St Jude is quite keen to own the moral high ground as it issues a retort to a Heart Rhythm Journal publication, which it believes relies on data which is “not entirely accurate.”
Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator implantation video now published in peer-reviewed video journal.
Guidelines are imminently to be published by the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, which govern the use and applicability of capsule endoscopy, according to a press release from specialist company Given Imaging.
St Jude Medical’s fighting talk in response to NEJM editorial suggesting its surveillance procedures are lacking and that Durata may suffer the same fate as its older brothers.
Obvious innit? Researchers have proposed a technological solution which could provide energy for implantable devices such as pacemakers from the motion of the heart itself.
UK surgical sealant film company Tissuemed Ltd. has announced the publication of a new clinical paper in World Neurosurgery relating to its self-adhesive dural sealant film products.
After studying data relating to 3404 hips enrolled in 18 comparative studies and over 830 000 operations in national registries, researchers showed only limited evidence of comparative effectiveness of various hip implant bearing combinations.
Results from the St Jude sponsored ASSERT study has found that pacemaker patients who have no history of atrial tachycardia (AT) or AF, but do have device-detected arrhythmias, are approximately 2.5 times more likely to have a stroke than patients who do not have device-detected arrhythmias.
Northwestern University has issued a press release about recent work published in December in Science relating to the formation of graphitic carbon, which has been identified as a naturally forming lubricant in metal-on-metal bearing surfaces in hip prostheses.
In a study of 35 families, obese family members of patients undergoing bariatric surgery also showed a statistically significant weight loss.
Patients who are dependent on opioids for pain management before knee replacement surgery have much more difficulty recovering, a study recently published in theJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) has found.
New study demonstrates the effectiveness of the Aquamantys(R) System in limiting blood loss and reducing transfusions during spinal corrective surgery.
Longitudinal Compression of Drug Eluting Stents with resultant potential shrinkage will be reviewed at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics meeting in San Francisco next week
Bacterial cells have gene mutations that allow them to ‘stick’ to implanted medical devices
Carotid stent use “Quality of Life” benefits were reduced to equivalence compared with surgery at the one year time point in a 2500 patient randomized multicentre study.
A surgeon at new York’s Montefiore Medical Center is receiving press coverage for his “breakthrough” spinal procedure to correct adolescent idiopathic scoliosis