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FDA Admits Mistake In Approving Knee Device

October 15, 2010 5:28 am | News | Comments

Matthew Perrone, AP Almost two years ago, the Food and Drug Administration ignored the advice of its scientists and approved a knee implant after being lobbied by members of Congress. On Thursday, the agency issued an unprecedented "mea culpa," saying the device should not have been approved.

Enabling Paraplegics To Walk

October 14, 2010 6:07 am | Videos | Comments

Berkeley Bionics™, developer and maker of bionic exoskeletons that augment human strength, endurance and mobility, has unveiled eLEGS, a wearable, artificially intelligent, bionic device that powers paraplegics up to get them standing and walking.

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Sliding-Clip Technique

October 14, 2010 6:06 am | Videos | Comments

Hybrid NOTES Transvaginal Sleeve Gastrectomy

October 14, 2010 6:06 am | Videos | Comments

Multi Disciplinary team of Doctors at the Asian Surgicentre Pvt.Ltd.,Ahmedabad(INDIA) have achieved what is believed to be the nation's first stomach reduction via the Vagina.The procedure was done by Dr.Narwaria(Bariatric Surgeon), Dr.Nilay Mehta (Gastroenterologist &Endoscopist) and Dr.

High-Tech Aid For Surgeons: 3-D Simulation And Talking Skulls

October 14, 2010 6:05 am | Videos | Comments

In an ultra-modern, high-tech facility for surgical planning in Leipzig, masses of collated data on patients are converted into 3-D images of the patients' heads. Doctors can remove skin and muscles and even parts of the brain from the virtual image in order to get a better view of a tumor inside.

Surgeons Expand The Use Of Scar-Free Technique

October 13, 2010 7:19 am | News | Comments

A team of surgeons from Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York who have pioneered scar-free gallbladder removal are offering the procedure to all suitable patients, and extending this new type of surgical procedure to other operations in the abdomen. They reported on their updated findings at the 2010 Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.

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Selecting A Fluid Management System

October 13, 2010 7:17 am | by Bill Merkle, MD Technologies inc. | MD Technologies, Inc. | Articles | Comments

The following important factors and recommendations are provided to assist in selection of a fluid management system for your facility.   Important Factors Infection prevention should have highest priority in performing medical procedures. Risk of exposure to infectious fluids increases with each added step in disposal process.

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Food Addiction: Cheesecake-Eating Rats And Obesity As A Mental Illness

October 13, 2010 7:16 am | by Michele R. Berman, MD | Articles | Comments

In a 2007 Editorial in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the U.S. National Center on Drug Abuse (NIDA), asked if obesity should be included as a brain disorder in the upcoming Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5, expected in 2012). She posed this question based on mounting evidence that foods can trigger behavioral and physiological processes that are similar to or overlapping with those caused by classic drugs of abuse.

Molecular Sensing Device

October 13, 2010 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectros offers advanced molecular sensing devices that shed light on life-threatening diseases, including ischemia and cancer. The medical devices build upon optical molecular technologies to speed diagnosis, reduce complications and lower costs. The company’s T-Stat is a device to be labeled by the FDA as “sensitive to Ischemia” and has been proven in multiple trials as an easy-to-use and reliable tool for assessing the adequacy of oxygen delivery to tissue.

Surgical Voluteers Recognized For Work In U.S., Abroad

October 13, 2010 6:35 am | News | Comments

Four members of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) were recognized for their selfless efforts as volunteer surgeons who provide care to medically underserved individuals in the United States and international locations. The following were named recipients of the 2010 Surgical Volunteerism Award of the College and Pfizer, Inc.

Surgeon's New Protocol Could Eliminate Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

October 13, 2010 6:22 am | News | Comments

Critically ill patients on a breathing tube are at risk not only from their injuries or diseases, but also from infections they can contract in the hospital. One of the most common infections is pneumonia from breathing tubes. A study of a new multidisciplinary protocol that has all but eliminated such infections at one hospital was reported on at the 2010 Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.

Nurses' Strike Not Impacting Oakland Hospital

October 13, 2010 6:11 am | News | Comments

(AP) Officials at Children's Hospital Oakland say the facility is running smoothly even as its nurses begin a three-day strike. The California Nurses Association called the walkout of nearly 800 nurses after negotiations broke down over proposed hikes to the health care benefits in their contract, which expired in July.

Patient Safety At The Heart Of New National Collaborative Effort

October 13, 2010 6:06 am | News | Comments

The Sullivan Group, a leading provider of clinician solutions to reduce medical errors and malpractice claims, launched its National Risk & Safety Collaborative today at the ASHRM Annual Conference. The Collaborative was created to extend The Sullivan Group's framework for evidence-based e-learning, software and services.

Study Points To Advantages Of RF Sponge Detection

October 12, 2010 6:56 am | Articles | Comments

During the American College of Surgeons annual Clinical Congress and Exposition held last week in Washington, D.C., the results of a study funded by RF Surgical Systems offered some interesting findings related to the use of radio frequency technology and how it can help prevent sponges from being left in the body after surgery.

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