Technology
Dec 19, 2006
Today's New York Times has a fascinating article about the use of an unapproved excimer laser to treat a giant brain aneurysm in a very special case. When a...
Dec 18, 2006
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators can save and prolong the lives of people with irregular heart rhythms. But, reports the Washington Post, they often...
Dec 14, 2006
FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research has approved the first blood test for a parasite that causes Chagas disease, an infection that can be...
Dec 13, 2006
New York Times columnist David Leonhardt writes today about an issue that wasn't considered at last week's CDRH Circulatory System Devices panel meeting: In...
Dec 12, 2006
In the aftermath of a CDRH panel meeting that raised concerns about the safety of drug-eluting stents in high-risk patients, Johnson...
Dec 11, 2006
The members of CDRH's Circulatory System Devices Panel suggested that doctors and patients be given stronger warnings about the risks of drug-eluting stents in...
Dec 08, 2006
After one day of hearings and deliberations, CDRH's Circulatory System Devices Panel appears no closer to coming to a consensus about whether the clotting...
Dec 07, 2006
A crucial meeting of CDRH's Circulatory System Devices Panel is underway, and already representatives from stent companies Johnson...
Nov 30, 2006
The Times of Trenton, NJ has a nice feature about MicroDysis (Trenton), a three-year-old startup that is developing a microscopic peristaltic pump for drug...
Nov 30, 2006
The Cleveland Clinic analyzed the data 14 studies covering 6675 patients and concluded that drug-eluting stents are 4-5 times more likely to cause blood clots...