A new tool that could allow for faster, more comprehensive testing of brain tissue during surgery successfully identified the cancer type, grade and tumor margins in five brain surgery patients, according to a Purdue University and Brigham and Women's Hospital study.
Surgeons routinely need to review medical images and records during surgery, but stepping away from the operating table and touching a keyboard and mouse can delay the procedure and increase the risk of spreading infection.
Berchtold's TELETOM Equipment Management System is a completely customizable boom solution that allows facilities to create the boom they need for any clinical application and healthcare environment. The suspension system, placement of services, accessories, lights and shelves can all be custom selected to optimize the available space, enhance workflow and accommodate future equipment and service requirements.
VTI offers the new Flexible Drop-In Doppler probe for use in laparoscopic and robotic procedures for positive identification of vasculature. During laparoscopic procedures the probe is manipulated by the surgeon using a standard grasper, while in robotic surgery, the console surgeon directly manipulates the VTI Flexible Drop-In Doppler via a robotic arm.
The AspireAssist stomach pump pulls food out of the user's belly before the body can fully digest it. It is inserted into the patient's stomach through a minimally-invasive endoscopic procedure.
A majority of Americans (72 percent) say the new Congress and the President should take action to expand medical research within the first 100 days of the 113th Congress. Public support for increased government spending on medical research holds particular relevance as Congress considers whether to further delay, eliminate or permit "sequestration," a budget cutting process that - if it moves forward - would mean drastic cuts in funding for medical research.
Enthermics Medical Systems' fluid and blanket warmers are designed to maintain precise temperatures of injection/irrigation fluids and heated blankets for perioperative patient use. ivNow, a countertop, wall-, or pole-mounted fluid warmer, automatically detects IV bags and warms product to 40 degrees C. DC Series blanket warmers provide dependable warmth in an attractive package.
The environmentally-friendly Mega Soft reusable patient return electrode from Megadyne can be used with most isolated electrosurgical generators and eliminate up to 1,500 sticky pads over its 2-year life. It is safer than traditional CQM “grounding” pads as its large surface area and capacitive technology prevents heat build-up.
Even though Medicare spends over $1 billion per year on breast cancer screenings such as a mammography, there is no evidence that higher spending benefits older women.
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.