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J&J Recalls Hip Replacement Systems

August 27, 2010 7:47 am | News | Comments

Linda A. Johnson, AP Johnson & Johnson's artificial joint business is recalling two hip replacement products, just two days after getting hit with a government warning that it is illegally marketing two other products. It is the 11th J&J recall since September. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.


Surgeons Remove 56-Pound Tumor

August 27, 2010 7:37 am | News | Comments

Vicente L. Panetta, AP Doctors were shocked when they looked into a woman's uterus searching for an orange-size tumor but found something that resembled a giant rock instead. Surgeons ended up removing a 56-pound tumor from the 54-year-old woman. It was 19” across. “At first sight, one could see it was going to be a big tumor, but not that big,” said Dr.

Clinical Trials Challenge Balloon Pumping

August 27, 2010 7:30 am | News | Comments

Patients with coronary artery disease undergoing angioplasty do not benefit from having their circulation artificially supported with a balloon pump as a preventative measure during angioplasty, according to the first randomized trial studying the practice and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) .


Obesity Surgery In England Increases 10-Fold Since 2000

August 27, 2010 7:18 am | News | Comments

The use of bariatric or weight loss surgery has increased ten-fold in NHS hospitals in England since 2000, finds a study. One reason for this rapid rise is increased demand from obese patients as they become more aware of surgery as a viable treatment option, suggest the researchers. Bariatric surgery is performed on people who are dangerously obese, for the purpose of losing weight.


U.S. Hospitals Slow In Adopting EHR Platform

August 27, 2010 7:08 am | News | Comments

Transforming the U.S. health care system from paper-based to electronic-based may improve health care quality and reduce costs, but a new study by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that goal is far off. The adoption of basic or comprehensive electronic health records by U.

INSPIRE & PURE Whey Protein For Post-Bariatric Surgery

August 27, 2010 6:43 am | Be, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

  BE, Inc. the INSPIRE and PURE whey protein isolate lines. The Inspire flavors have been designed to appeal to a variety of taste buds with flavors like Peanut Butter Cookie, Caramel Latte and Summer Melon. Inspire is a small volume drink in which a single scoop blends with 4 to 6 oz.

HD Camera Recording System

August 27, 2010 6:12 am | Panasonic | Product Releases | Comments

Panasonic introduces a new integrated HD camera recording system that is capable of recording up to 12 hours of HD images on a single 32GB card, providing portability and ease of transferring recorded images and data. According to the company, additional features include: An AG-MDC10 HD Camera Head that designed with 3 MOS ¼” image sensors, which provide independent color processing (RGB), and detail and color accuracy at full 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Predicting The Surgeons's Future

August 27, 2010 5:56 am | Articles | Comments

"I can predict the future. No, this doesn’t involve a crystal ball, Ouija board, or looking at the entrails of a freshly slaughtered surgical intern. My limited skill gives me a little insight into how general surgeons will be treated - and, more importantly, how they will respond to such treatment.


5 Steps For Proper Instrument Care

August 27, 2010 5:43 am | Articles | Comments

Richard Schule, director of clinical education, STERIS Corporation 1. Identify the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and consult their instructions for use (IFU). According to FDA label requirements, the IFU provides the customer with cleaning and sterilization requirements.

SAD/DCR Shoulder Surgery

August 26, 2010 5:28 am | Videos | Comments

  A short video of a SAD/DCR shoulder surgery performed by Dr.

Burn Victim Gets 2 New Hands In 18-hour Surgery

August 26, 2010 5:25 am | Videos | Comments

  ( AP) Doctors at a Louisville hospital performed a rare double hand transplant on a burn victim. It's only the third time this type of operation has taken place in the U.S. Surgeons even tweeted about the operation before, during and after it took place.

Teaching Laproscopic Techniques To Mongolian Doctors

August 26, 2010 5:19 am | Videos | Comments

    A team of medical volunteers, mostly from Utah, is preparing for a trek to one of the most remote countries in the world. It's an annual effort doing what many experts think is a bad idea: teaching an advanced form of surgery in a primitive economy.

HD Video On Apple® iPhone, iPod Touch

August 25, 2010 10:04 am | Leica Microsystems, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Leica Microsystems, in partnership with Med X Change, introduces a new Apple® app called Med X Mobile. The application enables surgeons to wirelessly transfer HD video and still images of surgical cases directly from a Leica Microsystems surgical microscope to an Apple® iPhone or iPod with no need to connect to a personal computer.

Surgical LED Headlight System

August 25, 2010 9:05 am | Cool-View | Product Releases | Comments

CoolView offers the Novalite Micro XL 1400 Surgical LED Headlight System. According to the company, features include: Super bright beam with an adjustable headlight  and built-in rechargeable Lithium Ion battery-powered belt pack. A non-tethered design that allows unlimited freedom of movement.


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