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New Flying Eyes Glasses By Summer Hawk Optics, Inc.

July 14, 2014 10:41 am | by Summer Hawk Optics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Summer Hawk Optics, Inc had surgeons in mind when creating their new version of their Flying Eyes glasses.

Surgery In Space: I Foresee Problems

July 14, 2014 10:27 am | by Skeptical Scalpel | Blogs | Comments

According to NASA, a miniature robot capable of assisting in surgery has been developed, tested in pigs and is soon to be trialed in a weightless environment. The robot, which weighs less than 1 pound, can be inserted into the abdomen via the umbilicus and controlled remotely...

Microchip Helps Man Move Paralyzed Hand

July 14, 2014 10:07 am | by Ohio State Medical Center | Videos | Comments

In a small, crowded laboratory at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 23-year old Ian Burkhart looked closely at his hand, squinted with concentration and made a fist as doctors, neuroscientists and engineers from Battelle, and Ian's family gasped...    

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3D Printed Anatomy To Mark A New Era For Medical Training

July 14, 2014 9:40 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

The creators of a unique kit containing anatomical body parts produced by 3D printing say it will revolutionize medical education and training, especially in countries where cadaver use is problematical...              

ACL Reconstructions May Last Longer With Autografts

July 11, 2014 10:35 am | News | Comments

"... those patients who had an allograft, failed at a rate more than three times higher than those reconstructed with an autograft. This study was also of only one type of allograft (Tibialis Posterior). Therefore, we can make a strong statement about that type and not necessarily extrapolate to other types of allografts, most notably those with bone, i.e. BTB or Achilles."

Minimally Invasive Heart Stents Prove Safer

July 10, 2014 6:51 am | News | Comments

The study documents the benefits within the context of more than a dozen formally tracked patient safety indicators that help monitor and prevent avoidable complications. These PSIs include wound infection, sepsis, hip fracture, accidental puncture or laceration, transfusion reaction and mortality among patients diagnosed as low-risk.

AIDS Research Team Loses $1.38 Million After Faking Results

July 9, 2014 7:37 am | by David Pitt, AP | News | Comments

The team, which consists of 10 researchers, has sufficient funding to continue its work, but experts at federal agencies have stated that it can take two to five years to recover from the negative perceptions created by a misconduct incident. The team's lead researcher was not aware of faked lab work.

Benefit To Removing Gall Bladder For Suspected Common Duct Stone

July 8, 2014 7:38 pm | News | Comments

Among patients with possible common duct stones, removal of the gall bladder, compared with endoscopic assessment of the common duct followed by gall bladder removal, resulted in a shorter length of hospital stay without increased illness and fewer common duct examinations.

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Patent-Pending Tomosynthesis for Breast Cancer Radiography

July 8, 2014 1:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Kubtec recently announced its development of TomoSpec, a tomosynthesis technology for digital specimen radiography of excised breast tissue.  The company’s patent-pending technology allows for multi-planar x-ray imaging for thorough margin analysis of excised breast tissue.

Pace Of Surgical Innovation Concerns Some Surgeons

July 8, 2014 12:44 pm | Articles | Comments

In 2005, patients were twice as likely to experience an adverse event if they were undergoing minimally invasive robotic prostatectomies compared to a traditional open surgical procedure. The following year was considered the tipping point for the adoption of MIRP when it equaled or exceeded 10 percent of all cases.

New Porous Technology for Total Knee Arthroplasty

July 8, 2014 12:08 pm | News | Comments

The new porous technology for total knee arthroplasty offers surgeons a new implant coating that uses a lattice developed through layers of irregular shaped beads, resulting in an increased average pore size and greater porosity than traditional spherical beads.

Partial Knee Replacements Safer, But Require More Follow-Up

July 8, 2014 11:14 am | News | Comments

Because of the higher revision rate of partial knee replacement surgery, which is traditionally regarded as the most important factor to determine the choice of implant, its use in the treatment of end-stage osteoarthritis is controversial, with only about 7,000 being performed annually.

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...                  

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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...       

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.

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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