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Demo: SPIDER Surgery Gallbladder Removal

July 1, 2010 7:41 am | Videos | Comments

SPIDER Surgery is enabled by an advanced, minimally-invasive surgical system. The system in introduced into the abdomen through a single, small incision. Once inside the abdomen, the system opens up to perform the surgery. After the surgery is complete, the system closes and is removed from the same small incision.

Surgery Stops Seizures

July 1, 2010 7:41 am | Videos | Comments

Ask Dr. Manny Show: Jennifer Flores would have up to 100 seizures a day. Her life was miserable until doctors performed a rare surgery to stop her seizures.

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Fallout From Patel Verdict

July 1, 2010 7:40 am | Videos | Comments

Premature Baby Survives Liver Transplant

June 30, 2010 9:33 am | News | Comments

A 2-month-old girl was dying from advanced liver failure when a risky surgery was performed at New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital this past February. Surgeons wanted to avoid a liver transplant, but realized the little girl wouldn’t survive without one. Born 10 weeks premature, the tiny infant remained on a respirator until a replacement liver from a two-month-old in Florida became available.

Buffalo Filter Honored For Performance

June 30, 2010 9:16 am | News | Comments

Buffalo Filter was recently recognized with a Pinnacle Award, presented by the Premier healthcare alliance. The company was recognized for their outstanding management of Premier agreements and drive toward the mutual goal of providing clinical and financial value to the not-for-profit hospitals that are members of the Premier alliance.

Non-Surgical Treatment Can Improve Quality Of Life

June 30, 2010 9:09 am | News | Comments

A new, effective, non-surgical treatment for uterine fibroids can help women with this condition maintain their fertility, an American scientist told the 26th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Rome. Dr. Alicia Armstrong, Chief, Gynecologic Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH) said that the outcome of two Phase II clinical trials of ulipristal acetate (UPA) had significant implications for both infertility and general gynecology patients.

Better Bionic Eyes and Ears

June 30, 2010 8:58 am | by by Fresh Science, with reporting by Kim Ukura, Associate Editor, Product Design & Development | News | Comments

A researcher from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has created conductive bioplastics which will transform the performance of bionic devices like the cochlear ear and the proposed bionic eye. “Our plastics will lead to smaller devices that use safer smaller currents and that encourage nerve interaction,” says biomedical engineer Rylie Green.

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Initiative Aims At Understanding Physiological Changes Of Bariatric Surgery

June 30, 2010 8:36 am | News | Comments

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (EES) recently announced it has renewed its research collaboration agreement with the University of Cincinnati (UC) and its Metabolic Diseases Institute (MDI). The three-year, $13.5M grant extension, is part of the EES Metabolic Applied Research Strategy (MARS), which also includes research from GI Metabolism Laboratory and Weight Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

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How EMR And EHR Systems Can Kill Patients

June 30, 2010 8:36 am | by Margalit Gur-Arie | Articles | Comments

Back in the times when EHRs were just EMRs, they had a very simple and humble mission. The software was supposed to help providers of health care services better manage their business. EMRs were supposed to help physicians adhere to CMS documentation rules, automate patient flow management and get rid of all the mountains of paper floating around a typical medical office or hospital .

Clean/Procedure Room Station

June 30, 2010 8:35 am | Ring Communications, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The CC201 from Ring Communications Inc. is a one-to-one communication system designed to be used in a sterile environment. It is resistant to chemicals and household cleaners and the station is designed to be water tight when used with the proper 3 gang electrical back box.

LED Portable System

June 30, 2010 8:34 am | Vision USA | Product Releases | Comments

Vision USA's Bright Star LED Portable system provides a range of headset viewing options. According to the company, features include: Availability with cushioned headbands or clip on's that can attach to any Loupes, Prescription Glasses or Safety Glasses.

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Lower Back Pain And Surgery

June 29, 2010 6:18 am | News | Comments

A literature review, led by Dr. Joseph Lee, published in the June 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) suggests that a herniated disk is one of the most frequent causes of low back and leg pain in adults, but surgery is not for everyone. Between 60 and 80 percent of people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives.

Laparoscopic Hernia Mesh Placement Tool

June 29, 2010 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Israel's PolyTouch Medical has received FDA clearance to market its PatchAssist laparoscopic hernia mesh placement device, Medgadget recently reported. The tool was developed to allow surgeons a more predictable and standardized approach to apply hernia patches. Realizing the need for an accurate and easy mesh deployment and placement technique, PolyTouch Medical has developed PatchAssist, a novel mesh deployment and placement technique for laparoscopic hernia repair.

New Endoscopic Stapling Technology

June 29, 2010 6:14 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien (NYSE: COV) introduces its proprietary Tri-Staple™ technology platform for endoscopic stapling. The technology enables surgeons to use staplers in a wider variety of laparoscopic procedures and in a broader range of tissue thicknesses than ever before. The new Endo GIA stapling system includes an ergonomically enhanced, lightweight handle designed for precise control.

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