Achieving Healthcare Reform’s Goals of Higher Quality, Cost Effective Care through Reposable Laparoscopic InstrumentationApril 21, 2015 9:26 am | by Mario Nutis, M.D., FACOG, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and medical director of the Center of Excellence of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Del Sol Hospital Center | Blogs | Comments
In this era of reform, where surgeons must strive for both positive patient and financial outcomes, many are turning to reposable laparoscopic instrumentation.
Inside Knowledge: Superfast Imaging Machine Takes Young Patients on a Pirate Ship While Doctors WorkApril 21, 2015 9:01 am | by GE Reports staff | News | Comments
Last year, however, some physicians started using a superfast CT scanner made by GE that allows them to analyze the bone structure in great detail. Images acquired by the machine can help clinicians improve the surgery planning process.
Right after typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines semi-permanent hospitals were build to replace the original hospital, which was smashed and flooded beyond repair.
Dr. Jason D. Bloom, director of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Main Line Center for Laser Surgery, shared his experience using Restylane Silk.
However, despite doctors increasing their use of technology over that time, fewer physicians believe that EMR has improved treatment decisions (46 percent in 2015 vs. 62 percent in 2012), reduced medical errors (64 vs. 72 percent) and improved health outcomes for patients (46 vs. 58 percent).
Transitioning to the operating room, the individual with the most influence on the temperature controls is the one who has the least amount of input.
Capable of servicing coronary angiography and open heart surgical procedures in one room, hybrid OR hospitals can handle diagnostic and therapeutic efforts at one table.
The sciences between OR is the focus of the January/ February 2015 Surgical Products issue, with articles on visualization, going green and a brainstorm on smoke evacuation.
The March issue of Surgical Products goes back to the basics to see how little things have huge impacts for patients, but also explores some new technology.
Telemedicine is a highly discussed, forward-thinking term that has been positioned as everything from a possible solution to rising healthcare costs to an impractical concept that negates the human interaction between physician and patient.
Surgery has changed so much since I first set foot in an operating room as an 18 year old private in the National Guard. I remember a small room that seemed crammed with people and “stuff”.
Examining short- and long-term complications, quality of life, and overall mortality, researchers found that abdominal surgery carries a higher risk of complications, decreased quality of life, and death.
CardioKinetix Inc., a medical device company pioneering a catheter-based treatment for heart failure, today announced clinical results of a study of 31 Chinese patients treated consecutively with the company’s Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device.
Patients with Parkinson disease who experienced pain before undergoing subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS) had that pain improved or eliminated at eight years after surgery.
The British parents who became fugitives after their critically ill son was refused a cancer treatment in the U.K. last year say he's experienced a miracle recovery from his brain tumor.
Doctors at a VA hospital in Augusta, Ga., are using a special high-tech probe that combines computer vision with motion detection, thermal profiling, 3-D modeling and vapor detection to fight bed sores, a condition that kills 60,000 Americans every year.
A cost-benefit analysis of topical tranexamic acid (TXA) in primary total hip and knee arthroplasty patients revealed a 12 percent transfusion rate reduction - from 17.5 percent to 5.5 percent - with no significant difference in complication rates.
Scientists at The University of Manchester have created an enhanced surface for silicone breast implants which could reduce complications and make them less likely to be rejected by the body.
In a recent study published by the journal Social Science & Medicine, Dartmouth researchers examined nearly 9,000 Facebook conversations to better understand how people seek and receive support on social networking sites.
Anesthetics have been used for more than 150 years, but the mechanisms by which inhaled anesthesia actually work are poorly understood. Researchers have now discovered that anesthetics bind to and interfere with certain proteins in excitatory neurons, which are necessary for these neurons to transmit signals involved with pain.
When it comes to the rate of improvement and volume of upgrades, perhaps no single technology has seen as much progress as OR visualization technologies. The questions that remain for the surgical community stem from decisions on whether or not to seek the immediate upgrade or wait for the next improvement in six to 12 months.
The third in a series of looks at the most significant technology topics impacting the OR and influencing the future of surgery.
Special redesigned labels for intravenous (IV) medication bags may help to prevent serious medication errors in the operating room.
People checked with a heart CT scan after seeing a doctor for chest pain have no less risk of heart attack, dying or being hospitalized months later than those who take a simple treadmill test or other older exam, finds a big federal study.
The second in a series of looks at the most significant technology topics impacting the OR and influencing the future of surgery.