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Radius' Investigational Bone Anabolic Agent, BA058, Increased Bone Mineral Density (BMD) at Key Fracture Sites in Phase 2 Clinical Trial in Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

... bone mineral density (BMD) at the lumbar spine and femoral neck (a common fracture site located ... after six months of therapy. The gains in lumbar spine and femoral neck BMD were further increased in a ... of BA058 on bone formation markers and on lumbar spine and femoral neck BMD over six months relative to ...

Three Surgeons in East Texas Are Successfully Integrating a Novel Stem Cell Procedure for Spine Surgeries

... industry by utilizing concentrated stem cells for spine surgery. The innovative technique is improving ... pain. Leading researchers in the orthopedic and spine industry are predicting the latest developments ... procedure is on the cutting edge of regenerative spine surgeries; it is a resource that must be ...

Back to Normal: Surgery Improves Outcomes for Spine Patients

... June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People with the spine disease called degenerative spondylolisthesis ... completed each year to address degenerative spine conditions, yet, there has never been a ... with spondylolisthesis who were enrolled in the spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) , a ...

Newly Published Phase III Study Shows Arzoxifene Significantly Increased Bone Mineral Density

... (NYSE: LLY ), significantly increased lumbar spine and total hip bone mineral density (BMD) in ... prevention, with significant gains in BMD in the spine and hip areas in postmenopausal women in this ... study's primary endpoints were change in lumbar spine and total hip BMD, and endometrial safety ...

Phase III Trial Showed Investigational Compound Arzoxifene Was Superior to Evista(R) (raloxifene HCl) in Increasing BMD in Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis

... provided. The study's primary endpoint was lumbar spine BMD. Secondary objectives included assessment of ... with a mean age of 63 years and a mean lumbar spine BMD T-score of -2.9. 12-month results ... for all comparisons): Lumbar spine BMD (2.8 percent vs. 1.7 percent) ...

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

... than for the diskectomy," said Murphy. "The spine is a stunningly beautiful piece of engineering, or, as our engineers say, the spine is like a complex electromechanical system. And ... works. The bones (vertebrae) that form the spine in the back are cushioned by small, spongy ....

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

... offer a safer, more convenient treatment for spine tumors LAS VEGAS, Feb. 22 ... In addition, a study published in the journal spine showed that, of those patients whose breast cancer metastasizes, almost 75 percent develop spine tumors. Spinal metastases can cause pain ...

Aching Back? Cholesterol Medication Might Help

... more than 80 percent of patients who undergo spine surgery do so because of disc degeneration. And ... removing disc tissue from patients who are having spine surgery and extracting cells from that tissue for ... two of the latest advances in tissue engineering. spine surgeons at one German institute are already ...

Study Found That Long Term Use of Advair Diskus(R) 250/50 Did Not Adversely Affect Bone Loss in Patients with COPD

... differences in bone mineral density at the lumbar spine and total hip between Advair Diskus 250/50 ... results for bone mineral density in the lumbar spine did not meet clinical equivalence although the ... in the rate of change of BMD at the L1-L4 lumbar spine and total hip between Advair and salmeterol ...

Researchers at Axial Biotech Develop a DNA Test for Scoliosis

... is an inherited disease that occurs when the spine twists and develops a sideways curve. When the ... will initiate a new era of improvements in spine health," says Jim Ogilvie, M.D, Chief Medical ... delivers the promise of personalized medicine to spine surgeons who will now have the opportunity to ...

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

... to the patient," said Dr. Donald Johnson II, a spine surgeon of the Southeastern spine Institute in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. "I am pleased ... device, Dr. Rhett Murray, a neurosurgeon of The spine and Neurosurgery Center in Huntsville, ...

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

... Neurosurgery and Chief of Minimally Invasive spine Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, ... of protecting against the destabilization of the spine during the procedure. As with other ... to treat stroke, aneurysms, carotid stenosis and spine fractures. Over the past two decades, ...

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

... -- Impliant, Inc., a developer of novel spine arthroplasty alternatives to fusion surgery, ... Neurosurgeon at the Charlotte Neurosurgery and spine Associates in Charlotte, NC, as part of the ... to develop a new class of spine arthroplasty devices that target over 40% of the ...

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

... -- Impliant, Inc., a developer of novel spine arthroplasty alternatives to fusion surgery, ... range of motion. Paul McAfee, M.D., Chief of spine Surgery, St. Joseph's Medical Center and TOPS(TM) ... to develop a new class of spine arthroplasty devices that target over 40% of the ...

