Top 10 for 2013

#1 Bariatric Surgery for Control of Diabetes

#1 Bariatric Surgery for Control of Diabetes

The pancreas normally makes enough insulin to keep the supply and use of glucose in the body in balance.


#2 Neuromodulation Therapy for Cluster and Migraine Headaches

#2 Neuromodulation Therapy for Cluster and Migraine Headaches

Headaches rank just after the common cold as the ailment that bothers most Americans, and for 50 million of them the headaches are so severe that they consult a doctor.


#3 Mass Spectrometry for Bacterial Identification

#3 Mass Spectrometry for Bacterial Identification

Clinical microbiology laboratories perform essential tests that allow physicians to diagnose and treat bacterial infections.


#4 Novel Medications for Advanced Prostate Cancer

#4 Novel Medications for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and the second leading cause of death due to cancer in men.


#5 Handheld Optical Scan for Melanoma

#5 Handheld Optical Scan for Melanoma

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting millions each year. One in five Americans will develop this cancer in their lifetime.


#6 Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery

#6 Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery

The eye is a complex organ that sends nerve impulses to the brain when stimulated by reflected light rays. The brain can then process these impulses and create the perception of vision.


#7 Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion

#7 Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion

The respiratory system, consisting of the lungs and air passages, provides the body with a continuous supply of oxygen as well as a means of removing carbon dioxide.


#8 Modular Device for Treating Complex Aneurysms

#8 Modular Device for Treating Complex Aneurysms

When someone has an aneurysm, there is a weak balloon-like bulge in the wall of the aorta that causes the diameter to sometimes double in size over a period of months or years..


#9 Breast Tomosynthesis

#9 Breast Tomosynthesis

After cancers of the skin, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, accounting for nearly one in four cancers diagnosed in American women today.


#10 Healthcare Programs with Monetary Incentives

#10 Healthcare Programs with Monetary Incentives

Chronic diseases and infections coupled with rising medical costs threaten both the health of Americans and the economic wellbeing of the United States.


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