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First Vessel Graft Grown From Kidney Patients' Own Cells

Achievement could aid dialysis and might be replicated for heart disease, scientists say,,,, THURSDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- The successful use of a patient's own skin cells to grow tissue-engineered shunts for dialysis could portend a revolution in kidney care, researchers say....

Number of Revascularization Procedures, Related In-Hospital Mortality and Some Complications Decline, While Rates of Infection and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery Increase

Increases translate into $170 million in incremental Medicare spending in FY 2006 ATLANTA, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of revascularization procedures, related in-hospital mortality and some complications among Medicare beneficiaries decreased between 2003 and 2006. At the same time, ...

Medtronic, Inc. and Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. Sued for Product Liability and Promoting the Off-Label Use of Infuse(R) Bone Graft Product, According to Page Perry, LLC

ATLANTA, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A patient who allegedly was seriously injured by Medtronic, Inc.'s Infuse(R) Bone Graft implant in an off-label surgical procedure promoted by Medtronic has sued the company, according to James A. Dunlap Jr. & Associates LLC and Page Perry, LLC. The firms,...

Haemacure's Human Fibrin Sealant Demonstrates Effectiveness in Skin Graft Fixation Proof-of-Concept Study for Burn Injury

HAE:TSX Skin graft fixation for burn victims using fibrin sealant represents multi-million dollar market opportunity for Company MONTREAL, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Haemacure Corporation (TSX:HAE), a Montreal-based specialty bio-therapeutics company developing high-valu...

Medtronic, Inc. and Medtronic Sofamor Danek, USA, Inc. Sued for Product Liability and Promoting the Off-Label Use of Infuse(R) Bone Graft Product, According to Page Perry, LLC

ATLANTA, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A patient who was surgically implanted with Medtronic's Infuse(R) Bone Graft product, for an off-label use promoted by Medtronic, suffocated due to severe throat and neck swelling, according to James A. Dunlap Jr. & Associates LLC and Page Perry, LLC who filed t...

New Research Estimates 1500 Lives Could Be Saved Annually if the Lowest Performing Hospitals for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Performed as Well as Top-ranking Hospitals

ATLANTA, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- New research estimates that 1500 lives could potentially be saved if U.S. hospitals with the highest risk-adjusted mortality rates (RAMR) for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery performed as well as hospitals with the lowest RAMR. The same study also found t...

AxoGen Awarded Accreditation from American Association of Tissue Banks : Decision Affirms AxoGen's Commitment to Safety and Ethicality in the Development and Distribution of AVANCE Nerve Graft for Treatment of Peripheral Nerve Injuries

AxoGen, Inc., a leader in the development of treatment options for the repair of peripheral nerve injuries, announced today that the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) has awarded them the prestigious AATB accreditation. This accreditation affirms that AxoGen meets or exceeds all AATB sa...

Cancer drug shows promise against graft vs. host disease

ANN ARBOR, Mich. A new University of Michigan study in mice suggests that a drug recently approved to fight cancer tumors is also able to reduce the effects of graft-versus-host disease, a common and sometimes fatal complication for people who have had bone marrow transplants. Plans are under ...

High Growth Potential for Carotid Stent and Thoracic Aortic Stent Graft Markets

Procedural growth could increase by more than 20% over the next five years, according to Millennium Research Group WALTHAM, Mass., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group's US Markets for Peripheral Vascular (PV) Devices 2008 report, the thoracic aortic sten...

NuVasive Acquires First Stem Cell Bone Graft Substitute

New technologies will drive US bone graft substitute market to reach almost $1.9 billion by 2012, according to Millennium Research Group WALTHAM, Mass., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- With the acquisition of Osiris Therapeutics' Osteocel business, NuVasive has obtained the first off-the-shelf bone ...

MAQUET Cardiovascular Launches HEARTSTRING III Proximal Seal System for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

Innovative technology eliminates the need for an aortic clamp reducing the risk for cerebral emboli and potentially improving patient neurocognitive outcomes SAN JOSE, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- MAQUET Cardiovascular LLC today announced the launch of HEARTS...

Cardica's C-Port Anastomosis Systems for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Procedures to be Used to Train Cardiothoracic Surgeons at Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) University

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC ) today announced that its innovative C-Port(R) Distal Anastomosis Systems will be used in two courses to train cardiothoracic surgeons at the 2008 STS University. In addition to the ...

