MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Ultrasound-guided breast tumor removal proved "much more successful" than standard surgery in excising all cancerous tissue while leaving as much healthy tissue as possible, according to a report unveiled at the European Breast Cancer Conference last week.
Researchers expect their findings to reform the standard of care for palpable breast tumors, or those that can be felt, according to a press release.
"The clinical implications of our study are tremendous and we believe they should be included in international guidelines," Dr. Nicole Krekel told an audience at the conference. "Given the overwhelming advantages of ultrasound-guided surgery, ‘blind’, palpation-guided excisions should be completely replaced, with ultrasound-guided surgery becoming the standard of care for both palpable and non-palpable breast cancer surgery."
Congress signs off on “IPO On Ramp” bill
Congress put its stamp of approval on the "IPO On Ramp," a measure ease the regulatory requirements for IPOs and temporarily reduce the reporting burdens imposed by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Boston Business Journal reported.
Dick Cheney gets a new heart
Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who is rumored to have had 5 heart attacks his lifetime with the first at age 37, received a heart transplant this week, TheHeart.org reported.
Crux Biomedical touts its figure-8 vena cava filter
Crux Biomedical completed the Retrieve pivotal trial of its Crux vena cava filter system, designed to trap blood clots that can lead to potentially fatal pulmonary embolisms, according to a press release.
Asthmapolis plans to deploy 500 networked inhalers in Kentucky
Asthmapolis, in partnership with Norton Healthcare and IBM, plans to deploy 500 inhalers with tracking technology in Louisville, Kent., as part of the city’s efforts to learn more about the city’s asthma problem, MobiHealthNews reported.