HEALTHPOINT-Sponsored Venous Leg Ulcer Clinical Trial Enrolls First Subject for Second Phase II Study
Multi-Center, Randomized Trial to Test Unique Delivery System Using Living Cells to Enhance Wound Healing Marks Milestone for Fort Worth, Texas-based Specialty Biopharmaceutical Company
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- HEALTHPOINT, Ltd. today announced that it has enrolled the f...
Healthpoint Initiates Phase II, Dose-Finding Study to Evaluate Effectiveness of a Unique Cell Based Therapy in Venous Leg Ulcers
FORT WORTH, Texas, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthpoint today announced that it has initiated a Phase II clinical trial investigating the efficacy of HP802-247 in venous leg
ulcers. HP802-247 is a topical spray containing living keratinocytes and fibroblasts. The study is designed to determine the...
MEDIHONEY(TM) Dressings Shown to Help Improve Outcomes of Non-Healing Venous Leg Ulcers in Recent Case Series
Eleven of eleven wounds healed in 6 weeks or less
PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Derma Sciences, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI ), a provider of advanced wound care products, announced today that its MEDIHONEY Dressings were the focus of a case series on eleven non-heal...
Derma Sciences' MEDIHONEY(TM) Proven to Speed Healing in Stalled Leg Ulcers
Randomized controlled study finds significant healing and anti-infective benefits, providing hope for patients and caregivers
PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Derma Sciences,
Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI) announced today that its key product,
MEDIHONEY(TM) Wound &...
Syndicom SpineConnect Web Platform Chosen for Applied Spine's Leg and Back Pain Clinical Trial of Its Stabilimax NZ(R) Dynamic Spine Stabilization System
Better collaboration and surgeon-to-surgeon communication leads to more accurate clinical trial results in Stabilimax NZ study
DURANGO, Colo. and NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Syndicom,
the premier developer of collaborative innovation networks, today announced
that the co...
Edwards' Resilient Trial Demonstrates Statistically Superior Results for Treating Peripheral Arterial Disease in the Leg
- Arterial Blockages in the Leg
are Estimated to Affect 8 Million Americans -
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Edwards Lifesciences
Corporation (NYSE: EW ), a world leader in products and technologies to
treat advanced cardiovascular disease, today...
Large, Long-Term Study Shows Avandia Has No Increased Overall Cardiovascular Risk Compared to Other Commonly Used Diabetes Medicines
...for Avandia, including bone fractures, which were higher in the group randomized to Avandia and were seen mostly in the bones of the arm, hands, lower leg
and feet, and predominantly in women.
Among patients randomized to Avandia, the results for the following prespecified secondary endpoints also ...
Back to Normal: Surgery Improves Outcomes for Spine Patients
...f the aging process.
More Information : SPORT is the first comprehensive study to look at different ways of treating low back and leg
pain and how effective they are for patients. The trial was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in recognition of how prevalent back pro...
Glycerin Proven to Improve Bruising and Swelling Caused By Trauma to Skin
...tions is bruising. I have seen a significant decrease in bruising after treatments with an application of Bruise Relief(TM). Post-procedural Botox and leg
vein injections (sclerotherapy) may also benefit from this single post-procedural application."
Glycerin, a humectant, attracts water and helps l...
Video: ev3 Inc. Announces First Patient Enrollments in DEFINITIVE LE Post-Market Study
...dy will evaluate one-year patency in patients with leg
pain (claudication) and one-year limb salvage in patients with critical leg
ischemia (CLI) and include third party review of r...
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) occurs when leg
arteries become narrowed or blocked by plaque. The...
Clinician Reports Fast Healing of Intractable Wounds Using MEDIHONEY(R)
...h South Florida, revealed details of a recently concluded 11-patient venous leg
ulcer (VLU) case series involving the use of Derma Sciences' MEDIHONEY(R). ... and was the focus of a positive large-scale randomized controlled trial on leg
ulcers. Derma's recently FDA cleared BIOGUARD(TM) Barrier Dressing is the C...
NHS National Innovation Centre Cites VNUS Closure(R) Procedure as Select Innovative Technology
... pressure in the legs as a result of venous reflux and faulty valves in the leg
veins. Left untreated, venous reflux can lead to painful varicose veins, s...n the lower limbs, and skin problems, such as itching, redness, eczema, and leg
For the past century, the traditional treatment for varicose...
March 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Knee Repair Surgery, Anxiety Disorder and Preventing Blood Clots
...t is reconstructed with a piece of tendon from the leg
or with a tendon from a donor cadaver. With succes...em also creates risks. Trauma or a fracture in the leg
area or pelvis puts patients at especially high ri...ankle area of the affected leg. Typically only one leg
New Study Using Combination of Bioengineered Skin and Stem Cells Shows Promise in Treatment of Non-Healing Wounds
...ussed how bioengineered skin plays a critical role in this procedure.
