A new Canadian study shows that operating without interrupting warfarin treatment at the time of cardiac device surgery is safe and markedly reduces the incidence of clinically significant hematomas compared to the current standard of care.
A new "solder" for laser welding of tissue during surgical operations has great potential to produce stronger seals and expand use of this alternative to conventional sutures and stapling in intestinal surgery, scientists are reporting.
Simbionix and Intuitive Surgical developed simulation-based suturing training for the da Vinci system. This Suturing Module is a highly realistic educational solution that provides suturing and knot-tying tutorials with performance feedback. Simulation-based training is essential prior to clinical practice.
Sony Electronics’ Medical Systems Division is unveiling new 3D viewing and recording products that can give urology surgeons and their teams the benefits of added depth and enhanced visualization. Sony’s new 3D products include: the LMD-2451MT 24-inch medical grade 3D display, LMD-4251TD 42-inch 3D display for reference, training and education, and the HVO-3000MT 3D medical grade recorder.
Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 12 watt infrared LED light emitter designed to provide output and operation suitable for medical applications. The LEDLB-4E-IR-M-110V 110 Volt Medical Infrared LED Light Bar is provides those in the medical fields with a powerful and effective source of infrared light.
Most clinical providers are aware of the more common capacities of EHRs. However, there are many capacities that are being underused that can be of great assistance in providing safe care that avoids waste and identifies best practices. Electronic communication with providers outside of one’s clinical setting, clinical decision support, and improving the body of knowledge of best practices are three capacities of modern EHRs.
A new study validating a first of its kind prototype using augmented reality in surgical training was recently presented. Augmented reality combines three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated objects and text superimposed onto real images and 3D surgical video footage, all in real time.
Several organized physician groups are beta testing URAC’s new clinical integration accreditation program standards. URAC, an independent accreditation organization advancing quality and value throughout health care, created the new program to serve as a roadmap for health providers to achieve clinical integration and accountable care.
A Missouri woman is left unable to walk or talk after surgeons operate on the wrong side of her brain. This video reports on a lawsuit that has been filed accusing the hospital and doctor of medical malpractice. It's a pretty serious situation, and one that serves as a valuable lesson to healthcare professionals.
An app that can send text updates to a patient's loved ones while he or she is in surgery is being used by some doctors. It is being used as a useful way to inform family members on the status of a patient. Here's a look at this cutting-edge app.
Hospitals are under new pressure not only to treat their patients, but to make sure they don't come back. Here is a report on how the Affordable Care Act is addressing the issue of unnecessary hospital readmissions. The government wants to make sure they decline.
The Affordable Care Act is bringing millions of new patients into the medical system, but it's happening just as the country is about to lose a third of its physicians. Vinita Nair visits a medical school in Connecticut which has a strategy for fixing the shortage of doctors.
For the first time, the American public is getting a chance to see what hospitals charge for certain operations or procedures. This has allowed them to compare prices, and what they are seeing has been an absolute eye-opener. There is quite the disparity between hospital charges.
Healthmark Industries announces the launch of their newest game on Crazy4Clean.com, “Maestra Tempa’s Temperature Challenge." This new game takes you on an adventure of learning the importance of temperature monitoring. Maestra Tempa will help you choose the correct temperature settings for rooms and equipment.
A biosensor can detect antibiotic resistance in bacteria. This new technology is a preliminary step in identifying and fighting superbugs, a major public health concern that has led to more deaths than AIDS in the United States in recent years.