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Image: The new neurostimulation device is designed to treat an overactive bladder (Photo courtesy of UGNM).

Battery-Less Neurostimulator Treats Overactive Bladder

A miniature wireless neurostimulation device could help improve the quality of life for patients with overactive bladder (OAB). More...
27 Jun 2016
Image: The EPFL Beta probe (Photo courtesy of EPFL).

Wireless Probe Detects Cancer Cells During Surgery

Novel wireless probes inserted into the surgical wound identify cancer cells and suspicious lymph nodes by emitting an auditory alarm that directs the surgeon. More...
23 Jun 2016
JD Honigberg International
Image: The Axonics SNM System (Photo courtesy of Axonics Modulation Technologies).

Sacral Neuromodulation System Treats Urinary and Fecal Dysfunction

A novel rechargeable, implantable, sacral neuromodulation (SNM) system helps in the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB), fecal incontinence, and urinary retention. More...
22 Jun 2016
Image: The Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation device (Photo courtesy of Inspire Medical Systems).

Implantable Nerve Stimulator Helps Alleviate OSA Symptoms

Innovative hypoglossal nerve stimulation (HGNS) implants offers promise for patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). More...
21 Jun 2016
Image: Surgeons operating on a patient (Photo courtesy of Ryan McVay / Getty Images).

Pre-Surgery Technique May Make Colostomy Bags Redundant

Endoluminal stenting to unblock the bowel before surgery could lead to fewer emergency bowel cancer patients needing a colostomy bag, according to a new study. More...
15 Jun 2016
Advantech Europe
Image: The Gore Excluder conformable AAA endoprosthesis (Photo courtesy of Gore Medical Products).

Novel Therapeutic Solution for Aortic Aneurysms

An innovative solution facilitates the endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) in patients with challenging anatomies. More...
14 Jun 2016
Image: The implantation site of the ReActiv8 neurostimulator (Photo courtesy of Mainstay Medical).

Implantable System Treats Cause of Chronic Back Pain

An innovative implantable neurostimulation system helps treat disabling chronic low back pain (CLBP) via a handheld wireless remote control. More...
13 Jun 2016


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