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2013-01-10 12:23:19

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verinata Health, Inc., a privately-held company dedicated to maternal and fetal health, today announced that its proprietary prenatal technology can detect fetal subchromosomal abnormalities non-invasively from maternal blood. These proof-of-concept data show that Verinata's proprietary approach together with deep massively parallel sequencing (MPS) is able to produce a non-invasive fetal karyotype equivalent to that provided by invasive...

2012-05-10 14:08:09

Hospitals that perform expensive, invasive cardiovascular procedures on a disproportionate number of patients are more costly for all heart failure patients, including those treated with noninvasive methods, according to a new Yale study. Most heart failure patients are cared for without the use of invasive procedures like cardiac catheterization, notes the study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes; but the rates of invasive procedures used for heart failure...

2012-04-29 19:53:06

Family presence did not hinder trauma teams' ability to treat injured children Contrary to what many trauma teams believe, the presence of family members does not impede the care of injured children in the emergency department, according to a study to be presented Saturday, April 28, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston. Professional medical societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Emergency Physicians, support...

2012-04-25 02:32:23

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verinata Health, Inc., a privately-held company dedicated to maternal and fetal health, today announced the peer-reviewed publication of a new health economic model for its verifi(TM) prenatal test that clearly demonstrates the clinical and economic value of integrating the verifi(TM) prenatal test into current prenatal screening algorithms. The model shows a dramatic reduction in both the number and cost of invasive...

2012-04-06 09:25:47

Women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) have high rates of diagnostic and invasive breast procedures after treatment with breast-conserving surgery (BCS) according to a study published April 5 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Breast-conserving surgery is the most common treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ and has proven to be an effective alternative to mastectomy in most women; however, the necessity for and likelihood of further diagnostic mammograms and invasive...

First-trimester Blood Test Reveals Fetal Gender
2012-01-04 05:57:00

A new South Korean study could pave the way for a simple, non-invasive test that predicts fetal gender as early as the first trimester of pregnancy. The researchers discovered that various ratios of two enzymes (DYS14/GAPDH), which can be extracted from a pregnant mother's blood, indicate whether the baby will be a boy or a girl. "Generally, early fetal gender determination has been performed by invasive procedures such as chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis. However, these...

2011-03-21 16:28:52

New ASPS statistics show sizeable increases in facelifts and other surgical procedures for men Statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that more men are going under the knife. Overall cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in men were up 2 percent in 2010 compared to 2009. However, many male surgical procedures increased significantly. Facelifts for men rose 14 percent in 2010 while male liposuction increased 7 percent. 2010 ASPS statistics show that men...

2010-02-11 07:30:00

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes First Study To Show Minimally Invasive Interventional Radiology Approach for End-Stage Kidney Disease Patients "Superior" in Treating Blocked Access FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A randomized multicenter study of 190 patients at 13 medical centers shows--for the first time--the "superior" benefit of stent grafts over balloon angioplasty for maintaining function of dialysis access grafts in kidney failure patients who undergo...

2009-09-29 09:30:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Zeltiq Aesthetics, a science-based medical device company dedicated to the development of non-invasive procedures for the reduction of unwanted fat tissue, has announced the appointment of Gordie Nye as its new CEO. Mr. Nye succeeds Mitch Levinson, the founder of Zeltiq Aesthetics, who served as President since September 2005, and as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors since 2006. Mr. Levinson will continue as a key...

2009-07-07 13:15:00

A study of more than 64,000 pregnant women has found that miscarriage rates following amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) - two invasive procedures to detect chromosomal abnormalities and birth defects - were 1.4 per cent and 1.9 per cent, respectively.The research, published in the July issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, also found that the number of procedures carried out by a department had a significant effect on miscarriage rates.For example, the rates in...