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2008-11-06 09:00:45

SUNRISE, Fla., Nov. 6, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bioheart, Inc. (Nasdaq:BHRT) announced today that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for nine new patent claims covering the use of electrical stimulation to enhance stem cell regeneration of damaged heart muscle. The invention and its claims are deemed to be pioneering in that they harness the natural electro-chemical instructional program that teaches stem cells to become heart muscle and...

2008-10-30 12:00:21

Boston Scientific, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices, has announced that the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has recommended the use of spinal cord stimulation for patients with chronic neuropathic pain. In its final guidance, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has confirmed that spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is both safe and clinically effective in these patients. Importantly, NICE has also concluded that SCS...

2008-10-22 09:00:42

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genzyme Corporation has announced findings from an independent study which investigated effectiveness and patient satisfaction following viscosupplementation treatments with Synvisc and Hyalgan in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. This landmark study demonstrated that Synvisc provided longer knee pain relief and a higher rate of patient satisfaction. This study was led by orthopaedic surgeon Raghu Raman and a team of doctors from...

2008-10-07 15:00:41

CLEVELAND, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleveland Medical Devices Inc. (CleveMed) announced it has been awarded $1.23 million in NIH SBIR FastTrack funding from the National Institute on Aging to develop ParkinTune(TM), a system to augment stimulator programming in deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedures for Parkinson's disease (PD). CleveMed is collaborating with clinicians at the Center for Neurological Restoration of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, a world renowned, pioneering DBS surgery...

2008-06-26 12:02:20

By Christopher Snowbeck, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun. 26--An experimental device for stimulating nerves made by Fridley-based Medtronic could provide relief for patients who suffer from chronic migraine headaches and aren't helped by existing treatments, a new study suggests. The Medtronic therapy tries to interrupt pain signals by sending electrical impulses to the central nervous system through an electrode placed under the skin on the back of the neck. That electrode is...

2008-06-26 09:01:54

Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced that data from a multi-center, prospective, randomized, single-blinded, controlled investigational study using its neurostimulation system to stimulate the occipital nerves as a potential approach to treating medically refractory chronic migraines will be presented during a late-breaking session at the annual scientific meeting of the American Headache Society (AHS) tomorrow in Boston. This study, called Occipital Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment...

2006-06-06 15:00:00

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For hemodialysis patients with very poor circulation in their legs, spinal cord stimulation reduces pain and increases quality of life, according to Italian researchers. Investigator Dr. Mario Bonomini told Reuters Health that implantation of a spinal cord stimulation device in patients with end-stage renal disease and severely impaired blood flow, or ischemia, in their lower limbs "might delay the appearance of ... skin lesions and amputation."...

2005-09-23 14:05:00

NEW YORK -- The activation in the brain of chemical receptors, called mu-opioid receptors, appears to be involved in producing what is known as the "placebo effect," according to a report in The Journal of Neuroscience. The placebo effect occurs when people are given an inactive drug or therapy, but experience an improvement in their symptoms anyway. Researchers often compare new drugs to placebo to gauge the true benefit of a therapy. "Placebo effects probably form part of brain mechanisms...

2005-09-06 16:27:50

By Susan Kelly CHICAGO (Reuters) - Medical device makers are battling in the fast-growing market for implantable systems that manage debilitating pain in patients for whom medical alternatives, such as drugs or spine surgery, have failed. The devices, about the size of a pager, are typically implanted in the abdomen or buttocks and block the sensation of pain by sending electricity via an insulated wire to the spinal cord. Medtronic Inc., Boston Scientific Corp. and Advanced...

2005-08-30 14:01:23

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A computerized robotic arm trainer appears to be more effective than electrical stimulation in improving motor control and strength in stroke patients who are left with severe arm paralysis, German investigators report. The effectiveness of the Bi-Manu-Track robotic arm trainer (Reha-Stim Company, Berlin), which helps the arm muscles to contract and flex, was compared with electric stimulation, which applies electrical pulses to the affected limb. Dr....


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2013-03-04 16:24:04

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is the noninvasive treatment of kidney stones, stones in the gallbladder as well as calcium build ups in the liver using acoustic pulses. Procedure A lithotriptor breaks up the calcium stones without damage being done to the patient through the use of high-intensity, externally-applied, focused acoustic pulses. By laying the patient down on their back and placing a water-filled coupling device under the back at the level of the kidneys, the...

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