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Study Examines Ethical Issues Surrounding Conjoined Twin Seperation

October 7, 2011 4:06 am | Comments

GLOBE NEWSWIRE - The case of a pair of "craniopagus" twins (conjoined at the head) illustrates the complex bioethical issues involved in deciding whether to attempt separation surgery, according to an article in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Surgeons Implant Two-Part Heart Valve System

October 5, 2011 10:23 am | Comments

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ValveXchange, Inc. has performed successful first-in-man surgeries demonstrating the practicality and advantages of its novel Vitality(TM) two-part heart valve system. The surgeries were performed by two highly renowned U.S. cardiac surgeons, Lars Svensson, MD, PhD of The Cleveland Clinic and W.

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Detecting Surgical Skin Flap Compromise Early

October 5, 2011 9:51 am | Comments

/PRNewswire/ -- In an independent study published in the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery , researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio have found that the Spectros T-Stat@ oximeter responds earliest to compromised blood flow during reconstructive microsurgery when compared clinically to other available monitors.

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New Weapon To Fight MRSA

October 5, 2011 9:39 am | Comments

(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the United States, Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs) account for countless lives lost and billions of dollars expended each year. In response, BioMedProtect, LLC co-founders Ronald Pass, Chairman/CEO, and Dr. Howard Rosing, President/CMO, have announced the introduction of effective, affordable and EPA-approved Sanogiene(TM) Antimicrobial Process for textiles to the international healthcare community.

Next Generation Surgical Robotic Platform To Be Tested

October 5, 2011 9:17 am | Comments

Titan Medical Inc. announced today that it has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Children's Hospital Boston. Under the terms of the agreement, Children's Hospital Boston will test and evaluate the company's Amadeus Composer. Children's Hospital Boston will provide the Company with detailed feedback as appropriate.

AccuraScopeT Research Shows Significant Benefits

October 4, 2011 9:38 am | Comments

/PRNewswire/ -- North American Spine, the owner of the AccuraScopeT procedure, is breaking new medical ground in the study of pain mapping techniques that will change the way consumers choose minimally invasive procedures or treatments for pain. The AccuraScopeT procedure diagnoses and treats back pain with real time visualization.

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Long Term AGH Clinical Trial Endorses Less Invasive Therapy When Breast Cancer Recurs

October 4, 2011 9:33 am | Comments

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Treating a breast cancer recurrence with a combination of radioactive seed implantation and tumor excision rather than with mastectomy, or whole breast removal, is an effective approach for many women, according to a long-term study presented today at the annual meeting the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) by cancer specialists at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh.

TEDMED 2011 Conference

October 4, 2011 9:20 am | Comments

/PRNewswire/ -- TEDMED, www.tedmed.com, the annual conference where cutting-edge science and technology leaders "connect, understand and inspire" to advance the art of health and medicine with new ideas, the latest science and innovative technology, today announced its headline speakers. The conference's roster includes more than 50 preeminent leaders in health, medicine, science, technology, business, government, academia, media and the arts.

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World MRSA Awareness Month, October

October 4, 2011 9:12 am | Comments

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ongoing MRSA epidemic continues to be a major global threat and MRSA emerged into the world over fifty years ago. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterium spread and mutated for decades throughout Europe and other continents, which has had a devastating and fatal effect on patients in healthcare facilities worldwide and now in the community.

Study Targets Effects Of Multiple Surgeries And Anesthesia

October 3, 2011 7:48 am | Comments

Every year millions of babies and toddlers receive general anesthesia for procedures ranging from hernia repair to ear surgery. Now, researchers at Mayo Clinic in Rochester have found a link among children undergoing multiple surgeries requiring general anesthesia before age two and learning disabilities later in childhood.

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Researchers Identifiy More Accurate Delivery For Robotic Radiosurgery System

October 3, 2011 7:31 am | Comments

Radiosurgery is a non-invasive medical procedure in which focused beams of high-energy x-rays target tumors and other abnormalities in the body. A single large dose of radiation is capable of ablating a lesion that might not be amenable to surgical removal. However, some radiosurgery systems, such as the CyberKnife (CK), can be relatively time-consuming because the treatment planning requires the delivery of up to several hundred cone-shaped beams to adequately cover an irregularly shaped tumor.

Hospital Finds Its Way Back After Tornado

October 3, 2011 6:57 am | Comments

Sharon Cohen, AP The hospital had always been there for the victims of calamity. It had saved lives, healed the desperately sick, patched up the bruised and bloodied and made them whole again. It was always a haven — never a victim, itself. Until one spring afternoon when that all changed.

Alliance Offers Interesting Post-Op Monitoring Data

October 3, 2011 6:31 am | Comments

PRNewswire - In a recently conducted survey, almost all healthcare providers say that "continuous electronic monitoring of oxygenation and ventilation should be available and considered for all patients". This monitoring "would reduce the likelihood of unrecognized clinically significant opioid-induced depression of ventilation in the post-operative period.

New York Considers Expanding Surgical Medicaid Coverage

September 30, 2011 6:30 am | Comments

Michael Virtanen, AP A panel advising Governor Andrew Cuomo on ways to revamp Medicaid has proposed that the program that pays for low-income residents' healthcare cover surgery and therapy for transgender New Yorkers. Cuomo earlier this year appointed a task force to overhaul the Medicaid system, which paid $53 billion for medical care in New York last year, and cut costs.

Aesculap, Sony Make Acquisitions

September 30, 2011 6:18 am | Comments

Aesculap has announced the acquisition Aragon Surgical, Inc., a specialist in advanced radio frequency electrosurgical instruments for tissue fusion and cutting. The Caiman instruments are the only RF devices on the market with an articulating jaw-technology, which provides improved maneuverability at the surgical site.

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