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2014-07-10 23:04:17

Research from the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center challenges current strategies SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 When it comes to a specific type of pancreatic surgery, post-operative complications have a far greater impact on total cost than does how long the patient stays in the hospital, according to a published paper by UC Davis researchers. The finding, published in JAMA Surgery, challenges current cost-cutting strategies routinely used by administrators and insurers...

2014-07-10 23:02:22

The Firm is investigating morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine cancers due to the use of a power morcellator in gynecological surgery. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 As hysterectomy cancer lawsuits (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) against the manufacturers of power morcellators continue to mount in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a panel of advisors to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is...

2014-07-10 23:00:42

Federal regulators have warned that power morcellators should not be used during minimally invasive gynecological procedures, such as hysterectomy or myomectomy, due to the potential for these tools to spread deadly, “occult” cancer. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, reports that a couple has brought a lawsuit over allegations that the woman’s...

2014-07-10 08:27:59

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Bruce Lee, fibroid surgeon and inventor of the Acessa procedure, has opened his practice in Beverly Hills in conjunction with the Rox Center. Dr. Lee has worked to bring this unique treatment for women by harnessing the power of radiofrequency energy. This allows women to have their fibroids treated with a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that is safe and very effective. This treatment is an alternative to...

2014-07-09 23:02:41

The Firm is evaluating hysterectomy cancer lawsuits on behalf of women who experienced the spread of uterine sarcoma and other cancers, allegedly due to the use of power morcellators in laparoscopic hysterectomies and fibroid removals. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 As the Firm continues to evaluate morcellator lawsuits (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine cancers due to the use of power morcellators in...

2014-07-07 08:28:39

NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This July, in honor of African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month, Delete Blood Cancer DKMS will proudly debut a PSA about Zahara Weeks, a five-year-old currently battling sickle cell anemia, featuring Grey's Anatomy's star James Pickens Jr. Despite her young age, Zahara has already begun to inspire others to join the bone marrow registry and potentially become a lifesaving match for a patient in need. In observance of this month, Delete...

2014-07-03 11:00:28

University of California - San Diego Surgeons call for national safety measures to protect patients Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that the risk of patient harm increased two-fold in 2006 – the peak year that teaching hospitals nationwide embraced the pursuit of minimally invasive robotic surgery for prostate cancer. Results of the study are published in the July 2 online issue of JAMA Surgery. "This study looked at the stages...

2014-07-02 12:29:02

NEW YORK, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As morcellator lawsuits (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) continue to mount in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that another hospital system is taking steps to mitigate risks associated with uterine morcellation in light of concerns that such procedures can promote the spread and upstaging of undetected cancers, including uterine sarcoma. According to a report published by The Pittsburgh Business Times on June 19(th), the...

2014-07-02 12:12:20

The JAMA Network Journals Use of a lower intensity bone marrow transplantation method showed promising results among 30 patients (16-65 years of age) with severe sickle cell disease, according to a study in the July 2 issue of JAMA. Myeloablative (use of high-dose chemotherapy or radiation) allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT; receipt of hematopoietic stem cells "bone marrow" from another individual) is curative for children with severe sickle cell disease, but...

2014-07-01 23:01:58

The Firm is evaluating power morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine sarcoma and other cancers due to the use of power morcellators in laparoscopic hysterectomy and fibroid removal procedures. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 As morcellator lawsuits (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) continue to move forward in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes recent efforts to develop a safer surgical tool for use in laparoscopic...


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