A device called the OtisKnee was supposed to speed the surgical procedure and recovery. Rather, patients saw neither and, as it turned out, the OtisMed Corporation had been distributing the device without clearance from the FDA.
Air-lifted trauma victims who received transfusions in the helicopter before arriving at a trauma center had higher one-day survival rates and less chance of shock than air-lifted patients who did not receive blood until they arrived at the trauma unit.
A cancer patient and five doctors have filed a lawsuit seeking to exempt physicians who help terminally ill patients end their lives. Physicians who provide such assistance are not helping the patient commit suicide, but providing the option of bringing about a peaceful death, according to the lawsuit.
TRU-D SmartUVC is a portable UV disinfection system that measures reflected UVC emissions to automatically calculate the pathogenlethal UV dose required to sterilize patient rooms, dynamically compensating for room size, shape and other dose-altering variables such as the position of contents, windows, blinds and doors.
Two new clinical trials on the treatment of stroke demonstrate that neurointerventional surgery significantly increases the number of patients who are able to live independently without major neurological disabilities.
The Prevantics Device Swab from PDI is the only swab with 3.15 percent Chlorhexidine Gluconate and 70 percent Isopropyl Alcohol solution that has received market authorization from the FDA for disinfecting needleless access sites prior to use.
Provided that other factors are favorable, such as pricing, economics and availability, this demand will help facilitate growth of the market for custom implant instrumentation and cutting blocks.
Researchers were surprised by the 22 percent drop in the rate of Latino physicians, a decline that was in stark contrast to the 49 percent increase in non-Hispanic white physicians over the same period.
"Despite the greater efficacy of duodenal switch when it comes to weight reduction, our findings suggest that it should be used with caution, given the higher percentage of long-term adverse effects."
Using advanced imaging technology to more precisely target radiation beams to treat soft tissue cancers (sarcomas) in the extremities significantly reduced long-term side effects without effecting survival rates.
Between 2000 and 2010 the U.S. population, age 80 and older, increased 22 percent to 11.2 million, and approximately 47 percent of Americans age 60 and older have spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal due to the wear and tear associated with aging.
DEPUY SYNTHES COMPANIES ACQUIRES OLIVE MEDICAL CORPORATION Visualization Platform Technology and Expertise to Broaden Arthroscopy Portfolio Raynham, Mass. (February 10, 2015) –Today DePuy Synthes Companies announced that it has acquired Olive Medical Corporation, a Utah-based privately held provider of high definition (HD) visualization systems for minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Fi...
What should doctors wear? And how does something as simple as their choice of a suit, scrubs or slacks influence how patients view them? A new analysis takes a comprehensive look - and finds that the answer isn't as simple as you might think.
There was a significant decrease in donor heart acceptance from 44 percent in 1995 to 29 percent in 2006, and a subsequent increase to 32 percent in 2010. Older donor age, female sex and medical conditions predicted non-acceptance of hearts from donors.
GenomeDx Biosciences recently announced the publication of a positive validation study for a genomic test for prostate cancer. It showed that patients with low genomic risk may be optimally managed with observation after radical prostatectomy, while those with high genomic risk may be better managed earlier with adjuvant radiotherapy.