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DST400 Industrial Thermocouple Thermometer

March 27, 2013 10:20 am | by Wahl Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Wahl Instruments, Inc. announces the addition of the new DST400 Industrial Thermocouple thermometer to its line of Digi-Stem digital thermometers. Featuring the rugged and reliable construction the Digi-Stem is known for, the vibration resistant DST400 is compatible with five different thermocouple types.

Only One Company Can Deliver The Perfect EMR: Google

March 26, 2013 9:36 am | by Rob Lamberts, M.D. | Blogs | Comments

What constitutes a "good" EMR? Here are the things I think are most important.

Robotic Surgery Controversies Simmer

March 22, 2013 9:35 am | by Skeptical Scalpel | Blogs | Comments

A number of unusual and often devastating complications of robotic surgery are surfacing, which has prompted one state, Massachusetts, to issue an advisory to hospitals. Defenders of the robot say it's not the technology itself but rather the surgeons who are at fault.

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Intermountain Medical Center Uses SynCardia Total Artificial Heart To Bridge 31-Year-Old Father To A Heart Transplant

March 21, 2013 11:47 am | News | Comments

SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced today that Andrew Weaver, a 31-year-old husband and father of one who arrived at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City in grave condition, has been successfully bridged to a heart transplant with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart and discharged home.

New Transplant Procedure Keeps Lungs 'Breathing' Outside Body

March 21, 2013 11:10 am | by NBC News | Videos | Comments

A revolutionary surgery at UCLA may change the way the medical community performs transplants. The procedure involves keeping transplant lungs "breathing" outside the body.

Medical Device Saves Teen from Lifetime On Ventilator

March 20, 2013 11:59 am | News | Comments

In January, 18-year-old Reggie Lamour 's neck was broken while he played in a rugby game in Naples, Florida. In one moment, the active, athletic young adult with a bright future faced a life-time of ventilator dependency. But there was hope. Lamour's injury qualified him to receive a cutting edge implant through Broward Children's Center.

D-H.E.L.P.

March 19, 2013 9:47 am | by New Wave Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

New Wave Surgical’s Defogging Heated Endoscopic Lens Protector system (D-H.E.L.P) provides optimum visualization during laparoscopic or robotic surgery. The compact unit affixes to patient drapes allowing quick access to the defogging/cleaning system using only one hand.

SynTrack OR-Max

March 18, 2013 9:59 am | by IBSS | Product Releases | Comments

SynTrack OR-Max from IBSS is designed to dramatically increase efficiency in the OR. Use the new-found efficiency to increase case throughput, adding another case per O.R. daily using current resource levels; or substantially reduce costs of current caseloads.

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Robotic Surgery Not Best Option For Women Who Need Hysterctomy

March 15, 2013 10:23 am | News | Comments

Pricey robotic surgery should not be the first or even second choice for most women who need a hysterectomy, says advice issued Thursday to doctors who help those women decide.

High Resolution Endoscopes As Thin As Human Hair?

March 15, 2013 9:11 am | by John Hewitt | Articles | Comments

A new kind of endoscope technology with a factor of four image improvement over any previous design has recently been demonstrated by researchers from Stanford University.  It may lead to flexible endoscopes producing about 80,000 pixels at a resolution of three-tenths of a micron, as compared to 10,000 pixels at three micron resolution for current state of the art.

The Value Of Robotic Surgery

March 14, 2013 10:00 am | by YouTube | Videos | Comments

Recent published research is questioning the use of robotic surgery for a gynecologic hysterectomy. Now surgeons from the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center specializing in minimally invasive surgery are speaking out regarding the news coverage of this research.

Doctor Surpasses 550 Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing Procedures

March 13, 2013 10:43 am | News | Comments

Dr. John Velyvis says that from his first contact with Robotic Knee Preservation and Restoration, he knew the days of radical total knee replacement being used as the go-to surgery for arthritic knee pain were numbered.

