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The Hippocritcal Oath

April 9, 2010 7:35 am | by Zoe Kiren Deol, MD, FACS | Articles | Comments

I am a physician, and a neophyte political activist.  These are two separate titles that I keep wrapped up in two distinct packages.  When I graduated from medical school, I took an oath to care for my patients called the “Hippocratic Oath”.  One line from that oath proclaims, “I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone”.

Study Finds Success In Single-Incision Technique For Arthroscopic PCL Reconstruction

April 9, 2010 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Study finds allograft soft tissue PCL reconstruction with an all-inside femoral fixation device through a single incision provides a safe and timely reconstruction and results in a reduction in bone and soft tissue injury. April 9, 2010 A new independent clinical study published in the February 2010 issue of Orthopedics reports Cayenne’s AperFix® System provides a safe, efficient and secure means of arthroscopic reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) due to traumatic injury.

Doctors Separate Conjoined Irish Twins

April 9, 2010 7:17 am | News | Comments

(AP)  British doctors say they successfully separated conjoined Irish twins in a London hospital. The twin boys, Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf, were born in Cork, Ireland, joined at the chest. They did not share any major organs. About 20 doctors and nurses at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital were involved in a 14-hour surgery to separate the twins.

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Blumenthal: Preparing For A Nationwide Transformation

April 9, 2010 7:10 am | News | Comments

A Message from Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology: “I know that health care providers are concerned about implementing new health information technology and finding professionals who can operate and maintain such systems. I know many clinicians are unsure how they will develop or strengthen their skill set to incorporate using health IT efficiently and effectively without jeopardizing their communication with patients during a clinical visit.

Tissue-Engineered Grafts Could Replace Synthetic

April 9, 2010 6:54 am | News | Comments

Using adult stem cells, researchers have created functional blood vessels that could one day replace synthetic grafts often required in various vascular bypass surgeries, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Annual Conference 2010.

Post-Op Nicotine Withdrawal Can Be Harmful

April 9, 2010 6:36 am | News | Comments

Nicotine withdrawal can cause dangerous agitation in intensive care patients. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care found that, compared to non-smokers, agitated smokers were more likely to accidentally remove tubes and catheters, require supplemental sedative, analgesic or anti-psychotic medications, or need physical restraints.

Altered Report Leads To $800K Judgment Against Surgeon

April 9, 2010 6:16 am | News | Comments

A Los Angeles surgeon has been ordered to pay a Maryland patient and his wife $800,600 in a malpractice judgement. The ruling stems from Dr. Hrayr Shahinian performing an inappropriate surgery and then altering a pathology report to cover up his failure to remove a tumor. The award included $300,000 in punitive damages for “intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Haiti Medical Relief: Broken Leg Surgery

April 8, 2010 6:56 am | Videos | Comments

This man was brought to the clinic after his motorcycle crashed leaving him with a broken leg. Orthopedic surgeons from the Austin, TX area treated him.

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Laparoscopic Nephrectomy

April 8, 2010 6:56 am | Videos | Comments

A video from the International Journal of Urology presents images of a laparoscopic nephrectomy in patients with renal vein and/or inferior vena cava anomalies April 8, 2010 This video from the International Journal of Urology presents images of the management of the renal pedicle in laparoscopic nephrectomy in cases where there were anomalies of the renal vein and inferior vena cava.

Computer Imaging And Robotics In MIS

April 8, 2010 6:55 am | Videos | Comments

Minimally invasive surgery takes advantage of advances in computer imaging and robotics to provide effective surgical cancer treatment with a much smaller impact on the patient. Robotic surgery systems consist of one or more robotic arms, precisely controlled by surgeons seated at a console, which enlarges 3-D views of the surgery site.

How Predictable?

April 7, 2010 8:46 am | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Product Releases | Comments

With the start of the baseball season comes an onslaught of predictions. So-called experts citing why certain teams and players will perform well or poorly both intrigues and frustrates me. While I love to hear their thoughts on what I should expect from my team and its rivals, I also get annoyed when their prognostications differ from the heightened expectations I have for the Milwaukee Brewers this season.

Real Healthcare Rationing

April 7, 2010 6:32 am | by Kristina Fiore | Articles | Comments

Urologists have come up with better ways to bring attention to themselves. Some have advertised in urinals at baseball games. Others have lured patients for a vasectomy, promising a prescription of mandatory bedrest during March Madness. Dr. Jack Cassell, on the other hand, had to go create a national scandal.

HD Display

April 7, 2010 6:31 am | Barco | Product Releases | Comments

The MD-4221, a 42" full HD, flat display for the operating room, is the next generation of Barco’s 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.

HDTV Gastroscope With Auxiliary Water Channel

April 7, 2010 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus introduces a 9.9-millimeter gastroscope that delivers HDTV image quality and Narrow Band Imaging (NBI). The new scope, the GIF-H180J model, is intended for upper gastrointestinal screening, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Features include: An auxiliary water channel, flushes away blood, mucus and other debris inside the upper gastrointestinal tract, helping to ensure a clear view at all times.

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