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Clinical Evidence Grows in Support of CyberKnife Treatment for Intracranial and Extracranial Tumors

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, today announced highlights from the clinical and technical presentations from its 8th Annual CyberKnife Users' Meeting, which was held February 4-7, 2009, ...

Noninvasive screening test may detect narrowing in intracranial stents

Great advances have been made in treating blockages in the arteries of the brain using angioplasty to widen the narrowed artery and a stent to hold the artery open. However, in-stent stenosis, or a re-blockage of the artery within the stent due to scar tissue or blood clots, is estimated to occur ...

NIH report on intracranial stent points out need for upcoming large-scale clinical trial

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 13, 2008) A preliminary study funded by the National Institutes of Health found that a stent designed to open clogged arteries in the brain was successfully deployed in nearly all cases and significantly reduced arterial blockage in the short term. But data on the long-term bene...

New MRI Technique Measures Intracranial Pressure in Brain Disorder

A new advanced magnetic resonance imaging technique developed at the University of Illinois at Chicago for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological problems, such as// Chiari malformations, hydrocephalus and brain injury, will be evaluated for clinical use through a $1.4 million National Institu...

NUCYNTA(TM) (tapentadol) CII Immediate Release Tablets Now Available for Relief of Moderate to Severe Acute Pain

...ssure such as those with head injury and increased intracranial pressure. Opioid analgesics may obscure the clini...be used with caution in patients with head injury, intracranial lesions, or other sources of preexisting increased intracranial pressure. NUCYNTA(TM) is a mu-opioid agonist ...

New findings encourage more vigilant monitoring of seizure activity among intensive care patients

...on. Findings demonstrated the value of continuous EEG (where electrodes are placed on the scalp a noninvasive procedure used in nonsurgical ICUs) and intracranial EEG (ICE), an invasive technology where a probe is placed in the cortex of the patient's brain. ICE is mainly used in Neurological ICUs for serious ac...
Intracranial in Medical Technology

Neurointerventionists Expand Research to Quality of Life in Aneurysm Patients Following Minimally Invasive Coiling Treatment

...or coiling are underway all over the world. But while the efficacy of minimally invasive coiling has been proven many times over in the case of intracranial aneurysms (a bulge in the artery wall which can suddenly burst, leading to bleeding in the brain that may result in severe disability, or even death),...

Three Surgeons in East Texas Are Successfully Integrating a Novel Stem Cell Procedure for Spine Surgeries

...mmunity with neurosurgical services. Dr. Contreras concentrates his practice on surgery of the spine. Dr. Dietze and Dr. Buono perform both spinal and intracranial surgical procedures. Contact: 903-794-4196 Fax: 903-792-7408 Email: neurosurgerytx@cableone.net http://www.neurosurgery...

Video: Data on More Than 15 Novartis Oncology Compounds at ASCO Highlight Progress Toward Targeted Therapies for Diverse Tumor Types

...f edema, which can be serious or life-threatening. There have also been reports, including fatalities, of cardiac tamponade, cerebral edema, increased intracranial pressure, papilledema, and GI perforation. In patients with HES and cardiac involvement, cases of cardiogenic shock/left ventricular dysfunction ...

Boston Scientific Welcomes Results of Brain Aneurysm Clinical Trial

...Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today welcomed publication of results from the ISAT clinical trial in The Lancet Neurology showing patients with a ruptured intracranial aneurysm treated with endovascular coil embolization are 23 percent less likely to die within five years compared to patients who undergo surgical cli...

New Phase 3 Study of Tapentadol Immediate Release Tablets Published in Current Medical Research and Opinion Journal

...ssure such as those with head injury and increased intracranial pressure. Opioid analgesics may obscure the clini...be used with caution in patients with head injury, intracranial lesions, or other sources of preexisting increased intracranial pressure. NUCYNTA(TM) is a mu-opioid agonist ...

