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2010-07-14 09:32:00

MINNETONKA, Minn., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Medical Systems® (AMS) (Nasdaq: AMMD), a leading provider of world-class devices and therapies for both male and female pelvic health, today announced results of a prospective, multi-center study on their market leading MiniArc Single-Incision Sling System for female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The study concludes that MiniArc efficacy rates for negative cough stress test (CST) and 1-hr Pad Weight...

2010-06-28 15:03:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Medical Systems® (AMS) (Nasdaq: AMMD), a leading provider of world-class devices and therapies for both male and female pelvic health, today announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the MiniArc® Precise Single-Incision Sling System, a product for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). MiniArc Precise is the next generation sling in the MiniArc family sling...

2010-06-01 00:00:00

LA CROSSE, Wis., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgeons at Gundersen Lutheran Heart Institute in La Crosse, Wis., are using an innovative technique, called minimally invasive coronary surgery (MICS), to perform multiple heart bypasses through a small incision. That means surgeons do not have to "crack open the chest" as they do with traditional open heart surgery, and patients recover in about half the time. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2010-04-29 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's top plastic surgery professionals have gathered in Miami, FL this week to share the latest research and techniques at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) 10th International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery (April 28th - May 2nd). Among those presenting was renowned Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Andrew Jacono, who offered a glimpse into the future of face lifting techniques with his...

2010-04-08 07:30:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Cayenne Medical, Inc. (Cayenne), a privately held sports medicine device company, announced that a new independent clinical study published in the February 2010 issue of Orthopedics reports Cayenne's AperFix® System provides a safe, efficient and secure means of arthroscopic reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) due to traumatic injury. The AperFix System is a femoral and tibial fixation device originally...

2009-11-24 17:56:35

Tulane University School of Medicine surgeon Dr. Emad Kandil is one of the first in the country to perform a new form of endoscopic surgery that uses a small incision under the arm to remove all or a portion of the thyroid or parathyroid glands without leaving a scar on the neck. The technique, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this summer, uses the latest Da Vinci® three-dimensional, high-definition robotic equipment to make a two-inch incision...

2009-10-14 13:58:37

Clinical trial may be in near future Mayo Clinic surgical researchers are reporting a 93 percent success rate in recent animal tests of endoscopic repair of perforated ulcers. The goal is to advance the use of an endoscope -- which allows access to organs through natural openings, such as the mouth -- for a less invasive alternative to laparoscopic techniques (surgery performed through a small incision) or conventional surgery. They will present their findings from recent animal studies today...

2009-09-29 07:42:50

2-inch incision provides access to repair diseased valve Surgical treatment for mitral valve disease includes either repairing the patient's diseased valve or replacing it with a metal, mechanical valve or an animal tissue valve. The majority of those procedures are open-heart operations that require a major incision in the chest. Now, after a six-year study, surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore conclude that minimally invasive mitral valve repair techniques,...

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2009-07-16 11:10:00

A disturbing new study has revealed a common method used in heart bypass surgery may relieve some symptoms related to coronary artery disease, but may cause them to be more likely to die from a heart attack in the following three years. Approximately 450,000 bypass operations are performed each year in the U.S. and 70% of those operations use the method in question, which makes this an issue of great importance. Bypass surgery entails cutting a vein from the leg and moving it to the chest to...

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2009-06-30 11:15:00

No difference in healing process or post-surgical pain; Complication rate was the same except for wound infection; Heidelberg scientists publish in the Annals of SurgeryAn unusual study at the Department of Surgery at Heidelberg University Hospital examined for the first time whether the incision technique used in major abdominal surgery had an effect on the results. Neither physician nor patient knew what kind of incision had been made. The study of 200 patients showed that pain perception...


Latest incision Reference Libraries

Tracheal Intubation
2013-04-30 13:26:36

Tracheal intubation (commonly known as intubation) is the placement of a flexible plastic tube into the trachea in order to maintain an open airway or to serve as a conduit through which to administer oxygen or other drugs. It is commonly performed in emergency situations and critically ill or injured patients, but intubation is also used in patients who will be undergoing a lengthy surgery that requires them to be under anesthesia for a significant number of hours. In order to intubate,...

Laparoscopy
2013-03-04 09:24:55

A laparoscopy is an invasive surgical procedure used in abdominal area but is much less invasive than the preceding methods. Small incisions are made in the abdomen or pelvic area in which the camera and tools are introduced to perform the surgery or inspect the area. The method before the laparoscopy involved cutting open the area completely with longer healing time and more complications. Although in the pediatric populations, abscesses have a tendency to form around the incision sites....

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.