Lancaster General Hospital’s newest weapon against hospital-acquired infections looks a little like R2-D2 from Star Wars. The new room disinfecting systemuses ultraviolet (UV-C) light that is 25,000 times more powerful than the sun to ‘zap’ nasty organismsthat cause infections like the flu, norovirus, and MRSA.
The BRAIN Initiative is going to fund research on cutting-edge technologies, which could probe and or image the brain in order to better understand its structure and neuropatho-physiology as well as breaking new ground on the treatment, cure and prevention of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, brain cancers, and neurotrauma.
Johns Hopkins scientists have created a free, Web-based tool to help patients decide whether it's best to accept an immediately available, but less-than-ideal deceased donor kidney for transplant, or wait for a healthier one in the future.
A Los Angeles man deliberately cut his own arms to the bone with handsaws. While doctors were able to reattach his arms, they will have to wait to see how effectively they were able to reconnect blood vessels and muscle as the man recovers.
Dr. Warren Kortz faces 14 counts of unprofessional conduct in connection with a series of failed surgeries from 2008 to 2010. According to the complaint, the operations at Porter Adventist Hospital, using a device called the DaVinci robot, utilized improper procedures and resulted in torn aortas, a sponge left inside one patient and assorted other problems.
Physicians at the Franciscan St. Francis Heart Valve Center found that infection had destroyed a patient's aortic valve and severely damaged the mitral valve. Although Gerdisch was able to repair his mitral valve, the aortic valve required replacement. Fortunately, the advanced On-X valve technology was available at St. Francis Heart Center.
Koven Technology, Inc. announces the introduction of new ULTRA-THIN Neurovascular probes. These new probes are available in fixed and flexible tip styles with widths of just 0.8 mm and 1.2 mm. These new thinner probes enable easier access to the artery and greater visibility.
The Tri-Pull Secure Shoulder Solution from Innovative Medical Products employs three proven systems to confidently secure, distract, and ensure precise rotation control of the shoulder during surgical procedures without compromising the sterile field.
Weight loss following gastric bypass surgery was associated with changes in gene methylation that may affect insulin sensitivity, researchers said. Dynamic changes in DNA methylation may be an early event that orchestrates metabolic gene transcription involved in the regulation of insulin sensitivity in human obesity.
The doctor shortage will have a profound effect on every community attempting to receive adequate medical care. Using existing resources like NPs will bridge the healthcare gap, but this must be done wisely and carefully to assure patient care is not compromised.
The STERIS OT 1000 orthopedic surgical table features the company's intelligent SWAN technology, a unique buoyant articulation capability that allows virtually effortless movement of the patient for anterior approach total hip arthroplasty (AATHA), fracture reduction, and many other orthopedic procedures.
Million-dollar, multi-armed robots assisted thousands of surgeons in ORs across the country this past year. But the FDA is now looking into reported problems and even deaths that may have resulted from surging use of these high-tech helpers.
Addison Cox is approaching her second birthday despite dealing with a baffling cancer case that led to her undergo rounds of chemotherapy, multiple doses of radiation and two brain surgeries within four days. Somehow, someway, she continues to defy doctors' life expectancy predictions.
There are a number of screenings and surgical techniques that are becoming game-changers when it comes to improving treatment against colon cancer. KPRC's Rachel McNeill reports on some specific options for doctors and patients that are available these days.
Florida-based Lee Memorial Hospital opened up a cutting-edge hybrid suite about a year ago. This one is devoted to a less-invasive heart valve replacement surgery. The multi-million dollar hybrid operating room is a must for the TAVR procedure.