Latest Cleveland Clinic Stories

2011-09-26 04:00:00

More than 4,000 patients have received brachytherapy for prostate cancer since 1996 Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) September 26, 2011 Prostate cancer specialists at Cleveland Clinic will mark the 15th anniversary of introducing brachytherapy treatment and also the completion of more than 4,000 cases this September as part of the health care systemâs recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate brachytherapy is a minimally invasive procedure during which radioactive seeds are...

2011-09-15 12:10:00

First US hospital to be featured in popular new digital publication for the medical traveler. Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) September 15, 2011 Patients Beyond Borders,® the best-selling consumer reference guide for medical tourism, is pleased to announce the official release of FOCUS ON: Cleveland Clinic, profiling one of the top international healthcare centers in the world. Now available as a digital download, Patients Beyond Borders FOCUS ON: Cleveland Clinic will provide global healthcare...

2011-09-15 12:34:08

Coating stents with medication may allow targeted delivery Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have discovered that cardiac patients receiving medicated stents — a procedure that occurs often when blood vessels are blocked — have a lower likelihood of suffering heart attacks or developing new blockages in the vessel downstream from the stent. Stents have been used to prevent re-narrowing of coronary arteries after balloon angioplasty and newer designs have included coatings with...

2011-08-16 08:00:00

CLEVELAND, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SironRX Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing novel regenerative therapies to accelerate dermal and bone healing, announced today a $3.4 million Series A investment led by North Coast Angel Fund. Additional investors include Cleveland Clinic, JumpStart Inc., Fletcher Spaght Investments, Glengary LLC, Ohio Tech Angel Fund III, Early Stage Partners, X Gen Ltd. and a significant number of individuals. (Logo:...

2011-07-20 08:21:00

CLEVELAND, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Frantz Medical Group's (FMG) subsidiaries, VasoStar Inc., Mentor, Ohio today announced that it has been awarded an Ohio Third Frontier grant to further develop and commercialize a novel electromagnetic guidewire system for penetrating through vascular Chronic Total Occlusions (CTOs), in lieu of invasive open heart surgery such as Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG). VasoStar's primary clinical development partner is the Cleveland Clinic's...

2011-07-20 06:20:00

U.S. News and World Report released its 22nd annual Best Hospitals rankings on Tuesday, with Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore ranking No. 1 on the 2011-2012 "honor roll" of top hospitals. The paper's rankings distinguished 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 nationwide, although only 17 earned spots on the Honor Roll, which signifies the highest level of medical excellence. The rankings are based on a survey of nearly 10,000 specialists, along with performance statistics from nearly 5,000...

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