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Cardica Announces Publication of Pivotal PAS-Port(R) Proximal Anastomosis System Clinical Trial Results

... a secure connection, or anastomosis, between a vein graft and the aorta, the main artery in the human ... determine patency (or degree of openness of the vein graft) for both the PAS-Port and control grafts. ... of all proximal anastomoses performed using a vein bypass graft during CABG surgeries in Japan. ...

ThromboGenics and BioInvent Start Recruitment of Second 100 Patient Cohort in Phase II DVT Prophylaxis Study With TB-402

... being developed for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) following orthopaedic surgery. ... of this product candidate." About Deep vein Thrombosis (DVT) DVT is caused when a ... Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Deep vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism," September 15, ...

Published Study Shows VNUS ClosureFAST(TM) System Significantly Superior to Laser for Varicose Vein Treatment

... randomized, single-blinded study of 87 vein ablation procedures in 69 patients, comparing the ... after treatment. Specifically, radiofrequency vein ablation using the ClosureFAST catheter was ... author of the study and Medical Director of Miami vein Center. "The study confirms what many of us ...

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

... with doses as low as 2500U prior to endoscopic vein harvest (EVH) was associated with improved acute saphenous vein (SV) graft patency in patients undergoing ... leg, through which an endoscope is passed and the vein harvested for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) ...

Bayer and Regeneron Extend Development Program for VEGF Trap-Eye to Include Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

... certain eye diseases, to include Central Retinal vein Occlusion (CRVO). The companies plan to initiate ... is caused by obstruction of the central retinal vein that that leads to a back up of blood and fluid ... is caused by obstruction of the central retinal vein that leads to a back up of blood and fluid in the ...

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

... studies to offer advantages over conventional vein stripping surgery. The technique will be ... for varicose veins has been a technique called vein stripping, which is carried out under general ... in the NHS perform around 37,000 varicose vein stripping procedures every year. The VNUS ...

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

... flights aren't the only risk factor for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), the medical term for blood ... Health Letter covers risk factors for deep vein thrombosis, as well as prevention, symptoms and treatment. For most healthy adults, deep vein thrombosis is extremely rare. Every year, about ...

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

... is a connection created surgically by joining a vein and an artery in the forearm that allows blood ... for dialysis. The increased blood flow makes the vein grow larger and stronger so it can be used for ... Once matured, two needles are placed into the vein for dialysis. One needle is used to draw blood ...

Pivotal National Trial Uses Newest Interventional Radiology Treatment to Bust Blood Clots in Legs

... trial of a catheter-based treatment for deep vein thrombosis -- will evaluate the use of ... clots will slowly dissolve over time, often the vein wall and vein valves become irreversibly damaged in the ....

Cardica Reports Positive Top-Line Results and Submits 510(k) for PAS-Port(R) Proximal Anastomosis System in Cardiac Bypass Surgery

... a secure connection, or anastomosis, between a vein graft and the aorta, the main artery in the human ... determine patency (or degree of openness of the vein graft) for both the PAS-Port and control grafts. ... of all proximal anastomoses performed using a vein bypass graft during CABG surgeries in Japan. ...

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

... 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting show deep vein thrombosis (DVT) treatment with the Trellis ... damaged. PTS is caused by a combination of vein valve damage and blocked blood flow in the vein from residual thrombus (clot). "My Trellis ...

Leading Physicians Present Interim Results from Multi-Center Studies of VNUS ClosureFAST Catheter at VEITHsymposium

... 142 limbs had one-year followup data, with a vein occlusion rate of 96.2% at one year using ... to perform endovenous ablation of the saphenous vein as fast or faster than with any other device or ... Jose I. Almeida, MD., FACS, founder of the Miami vein Center in Miami, Florida and a recognized expert ...

APTA Supports Surgeon General's 'Call to Action' to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

... General Steven K Galson, MD, MPH to reduce the number of cases of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in the United States. According to ... of APTA's Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section, blood clots, called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), can occur after periods of being immobile, such as on ...

Dallas Researchers Find Compression Stockings Improperly Used

... -- Graduated compression stockings, one of the tools used to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in hospitalized patients, are often incorrectly fitted, ... blood tends to pool and coagulate in stationary extremities. These deep vein clots can travel to the lungs and block the pulmonary artery, resulting in ...

Dong-A PharmTech Co., Ltd. Announces Portal Hypertension Clinical Trial With Udenafil

... by 2010. Portal hypertension is the build-up of pressure in the portal vein (the vein carrying blood from the spleen and digestive tract to the liver). A major ...