Schering-Plough's Investigational Oral Thrombin Receptor Antagonist Meets Primary Endpoint in a Newly Published Study

...or an additional 120 days post-enrollment. The primary endpoint was measured using the TIMI bleeding scale. TIMI major bleeding is defined as any intracranial (head) hemorrhage or overt sign of bleeding associated with a decrease in hemoglobin concentration of greater than 50 g/L (or hematocrit greater than ...
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SuperStim Pediatric EMG

Description:... Combining exceptional new features and state-of-the art design, XLTEKs latest innovation, the SuperStim brain stimulator, delivers biphasic intracranial stimulation up to 30 mA and 300 volts and transcranial stimulation up to 1 ampere and 1500 volts....
Company:Xltek

Matrix Detachable Coils

Description:...are platinum coils. With Matrix Detachable Coils, occlusion is only the beginning... Matrix Detachable Coils are intended for embolization of those intracranial aneurysms that -- because of their morphology, their location, or the patient's general medical condition -- are considered by the treating neurosurgi...
Company:Boston Scientific Corporation

GDC Detachable Coils

Description:... The Guglielmi Detachable Coil is intended for: embolization of those intracranial aneurysms that - because of their morphology, their location, or the patient's general medical condition - are considered by the treating neurosurgica...
Company:Boston Scientific Corporation

Integra Epilepsy Strip Electrodes

Description:... Integra Epilepsy cortical strip electrodes are extra thin and flexible to facilitate intracranial placement through a burr hole. The narrow cylindrical connector design simplifies tunneling and enables quick and secure attachment to the patented co...
Company:Integra LifeSciences Corporation

LICOX Brain Tissue Oxygen Monitoring System

Description:... For continuous intracranial monitoring of pressure, oxygen and temperature of the brain...
Company:Integra LifeSciences Corporation

Nicolet Companion III TCD

Description:... the major arteries supplying blood to the brain. TCD is useful for evaluation of numerous neurological vascular problems such as vasospasm and intracranial stenosis. TCD is also extremely valuable for intraoperative monitoring to help detect sudden changes in flow and potential embolic events. Emboli are ...
Company:Nicolet Vascular
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Ultrasound-enhanced systemic thrombolysis

... doppler ultrasonography ) to treat stroke-causing blood clots. It is thought that transcranial doppler ultrasonography aimed at residual obstructive intracranial blood flow may help expose thrombi to tissue plasminogen activator . Studies have shown that complete recanalisation or dramatic clinical recovery ...
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Thromboembolism

...l J Med 1999;340:901-7. ... ... in the Prolyse in Acute Cerebral Thromboembolism (PROACT) II study found ... HJM, Vinuela F. CT visualization of intracranial arterial thromboembolism . Stroke. ... Clotting: to provide baseline measurements and to exclude problems pre ... Negative scan: Venous thromboe...

Sturge-Weber syndrome

...r syndrome . ... Overview: The Sturge - Weber syndrome (SWS), also called encephalotrigeminal ... Sturge - Weber syndrome with bilateral intracranial calcification. J Neurol ... in people with Sturge - Weber Syndrome is. angiomas (cysts or tumors composed of. blood vessels) ... Sturge - W...

Subdural hematoma

...dural hematoma (SDH) is the most common type of intracranial mass lesion, ... Overview: An acute subdura...on cause. ... Subdural hematoma . Increased intracranial pressure. Overview. Symptoms. Treatment ... A sub...he brain. ... Subdural hematoma . Increased intracranial pressure. Overview. Symptoms ... The outlook follo...

Spinal tumor

...owth in or near spinal cord. ... Spinal tumor origins a mystery ... Overall prevalence is estimated at one spinal tumor for every four intracranial lesions. ... Impingement of the tumor on the spinal cord can be life ... The Department of Neurological Surgery at Columbia University Medical...

Skull X-ray

... placed over your ... A skull X-ray may show fractures, tumors, erosion or decalcification of the bone, ... The X-ray may detect increased intracranial pressure, and congenital (existing ... The skull X-ray is used to examine the bones of the skull , including the facial ... Generally, ther...

Shunt

...ht shunt allows the oxygenated, pulmonary ... Quantifying Shunt Volumes ... Ventriculoperitoneal shunt is a surgery performed to relieve intracranial ... The fluid is shunted from the ventricles of the brain into the abdominal cavity ... ...
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Dogs, humans, put heads together to find cure for brain cancer

...t brain tumors -may not be as key for tumor formation as previously thought, and they've narrowed the search for the real culprit. Meningiomas are intracranial tumors, meaning that they do not grow within brain tissue itself, but in the space between the brain and the skull. In humans, they are associated wit...

