Complications with some recent operations performed at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Vermont have raised concerns about the amount of training surgeons should undergo before using a da Vinci system on live patients. These incidents, which have included lacerated bladders and severed ureters, have many wondering if the marketing advantages for a hospital are being given greater priority over patient safety.
An innovative, minimally-invasive partial knee replacement surgery helped one 80-year-old Martin Memorial patient overcome osteoarthritis. MAKOplasty partial knee replacement surgery uses 3-D visualization and a robotic arm to help patients get back on their feet quickly.
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are rare lesions stemming from connective tissue anywhere along the length of the gut. This video reviews treatment of such a tumor through Laparoscopic Partial Gastrectomy.
This is a short clip of advanced Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy with Valley Surgical Clinics. One incision is made into the "belly button" leaving the patient with no visable scars.
Thoughts of my first job rushed back into me as I pulled open the front door of the veterinary clinic. My son carried his sick cat past me and headed to the receptionist’s desk. I took a breath. “Oh my goodness,” I thought. “This place smells just like the animal hospital back home.
The ThermaCor 1200 Rapid Thermal Infusion System, which helps maintain the patient’s normothermic temperature, has been used in trauma, vascular and liver transplant cases. May 5, 2010 Smisson-Cartledge Biomedical LLC (SCB) announced recently that its ThermaCor 1200 Rapid Thermal Infusion System has been used successfully in multiple clinical cases in the United States and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Cosmic Nee-Noggs from DeRoyal have been designed and researched to be pleasing, likable and fun for children between the ages of three and eight. The staff can wear the facial products and use the Nee-Nogg devices with the children to help them feel more comfortable, less frightened and a bit more playful.
Derma Sciences, Inc. introduces its new XTRASORB™ Foam dressing. According to the company, the XTRASORB™ Foam has been designed to provide a marked advancement to standard polyurethane foam dressings. The difference is on the outer facing portion of the dressing.
The unique disposable Standard Via-Guard® alternates clog-free Tip and AdjustaFlo® Poole suction. It clears fluids fast, saves time, cuts inventory and lowers costs. Clog-Free Standard Tip or Poole suction Cuts inventory, saves time and lowers costs Disposable for infection control For more information, visit www.
Just as cameras and televisions have been reinvented in the last decade with improved optics, sharpness and brightness, so have the tiny imaging scopes that physicians use to peer into the body's nooks and crannies --its organs and digestive system. And few places in the United States are testing the power of these new endoscopic optics as thoroughly as are researchers at Mayo Clinic.
(Reuters) - Overworked South African doctors are prone to botched surgical operations and in some instances have left gloves and scissors in patients' bodies after operations, the Sunday Independent newspaper reported. The paper's investigations showed such acts of negligence have cost the state over 1 billion rand ($136.
Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — People with severe asthma are getting a radically different treatment option: A way to snake a wire inside their lungs and melt off some of the tissue that squeezes their airways shut. Bronchial thermoplasty isn't for everyone, just a subset who wheeze despite today's best medications.
Daniel Woolls, Associated Press Writer MADRID (AP) — A Spanish man who underwent a partial face transplant hugged his surgeon Tuesday and expressed gratitude to the donor's family as he appeared in public for the first time since the January operation. The patient, identified only as Rafael, spoke with difficulty at a news conference at Seville's Virgen del Rocio Hospital, where he had undergone the 30-hour surgery.