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Just in Time for Travel Season, Specialty Travel Companies Cement Partnership

Passport Health, Travisa Alliance to Improve Total Care for International Travelers BALTIMORE, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Extending its commitment to provide clients with a streamlined continuum of care, Passport Health ( www.passporthealthusa.com ), the nation's largest provider of travel med...

Bone Cement Eases Pain of Late-Stage Cancers

Italian researchers report bedridden patients walked 24 hours after treatment MONDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Injecting "bone cement" into lesions in patients whose cancer has spread to their bones can literally allow these individuals to rise from their deathbeds and live the rema...

Earthjustice/EIP Report: Dangerous Mercury Pollution From Unregulated Cement Kilns in U.S. About Twice as High as Levels Previously Projected by EPA

EPA Ignored Problem For 10+ Years Even Though Some Kilns Emit More Mercury Than Power Plants; Report Focuses on Cement Kilns in AL, CA, IA, IL, MD, MI, MT, NY, OR, SC, TX and WA. WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For more than a decade after Congress told it to curb dangerous ...

Leeds engineers developing bullet proof vests from cement

Engineers at the University of Leeds are working on a new type of body armour made from cement. The new vests will combine super-strong cement with recycled carbon fibre materials to make a material tough enough to withstand most types of bullets. The cement vest project, still at the early ...

New DrainEx(TM) Catheter Simplifies Insertion and Replacement

r4 Vascular announces its entry into the interventional radiology marketplace with the nationwide launch of its new DrainEx™ Rapid-Exchange Drainage Catheter. Maple Grove, MN (Vocus) August 1, 2009 -- r4 Vascular announces its entry into the interventional radiolo...

New DrainEx(TM) Catheter Simplifies Insertion and Replacement

r4 Vascular announces its entry into the interventional radiology marketplace with the nationwide launch of its new DrainEx™ Rapid-Exchange Drainage Catheter. Maple Grove, MN (Vocus) August 1, 2009 -- r4 Vascular announces its entry into the interventional radiolo...

Shelbourne Releases New Information on Knee Replacement

Research from the Shelbourne Knee Center shows most patients can avoid total knee replacement; most improve with rehabilitation and are able to avoid surgery. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) July 20, 2009 -- Research findings show that patients can significantly reduce their k...

Pill Equals Injection in Preventing Clots After Hip Replacement

Study found no difference between the two protective treatments FRIDAY, Sept. 14 (HealthDay News) -- In a head-to-head trial, Swedish researchers found that a pill called dabigatran etexilate (DE) is just as effective as an injected drug, enoxaparin, in reducing the risk of blood clots after tot...

Improved Bone Grafts With Bioactive cement scaffold

American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new technology for implants// that will enhance the construction or repair of bones in the face, skull and jaw. The novel technology will enable a method for making scaff...

A New Bioactive Cement For Facial Reconstruction the future

Researchers from the American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology// (NIST), have developed a new technology that would help improve in reconstruction of face. This new technology helps in making scaffolds for bone tissue. The scaffold is ...

Delhi Hospital Opens Up Avenues For Computer-Aided Knee Replacement

The use of computers is hardly limited to what takes place in the privacy of the home, school, or office. Here is the kind of utility that has the potential to revolutionize the field of surgery as well. A Delhi based hospital has // already started to perform knee replacement surgeries with comput...

Surgery, 'Sham' Equal in Treating Compression Fracture Pain

... Injecting cement into spine no better than placebo procedure, study finds WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies suggest that vertebroplasty...

Hilary Smith Upped to Senior Vice President, Communications, NBC Universal Women & Lifestyle Entertainment Networks

...s and communicate the goals for both Women@NBCU and Green," said Zalaznick. "In her newly expanded role, she will be instrumental in continuing to cement our presence to both consumers and to the trade in the women and lifestyle space, particularly as we gear up for the exciting re-launch of iVillage an...

New Villanova University Online Course Enables Black Belts to Attain Lean Master Black Belt Certification

...te a positive impact across their entire enterprise. The new program is essential for all individuals with Black Belt training who are looking to cement their leadership and Lean Six Sigma expertise, as well as those needing to meet re-certification requirements for Villanova's Green Belt, Lean or Lean...

