Search Tag: Surgery

ICU Management

Anaesthetists Guidelines Supports LiDCO’s Multi Modal Monitoring Strategy

2014 03 Feb

Lidco Group Plc, the cardiovascular monitoring company, welcomes the publication of The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (‘AAGBI’) guidelines for the perioperative care of the elderly and a paper from Dr David Green and colleagues at Kings College Hospital.   The recommendations within the AAGBI guidelines and the direct... Read more

Executive Health Management

CareFusion Receives US FDA Approval for Vertebral Augmentation System

2014 03 Feb

AVAflex Vertebral Balloon System Enables Targeted Balloon Placement CareFusion, a leading global medical technology company, has announced it recently received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new AVAflex Vertebral Balloon System. The new system is the latest innovation in CareFusion’s AVAmax Advanced... Read more

Cardiology Management

Promising New Heart Valve Robotic Reconstruction Technique Presented

2014 29 Jan

Infective endocarditis is a potentially fatal bacterial disease of the heart which frequently affects the heart's tricuspid valve, often resulting in permanent tissue damage.  A pioneering new reconstructive technique, in which the valve is repaired with a bioscaffold on which new tissue can grow, has proven promising and has given a new lease... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Surgery Outcomes Highlight Racial Disparities Linked to Hospital Quality

2014 10 Jan

According to a recently released study by Govind Rangrass, M.D. and colleagues of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery outcomes indicated the prevalence of racial disparities. Several factors, among them hospital quality, were associated with the findings. According to the study background, racial... Read more

Cardiology Management

TAVI a Good Therapeutic Option in Very Elderly Patients

2014 08 Jan

According to a study published in the January 2014 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is emerging as an effective alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) for the treatment of aortic stenosis in very elderly patients, including those age 85 years and older.  As the global population... Read more

Executive Health Management

Ten New Theatres Light Up With Berchtold Hybrid LED Lights

2013 14 Nov

The legendary Queen Victoria Hospital in Ease Grinstead has recently undergone a major redesign of its surgical facilities, developing 10 new operating theatres within a new purposely-refurbished unit to better assist patients suffering from injuries or disfigurement following accidents or disease. As a leading specialist centre for maxillofacial,... Read more

IT Management

Google Glass Premieres in Virtual Surgery

2013 11 Nov

A surgical team at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has conducted the first surgery using a virtual augmented reality technology called VIPAAR in conjunction with Google Glass, a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display. Combining these two technologies could be a significant step toward the development of practical and useful... Read more

ICU Management

“Intelligent Knife” Tells Surgeon Which Tissue is Cancerous

2013 18 Jul

Image courtesy of Imperial College London Scientists have developed an “intelligent knife” that can tell surgeons immediately whether the tissue they are cutting is cancerous or not. In the first study to test the invention in the operating theatre, the “iKnife” diagnosed tissue samples from 91 patients with 100 per cent accuracy, instantly... Read more

IMAGING Management

Neurosurgeons Use iMRI to Confirm Chemotherapy Delivery to the Eye

2013 28 Jun

IMRIS Inc. has announced that at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, neurosurgeons are confirming effective chemotherapy delivery in treating eye cancer using intraoperative imaging within the VISIUS® Surgical Theatre. Selective intra-arterial chemotherapy is used to treat retinoblastomas. The technique allows for delivery of an increased concentration... Read more

IMAGING Management

Researchers Devise X-ray Approach to Track Surgical Devices

2013 07 May

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) have developed a computer program to help surgeons use X-rays to track devices used in minimally invasive surgical procedures, which also limits the patient’s exposure to radiation from the X-rays. The new tool is a computer program that allows... Read more