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Magnetic-anchor-guided endoscopic submucosal dissection shows promise for gastric cancer

... in removing these lesions is endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). In this technique, a needle is passed ... Japan. The final aim was to achieve an en bloc resection (removal of the entire cancerous growth). The ... "supportive" or "not supportive." The en bloc resection rate, complications, total operation time, ...

Molecular events involved in liver regeneration

... an important property of the liver. Since liver resection is an established therapeutic measure for severe ... in the livers of animals which underwent 90% resection in comparison to rats which only had 70% of their ... The findings show clearly that extended liver resection leads to a delay of regeneration. This is not ...

Digestive Disease Week study examined ACR's guidelines for CT colonography interpretation

... (CTC) Interpretation: Implications for resection of High Risk Adenoma Findings," was presented by ... sessile adenomas who undergo piecemeal endoscopic resection are recommended to have a follow up examination ... high risk individuals underwent partial resection (15), partial followed by completion ...

National Quality Forum Endorses Consensus Standards for Quality of Hospital Care

... aneurysm repair mortality rate -- Esophageal resection mortality rate -- Esophageal resection volume -- Incidental appendectomy in the elderly rate -- Pancreatic resection mortality rate -- ...

Endoscopic resection is a safe and effective treatment for gastrointestinal smooth muscle tumors

... when compared with polyps, and complete surgical resection is still considered to be the most definitive ... The main finding they reported is that endoscopic resection is a safe and effective treatment for SMTs with a ... SMTs. The investigators suggested that endoscopic resection is a safe and effective treatment for leiomyomas ...

New Technique May Improve Early Cervical Cancer Treatment

... a German study shows. The technique, called total mesometrial resection (TMMR), is a modified version of traditional radical hysterectomy. But this new method employs more accurate, anatomically based resection of the cancer to prevent damage to the pelvic autonomous nervous system ...

Surgery not necessary for most late-stage colorectal cancers

... the 233 patients, or 93 percent, did not have complications that required resection of the primary tumor. Only 16 patients required colon surgery for symptom ... treatments three to six weeks later. The rationale for immediate colon resection was to prevent future symptoms and complications from the primary tumor. ...

Micromet, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... in the treatment of patients with colorectal cancer after complete resection of liver metastases. On April 2, Micromet ... a phase 2 clinical trial in colorectal carcinoma patients after complete resection of liver metastases, and a phase 1b clinical trial evaluating adecatumumab ...

Rectal Cancer Outcomes Best With Short-Course Radiation

... in the United Kingdom, and his colleagues assessed how circumferential resection margin and the plane of surgery (the amount of tissue removed around the ... Of that group, 128 (11 percent) had involvement of the circumferential resection margin -- the presence of a tumor within 1 millimeter of the ...

Adena Shoulder Surgeon Blends Innovative Techniques with Personalized Patient Care

... stage avascular necrosis or glenohumeral joint disease. With Minimal Bone resection the Aequalis(R) Resurfacing Head allows surgeons to restore the normal joint mechanics and stability of the shoulder with minimal bone resection while preserving precious humeral bone stock for the future. The ...

Novartis Oncology Launches GIST Alliance™ for Healthcare Professionals Treating Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

... radiation--have been mostly ineffective in treating the disease. Surgical resection remains the primary intervention indicated for the management of GIST but ... factors are responsible for predicting relapses after primary tumors resection and for imatinib treatment outcomes in gastrointestinal stromal tumors. ...

Study examines racial disparities in survival among patients diagnosed with lung cancer

... and this difference in outcome has been attributed to lower rates of resection among black patients," the authors write. "Several potential factors ... patients with potentially curable lung cancer for consideration of lung resection may be a helpful tool in mitigating previously identified racial ...

Optimal Treatment Boosts Blacks' Lung Cancer Survival

... and this difference in outcome has been attributed to lower rates of resection among black patients," wrote Dr. Farhood Farjah, of the University of ... patients with potentially curable lung cancer for consideration of lung resection may help reduce racial disparities in survival. The study was published ...

Study shows surgery provides good long-term outcomes for patients with gastrointestinal cancers

... series of GIST patients reported to date, we believe that laparoscopic resection is feasible in the management of these tumors, carries no additional risks ... that, "The biologic behavior of GISTs makes them amenable to laparoscopic resection because they do not require removal of large amounts of tissue or lymph ...

