Meeting focuses on development of a consensus diagnostic process with the goal of sharing this diagnostic strategy with surgeons worldwide MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- SI-BONE, Inc. a San Francisco Bay-area, medical device company, announces the first ever meeting of thought leading spine surgeons to review data and develop a clinical diagnostic process for identification of SI Joint pathology, a frequent cause of low back pain.
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute performs modified osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (MOOKP) procedure MIAMI-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sep. 16, 2009-- Blind for nine years, Sharron "Kay" Thornton has just regained her sight through a first-in-the-U.S. surgical procedure at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Scenarios developed to meet training challenges facing the Military, Paramedics, Hospital Personnel and other pre-hospital first responders WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Laerdal Medical, in conjunction with The University of Miami's Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, is in the final stages of re-developing the Emergency Preparedness Scenarios - Terrorism package to function on Laerdal's VitalSim-capable Simulators.
One person dies every five to six minutes from a Deep Vein Thrombosis or Pulmonary Embolism related event in America and extended bed rest after a surgical procedure is a risk factor WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaking at the Venous Disease Coalition (VDC) Annual Meeting today, Dr.
Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration approved the new swine flu vaccine Tuesday, a long-anticipated step as the government works to start mass vaccinations next month. Limited supplies should start trickling out the first week of October — about a week earlier than expected, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Congress.
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo PACS, Inc., (Apollo) a maker of digital pathology solutions, has been selected by Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in Detroit, MI, as the vendor to implement its digital pathology informatics vision. After conducting extensive research to identify a pathology PACS (Picture Archive and Communication System) solution to meet their operational needs, Henry Ford Health System selected Apollo's PathPACS® as the product upon which they will implement the institution's anatomic and clinical pathology, and outreach vision.
Orthopedic Specialists Offer Rapid Recovery Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel, Carpal Tunnel Release ProceduresSeptember 16, 2009 6:14 am | Comments
Surgeons expand less invasive treatment options, reduce recovery time for common hand, wrist and elbow conditions The prominent orthopedic surgeons redefining "standard of care" in North Houston, Drs. Alan Rosen and Korsh Jafarnia, are now offering less invasive endoscopic cubital tunnel release to patients.
Emergency medical information franchise launches GPS tracking device offering live instant tracking for patients ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sep. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- eMed-ID, a emergency medical information device franchise, announces the launch of eMed-Trac, a live instant tracking device designed for people with Alzheimer's, dementia and other cognitive impairments, or children who need to be closely supervised by parents for medical or other reasons.
Low Profile (LP) Transverse Connectors to feature low volume polyaxial heads that snap onto the rod, allowing for ease of introduction while offering the surgeon tactile feedback when implanting LEESBURG, Va.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sep. 15, 2009-- K2M, Inc., the spinal device company developing =solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies, announces the launch of the NATURAL BRIDGE® Low Profile (LP) Transverse Connectors to provide optimal torsional stabilization in the thoracolumbar spine.
In light of the economy and rising unemployment, people are looking to cut costs wherever they can. As the costs of many surgeries and procedures continue to rise in the US, many are looking for cheaper alternatives abroad. This big business is known as "medical tourism," and often promises healthcare options at a fraction of the cost as in the United States.
Company’s surgical sponge counting and detecting system recognized under the "Medical Devices" category PITTSBURGH-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sep. 15, 2009-- ClearCount Medical Solutions, an innovator of patient safety solutions for the operating room, announced today that its SmartSponge(R) System was named a runner-up under the medical devices category in the Wall Street Journal 2009 Technology Innovation Awards.
ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Nephew's (NYSE: SNN; LSE: SN) Endoscopy Division announced the kick-off of its inaugural fellowship meeting, The Wider Scope of Arthroscopy, at its global headquarters in Andover, Mass., starting Sept. 14 through Sept. 15. The event is also being supported by DJO, a leading global developer, manufacturer and distributor of high-quality medical devices that provide solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's first round of swine flu shots could begin sooner than expected, with some vaccine available as early as the first week of October, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Sunday. Sebelius said she is confident the vaccine will be available early enough to beat the peak of the expected flu season this fall and that early doses are intended for health care workers and other high-priority groups.
Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press Writer PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans in more than a dozen states opposed to President Barack Obama's push for health care overhaul have mounted state-driven efforts to block federal intervention in health care, with some early success. The push-back centers in some areas on fact — Obama's stated determination that all Americans should be required to get health care coverage, for example.
NEW YORK (AP) — Medtronic Inc. warned doctors on Friday that about 6,300 of the company's implanted heart devices may not last as long as expected. Medtronic said the batteries in the Concerto and Virtuoso devices may have to be replaced a few months earlier than expected because of a current drain, although it said the implants are working properly.