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
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
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
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
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
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
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
highlighted during Cardiostim, a world congress in cardiac
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
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
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
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...