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Intersect ENT study aims to bring sinus implants to more patients

September 19, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Intersect ENT enrolls the 1st patient in its PROGRESS study, aiming to expand the patient population for its steroid-eluting sinus implants.

Intersect ENT study aims to bring sinus implants to more patients

California device maker Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) announced this week that it enrolled the 1st patient in its PROGRESS clinical trial, evaluating the company's Propel Mini sinus implant for treatment of frontal sinusitis.

TCT 2014: Another trial shows no benefit for renal denervation in hypertension

September 17, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Another trial of Medtronic's Symplicity renal denervation device in treating hypertension shows no benefit compared with a sham procedure.

TCT 2014: Another Medtronic trial shows no benefit for renal denervation in hypertension

Diabetes: Medtronic study finds pumps beat injections for patient satisfaction

September 17, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

New results from Medtronic's OpT2mise clinical trial find that Type 2 diabetics with insulin pumps are happier with their therapy than those relying on multiple daily injections.

Diabetes: Medtronic study finds pumps beat injections for patient satisfaction

Insulin pumps beat manual injections for managing symptoms of Type 2 diabetes, according to the latest results from Medtronic's (NYSE:MDT) OpT2mise clinical trials.

Study: CardioMEMs implanted heart monitor safe for renal failure patients

September 16, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

New data from CardioMEMs CHAMPION clinical trial shows that the company's implanted pulmonary artery pressure monitor helps reduce heart failure hospitalizations without compromising kidney function in patients with renal failure.

Study: CardioMEMS' implanted sensor safe for renal failure patients

St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) subsidiary CardioMEMs touted new study results this week showing that its implanted heart monitor is safe and effective in patients with chronic kidney disease.

TCT 2014: Medtronic's IN.PACT Admiral beats PTA in outcomes, costs

September 16, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Medtronic unveils 1-year study results showing that its IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon is clinically superior and more cost-effective than standard percutaneous transluminal angioplasty.

TCT 2014: Medtronic's Admiral drug-coated balloon beats PTA in outcomes, cost

Apple's HealthKit takes center stage in 2 studies | MassDevice.com On Call

September 16, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Technology titan Apple provides its new mobile HealthKit data-aggregation app to researchers at Standford and Duke Universities.

MassDevice.com On Call

MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) is driving home its growing partnership with the healthcare industry by lending its new HealthKit iPhone application to researchers at Stanford and Duke Universities.

TCT 2014: Is renal denervation dead or alive?

September 15, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Is renal denervation for hypertension dead or alive? Experts agree that more studies are needed.

TCT 2014: Is renal denervation dead or alive?

The efficacy of renal denervation is in doubt and should be confirmed or ruled out in treating resistant hypertension, according to an expert panel in a debate over the once high-flying technology at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference in Washington.

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