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.
ETHICON, Inc. offers its ULTRAPRO* mesh, a lightweight and partially absorbable mesh for repairing hernias and other abdominal fascial defects. According to the company's Web site, features include: For the repair of inguinal and incisional hernias Strong, secure repair¹,² Flexible scar lets abdominal wall move naturally² Trusted, well-known materials References: 1.
Covidien offers the Parietex ProGrip™ mesh. Parietex ProGrip™ mesh is a bicomponent mesh composed of monofilament polyester and a resorbable polylactic acid gripping system that facilitates a tension-free hernia repair. Features include: Hydrophilic polyester monofilament resulting in fast and intimate tissue in-growth.
First-ever survey of infection control at MRI centers finds insufficient basic infection prevention (AP) ( http://www.patientcomfortsystems.com ) -- Peter Rothschild, M.D., renowned radiologist and MRI expert, has released the ground-breaking paper, Survey of Infection Control in the MRI Environment: Lack of Infection Control Procedures in MRI May Place Patients and Staff at Risk.
CHICAGO, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirus Medical, Inc. ( www.spirusmed.com ), a developer of diagnostic and therapeutic advancement systems for gastroenterology, urology and gynecology, announced that physicians using its Endo-Ease™ line of devices have performed complete examinations of the small intestine, or pan-endoscopy.
New study finds patients who opt for surgery have decreased pain, increased function ROSEMONT, Ill., June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People with the spine disease called degenerative spondylolisthesis… -- who choose surgical treatment -- experience substantially greater relief from pain over time compared to those who do not have surgery, according to a study published in the June 2009 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS).