Georgia Institute of Technology bioengineering PhD student Teresa Sanders was working with Emory University Parkinson’s Disease specialists, and received an eZ430-Chronos watch from TI. She had a thought: A watch with an accelerometer could measure limb tremors and be paired with other tools to assess patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Pre-Publication Trial Results Demonstrate Safety and Effectiveness of CyberKnife Prostate Cancer TreatmentApril 30, 2013 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 30, 2013--Pre-publication results from a national clinical trial show that prostate cancer treatment with CyberKnife® robotic radiosurgery demonstrated excellent preservation of sexual health and resulted in no significant side effects or complications. “This is great...
Cardium Announces Excellagen Presentation at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring 2013 MeetingApril 30, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments
Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE MKT: CXM) today announced that the Company will present a poster demonstrating the clinical benefits of Excellagen@ in advanced regenerative wound management at The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Wound Healing Society (SAWC/WHS) meeting to be held May 1-5,...
St. Jude Medical, a global medical device company, today announced CE Mark approval and European launch of its Allure Quadra Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Pacemaker (CRT-P). This CRT-P system offers more pacing options to deliver higher success rates, as evidenced by robust clinical data.
Wenzel Spine, a medical device company focused on providing minimally invasive, stand-alone alternatives to traditional spinal fusion, today announced the launch of the VariLift-C Stand-Alone Zero-Profile Expandable Cervical Interbody Fusion Device.
ETView Medical, Ltd. Announces US FDA Clearance of a 510(k) Pre-marketing Notification Application Expanding the VivaSight-DL line of Innovative Airway DevicesApril 30, 2013 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments
ETView has announced that the company has received clearance of a 510(k) Pre-Marketing Notification Application with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanding the available sizes of the VivaSight- DL Airway Management System.
Diabetes affects some 300 million people worldwide and the numbers keep on increasing. Many of these people undergo a daily regimen of tests that measure the amount of glucose in the blood stream, usually taken from finger prick samples. Needless to say, this is a time-consuming, expensive and painful process.
Teleflex Incorporated, has announced the first insertion of the new ARROW JACC Catheter with Chlorag + ard Technology. The ARROW JACC Catheter with Chlorag + ard Technology is a long-term, small bore antimicrobial and antithrombogenic catheter that gives clinicians a single, less-invasive option for critically ill patients for the duration of their therapy.
As the popularity of robotic surgeries climb, so too do claims of surgical errors. Why the sudden jump in robotic surgery mishaps? Some say odds, some say lack of surgeon experience. According to prostate cancer expert, Dr. David B. Samadi, more stringent robotic surgery training requirements are needed to further protect patients.
Medtronic Reports Initial Implants of Novel Stent Graft for Aortic Aneurysms Involving Branch VesselApril 29, 2013 4:32 pm | Comments
Vascular specialists at Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, N.C., and the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio recently performed the initial implants of a novel stent graft system from Medtronic as part of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration initiative designed to encourage more early-stage clinical research on new medical devices in the United States.
Thomas Edison's spirit for discovery is alive and well at Orthocare Innovations, which the Edison Awards has recognized with its top award in the Science and Medicine–Assistive Device category. Orthocare won the top award for its Magellan microprocessor foot ankle system prosthetic device against tough competition, finishing ahead of products in the category from companies including Medtronic.
Hansen Medical to Highlight Sensei X Robotic Catheter System and New Artisan Extend Control Catheter at Heart Rhythm Society Annual MeetingApril 29, 2013 4:03 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments
Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN), a global leader in intravascular robotics, today announced that it will showcase its Sensei® X Robotic Catheter System with the new Artisan Extend® Catheter at the Heart Rhythm Society's (HRS) 34th Annual Scientific Sessions from May 8-11, 2013 in Denver,...
Going Under the Knife—Millions of Americans will have surgery this year. Whether it’s the result of an emergency, an exploratory procedure, or even elective, some surgical procedures are more common depending on your age. An infographic by the team at Top Surgeries Graphic - CompHealth.
VERNON HILLS, Ill. , April 29, 2013 /- Packing unprecedented versatility into a single endoscopic video system, Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corp. introduces the Endocam Logic HD, equipped with three interchangeable, high-definition camera heads that plug in to a single control unit to perform a multitude of procedures. "It's the MVP of endoscopic video systems," said...
WASHINGTON , April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most children with isolated skull fractures may not need to stay in the hospital, which finding has the potential to save the health care system millions of dollars a year ("Isolated Skull Fractures: Trends in Management in U.S. Pediatric Emergency Departments"). In addition, a new device more accurately estimates children's we...