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Surgeons Perform Fetal And Minimally Invasive Surgery On Baby

March 4, 2010 5:22 am | Videos | Comments

CBS4 News Denver tells the story of fetal surgery and minimally invasive surgery for mothers and babies all in one place at Presbyterian/St.

Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy: Troublesome Cases

March 4, 2010 5:22 am | Videos | Comments

This video from the International Journal of Urology presents a case in laparoscopic adrenalectomy. It is part of an article with 4 videos on "Laparoscopic adrenalectomy: Troublesome cases". View the article here and find the videos under Supporting Information of the article.

Tissue And Vessel Sealing In Robotic Complex TLH/BSO

March 4, 2010 5:21 am | Videos | Comments

Richard Salter, MD, FACOG, Forest Park, Dallas, TX uses the Lektrafuse™ CAIMAN™ with the da Vinci® Surgical System for a complex TLH/BSO. "I have used the CAIMAN in many routine robotic gynecological procedures with much success,” he says. “The longer sealing jaws significantly reduce surgical times and I have seen little to no adhesion or charring.

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Bariatric Surgery For Adolescents: Should It Be An Option?

March 3, 2010 7:33 am | by Amanda McGowan, editor | Product Releases | Comments

I read an article this morning about a 16-year-old girl named Cassie Mills who is losing a battle with weight. Standing at 5’ 4” and 213 pounds, Cassie is considering bariatric surgery after several different diets and workout solutions have failed to help her succeed in losing weight.

HDTV Surgical Display And Transmitter

March 3, 2010 6:31 am | Stryker Endoscopy | Product Releases | Comments

Stryker Endoscopy offers the WiSe™ HDTV Flat Panel Monitor, a wireless 1080p flat panel for the medical field. The 26” monitor, combined with the WiSe™ HDTV Transmitter, exhibits: Uncompressed 1080p transmitted wirelessly to eliminate cable clutter and potential costly repairs to flat panels.

Projectors Aid Virtual Reality Medical Research

March 3, 2010 6:26 am | Articles | Comments

Human movement and rehabilitation after military combat, sports and other activities is explored using virtual visualization March 3, 2010 Motek Medical system at McGill University Pain, Mind, and Movement Research Lab at the Constance Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre.

Food Illnesses Costing U.S. $152 Billion Annually

March 3, 2010 6:10 am | News | Comments

(Reuters)  Food-based illnesses cost the United States $152 billion in health-related expenses each year, according to a study released by consumer and public health groups. Food safety advocates are hoping that the study will boost efforts in Congress to overhaul the nation's food safety system.

Less Salt Could Cut Healthcare Costs By Billions

March 3, 2010 5:45 am | News | Comments

(Reuters) Working with the food industry to cut salt intake by nearly 10 percent could prevent hundreds of thousands of heart attacks and strokes over several decades and save the U.S. government $32 billion in healthcare costs, U.S. researchers said. Eating too much salt is a major cause of high blood pressure, which the Institute of Medicine last week declared a neglected disease that costs the U.

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Outlook For Surgical Product Innovation: Stable

March 3, 2010 5:34 am | News | Comments

(AP) Moody's Investors Service said Tuesday the medical products and device sector is set for stable growth, though it may not fully recover to pre-recession levels. “We foresee generally stable business fundamentals for the medical products and device sector over the next 12 to 18 months,&rdquo said Diana Lee, a Moody's senior credit officer.

Dirty Air The Source Of Millions In Annual Medical Care

March 3, 2010 5:25 am | News | Comments

California's dirty air caused more than $193 million in hospital-based medical care from 2005 to 2007. People sought help for problems such as asthma and pneumonia that are triggered by elevated pollution levels, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Researchers estimate that exposure to excessive levels of ozone and particulate pollution caused nearly 30,000 emergency room visits and hospital admissions over the study period.

Turning Medical Discards Into Life-Saving Treasures

March 2, 2010 12:43 pm | Articles | Comments

By Holly Frew, MedShare Hospital staff discard supplies and used medical supplies in MedShare collection bins at their facility. Eva Trepanier empties a large black garbage bag full of medical items on a table. After four years of volunteering at MedShare, she’s still amazed at the amount of medical supplies collected each week from Atlanta-area hospitals.

How Wireless Is Transforming Healthcare

March 2, 2010 6:16 am | News | Comments

The healthcare industry is going through a major transformation and wireless technology will serve as a key enabler of this shift, noted Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) CEO Dan Hesse in his keynote at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference. “In the remote healthcare setting with the continuing decline of home telephone lines and the less than universal availability of broadband, mobile technologies are shaping up to be a cornerstone for information transmission in the future of remote medicine.

"I'd Like To Go Home Today"

March 2, 2010 6:13 am | Articles | Comments

He was a big, burly man with a gruff voice and a temperament to match. His abdomen was a sprawling landscape of scars. And he was sick—seriously so— and needed to spend a little time with me in a cold room with hot lights. As is often the case, his surgery and recovery were complicated by chronic anticoagulation, a history of thromboembolism, a little heart disease, and a few other things that in the end caused me more worry than actual problems.

EndoVue™ HD Display

March 2, 2010 6:10 am | NDS Surgical Imaging | Product Releases | Comments

As part of NDSsi’s value segment, the EndoVue is a high-definition display that features digital and analog HD video inputs and many other key benefits. Its compact and lightweight design allow for easy installation on a cart or boom. The new  EndoVue™ is an affordable alternative to a full-featured surgical display but can still accommodate high-definition signals from a variety of medical imaging sources, including endoscopes, ultrasound, PACS, and vital signs.

Cornea Transplant Shows Short & Long-Term Promise

March 2, 2010 4:52 am | News | Comments

One year post-surgery, patients who underwent Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) experienced greater cell loss overall compared to those who underwent penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), according to a new analysis of data collected from the Cornea Donor Study (CDS) Investigator Group's 2008 Specular Microscopy Ancillary Study (SMAS) .

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