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Automating The Driver Of The Hospital

March 5, 2010 11:52 am | by Amanda McGowan | Articles | Comments

In response to the increased economic pressures and quality concerns facing hospitals today, many facilities are automating their perioperative systems in an effort to boost revenue and improve clinical outcomes. March 8, 2010 No one, no matter how smart they are, can remember everything,” says Susan Almquist-Baldwin, Vice President of Perioperative Systems at North Shore Long Island Jewish (NSLIJ).

Michael J. Fox Named Honorary Doctor In Sweden

March 5, 2010 7:15 am | News | Comments

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Karolinska institute says it will give an honorary degree of medicine to Canadian-American actor Michael J. Fox for his work to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson's disease. The institute, which awards the annual Nobel Prize in medicine, says the Michael J.

Senators: Lift Ban On Gays Donating Blood

March 5, 2010 7:15 am | News | Comments

Jim Abrams, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The time has come to change a policy that imposes a lifetime ban on donating blood for any man who has had gay sex since 1977, 18 senators said Thursday. "Not a single piece of scientific evidence supports the ban," said Sen.

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Lawsuit: Cosmetic Surgery Killed Mom Of 3

March 5, 2010 7:14 am | News | Comments

A mother of three wanted a change and went in for a common procedure -- a face-lift. She never came out of surgery. Her family now says that a well-known, nationwide chain is responsible for her death and has filed a lawsuit against Lifestyle Lift in Middlesex Superior Court. The company insists the procedure is safe and the patient is to blame.

Concerns Over ‘Metal On Metal’ Hip Implants

March 5, 2010 7:14 am | News | Comments

Some of the nation’s leading orthopedic surgeons have reduced or stopped use of a popular category of artificial hips amid concerns that the devices are causing severe tissue and bone damage in some patients, often requiring replacement surgery within a year or two. In recent years, such devices, known as “metal on metal” implants, have been used in about one-third of the approximately 250,000 hip replacements performed annually in this country.

Bankruptcy Follows Hepatitis Scrutiny For Doctor

March 5, 2010 7:13 am | News | Comments

Dr. Dipak Desai, whose Las Vegas clinics were at the center of a 2008 hepatitis scare in Las Vegas, has filed for personal Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. The filing could affect upcoming malpractice trials involving Desai and other defendants. Litigation is automatically put on hold in bankruptcy cases, though plaintiffs can petition the bankruptcy court to proceed with their cases.

A Window Into The Body

March 5, 2010 7:04 am | by Amanda McGowan | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers of surgical display systems discuss how the technology has evolved to accommodate minimally invasive surgery, features to consider when purchasing displays for your operating room, and what to expect in the future for visualization in the OR. March 5, 2010 The rise of HD endoscopic systems used in MIS procedures has driven the need for HD surgical displays in the OR.

The Doctor’s Failure To Cut Costs

March 5, 2010 6:13 am | by Pauline W. Chen, MD | Articles | Comments

On wards and in intensive care units, when doctors, nurses, patients and families find themselves at odds with one another, they inevitably turn to the experts of last resort: the bioethicists. Regularly called upon to weigh in on issues including life support, human research, patient rights and organ transplantation, bioethicists are known for bringing clarity to situations so overwrought with opinions, values and special interests that consensus appears impossible.

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Purchasing Surgical Supply Carts

March 5, 2010 6:13 am | Stanley Innerspace | Articles | Comments

What to consider before buying surgical supply carts for your surgical suite. March 9, 2010 By Shannon Kennedy, Director of Marketing, Stanley Innerspace 1. Involve the end-user in the purchasing decision – An obvious consideration that is often overlooked.

5 MegaPixel Grayscale Display

March 5, 2010 6:10 am | Barco | Product Releases | Comments

Barco introduces a new generation of its Nio 5MP diagnostic display system. The new display system offers several technological advancements that lead to higher optical performance, more efficient workflow and a longer product lifetime. According to the company, the new system features: Integration of a brand-new LCD panel based on IPS (In-plane switching) technology, so grayscale images are presented with more brightness, improved contrast and better black uniformity, under any ambient light condition.

Fiber Optic DVI Extender

March 5, 2010 6:08 am | Cp Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

CP Technologies announces it has received UL medical certification for 60601-1 and 60601-1-2 compliance for its ClearLinks OR brand of fiber optic DVI extender products. Features include: The ability to send 1080p video and 1920x1200 graphic signals via a 4-channel fiber optic cable.

Operating Room Of The Future

March 4, 2010 5:23 am | Videos | Comments

The Suite consists of four operating rooms housing futuristic surgical, endoscopic and imaging technology including the Artis zeego angiography C-arm system developed by Siemens Healthcare and recently approved for use in the United States. The C-arm can rotate completely around an operating table scanning a patient from all angles, and offering surgeons detailed imaging to guide them in their procedure.

Surgeons Perform Fetal And Minimally Invasive Surgery On Baby

March 4, 2010 5:22 am | Videos | Comments

CBS4 News Denver tells the story of fetal surgery and minimally invasive surgery for mothers and babies all in one place at Presbyterian/St.

Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy: Troublesome Cases

March 4, 2010 5:22 am | Videos | Comments

This video from the International Journal of Urology presents a case in laparoscopic adrenalectomy. It is part of an article with 4 videos on "Laparoscopic adrenalectomy: Troublesome cases". View the article here and find the videos under Supporting Information of the article.

Tissue And Vessel Sealing In Robotic Complex TLH/BSO

March 4, 2010 5:21 am | Videos | Comments

Richard Salter, MD, FACOG, Forest Park, Dallas, TX uses the Lektrafuse™ CAIMAN™ with the da Vinci® Surgical System for a complex TLH/BSO. "I have used the CAIMAN in many routine robotic gynecological procedures with much success,” he says. “The longer sealing jaws significantly reduce surgical times and I have seen little to no adhesion or charring.

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