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2011-07-20 15:59:00

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Artegraft, Inc. announces that a three-year prospective, randomized clinical study published in the June 2011 issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery confirms the superiority of Artegraft® Bovine Carotid Artery vascular grafts (BCA) to cuffed ePTFE grafts. Conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital, the study concluded that the BCA graft had significantly higher primary and assisted patency rates than the ePTFE graft,...

2010-10-28 14:37:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. announced that their newly-launched OverStitch(TM) Endoscopic Suturing System has recently been employed in several, first-in-human cases. OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System is a unique device that mimics the way physicians deploy sutures by hand. It provides full-thickness endoscopic suturing on a flexible platform, delivering surgical standard of care through the flexible endoscope. OverStitch was first used by Dr....

2010-09-20 23:11:44

Severe injury to the esophagus can occur after a child swallows a disc battery, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "A disc battery is an increasingly common foreign body ingested by children," the authors write as background information in the article. The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported a total of 2,063 disc battery ingestions in 1998; the number increased 80...

2010-08-24 07:00:00

EXTON, Pa., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, Inc. recently published its TreatmentTrends®: Vascular Access report. This report is based on online survey results from over 150 physicians (general nephrologists, surgeons, interventional radiologists and interventional nephrologists). It provides an in-depth view of the dialysis vascular access market and current practice patterns related to both vascular access placement and maintenance. The report...

2010-06-18 09:32:00

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial, along with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), is working to strengthen and equip health facilities throughout the country to boost access to reproductive health services. The rebuilding process includes the construction and renovation of health centers and maternity units as well as proper training for medical students. "As part of our partnerships with...

2010-06-02 16:01:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and CHICAGO, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- ATHENA International awarded Dr. Mulu Muleta, Senior Medical Advisor to Women and Health Alliance International, Ethiopia, the 2010 Global ATHENA Leadership Award at the 16(th) annual ATHENA Women's Leadership Summit in Chicago. "It is such an honor to recognize Dr. Muleta as the 2010 Global ATHENA Leadership Award recipient," stated Dianne Dinkel, President & CEO of ATHENA International. "We were inspired by her story and the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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