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2010-05-17 13:56:00

BOSTON, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The vascular surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston have traditionally repaired thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAA) with a clamp and sew (CS) technique that includes neuro-protective adjuncts like epidural cooling and aggressive intercostal reconstruction (IC) to prevent spinal cord ischemia. The last five years have seen a paradigm shift to distal aortic perfusion (DAP) during aortic cross clamping with the concurrent use of motor...

2010-05-11 06:45:00

Peripheral Vascular Device Market to Almost Double by 2016 VANCOUVER, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - According to a new report by iData Research (www.idataresearch.net), the leading authority in medical device and pharmaceutical market research, the U.S. peripheral vascular device market is worth $2.8 billion with expected growth to over $5.3 billion by 2016. Increased detection and treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are the main drivers of...

2010-04-28 08:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Endologix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELGX), developer of minimally invasive treatments for aortic disorders, announced today the publication of consolidated results from its prospective, multicenter clinical trials of the Company's Powerlink® stent graft for the endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) using an anatomical fixation technique. The trial results demonstrate no aneurysm ruptures, no conversions to open...

2010-04-27 11:46:00

CHICAGO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- While repair of large abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA's) is well accepted, randomized clinical trials have failed to demonstrate benefit for early surgical repair of small aneurysms over surveillance, according to researchers from New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York. Details of their study appear in the May issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery®, published by the Society for Vascular Surgery®. "Even though...

2010-04-15 08:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Endologix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELGX), developer of minimally invasive treatments for aortic disorders, announced today details relating to the release of its first quarter 2010 financial results, which will take place on Thursday, April 22, 2010 after the close of the market. Endologix will hold a conference call on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT to discuss the results. The dial-in numbers are (877) 407-0789 for domestic...

2010-04-14 15:15:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Endologix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELGX), developer of minimally invasive treatments for aortic disorders, announced today that the first patient has been enrolled in the Company's prospective, multicenter, randomized clinical trial for a bilateral percutaneous approach to endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair ("EVAR"). The patient was treated at Oklahoma Heart Hospital by Jim G. Melton, DO. Dr. Melton said, "It is an honor to be the...

2010-04-09 10:50:00

LONDON, April 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Trial Will Explore a More Individualized Endovascular Approach Targeting a Broader Patient Population for a Life-Threatening Condition that Affects 27 Million People Worldwide Cordis Corporation, a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of interventional vascular technologies, announced today that the first patients have been enrolled in the INNOVATION trial, which will assess the safety and performance of a new stent graft...

2010-04-07 13:58:32

Case Western Reserve researchers find deficiency of Kruppel-like Factor 15 predicts cardiovascular diseases Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers have identified a major indicator of two deadly diseases of the heart and blood vessels: heart failure and aortic aneurysm. The absence of the Kruppel-like Factor 15 (KLF15), when combined with stress, leads to both heart failure and aortic aneurysms. The genetic factor, KLF15, protects the heart and aorta's ability to...

2010-04-03 08:20:00

Variations associated with prevalence of medical condition rather than physician practice patterns or economics While health policy researchers commonly suggest that geographic variations in the amount of medical care provided can be attributed to hospital costs or physician practice patterns, a new study examining regional utilization of a specific surgical procedure "“ minimally invasive aneurysm repair "“ shows that is not the case. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in...

2010-02-27 07:38:36

For people who carry common gene variants, cigarette smoking greatly increases the risk that a blood vessel in the brain will weaken and balloon out "“ called an aneurysm "“ which could be life-threatening if it ruptures, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010. Researchers reported on two new studies from the Familial Intracranial Aneurysm (FIA) project, a multinational collaboration funded by the National...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.