( AP) Doctors at a Louisville hospital performed a rare double hand transplant on a burn victim. It's only the third time this type of operation has taken place in the U.S. Surgeons even tweeted about the operation before, during and after it took place.
A team of medical volunteers, mostly from Utah, is preparing for a trek to one of the most remote countries in the world. It's an annual effort doing what many experts think is a bad idea: teaching an advanced form of surgery in a primitive economy.
Leica Microsystems, in partnership with Med X Change, introduces a new Apple® app called Med X Mobile. The application enables surgeons to wirelessly transfer HD video and still images of surgical cases directly from a Leica Microsystems surgical microscope to an Apple® iPhone or iPod with no need to connect to a personal computer.
CoolView offers the Novalite Micro XL 1400 Surgical LED Headlight System. According to the company, features include: Super bright beam with an adjustable headlight and built-in rechargeable Lithium Ion battery-powered belt pack. A non-tethered design that allows unlimited freedom of movement.
The value of an apology – a heart-felt “I’m sorry” – can be seen in many facets of our lives. Often, no matter how big or small the mistake, an apology is a good start to remedying the situation. Still, it seems to be human instinct to try to cover up the mistake, not talk about it or deny that it happened whenever possible.
EndoControl, the French company specializing in advanced laparoscopy just experienced its first success with the new application for their ViKY® robot: a Uterus Positioner. On July 22nd for the first time in Europe, ViKY® was used in combination with the da Vinci surgical robot.
Innovative Medical Products is helping improve orthopedic surgery on obese patients with the new MorphBoard® modular pegboard positioning system. Along with its two modular end boards, the MorphBoard® features: A lightweight center board that can be easily adjusted to accommodate an obese patient’s large abdomen.
The new Headband Telescope Loupe in high powers from Visions USA, a Dentrex company, is a comfortable cushioned adjustable headband. The Lana Loupe Headband takes the weight off your nose. The Telescopes flip up and can be worn with our prescription, safety of laser safety glasses.
One in seven patients experience more pain, physical and emotional problems a year after surgery than before their operation, and one-quarter have less vitality. Those are the key findings of a research study of more than 400 patients published online by the British Journal of Surgery Researchers from The Netherlands spoke to 216 women and 185 men with an average age of 54, who had undergone planned procedures, ranging from plastic surgery to orthopaedic surgery.
As physician-guided robots routinely operate on patients at most major hospitals, the next generation robot could eliminate a surprising element from that scenario – the doctor. Feasibility studies conducted by Duke University bioengineers have demonstrated that a robot can locate a man-made, or phantom, lesion in simulated human organs, guide a device to the lesion and take multiple samples during a single session.
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, AP A plan by Medicare to try to make it simpler for consumers to pick drug coverage could force three million seniors to switch plans next year whether they like it or not, says an independent analysis. That risks undercutting President Barack Obama's promise that people can keep their health plans if they like them.
Over-utilization of medical imaging services exposes patients to unnecessary radiation and adds to healthcare costs, according to a report appearing online and in the October issue of the journal Radiology that calls on radiologists to spearhead a collaborative effort to curb imaging usage. “In most cases, an imaging procedure enhances the accuracy of a diagnosis or guides a medical treatment and is fully justified, because it benefits the patient,” said the article's lead author, William R.
Protection Organizers from Health Care Logistics offer a solution for keeping infection protection apparel stocked and ready-to-use in a consistent location. According to the company, Protection Organizers are available in multiple styles to accommodate the varied needs of staff throughout the facility.
The Esteem® Ortho Powder-free Surgical Glove from Cardinal Health is a synthetic solution that performs like a latex glove in terms of comfort, fit and feel. It is made from a unique synthetic polyisoprene formulation that is structurally identical to natural rubber latex without the proteins.
The original Calzuro is a washable and sterilizable footwear. According to the company, features include: Slip resistance with no upper ventilation holes protecting against contamination. Washable with bleach if autoclave (up to 300°F) is not available.