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Video: Partnership Unites UCB with Consumer Product Innovator OXO(R)

... various grip positions. Easy to remove needle cover - rounded finger loop for easy removal of needle cover; flared needle cap designed to ...

For Old or Young Dialysis Patients, AV Fistulas Remain Pure Gold

... and stronger so it can be used for repeated needle insertions. This vascular access provides an ... are placed into the vein for dialysis. One needle is used to draw blood and run through the dialysis machine; the second needle returns the cleansed blood. Interventional ...

PEAK Surgical Announces Positive Results From Preclinical Study of PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) Needle

... showing that its PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) needle cuts tissue with significantly reduced thermal ... study demonstrate that the PlasmaBlade needle causes less thermal tissue damage than ... surgical incision wound healing. The PlasmaBlade needle may be an important surgical tool for facial ...

Leading AIDS Groups Turn Up The Heat on '08 Presidential Candidates

... ban on federal funds for needle exchange NEW YORK, Nov. 28 ... questions like "where does Rudy Giuliani stand on needle exchange funding?"; "will Sen. Barack Obama ... supported ending the ban on federal funding for needle exchange, a scientifically proven ...

First Patient of NOTES Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Study Successfully Treated With Ethicon Endo-Surgery Devices

... 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 ...

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Studies Presented at DDW Demonstrate Potential of Pure NOTES Surgery With Company's Toolbox

... 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 ...

Jennerex Treats First Patients in Phase 2 JX-594 Trial for Liver Cancer

... Medical, the market leader in this field, for application of Quadra-Fuse needle technology with JX-594. This is the first needle designed for optimizing therapeutic delivery of fluids/agents into target ...

Vical Announces Breakthrough for Pandemic Influenza DNA Vaccines With Preliminary Human Data

... assess safety and immunogenicity following intramuscular vaccination with needle and syringe or with the Biojector(R) 2000 needle-free injection system in ... reveal any advantages for the monovalent or trivalent vaccines or for the needle or needle-free injection methods; whether Vical or others will secure ...

TriMix Gel Achieves Success Among Men Who Have Failed to Achieve Erections With Viagra, Levitra and Cialis Type Tablets

... compound in liquid form requires refrigeration and the patient must use a needle to self inject. TriMix gel does not require refrigeration and does not use ... room temperature. More importantly, an ED patient would not have to use a needle to self inject before sexual intercourse. Dr. Marmar stated, "Among a ...

Diagnostic Center for Disease: Prostate Biopsy Spreads Prostate Cancer Cells

... is performed. An extensive review of the literature confirms that once a needle penetrates the capsule of an organ, a phenomenon called "needle tracking" takes place. When the needle is withdrawn from the targeted organ, the chance of spreading cancer ...

Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Initiates U.S. Clinical Trial for Anaconda(TM) AAA Stent Graft System

... manufactures and distributes world-class medical devices for use in cardiothoracic surgery, interventional procedures, transfusion medicine, and needle and syringe products. For more information, visit www.terumo.co.jp/English/index.html . ...

SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives Positive Opinion From CHMP for Once-Monthly Subcutaneous Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

... or other serious allergic reactions occur, administration of SIMPONI should be discontinued immediately and appropriate therapy initiated. The needle cover on the syringe in the pre-filled pen is manufactured from dry natural rubber containing latex, and may cause allergic reactions in individuals ...

New Analysis Shows Efficacy of SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) in Anti-TNF Experienced Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

... chest pain or shortness of breath, swelling of the feet, ankles, and/or legs. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to rubber or latex. The needle cover contains dry natural rubber. Tell your doctor if you have any symptoms of an allergic reaction while taking SIMPONI(TM) such as hives, ...

Two-Year Data Show Patients Receiving SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Experienced Sustained Improvement in Signs and Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

... chest pain or shortness of breath, swelling of the feet, ankles, and/or legs. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to rubber or latex. The needle cover contains dry natural rubber. Tell your doctor if you have any symptoms of an allergic reaction while taking SIMPONI(TM) such as hives, ...

Oh, My Aching Back: Give Me a Shot of Ozone

... disk. "Oxygen/ozone treatment of herniated disks is an effective and extremely safe procedure; interventional radiologists use imaging to guide a needle to inject oxygen/ozone into injured disks. The estimated improvement in pain and function is impressive when we looked at patients who ranged in age ...

