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Purdue-Designed Tool Helps Guide Brain Cancer Surgery

July 7, 2014 10:35 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

A tool to help brain surgeons test and more precisely remove cancerous tissue was successfully used during surgery, according to a Purdue University and Brigham and Women's Hospital study...                  

Young, Active War Wounded Pushing Medical Science

July 7, 2014 9:42 am | by Julie Watson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The blood is not the most jarring part of the photograph taken shortly after the bomb blew off Marine Gunnery Sgt. Brian Meyer's leg and hand. It's his smile. The bomb technician had asked a team member to take the picture. He knew his defiance in the face of death would keep his comrades going and ease the torment caused by what they had witnessed...

3D Printer Makes Parts For Ankle Replacement Surgery

July 2, 2014 10:00 am | by KSAT 12 News | Videos | Comments

A 3D printer is taking the pain out of the joint and giving patients a much easier stride. Bettye Dube said she had sprained her ankle before, but a stumble while on vacation in Jamaica was something she'd never experienced...       

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Size Matters In Capsule Endoscopy

July 2, 2014 9:45 am | by Coto Technology | News | Comments

Advances in medical diagnostics and electronic miniaturization have led to the development of a technology known as capsule endoscopy, the little pill that offers big opportunities for the diagnosis and treatment of all manner of GI tract conditions...

Even Greater Potential For Stem Cells

June 30, 2014 10:43 am | by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology | News | Comments

With the plethora of research and published studies on stem cells over the last decade, many would say that the definition of stem cells is well established and commonly agreed upon...                          

Another Dancing Breast Cancer Surgery Patient

June 27, 2014 12:16 pm | Videos | Comments

Doreta Norris, 52, was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2013. While at the airport to visit her mother-in-law, Norris saw video of a woman dancing in the operating room before a double mastectomy. That video inspired Norris to dance her cancer away as well. Norris danced with doctors and nurses to "Gangham Style" as she made her way to the operating room

Women With "Ugly" Feet Turning To Cinderella Surgery

June 27, 2014 11:56 am | by KMTV 3 in Omaha, NE | Videos | Comments

Some women are going to new extremes to realize their appearance goals, including a new trend being termed "Cinderella surgery." Women are having their feet altered to better fit into designer shoes. The surgeries can involve changing the length of toes or removing bunions and corns. There's even something called "toe lipo," which is used to make a chubby toe slim.

RealTcut Offers Advanced Materials For Surgical Training

June 27, 2014 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new research objective could offer another virtual training option for surgeons. The long-term aim is to develop real-time simulators tol help train surgeons and enhance surgical planning. By constructing virtual, ‘in silico’ replicas of the patients, such tools have the potential to reduce errors and post-operative complications, and could eventually lead to robot-assisted and robot-led surgery.

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3-D Computer Model Helps Refine Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy

June 25, 2014 9:06 am | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

Although deep brain stimulation can be an effective therapy for dystonia – a potentially crippling movement disorder – the treatment isn't always effective, or benefits may not be immediate. Precise placement of DBS electrodes is one of several factors that can affect results, but few studies have attempted to identify the "sweet spot," where electrode placement yields the best results...

OR Integration: Think Big

June 24, 2014 10:50 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

What does the future hold for the healthcare industry with regards to OR integration? Several industry experts answer that question (and many others) in this roundtable-style interview with Surgical Products...            

EIZO’s RadiForce LS580W Monitor

June 23, 2014 12:16 pm | by EIZO | EIZO, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

EIZO’s RadiForce LS580W monitor is a newly FDA 510(k)-cleared large monitor system bundled with the LMM0802 large monitor manager for interventional radiology and surgical suites. In the operating room and interventional suite, essential information such as X-ray, endoscopic images, and EP (electrophysiology) is typically displayed using several different monitors.

Google Glass Has A Long Way To Go In The OR

June 12, 2014 9:21 am | by Skeptical Scalpel | Blogs | Comments

The Royal London Hospital and the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry presented the first live-streamed surgical procedure in the UK. The operation was an extended right hemicolectomy with resection of a metastatic liver lesion. Here is what I thought about the event...

2014 ESP Award Submission: The NuBOOM S

June 12, 2014 8:34 am | by Compview Medical | Compview Medical | Product Releases | Comments

NuBOOM S is an affordable system for integrating equipment management, video, and ergonomics inside cath labs, cysto, and operating rooms.

