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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.


New Guidelines Target Fewer Blood Clots After Hip and Knee Replacement

September 30, 2011 6:09 am | Comments

PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An updated clinical practice guideline released last week by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors recommends how to reduce the likelihood of blood clots after hip or knee replacement surgery, procedures that more than 800,000 Americans undergo each year.


Trump Casino Offers $25K Plastic Surgery Prize

September 30, 2011 5:55 am | Comments

Wayne Parry, AP The latest casino promotion in Atlantic City gives new meaning to "going bust." The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort plans to give $25,000 worth of plastic surgery to a winner from a player's card contest. The lucky one can mix and match surgeries including breast enhancements, tummy tucks, liposuction and face lifts until the total hits $25,000.


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September 29, 2011 7:52 am | Comments

Wound Protection/Retraction Applied Medical's Alexis® wound protector/retractor is designed for soft tissue protection and retraction, effectively holding the incision site open and maximizing surgical efficiency. Available in multiple sizes to accommodate a wide range of procedures, the wound protector/retractor provides: Protection by helping to decrease risk of infection† and maintaining moisture at the incision site.


UCSD Surgeon Performs First Single-Incision Hernia Repair With SPIDER System

September 28, 2011 6:34 am | Comments

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Dr. Bryan Sandler, an expert in minimally invasive surgery at the University of California San Diego Health System, has performed the world’s first single-incision totally extraperitoneal (TEP) hernia repair using the SPIDER Surgical System. Using the SPIDER System, Sandler made just one incision located inside the patient’s belly button.

Multi-Session Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Gaining Traction in North America

September 28, 2011 6:24 am | Comments

/PRNewswire/ -- By the end of 2011, as many as nine U.S. medical centers will be offering multi-session Gamma Knife@ surgery with ExtendT to treat patients with larger tumors or lesions close to critical structures located in the brain and skull base. Extend technology allows clinicians to non-invasively immobilize the patient's head, making repeatable or multi-fraction Gamma Knife surgery feasible for these cases.


Phase 3 Trial Of VitalaT Device Shown To Be Safe and Effective

September 28, 2011 6:08 am | Comments

/PRNewswire/ -- Findings from an international Phase 3 clinical trial of the VitalaT Continence Control Device (CCD) showed the device was safe and effective at restoring continence when worn up to 12 hours per day by people with a colostomy.  In addition, 87% of users rated the ability of the device to restore continence as "good" or "very good," according to the study results published in the British Journal of Nursing.

Health Reform Law Could Soon Reach Supreme Court

September 28, 2011 5:57 am | Comments

WASHINGTON -- The healthcare reform law is more likely than ever to end up in the Supreme Court -- and fairly soon -- because the Obama administration deliberately missed an important deadline on Monday for a lower court to rehear a case against the law. Monday was the last day for the administration to request that the full 11-judge panel of the U.

Titan Spine Receives Regulatory Clearance To Launch Endoskeleton@ TAS ALIF

September 27, 2011 9:50 am | Comments

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on the development of innovative spinal interbody fusion implants, announced today that it has received FDA clearance to commercially release its Endoskeleton(R) TAS system, consisting of an ALIF device with integrated fixation screws.


Ziehm Imaging Gets A New Sister Company

September 27, 2011 9:41 am | Comments

/PRNewswire/ --Ziehm Imaging herewith announces that its holding company ATON GmbH acquired 100% of the US based leading Mini C-arm specialist OrthoScan, Inc. This acquisition shows ATON's continuous investment in the healthcare business with Ziehm Imaging being part of the ATON portfolio since 2004.

ImageIQ And The Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute Partner To Improve Joint Replacement Implant Research

September 27, 2011 9:36 am | Comments

(BUSINESS WIRE)--ImageIQ, Inc. announced today that it will partner with the Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute (AORI) to enhance the ongoing joint replacement research taking place at AORI. ImageIQ and AORI will apply state-of-the-art 3-dimensional imaging analytics to improve the assessment of the structural integrity and longitudinal performance of various biomaterials in orthopedic implant wear studies.


Innovative Companies To Present At AdvaMed 2011

September 27, 2011 9:24 am | Comments

/PRNewswire/ -- More than 60 medicaltechnology manufacturers from across the United States and around the globe will present their technologies at AdvaMed 2011: The MedTech Conference today.  Innovative device and diagnostic companies and academic tech transfer offices will make 9-minute company presentations to hundreds of industry business leaders, angel, private equity, and venture capital investors, and other strategic partners at the Walter E.

OncoSec Announces Positive Results From Head & Neck and Breast<br> Cancer Trials

September 26, 2011 11:03 am | Comments

/PRNewswire/ -- OncoSec Medical Incorporated (OTCBB: ONCS), which is developing its advanced-stage OMS ElectroOncologyT therapies to treat solid tumor cancers, announced today clinical study results presented at the Fire, Ice and Beyond: The Future of Ablation Therapies conference in Las Vegas, NV, September 23-24.


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