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Out of court settlement of malpractice claims: Incorrect treatment of bone fractures in children

Incorrectly treated fractures in children are one of the errors most frequently confirmed in the arbitration process. This was the conclusion reached by Heinrich Vinz and Johann Neu of the Arbitration Board of the North German Medical Associations, Hanover, in the current edition of Deutsches rzt...

ThermoGenesis Announces Launch of Res-Q System; New Device Expands Company's Presence in Bone Marrow Sector

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ThermoGenesis Corp. (Nasdaq: KOOL ), a leading supplier of innovative products for processing and storing adult stem cells, announced today the introduction of the Res-Q(TM) 60 BMC ("Res-Q") System, an automated cell processing...

Bone from blood: Circulating cells form bone outside the normal skeleton, Penn study finds

PHILADELPHIA The accepted dogma has been that bone-forming cells, derived from the body's connective tissue, are the only cells able to form the skeleton. However, new research shows that specialized cells in the blood share a common origin with white blood cells derived from the bone marrow and t...

Cochlear Americas Announces FDA Clearance of the Cochlear(TM) Baha(R) BP100 Sound Processor, the Industry's First Programmable Bone Conduction Hearing Solution

DENVER, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Americas announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Cochlear(TM) Baha(R) BP100 Sound Processor, the industry's first programmable bone conduction hearing solution. The Baha BP100 is an excellent choice for many children...

Cerebral Palsy Improves After Bone Marrow Stem Cell Procedure

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Steenblock of Mission Viejo, California, a pioneer in clinical applications of stem cells, is pleased to report the results of a 16 year old girl who suffered from cerebral palsy. The patient had right side paralysis and spasticity since birt...

Ready for relapse: Molecule helps breast cancer cells to survive in the bone marrow

Patients who survive an initial diagnosis of breast cancer often succumb to the disease years later when the cancer shows up in a different part of the body. Now, scientists have identified key signals that support the long term survival of breast cancer cells after they have spread to the bone ma...

Assessment of Bone Growth Stimulator Is Mixed

It's used more often in spinal fusions, but experts worry about costs and complications,, TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- A relatively new agent that stimulates the creation of new bone as part of spinal fusion surgery is being increasingly used in the United States, although cos...

RIEMSER Announces Upcoming Chicago Bone Grafting Workshop

Pig jaw workshop gives attendees hands-on experience RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- RIEMSER , a leading manufacturer of bone tissue regeneration and dental implant products, has announced an upcoming advanced bone grafting workshop to be held in Chicago Friday, July ...

Whites More Likely to Get Rare Bone Cancer

Reasons for racial disparity remain unclear, researcher says,, TUESDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have documented that the rare bone and soft tissue cancer Ewing's sarcoma disproportionately strikes white people. What's more, among whites who have the disease, males are...

Frost & Sullivan Selects Bone Solutions for Technology Leadership of the Year Award

Unique Platform in the Bone Graft Market MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its analysis of the bone graft market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Bone Solutions, Inc. (BSI) with the North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Leadership of the Year for its d...

Young Ballerinas May Face Heart, Bone Risks

Too few calories, too much exertion can spell danger, study warns MONDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Young ballerinas who stop menstruating because they don't eat enough to cover their energy output face the same heart and bone health risks as other young female athletes in the same ci...

The National Coalition for Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases Briefed Congress on Action Plan for a National Vision for Bone Health

Congress Urged to Support Bill for Bone Health Promotion and Research WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) in conjunction with the National Coalition for Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases held a briefing on Capitol Hill today to engage ...

Sally Field, Phil and Jan Fenty, and Michelle King Robson to Be Honored at Benefit for Osteoporosis and Bone Health Awareness

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) will honor two-time Academy Award-winning actress and patient advocate, Sally Field; local D.C. celebrities and owners of FLEET FEET Sports, Phil and Jan Fenty; and founder and chairman of EmpowHer, Michelle K...

BioHorizons Reports on Comparative 3-Year Dental Implant Study Showing Significant Crestal Bone and Soft Tissue Retention Using Laser-Lok(R) Microchannels

3-Year Study Highlights the Clinical Success of Dental Implants with Laser-Lok(R) Technology over Traditional Implants BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- BioHorizons, a leader in the dental implant industry, reported today that data from a three-year prospective, controlled, multi-cente...

