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Extra Hands, Direct Control

August 17, 2009 8:53 am | Prosurgics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

FreeHand from Prosurgics, Inc. is a small, easy-to-use, lightweight device that provides surgeons with direct control of the laparoscopic camera. The device provides benefits such as: Precise control of the scope via small head movements. Reduced scope cleaning interruptions, and places the scope right back where it was when re-inserted.


Video: Robotic Surgery Technology Removes Prostate Cancer

August 17, 2009 7:18 am | Videos | Comments

Barry Broughton is a successful marketing executive who has traveled the world and faced a lifetime of challenges. But few challenges would be as difficult as the diagnosis he received last year of prostate cancer. Barry’s cancer was diagnosed following a test called a PSA, or prostate-specific antigen test, which measures a protein produced by the prostate that is elevated in most men with prostate cancer.

Any Spread Of Breast Cancer Raises Risk Of Return

August 14, 2009 12:32 pm | News | Comments

Marilynn Marchione, AP Medical Writer Breast cancer patients with even the tiniest spread of the disease to a lymph node have a much higher risk of it recurring years later and may need more treatment than just surgery, new research suggests. For years, doctors and patients have struggled with what to do about a microscopic tumor or stray cancer cells in a lymph node.


Woman's Family Gets $1 Million In Malpractice Case

August 14, 2009 12:03 pm | News | Comments

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The family of a Norwich woman who died five days after ovarian surgery has received $1 million from the insurance company of two doctors sued for medical malpractice. The lawyer for Barbara Beaudoin's estate says her family was paid last week. The money is from a settlement of her relatives' lawsuit against doctors Margarita Olivares and Harold Bodin, both affiliated with the Norwich OB-GYN Group.

Doctor Charged In Patient Deaths To Stand Trial

August 14, 2009 12:00 pm | News | Comments

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A trial date has been set for an American doctor charged with manslaughter in the deaths of three patients at a rural Australian hospital. The Queensland state Supreme Court on Friday scheduled Jayant Patel's trial for March 22. Patel is charged with three counts of manslaughter and two counts of grievous bodily harm.

Video Imaging, Built-In Recording

August 14, 2009 6:21 am | Sony Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Sony presents a full HD (1920 x 1080) medical-grade camera system, combining advanced video imaging with the convenience of built-in digital recording. The new model PMW-10MD features: A compact, remote camera-head design that enables easy and flexible overhead mounting above the operating table as well as on a surgical microscope, with optional lenses and optical adapters.


FDA Medical Device Chief Resigns After Complaints

August 12, 2009 1:23 pm | by Matthew Perrone, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration's medical device division announced he will step down, months after scientists under his leadership alleged they were pressured to approve certain products. In a letter to agency staffers obtained by The Associated Press, Daniel Schultz said he and FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg agreed his resignation "would be in the best interest of the center and the agency.

Rifle Ranges & Operating Rooms

August 11, 2009 8:13 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Jeff Reinke | Product Releases | Comments

Tackling the topic of simulation and training equipment with this deployment of Focus On: took me back to my days as an infantry instructor in the Army Reserve. It was here that I had significant exposure to simulation-oriented training aids, and much like the options presented to hospitals and surgeons, they offered a host of pros and cons in selecting the right methodology.


Surgeon Q&A: Surgical Simulation Training

August 11, 2009 5:31 am | Articles | Comments

The Maryland Advanced Simulation, Training, Research and Innovation (MASTRI) Center opened December 6, 2006 and provides world-class simulation and training in a cross-disciplinary setting to a diverse constituency, providing innovation and research in regard to simulation, training and practice.

New CMS Never Events Resource For Nurses

August 10, 2009 12:12 pm | News | Comments

Nursing consult feature helps nurses to improve patient care, help prevent costly mistakes; hospitals benefit from averting reimbursement losses PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, August 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --- Elsevier announces the availability of a new online tool within Mosby's Nursing Consult designed to help nurses prevent the 10 "Never Events" identified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in an October 2008 fact sheet.

Senators Sponsor Bill To Increase Awareness And Research For Musculoskeletal Diseases

August 10, 2009 12:11 pm | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, , the Access to America's Orthopaedic Services Act of 2009 (AAOS Act), S. 1548, was introduced in the United States Senate by Senators Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) and Richard Burr (R-NC). This introduction, the first of its kind in the Senate, marks a historical victory for the orthopaedic community.

A Spectrum Of Training Options

August 10, 2009 11:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Simbionix USA Corp. introduces the Procedure Rehearsal Studio™, a medical simulator enabling practice scenarios based on a specific patient's anatomy. Other training options offered by the company include: The Simbionix Mentor line offering hands-on training for minimally invasive surgical procedures, including gastroscopy, urology, laparoscopy and endovascular.


Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Trainer

August 7, 2009 11:36 am | Videos | Comments

View a demonstration of Red Llama's new cognitive surgical simulator, SimPraxis™, in action. More information about the Trainer and the SimPraxis interactive simulation software platform is available at: . Surgical Products is conducting a brief, one-question survey about healthcare insurance coverage.

3D Pelvic Fracture Repair At Surgical Training Facility

August 7, 2009 11:20 am | Videos | Comments

Surgical training facility uses 3D imaging in pelvic fracture repair to decrease surgical trauma. The facility is a place surgeons can teach this technique to other surgeons using simulated conditions and hands-on training. Surgical Products is conducting a brief, one-question survey about healthcare insurance coverage.

Students Build Surgical Training Device

August 7, 2009 11:08 am | Videos | Comments

Students at the University of Missouri have developed a training device for surgical students and residents. The device is inexpensive and portable, allowing students and residents to train outside of the OR so that when they are in the OR, the can operate in a safer, more efficient manner.


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