Thomas J. Sheeran, AP The parents of an eight-year-old boy who died from Hodgkin lymphoma after suffering for months from undiagnosed swollen glands were sentenced to eight years in prison following their guilty pleas to denying him medical treatment. Attorneys for Monica Hussing, 37, and William Robinson, Sr.
Lauran Neergaard, AP Medication via remote-control instead of a shot? Scientists implanted microchips in seven women that did just that, oozing out the right dose of a bone-strengthening drug once a day without them even noticing. Implanted medicine is a hot field, aiming to help patients better stick to their meds and to deliver those drugs straight to the body part that needs them.
(BUSINESS WIRE)--Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on the development of innovative spinal interbody fusion implants, announced today that it has acquired two patents related to its current and future surface modification techniques. The first patent protects the company's existing manufacturing process that has been shown to produce superior bone-forming activity when compared to standard PEEK and titanium implant materials during in-vitro cellular studies and has been commercially available in the United States since 2006.
(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Markets for Small Joint Implants & Hardware for the Extremities" report to their offering. Despite continued economic challenges, the global market for small joint implants and extremities' hardware will experience healthy growth through 2017.
RESTON, VA – The United States is a leader in healthcare information technology (IT) use and adoption by physicians, according to a new eight-country study from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The study, which includes Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain and the United States, also shows that the United States is one of the few countries in which healthcare IT penetration is nearly equal among primary physicians and specialists.
WASHINGTON –Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today released a new report showing that the government’s health care fraud prevention and enforcement efforts recovered nearly $4.1 billion in taxpayer dollars in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011.
/PRNewswire/ -- GHX today announced that the company has completed the acquisition of the Beep N Track solution from Implanet. The acquisition is the latest move by GHX to expand its extensive healthcare footprint to include the industry's first comprehensive supply chain solution for physician preference items (PPI) and implantable medical devices.
Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN), a leading oncology drug development company, announced today that the first patient has been enrolled in a randomized Phase II study of the Company's lead product candidate, ThermoDox@, a heat-activated liposomal encapsulation of doxorubicin, in combination with diofrequency ablation (RFA) for the treatment of colorectal liver metastases (CRLM).
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KFx Medical Corporation, an emerging leader in soft tissue disease repair and bone implant products, today announced a third new patent grant. The new patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,109,969 designated for knotless double row soft tissue to bone repair method) was secured in only 4 months via participation in the USPTO Patent Accelerated Examination Program.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Four pharmaceutical companies that make a crucial cancer drug for children that's suddenly in short supply are being urged to try to quickly step up production to prevent unnecessary deaths. A senator and three doctor groups late Monday sent the pleas to the companies, saying that hospitals will run out of the drug in days to weeks, increasing chances that young patients who might otherwise survive will die.
The majority of my family members are part of the aging population, and as such, see doctors frequently to improve their quality of life or discuss their latest ailment. Any time they learn of a procedure they’d be required to go through to extend their life, they intently listen to what the process entails and religiously read the take-home literature.
The vast majority of men who have a prostate cancer operation can retain their ability to orgasm if the surgery is carried out without removing the nerves that surround the prostate gland like a hammock, according to a study in the February issue of the urology journal BJUI . American researchers from Cornell University studied 408 patients who received robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) from a single surgeon between January 2005 and June 2007.
(PRNewswire-USNewswire) Kids treated more than 150 days after an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury have higher rates of other knee injuries, including medial meniscal tears, say researchers presenting at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. "In our research, children who had delayed treatment of an ACL injury more than 150 days, tended to have an increased chance of also having a medial meniscus or chondral injury in their knee.
Jamie Stengle, AP Diane Aulger was about two weeks from her delivery date when she and her husband decided there was no time to wait. Mark Aulger had only days to live and he wanted to see his child. Diane Aulger had her labor induced and gave birth to their daughter. When tiny Savannah was placed in his arms, Mark Aulger "cried, and he just looked very sad," his wife said.
Lindsey Tanner, AP Nearly one in 20 Americans older than 50 have artificial knees, or more than four million people, according to the first national estimate showing how common these replacement joints have become in an aging population. Doctors know the number of knee replacement operations has surged in the past decade, especially in baby boomers.