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When the settlement was first presented, it was termed an opportunity ““to alleviate the administrative burden of current appeals on both the hospital and Medicare system.”
8.23.2016
10:31am
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They report an 88 percent success rate in patients with atrial arrhythmia 12 months after the procedure.
8.23.2016
10:01am
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Ovation Alto expands EVAR to include the treatment of patients with complex AAAs, specifically patients with very short or otherwise challenging aortic neck anatomy.
by Endologix, Inc
8.23.2016
9:42am
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Hospitals have traditionally been reticent to disclose to patients or their family members the specifics of how a medical procedure didn’t go as planned for fear of malpractice lawsuits.
by Zhai Yun Tan, Kaiser Health News
8.23.2016
9:21am
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The discovery validates the use of such cells to test the potential cardiotoxicity of certain drugs and to devise new therapies for conditions like cardiomyopathy.
by Stanford University Medical Center
8.23.2016
8:44am
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“This is the first time in the U.S. that a transcatheter aortic valve has been approved for use in intermediate risk patients.”
by U.S. Food and Drug Administration
8.22.2016
10:17am
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Implementation of a telephone postoperative clinic at a Veterans Affairs facility significantly improved utilization of surgeon and facility resources while maintaining satisfactory patient outcomes.
by American College of Surgeons
8.22.2016
9:49am
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After 14 days of treatment, 23 percent of patients in the vertebroplasty group reported an NRS pain of lower than 4.
by The Lancet
8.22.2016
9:10am
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With SimVis, patients can experience how a certain implanted lens would affect their vision by simply looking through the device.
by The Optical Society
8.22.2016
9:00am
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The San Diego facility is one of the first five children's hospitals in the country to incorporate the device into their healthcare efforts.
by Rady Children's Hospital
8.22.2016
8:31am
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The device is so unique that the FDA needed to create a new category for it when awarding it clearance for use.
8.19.2016
9:57am
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High levels of anxiety a week after a kidney transplant patient went home more than doubled the chances he or she would be readmitted within 30 days of release, researchers found.
by Ohio State University
8.19.2016
9:15am
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Kentucky woman takes patient self-advocacy to whole new level, launching a product and a company as a result.
by WKYT-TV
8.19.2016
9:11am
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The Confetti Treads bariatric offering provides multiple sizes for the large range of bariatric patients, with the largest being 5X-Large.
8.19.2016
8:01am
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Company literature emphasizes the device's secure assembly, rapid valve preparation, and design incorporating the balloon within the delivery system as elements that will lead to more efficient procedures.
8.18.2016
10:30am
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The database, with genetic codes from more than 60,000 people, is aimed at researching rare diseases that are generally caused by a single malfunctioning gene.
by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer
8.18.2016
10:29am
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There is a perception that female urologists may be pigeonholed into caring for more female patients and female-specific urological issues than their male colleagues.
by Elsevier Health Sciences
8.18.2016
9:44am
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The results from a study show that short-term results for surgeons during their early experience for robotic-assisted cases are in the range of what is reported in the existing published data on laparoscopic and open ventral hernia repairs.
by Intuitive Surgical
8.18.2016
9:38am
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Bloomberg News takes a deeper dive into Synaptive Medical's BrightMatter surgical line, with special attention paid to the visualization software.
by Bloomberg
8.18.2016
9:32am
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State officials claim that hiring new nurses is a crucial workforce concern for California, yet at least 2,000 recent nursing graduates remain in licensing limbo, with their applications taking as long as 24 weeks to process.
by Eryn Brown, Kaiser Health News
8.17.2016
10:28am
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Attorney General Andy Beshear is accusing the company of concealing and misrepresenting to doctors and patients many of the associated risks.
by Associated Press
8.17.2016
9:56am
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A new study strives to establish objective, quantifiable information for patients and doctors regarding the minimum number of lymph nodes that should be analyzed around a tumor for thorough treatment without unnecessary risk.
by Duke Medicine News and Communication
8.17.2016
9:08am
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Developed by prominent surgeon Beat Hintermann, this Total Ankle Replacement system is a proven, dominant player in the worldwide ankle replacement market with over 15 years of solid clinical efficacy.
by DT MedTech, LLC
8.17.2016
8:55am
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The OVM6946 is a wafer-level camera module designed for medical applications.
by OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
8.17.2016
8:46am
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The new guideline has the potential to save many women from unnecessary surgeries while reducing costs to the health care system.
by American Society For Radiation Oncology
8.16.2016
9:35am
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When this mortality difference was analyzed over the 15 years of the study, differences in weekend mortality were most pronounced in the earlier time periods and no longer present in the most recent analysis.
by Wiley
8.16.2016
9:09am
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AngioSculptX combines the proven AngioSculpt PTCA scoring balloon catheter with a drug coating and is meant for use treating hemodynamically significant coronary artery stenosis, including in-stent restenosis.
8.16.2016
9:01am
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“With each passing month, more of the world’s genetic diversity is represented in scientific databases, and each time more information is there, it’s easier to interpret the next thing you see.”
by Erin Digitale, Stanford University Medical Center
8.16.2016
8:56am
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This way of injecting medication ensures the optimal targeting of a tumor and avoids jeopardizing the integrity of organs and surrounding healthy tissues.
by Polytechnique Montréal
8.16.2016
8:16am
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UNOS' proposed fix is similar to how politicians redraw voting maps: divide the nation into eight new "districts" for liver transplants.
by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer
8.15.2016
10:14am
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Because the topic still is not usually covered in medical school, doctors often consider themselves ill-equipped when it comes to prescribing marijuana.
by Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
8.15.2016
10:05am
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The F1 MPS system is intended to provide immobilization and stabilization of posterior non-cervical spine.
by DeGen Medical
8.15.2016
9:35am
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The research offers promise for people with spinal cord injury, stroke and other conditions to regain strength, mobility, and independence.
by Duke University Medical Center
8.15.2016
8:50am
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Scientists in Germany have developed a new approach that may prevent leukemia and lymphoma patients from developing graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) after therapeutic bone marrow transplants.
by Rockefeller University Press
8.15.2016
8:14am
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The new EMBLEM MRI S-ICD System is the latest addition to the company's growing line of ImageReady MR-conditional devices, which allow patients to undergo magnetic resonance imaging safely.
8.12.2016
9:29am
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The guidelines further outline expert recommendations in relation to treatment of renal stones, small hard mineral deposits formed inside the kidneys, and ureteral stones, stones that have moved from the kidney to the ureter.
by University of Alabama at Birmingham
8.12.2016
9:16am
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They say it’s the first transient battery to demonstrate the power, stability, and shelf life needed for practical use.
by Iowa State University
8.12.2016
9:08am
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MAGEC is comprised of a sterile, single use spinal rod that is surgically implanted to brace the spine during growth and includes a small internal magnet that is controlled by an external remote controller.
8.12.2016
8:43am
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"It's necessary. I know it's really freaky, but it works," says Dr. George Dreszer.
by WKMG-TV
8.12.2016
8:21am
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Of the ten fastest-growing Medicare payment programs between 2012 and 2014, four involved new medical testing devices.
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