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2010-03-15 13:09:52

Reduced pain and improved mobility gained when part of treatment plan for vertebral compression fractures in those with multiple myeloma, says largest study to date TAMPA, Fla. -- Treating non-osteoporotic compression fractures in patients with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, shows that the use of vertebroplasty"”a minimally invasive treatment performed by interventional radiologists using imaging guidance that stabilizes collapsed vertebrae with the injection of medical-grade bone...

2010-03-15 13:07:22

For best results, patient selection, correct indications, optimal medical treatment needed, according to a study of nearly 1,500 patients over seven years TAMPA, Fla. -- Patient selection is key for vertebroplasty"”a minimally invasive treatment performed by interventional radiologists in individuals with painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures that fail to respond to conventional medical therapy"”to be effective and successful, according to a study of more than 1,500...

2010-03-15 06:45:00

SAN DIEGO, March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company, today announced the launch of the AVAmax® Vertebral Balloon, a minimally invasive device for use during kyphoplasty, a procedure for treating spinal compression fractures. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/carefusion/42713/ (Photo:...

2010-03-10 08:47:32

Results of new studies will help surgeons and patients together determine Approximately 21 million visits were made to physicians' offices due to back problems in 2006. While countless adults experience back pain and stiffness, many suffer from serious spine and back conditions "“including injury, herniated discs and the deterioration of the vertebrae. Three new studies presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) detail advances in back...

2010-03-01 08:00:00

KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Interventional Spine today announced the U.S. launch of VertaPlex(®) HV. VertaPlex HV is a high viscosity bone cement for use in treating vertebral compression fractures. Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) are a serious and growing problem for older Americans. An estimated 700,000 occur each year [1,2], often resulting in prolonged pain and disability [1,3,4]. Vertebroplasty and vertebral augmentation (also known as...

2010-01-19 19:12:07

Society supports additional scientific studies, fights negative backlash from 2 controversial studies that compared vertebroplasty to placebo that possibly places patients with osteoporosis in jeopardy of losing beneficial treatment Given the current controversy over vertebroplasty"”a minimally invasive treatment performed by interventional radiologists in individuals with painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures that fail to respond to conventional medical...

2010-01-19 11:40:00

Society Supports Additional Scientific Studies, Fights Negative Backlash From Two Controversial Studies That Compared Vertebroplasty to Placebo That Possibly Places Patients With Osteoporosis in Jeopardy of Losing Beneficial Treatment FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Given the current controversy over vertebroplasty -- a minimally invasive treatment performed by interventional radiologists in individuals with painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures that fail...

2009-12-09 08:58:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, finds that vertebroplasty and vertebral augmentation (which includes kyphoplasty) procedures have dropped 10% following the August 2009 publication of two studies in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The studies compared outcomes for osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (VCF) patients treated with either vertebroplasty or a sham procedure,...

2009-09-29 12:28:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Three hospitals in Indiana and three hospitals in Alabama have agreed to pay the federal government a total of $8.3 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that alleged the hospitals deliberately overcharged Medicare for routine, minimally-invasive back surgery. The "qui tam" (whistleblower) lawsuit said that, from 2000 to 2008, patients who went to these hospitals for a certain type of spinal surgery known as "kyphoplasty" were unnecessarily...

2009-09-29 12:09:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six hospitals in Indiana and Alabama have agreed to pay the United States more than $8 million to settle allegations that the health care facilities submitted false claims to Medicare, the Department of Justice announced today. The Indiana hospitals include St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, Deaconess Hospital in Evansville and St. John's Hospital System in Anderson. The hospitals have agreed to pay the United States $3,158,629,...