Inguinal hernias are common presentations to general surgery clinics to be reduced and emergency units when they incarcerate or strangulate. While elective surgery for inguinal hernia has a low mortality rate of less than 1 death per 10,000 operations, the risks of post-operative complications following emergency surgery are high.
When a patient spends more than a few days in the hospital, the room often takes on his or her personality. For a while, the patient and family have a space — four walls, a bathroom, a window — that becomes their own. Frequently, I feel like a visitor as I enter such a room. When I walk the halls, my memory stirs as I link specific rooms with particular patients and their stories … read more .
WAYNE, N.J., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- MAQUET Cardiovascular announces that Johannes Bonatti, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Director of Coronary Surgery and Advanced Coronary Interventions at the University of Maryland Heart Center in Baltimore, has completed the first use of the MAQUET Minimized ExtraCorporeal Circulation (MECC) system in the United States during a successful robotic and fully endoscopic heart surgery.
PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- JHP Pharmaceuticals, LLC ("JHP") announces that it has developed, and received approval by the FDA for Dantrium@ IV (dantrolene sodium for injection), a rapidly mixing product. Dantrium@ IV now reconstitutes in approximately 20 seconds, which is 4 times faster than before, saving valuable time and effort during a malignant hyperthermia (MH) emergency.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Thousands of kidney patients in the United States start dialysis without first being told of kidney transplants that would be cheaper and lead to longer lives, according to a four-month newspaper investigation published Sunday. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reviewed records from the U.
House Democrats considering insurance tax Erica Werner,Associated Press Writers Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are considering a tax on high-cost insurance plans to help pay for health care overhaul that tops President Barack Obama's domestic agenda.
AMI introduces a new and unique 16-Slot Disposable Instrument Organizer™. Features include: The ability to improve safety and efficiency in the OR by ensuring that all instruments are neatly arranged together. The ability to aid in instrument counts during and following surgery.
The device’s new design simplifies jugular deployment, minimizes trauma and is compatible with full line of IVC filters. Physicians can now navigate even the most tortuous anatomy with greater speed and safety with the next-generation inferior vena cava (IVC) filter delivery system introduced by Cook Medical at TCT 2009.
Should surgeons treat the complications of medical tourism? Today, that's not purely a hypothetical question, as some patients seek out lower-cost alternatives for elective surgical care (something I wrote about a while back). It is also a question posed at last year's clinical congress of the American College of Surgeons in a "point/counterpoint" debate.
The patient was under anesthesia when a brain surgeon refused to step in for a no-show colleague MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A patient who was under anesthesia when a brain surgeon refused to step in for a no-show colleague is suing both doctors as well as the New York hospital. Jennifer Ronca of Tunkhannock, Pa.
Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — Being fat could become the leading cause of cancer in women in Western countries in the coming years, European researchers said Thursday. Being overweight or obese accounts for up to 8 percent of cancers in Europe. Experts said that figure is poised to increase substantially as the obesity epidemic continues, and as major causes of cancer, such as smoking and hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women, drop dramatically.
LEED certified building, cutting-edge lights help solve forensic mysteries CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 23, 2009 – One of the nation’s leading forensic pathologists has brand new LEED-certified facilities, including state-of-the-art lighting, to continue to solve medical mysteries in an environmentally-friendly space.
Company introduces device for cutting and coagulation of soft tissue during otolaryngology surgery PEAK Surgical, Inc. introduces the PEAK® PlasmaBlade TnA (Tonsil and Adenoid) tissue dissection device following 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Company expands its line of 2D end-ported biocontainers within portfolio of single-use systems Meissner Filtration Products, Inc. expands its line of 2D end-ported TepoFlex™ biocontainers, within its One-Touch™ portfolio of single-use systems. Manufactured with our premier biopharmaceutical grade TepoFlex™ film, end-ported biocontainers are now available in sizes ranging from 250 mL to 20 L.
Integrated robotic room solutions will streamline capabilities in daVinci®-enabled surgical suites MENTOR, OHIO – September 23, 2009 – STERIS Corporation (NYSE: STE) and Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG) have signed a collaboration agreement to enable the integration of both companies’ technologies into advanced minimally invasive (MIS) robotic surgical suites.