Pacemaker reuse may be a safe, effective and ethical alternative to address the medical needs for people in Third World countries who couldn't otherwise afford therapy, according to a new study unveiled by the American Heart Association. Researchers examined pacemaker reuse compared with a control population of new device implantation in studies from 1975 to 2009.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap-Band) is the second most common weight loss procedure done in USA. The V-Band simulator developed at the interactive Medical Simulation Laboratory (iMedSim) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute trains surgeons and medical residents in this procedure before their operating room experience.
Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy for a benign Mucinous Cystadenoma of the tail of the pancreas with Spleenectomy.
In this video, Dr. Donald S. Corenman goes over the anatomy and technique of lumbar microdiscectomy in an easy to understand step by step manner. This is the companion video to "Explanation of Microdiscectomy for Lumbar Disc Herniation and Leg Pain" by Donald S. Corenman, M.
This video show a simulated cholecystectomy procedure from the LapSim laparoscopic simulator. This simulation shows second part of the procedure where the gallbladder is being removed from the liver bed. The first part of the procedure is also available in LapSim. More information, visit http://www.
The universal Standard Via-Guard® suction set from SurgiMark, Inc. alternates clog-free Tip and AdjustaFlo® Poole suction. It clears fluids faster, saves time, eliminates excess inventory, reduces SKUs and lowers costs. The Vascular-Pediatric Via-Guard® extends the unique features to a wide range of use covering most suction requirements.
A poster presented at the 12th World Congress Of Endoscopic Surgery in April of this year concluded that single port surgery laparoscopic surgery requires unique skills that can—and need to—be learned by surgeons in order to perform the technique effectively. In the research, titled “Performance Ramifications of Single Port Laparoscopic Surgery: Measuring Differences in Task Performance Using Simulation,” Nathan E Conway, MD and colleagues suggest that single port laparoscopic surgery is a promising technique, but one that may be associated with specific psychomotor challenges such as use of articulated and/or deliberately crossed instruments.
I got into the same conversation this morning that I do every week, with the guy stocking produce at the local Crazy Grocery Store. "How you doin'?" he asked. "Inelegant." I replied. "You look fiiiiine" he said, grinning and showing his two gold teeth. We talked today about the time he spent in the hospital a few months ago.
Care Wise Medical Products offers a new product in surgical radiation detection, the C-Trak® Galaxy System. According to the company, the system is designed to increase effectiveness and efficiency in identifying sentinel nodes and other radiation sources. Features include: Touch screen interface to enhance visibility and allow the surgeon to view radiation counts from a distance.
The Standard Via-Guard® from SurgiMark, Inc. offers clog-free Tip and AdjustaFlo® Poole suction in one instrument. It clears fluids faster, saves time, eliminates excess SKUs, and lowers costs. The Vascular-Pediatric Via-Guard® extends the unique features to a wide range of use covering most suction requirements.
Two Indiana hospitals have repaid millions of dollars to the federal government to settle claims that they overcharged for a type of spinal surgery. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie paid just under $2 million. President and chief executive Mike Haley said the hospital had fully cooperated with the investigation and voluntarily agreed to repay the money.
Matthew Perrone, AP The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to medical device maker St. Jude Medical, Inc. due to the company promoting its device for an unapproved use. In a letter dated April 23, the FDA takes issue with claims on a St. Jude website promoting its Epicor ablation system.
Carolyn Thompson, AP A Canadian sports medicine doctor whose superstar clients include Tiger Woods and Alex Rodriguez, faces federal criminal charges in the United States for allegedly bringing unapproved drugs into the country and unlawfully treating professional athletes. Dr. Anthony Galea was charged in a criminal complaint in U.
Sinus surgery performed using an endoscope appears to be increasingly common for the management of chronic sinus disease among Medicare beneficiaries, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery . Chronic rhinosinusitis is characterized by infection and inflammation of the sinus cavities and nose that lasts longer than three months, according to background information in the article.