Updated 'Stereo EEG' Workflow Simplifies Planning Of Epilepsy Surgery

March 13, 2013 10:39 am | News | Comments

For patients with "drug-resistant" epilepsy requiring surgery, an updated stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) technique provides a more efficient process for obtaining critical data for surgical planning.

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Flexible Drop-In Doppler Probe

March 13, 2013 10:23 am | by VTI | Product Releases | Comments

VTI offers the new Flexible Drop-In Doppler probe for use in laparoscopic and robotic procedures for positive identification of vasculature.

Medicine's Mobile Future

March 11, 2013 9:16 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Blogs | Comments

Is wireless medicine just a passing fad, or will healthcare professionals be able to find ways to leverage powerful hardware and software tools to better prevent or treat injury and illness? Time will tell. In the meantime, we should monitor its growth and hope it realizes its immense potential. 

First Telescopic Implant In Connecticut For Macular Degeneration

March 8, 2013 12:38 pm | News | Comments

About the size of an eraser tip, the Implantable Miniature Telescope shows promise for some patients who are legal blind due to macular degeneration.  The telescope implant focuses and enlarged image onto healthier parts of the macula and retina at the back of the eye.  The other eye provides the necessary peripheral or side vision for walking and performing other tasks.

Elderly Pennsylvania Man Gets New Lease On Life With Artificial Heart

March 8, 2013 10:36 am | News | Comments

During a five-hour procedure earlier thus year, a medical team removed Bob Phillips’ irreparably damaged heart and replaced it with an artificial heart. The following month, Phillips celebrated his 74th birthday with the medical staff that saved his life.

Breakthrough In Artificial Intelligence-Based Robotics Neurosurgery

March 8, 2013 10:23 am | News | Comments

Imaging and robotic technologies have the potential to help neurosurgeons perform precise, fast, and more comprehensive testing of brain tissue during surgery, identification of cancer type, grade and tumor margins and help them navigate through the brain, according to Akash Singh , PhD.

Surgical Procedure Pack Identification System

March 8, 2013 9:53 am | by Medline Industries | Medline Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Medline Industries, Inc., introduced the first-of-its kind surgical procedure pack identification system to help improve OR efficiency, eliminate waste, and enhance patient safety. Featuring easy-to-read color-coded labels and forms, Medline’s EMPOWER system features easy-to-read, color-coded outer packing labels and matching color-coded insert forms that easily identify each pack and reduce the chance of selecting the wrong pack.

Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery

March 7, 2013 11:16 am | Videos | Comments

Dr. Christopher Duma discusses the developing environment of minimally invasive approaches to brain surgery, some of which can be performed as outpatient procedures.

Hybrid OR At The Cleveland Clinic

March 7, 2013 10:41 am | Videos | Comments

Cleveland Clinic feels their Hybrid Operating Room give surgeons the flexibility to tailor procedures to best fit each patient, leadsing to less invasiver procedures and better clinical outcomes.

Kinecting In The OR

March 7, 2013 10:25 am | Videos | Comments

A hands-on lookat how the capabilities of the Kinect gaming system could be utilized in the operating room.

Wii-playing Surgeons May Improve Performance On Laparoscopic Procedures

March 4, 2013 2:31 pm | News | Comments

Surgeons who played games on Nintendo Wii improved certain metrics of performance on laparascopies.

Round Or 'Shaped' Implants Yield Good Results In Breast Reconstruction

March 4, 2013 2:21 pm | News | Comments

For women undergoing breast reconstruction using implants, most patient-reported outcomes are similar with two different shapes of silicone gel-filled implants, reports a study.

Compensating For The Lack Of Progress In EHRs

March 4, 2013 1:10 pm | by Jessie Gruman, PhD | Blogs | Comments

I know that tremendous effort and resources are directed toward solving the problem of organizing and coordinating patients’ health information, and I don’t doubt that within four or five years, this problem will fade.

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