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Opioids Overprescribed After Hernia Repair Opioids Overprescribed After Hernia Repair
Patients used fewer opioid tablets than prescribed after inguinal hernia surgery, and many used none, a study found. The results prompted the surgeons to prescribe fewer opioids after the procedure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Hernia Repair With Biosynthetic Mesh and 30-Day Complications Hernia Repair With Biosynthetic Mesh and 30-Day Complications
Using slow-resorbing biosynthetic mesh, rather than macroporous synthetic polypropylene mesh, for open ventral hernia repair may yield higher rates of surgical-site infections, surgical-site complications requiring intervention, and reoperation within 30 days.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Hernia Patients May Need Fewer Opioids After Surgery, Study Finds
MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 -- Hernia surgery patients may require far fewer opioid painkillers than they're prescribed, new research suggests. The study included 186 adult patients who had elective inguinal ( " groin " ) hernia repair surgery under local... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Influences Ventral and Inguinal Hernia Repair Outcomes? What Influences Ventral and Inguinal Hernia Repair Outcomes?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that investigated the reasons for recurrence of ventral and inguinal hernias.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Fortimedix launches short instruments for SymphonX single-port platform
Fortimedix Surgical said today it launched a shorter set of instruments for its SymphonX single-port surgical platform in the US. The newly launched product line offers shorter instrumentation for use with the SymphonX surgical platform, a single-port system designed for microlaparoscopic surgical procedures, Fortimedix said. The instrument portfolio for the SymphonX system includes products for grasping, mobilizing, dissecting, retracting, cutting, cauterizing, ligating and suction and irrigation of tissues and vessels, the Netherlands-based company said. “This product line extension was developed in response to sur...
Source: Mass Device - August 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Surgical Fortimedix Source Type: news

Gore touts 1st commercial use of Tag thoracic stent graft
W.L. Gore & Associates said today its Tag conformable thoracic stent graft was used in its 1st commercial procedure after the system won CE Mark approval in the European Union last month. The procedure was performed by Dr. Giovanni Torsello and Dr. Martin Austermann of Munster, Germany’s St. Franziskus Hospital, the Flagstaff, Ariz.-based company said. “The enhanced control capabilities this new delivery system allows could reduce many common complications that can occur if the stent graft is not placed correctly during the TEVAR procedure. Secondary interventions can be traumatic for patients and...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Stent Grafts Vascular W.L. Gore & Associates Source Type: news

Stryker, Smith & Nephew square off over total knee replacements
(Reuters) – The world’s top medical technology companies are turning to robots to help with complex knee surgery, promising quicker procedures and better results in operations that often leave patients dissatisfied. Demand for artificial replacement joints is growing fast, as baby boomers’ knees and hips wear out, but for the past 15 years rival firms have failed to deliver a technological advance to gain them significant market share. Now U.S.-based Stryker (NYSE:SYK) and Britain’s Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) believe that is about to change, as robots give them an edge. Robots should mean less tr...
Source: Mass Device - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Orthopedics Wall Street Beat intuitivesurgical johnsonandjohnson Smith & Nephew Stryker zimmerbiomet Source Type: news

Gore wins FDA nod for Synecor preperitonial hernia repair system
W.L. Gore & Associates said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Synecor preperitoneal biomaterial hernia repair device, with plans to launch the device this week. The Synecor preperitoneal biomaterial is a hybrid biosynthetic hernia repair device designed for use in single-stage preperitoneal, onlay and retromuscular placements through open, laparoscopic and robotic procedures, the Flagstaff, Ariz.-based company said. “The hybrid of a permanent synthetic mesh with a long-term bioabsorbable in the Gore Synecor preperitoneal biomaterial is an innovative solution for preperitoneal hernia repairs, where th...
Source: Mass Device - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance W.L. Gore & Associates Source Type: news

Tela Bio touts data for OviTex hernia repair bioscaffold
Tela Bio touted data this week for its OviTex reinforced bioscaffold used for hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction. The device combines biologic material and polymer, allowing for free movement of fluid and cells through the mesh. Tela Bio’s chief medical officer is slated to present initial feedback from surgeons using the device since it won FDA 510(k) clearance in June last year. Surgeons observed 134 patients treated with OviTex and provided feedback for 128 patients after 108 days of follow-up, on average. The company reported that the surgeons did not observe any device failures or hernia r...
Source: Mass Device - June 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Materials Testing Regenerative Medicine Tela Bio Source Type: news