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Ohio State First To Implant Newly-Approved Wireless Heart Failure Monitor

June 11, 2014 10:08 am | by Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | Articles | Comments

Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are the first in the country to begin treating some heart failure patients with a new wireless, implantable hemodynamic monitor that was just approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The monitor will help physicians observe pulmonary artery pressures, optimize treatment, and prevent hospitalizations...

Conjoined Twins Celebrate 18th Birthday

June 10, 2014 11:59 am | by Ramit Plushnick-Masti, AP | News | Comments

Crystal Copeland, the twins' mother, will never forget the day she learned she was pregnant with conjoined twins. Between 40 and 60 percent are stillborn, and some 35 percent survive one day. "At the time, if you Googled conjoined twins all you got was circus acts and babies that died," Copeland said.

Pre-Operative SPECT/CT Shows More Cancer

June 10, 2014 11:39 am | News | Comments

Study findings showed that SPECT/CT breast cancer imaging caught 13 percent more cancerous sentinel nodes, 11.5 percent more sentinel nodes when imaging for melanoma, and 29.2 percent more nodes were imaged using SPECT/CT to detect pelvic cancer than with planar imaging.

Endoscope With Oxygen Sensor Detects Pancreatic Cancer

June 6, 2014 11:55 am | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

An optical blood oxygen sensor attached to an endoscope is able to identify pancreatic cancer in patients via a simple endoscopic procedure, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida...           

New Diagnostic Imaging Techniques Deemed Safe In Simulations

June 5, 2014 9:26 am | by Duke University Medical Center | News | Comments

Gamma and neutron imaging offer possible improvements over existing techniques such as X-ray or CT, but their safety is not yet fully understood. Using computer simulations, imaging the liver and breast with gamma or neutron radiation was found to be safe, delivering levels of radiation on par with conventional medical imaging, according to researchers at Duke Medicine...

Genesis XD

June 5, 2014 9:19 am | by Opticomm-EMCORE | Opticomm-EMCORE | Product Releases | Comments

Opticomm-EMCORE’s new all-in-one multimedia matrix solution Genesis XD (GXD) converts, scales, switches and distributes video, audio, and data. Genesis XD is a non‐blocking, full cross-point matrix switch that allows any source to seamlessly connect to one or all displays for continuous, trouble‐free operation in critical applications.

Implanted Heart Device Linked To Increased Survival

June 4, 2014 7:03 am | by Duke University Medical Center | News | Comments

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are associated with improved survival among heart failure patients whose left ventricles only pump 30 to 35 percent of blood out of the heart with each contraction, according to a study from the Duke Clinical Research Institute...

Health Technology Must Improve Patient Safety

May 30, 2014 9:44 am | by J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, M.D. | Blogs | Comments

This was the dream: We would use technology to create a seamless health care system, one where people, computers and machines would work together to improve patient care in many different ways. Healthcare would be more efficient, it would be safer, it would be less expensive, we would be able to transfer health-related information quickly and accurately...

FDA Clears Remote Monitor For Heart Failure

May 29, 2014 9:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new implantable device to help doctors monitor patients with severe heart failure as they go about their day. The agency cleared the CardioMEMS HF system Wednesday for patients who have been hospitalized in the previous year due to heart failure...

HD Display Monitors

May 28, 2014 10:43 am | by FSN Medical Technologies | FSN Medical Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

HD display monitors from FSN Medical Technologies feature rapid signal detection for maximum compatibility in the OR. Smooth, artifact-free HD images are a must for doctors, and FSN delivers the picture quality that allows users to perform at their best. FSN’s clinical color calibration makes sure that procedures go smoothly.

3D Simulation Of Human Heart Could Transform Medical Care

May 28, 2014 10:27 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Dassault Systèmes says it has created the first simulation of a full human heart that offers incredible value. By projecting the simulation on a large screen, doctors can virtually walk through the valves, identifying issues that were previously hard to detect...

New Sensor Could Light The Way Forward In Low-Cost Medical Imaging

May 23, 2014 9:50 am | by University of Surrey | News | Comments

New research published today in Nature's Scientific Reports, identifies a new type of light sensor that could allow medical and security imaging, via low cost cameras. The team of researchers from the University of Surrey have developed a new 'multispectral' light sensor that detects the full spectrum of light, from ultra-violet (UV), to visible and near infrared light...  

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