Potential for non-invasive brain tumor treatment

...lar the clarity of the images and ability to increase temperature with the same catheter, lead us to believe that the ultimate creation of a practical intracranial ultrasound catheter is possible," said Stephen Smith, director of the Duke University Ultrasound Transducer Group and senior member of the research te...

Ocera Therapeutics licenses novel treatment for acute hepatic encephalopathy from UCLB

...ity College London). The research includes a study which demonstrated an acute and sustained reduction of systemic ammonia levels as well as decreased intracranial pressure in models of AHE in acute liver failure and cirrhosis. The data was published online in Hepatology in February 2009. Clinical trials...

Yale researchers unravel mystery of brain aneurysms

...Professor and chair of genetics, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator scanned the genomes of more than 2,000 individuals suffering from intracranial aneurysms along with 8,000 healthy subjects. They discovered three chromosome segments, or loci, where common genetic variations can create significan...

US Air Force grant targets medical evacuation procedures

...erable. Even minor movements can cause a change in intracranial pressure." For this two-phase study, the UC tea...onse but also monitor blood oxygenation levels and intracranial pressure. Three areas have been shown to incre...); low blood pressure (hypotension); and increased intracranial pressure, which can be brought on by a low oxygen ...

MIT aids creation of neural prosthetic devices

...p between the person's intentions and the neural manifestation of that intention, whether the intention is measured by an electoencephalography (EEG), intracranial electrode arrays or optical imaging. These signals could come from a number of brain regions, including cortical or subcortical structures. Until n...
Intracranial in Biological Technology

Blackrock Microsystems Obtains Expanded 510(k) to Market NeuroPort System

...o more than a thousand channels (in increments of 256 channels), to improve intracranial high-channel direct recording of brain activity.The enhanced NeuroPort Syst... though its use at the time was limited exclusively to acute (< 30 days) intracranial monitoring with a 96-channel microelectrode array (the Utah array). Ab...

YM BIOSCIENCES RECEIVES CLEARANCE TO INITIATE RANDOMIZED DOUBLE-BLIND CLINICAL TRIALS OF NIMOTUZUMAB IN LUNG CANCER AND BRAIN METASTASES FROM LUNG CANCER

...ogic examination, and neurologic symptoms. The primary efficacy endpoint is intracranial disease progression over six months. The secondary endpoints are overall su...ath with evidence of neurologic progression; OS rate at six months; time to intracranial disease progression; and time to overall progression. "Approximately 25% ...

Vicenza Hospital Becomes First European Facility to Purchase Its Second CyberKnife System

...t this high demand for precise, accurate radiosurgical treatment throughout the body while still maintaining short waiting times for our patients with intracranial and spine tumors, and AVMs," said Professor Federico Colombo, Director of the Neurosurgical Department at Vicenza Hospital. "The CyberKnife's ability...

CyberKnife System Achieves 38 Percent Growth in Extracranial Treatments During Fiscal Year 2008

...ghout the body with sub-millimeter accuracy is dramatically altering how the medical community and patients view radiosurgery. Designed originally for intracranial use, radiosurgery has long been an alternative to brain surgery. Building on this well established concept, Accuray extended the benefits of radiosurg...

OmniGuide Introduces The BeamPath Neuro(TM): A CO2 Laser Fiber for Brain And Spine Surgery

... The BeamPath NEURO fiber provides surgeons with a precise, no-touch microsurgical tool for various central nervous system (CNS) procedures, including intracranial tumor surgeries, spine tumor surgeries and transnasal pituitary surgeries. BeamPath NEURO is designed for operating near critical structures, for acce...

Gleevec Receives FDA Priority Review as First Therapy to Reduce Recurrence of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors After Surgery

...f edema, which can be serious or life-threatening. There have also been reports, including fatalities, of cardiac tamponade, cerebral edema, increased intracranial pressure, papilledema, and GI perforation. In patients with HES and cardiac involvement, cases of cardiogenic shock/left ventricular dysfunction hav...
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Computed axial tomography

...ntities. Cranial CT Diagnosis of cerebrovascular accidents and intracranial hemorrhage is the most frequent reason for a "head CT" or "CT brain". Sca...ic resonance imaging (MRI). CT can also be used to detect increases in intracranial pressure , e.g. before lumbar puncture or to evaluate the functioning of...
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