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Bankruptcy Follows Hepatitis Scrutiny For Doctor

March 5, 2010 7:13 am | News | Comments

Dr. Dipak Desai, whose Las Vegas clinics were at the center of a 2008 hepatitis scare in Las Vegas, has filed for personal Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. The filing could affect upcoming malpractice trials involving Desai and other defendants. Litigation is automatically put on hold in bankruptcy cases, though plaintiffs can petition the bankruptcy court to proceed with their cases.

A Window Into The Body

March 5, 2010 7:04 am | by Amanda McGowan | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers of surgical display systems discuss how the technology has evolved to accommodate minimally invasive surgery, features to consider when purchasing displays for your operating room, and what to expect in the future for visualization in the OR. March 5, 2010 The rise of HD endoscopic systems used in MIS procedures has driven the need for HD surgical displays in the OR.

The Doctor’s Failure To Cut Costs

March 5, 2010 6:13 am | by Pauline W. Chen, MD | Articles | Comments

On wards and in intensive care units, when doctors, nurses, patients and families find themselves at odds with one another, they inevitably turn to the experts of last resort: the bioethicists. Regularly called upon to weigh in on issues including life support, human research, patient rights and organ transplantation, bioethicists are known for bringing clarity to situations so overwrought with opinions, values and special interests that consensus appears impossible.

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Purchasing Surgical Supply Carts

March 5, 2010 6:13 am | Stanley Innerspace | Articles | Comments

What to consider before buying surgical supply carts for your surgical suite. March 9, 2010 By Shannon Kennedy, Director of Marketing, Stanley Innerspace 1. Involve the end-user in the purchasing decision – An obvious consideration that is often overlooked.

5 MegaPixel Grayscale Display

March 5, 2010 6:10 am | Barco | Product Releases | Comments

Barco introduces a new generation of its Nio 5MP diagnostic display system. The new display system offers several technological advancements that lead to higher optical performance, more efficient workflow and a longer product lifetime. According to the company, the new system features: Integration of a brand-new LCD panel based on IPS (In-plane switching) technology, so grayscale images are presented with more brightness, improved contrast and better black uniformity, under any ambient light condition.

Fiber Optic DVI Extender

March 5, 2010 6:08 am | Cp Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

CP Technologies announces it has received UL medical certification for 60601-1 and 60601-1-2 compliance for its ClearLinks OR brand of fiber optic DVI extender products. Features include: The ability to send 1080p video and 1920x1200 graphic signals via a 4-channel fiber optic cable.

Operating Room Of The Future

March 4, 2010 5:23 am | Videos | Comments

The Suite consists of four operating rooms housing futuristic surgical, endoscopic and imaging technology including the Artis zeego angiography C-arm system developed by Siemens Healthcare and recently approved for use in the United States. The C-arm can rotate completely around an operating table scanning a patient from all angles, and offering surgeons detailed imaging to guide them in their procedure.

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.

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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.

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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