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Infection In Ambulatory Surgical Centers

July 29, 2010 6:40 am Videos Comments

Lapses in infection control measures are a common feature of ambulatory surgical centers in the United States, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Here are some recommendations for preventing surgical site infections, from the Infectious Diseases Society of America: Administer antimicrobial prophylaxis in accordance with evidence-based standards and guidelines Do not remove hair at the operative site unless the presence of hair will interfere with the operation; do not use razors Control blood glucose level during the immediate postoperative period for patients undergoing cardiac surgery Researchers out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention organized to have 68 ambulatory surgical centers surveyed by agents from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) between June and October 2008.

Human Mind-Controlled Artificial Arm

July 27, 2010 6:36 am Videos Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched the e-market arm of the robot technology. APL scientists and engineers developed the technology behind DARPA Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 program, an ambitious effort over four years to create a prosthetic arm until there was an eclipse of the Second World War device and cable hook Most used by amputees.

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3-D Endoscopic Pituitary Tumor Removal

July 22, 2010 7:03 am Videos Comments

The Emory Pituitary Center is among the first pituitary centers in the world to begin using a new and innovative treatment method for the removal of pituitary tumors, a 3D endoscope. Using this minimally invasive tool, a small camera at the end of a narrow operating endoscope, allows the surgeon to see pituitary tumors three dimensionally and navigate the delicate area at the base of the brain more safely.

Robotic Surgery Simulator (RoSS)

July 22, 2010 7:02 am Videos Comments

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital unveiled the first training tool that allows medical students and residents to practice robotic surgery in a virtual environment. "At this point, we are the only school in the United States to get the Robotic Surgical Simulator (RoSS)," said Dr.

Performing Surgery Robotically

July 22, 2010 7:02 am Videos Comments

A robot in every operating room? Tom Low leads a team of researchers and engineers working on the next generation of medical robots to be used in laparoscopic surgery. Pioneered in the 1980s by SRI, the procedures involve doctors making very small incisions and then using long, skinny, robotically controlled tools to maneuver inside the patient.

Doctor's Dilemma

July 15, 2010 5:46 am Videos Comments
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High-Definition Exoscope System For Microneurosurgery

July 15, 2010 5:45 am Videos Comments

July 14, 2010 Demonstrating the set-up and use of the HD-XOscope during a single level anterior cervical diskectomy (C5-6, case 7. The magnified surgical views were taken directly from the HD-XOscope and transferred to DVD prior to editing.

Surgery In A New Light

July 8, 2010 7:15 am Videos Comments

Minimally Invasive Surgery For Prostate Cancer

July 8, 2010 6:53 am Videos Comments

Surgeons at Emory Urology continue to advance the use of the da Vinci robot in minimally invasive surgery used to treat prostate cancer. The da Vinci robot allows Emory surgeons to use the laparoscopic approach for reconstructive surgery, urinary incontinence, and to operate on prostate, kidney, bladder, and testicular cancer.

Hydrodiscectomy Procedure

July 8, 2010 6:53 am Videos Comments

Hydrocision is a leader in manufacturing hydrosurgery equipments turning water into an effective surgical tool. It aims to provide a solution for better disc preparation optimizing environment for interbody fusion. Hydrocision's SpineJet Hydrosurgery is one of the fastest, safest and most effective systems used in spine disc surgeries.

Breakthrough Technology Of The Robot

July 8, 2010 6:52 am Videos Comments

Peconic Bay Medical Center announces the daVinci Surgical Robotics Program at the Kanas Center for Advanced Surgery. Gynecologic oncologist Dr.

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