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Free Hands For Surgeons

August 17, 2009 12:33 pm | Prosurgics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Untitled Document The new FreeHand® Laparoscopic Camera Controller from Prosurgics, Inc. gives surgeons direct control of the laparoscopic camera. The new product exhibits: Precise control of the scope for the surgeon via gentle head movements. Rock-steady image.

Laparoscopic Care Kit

August 17, 2009 12:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Untitled Document New Wave Surgical introduces the Advance Laparoscopic Care Kit. This inexpensive, user-friendly kit includes: D-Help Device: heats up anti-fog solution to eliminate fogging during laparoscopy; balances video camera by way of white balancing target, reduces fire hazards by eliminating need for fiber optic light; soft foam material functions as lens protector when scope not in use.

Pediatric Reusable Return Electrode

August 17, 2009 12:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Untitled Document Megadyne offers the Pediatric Mega Soft® reusable return electrode to address the small patient size and fragile skin challenges associated with pediatric electrosurgery. Features of the product include: Current limiting technology that automatically limits circuit current in the event of contact disruption, available for use with patients weighing between 0.


Mini C-Arm Redesign

August 17, 2009 11:44 am | Hologic | Product Releases | Comments

Untitled Document Hologic releases a redesigned version of its Fluoroscan InSight mini C-arm system. Features include: A deeper C-arm to improve maneuverability. A redesigned flex arm that increases the articulation range. A new locking mechanism to insure the precise approach and angle.

Surgical Headlight System

August 17, 2009 11:39 am | Cool-View | Product Releases | Comments

Untitled Document Cool-View offers the Novalite Micro XL 1400 surgical headlight system, exhibiting: Adjustable focus of 50-120 mm. LED solid state illumination with low-to-no ambient heat generated. No bulb maintenance. Replaceable comfort pads.

Exam Gloves With A Cause

August 17, 2009 11:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Untitled Document Ansell Healthcare Products introduces Micro-Touch NitraFree nitrile exam gloves. For every case sold, Ansell will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, supporting breast cancer research. Additional information about this product: Manufactured without sulfur-based chemical accelerators.

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.



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