Freezing Prostate Cancer Does a Man's Body Good

... about prostate cancer," added Onik. With cryoablation, interventional radiologists insert a probe through the skin, using imaging to guide the needle to the tumor; the probe then circulates extremely cold gas to freeze and destroy the cancerous tissue. This minimally invasive treatment targets only ...

ASGE and The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Partner to Raise Awareness About Pancreatic Cancer

... endoscopists to obtain highly detailed pictures of the pancreas and to get a biopsy of any abnormalities seen. This type of biopsy is known as fine needle aspiration, or FNA. This technique uses a thin, flexible camera (combined with a tiny ultrasound device) that is passed gently through the mouth and ...

NCI Funded Clinical Trial to Study Treatment of Breast Cancer Using Cryoablation

... its initial FDA market clearance in March of 2002. This office-based procedure, which usually takes less than 20 minutes, involves placing a small needle into the center of the tumor using ultrasound guidance and subsequently freezing and killing the tumor. The safety and efficacy of cryoablation have ...

New Data Presented at WCTRIMS* Supports the Importance of Early and Sustained Treatment with Betaseron(R)

... for people with MS. From having dedicated MS nurses who can provide practical help and advice, to offering product enhancements like our new thinnest needle and optional autoinjector that can help make injection administration more comfortable, we continue to lead the way in helping people with MS start ...

StemCor Systems Receives CE Mark for MarrowMiner(TM) System for Bone Marrow Collection

... removal of bone marrow through a single entry site. This is in contrast to the current practice of bone marrow aspiration through the insertion of a needle into multiple sites in the iliac crest of the hip, which usually requires general anesthesia, an operating room, and multiple clinical personnel. ...

September 2008 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Cataract Removal, Severe Headache and Dual Energy X-Ray Imaging

... avoiding surgery. -- Detecting gout -- A dual energy X-ray image shows the presence and location of gout. Standard X-rays, even combined with a needle biopsy, don't always provide the evidence needed for a clear diagnosis. Other applications under development are mapping blood vessel flow within ...

BioCryst Reports Positive Preliminary Results of a Shionogi & Co., Ltd. Sponsored Phase II Study of I.V. Peramivir for the Treatment of Influenza in the Outpatient Setting

... well as prior studies of peramivir in patients with influenza. The Phase II study will utilize the new, more concentrated 150 mg/ml formulation and needle length guidelines established in recently conducted pharmacokinetic studies. About BioCryst BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a leader in the use ...

BioCryst Announces Initiation of Phase II Study of Intramuscular Peramivir for the Treatment of Seasonal Influenza

... well as prior studies of peramivir in patients with influenza. The Phase II study will utilize the new, more concentrated 150 mg/ml formulation and needle length guidelines established in recently conducted pharmacokinetic studies. The primary endpoint of BioCryst's Phase II trial is improvement ...

Research Team Clones Genes Responsible for Amino Acid Absorption

... to looking for a needle in a haystack in identifying which mediators interfere with what substance the body needs to absorb. "We have found the needle for a few of the big ones such as how fat, glucose, salt and glutamine absorption is affected," he said. "The next step would be to find specific ...

Watson Announces Positive Data for Its New Investigational Products for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Overactive Bladder

... the proven efficacy of TRELSTAR(R) with new features that make preparation, administration and disposal easier, including: a thinner 21-gauge needle for improved patient comfort; reconstitution without the use of a needle; and a shield covering the needle both before and after drug administration. ...

Cryoablation Is Focus of 17 Clinical Studies at American Urological Association Annual Meeting

... courses and workshops related to cryoablation focused on prostate ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound, laparoscopic techniques, renal ablation, needle ablation of the kidney and cryoablation of the prostate. About Endocare Endocare, Inc. -- http://www.endocare.com -- is an innovative ...

SurgiLance Safety Lancet Part of Major HIV Testing Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa

... HIV testing. Best of all," says Udeagha, "the inclusion of SurgiLance safety lancets completely eliminates the dangers associated with accidental needle stick, which is one means of HIV transmission." About MediPurpose MediPurpose designs, manufactures and markets innovative healthcare solutions ...

