Surgical robots are becoming more of a standard in operating rooms. As such, device designers are going to need to understand the motion control technology that makes them function. This article looks at the “sheet music” that offers the guidance to the “conductor” who is instructing the “instruments.”
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With the exceptions of more paperwork and the burden of the electronic medical record, I’m not...
Emcore introduces Opticomm-EMCORE OTP-1DVI2A1UKM 4K Ultra HD Ready Optical Extension Cards for the Professional Audio/Visual and Broadcast markets. The OTP-1DVI2A1UKM quickly converts, scales, and sends secure HD video and audio over fiber within government or commercial facilities that require the highest-quality video to be displayed.
The TCK1 HD Camera Head and OVB1 HD Camera Control Unit from Olive Medical introduce affordable “True HD” MIS visualization with intuitive controls and lightweight ergonomics that will meet your cost-containment needs.
Disposable Cart and Equipment Covers from Healthmark Industries come in clear plastic, for when you want contents visible, and opaque, for when you want contents out of sight. These tough polyethelene plastic covers protect carts and contents from dust and infection.
A 4-year-old Bolivian girl who was unconscious for nearly three weeks after being mauled in the face and body by a Rottweiler is awake and ready to fly to Boston for reconstructive surgery, a doctor said Tuesday. The case of Rosalia, the fifth of seven children of a poor family in a slum outside La Paz, has been closely watched by Bolivians.
Ireland Nugent has been in a wheelchair and has undergone seven surgeries since the April 11 accident. Doctors warned she may be hesitant at first after being fitted for the test legs, but the little girl promptly took off walking as soon as they were on. She fell once, but immediately got back up.
With Medicare penalties on hospitals with higher-than-expected rates of 30-day readmissions expected to rise in 2014, more hospitals are evaluating the most accurate methods for tracking readmissions of patients because of the challenges that go along with it.
"Currently, there is no dynamic research framework to systematically detect devices and surgeries that don't offer any benefits to patients or may even be harmful," says co-lead investigator Dr. Art Sedrakyan of Weill Cornell Medical College.
The FDA gave the go ahead to a new firmer silicon gel implant for breast augmentation or reconstruction but will require long-term safety reassurance. The MemoryShape Breast Implant has more cross-linking of silicon chains to boost the firmness of the implants, which is of unknown clinical significance, according to the agency.
A UCLA team of surgeons and gastroenterologists has been performing a new, minimally invasive procedure to remove large and hard-to-reach polyps while keeping the colon intact. The procedure, which combines two minimally invasive techniques, has currently been performed at only a handful of medical centers in the United States.
CareFusion introduced a 3mm version of its Snowden-Pencer pretzel-shaped laparoscopic retractors. The 3mm shaft enables even smaller incisions and is designed to promote faster recovery time, minimize scarring through smaller incisions, and reduce post-operative pain and trauma for the patient.
The VisionPro 26” LED Display from Stryker optimizes the surgical image for an enhanced OR experience. Increased brightness, contrast, and custom gamma curves provide improved clarity and color reproduction across all surgical specialties. The display’s protective layer reduces accidental panel damage and utilizes double-sided anti-reflective coating to reduce glare and reflection.
The ivNow from Enthermics Medical Systems maintains precise temperatures of injection/irrigation fluids. This small, convenient unit can be placed on a countertop, or mounted on a wall or pole. The ivNow automatically detects the IV bag when it is placed on the unit and quickly warms the product to 40°C/104°F.
After being on the market for more than decade, doctors still can't say with any certainty whether Medtronic's spine surgery product known as Infuse increases the risk of a complication that causes sterility in men. But two independent reviews of the safety and effectiveness of the product heighten concerns about the complication and raise questions about why warnings weren't sounded years earlier.
When electronic health records exist in an organization, the patient may have no way to contain their information to those who provide treatment. While the public may not think about this as a major deal, as an employee of a hospital, I do.