Rochester Shoulder Surgeon Blends Innovative Techniques with Personalized Patient Care

... stage avascular necrosis or glenohumeral joint disease. With Minimal Bone resection the Aequalis(R) Resurfacing Head allows surgeons to restore the normal joint mechanics and stability of the shoulder with minimal bone resection while preserving precious humeral bone stock for the future. ...

World-Renowned Urologist, J. Francois Eid, M.D., Expands Practice with Increased Treatment of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)

... common and is preferred over a surgical procedure called a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) because of the reduced blood loss, avoidance of a ... prostatectomy (complete removal of the prostate gland) or a transurethral resection of the prostate. First and foremost, Dr. Eid wants men to understand ...

Bradmer announces 2008 third quarter operational and financial results

... markets. The current standard of care for GBM patients is surgical resection followed by radiation and temozolomide. GBM tumors typically have ... surgery. The Neuradiab therapy is delivered directly into the surgical resection cavity in a separate procedure after the initial surgery. Neuradiab ...

If metastasectomy should be performed before other treatments

... Recently, the primary liver cancers are successfully treated by surgical resection including liver transplantation and non-surgical locoregional therapy. ... from liver cancer did not survive for more than 1 year. However, surgical resection has gained the benefit of better survival in a selected group. It is not ...

NOSCAR announces 2008 NOTES Research Award winners

... MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Endoscopic Full Thickness resection of Gastric Lesions Using a Novel Grasp-and-Snare Technique: Evaluation in ... Health System, Portland, OR An Incisionless Approach for Radical Sigmoid resection and Primary Anastomosis Oliver J. Wagner, MD, University Hospital ...

National Quality Forum Endorses National Consensus Standards Promoting Accountability and Public Reporting

... hormonal therapy for high-risk patients* -- Pathology: Breast cancer resection pathology reporting - pT category (primary tumor) and pN category (regional lymph nodes) with histologic grade* -- Pathology: Colorectal cancer resection pathology reporting - pT category (primary tumor) and pN category ...

Endoscopic circumferential ablation promising for Barrett's esophagus with high-grade dysplasia

... given the risks of surgery. These therapies include endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), endoscopic ablation by using photodynamic therapy (PDT), and a ... is esophageal preservation, whereas esophagectomy has merit because of resection of the entire organ, which allows for complete histologic assessment and ...

NeoMend Receives FDA Panel's Recommendation for Approval of ProGEL(TM) Surgical Sealant

... ProGEL's success in sealing intra-operative air leaks after lung resection surgery. NeoMend estimates that over 100,000 lung resection surgeries are performed annually in the U.S., with lung cancer comprising ...

Bradmer receives FDA approval to proceed with Phase III clinical trial

... markets. The current standard of care for GBM patients is surgical resection followed by radiation and temozolomide. GBM tumors typically have ... surgery. The Neuradiab(TM) therapy is delivered directly into the surgical resection cavity in a separate procedure after the initial surgery. Neuradiab(TM) ...

Fibroids common, but women have options

... may also choose an alternative treatment option, such as hysteroscopic resection and/or myomectomy, said Dr. Verma. In a recent commentary written in ... inside the uterine cavity may require cervical dilatation or hysteroscopic resection for removal. The addition of either of these gynecology procedures ...

Lumenis Launches HoLEP Preceptor Program at American Urology Association 2008 Annual Meeting

... prostates by the time they are referred for surgery. TURP, transurethral resection of the prostate, has been the standard surgical procedure for the ... et al., European Urology, Holmium Laser Enucleation versus Transurethral resection of the Prostate: 3-Year Follow-Up Results of a Randomized Clinical ...

Melanoma of the rectum: A rare entity

... Depending on the outcome of the dissemination studies, a surgical resection has to be performed. It has been thought that a sphincter-saving local ... Only in the case of large and obstructing tumors is an abdominoperineal resection the treatment of choice. ...

Study finds outcomes of high-risk cancer operations in 80-year-olds worse than reported

... and 2003, total surgical discharges after lung, esophageal and pancreatic resection in patients aged 80 years and older increased by 76 percent, and this new ... and 2003 an estimated 200,000 patients aged 65 years and older underwent resection for lung, esophageal or pancreatic cancer. For all three procedures, death ...

