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28/04/17 - Industry
Product approval
Ethicon has received approval from the FDA for its Echelon Circular Powered Stapler, designed to reduce anastomotic complications in colorectal, gastric and thoracic cancer surgeries. The circular...
27/04/17 - Industry
Distribution agreement
neoSurgical has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with a global partner for the commercialisation of neoClose laparoscopic port closure device within Europe.  The partner is a world leader...
25/04/17 - Research
Endoluminal GERD treatments
The SAGES’ CSR Guideline statement on two endoscopic treatments for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also reviewed the transoral Stretta catheter system (Mederi Therapeutics)...
26/04/17 - Research
Endoluminal GERD treatments
The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) has issued a Clinical Spotlight Review (CSR) Guideline statement on two endoscopic treatments for the treatment of...
25/04/17 - Research
Obesity
Researchers from Cleveland Clinic and New York University School of Medicine have found that obesity resulted in as much as 47 percent more life-years lost than tobacco, and tobacco caused similar...
18/10/17 - Industry
Product approval
TransEnterix has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Senhance Surgical Robotic System. With this clearance, the Senhance becomes the first new market entrant into the field of abdominal surgical...
18/10/17 - Research
Contraception and bariatric surgery
Many women do not follow the guidelines to prevent pregnancy for an 18-month period following bariatric surgery, according to researchers examining post-surgery contraceptive practices and conception...
18/10/17 - Research
Pain thresholds and obesity
Healthcare professionals should consider pain thresholds and tolerance of pain when treating severely obese patients for acute or chronic pain, according to a study by researchers from Leiden...

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