411 on Hernia Repair Without Mesh: General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, chance patient feedback (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Integra LifeSciences launches SurgiMend(R) MP Collagen Matrix for Hernia Repair
SurgiMend MP is a collagen matrix for soft tissue reconstruction, featuring a highly macroporous design PLAINSBORO, N.J., May 12, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:IART), a leading globa... Devices, Surgery, Product Launch Integra LifeSciences, SurgiMend MP, collagen matrix, hernia repair (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tela Bio launches post-clinical OviTex ventral hernia repair study
Tela Bio said today it initiated a post-market clinical study of its OviTex reinforced bioscaffold designed for soft tissue repair, enrolling the 1st patient at La Jolla, Calif.’s Scripps Clinic. The Ovitex reinforced bioscaffolds are designed for hernia repair or abdominal wall reconstructions, Tela Bio said. The scaffolds are designed with either permanent polymer or resorbable polymers, and are a mix of biologic and synthetic materials. “We are committed to providing surgeons with the advanced soft tissue repair materials they need, and that means we must continue to innovate and tailor OviTex prod...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Regenerative Medicine Tela Bio Source Type: news

Opioid Use Common Even After Minor Surgery
This study shows that new chronic opioid use after surgery may be one of the most common complications after surgery,” said lead study author Dr. Chad Brummett of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “Given that the rates of new chronic use did not differ between major and minor surgery, this suggests that patients continue to use their opioids for reasons other than the pain from the surgery,” Brummett added by email. Addressing patients’ acute pain during their recovery from surgery may be a way to prevent them from becoming a statistic in the opioid epidemic, he suggested. About 50 million pe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smithfield Makes Move On Market For Pig-Human Transplants
Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, has established a separate bioscience unit to expand its role in supplying pig parts for medical uses, with the ultimate goal of selling pig organs for transplantation into humans. Routine pig-human organ transplants are years away, but recent scientific advances are breaking down barriers that frustrated prior attempts to use pigs as a ready supply of replacement parts for sick or injured people, making it an attractive new market. “Our bread and butter has always been the bacon, sausage, fresh pork - very much a food-focused operation,” Courtney Stant...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smithfield Makes Move On Market For Pig-Human Transplants
Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, has established a separate bioscience unit to expand its role in supplying pig parts for medical uses, with the ultimate goal of selling pig organs for transplantation into humans. Routine pig-human organ transplants are years away, but recent scientific advances are breaking down barriers that frustrated prior attempts to use pigs as a ready supply of replacement parts for sick or injured people, making it an attractive new market. “Our bread and butter has always been the bacon, sausage, fresh pork - very much a food-focused operation,” Courtney Stant...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Worse Outcomes Seen With Epidural Analgesia After Elective Ventral Hernia Repair Worse Outcomes Seen With Epidural Analgesia After Elective Ventral Hernia Repair
Postoperative epidural analgesia does not appear to improve pain control and may worsen several outcomes in patients undergoing elective ventral hernia repair, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for March 23, 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. InVivo wins Health Canada nod for cervical neuro-spinal scaffold trial InVivo Therapeutics said today it won Health Canada approval to initiate a clinical study of its neuro-spinal scaffold in patients with acute, complete AIS ...
Source: Mass Device - March 23, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

TransEnterix adds hernia repair to Senhance robotic surgical platform
TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) said today it is looking to expand the use of its Senhance robotic surgical system to include hernia repair surgeries, touting that the system has been used in for the 1st time in such procedures in Germany. Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based Transenterix said that Dr. Dietmar Stephan and Dr. Frank Willeke performed up to 3 hernia surgeries with the robotic platform per day during the system’s 1st weeks of clinical use at the St. Marien-Krankenhaus Siegen hernia repair center in Germany. “We are pleased to offer robotic hernia repair utilizing the Senhance Robotic Sy...
Source: Mass Device - March 22, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Surgical TransEnterix Source Type: news

