Log in to search using one of your social media accounts:

 

MIRO trial: 3-year outcomes favor laparoscopic surgery for esophageal cancer
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Patients requiring surgery for esophageal cancer fare better after undergoing a hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy compared to an open esophagectomy, according to long-term results of the MIRO trial to be presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 4, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 14, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Abbott’s new contact ablation catheter: Here’s what you need to know The new TactiCath contact ablation catheter unites EndoSense and St. Jude Medical technologies that Abbott acquired, marrying fiber optics, flexib...
Source: Mass Device - August 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Study: Esophageal surgeries with robotic platforms safe and effective
Transchiatal esophagectomy procedures utilizing robotic platforms are “effective and safe” for carefully selected patients, according to a new study from Allina Health hospitals. The robotic technology platforms can provide operating surgeons with better views during surgery and allow lymph nodes to be removed without additional incisions, according to the study. Results from the study, which it touts to be the largest of it’s kind, were published in the journal Diseases of the Esophagus. Data from the 100-patient study indicated that robotic-assisted transhiatal esophagectomy procedures were effective an...
Source: Mass Device - August 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Source Type: news

Imaging Tracks Changes in Gastric Microcirculation During Surgery Imaging Tracks Changes in Gastric Microcirculation During Surgery
Laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) during esophagectomy shows that changes in gastric microcirculation have more to do with surgery than thoracic epidural anesthesia (EA) or use of vasopressors, according to Danish researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Metaplasia in the Esophageal Remnant After Esophagectomy Metaplasia in the Esophageal Remnant After Esophagectomy
How often does columnar metaplasia occur following esophagectomy -- and what can it tell us about the development of Barrett esophagus?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Incomplete Resection Margin After Esophagectomy for CancerIncomplete Resection Margin After Esophagectomy for Cancer
An incomplete resection margin after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer may be more related to the tumoral aggressiveness rather than to a suboptimal surgical resection. Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Survival Period for Esophageal Cancer Is Tied to Race and Income
Contact: Sarah Avery Phone: 919-660-1306 Email: sarah.avery@duke.edu https://www.dukehealth.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 DURHAM, N.C. – African-American patients with esophageal cancer survive fewer months after diagnosis than white patients, but only if they also have low incomes, according to a new study from Duke Health researchers. The researchers analyzed data from the National Cancer Data Base to assess what effect the combination of race and low socio-economic status has on cancer survival. They focused on esophageal cancer because it historically has had higher death rates among blacks ...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - January 26, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

ABO Blood and the Prognosis of Esophageal Cancer SurgeryABO Blood and the Prognosis of Esophageal Cancer Surgery
Is the ABO blood group associated with survival after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer? BMC Surgery (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 24, 2015 Category: Pathology Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for September 29, 2015
Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 3 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.   3. House advances reconciliation bill to dismantle Obamacare The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means said yesterday it is advancing legislation targeting the Affordable Care Act with a provision to repeal the medical device tax. The legislation will operate through a budget ...
Source: Mass Device - September 29, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 3 Source Type: news

Boston Scientific launches Captivator EMR device
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said today it launched the Captivator endoscopic mucosal resection device designed as a minimally-invasive alternative to esophagectomy procedures. The Captivator allows for staging and removal of precancerous tissue and early esophageal cancer in the upper gastrointestinal tract, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said. The device gives operating physicians a 360 degree view of the esophagus and can be used with accessory devices that can be used to “manage potential complications quickly,” the company said. “The Captivator EMR Device provides improved e...
Source: Mass Device - September 29, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Surgical Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Launches The Captivator EMR Device To Treat Diseases Of The Upper GI Tract
Boston Scientific Corporation has announced the launch of the Captivator EMR Device for Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR), a minimally invasive alternative to an esophagectomy, a surgical procedure that removes part of the esophagus in upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract cases. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - September 29, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive EsophagectomyMinimally Invasive Esophagectomy
How safe and feasible is minimally invasive esophagectomy? Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Patient selection can keep the lid on esophagectomy costs
Read the full story on MD Consult: Patient selection can keep the lid on esophagectomy costs (Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories)
Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories - March 28, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Quality of life good 10 years after esophagectomy and gastric pull-up
This study concluded that pessimism about the long-term quality of life after an esophagectomy on the part of treating physicians and patients is unwarranted. It is published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, an official publication of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Patients enjoy good quality of life 10 years after esophagectomy, gastric pull-up
This study concluded that pessimism about the long-term quality of life after an esophagectomy on the part of treating physicians and patients is unwarranted. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 19, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Patients enjoy good quality of life 10 years after esophagectomy and gastric pull-up
This study concluded that pessimism about the long-term quality of life after an esophagectomy on the part of treating physicians and patients is unwarranted. It is published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

In early esophageal cancer, less-invasive option as effective as esophagus removal
Use of a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to remove superficial, early stage esophageal cancer is as effective as surgery that takes out and rebuilds the esophagus, according to a study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The research, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, examined national outcomes from endoscopic treatment compared to esophagectomy, surgical removal of the esophagus. It found that endoscopic therapy offered long-term survival rates similar to those for esophagectomy, says lead author, Michael B. Wallace, M.D... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic: Less-Invasive Option as Effective as Esophagus Removal in Early Esophageal Cancer
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Use of a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to remove superficial, early stage esophageal cancer is as effective as surgery that takes out and rebuilds the esophagus, according to a study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The research, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, examined national outcomes from endoscopic treatment compared to esophagectomy, surgical removal of [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Jacksonville News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Jacksonville News - November 7, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Esophageal CancerMinimally Invasive Surgery for Esophageal Cancer
Several minimally invasive techniques for performing esophagectomy are now available. Are outcomes comparable to more invasive, but tried and true methods? Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Thoracic Incision in Esophagectomy Tied to Lung MorbidityThoracic Incision in Esophagectomy Tied to Lung Morbidity
Thoracic incision for esophagectomy was associated with increased pulmonary morbidity in a new registry study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Practice Makes Perfect -- and Lowers Mortality by 20%Practice Makes Perfect -- and Lowers Mortality by 20%
A Swedish study of patients with esophageal cancer who had esophagectomy indicated that surgeon volume affected prognosis, suggesting to Dr. David Kerr that some procedures should be centralized. Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news