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Single Port Surgeries Now Performed at University Medical Center at Princeton

... laparoscopic surgery by way of a single incision through the belly button -- becoming one of a ... In single port laparoscopic surgery, only one incision is made through the navel, with all instruments ... surgery, from multiple incisions to just a single incision in the belly button," said Henry Davison, MD, a ...

PEAK Surgical Announces Completion of First PRECISE Clinical Study, Receipt of Medical Design Excellence Award for PEAK(R) Surgery System and Achievement of Over 1,000 Surgeries Using PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM)

... Study series evaluating improved surgical incision healing following use of the PEAK Surgery System ... and patients, including improved surgical incision healing, minimal bruising, scarring and ... scarring and inflammation, and improved surgical incision healing and strength compared with traditional ...

IlluminOss Medical Announces First Human Case Utilizing a Unique, New, Minimally Invasive Technology for Fracture Repair is Performed at Medical Hospital del Trabajadar in Santiago, Chile

... methods of treating fractures, often an incision the full length of the fracture line has to be ... pain; and there is a danger of infection at the incision site as well as where the plates and screws are ... polymer within 90 seconds. The tiny skin incision is then closed. Unlike other methods of ...

Heparin Use Prior to Endoscopic Vein Harvest Improves Graft Patency in Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Patients

... and volume of residual clot strands within the vein. In EVH, a small incision is made in the leg, through which an endoscope is passed and the vein ... recovery time compared to traditional techniques that involve a long incision to expose the entire length of the vein. "In our experience, the ...

Gallbladder Removal Through Vagina Offers Minimally Invasive Alternative

... snake-like device, called an endoscope, is inserted through a small incision in the vaginal wall and into the abdomen. Currently, laparoscopic assistance is used as a small camera is also inserted through an incision made in the patient's belly button to help guide surgeons. The organ is ...

PEAK Surgical Announces Positive Results From Preclinical Study of PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) Needle

... heat. Reducing collateral tissue damage is important for improved surgical incision wound healing. The PlasmaBlade Needle may be an important surgical tool ... of the porcine skin cuts showed that the amount of bleeding following incision by the PlasmaBlade Needle was significantly reduced compared with that ...

Wayne State University and Oakwood Partner in New Device to Combat Congestive Heart Failure

... enlargement of the failing heart. This process allows surgeons to make an incision less than an inch long, opposed to a traditional open heart surgery ... designed as a permanent implant. The HeartNet is implanted through an incision in the left side of the chest. Implantation is guided by an X-ray camera ...

First Patient of NOTES Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Study Successfully Treated With Ethicon Endo-Surgery Devices

... visualizing the internal surgical site, an endoscope is passed through a natural orifice such as the mouth or vagina and then through an internal incision in the stomach, bladder, colon or uterus. About Ethicon Endo-Surgery Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a Johnson & Johnson company, develops and ...

WORLD'S First Robotic Assisted Kidney Transplant Performed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

... kidney transplant surgery, taking an open procedure to an advanced form of laparoscopic surgery. "The robotic transplant requires a 5 cm incision which is just large enough to introduce the kidney into the recipient's body. It is approximately one-third the size of a conventional 'open' ...

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Studies Presented at DDW Demonstrate Potential of Pure NOTES Surgery With Company's Toolbox

... visualizing the internal surgical site, an endoscope is passed through a natural orifice such as the mouth or vagina and then through an internal incision in the stomach, bladder, colon or uterus. Single-site laparoscopy (SSL) is another advanced form of minimally invasive surgery that enables ...

Celladon Provides MYDICAR(R) Program Update of First-In-Human Trial for Advanced Heart Failure at American Society of Gene Therapy Annual Meeting

... single dose directly to the heart muscle during a short outpatient procedure, performed in a standard cardiac catheterization laboratory via a small incision in the upper leg. Of the twelve patients treated, two with low levels of pre-existing antibodies to the AAV vector did not show improvement in ...

NHS National Innovation Centre Cites VNUS Closure(R) Procedure as Select Innovative Technology

... out under general anaesthesia in operating theatres, and sometimes involves an overnight stay in a hospital bed. This treatment involves a groin incision and the complete removal of the saphenous vein, and recovery can be lengthy and uncomfortable. Surgeons in the NHS perform around 37,000 varicose ...