Mom Shares Postpartum Medical Struggles With Powerful Instagram
A powerful Instagram post is shedding light on the medical challenges that can follow childbirth and celebrating moms’ scars. Eighteen months ago, Kari Horn gave birth to her son via emergency C-section. Though becoming a parent has been a joyful experience for the Virginia mom, her postpartum journey involved umbilical hernias, more surgery and further complications. While recovering from these complications, Horn posted a striking photo of her abdomen on Instagram to share her story and remind other struggling moms that they are not alone. In the caption, Horn described her photo as one of “the part...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inguinal Hernia Repair Using Mosquito Mesh Cost-effective Inguinal Hernia Repair Using Mosquito Mesh Cost-effective
Inguinal hernia repair using mosquito mesh is a cost-effective alternative to using commercial mesh in low-income countries, according to an analysis of a randomized clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Via Surgical Ltd. Signs Exclusive U.S Distribution Agreement With Progressive Medical, Inc. and Will Launch its FasTouch(TM) Fixation System at the Americas Hernia Society Conference, March 8-11 in Cancun, Mexico
AMIRIM, Israel, March 6, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Via Surgical Ltd., a leading developer of novel surgical fixation technologies for hernia repair, announced today it has entered into an exclusive US distribution agreement with Pr... Devices, Distribution Via Surgical, Progressive Medical, FasTouch, hernia repair (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mosquito netting is effective for hernia repair in a low-income country
(Wiley) In a study conducted in rural Uganda, use of mosquito mesh reduced the cost of groin hernia repair surgery by more than $120 (nearly € 120) compared with a commercial mesh, without sacrificing effectiveness (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Tela Bio raises $7.4m
Tela Bio raised $7.4 million in a new round of equity financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. The company produces Ovitex reinforced bioscaffolds designed for hernia repair or abdominal wall reconstructions. The scaffolds are designed with either permanent polymer or resorbable polymers, and a re a mix of biologic and synthetic materials. Money in the round comes from 16 unnamed investors, according to an SEC filing, and the Malvern, Pa.-based company has not yet said how it plans to spend funds raised. Last October, Tela Bio and Acelity subsidiary LifeCell settled their patent infr...
Source: Mass Device - January 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine Tela Bio Source Type: news

Acellular Dermal Matrix Makes Durable Abdominal Hernia Fix Acellular Dermal Matrix Makes Durable Abdominal Hernia Fix
Complex abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) with acellular dermal matrix (ADM) meshes can achieve effective long-lasting hernia repair, according to Houston-based researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Tela Bio, Acelity ’ s LifeCell settle patent spat
Tela Bio and Acelity subsidiary LifeCell settled their patent infringement beef last month for terms that were not disclosed. Malvern, Pa.-based Tela Bio said the settlement puts to bed all state and federal court cases between the companies and allows it to keep making its OviTex line of reinforced scaffolds for abdominal surgery. “We are very pleased that we were able to achieve a satisfactory resolution to all litigations and disputes between Tela Bio and LifeCell,” president & CEO Antony Koblish said in prepared remarks. “With this successful actio...
Source: Mass Device - November 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Surgical Acelity LifeCell Corp. Tela Bio Source Type: news

Case 1: Secondary Structural Cause of Tachypnea Following Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair in a Term Neonate
(Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - October 31, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ibrahim, J., Sher, I., Coren, C., Amrita, N. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Index of Suspicion in the Nursery Source Type: news

Better Hernia Repair Recovery With Local Anesthetic Plus Dexamethasone Better Hernia Repair Recovery With Local Anesthetic Plus Dexamethasone
Quality of recovery after bilateral total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair (TEP-IHR) is improved with preperitoneal instillation of local anesthetic (PILA) with dexamethasone, Indiana-based researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Intuitive Surgical touts robot-assisted hernia surgery study
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) today released data from a study of its da Vinci robotic surgical system used during ventral hernia procedures, touting low rates of conversion, intra-operative complications and 30-day post-operative complications. Data from the study was recently published in the journal Surgical Endoscopy, Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Intuitive Surgical said. “The perioperative outcomes from the study provide impactful evidence for the role of robotic surgery as an evidence-based minimally invasive surgical option. From the tools needed to perform the procedure to the improvements in reach and access...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Surgical Intuitive Surgical Inc. Source Type: news

