A Georgia grad student is fighting off a flesh-eating bacteria after an injury from a homemade zipline.
In the Obama administration's fourth major crackdown on Medicare fraud, 107 defendants, some of them doctors and nurses, have been charged with taking kickbacks and laundering money.
The hipGRIP® is a 20-piece modular Lateral Positioning System which provides positive pelvis control. Low profile keeps positioners out of surgeon's way. For use on all surgeries which require patient to be in a lateral position. BENEFITS Improves surgical positioning Does not get in the way of the surgeon Saves time and money (reduces surgery time) Parts accommodate a full range of body types Durable/long lasting The hipGRIP is compatible with any industry standard operating room table.
Tal Golesworthy, engineer turned medical pioneer, saved his own life from Marfan Syndrome by creating a new way to treat the complications of the disease. Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue. The most serious complications are defects of the heart valves and aorta.
On Wednesday, April 11, nearly 80 people attended the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Washington State at The Rainier Club in downtown Seattle. Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI (Hon.), The Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Washington and Past Chair, American College of Surgeons Board of Regents, moderated the forum, and keynote speaker Congressman Jim McDermott (WA-7th District) provided opening remarks about the challenges of health care quality and cost.
There is more to the new class of oral anticoagulants than stroke prevention, which overall makes for a "very exciting time in the field of cardiology," according to Thomas Tu, MD, director of the cardiac catheterization lab for the Louisville Cardiology Group in Louisville, Ky. Tu was joined by Harry Büller, MD, professor of vascular medicine at the Academic Medicine Center in Amsterdam, in this exclusive video report about the expanded clinical uses for drugs such as dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban.
Richard Hindley talks about a safe and effcient way of removing prostate tissue for the treatment of benign prostatic enlargement for men with troublesome symptoms with an XPS 180W system. The operation can often be performed as a day-case procedure and has few side-effects. Early return to normal activities is the norm.
Francis J. Schanne, M.D., F.A.C.S. of the Urologic Surgical Associates of Delaware and The Wills Eye Surgery Center in Wilmington discusses InterStim Therapy and how it has helped his patients. InterStim therapy is a pacemaker for the bladder used to reestablish appropriate nueromodulation of the bladder.
Although the PARTNER trial made a splash here at the American College of Cardiology meeting with two-year data , two other studies involving transcatheter aortic valve implantation are In Focus in this exclusive interview.
As use of robotic surgery has proliferated, so have hospitals' unsubstantiated marketing claims for the procedures, investigators reported here.
Renewed enthusiasm is sparked for interventions aimed at extending the lives of patients with advanced heart failure. Continue reading.
Bariatric surgery may gain a bigger role in diabetes treatment and possibly heart failure, too, as this InFocus report explains. Continue reading.