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2013-03-12 12:28:39

Medical Breakthrough Emphasizes State-of-the-Art Preservation, Eliminates Majority of Trauma of Conventional Total Knee Replacement SAN FRANCISCO, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sometimes medical advances come by degree: sometimes medicine leapfrogs into a new approach that dramatically advances patient treatment. Dr. John Velyvis, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, specialist in minimally invasive knee and hip surgery, is Director of the Robotic Knee Center at St Francis...

2013-03-08 08:22:57

Program Further Extends XARELTO® as the Most Studied New Oral Anticoagulant in the World Today RARITAN, N.J., March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) today announced the launch of EXPLORER, a comprehensive, global research program for XARELTO(® )(rivaroxaban), an oral anticoagulant. The program includes studies that will evaluate XARELTO(®) for investigational use in patients with chronic heart failure and in those with coronary...

2011-12-19 08:26:00

NEWBURY, England, December 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - First once-daily, fixed-dose preventative treatment for UK patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat) at risk of the devastating consequences of stroke - Xarelto offers a convenient, cost-effective, single drug solution for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) without the need for regular injections - Xarelto is now approved in the...

2011-10-03 11:37:52

Guideline recommends postoperative blood thinners, compression, early mobilization to prevent clots An updated clinical practice guideline released last week by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors recommends how to reduce the likelihood of blood clots after hip or knee replacement surgery, procedures that more than 800,000 Americans undergo each year. The new guideline suggests use of preventive treatments and advises against routinely screening patients...

2011-09-29 09:00:00

HINSDALE, Ill., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Steven Louis, one of a short list of orthopedic surgeons in the Chicago area performing the revolutionary, less-invasive direct anterior approach to hip replacement, is conducting a free, informational seminar on this, the latest technique in total hip replacement. The seminar will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 25, at The Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Drive, Bolingbrook. To register, please call 630.986-8749. This event is...

2011-09-28 16:44:00

Guideline recommends postoperative blood thinners, compression, early mobilization to prevent clots ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An updated clinical practice guideline released last week by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors recommends how to reduce the likelihood of blood clots after hip or knee replacement surgery, procedures that more than 800,000 Americans undergo each year. The new guideline suggests use of preventive...

2011-03-24 14:50:38

Study suggests new surgical guidelines could help reduce risks Before undergoing elective surgery, patients should consider waiting longer after a heart attack than is currently recommended, according to a study scheduled for publication in the May issue of the journal, Annals of Surgery. The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology recommend patients wait at least four to six weeks after a heart attack before undergoing elective surgery. This guidance is based on...

2010-08-17 17:07:22

Seniors who received home care after discharge from hospital for partial hip surgery (hemiarthroplasty) were 43% less likely to die in the three months following the procedure, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). However, less than 16% of elderly patients discharged home after partial hip surgery in the study group received home care. The study looked at 11 326 men and women aged 65 and older in Quebec who had partial hip surgery between 1997 and 2004....