Study finds cold therapy may be effective at controlling cancer treatment side effects
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that cryotherapy, specifically having chemotherapy patients wear frozen gloves and socks for 90-minute periods, is useful for preventing symptoms of neuropathy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Minimally invasive treatment for prostate cancer
Cryotherapy for prostate cancer? This minimally invasive procedure can be an alternative to removing the prostate gland surgically. Learn more about cryotherapy for prostate cancer ? why it's done, what to expect, possible risks and whether it might be right for you. Symptoms of prostate cancer? Prostate cancer may cause no signs or symptoms in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

CSA Medical wins another FDA expansion for TruFreeze cryotherapy
Endoscopic cryo-ablation company CSA Medical said today it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its TruFreeze spray cryotherapy system, now cleared for use on patients with Barrett’s esophagus with low grade dysplasia. With the clearance, the device is now approved for both low and high grade dysplasia as well as malignancies, the Boston-based company said. “Over the past few years, studies have underscored the potential risk for Barrett’s esophagus with low grade dysplasia to progress to esophageal adenocarcinoma. Intervening at this level of dysplasia has become common practice and is recognized in o...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance CSA Medical Inc. Source Type: news

CSA Medical Announces Expansion of truFreeze(R) Label to Include Barrett's Esophagus with Low Grade Dysplasia
From Barrett's Esophagus to Malignancy - Only truFreeze® BOSTON, Aug. 31, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CSA Medical announced on Thursday, the expansion of its truFreeze® label with the addition of Barrett's Esophagus with l... Devices, Interventional, FDA CSA Medical, truFreeze, Barrett's Esophagus, cryotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Channel Medsystems(R) Secures $14.1mm Financing for Office-Based Treatment of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 23, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Channel Medsystems, developer of an innovative, physician office-based therapy for heavy menstrual bleeding, announced today that it has secured a $14.1mm Series C-1 financing.... Devices, Venture Capital Channel Medsystems, Cerene Cryotherapy, endometrial cryoablation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meditation in fashion? Designers share how the practice helps them reboot, refresh and stay grounded
Meditation: it never goes out of style. While fashion folk constantly seek out the latest wellness trend — IV drips, sensory deprivation, infrared saunas, cryotherapy, turmeric and beet lattes — the centuries-old practice is finding new currency.“It’s tough within the industry now,” says Khajak... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristen Tauer | WWD Source Type: news

Cryotherapy or cervical cancer screening in HIV-infected women?
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Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

CSA Medical wins expanded FDA nod for TruFreeze system
Endoscopic cryo-ablation company CSA Medical said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for a 3rd spray kit, the rapid AV spray kit, for its TruFreeze system. The Boston-based company’s TruFreeze system is designed as a cryosurgical tool designed for use in dermatology, gynecology, general surgery and to ablate benign and malignant lesions. The newly cleared addition is designed to shorten the time to liquid nitrogen spray by 50%, the company said. The company touted the TruFreeze device as the only ablation technology designed to ablate Barrett’s Esophagus with a high grade dysplasia or cancers as such as in the...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance CSA Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Channel Medsystems wins CE Mark for Cerene cryotherapy device
Channel Medsystems said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Cerene cryotherapy endometrial ablation device designed for treating women with heavy menstrual bleeding due to benign causes. The Emeryville, Calif.-based company said that current endometrial ablation procedures can be painful and require general anesthesia, but its Cerene device and associated procedure are comfortable and usable in an office setting with no post-procedure downtime. “Finding the right treatment can be a challenge for women. The introduction of the Cerene procedure in Europe will allow gynecologists to provide a ...
Source: Mass Device - June 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Channel Medsystems Source Type: news

Channel Medsystems(R) Earns CE Mark Approval for the Cerene(R) Cryotherapy Device
EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 26, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Channel Medsystems, the developer of an innovative, physician office-based therapy for heavy menstrual bleeding, announced today that it has earned CE Mark approval, allowing t... Devices, Regulatory Channel Medsystems, Cerene Cryotherapy, endometrial cryoablation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Freezing frenzy: Cryotherapy makes big promises despite dearth of evidence
Three minutes in sub-zero temperatures will cost you $65. Cryotherapy is a controversial practice lacking scientific backing, say critics, but believers proclaim its advantages. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Why Hugh Jackman's cryotherapy is good for you
Hugh Jackman, 48, was recently seen climbing into a sub-arctic cryotherapy  tank, which can manage pain, restore blood vessels and smooth skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Study Using Fitbit to Monitor Patient Recovery
Millions of Americans use Fitbit devices to track their daily activities, exercise and sleep patterns. But a student intern at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) in California is using the popular fitness tracker for a different purpose — as a tool to measure postsurgery recovery for mesothelioma patients. Blair Kimble, a third-year undergraduate student at UCLA, is leading the latest clinical research project for the Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PCM), a division of PHLBI. Kimble is working closely with mesothelioma surgeon Dr. Robert Cameron, the scientific advisor at PHLBI. The study investigates s...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 23, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Blair Kimble cancer immunotherapy research cryotherapy Dr. Raymond Wong Dr. Robert Cameron Dr. Steven Ching extrapleural pneumonectomy fitbit fitbit cancer recovery heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy Loyola Marymount University meso Source Type: news

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC): A " Cool " Trend that Lacks Evidence, Poses Risks
FDA says whole body cryotherapy is unproven and may be risky. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 9, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FDA Throws Cold Water on Whole Body Cryotherapy
Exposure to ultra-low temperatures shows no benefits and may be dangerous, agency warns Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Complementary and Integrative Medicine (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news