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 40th Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer to Include Sessions on Robotics Surgery

... importantly, a faster recovery period. The four-arm surgical machine provides surgeons with better depth perception, a three-dimensional view of the incision area and a magnification 10 times greater than the human eye, for extremely complex procedures. "Over the next few years, the field of ...

Wrist Access Safer, Easier for Many Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Treatment of Blocked Heart Arteries

... - rather than through the groin - will make it safer and easier on patients. To access the arteries, an interventional physician makes a small incision in the groin at the top of the leg and advances a thin tube (catheter) through the femoral artery to the site of the blockage. A tiny balloon is then ...

Huntington Hospital Surgeon Performs First Single Port Resection on Colorectal Cancer Patient in CA

... cancer patient in California last week. In a typical resection there are three ports involved in a minimally invasive procedure, or one long incision across the belly in an open procedure. Minimally invasive procedures usually offer shorter lengths of stay, less pain and quicker return ...

Thoratec Says Interim Data Analysis Demonstrates Statistical Superiority for the HeartMate II(R) in Destination Therapy Trial

... suffering from heart failure. Additionally, its International Technidyne Corporation (ITC) division supplies point-of-care blood testing and skin incision products. Thoratec is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. For more information, visit the company's web sites at http://www.thoratec.com or ...

Celladon Announces Presentation of Clinical Data From First-in-Human MYDICAR(R) Trial for Advanced Heart Failure at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

... single dose directly to the heart muscle during a short outpatient procedure, performed in a standard cardiac catheterization laboratory via a small incision in the upper leg. "These data demonstrate the safety of MYDICAR, and the improvements in cardiac function and overall condition observed in some ...

Rib-X Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Phase 2 Study Results for Next Generation Oxazolidinone at 2008 ICAAC/IDSA Joint Meeting

... ten days compared to a 600mg oral dose of linezolid given twice daily for five to ten days in the treatment of ambulatory patients with uSSSI where incision and drainage would not be sufficient therapy. It also sought to evaluate the safety and tolerability profile of these two doses compared to ....

Novare Announces Successful Series of Single Port Lap Band Procedures With RealHand(R) High Dexterity Instruments

... is a major step toward reducing pain and recovery time for bariatric patients," said Dr. Teixeira. "By reducing the operative site to one single incision in the belly button we are also able to significantly improve cosmetic results for our patients," continued Dr. Teixeira. "The dexterity and control ...

First FLEXUS(TM) Interspinous Spacer Surgeries for IDE Clinical Trial

... to the surrounding musculature and tissue. FLEXUS(TM) is a unitary radiolucent implant that requires no intra-operative assembly and a single incision to insert. It is manufactured from PEEK radiolucent polymer rather than titanium to more closely match the biomechanical properties of bone and ...

Innocoll Announces Dosing of Last Patient in US Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Investigate CollaRx(R) BUPIVACAINE SURGICAL IMPLANT for the Management of Post-Operative Pain

... product is the ability to implant it directly into the surgical cavity and at different layers within the wound, such as across the peritoneal incision and directly below the skin incision, which enables localized treatment of both the incisional and deep, visceral pain components normally associated ...

New Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedure Restores Quality of Life in Patients With Potentially Debilitating Spinal Condition

... procedure under radiological guidance, neurointerventional practitioners work through a metal tube -- or working cannula -- inserted through a small incision in the skin directly at the sight of the problem area. Physicians then place the Vertos device inside the cannula, applying it to the relevant bone ...

Novare Announces Completion of First Pediatric Single Port Spleen Removal Using RealHand(R) HD Instruments

... day. The 'hidden scar' procedure was performed by Dr. Sanjeev Dutta at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and required only a single skin incision in the patient's belly button. "It's called single port surgery," said Dr. Dutta, "and it's the next evolution in minimal access. And it's ...

Ekkyo Describes the First Benefits of Controlled Hyperthermia in Humans in "Lasers in Surgery and Medicine"

... scars of greater than 2 cm. The main objective of the trial was to evaluate safety and performance of the 810 nm laser diode system. Each surgical incision was randomly divided in two parts ; 8 cm receiving an 810 nm laser diode treatment. The other part was not being treated. Patients were treated with ...

