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2011-05-24 09:50:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DFINE, Inc., the developer of minimally invasive radio frequency (RF) targeted therapies for the treatment of vertebral pathologies, today announced two new product enhancements to its StabiliT® Vertebral Augmentation System - the most advanced treatment option for vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). Designed to improve the physician experience and provide greater flexibility and ease-of-use for the minimally invasive...

2011-05-11 07:37:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- One in 10 heart failure patients had compression fractures in the spine that could have been detected by a chest X-ray, but few are receiving treatment to help prevent such fractures. Among 623 heart failure patients, researchers found that 12 percent had moderate to severe vertebral compression fractures and 55 percent of those had multiple fractures. These fractures are a sign of osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become less dense and have a high risk of...

2011-05-11 00:54:59

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Study Highlights:     * One in 10 heart failure patients had spinal fractures; of those, 85 percent were not being treated for osteoporosis.    * Heart failure patients who also had atrial fibrillation (AF) were twice as likely to have spinal fractures as patients without AF.    * Researchers said simple chest X-rays already used on heart failure patients could diagnose vertebral compression...

2011-05-10 15:00:00

Study Highlights: - One in 10 heart failure patients had spinal fractures; of those, 85 percent were not being treated for osteoporosis. - Heart failure patients who also had atrial fibrillation (AF) were twice as likely to have spinal fractures as patients without AF. - Researchers said simple chest X-rays already used on heart failure patients could diagnose vertebral compression fractures. DALLAS, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One in 10 heart failure patients had...

2010-11-29 13:00:00

DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a large-scale study, "Vertebroplasty vs. Conservative Treatment in Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures" (VERTOS II), provides Level 1 evidence that vertebroplasty helps relieve the pain caused by vertebral compression fractures at an acceptable cost.(1) The study also helps define the type of patient for whom the procedure is most suitable and effective.(1) Level 1 evidence refers to studies done under the strictest...

2010-11-10 09:07:00

In the news release, AAOS Clinical Guideline for Treating Spinal Compression Fractures Presents More Questions Than Answers for Medical Community, issued 09-Nov-2010 by Wayne J. Olan over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that there were several updates made to the release. The complete, corrected release follows: AAOS Clinical Guideline for Treating Spinal Compression Fractures Presents More Questions Than Answers for Medical Community Dr. Wayne Olan evaluates findings; calls for...

2010-11-09 15:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The clinical practice guideline recently issued by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) for treating spinal compression fractures has left the medical community scratching its head about what to tell patients. Spinal compression fractures (also called vertebral compression fractures or VCFS) are the most common complication of osteoporosis, a disease that affects an estimated 44 million Americans, or 55 percent of adults age 50 and...

2010-11-09 07:07:00

TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the spinal implant market in Brazil, India, and China, valued at over $850 million in 2010, will continue to skyrocket through 2015. Revenues in all three countries will be driven by strong economic growth, boosting the prosperity of the average citizen and improving their ability to pay for costly spinal implant surgery. Greater wealth will...

2010-10-20 18:48:06

A new report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) for World Osteoporosis Day puts the spotlight on the severe impact of spinal fractures and calls on health professionals to recognize the signs of these fractures in their patients. "The widespread under"“diagnosis and lack of treatment of spinal fractures, leaves millions of people around the world with chronic pain, deformity, disability and at high risk of future fractures," says Professor John Kanis, President of...

2010-10-20 14:34:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) for World Osteoporosis Day puts the spotlight on the severe impact of spinal fractures and calls on health professionals to recognize the signs of these fractures in their patients. See video from International Osteoporosis Foundation at: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/BoneHealth_37613 "The widespread under-diagnosis and lack of treatment of spinal fractures, leaves millions of people...


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