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.
BURBANK, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Steril-Aire, Inc., a manufacturer of germicidal ultraviolet C or UVC devices for HVAC systems, reports that the new Muskogee Community Hospital (Muskogee, Oklahoma) is using its UVC Emitters™ facility-wide in an innovative infection control strategy.
New Technique in Femoral Distraction Saves Time, Increases Efficiency and Reduces Manual Effort During Knee SurgeryJuly 31, 2009 12:49 pm | by Earl Cole, Product Development Manager, Innovative Medical Products | Innovative Medical Products, Inc. | Articles | Comments
One of the more pressing problems facing surgeons is the decreasing availability of surgical assistants. At many hospitals, for example, there are simply no residents on staff, and it is very difficult to enlist another surgeon to assist in surgery. Furthermore, hospitals are less and less willing to dedicate nursing staff to act as assistants.
“Superwoman”—you may have heard the term before. I’m not referring to a female superhero in full-body spandex and a cape, but the oft-used term to describe the modern woman attempting to balance all aspects of her life—a full-time career while being a mother, wife, etc.
Helen Branswell TORONTO — As pharmaceutical companies rush to make swine flu vaccine, regulators in Canada, the U.S. and Europe are flipping into gear plans they have honed over several years on fast-tracking flu vaccine for a pandemic. The approaches are not identical, but are variations on a theme.
DUBLIN & LANGHORNE, Pa.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — Jul. 29, 2009-- Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced the Company has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Power Medical Interventions, Inc. (OTCBB: PMII), a provider of computer-assisted, power-actuated surgical cutting and stapling products.
100 percent oxygen environment helps heal stubborn wounds SEATTLE, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwest Hospital & Medical Center announces the installation of two new, state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen chambers and the launch of hyperbaric oxygen therapy services offered through the Northwest Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoDynamix LLC announces the US introduction of its new enabling technology that will address joint pain issues from sports injuries, genetic damage and pre-arthritis. ArthroSteer significantly improves access in hip and other arthroscopic procedures.
LOS ANGELES, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Rezaian has created a method of minimally invasive laser back surgery to treat herniated discs in the spine. Anyone who has experienced the pain involved with a herniated spinal disc knows that it can be excruciating. Since cartilage discs separate the spinal vertebrae and provide cushioning for the impact involved in daily movement, a herniated disc results in extreme pain that can cause immobility.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men with 215,000 new cases reported each year in the US alone. The alternative to traditional surgery is DaVinci Robotic Prostatectomy. Dr. Samadi discusses his experience with robotic surgery and the advantages and popularity of the procedure.
What are the top instruments and devices making a difference in the surgical suite? Being a product-based magazine, the staff here at Surgical Products undoubtedly has an appreciation for new and innovative technology. However, a little over a month ago, as we engaged in our annual planning meetings, a discussion arose about the more recent technological growth in surgical products.
caption Atrium has brought new innovations to soft tissue repair with advances in Omega 3 absorbable coating technology. C-QUR Edge™ mesh exhibits: Extraordinary handling. A wide selection of shapes and sizes in configurations for intraperitoneal applications.
GORE INFINIT Mesh is a 100 percent monofilament, large-pore knitted surgical mesh. Features include: Construction entirely of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Combination of the chemical inertness of the PTFE polymer in a large-pore structure of GORE INFINIT Mesh offers surgeons and their patients advantages over polypropylene and polyester meshes.