Sally Field, Phil and Jan Fenty to Be Honored at Benefit for Osteoporosis and Bone Health Awareness

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) will honor two-time Academy Award-winning Actress and Patient Advocate, Sally Field; local D.C. celebrities and owners of FLEET FEET Sports, Phil and Jan Fenty; and founder and chairman of EmpowHer.com, Michel...

Placement of dental implants results in minimal bone loss

CHICAGO May 11, 2009 Dental implants are frequently used as a replacement for missing teeth in order to restore the patient's tooth function and appearance. Previous research demonstrates that the placement of a dental implant disrupts the host tissue in the area of the implant, so practitioners...

A stronger backbone: DHEA hormone replacement increases bone density in older women

ST. LOUIS Taking a DHEA supplement combined with vitamin D and calcium can significantly improve spinal bone density in older women, according to a new study from a Saint Louis University scientist and his colleagues at Washington University. "The results of our study are very promising. Simi...

When to get your bone density measured -- that is the question

A new study provides doctors with guidelines on when to repeat bone mineral density (BMD) tests for their patients. International clinical guidelines on the matter are hazy, with different practices followed in different countries. For a serious condition like osteoporosis, affecting millions...

RIEMSER Announces Upcoming Naperville Bone Grafting Workshop

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- RIEMSER , a leading manufacturer of bone tissue regeneration, dental implant and wound healing products, has announced an upcoming bone grafting workshop to be held in Naperville, Illinois on Friday, June 12th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. The wor...

X-Rays Help Predict Permanent Bone Damage From Bisphosphonates

CHICAGO, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Breast cancer patients, individuals at risk for osteoporosis and those undergoing certain types of bone cancer therapies often take drugs containing bisphosphonates. These drugs have been found to place people at risk for developing osteonecrosis of the ja...

RIEMSER Announces Upcoming Scottsdale Bone Grafting Workshop

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- RIEMSER , a leading manufacturer of bone tissue regeneration, dental implant and wound healing products, has announced an upcoming bone grafting workshop to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona on Friday, June 5th from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm. The works...

Injured Marines at Risk for Abnormal Bone Growth

Trauma resulting from high-energy blasts is one possible underlying cause ROSEMONT, Ill., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marines and other military personnel who are wounded in combat as the result of a high-energy trauma, such as a bomb blast, are likely to develop an abnormality known as ...

Injured Marines at risk for abnormal bone growth

ROSEMONT, ILMarines and other military personnel who are wounded in combat as the result of a high-energy trauma, such as a bomb blast, are likely to develop an abnormality known as heterotopic ossification. In this condition, bone forms within the soft tissues, such as muscle located near a fract...

Product Shifts are Occurring in the Renal Anemia and Bone and Mineral Metabolism Markets According to the Most Recent TreatmentTrends(R): US Nephrology Report from BioTrends Research Group

EXTON, Pa., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, Inc. released TreatmentTrends(R): US Nephrology, a syndicated report based on online survey results from over 200 US Nephrologists. In the ESA market, changes that have occurred seem to have taken place at the product level, while...

Heart, Bone Problems May Follow Prostate Cancer Treatment

Men on hormone-lowering therapy may require close monitoring, researchers say,, MONDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- Though proven effective, treating prostate cancer with the testosterone-lowering treatment known as androgen deprivation therapy may raise men's risk for developing bone...

Vegan Buddhist nuns have same bone density as non-vegetarians

A study comparing the bone health of 105 post-menopausal vegan Buddhist nuns and 105 non-vegetarian women, matched in every other physical respect, has produced a surprising result. Their bone density was identical. The study was led by Professor Tuan Nguyen from Sydney's Garvan Institute of Me...

Once-a-Year Drug Helps Counter Steroid-Linked Bone Loss

Reclast injection beat daily pill at restoring bone for patients with asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, study found FRIDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with rheumatoid arthritis or asthma often need to take a bone-strengthening drug to counter the debilitating effects of their st...

