Study aims to compare stent apposition rates in STENTYS Self-Apposing Stent and Medtronic Resolute drug-eluting stent

Posted on : 27 June 2012
A prospective, randomized, multi-center study comparing stent apposition in patients suffering from ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction has been launched this month by medical device manufacturer STENTYS.  Read more

Early experience with a new customizable, ultra-low profile abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft system

Posted on : 01 June 2014
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Fewer 'unnecessary' shocks with Cameron Health's S-ICD defibrillator

Posted on : 22 June 2012
Data obtained from an ongoing clinical trial (the EFFORTLESS study), has revealed a 50% reduction in incidence of inappropriate shocks delivered by Cameron Health's under-the-skin defibrillator... Read more

Bioabsorbable screws associated with lower rate of complications in treatment of intra-articular calcaneal fractures

Posted on : 25 July 2012
Research reported in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, has suggested that treatment of intra-articular calcaneal fractures with bioabsorbale screws may present advantages in clinical outcomes compared to stabilization with plates and absorbale screws...  Read more

St Jude Medical's Amplatzer Vascular Plug 4 granted FDA approval

Posted on : 20 June 2012
The Amplatzer Vascular Plug 4 from St Jude Medical has now received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and will be launched immediately on the US market Read more

Vena cava filters do not lower mortality rate in many pulmonary embolism cases

Posted on : 15 June 2012
A series of three papers published in the May 2012 edition of the American Journal of Medicine aims to shed new light on the efficacy of vena cava filters usef in the treatment of pulmonary embolism... Read more

Study shows benefit of acellular human dermal matrix in rotator cuff repair

Posted on : 11 June 2012
In a prospective randomised study, researchers used GraftJacket acellular human dermal matrix Read more

Updated checklist for anaesthetic equipment published

Posted on : 10 June 2012
The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) have issued an updated version of guidance for checking anaesthetic equipment, following discussion with the UK MHRA and the National Patient Safety Agency.  Read more

Intramedullary nail has similar results to sliding hip screw for trochanteric fractures

Posted on : 08 June 2012
In a randomised controlled study of 598 patients with 600 hip fractures, Parker et al from Peterborough demonstrated very similar outcomes when comparing a sliding hip screw with a Targon PF nail Read more

CE Mark Approval for Zenith t-Branch

Posted on : 01 June 2014
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Studies show contrasting results for platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) therapy

Posted on : 07 June 2012
In a randomized controlled study from the hospital for special surgery Rodeo et report that platelet rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) had no beneficial effect on rotator cuff healing. Read more

DES surface changes during balloon expansion reported in Journal of American Medical Association research letter

Posted on : 05 June 2012
In a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association it has been hypothesised that the polymer surface of drug-eluting stents may become damaged during delivery balloon expansion... Read more

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