CardioKinetix Inc., a medical device company pioneering a catheter-based treatment for heart failure, today announced clinical results of a study of 31 Chinese patients treated consecutively with the company’s Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device.
Patients with Parkinson disease who experienced pain before undergoing subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS) had that pain improved or eliminated at eight years after surgery.
Administration recovers $7.70 for every dollar spent to fight health care-related fraud and abuse; third-highest on record.
New research indicates that emergency evaluations of living liver donors can be conducted safely to allow acute liver failure patients to undergo transplantation before their condition worsens.
A cost-benefit analysis of topical tranexamic acid (TXA) in primary total hip and knee arthroplasty patients revealed a 12 percent transfusion rate reduction - from 17.5 percent to 5.5 percent - with no significant difference in complication rates.
Scientists at The University of Manchester have created an enhanced surface for silicone breast implants which could reduce complications and make them less likely to be rejected by the body.
By 2030, chronic subdural hemorrhage (SDH) will be the most common adult brain condition requiring neurosurgical intervention in the U.S., and hospitals and neurosurgeons may be under-manned to handle the projected onslaught of patients.
In a recent study published by the journal Social Science & Medicine, Dartmouth researchers examined nearly 9,000 Facebook conversations to better understand how people seek and receive support on social networking sites.
Health officials say two more American aid workers arrived in the United States on Wednesday night to be monitored for Ebola.
An uncharacteristic joint effort by House Speaker John Boehner and his usual nemesis, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to resolve a gnawing problem about how Medicare pays doctors underscores the political victories each sees in finally sweeping the issue off the deck.
A new poll finds that when Americans hear about the potential fallout of the health care Supreme Court case, they would look to Congress or the states to fix it.
Anesthetics have been used for more than 150 years, but the mechanisms by which inhaled anesthesia actually work are poorly understood. Researchers have now discovered that anesthetics bind to and interfere with certain proteins in excitatory neurons, which are necessary for these neurons to transmit signals involved with pain.
Laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting, which can increase the risk of developing hospital-acquired anemia and the need for blood transfusion.
A sheriff says it's likely that a 27-year-old man accused of stealing syringes from an eastern Oklahoma hospital is responsible for medical waste that was dumped in the Arkansas River.
Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to overly-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests.