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Amgen Announces Positive Top-Line Results for Denosumab in Trial for Delay of Skeletal Related Events in Bone Metastases Patients Compared to Zometa(R)

... (fracture, radiation to bone, surgery to bone, or spinal cord compression) compared with those receiving ... fracture, radiation to bone, surgery to bone, and spinal cord compression - to measure the effectiveness ... of a bone, radiation to bone, surgery to bone, or spinal cord compression. All are serious complications ...

Denosumab Demonstrates Superiority Over Zometa(R) in Pivotal Phase 3 Head-to-Head Trial in Breast Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases

... radiation to bone, surgery to bone, or spinal cord compression) (hazard ratio 0.82, 95 percent ... fracture, radiation to bone, surgery to bone, and spinal cord compression - to measure the effectiveness ... of a bone, radiation to bone, surgery to bone, or spinal cord compression. All are serious complications ...

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Announces Latest Developments on Three SMA Drug Discovery Programs

... June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Families of spinal Muscular Atrophy has just released details of the ... About Families of SMA: Families of spinal Muscular Atrophy is dedicated to creating a ... community. Our vision is a world where spinal Muscular Atrophy is treatable and curable. ...

New Studies Presented at European Society of Anaesthesia Further Validate Masimo PVI(TM) for Noninvasive and Continuous Fluid Monitoring

... PVI."(1) The Change of Upper Limbs PVI in spinal Block (Comparison in High spinal Block and Non-High spinal Block) At the Tokai University School of ...

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

... SIMPONI showed sustained improvements in spinal and hip mobility through two years as measured by ... AS is a painful and progressive form of spinal arthritis, and symptoms of inflammatory back pain ... and in severe cases can result in fusing of the spinal vertebrae and cause structural damage to hips and ...

Back to Normal: Surgery Improves Outcomes for Spine Patients

... are: herniated disc; spinal stenosis; and spinal stenosis with degenerative spondylolisthesis. ... nerve pain in the legs spinal stenosis revealed on cross-sectional imaging ...

Facet Solutions, Inc. Expands U.S. Pivotal Study With Next Generation Implant System

... Pivotal Study for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis utilizes the second generation design ... change how we surgically treat lumbar spinal stenosis." Facet Solutions plans to add ... devices for the treatment of facet-related spinal disorders. Facet Solutions has received venture ...

Neuralstem's Human Stem Cells Integrate into Nervous System of Rats with Animal Model of ALS

... a human nervous system, such as in an ALS or a spinal cord injury patient." "This is an important ... neural stem cells (hNSCs) isolated from a fetal spinal cord region were grafted into the spinal cord of rats with a genetic mutation (SOD-1 G93A) ...

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

... to the bone metastases and a lower dose to the spinal cord and other normal tissues than conventional ... she explains. "The negligible dose to the spinal cord would also make it possible to treat recurrent spinal tumors in patients who have already received the ...

Neuralstem's ALS Trial on Clinical Hold

... Inc. (NYSE Alternext US: CUR) announced today its spinal cord stem cell trial to treat ALS is on clinical ... produce neural stem cells of the human brain and spinal cord in commercial quantities, and the ability to ... include: Ischemic Spastic Paraplegia, Traumatic spinal Cord Injury, Huntington's disease and Amyotrophic ...

Advances in Science and Treatment of Pain Presented at 25th Annual American Academy of Pain Medicine Meeting January 28 - 31, 2009

... that cause injuries and diseases which damage the spinal cord and brain so that in many cases chronic pain ... medicines that work at many levels of the body, spinal cord, and brain to effectively treat pain, ... 28 from 5-6:30 PM and Jan. 29 from 9-10 AM spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain, Poster 117 ...

MRI Emerges As Vital Resource in Treatment of Back Pain

... used to identify or display almost every type of spinal tissue or pathology. The imaging sequence can be ... fast and versatile is now being used in several spinal applications such as: intervertebral disk and facet joint degeneration spinal canal stenosis ( ...

Texas Back Institute Leads Way in New Facet Joint Clinical Trial

... is first and only participant in Texas for TFAS spinal implant PLANO, Texas, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- ... was able to be a part of the trial." TFAS is a spinal implant intended for the treatment of patients with chronic leg and/or back pain caused by spinal stenosis. It's part of a category of treatment ...

Neuralstem Licenses Cleveland Clinic Spinal Cord Injection Technology

... from Cleveland Clinic pertaining to Targeted spinal Cord Therapeutics Delivery. All three inventions ... necessary part of trying to treat diseases of the spinal cord, not only in ALS, but in other spinal cord injuries and diseases." Garr went on to say, ...

Facet Solutions Announces Completion of 6 Month Follow-Up in US Pilot Study

... (AFRS(TM)) to provide patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and facet degeneration a motion preserving alternative to lumbar spinal fusion. The ACADIA(TM) procedure includes ... devices for the treatment of facet-related spinal disorders. Facet Solutions has received venture ...

