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2010-05-24 07:59:00

CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Simbionix USA Corporation, the world's leading provider of medical education and simulation training products for medical professionals and the healthcare industry, is launching two new hands-on training systems- the Lap Nepherctomy simulation module and the VirtaMed TURPSim. Both solutions will be revealed for the first time at the AUA annual meeting in San Francisco next week. The Lap Nephrectomy simulation system is a unique...

2010-05-18 18:00:00

CONCORD, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed what could be a promising new test to help determine the aggressiveness of prostate cancer, says a Bay Area urologist who specializes in treating the disease, although patients may not realize any benefits for another decade or longer. The researchers claim their test, called the Prostate Health Index (PHI), would show which patients' cancer was likely to progress rapidly. The preliminary...

2010-05-12 08:00:00

DETROIT, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surgeons who perform procedures to remove head and neck cancers often work for six to eight hours on what is typically major, invasive surgery, which many times comes with facial disfigurement and debilitating side effects for the patient. Ho-Sheng Lin, M.D., F.A.C.S., leader of the Head and Neck Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit, is the first surgeon in Michigan to use the da...

2010-05-03 10:50:00

Chesapeake Urology Associates Research Scholar Program Helping Local Docs Succeed WASHINGTON, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proceeds from the 2009 Great Prostate Cancer Challenge® in Baltimore (GPCC) will be used to support the American Urological Association Foundation Chesapeake Urology Scholar Fund. ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer, in partnership with Chesapeake Urology Associates, PA, has donated $45,000 to the American Urological Association...

2010-03-03 12:16:00

LINTHICUM, Md., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA) Foundation joins the AUA in its response to the American Cancer Society (ACS) updated prostate cancer screening guidelines highlighting the importance of shared decision-making between patients and physicians. Prostate cancer testing is not a clear cut issue, and we agree that such discussion is critical to getting men the most objective, fair and reasonable information available. However, the AUA Foundation...

2010-03-03 09:19:00

LINTHICUM, Md., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American Cancer Society issued its new Guideline for the Early Detection of Prostate Cancer. The American Urological Association (AUA), which represents more than 16,000 urologists and urologic health professionals worldwide, issued the following statement in response to the new ACS document. The statement is attributable to AUA President Anton J. Bueschen, MD. "The American Urological Association (AUA) today applauds the American Cancer...

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2010-03-02 08:55:00

Robotic surgical technology's 3-D HD view gives surgeons compensatory illusion of tactile sensation NEW YORK -- Robotic surgical technology with its three-dimensional, high-definition view gives surgeons the sensation of touch, even as they operate from a remote console. A new study describes the phenomenon, called intersensory integration, and reports that surgical outcomes for prostate cancer surgery using minimally invasive robotic technology compare favorably with traditional invasive...

2010-02-22 08:22:42

According to new study published in the Journal of Urology Of the 200,000 men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the United States, about one-third will undergo surgical treatment. Although open radical prostatectomy (ORP) is regarded as the standard treatment, laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) with or without robotic assistance is becoming more common. In a study published online today in The Journal of Urology, researchers from the Urology Service, Department of...

2010-02-21 10:45:51

A comparison of two types of minimally invasive surgery to repair kidney blockages that prevent urine from draining normally to the bladder found that robot-assisted surgery was faster and resulted in less blood loss and shorter hospital stays. Reporting in the Canadian Journal of Urology, Ashok Hemal, M.D., a urologic surgeon from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, compared laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery for repairing the blockage, known as uretero-pelvic junction...

2010-01-22 17:47:00

Saint Francis Hospital Surgeon and Author Honored for Worldwide Contribution to Medicine EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint Francis Hospital is pleased to announce that world-renown laparoscopic surgeon Constantine Frantzides, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., and staff member at Saint Francis Hospital, has been selected as one of America's Top Doctors(®). He will be included in the ninth annual Castle Connolly acclaimed guide to the top medical specialists in the...