PEAK Surgical Announces Positive Results From Preclinical Study of PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) for Obstetric and Gynecologic Surgery

... dissection tool that uses pulsed plasma energy to create surgical incisions and control bleeding. The data also showed improved surgical incision wound healing in an in vivo porcine model compared to traditional electrosurgery. The results were presented in a poster session at the American ...

Thoratec Announces FDA Approval of HeartMate II(R) for Bridge-To-Transplantation

... suffering from heart failure. Additionally, its International Technidyne Corporation (ITC) division supplies point-of-care blood testing and skin incision products. Thoratec is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. For more information, visit the company's web sites at http://www.thoratec.com or ...

Surgeons Find That Laparoscopic Banding Procedure Helps Overweight Adolescents Lose Weight and Improve Health

... banding procedure itself is minimally invasive and is performed laparoscopically. This procedure involves putting a camera through a small abdominal incision and using special, long instruments that allow the surgeons to do the procedure without making a real cut in the abdomen. Dr. Nadler describes the ...

Innocoll Provides a Progress Update on its Clinical Development Programs and Specialty Pharmaceutical Operations

... product is the ability to implant it directly into the surgical cavity and at different layers within the wound, such as across the peritoneum incision and directly below the skin incision, which enables localized treatment of both the incisional and deep, visceral pain components in tandem. The ...

ERBITUX(R) Meets Primary Endpoint of Increasing Survival in Phase III Lung Cancer Study

... in 11% (84/774). Subsequent to the development of severe dermatologic toxicities, complications including S. aureus sepsis and abscesses requiring incision and drainage were reported. Sun exposure may exacerbate these effects. A related nail disorder, occurring in 12% (0.4% Grade 3) of patients, was ...

Survival Data Available from Erbitux Study in First-Line Treatment of Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

... in 11% (84/774). Subsequent to the development of severe dermatologic toxicities, complications including S. aureus sepsis and abscesses requiring incision and drainage were reported. Sun exposure may exacerbate these effects. A related nail disorder, occurring in 12% (0.4% Grade 3) of patients, was ...

Survival Data Available From Erbitux Study in First-Line Treatment of Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

... in 11% (84/774). Subsequent to the development of severe dermatologic toxicities, complications including S. aureus sepsis and abscesses requiring incision and drainage were reported. Sun exposure may exacerbate these effects. A related nail disorder, occurring in 12% (0.4% Grade 3) of patients, was ...

Data Available from Erbitux Phase III Study in First-Line Treatment of Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

... in 11% (84/774). Subsequent to the development of severe dermatologic toxicities, complications including S. aureus sepsis and abscesses requiring incision and drainage were reported. Sun exposure may exacerbate these effects. A related nail disorder, occurring in 12% (0.4% Grade 3) of patients, was ...

Randomized Phase III Trial Showed Erbitux Significantly Improved Secondary Endpoints of Progression-Free Survival and Disease Control in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients

... in 11% (84/774). Subsequent to the development of severe dermatologic toxicities, complications including S. aureus sepsis and abscesses requiring incision and drainage were reported. Sun exposure may exacerbate these effects. A related nail disorder, occurring in 12% (0.4% Grade 3) of patients, was ...

Extensive Clinical Data on Erbitux Presented at the 2007 ASCO Annual Meeting

... in 11% (84/774). Subsequent to the development of severe dermatologic toxicities, complications including S. aureus sepsis and abscesses requiring incision and drainage were reported. Sun exposure may exacerbate these effects. A related nail disorder, occurring in 12% (0.4% Grade 3) of patients, was ...

Data Available From Erbitux Phase III Study in First-Line Treatment of Advanced Lung Cancer

... in 11% (84/774). Subsequent to the development of severe dermatologic toxicities, complications including S. aureus sepsis and abscesses requiring incision and drainage were reported. Sun exposure may exacerbate these effects. A related nail disorder, occurring in 12% (0.4% Grade 3) of patients, was ...

Prothrombin Time Comes in Small (CLIA-Waived) Packages

... displays test results as INR and PT interval in four to five minutes. It consists of a ProTime instrument, a reagent cuvette and the Tenderlett Plus incision device. It has also been approved for patient self-testing, and is available by prescription. According to the company, only ProTime runs two levels ...
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