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Expandable Tissue Anchors

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

USGI Medical designed the Incisionless Operating Platform™ (IOP) to enable Incisionless Surgery. Combining the flexibility of endoscopy with the therapeutic benefit of laparoscopy, the IOP offers a stable operating platform, access for multiple, robust, flexible surgical tools and durable Expandable Tissue Anchors to predictably approximate and permanently affix tissue, important requirements for Incisionless Surgery that traditional endoscopes and endoscopic instruments do not provide.

Single Port Laparoscopy/SILS/LESS Laparoscopic Surgery TriPort Insertion

September 24, 2009 6:17 am | Videos | Comments

This video illustrates the multi-channel TriPort from Advanced Surgical Concepts used during a Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site (LESS)/ single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS). This single port allows the entire procedure to be performed through one single incision in the belly-button.

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Medical Students Cross The Line

September 23, 2009 7:20 am | News | Comments

From Facebook to YouTube to personal blogs, future doctors are crossing the line—and getting in trouble, a recent Associated Press article reports. A new study surveying medical school deans finds that deans are aware of medical students posting unprofessional content online, such as photos of drug paraphernalia and violations of patient privacy.

When Surgeons Turn To Robots

September 23, 2009 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

I can’t say that I’m a very experienced surgical patient. The only type of surgery I’ve ever endured was on my thumb a few years back. I had a “mass” removed that turned out to be a ball of broken blood vessels. My surgical experience amounted to a few hours in the OR, four or five stitches and having to wear a dressing on my hand for a few days.

Table Mounted Retractor

September 23, 2009 7:17 am | Mediflex Surgical Products | Product Releases | Comments

Mediflex Surgical Products introduces a new table mounted retractor. According to the company, the Mini-Bookler Table Mounted Retractor System features: Mounting on a height-adjustable StrongArm™ Holder and Positioner rather than on the fixed-height table posts, couplers and horizontal bars of the original system, enabling surgeons more flexibility in where the device is attached to the OR table and where they can position themselves.

No More Dirty Trocars

September 23, 2009 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Artisan Medical introduces the Plunge Bob Endoscopic Port Cleaner to address the problem of debris and blood clogging up trocars and ports. The product is a highly poly-absorbant obturator that features: No need for sponges, raytecs, Q-tips, and other such techniques.

Sharps Safety Station

September 23, 2009 7:15 am | Advanced Medical Innovations (Ami) | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Medical Innovations (AMI) presents the innovative Sharps Safety Station needle counter box. This box has the following safety features: Three Safety Hinges that can be unhinged easily without breaking should you wish to separate the boxes to use as a neutral zone (half on mayo tray and half on back table).

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Image-Guided Surgery Software Integrated With Surgical Microscope

September 23, 2009 7:14 am | Leica Microsystems, Inc | News | Comments

The integration helps give surgeons centralized control for more efficient and effective technology management during procedures, companies say WESTCHESTER, Ill., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- BrainLAB and Leica Microsystems (Leica) announce the integration of BrainLAB Image-Guided Surgery (IGS) software and platforms with the Leica M720 OH5 microscope.

Company Expands Simulation Offerings

September 23, 2009 7:11 am | News | Comments

CLEVELAND, Ohio, September 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Simbionix USA Corporation, the a developer of medical simulation systems, just released two new products: a new Laparoscopic Essential Tasks Module for its LAP Mentor™ and a breakthrough technology for patient-specific simulation based on actual patient data - the PROcedure Rehearsal Studio™.

Study Finds Solution To Eradicate Tumors In Early Breast Cancer

September 23, 2009 7:10 am | News | Comments

Capecitabine added to standard treatment given before surgery helps to eradicate tumors in patients with early breast cancer BERLIN, September 23 /PRNewswire/ --- The Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group Present Data Which Highlight Benefits of Adding capecitabine to epirubicin and docetaxel in the Neoadjuvant Setting Data from the ABCSG-24 study presented at the joint 15th ECCO and 34th ESMO congress in Berlin, Germany, show that adding capecitabine (Xeloda®) to anthracycline- and taxane-containing regimens prior to surgery (neoadjuvant therapy) completely eradicated the tumor in 24 percent of women with HER2-positive or HER2-negative early breast cancer.

New Technique Makes Speaking, Eating Possible After Tonsil Cancer Surgery

September 23, 2009 7:08 am | News | Comments

Study shows a new method for surgically reconstructing the palate after surgery for tonsil cancer maintains patients' ability to speak clearly and eat most foods ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new technique for reconstructing the palate after surgery for tonsil cancer maintained patients' ability to speak clearly and eat most foods, a new study shows.

Blog: Maybe I'm Not Cut Out For This... Maybe I Should Think About Quitting...

September 22, 2009 6:29 am | Articles | Comments

I'll admit it. For a while there, in the middle of third year, I wasn't sure if this medicine thing was right for me ... I'll admit it. For a while there, in the middle of third year, I wasn't sure if this medicine thing was right for me. Just look at this line from a post I wrote back in January: “… as hard as I am being worked right now, I'm doing what I love, and worked hard to be able to do.

Surgeon Convicted Of Negligence In The Death Of Patient

September 22, 2009 6:18 am | News | Comments

Spanish doctor sentenced for death of Nigeria's former first lady Ciaran Giles, Associated Press Writer MADRID (AP) — A plastic surgeon in Spain was convicted of negligence in the death of Nigeria's former first lady and was given a suspended sentence of a year in jail, a court said Tuesday.

FDA Awards $2M In Grants For Kids' Medical Devices

September 22, 2009 6:17 am | News | Comments

Matthew Perrone, AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is awarding $2 million to spur the development of medical devices for children, who face increased risks during surgery because so few implants are designed for their use. The FDA said Monday it will distribute the grants among three researchers in Michigan, Massachusetts and California.

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