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2012-02-08 09:37:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vital Access Corporation today announced that its Venous Window(TM) Needle Guide has been granted CE Mark clearance for use in Europe to provide vascular access for hemodialysis treatment, the most common treatment method for patients with advanced kidney failure. As a result of CE Mark clearance, Vital Access(TM) has begun initial efforts to ramp-up sales and marketing in Europe for its Venous Window Needle Guide. "This is a major...

2011-11-04 14:04:00

CLEVELAND, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals Case Medical Center physicians are utilizing a novel approach to solve a long standing problem for chronic kidney disease patients on hemodialysis. In hemodialysis patients, central venous obstructive disease or vein damage severely impacts effective treatments. UH Case Medical Center's Virginia Wong, MD, who is with the Division of Vascular Surgery, and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University...

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...

2010-05-12 11:50:43

Duodenocaval fistula (DCF) is an uncommon but lethal clinical entity. The high mortality has been attributed to the difficulty of diagnosis before attempts at definitive therapy. A case report and review of literature to be published on May 14, 2010 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses the diagnostic significance of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for DCF. During a 2-mo stay in hospital, a small, low-density air bubble appeared in the inferior vena...

2010-05-06 14:07:50

Mechanical bowel preparations (MBP) are commonly administered preoperatively to patients who undergo a pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) (Whipple procedure) to treat benign and malignant tumors of the pancreas, common bile duct or duodenum. MBPs are employed as a preventative measure in gastrointestinal surgery but their effectiveness in reducing perioperative infectious complications remains unclear. Now, a research team from the Department of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas...