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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


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


Commentary by Aaron McCracken

  • Single-incision slings vs. mid-urethral slings

Posted on: 8/31/2011 3:05:06 PM


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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