Stephanie Reitz, AP Politicians long ago discovered the uses of Facebook. East Haven, CT Mayor April Capone Almon found something else there – a constituent who needed her kidney. Capone Almon, 35, had more than 1,600 friends on Facebook last year when she saw one of them, Carlos Sanchez, post a status update saying his friends and relatives had all been tested and couldn't donate a kidney.
Three is a very important number to Dr. David Samadi, Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Considered a mystical number, Samadi has incorporated this number in his robotic prostatectomy practice . Having performed 3,000 successful prostate cancer treatments in his work, Samadi's experience is unparalleled.
Beth Rucker, Associated Press Writer KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Almost a year before he was accused in a deadly shooting outside a hospital, Abdo Ibssa violently attacked a stranger he suspected was saying something bad about him in a store, according to a lawyer who filed a lawsuit in the case.
Kathy Barks Hoffman, Associated Press Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The badly scarred 12-year-old who arrived from Iraq last spring with Army National Guard Maj. David Howell has had quite a year in Michigan—dressing up as Batman for Halloween, playing video games, getting pitching tips from the Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander and being the ball boy for a high school soccer team.
Consider procedure and diagnosis when choosing facility, researchers advise. Colon surgery patients are more likely to die if their procedure is performed at a teaching hospital, says a new study. April 21, 2010 U.S. researchers analyzed data from 115,250 patients who underwent colon resection (removal of a part of the colon) for both cancerous and non-cancerous diseases at 1,045 hospitals in 38 states from 2001 through 2005.
For heart patients, practice refreshes memory and increases knowledge, study finds April 21, 2010 Giving people slated for heart surgery recordings of their pre-surgery consultations not only increased their knowledge about the procedure and their health but reduced their anxiety and depression as well, a new study has found.
Viking Systems (OTCBB:VKNG) announces that preclinical surgical video created using a Viking Systems' "Next Generation" 3DHD prototype visualization system displayed on a Sony prototype medical grade 3DHD monitor was enthusiastically received during The 12th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery held at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, MD held from April 14 - 17, 2010.
WASHINGTON (AP) — He felt like he was suffocating, struggling to breathe despite the bullet hole in his chest. Shot in the aorta — near where the body's biggest artery leaves the heart — somehow 16-year-old Dimitrios Philliou didn't bleed to death before the ambulance screeched up to the hospital.
With nearly all countries struggling to meet a growing demand for organs, a British group asks how best to boost organ supply. LONDON (AP) — An influential British medical think tank is tackling the question of how far society should go to boost the number of organ and tissue donors, and is weighing a proposal to pay for body parts.
Titan Medical Inc. (TSX VENTURE: TMD) has selected KUKA Robotics Corporation, a supplier of industrial robots, to supply its Lightweight Robot (LWR) to be integrated with Amadeus, a next-generation robotic surgical system currently under development by the company. The LWR is a 7-axis jointed-arm robot that performs demanding tasks requiring maximum precision and sensitivity while having a powerful touch that is very close to the motion sequences of the human arm.
A major new study led by one of the nation's most eminent nurse researchers provides compelling new evidence that California's landmark RN-to-patient staffing law reduces patient mortality, assures nurses more time to spend with patients, and substantially promotes retention of experienced RNs. The study is the latest piece of scientific evidence to bolster the case for increasing RN staffing in hospitals and for limiting the number of patients assigned to a nurse at one time and is being proposed now in pending legislation, the Patient Safety Act (HB3912/SB890), currently before the Massachusetts legislature.
STERIS Corporation announces it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the terms of a consent decree regarding its SYSTEM 1® liquid chemical sterilization system. Included in the agreement is a Transition Plan with a Rebate Program for current SYSTEM 1 Customers in the U.
In a rare cancer surgery, doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) operated on a 50-year-old patient with assistance from a robot. P.N. Dogra, head of the department of urology, performed the robot-assisted anterior pelvic exenteration on a woman suffering from cancer of the urethra and urinary bladder.
The latest results from a European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer study were presented in a plenary session at the Anniversary EAU Congress, and showed that conservative surgery is not inferior to radical renal surgery or nephrectomy in addressing kidney cancer. Amongst the study's pertinent findings were that overall survival rates did not differ enough between the two groups to find one approach more preferable.
Eliane Engeler, AP Europeans should try to stay indoors if ash from Iceland's volcano starts settling, the World Health Organization warned Friday as small amounts fell in Iceland, Scotland and Norway. WHO spokesman Daniel Epstein said the microscopic ash is potentially dangerous for people when it starts to reach the Earth because inhaled particles can enter the lungs and cause respiratory problems.