Best-selling authors and physicians from NYP/Weill Cornell discuss diet, surgery and bone health

NEW YORK (April 8, 2009) -- How do I teach my body to stop craving food? How can I age gracefully with the right incision? What are the risks of anesthesia? Can long-term use of Fosamax actually increase risk of fractures? From diet to surgery to bone health, medical experts and authors answer ...

Upcoming Symposium to Bridge the Gap between Osteoporosis Research and its Applications to Clinical Practice with Focus on Secondary Osteoporosis, Osteoporosis in Men, and Lessons from Space Travel for Improving Bone Health

Advances In Osteoporosis Prevention, Diagnosis And Treatment Presented At 8th International Symposium Of National Osteoporosis Foundation WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A faculty of internationally-renowned osteoporosis experts are gathering today to share the latest clinicall...

After heart attack, bone marrow stem cells increase blood flow within heart

Patients treated with their own bone marrow stem cells after a heart attack experienced increased circulation within the heart, a study by Emory University School of Medicine physicians has found. Principal investigator Arshed Quyyumi, MD, professor of medicine at Emory University School of Med...

New Report In The Journal of Nutrition Shows Soy Is Beneficial For Heart and Bone Health

NORTHRIDGE, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New findings published in the April issue of the Journal of Nutrition suggest soyfoods can play an important role in promoting heart and bone health. The new research was presented at the eighth International Soy Symposium on the role of s...

2009 ESCEO-IOF Alliance for Better Bone Health Young Investigator Award presented to Dr. Nick Harvey

Dr. Nick Harvey of the MRC Epidemiology Resource Center, University of Southhampton, was presented with the 2009 ESCEO-IOF Alliance for Better Bone Health Young Investigator Award at the ECCEO9-IOF meeting held in Athens from March 18 to 21, 2009. The award honorarium of 2,000 euro is sponsored...

IlluminOss(TM) Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System Receives CE Mark

Allows Commercialization in the European Union EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- IlluminOss Medical Inc., a medical device company developing the innovative IlluminOss(TM) Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System for orthopedic surgery, today announced that it had been granted a C...

University of Washington scientists one step closer to stopping bone loss during spaceflight

Bone loss in long-duration spaceflight has been identified for decades as a significant problem affecting astronauts. More recently, scientists have found that the absence of gravity is causing astronauts on the International Space Station to lose up to 10 times more bone mass in key regions of t...

Why Blood and Bone Marrow Donors Are So Important: 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Profiles Blood Drive Honoree Lizzie Bell

NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The popular television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will feature the story of Lizzie Bell, a 14-year old Tucson girl diagnosed with a rare blood disorder who recently visited New York to encourage blood and bone marrow donation. The progra...

According to Frost & Sullivan, Mounting Clinical Evidence Underlines Benefits of Bone Growth and Spinal Fusion Stimulators

LONDON, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The demand for a reliable, non-invasive, efficient and cost-effective technology that improves patients' lifestyles is boosting interest in bone growth and spinal fusion stimulators in Europe. The market is however still small, as clinicians have felt that the techn...

Stem cells could halt osteoporosis, promote bone growth

This release is available in French . Montreal, March 4th, 2009 While interferon gamma sounds like an outer space weapon, it's actually a hormone produced by our own bodies, and it holds great promise to repair bones affected by osteoporosis. In a new study published in the journal Stem...

RIEMSER Announces Upcoming Atlanta Bone Grafting Workshop

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- RIEMSER , a leading manufacturer of bone tissue regeneration, dental implant and wound healing products, has announced an upcoming bone grafting workshop to be held in Atlanta on Friday, April 17th from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm. Cosponsored by A-Ti...

Discovery provides hope for sufferers of disfiguring bone disease

Craniosynostosis develops in the womb and affects one in every 2500 live births. Bones in the skulls and face of sufferers fuse together prematurely causing a range of distressing developmental problems. Some of the affected children also suffer from defects in the limbs, brain, kidneys and lungs....

IlluminOss Announces First Human Case Utilizing Its Innovative Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System Technology

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- IlluminOss Medical Inc., a medical device company developing the innovative IlluminOss(TM) Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System for orthopedic surgery, today announced that the first procedure utilizing the IlluminOss Photodynamic Bone Stabilizati...
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