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Bending The Rules Of Clinical Trials

October 30, 2009 6:54 am | Articles | Comments

By Pauline W. Chen, M.D. Published: Louise (not her real name), a scientist and avid runner in her 50s, first noticed the strange pangs under her right ribcage a few weeks before we met. Her CAT scan revealed a liver so riddled with islands of tumor that the radiologist called them “too numerous to count.

House Dems Unveil Health Bill

October 30, 2009 6:54 am | News | Comments

Cheered by President Barack Obama, House Democrats rolled out landmark legislation Thursday to extend health care to tens of millions who lack coverage, impose sweeping new restrictions on the insurance industry and create a government-run option to compete with private insurers David Espo, AP Special Correspondent October 30, 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheered by President Barack Obama, House Democrats rolled out landmark legislation Thursday to extend health care to tens of millions who lack coverage, impose sweeping new restrictions on the insurance industry and create a government-run option to compete with private insurers.

Lack Of Insurance May Have Figured In Nearly 17,000 Childhood Deaths

October 30, 2009 6:53 am | News | Comments

A recent study shows lack of health insurance may have led or contributed to nearly 17,000 deaths among hospitalized children in the U.S. in less than two decades October 30, 2009 BALTIMORE, Oct. 30 (AScribe Newswire) -- Lack of health insurance might have led or contributed to nearly 17,000 deaths among hospitalized children in the United States in the span of less than two decades, according to research led by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

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How To Meet New JCAHO Survey Criteria For Flash Sterilization

October 30, 2009 6:51 am | News | Comments

A company helps to provide solutions to meet new criteria with closed flash containers October 30, 2009 In response to recent updates to the Joint Commission’s policy regarding use of flash sterilization, Millennium Surgical Corp., a surgical instrument supplier, has been fielding hundreds of inquiries from hospitals and surgical centers as to what is needed and how to comply.

Blogging To Prevent Decubitus Ulcers

October 30, 2009 6:48 am | Action Products, Inc. | News | Comments

A company expands its commitment to education with new blog format to discuss prevention of decubitus ulcers October 30, 2009 Hagerstown, MD, USA, October 30, 2009:  Action Products, Inc. has created blog.actionproducts.com, a social media forum to discuss the prevention of decubitus ulcers.

HD Compatible C-Mount Video Adapters

October 30, 2009 6:05 am | Optronics® | Product Releases | Comments

A company offers a new line of full-featured precision crafted optical c-mount HD video adapters for operating microscopes Optronics®, a developer of medical-grade high definition imaging products for microsurgery, introduces QUINTUS™, a new line of full-featured precision crafted optical c-mount HD video adapters for operating microscopes.

Cutting Edge HD Technology Showcased At ACS

October 29, 2009 12:08 pm | Sony Electronics | Videos | Comments

Show attendees learn of HD technologies in a simulated OR environment, the increasing portability of HD and experience the future of HD in 3D in a booth tour with Sony Among the multitudes of new surgical technology revealed at ACS this year in Chicago, high-definition (HD) technology for the OR was among the highlights.

Surgical Hospital Utilizes Wireless HD Transmission

October 29, 2009 6:43 am | Videos | Comments

As the first facility in the DFW area to utilize wireless HD transmission, surgical professionals at Texas Institute for Surgery at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas anticipate more operating rooms will follow the trend in wireless HD monitor systems.

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Xbox + Math = Virtual Surgery

October 29, 2009 6:41 am | Videos | Comments

Joseph Teran, a professor of Applied Mathematics at UCLA, was named one of the "brightest people alive" by Discover Magazine. Follow him around UCLA's campus as he discusses virtual surgery and the power of applied math studies with Dr.

Robot Performs Surgery

October 29, 2009 6:40 am | Videos | Comments

A surgical team at the Foothills Medical Centre performs neurosurgery with a robot, Neuroarm, developed by a team at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine. NeuroArm aims to revolutionize Neurosurgery and other branches of operative medicine by liberating doctors from the constraints of the human hand.

Robotic Hysterectomy In HD

October 29, 2009 6:35 am | Videos | Comments

Part 1 of 4. Dr. M Patrick Lowe demonstrates the technique for a robotic hysterectomy to treat endometrial cancer. Total operative time for hysterectomy is 25 minutes. Part 2 of 4. Part 3 of 4. Part 4 of 4.

Gown Delivers Warming Therapy

October 28, 2009 7:00 am | Arizant Healthcare Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

High-Tech gown can help reduce surgical hypothermia complications, associated costs October 28, 2009 The new Bair Paws Flex™ gown from Arizant Healthcare, Inc. not only fully covers patients, but also warms them before, during and after surgery with “forced-air warming”—a warmed stream of air flowing through the garment’s inserts.

Neurostimulator Device For Treatment Of OSA

October 28, 2009 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

ImThera Medical, Inc. unveils its new product, the aura6000™ neurostimulation system for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). According to the company, more than 800,000 patients in the US are annually diagnosed with OSA. While Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the established therapy, studies show that only 54 percent of patients comply with CPAP.

Single-Use Guidewire

October 28, 2009 6:58 am | Olympus America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Company’s new guideware is specifically designed for endoscopic treatment in biliary pancreatic duct October 28, 2009 Olympus introduces VisiGlide, its new single use guidewire developed with advanced technology from Terumo Corporation to facilitate ERCP procedures performed by gastroenterologists.

Technology Provides Most Accurate View Inside Human Body

October 28, 2009 6:57 am | News | Comments

Doctors at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine got a glimpse into the future of women's health with the presentation of endoscopic gynecologic surgery performed for the first time using "4K" technology, a recent article reported. Steven F. Palter, MD, an obstetrician, gynecologist, reproductive endocrinologist and fertility specialist performed the world's first 4K super high-definition (HD) laparoscopy at Syosset Hospital, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, and presented images from that surgery on October 20 at the 65th annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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