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Abandoned hospital to be put back into service

May 25, 2010 7:10 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A hospital abandoned after Hurricane Katrina has been purchased by a Catholic church-affiliated nonprofit that plans to put it back into service offering a number of medical services.St. Margaret's Daughters will open the former Lindy Boggs Medical Center will open in late 2011 or early 2012...

Abbott's Groundbreaking Bioresorbable Technology Continues to Demonstrate Exceptional Clinical Results

May 25, 2010 6:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PARIS , May 25 /- Abbott (NYSE: ABT ) today announced positive six-month results from the first 45 patients enrolled in the second stage of the ABSORB trial, which was presented during the Late-Breaking Clinical Trials session at the EuroPCR 2010 conference. At six months, Abbott's...


First Coronary Stent on Drug Eluting Balloon Implanted

May 25, 2010 6:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HELMOND, The Netherlands , May 25, 2010 /- Blue Medical today announced a major step forward in its quest to improve the quality of life of patients with cardiovascular disease, with the start of the PIONEER trial, in which a new safe concept of stent-drug combination is evaluated....


Ultram (tramadol hydrochloride), Ultracet (tramadol hydrochloride/acetaminophen): Label Change

May 25, 2010 6:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Risk of overdosage or suicide for patients who are addiction-prone, taking tranquilizers or antidepressant drugs.


AcelRx Announces Positive Phase 2 Results From a Study of ARX-02 Sufentanil NanoTab(TM) Breakthrough Pain Management System in Treating Cancer Breakthrough Pain

May 25, 2010 5:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. , May 25 /- AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced positive results from a Phase 2 clinical study evaluating the safety and efficacy of the ARX-02 Sufentanil NanoTab™ Breakthrough Pain Management System in the treatment of cancer breakthrough pain in...


Arctic Sun Therapeutic Cooling Device at Center of Heroic Rescue

May 25, 2010 5:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LOUISVILLE, Colo. , May 25 /- A day after delivering her fourth child at Anaheim Regional Medical Center in Anaheim, California last December, 34-year-old Brynn Ervin suffered a cardiac arrest, the result of massive blood clots lodged in the main arteries that take blood to her lungs....


Medtronic 4Q net income surges, revenue rises

May 25, 2010 4:10 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medtronic Inc., the world's largest medical-device company, says its fourth-quarter profit surged from results a year ago that had been depressed by a large license payment.Medtronic says its revenue rose 10 percent, helped by higher sales of implantable heart devices as rival Boston Scientific...

Research Diagnoses the Underlying Causes of Healthcare Data Upsurge

May 25, 2010 2:36 am | by RealWire | Comments

Medical Images and Advances Towards The Electronic Patient Record (Including Scanning of Historical Documents) to Blame for Majority of Hospital Data Volumes Increasing This YearAshtead, UK - 25th May 2010 - Research from a global survey by BridgeHead Software, the Healthcare Storage...


Boston Scientific Announces CE Mark and FDA Approval of NC Quantum Apexâ„¢ Balloon Catheter

May 24, 2010 11:37 pm | by Boston Scientific | Comments

NATICK, Mass., May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced CE Mark and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its NC Quantum Apexâ„¢ PTCA Dilatation Balloon Catheter.


Simple change results in fewer unnecessary imaging exams for patients

May 24, 2010 10:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Radiological Society of North America) A new rule preventing medical support staff from completing orders for outpatient imaging exams that were likely to be negative resulted in a marked decrease in low-yield exams for patients, according to a new study.


The MassDevice Weekly Checkup: May 25, 2010

May 24, 2010 6:38 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

Taking the financial temperature of the medical devices industry Our Weekly Checkup takes the temperature of the medical device industry's three largest U.S. clusters: Massachusetts, California and Minnesota. The MassDevice Indices are weighted according to market...


Do we clamp the umbilical cord too soon?

May 24, 2010 2:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of South Florida Health) The timing of umbilical cord clamping at birth remains controversial. The cord has been clamped early to facilitate resuscitation and stabilization of infants. Now, a new review paper by researchers at the University of South Florida suggests...


Report: Medtronic to invest $70 million in Israeli heart firm

May 24, 2010 1:37 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

Medtronic Inc. plans to invest $70 million in neurostimulation device maker BioControl Medical Ltd., according to a report from an Israeli media outlet. By Brandon Glenn Medtronic Inc. (NYSE:MDT) plans to invest $70 million in neurostimulation device maker BioControl Medical...


MedGadget's MedTech Monday: bebionic advanced hand prosthesis finally unveiled

May 24, 2010 10:37 am | by Mass Device | Comments

RSLSteeper's bebionic advanced hand prosthesis is finally unveiled; an overview of electronic medical records software for the Mac; Fraunhofer develops a synthetic corneal prosthesis; and Volcano's PrimeWire PRESTIGE wins FDA and EU clearances. RSLSteeper's bebionic advanced...


Boston Scientific moves to make ultrasound device more compatible

May 24, 2010 9:37 am | by Mass Device | Comments

Boston Scientific Corp.'s iLab ultrasound imaging system now works with Philips' Allura Xper and Siemens' Axiom Artis and Artis zee X-ray systems. Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE:BSX) collaborated with Philips Healthcare (NYSE:PHG) and Siemens Medical Solutions...



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