Adults with depression and who receive certain types of anti-depressants have an increased risk of developing Clostridium difficile, a costly and serious hospital-associated infection, according to a new University of Michigan Health System study.
Mitek Sports Medicine, a leading orthopaedics sports medicine company, announced the launch of the HEALIX 3.4-mm Suture Anchor, the company's smallest dual-thread suture anchor for rotator cuff repair, and the launch of a new double-loaded minimally invasive partial thickness rotator cuff repair system, as part of its HEALIX TRANSTEND Implant System.
Maxim Surgical, a new designer and manufacturer of spinal implants, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its new MaxFuse-C cervical interbody fusion system made of Zeniva polyetheretherketone rods from Solvay Specialty Polymers.
GHX has announced Case Xpert and Order Intelligence, the healthcare industry’s first end-to-end supply chain solutions for managing and tracking implantable medical devices, including the physician preference items (PPI) used in operating rooms.
Duke University biomedical engineers have grown three-dimensional human heart muscle that acts just like natural tissue. This advancement could be important in treating heart attack patients or in serving as a platform for testing new heart disease medicines.
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2013--BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for its Ilesto 7 implantable cardioverter-defibrillator/cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator...
Vast Majority of Americans Would Want to Know if They Have a Serious Illness or Injury, Even If There Is No Cure, New Survey ShowsMay 7, 2013 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | Comments
MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2013--Amidst ongoing national debate about healthcare costs, new research unveiled today by Siemens Healthcare shows that the vast majority of Americans (92 percent) agree that “the value of knowing exactly what is wrong with their health is as important as...
Enrollment Completed for Low-Risk Aortic and Mitral Patient Groups For On-X® Prosthetic Heart Valve Anticoagulation Clinical StudyMay 7, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2013--On-X ® Life Technologies, Inc. (On-X LTI) announced today that enrollment for the Low-Risk Aortic Valve and Mitral Valve Patient Groups has been completed. The Prospective Randomized On-X Valve Anticoagulation Trial (PROACT) was initiated with US FDA...
Changes in estrogen breakdown, or metabolism, may be one of the mechanisms by which aerobic exercise lowers a woman’s breast cancer risk, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
First Head-to-Head Study Shows GreenLight XPS Laser Therapy Equally Safe And Effective With Faster Recovery As Commonly Used TURP For Treatment Of BPHMay 6, 2013 4:02 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments
MINNETONKA, Minn., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data to be presented tomorrow at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting demonstrate that treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) with GreenLight XPS® laser therapy with MoXy® fiber, instead of...
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo., today presented data demonstrating that the Mercy TAPE, a new device to estimate the weight of pediatric patients (ages 2 months to 16 years old), is more...
Lung cancer is associated with very high mortality, in part because it is hard to detect at early stages, but also because it can recur frequently after surgical removal. The question arises as to what is the best way to follow lung cancer patients after surgery in order to spot problems early enough, before symptoms become obvious, so that patients may still be eligible for new interventions.
Electroconvulsive therapy is the most effective acute treatment for severe major depression. However, even with newer forms of ECT, there remains a significant risk of adverse cognitive effects, particularly memory problems. Current theories hold that the regions that need to be stimulated to treat the depression are different and separate from the regions that result in memory problems.
In a promising development for diabetes treatment, researchers have developed a network of nanoscale particles that can be injected into the body and release insulin when blood-sugar levels rise, maintaining normal blood sugar levels for more than a week in animal-based laboratory tests.
UCSF scientists controlled seizures in epileptic mice with a one-time transplantation of medial ganglionic eminence (MGE) cells, which inhibit signaling in overactive nerve circuits, into the hippocampus, a brain region associated with seizures, as well as with learning and memory.