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Touch-Enabled Simulator

July 7, 2010 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

SensAble Technologies, a manufacturer of haptic devices and 3D modeling solutions, announced that its customer, BioDigital, working in partnership with surgeons at NYU Langone Medical Center, has created the first medical simulation application for teaching residents the high-technology procedure for lung resection of the right upper lobe, most commonly performed to treat resectable lung cancers.

Obese Patients Present Challenges In The ICU

July 6, 2010 7:48 am | by Ralph Gordon, MD | Articles | Comments

Obesity is a huge healthcare problem in the United States. It has reached the proportions of an epidemic and continues to get worse. Multiple medical problems including heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea and cancer are closely associated with obesity. The patients with extreme obesity can reach a body weight of five, six or seven hundred pounds and even higher.

Nanotechnology Cancer Treatment

July 6, 2010 7:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nano Cancer® Therapy is currently approved  in Europe for the treatment of brain tumors only, but studies are underway in prostate cancer, esophageal cancer and pancreatic cancer. July 6, 2010 Following two decades of intensive research and development efforts, MagForce Nanotechnologies AG, a Berlin-based medical technology company founded in 1997, has received European regulatory approval for its Nano-Cancer® therapy.

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Video Imaging System

July 6, 2010 7:45 am | Luxtel, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The IsoluX video imaging system is comprised of three video camera options and one TriLux Video Signal Processor. The TriLux will accept input from any of the three IsoluX cameras and provides a signal for recording and/or displaying. The CardioVu Video Camera enhances the surgical image.

New Robotic Surgical System Takes Another Step

July 6, 2010 5:58 am | News | Comments

Titan Medical, Inc. recently announced that it has filed an amended and restated preliminary short form base shelf prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. This filing has been made in order to amend and restate the company's current preliminary short form prospectus which was filed with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces in April.

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Surgeon Sues For Legal Fees

July 6, 2010 5:44 am | News | Comments

A physician’s assistant who sued, alleging a Redding, PA surgeon angrily threw a drill at him in surgery, dropped his lawsuit after the doctor countersued, alleging slander. Now, Dr. Richard Cross is suing his two insurance companies because they’re not picking up the $14,000 legal tab he incurred before the assistant dropped his suit.

Initial Overhaul Provisions Kicking In

July 6, 2010 5:35 am | News | Comments

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, AP The first stage of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is expected to provide coverage to about one million uninsured Americans by next year, according to government estimates. That's a small share of the uninsured, but in a shaky economy, experts say it's notable.

EMRs Could Trigger The Need For More Handhelds

July 6, 2010 5:07 am | News | Comments

Stimulus incentives designed to spur hospitals and physicians to use electronic medical record systems are among several factors that will drive growth of handheld devices in healthcare, according to a new report from healthcare market research publisher Kalorama Information. The report, Handhelds in Healthcare: The World Market for PDAs, Tablet PCs, Handheld Monitors & Scanners , indicates that handheld device sales for healthcare use reached $8.

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Bendable Armboard

July 2, 2010 7:21 am | Dale Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Dale Medical Products offers a bendable armboard that can be custom shaped to fit a patient's specific wrist positioning needs. The Dale® Bendable ArmBoard for stabilizing and securing IV and arterial lines can be bent and re-shaped and has a soft, padded cover for comfortably holding a patent's wrist in any desired position.

Stainless Steel Utility Cart

July 2, 2010 7:20 am | EDGECO America | Product Releases | Comments

Edgeco introduces a new KD Stainless Steel Utility Cart. According to the company, the cart offers: East of assembly with no special tools required. The ability to support 400 lbs. The ability to be shipped in a sturdy, compact carton. Nuts that are pre-assembled to the shelf.

Managing OR Temperature

July 2, 2010 7:19 am | by John LaDue, Division Sales Director, Hospital Services Division, Shafer Enterprises LLC | Shafer Enterprises, LLC | Articles | Comments

The Joint Commission is focusing on patient normothermia issues for patient safety and new SCIP measures require that upon release to the PACU body temperature be maintained at 36 C or higher. One of the easiest ways to help unintended hypothermia in patients is to warm the temperature of the OR .

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Someone To Watch Over Me

July 2, 2010 7:18 am | Articles | Comments

A few years ago after learning of the death of a favorite teacher, a friend from surgical training and I began exchanging e-mail messages reminiscing about the man we once alternately referred to as “the Silver Fox” because of his dapper looks and “Chuckles” because of his easygoing manner.

Benefits Beyond Weight Loss

July 2, 2010 7:03 am | News | Comments

One year after weight loss surgery with laparoscopic gastric banding, extremely obese adults demonstrate not only better physical health, but also improved psychological health, a new study presented at The Endocrine Society's 92nd Annual Meeting in San Diego, states. So in addition to helping control Type 2 diabetes, the study offers perspective on how the long-term psychological status of morbidly obese individuals undergoing gastric banding has improved.

Best Practices For Managing A Nursing Shortages

July 2, 2010 6:50 am | News | Comments

API Healthcare recently issued a set of best practices to help hospitals of all sizes effectively prepare for and manage the challenging repercussions of healthcare reform legislation. Industry experts expect this legislation to generate millions of new patients, create a severe nursing shortage and have a significant financial impact on hospitals and other healthcare providers.

The Risks Of Remote-Controlled Medicine 

July 2, 2010 6:42 am | by By: Dr. Wes | Articles | Comments

Increasingly our Western world culture assumes that most things in medicine can be reduced to a linear, data-driven, algorithmic process. One only needs to witness the now-famously heralded article on ICU check-lists to understand the unwavering trust we have in this model. ICU medicine's complexity reinforces our trust in this approach because patients are usually too sick to contribute to their care.

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