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C-QUR™ V-Patch

September 16, 2010 9:40 am | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The V-Patch is designed for the repair of small hernias such as umbilical, epigastric, and trocar site defects. The exclusive Omega-3 Fatty Acid-Coated Reinforcement Washer allows for easy implantation of the device through a small defect. A unique design enables the implant to lay flat uniformly against the abdominal wall and maintain a smooth contact surface for incorporation in and around the defect.

Right Hemicolectomy

September 16, 2010 6:35 am | Videos | Comments

Courtesy of the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association, this video offers a look at a Robotic Right Hemicolectomy procedure. To see more videos and learn about the organization's 2nd Worldwide Congress, go to http://www.clinicalrobotics.

Kidney Tumor Removal Surgery

September 16, 2010 6:33 am | Videos | Comments

A single incision laparoscopy involves placement of all working instruments through one small incision, mostly hidden in the belly button, through which the kidney tumor is extracted and followed by kidney reconstruction.

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Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band

September 16, 2010 6:33 am | Videos | Comments

Surgeon Addresses New Mammogram Recommendations

September 16, 2010 6:26 am | Videos | Comments

In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force changed the recommendations for screening mammograms. Stephanie Moline, MD, FACS, a breast surgical oncologist at Cancer Care Northwest in Spokane, WA, weighs in.

Two-Thirds Of Patients Worry About Acquiring Deadly Infections In Hospital

September 15, 2010 11:25 am | Articles | Comments

Nearly one-third of Americans have experienced a Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) or have a friend or relative who contracted one, according to a new survey from Xenex Healthcare. HAIs (such as C. diff, MRSA, staph infections and pneumonia) are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and while hospitals have stepped up efforts to prevent these deadly infections, more needs to be done.

Bariatric Operations Reduce Odds of Gestational Diabetes, Cesarean Section

September 15, 2010 6:20 am | Articles | Comments

Obese women who have bariatric surgical procedures before pregnancy were three times less likely to develop gestational diabetes (GDM) than women who have bariatric operations after delivery, according to new research findings published in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons .

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The Emotional Resistance To Admitting Error Cannot Be Legislated Away

September 15, 2010 6:20 am | by Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Articles | Comments

It’s been more than a decade since the seminal report “To Err is Human” by the Institute of Medicine.  The report made waves when it estimated that 1.5 million people are affected by medical errors and that nearly 100,000 die annually as a result of medical errors. Some of those numbers have been debated, but there is no doubt that medical error is a significant issue in medicine that needs to be addressed.

Medline Awarded Premier Contract For Surgical Mesh

September 15, 2010 5:53 am | News | Comments

Medline Industries, a privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies, has announced the signing of a three-year national agreement with Premier Purchasing Partners, the group purchasing unit of Premier, Inc., to provide surgical mesh biomaterials used in soft tissue reinforcement to the more than 2,200 U.

Burnout Associated With Unprofessional Conduct

September 15, 2010 5:43 am | News | Comments

Medical students with higher levels of distress (burnout) were more likely to partake in unprofessional conduct related to patient care and less altruistic professional values, according to a study in the September 15 issue of JAMA . "Professionalism is a core competency for all physicians.

More Residents Endangering Patients By Working Through Illness

September 15, 2010 5:33 am | News | Comments

A new study demonstrates that young doctors often fail to heed the Biblical injunction, "physician, heal thyself." In a research letter published in the , issue of JAMA , researchers report that three out of five residents surveyed came to work in the previous year while sick, possibly exposing their patients and colleagues to suboptimal performance and, in many cases, communicable disease.

Being A Better Listener

September 15, 2010 5:18 am | News | Comments

Doctors can be taught to listen better to individual circumstances that may affect patient care, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. The findings are reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association . In a previous study the investigators had shown that doctors are not good at picking up clues to details in their patients' personal lives that may affect their treatment, or what the researchers call "context.

Medical Students Critical About Depression Among Peers

September 15, 2010 5:00 am | News | Comments

Medical students experience depression at a higher rate than the general population and attach high levels of stigma to the mental illness, according to University of Michigan research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association . The study showed that 53.3 percent of medical students who reported high levels of depressive symptoms were worried that revealing their illness would be risky.

Operating Better, With Electricity

September 14, 2010 6:07 am | by Aggravated DocSurg | News | Comments

Sharp knives. Sutures. Hot lights and warm blood. That's what most folks picture when thinking about operating rooms. It's easy to overlook that we make use of plain old electrical energy in the OR - electrosurgery. Sounds like something from a '50s SciFi novel. Perhaps a gift from the Red Lectroids from the 8th dimension? Actually, the modern era of electrosurgery started in 1926, courtesy of Dr.

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