Optronics® introduces the Microcast® HD Pro-Lite™ and Print Pro™ camera models to their line of full 1080p HD digital microscope camera systems. The new camera models are designed to provide end-user customers more flexibility in terms of their HD microscope imaging requirements.
The Endo Stitch™ automated endoscopic suturing instrument from Covidien enables advanced laparoscopic procedures that require endoscopic suturing and knot tying. According to the company, features include: An integrated needle and suture that eliminates the need for loading and unloading the needle.
Stryker’s MiniLap instrument line allows for access and instrumentation in one laparoscopic device. According to the company, the instruments are designed percutaneous entry through the abdominal cavity, and feature: A diameter of 2.3 mm. Availability in 4 tip styles for a variety of laparoscopic procedures.
It has been 10 years since the landmark Institute of Medicine report “To Err is Human” uncovered disturbing deficiencies in the quality of our nation’s medical care. Progress in correcting these deficiencies remains frustratingly slow, and it has become clear that achieving the quality and safety improvements we seek will require us to examine our approach to medical education.
Images from the desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry analysis of prostate tissue samples are shown next to stained slides of the same samples. The images show that cholesterol sulfate is present in cancerous tissue and precancerous legions called high grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia, or PIN.
The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) announces the "ISAPS Biennial Global Survey™" of plastic surgeons and procedures in the top 25 countries and regions - representing 75 percentof all procedures in 2009. The ISAPS Survey marks the first time reliable international plastic surgery data has been obtained and analyzed by independent statistical specialists.
Dr. John R. Valvo, M.D., F.A.C.S. is currently the Chief of Urology and Director of Robotics at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, New York. Following a 20-year career in performing open surgery, Dr. Valvo founded the robotic program at Rochester General Hospital in early 2004, which currently ranks in the top 4% of robotic surgeries in the United States, having over 30 robotic surgeons and over 3,000 robotic surgeries performed.
Arch Biopartners Inc. announces that Arch scientists have reported findings that identify key inflammation pathways in chronic kidney disease and C. difficile colitis. The studies are the result of the scientists' ongoing research at the University of Calgary and are reported in the journals Gastroenterology and The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology .
Carla K. Johnson, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — If your pants are feeling a bit tight around the waistline, take note: Belly bulge can be deadly for older adults, even those who aren't overweight or obese by other measures. One of the largest studies to examine the dangers of abdominal fat suggests men and women with the biggest waistlines have twice the risk of dying over a decade compared to those with the smallest tummies.
Catherine Tsai, Associated Press Writer TRINIDAD, Colo. (AP) — This picturesque southern Colorado town known for decades as the sex-change capital of the world — thousands of gender-reassignment operations have been performed here — is becoming a beacon for victims of female genital mutilation.
The SILS™ Hand instruments from Covidien are the latest advancements in endoscopic tissue manipulation, enhancing the surgeon’s flexibility and visualization when performing SILS™ procedures the company’s SILS™ Clinch, SILS™ Hook, SILS™ Shears and SILS™ Dissector offer: The ability to articulate infinitely in a near hemispherical space, allowing access to surgical site from different angles and assisting in providing triangulation and visualization needed to facilitate SILS™ procedures.
Olympus introduces the QuadPort™, a disposable multi-instrument access port that can simultaneously accommodate up to four instruments, including a laparoscope, through a single incision. According to the company, the QuadPort features: 4 ports: one 15mm, two 10mm and one 5mm.
For myself I am an optimist — it does not seem to be much use being anything else. -Winston Churchill August 9, 2010 Even before I met him, I could tell that his cancer was extensive. His problems had started several months before with a cough, a voice change, and some trouble swallowing.
Kathy Gannon, Associated Press Writer KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ten members of a medical team, including six Americans, were shot and killed by militants as they were returning from providing eye treatment and other health care in remote villages in northern Afghanistan, a spokesman for the team said Saturday.
The differences among therapies were more prominent at higher levels of cancer risk, and suggest, the researchers say, that in many cases surgery should play a greater role in treatment strategies for patients with prostate cancer that is likely to recur or spread. The study is available online in the journal “Cancer,” the journal of the American Cancer Society, here Most previous reports comparing treatment outcomes among different treatment options have looked only at PSA responses to treatment, rather than at the more important long-term survival outcomes, according to the researchers.