Study Data Shows VNUS ClosureFAST(TM) Catheter More than 96% Effective

... easier for the physician." "Endovenous ablation of the great saphenous vein has revolutionized the way that we care for the venous patient," said ... of the ClosureFAST catheter, resulting in substantial benefits to varicose vein patients in over 40 countries." ABOUT VNUS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ...

Thalidomide Pharmion(R) Receives Positive Opinion for Treatment of First-line Multiple Myeloma from European Medicines Agency

... of Thalidomide in combination with other anti-myeloma therapies are: deep vein thrombosis, constipation, peripheral oedema, tremor, dizziness, fatigue, ... Serious or severe reactions associated with Thalidomide use are: deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, bradycardia, cerebrovascular accident, ...

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

... study will also collect data on long term safety (adverse events) data, such as death, stroke, myocardial infarction, clinically manifested pulmonary vein stenosis, etc., at 5 years post-treatment. The second PAS is a subgroup analysis from an ongoing larger study that will look at the incidence of ...

Responses After Completion of Therapy Increase Pixantrone Complete Remission (CR)/Unconfirmed Complete Remission (CRu) Rate to 24% and Overall Response Rate (ORR) to 40% Compared to 7% and 14% for Comparator Agents in Phase III EXTEND Trial in 3rd Line Th

... an anthracycline are not able to receive further anthracycline treatment if their disease returns. It also can be administered through a peripheral vein rather than a central implanted catheter as required for other drugs in this class. About Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Headquartered in Seattle, ...

HEALTHPOINT-Sponsored Venous Leg Ulcer Clinical Trial Enrolls First Subject for Second Phase II Study

... trial patients undergo compression bandaging with a four-layer system (Profore(R) System) in order to control leg swelling caused by the underlying vein dysfunction. About HP802-247 HP802-247 consists of two components that are sprayed sequentially on the wound bed at the time of treatment: ...

Pixantrone in Combination with Chemotherapy Regimens Produces Overall Response Rates of 58-74% with Complete Remission Rates of 37-57% in Relapsed/Refractory Aggressive or Indolent NHL

... an anthracycline are not able to receive further anthracycline treatment if their disease returns. It also can be administered through a peripheral vein rather than a central implanted catheter as required for other drugs in this class. About Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Headquartered in Seattle, ...

Pixantrone Produces High Rates of Complete and Partial Remissions Even Among Aggressive NHL Patients With Extensive Prior Doxorubicin Treatment or Prior Rituximab Treatment

... an anthracycline are not able to receive further anthracycline treatment if their disease returns. It also can be administered through a peripheral vein rather than a central implanted catheter as required for other drugs in this class. About Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Headquartered in ...

Glycerin Proven to Improve Bruising and Swelling Caused By Trauma to Skin

... is bruising. I have seen a significant decrease in bruising after treatments with an application of Bruise Relief(TM). Post-procedural Botox and leg vein injections (sclerotherapy) may also benefit from this single post-procedural application." Glycerin, a humectant, attracts water and helps ...

Pixantrone Phase 3 Data to be Presented at the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

... to reduce the potential for these severe cardiotoxicities without sacrificing anti-cancer activity. It also can be administered through a peripheral vein rather than a central implanted catheter as required for other drugs in this class. About Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Headquartered in ...

Fovea Reports Positive Results with Prednisporin(TM) in Persistent Allergic Conjunctivitis

... and retinal dystrophies as well as clinical programs underway for such indications as allergic conjunctivitis, diabetic macular edema, retinal vein occlusion, and retinitis pigmentosa. To advance the development and commercialization of its programs, Fovea is working both independently and ...

Schering-Plough Highlights Hepatitis C Clinical Data Presentations at the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) Annual Meeting

... nerve palsy (facial, oculomotor); cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarction, angina, pericardial effusion, retinal ischemia, retinal artery or vein thrombosis, blindness, decreased visual acuity, optic neuritis, transient ischemic attack, supraventricular arrhythmias, loss of consciousness; ...

Final Results of Boceprevir Phase II HCV SPRINT-1 Study Showed Significantly Higher SVR Rates Compared to Standard of Care in Treatment-Naive Genotype 1 Hepatitis C Patients

... nerve palsy (facial, oculomotor); cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarction, angina, pericardial effusion, retinal ischemia, retinal artery or vein thrombosis, blindness, decreased visual acuity, optic neuritis, transient ischemic attack, supraventricular arrhythmias, loss of consciousness; ...

