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F.D.A. Affirms Safety of Breast Implants

Dr. J. Kyle Mathews

by | September 6th, 2011

After two days of discussion and testimony about silicone breast implants, a top government health official said he had heard nothing to shake his faith in the safety of the widely used implants.

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Interstim and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dr. J. Kyle Mathews

by | March 22nd, 2011

Interstim, an FDA approved treatment for urinary urgency and frequency that stimulates the sacral nerve near the tailbone to help restore control of the urinary bladder muscle. has been granted indication in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome according to sources. An announcement is expected soon. Till this is confirmed by the FDA and Medtronic, this information should be considered preliminary.

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FDA Approves First 3-Dimensional Mammography System

Dr. J. Kyle Mathews

by | February 15th, 2011

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first mammography system employing 3-dimensional (3-D) imaging, and preclinical studies show that the new technology is 7% more accurate than traditional 2-D mammography in spotting breast tumors. The new technology is to be marketed as the Selenia Dimensions System and is being manufactured by Hologic,…Read the Rest of Article

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Botox Approved for Headache Prophylaxis in Chronic Migraine

Dr. J. Kyle Mathews

by | October 18th, 2010

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox; Allergan Inc) for headache prophylaxis in patients with adult chronic migraine who suffer headaches on 15 or more days per month, each lasting more than 4 hours.

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Treatment Options for Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder Syndromes (Part 3 of the discussion on IC / PBS)

Dr. J. Kyle Mathews

by | August 9th, 2010

Once the diagnosis of IC / PBS has been made, education of the patient is critical. Early diagnosis is especially important in patients. Those that have had IC for less than 2.5 years respond to treatment 75 to 80% of the time, and may be symptom free for years.

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