Waldmann Lighting's Triango’s unique optic, developed by Derungs, provides an optimum light field of reflection-, shadow- and glare-free lighting and the illuminated area meets the highest technical requirements for medical lighting.
Medical interns spend just 12 percent of their time examining and talking with patients, and more than 40 percent of their time behind a computer, according to a new Johns Hopkins study that closely followed first-year residents at Baltimore's two large academic medical centers.
By using swarms of untethered grippers, each as small as a speck of dust, Johns Hopkins engineers and physicians say they have devised a new way to perform biopsies that could provide a more effective way to access narrow conduits in the body as well as find early signs of cancer or other diseases.
Sympathetic statements by a doctor over a patient's unexpected medical outcome can't be admitted as evidence in medical malpractice cases filed after the date a law intended to outlaw their use went into effect in 2004, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
Image-guided and robot-assisted surgeries have made successful inroads into the western European market. The significant cost and clinical benefits offered by such advanced surgical systems has been key to boosting their adoption rates.
Remember the good ol' days when taking a single board certification examination from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) was good enough to call yourself "board certified" in a medical specialty? Those were the days.
The Affordable Care Act includes numerous reforms to improve the quality of healthcare and lowers costs for taxpayers and patients. Health IT is critical to implementing and making these new payment and delivery models work. It provides the kind of smart data and analytics that is already helping programs such as Accountable Care Organizations, bundled payments, patient-centered medical homes, and value-based purchasing.
A new 3-D motion detection system could help identify baseball pitchers who are at risk for shoulder injuries, according to a new study. The system can be used on the field and requires only a laptop computer. Other systems that evaluate pitchers’ throwing motions require cameras and other equipment and generally are confined to indoor use.
That includes several people who arrived with legs attached by just a little skin, a 3-year-old boy with a head wound and bleeding on the brain, and a little girl riddled with nails. Even a transit system police officer whose heart had stopped and was close to bleeding to death after a shootout with the suspects now appears headed for recovery.
The cause of phrenic nerve damage is sometimes very easy to pinpoint, such as surgery to the neck or chest, or an accident; however sometimes, as in Kurt Matthewson's case, it can be difficult to discern. As part of his usual procedure, Dr. Matthew Kaufman did a nerve transplant with a graft taken from Matthewson's ankle.
The average person with multiple diseased arteries in the heart does slightly better following coronary artery bypass surgery than after having stents inserted, a new study suggests, but the optimal procedure varies by patient. Researchers found slightly more heart patients survived at least five years after bypass surgery.
The Olympus Articulating HD 3D Laparoscopic Surgical Video System delivers value to surgeons and patients by reducing surgical errors and improving the speed, accuracy, and precision of surgical tasks such as dissection, grasping and suturing when compared with traditional 2D surgical systems.
Sempermed's StarMed Ultra Nitrile examination glove is manufactured with a second generation nitrile formula, providing an incomparable fit and feel without sacrificing the protection and peace of mind healthcare workers demand.
Microline Surgical, Inc. launched an enhanced version of its MiSeal Reposable Thermal Ligating System. MiSeal is the first and only reposable device that simultaneously seals and divides soft tissue using direct thermal energy, offering surgeons the ability to achieve exceptional patient outcomes at a considerable cost advantage.
Attention technologists, CEO’s, and health care consultants: your decisions can be as dangerous as a nurse with a syringe of over-concentrated heparin. When EMRs are implemented that take physicians eyes and minds away from the patient without demonstrable improvement in quality of care (and cause excess spending), patients can die.