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Image: The paclitaxel-delivering PLGA polymer film (Photo courtesy of Bryce Vickmark, MIT).

Polymer Implant Delivers Drugs to Pancreatic Tumors

A novel implantable delivery platform can provide local chemotherapy for treating pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), according to a new study. More...
28 Apr 2016
Image: The Nellix EndoVascular Aneurysm Sealing (EVAS) System (Photo courtesy of Endologix).

Novel Aneurysm Sealing System Handles Complex Iliac Anatomy

A new endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) device seals the entire abdominal aortic aneurysm sac, improving long-term patient outcomes. More...
28 Apr 2016
Fluke Biomedical
Image: The SJM Trifecta valve with Glide Technology (Photo courtesy of St. Jude Medical).

New Technology Improves Aortic Valve Replacement Options

Innovative tissue aortic valve delivery technology improves implantation during both minimally invasive and conventional valve replacement procedures. More...
27 Apr 2016
Image: The NovaCast 3D printed cast (Photo courtesy of Medi-Print).

3D Printed Cast Replaces Traditional Plaster

A novel three-dimensional (3D) printed customizable alternative for splint casts provides good ventilation, can be washed, and is up to ten times lighter than plaster. More...
27 Apr 2016

Shift to Minimally Invasive Techniques Impairs Surgeon’s Skills

While minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has made procedures easier and recovery time faster, it has resulted in surgical residents that lack certain operative skills, according to a new study. More...
25 Apr 2016
Barco
Image: The HeartLight endoscopic ablation system (Photo courtesy of CardioFocus).

Endoscopic Ablation System Treats Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

Innovative catheter ablation technology allows clinicians to visually direct laser energy for achieving durable pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF).  More...
21 Apr 2016

Bariatric Surgery Provides Long-Term Glycemic Control

Most obese patients who underwent bariatric surgery for type 2 diabetes sustained blood glucose and weight loss benefits that lasted at least five years, according to a new study. More...
19 Apr 2016


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