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

... phosphate. This compound provides an osteoconductive, biologic scaffold onto which new bone can form during the window of healing. The Mg gives the cement a powerful binder quality that theoretically allows it to resist tensile forces at time zero, thereby potentially limiting graft-tunnel motion. Sever...

International Medical Device Maker; Four Executives Charged in Connection With Unlawful Clinical Trials

...the marketing program began, pilot studies showed the company that the bone cement reacted chemically with human blood in a test tube to cause blood clots. Th...third person died on the operating table during a surgery in which a Norian cement was used to treat VCFs, the company cancelled the future surgeon forums. Th...

Improved Hip Implants Can Last 20 Years

...ents under review, according to a study in the May issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery . Early versions of hip implants used a special cement to help secure the replacement joint to the patient's bones, but these failed more often, especially after 10 years' use. Instead of cement, the new i...

Kinovate Life Sciences, Inc. and Nitto Denko Corporation Announce Successful Development of NittoPhase™ HL High Loading Solid Support for Oligonucleotide Synthesis

...uct, which has fast become well established as the market leading solid support in the therapeutic oligonucleotide industry, NittoPhase™ HL will cement Kinovate's position as the market leader in this field," stated Dr. Kenji Matsumoto, President of Kinovate Life Sciences, Inc. ABOUT SOLID S...

Using a Balloon to Repair a Broken Back

...n eight European countries. In kyphoplasty, a balloon is inserted to restore the fractured vertebra to its proper shape and height. A form of bone cement is then injected to stabilize the vertebra. Participants in the study had one to three vertebral fractures. They were randomly assigned to receive ...

Hissey Kientz, LLP Announces the Launch of Mesothelioma Lawyers Help Web Site

... were manufactured with asbestos over the last century include many industrial parts, insulation, floor and ceiling tiles, roofing shingles, paper and cement products, automobile parts, plastics and many others. In some cases, these products can still be found in the workplace, as well as in buildings and h...

Cementless cup device developed for hip replacements shows durability after more than 20 years

... porous surface allows bone and tissue to grow into the device to keep the hip implant in place. Earlier generation implants relied on the use of bone cement to secure the implant to the patient's pelvis and were associated with a higher rate of failure, particularly when used in patients who had previously...

Old Tech Helps Soldiers With New Wound Infection

... Antibiotic-laced bone cement cuts complications that could cost them a limb ... Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of bone cement and antibiotics may help fight dangerous infection... In this study, Schwarz and colleagues used bone cement infused with an antibiotic called colistin -- one ...

New twist on old medical technology may prevent amputations

... Old technologies, bone cement and a well known antibiotic, may effectively fight...mbs by putting an established antibiotic into bone cement for the first time." Current antibiotics ofte...g. vancomycin), no group had ever developed a bone cement treatment using colistin against A. baumannii. ...

Citing 'Midnight Rules' to Erode Health and Safety, Nurses Unveil New Website to Send Bush Packing

...e site offers an interactive game highlighting some of the "midnight rules" -- last minute regulatory changes -- the Bush administration is seeking to cement in place in its waning days. CNA/NNOC is inviting those who visit the sendbushpacking.com website and play the game to sign an online petition...

Cone-beam CT: Just as useful as MDCT before and after percutaneous vertebroplasty

...ercutaneous vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive cement augmentation technique to relieve pain in the back... and specificity. After vertebroplasty, MDCT found cement leakages in 17 disk spaces, 15 paravertebral soft tissues and 12 veins; cone-beam CT identified all cement leakages. "While there is no gross difference ...

DFine Secures $30 Million in Series D Funding

...oplasty or kyphoplasty), require placement of bone cement into the fractured vertebra. Percutaneous vertebra...ile enabling physicians to control the delivery of cement for optimized patient outcomes," said Csaba Trucka...cise means of delivering ultra-high viscosity bone cement to fractures of the spine in an effort to relieve ...

Fewer College Kids Smoking, But Industry Tactics a Threat

...itional life stages, such as moving from high school to college or work. Tobacco companies believe those life stages are a perfect time to develop and cement new behaviors such as smoking. In an attempt to exploit this vulnerability, tobacco companies sponsor promotions in bars and nightclubs in an attempt ...

