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2012-11-26 08:25:06

FRANKFURT, Germany, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Frankfurt University Hospital recently became the first European hospital to use microwaves to ablate thyroid nodules. The success of the new treatment comes as great news for the nearly 20 percent of Germans who have one or more thyroid nodules. In those over 65 years of age, nearly every second person is affected by a thyroid disorder. The enlargement of the thyroid node can be very unpleasant...

2012-11-19 08:28:22

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dune Medical Devices, Inc., announced today that it has received an Approvable Letter for its Premarket Approval Application (PMA) from the Food and Drug Administration. The Approvable Letter states that the MarginProbe System PMA is approvable subject to final agreement with FDA on the design of the required Post Approval Study. "We are delighted to have come to this point in the approval process with FDA and will work diligently over the...

2012-11-13 12:39:23

The precision and three-dimensional view provided by robots can enable essentially scar-free surgery for some women needing hysterectomies, physicians report. The case report in the Journal of Minimal Access Surgery is of a 46-year-old physically fit female with a history of excessive bleeding and benign growths on her uterus. Her surgery was performed through a two inch-long incision in the belly button, the thinnest part of the abdomen, using the robotic arms in a "chopstick" fashion,...

2012-11-12 04:23:36

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, November 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmalink AB, a Swedish specialty pharma company, today announces it has entered into a service contract with GP Pharm for the manufacturing of Pharmalink's Busulipo(TM), which is under development to provide a best-in-class conditioning agent for use prior to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), often known as bone marrow transplantation. GP Pharm is a Spanish biopharmaceutical company that focuses on injectable...

2012-10-29 19:21:19

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- World renowned surgeon Dr. Inderbir Gill, Chairman of the University of Southern California's Institute of Urology at the Keck School of Medicine, will be performing a robotic outpatient, urethral catheter-free radical prostatectomy using the latest daVinci Si robotic surgery system at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 30 at the miVIP Surgery Center in Beverly Hills. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121029/LA02239LOGO-a)...

2012-10-23 07:29:20

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. and HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Oncology and BMT InfoNet are joining forces to inform patients and the public about the importance of stem cell transplants in the treatment of blood cancers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110616/NY20158LOGO ) To view the multimedia assets, please click: http://www.multimedianewscenter.com/sanofi/stem-cell-transplants-awareness-campaign. Approximately every four minutes, one person in the United...

2012-10-17 11:58:32

Active surveillance of small kidney masses is a safe and effective alternative to immediate surgery, with similar overall and cancer specific survival rates, according to a study published in the November issue of the urology journal BJUI. The technique is primarily used to treat elderly patients who have complex health issues or decline surgery. But researchers from the Department of Urology at Churchill Hospital, Oxford, UK, say that the results of their study suggest that active...

2012-10-15 15:23:42

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- You've made the decision to have a radical prostatectomy for your prostate cancer. You've read the benefits of robotic surgery, you selected a surgeon, you've even shared the news with close friends: "I'm having robotic surgery." It sounds impressive, but what exactly does it mean? Despite explanation from your prostate surgeon, it's normal to be somewhat unclear about the procedure details. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121015/NY93169...

2012-10-09 15:25:19

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Robotic prostate surgery is often favored as the next big thing in prostate cancer treatment, but its value is repeatedly called into question. Do the benefits of robotic prostatectomy surgery outweigh the expense? How much more expensive is robotic surgery? In the delicate world of prostate cancer and saving lives, at what point does price matter? (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121009/NY89604 ) Dr. David Samadi, innovator of the Samadi...

2012-09-19 02:29:48

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A prominent Florida urologist questions the ethics as well as the place of the scientifically unproven robotic prostatectomy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. In addition, he believes that the use of PSA derivatives and kinetics, instead of using the total PSA, may minimize particularly the evaluation of men with a commonly false-positive PSA. "This very basic but well-known healthcare concern represents a major...