The "wearable technology" Google Glass has a wide range of possible applications in plastic surgery — with the potential to enhance surgical training, medical documentation and patient safety.
A new non-profit council has recently formed with a mission to finally rid the world’s operating environments of surgical smoke plume once and for all.
A Noble Hospital breast surgeon is championing a new device that improves the treatment of breast cancers after lumpectomy surgery.
Three Austrians have replaced injured hands with bionic ones that they can control using nerves and muscles transplanted into their arms from their legs.
Researchers at Okayama University and the University of California in San Diego have demonstrated that injection of a viral solution can eradicate lymph node metastasis making prophylactic surgery unnecessary.
An Idaho lawmaker received a brief lesson on female anatomy after asking if a woman can swallow a small camera for doctors to conduct a remote gynecological exam.
With regard to alarm fatigue, middleware helps to ensure the most important alerts get the necessary attention. However, it is a solution that needs to be implemented across an entire hospital landscape to be successful.
Before we get too excited and blindly reliant on the exponential growth of medical apps on our smartphone devices we need to ask; can we rely on the same smartphone device that allows us to play Angry Birds to be trusted with our health and well-being?
Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata, conjoined twin girls born at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women in April 2014, underwent a successful separation surgery on Feb. 17 at Texas Children's Hospital.
The device, called a nerve guidance conduit (NGC), is a framework of tiny tubes that guide the damaged nerve ends towards each other so that they can repair naturally.
About 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers got the wrong tax information from the government, the Obama administration said Friday, and officials are asking those affected to delay filing their 2014 returns.
$250,000 given to winners at second annual National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) Competition.
Everyone has been touched in some way by cancer. Fundraising for a cause makes us all feel good. It’s somewhat hard to believe that with all of the money thrown at this problem, we aren’t closer to better treatments and subsequent cures.
New diagnostic approach can readily be adapted to other institutions’ practice settings according to new Journal of American College of Surgeons study.
Henry Ford Hospital surgeons successfully suctioned a cancerous tumor from a major vein in a patient with metastatic kidney cancer, clearing the way for him to undergo a minimally-invasive kidney removal. This allowed him to participate in a clinical trial using genetic material from his tumor to produce a vaccine.
Models produced by 3D printers are proving to be valuable diagnostic and surgical tools. 3D imaging software is able to produce a physical representation of surgical sites, enabling surgeons to approach the surgery from several different perspectives.
The hand-held Raman spectroscopy probe enables surgeons, for the first time, to accurately detect virtually all invasive brain cancer cells in real time during surgery.
The medical community embracing cutting edge tech is nothing new, the tech however, is constantly new. The connection between telerobotic and remote surgery just got a lot more accommodating, which means the one thing those in the medical world will need is an army of qualified developers.
The biopsy of the first lymph node to which a cancer spreads has lead to more accurate diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Now a team of researchers has been able to identify the sentinel node in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma using a novel tracer. It's a challenging task because there are up to 150 different lymph nodes in the neck.
Two new clinical trials on the treatment of stroke demonstrate that neurointerventional surgery significantly increases the number of patients who are able to live independently without major neurological disabilities.
Provided that other factors are favorable, such as pricing, economics and availability, this demand will help facilitate growth of the market for custom implant instrumentation and cutting blocks.
Using advanced imaging technology to more precisely target radiation beams to treat soft tissue cancers (sarcomas) in the extremities significantly reduced long-term side effects without effecting survival rates.
Dr. Bruce Ramshaw has become one of the nation’s leading innovators in hernia repair surgery. In this exclusive interview with Surgical Products, Dr. Ramshaw looks at the current state of hernia repair, how it can improve and what lies ahead for a procedure that impacts millions of lives every year.
Hospital and surgery center IT departments are being tasked with networking challenges related to more data flowing at higher transmission speeds. As the OR embraces new hybrid functionality, increased wireless connectivity and greater access to patient information, IT departments are in a constant battle to keep pace.
Researchers are leading a new multi-center clinical trial to evaluate a unique surgical method, known as targeted muscle reinnervation, to treat chronic pain that can result from limb amputation. Amputees develop chronic pain in the remaining portion of their amputated limb, which can include phantom limb syndrome, and prevents many patients from using prostheses.