"The concept of using bioengineered skin to heal difficult wounds, such as leg
and foot ulcers, previously has been shown to be effective for chronic wounds but, in our experience, has not by itself been consistently useful in he...
New Cancer Treatment Stops Aggressive Sarcomas
...iocytoma (MFH) that arose in the largest bone of his leg. The cancer spread throughout his lungs, despite aggressive surgery that replaced most of his leg
with metal implants. The second patient was losing a battle with desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT), a very rare and aggressive cancer. After...
Early Switch from IV to Oral Meds Is Effective for Children with Acute Bone Infection
...lizations. Typically caused by the common bacteria Staphylococcus aureus , osteomyelitis usually appears as a fever with some discomfort in a child's leg
or arm resulting from the bone infection. The average age of children with the condition is five years.
The traditional treatment has been to sup...
Wrist Access Safer, Easier for Many Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Treatment of Blocked Heart Arteries
...l make it safer and easier on patients.
To access the arteries, an interventional physician makes a small incision in the groin at the top of the leg
and advances a thin tube (catheter) through the femoral artery to the site of the blockage. A tiny balloon is then inflated to open up the artery, and...
VA-NIH Study Offers Hope for Parkinson's Patients
...seeing improvements in symptoms such as tremors or stiffness. Many were also developing side effects from the drugs, such as involuntary face, arm or leg
Researchers followed the patients for six months, finding:
Patients who received DBS gained an average of 4.6 hours p...
Do You Know You're Having a Stroke?
...can stop a stroke from spreading and greatly limit damage. Stroke symptoms include:
* Sudden numbness, weakness, or paralysis of your face, arm or leg
-- usually on one side of the body
* Sudden difficulty speaking or understanding speech (aphasia)
* Sudden blurred, double or decreased vision...
Kleinert Kutz Hand Surgeons Perform Fifth U.S. Hand Transplant in Record Time at Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center
...hankful for all of our hand transplant patient's pioneering efforts, which help us constantly improve the way we help amputees and reconstruct arm and leg
Breidenbach stated, "With each patient we want to do two things -- improve the way we reconstruct the defect and decrease the amoun...
Texas Back Institute Leads Way in New Facet Joint Clinical Trial
...FAS is a spinal implant intended for the treatment of patients with
and/or back pain caused by spinal stenosis. It's part of a
category of trea... compresses the spinal cord and nerve roots that are
causing lower back and leg
pain. Specifically, TFAS replaces the
degenerated facet joints with an impl...
Facet Solutions Announces Completion of 6 Month Follow-Up in US Pilot Study
... Study. The results show a 78% reduction in Oswestry Disability
Index (ODI) scores, and an 80% reduction in Visual Analog Scores (VAS) for
pain. Geoff Pardo, President & CEO for Facet Solutions,
added, "We are very pleased with these early results, which thus far not
only demonstrate sign...
APTA Supports Surgeon General's 'Call to Action' to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
lungs, called pulmonary embolus. The symptoms of leg
DVT include swelling
in one or both legs and tende... symptoms experienced by
people who fly, including leg
cramping, toe cramping, and general
lower-body ach...he aisle of the
plane every hour or so to work the leg
muscles and ease the back -- that
is, if the capta...
Pivotal National Trial Uses Newest Interventional Radiology Treatment to Bust Blood Clots in Legs
...ients with DVT
(the formation of a blood clot in a leg
vein). PTS, a common irreversible
complication of ...ge to the veins, resulting in
debilitating chronic leg
pain, swelling, fatigue and/or skin ulcers. About
...ulting in the pooling of blood in the leg,
pain, swelling and fatigue and sometimes skin ulce...
338 Patient Pivotal Trial Demonstrates Safety and Effectiveness of Polidocanol Sclerotherapy Product for Varicose Vein Treatment
...or Isotonic saline (a placebo control). Patients were
followed for 26 weeks (6 months) with standardized photography of a defined
10x10 cm area of the leg
at baseline, 12 weeks and 26 weeks. These
photographs were rated by the treating physicians and two blinded
evaluators, which served as the basis for ...
Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of a Phase I/II Clinical Trial in Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
...ributing factor to morbidity and mortality
worldwide. PAD is a manifestation of systemic atherosclerosis in which
arterial blockages lead to decreased leg
blood flow. During exercise or
walking this decreased blood flow and the corresponding decrease in
available oxygen frequently lead to pain and walkin...
Omeros Announces Publication of Clinical Results for OMS103HP in Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery
...nts were monitored for safety, and efficacy
endpoints assessed over the 30-day postoperative period included
measurements of knee function and motion, leg
muscle strength, pain and
return to work.
Results of the study demonstrated a statistically significant
improvement in knee function, range of motio...
New Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedure Restores Quality of Life in Patients With Potentially Debilitating Spinal Condition
...cts the canal, squeezing and irritating the nerves that branch
out from the spinal cord. This compression causes patients to experience
low back pain, leg
fatigue and pain, and, in severe cases, a significant
reduced capacity for physical activity, including walking.
