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Study: BSGI Effective For Pre-Surgical Planning In Diagnosed Patients

October 9, 2009 6:33 am | News | Comments

Findings presented at the Americal Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Symposium shows Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) proves cost-effective for pre-surgical planning of patients with known cancer diagnosis NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI), a molecular breast imaging technique with comparable sensitivity to breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for detecting breast carcinoma when used in pre-surgical planning for patients with known cancer diagnoses and is substantially less expensive than MRI, according to findings presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Symposium in San Francisco, California.

Companies Reach $276M Deal

October 9, 2009 6:32 am | Kimberly-Clark Health Care | News | Comments

Kimberly-Clark is planning to buy I-Flow, adding technology to its portfolio of pain management and surgical solution products DALLAS (AP) — Kimberly-Clark Corp. said Friday that it will add higher-margin medical devices to its health care unit by purchasing health care company I-Flow Corp.

Autofluorescent Endometriosis: Part 2

October 8, 2009 6:18 am | Videos | Comments

Demonstration of the use of autofluorescent laparoscopy to diagnose endometriosis from Steven F. Palter, MD's prize winning video.

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Hyperfluorescent Endometriosis

October 8, 2009 6:17 am | Videos | Comments

Demonstration of the hyperfluorescent endometriosis with autofluorescent laparoscopy from Steven F. Palter, MD's prize winning video. Check out more details about Dr. Palter's use of autofluorescence in the September issue of Surgical Products .

Robotic Kidney Cancer Surgery

October 8, 2009 6:17 am | Videos | Comments

New robotic surgery procedure pioneered at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to remove tumors from kidneys in a minimally invasive way.

Cool Shirt On "Modern Marvels"

October 8, 2009 6:16 am | Shafer Enterprises, LLC | Videos | Comments

The following video is where Cool Shirt / Shafer Enterprises is featured on the Modern Marvels Underwear show on the History Channel. This is the last 6 minute segment of the show. If you have any questions visit our website at www.coolshirt.

Interactive 3D Operating Room Planner

October 8, 2009 6:13 am | Berchtold Corporation | Videos | Comments

For Berchtold Corporation, AEI Digital's designers created the "virtual showroom," enabling users to easily design a customized layout of the room by using simple computer controls. It is designed to operate on a laptop computer, and provides Berchtold's sales force with a unique way to demonstrate the full range of its operating room systems to potential customers, including surgical specialists.

Mesa Medical Tech Eases Pain For Cancer Patients

October 7, 2009 7:25 am | by Angelique Soenarie | News | Comments

He now uses a topical cream to numb the areola before injecting radioactive tracer dye used during a sentinel-node biopsy PHOENIX (AP) — Jesse Crowe remembers the woman lying on his imaging table three years ago. She was in her 40s, young for a breast-cancer patient, and she was tense with fear and apprehension.

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California Surgeon Pioneers Alternative To Traditional Spinal Stenosis Treatment

October 7, 2009 7:24 am | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles back surgeon, Dr. Rezaian of the California Orthopedic Medical Clinic, has pioneered a less invasive method for treating Spinal Stenosis. Open back surgery used to be the only way to eliminate the bulging discs that were pinching nerves, however, recent medical advances have given patients requiring Spinal Stenosis Treatment a new glimmer of hope.

Cleveland Clinic Unveils 'Top 10' Medical Innovations For 2010

October 7, 2009 7:24 am | News | Comments

Hospital predicts ten emerging technologies that will shape healthcare next year CLEVELAND, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleveland Clinic's Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2010 list features a wide range of new techniques and therapies that are being developed to treat everything from deafness and Parkinson's disease to pneumonia and sleep disorders.

Breast Ductoscopy For The General Surgeon Course To Include New Product

October 7, 2009 7:23 am | News | Comments

Postgraduate surgeons will be given the skills to use the MammoView™ Product Line when Performing Breast Ductoscopy at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress BOSTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solos Endoscopy, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SNDY) is pleased to announce that its MammoView™ line of surgical endoscopy instruments will be demonstrated at the 95th Annual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, held October 11th-15th in Chicago, IL.

Minimally Invasive Port Retractor System

October 7, 2009 7:22 am | Boss Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The BOSS Minimally Invasive Port Retractor System from BOSS INSTRUMENTS helps to increase exposure in microscope-aided spine surgery with minimal stress and wound management for the patient. According to the company, system features include: A retractor portion (table post, flexible arm, dilator and tubular retractors) that is 100 percent titanium, which provides a greater strength-to-weight ratio and is more corrosion resistant than stainless steel.

Intra-Operative Nerve Monitor

October 7, 2009 7:21 am | The Magstim Company Limited | Product Releases | Comments

Magstim introduces the Neurosign 1000 intra-operative nerve monitor. According the company, the monitor features: A large touch-screen monitor that displays patient waveforms and data, while allowing simultaneous access to other functions without dials, buttons and menus.

Blog: Calling For Reinforcements

October 7, 2009 7:18 am | Articles | Comments

The human diaphragm, if I one of God's neat little tricks. It's a tough, broad sheet of muscle, modest in thickness, that acts both as a barrier between the abdominal and thoracic cavities, but also as a vacuum assist device for breathing. When you take a deep breath, the chest wall and abdominal muscles expand the chest cavity, and the diaphragm moves outward and downward, drawing air into the lungs.

Temperature Management: Finding A Balance

October 7, 2009 7:14 am | by Amanda McGowan | Articles | Comments

Temperature management has been a hot topic in the operating room because of its known impact on surgical outcomes and the risk of infection. There are various issues to be concerned with regard to temperature management in the OR. From perioperative hypothermia to surgeon comfort, temperature management is often a balancing act in the OR to make sure the producedure is efficient and the patient is safe.

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