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Heart bypass for uncomplicated heart surgery does not reduce neurocognitive function in children

July 25, 2010 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) School-aged children who undergo cardiopulmonary bypass during surgery for less complicated congenital heart defects do not appear to suffer any impairments in neurocognitive abilities, such as intelligence, memory, motor skills and behavior....

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Diagnostic 'guidelines' a barrier to prompt relief for some back pain

July 24, 2010 4:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions) Slavishly following long-held guidelines for diagnosing the cause of arthritis-related back pain is resulting in excessive tests, delays in pain relief and wasteful spending of as much as $10,000 per patient, new Johns Hopkins-led research suggests.

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Intuitive Surgical expands repurchase(3)

July 23, 2010 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Intuitive Surgical Inc. said Friday that its board authorized the repurchase of an additional $150 million of its stock.The authorization brings the company's amount of stock available for repurchase to $300 million.Shares of the surgical robot maker rose $17.39, or 5.5 percent, to close at...

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Education Tactics for Thought Leaders, Physicians, Patients and Payers to Support Successful Oncology Product Launches

July 23, 2010 4:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , July 23 /- The bio-pharmaceutical marketplace – and the oncology therapeutic area in particular – continues to evolve as new medicines and technologies create valuable market opportunities. It's in this competitive and challenging environment that...

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BHR Pharma Enrolls First Patient in Phase 3 SyNAPSe Traumatic Brain Injury Trial

July 23, 2010 4:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HERNDON, Va. , July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BHR Pharma, LLC (BHR) announced today that the first patient has been enrolled in its SyNAPSe study ( www.synapse-trial.com ), a global, Phase 3, pivotal trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of its intravenous progesterone...

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Study Seeks Volunteers to Measure Safety of Treatment 'Boost' for Patients with Oropharyngeal Cancer

July 23, 2010 4:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

GREAT NECK, N.Y. , July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North Shore-LIJ Health System Department of Radiation Medicine announced today it is seeking patients with cancer of the oropharynx (back of the mouth) to participate in a Phase I clinical trial. Subjects must be newly diagnosed...

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Vermillion Announces Relocation of Corporate Offices to Austin, Texas

July 23, 2010 4:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

FREMONT, Calif. , July 23 /- Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRML ), a molecular diagnostics company, today announced that it is relocating its corporate headquarters from Fremont, California to Austin, Texas .  Vermillion has executed a two-year lease for a new principal place of business...

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FDA Cites Manufacturing Issues in Warning Letter to Abbott

July 23, 2010 4:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Abbott Diabetes Care received a warning letter about manufacturing violations at its Alameda, Calif., facility, which makes FreeStyle and Navigator blood glucose monitoring products.

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Devicemakers See Mixed Results in Second Quarter Earnings

July 23, 2010 4:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Boston Scientific saw sales for its implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) bounce back after a monthlong shipment hold and vows from physicians to switch to other devices.

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Intuitive Surgical expands repurchase(2)

July 23, 2010 3:46 pm | News | Comments

Intuitive Surgical Inc. said Friday that its board authorized the repurchase of an additional $150 million of its stock.The authorization brings the company's amount of stock available for repurchase to $300 million.Shares of the surgical robot maker rose $17.39, or 5.5 percent, to close at...

Intuitive Surgical expands repurchase

July 23, 2010 3:45 pm | News | Comments

Intuitive Surgical Inc. said Friday that its board authorized the repurchase of an additional $150 million of its stock.The authorization brings the company's amount of stock available for repurchase to $300 million.Shares of the surgical robot maker rose $17.39, or 5.5 percent, to close at...

Elizabeth Warren Among Top Candidates for Consumer Protection Post;

July 23, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

3M, Caterpillar, AT&T, UPS Set to Report; Starbucks Profits Rise, Outlook Matches Estimate; eBay Profit and Revenue Top Analyst Estimates; House Takes Up Jobless Benefits Extension Today; Jobless Claims and Existing Home Sales Data Due; David Servan-Schreiber, Fred Imus - Part 4

Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week

July 23, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, CT (www.renaissancecapital.com) and SEC filings.

Sunrise Senior Living settles with SEC

July 23, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sunrise Senior Living Inc. said Friday that it has agreed to settle with the Securities and Exchange Commission over a previously disclosed investigation.The SEC is not fining the residential living facilities operator but is entering a judgment that prohibits Sunrise from violating certain...

Cook brand Ciaglia Blue Rhino/Ciaglia Blue Dolphin Percutaneous Tracheostomy Introducer Sets and Trays

July 23, 2010 10:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Recall due to balloon inflation assembly that may not hold air

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