I can’t say that I’m a very experienced surgical patient. The only type of surgery I’ve ever endured was on my thumb a few years back. I had a “mass” removed that turned out to be a ball of broken blood vessels. My surgical experience amounted to a few hours in the OR, four or five stitches and having to wear a dressing on my hand for a few days.
Mediflex Surgical Products introduces a new table mounted retractor. According to the company, the Mini-Bookler Table Mounted Retractor System features: Mounting on a height-adjustable StrongArm™ Holder and Positioner rather than on the fixed-height table posts, couplers and horizontal bars of the original system, enabling surgeons more flexibility in where the device is attached to the OR table and where they can position themselves.
Artisan Medical introduces the Plunge Bob Endoscopic Port Cleaner to address the problem of debris and blood clogging up trocars and ports. The product is a highly poly-absorbant obturator that features: No need for sponges, raytecs, Q-tips, and other such techniques.
Advanced Medical Innovations (AMI) presents the innovative Sharps Safety Station needle counter box. This box has the following safety features: Three Safety Hinges that can be unhinged easily without breaking should you wish to separate the boxes to use as a neutral zone (half on mayo tray and half on back table).
The integration helps give surgeons centralized control for more efficient and effective technology management during procedures, companies say WESTCHESTER, Ill., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- BrainLAB and Leica Microsystems (Leica) announce the integration of BrainLAB Image-Guided Surgery (IGS) software and platforms with the Leica M720 OH5 microscope.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, September 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Simbionix USA Corporation, the a developer of medical simulation systems, just released two new products: a new Laparoscopic Essential Tasks Module for its LAP Mentor™ and a breakthrough technology for patient-specific simulation based on actual patient data - the PROcedure Rehearsal Studio™.
Capecitabine added to standard treatment given before surgery helps to eradicate tumors in patients with early breast cancer BERLIN, September 23 /PRNewswire/ --- The Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group Present Data Which Highlight Benefits of Adding capecitabine to epirubicin and docetaxel in the Neoadjuvant Setting Data from the ABCSG-24 study presented at the joint 15th ECCO and 34th ESMO congress in Berlin, Germany, show that adding capecitabine (Xeloda®) to anthracycline- and taxane-containing regimens prior to surgery (neoadjuvant therapy) completely eradicated the tumor in 24 percent of women with HER2-positive or HER2-negative early breast cancer.
Study shows a new method for surgically reconstructing the palate after surgery for tonsil cancer maintains patients' ability to speak clearly and eat most foods ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new technique for reconstructing the palate after surgery for tonsil cancer maintained patients' ability to speak clearly and eat most foods, a new study shows.
I'll admit it. For a while there, in the middle of third year, I wasn't sure if this medicine thing was right for me ... I'll admit it. For a while there, in the middle of third year, I wasn't sure if this medicine thing was right for me. Just look at this line from a post I wrote back in January: “… as hard as I am being worked right now, I'm doing what I love, and worked hard to be able to do.
Spanish doctor sentenced for death of Nigeria's former first lady Ciaran Giles, Associated Press Writer MADRID (AP) — A plastic surgeon in Spain was convicted of negligence in the death of Nigeria's former first lady and was given a suspended sentence of a year in jail, a court said Tuesday.
Matthew Perrone, AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is awarding $2 million to spur the development of medical devices for children, who face increased risks during surgery because so few implants are designed for their use. The FDA said Monday it will distribute the grants among three researchers in Michigan, Massachusetts and California.
Heart rate complexity metric will be tested on trauma patients in the U.S. Army's new Critical Combat Care Engineering (C3E) program area David H. Fater, CEO of Vicor Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: VCRT), announces that Colonel Leopoldo Cancio of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) identified its PD2i as a heart rate complexity metric that will be tested on trauma patients under the new Critical Combat Care Engineering (C3E) program.
Mercy Hospital Cadillac in Cadillac, Michigan is a non-profit, acute care hospital providing health care to more than 80,000 residents across seven counties. In 2009, Thompson Reuters named the facility one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals for its achievements in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance and operational efficiency.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jackie McNamara has a bullet in her back. A surgeon put it there. Dr. Wilson Asfora calls the little device a bullet cage. It wasn't his idea, but he's refined the science and now has the federal government's blessing to use it in his corner of neurosurgical medicine at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls.
She sweeps into the office with a flourish, filling the place with her commanding personality. Because she can be curt, some of the staff members avoid her. She usually refuses to step on the scale to have her weight checked and reveals her septagenarian status only with reluctance. Her office visits have never been complicated.