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Caring For Your Instruments

August 20, 2010 7:21 am | by Gary Jordan, President, Medisafe America | Articles | Comments

How can surgical professionals ensure they maximize the use of their surgical instruments with proper care? August 20, 2010 As recently indicated in ST79:2006/A2:2009; “The written recommendations of the device manufacturer should always be followed.  The reusable medical device manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that the device can be effectively cleaned and sterilized.

Benefits Of Gender-Specific Knee Implants Under Scrutiny

August 20, 2010 7:20 am | News | Comments

A gender-specific total knee prosthesis was developed to more closely match the anatomy of the female knee, aiming to be a better fit resulting in better outcomes for women. However, a recent study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery found that 85 women who received a gender-specific implant in one knee and a standard prosthesis in the other knee found no clinical benefits of the gender-specific knee.

Deflectable-Tip Video Laparoscope

August 20, 2010 7:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Olympus LTF-VP EndoEYE is a deflectable video laparoscope. This video laparoscope represents a significant breakthrough in laparoscopic imaging by upgrading the distally mounted video chip and combining it with an advanced flexible tip design, which provides a complete 100° angulation range – up, down, right, left to visually capture the desired location head-on, from above or even from behind.

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Innovative Procedure For Rare Vaginal Defects

August 20, 2010 7:08 am | News | Comments

A pediatric urologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center has pioneered a successful surgical procedure for young girls who have absent or malformed vaginas, a condition that affects about one in 4,000 females. Unknown causes and certain genetic disorders can cause girls to be born with these defects, along with others that can accompany the vaginal problems, including an abnormal neck, an absent or malformed uterus and fallopian tubes, absent kidneys and abnormal external genitals.

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Our Future Is In The Hands Of Robots

August 19, 2010 7:24 am | Videos | Comments

In a segment called "Our Future Is Already in the Hands of Robots", Dr. Samadi, a specialist in laparoscopic robotic radical prostatectomy at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, demonstrated a real-time prostate removal on camera. He performs the procedures with a few tiny incisions, through which the operating tools are inserted.

Muscle-Sparing Hip Replacement Surgery

August 19, 2010 7:12 am | Videos | Comments

Muscle sparing hip replacement surgery is a new, less invasive, surgical method that allows Community Hospital hip specialist, Dr. Paul Maitino, to replace hip joints and return patients to their regular activities faster than ever before. This surgery uses a single 3-5 inch incision in the front of the hip instead of the reguar posterior location.

Robotic Pyelolithotomy

August 19, 2010 7:12 am | Videos | Comments
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Product Demo: SutureAssist®

August 19, 2010 7:11 am | Videos | Comments

Surgical procedures in today's operating theater demand that paramount importance be directed towards working safely. Intraoperative and postoperative risks increase in proportion to the length of time in which the patient remains anesthetized during surgery. In this video, Board Certified surgeon, Dr.

Celebrity Surgeon Dies In Crash

August 18, 2010 7:18 am | News | Comments

Sandy Cohen, AP Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan, who made headlines for performing multiple surgeries on reality TV star Heidi Montag, has died. He was 50 years old. The California Highway Patrol says Ryan's 1995 Jeep Wrangler went off the side of Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu and landed on its roof Monday afternoon.

Law Requires Hospitals To Inform Breast Cancer Patients Of Reconstruction Options

August 18, 2010 7:11 am | Articles | Comments

While breast reconstruction after a mastectomy is covered by insurers in New York, many poor, minority, and less educated women do not seek out the procedure. Now, NY Gov. David A. Paterson has signed into law a bill that is aimed at reversing this trend. "A disproportionate number of women who are at a socioeconomic disadvantage do not get breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy for one of several reasons.

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Consider The Family’s Perspective In The Treatment Plan

August 18, 2010 7:10 am | by John Trahanas | Articles | Comments

She was not my patient. Actually, she was nobody’s patient, she was just a wife; she was “the family.” She was a rough, stern looking woman, and with good reason as she had weathered many difficult times. Her husband had been severely demented for many years; however, it was only in the past few months that he required such intensive inpatient care.

EVIS EXERA II™ Universal Platform

August 18, 2010 7:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

EVIS EXERA II™ is a high-definition Universal Platform designed specifically for application across medical and surgical endoscopy. The flexibility of this system allows for a common platform to be used for endoscopic observation and minimally invasive surgery in the O.

The Cold Costs Of Cancer

August 18, 2010 7:09 am | News | Comments

Marilynn Marchione, AP Cancer is the world's top economic killer as well as its likely leading cause of death, the American Cancer Society contends in a new report it will present at a global cancer conference in China. Cancer costs more in productivity and lost life than AIDS, malaria, the flu and other diseases that spread person-to-person, the report concludes.

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