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Consumer Alert: Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures Should Not Be Taken Lightly

Dermatologists urge patients to ask questions to ensure safety of procedure BOSTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, there are more ways than ever before to "get a little work done." From skin fillers to fat-reduction procedures, the options are endless for those l...

Oral Chemotherapy Offers Patients a More Convenient, Less Invasive Treatment Option

Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey has new oral chemotherapy program in place LOS ANGELES, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The increasing availability of oral chemotherapy for treating a variety of cancers--along with projections from the ...

Life Spine(R) Announces FDA Clearance of FS3(TM) Minimally Invasive Spinal System

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Spine announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) marketing clearance to the FS3 Minimally Invasive Spinal System. Available for nationwide release this August, the FS3 MIS Spinal System offers cannulated...

Minimally Invasive Surgery Not Better for Sciatica

Faster recovery, less pain with conventional operation TUESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive surgery for the excruciating back pain that can be caused by sciatica didn't work as well as the conventional procedure in a Dutch study. "The expected treatment benefit of ...

Larger hospital units have lower miscarriage rates after invasive pregnancy tests

A study of more than 64,000 pregnant women has found that miscarriage rates following amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) - two invasive procedures to detect chromosomal abnormalities and birth defects - were 1.4 per cent and 1.9 per cent, respectively. The research, published in ...

ATS Medical Announces Participation in the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery Meeting

MINNEAPOLIS, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ATS Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATSI ), manufacturer and marketer of state-of-the-art cardiac surgery products and services, today announced participation in the upcoming International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) Meeting...

Minimally invasive stroke treatment produces better patient outcomes than surgical operation

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (May 28, 2009) While minimally invasive coil treatments for those with a ruptured brain aneurysm have proved to be a more effective technique than traditional surgical operation in selected patients, the superior procedure is drastically more expensive, according to new resea...

Research reveals molecular pathway behind invasive prostate cancers

CINCINNATIUniversity of Cincinnati (UC) cancer and cell biologists have identified a new molecular pathway key to the development of invasive prostate cancers. In a preclinical study led by Maria Diaz-Meco, PhD, the UC team found that simultaneous inactivation of two particular genesknown as...

Women with previous abnormal cervical cells at higher risk for recurrence and invasive cancer

New research from the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research has found that women who have been treated for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (abnormal cervical cell growth), are at higher risk for a recurrence of the disease or invasive cervical cancer. The large, population-based st...

Ultrasound can help low-risk patients avoid invasive thyroid biopsy

The prevalence of benign thyroid nodules is high and there are certain ultrasound features, suggesting malignancy, that can help radiologists determine whether or not a biopsy is needed, according to a study performed at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA....

Genetic analysis may predict risk of invasive bladder cancer

DENVER Genetic variations in the inflammation pathway may predict who would respond to Bacillus-Calmette-Guerin (BCG) treatment and who might experience a recurrence among patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, according to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research...

New minimally invasive surgery option for patients with stomach cancer

A novel, minimally invasive surgical approach to treat stomach cancer has been shown to have advantages that may make it a preferable treatment for some patients. A new study led by researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) compares traditional "open" surgery to remove the s...

American Heart Association Statement Gives Guidance on Minimally Invasive Procedures to Treat Diseased Brain Vessels

American Heart Association Scientific Statement DALLAS, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The use of minimally invasive procedures to treat brain blood vessel diseases has made tremendous strides in the past decade along with advances in the field of catheter-based interventions. The Am...

US Market for Minimally Invasive Treatment of Varicose Veins to Rise to More than $215 Million by 2013

Endovenous Ablation to drive Varicose Vein Market into 2013, according to Millennium Research Group WALTHAM, Mass., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group's (MRG's) new US Markets for Varicose Vein Treatment Devices 2009 report, the US market for endovenous ablati...

Expanding Patient Population Creates a Huge Market for Invasive Pressure Monitoring and Hemodynamic Monitoring, Finds Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The higher incidence of chronic illnesses in Europe and the consequent increase of patient population in intensive care units has amplified the need for equipment that measure vital signs such as blood pressure during surgeries. This rise in the number of people re...

