European Urology - Surgery In Motion - 2010-06 - June. Authors: R.S. Pruthi, J. Nix, D. McRackan, A. Hickerson, M.E. Nielsen, M. Raynor, E.
'Beating heart' technology could revolutionize field of heart transplantation. The heart transplantation team at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical is currently leading a national, multicenter phase 2 clinical study of an experimental organ-preservation system that allows donor hearts to continue functioning in a near-physiologic state outside the body during transport.
You may have heard of the Laparoscopic adjustable band procedure (referred to as the Lap-Band). It is now the second most common weight loss surgery procedure performed in the United States. At present it is the least invasive and safest weight loss procedure available -- so much so that it is becoming the procedure of choice in the adolescent population.
The OMT™ Safety Scalpel is a new safety scalpel with much improved functionality and design over the many conventional scalpels. The auto-retractable Safety Scalpel differs from the conventional scalpels because it provides protection from an exposed blade and has a permanent lock function.
Jon-Cecil Walkes, MD, performs Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair Surgery at Washington Hospital Healthcare System in Fremont, CA. Washington Hospital has been a leader in the surgical intervention and treatment of adult heart disease for the last 17 years. The cardiac surgery program focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to providing care for our patients.
The disposable Standard Via-Guard® from SurgiMark, Inc. alternates clog-free Tip and adjustable Poole suction in one unique instrument.
Jeffrey W. Moses, M.D., Director of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy and the Cardiac Catherization Lab at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, gives a tour of a modern operating room and demonstrates the Siemen's Artis Zeego imaging system - an x-ray machine on a robotic arm that can be positioned at any angle around the operating table.
Katherine Wolf was a wife and mother enjoying the success of her acting/modeling career when she suffered a brain bleed.
Greg Fischer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is developing robotic systems that will allow surgeons to operate with the guidance of real-time MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) images. Robots under development will precisely place electrodes for deep-brain stimulation and the insert radioactive pellets to treat prostate cancer.
"One Shot" Treatment Of Acute Cholecystitis Associated With Cholecystoduodenal Fistula And Common Bile Duct StonesDecember 15, 2010 10:53 am | Comments
Surgeons present the case of a 77-year-old patient affected by acute cholecystitis associated with cholecystoduodenal fistula and common bile duct stones. Preoperative ultrasonography showed a distended, edematous gallbladder and pericholecystic fluid. MRCP confirmed a slight dilatation of the biliary tree with images of stones in the distal biliary duct.
Rejected by Medicaid, the parents of a sick baby boy cannot afford the transplant that may save his life.