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XBox Kinect: A Tool To Improve Surgery?

April 16, 2013 4:14 pm | by YouTube | Comments

An algorithm has been developed for haptic rendering from time varying point clouds captured by an Xbox Kinect RGB-D camera. This technology enables the operator to feel remote objects and receive force feedback from the environment. Could this help improve surgery?

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Baby Thriving After Partial In-Womb Surgery

April 16, 2013 3:48 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Five months after their unborn daughter had surgery to remove a cyst on her lung, a Colorado couple says the baby is now completely healthy. The mother's placenta served as life support to the half-delivered baby while doctors operated.

Doctor Accused Of Botched Surgeries

April 16, 2013 3:38 pm | by CBS News | Comments

The Colorado state medical board filed 14 counts of unprofessional conduct against Dr. Warren Kortz, and now the federal government is investigating the claims that he made critical surgical errors. Here is the story on what transpired.

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Surgical Robots Gain Popularity And Scrutiny

April 11, 2013 1:28 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Million-dollar, multi-armed robots assisted thousands of surgeons in ORs across the country this past year. But the FDA is now looking into reported problems and even deaths that may have resulted from surging use of these high-tech helpers.

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The Curious Cancer Case Of Addison Cox

April 11, 2013 1:24 pm | by ABC News | Comments

Addison Cox is approaching her second birthday despite dealing with a baffling cancer case that led to her undergo rounds of chemotherapy, multiple doses of radiation and two brain surgeries within four days. Somehow, someway, she continues to defy doctors' life expectancy predictions.

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Revolutionary Surgical Techniques To Fight Colon Cancer

April 11, 2013 1:16 pm | by NBC News | Comments

There are a number of screenings and surgical techniques that are becoming game-changers when it comes to improving treatment against colon cancer. KPRC's Rachel McNeill reports on some specific options for doctors and patients that are available these days.

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One Hospital's Cutting-Edge Hybrid OR

April 11, 2013 9:32 am | by YouTube | Comments

Florida-based Lee Memorial Hospital opened up a cutting-edge hybrid suite about a year ago. This one is devoted to a less-invasive heart valve replacement surgery. The multi-million dollar hybrid operating room is a must for the TAVR procedure.

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Breakthrough In Robotic Gallblader Surgery

April 11, 2013 9:08 am | by YouTube | Comments

Dr. David Lourié, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Huntington Hospital, discusses a new breakthrough in robotic gallbladder surgery, where the use of a single hidden incision through the belly button results in a virtually invisible scar. Learn more about how this procedure works.

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How Clean Is Too Clean?

April 4, 2013 12:00 pm | by NBC News | Comments

How clean is too clean? Dr. Keri Peterson talks about the ant-bacterial and anti-microbial products we use that could be blocking the germs are body actually needs.

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Scientists Work Toward Creating Human Issue Using 3D Printers

April 4, 2013 10:52 am | by CBS News | Comments

Imagine being able to make a liver to use for a transplant using a 3D printer. Scientists in Edinburgh, Scotland, are one step closer to being able to create human tissue using a 3D printer, with stem cells as "ink."

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Reverse Radial Forearm Flap For Invasive Cancer Of The Hand

April 4, 2013 10:26 am | by YouTube | Comments

This is an example of a reverse radial forearm flap to the hand for coverage following the resection of an invasive cancer.

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Child Heart Surgery Suspended At England Hospital

April 4, 2013 10:11 am | by YouTube | Comments

Children's heart surgery has been suspended at a hospital in Leeds because of concerns about the number of deaths there. The medical director of the NHS in England Sir Bruce Keogh said there was "clear blue water" between the death rate at Leeds General Infirmary and other hospitals.

Apps Help Ease Surgery Anxiety

April 4, 2013 9:50 am | by NBC News | Comments

With the help of mobile apps and cameras, some doctors are helping their patients get through surgeeries with less anxiety by giving them a preview of what they'll face.

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The Digital Heart Doc

March 27, 2013 4:44 pm | by CNN | Comments

Patients want access to their own data. They want to learn and be better at assessing their own needs and driving better outcomes. Dr. Leslie Saxon, the chief of the cardiovascular medical division at USC, is trying to spark a wireless revolution to accomplish that goal.

The Push To Repeal The Medical Device Task

March 27, 2013 4:27 pm | by Youtube | Comments

Mark Dobson IOM, President and CEO of Warsaw Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce, sheds some light on the push to repeal a tax targeting medical devices.

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