The consumer group called on Congress to ensure that all implantable and life-sustaining medical devices are subject to more rigorous review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and to establish a better system for tracking devices after approval so patients and doctors can be notified when safety problems arise.
CHICAGO: According to the results of a new study published in the November 2011 Journal of the American College of Surgeons, malpractice lawsuits against U.S. surgeons occur often and can take a profound personal toll on the surgeon, resulting in emotional exhaustion, stress, and professional dissatisfaction.
(PR NewsChannel)—A diabetic-friendly sugar that has been proven to help reduce sugar intake will soon be added to popular breads and cereals to help fight epidemic of obesity, especially in children, the makers of the new sugar said today. The news comes on the heels of a new diabetes study released early this morning.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Suspended animation may not be just for sci-fi movies anymore: Trauma surgeons soon will try plunging some critically injured people into a deep chill — cooling their body temperatures as low as 50 degrees — in hopes of saving their lives. Many trauma patients have injuries that should be fixable but they bleed to death before doctors can patch them up.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A large study finds that it is OK to have a non-emergency procedure to open clogged heart arteries in a hospital that doesn't have surgeons ready to operate if something goes wrong. Doctors say the procedure, called balloon angioplasty, has become so safe that surgical backup is no longer needed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear arguments next March over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul — a case that could shake the political landscape as voters are deciding if Obama deserves another term. This decision to hear arguments in the spring sets up an election-year showdown over the White House's main domestic policy achievement.
/PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Lentigen Corporation announced today the initiation of a novel Phase I clinical trial of LG631 gene therapy for the protection of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) from the dose limiting toxicity of chemotherapy with Temodar.
/PRNewswire/ -- Physician's Technology, LLC welcomes and supports information released yesterday relating to the discovery of a new cause of osteoarthritis. Findings by senior investigator Dr. William Robinson at Stanford are reported in the journal Nature Medicine. Over 100 million Americans are faced with the daily challenges of joint pain that produce signs and symptoms comprising Toxic Joint Syndrome.
Erika Niedowski, Associated Press The medical records of an estimated 30,000 patients of a Rhode Island physician cannot be accessed because the doctor abandoned his practice and left the country to run for political office in Nigeria, state health officials say. The Rhode Island Department of Health says that tens of thousands of medical records and pathology slides from the practice of Dr.
Carla K. Johnson, AP Some gravely ill alcoholics who need a liver transplant shouldn't have to prove they can stay sober for six months to get one, doctors say in a study that could intensify the debate over whether those who destroy their organs by drinking deserve new ones. In the small French study, the vast majority of the patients who got a liver without the wait stopped drinking after their surgery and were sober years later.
J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, a general, thoracic, and vascular surgeon from Louisville, KY, was elected Chair of the American College of Surgeons Board of Regents during the College’s 97th Annual Clinical Congress in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Richardson is a professor of surgery and vice chair of the department of surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has received a U.S. patent for a medical device technology that could revolutionize the way that physician’s monitor the health of their patients. The device – which consists of an implantable “living chip” – is designed to give doctors real time information on their patients’ health and, more importantly, alert them to a change in their condition.
Patients who are not candidates for traditional surgery for severe carotid artery disease lesions could be treated with carotid artery stenting, according to results of a small feasibility study by cardiologists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The results were presented by lead investigator Colin M.
Research work drawn up by specialists from the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at the University of Navarra Hospital in Pamplona, Spain has shown that, after surgical treatment for facial paralysis through muscular transplant and nervous transposition, the brain of a woman – in comparison to that of a male - manages to adapt itself better, recovers the spontaneous smile and has a greater time period available for repairing the paralysis.
Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor, Electronic Component News We’ve cured cancer. Well...not quite, but according to some, early detection will eradicate deadly diseases. This was one of many fascinating topics covered at the 2011 Imec Tech Forum. Imec (Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre) is a Belgium-based R&D center that focuses on nano-electronics.