Protein Shown to Play a Key Role in Normal Development of Nervous System

... - Findings May Someday Inform Treatments for spinal Cord, Other Nerve Injuries - PHILADELPHIA, Oct. ... injuries to their nervous system, including spinal cord injury. "This expands our basic knowledge ... motor function after they suffer an injury to the spinal cord or other parts of the nervous system," said ...

Researchers at Axial Biotech Develop a DNA Test for Scoliosis

... of a DNA-based prognostic test for spinal curve progression in patients with Adolescent ... the most widely accepted treatments are serial spinal bracing or spinal fusion surgery. The scoliosis research, which ...

First FLEXUS(TM) Interspinous Spacer Surgeries for IDE Clinical Trial

... Globus Medical, Inc., the largest privately held spinal implant manufacturer in the world, today ... Medical, Inc. is the largest privately held spinal implant manufacturer in the world. Based in ... solutions to promote healing in patients with spinal disorders. Globus Medical has a full portfolio ...

Impliant Launches Less-Invasive Version of Patented TOPS(TM) Spine System

... Posterior Arthroplasty device designed to treat spinal stenosis with or without facet arthrosis and ... vertebral level to alleviate pain stemming from spinal stenosis with or without degenerative facet ... over 500,000 patients worldwide undergoing spinal fusion surgery each year. The TOPS(TM) System is ...

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation's Tissue Bank Consortium May Solve Dire Problem in Pediatric Cancer Research

... pediatric oncologists who specialize in brain and spinal cord tumors," said Robert Budlow, CBTF President. ... of tissue samples. But for pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors, tumor tissue banking is like a small ... since the early 1990s, children's brain and spinal cord tumors are still the deadliest childhood ...

TorreyPines Therapeutics to Host Webinar at 11 a.m. EDT Today on the Opportunity for Treating Chronic Pain, Migraine and Muscle Spasticity Through Inhibition of Neurotransmitter Glutamate

... information about glutamate receptors in the spinal cord as a target for muscle spasticity. He has ... as muscle spasticity and rigidity secondary to spinal cord trauma, stroke and multiple sclerosis. ... muscle spasticity and rigidity secondary to spinal cord trauma, stroke and multiple sclerosis. Such ...

Synapse Biomedical Receives FDA Approval of NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS)(TM) For Spinal Cord Injury Breathing Applications

... for its NeuRx DPS(TM) for ventilator-dependent spinal Cord Injury (SCI) patients who lack ... centers begin to offer the NeuRx DPS(TM) to spinal cord patients. "We are pleased the FDA has ... are: -- Patients with stable, high level spinal cord injury with stimulatable diaphragms, but ...

Impliant Restarts Pivotal Clinical Trial for Patented TOPS(TM) Spine System

... Posterior Arthroplasty device designed to treat spinal stenosis with or without facet arthrosis and ... vertebral level to alleviate pain stemming from spinal stenosis with or without degenerative facet ... over 500,000 patients worldwide undergoing spinal fusion surgery each year. The TOPS(TM) System is ...

Alseres Pharmaceuticals Announces 12 Month Interim Results from the Phase I/IIa Cethrin(R) Clinical Trial in Acute Spinal Cord Injury

... in severely-injured, acute cervical spinal cord injury patients treated with Cethrin ... to restore motor and sensory function after spinal cord injury, or SCI. The trial enrolled a total ... a 2-grade or better improvement in the American spinal Injury Association, or ASIA, Impairment Scale. ...

Globus Medical Completes Enrollment Of SECURE(R)-C Cervical Artificial Disc Clinical Trial

... Globus Medical, Inc., the largest privately held spinal implant manufacturer in the world and a ... Globus Medical, Inc. the largest privately held spinal implant manufacturer in the world is based in ... solutions to promote healing in patients with spinal disorders. Globus Medical has a full portfolio ...

Alseres Pharmaceuticals Enters Agreement to Amend Cethrin(R) License to Lower Milestone Payments and Royalty Rates

... agreement will be reduced from 10-12% to 4% for spinal cord injury and 1% for all other ... in realizing the full value of our Cethrin spinal cord program and our Rho inhibitor technology ... Chief Executive Officer. "Our strategy for our spinal cord injury program and our other regenerative ...

CoreSpine Technologies Expands Spinal Disc Site Preparation Efforts

... Emerging spinal company continues to focus on unmet needs of the ... -- CoreSpine Technologies, LLC, an emerging spinal device company announced today the expansion of its platform technology for spinal implant procedures to include an application for ...

