A lawsuit against surgeon, his associates and family members for allegedly filing false claims to Medicaid, Medicare and the military's TRICARE program settles for $3.5 million OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A lawsuit against a surgeon, his associates and family members for allegedly filing false claims to Medicaid, Medicare and the military's TRICARE program has been settled for $3.
Victor Epstein BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Health-care workers barred from patient rooms walked the picket lines at Bayonne Medical Center on Tuesday, the second time in as many weeks that labor negotiations have broken off at a northern New Jersey hospital. Friction between management and workers has been fueled by increased costs in a health-care industry grappling with more uninsured patients, the prospect of reduced insurance payments with health-care reform, and fewer elective surgeries that bring in money.
Dems advance proposals to spread health coverage David Espo AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats at both ends of the Capitol accelerated their drive to enact health care legislation on Tuesday, outlining proposals to extend coverage to uninsured millions but omitting most details on plans for raising more than $1 trillion needed to cover costs.
I admit it. I am a Grey’s Anatomy addict. I have watched the show since its series premiere and been hooked on what will happen next in the lives of the surgeons, residents and interns at Seattle Grace ever since. I am aware the show is more of a soap opera set in a hospital than an accurate portrayal of the day-to-day operations of a hospital.
Advances trend toward less-invasive approaches PRINCETON, N.J., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Advancing the trend toward ever less invasive surgery, University Medical Center at Princeton is now performing laparoscopic surgery by way of a single incision through the belly button -- becoming one of a handful of centers in the Northeastern United States to offer the procedure.
Trials find radiofrequency ablation is durable after 2 years, compares favorably with endoscopic resection for advanced disease and reduces the risk for cancer progression SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a number of clinical trials were presented during the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) in Chicago, revealing new outcomes data related to endoscopic radiofrequency ablation using the HALO ablation system for eradicating a pre-cancerous esophageal condition known as Barrett's esophagus.
Studies advocate blood conservation and appropriate indicators for transfusion IRVINE, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low-Perfusion pulse oximetry, announced that two new studies – one conducted in patients undergoing general surgery and published in the Journal of American College of Surgeons and another conducted in patients undergoing cardiac surgery and published in the Anesthesia & Analgesia – provide additional new evidence that transfusion of just one or two units of blood significantly increases infection, pneumonia, sepsis, and mortality after surgery.
LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer Graphic shows process of the TOGA scarless obesity surgery. (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Doctors are testing a new kind of obesity surgery without any cuts through the abdomen, snaking a tube as thick as a garden hose down the throat to snap staples into the stomach.
Buffalo Filter’s PlumeSafe® TURBO Auto-Sense provides a versatile solution to manage the hazards associated with surgical smoke plume and aerosols. This portable, ultra-quiet system provides: Ample power to eliminate even the heaviest amounts of smoke plume and aerosols.
As part of your operating room protocol, it may be appropriate to utilize your vacuum/wall suction system to capture small amounts of surgical smoke plume. As these devices are not designed to capture smoke and aerosols, implementing an in-line filter is essential to long term performance of your critical vacuum system.
The use of thermal instruments for surgical applications has grown significantly over the past three decades. Unfortunately, when any type of thermal or ultrasonic surgical instrument, such as laser energy, electrosurgery, argon, ultrasonic/harmonic scalpel, or plasma is applied to human tissue an unwanted by-product is produced which is commonly known as surgical smoke plume.
CINCINNATI, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. announce multiple studies at 2009 Digestive Disease Week (DDW) demonstrating the company's novel, investigational Toolbox enables natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) procedures without laparoscopic support in porcine models.
I was recently introduced to a web site that made me think about what can go wrong during surgery. As a journalist reporting to medical professionals, I’ve spent quite a bit of time researching medical errors such as wrong site surgery, retained foreign objects, and hospital acquired infections, as well as familiarizing myself with all the issues each of you face.
Click the video to watch Part 2 of 2 of the Rebound HRD V hernia repair device. Click here to watch video Part 1 of 2. Having performed laparoscopic ventral incision hernia surgery for a number of years, Roderick Brown, MD, had confirmed the laparoscopic method to repair hernias was a better way to fix hernias than open surgery for a number of reasons, including less post-operative discomfort, improved cosmetic outcomes and low reoccurrence rates.
Click the video to watch Part 1 of 2 of the Rebound HRD V hernia repair device. Click here to watch video Part 2 of 2. Having performed laparoscopic ventral incision hernia surgery for a number of years, Roderick Brown, MD, had confirmed the laparoscopic method to repair hernias was a better way to fix hernias than open surgery for a number of reasons, including less post-operative discomfort, improved cosmetic outcomes and low reoccurrence rates.