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Commentary by Mashkur Reza

November 3’s significant presentations at NASS focused on several challenges to the spinal market:

  • Controversies over INFUSE
  • Continued use of VCF treatments

Posted on: 11/3/2011 3:05:39 PM | with 0 comments


Commentary by Mashkur Reza

November 2nd’s significant presentations at NASS focused on the industry’s apprehensive take on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its likely negative effects.

Posted on: 11/2/2011 3:05:39 PM | with 0 comments


Commentary by Aaron McCracken

  • Single-incision slings vs. mid-urethral slings

Posted on: 8/31/2011 3:05:06 PM | with 0 comments


Commentary by Aaron McCracken

  • Neuromodulation and neurostimuation as an incontinence treatment:
    • Sacral nerve stimulation
    • Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation
  • Fecal incontinence

Posted on: 8/30/2011 3:05:06 PM | with 0 comments


Commentary by Karene Dumoulin

May 19th’s significant presentations at the Paris Course on Revascularization (PCR) meeting covered restenosis and the use of drug-eluting balloons, including

  • Use in long lesions
  • Chronic total occlusions and highly calcified lesions
  • Pre-dilation
  • Dual antiplatelet therapy

Posted on: 5/19/2011 3:05:06 PM | with 0 comments


Commentary by Aaron McCracken and Tiffanie Demone

May 18th’s significant presentations at the American Urological Association (AUA) meeting compared open, laparoscopic and robotic prostatectomies

Posted on: 5/18/2011 10:41:20 AM | with 0 comments


Commentary by Karene Dumoulin

May 17th’s significant presentations at the Paris Course on Revascularization (PCR) meeting covered PCI safety, particularly restenosis, stent thrombosis and bleeding. Components of PCI safety include:

  • The indication and mode of revascularization
  • Patient preparation
  • Optimal stent choice
  • PCI technology & tools

Posted on: 5/17/2011 3:05:06 PM | with 0 comments


Commentary by Aaron McCracken and Tiffanie Demone

May 17th’s significant presentations at the American Urological Association (AUA) meeting focused on

  • Implications of the PIVOT trial results: Watchful waiting vs. prostatectomy
  • Market penetration of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and implications for the prostate treatment market overall

Posted on: 5/17/2011 10:41:20 AM | with 0 comments


Commentary by Aaron McCracken and Tiffanie Demone

May 16th’s significant presentations at the American Urological Association (AUA) meeting focused on

  • New single-incision “mini-slings”: benefits and drawbacks
  • Transurethral radiofrequency treatment
  • Urethral bulking agents
  • Vaginal inserts

Posted on: 5/16/2011 10:41:20 AM | with 0 comments


Commentary by Aaron McCracken and Tiffanie Demone

May 15th’s significant presentations at the American Urological Association (AUA) meeting focused on

  • Decreasing supply of new urologists combined with cost-cutting may lead to service problems
  • Advantages shown for active surveillance vs. prostatectomy
  • Radiation for prostate treatment shows higher costs but similar outcomes
  • Continuing pressure to move procedures to outpatient settings

Posted on: 5/15/2011 10:41:20 AM | with 0 comments


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