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

... orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) procedure involving the company's investigational devices. ... the same timeframe as a typical laparoscopic procedure using the patient's mouth as the primary external ... to collect device data as well as intra-operative procedure data on the Ethicon Endo-Surgery Toolbox to ...

New AHRQ Study Finds Mixed Evidence on Use of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation for Treating Atrial Fibrillation

... Md., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A procedure that sends targeted energy into the heart through ... Quality. The report examines the use of a procedure called radiofrequency catheter ablation to treat ... comparative effectiveness report found that the procedure has been shown to provide benefits in maintaining ...

New Heart Ultrasound Research Reveals Life-Saving Treatment Alternatives and Advancements for Heart Patients

... NONSURGICAL OPTION FOR COMMON HEART procedure OFFERS EFFECTIVE RESULTS WITH LESS RECOVERY TIME ... for a new nonsurgical aortic valve replacement procedure . Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is a ... to guide interventional cardiologists through the procedure and to assess the effects of intervention after ...

MitraClip(R) Therapy Data Demonstrate Clinical Benefit in High-Risk Patients With Mitral Regurgitation

... patients." About the MitraClip (R) procedure Percutaneous mitral repair with Evalve's ... to improving blood flow through the heart, the procedure may also relieve symptoms such as fatigue and ... Inc., and for an animated explanation of the procedure using the MitraClip(R) device, visit ...

Pivotal Data Show Bronchial Thermoplasty Can Improve Quality of Life and Reduce Asthma Attacks and Emergency Room Visits for Adults with Severe Asthma

... Non-drug procedure for Asthma Highlighted at ATS 2009 ... These events typically occur within a day of the procedure and resolve on average within 7 days with ... System Bronchial thermoplasty is a non-drug procedure for asthma. The treatment is performed through ...

Melanoma and Pregnancy: What Every Woman Needs to Know About the Risks, Prognosis

... the tumor. Dr. Driscoll explained that this procedure should not be delayed and can be safely performed ... is deeper than 1 mm, Dr. Driscoll advised that a procedure known as sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy should be considered. This procedure has not been studied in a large number of ...

NHS National Innovation Centre Cites VNUS Closure(R) Procedure as Select Innovative Technology

... Centre has identified the VNUS Closure(R) procedure as a select innovative technology that is ... (NHS) hospitals and patients. The VNUS Closure procedure is a minimally invasive treatment for patients ... Centre. "In my view the VNUS Closure procedure is the preferred technique to treat venous reflux ...

MitraClip(R) Therapy Data Shows Important Clinical Benefit in High Risk Patients With Functional Mitral Regurgitation at 12-Month Follow Up

... impact." About the MitraClip(R) procedure Percutaneous mitral repair with Evalve's ... to improving blood flow through the heart, the procedure may also relieve symptoms such as fatigue and ... Inc., and for an animated explanation of the procedure using the MitraClip(R) device, visit ...

First Swiss Patients Treated with the Percutaneous MitraClip(R) System

... very encouraging." About the MitraClip(R) procedure Percutaneous mitral repair with Evalve's ... to improving blood flow through the heart, the procedure may also relieve symptoms such as fatigue and ... Inc., and for an animated explanation of the procedure using the MitraClip(R) device, visit ...

Cardium's InnerCool Announces Positive Benefits of Cooling During Robotic-Assisted Prostate Surgery Published in Urology

... prostate and surrounding tissue. It is a complex procedure because the prostate gland is located deep inside ... prostatectomy has been performed as an open procedure requiring surgical precision to preserve these ... procedures such as radical cystectomy, a common procedure used to treat bladder cancer that has spread ...

IlluminOss Medical Announces First Human Case Utilizing a Unique, New, Minimally Invasive Technology for Fracture Repair is Performed at Medical Hospital del Trabajadar in Santiago, Chile

... Immediately and Makes Rapid Recovery after procedure Utilizing IlluminOss(TM) Photodynamic Bone ... the potential for adhesions and a second procedure to remove them. According to Dr. von Unger, ... is intuitive and easy to use. "The overall procedure went according to plan with no complications. ...

Breast Cancer Patients May Have a New Treatment Option When Cancer Spreads

... New procedure could offer a safer, more convenient treatment ... this technology may yield a clinically feasible procedure that would eliminate the need for 10 radiation ... in UCI's department of orthopaedic surgery. "This procedure would also deliver a higher dose to the bone ...

Study Shows No Standardized Approach to Epidural Steroid Injections for Back Pain

... on the long-term efficacy of this procedure to treat spine associated pain. To compare ... may need to be explored with regard to this procedure to increase the effectiveness and decrease risk ... The most common steroids identified for this procedure and respective dose ranges were: depomedrol (dose ...

