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ZIPlift IV System

August 6, 2010 7:26 am | Comments

The new ZIPLift IV System from Innovative Medical Designs: A system to manage and organize IV equipment in-room as well as during patient transport. The System safely and easily transfers the IV Pole and equipment to and from the bed.  Maintains the same setup outside the room as inside the room Works with any bed & any stretcher, no special attachments Works throughout the entire hospital Improves productivity & patient care Allows clear head access Maintains constant relationship of IV equipment to the patient For more information, visit www.

Robotic Surgery For Cancer

August 5, 2010 7:28 am | Comments

Minimally invasive surgery takes advantage of advances in computer imaging and robotics to provide effective surgical cancer treatment with a much smaller impact on the patient. Robotic surgery systems consist of one or more robotic arms, precisely controlled by surgeons seated at a console, which enlarges 3-D views of the surgery site.

Surgeon Fixes Ruptured Aneurysm In Pregnant Patient

August 5, 2010 7:27 am | Comments

Los Angeles Brain and Spine Institute Neurointerventional surgeon George Rappard uses a new tiny brain balloon to fix a ruptured aneurysm in a pregnant woman.

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Using The iPad In Surgery

August 5, 2010 7:27 am | Comments

DICOM viewer OsiriX helps surgeons to understand the patient's anatomy and cancerous lesion by pinching to zoom, rotating, and changing window level of the DICOM volume data on an iPad through latex gloves. We applied a new educational system using stereo-3D anatomy generated by OsiriX.

Total Hip Wound Closure With Absorbable Skin Staples

August 5, 2010 7:27 am | Incisive Surgical, Inc. | Comments

This surgical video shows Dr. David Fisher of OrthoIndy Research Foundation (Indianapolis, IN) closing a hip incision with INSORB Absorbable Skin Staples. Dr. Fisher's technique is demonstrated, as well as patient photos at surgery, 2 weeks and 6 weeks.

Robotic Prostatectomy: Anastomosis Using Barbed Suture

July 29, 2010 6:41 am | Comments

Dr. Ali Moinzadeh, Director of robotic surgery at Lahey Clinic, demonstrates use of novel (2010) barbed unidirectional suture, during robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy.

VARD In Infected Necrotizing Pancreatitis

July 29, 2010 6:41 am | Comments

Surgical technique used in the PANTER trial (New Engl J Med 2010) of the Dutch Pancreatitis Study Group. Marc Besselink, Bert van Ramshorst. Utrecht/Nieuwegein, the Netherlands. This is the CT of a 43 year old male patiënt with infected necrotizing pancreatitis that will undergo a VARD procedure; Videoscopic Assisted Retroperitoneal Debridment.

The Hybrid OR

July 29, 2010 6:40 am | Comments

The final piece of the nation's largest operating room renovation project is complete with the installation of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's "Hybrid OR," allowing both vascular and cardiac surgical procedures to be done in one single room for patients. For more information, visit http://www.

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Infection In Ambulatory Surgical Centers

July 29, 2010 6:40 am | Comments

Lapses in infection control measures are a common feature of ambulatory surgical centers in the United States, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Here are some recommendations for preventing surgical site infections, from the Infectious Diseases Society of America: Administer antimicrobial prophylaxis in accordance with evidence-based standards and guidelines Do not remove hair at the operative site unless the presence of hair will interfere with the operation; do not use razors Control blood glucose level during the immediate postoperative period for patients undergoing cardiac surgery Researchers out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention organized to have 68 ambulatory surgical centers surveyed by agents from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) between June and October 2008.

Human Mind-Controlled Artificial Arm

July 27, 2010 6:36 am | Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched the e-market arm of the robot technology. APL scientists and engineers developed the technology behind DARPA Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 program, an ambitious effort over four years to create a prosthetic arm until there was an eclipse of the Second World War device and cable hook Most used by amputees.

3-D Endoscopic Pituitary Tumor Removal

July 22, 2010 7:03 am | Comments

The Emory Pituitary Center is among the first pituitary centers in the world to begin using a new and innovative treatment method for the removal of pituitary tumors, a 3D endoscope. Using this minimally invasive tool, a small camera at the end of a narrow operating endoscope, allows the surgeon to see pituitary tumors three dimensionally and navigate the delicate area at the base of the brain more safely.

Robotic Endometrial Excision

July 22, 2010 7:03 am | Comments

Robotic Surgery Simulator (RoSS)

July 22, 2010 7:02 am | Comments

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital unveiled the first training tool that allows medical students and residents to practice robotic surgery in a virtual environment. "At this point, we are the only school in the United States to get the Robotic Surgical Simulator (RoSS)," said Dr.

Performing Surgery Robotically

July 22, 2010 7:02 am | Comments

A robot in every operating room? Tom Low leads a team of researchers and engineers working on the next generation of medical robots to be used in laparoscopic surgery. Pioneered in the 1980s by SRI, the procedures involve doctors making very small incisions and then using long, skinny, robotically controlled tools to maneuver inside the patient.

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