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Thirteen Surgeries Help Seattle Boy Survive Flesh-Eating Bacteria

April 15, 2014 | by CBS News | Comments

A 13-year-old boy in Seattle has just been released from a hospital after surviving the ravages of a flesh-eating bacteria. Trey Lauren spent a total of about three weeks at Seattle Children's Hospital while an aggressive bacteria ate at his leg from the inside. Over 23 days, he underwent 13 surgical procedures...

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Google Glass App Turns Anyone Into A Rapid Diagnostic Test Expert

April 9, 2014 10:21 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

The American Chemical Society recently released this video detailing a Google Glass application developed at UCLA for automatic interpretation of chromatographic tests. The app basically turns anyone into a rapid diagnostic text expert...

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Intuitive Surgical Unveils New da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System

April 2, 2014 10:06 am | by Intuitive Surgical | Comments

Intuitive Surgical recently received FDA clearance for its new da Vinci Xi system. The robotic surgery giant invested a significant amount of effort to expanding the capabilities of the da Vinci. Check out the results of those efforts by watching this video...

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Mayo Clinic Study Examines Physician Burnout

April 2, 2014 9:56 am | by Mayo Clinic | Comments

Researchers at Mayo Clinic looked at 54 burnout studies worldwide to see if there is any validity to the longstanding belief that practicing in the hospital incites greater burnout. The studies included data from approximately 5,000 outpatient physicians and more than 1,300 inpatient physicians...

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Eleven-Year-Old Boy Wants His Leg Amputated

March 28, 2014 1:47 pm | by CNN | Comments

An 11-year-old California boy with fragile bones wants to get part of his leg amputated so he can be more active. Amit Vigoda was born with a rare bone disorder, and doctors have suggested amputating the limb from the time he was born. The boy and his parents didn't want to go through with the procedure, but now it looks like it will happen...

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Hospital Ratings Show Likelihood Of Quality Care All Over The Map

March 28, 2014 10:34 am | by CBS News | Comments

The latest research from Consumer Reports finds that some hospitals in the United States are much better than others at avoiding mistakes that put patients at risk...                           

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Surgeons Give A Woman A New 3D-Printed Skull

March 28, 2014 9:56 am | by YouTube | Comments

A 22-year-old woman was in dire need of a life-saving operation because of a rare condition that caused her scalp to grow inward. The condition put incredible pressure on her brain, so doctors had to resort to unconventional treatment measures to deal with the unique circumstances of the patient's situation. The team of brain surgeons replaced the bulk of her skull with a "3D-printed dome." Take a look...

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Inspired Revolutions In Surgical Glove Technology

March 27, 2014 11:01 am | by Ansell | Comments

 Introducing GAMMEX Non-Latex Surgical Gloves to the North American market. Featuring the wide breadth of product line, GAMMEX now offers eight different surgical gloves to accommodate the requirements of the entire surgical team...  

3D Printer Saves Toddler Struggling To Breathe

March 19, 2014 9:46 am | Comments

Garrett Peterson was born with Tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary valve. More simply stated, he had a hole between the lower chambers of his heart. The condition put significant pressure on his lungs and caused his airways to collapse. Doctors struggled to address the pressure, which is known as severe tracheobronchomalacia...

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Surgeons Use 3D Technology In Brain Surgery

March 17, 2014 9:28 am | by CBS News | Comments

Surgeons at Chicago's Northwestern Medicine hospital are pioneering a new and innovative approach to brain surgery. The facility is using 3D glasses and monitors to improve visualization in the OR. The hospital is one of only three in the country to regularly employ the technology to remove brain tumors...

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Man's Face Rebuilt With 3D Printer After Crash

March 14, 2014 10:30 am | by ABC News | Comments

A man seriously injured in a motorbike crash had his face reconstructed using a 3D printer. In a one-of-a-kind procedure, surgeons repaired Stephen Power’s cheekbone and eye socket using the cutting-edge technology in an eight-hour operation...

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The Future Of 3D Technology In The OR: (Part 3)

March 10, 2014 9:52 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

In this third and final installment of “3D Technology And The Modern OR” we’ll try to predict how the healthcare industry’s view on 3D will evolve with time and how the products themselves will change in the coming years. We all know the need for greater visualization is there. What’s exciting, however, is that the potential for innovation is great. How will it all play out?

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'Wearable Robot' Helps Paraplegics Walk

March 5, 2014 7:23 am | by CBS News | Comments

Patients and researchers testing the ReWalk exoskeleton at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York are hoping the device gets approved by the FDA for home use. That would allow paraplegics to walk, climb stairs, and avoid the health complications that come with being inactive in a wheelchair...

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3D Technology And The Modern OR: Benefits Of 3D (Part 2)

March 3, 2014 9:27 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

In this edition of “3D Technology And The Modern OR” we’ll take a close look at some of the expectations and benefits of 3D visualization in the OR and why facilities of varying size and type have decided to invest in its potential...  

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3D Heart Replica Saves Baby's Life

February 27, 2014 9:35 am | by CNN | Comments

A 3D plastic replica of a baby's heart helps doctor perform life-saving surgery on 14-month-old Roland, who is suffering from serious heart issues...                        

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3D Technology And The Modern OR (Part 1)

February 24, 2014 9:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

In the inaugural edition of “3D Technology And The Modern OR” we’ll take a look at how the technology that supports OR visualization has evolved in the last several years and how the latest 3D products on the market has been received by the healthcare industry.

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