LeMaitre Vascular Launches Next-Generation Stent Graft Delivery System

BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. (Nasdaq: LMAT ) today announced the commercial launch of the TT(TM) Tortuous Tracker Delivery System, the next-generation introducer for LeMaitre Vascular's EndoFit(R) and UniFit(TM) Aortic Stent Graft product lines....

Collagen Matrix, Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for SynOss(TM) Synthetic Mineral Bone Graft Material

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov 5. /PRNewswire/ -- Collagen Matrix, Inc. announces that it has received FDA's 510(k) clearance of its SynOss(TM) Synthetic Mineral bone graft material intended for use in oral surgical applications involving bone repair. SynOss Synthetic Mineral is an osteoconductive...

ISTO Technologies Receives 510(k) Clearance for a Novel Bone Graft Substitute and Bone Graft Extender

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- ISTO Technologies Inc., a privately held orthobiologics company, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration has granted 510(k) clearance for InQu(TM). InQu is indicated for use as a bone graft extender in the spine and as a bone graf...

FDA Approves INFUSE Bone Graft for Use in Dentistry

The Center for Devices and Radiological Health of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently granted approval to Medtronic Sofamor Danek to market INFUSE? Bone Graft for use in dental applications. //INFUSE? Bone Graft had been previously approved by the FDA as a replacement for autograft ...

Primary Graft Dysfunction Is Risk Factor For Lung Transplant Problem

Primary graft dysfunction, a common complication that affects up to 25 percent of lung transplant patients shortly after surgery, constitutes// a significant risk factor for later deadly bronchiolotis obliterans syndrome (BOS). This research appears in the first issue for March 2007 of the A...

Breathing Training Helps Decrease Risk of Complications After Graft Surgery

Patients at high-risk of developing pulmonary complications such as pneumonia following coronary artery bypass graft surgery can reduce their risk through breathing exercises //and respiratory muscle training before the operation, according to a study. Despite improvements in coronary artery ...

Belgian Doctor Restores Woman's Fertility With Ovary Graft

A Belgian doctor claimed Tuesday a world first after restoring the fertility of a woman made infertile by chemotherapy and other cancer treatment. The gynaecologist, Jacques Donnez, said he had successfully grafted ovarian tissue from the woman's sister last year at the Cliniques Universit...

British Lady Sails Through Brain Bypass Surgery Using Vein Graft

A 65 year old lady, Pauline Meacham is the first Briton to have a have a bypass surgery done to treat an aneurysm .// After having been diagnosed in 2001,with acromegaly,a hormonal disorder she was advised to go through routine screening tests. One scan done revealed a sizeable tumor in her b...

Face transplant woman has new graft

The world's first face transplant recipient has undergone a further graft on Friday, even as controversy surrounds her surgery//. Isabelle Dinoire, 38, in Lyons, France, received a second transplant of bone marrow and stem cells from the same donor, which had been successful, doctors said. Thi...

Blood transfusion study: Less is more

...f Michigan Health System, analyzed patient records in 40 hospitals, from admission to 30 days after discharge. All had received coronary artery bypass graft surgery from 2003 to 2006. They found that 30 percent of variation in transfusion practices seemed to be due to widely varied practices among hospital...

Quark Pharmaceuticals to Participate in IBC's Oligonucleotide Therapeutics: From Concept to Implementation Conference

...nical trials, developed by Quark for the prevention of acute kidney injury (AKI) following major cardiovascular surgery and the prophylaxis of delayed graft function after kidney transplantation. For the structure of these products Quark has licenses from Silence Therapeutics and from Alnylam Pharmaceutica...

State Report Ranks LIJ as New York's Best for Heart Bypass Surgery, North Shore University Hospital Tops for Emergency Angioplasty Survival

...wide average, earning DOH's prestigious double-star ranking; the hospital had a risk-adjusted mortality rate of one percent for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery during that three-year period, the lowest in the state. Two cardiothoracic surgeons, Robert Palazzo, M.D., of LIJ Medical Cente...

Endologix Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

...factures minimally invasive treatments for aortic disorders. The Company's flagship product is the Powerlink(R) System, which is an endovascular stent graft for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). AAA is a weakening of the wall of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, resulting in a bal...

C O R R E C T I O N -- Osteotech, Inc.

...two six month studies utilizing MagniFuse(TM) Bone graft in advanced animal models, results of which we hop...ral fusion study of its proprietary MagniFuse Bone graft in primates. The Company also completed its six mo..., comparing MagniFuse directly with INFUSE(R) Bone graft distributed by Medtronic, Inc. The initial analys...

