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da Vinci® Robotic Renal Cyst Excision

March 10, 2011 4:52 am | Videos | Comments

Minimally invasive robotic surgical procedure performed by Dr. Mark Saleh. Washington Hospital's Institute for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery is committed to providing you with the latest technology to ensure the highest quality care. Many surgeries that were once done as open procedures with large, 6 to 12 inch incisions are now being performed by laparoscopy and with the use of robotics in the operating room.

Doctors Perform Brain Surgery Through Patient’s Nose

March 10, 2011 4:51 am | Videos | Comments

Using remarkable high-tech equipment and a team of highly-trained surgeons, patients are having brain tumors removed...through their noses. Doctors map the patient's brain using GPS technology, then using four tiny surgical hands, the surgeons find, cut and remove the tumor...all through the nostrils.

Breast Cancer Radioactive Seed

March 10, 2011 4:51 am | Videos | Comments

What used to begin with the sometimes painful placement of a wire in the patient's breast to mark the location of the tumor can now be done with a much more precise and less painful method. Doctors call it radioactive seed localization, or RSL. The process uses a thin needle to place a tiny radioactive seed directly on the cancerous lump.

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Technology Takeover

March 9, 2011 5:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

You may have seen it on television or in the news recently. Some of the best players ever to play Jeopardy! were dominated by Watson – I.B.M.’s super-computer. It seems Watson's “knowledge” may make its way to the medical community sooner than we all thought.

Alternative Surgical Robot In The Works

March 9, 2011 5:38 am | News | Comments

Viking Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:VKNG), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of 3D and 2D visualization solutions for complex minimally invasive surgery, announces that its 3DHD system has been selected as the vision component of an alternative, cost-effective surgical robotic system demonstration that will be featured at the European Association of Urology (EAU) Annual Meeting which will be held in Vienna, March 18-22.

Energy-Efficient LED Task Lighting

March 9, 2011 5:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Philips Burton introduces the Nuance Elite LED (light emitting diode) fixture that adapts to many task lighting applications such as nurse's stations and work stations in many environments including ambulatory centers, doctor's offices, acute care, urgent care and other health care facilities.

LED Portable Surgical Headlight

March 9, 2011 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Solaris™ LED Surgical Headlight from Perioptix produces 80,000 lux (7,500 foot candles) which exceeds the brightness of many fiberoptic surgical headlight systems in a completely portable design. According to the company, features include: Powered by rechargeable Li Ion batteries weighing 6.

Non-Invasive Approach To Essential Tremor Treatment

March 9, 2011 5:32 am | News | Comments

(PRNewswire) A new chapter in medical history opened days ago when noninvasive MR-guided focused ultrasound was used to successfully treat a patient with essential tremor (ET), a progressive neurological disorder that affects millions of people worldwide and causes involuntary shaking of the hands, head, face, eyelids, voice or other muscles.

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Virtual Surgery Takes On Gastric Banding

March 9, 2011 5:08 am | News | Comments

(PRNewswire) "Not a day goes by that I don't think about what I eat, how I eat, or how it looks on me," states Leslie Riopel, Clinical Hypnotherapist. After going back to pursue her Master's degree, she formed Sweetdreams Hypnosis in 2010. Her sister, Cynthia Morris, an RN, is also involved in a business that now offers Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis.

U.S. Funds Training For African Health Workers

March 9, 2011 4:50 am | News | Comments

Michelle Faul, AP The United States will fund training for 140,000 African health care workers in an initiative to "transform and dramatically increase" medical education on the continent, the top U.S. AIDS official announced. Ambassador Eric Goosby said the plan will bring partnerships between African and U.

China Promises To Improve Hospitals

March 9, 2011 4:35 am | News | Comments

Gillian Wong, AP Top Chinese officials have promised to improve public hospitals and cut their dependence on drug sales for income — a major driver of high health care costs. Public health care in China has been underfunded for years, and the high cost and poor access of health services are among the public's biggest complaints.

Clinical Alarm Issues Inhibit The Delivery of Safe Health Care

March 8, 2011 5:46 am | News | Comments

Clinical alarms alert caregivers and hospital staff to critical changes in a patient’s physiologic condition, as well as to safety issues and device malfunctions, so that caregivers may intervene appropriately. Adverse alarm events are accidents waiting to happen, the results of a perfect storm in an error-prone system.

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Scientists Make New Urethras For Five Boys

March 8, 2011 5:34 am | News | Comments

Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — Doctors have created urethras using patients' own cells for the first time — another example that scientists may be able to grow replacement body parts one day "It's not so much science fiction anymore to think we can grow replacement organs," said Patrick Warnke, a tissue engineering expert at Bond University in Australia.

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Hand Transplant First In U.S.

March 8, 2011 5:16 am | News | Comments

Surgeons at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center performed the first hand transplant in the western United States in an operation that began one minute before midnight on Friday, March 4, and was completed 14-and-a-half hours later, on Saturday, March 5. The transplant was performed on a 26-year-old mother from Northern California who lost her right hand in a traffic accident nearly five years ago.

Homeless Cost $2,500 More For Hospital Stays

March 8, 2011 5:01 am | News | Comments

Homeless people with medical or surgical problems arrive at the hospital with underlying health issues and stay longer than others, often because there is no place to send them after their initial medical crisis has been treated, the study found. Those with psychiatric illness arrive at the hospital much sicker than others.

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