Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

New aneurysm repair technology used for first time in Canada in Montreal

23.06.2003


Physicians at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital are using a new technology to treat patients with brain aneurysms. Matrix© coils provide better stabilization of the aneurysms and promote faster healing of the lesion. So far, two patients have received the Matrix© coil treatment at the MNI/H. The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital is one of three centres in Canada chosen to use the new Matrix© coil. The others are Toronto Western and Foothills Hospital in Calgary.



“Our team is very excited to be able to offer this new technology to our patients,” explained Dr. Donatella Tampieri, Director of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at the MNI/H. “This improvement in coil technology - a bioactive coated coil - occludes the aneurysm and promotes a faster and better organized clot preventing re-opening”.

Aneurysms are a weakening in the blood vessel wall which causes bulging. Aneurysms often remain without symptoms for a long time. A ruptured aneurysm will cause bleeding in the brain leading to brain damage and possibly death.


Physicians at the MNI/H treat more than 100 aneurysms per year and 40 of those are treated with coils.

The new Matrix© coated coil is designed to enhance the formation of the clot and seal the aneurysm. Although coil technology has been around for 13 years, the coated coil was developed in the last two years by a team from UCLA and has been successfully used in 400 patients worldwide. The Matrix© coil is manufactured by Boston Scientific.

Dr. Tampieri works closely with neurosurgeons, Dr. Denis Sirhan and Dr. David Sinclair and neuroanesthesiologists to bring improved treatments to patients with cerebrovascular diseases. In addition to the Matrix© coil, Dr. Tampieri and her team are also using a new stent technology to treat otherwise inoperable aneurysms. “These advanced technologies open new frontiers in the treatment of complex brain vascular lesions,“ said Dr. Tamperi ”As a leading neurological centre, The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital continues to bring the latest treatments to our patients thanks to an integrated team effort requiring close co-operation of physicians, nurses, x-ray-technologists and managers.


The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) (http://www.muhc.mcgill.ca/) is a leading Canadian academic hospital, providing tertiary care for difficult and complex conditions as well as providing primary and secondary care to patients of all ages. It receives a million ambulatory patient visits each year and 40,000 in-patient stays. The MUHC Research Institute is the largest medical research centre of its kind in Canada. The original partner hospitals of the MUHC are the Montreal General, the Royal Victoria, Montreal Chest, Montreal Neurological and Montreal Children’s Hospitals


The Montreal Neurological Institute (www.mni.mcgill.ca) is a McGill University (www.mcgill.ca) research and teaching institute, dedicated to the study of the nervous system and neurological diseases. Since its founding in 1934 by the renowned Dr. Wilder Penfield, the MNI has helped put Canada on the international map. It is one of the world’s largest institutes of its kind; MNI researchers are world leaders in biotechnology, brain imaging, cognitive neuroscience and the study and treatment of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular disorders.


For further information or to interview Dr. Tampieri, please contact:

Dr. Sandra McPherson
Montreal Neurological Institute
Tel: (514) 398-1902
Fax: (514) 398-8072
Email: sandra.mcpherson@mcgill.ca

Sandra McPherson | McGill University
Further information:
http://www.mni.mcgill.ca/announce/tampieri_e.htm
http://www.bostonscientific.com/

More articles from Health and Medicine:

nachricht Deep stimulation improves cognitive control by augmenting brain rhythms
04.04.2019 | Picower Institute at MIT

nachricht Black nanoparticles slow the growth of tumors
04.04.2019 | Technische Universität München

All articles from Health and Medicine >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Explosion on Jupiter-sized star 10 times more powerful than ever seen on our sun

A stellar flare 10 times more powerful than anything seen on our sun has burst from an ultracool star almost the same size as Jupiter

  • Coolest and smallest star to produce a superflare found
  • Star is a tenth of the radius of our Sun
  • Researchers led by University of Warwick could only see...

Im Focus: Quantum simulation more stable than expected

A localization phenomenon boosts the accuracy of solving quantum many-body problems with quantum computers which are otherwise challenging for conventional computers. This brings such digital quantum simulation within reach on quantum devices available today.

Quantum computers promise to solve certain computational problems exponentially faster than any classical machine. “A particularly promising application is the...

Im Focus: Largest, fastest array of microscopic 'traffic cops' for optical communications

The technology could revolutionize how information travels through data centers and artificial intelligence networks

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley have built a new photonic switch that can control the direction of light passing through optical fibers...

Im Focus: A long-distance relationship in femtoseconds

Physicists observe how electron-hole pairs drift apart at ultrafast speed, but still remain strongly bound.

Modern electronics relies on ultrafast charge motion on ever shorter length scales. Physicists from Regensburg and Gothenburg have now succeeded in resolving a...

Im Focus: Researchers 3D print metamaterials with novel optical properties

Engineers create novel optical devices, including a moth eye-inspired omnidirectional microwave antenna

A team of engineers at Tufts University has developed a series of 3D printed metamaterials with unique microwave or optical properties that go beyond what is...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

Revered mathematicians and computer scientists converge with 200 young researchers in Heidelberg!

17.04.2019 | Event News

First dust conference in the Central Asian part of the earth’s dust belt

15.04.2019 | Event News

Fraunhofer FHR at the IEEE Radar Conference 2019 in Boston, USA

09.04.2019 | Event News

 
Latest News

New automated biological-sample analysis systems to accelerate disease detection

18.04.2019 | Life Sciences

Explosion on Jupiter-sized star 10 times more powerful than ever seen on our sun

18.04.2019 | Physics and Astronomy

New eDNA technology used to quickly assess coral reefs

18.04.2019 | Life Sciences

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>