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Mini Total Hip Replacement

September 17, 2009 6:02 am | Videos | Comments

Dr. Todd Swanson, a Las Vegas orthopedic surgeon, performs a hip replacement using a mini incision technique.

3D Imaging In The OR

September 17, 2009 6:00 am | Videos | Comments

Neurosurgeons at Brigham & Women's Hospital discuss how Sun Microsystems UltraSPARC servers and workstations were used to merge data from medical imaging devices to create a real-time 3D image of the brain to allow for very precise surgeries to remove tumors while leaving healthy tissue untouched resulting in groundbreaking surgical techniques based on computer technology in the operating room.


FDA Approves New Swine Flu Vaccine

September 16, 2009 6:17 am | News | Comments

Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration approved the new swine flu vaccine Tuesday, a long-anticipated step as the government works to start mass vaccinations next month. Limited supplies should start trickling out the first week of October — about a week earlier than expected, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Congress.

Michigan Hospital Chooses Company’s PathPACS® For Anatomic And Clinical Pathology

September 16, 2009 6:15 am | News | Comments

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo PACS, Inc., (Apollo) a maker of digital pathology solutions, has been selected by Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in Detroit, MI, as the vendor to implement its digital pathology informatics vision. After conducting extensive research to identify a pathology PACS (Picture Archive and Communication System) solution to meet their operational needs, Henry Ford Health System selected Apollo's PathPACS® as the product upon which they will implement the institution's anatomic and clinical pathology, and outreach vision.

Orthopedic Specialists Offer Rapid Recovery Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel, Carpal Tunnel Release Procedures

September 16, 2009 6:14 am | News | Comments

Surgeons expand less invasive treatment options, reduce recovery time for common hand, wrist and elbow conditions The prominent orthopedic surgeons redefining "standard of care" in North Houston, Drs. Alan Rosen and Korsh Jafarnia, are now offering less invasive endoscopic cubital tunnel release to patients.


Keep Track Of Your Patients

September 16, 2009 6:12 am | News | Comments

Emergency medical information franchise launches GPS tracking device offering live instant tracking for patients ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sep. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- eMed-ID, a emergency medical information device franchise, announces the launch of eMed-Trac, a live instant tracking device designed for people with Alzheimer's, dementia and other cognitive impairments, or children who need to be closely supervised by parents for medical or other reasons.


As Physician Shortage Mounts, Hospitals Turn To Temporary Doctors

September 16, 2009 6:12 am | Articles | Comments

Nationwide survey finds healthcare facilities are utilizing temporary doctors, known as locum tenens, to fill openings in primary care, anesthesiology, surgery and more. According to a new survey from Staff Care, a nationwide physician staffing firm and an AMN Healthcare company, primary care doctors are the most in-demand medical providers being sought to temporarily fill openings at healthcare facilities in the U.

PassPort Trocars

September 15, 2009 1:20 pm | Patton Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Patton Surgical has developed the PassPort®--a double-shielded trocar designed to enhance patient safety by eliminating the risk of injury during laparoscopic surgery. In laparoscopic procedures performed with conventional trocar designs, the most serious complications—and the most likely to result in death—are patient hemorrhages due to vessel injury and/or infection secondary to bowel injury.

Asset Manager

September 15, 2009 12:48 pm | Skytron | Product Releases | Comments

Skytron Asset Manager, powered by Awarepoint, is an RFID/RTLS real-time asset tracking technology designed to maximize equipment utilization, reduce rental expenses, improve quality of patient care and safety and more, with minimal installation and training. Features of the technology include: Patented plug-and-track sensors.

Hybrid LED Technology

September 15, 2009 12:35 pm | Skytron | Product Releases | Comments

Skytron’s new Aurora II is a LED surgical lighting system equipped with high-performance, HYBRID LED optics with direct surgeon control of intensity and focus. Features of the system include: Dynamically focusability. High intensity LEDs for adjustable, deep cavity illumination.

Laparoscopic Procedure Simulator

September 15, 2009 12:21 pm | Simulab Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Simulab introduces EDGE, the next generation in reality-based laparoscopic training. Using laparoscopic instruments integrated with five sensors, EDGE measures the time, path, and force for each exercise. Results are based on actual haptics, providing quantifiable results to its users. Edge features: Laparoscopic instruments integrated with five sensors tracking time, path, and force.

Liver Retractors

September 15, 2009 12:13 pm | Automated Medical Products Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The Nathanson Hook Liver Retractors® are designed specifically to retract the liver during laparoscopic surgery. The retractors feature: The ability to hold the liver out of the way for the duration of the surgery when required. Availability in a set of 3 (small, medium and large), allowing the surgeon alternative options during the procedure.

Puncture Closure Device

September 15, 2009 12:06 pm | Ranfac Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Ranfac Corporation introduces a Puncture Closure Device that permits multiple closures in a single device. The Puncture Closure Device offers: One hand operation. The ability for the surgeon to rapidly close multiple trocar sites securely and safely in a single device. The ability to be used to tack up hernia mesh prior to final placement, to ligate abdominal wall bleeding and for percutaneous suturing.


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