Revolutionary, Minimally Invasive Treatment Provides Long-lasting Chronic Sinusitis Relief

Saint Joseph Hospital Among the First to Offer New Surgical Treatment Approach CHICAGO, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- After three years of suffering from congestion and several months of trying a steroid nasal spray, Chicago resident Matt Minella, 31, opted for a surgical procedure to help him br...

Is Smaller Better? Minimally Invasive Oncologic Surgery Options Discussed at NCCN Conference

Minimally-invasive oncologic surgery procedures can be beneficial, but physicians need to be prudent when recommending the option to their patient according to Thomas A. D'Amico, MD, of Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. D'Amico detailed the benefits and controversies of minimally...

Less Invasive Interventional Treatment Can Be Recommended as First-Line Treatment for 'Silent Killer,' Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Durability, Effectiveness of Minimally Invasive Endovascular Repair Studied Over Eight Years With Nearly 500 Patients; Low Re-intervention Rates Comparable to Open Surgery SAN DIEGO, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Endovascular or endograft repair, a minimally invasive interventional radi...

Gallbladder removal through vagina offers minimally invasive alternative

CHICAGO Physicians at Northwestern Memorial Hospital successfully removed a patient's gallbladder through the vagina, making them the first in the Midwest and the third in the country to perform the innovative procedure. The technique, known as NOTESnatural orifice translumenal endoscopic surge...

A World First in Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Promises a More Cost-Effective, Patiently Friendly Future

There's a new girl in town and she made her American debut at the side of internationally known laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Richard Rosenfield. ViKY, as she is affectionately known, is a revolutionary, lightweight robot developed by EndoControl, headquartered in France. With ViKY at his side, Dr. R...

Leaders in Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Open New Facility in Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- After helping thousands of patients get their lives back through minimally-invasive endoscopic spinal surgery at their flagship facility in Tampa, the Laser Spine Institute announces the grand opening of a new center in Scottsdale, Arizona. LSI is rev...

New training method helps surgeons evaluate their own minimally invasive surgery skills

Recent years have seen the rapid emergence of minimally invasive surgery procedures in operating theatres. However, the training of surgeons in this field still leaves much to be desired. Researcher Magdalena Chmarra has changed this state of affairs by developing a realistic training system which...

3T MRI can detect wrist ligament tears, possibly eliminating need for invasive arthroscopy

MRI of the wrist at 3T is an effective way to detect wrist ligament tears and in some cases can avoid unnecessary surgery, according to a study performed at Neuroskeletal Imaging in Merritt Island, Florida. The study included 49 patients who had both 3T MR and arthroscopy; 51 tears were found ...

Study Asks: Are Physicians Overusing an Invasive Cardiac Treatment?

PORTLAND, Maine, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers are asking if cardiology patients receive intervention-type treatments, such as stents, too often and too quickly. In regions of the country where cardiologists perform high numbers of cardiac catheterizations to diagnose heart problem...

Few Ontario women with invasive ovarian cancer referred for genetic testing of breast cancer genes

(TORONTO: December 4, 2008) - An Ontario study of 491 women with invasive ovarian cancer found only a small proportion, 19%, were referred for genetic testing of BRCA1 and BRCA2, the breast cancer genes, which means family members are not informed of their cancer risk. Dr. Kelly Metcalfe, an ...

Molecular Breast Imaging Has Greater Sensitivity Over Mammography, Ultrasound and MRI for Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

CHICAGO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) has been proven to be a highly sensitive imaging technique for the diagnosis of invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC), a difficult to diagnose breast cancer. BSGI is a molecular breast imaging technique that can see lesions independen...

USHIFU Announces First Sonablate(R) HIFU Device in India for Minimally Invasive Prostate Cancer Treatment

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- USHIFU, a worldwide leader in the development, distribution and use of minimally invasive high intensity focused ultrasound technologies, announced today the establishment of India HIFU and the launch of Sonablate(R) HIFU services in Hyderabad, India at Dr. ...

Hi-Tech Advances the Practice of Minimally Invasive Gynecology at AAGL Global Congress

CYPRESS, Calif., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A steady march toward using ever-more "patient-friendly" procedures in gynecological care was reflected in the proceedings of the 37th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, hosted by the AAGL, the international professional society for specia...