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

... is designed to mimic the normal motion of the spine in order to alleviate pain and restore function ... advantages of restoring motion to the cervical spine with our patients, particularly with the device's ... was founded in 2003 by an experienced team of spine professionals with a shared vision to create ...

SpineMark Partners With Regional Spine Leaders to Launch Its First Multisite Spine Research Organizations in Los Angeles, Denver

... the nation's first multidisciplinary, multisite spine Research Organizations (SRO), to unite the regions' leading spine experts under one organization. The SpineMark ... communities with access to the most advanced spine care therapies under research today, while ...

SpineSmith Partners to Present at 3rd Annual Stem Cell Summit

... utilizing highly concentrated adult stem cells in spine surgery. With over 300 cases performed and a ... believes that adult stem cells have a place in spine surgery and further applications ... approach between scientists, engineers and spine surgeons. This approach results in the ...

FORTEO(R) Increased Spine Bone Mineral Density in Patients with Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis

... injection) significantly increased lumbar spine bone mineral density (BMD) from baseline (8.2 ... comparator study, the increase in lumbar spine BMD was significantly greater in patients ... was to determine whether the increase in lumbar spine bone mineral density from baseline to 18 months ...

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

... An experimentally validated computer model of the spine implanted with the AFRS(TM) demonstrated reduced ... pain, one of the most important concerns for a spine surgeon is how to stabilize the spine after performing a spinal decompression (removal ...

New Study Shows Once-Monthly Boniva(R) is as Clinically Effective as Once-Weekly Fosamax(R) at Increasing Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis

... (%) from baseline in average BMD of the lumbar spine and the total hip after 12 months of treatment. ... of greater than or equal to 1.41% for lumbar spine and greater than or equal to 0.87% for total hip. ... 12 months, increase in average lumbar spine BMD was 5.10% among those taking Boniva and 5.78% ...

Syndicom SpineConnect Web Platform Chosen for Applied Spine's Leg and Back Pain Clinical Trial of Its Stabilimax NZ(R) Dynamic Spine Stabilization System

... designed to provide stabilization of the lumbar spine in patients receiving decompression surgery for ... Prior to partnering with Syndicom, Applied spine faced a challenge familiar to medical device ... thus reducing overall trial costs. "Applied spine and other leading medical device companies are ...

First Osteoporosis Study in Hip Fracture Patients Finds Once-Yearly Reclast(R) Prevents Additional Fractures and Improves Survival

... osteoporosis, shown effective in reducing spine and hip fractures in ... new clinical fractures by 35%. The risk of new spine fractures was reduced by 46% and new non-spine ... affected by osteoporosis, including the hip, spine and ...

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

... SHREVEPORT, La., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The spine Institute of Louisiana, in conjunction with SpineMark Corporation, is now offering cervical spine motion preservation procedures as an alternative ... fusion surgery typically used for cervical spine damage. To provide patients with alternative ...

Globus Medical Raises $110 Million in Series E Financing Round

... and future, as one of the world's preeminent spine companies. It's our passion for the spine that ... was founded in 2003 by an experienced team of spine professionals with a shared vision to create products that enable spine surgeons to employ both fusion and non-fusion ...

Reclast(R) Receives US FDA Approval as First and Only Once-Yearly Treatment for Women With Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

... against osteoporosis-related fractures, including spine and hip - Reclast reduced spine fractures by 70% and hip fractures by 41% ... affected by osteoporosis, including the hip, spine and non-spine (i.e. hip, wrist, arm, leg, rib). ...

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

... suffering from lumbar stenosis." Dr. Randall Dryer, Central Texas spine Institute, adds, "The ACADIA(TM) design takes advantage of standard ... the next three months. The Company will be exhibiting at the upcoming spine Arthroplasty Society (SAS) Meeting in London, England from April 27th-May ...

Texas Back Institute Leads Way in New Facet Joint Clinical Trial

... spinal stenosis, which is the degenerative narrowing of the spaces in the spine that can lead to spinal cord or nerve root compression and causes the ... a back care leader specializing in spinal arthroplasty, minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal deformation and spinal oncology care. As an academic ...

