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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CBS4 News Denver tells the story of fetal surgery and minimally invasive surgery for mothers and babies all in one place at Presbyterian/St.
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.
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.
I read an article this morning about a 16-year-old girl named Cassie Mills who is losing a battle with weight. Standing at 5’ 4” and 213 pounds, Cassie is considering bariatric surgery after several different diets and workout solutions have failed to help her succeed in losing weight.
Stryker Endoscopy offers the WiSe™ HDTV Flat Panel Monitor, a wireless 1080p flat panel for the medical field. The 26” monitor, combined with the WiSe™ HDTV Transmitter, exhibits: Uncompressed 1080p transmitted wirelessly to eliminate cable clutter and potential costly repairs to flat panels.
Human movement and rehabilitation after military combat, sports and other activities is explored using virtual visualization March 3, 2010 Motek Medical system at McGill University Pain, Mind, and Movement Research Lab at the Constance Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre.
(Reuters) Food-based illnesses cost the United States $152 billion in health-related expenses each year, according to a study released by consumer and public health groups. Food safety advocates are hoping that the study will boost efforts in Congress to overhaul the nation's food safety system.