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Biodesign Surgisis® Fistula Plug

November 13, 2009 5:12 am | Cook Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Now available from Cook Medical, the Biodesign Fistula Plug set includes the accessory products necessary for best-practices anal fistula repair. The success of the sphincter-sparing procedure can be enhanced by the standardization of technique, adequate tract preparation and proper patient selection.

3-D Software Gives Doctors, Students A View Inside The Body

November 13, 2009 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Iowa State engineers develop software that converts flat medical scans into 3-D images surgeons can fly through using an Xbox game controller. James Oliver picked up an Xbox game controller, looked up to a video screen and used the device’s buttons and joystick to fly through a patient’s chest cavity for an up-close look at the bottom of the heart.

Wound Dressing With Antimicrobial/Barrier Technology

November 13, 2009 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Derma Sciences, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI), a company specializing in advanced wound care, announces that the Food and Drug Administration has issued its Guidance Document to support the classification of the Company's BIOGUARD™ barrier gauze wound dressings as Class II medical devices.


Wrong Surgery Lands Hospital With Big Fine

November 12, 2009 5:12 am | Videos | Comments

A Rhode Island hospital has been fined $150,000 after allegedly performing its fifth wrong site surgery since 2007.

Pediatric Robotic Pyeloplasty

November 12, 2009 5:11 am | Videos | Comments

A surgeon at the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles uses robotic procedure to perform a Pediatric Robotic Pyeloplasty.

Use Of Bidirectional Barbed Suture In Gynecologic Laparoscopy

November 12, 2009 5:07 am | Videos | Comments

Background: Laparoscopic suturing and knot tying can be a challenging and time-consuming task. We began using a bidirectional barbed suture for laparoscopic suturing in March of 2008, mainly for closure of the vaginal cuff during a total laparoscopic hysterectomy and for closure of the hysterotomy site during a laparoscopic myomectomy.

Trying To Leave It Behind

November 11, 2009 8:04 am | by Amanda McGowan, editor | Product Releases | Comments

I read a blog post today by a surgeon whose pieces we often pick up for this e-newsletter, Dr. Bruce Campbell, a Medical College of Wisconsin Otolaryngologist. I enjoy reading Dr. Campbell’s blog posts because he often brings his personal feelings and anecdotes into the story, making it more compelling.

Chest Pain Patients Wait Their Turn

November 11, 2009 6:55 am | News | Comments

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health researchers recently presented a study that examined compliance with recommendations that a physician screen chest pain patients within 10 minutes of their arrival in the Emergency Department. The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association recommend an electrocardiogram be performed and shown to a physician within 10 minutes of a chest pain patient's arrival to the emergency department.


New Course For Med Schools

November 11, 2009 6:45 am | News | Comments

When Aaron Laviana started medical school at Georgetown University in 2007, he dissected a cadaver in his first week, in anatomy class. Today, classes such as “Physician-Patient Communication” and “Social and Cultural Issues in Health Care” come first. Dissection doesn't begin until month four at Georgetown -- as part of a unit on limbs -- and anatomy class no longer exists.

Digital Capture System

November 11, 2009 6:33 am | Sony Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Sony presents the ImageCore HD digital capture system. According to the company, this all-in-one, medical grade unit features: The ability to capture still and moving images from a full-range of endoscopic camera systems. The ability to store images on a built-in CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc™ drive, on any attached USB device, as well as over a hospital’s network.

Is Silver The Solution To Improved Wound Healing?

November 11, 2009 6:30 am | Articles | Comments

Throughout a surgical procedure, patients are at risk for complications. Once a patient has made it through the procedure and the surgical site has been properly closed, the risk for complications still continue. Infection at the site of the surgical wound is among one of the most common and dangerous post-operative complications a patient faces.

Plastic Surgeon Eliminating Traditional Methods

November 11, 2009 6:28 am | News | Comments

Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj, Director of The Aesthetic Institute of New York and New Jersey, recently announced he’ll be using a new rhinoplasty procedure that eliminates traditional packing and the subsequent painful removal. The pain associated with the post-operative removal of nasal packing is a commonly cited fear among rhinoplasty candidates.

Pain Continues After Cancer Surgery

November 11, 2009 6:16 am | News | Comments

According to a study published in the November 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association by Rune Gärtner, MD, and colleagues, pain for two to three years after auxillary lymph node dissection surgery continues to be common. Loretta S. Loftus, MD, MBA, and Christine Laronga, MD, both of the H.

What Health Care Reform Means To Our Taxes

November 10, 2009 6:15 am | News | Comments

Stephen Ohlemacher, AP All of the health care packages are expensive, as the House bill is projected to cost $1.2 trillion over 10 years and the Senate Finance Committee bill is projected to cost $829 billion. But President Barack Obama has pledged that overhauling health care will not add to the growing federal budget deficit.

Swine Flu Vaccine Deaths?

November 10, 2009 6:12 am | Articles | Comments

By: Kristina Fiore Published: It seems that rumors among patients are flying faster than the 40-mph winds here in Miami that the swine flu vaccine can kill you. I've had at least two acquaintances in the last week send me warnings about death from the H1N1 vaccine. Another friend sent a frantic email after three different pediatricians refused to give it to her sister's newborn.


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