Highly specialized, minimally invasive surgery for lung cancer allows patient to go home sooner

Philadelphia -- Minimally-invasive surgery for lung cancer called video-assisted thoracic surgery or VATS is a relatively new procedure performed almost exclusively at academic centers. Now, a preliminary study to be presented this month at the annual CHEST meeting in Philadelphia is giving surge...

Leading the Way in Cosmetic Surgery Los Angeles Surgeon and Beauty Expert, Dr. Christine Petti Offers Minimally Invasive SmartLipo™ – The Smart Way to Lose Fat

Based in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Christine Petti, M.D., F.A.C.S is one of the first plastic surgeons on the west coast to offer SmartLipo™ . This minimally invasive liposuction procedure offers fast results and short recovery times. Because it incorporates laser surgery technology, th...

The Doctor's Channel Adds Esteemed Director of Minimally Invasive Urology at Columbia University to Editorial Team

Jaime Landman, M.D., Joins Premier Professional Online Medical Resource as Contributing Editor NEW YORK, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Doctor's Channel (http://www.thedoctorschannel.com ), today announced the appointment of Jaime Landman, M.D., Director of Minimally Inva...

Minimally Invasive Treatment Improves Male Fertility

A minimally invasive treatment for a common cause of male infertility can significantly improve a couple’s chances for pregnancy, according to a new study published in the August issue of Radiology. Oak Brook, Ill. (PRWEB) July 22, 2008 -- A minimally invasive tre...

Minimally invasive treatment improves male fertility

OAK BROOK, Ill. A minimally invasive treatment for a common cause of male infertility can significantly improve a couple's chances for pregnancy, according to a new study published in the August issue of Radiology. The study, conducted at the University of Bonn in Germany, also found that the lev...

Adoption of Minimally Invasive Prostate Cancer Treatment Options Slow

Chemotherapy and Cryosurgery are underused prostate cancer treatments in the US, according to Millennium Research Group WALTHAM, Mass., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Research Group (MRG) conducted a detailed survey of over 140 US and European based urologists during the recent...

The AtriCure Minimally Invasive Platform Highlighted by Prominent Cardiac Surgeons and Electrophysiologists at Cardiostim in Nice, France

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AtriCure, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRC ), a medical device company and a leader in cardiac surgical ablation systems, today announced that its minimally invasive platform was highlighted during Cardiostim, a world congress in cardiac electrophysiolo...

Anti-estrogen drug therapy reduces risk of invasive breast cancer in older women

New analysis of a drug approved for osteoporosis prevention and treatment has provided definitive evidence that the medication is also effective as a breast cancer preventative for certain cancers. Women who took the drug raloxifene were less likely to develop invasive, estrogen-receptor (ER) pos...

ATS Medical Products Prominently Featured in International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) Scientific Presentations

MINNEAPOLIS, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ATS Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATSI ), manufacturer and marketer of state-of-the-art cardiac surgery products and services, today noted that several key opinion leaders will be reporting their experience with ATS Medical products and related procedure...

TruFUSE(R) Minimally Invasive Facet Fusion Procedure Tops 3,000 Spinal Levels

CLEARWATER, Fla., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- minSURG Corporation, a subsidiary of Orthopedic Development Corporation, announced today that over 6,000 TruFUSE(R) dowels have been used to treat chronic facet-oriented back pain or to supplement other procedures. Typically, two dowels are required to ...

Scientists identify 'gatekeepers' of breast cancer transition to invasive disease

Scientists have made a significant discovery that clarifies a previously poorly understood key event in the progression of breast cancer. The research, published by Cell Press in the May issue of the journal Cancer Cell, highlights the importance of the microenvironment in regulating breast tumor ...

Study finds that minimally invasive robotic bypass surgery provides health and economic benefits

Minimally invasive heart bypass surgery using a DaVinci robot means a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery for patients, as well as fewer complications and a better chance that the new bypass vessels will stay open. And, according to a University of Maryland study, robotic heart bypass surger...
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