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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.

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.

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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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High-Tech Aid For Surgeons: 3-D Simulation And Talking Skulls

October 14, 2010 6:05 am | Videos | Comments

In an ultra-modern, high-tech facility for surgical planning in Leipzig, masses of collated data on patients are converted into 3-D images of the patients' heads. Doctors can remove skin and muscles and even parts of the brain from the virtual image in order to get a better view of a tumor inside.

Surgeons Expand The Use Of Scar-Free Technique

October 13, 2010 7:19 am | News | Comments

A team of surgeons from Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York who have pioneered scar-free gallbladder removal are offering the procedure to all suitable patients, and extending this new type of surgical procedure to other operations in the abdomen. They reported on their updated findings at the 2010 Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.

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Selecting A Fluid Management System

October 13, 2010 7:17 am | by Bill Merkle, MD Technologies inc. | MD Technologies, Inc. | Articles | Comments

The following important factors and recommendations are provided to assist in selection of a fluid management system for your facility.   Important Factors Infection prevention should have highest priority in performing medical procedures. Risk of exposure to infectious fluids increases with each added step in disposal process.

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Food Addiction: Cheesecake-Eating Rats And Obesity As A Mental Illness

October 13, 2010 7:16 am | by Michele R. Berman, MD | Articles | Comments

In a 2007 Editorial in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the U.S. National Center on Drug Abuse (NIDA), asked if obesity should be included as a brain disorder in the upcoming Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5, expected in 2012). She posed this question based on mounting evidence that foods can trigger behavioral and physiological processes that are similar to or overlapping with those caused by classic drugs of abuse.

Molecular Sensing Device

October 13, 2010 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectros offers advanced molecular sensing devices that shed light on life-threatening diseases, including ischemia and cancer. The medical devices build upon optical molecular technologies to speed diagnosis, reduce complications and lower costs. The company’s T-Stat is a device to be labeled by the FDA as “sensitive to Ischemia” and has been proven in multiple trials as an easy-to-use and reliable tool for assessing the adequacy of oxygen delivery to tissue.

Surgical Voluteers Recognized For Work In U.S., Abroad

October 13, 2010 6:35 am | News | Comments

Four members of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) were recognized for their selfless efforts as volunteer surgeons who provide care to medically underserved individuals in the United States and international locations. The following were named recipients of the 2010 Surgical Volunteerism Award of the College and Pfizer, Inc.

Surgeon's New Protocol Could Eliminate Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

October 13, 2010 6:22 am | News | Comments

Critically ill patients on a breathing tube are at risk not only from their injuries or diseases, but also from infections they can contract in the hospital. One of the most common infections is pneumonia from breathing tubes. A study of a new multidisciplinary protocol that has all but eliminated such infections at one hospital was reported on at the 2010 Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.

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