A report from the nation's leading cancer organizations shows rates of death in the United States from all cancers for men and women continued to decline between 2000 and 2009.
Applied Medical’s GelPOINT facilitates transanal minimally invasive surgery. The GelPOINT path enables Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) by accommodating standard laparoscopic instrumentation and providing insufflated access through the anus and into the rectum.
Interventional radiologists performed the first Nanoknife procedure in Illinois, using electricity to target hard to access tumors. The technology uses electrical impulses to effectively break up tumors and destroy cancer cells that may otherwise be inoperable or allow for few treatment options due to their proximity to major arteries, airways, and other vulnerable tissues.
Barco has launched an uncompressed video-over-IP solution for the integrated operating room, the Nexxis. With Nexxis, video and data become one in a streamlined workflow approach which allows better communication both in and beyond the operating room, while improving operational efficiency.
Efforts underway to develop tissue engineering solutions to repair and replace damaged and lost muscle will benefit greatly from the availability of robust animal models to test these therapeutic strategies. A new rat model simulates traumatic or surgical muscle tissue loss in humans.
Researchers from the RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology in Japan report that they have succeeded in creating cancer-specific, immune system cells called killer T lymphocytes, from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells).
An experiential portable artificial heart system is giving patients awaiting transplant surgery some extra time with their families around the holidays.
Drugs are not effective in controlling seizures in 30 out of 100 people with epilepsy, and resective surgery is the most common alternative treatment. During resective surgery, the portion of the brain responsible for the seizures is removed, usually reducing their frequency and sometimes eliminating them.
Initial results from an ongoing randomized trial showed no significant difference in the rate of positive surgical margins or number of lymph nodes evaluated with robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery versus open radical cystectomy.
Here you see advanced robotic surgery for stage-four endometriosis. The 30-year-old patient suffered from severe pelvic pain and has been unsuccessful in her attempts to conceive a child over the course of the past three years.
One Connecticut hospital is using a high-tech robotic solution to combat the spread of serious bacteria and viruses in its facility. Stamford Hospital is the only one in the state with the latest tool designed to minimize that risk.
Jan Scheuermann uses a robotic arm, wrist, and hand to feed herself. Scheuermann, a quadriplegic, controlled the arm using a brain-computer interface following surgery to implant electrodes on her brain.
Patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer may experience less loss of blood and shorter hospital stays as a result of robotic-assisted surgery, according to a recent study.
I think there are two reasons for such seemingly epic failure. First, how we interface with an EMR. Second, how the EMR tries to impose its will on to us, instead of the other way around.
A woman paralyzed from the neck down for 13 years was able to move a prosthetic arm and hand just by thinking after only about 2 days of training, researchers reported. After 13 weeks with the brain-machine interface, she could reach out and perform tasks 7-dimensionally with the prosthesis successfully 92% of the time.
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have identified a molecule linked to more aggressive forms of breast cancer – a discovery that could point the way to potential cures.
Telestroke networks that enable the remote and rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke can improve the bottom line of patients and hospitals, researchers report.
For more than 24 years, Paul Crochet, 73, of Houma, LA, has played the role of Santa at Southland Mall, entertaining kids with his natural Claus-like features and jolly Cajun accent. But when Crochet sought relief from aortic stenosis, he learned his only option would be an unconventional trial surgery.
Philips offers the iDose4 Premium Package, a new CT offering that includes two leading technologies that improve image quality – iDose4 and metal artifact reduction for orthopedic implants (O-MAR). iDose4 improves image quality through reduced artifact prevention and increased spatial resolution at low dose.
Launched by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today, a new education initiative and set of online tools provide healthcare providers and organizations practical tips on ways to protect their patients’ protected health information when using mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Urologists at Henry Ford Hospital have developed a new technique that could make minimally invasive robotic partial nephrectomy procedures the norm, rather than the exception for kidney cancer patients. The technique spares the kidney, eliminates long hospital stays and provides better outcomes by giving the surgeon more time to perform the procedure.
A new heart valve procedure intended to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis and individuals who are at high risk for surgical complications or death is gaining traction in the U.S.
GammaTech offers healthcare professionals PC and tablet options that are designed and engineered specifically for the medical industry. The A22i All-In-One PC and the fully rugged Durabook T10L2 medical tablet can assist doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals increase the quality of care for their patients.
Tissue engineer Nina Tandon talks about a possible solution to treating illness: Using pluripotent stem cells to make personalized models of organs on which to test new drugs and treatments, and storing them on computer chips for transplants and other therapies.