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Surgeon Performs First Beating Heart Fully Endoscopic Bypass Surgery

September 28, 2009 7:05 am | MAQUET Medical Systems USA | News | Comments

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.

Company Introduces New Dantrium® IV, Rapidly Mixing at 20 Seconds

September 28, 2009 7:04 am | News | Comments

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.

Paper: Dialysis Patients Not Told Of Transplants

September 28, 2009 7:03 am | News | Comments

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.

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Healthcare Overhaul Update

September 28, 2009 7:03 am | News | Comments

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.

Disposable Instrument Organizer

September 28, 2009 7:02 am | Advanced Medical Innovations (Ami) | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Advanced Delivery System For IVC Filters

September 28, 2009 6:59 am | Cook Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

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.

The Not-So-Accidental Tourist

September 25, 2009 5:32 am | Articles | Comments

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.

Patient Sues Surgeons, Hospital Over Brain Surgery

September 25, 2009 5:13 am | News | Comments

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.

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Obesity Could Become Top Cancer Cause

September 25, 2009 5:03 am | News | Comments

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.

“Dr. G”: Chief Medical Examiner Goes Green

September 25, 2009 5:00 am | Berchtold Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Tonsil And Adenoid Tissue Dissection Device

September 25, 2009 4:48 am | Peak Surgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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).

2D End-Ported Biocontainers

September 25, 2009 4:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

STERIS Announces Collaboration With Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

September 25, 2009 4:44 am | Steris Corporation | News | Comments

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.

Exposing A Silent Killer: Protection Against Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

September 25, 2009 4:43 am | by Dr. Mark Adelman | Cook Surgical | Articles | Comments

Dr. Mark Adelman While diseases like prostate cancer and heart disease have become household concerns, abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), the 10th leading cause of death in men age 55 and older, have been overshadowed by more prominent diseases for far too long.

Robotic Aortic Lymph Node Dissection

September 24, 2009 6:19 am | Videos | Comments

M Patrick Lowe MD (Gynecologic Oncologist) Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL and Todd Tillmanns MD (Gynecologic Oncologist) Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, The West Clinic, Memphis, TN The surgical video details a robotic aortic lymph node dissection in a patient with endometrial cancer with the Standard da Vinci system.

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