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McLaren Aims at Winning Healthcare FormulaNovember 10, 2016

Tapping into the advanced telemetrics used in F1 means patients and healthcare providers can benefit from world-leading technologies

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Single-Site Cannulation ECMO for SynCardia Total Artificial Heart PatientAugust 21, 2013

SynCardia Systems, Inc. has announced that doctors have published the first case report detailing use of single-site cannulation with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to successfully treat adult respiratory distress syndrome in a patient implanted with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart.

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First UK Evaluation of Continuous Targeted Brain Cooling In Cardiac Arrest From Street To ITUJune 27, 2013

For the first time in the UK, the RhinoChill® IntraNasal Cooling System is being jointly evaluated by an ambulance service and hospital to assess the effect of continuous targeted brain cooling in cardiac arrest patients, from the time they are …

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PIP: UK Plastic Surgeons Say Private Sector Should “Get ‘em Out”June 19, 2012

BAAPS has issued a statement broadly supporting the conclusions of the Chief Medical Officer’s report into the PIP breast implant situation. The association is urging women to take up the offer of consultation and potential explantation, and urging the private sector providers to do exercise their own duty of care.

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First-in-Human Nonsurgical Percutaneous Bioprosthetic Mitral Heart Valve ImplantJune 18, 2012

CardiaQ Valve Technologies has waited for the moment when its percutaneous mitral valve was first deployed in man, and it has now announced that’s occurred in what is believed to be a world first and a clinical milestone.

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Symplicity™ Renal Denervation System: 6 Month Study Results PresentedApril 30, 2012

More positive signs for Medtronic’s Renal Denervation System as clinical trial results suggest sustained and significant blood pressure reduction.

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Telehealth Schemes “Flagging”, But Don’t Blame TelehealthApril 3, 2012

Human nature, behavioural economics, call it what you will, but the idea that the NHS can introduce telehealth at GP level with dictats and bungs doesn’t feel like winning management. Is this a good case for GP commissioning?

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New ABHI Website Spells Out Code Of Business Practice For UK Healthcare CompaniesMarch 29, 2012

Sensible guidelines from ABHI should help members and clinicians alike in providing a framework for their necessary interactions.

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Chicago Hosts The American College Of Cardiology Meeting Next WeekendMarch 15, 2012

American College of Cardiology Meeting coming up next weekend.

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New Clinical Programs Will Evaluate Symplicity™ Renal Denervation System In Multiple ConditionsFebruary 16, 2012

Medtronic’s newly announced patient registry and heart failure studies will inform on the effectiveness of renal denervation.

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Meniscus Replacement Reviewed At AAOS. Can Knee Replacement Be Deferred?February 14, 2012

Meniscal transplantation gets an airing at AAOS

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Vail NIMBY’s Fail To Stop ‘Wet Lab’February 8, 2012

Arthrex relies on surgeon training in “wet labs” as a major tool in its marketing mix. Now the company has overcome objection from locals in Vail and gained permission to finish building such a facility.

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