FDA Broadens US Indication for Once-Yearly Reclast(R) as Only Osteoporosis Treatment Approved for Prevention of Fractures After a Hip Fracture

... by 35% compared to patients treated with placebo(3). The risk of new spine fractures was reduced by 46%(3). The incidence of all-cause mortality was ... areas of the body typically affected by this disease, including the hip, spine and non-spine(1). Regulatory approval is also being sought for Aclasta in ...

CoreSpine Technologies Expands Spinal Disc Site Preparation Efforts

... through limited access. There is a strong momentum within the spine industry to move in the direction of products that support tissue sparing, ... enhanced ability over existing options will be presented at the spine Arthroplasty Society's 8th annual meeting in Miami. The presentation by ...

Elekta's New Line of Stereotactic Treatment Solutions is Redefining Excellence in Stereotaxy, a Case at a Time

... is ideally suited for stereotactic radiosurgery or radiotherapy of the spine and body, providing total treatment control with proven technology that ... Elekta Axesse(TM) for stereotactic radiosurgery or radiotherapy of the spine and body and Elekta Synergy(R) for advanced intensity modulated and image ...

First Human Implant of New Archus Orthopedics Facet Replacement System

... milestone case was performed in Europe by Dr. Scott Webb from the Florida spine Institute, assisted by Dr. Radu Prejbeanu, Dr. Ioan Branea and Dr. Dinu ... and our first case was very straightforward," said Dr. Webb, a pioneering spine surgeon who performed the first TFAS implantation in 2005, which was one ...

Most Back Pain Could Be Cured Without Surgery or Drugs if Doctors Treated Muscles - Not the Spine - Says Leading Pain Specialist

... real cause of your pain -- weak, stressed and damaged muscles, not your spine -- has never been recognized or treated, says Norman Marcus, M.D., one of ... of ten people will suffer from it at some point. "With nearly one million spine surgeries performed in the U.S. each year, and a failure rate as high as ...

Study Results Show That Minimally Invasive Therapy is Successful for Over Two-Thirds of Stroke Patients Treated Outside the Standard Eight-Hour Window

... surgery. Our practitioners specialize in minimally invasive and endovascular procedures to treat stroke, aneurysms, carotid stenosis and spine fractures. Over the past two decades, our physicians have made numerous contributions to the neurosciences including: advancing stroke treatment ...

Neurointerventionists Expand Research to Quality of Life in Aneurysm Patients Following Minimally Invasive Coiling Treatment

... surgery. Our practitioners specialize in minimally invasive and endovascular procedures to treat stroke, aneurysms, carotid stenosis and spine fractures. Over the past two decades, our physicians have made numerous contributions to the neurosciences including: advancing stroke treatment ...

Wyeth Reports Publication of Phase 3 Data for Bazedoxifene/Conjugated Estrogens, an Investigational Compound Being Studied for the Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms

... Prevention in At-Risk Postmenopausal Women (Lindsay R, et al) When compared with placebo, treatment with BZA/CE increased BMD at the lumbar spine and total hip at 24 months. These results suggest that women in the BZA/CE groups gained bone mass while women in the placebo treatment group lost ...

Relievant Medsystems Announces Completion of $20 Million Financing

... treatment for chronic low back pain. The company's Intracept product, currently under development, is a minimally invasive system that allows a spine surgeon to target low back pain by ablating a nerve target within the vertebral body. Relievant's Intracept System is not available for sale in the ...

Metastatic Bone Disease Patients Can Walk in Lazarus' Footsteps

... digital fluoroscopy imaging. The technique is similar to vertebroplasty, an interventional radiology treatment that has been used extensively in the spine to treat the pain of compression fractures. In the study, the average pain intensity score for patients based on the 11-point visual analog ...

Impact Medical Solutions Announces Initiation of Pilot Clinical Trial and Listing on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

... on muscle function that can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of back and neck injuries and illness. The trial is being conducted at the Utah spine and Joint Center in Salt Lake City, Utah and is expected to involve several hundred subjects. "Back pain is one of the most common ...

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

... hands, wrists, clavicle and arms. It is anticipated that the IlluminOss Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System will also have applications in the spine and long bones. Founded in 2007, IlluminOss is headquartered in East Providence, RI. For more information about IlluminOss Medical, please ...

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

... with sterile saline, and sometimes also addition of local anesthesia. Controversy exists on the long-term efficacy of this procedure to treat spine associated pain. To compare currently taught techniques, Yogesh Patel, MD, and his colleagues at UCSD, identified and surveyed attending pain ...
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