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New Stereotactic Neurological Surgery Robot

June 14, 2011 5:51 am | Comments

According to the company’s product brochure, ROSA™ is the first multi-application robotic assistant for neurosurgery offering: Intuitive and powerful planning capabilities Surgeon oriented ergonomics Precise and dexterous instrument guidance Haptic collaboration with surgeon.

Economical TOF PET/CT System Developed

June 10, 2011 6:25 am | Comments

This year at the SNM 2011 Annual Meeting, Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is announcing TruFlight Select, the first economical PET/CT system equipped with time-of-flight (TOF) technology. Although the TruFlight Select PET/CT is designed to serve the needs of facilities with budget constraints, the system is equipped with Philips’ premium TOF technology, Astonish TF.

Laparoscopic Adhesiolysis & Repair Of Incisional Hernia

June 9, 2011 6:17 am | Comments

This patient had previously had an incisional hernia repair on the left side of a Ceasarian section scar (Proceed Mesh). She presented with a new incisional hernia in the extreme right hand end of the wound, together with lower abdominal pain. This video shows adhesiolysis of omentum from the old mesh and wound, reduction of the hernia and repair with another proceed mesh.


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

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.

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.


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