Robotic device appears useful for surgical removal of cancer involving the tonsils

... the alternative therapies of non-robotic transoral surgery, open surgical resection and concurrent chemoradiation treatments, the authors write. ... using TORS is a new technique that offers excellent access for resection of carcinomas of the tonsil with acceptable acute morbidity, or ...

AUA releases new guidelines on non-muscle invasive bladder cancer

... Guideline reviews a number of current treatments, including transurethral resection of bladder tumors (TURBT) and the use of chemotherapeutic agents (such as ... risk in patients with superficial disease who have undergone uncomplicated resection of the tumor(s). There is no clear superiority of immunotherapy over ...

Deep Breeze Ltd. Launches Unique Non-Invasive, Radiation-Free Pulmonary Imaging System in the U.S.

... physiologic assessment of a patient being considered for surgical resection of lung cancer is important and should be considered due to the immediate ... surgery and identify patients with such poor respiratory reserve that lung resection would result in an unacceptable quality of life. These preoperative ...

First colonoscopy with removal of polyps linked to reduction in colon cancer death

... surveillance. According to Dr. Levin: Postpolypectomy and postcancer resection surveillance are among the most common indications for colonoscopy in ... of the colon of precancerous polyps which is contingent on adequate resection at the time of polypectomy and adequate visualization of the colon, which ...

ThermoGenesis Announces Launch of Res-Q System; New Device Expands Company's Presence in Bone Marrow Sector

... processing disposable, is used to prepare fibrin sealants from plasma in about an hour. The CryoSeal FS System is approved in the U.S. for liver resection surgeries. The CryoSeal FS System has received the CE-Mark which allows sales of the product throughout the European community. Asahi Medical is the ...

Micromet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... being developed under a collaboration with Merck Serono. Adecatumomab is in a phase 2 clinical trial in colorectal carcinoma patients after complete resection of liver metastases, and a phase 1b clinical trial evaluating adecatumumab in combination with docetaxel for the treatment of patients with ...

Sagent Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of First Two Oncolytic Products: Fludarabine Phosphate for Injection, USP and Epirubicin Hydrochloride Injection

... by Pfizer Oncology) is indicated as a component of adjuvant therapy in patients with evidence of axillary node tumor involvement following resection of primary breast cancer. The package insert, which is available at www.SagentPharma.com, contains detailed information about the indication, ...

CryoLife Receives CE Mark Approval for BioFoam(R) Hemostatic Technology

... million and more than $100 million on a worldwide basis. "We are excited about securing our first approval for the use of BioFoam in organ resection surgery and look forward to continuing our development efforts to bring BioFoam into the U.S. market," said Steven G. Anderson, CryoLife president ...

Radiation Plus Chemo a Good Option in Lung Cancer

... study, patients should be counseled about the risks and potential benefits of definitive chemotherapy plus radiotherapy with, and without, a surgical resection (preferably by lobectomy)," the authors concluded. The findings appear in the July 27 online edition of The Lancet . More information Learn ...

Materials and Processes for Medical Devices Event Brings Clinicians, Engineers, Designers Together

... R-phase transformation and its effects on practical stent design, and an application of a hepatic vein occluder for controlling bleeding during liver resection surgery will be featured. This year's Materials R&D presentations encompass five sessions on new metal and ceramic materials for biomedical ...

Being overweight, obese during early adulthood associated with greater risk of pancreatic cancer

... ages of 30 to 79 years or in the year prior to recruitment had reduced overall survival of pancreatic cancer regardless of disease stage and tumor resection status. "While our observations require confirmation, they provide support for a role of excess body weight in the development and progression of ...

Phase 1 Study Initiated with Micromet Anti-GM-CS Human Antibody MT203

... being developed under a collaboration with Merck Serono. Adecatumomab is in a phase 2 clinical trial in colorectal carcinoma patients after complete resection of liver metastases, and a phase 1b clinical trial evaluating adecatumumab in combination with docetaxel for the treatment of patients with ...

Inoperable Colon Cancer Responds to New Treatment

... is a man in his late fifties who had an extensive cancer of the lower colon diagnosed in early 2008. Initially his doctors recommended surgical resection in an operation that would have removed all the organs of his lower abdomen and pelvis; however, it was determined that he would be unlikely to ...
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