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Photo of the Day: Haitian Survives Being 'Buried Alive'

November 30, 2010 4:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kesner "Salvi" Salvent shows the surgical scar on the back of his neck in Lyman, Maine. Buried alive for four days after January's devastating earthquake hit Haiti, Kesner "Salvi" Salvent didn't know whether he would live to walk, see the sun or ride his motorcycle _ or pick up his brush to create more colorful paintings showing the landscape and people of his native country.

Photo Of The Day: A Third Eye

November 30, 2010 4:41 am | News | Comments

                                  This photo provided by New York University arts professor Wafaa Bilal, shows Bilal holding the prototype of a digital camera that he had implanted in the back of his head, in New York.

The Artist and Cancer

November 30, 2010 4:40 am | by Bruce Campbell, MD | Articles | Comments

“Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write.” -Elie Wiesel My patient needed a way to deal with his loss. Between the loss of his lung function and my surgery to remove his voice box, his life had really changed. Two of his biggest pleasures, an energetic round of golf and a ride in the hills on his bicycle, were no longer possible.


Researchers Use Patient's Own Blood To Treat Hamstring Injury

November 30, 2010 4:40 am | News | Comments

Researchers in London say they have found an effective two-part treatment for microtears in the hamstring: injections of the patient's own blood and a steroid along with "dry-needling," in which repeated needle punctures cause controlled internal bleeding in the injured area. Results of the study were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Clean Port Kerrison Rongeurs

November 30, 2010 4:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Clean Port Kerrison Rongeurs from Carefusion's V. Mueller® Instrumentation have a patented flush port and unique internal channels. With a simple flush infectious bioburden is removed in every reprocessing cycle. According to the company, the Kerrisons also feature: The ability to flush out infectious bioburden during cleaning.

Elastomeric Single Incision Laparoscopy Kit

November 30, 2010 4:39 am | SurgiQuest, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SurgiQuest, Inc.  introduces its new line of advanced 5 mm AnchorPort® Trocars for indication of use as a Single Incision Laparoscopy Kit (SILK). The trocar has an integrated elastomeric, stretchable cannula system that goes in elongated and self adjusts to accommodate the patient’ abdominal wall thickness.

SafeCT™ Low-Dose Imaging Solution

November 30, 2010 4:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Medic Vision Ltd., a company specializing in imaging solutions dedicated to the enhancement of medical images, announced today that it will be unveiling its SafeCT™ product at the Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Based on GiRR3D (Generic iterative Retro Reconstruction in 3D™), the company’s proprietary patented iterative image reconstruction algorithms, SafeCT, dramatically enhances the SNR (Signal-to-Noise Ratio) of low-dose CT images generated by conventional CT scanners, providing an unsurpassed potential for more than 50% reduction in the exam dose with the same diagnostic quality.

GE Surgery Launches Radiation Program For Mobile C-Arm Users

November 29, 2010 5:56 am | News | Comments

At the RSNA 2010 conference in Chicago, GE Healthcare Surgery is introducing Brilliant, an educational program designed to help mobile C-arm users manage radiation doses. The educational program, which complements the company’s existing customer training offerings and dose reduction product features, includes radiation safety classes, an iPad application and reference tools.


Singer Dies During Bone Grinding Surgery

November 29, 2010 5:43 am | News | Comments

AFP) Chinese authorities have launched a probe into the death of an aspiring pop singer during plastic surgery, an incident that has sparked concerns about the dangers of going under the knife. Wang Bei, 24, a former contestant on Super Girl - China's smash-hit answer to American Idol - died on November 15 during "facial bone-grinding surgery" in Wuhan, capital of the central province of Hubei.

More CT Exams In The ER

November 29, 2010 5:38 am | News | Comments

A new study reports that the use of computed tomography (CT) in the nation's emergency departments is growing exponentially. If the growth trend continues, by 2011, nearly 20 percent of all emergency department visits may involve a CT exam. The results of this study were presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and published online and in the journal Radiology .

There Is Such A Thing As Too Clean

November 29, 2010 5:26 am | News | Comments

Young people who are overexposed to antibacterial soaps containing triclosan may suffer more allergies, and exposure to higher levels of Bisphenol A among adults may negatively influence the immune system, a new University of Michigan School of Public Health study suggests. Triclosan is a chemical compound widely used in products such as antibacterial soaps, toothpaste, pens, diaper bags and medical devices.

Vital Sign Documentation System

November 29, 2010 4:52 am | Welch Allyn | Product Releases | Comments

The Welch Allyn Connex® Electronic Vitals Documentation (EVD) System provides clinicians in non-critical care settings with immediate access to accurate vital signs. The system includes the Connex® Vital Sign Monitor 6000 Series, which features: A full-color, touch screen device that acts as 3 devices in 1 — providing comprehensive patient documentation on a single display.

Hernia Graft With Long-Term Strength

November 29, 2010 4:49 am | Cook Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Cook Medical offers the Biodesign™ Hernia Graft, a product in which a five-year study recently demonstrated that it possesses the clinically important strength of non-absorbable mesh, while providing the benefit of decreased infection complications of absorbable mesh.

Never Forget To Advocate For Your Patient

November 29, 2010 4:49 am | by Anesthesioboist T., MD | Articles | Comments

There are some lessons we learn and keep re-learning in medicine. For me some of these recurring lessons are, Listen to your “gut.” Pay attention to the clues. Listen to your team. Don’t be afraid to call for help. and Stick to your guns when advocating for your patient.

Surgeons Say Robotic Device Customizes Surgery

November 29, 2010 4:48 am | Videos | Comments

Orthopedic surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville now have a new robotic arm system to assist them in replacing a small area of the knee with an implant in people with limited osteoarthritis. This is the only robotic arm of its kind in the northeast Florida area, according to these surgeons.


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