Goldshield Wins SFO Case - Interview With Chairman and CEO

...serious fraud, but I think they've made the mistake of going for high profile cases and high profile individuals or high profile companies in order to cement their reputation." He said the cost of the case had exceeded GBP40m. "That's a small hospital, it's a number of doctors' surgeries, it's 750 polic...

Fighting Cancer: Historic Anti-Asbestos Legislation Moving Forward With Support of Meso Foundation

...urred ten to sixty years ago. Those at risk include everyone from U.S. Navy veterans, workers in shipyards or demolition, brake mechanics, roofers and cement masons, to workers' families and even those who lived, worked or went to school in contaminated buildings. Most meso patients die within two years of ...

WeissComm Partners Named Healthcare Agency of the Year

...rowing agency in the Top 100 according to O'Dwyer's annual rankings of independent agencies in the United States. "This recognition and the rankings cement our standing as a go-to healthcare agency," said Diane Weiser, who was recently named president of the agency. "Staying true to our simple model of wo...

Community-Based Fight Against Malaria Working in Africa

...n achieved so far. With sustained funding from individual U.S. donors, the U.S. government and international agencies, CCF and other organizations can cement the gains already made in places like Uganda and Senegal. "We know what works, and we have the tools in hand," Goddard said. "On World Malaria Day...

Zimmer Announces Actions Affecting its Ohio-based Orthopaedic Surgical Products Operation

...variety of patient care items used to support orthopaedic surgery, including disposables used in blood management, surgical wound site debridement and cement accessories. In 2007, Zimmer reported revenues from its OSP and Other product category of $234 million, less than half of which were generated by prod...

Pain Relief for Osteoporosis Patients With Fractures

... provides significant pain relief and helps decrease disability, according to a new study. Vertebroplasty involves injection of medical-grade bone cement into a fractured vertebra to shore up the fracture and provide pain relief. It's used to treat painful vertebral compression fractures that don't resp...

Long-Term Data for 884 Patients Show Vertebroplasty for Osteoporotic Spinal Fractures Provides Dramatic Pain Relief, Greatly Decreases Disability

...ertebroplasty, the injection of medical-grade bone cement into a fractured vertebra, shores up the fracture ... The physician then injects the medical-grade bone cement into the vertebra. The cement hardens within about 15 minutes and stabilizes the...

$50 million gift to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

...edication to important health care issues. We are deeply grateful for his immense generosity and unique vision, which will go a long way in helping to cement New York City's and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's reputation as one of the world's leading resources for all aspects of heart care," says John J. Ma...

Leading Asbestos-Cancer Group Urges Congress to Partner with Them and Support Funding Provisions in Asbestos Ban Legislation

...sbestos was used heavily in Navy ships and shipyards; in workplaces; in common building materials including drywalls, flooring, roofing materials, and cement pipes; in automotive products like brake pads; and even in common consumer products like hair dryers. As a result, the carcinogen has permeated our ho...

Bad to the bone: UD research to shed light on osteoporosis

...r example, a part of the leg bone is compressed, and water is pushed through gaps, less than a micrometer in size, between the osteocytes and the bone cement that surrounds them. This powerful wave of fluid keeps the osteocytes happy and functioning well, Wang says, delivering nutrients to them from nearby...

Engineers developing new cements to heal spinal fractures

...team has been awarded just under 500,000 by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop and examine the effects of novel cement materials for the treatment of burst fractures. Bone cements, similar to those used in joint replacement surgery, are already being used to strengt...

A Breath of Fresh Air From Washington: Senate Passes Historic Asbestos Ban

... 10,000 Americans each year. Those at risk include everyone from U.S. Navy veterans, workers in shipyards or demolition, brake mechanics, roofers and cement masons, to workers' families and homeowners doing renovations. Exposure to asbestos can cause a variety of cancers, with Mesothelioma being the deadli...

Asbestos No More: Historic Asbestos Ban Passage Imminent

...asbestos exposure kills up to 10,000 Americans each year. Those at risk include U.S. military personnel, shipyard workers, brake mechanics, roofers, cement workers, demolition workers, homeowners doing renovations, spouses and children of workers...the list goes on and on. Exposure to asbestos can cause a...
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