Osteotech Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...two six month studies utilizing MagniFuse(TM) Bone graft in advanced animal models, results of which we hop...ral fusion study of its proprietary MagniFuse Bone graft in primates. The Company also completed its six mo..., comparing MagniFuse directly with INFUSE(R) Bone graft distributed by Medtronic, Inc. The initial analys...

Cardica to Announce Fiscal 2009 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results on Thursday, August 13, 2009

...otected event management site. About Cardica Cardica is a leading provider of automated anastomosis systems for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. By replacing hand-sewn sutures with easy-to-use automated systems, Cardica's products provide cardiovascular surgeons with rapid, reli...

Drug-Device Combination Market Worth US$18.54 Billion by 2014

...eatment, others. 3. Drug device combination - technology Bone graft substitutes- synthetic bone graft substitutes, demineralised bone matrix and bone morphogenic proteins. ...

Quark Pharmaceuticals Announces Data Indicating Potential Utility of QPI-1007 for Treatment of Glaucoma

...nical trials, developed by Quark for the prevention of acute kidney injury (AKI) following major cardiovascular surgery and the prophylaxis of delayed graft function after kidney transplantation Quark has a broad pipeline of siRNA drug candidates based on novel structures developed internally and i...

Endologix Reports 42% Second Quarter 2009 Revenue Growth

...factures minimally invasive treatments for aortic disorders. The Company's flagship product is the Powerlink(R) System, which is an endovascular stent graft for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). AAA is a weakening of the wall of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, resulting in a bal...

Vein Removal Method Linked to Bypass Results

...omplications associated with conventional removal. The journal report does not discuss those advantages. Instead, it focuses on the greater rate of graft failure (46.7 percent versus 38 percent at 18 months), death or heart attack (9.3 percent versus 7.6 percent at three years) and deaths (7.4 percent v...

National Insurance Carriers Now Cover Artificial Cervical Disc Surgery

...patients with degenerative discs in the cervical spine is spinal fusion. In this procedure, a surgeon removes the damaged disc, then implants a bone graft and metal plate to fuse the vertebrae together. Challenges of spinal fusion include longer recovery time, pain management and the possibility of adjac...

Risks of Delaying ACL Reconstruction in Young Athletes May Be Too High, Study Shows

...ision was made to delay treatment, patients were instructed to wear a custom ACL brace. All patients who underwent the surgery utilized a soft tissue graft with anatomically placed tunnels and fixation devices that did not cross the growth plate. Patients were also followed for a minimum of one-year post-...

Daiichi Sankyo and Lilly Receive U.S. FDA Approval for Effient(TM)

...atients treated with Effient compared with Plavix (a relative risk reduction of approximately 50 percent). The risk of non-coronary artery bypass graft (non-CABG) related bleeding, which included life-threatening and fatal bleeding, was significantly higher with Effient (2.2 percent) compared with Pla...

Endologix to Report Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results on July 22, 2009

...factures minimally invasive treatments for aortic disorders. The Company's flagship product is the Powerlink(R) System, which is an endovascular stent graft for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). AAA is a weakening of the wall of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, resulting in a bal...

MAQUET Cardiovascular Awarded New Contract by Novation

...lloon pump therapy solutions. With a focus on coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, MAQUET has expertise in extracorporeal circulation and inte...ket leading VASOVIEW Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting system for saphenous vein graft retrieval, off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) systems such as the HEAR...

Post-transplant combo can replace toxic immune-suppressing drugs in monkeys

... Transplant patients rely on drugs to prevent graft rejection, but at the cost of serious side effects...ively replace calcineurin inhibitors in preventing graft rejection when kidney transplants are performed on... designed to interfere with the T cells that cause graft rejection without affecting other organs. Costimul...

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Presents Prestigious Research Awards at Annual Meeting

...plication of a collagen-platelet composite to an anterior cruciate ligament graft at the time of surgery was more successful in decreasing knee movement and increasing the structural strength of the graft after 15 weeks of healing compared with a traditional graft. This award is ...

The 'Other' Cruciate Ligament: Newer Treatments for PCL Tears

...es: Traditional: One-bundle bone graft passed through a tunnel in the tibia (shin bone). ...ch at a single point. Newer: Two-bundle graft (studied for the past 10 years). Two-bundle grafts use thinner individual grafts, but their total graft volume is thicker. They may be more effective than...
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