vessel and marine-related products and systems, ... professional guidance includes the Bow Mounted vessel Propulsion System (U.S. Pat. No. 7,096,810), which is a practical, effective, and efficient vessel propulsion system that addresses the limitations ...

How chemotherapy drugs block blood vessel growth, slow cancer spread

... can keep cancer growth at bay by blocking blood vessel formation, but the exact mechanism by which this ... To look for drugs that can prevent new blood vessel growth, the team tested more than 3,000 already ... that the genes that HIF-1 turns on to drive blood vessel formation were turned off in tumors from the ...

University of Ottawa Heart Institute Scientists Successfully Develop Novel Biomaterial to Help Grow New Blood Vessels

... attract new cells and support regeneration. Blood vessel regeneration suggests that the body's own cells ... and enhancing the natural process of blood vessel formation in the body. "The concept of using ... Other UOHI scientists are exploring blood vessel formation at the molecular level. Researchers at ...

Abbott Begins U.S. Study of XIENCE V(TM) Drug Eluting Stent Designed for Small Vessels

... a stent accurately to the diseased area of the vessel is crucial for successful treatment," said Marco ... , and principal investigator of the SPIRIT Small vessel trial. "Given the strong clinical performance and ... in small vessels." The SPIRIT Small vessel trial is designed to study 250 patients ...

CeloNova BioSciences Receives FDA Market Approval for Embozene(TM) Color-Advanced Microspheres Embolization Platform

... microsphere that provides accurate and complete vessel occlusion. Embolization is a minimally ... vessels that supply them, and to block off blood vessel malformations. Physicians use enhanced imaging ... into the catheter and positioned within the blood vessel or malformation to block ...

UCLA scientists prove endothelial cells give rise to blood stem cells

... may one day be able to reprogram blood vessel cells to produce blood stem cells to replace the ... researchers may some day be able to take a blood vessel from a patient and grow blood stem cells specific ... cells, what's important in the embryonic blood vessel wall that allows for this phenomenon and whether ...

Mini heart attacks lessen damage from major ones

... coronary arteries, fatty deposits in blood vessel walls become more likely to rupture, which ... cause blood clots and cut off blood flow. When a vessel becomes completely blocked (ischemia) the ... the damage caused by subsequent, prolonged blood vessel blockages. An emerging theory holds that this ...

Researchers identify how binge drinking may drive heart disease

... monocyte, to become better able to stick to blood vessel walls, an important step in initiating ... the build-up itself, creates heart attack risk. vessel walls mistake fatty deposits for intruders, akin ... but end up causing inflammation that drives blood vessel blockage. "Factors like binge-drinking have ...

New Type of Stent Shows Promise

... It recruits blood vessel cells as a kind of heart-healthy coating, experts ... coated with slow-release drugs to prevent the vessel from closing up again, came next. But these also ... metal stent drugs and incorporates it into the vessel wall." The new stent is known as an ...

Anti-VEGF drugs for retinal diseases could have serious side effects, scientists caution

... which is best known as a stimulator of new blood vessel growth, in adult mice causes the death of ... which eliminate abnormal and damaging blood vessel growth and leakage in the retina by neutralizing ... also indicates that beyond its impact on blood vessel growth, VEGF may play other vital roles in the ...

Apples and oranges: Tumor blood vessel cells are remarkably atypical

... Contrary to a long-standing assumption that blood vessel cells in healthy tissues and those associated ... study unequivocally demonstrates that tumor blood vessel cells are far from normal. The research, ... Cancer Cell , identifies tumor-specific blood vessel cells that are atypically stem cell-like and have ...

Gladstone scientists identify single microRNA that controls blood vessel development

... as in the case of a heart attack." Blood vessel formation can also contribute to disease in ... the requirement of miR-126 for normal vessel formation and maintenance. Researchers also ... VEGF signaling. Thus, miR-126 normally promotes vessel formation and stability by "repressing the ...

Study in Circulation provides detail on how low blood flow promotes vascular disease

... as it moves along the straight portions of blood vessel walls, creates frictional force that protects ... against atherosclerosis. At the points where one vessel branches into two, however, blood flow is slowed, ... heart attack risk as the fatty build-up itself. vessel walls mistake fatty deposits for intruders, akin ...

Solid tumor cells not killed by radiation and chemotherapy become stronger

... to get the oxygen they need by increasing blood vessel growth into the tumor. Solid tumors generally ... temporary stoppage of blood flow in single blood vessel in tumors. In fact, however, oxygen levels cycle ... which is the accelerated phase of blood vessel formation. In this way, you could keep the early ...

Abbott Submits Application for Approval of XIENCE(TM) V Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System in Japan

... In-segment late loss is a measure of vessel re-narrowing. * Statistical non-inferiority ... TAXUS in the co-primary endpoint of target vessel failure (TVF) at nine months in the ... attack (myocardial infarction or MI) or target vessel revascularization (TVR). * An observed ...
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