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Cataract Surgery Training Set

January 3, 2011 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

This new set of KITARO DryLab and WetLab are new products for cataract surgery trainings developed by Frontier Vision Co. Ltd. The KITARO DryLab is used for repeatedly teaching or training with your naked eyes on the desk in your office or home. The KITARO WetLab is used for training with a microscope and a Phaco machine in your operating room or wet-lab.

After Surgery To Slim Down, The Bills Can Pile Up

January 3, 2011 5:23 am | by Lesley Alderman | Articles | Comments

After dieting unsuccessfully her entire life, Barbara Warnock-Morgan, 46, decided she needed to do something radical.  “I was the fat kid,” she said. “Over the years I yo-yo dieted my way up the scale. I’d lose 20 pounds, then gain back 30.” The cycle was so insidious that by her early 40s, Ms.

Children In Areas With Few Pediatricians At Higher Risk For Serious Appendix Ruptures

December 29, 2010 9:21 am | News | Comments

Fizan Abdullah, M.D. Children who live in areas with fewer pediatricians are more likely to suffer life-threatening ruptures of the appendix than those in areas with more pediatricians, even when accounting for other factors such as the number of hospitals, imaging technology, insurance coverage and the number of surgeons in an area, according to a study from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

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Experiments Test If Implant Can Block Sleep Apnea

December 27, 2010 9:47 am | News | Comments

Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Loud snoring may do more than irritate your spouse: It can signal sleep apnea, depriving you of enough zzzz's to trigger a car crash, even a heart attack. Now scientists are beginning to test if an implanted pacemaker-like device might help certain sufferers, keeping their airways open by zapping the tongue during sleep.

Boston Hospital Made Three Spine Operation Errors

December 27, 2010 9:46 am | News | Comments

All three unconnected errors happened since September. Dr. Kenneth Sands is the senior vice president of health care quality at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He tells The Boston Globe the surgeons apparently miscounted the patients' vertebrae and operated directly above or below where they were supposed to.

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Surgeon Pens Memoir Of Jim Crow South

December 27, 2010 9:32 am | News | Comments

Russell Contreras, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Growing up in segregated Memphis, Tenn., during the Jim Crow era, Augustus White III knew about those certain places off-limits to him as a black man — restrooms, diners and schools. He just didn't pay racial barriers much mind.

Universal Suction Consolidates Inventory

December 22, 2010 10:05 am | SurgiMark, Inc. | Videos | Comments

The disposable Standard Via-Guard® from SurgiMark, Inc. alternates clog-free Tip and adjustable Poole suction in one unique instrument.

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Hybrid OR With Robotic X-Ray Imaging

December 22, 2010 9:21 am | Videos | Comments

Jeffrey W. Moses, M.D., Director of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy and the Cardiac Catherization Lab at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, gives a tour of a modern operating room and demonstrates the Siemen's Artis Zeego imaging system - an x-ray machine on a robotic arm that can be positioned at any angle around the operating table.

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Woman Recovers From Brain Bleed

December 22, 2010 9:20 am | Videos | Comments

Katherine Wolf was a wife and mother enjoying the success of her acting/modeling career when she suffered a brain bleed.

Guiding Surgical Robots With MRI Images

December 22, 2010 9:19 am | Videos | Comments

Greg Fischer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is developing robotic systems that will allow surgeons to operate with the guidance of real-time MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) images. Robots under development will precisely place electrodes for deep-brain stimulation and the insert radioactive pellets to treat prostate cancer.

Woman Charged With Faking Diagnosis For Cash

December 22, 2010 5:13 am | News | Comments

(AP) Pennsylvania officials say a woman faked having cancer to collect nearly $100,000 in insurance money. The state attorney general's office says 50-year-old Deborah Brown of Canonsburg was charged with altering hospital paperwork to make it appear she had cancer and filing fraudulent claims for treatment she never got.

Hospital Loses Catholic Status After Surgery

December 22, 2010 5:09 am | News | Comments

Amanda Lee Myers, AP The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix stripped a major hospital of its affiliation with the church recently because of a surgery that ended a woman's pregnancy to save her life. Bishop Thomas Olmsted called the 2009 procedure an abortion and said St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center — recognized internationally for its neurology and neurosurgery practices — violated ethical and religious directives of the national Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Prosthetic Ear

December 22, 2010 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

In this Wednesday, June 23, 2010, photo surgeons make surgical marks around the deformed ear of Elise Lutz, 14, during her pre-operation exam at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Lutz's surgery involved two primary surgeons to remove the tissue and cartilage from her deformed ear, then insert titanium rods into her skull.

Favorite ER Superstitions

December 22, 2010 5:02 am | by 911Doc, MD | Articles | Comments

ER docs and nurses (and paramedics) are a superstitious lot. In no particular order, here are my favorites. 1. The “Q” word. “Quiet.” it’s truly the kiss of death. The “S” word, “slow” carries the same jinx. Usually some newbie nurse or clerk who is “not superstitious” will say, “Wow, I haven’t seen it this quiet in here in a while.

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