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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)

... event (SRE) (fracture, radiation to bone, surgery to bone, or spinal cord compression) compared ... of four SREs - fracture, radiation to bone, surgery to bone, and spinal cord compression - to measure ... include fracture of a bone, radiation to bone, surgery to bone, or spinal cord compression. All are ...

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

... Who Previously Underwent Traditional Clipping surgery BOCA RATON, Fla., July 28 ... yesterday at the Society of NeuroInterventional surgery (SNIS) 6th Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, FL, ... that with neurosurgical clipping (traditional surgery that requires opening the skull) for aneurysmal ...

July 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights a Positive Outlook, Bell's Palsy and Heart Valve Repair

... to Repair Heart Valves -- Without Open Heart surgery ROCHESTER, Minn. -- New, less invasive ... for patients who have standard open heart surgery and those who have an artificial heart valve ... study is under way. For now, open heart surgery will continue to be the mainstay to repair and ...

Accent on Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Medical Center Selects Artefill to Meet Growing Patient Demand for a Longer Lasting Dermal Filler

... Medical Director at Accent on Aesthetics Plastic surgery Medical Center, has selected Artefill, the ... for the dermatology, plastic and cosmetic surgery markets, markets and manufactures Artefill. The ... About Accent on Aesthetics Plastic surgery Medical Center : As Medical ...

Prospective Clinical Advantages of Trabecular Metal(TM) Technology Highlighted in Comparative Study

... compromise the long term success of the primary surgery and may increase the difficulty and expense of ... the most part, data about bone remodeling after surgery has been limited to short-term follow-up," said ... products may significantly reduce bone loss after surgery and may improve long term biologic fixation." ...

Elbit Imaging Ltd. Announces - Swiss Team Uses InSightec's ExAblate(R) 4000 Brain System to Treat Patients With Functional Brain Disorders

... transcranial MR-guided focused ultrasound surgery (TcMRgFUS) for the treatment of neuropathic ... non-invasive deep brain ablation surgery (central lateral thalamotomy) with transcranial ... treatment using MR-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) with an impressive variety of ...

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

... the first natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) procedure involving the company's ... Ethicon Endo-Surgery Toolbox* for natural orifice surgery is a novel, comprehensive suite of devices ... diagnostic peritoneoscopy is an exploratory surgery of the abdomen with the potential to treat ...

St. Francis Surgeon Uses Tissue Regeneration Technology to Rebuild Patients' Heart Structures

... to re-grow inside the beating hearts of heart surgery patients. The CorMatrix ECM is a unique ... biomaterial is a major advancement in cardiac surgery and allows us to provide our patients with ... said Gerdisch, director of cardiothoracic surgery at the St. Francis Heart Center and a partner at ...

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

... Events (SREs)(fracture, radiation to bone, surgery to bone, or spinal cord compression) (hazard ... of four SREs - fracture, radiation to bone, surgery to bone, and spinal cord compression - to measure ... include fracture of a bone, radiation to bone, surgery to bone, or spinal cord compression. All are ...

AcelRx Announces Positive Phase 2 Results from a Study of ARX-01 Sufentanil NanoTabs in Treating Post-Operative Pain

... Study in major abdominal surgery patients achieved primary and secondary endpoints ... of post-operative pain following major abdominal surgery reported statistically significant reductions in ... included 88 patients undergoing major abdominal surgery randomized to receive either 10 mcg or 15 mcg ...

Two New Clinical Studies Show That Limited Exposure to Blood Transfusion Significantly Increases Morbidity and Mortality After Surgery

... - one conducted in patients undergoing general surgery and published in the Journal of American College ... another conducted in patients undergoing cardiac surgery and published in the Anesthesia & Analgesia ... improve patient outcomes. In the general surgery study, researchers evaluated 125,177 patients ...

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

... elderly patients who may not survive open-heart surgery This study found that patients unable to undergo open-heart surgery may be candidates for a new nonsurgical aortic ... valve, are not good candidates for open-heart surgery because they may have other medical conditions ...

Heparin Use Prior to Endoscopic Vein Harvest Improves Graft Patency in Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Patients

... Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic surgery show that administration of a heparin bolus with ... Pat Walsh, Chief Operating Officer of the Cardiac surgery division of MAQUET. "As a leader in EVH, MAQUET ... Cardiopulmonary with Boston Scientific's Vascular surgery and ...

