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Surgery Death Blamed On ‘Cocktail Of Circumstances’

June 2, 2011 5:29 am | Comments

A coronial inquest has determined the death of a 68-year-old Western Australian woman during a gall bladder procedure was the result of human error, system failure and bad luck. The woman underwent surgery to take out a gall bladder that had already been removed a decade earlier at the same hospital.

The Rise Of ‘Boomeritis’

June 2, 2011 5:28 am | Comments

Cord Blood Saving Lives

June 2, 2011 5:28 am | Comments
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TB Exposure At Atlanta Hospital

June 2, 2011 5:27 am | Comments

Robotic Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Radical Nephrectomy

June 2, 2011 5:27 am | Comments

  A look at technique and comparative outcomes for robotic laparoendoscopic single-site radical nephrectomy. Authors: M.A. White, R. Autorino, G.

Hair Loss And Prostate Cancer

May 26, 2011 5:34 am | Comments

Star Athlete Paralyzed, Walks Again

May 26, 2011 5:34 am | Comments

Dr. Sanjay Gupta brings us a star athlete who learned to walk again, in this week's Human Factor.

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Hospital Reduces Infections With UV Light

May 26, 2011 5:27 am | Comments

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- In America's hospitals, approximately one in 20 patients will contract a hospital-acquired infection (HAI). At Cooley Dickinson Hospital last year, one in 129 patients got an HAI. Now, those better odds of avoiding an infection at Cooley Dickinson have improved even further, as the hospital has documented a groundbreaking 82 percent drop in one type of infection, Clostridium difficile (C.

Dangerous Diabetic Foot Ulcers

May 17, 2011 1:22 pm | Comments

The Survival Benefits of Robotic Surgery Over Watchful Waiting

May 17, 2011 1:21 pm | Comments

Over 200,000 American men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. The New England Journal of Medicine has just released a new study showing the long-term benefits of two different common methods of prostate cancer treatment, watchful waiting and surgical prostate removal (most commonly done now through a procedure called a robotic prostatectomy).

Hospital Improves SCIP Measures

May 17, 2011 1:19 pm | Comments

Staff members of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center discuss their efforts to improve Surgical Care Infection Prevention (SCIP) Measure 3 at their facility.

Real Time Nerve Identification for Robotic Surgery

May 12, 2011 5:36 am | Comments

ProPep Surgical has developed the first, real time nerve identification system specifically designed for use during robotic surgery. Whether trying to locate and preserve nerve pathways which potentially control sexual function or urinary control during prostate cancer surgery or to locate and preserve the nerves that affect bladder function during hysterectomy, ProPep Surgical's technology (used in conjunction with the da Vinci Surgical System) provides real-time nerve identification and has the potential to change the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients across the United States undergoing robotic surgery.

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