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2014-01-29 23:30:27

Fistula Foundation welcomes esteemed fistula surgeon Dr. Steve Arrowsmith as Medical and Programs Director of the 38 partner sites in Africa and Asia, helping women with fistula regain their health. San Jose, California (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Renowned fistula surgeon and trainer Dr. Steve Arrowsmith joined Fistula Foundation in a new role as Medical and Programs Director. Dr. Arrowsmith brings more than 27 years of experience and intensive fistula knowledge to the Fistula Foundation...

2014-01-17 23:22:50

HTG cautioned readers to know and recognize symptoms of both hemorrhoids and fistulas, following Women News Network’s December 17th article titled “Women Crowd Hospital in Juba for Obstetric Fistula Surgery.” New York, NY (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 In the wake of Women News Network’s December 17th article publication, entitled “Women Crowd Hospital in Juba for Obstetric Fistula Surgery,” Hemorrhoid Treatment Group (HTG) cautioned readers, urging them to become familiar with the...

2013-10-31 00:20:39

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vital Access Corporation today announced that on Friday, October 25(th), Dr. John Ross, MD, FACS performed live VWING Vascular Needle Guide implantation cases and Dr. William Jennings, MD, FACS presented clinical data from the pivotal U.S. SAVE study at the 2013 Controversies in Dialysis Access (CiDA) Meeting in San Francisco. As part of the CiDA conference agenda, Dr. John Ross performed three VWING implantation cases at his surgical...

2013-09-26 16:26:06

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Preliminary data presented last week at the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) annual scientific meeting demonstrated that TVA Medical's FLEX System can create vascular access for hemodialysis patients without traditional open surgery. The technology is being studied outside of the United States and is currently not available in the U.S. The Company intends to seek Food and Drug Administration...

2013-09-25 12:28:05

Maternal Mortality and Childbirth Injuries Top of the Agenda NEW YORK, September 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A host of female world leaders will tomorrow night (Thursday) join one of Europe's most successful businesswomen to launch the Freedom From Fistula Foundation US, a charity dedicated to helping women and girls who are injured in childbirth. Joining the President of Malawi, Joyce Banda, who is guest speaker at the reception in New York, is the President of Liberia,...

2013-09-20 16:24:23

ORANGEBURG, S.C. and SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vital Access today announced the first U.S. commercial implantation of their VWING(TM) Vascular Needle Guide, in a patient presenting with cannulation challenges and with difficulties in achieving ideal dialysis access due to the depth and tortuosity of their AV fistula. The VWING Vascular Needle Guide was recently granted FDA market approval following completion of a multi-center, prospective clinical study....

2013-09-16 16:24:20

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vital Access Corp. today announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) market clearance for its patented VWING(TM) Vascular Needle Guide which has been shown to enable vascular access to arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) for patients undergoing hemodialysis. Kidney failure affects millions of people worldwide, and hemodialysis via an autologous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the global gold standard for patients...

2013-09-10 08:28:52

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Government officials, representatives of nongovernmental organizations, doctors, and health care providers from around the world will gather in Uganda this week to recognize the advancements made in the prevention and treatment of fistula, a devastating childbirth injury. Global and local leaders from EngenderHealth, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Fistula Care, a program led by EngenderHealth and funded by USAID since 2007,...

2013-06-28 13:10:34

Study examines survival rates linked with different dialysis procedures to access the blood Elderly patients with kidney failure may not gain the same benefits from what's considered the gold standard for accessing the blood for dialysis compared with younger patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that vascular access procedures should be tailored to individual dialysis patients in the...

2013-06-10 20:21:42

AUSTIN, Texas, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TVA Medical, Inc. (TVA Medical), a medical device company developing minimally invasive therapies for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), announced today that it received $9.5 MM in Series B financing. S3 Ventures led the round and was joined by TriStar Technology Ventures and existing investor, Santé Ventures. The funding will be used to further validate the Company's endovascular technology and complete additional clinical studies to...