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Minimal Access Adrenal Surgery

November 24, 2010 4:58 am | Videos | Comments

How Smoking Can Cause Bladder Cancer

November 24, 2010 4:58 am | Videos | Comments

Dr. Mark DeGuenther talks about bladder cancer caused by smoking on WBRC Fox Television in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. DeGuenther practices at Urology Centers of Alabama, a leading treatment center for all types of Urologic problems in the Southeast, including robotic surgery, IGRT radiation therapy and other techniques.

Robotic Kidney Surgery: Variation Of Techniques

November 24, 2010 4:58 am | Videos | Comments

Dr. Craig Rogers, from the Vattikuti Urology Institute in Detroit, Michigan, explains the variety of techniques in the performance of robotic kidney surgery.

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Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy

November 24, 2010 4:57 am | Videos | Comments

Surgeons at The Ohio State University demonstrate their technique for a  robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. This video shows Part 1 of the procedure.

3D Models Help Surgeons Plan

November 24, 2010 4:57 am | Videos | Comments

ACRM Corp's patent pending process of rendering three-dimensional models from CT and MRI scans allows physicians and surgeons to hold an exact, anatomically correct replica of the patient's spine, skull or other skeletal part. An expert medical stereolithographer carefully analyzes and formats the patient's CT or MRI scan to optimize it for production.

The Clean Challenge

November 24, 2010 4:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TOSI™, a diagnostic challenge device and the winner of the 2010 Excellence in Surgical Products Awards, allows surgical facilities to ensure automated instrument cleaning equipment is working effectively, helping to improve efficiency, infection control, and patient and staff safety. Interview by Amanda Hankel November 24, 2010 How do you know that your automated instrument cleaning equipment is effectively cleaning surgical instruments and preparing them for sterilization? Until recently, not many surgical facilities could confidently confirm their washers were working properly.

Synthetic Surgical Sealant

November 24, 2010 4:14 am | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ethicon, Inc. introduces the ETHICON™ OMNEX™ Surgical Sealant, ETHICON™ Biosurgery’s first synthetic sealant designed to achieve adjunctive hemostasis (stoppage of bleeding) in vascular reconstructions by mechanically sealing areas of leakage. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted approval of the Premarket Approval Application (PMA) for ETHICON™ OMNEX™ Surgical Sealant.

There Is No Routine Procedure In General Surgery

November 24, 2010 4:12 am | by Jeffrey Parks, MD | Articles | Comments
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Inadequate Surgical Coverage In The ER

November 24, 2010 3:45 am | News | Comments

The majority of emergency department directors responding to a survey report inadequate on-call trauma coverage, and nearly one-quarter report a loss or downgrade of their hospitals' trauma center designations. The survey results are reported in a new study appearing online and in the December print edition of Academic Emergency Medicine.

NYU Artist Gets Camera Implanted In Head

November 24, 2010 3:39 am | News | Comments

Ula Ilnytzky, AP A tiny camera has been surgically implanted to the back of a New York University professor's head — all in the name of art. Visual artist Wafaa Bilal teaches at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He had the surgery for a project called "The 3rd I." It's been commissioned by a new museum in the Arab Gulf state of Qatar that opens December 30.

Bladder Regeneration Offers New Treatment Option

November 24, 2010 3:32 am | News | Comments

Researchers in the United States have developed a medical model for regenerating bladders using stem cells harvested from a patient's own bone marrow. The research, published in Stem Cells , is especially relevant for paediatric patients suffering from abnormally developed bladders, but also represents another step towards new organ replacement therapies.

Poor Air Transportation Impacting Organ Transplant Success

November 24, 2010 3:20 am | News | Comments

The transplant community was largely unaware of sub-standard transportation practices for donor organs until a number of fatal air crashes took the lives of transplant personnel, calling attention to procurement aviation safety. A new report highlighting the need for improved safety measures in organ procurement travel appears in the December issue of Liver Transplantation , a peer-reviewed journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD).

Gonorrhea At A Record Low, Other STDs On The Rise

November 23, 2010 5:43 am | News | Comments

(AP) — A new government report on sexually spread diseases shows gonorrhea in the United States has dipped to the lowest rate ever recorded. However, chlamydia and syphilis infections continued to increase last year. That's according to a report released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Kids' ER Visits Down After Cold Medicines Removed

November 23, 2010 5:39 am | News | Comments

Lindsey Tanner, AP Removing cough and cold medicines for very young children from store shelves led to a big decline in emergency room visits for bad reactions to the drugs, government research found. But the results are a mixed bag: Some parents were still giving their infants and toddlers these medicines, and many ER cases still involved youngsters who apparently got hold of the medications themselves.

Students Learn Surgical Techniques Before Operating On Patients

November 23, 2010 5:31 am | News | Comments

In the last 50 years, modern medicine has made astounding advances in surgery, yet many of today’s veterinary and human medicine students still hone basic surgical and suturing skills on carpet pads and pig’s feet before transitioning to a live patient. An invention by Colorado State University veterinarians provides students with artificial body parts that look, feel, behave, and even bleed just like real skin, muscles and vessels.

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