Monthly Archives: March 2012

ATS Medical Announces Regulatory Approval Of The ATS Open Pivot AP360 Mechanical Heart Valve In Japan

ATS Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATSI), manufacturer and marketer of state-of-the-art cardiac surgery products and services, announced the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has approved commercial distribution of the ATS Open Pivot(R) AP360(TM) Mechanical Heart Valve. The ATS AP360 … Continue reading

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American College Of Physicians Tells President Obama And Congress Of The Urgent Need To Move Forward On Essential Reforms

“The unfortunate truth is that by many measures, the State of America’s health care is in decline,” Joseph W. Stubbs, MD, FACP, president of the American College of Physicians (ACP), reported at ACP’s annual State of the Nation’s Health Care … Continue reading

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Cook Medical Launches Spectrum Glide To Combat Catheter Related Bloodstream Infections

Cook Medical announces the general availability in Europe of Cook Spectrum® Glide™ Minocycline/Rifampin Impregnated Catheters. Spectrum, created by Cook’s Critical Care strategic business unit, has been specifically designed to provide the best protection against catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs), which according … Continue reading

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ABC Examines Shortage Of Medical Workers To Provide HIV-Positive Children In Lesotho With Treatment

ABC’s “World News” on Monday examined how a physician shortage in Lesotho is hindering efforts to provide HIV-positive children in the country with treatment. There are six pediatricians in Lesotho to serve a population of 800,000 children, including an estimated … Continue reading

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Children With Severe Epilepsy Need Special Precautions At Home To Prevent Accidents

Children with severe epilepsy need special safety measures at home to lower their risk of having an accident, states a Seminar in this week’s issue of The Lancet. Epilepsy is suspected when there is repetition of seizures. Scientists estimate that … Continue reading

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Boston Scientific Begins International Launch And First Implants Of Next-Generation Devices To Treat Heart Failure And Sudden Cardiac Death

Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the launch and first implants of its ENERGEN™ and PUNCTUA™ cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in Europe and other international markets. They are the world’s smallest and thinnest … Continue reading

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Ability To Learn A Second Language In Adulthood Linked To Brain Anatomy

Think you haven’t got the aptitude to learn a foreign language? New research led by Northwestern University neuroscientists suggests that the problem, quite literally, could be in your head. “Our study links brain anatomy to the ability to learn a … Continue reading

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