Top 10 Update: Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression
In 2016, the use of Ketamine for Treatment-Resistent Depression was name #7 on the Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2017. There is now a Cleveland Clinic-led trial being conducted to test its effectiveness as compared to electroconvulsive therapy.
Bladder Sensor for Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Incontinence
A wireless insertable pressure sensor for diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence in women has the potential to eliminate the need for urodynamics and the discomfort and inconvenience it entails.
Transcatheter Valved Stent Tames Tricuspid Regurgitation in High-Risk Patients
Until November 2016, there were no reports of transcatheter valve implantation at the native tricuspid annulus level in humans. That’s when Cleveland Clinic specialists performed the landmark first percutaneous implantation of a novel tricuspid valved stent directly to the tricuspid annulus in a 64-year-old woman with severe tricuspid regurgitation. They have since performed transcatheter placement of the self-expanding valved stent in a total of four patients through May 2018.