In the United States, reports of severe envenomations by brown spiders began to appear in the late 1800s, and today, in endemic areas, brown spiders continue to be of significant clinical concern.
A keynote address at the 7th Annual Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference (OMTEC) in June 2011 forecasted several changes in FDA regulatory policy and a concomitant evolution in the medical device market.
Statins are used by approximately 24 million Americans. Statin drugs reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by inhibiting the key step in the biochemical pathway for the biosynthesis of cholesterol.
Cataract is a vision-impairing disease characterized by gradual, progressive thickening of the lens. It is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world today.
Inertia exists across numerous industries. Medical device manufacturers aren't the only companies imbued with a sense that, If we just do things the way we've always done them, we'll be fine.
Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is one of the most common diseases affecting the GI tract. It causes inflammatory injuries in either the gastric or duodenal mucosa, with extension beyond the submucosa into the muscularis mucosa.
Thrombin and thrombin peptides play a role in initiating tissue repair. The potential safety and efficacy of TP508 (Chrysalins) treatment of diabetic foot ulcers was evaluated in a 60-subject, prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebocontrolled phase I/II clinical trial.
Traditional methods of correcting malunited distal humeral fractures in children involve complex wedge osteotomies held with pins or internal fixation devices.
It is well established that the use of traditional nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increases the vulnerability of the gastrointestinal (GI) mucosa for the development of peptic lesions and serious ulcer complications. In addition, selective and traditional NSAIDs have also been associated with increased frequency of cardiovascular toxicity, especially in susceptible patients.
A wound patient plan of care is not complete without assessing the need for nutritional support. Wound repair, provided ot os not hindered by systemic or local factors that delay healing, takes place pn a continuum-all cellular events in the wound repair process follow a predictable course and order.