Robot's gentle touch aids delicate cancer surgery Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (August 21, 2009) – New, delicate surgery techniques to hunt for tumors could benefit from a lighter touch – but from a robot, rather than from a human hand. Canadian researchers have created a touchy-feely robot that detects tougher tumor tissue in half the time, and with 40% more accuracy than a human.
Steven R. Hurst, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama still may push through an overhaul of the American health care system, but political indicators point to a needed overhaul of his own tactics for selling reform. Barely eight months in office, Obama is trapped between the jaws of a tightening vise.
Michelle Roberts, Associated Press Writer SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Staff Sgt. Juan Amaris laid in intensive care recovering from life-threatening burns when he got a peculiar visit from his doctor. Dr. Kevin Chung — rather, a 5-foot-tall camouflage-clad robot with Chung's face on a monitor — rolled in to check on him.
DALLAS, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Ramsay, M.D., F.R.C.A., president of Baylor Research Institute (BRI) and chief of the department of anesthesiology and pain management at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, has been elected president of the International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS), a renowned multidisciplinary organization comprised of more than 700 international members specializing in hepatology, surgery, anesthesia, critical care, radiology, and pathology.
Endozime® Extreme Power combines the power of a super-concentrate with a proven multi-enzyme formula to create the ultimate surgical instrument and scope cleaner for cleaning abilities to deliver fast, thorough bioburden removal. Enhanced with APA (Advanced Proteolitic Action), Endozime® Extreme Power penetrates into the channels of scopes and cannulated instruments, instantly and actively breaking down gross contaminants upon contact and contains biological additives that speed the process of liquification and solubilization, facilitating enzymatic action and contributing to the product’s overall effectiveness.
Untitled Document Cincinnati Sub-Zero (CSZ) Products announces the release of the CSZ Kool Kit™, a non-invasive, integrated whole-body hypothermia system. The Kool Kit system is an efficient alternative to traditional patient cooling techniques, which can fail to deliver optimum functionality and control.
Untitled Document Cincinnati Sub-Zero Products announces the release of the Gelli-Roll™, which combines patient temperature management and tissue pressure reduction in one simple-to-use reusable product. A CSZ Plasti-Pad warming blanket is encapsulated within Akton® gel.
Untitled Document The MD-4221, a 42" full HD, flat display for the operating room, is the next generation of Barco’s successful HD-42 display which has been further optimized for use in the digital operating room. Equipped with the latest high-quality LCD panel, the MD-4221 delivers bright, crisp images even in highly illuminated OR environments.
Untitled Document SIS Trax, a Web-based application from Surgical Infomation Systems is easy to use and provides the means for hospitals to standardize their processes for acquiring, receiving, storing, and allocating tissues. With advanced filtering and alerts, hospitals can accurately track tissues, reduce waste and manage their tissue inventory efficiently.
Untitled Document Innovative Medical Products, a provider of patient positioning devices for orthopedic surgical procedures, announces the De Mayo Universal Distractor™, a new patent-pending device that delivers precise, finite femoral joint distraction with a completely unobstructed view of the operative site and eliminates the need for lamina spreaders, a bone hook or manually pulling on the femur at the thigh throughout the surgical procedure.
Recently, the New York Times reported lawmakers are questioning the inner workings of group purchasing organizations (GPOs) as they look to widen health care coverage and keep costs down. The senators questioning these organizatons are worried that GPO practices may actually be inflating health costs for taxpayers because of how much the government reimburses hospitals through Medicare.
Advancements in surgical technology and procedures are driving further developments in cameras and video systems in the OR Brian Zimmer is the Senior Marketing Manager for Sony Electronics Inc., Medical Systems Division Surgical Products: How would you say advancements in surgery (for example, minimally invasive techniques) have driven developments in camera/video technology? Zimmer: I believe that advancements in technology for such devices as surgical instruments, implants, wound care products and endoscopic camera systems are the primary drivers behind advancements in all surgery specialties.
This video illustrates the flexible tip camera from Olympus used during Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site (LESS)/single incision laparoscopic surgery. Surgical Products is conducting a brief, one-question survey about healthcare insurance coverage.
Untitled Document Vision USA offers a LED Megaview loupe featuring a hoodless design allowing the user to look around the lens when viewing. This product is designed for both in-office and portable use. Additional features include: 3 bright, long-lasting LED lights. Adjustable illumination angle.
Untitled Document The new FreeHand® Laparoscopic Camera Controller from Prosurgics, Inc. gives surgeons direct control of the laparoscopic camera. The new product exhibits: Precise control of the scope for the surgeon via gentle head movements. Rock-steady image.