First Human Implant of New Archus Orthopedics Facet Replacement System

... to the company's product line for treating spinal stenosis, a condition in which degenerative changes in the facet joints result in compression of spinal nerves producing neurological symptoms in the legs. Traditionally, patients with moderate to severe spinal stenosis undergo decompressive laminectomy ...

Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Address a Congressional Briefing on Paralysis Research and the Spinal Cord Injury Community at 'Working 2 Walk' in Washington, DC, April 13-15, 2008

... Cethrin(R) Phase I/IIa Clinical Trial in Acute spinal Cord Injury HOPKINTON, Mass., April 9, 2008 ... as a member of an expert panel on spinal Cord Injury Research during a congressional ... There was improvement using the American spinal Injury Association (ASIA) impairment scale ...

Alseres Pharmaceuticals Concludes Enrollment in the Cethrin(R) Phase I/IIa Clinical Trial in Acute Spinal Cord Injury

... Cethrin Phase IIb trial in acute spinal cord injury at sites in the U.S., Canada, Europe ... in the clinic for the treatment of acute spinal cord injury in the world. If approved, Cethrin ... deaths to causes related to the subjects' initial spinal Cord Injury, other injuries, or ...

New Anti-TNF Golimumab Significantly Reduced Signs and Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis According to Phase 3 Study Findings

... with Painful and Progressive Form of Inflammatory spinal Arthritis Receiving Monthly Golimumab Treatment ... AS is a painful and progressive form of spinal arthritis, and symptoms of inflammatory back pain ... and in severe cases can result in fusing of the spinal vertebrae and cause structural damage to hips and ...

Facet Solutions' AFRS(TM) Demonstrates Biomechanical Advantages Over Dynamic Stabilization in Independent Testing

... is how to stabilize the spine after performing a spinal decompression (removal of bone around inflamed ... In the past, the only option available was a spinal fusion. However, a fusion eliminates motion and ... of overcoming the inherent weaknesses of spinal fusion and dynamic stabilization. As a company, ...

Facet Solutions Enjoys Continued Clinical Success With the Anatomic Facet Replacement System (AFRS(TM))

... device designed to provide patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and facet degeneration a motion ... While most patients report pain relief after a spinal fusion, the surgery often eliminates flexibility ... motion, and can cause unnecessary wear on other spinal levels. By contrast, the AFRS(TM) is designed to ...

Tezampanel, TorreyPines Therapeutics' Lead Compound, Reduced Muscle Spasticity and Rigidity in Preclinical Study Conducted at University of California, San Diego

... muscle spasticity and rigidity in a rat model of spinal ischemia. These symptoms are commonly seen in ... motor system disorders caused by brain trauma or spinal cord injury. In a study published in the October ... on glutamate receptors located in the brain and spinal cord. While essential to central nervous system ...

September is National Pain Awareness Month

... on a timely basis into the fluid surrounding the spinal cord. Animal research suggests that the mechanism ... blocking N-type calcium channels on nerves in the spinal cord that ordinarily transmit pain signals. Dr. ... release the drug into the fluid surrounding the spinal cord. Approved for use in 2004, PRIALT was the ...

Alseres Pharmaceuticals' Announces Expansion of the Cethrin(R) Acute Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Phase I/IIA Clinical Trial

... the Company's Phase I/IIa clinical trial in acute spinal cord injury (SCI) to allow subjects with cervical ... June 2007 and earlier by Health Canada. Cervical spinal cord injuries occur in the vertebrae of the neck ... period immediately after a major injury to the spinal cord. Following an SCI, about two-thirds of ...

Tengion Launches Second Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Regenerated Human Organ

... Neo-Bladder Construct in spinal Cord Injury Patients EAST NORRITON, Pa., Sept. ... 10 adult patients with neurogenic bladder due to spinal cord injuries. Neurogenic bladder is a condition that can occur due to spinal cord injury and may lead to kidney failure and ...

Spine Institute of Louisiana Offers Cervical Spine Motion Preservation as an Alternative to Fusion Surgery

... several clinical trials using motion preservation spinal devices aimed at maintaining natural movement. As ... of the neck in the state of Louisiana. spinal fusion has been the standard surgical care for ... disc disease, instability of the spine or spinal fractures. ...

Diamyd Updates Gene Therapy Program and Outlines Plans for Phase I Clinical Trial for Treatment of Cancer Pain

... signals before they are transmitted through the spinal cord to the brain. This may significantly reduce ... directly in neurons that project into the spinal cord is extremely innovative and provides ... with the help of the GAD enzyme dampens spinal cord injury pain very well, enkephalin seems ...

Globus Medical Raises $110 Million in Series E Financing Round

... Globus Medical, Inc., the largest privately-held spinal implant manufacturer in the world, today ... engine has produced an unprecedented number of spinal implant systems for fusion, minimally invasive ... Globus Medical, Inc. is one of the ten largest spinal implant manufacturers in the world, with more ...
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