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The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh endorses Touch Surgery, a mobile cognitive simulation and rehearsal platform for surgeons

The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh endorses Touch Surgery, a mobile cognitive simulation and rehearsal platform for surgeons

Touch Surgery is officially the largest community of surgeons practising and rehearsing virtual surgery, and is accessible via any smart device on both iOS and Android platforms. .. [More]
Linkam and Cambridge IVF work on the development of new protocols for sperm testing

Linkam and Cambridge IVF work on the development of new protocols for sperm testing

IVF is becoming increasingly important as fertility and birth rates fall in developed countries. Ensuring patients get the right treatment is important both from an emotional and financial perspective... [More]
Lumenis and top urologists to host instructive workshop series at AUA 2015

Lumenis and top urologists to host instructive workshop series at AUA 2015

Lumenis Ltd., the world's largest energy-based medical device company for surgical, ophthalmology, and aesthetic applications announced today that the company will host an educational symposium, in collaboration with nationally distinguished urologists, and an instructive workshop series at the American Urological Association's (AUA) 2015 Annual Meeting, being held in New Orleans, La., from May 15 – 19, 2015. [More]

HRS 2015: Additional data supports SJM quadripolar cardiac resynchronization therapy system

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced the presentation of important data around its SJM™ Quadra CRT System during the Heart Rhythm Society's (HRS) 36th annual scientific sessions. Multiple presentations showcase improved clinical outcomes, increased survival and better cost utilization with the St. Jude Medical quadripolar cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) system. [More]
Current fee-for-service models in U.S. healthcare may jeopardize prostate surgery patients

Current fee-for-service models in U.S. healthcare may jeopardize prostate surgery patients

A "perverse disincentive" for hospitals that have invested in expensive technology for robotic surgery may be jeopardizing prostate cancer patients who seek out the procedure, concluded a new study led by Henry Ford Hospital researchers. [More]
Findings support use of high-flow nasal oxygen therapy to treat postoperative respiratory failure

Findings support use of high-flow nasal oxygen therapy to treat postoperative respiratory failure

A relatively new, easier to implement, and better-tolerated method to provide supplemental oxygen to patients at risk of respiratory failure after surgery did not result in a worse rate of treatment failure compared to a more commonly used method, according to a study appearing in JAMA. [More]
Weight loss can improve outcomes in lung transplant patients

Weight loss can improve outcomes in lung transplant patients

Obesity is a complicating factor for many surgical patients. In a recent study published in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that losing weight can have a positive impact on outcomes for lung transplant patients. [More]
New research confirms the efficacy of Hilterapia laser technique for treating tendinitis

New research confirms the efficacy of Hilterapia laser technique for treating tendinitis

A recent study conducted by the researchers Gabrhel J., Popracová Z., Tauchmannová H. and M. Nemšák on the application of Hilterapia®, produced by ASAlaser - a company for over 30 years at the forefront of the study and development of therapeutic laser solutions - in Achilles tendinopathy and in serious tendons and ligaments disorders has confirmed its full effect. [More]
Olympus becomes exclusive distributor of Terumo's GLIDEWIRE Urologic Guidewire in the U.S.

Olympus becomes exclusive distributor of Terumo's GLIDEWIRE Urologic Guidewire in the U.S.

Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today that it has partnered with Terumo Corporation to be the exclusive distributor of the GLIDEWIRE Urologic Hydrophilic Coated Guidewire, a device cleared by the FDA for urological use. [More]
CME Medical to distribute eZono 4000 for use in multiple clinical settings

CME Medical to distribute eZono 4000 for use in multiple clinical settings

CME Medical, the market leader in the specialist infusion pump field, is delighted to announce its partnership with eZono, AG, a company that focuses on ultrasound for procedural guidance, to distribute its flagship product the eZono 4000. [More]
Patients with operable early-stage NSCLC could achieve better overall survival rates with SABR

Patients with operable early-stage NSCLC could achieve better overall survival rates with SABR

Patients with operable stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) could achieve better overall survival rates if treated with Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) rather than the current standard of care -- invasive surgery -- according to research from a phase III randomized international study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. [More]

Complete skin grafting solution to launch at Hospitalar 2015

A complete skin grafting solution for burns and trauma surgery enabling flexibility of thin and thick skin grafts will be launched by Surtex Instruments at Hospitalar 2015. [More]
Prostate cancer patients can experience cognitive impairment following androgen deprivation therapy

Prostate cancer patients can experience cognitive impairment following androgen deprivation therapy

Cognitive impairment can occur in cancer patients who are treated with a variety of therapies, including radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy. [More]
Prostate cancer patients who receive androgen deprivation therapy may experience cognitive problems

Prostate cancer patients who receive androgen deprivation therapy may experience cognitive problems

Cognitive impairment can occur in cancer patients who are treated with a variety of therapies, including radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy. After chemotherapy treatment it is commonly called "chemo brain." Signs of cognitive impairment include forgetfulness, inability to concentrate, problems recalling information, trouble multi-tasking and becoming slower at processing information. [More]
Touch surgery awarded Rising Star award at Founders Forum

Touch surgery awarded Rising Star award at Founders Forum

The accolade of Smart Nation Rising Star comes on the heels a public announcement that the Touch Surgery app is now used by over 200,000 surgeons in every country on earth... [More]
Conjoined twin boys undergo successful separation surgery

Conjoined twin boys undergo successful separation surgery

Carter and Conner, conjoined twin boys born Dec. 12, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla., underwent a successful separation surgery on May 7, 2015. The 12-hour surgery was led by a team of highly skilled pediatric specialists that included Daniel Robie, MD, chief of pediatric general surgery, and Nicholas Poulos, MD, pediatric general surgeon, for Nemours Children's Specialty Care and Wolfson Children's Hospital. [More]
Clear Guide Medical signs agreement with USAISR to test effectiveness of Clear Guide ONE

Clear Guide Medical signs agreement with USAISR to test effectiveness of Clear Guide ONE

Clear Guide Medical has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research to test the physician performance enhancements possible when using the Clear Guide ONE and the VisiTIP needles. [More]
UC3M, IRYCIS patent new automated skin biopsy device

UC3M, IRYCIS patent new automated skin biopsy device

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and the Institute for Health Research of the Hospital "Ramón y Cajal" have patented a new device for performing skin biopsies. With this new tool a skin biopsy can be performed with fewer instruments and the length of the procedure is shortened from thirty minutes to less than five. [More]
Enhanced recovery program for patients undergoing colorectal operations speeds patients' recovery

Enhanced recovery program for patients undergoing colorectal operations speeds patients' recovery

Patients undergoing colorectal operations who participated in an enhanced recovery program left the hospital sooner and had significantly lower hospital costs than patients who had the traditional approach to their care, according to a new study, which also found further postoperative improvements after adding an infection prevention protocol. [More]
Unique real-time drug monitoring system

Unique real-time drug monitoring system

Titan Enterprises assisted CRISI in the early days of development of the unique flow sensor used in the BD Intelliport™, a medication management system for manual intravenous (IV) bolus injections... [More]
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