The landmark agreement removes conflict-of-interest from clinical trials. NJ AG calls on FDA to end the outrageous and rampant conflicts of interest.
Treating atrial fibrillation by burning heart tissue with a catheter works dramatically better than drug treatments, a major international study has found.
Recent clinical research from Massachusetts General Hospital has shown that radiation during CT scans can be dramatically lowered software from SharpView.
Signostics has won FDA clearance to market Signos, the company's portable ultrasound device that weighs just one pound.
The Catalyst III is coated with protamine sulfate, a drug which neutralizes heparin in the tissue adjacent to the device.
Side discrepancy errors in radiology reports do occur and it is important that radiologists, referring physicians and patients communicate well to help prevent errors in clinical management, according to a study performed at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Overnight dialysis is more convenient for some patients and offers significant benefits over shorter daytime treatments, according to a study appearing in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation announced the results from its first post-market study of consecutively enrolled Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter aortic valve patients.
The 128,000-member American College of Physicians (ACP) has endorsed the Preserving Patient Access to Primary Care Act of 2009 (H.R. 2350), introduced by Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA).
U.S. and European medical equipment makers doing business in China say that the government's $120 billion plan to resurrect its health care system translates to business opportunity. A DOTmed exclusive report on market conditions for OEMs in China.
By manipulating the multi-stage interactive process --known as antibody interference --to advantage, the scientists believe it may be possible to design more powerful vaccines than exist today.
Scientists at North Carolina State University have developed a "dynamic heart system" that pumps fluid through a pig's heart so that it functions in a very realistic way.
A meta-analysis of 17 randomized trials has shown that treatment with sodium bicarbonate is the optimal strategy to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) and is superior to normal saline.
Read about an often-overlooked priority in public health planning.
Such implants could one day provide up-to-the-minute information about what a tumor is doing--whether it is growing or shrinking, how it's responding to treatment, and whether it has metastasized or is about to do so.
The American Pain Society (APS) has issued new clinical practice guidelines for low back pain that emphasize the use of noninvasive treatments over interventional procedures, as well as shared decision making between provider and patient.
Cortical stimulation to beat treatment-resistant depression and a surgical pump for post-herpetic neuralgia were just two of the novel studies presented at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Covidien Ltd said it would acquire VNUS Medical Technologies for $400 million in cash to expand its vascular business.
The lead incorporates insulation material developed by NASA Langley Research Center that was previously evaluated for space applications, high-performance engines and harsh environments.
During the last week, virologists have been sequencing and analyzing swine flu cells, and have decided that for the time being, the new strain of flu--called H1N1--is not as virulent as was originally feared.
The $10 million collaboration will combine Ohio State's biomedical imaging research capabilities with Cardinal Health's expertise in molecular imaging agents.
An FDA advisory panel has recommended approval of the "Watchman LAA" device for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF), Geisinger Health System officials say.
Modern problems including diet, low activity, even global warming contribute to the incidence.
Get to know stroke signs in women. The non-traditional symptom that stood out was altered mental status, meaning confusion, disorientation or a loss of consciousness, according to a University of Michigan study.
Using ultrasound to ablate brain disorders, excise fibroids and home in on tumors to bombard them with drugs, will be studied using grant money awarded by the Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation.
Journal of Medical Internet Research evaluates consumers' experiences with personally controlled health records (PCHR).
Using EEG and ultrasound to examine blood flow velocity, as well as questionnaires, researchers found the likely mechanisms underlying what is known as "caffeine withdrawal headache."
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A DOTmed exclusive report on the conflicting priorities that health officials must consider in allocating finite vaccine production capabilities.
DOTmed spoke to the leading drug companies making vaccines and flu remedies.
Edwards Life Sciences first-quarter net earnings more than tripled, due to an asset sale; and from snowballing revenues of its SAPIEN catheter-based heart valve.
Full kidney removal is not always the best treatment for small renal tumors and could lead to chronic kidney disease and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new clinical guideline issued by the American Urological Association (AUA).
A Cedars-Sinai surgeon inserted an endoscope--consisting of a camera lens at the tip of a long tube--through a nostril, entering his patient's skull base through the sphenoid sinus, which is located deep within the skull and below the pituitary gland.
Experts from academia, industry, and national laboratories involved in cardiac, vascular, neurological and GI implants, as well as orthopaedic implants, dental devices and surgical instruments, will gather for the conference August 10-12 in Minneapolis.
During the next 20 years, the number of new cancer cases diagnosed annually in the United States will jump by 45 percent, according to research from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
At a recent US-China meeting on medical devices, China agreed to harmonize its standards with those of the U.S. and other countries and improve its regulatory oversight.
Even though there is no shortage of flu-fighting drugs, the government has been stockpiling Roche's Tamiflu for years. Drug shares rose over fears of swine flu pandemic.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) surgeon Rabii Madi, M.D. performs double robotic surgery, removing a patient's cancerous kidney and prostate.
Patients whose defibrillators were implanted by electrophysiologists--cardiologists trained in device use--had fewer complications.
The technology gives scientists the ability to measure up to 100 distinct features in a single cell.
A Dutch study scanning the brains of 1,062 people found a 70 percent increased incidence of microscopic bleeding among those patients taking aspirin or carbasalate calcium--a chemical similar to aspirin--compared to patients not taking these two medications.
Baroque music helps improve radiologists' work lives, potentially improving their diagnostic accuracy, according to a study conducted at three hospitals.
Although Boston Scientific posted a loss due to one-time items, its shares climbed 57 cents, or 6.6 percent, to $9.26 in aftermarket trading on Monday since earnings beat analysts' forecasts for the quarter.
Iceland-based company Ossur said Lieutenant Colonel Greg Gadson, is the first soldier to be fitted with its second-generation prosthetic Power Knee.
Mice given high enough doses of radiation to cause leukemia remained cancer free after receiving one of two types of bisphosphonates, drugs that build bone mineral density in people with osteoporosis.
The Veterans Administration (VA), says it is trying to find out why veterans who had colonoscopies at three VA hospitals developed hepatitis and HIV.
Healthcare reform should start with "evidence-based reimbursement." This means structuring physician payment around proof of clinical benefit, which would improve quality and reduce the cost of healthcare.
GE surprised investors Friday by posting earnings of 26 cents a share, beating Wall Street consensus estimates of 21 cents. GE rose 14 cents to $12.41; healthcare earnings down however.
The implant, called InterStim, consists of two small electrodes placed beneath the skin, near the sacrum or "tailbone," to give a continuous shock to the nerves that control the bladder.
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