New crop of robots to vie for space in the operating room
(Reuters) – Even though many doctors see need for improvement, surgical robots are poised for big gains in operating rooms around the world. Within 5 years, 1 in 3 U.S. surgeries – more than double current levels – is expected to be performed with robotic systems, with surgeons sitting at computer consoles guiding mechanical arms. Companies developing new robots also plan to expand their use in India, China and other emerging markets. Robotic surgery has been long dominated by pioneer Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG), which has more than 3,600 of its da Vinci machines in hospitals worldw...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Google Inc. Intuitive Surgical Inc. Johnson & Johnson Medtronic Titan Medical Inc. TransEnterix Verb Surgical Source Type: news

Fascinating Look At 2 Patients With A Tummy Bulge And Ab Separation (Diastasis)
This article looks at the question "why do some women "bounce back" and others don't when it comes to our abs post baby." Both of the following people did not have the abs they wanted despite doing abdominal exercises. Let's take a deeper look into what causes a pooch belly and diastasis (ab separation) and why some people easily have the abs they want! What is a diastasis? Read about it here, including a step by step diastasis check. Subject #1: "Cameron" Cameron came in to see me for hip pain and didn't know about an abdominal separation. After hearing a complaint of occasional recur...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tela Bio wins FDA nod for OviTex hernia repair bioscaffold
Surgical reconstruction company Tela Bio said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Ovitex portfolio of ventral hernia repair and abdominal wall construction reinforced bioscaffold products. The Malvern, Penn.-based company said it is launching the portfolio of devices in the U.S. upon receiving clearance from the federal watchdog. “We are committed to collaborating closely with leading surgeons to reinvigorate the soft tissue reconstruction implant market and bring high performance, cost-effective solutions to hospitals, surgeons and patients. Surgeons have been telling us that integrating polymer and biolog...
Source: Mass Device - July 14, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Tela Bio Source Type: news

TELA Bio Announces Commercial Launch of OviTex(TM) Reinforced BioScaffolds for Ventral Hernia Repair and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
MALVERN, Pa., July 13, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- TELA Bio, Inc., a surgical reconstruction company leading the development of Reinforced BioScaffolds (RBSs) for soft tissue repair, today announced the commercial launch of the compa... Devices, Surgery, Product LaunchTELA Bio, BioScaffold, OviTex, hernia repair (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 13, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

J&J’s Ethicon recalls Physiomesh flexible composite hernia mesh
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon last month recalled 1 of its surgical mesh products after studies showed higher revision rates after a type of minimally invasive hernia repair using its Physiomesh flexible composite mesh. In a May 25 letter to healthcare providers, Ethicon said it’s pulling the mesh after a review of unpublished data from a pair of European registries revealed the discrepancy between Physiomesh flexible composite and the other meshes in the registries after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. West Somerville, N.J.-based Ethicon said it believes the higher revision rates ...
Source: Mass Device - June 20, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Recalls Surgical Ethicon Johnson & Johnson Source Type: news

Enhanced recovery protocol speeds discharge, decreases readmissions for ventral hernia repair
A postsurgical recovery program featuring early feeding and multimodal pain management hastened the return of bowel function and shortened hospital stay by 2 days for patients undergoing complex... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - June 19, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Heavyweight Mesh Improves Laparoscopic Repair of Inguinal HerniaHeavyweight Mesh Improves Laparoscopic Repair of Inguinal Hernia
The use of heavyweight mesh for laparoscopic total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair is associated with less pain and fewer recurrences, compared with lightweight mesh, researchers from the Netherlands report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 5, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Gore touts 1st implant of Synecor in CQI trial
W.L. Gore & Associates said today its Synecor biomaterial designed for hernia repair was used in the 1st procedure of its clinical quality improvement project. The robotically assisted surgical procedure was performed at the Our Lady of the Lake hospital in Baton Rouge, La. by Dr. Karl LeBlanc, the Newark, Del.-based company said. “I think that such a product represents the future in hernia repair. The combination of a permanent material with the absorbable portion is intended to increase ingrowth, strengthen the repair, and allow for lower recurrence rates in the process. And, the product handles quite nice...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Regenerative Medicine Surgical W.L. Gore & Associates Source Type: news

