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2008-09-25 09:00:54

LYON, France, Sept. 25, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EDAP TMS SA (Nasdaq:EDAP), the global leader in therapeutic ultrasound, announced today that its High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) technology was highlighted at the City of Hope Second Annual Conference on New Technologies and Innovative Treatment Strategies for Genitourinary Malignancies from September 12-14, 2008 in San Diego, California. Douglas Chinn, MD of Chinn & Chinn Urology Medical Associates in Arcadia, California,...

2008-09-15 09:00:11

LYON, France, Sept. 15, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EDAP TMS SA (Nasdaq:EDAP), the global leader in therapeutic ultrasound, announced today that its High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) technology was highlighted at the 8th Annual International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU) from September 10-13, 2008 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ISTU is an annual gathering of the scientific and medical communities that provides an overview and basic background on the clinical uses of ultrasound...

2008-09-10 09:00:09

LYON, France, Sept. 10, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EDAP TMS SA (Nasdaq:EDAP), the global leader in therapeutic ultrasound, announced today the launch of initial HIFU services at Amphia Ziekenhis Hospital, in Breda, the first Ablatherm robotic HIFU treatment center in the Netherlands. Dr. Harald Janssen, Head of the Urology Deptartment at Amphia Ziekenhis Hospital, in Breda, Netherlands, commented, "The Ablatherm device will enable our center to be at the forefront of the treatment of prostate...

2008-07-17 09:01:20

LYON, France, July 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- EDAP TMS SA (Nasdaq:EDAP), the global leader in therapeutic ultrasound, announced today that urologists at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center have treated their first two localized prostate cancer patients with Ablatherm-HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound). The prestigious center is one of 13 Ablatherm sites participating in ENLIGHT, EDAP's ongoing Phase II/III clinical trial to evaluate the minimally invasive, robotized...

2008-07-03 09:00:00

LYON, France, July 3, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- EDAP TMS SA (Nasdaq:EDAP), the global leader in therapeutic ultrasound, announced today it has entered into two new revenue per procedure (RPP) contracts in Germany with St. Barbara Hospital in Gladbeck and the Urological Clinic of the University of Heidelberg. EDAP recently entered into a new RPP contract with St. Barbara Hospital in Gladbeck. The Center has a history of commitment to exceptional patient care and cutting-edge research for the...

2008-04-22 18:01:07

HealthTronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTRN), a leading provider of urology services and products, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Advanced Medical Partners, Inc. ("AMPI"). AMPI Acquisition Founded in 2003, AMPI is the leading provider of urological cryosurgery services in the U.S. In partnership with a network of over 500 physicians, AMPI owns an interest in 30 entities that performed over 7,000 procedures and generated over $24 million of revenue in 2007. AMPI is...

2007-12-05 18:00:12

LYON, France, Dec. 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- EDAP TMS S.A. (Nasdaq:EDAP), the global leader in High Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatment of prostate cancer, announced the launch of Ablatherm HIFU treatments at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. The treatments are part of EDAP's ongoing Phase II/III U.S. Clinical Study program seeking FDA approval as the first HIFU device for prostate cancer in the United States. First patient was successfully treated with...

2006-04-11 14:20:00

NEW YORK -- Shock-wave lithotripsy (SWL), a noninvasive technique that uses sound waves to sonically disintegrate stones within the urinary track, appears to increase the risk of diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure), suggests a long-term follow-up study. "This is a completely new finding," lead author Dr. Amy Krambeck, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said in a statement. "We can't say with 100 percent certainty that the shock wave treatment for the kidney stones...

2005-08-26 14:10:00

NEW YORK -- After a stroke, some patients develop muscle spasm in their hand and wrist. A small study now indicates that the condition can be relieved with focused shock wave therapy, and the benefits may persist for at least 12 weeks after treatment. Shock wave therapy is commonly used to break up kidney stones, and it has also proven useful in the treatment of various bone and tendon diseases, but there's not much known about its use for abnormal muscle tension, or "hypertonia," Italian...


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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
2013-03-04 16:24:04

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is the noninvasive treatment of kidney stones, stones in the gallbladder as well as calcium build ups in the liver using acoustic pulses. Procedure A lithotriptor breaks up the calcium stones without damage being done to the patient through the use of high-intensity, externally-applied, focused acoustic pulses. By laying the patient down on their back and placing a water-filled coupling device under the back at the level of the kidneys, the...

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