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2010-02-16 14:32:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Osseon Therapeutics Inc. today announced it has completed its first Osseoplasty(TM) procedures in Europe. The procedures were performed in Milan, Italy. Teaming with its European distributor MBA Incorporado, SL, the largest independent medical device distributor in Europe, Osseoplasty cases are also scheduled to begin in the next weeks in the United Kingdom, Germany and Spain. Osseon's product line features the Osseoflex(TM) (steerable and...

2010-01-19 19:12:07

Society supports additional scientific studies, fights negative backlash from 2 controversial studies that compared vertebroplasty to placebo that possibly places patients with osteoporosis in jeopardy of losing beneficial treatment Given the current controversy over vertebroplasty"”a minimally invasive treatment performed by interventional radiologists in individuals with painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures that fail to respond to conventional medical...

2010-01-19 11:40:00

Society Supports Additional Scientific Studies, Fights Negative Backlash From Two Controversial Studies That Compared Vertebroplasty to Placebo That Possibly Places Patients With Osteoporosis in Jeopardy of Losing Beneficial Treatment FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Given the current controversy over vertebroplasty -- a minimally invasive treatment performed by interventional radiologists in individuals with painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures that fail...

2009-12-09 08:58:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, finds that vertebroplasty and vertebral augmentation (which includes kyphoplasty) procedures have dropped 10% following the August 2009 publication of two studies in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The studies compared outcomes for osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (VCF) patients treated with either vertebroplasty or a sham procedure,...

2009-10-01 14:44:57

A study published in the October 2009 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery suggests a disconnect between the way wrist-fracture patients and those with a spine or hip fracture are managed and evaluated. The study, conducted in 2007 among 97 percent of the women in Korea, reviewed the incidence of fractures around the hip, spine, and wrist in female patients age 50 and older and the prescription frequencies of bone density scans for osteoporosis, along with the use of medications for...

2009-09-22 09:00:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Osseon Therapeutics, Inc., a Santa Rosa, California, manufacturer of spinal medical devices for the minimally invasive treatment of spinal compression fractures, today announced it has signed a five-year agreement with MBA Incorporado, SL to distribute Osseon's suite of products in the European and South American markets. MBA is a leading medical device marketing and distribution organization and specializes in the sale of products used for...

2009-08-27 10:10:00

BOSTON, Massachusetts and CHEADLE, England, August 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardea Technology, Inc. and Optasia Medical Ltd., announce plans to collaborate and configure their software tools for Vertebral Fracture Assessment, a method for evaluating vertebral fractures from images on bone densitometers, to exchange information and create reports for the management of osteoporosis. Optasia Medical Ltd. has developed SpineAnalyzer(TM), a product that aids in the identification of vertebral...

2009-08-18 15:15:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today that initial results from its pivotal, five-year, Phase III GJAD "GENERATIONS" trial for arzoxifene met its primary endpoints of significantly reducing the risk of vertebral fracture and invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women. However, the study failed to demonstrate a statistically significant difference in key secondary efficacy endpoints, such as non-vertebral fractures, clinical vertebral...

2009-08-11 16:13:00

Dr. Mubin Syed evaluates findings; calls for additional research DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study by Mayo Clinic researchers has given rise to more questions than answers about the effectiveness of vertebroplasty to treat osteoporotic spinal fractures. Vertebroplasty is a widely used procedure in which medical cement is injected into vertebrae to relieve pain and improve mobility in patients who have osteoporotic fractures. This study, funded by the National Institutes of...

2009-08-10 07:17:14

A new study of 7,753 people in Canada aged 50 years and older has found that vertebral and hip fractures are associated with an increased risk of death. According to the study, approximately 25 percent of people who develop a hip fracture and 16 percent who develop a spine fracture will die over a 5-year period. The 5-year study, part of the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study, consisted of 2,187 men and 5,566 women from across Canada. The study group is representative of the general...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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