Via Surgical Ltd. Announces the Appointment of John Gomes as its Chief Commercial Officer
AMIRIM, Israel, March 29, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Via Surgical Ltd., a leading developer of novel surgical fixation technologies for mesh placement in hernia repair, announced today that it has appointed John Gomes as its Chief C... Devices, Surgery, PersonnelVia Surgical, FasTouch, hernia repair (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ASK THE DOCTOR: Does my wife need to have a hernia repair? 
A reader's wife has been diagnosed with a para-umbilical hernia. Is it advisable to have a surgical repair? Dr Scurr advises. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New health evidence gives women informed choice in the prolapse surgery debate
New evidence published in the Cochrane Library highlights benefits and harms of using artificial mesh when compared with tissue repair in the surgical treatment of vaginal prolapse. Slightly better repair with mesh needs to be weighed carefully against increased risk of harms.A new Cochrane Review summarizes evidence that addresses a long-standing controversy in the surgical repair of vaginal prolapse. It will help women and surgeons to make better informed choices about surgical treatment, and reinforces the need for careful consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of grafting artificial material compared with us...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 9, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: nowens at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Via Surgical Ltd., Closes $6M Investment Led by Benslie Investment Group
AMIRIM, Israel, February 8, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Via Surgical Ltd., a leading developer of novel surgical fixation technologies for mesh placement in hernia repair, announced today the company has secured a $6M investment led ... Devices, Surgery, Venture CapitalVia Surgical, FasTouch, Deployable Suture Fixation, hernia repair (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Via Surgical raises $6m for FasTouch hernia suture
Via Surgical said today that it raised a $6 million funding round for its FasTouch hernia suture. Benslie Investment Group led the round, with managing partner Nicolas Weinstein joining Amirim, Israel-based Via Surgical’s board. “The addition of Benslie Investment Group to our highly experienced team validates the opportunity to advance patient care with the FasTouch deployable suture fixation system. Their investment will greatly support the increasing clinical demand for improved fixation through our development and commercialization efforts in 2016,” co-founder & CFO Lena Levin ...
Source: Mass Device - February 8, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Surgical Via Surgical Source Type: news

Biological Hernia-Repair Mesh Expensive and Unnecessary: StudyBiological Hernia-Repair Mesh Expensive and Unnecessary: Study
Using expensive biological mesh for repairing abdominal hernia walls, instead of using low-cost synthetic mesh, has added unnecessary costs and is not supported by evidence, according to a new report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 5, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Low-cost mosquito mesh effective for hernia repair
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - February 1, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Study: No benefit for biological mesh in hernia repair
Using biologic mesh for abdominal wall hernia repair provides no benefit over using cheaper synthetic mesh, according to a new study from the UT Southwestern Medical Center that compared the 2 materials. Findings from the study were reported earlier this week in JAMA Surgery. “In the absence of evidence demonstrating superiority of biological mesh materials, the expense associated with their use cannot be justified,” study author Dr. Sergio Huerta of UT Southwestern said in a press release. Meshes are used during abdominal hernia repairs, and biological meshes were introduced in the 1990s in hopes of reduc...
Source: Mass Device - January 29, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Surgical Journal of the American Medical Assn. (JAMA) Source Type: news

Unique Biomaterial For Hernia Repair Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.'s SYNECOR Biomaterial, a unique biomaterial for hernia repair, has received 510K clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The new product combines two proven technologies to create a cost effective, single-stage hernia repair with well vascularized ingrowth for use in open, laparoscopic, and robotic cases. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - January 22, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Gore wins 510(k) for Synecore hernia repair biomaterial
This article originally appeared on MassDevice.com’s sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Gore wins 510(k) for Synecore hernia repair biomaterial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 19, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance Surgical W.L. Gore & Associates Source Type: news

Unique Biomaterial for Hernia Repair Receives FDA 510K Clearance
GORE® SYNECOR Biomaterial combines strength of PTFE with the tissue-building scaffold of GORE® BIO-A® Web to create an improved device for hernia repair FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc... Devices, Surgery, FDAW. L. Gore, SYNECOR Biomaterial, hernia repair (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 19, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bernie Sanders To Release Medical Records After Pressure From Clinton Ally
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-Cost Mosquito Mesh Good Alternative for Hernia Repair in Poor Countries: Study
Title: Low-Cost Mosquito Mesh Good Alternative for Hernia Repair in Poor Countries: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/13/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/14/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - January 14, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Low-Cost Mosquito Mesh Good Alternative for Hernia Repair in Poor Countries
Researchers say this affordable innovation might improve access to the surgery Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hernia, International Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news