Capecitabine added to standard treatment given before surgery helps to eradicate tumors in patients with early breast cancer BERLIN, September 23 /PRNewswire/ --- The Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group Present Data Which Highlight Benefits of Adding capecitabine to epirubicin and docetaxel in the Neoadjuvant Setting Data from the ABCSG-24 study presented at the joint 15th ECCO and 34th ESMO congress in Berlin, Germany, show that adding capecitabine (Xeloda®) to anthracycline- and taxane-containing regimens prior to surgery (neoadjuvant therapy) completely eradicated the tumor in 24 percent of women with HER2-positive or HER2-negative early breast cancer.
Study shows a new method for surgically reconstructing the palate after surgery for tonsil cancer maintains patients' ability to speak clearly and eat most foods ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new technique for reconstructing the palate after surgery for tonsil cancer maintained patients' ability to speak clearly and eat most foods, a new study shows.
Spanish doctor sentenced for death of Nigeria's former first lady Ciaran Giles, Associated Press Writer MADRID (AP) — A plastic surgeon in Spain was convicted of negligence in the death of Nigeria's former first lady and was given a suspended sentence of a year in jail, a court said Tuesday.
Matthew Perrone, AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is awarding $2 million to spur the development of medical devices for children, who face increased risks during surgery because so few implants are designed for their use. The FDA said Monday it will distribute the grants among three researchers in Michigan, Massachusetts and California.
Heart rate complexity metric will be tested on trauma patients in the U.S. Army's new Critical Combat Care Engineering (C3E) program area David H. Fater, CEO of Vicor Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: VCRT), announces that Colonel Leopoldo Cancio of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) identified its PD2i as a heart rate complexity metric that will be tested on trauma patients under the new Critical Combat Care Engineering (C3E) program.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jackie McNamara has a bullet in her back. A surgeon put it there. Dr. Wilson Asfora calls the little device a bullet cage. It wasn't his idea, but he's refined the science and now has the federal government's blessing to use it in his corner of neurosurgical medicine at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The bump on his left ear looked innocent enough. At 33 and just two years out of surgical specialty training, craniofacial and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Stephen Cantrell was consumed with teaching and practicing in a busy university hospital. Then came the biopsy results: the little nuisance was in fact malignant melanoma.
Covidien will be the presenting sponsor at the American Diabetes Association EXPOs in New York and Minneapolis NORTH HAVEN, Conn.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sep. 21, 2009-- Covidien (NYSE: COV), a global provider of health care products, announces it will be the presenting sponsor of the American Diabetes Association's Diabetes EXPOs in New York City and Minneapolis.
The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Awards company’s SPIDER™ System, a single-port platform Research Triangle Park , NC – TransEnterix’s revolutionary laparoscopic surgical platform that allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive abdominal procedures entirely through the umbilicus, leaving no visible scar, has been recognized as an “Innovation of the Year” by the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.
Projected inflation estimates for Premier purchasing contracts less than 1 percent, well below industry averages Premier’s Economic Outlook and Inflation Estimates analysis through 2010 suggests annual market inflation rates will increase on average between 1.6 percent and 4 percent across categories such as cardiovascular services, facilities, imaging and nursing.
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.