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2013-04-15 14:19:21

Minimally invasive cryoneurolysis alleviates chronic pain Using a tiny ball of ice, a minimally invasive interventional radiology treatment called cryoneurolysis safely short circuits chronic pain caused by nerve damage, according to data being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans. "Cryoneurolysis could have big implications for the millions of people who suffer from neuralgia, which can be unbearable and is very difficult...

2013-04-14 12:21:24

New minimally invasive therapy safely treats complex cancers, leaves healthy tissues intact NEW ORLEANS, April 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Highlights Minimally invasive electrical pulse treatment pokes microscopic holes in cancerous tumors without hurting healthy nearby tissue, research suggests. IRE appears to be beneficial in treating pancreatic, liver, lung and other challenging cancers, according to a study being presented at SIR 2013. While surgery and other treatments...

2013-04-14 12:21:22

Cryoablation: Interventional radiologists present results of research on a new minimally invasive treatment option for advanced cancers that have spread to lung tissue NEW ORLEANS, April 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Highlights Minimally invasive cryoablation freezes and kills cancerous tumors that have spread to the lung, suggests first results of the ECLIPSE trial. Cryoablation was 100 percent effective after three months, researchers found. While not a cure, cryoablation...

2013-04-14 12:21:18

Minimally invasive cryoneurolysis alleviates chronic pain NEW ORLEANS, April 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Highlights By freezing damaged nerves, minimally invasive cryoneurolysis can safely relieve the agonizing chronic pain caused by damaged nerves. Nerve-damaged patients said they experienced significant pain relief after treatment, in which a tiny ice ball froze the nerve, short circuiting pain signals sent to the brain. More than 15 million Americans suffer from chronic...

2013-04-12 12:38:57

First-of-its-kind research presented today showed microwave ablation (MWA) therapy cut pain in half for patients with painful bone and soft-tissue tumors and took less time to complete than radiofrequency ablation. Pain relief lasted over 4 months on average and up to 15 months in some patients, according to results reported at the 29th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Approximately 10,600 new cases of soft-tissue sarcoma and 2,570 new cases of bone sarcoma were...

2013-04-10 08:31:53

Presentations Review Findings from Nearly 1,000 Clinical Cases Performed in Germany to Date MARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioFocus, Inc., developer of the HeartLight® Endoscopic Ablation System for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), announced today that cardiologists throughout Germany gathered to discuss clinical experiences with the HeartLight System and its role in the treatment of advanced AF. The featured event was held on April 3, in...

2013-04-01 23:02:09

Lafayette Regional Vein & Laser Center vein specialist improves access to vein disease care in Honduras Lafayette, IN (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 Dr. Marlin Schul and a team from the Lafayette Regional Vein and Laser Center in Lafayette, IN joined a group of vein specialists for an annual pilgrimage to Honduras to help thousands of patients suffering from vein disease. The mission was part of the Hackett-Hemwall Foundation´s efforts. Established in the 1960´s, the foundation is...

2013-03-25 23:03:59

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Radiofrequency Ablation Devices Market for Pain Management- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global radiofrequency ablation devices market for pain management was valued at USD 296.6 million in 2011, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19.4% from 2012 to 2018, to reach an estimated value of USD 1,027.6 million in 2018. Browse the full report at...

2013-03-18 08:28:11

ALBANY, New York, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) "Radiofrequency Ablation Devices Market for Pain Management- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global radiofrequency ablation devices market for pain management was valued at USD 296.6 million in 2011, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19.4% from 2012 to 2018,...

2013-03-14 11:04:00

Treating varicose veins with vein-stripping surgery is associated with higher costs than closing the veins with heat, according to a study at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. "Cost-effectiveness is an important factor to consider when comparing different treatments for varicose vein disease," says Judith C. Lin, M.D., vascular surgeon and lead author of the study. "And these two types of treatment have similar effectiveness." The study will be presented March 13 at the 41st Annual...