FDA Approves an Expanded Indication for Peginterferon-Based Combination Therapy for Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C

... nerve palsy (facial, oculomotor); cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarction, angina, pericardial effusion, retinal ischemia, retinal artery or vein thrombosis, blindness, decreased visual acuity, optic neuritis, transient ischemic attack, supraventricular arrhythmias, loss of consciousness; ...

CSL Behring Receives Orphan-Drug Exclusivity for RiaSTAP(TM), First and Only Approved Treatment of Acute Bleeding Episodes in Patients with Congenital Fibrinogen Deficiency

... RiaSTAP treatment are allergic-anaphylactic reactions and thromboembolic episodes, including myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis and arterial thrombosis. The most common adverse reactions that have been reported in clinical studies or through postmarketing ...

Isolagen, Inc. Reports Positive Top-line Results from Phase II/III Study of Isolagen Therapy(TM) to Treat Moderate to Severe Acne Scars: Study Meets All Primary Efficacy Endpoints and is Statistically Significant

... the activity seen with the use of the Isolagen Therapy to treat acne scars," said Girish Munavalli, MD, MHS, Medical Director, Dermatology, Laser and vein Specialists of the Carolinas, Charlotte, North Carolina. "As the co-primary investigator in this study, I have seen firsthand the benefit of the ...

Beating Blood Clots after Joint Replacement

... to findings released today at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) ( http://www.aaos.org/ ), deep vein thrombosis (DVT) ( http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00219 ) a type of prophylaxis a patient receives pre and post-joint replacement, ...

10-State Project to Study Methods to Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Hospital ICUs

... prevent infections related to the use of central line catheters. Central venous catheters or central line catheters are tubes placed into a large vein in a patient's neck, chest or groin to administer medication or fluids or to collect blood samples. Each year, an estimated 250,000 cases of ...

Research Highlights New Approaches to Prevent Blood Clots in Several High-Risk Patient Populations Including Largest Study Ever to Examine Use of Blood-Thinning Medication in Patients With Cancer

... a clot does not dissolve naturally, it can become extremely dangerous. Deep-vein thrombosis, a type of blood clot that typically forms in a major vein of the leg, and pulmonary embolism, which occurs when a blood clot detaches from its point of origin and travels to the lungs where it becomes wedged ...

Plastic Surgeons Warn of Malnutrition in Body Contouring Patients

... selenium promote wound healing, collagen production and immune response; Vitamin B complex has also been associated with reducing the risk of deep vein thrombosis. According to the ASPS, nearly 67,000 body contouring procedures after massive weight loss were performed in 2007. The American ...

TAXUS(R) Express(R) Stent Shows Similarly Low Re-Intervention Rates in Patients With Diabetes Compared to Non-Diabetics in Arrive Registry Program

... please visit: http://www.bostonscientific.com . (1) The higher-risk group includes the following patient and lesion characteristics: vein graft, left main, bifurcation, severe calcification, cardiogenic shock, direct stenting of total occlusion, thrombus, severely tortuous ...

DOT Therapy: Newest Breakthrough Technology in Laser Skin Resurfacing

... Dr. Weiss is an internationally renowned dermatologist, who is in private practice in Hunt Valley, Md. and is also Director, Maryland Laser, Skin and vein Institute. According to Dr. Weiss, "DOT Therapy is a highly effective tool for reversing signs of aging of the skin. The key is in the way the ...

New Analyses Indicate that Divigel(R) (estradiol gel) 0.1% Is a Valuable Option for Certain Postmenopausal Women With Hot Flashes

... abnormal vaginal bleeding; known, suspected, or history of breast cancer; known or suspected estrogen-dependent neoplasia; active or history of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism; active or recent arterial thromboembolic disease; liver dysfunction or disease; known hypersensitivity to ...

Surgeon General's 'Call to Action' to Prevent DVT/PE Praised by NATT as Turning Point

... (NATT) praised Acting Surgeon General Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, MD, MPH for issuing an historic "Call to Action" (CTA) to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). RADM Galson presented the CTA this morning in Washington DC ( ...

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

... has previously involved long procedure times and often required elaborate and expensive imaging technology. Using the circular decapolar Pulmonary vein Ablation Catheter (PVAC(TM)) and GENius(TM) Multi-Channel Radiofrequency (RF) energy generator from Ablation Frontiers, 100% of the veins were ...

Biosensors DES Demonstrates Equivalent Safety and Efficacy to Industry Leading DES in First 'Real World, All Comers' Clinical Study

... lesion length or number of treated lesions. Patient conditions known as "off-label indications", including acute coronary syndromes, saphenous vein grafts and previously treated lesions were also included in the trial. The primary endpoint of the study was non-inferiority of the composite of ...
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