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2011-07-19 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Benvenue Medical, Inc., a developer of minimally invasive solutions for spine repair, announced the addition of two key members of the senior management team with deep sales and marketing experience that will lead product commercialization efforts in the US and Europe. Paul Byerley was appointed Vice President of Sales after serving as Vice President of Sales, Orthobiologics at Baxter Healthcare, and Ben Murdock was appointed Senior...

2011-06-06 09:10:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. and TAMPA, Fla., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DFINE, Inc., the developer of minimally invasive radio frequency (RF) targeted therapies for the treatment of vertebral pathologies, announced today that H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute will initiate the first post-market prospective clinical trial (PCT) to evaluate the efficacy of radio frequency targeted vertebral augmentation(TM) (RF-TVA) using the breakthrough StabiliT® Vertebral...

2011-05-24 11:25:00

ATLANTA, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carol Donald is a vibrant, active 63-year-old woman who has been living with osteoporosis for over 10 years. With her bone density compromised, Carol suffered from a fracture in her spine when she was involved in a car accident earlier this year. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110524/NY07697 ) While conservative treatments were initially recommended, Carol found herself in excruciating pain every day for more than four weeks after...

2011-05-24 09:50:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DFINE, Inc., the developer of minimally invasive radio frequency (RF) targeted therapies for the treatment of vertebral pathologies, today announced two new product enhancements to its StabiliT® Vertebral Augmentation System - the most advanced treatment option for vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). Designed to improve the physician experience and provide greater flexibility and ease-of-use for the minimally invasive...

2011-04-18 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Benvenue Medical, Inc., a developer of minimally invasive solutions for spine repair, announced the completion of a $35.5 million Series C round of financing. The proceeds will be used to complete KAST (Kiva® System as a Vertebral Augmentation Treatment - A Safety and Effectiveness Trial) and execute on the company's commercialization strategy. Benvenue Medical is entering a $9 billion global spinal device market with...

2011-04-04 12:15:00

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A whistleblower lawsuit sparked a federal investigation into the billing practices of Rex Hospital that has resulted in the Raleigh, North Carolina, hospital paying the federal government $1.9 million to settle Medicare fraud charges. The "qui tam" lawsuit alleged a number of hospitals were keeping Medicare patients overnight unnecessarily following a back procedure known as "kyphoplasty" as a way to boost Medicare revenues when the procedure often...

2011-01-04 15:53:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven more hospitals have agreed to pay the government a total of $6.3 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that exposed the fraudulent billing practices of hospitals that overcharged Medicare for a type of back surgery known as "kyphoplasty," the Department of Justice announced today. The hospitals are located in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. "These hospitals chose to keep kyphoplasty patients...

2010-11-29 13:00:00

DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a large-scale study, "Vertebroplasty vs. Conservative Treatment in Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures" (VERTOS II), provides Level 1 evidence that vertebroplasty helps relieve the pain caused by vertebral compression fractures at an acceptable cost.(1) The study also helps define the type of patient for whom the procedure is most suitable and effective.(1) Level 1 evidence refers to studies done under the strictest...

2010-11-10 09:07:00

In the news release, AAOS Clinical Guideline for Treating Spinal Compression Fractures Presents More Questions Than Answers for Medical Community, issued 09-Nov-2010 by Wayne J. Olan over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that there were several updates made to the release. The complete, corrected release follows: AAOS Clinical Guideline for Treating Spinal Compression Fractures Presents More Questions Than Answers for Medical Community Dr. Wayne Olan evaluates findings; calls for...

2010-11-09 15:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The clinical practice guideline recently issued by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) for treating spinal compression fractures has left the medical community scratching its head about what to tell patients. Spinal compression fractures (also called vertebral compression fractures or VCFS) are the most common complication of osteoporosis, a disease that affects an estimated 44 million Americans, or 55 percent of adults age 50 and...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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