Detecting breast cancer is of vital importance in terms of treating it early and effectively. Mammography is the gold standard in routinely screening women for breast cancer. However, in a subset of women with dense breast tissue, mammography doesn’t work as well as one would hope. In fact, it can miss up to a third […]
W. L. Gore & Associates, better known simply as Gore, received FDA approval and is making available in the U.S. its for its GORE VIATORR TIPS Endoprosthesis with Controlled Expansion. It’s intended for Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) procedures that link the portal vein to the hepatic vein to reduce the port (Read more...)
Siemens won FDA clearance for its new ARTIS pheno robotic angiography C-arm. The system is essentially an upgraded version of the company’s Artis zeego (even the capitalization of the name has changed), sporting a zen40HDR flat panel detector and GIGALIX X-ray tube. The system features automatic dose selection to minimize radia (Read more...)
Ethicon, a part of Johnson & Johnson, today announced the release of its new ENSEAL X1 Large Jaw Tissue Sealer for working on vessels and soft tissues in open surgical procedures. This device is a competitor to Medtronic‘s LigaSure Impact, and Ethicon claims it leads to significantly reduced bleeding in thick tissues and le (Read more...)
Stryker, the company best known for orthopedic implants and devices, is also in the business of designing operating rooms. Planning an efficient surgical environment that can serve various needs has meant trying different configurations in real life, or on a small, flat computer screen. Since it seems like we’re living in the future, Stryker (Read more...)
FlexDex, a new minimally invasive surgical tool system that we’ve grown quite fond of, has now been used for the first time in a number of operations at Michigan Medicine. We tried the FlexDex ourselves during a visit to the company’s offices last year and, hoping not to exaggerate, we felt that the system really is […]
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FlowAid Medical Technologies, a company based in New York City, won FDA clearance for its FA100 Sequential Continuous Contraction Device (SCCD). It’s designed to help promote blood circulation, reduce swelling, prevent atrophy, and lower the chances of venous thrombosis in post-surgical patients by electrically stimulating the calf muscl (Read more...)
Clarius, a company based in British Columbia, Canada, received European CE Mark approval for its wireless C3 and L7 ultrasound scanners. These devices are highly portable, battery powered, and use an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet for displaying the scans. They’re even water resistant, so can be used in a wide variety of in-clinic a (Read more...)
Scientists at MIT have developed a unique material that contains living, genetically engineered cells that fluoresce in the presence of specific chemicals. So far the potential of the technology has been demonstrated in gloves and bandages that light up when a certain compound is present in the exudate they come in contact with. The material [&hell (Read more...)
Medtronic is releasing a new advanced surgical stapler, the Signia Stapling System, which sports sensors that detect the tissue being worked and adjust its speed to produce optimal staple lines. The company’s Adaptive Firing technology measures how much force it takes a staple to penetrate through tissue, controlling in real-time the spe (Read more...)
Modern CT and MRI scanners can provide a moving image of the heart, but they don’t show the complicated patterns of blood flow in and around the organ. Seeing the dynamic nature of patients’ hemodynamics may help surgeons prepare for complicated operations. At Stanford researchers are developing a pre-surgical tool that can ta (Read more...)
Fidmi Medical, a company based in Misgav, Israel, has developed a new enteral feeding device that overcomes some of the limitations, downsides, and hassles of existing solutions. Feeding tubes have to be changed every few months to prevent clogging, address dislogdgements, and get ahead of the device breaking up. The PEG (percutaneous endoscopic ga (Read more...)
RenovaCare, a company based in New York City, is seeking FDA approval for the SkinGun, a device to treat burns using a patient’s own stem cells. Significant portions of skin can be destroyed in burn injuries, meaning that regenerative therapy is required to restore or replace the injured tissue. Current treatments for burns involve skin (Read more...)
Here’s a short list of reasons why your vision may be blurry after vitrectomy surgery other than the particular reason for operating.
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Ever wonder what causes and epiretinal membrane? What surgery is needed for removal of the ERM and when?
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Most of my operations are done while the patient is awake, yet comfortable. Keeping you comfortable and safe is our main goal.
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Intraocular gas is often used to fix some retinal problems, but keeping your head face-down is near impossible. Air may be a great solution.
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dBMEDx, a company with offices in Denver, Colorado and Bellevue, Washington, won FDA clearance to introduce its BBS Revolution automated bladder volume measurement device. It’s intended to help clinicians assess whether a patient really needs that catheter that is so often the source of urinary tract infections.
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Here’s a question about retinal detachment repair: Scleral Buckle vs Vitrectomy? Here’s my feeling about this comment and which may be better.
EIZO received FDA clearance and is releasing a new 58-inch 8 megapixel (3840 x 2160) LCD monitor for use in operating rooms, as well as a Large Monitor Manager that can receive video from different sources to display on the big screen. The high resolution combined with the large size of the screen allow multiple high-definition images and vide (Read more...)