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.
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.
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.
Nursing consult feature helps nurses to improve patient care, help prevent costly mistakes; hospitals benefit from averting reimbursement losses PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, August 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --- Elsevier announces the availability of a new online tool within Mosby's Nursing Consult designed to help nurses prevent the 10 "Never Events" identified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in an October 2008 fact sheet.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, , the Access to America's Orthopaedic Services Act of 2009 (AAOS Act), S. 1548, was introduced in the United States Senate by Senators Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) and Richard Burr (R-NC). This introduction, the first of its kind in the Senate, marks a historical victory for the orthopaedic community.
Simbionix USA Corp. introduces the Procedure Rehearsal Studio, a medical simulator enabling practice scenarios based on a specific patient's anatomy. Other training options offered by the company include: The Simbionix Mentor line offering hands-on training for minimally invasive surgical procedures, including gastroscopy, urology, laparoscopy and endovascular.
View a demonstration of Red Llama's new cognitive surgical simulator, SimPraxis™, in action. More information about the Trainer and the SimPraxis interactive simulation software platform is available at: www.redllamainc.com . Surgical Products is conducting a brief, one-question survey about healthcare insurance coverage.
Surgical training facility uses 3D imaging in pelvic fracture repair to decrease surgical trauma. The facility is a place surgeons can teach this technique to other surgeons using simulated conditions and hands-on training. Surgical Products is conducting a brief, one-question survey about healthcare insurance coverage.
Students at the University of Missouri have developed a training device for surgical students and residents. The device is inexpensive and portable, allowing students and residents to train outside of the OR so that when they are in the OR, the can operate in a safer, more efficient manner.
TRUMPF Medical Systems offers the ARCH Table Extension from Innovative Orthopedic Technologies . The ARCH is a traction device that works with any manufacturer's surgical table and facilitates Anterior Total Hip Replacement surgery through safer and more controlled leg positioning. Additional features include: The ability for the leg to be placed in the exact desired position with constant safe traction and precise reference points.
Smith & Nephew 's Endoscopy Division introduces the OSTEORAPTOR Anchor for repair in the hip and shoulder. The anchor to uses Polylactic Acid Hydroxyapatite (PLLA-HA) to increase the anchor's strength and promote a strong bond between the anchor and the bone surface. According to the company, additional features of the anchor include: Availability in 2.
DePuy Spine, Inc. introduces the HEALOS® Fx Injectable Bone Graft Replacement, a bone graft solution designed specifically for minimally invasive spine surgery. HEALOS Fx is a moldable, injectable version of HEALOS® Bone Graft Replacement, which is the company's osteoconductive and osteogenic (when combined with bone marrowaspirate) bone graft substitute, shown to achieve fusion rates equivalent to autograft in peer-reviewed, published human clinical studies.
M arilynn Marchione, AP Medical Writer Obese, but worried that surgery for it might kill you? The risk of that has dropped dramatically, and now is no greater than for having a gall bladder out, a hip replaced or most other major operations, new research shows. The study looked at safety results for gastric bands and stomach stapling at 10 U.
WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Representative Michael Honda (D-CA) is introducing bi-partisan legislation in Congress to address a national Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C epidemic impacting America. The bill incorporates the monitoring, testing and research and education provisions contained in the Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C bills from the 110th Congress.
by Jeff Hansel ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — President Barack Obama seems to talk more about Mayo Clinic lately than the medical center itself does. Obama points to Mayo as one of the lowest-cost, highest-quality health systems in the country, one he'd like health reformers to emulate. Statistics back that up.