Atlas Spine announced the national launch of the STATURE Vertebral Body Replacement System. The STATURE VBR is a radiolucent MIS compatible spacer system designed to utilize a self-distracting technique in the treatment of various pathologies of the thoracic and lumbar spine.
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HHS released a new consumer publication, Your Guide to Coumadin/Warfarin Therapy.
FDA approved Entereg (alvimopan) to accelerate the restoration of normal bowel function in patients 18 years and up who have undergone partial large or small bowel resection surgery. Entereg will be used in hospitalized patients who can receive no more than 15 doses.
Ethicon Endo-Surgery's pivotal trial demonstrated physician/nurse teams using the SEDASYS System reduced the risk of over sedation with propofol in patients undergoing screening and diagnostic procedures for colorectal cancer, and disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract.
A scientist has deciphered the metabolic properties of two dangerous pathogens-discovering how they thrive and which genes, when knocked out, cause them to weaken.
Residents of low-income, rural communities need better access to health information and health care.
Being put in a low-power role may impair a person's basic cognitive functioning and thus, their ability to get ahead.
Atrium Medical Corporation announced that it is initiating a voluntary and precautionary recall of selected lots of HYDRAGLIDE Brand Heparin-Coated Thoracic Drainage Catheters.
BioForce launched Myo-Med about a year ago and quickly positioned itself as a favorite with top athletes. Among those endorsing Myo-Med are 2007 NFL MVP Tom Brady, 2006 NFL MVP LaDainian Tomlinson, NFL superstar Willie McGinest, and WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie. Myo-Med also continues to receive accolades from distance runners and cyclists, contributing to its growth in the health and fitness retail channel.
Medical students with average grades, who come from economically and educationally deprived areas, can do well at medical school provided they have extra academic and pastoral support during their first two years.
Researchers are bringing the arcane world of protein folding to the online gaming arena with the launch of 'Foldit,' a free game in which players around the world compete to design proteins.
The New York Times examined access to health care for undocumented immigrant farm workers in US, who often do not have health coverage.
Atrium Medical Corporation is initiating a voluntary and precautionary recall of selected lots of HYDRAGLIDE Brand Heparin-Coated Thoracic Drainage Catheters. Limited lots of Atrium heparin-coated Hydraglide Thoracic Catheters were manufactured with heparin found to have been contaminated with oversulfated chondroitin sulfate (OSCS).
While pay-for-performance programs may succeed in improving clinical outcomes and increasing physician income, they also change the nature of patient consultations and the way doctors and nurses work together.
FDA approved a new formulation of the genetically engineered version of Factor VIIa, a plasma protein essential for the clotting of blood. The new formulation allows the product to be stored at room temperature (up to 81 degrees Fahrenheit) for up to two years.
California fertility specialists are edging away from a traditional and well-known infertility treatment -- artificial insemination -- saying newer and improving in vitro fertilization technology tends to cost less and work far better in the long run, ultimately saving patients time, money and heartache.
Pioneer Surgical Technology announced the successful human implantation of its next generation cervical total disc replacement, NuNec Cervical Arthroplasty Device.
Nearly 28 percent of all visits to the pediatric emergency department could have been replaced with a more cost-effective Internet doctor's 'visit.'
Researchers have begun testing new approaches to transplanting clusters of insulin-producing islets in adults with difficult-to-control type 1 diabetes.
Scientists are developing a new way of quickly creating human antibodies - called monoclonal antibodies.
University of Iowa researchers have succeeded in wiping out established biofilms of Staphylococcus aureus (staph) by hijacking one of the bacteria's own regulatory systems. Although the discovery is not ready for clinical application, the findings offer insight into a dispersal mechanism for staph biofilms and might help identify therapeutic targets.
Researchers have succeeded in inducing stem cells grown from mouse skin cells to differentiate into functioning cardiovascular and blood cells.
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