ASGE Urges Patients to Seek a Qualified Endoscopist Before Undergoing a Colonoscopy for Colorectal Cancer

... death rates from colorectal cancer, however, the procedure missed lesions more often on the right side of ... endoscopist, ask questions before the procedure and work with their physician to identify an ... Colonoscopy is a common and very safe procedure that examines the lining of the lower intestinal ...

Two-Year Follow-Up Data Demonstrates Preservation of Adequate Mitral Valve Area in Patients Treated with the MitraClip(R) System

... to reduce MR in a replication of the surgical procedure pioneered by Ottavio Alfieri, MD. The resulting ... officer of Evalve. About the MitraClip(R) procedure Percutaneous mitral repair with Evalve's ... Inc., and for an animated explanation of the procedure using the MitraClip(R) device, visit ...

Kleinert Kutz Hand Surgeons Perform Fifth U.S. Hand Transplant in Record Time at Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center

... Center on Monday, November 24. The innovative procedure began around noon and was completed shortly after ... pioneering men who are willingly to step into a procedure whose outcome is not fully known. Without these ... organ procurement agencies and the family, this procedure could not have taken place. The fifth ...

Bioheart Announces 35 Leading U.S. Heart Failure Centers Engaged in Phase II/III Marvel Trial of Myogenic Cells for Treating Advanced Heart Failure

... MyoCell injection process is a minimally invasive procedure which presents less risk and considerably less ... severe heart damage due to a heart attack. The procedure involves a physician removing a small amount of ... catheter during a minimally invasive procedure performed by an interventional cardiologist or ...

Say 'Goodbye' to Back Fat Rolls

... Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), reveals a new back lift procedure that removes these unsightly bumps and bulges ... who desire to wear form-fitting outfits, this procedure eliminates the problem." The study reviewed ... excess back tissue to be removed. The procedure removed the redundant skin, sometimes up to 8 or ...

Catheter Ablation System for Atrial Fibrillation Shows Reduced Procedure Time, Remarkable Safety Profile and Excellent Outcomes in Two Clinical Studies

... body. This therapy has previously involved long procedure times and often required elaborate and expensive ... risk of complications and streamlines the procedure by eliminating the need for elaborate mapping and ... on the day of the procedure, with an average procedure time of 144 minutes (+/- 44 minutes) following ...

Novare Announces Successful Series of Single Port Lap Band Procedures With RealHand(R) High Dexterity Instruments

... approach that allows for the entire Lap-Band procedure to be performed exclusively through the patient's ... uses RealHand HD instruments to enable the procedure and his approach eliminates an upper abdominal ... long term, sustainable weight loss. Although this procedure is performed laparoscopically, it ...

New Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedure Restores Quality of Life in Patients With Potentially Debilitating Spinal Condition

... Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD(TM)) procedure offers patients that previously would have ... say that 42 patients have undergone the MILD(TM) procedure with no adverse events. Ten patients have ... narcotics use for pain. Performing the MILD(TM) procedure under radiological guidance, neurointerventional ...

CryoCath Arctic Front(R) Results Published in JACC

... off anti-arrhythmic drugs (AADs) after only one procedure with Arctic Front upon a median follow-up time ... per vein was 2.8 and the median total procedure time was 170 minutes confirming the ease of use ... these were resolved prior to the end of the procedure or hospital discharge and all cases were resolved ...

Studies of an Innovative Catheter Ablation System for Atrial Fibrillation Reveal Excellent Outcomes, Safety Profile and Fast Procedure Times

... be performed safely and effectively with short procedure times," stated Dr. Weber. "Thus, this system may ... with 78 percent free of AF after an average procedure time of 162 +/- 36 minutes. Dr Scharf noted the particularly low re-do procedure rate of 13.5% and the absence of left atrial ...

Disc Motion Technologies Announces First Human Implants of True TSMS(TM) Device

... the completion of the first surgical procedure to implant the True Total Spinal Motion Segment ... stabilization device (PDS). The successful procedure was performed on May 22nd, 2008 at Ankara ... Kaptanoglu, Department of Neurosurgery. "The procedure involving the implantation of an artificial ...

FDA Clears ExAblate Fertility Enhancement Study in Women With Uterine Fibroids

... goal of the trial will be to measure which procedure leads to a higher percentage of healthy live ... trying to become pregnant while she undergoes the procedure and lets her uterus heal. A non-invasive ... weeks of recovery time. ExAblate is an outpatient procedure and patients return home the same day and to ...

Presentations From Recent Heart Rhythm Society Meeting Validate the Safety and Efficacy of Ablation Frontiers Technology in 230 Patients

... Ablation System also delivers remarkably shorter procedure times CARLSBAD, ... approximately 80 percent efficacy, and average procedure times ranging from 85 to 129 minutes." The ... Im Park in Zurich, Switzerland. He reported a procedure time of 129 +/- 36 minutes with no ...

