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2010-10-25 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Nfocus Neuromedical Inc., an innovative medical device company focused on the next generation treatment for brain aneurysms, today announced the appointment of Eric Milledge to Chairman and CEO effective immediately. Milledge has served as the company's Chairman of the Board since April 2009. Former CEO, Martin Dieck, will assume the role of President and COO. Prior to joining Nfocus' Board, Milledge most recently served as Company Group...

2010-09-20 22:07:28

Delayed hepatic arterial hemorrhage after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is not a common but a fatal complication, occurring in 7% of all patients. Its ideal management remains unclear and controversial. A research article published on August 7, 2010 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The authors reported the clinical outcome of 9 patients with life-threatening hemorrhage from a ruptured hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm after PD after treatment with a new...

2010-08-03 09:00:00

TUSTIN, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroVention, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of interventional neurovascular devices, announced today that the final 18-month follow-up data in an international study showed that its innovative HydroCoil® Embolic System for treating cerebral aneurysms reduced recurrence and retreatment rates and provided improved outcomes in study patients when compared to bare platinum coils, which are considered the standard...

2010-07-13 09:35:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- W. Anthony Lee, MD, FACS, an internationally recognized endovascular specialist, has been recruited to serve as Director of the Endovascular Program at Boca Raton Community Hospital's Christine E. Lynn Heart and Vascular Institute. Dr. Lee's appointment was effective July 1, 2010. He has also joined Surgical Associates of Palm Beach County, one of the largest multi-specialty surgical practices in south Florida. Dr. Lee comes to Boca...

2010-06-04 13:13:48

Detection and removal may lower cancer risk Working with researchers from the University of Michigan and Indiana University, Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) investigators have developed a method that could be used to predict whether pancreatic cysts are benign or are precursors to invasive cancer. More pancreatic cysts are being detected due to the widespread use of high resolution abdominal imaging. These advances in early detection, when coupled with the new findings, could result in...

2010-06-01 13:38:29

Gel developed from same compound found in spray tanning lotion A compound found in sunless tanning spray may help to heal wounds following surgery, according to new results published by plastic surgeons from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City and biomedical engineers at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., where the novel compound was developed. Results published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences show that a sticky gel...

2010-05-18 11:49:22

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) may reduce muscle atrophy in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to Canadian researchers. The results were reported at the ATS 2010 International Conference in New Orleans. NMES is the application of electrical stimulation to a group of muscles through electrodes placed on the skin. It is primarily used by physical therapists to help restore function to injured muscles. Isabelle Vivodtzev, Ph.D. and...

2010-05-13 12:22:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequent Medical, Inc. announced today that it has closed a $15.6 million Series B venture capital financing. The financing was led by Domain Associates, joined by existing investors Versant Ventures and US Venture Partners. Nimesh Shah of Domain will join Sequent's Board of Directors. "We are privileged to have such a high caliber group of investors, and would like to welcome both Domain Associates as an investor in Sequent and Nimesh Shah as...

2010-05-13 08:00:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequent Medical, Inc. announced today that it has closed a $15.6 million Series B venture capital financing. The financing was led by Domain Associates, joined by existing investors Versant Ventures and US Venture Partners. Nimesh Shah of Domain will join Sequent's Board of Directors. "We are privileged to have such a high caliber group of investors, and would like to welcome both Domain Associates as an investor in Sequent and Nimesh Shah as...

2010-04-27 14:28:47

A new theory that muscle and bone diseases affect each other could have an impact on science and the cost of getting sick Traditionally, doctors and clinicians thought diseases that affect muscles or bones affected those areas specifically. For example, bone diseases only affect bones, or muscle diseases only concerned muscles. But recent evidence supports the notion that bones and muscles are more interconnected than previously thought. It seems that bones and muscles can release signals...


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  • To talk saucily.
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This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.