WORLD'S First Robotic Assisted Kidney Transplant Performed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

... He says, "It is an advanced form of laparoscopic surgery that allows surgeons to do precision work with ... the human hand. For the patient, robot-assisted surgery is safe, minimally invasive and offers faster ... States. Dr. Geffner's expertise in transplant surgery has led him to achieve medical "firsts" in New ...

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

... enables natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) procedures without laparoscopic support ... activities critical to pure natural orifice surgery and SSL. The seven studies presented at ... Ethicon Endo-Surgery Toolbox for natural orifice surgery will be evaluated in a human clinical trial under ...

Back to Normal: Surgery Improves Outcomes for Spine Patients

... New study finds patients who opt for surgery have decreased pain, increased function ... 2009 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint surgery (JBJS). In the past, physicians had been uncertain whether surgery provided significantly greater relief for ...

New Phase 3 Study of Tapentadol Immediate Release Tablets Published in Current Medical Research and Opinion Journal

... that up to 30 percent of all people who have surgery experience gastrointestinal side effects, such as ... The use of opioid pain medicines during and after surgery is a leading risk factor for experiencing these ... efficacy in pain relief following orthopedic surgery and significant reduction in nausea and/or ...

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

... compared to the predicted mortality risk of surgery was reported for the registry. The results of the ... however only 20 percent of these patients undergo surgery each year. Many higher risk surgical patients and ... Patients considered at high-risk for surgery are those with an increased likelihood of ...

SYNTAX Analysis Finds Treatment With TAXUS(R) Express2(R) Stent System More Cost Effective Than Bypass Surgery in Patients With Complex Coronary Artery Disease

... resource utilization associated with PCI and CABG surgery in patients in 11 European countries and the U.S. ... Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent System to CABG surgery in patients with left main disease and/or ... patients are traditionally treated with CABG surgery and have been excluded from most prior ...

Moffitt Cancer Center Signs Licensing Agreement with Frantz BioMarkers, LLC

... without surgery. Even among symptomatic women, surgery is the only reliable way to distinguish between ... of women in the United States will undergo surgery for a suspected ovarian neoplasm. More than two-thirds of women undergoing surgery for suspected ovarian malignancy do not have ...

Glivec(R) is the First Adjuvant Treatment Approved in the UK to Delay Return of Gastrointestinal Cancer After Surgery

... After Surgery(1) - Use of Glivec(R) After surgery Significantly Reduces Risk of Cancer Relapse(2) ... stromal tumours (GIST), who have had surgery to remove their cancer and are at significant ... receiving 400mg Glivec daily for a year after surgery to remove their GIST did not experience their ...

Complications and Costs for Obesity Surgery Declining

... dropped by as much as 13 percent for bariatric surgery patients during that time period, in part because ... The study, "Recent Improvements in Bariatric surgery Outcomes," to be published in the May 2009 ... patients initially hospitalized for bariatric surgery dropped from approximately 24 percent to roughly ...

PEAK Surgical Announces Completion of First PRECISE Clinical Study, Receipt of Medical Design Excellence Award for PEAK(R) Surgery System and Achievement of Over 1,000 Surgeries Using PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM)

... today several milestones related to its PEAK(R) surgery System, which includes the PULSAR(R) Generator ... incision healing following use of the PEAK surgery System in plastic and reconstructive, gynecologic ... Design Excellence Award (MDEA) for the PEAK surgery System. The award recognizes advances in the ...

Study Data Show Positive European Experience With DuraHeart Left Ventricular Assist Device for Advanced Stage Heart Failure Patients

... line in the European Journal of Cardio-thoracic surgery (EJCTS) at ... Physician, Clinic for Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery at the Heart and Diabetes Center North ... flow LVADs. The event rate of bleeding requiring surgery (0.22 per patient-year) was considerably lower ...

Cynosure Announces Presentation of Favorable Results from Post-Marketing Studies of Smartlipo MPX

... at 2009 American Society for Laser Medicine and surgery Annual Conference WESTFORD, Mass., April 2 ... the 2009 American Society for Laser Medicine and surgery (ASLMS) Annual Conference, which is taking place ... M.D., Medical Director of New Jersey Plastic surgery & MedNet Technologies, Inc., compared ...

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

... approximately 50,000, of these patients undergo surgery each year. Many higher risk surgical patients and ... U.S." Patients considered at high-risk for surgery are those with increased likelihood of mortality ... was determined by either the Society of Thoracic surgery Mortality Risk Model, or by a cardiac surgeon's ...

Micromet Has Started a New Phase 2 Trial with Adecatumumab in Colorectal Cancer Patients

... curative resection of hepatic metastasis by liver surgery with reported five and 10 year survival rates of ... 40983, which compared peri-operative FOLFOX plus surgery to surgery alone, demonstrated only 7% improvement in ...

March 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Knee Repair Surgery, Anxiety Disorder and Preventing Blood Clots

... Active at 50? Still Prime for Knee Repair surgery A torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), a ... legs. For those at high risk, hospitalization or surgery is more likely to trigger clot formation than ... puts patients at especially high risk. Major surgery is in the same category, ...

Freezing Prostate Cancer Does a Man's Body Good

... Invasive "Lumpectomy" -- as Effective as surgery -- Preserves Sexual and Urinary Function; Related ... for prostate cancer -- is as effective as surgery in destroying diseased tumors and can be ... origins of this approach in the breast-sparing surgery that replaced radical mastectomy as the preferred ...

Freezing Kidney Cancer: Hot Treatment Should Be New Gold Standard for Destroying Small Tumors

... kills the cancer 100 percent effectively without surgery -- should be the gold standard or first treatment ... cryoablation is as effective as laparoscopic surgery (partial nephrectomy), the current gold standard treatment, and laparoscopic cryoablation surgery for treating renal cell carcinoma," said Christos ...

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

... during robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy surgery will be published in the April 2009 issue of ... during robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy surgery resulted in a statistically significant ... the rectal cavity adjacent to the prostate during surgery and is used in conjunction with InnerCool's ...

CyberKnife Radiosurgery for Lung Cancer Sees Increased Interest and Continued Rapid Growth

... M.D., Chief of The Heart, Lung and Esophageal surgery Institute at the University of Pittsburgh ... by Richard Whyte, M.D., Professor of Thoracic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. ... M.D., Professor of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery and Johnson Distinguished Chair at the ...

Staying One Step Ahead of Osteoporosis

... Tad Funahashi, MD, regional chief of orthopedic surgery and assistant area medical director for Kaiser ... California, and clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of California Irvine's ... surgeon in the Department of Shoulder and Elbow surgery at Cervesi Hospital, Cattolica, Italy, along with ...

Octogenarians: Not Too Old for Joint Replacement

... New study finds total knee replacement surgery can offer significant benefits to patients in ... ) surgery can improve the quality of life even for very ... the complications and risks that can occur with surgery in elderly patients exist," Dr. Arandia said. ...

Got Pain?

... ) , there are new alternatives other than surgery for hand and wrist pain. "Outside of the ... M.D. and professor of orthopedic and hand surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. "When ... His recent study in the Journal of Hand surgery showed that 94 percent of patients undergoing ...

Gallbladder Removal Through Vagina Offers Minimally Invasive Alternative

... vaginal natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery or NOTES CHICAGO, Feb. 25 ... NOTES -- natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery -- is gaining in popularity and has been ... that was not responding to dietary changes, and surgery was her only option. "I went home the day ...

When to Have That Joint Replacement?

... have shown that the timing of joint replacement surgery ( ... that patients with worse joint function before surgery do not do as well after the surgery." ... ceramic. The most common reasons for this surgery are pain and stiffness that limit normal ...

Applying Clinical Findings to the Practice of Medicine

... who have performed research in orthopaedic surgery that is of high significance and impact. ... disability, and fixing them through orthopaedic surgery is no easy task. Fascinated by tissue ... Clostridial collagenase as an alternative to surgery in treating these conditions. According to ...

American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2009 Annual Meeting 'Highlights and Hot Topics'

... to resurface arthritic hip bones consented to surgery with unrealistic expectations regarding outcome. ... Football players who underwent knee repair surgery in college prior to joining the NFL had shorter ... Patients who undergo hip replacement surgery often complain of stiffness and occasionally ...

Aching Back? Cholesterol Medication Might Help

... than 80 percent of patients who undergo spine surgery do so because of disc degeneration. And part of ... disc tissue from patients who are having spine surgery and extracting cells from that tissue for ... The patients, ages 23 to 29, were undergoing surgery for herniated lumbar discs. Researchers then ...
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