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Innovative Procedure For Rare Vaginal Defects

August 20, 2010 7:08 am | News | Comments

A pediatric urologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center has pioneered a successful surgical procedure for young girls who have absent or malformed vaginas, a condition that affects about one in 4,000 females. Unknown causes and certain genetic disorders can cause girls to be born with these defects, along with others that can accompany the vaginal problems, including an abnormal neck, an absent or malformed uterus and fallopian tubes, absent kidneys and abnormal external genitals.

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Our Future Is In The Hands Of Robots

August 19, 2010 7:24 am | Videos | Comments

In a segment called "Our Future Is Already in the Hands of Robots", Dr. Samadi, a specialist in laparoscopic robotic radical prostatectomy at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, demonstrated a real-time prostate removal on camera. He performs the procedures with a few tiny incisions, through which the operating tools are inserted.

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Muscle-Sparing Hip Replacement Surgery

August 19, 2010 7:12 am | Videos | Comments

Muscle sparing hip replacement surgery is a new, less invasive, surgical method that allows Community Hospital hip specialist, Dr. Paul Maitino, to replace hip joints and return patients to their regular activities faster than ever before. This surgery uses a single 3-5 inch incision in the front of the hip instead of the reguar posterior location.

Robotic Pyelolithotomy

August 19, 2010 7:12 am | Videos | Comments

Product Demo: SutureAssist®

August 19, 2010 7:11 am | Videos | Comments

Surgical procedures in today's operating theater demand that paramount importance be directed towards working safely. Intraoperative and postoperative risks increase in proportion to the length of time in which the patient remains anesthetized during surgery. In this video, Board Certified surgeon, Dr.

Celebrity Surgeon Dies In Crash

August 18, 2010 7:18 am | News | Comments

Sandy Cohen, AP Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan, who made headlines for performing multiple surgeries on reality TV star Heidi Montag, has died. He was 50 years old. The California Highway Patrol says Ryan's 1995 Jeep Wrangler went off the side of Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu and landed on its roof Monday afternoon.

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Law Requires Hospitals To Inform Breast Cancer Patients Of Reconstruction Options

August 18, 2010 7:11 am | Articles | Comments

While breast reconstruction after a mastectomy is covered by insurers in New York, many poor, minority, and less educated women do not seek out the procedure. Now, NY Gov. David A. Paterson has signed into law a bill that is aimed at reversing this trend. "A disproportionate number of women who are at a socioeconomic disadvantage do not get breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy for one of several reasons.

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Consider The Family’s Perspective In The Treatment Plan

August 18, 2010 7:10 am | by John Trahanas | Articles | Comments

She was not my patient. Actually, she was nobody’s patient, she was just a wife; she was “the family.” She was a rough, stern looking woman, and with good reason as she had weathered many difficult times. Her husband had been severely demented for many years; however, it was only in the past few months that he required such intensive inpatient care.

EVIS EXERA II™ Universal Platform

August 18, 2010 7:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

EVIS EXERA II™ is a high-definition Universal Platform designed specifically for application across medical and surgical endoscopy. The flexibility of this system allows for a common platform to be used for endoscopic observation and minimally invasive surgery in the O.

The Cold Costs Of Cancer

August 18, 2010 7:09 am | News | Comments

Marilynn Marchione, AP Cancer is the world's top economic killer as well as its likely leading cause of death, the American Cancer Society contends in a new report it will present at a global cancer conference in China. Cancer costs more in productivity and lost life than AIDS, malaria, the flu and other diseases that spread person-to-person, the report concludes.

Surgically Implanted Sponge Doesn't Reduce Infection

August 18, 2010 6:55 am | News | Comments

Contradicting previous study results, insertion of a sponge that contains the antibiotic gentamicin at the time of surgical closure following cardiac surgery did not reduce the rate of sternal wound infections after three months, compared to patients who did not receive the intervention, according to a study in JAMA .

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Prediction Model Helps Determine Risks

August 18, 2010 6:21 am | News | Comments

A prediction score that includes factors such as age, blood pressure, and heart and respiratory rate has been developed for patients who received out-of-hospital emergency care associated with the development of a critical illness during their hospitalization. This could include complications such as severe sepsis, the need for mechanical ventilation or death.

Maximize The Use Of Your Instruments

August 17, 2010 7:57 am | by Dan Cusack, Superior Surgical, LLC | Articles | Comments

Maximizing the use of surgical instruments and ensuring many years of productive and satisfactory performance starts with caring for your instruments. New Instruments - Newly purchased instruments must be cleaned, lubricated and autoclaved immediately before use. Proper Use - Instruments are designed for a specific purpose and should be used only for that purpose Water and Stainless Steel - Tap water contains minerals that can cause staining.

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