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2014-09-18 23:05:34

Research conducted by a team of neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists from Allegheny Health Network, and presented this week at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting, has documented improved survival in patients with cancerous brain tumors who undergo both surgical removal of the tumors along with stereotactic radiosurgery. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Research conducted by a team of neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists from Allegheny Health Network...

2014-09-18 08:30:04

DALLAS, September 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com adds U.S. and European Markets for Surgical Microscopes, a September 2014 research report of 83 pages, to its library. This report provides a detailed look at new trends, such as integration into OT's like BrianLAB suites, addresses new ASP for ENT surgical microscopes and provides a cross reference with another neuro report. Complete report is available at...

2014-09-18 04:21:09

HELSINKI, Finland, September 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New device to be showcased at two international congresses Nexstim (the "Company"), a medical technology company focused on Navigated Brain Stimulation (NBS), announces the launch of a new NBS system, NBS 5, for noninvasive presurgical mapping in clinical neurosurgery. The new device will be showcased at two international neurosurgery congresses during the month of October 2014, one in Europe and the...

2014-09-17 23:09:22

Expert spine surgeon Dr. Gravori comments on degenerative disc disease and how it can lead to severe back pain in response to a recent article about a university student who had to drop out due to the disease. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 A recent news story from Mid-Day, an Indian news outlet, tells of a 24-year-old man named Advait Thakur who had to stop attending college because of severe back pain caused by degenerative disc disease. This disease led to a...

2014-09-17 12:26:56

Only Hospital in Northeast Participating in this Multi-Center Clinical Trial NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of people suffer from neck and arm pain as a result of cervical disc disease. Recently the FDA approved the launch of a clinical trial for the M6-C artificial cervical disc, an innovative implant device developed by Spinal Kinetics, which may offer relief to people with cervical disc herniations resulting in neck and or arm pain. Hospital for Special...

2014-09-17 00:21:05

Vercise DBS System is the First DBS System Offering Precise Neural Targeting and a 25-Year Battery Life MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received CE Mark for the Vercise(TM) Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System for the treatment of tremor, including the most common form of this movement disorder known as essential tremor (ET). Tremor is characterized by involuntary and rhythmic shaking, usually associated with difficulty in an...

2014-09-16 23:07:07

Expert spine surgeon Dr. Todd Gravori discusses spinal health in the wake of recent news stories about spinal injuries in the NFL Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 According to a recent article from the New York Times, NFL player David Wilson has retired after aggravating a neck injury he sustained in January. He initially had a herniated disc, and was then discovered to have spinal stenosis as well, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal that affects many adults and can...

2014-09-15 23:03:08

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is the first hospital in the world to enroll a patient in an international study that is assessing a new way to treat brain aneurysms. Jacksonville, Fla. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is the first hospital in the world to enroll a patient in an international study that is assessing a new way to treat brain aneurysms. Baptist Jacksonville is one of 20 sites globally that will be studying a device that has traditionally...

2014-09-15 23:00:29

Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention, according to a new modeling study published online, September 16, in the journal Radiology. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention, according to a new modeling study published online in the journal Radiology. The study looked at people with...

2014-09-12 23:08:23

Celebrating the critical, longstanding relationship between the world renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation and Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, Philadelphia’s Chapter and Support Group is proud to host its inaugural run/walk to raise awareness, increase research and provide support, this Sunday at FDR park in Philadelphia. Hanover, MA (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Please join Philadelphia’s inaugural Brain Aneurysm Awareness Event benefiting the renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation this...


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Laminotomy
2013-04-30 09:59:37

Laminotomy is a procedure that works to decompress the spinal nerve root and/ or spinal cord by removing part of a lamina of the vertebral arch. This started as a hemilaminectomy which is the removal of half of the lamina, left or right, but now is the removal of portions of both sides of the lamina to allow for vertebral stability. Laminotomy is most often accompanied by a facetectomy which is the decompression of a spinal nerve root. How it is Performed When a laminotomy is...

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