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Thyroid Robotic Surgery

November 4, 2010 6:08 am | Videos | Comments

Hybrid Operating Room Tour

November 4, 2010 6:07 am | Videos | Comments

Baptist opens a new Cardiovascular Surgical Suite. It's an advanced Hybrid Operating Room for minimally invasive cardiac and vascular surgery procedures. Vascular Surgeon Charles O'Mara with Baptist Cardiovascular Surgery explains in this video that among many benefits for patients and physicians, the new Hybrid OR can offer state-of-the-art minimally invasive treatment.

Surgeon Burnout

November 4, 2010 6:06 am | Videos | Comments

Long work hours and nights on call can lead to depression and burnout among surgeons, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Signs that you may be headed for burnout include: Every day feels like a bad day and you're always exhausted You feel that caring about your work or home life is just a waste of energy You feel like nothing you do is appreciated or makes a difference Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine had nearly 8,000 surgeons from across the US complete surveys about their work and quality of life.

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Evaluate Automated Instrument Washers

November 3, 2010 7:01 am | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TOSI™ is the first device to provide a consistent, repeatable, and reliable method for evaluating the cleaning effectiveness of the automated instrument washer. This is possible because the blood soil is manufactured to exact specifications each and every time. When metered on to the stainless steel plate, the TOSI™ is completely analogous to a stainless steel instrument soiled with dried blood.

Scope Warmer

November 3, 2010 7:00 am | Artisan Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Artisan Medical offers a double-sided scope warmer that pre-warms endoscopes to body temperature to keep them free from condensation. Each side can provide over one hour of warming time. No batteries or charcoal-type warmers necessary. Decontamination, sterilization and additional sterile water for thermos-type warmers is also not necessary.

If There’s A Doctor On Board, Please Ring Your Call Button!

November 3, 2010 6:59 am | by Bob Wachter, MD | Articles | Comments

Barbed Suture For Wound Closure And Healing

November 3, 2010 6:59 am | by Amy E. Pollack, MD, MPH Global Medical Director for Covidien in the Soft Tissue Franchise | Covidien | Articles | Comments

I think it’s clear when you look at the history of wound closure that we’ve made huge strides in terms of defining, developing and changing utilization for suture in the last couple of decades. One of the great achievements more recently has been the exploration of barbed suture.

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Less Invasive Approach To ACL Tears

November 3, 2010 6:20 am | News | Comments

(PRNewswire) High school freshman Nina McDonald recalls simply running for the ball during middle school soccer practice when she felt a pop in her knee, followed by excruciating pain. As she fell to the ground, she remembers thinking she would never be able to play her favorite sport again. Unfortunately, Nina's story is familiar to thousands of young female athletes across the country who have torn their anterior cruciate ligaments.

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Amadeus One Step Closer To Clinical Setting

November 3, 2010 6:04 am | News | Comments

Titan Medical recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Sagentia, Inc., a leading technology and product development company, for the industrial design and development of certain core aspects related to the company's Amadeus robotic surgical system. Under the terms of the agreement, Sagentia will work with Titan to develop the core structure and mechanisms of the Surgeon Console, from front end needs analysis to manufacture of the Amadeus Platform.

10-Year-Old Gives Birth

November 3, 2010 5:56 am | News | Comments

(AP) A 10-year-old girl has given birth in southern Spain. Authorities are evaluating whether to let her and her family retain custody of the baby, an official said. The baby was born last week in the city of Jerez de la Frontera, said Micaela Navarro, the Andalusia region's social affairs minister.

Robotic Radiosurgery Offers Lung Tumor Solution

November 3, 2010 5:51 am | News | Comments

Patients report decreased pain and improved breathing following treatment of their hilar tumors with robotic radiosurgery, but researchers say the therapy falls short of improving survival. Still, the study, conducted by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, represents the first of its kind to document the use of radiosurgery for hilar tumors and presents a novel therapy option.

Radiosurgery For Early-Stage Breast Cancer

November 2, 2010 5:51 am | News | Comments

Accuray Incorporated, (Nasdaq: ARAY) announces that studies underway at two leading academic institutions using CyberKnife radiosurgery in breast cancer treatment. These two studies, from the University of Texas Southwestern and Fox Chase Cancer Center, will be presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Diego from October 31 to November 4.

Brain Docs Raise Concussion Alarm For Kids' Sports

November 2, 2010 5:36 am | News | Comments

Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The risk of concussions from football and some other sports is so serious that a qualified athletic trainer should always be on the field — at adult and children's games, and even at practice, a major doctors group said Monday. Following that advice from the American Academy of Neurology would be a dramatic change for youth sports programs, most of which don't have certified trainers.

Arthritis Drugs Could Help Prevent Post-Op Memory Loss

November 2, 2010 5:35 am | News | Comments

Anti-inflammatory drugs currently used to treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis may also help prevent cognitive problems after surgery, according to a new study by researchers at Imperial College London and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The research also reveals for the first time that a specific inflammatory response in the brain may explain why many patients experience memory loss or other forms of cognitive dysfunction after surgery or critical illness.

Program Addresses Shortage Of Minorities In Academic Surgery

November 2, 2010 5:35 am | News | Comments

November 2, 2010 According to a report published in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, a grant-funded program tailored to provide advanced minimally invasive surgery skills to young, underrepresented minority surgeons, is helping address shortages of minority faculty members at U.

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