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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...

2013-03-25 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...

Breast Cancer Radiotherapy Raises Risk Of Heart Disease Slightly
2013-03-15 09:09:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Doctors have known for quite a while that radiation treatment for breast cancer increases a woman's risk of heart disease, but the extent of that additional risk was unknown. A new study, published in a recent online issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), further explains those risks. The New York Times reports that a new study led by the University of Oxford's Clinical Trial Service Unit (CTSU) offers a way to estimate...

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...


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