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Laparoscopic surgery, also called ''minimally invasive surgery'' (MIS)'', bandaid surgery'', ''keyhole surgery'' is a modern surgical technique in which operations in the abdomen are performed through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) as compared to larger incisions needed in traditional surgical procedures.
Misonix’s workshop "Ultrasonic Bone Surgery"

Misonix’s workshop "Ultrasonic Bone Surgery"

Misonix, Inc., an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, announced that it has hosted a hands-on workshop on ultrasonic bone surgery today, July 17, during the 21st International Meeting on Advanced Spine Technologies in Valencia, Spain, taking place from from July 16-18, 2014. [More]
Research roundup: Clinics and electronic records; young adults baffled by exchange; Medicare spending slowdown

Research roundup: Clinics and electronic records; young adults baffled by exchange; Medicare spending slowdown

We found that in 2012 nine out of ten health centers had adopted a EHR system, and half had adopted EHRs with basic capabilities. Seven in ten health centers reported that their providers were receiving meaningful-use incentive payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). [More]
Comparative study shows ultrasonic Bonescalpel makes spine surgery safe, efficient

Comparative study shows ultrasonic Bonescalpel makes spine surgery safe, efficient

Misonix, Inc., an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull-based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, announced that Dr. Ajay Krishnan of the prestigious Stavya Spine Hospital and Research Center in India concluded after a comparative study in 100 consecutive patients that the BoneScalpel is better than conventional methods in terms of safety and efficacy as it reduces the number of dural tears and neurological deficit, reduces blood loss and shortens operating time. [More]
Use of simulation techniques in medical education results in improved patient care, better outcomes

Use of simulation techniques in medical education results in improved patient care, better outcomes

The use of simulation techniques in medical education, such as lifelike mannequins and computer systems, results in improved patient care, better outcomes and other benefits, according to a study led by a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researcher. [More]
DP stimulation in spinal cord-injured patients is successful in weaning patients from mechanical ventilators

DP stimulation in spinal cord-injured patients is successful in weaning patients from mechanical ventilators

A new study published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery finds that diaphragm pacing (DP) stimulation in spinal cord-injured patients is successful not only in weaning patients from mechanical ventilators but also in bridging patients to independent respiration, where they could breathe on their own without the aid of a ventilator or stimulation. [More]
Bariatric surgeon educates patients about bariatric surgeries to achieve healthy weight

Bariatric surgeon educates patients about bariatric surgeries to achieve healthy weight

While many Americans make New Year's resolutions focused on self-improvement, those who are overweight or obese likely prioritize getting down to a healthy weight. [More]
Gastric bypass and cardiovascular disease risk: an interview with Dr. Brethauer, Cleveland Clinic

Gastric bypass and cardiovascular disease risk: an interview with Dr. Brethauer, Cleveland Clinic

Gastric bypass surgery is a type of bariatric operation that results in weight loss and stimulates metabolic effects that treat diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension. [More]
Robotic surgery more expensive than laparoscopic surgery, but have similar outcomes

Robotic surgery more expensive than laparoscopic surgery, but have similar outcomes

In a study of national data on colon surgery, Johns Hopkins researchers found that while patients who undergo either minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery or the high-tech robotic approach have similar outcomes, robotic surgery is significantly more expensive. [More]
Leading surgical specialists outline approaches to laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair

Leading surgical specialists outline approaches to laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair

Minimally invasive surgical techniques have revolutionized the treatment paraesophageal hernia-but there's continued controversy over some key technical aspects of the procedure. [More]
Loyola hospital uses new 3-D vision technology for minimally invasive lung surgery

Loyola hospital uses new 3-D vision technology for minimally invasive lung surgery

Loyola University Medical Center is the first Illinois hospital to use new 3-D vision technology for minimally invasive lung surgery. [More]
Misonix terminates Product License and Distribution Agreement with PuriCore

Misonix terminates Product License and Distribution Agreement with PuriCore

Misonix, Inc., a surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products worldwide for wound debridement, spinal surgery, cosmetic surgery, neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, announced today that Misonix terminated its Product License and Distribution Agreement with PuriCore, Inc. for the sale of PuriCore's Vashe System. [More]
Six prominent surgeons awarded Honorary Fellowship at Clinical Congress of ACS

Six prominent surgeons awarded Honorary Fellowship at Clinical Congress of ACS

Last night Honorary Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was awarded to six prominent surgeons from Germany, England, Thailand, Mexico, and Malaysia during the Convocation ceremony that preceded the official opening of the 2013 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. [More]
Research roundup: Health law's effects on consumer spending; Mass. experience finds increased use of laparoscopic surgery

Research roundup: Health law's effects on consumer spending; Mass. experience finds increased use of laparoscopic surgery

The authors find that average out-of-pocket spending is expected to decrease for all groups considered in the analysis, although decreases in out-of-pocket spending will be largest for those who would otherwise be uninsured. [More]
Researchers show that men experience more harm than good from routine PSA screening

Researchers show that men experience more harm than good from routine PSA screening

Prostate cancer screening using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is widely used in France despite a lack of evidence showing that it reduces cancer deaths. Now, researchers have shown that men experience more harm than good from routine PSA screening, according to research to be presented on Monday by Professor Mathieu Boniol, at the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013). [More]
Men with prostate cancer experience more harm than good from routine PSA screening

Men with prostate cancer experience more harm than good from routine PSA screening

Prostate cancer screening using the prostate-specific antigen test is widely used in France despite a lack of evidence showing that it reduces cancer deaths. Now, researchers have shown that men experience more harm than good from routine PSA screening, according to research to be presented today (Monday) by Professor Mathieu Boniol, at the 2013 European Cancer Congress. [More]
Study proves advantages of immediate surgery for patients with acute cholecystitis

Study proves advantages of immediate surgery for patients with acute cholecystitis

Should surgery be performed immediately, or is it better to first administer antibiotics and then perform surgery? A study led by Heidelberg University Hospital Department of Surgery has demonstrated that patients suffering from acute cholecystitis should be operated on immediately. There are no advantages to delaying surgery until antibiotic therapy has been administered for several weeks. After undergoing surgery performed within 24 hours of diagnosis, the patients have fewer complications, are back on their feet earlier, and can leave the hospital more quickly. [More]
JACS reports study on LINX Reflux Management System for GERD treatment

JACS reports study on LINX Reflux Management System for GERD treatment

An estimated 1 in 5 U.S. adults suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a chronic, often progressive disease that can cause debilitating symptoms and in certain cases lead to esophageal cancer. [More]
Incentives for Ontario surgeons drive greater use of laparoscopic colon cancer surgery

Incentives for Ontario surgeons drive greater use of laparoscopic colon cancer surgery

Financial incentives for Ontario surgeons are likely a key factor driving greater use of laparoscopic colon cancer surgery, says a study led by a McMaster University surgeon. [More]
Misonix gets clearance to market BoneScalpel product in China

Misonix gets clearance to market BoneScalpel product in China

Misonix, Inc., an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, announced today that Misonix has received the necessary Registration Certificate from the State Food and Drug Administration of the People's Republic of China to market and sell its BoneScalpel (Ultrasonic Osteotome System) product in China. [More]

Life Care Medical Devices inks exclusive distribution agreement with M.E.D. Surgical

Life Care Medical Devices Ltd., a development stage medical device company today announced that Life Care Medical Devices, Ltd, Ireland signed an exclusive agreement with M.E.D. Surgical, a subsidiary of Sisk Healthcare for the distribution of the Company's Keyhole Cup Laparoscopic Access Device in the Republic of Ireland territories and Northern Ireland. [More]