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Bone Marrow Pioneer Dies At 88

October 18, 2010 6:38 am | News | Comments

(AP) Oncologist Georges Mathe, who in 1959 performed the world's first bone marrow transplant, has died, the French president's office said Monday. He was 88. Nicolas Sarkozy's office said Mathe died on Friday, but did not provide any additional details. "His contribution to the progress of oncology remains major," the statement said.

Removing Extra Tissue Around Breast Cancer Tumors Prevents Residual Disease

October 18, 2010 6:31 am | News | Comments

Removing an extra t2 millimeters around an area of invasive breast cancer is sufficient to minimise any residual disease in 98 percent of patients, according to research published in the November issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice . Surgeons from the Department of Breast Surgery at Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield, UK, studied 303 women who had undergone breast conserving surgery at the hospital between 2002 and 2008.

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AlloSkin™ Wound Care

October 15, 2010 6:43 am | Allosource | Product Releases | Comments

AlloSkin™ is a 1:1 meshed human skin graft obtained from cadaveric tissue. AlloSkin is extensively tested, cleaned and cryopreserved to maintain cellular structure, proteins, collagen, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), cytokine mediators and growth factors. AlloSkin consists of epidermis and partial dermis Characteristics include: Easy handling: pliable and stretchable.

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Thermal Imaging System Predicts Pressure Ulcers

October 15, 2010 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

WoundVision™ introduces a revolutionary predictive bedside thermographic imaging system. The WoundVision system brings knowledge bedside by acquiring, analyzing and applying essential patient data to inform healthcare providers in the development of effective treatment and care plans.

ENDOZIME® Xtreme Power Super-Concentrate

October 15, 2010 6:41 am | Ruhof Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

ENDOZIME® Xtreme Power combines the strength of a super-concentrate with the performance of Ruhof’s multi-enzyme formula to create the ultimate surgical instrument and scope cleaner. This unique combination gives ENDOZIME® Xtreme Power its superior cleaning abilities to deliver fast and thorough soil contamination removal.

Clinical Monitoring Of Chilean Miners

October 15, 2010 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zephyr Technology, developers of Physiological Status Monitoring (PSM) solutions, worked with the Chilean Government to monitor the health and fitness levels of the 33 trapped miners trapped for nearly two months. For the two weeks leading up to their rescue, the miners had been preparing for it by sending keepsakes up in the same capsules that carry food, clean clothes, medicine, monitoring systems and other supplies down through a narrow borehole to their underground cavern.

When The Nurse Disagrees With The Doctor

October 15, 2010 6:38 am | by Theresa Brown, RN | Articles | Comments

A recent conversation with a physician at my hospital was laced with tension about the different roles of doctors and nurses. “When you get down to it,” he told me, “Patients come to me for care, Theresa, not you.” Both of us were called away before we could talk more, but his words have been ringing in my head ever since.

Afghan Woman Unveils New Nose

October 15, 2010 5:53 am | News | Comments

(AP) An Afghan teenager who said her nose was cut off by her husband to punish her for running away has stepped out in public for the first time with a temporary prosthetic. The 19-year-old woman, identified only as Aisha, gained worldwide attention when she appeared on the August 9th cover of Time magazine.

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Drill Bit Left In Patient

October 15, 2010 5:43 am | News | Comments

(AP) A surgeon and other staff have been suspended and public health officials have launched an investigation after a piece of a surgical drill bit was left inside a patient's head following a procedure at Rhode Island Hospital. The hospital says a roughly quarter-inch long piece broke off and was left in a patient's scalp during neurosurgery on August 4.

Miracle Cure Companies Warned

October 15, 2010 5:39 am | News | Comments

Matthew Perrone, AP The Food and Drug Administration has warned eight companies to stop marketing miracle cures that claim to treat everything from autism to Parkinson's disease by flushing toxic metals from the body. Regulators said the products, sold over the Internet, can cause dehydration, kidney failure and death.

FDA Admits Mistake In Approving Knee Device

October 15, 2010 5:28 am | News | Comments

Matthew Perrone, AP Almost two years ago, the Food and Drug Administration ignored the advice of its scientists and approved a knee implant after being lobbied by members of Congress. On Thursday, the agency issued an unprecedented "mea culpa," saying the device should not have been approved.

Enabling Paraplegics To Walk

October 14, 2010 6:07 am | Videos | Comments

Berkeley Bionics™, developer and maker of bionic exoskeletons that augment human strength, endurance and mobility, has unveiled eLEGS, a wearable, artificially intelligent, bionic device that powers paraplegics up to get them standing and walking.

Sliding-Clip Technique

October 14, 2010 6:06 am | Videos | Comments

Hybrid NOTES Transvaginal Sleeve Gastrectomy

October 14, 2010 6:06 am | Videos | Comments

Multi Disciplinary team of Doctors at the Asian Surgicentre Pvt.Ltd.,Ahmedabad(INDIA) have achieved what is believed to be the nation's first stomach reduction via the Vagina.The procedure was done by Dr.Narwaria(Bariatric Surgeon), Dr.Nilay Mehta (Gastroenterologist &Endoscopist) and Dr.

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