Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — British doctors designed a radical solution to save a girl with major heart problems in 1995: they implanted a donor heart directly onto her own failing heart. After 10 years with two blood pumping organs, Hannah Clark's faulty one did what many experts had thought impossible: it healed itself enough so that doctors could remove the donated heart.
P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press Writer DENVER (AP) — Hundreds more patients have been advised to get tested for hepatitis C as health officials in two more states launched investigations into an infected Colorado surgery tech who allegedly swapped clean needles for dirty ones to feed her painkiller addiction.
David Espo, AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Up one day. Down the next. Sometimes legislation to remake the nation's health care system moves in both directions at once. President Barack Obama's top domestic priority is on an unpredictable, midsummer trajectory as the White House and Democrats struggle to bring the complex, controversial issue to a vote in both houses before lawmakers leave town for their August break.
Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — An ugly scramble is brewing over the swine flu vaccine — and when it becomes available, Britain, the United States and other nations could find that the contracts they signed with pharmaceutical companies are easily broken. Experts warn that during a global epidemic, which the world is in now, governments may be under tremendous pressure to protect their own citizens first before allowing companies to ship doses of vaccine out of the country.
Covidien introduces the Duet TRS™ reload with tissue reinforcement. The new product offers: Preloaded tissue reinforcement on the Endo GIA™ Universal range of laparoscopic staplers. A synthetic absorbable polymer reinforcement material that is preloaded on each SULU.
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Erica Werner, Associated Press Writer Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A defiant President Barack Obama sought Monday to revive his faltering plan to overhaul health care, delivering a full-throated promise to get comprehensive legislation and summoning lawmakers crucial to his effort to the White House.
Dr. Hadar Spivak presents his technique for the laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. The surgeon is showing the operation in details and in a step by step approach. The patient is a man with a BMI of 57, central obesity and medical problems. Following Dr.
Dr. Hadar Spivak of Houston, TX, presents his technique for the laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. The surgeon is showing the operation in details and in a step-by-step approach. The patient is a man with a BMI of 57, central obesity and medical problems.
OAK BROOK, Ill., July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Natural Orifice Surgery Consortium for Assessment and Research® (NOSCAR®) a joint effort of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), announce Olympus' continued funding of research in an emerging minimally invasive transdisciplinary therapy known as Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery(R), with a $250,000 grant to the existing Olympus Research Fund supporting NOTES® research.
P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press Writer DENVER (AP) — Kimberly Spencer's 9-year-old son went to Audubon Ambulatory Surgery Center last month for what was supposed to be a routine surgery. The rambunctious child stuck a BB in his ear and doctors had to operate to remove it. What happened next shocked the family.
The Airseal System from Surgiquest, Inc. employs an invisible air barrier within the access port's 2 to 12 mm cannula housing that automatically self adjusts for constant and proper intra-abdominal pressure, using the company's Dynamic Pressure System (DPS 1000) unit.
Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. introduces a full line of bariatric instruments. These longer-length instruments offer: Availability in many patterns with lengths of up to 18", which include Tungsten Carbide needle holders, scissors, suction tubes and more, for improved reach in bariatric patients.
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. introduces the REALIZE Adjustable Gastric Band-C, a new gastric band with a streamlined design that eases placement and has an expanded adjustment range that can accommodate larger patients. The REALIZE Band-C has the same clinically proven high-volume, low-pressure system as the original REALIZE Band, but offers additional features, including: A 14 percent greater stoma adjustment range to accommodate larger patients.
Globally there are more than a billion overweight adults, of whom at least 300 million are clinically obese. Both these conditions are major risks in the development of chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer. The global population is also getting older— the proportion 60-year-olds or above is projected to grow from 10 percent in 2005 to 21 percent by 2050.