The patient was under anesthesia when a brain surgeon refused to step in for a no-show colleague MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A patient who was under anesthesia when a brain surgeon refused to step in for a no-show colleague is suing both doctors as well as the New York hospital. Jennifer Ronca of Tunkhannock, Pa.
Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — Being fat could become the leading cause of cancer in women in Western countries in the coming years, European researchers said Thursday. Being overweight or obese accounts for up to 8 percent of cancers in Europe. Experts said that figure is poised to increase substantially as the obesity epidemic continues, and as major causes of cancer, such as smoking and hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women, drop dramatically.
Integrated robotic room solutions will streamline capabilities in daVinci®-enabled surgical suites MENTOR, OHIO – September 23, 2009 – STERIS Corporation (NYSE: STE) and Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG) have signed a collaboration agreement to enable the integration of both companies’ technologies into advanced minimally invasive (MIS) robotic surgical suites.
From Facebook to YouTube to personal blogs, future doctors are crossing the line—and getting in trouble, a recent Associated Press article reports. A new study surveying medical school deans finds that deans are aware of medical students posting unprofessional content online, such as photos of drug paraphernalia and violations of patient privacy.
The integration helps give surgeons centralized control for more efficient and effective technology management during procedures, companies say WESTCHESTER, Ill., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- BrainLAB and Leica Microsystems (Leica) announce the integration of BrainLAB Image-Guided Surgery (IGS) software and platforms with the Leica M720 OH5 microscope.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, September 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Simbionix USA Corporation, the a developer of medical simulation systems, just released two new products: a new Laparoscopic Essential Tasks Module for its LAP Mentor™ and a breakthrough technology for patient-specific simulation based on actual patient data - the PROcedure Rehearsal Studio™.
Capecitabine added to standard treatment given before surgery helps to eradicate tumors in patients with early breast cancer BERLIN, September 23 /PRNewswire/ --- The Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group Present Data Which Highlight Benefits of Adding capecitabine to epirubicin and docetaxel in the Neoadjuvant Setting Data from the ABCSG-24 study presented at the joint 15th ECCO and 34th ESMO congress in Berlin, Germany, show that adding capecitabine (Xeloda®) to anthracycline- and taxane-containing regimens prior to surgery (neoadjuvant therapy) completely eradicated the tumor in 24 percent of women with HER2-positive or HER2-negative early breast cancer.
Study shows a new method for surgically reconstructing the palate after surgery for tonsil cancer maintains patients' ability to speak clearly and eat most foods ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new technique for reconstructing the palate after surgery for tonsil cancer maintained patients' ability to speak clearly and eat most foods, a new study shows.
Spanish doctor sentenced for death of Nigeria's former first lady Ciaran Giles, Associated Press Writer MADRID (AP) — A plastic surgeon in Spain was convicted of negligence in the death of Nigeria's former first lady and was given a suspended sentence of a year in jail, a court said Tuesday.
Matthew Perrone, AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is awarding $2 million to spur the development of medical devices for children, who face increased risks during surgery because so few implants are designed for their use. The FDA said Monday it will distribute the grants among three researchers in Michigan, Massachusetts and California.
Heart rate complexity metric will be tested on trauma patients in the U.S. Army's new Critical Combat Care Engineering (C3E) program area David H. Fater, CEO of Vicor Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: VCRT), announces that Colonel Leopoldo Cancio of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) identified its PD2i as a heart rate complexity metric that will be tested on trauma patients under the new Critical Combat Care Engineering (C3E) program.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jackie McNamara has a bullet in her back. A surgeon put it there. Dr. Wilson Asfora calls the little device a bullet cage. It wasn't his idea, but he's refined the science and now has the federal government's blessing to use it in his corner of neurosurgical medicine at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The bump on his left ear looked innocent enough. At 33 and just two years out of surgical specialty training, craniofacial and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Stephen Cantrell was consumed with teaching and practicing in a busy university hospital. Then came the biopsy results: the little nuisance was in fact malignant melanoma.
Covidien will be the presenting sponsor at the American Diabetes Association EXPOs in New York and Minneapolis NORTH HAVEN, Conn.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sep. 21, 2009-- Covidien (NYSE: COV), a global provider of health care products, announces it will be the presenting sponsor of the American Diabetes Association's Diabetes EXPOs in New York City and Minneapolis.
The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Awards company’s SPIDER™ System, a single-port platform Research Triangle Park , NC – TransEnterix’s revolutionary laparoscopic surgical platform that allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive abdominal procedures entirely through the umbilicus, leaving no visible scar, has been recognized as an “Innovation of the Year” by the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.