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MAKOplasty Knee Surgery

May 6, 2010 6:31 am | Videos | Comments

An innovative, minimally-invasive partial knee replacement surgery helped one 80-year-old Martin Memorial patient overcome osteoarthritis. MAKOplasty partial knee replacement surgery uses 3-D visualization and a robotic arm to help patients get back on their feet quickly.

Laparoscopic Partial Gastrectomy For Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

May 6, 2010 6:30 am | Videos | Comments

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are rare lesions stemming from connective tissue anywhere along the length of the gut. This video reviews treatment of such a tumor through Laparoscopic Partial Gastrectomy.


SCOAP Metric: Normothermia

May 6, 2010 6:30 am | Videos | Comments

SILS Cholecystectomy

May 6, 2010 6:29 am | Videos | Comments

This is a short clip of advanced Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy with Valley Surgical Clinics. One incision is made into the "belly button" leaving the patient with no visable scars.

The Odor

May 5, 2010 8:17 am | by Bruce Campbell, MD | Articles | Comments

Thoughts of my first job rushed back into me as I pulled open the front door of the veterinary clinic. My son carried his sick cat past me and headed to the receptionist’s desk. I took a breath. “Oh my goodness,” I thought. “This place smells just like the animal hospital back home.

Rapid Thermal Infusion System Sees Success

May 5, 2010 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ThermaCor 1200 Rapid Thermal Infusion System, which helps maintain the patient’s normothermic temperature, has been used in trauma, vascular and liver transplant cases. May 5, 2010 Smisson-Cartledge Biomedical LLC (SCB) announced recently that its ThermaCor 1200 Rapid Thermal Infusion System has been used successfully in multiple clinical cases in the United States and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Cosmic Nee-Noggs

May 5, 2010 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Cosmic Nee-Noggs from DeRoyal have been designed and researched to be pleasing, likable and fun for children between the ages of three and eight. The staff can wear the facial products and use the Nee-Nogg devices with the children to help them feel more comfortable, less frightened and a bit more playful.


Foam Wound Dressing

May 5, 2010 8:14 am | Derma Sciences | Product Releases | Comments

Derma Sciences, Inc. introduces its new XTRASORB™ Foam dressing. According to the company, the XTRASORB™ Foam has been designed to provide a marked advancement to standard polyurethane foam dressings. The difference is on the outer facing portion of the dressing.

Clog-Free At Maximum Suction Power

May 5, 2010 8:14 am | SurgiMark, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The unique disposable Standard Via-Guard® alternates clog-free Tip and AdjustaFlo® Poole suction. It clears fluids fast, saves time, cuts inventory and lowers costs. Clog-Free Standard Tip or Poole suction Cuts inventory, saves time and lowers costs Disposable for infection control For more information, visit www.

Mayo Clinic Details Future Use Of Scopes For Cancer Detection

May 5, 2010 8:12 am | News | Comments

Just as cameras and televisions have been reinvented in the last decade with improved optics, sharpness and brightness, so have the tiny imaging scopes that physicians use to peer into the body's nooks and crannies --its organs and digestive system. And few places in the United States are testing the power of these new endoscopic optics as thoroughly as are researchers at Mayo Clinic.

Tired Doctors Botch Operations

May 5, 2010 8:12 am | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Overworked South African doctors are prone to botched surgical operations and in some instances have left gloves and scissors in patients' bodies after operations, the Sunday Independent newspaper reported. The paper's investigations showed such acts of negligence have cost the state over 1 billion rand ($136.

Those With Severe Asthma Offered Radical Treatment

May 5, 2010 8:11 am | News | Comments

Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — People with severe asthma are getting a radically different treatment option: A way to snake a wire inside their lungs and melt off some of the tissue that squeezes their airways shut. Bronchial thermoplasty isn't for everyone, just a subset who wheeze despite today's best medications.

Spanish Face Transplant Patient Goes Public

May 5, 2010 8:11 am | News | Comments

Daniel Woolls, Associated Press Writer MADRID (AP) — A Spanish man who underwent a partial face transplant hugged his surgeon Tuesday and expressed gratitude to the donor's family as he appeared in public for the first time since the January operation. The patient, identified only as Rafael, spoke with difficulty at a news conference at Seville's Virgen del Rocio Hospital, where he had undergone the 30-hour surgery.

Robotic Catheter System Efficient, Safe For Vascular Procedures

May 5, 2010 8:10 am | News | Comments

Hansen Medical, Inc. announces results from a pre-clinical study showing that use of its Sensei@ Robotic Catheter System in procedures for treatment of vascular disease has the potential to reduce procedure time by 80 percent, which may result in a significant reduction in both radiation exposure and catheter manipulations.



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