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Nurse Sentenced For Demerol Tampering

November 20, 2009 5:18 am | News | Comments

Drea Lynne Gibson, a 43-year-old nurse at the Plastic Surgery Center in Bellevue, WA has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison and three years of supervised release. She had previously admitting to tampering with doses of Demerol, a narcotic pain medication. At sentencing U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez said, “Using Demerol for herself is one thing, stealing it is another.

Allograft For Degenerative Disease

November 20, 2009 5:15 am | Depuy Spine, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A new cervical allograft is the first that can be stored at room temperature in a fully hydrated state. November 20, 2009 DePuy Spine, Inc., expands its portfolio for degenerative disease with the launch of the VERTIGRAFT® VG2® Cervical Allograft with PRESERVON® Technology, the first allograft that can be stored at room temperature in a fully hydrated state.

LED Surgical Lighting Solution

November 20, 2009 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

MediLED employs advanced LED technology for a superior optics in a full-featured OR lighting solution November 20, 2009 Mediland introduces its new surgical lighting system, MediLED, which employs a revolutionary new LED technology.  LEDs have evolved to become a superior alternative to traditional surgical lighting, delivering exacting brilliance to the surgical field while providing hospitals with cost-saving advantages.

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Medical Electronics: 'An Art And A Science'

November 20, 2009 5:11 am | News | Comments

End-to-end integration of HD devices in the operating room ushers in a new era in disruptive technology providing real-time medicine and collaboration among healthcare providers November 20, 2009 Disruptive technologies, which refer to a product or service that revolutionizes screening, diagnostic, procedural, or medical/drug intervention capabilities can become the standards of care.

Intelligent Operating Room (iOR)

November 19, 2009 5:06 am | Videos | Comments

Parvathy Hospital, one of the largest independent institutions for Neuro, Orthopaedic, Spinal and Trauma surgery in South India, announces the installation of BrainSUITE® iCT, for more effective surgical treatments and therefore the most superior clinical outcomes. Parvathy hospital, a pioneer in serving patients with much needed joint replacement, orthopaedic, trauma & spine surgery for over two decades, is now bringing its expertise in the revolutionary concept of an Intelligent Operating Room (iOR) solution.

Virtual Reality Surgery

November 19, 2009 5:04 am | Videos | Comments

Skills in laparoscopic surgery can be improved by using proficiency based virtual reality simulator training. The performance level of novices was increased to that of intermediately experienced laparoscopists and operation time was halved in this randomized controlled trial.

Retroperitoneal Robotic Kidney Surgery: Technique And Early Results

November 19, 2009 4:59 am | Videos | Comments

In this video, Dr. Craig Rogers from the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospital presents his technique for Retroperitoneal Robotic Kidney Surgery as well as his early results. Learn more about robotic kidney surgery and Dr. Craig Rogers at http://www.

Integrating Force Feedback Into Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

November 19, 2009 4:58 am | Videos | Comments

In this video, students at Drexel University describe an approach for integrating force feedback into existing minimally invasive robotic surgery systems, such as the da Vinci System. This work was performed as a senior design project at Drexel University during the 2008-2009 academic year.

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New Device Pits Survival Vs. Cost

November 18, 2009 5:07 am | News | Comments

Untitled Document November 18, 2009   Marilynn Marchione, AP For the first time, a miniature heart pump shows the potential to become a widely used, permanent treatment for many older people with severe heart failure. But can we afford it? In a study of 200 patients, the new device increased by four times the number who survived at least two years compared with an older pump that had drawbacks limiting its use, doctors reported Tuesday.

Yeah, We’ve Got A Vaccine For That

November 18, 2009 5:07 am | News | Comments

Untitled Document November 18, 2009   Linda A. Johnson, AP Malaria. Tuberculosis. Alzheimer's disease. AIDS. Pandemic flu. Genital herpes. Urinary tract infections. Grass allergies. Traveler's diarrhea. You name it, the pharmaceutical industry is working on a vaccine to prevent it, and many could be on the market in five years or less.

Kiss Drummer On Breast Cancer Awareness Beat

November 18, 2009 5:05 am | News | Comments

Untitled Document November 18, 2009 Wayne Parry, AP Lying in bed one night in 2007, Peter Criss felt something strange: a small lump on his left breast. “I thought, ‘It's a nodule, I'm a guy, I don't think it's anything more than that,’” he said.

Formerly Conjoined Twins In Stable Condition

November 18, 2009 4:59 am | News | Comments

Untitled Document November 18, 2009   An aid worker who helped bring formerly conjoined Bangladeshi twins to Australia where doctors managed to separate them spoke of her relief after the successful surgery, as the girls remained in serious but stable condition.

Companies Cut Costs By Not Reporting Health Issues

November 16, 2009 4:17 pm | News | Comments

Sam Hananel, AP Some employers are pressuring workers not to report illnesses and injuries, just one problem that has led to widespread underreporting of workplace safety issues, according to congressional investigators. Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors often didn't interview workers to verify what employers claim when keeping tabs on accident and illness rates, the Government Accountability Office report states.

Red Cross Memorabilia On The Block

November 16, 2009 4:01 pm | News | Comments

Brett Zongker, AP Rose Percy has a long history with the American Red Cross. Complete with an extensive wardrobe and her own Tiffany jewelry, this 23” wax doll was first sold for $1,200 back in 1864 to benefit the U.S. Sanitary Commission — the precursor to one of best-known U.S. charities.

Conjoined Twins Survive Marathon Surgery

November 16, 2009 3:47 pm | News | Comments

Twin Bangladeshi girls joined at the top of their heads were in good condition Tuesday but were not yet separated after 24 hours of complicated surgery. Ian McKenzie, a member of the Australian surgical team and director of anesthesia at the Royal Children's Hospital, said the girls were improving as their bodies began to work individually.

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