Hope for Emphysema Sufferers: Clinical Trial That May Help Patients Breathe Easier Begins at Central DuPage Hospital

... will first use a Doppler probe inserted through the bronchoscope to identify a site in the airway that is away from blood vessels. A special needle is then used to make a small opening and an Exhale Drug-Eluting Stent is placed in the passageway to keep it open. The approximately two hour ...

BioCryst Updates Peramivir Clinical Development Plan

... to placebo, with greater reductions in the 300mg group (p<0.001). Additionally, pharmacokinetic studies have been completed that indicate that needle length impacts adequate and consistent systemic exposure to i.m. peramivir. These PK studies also provide guidance on the appropriate needle length ...

Minimally Invasive Treatment Reduces Shoulder Pain From Tendonitis

... and, with ultrasound guidance, a radiologist injects a saline solution into the rotator cuff to wash the area and break up the calcium. A second needle is used to aspirate, or withdraw, the calcium residue. Recovery time is about an hour. Calcifications that are completely treated do not ever ...

Anesiva Announces Pivotal Phase 3 Trial of Zingo(TM) Meets Primary Endpoint and Significantly Reduces Venous Access Pain in Adults

... requiring venipuncture or IV line placement at the back of hand or antecubital fossa (crux of the elbow). The primary endpoint was pain upon needle insertion utilizing the VAS pain scale. Demographic characteristics and sites of administration were evenly distributed across treatment groups. The ...

Influenza is Leading Cause of Vaccine-Preventable Deaths for Kids; Despite CDC Recommendations, Moms Still Don't Vaccinate

... Says ... -- More than 75 percent of moms of children under five DON'T get their whole family vaccinated against the flu. Many moms nix the needle because they don't have time or their children are too afraid. -- The majority of moms say they are not very concerned about their child ...

Phosphagenics Announces Positive Phase 1b Transdermal Insulin Clinical Trial Results

... are indicative of Phosphagenics' potential to provide the millions of insulin-dependent diabetics with a non-intrusive alternative to multiple needle injections each day," said Dr. Ogru. Phosphagenics intends to continue clinical development of its transdermal insulin. Preparations are underway ...

Inovio Biomedical Highlights Enhanced DNA Vaccine Potency with Electroporation DNA Delivery Technology and New Devices at Gene Therapy Meeting

... of electroporation and patient data. The single needle device, in early development, allows injection of the DNA and electroporation with a single needle resembling a normal injection needle and applies pulses of lower voltage than those ...

Apollo develops needle-free topical vaccine

... being reused and issues with waste management and disposal[3] * needle free delivery systems would make vaccines easier to deliver[4] * ... and store non-injected medicines, increasing access to vaccines[6] * needle stick injuries are a significant problem in both developed and developing ...

Vical's Vaxfectin Adjuvant With Needle-free Delivery Enhances DNA Vaccine Performance; Yields Antibody Responses Comparable to Electroporation Without Tolerability Issues

... higher antibody responses than an unformulated DNA vaccine delivered by needle and syringe. In a separate animal study, electroporation following ... of gB-specific antibodies compared with unformulated vaccine delivered by needle and syringe alone and all three enhancements elicited comparable ...

New Phase IV Clinical Study Indicates LidoSite Provides Rheumatology Patients Superior Pain Relief

... "This initial study demonstrates the acceptability among patients and rheumatologists for using LidoSite as an effective treatment regime for needle pain for the multiple injections arthritis requires, as well as its potential availability in the doctor's office setting." said Timothy J. McIntyre, ...

Aeolus Pharmaceuticals Announces Successful Completion of Multiple Dose Safety Study of AEOL 10150

... received the same dose irrespective of weight. Second, the method of subcutaneous compound delivery was changed from subcutaneous administration via needle and syringe to continuous subcutaneous delivery via infusion cannula. Subjects in the third cohort received a daily dose of 2 mg/kg delivered by ...

Avant's Typhoid Fever Vaccine Demonstrates Excellent Clinical Potential

... significant potential advantages over the currently licensed vaccines, which offer limited protection rates of 50-80% and require either a single needle injection or three to four oral doses over the course of a week. We believe a more efficacious, easier-to-use typhoid fever vaccine could greatly ...
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