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2011-08-16 13:37:56

During thyroidectomy (surgery to remove the thyroid gland), the technique surgeons use to identify an important nerve appears to make a difference in terms of complications such as impairment of the parathyroid glands (which make a hormone that controls calcium levels), according to a report published Online First today by Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head and Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to background information in the article, thyroidectomy is a common...

2011-07-19 00:00:00

ZURICH, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kuros Biosurgery AG, a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel biomaterials and bioactive-biomaterial combination products for trauma, wound and spinal indications, announced today that it has received Notice of Allowance for U.S. 11/679,807 from the U.S. Patent Office. The now allowed application acknowledges that Kuros has been first in showing that parathyroid hormone (PTH) when applied locally in a matrix to a bone...

2010-11-01 07:00:00

RARITAN, N.J., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortho Clinical Diagnostics today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the VITROS® intact Parathyroid Hormone (iPTH) Assay. The VITROS® iPTH Assay measures intact parathyroid hormone levels and utilizes one protocol for both routine and intraoperative testing with results available in 18 minutes. The VITROS® iPTH Assay is designed to be run in a fully automated,...

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2010-06-15 11:57:01

Research shows that molecular imaging fusion with high resolution CT anatomy may result in more precise localization of parathyroid lesions SNM's 2010 Image of the Year illustrates the potential of hybrid molecular imaging to provide precise information about the location and function of a condition known as "hyperparathyroidism." Researchers selected this image from more than 1,500 studies presented over the course of four days during SNM's 57th Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. "Each year,...

2010-01-14 11:45:00

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Ronald B. Kuppersmith, MD, FACS, of The Texas Institute for Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery, recently successfully performed his 20th robotic thyroid surgery at the College Station Medical Center in College Station, Texas. Crossing this significant threshold distinguishes him as the first surgeon in North America to be recognized by Intuitive Surgical (http://www.davincisurgery.com) for listing as a "Robotic Surgeon" in the area of thyroid...

2009-11-24 17:56:35

Tulane University School of Medicine surgeon Dr. Emad Kandil is one of the first in the country to perform a new form of endoscopic surgery that uses a small incision under the arm to remove all or a portion of the thyroid or parathyroid glands without leaving a scar on the neck. The technique, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this summer, uses the latest Da Vinci® three-dimensional, high-definition robotic equipment to make a two-inch incision...

2009-11-06 13:59:34

Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered that some elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in men may be caused by a hormone normally occurring in the body, and are not necessarily a predictor of the need for a prostate biopsy. Elevated levels of PSA have traditionally been seen as a potential sign of prostate cancer, leading to the widespread use of PSA testing. However, the researchers found that parathyroid...

2009-09-30 11:23:10

Embryonic stem cells provide model; goal is to prevent bone loss An early laboratory success is taking University of Michigan researchers a step closer to parathyroid gland transplants that could one day prevent a currently untreatable form of bone loss associated with thyroid surgery. The scientists were able to induce embryonic stem cells to differentiate into parathyroid cells that produced a hormone essential to maintaining bone density. The laboratory results in live cell cultures,...

2009-01-06 10:32:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroCHIPS, Inc., a developer of intelligent implanted devices, has named Massachusetts General Hospital endocrinologist, Robert M. Neer, MD, to its Scientific Advisory Board. MicroCHIPS' has partnered with prominent clinicians to form a Scientific Advisory Board to support the company's innovative biosensing and drug delivery programs in diabetes, osteoporosis and other chronic diseases. As a leading physician and researcher in osteoporosis, Dr. Neer...

2008-10-26 09:00:06

Cytochroma has initiated a Phase II clinical trial of CTA018 injection, the company's product candidate for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic kidney disease. The Phase II clinical trial is an open-label, dose-escalating pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, efficacy and safety study of CTA018 injection in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) undergoing hemodialysis. The Phase II study is being conducted in Canada...


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