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2012-03-19 02:25:28

LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Patent Brokerage, a division of ICAP plc and the world's largest intellectual property brokerage firm and organizer of ICAP Ocean Tomo Auctions, is offering for auction licenses to important patents for medical techniques and devices that perform blockage removal using lasers, ultrasonics, and fiber optics from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The lot will be included in the 15th ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Auction on March 29, 2012, at Terranea...

2012-03-19 04:52:10

Loyola was major enroller in landmark clinical trial Loyola University Medical Center is one of the major enrollers in a landmark clinical trial that found that plugging a hole in the heart works no better than drugs in preventing strokes. The study is published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Loyola enrolled 24 patients, one of the highest patient enrolments in the multicenter trial, and more than any other Chicago-area hospital. Principal investigators at the Loyola site are...

2012-03-15 17:12:08

International multi-site randomized study led by Anthony Furlan, M.D., of University Hospitals Case Medical Center A catheter procedure that closes a hole in patients' hearts was no more effective than medical therapy in preventing recurrent strokes, according to a new study published in the March 15 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. In the CLOSURE I trial, clinical researchers compared a catheter procedure plus medical therapy with medications alone to prevent new strokes...

2012-03-14 16:00:00

CLEVELAND, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A catheter procedure that closes a hole in patients' hearts is no more effective than medical therapy in preventing recurrent strokes, according to a new study published in the March 15 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. In the CLOSURE I trial, clinical researchers compared a catheter procedure plus medical therapy with medications alone to prevent new strokes or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) in patients between 18 and 60 years old...

2012-03-07 07:30:00

SANDY, Utah, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- About one in two nurses experience blood exposure, other than from a needlestick, on their skin or in their eyes, nose or mouth at least once a month when inserting a peripheral intravenous (IV) catheter, according to a new study by the International Healthcare Worker Safety Center at the University of Virginia.[1] Exposure to blood carries the risk of infection from pathogens such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis...

2012-02-23 10:00:00

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vessix Vascular, Inc., a developer of novel percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) balloon catheter technology, announced today initial patient treatments in the international multi-center REDUCE-HTN renal denervation clinical study for uncontrolled hypertension. REDUCE-HTN is a non-randomized, prospective, single cohort, 64-patient clinical study designed to validate the clinical performance of the Vessix V2 Renal Denervation System(TM) for...

2012-02-21 07:01:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioFocus, Inc., developer of the HeartLight® Endoscopic Ablation System (EAS) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), announces the first patient has been enrolled and treated in the HeartLight EAS U.S. pivotal trial, designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the technology in treating symptomatic AF. The 48-year-old patient, one of the nearly three million Americans with AF,[i] had suffered with paroxysmal...

2012-02-13 05:00:00

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vessix Vascular, Inc., a developer of novel percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) balloon catheter technology, announced today that it will make its first detailed public presentation of preclinical data relating to its new V2 Renal Denervation System(TM) on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the TRenD Workshop 2012, in Frankfurt, Germany. The presentation, titled "Percutaneous RF balloon-mediated renal denervation in under a minute: The V2...

2012-02-08 15:05:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: STXS) today announced that its Vdrive(TM) Robotic Navigation System, which provides physicians the ability to remotely manipulate traditionally non-robotic catheters, is growing in popularity and is expected to surpass 500 clinical procedures in Europe in February. The company also announced it has received regulatory clearance from Health Canada to commercially market the device in Canada. Since the initial product release...

2012-02-07 09:21:00

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite legislation and continued focus across the U.S. to improve sharps safety, needlestick injuries (NSIs) resulting in the exposure to infectious disease continue to be a major issue facing all healthcare professionals. Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI, who has more than 35 years experience in infusion nursing and adult education, addressed this topic during a B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) showcase session held during the Association for...


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Intravenous Therapy
2013-04-30 13:16:16

Intravenous therapy, commonly known as IV therapy, is known as the administration of a liquid substance directly into a vein. It is also known as drip therapy, because most often the liquid is suspended above the IV site by an infusion pump, and runs through a drip chamber, which prevents air from entering the line. IVs are the preferred method of drug administration in hospital settings because they are the fastest known route of getting medication to the body. Intravenous therapy can also...

Interventional Radiology
2013-03-04 16:18:42

Interventional radiology (IR) is a special sub-operation under general radiology. It is used to find, diagnose and treat a disease in almost every body system. The process of interventional radiology is very noninvasive to help with the recovery and outcome of the procedure. It utilizes x-rays, CT, ultrasound, MRI, and other modes of imaging in order to direct tools in the body as well as a variety of catheters, narrow tubes, so that incisions can be minimalized. How it is Performed...

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