Repligen Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for RG1068 for Pancreatic Imaging

... the FDA has recognized the urgent need for a safe procedure to assess pancreatic abnormalities," stated ... in combination with endoscopy, an invasive procedure to evaluate and treat diseases of the pancreas ... of secretin in combination with a non-invasive procedure such as MRI can improve the detection of ...

UltraShape(R) Non-Invasive Fat Reduction and Body Contouring Clinical Study Results Featured at American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Meeting

... procedures UltraShape has become a core procedure offering in my aesthetic practice," said Leal. ... and connective tissue intact. The UltraShape procedure is guided by proprietary real-time tracking ... common side effect of liposuction. The UltraShape procedure is performed during a convenient, "walk-in, ...

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

... enrollment begins for trial of airway bypass procedure to treat advanced widespread emphysema ... is no cure. "If proven, the airway bypass procedure could be an excellent option for those who are ... to keep it open. The approximately two hour procedure involves placing up to six drug-eluting ...

MitraClip Device Preliminary Data Suggests Improved Heart Function and Relief from Heart Failure Symptoms in Functional Mitral Regurgitation Patients

... the minimally-invasive nature of the MitraClip procedure is expected to preserve standard surgical options ... to improving blood flow through the heart, the procedure may also relieve symptoms such as fatigue ... explanation of the Percutaneous Mitral Repair procedure using the MitraClip device, visit ...

Valor Medical Announces First Human Implant of Neucrylate AN(TM) for Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysm

... the Neucrylate AN was very smooth and the total procedure time was significantly less than if the procedure had been done with a stent and coils. "The procedure went very well. The many practice implants I ...

New Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Registry Data Show Clot Quickly Removed, Blood Flow Restored in Large Patient Registry

... in more than 40 years," added O'Sullivan. "The procedure is now so commonplace where I work that the ER, ... refer patients directly to me for this procedure because it works so well and is so safe. With the ... the Trellis device, this interventional radiology procedure could really change the way DVT patients are ...

EndoGastric Solutions(TM) Announces Results of EsophyX(TM) Multi-Center GERD Study

... transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF 1) procedure and first-generation EsophyX device. EndoGastric ... and beverages they could not tolerate before the procedure but, most importantly, it allows them to ... patients an innovative, state-of-the-art surgical procedure that will allow them to no longer live their ...

ATS Medical Announces Initial Clinical Results of Stand-Alone Atrial Fibrillation Procedures Using ATS CryoMaze Product Line

... to replicate the original cut-and-sew Maze procedure (also known as Cox-Maze-III) by freezing lines in ... heart to re-direct electrical impulses. The Maze procedure is a widely known surgical technique developed by ... of performing a complete stand-alone Maze procedure using cryoablation and robotic technique. ...

Independent Clinical Results Confirm Up to a 7-Centimeter Reduction in Body Circumference Using UltraShape(TM) Non-Invasive Fat Reduction and Body Contouring System

... walk out' nature of UltraShape procedure and the long-lasting fat reduction and body ... and connective tissue intact. The UltraShape procedure is guided by proprietary real-time tracking ... common side effect of liposuction. The UltraShape procedure is performed during a convenient, "walk-in, ...

Researchers Train the Immune System to Deliver Virus That Destroys Cancer in Lab Models

... procedure also could prevent recurrence ROCHESTER, ... from those areas. CANCER VACCINE The procedure used in this study triggered an immune response ... against melanoma tumor cells. -- Although the procedure was not intended to treat the primary melanoma ...

Minimally Invasive Treatment Reduces Shoulder Pain From Tendonitis

... Radiologists are using a new minimally invasive procedure to treat tendonitis in the shoulder. ... In 23.6 percent of patients, a second procedure was performed because of the presence of more ... Dr. Sconfienza says that theoretically, the procedure could be performed in any hospital or clinic that ...

New Data Shows Ongoing Benefits of Percutaneous MitraClip(R) Device for Patients With Mitral Regurgitation

... (1-877-696-7349). About the MitraClip Device procedure Evalve's Percutaneous Mitral Repair (PMR) procedure is performed by interventional cardiologists in ... to improving blood flow through the heart, the procedure may also relieve symptoms such as fatigue ...

Surgery More Likely Than Angioplasty to Relieve Pain for Patients With Coronary Artery Disease

... with mid-range coronary disease, where either procedure might be chosen. Among the conclusions: -- The odds of surviving either procedure are high: about 98.5 percent of patients ... who have bypass surgery undergo a repeat procedure within 1 year, and 10 percent within 5 years. ...

Surgeons Find That Laparoscopic Banding Procedure Helps Overweight Adolescents Lose Weight and Improve Health

... the United States: the gastric bypass procedure and the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band ... He was particularly interested in studying this procedure because "Gastric bypass has a mortality rate of ... of dying," he explained. The gastric banding procedure itself is minimally invasive and is performed ...
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