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Pool Therapy Becoming More Significant In Post-Op Recovery

May 21, 2010 7:43 am | News | Comments

State-of-the-art aquatic therapy will soon be a featured rehabilitation option for patients at UniHealth Post-Acute Care of Durhamin Durham, North Carolina. UPAC of Durha will offer patients a program that uses therapeutic warm water rehabilitation to reduce pain and improve mobility. UPAC selected HydroWorx for its therapy pool because of the unit's spaciousness and patient-focused features that include resistance jets for massage, exercise, and therapy; an adjustable depth that allows each patient to enter at floor level and be lowered gently into the water; a cushioned, low-impact treadmill on the pool floor; and underwater cameras with corresponding monitors for therapy evaluation and diagnosis.

Creation Of Synthetic Cell Opens Numerous Doors

May 21, 2010 7:36 am | News | Comments

Lauran Neergaard, AP Scientists announced a bold step in the enduring quest to create artificial life. They've produced a living cell powered by manmade DNA. While such work can evoke images of Frankenstein-like scientific tinkering, it also is exciting hopes that it could eventually lead to new fuels, better ways to clean polluted water, faster vaccine production and more.

Reused Pacemakers Save Costs, Lives In Third World Countries

May 21, 2010 7:19 am | News | Comments

Pacemaker reuse may be a safe, effective and ethical alternative to address the medical needs for people in Third World countries who couldn't otherwise afford therapy, according to a new study unveiled by the American Heart Association. Researchers examined pacemaker reuse compared with a control population of new device implantation in studies from 1975 to 2009.

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Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Simulator

May 20, 2010 5:53 am | Videos | Comments

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap-Band) is the second most common weight loss procedure done in USA. The V-Band simulator developed at the interactive Medical Simulation Laboratory (iMedSim) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute trains surgeons and medical residents in this procedure before their operating room experience.

Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy

May 20, 2010 5:52 am | Videos | Comments

Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy for a benign Mucinous Cystadenoma of the tail of the pancreas with Spleenectomy.

L5-S1 Lumbar Microdiscectomy

May 20, 2010 5:52 am | Videos | Comments

In this video, Dr. Donald S. Corenman goes over the anatomy and technique of lumbar microdiscectomy in an easy to understand step by step manner. This is the companion video to "Explanation of Microdiscectomy for Lumbar Disc Herniation and Leg Pain" by Donald S. Corenman, M.

Simulated Cholecystectomy

May 20, 2010 5:51 am | Surgical Science Inc. | Videos | Comments

This video show a simulated cholecystectomy procedure from the LapSim laparoscopic simulator. This simulation shows second part of the procedure where the gallbladder is being removed from the liver bed. The first part of the procedure is also available in LapSim. More information, visit http://www.

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Consolidate Inventory With Performance

May 19, 2010 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The universal Standard Via-Guard® suction set from SurgiMark, Inc. alternates clog-free Tip and AdjustaFlo® Poole suction. It clears fluids faster, saves time, eliminates excess inventory, reduces SKUs and lowers costs. The Vascular-Pediatric Via-Guard® extends the unique features to a wide range of use covering most suction requirements.

Single Port Surgery Requires Unique Skills

May 19, 2010 8:08 am | News | Comments

A poster presented at the 12th World Congress Of Endoscopic Surgery in April of this year concluded that single port surgery laparoscopic surgery requires unique skills that can—and need to—be learned by surgeons in order to perform the technique effectively. In the research, titled “Performance Ramifications of Single Port Laparoscopic Surgery: Measuring Differences in Task Performance Using Simulation,” Nathan E Conway, MD and colleagues suggest that single port laparoscopic surgery is a promising technique, but one that may be associated with specific psychomotor challenges such as use of articulated and/or deliberately crossed instruments.

Secrets Of Nursing: It’s Not Doctors Directing Your Care

May 19, 2010 8:08 am | by Head Nurse | Articles | Comments

I got into the same conversation this morning that I do every week, with the guy stocking produce at the local Crazy Grocery Store. "How you doin'?" he asked. "Inelegant." I replied. "You look fiiiiine" he said, grinning and showing his two gold teeth. We talked today about the time he spent in the hospital a few months ago.

Surgical Radiation Detection

May 19, 2010 8:07 am | Care Wise Medical Products | Product Releases | Comments

Care Wise Medical Products offers a new product in surgical radiation detection, the C-Trak® Galaxy System. According to the company, the system is designed to increase effectiveness and efficiency in identifying sentinel nodes and other radiation sources. Features include: Touch screen interface to enhance visibility and allow the surgeon to view radiation counts from a distance.

Consolidate Your Inventory with Performance

May 19, 2010 8:04 am | SurgiMark, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Standard Via-Guard® from SurgiMark, Inc. offers clog-free Tip and AdjustaFlo® Poole suction in one instrument. It clears fluids faster, saves time, eliminates excess SKUs, and lowers costs. The Vascular-Pediatric Via-Guard® extends the unique features to a wide range of use covering most suction requirements.

Hospitals Repay Over $3 Million To Settle Surgical Claims

May 19, 2010 7:53 am | News | Comments

Two Indiana hospitals have repaid millions of dollars to the federal government to settle claims that they overcharged for a type of spinal surgery. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie paid just under $2 million. President and chief executive Mike Haley said the hospital had fully cooperated with the investigation and voluntarily agreed to repay the money.

FDA Warns St. Jude Over Device Marketing Approach

May 19, 2010 7:40 am | News | Comments

Matthew Perrone, AP The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to medical device maker St. Jude Medical, Inc. due to the company promoting its device for an unapproved use. In a letter dated April 23, the FDA takes issue with claims on a St. Jude website promoting its Epicor ablation system.

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