Designed to remove the bone and enl...
Halozyme Therapeutics Announces Positive Findings With Pegylated Enzyme in Prostate Cancer Models
...bone metastases. For the
HA-producing xenograft PC3 model, animals received an intramuscular
inoculation with PC3 prostate carcinoma cells in the hind leg
in order to
generate tumors with high IFP. When tumor volume reached 400-500 mm(3), a
high tumor burden, animals were randomized to receive one of fou...
Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Shows Derma Sciences MEDIHONEY(TM) Eradicates MRSA From Chronic Venous Ulcers
...ed and controlled clinical trial,
looked at venous leg
ulcers that had been proven to be non-healing unde...h paper
"Bacteriological Changes in Sloughy Venous leg
Ulcers Treated with Manuka
Honey or Hydrogel: an R...us of a large-scale randomized controlled trial on leg
has two products in development: the...
Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation of Phase 1b ZFP Therapeutic Data at American Diabetes Association Meeting
...h cohort. Cohorts 1 and 2 will receive a single treatment of 30 mg
into one leg
or 60 mg (30 mg in each leg) of SB-509, respectively, by
intramuscular (IM)... and this infection may spread to the bone, necessitating
amputation of the leg
or foot. More than 60 percent of non-traumatic
lower-limb amputations in th...
Sangamo BioSciences Provides Update on Diabetic Neuropathy Clinical Programs
...ocked nerves" or unmeasurable nerve conduction
velocity measurements in the leg
showed recovered and improved NCV after a
single treatment with SB-509 and ... and this infection may spread to the bone, necessitating
amputation of the leg
or foot. More than 60 percent of non-traumatic
lower-limb amputations in th...
Dr. Christopher Moore to Form ProDerm LP to Fund CVBT Wound Healing Trial
"I am extremely impressed with CVBT's wound healing drug, which I
believe has the potential to treat patients for diabetic ulcers and venous
wounds better than any of the current products on the market.
The active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) is truly remarkable," said Dr.
Cardiovascular Researchers Use MEDIHONEY(TM) on Sternal Infections Following Open-Heart Procedures
...he product has been
shown to be effective in a variety of wounds and burns, and was recently
the focus of a large scale randomized controlled trial on leg
more information about Derma Sciences, Inc., visit its home page on the
Internet at http://www.dermasciences.com .
Contact: Derma S...
Alseres Pharmaceuticals Announces 12 Month Interim Results from the Phase I/IIa Cethrin(R) Clinical Trial in Acute Spinal Cord Injury
...istance. A component of this scale is the assessment of change in Motor
Score. The measurement is made by assessing five muscle groups in each arm
on a 0-5 point scale for a total of 100 motor points. Using this
assessment, the total change in motor function can be measured. The
Innocoll Announces Dosing of First Patient in US Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Investigate CollaRx(R) GENTAMICIN TOPICAL for the Prevention of Diabetic Foot Infections
... can lead rapidly to the infection spreading, with the
possibility of tissue necrosis, gangrene, osteomyelitis, and ultimately the
prospect of a lower leg
Currently there are no antibiotics on the market specifically indicated
for the prevention of diabetic foot infections. There is also re...
Edwards Lifesciences Announces First Implants in U.S. Study of Minimally-Invasive Pulmonic Valve
...ine pericardial valve is compressed onto a balloon to the approximate
diameter of a pencil, threaded through the patient's circulatory system
from the leg
using the RetroFlex transfemoral delivery system and deployed
across the patient's pulmonary valve. The valve replacement is accomplished
as a "beatin...
Study Results of GAMMAGARD S/D and GAMMAGARD LIQUID in Patients with Mild-to-Moderate Alzheimer's Disease Announced
...orders, and prolonged
periods of immobilization.
Various minor reactions, such as mild to moderate hypotension,
headache, fatigue, chills, backache, leg
cramps, lightheadedness, fever,
urticaria, flushing, slight elevation of blood pressure, nausea and
vomiting, may occasionally occur.
For full presc...
New Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Registry Data Show Clot Quickly Removed, Blood Flow Restored in Large Patient Registry
percent of the patients' thrombi were in the iliac vein (large thigh vein),
19 percent in the smaller femoropoliteal veins (in the leg
area), and 13
percent in the subclavian vein (arm and neck area).
Thrombus is generally classified by how long it has been present in the
MacroChem Announces Presentation of Pexiganan Phase 3 Study Results for Topical Treatment of Diabetic Foot Infection
...on (osteomyelitis) or progressive gangrene, and are the major
immediate cause of lower limb amputation. Diabetes is now the top cause of
amputations in the developed world. Furthermore, foot
ulcers are now the most frequent cause of diabetes-related
hospitalizations. Thus, diabetic foot...