IntraPace, Inc., announced today that it has received European CE Mark approval for the abiliti system as a treatment for obesity. The CE Mark certifies that a product has met European Union requirements for commercial marketing in Europe. “While gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass are very effective treatments for obesity, they alter the digestive tract and are often associated with significant side effects.
In a scene straight from the movie A Christmas Story , an eight-year-old Oklahoma boy got his tongue stuck to a metal pole after he licked it on a dare. Officials say when rescue crews arrived Tuesday morning, the boy was standing on his tiptoes, trying to wriggle his frozen tongue free from a stop sign pole across the street from Woodward Middle School.
Use of a radial artery (located within the forearm, wrist and hand) graft compared with a saphenous vein (from the leg) graft for coronary artery bypass grafting did not result in improved angiographic patency (the graft being open, unobstructed) one year after the procedure, according to a study in the January 12 issue of JAMA .
Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) provides an efficient, effective way to analyze wounds from bullets and explosive devices, according to a study published online and in the March issue of Radiology . "The information provided by MDCT has the potential to improve patient care and aid in both military and civilian forensic investigations," said the study's lead author, Les R.
Previously, researchers thought the detection of P. acnes at the site of infections was due to contamination from the skin. For example, an infection at a site within the body after surgery, could have been caused by bacteria transferred to an open wound from the skin during an operation. However, recent research has contradicted this, suggesting P.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute near Buffalo, NY has received the first accreditation in this country as a training institute in robot-assisted surgery.The accreditation from the Societe Internationale d’Urologie (SIU) allows the hospital to participate in a scholarship program for young urologists, providing for three-month mini fellowships.
The devastating earthquakes that struck Haiti last January saved at least one life – that of Lovely Ajuste, a Port-au-Prince teen. Ms. Ajuste sought treatment for a severe cough and shortness of breath in the days following the disaster that has left her homeless. Mahalia Desruisseaux, M.
Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), in the field of radiosurgery, announces the first published five-year outcomes on low risk prostate cancer patients treated with the CyberKnife@ Robotic Radiosurgery System. The multi-center study, published in the January 10, 2011 issue of Radiation Oncology, found that 93 percent of patients had no recurrence of their cancer at a median follow-up of five years, a rate that compares favorably to results obtained with other treatment modalities, including surgery and conventional radiation therapy.
Jamie Stengle, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Learning CPR at school has given 14-year-old Olivia Frierson more confidence when she babysits or helps out at a church nursery. "I'm not as worried if something would happen," said Olivia, a ninth-grader at Shaker Heights High School in suburban Cleveland.
Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Doctors treating U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said Monday the congresswoman was responding to verbal commands by raising two fingers of her left hand and even managed to give a thumbs-up. Giffords, 40, is in critical condition in the intensive care unit of Tucson's University Medical Center after she was shot through the head Saturday during a meet-and-greet with voters outside a supermarket.
Alicia Chang, AP Rodney Sokoloski used to get up before dawn three times a week and drive two hours from his high desert home to the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance to get hooked up to a dialysis machine. The blood-cleansing treatment was time-consuming and often left him feeling drained even before his workday began.
Farah Abdi Warsame & Katharine Houreld, AP Dr. Hawa Abdi has treated sick and wounded Somalis since 1983, through famine and civil war. But it only took one day for Islamist rebels to wreck her life's work. And only a week for her to rediscover an older, more civil Somali society that has survived despite the horrors that have beset her east African homeland.
Amanda Lee Myers & Lauran Neergaard, AP Recovering from a gunshot wound to the head depends on the bullet's path, and while doctors are optimistic about Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' odds, it can take months to tell the damage. Doctors say the bullet traveled the length of the left side of the Arizona congresswoman's brain, entering the back of the skull and exiting the front.
According to a report published in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons , surgery residents improved their knowledge of health care business concepts and principles with the use of a web-based curriculum. The expectation is for residents to “demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care, as well as the ability to call effectively on other resources in the system to provide optimal health care.
According to a study in the January issue of Neurosurgery, patients with extremely severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) may find relief with radiosurgery procedures. Dr. Douglas Kondziolka and colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh report promising results in three patients with very severe, "medically refractory" OCD.