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2008-09-17 09:01:00

Pathway Medical Technologies, Inc., an innovator of endovascular treatments for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), today announced that doctors at St. John Hospital and Medical Center (SJH&MC) in Detroit have treated the first patient in the United States with the Jetstream(TM) Pathway PV(TM) Atherectomy System, a peripheral atherectomy catheter designed to remove artery-clogging plaque for patients suffering from PAD in the lower limbs. Recently cleared by the U.S. Food & Drug...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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