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Medtronic Agrees To Buy ATS Medical For $350M

April 30, 2010 7:42 am | Medtronic | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Medical device company Medtronic Inc. said Thursday it has agreed to buy heart device maker ATS Medical Inc. for $350 million in cash, expanding its products for cardiac surgery. Medtronic is offering ATS Medical $4 per share, which is a 54 percent premium to the stock's closing price on Wednesday.

Thai Hospital Evacuated After Protesters Storm It

April 30, 2010 7:41 am | News | Comments

Denis D. Gray, Associated Press Writer BANGKOK (AP) — A major Thai hospital evacuated patients and suspended all but emergency surgery Friday after anti-government protesters stormed in to hunt for security forces they suspected were taking positions there overlooking their barricaded enclave.

Remote Heart Operation Performed Using Robotic Arm

April 30, 2010 7:40 am | News | Comments

An expert at University of Leicester and Glenfield Hospital will use the Catheter Robotics Remote Catheter Manipulation System for the first time in a heart rhythm treatment procedure. April 30, 2010 A pioneering world first robotics system operation is to be conducted at Glenfield Hospital Leicester thanks to expertise at the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester.

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Positioning For A Clear View

April 30, 2010 7:20 am | TRUMPF | Product Releases | Comments

The TRUMPF T3 Spinal Frame, developed in collaboration with Allen Medical Systems®, is a completely portable, radiolucent system that can be placed directly on the TRUMPF JUPITER carbon fiber table to create a fully-functional spine table. The system offers superior intra-operative scanning in iCT suites.

Top Hospital Ranking Doesn’t Mean The Best Medical Care

April 30, 2010 7:19 am | Articles | Comments

Hospital rankings matter. Specifically, those published in the US News & World Report carry additional weight. Hospitals use these numbers in advertising campaigns, and patients often choose hospitals based on these rankings. But does a high place really mean you’re getting better care? Not necessarily.

Study Shows 84 Percent Reduction in Post C-Section Infections Through Prevention Strategy

April 30, 2010 7:18 am | News | Comments

A new study published in the May issue of American Journal of Infection Control concluded a statistically significant reduction in the rate of surgical site infections (SSI) in patients undergoing cesarean section (C-section) delivery(1) (7.5 percent versus 1.2 percent; relative reduction of 84 percent) through an infection prevention bundle including the use of 2 percent chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG)/70 percent isopropyl alcohol (IPA) solution (ChloraPrep®), 2 percent CHG no-rinse cloth, instrument sterilization, staff education and training.

Particles Help Surgeons By Marking Brain Tumors

April 30, 2010 6:01 am | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a way to enhance how brain tumors appear in MRI scans and during surgery, making them easier for surgeons to identify and remove. Scientists at the Ohio State University are experimenting with different nanoparticles that they hope may one day be injected into the blood of patients and help surgeons remove lethal brain tumors known as glioblastomas.

Elbow Arthroscopy In The Supine Position

April 29, 2010 7:05 am | Videos | Comments

Dr. Alan Reznik performs an arthroscopic elbow surgery for a locking elbow. He explains how he positions the patient in the supine position. April 29, 2010 This is an arthroscopic elbow surgery for a locking elbow. The Patient is a 60 year old athlete with recurring painful locking of the elbow with running and sporting activities.

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SILS Sigmoidectomy For Colon Cancer

April 29, 2010 7:05 am | Videos | Comments

Friedrich Herbst, MD, FRCS and Bernhard Dauser, MD of the Department of Surgeryat St. John of God Hospital in Vienna perform a SILS Sigmoidectomy for colon cancer with a ColonRing. A 35-year-old female patient had undergone colonoscopic removal of a 2cm polyp at 20cm from the anal verge.

"Hitting A Home Run" With Robotics

April 29, 2010 7:04 am | Videos | Comments

Dr. Samadi discusses robotic surgery in today's world. He compares his surgical team to a baseball team, where each member has talent and a specific role. They job is to perform at their best in order to hit a home run each time. With robotic surgery, there is less blood loss, more urinary control and sexual function.

Single-Port Laparoscopic Removal Of Ovarian Tumor

April 29, 2010 7:03 am | Videos | Comments

This surgical video demonstrates renowned robotic and laparoscopic surgeon Dr. M. Patrick Lowe (Gynecologic Oncologist) from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL removing a rare 12 cm ovarian tumor (struma ovarii presenting as pseduo-meigs syndrome) via single-port laparoscopy avoiding traditional open surgery.

Blogging From The Hospital Bed

April 28, 2010 8:02 am | by Amanda McGowan, editor | Product Releases | Comments

While browsing the health section on CNN’s website yesterday, I came across an article about a 25-year-old woman who recently passed away from cystic fibrosis. What made her story especially unique, though, was that up until the very end of her life, she blogged about her experience.

Experts Discuss Potential For Radiosurgical Technique To Treat Cancer

April 28, 2010 7:55 am | News | Comments

Radiosurgical approaches to cancer treatment are showing promise in the treatment of lung, liver, and spinal tumors, according to four leading clinical experts who presented at a symposium in New York earlier this month. New approaches to image-guidance and motion management are making it possible to successfully target tumors that are typically hard to reach with a radiosurgical technique doctors call stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT).

Leg Positioning Device

April 28, 2010 7:53 am | TRUMPF | Product Releases | Comments

The ARCH Table Extension from TRUMPF is an easy-to-use, leg-holding traction device. Designed for the Direct Anterior Approach to Total Hip Replacement, it is also an excellent solution for hip and femur fracture cases. Features include: The ability for optimal leg positioning, including hyperextension, abduction and external rotation, to be achieved with constant, measurable, safe traction and precise reference points.

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