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9 In 10 Docs Blame Lawsuit Fears For Overtesting

July 7, 2010 7:32 am | News | Comments

Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Ninety percent of physicians surveyed said doctors overtest and overtreat to protect themselves from malpractice lawsuits. That sentiment is more common among male doctors than female doctors, according to the survey published Monday in Archives of Internal Medicine.

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Some Prostate Cancer Patients Not Given All Possible Treatment Options

July 7, 2010 7:31 am | News | Comments

At the recent meeting of the American Urological Association in San Francisco, researchers presented studies regarding the decision-making process men go through when considering proposed prostate cancer treatments. Dr. Vorstman, renowned Florida urologist, believes these studies would have more meaning if patients were presented with information about prostate cancer treatment options in a different fashion.

Colon Cancer Screenings Up, Breast Rate Stalled

July 7, 2010 7:31 am | News | Comments

Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer ATLANTA (AP) — More older Americans are getting tested for colon cancer, with nearly two out of three getting recommended screenings. Meanwhile, rates for breast cancer screening remain stuck on a higher plateau, according to a government report released Tuesday.

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FDA Clears First Implantable Telescope For Vision

July 7, 2010 7:30 am | News | Comments

Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have approved a first-of-its-kind technology to counter a leading cause of blindness in older adults — a tiny telescope implanted inside the eye. The Implantable Miniature Telescope aims to help in the end stages of incurable age-related macular degeneration, a creeping loss of central vision that blocks reading, watching TV, eventually even recognizing faces.

Warming And Cooling Critical For Temperature Management

July 7, 2010 7:30 am | by Andy Fleishacker, Director of Business and Market Development and Xia Luo, M.D., Director of Clinical for Zoll Medical Corporation | Zoll Medical Corp. | Articles | Comments

Managing patient temperature in the operating room has always been a critical part of any surgical procedure. When patients undergo large open surgical procedures, such as liver, cardiovascular, burn  or any large abdominal incision, heat loss is common due to the patient being exposed to the cold OR temperature and the cooling effect of the anesthesia and mechanical ventilation.

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MRI-Compatible Surgical Light

July 7, 2010 7:29 am | Sunnex, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Sunnex Celestial Star™ MRI surgical light provides medical professionals and surgeons with a stable, reliable source of light in MRI surgical suites. The Celestial Star MRI surgical light is made of MRI compatible material and is certified by both GE and Siemens for use with their MRI solutions.

Touch-Enabled Simulator

July 7, 2010 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

SensAble Technologies, a manufacturer of haptic devices and 3D modeling solutions, announced that its customer, BioDigital, working in partnership with surgeons at NYU Langone Medical Center, has created the first medical simulation application for teaching residents the high-technology procedure for lung resection of the right upper lobe, most commonly performed to treat resectable lung cancers.

Obese Patients Present Challenges In The ICU

July 6, 2010 7:48 am | by Ralph Gordon, MD | Articles | Comments

Obesity is a huge healthcare problem in the United States. It has reached the proportions of an epidemic and continues to get worse. Multiple medical problems including heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea and cancer are closely associated with obesity. The patients with extreme obesity can reach a body weight of five, six or seven hundred pounds and even higher.

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Nanotechnology Cancer Treatment

July 6, 2010 7:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nano Cancer® Therapy is currently approved  in Europe for the treatment of brain tumors only, but studies are underway in prostate cancer, esophageal cancer and pancreatic cancer. July 6, 2010 Following two decades of intensive research and development efforts, MagForce Nanotechnologies AG, a Berlin-based medical technology company founded in 1997, has received European regulatory approval for its Nano-Cancer® therapy.

Video Imaging System

July 6, 2010 7:45 am | Luxtel, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The IsoluX video imaging system is comprised of three video camera options and one TriLux Video Signal Processor. The TriLux will accept input from any of the three IsoluX cameras and provides a signal for recording and/or displaying. The CardioVu Video Camera enhances the surgical image.

New Robotic Surgical System Takes Another Step

July 6, 2010 5:58 am | News | Comments

Titan Medical, Inc. recently announced that it has filed an amended and restated preliminary short form base shelf prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. This filing has been made in order to amend and restate the company's current preliminary short form prospectus which was filed with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces in April.

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Surgeon Sues For Legal Fees

July 6, 2010 5:44 am | News | Comments

A physician’s assistant who sued, alleging a Redding, PA surgeon angrily threw a drill at him in surgery, dropped his lawsuit after the doctor countersued, alleging slander. Now, Dr. Richard Cross is suing his two insurance companies because they’re not picking up the $14,000 legal tab he incurred before the assistant dropped his suit.

Initial Overhaul Provisions Kicking In

July 6, 2010 5:35 am | News | Comments

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, AP The first stage of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is expected to provide coverage to about one million uninsured Americans by next year, according to government estimates. That's a small share of the uninsured, but in a shaky economy, experts say it's notable.

EMRs Could Trigger The Need For More Handhelds

July 6, 2010 5:07 am | News | Comments

Stimulus incentives designed to spur hospitals and physicians to use electronic medical record systems are among several factors that will drive growth of handheld devices in healthcare, according to a new report from healthcare market research publisher Kalorama Information. The report, Handhelds in Healthcare: The World Market for PDAs, Tablet PCs, Handheld Monitors & Scanners , indicates that handheld device sales for healthcare use reached $8.

Bendable Armboard

July 2, 2010 7:21 am | Dale Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Dale Medical Products offers a bendable armboard that can be custom shaped to fit a patient's specific wrist positioning needs. The Dale® Bendable ArmBoard for stabilizing and securing IV and arterial lines can be bent and re-shaped and has a soft, padded cover for comfortably holding a patent's wrist in any desired position.

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