Monitoring serum Albumin can help patients recover from gastrectomy
(Bentham Science Publishers) Our result suggests preoperative albumin level as an independent risk factor for PPCs in elderly gastric cancer (GC) patients after elective laparoscopic gastrectomy. We also suggest that those elderly hypoalbuminemic GC patients may benefit from more intensive perioperative care including perioperative nutritional status improvement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Better Perioperative Outcomes With Laparoscopic Pancreatoduodenectomy Better Perioperative Outcomes With Laparoscopic Pancreatoduodenectomy
Laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy leads to shorter hospital stays and more favorable postoperative course than open pancreatoduodenectomy, according to results from the PADULAP randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Robot-Assisted Implantation of Artificial Urinary Sphincter Feasible in Women Robot-Assisted Implantation of Artificial Urinary Sphincter Feasible in Women
Robot assistance helps make laparoscopic implantation of the AMS-800 artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) from Boston Scientific a practical approach to treating women with stress urinary incontinence, according to French researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

TransEnterix submits FDA clearance bid for Senhance ultrasonic instrumentation
TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) said today it filed an FDA 510(k) submission for its Senhance Ultrasonic instrument system, designed to operate with its Senhance robotic platform. The Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based company said that the approval would allow the system to utilize ultrasonic devices designed to deliver controlled energy to ligate and divide tissue and minimize thermal injury to the surrounding structures. “Advanced energy devices, such as the one now developed for Senhance, represent the most common tools that surgeons utilize when performing challenging tissue dissections. Adding such capability to ...
Source: Mass Device - September 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Robotics Surgical TransEnterix Source Type: news

Opioid Choice and Postop Recovery After Laparoscopic Surgery Opioid Choice and Postop Recovery After Laparoscopic Surgery
Does the choice of opioids during surgery affect a patient's postoperative quality of recovery?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Netflix ’ s ‘ The Bleeding Edge ’ raises big questions for medical device manufacturers
Sandra Maddock, president and CEO, IMARC Research Thanks in large part to innovation in the medical device industry, the average human lifespan has nearly doubled in the past hundred years. Medical devices have undoubtedly improved the quality of life for millions of people, too. But a provocative new Netflix documentary raises an important question: Is there a point when innovation goes too far? The Bleeding Edge, produced by Academy-Award nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, tells the stories of patients who say they’ve suffered serious health problems as a result of recent medical devices being used ...
Source: Mass Device - August 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Olympus and FlexDex take aim at big, expensive robots
  FlexDex Surgical’s Needle Driver Olympus has signed an agreement with FlexDex Surgical to compete with full-blown robotics systems designed for minimally invasive procedures, the companies said today. Olympus agreed to distribute FlexDex’s (Brighton, Mich.) wrist-worn Needle Driver robotic device designed to simplify suturing in difficult-to-reach areas of the abdomen. Needle Driver has a three-axis gimbal that attaches to the surgeon’s wrist to control a series of mechanical components that translate the movement of the surgeon’s hand to the tip of the instrument, ac...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Distribution Imaging Robotics FlexDex Surgical Olympus Source Type: news

Big Strides in Miniaturization
MD+DI has been tracking miniaturization for some time, as we’ve seen trends deepen in minimally invasive surgeries, wearable devices, advanced drug delivery, and more. Lindsay Mann, director of marketing for MTD Micro Molding, tells MD+DI that about 25% of the micro medical device components they produce are for miniaturized devices. We asked her for an update on miniaturization, including recent advancements in materials and manufacturing.   What is driving the current trend toward medical device miniaturization? Mann: As less invasive procedures and technology-driven advancements...
Source: MDDI - August 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Molding Source Type: news

From sharks to chimps to moon bears: tales of a supervet
Romain Pizzi, who pioneered keyhole surgery for animals, is arguably the most versatile and inventive vet in the worldIn 2012, the conservation charityFree the Bears approachedRomain Pizzi, one of the most innovative wildlife surgeons in Europe, with an unusual patient. A specialist in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery – until recently rare in veterinary medicine – Pizzi has operated on giraffes and tarantulas, penguins and baboons, giant tortoises and at least one shark, and maintains a reputation for taking on cases others won’t. If you’re in possession of a tiger with gallstones, or a suspiciously s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Franklin-Wallis Tags: Animals Animal welfare Source Type: news

VisCardia heart failure implant study underway in Ukraine
VisCardia’s implantable VisOne diaphragm stimulator Novel heart failure device developer VisCardia, Inc. (Portland, Ore.) announced the first implant of the VisONE system for heart failure and the launch of the system’s heart failure pilot study in Ukraine. The VisONE implantable system delivers asymptomatic diaphragmatic stimulation (ADS) therapy to improve cardiac function. A surgeon laparoscopically implants a medical device equipped with electrodes to deliver electrical pulses to precise areas of the diaphragm. The electrically stimulated diaphragm applies transient intrathoracic pressur...
Source: Mass Device - August 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Do You Know How to Manage Japan ’s Revised Reimbursement Approach?
One significant change in Japan’s revised reimbursement process for new medical devices involves pricing. Applicants have been required for some time to provide pricing for their medical devices in other primary markets such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Australia. Pricing has been based on list price, not market price, and the intention was to cap the reimbursement of medical devices. Given the typical differences between U.S. pricing and European pricing, the high U.S. price tended to pull the average up. (Please see the example below in Table 1; each price is converted ...
Source: MDDI - July 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Keisuke Suzuki Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Tanzania:Men With Prostate Issues Have a Reason to Smile As Mkapa Hospital Goes High-Tech
[Citizen] Dodoma -For men with prostate complications, there is a reason to smile as the Dodoma-based Benjamin Mkapa Hospital (BMH) embarks on provision of laparoscopic surgical services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Fifteen Undergo Surgery At Mkapa Health Outfit
[Daily News] FIFTEEN patients have undergone laparoscopic surgery at the Benjamin Mkapa Hospital (BMH) since the Dodomabased public health facility started delivering modern surgical services last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Good results seen with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy following selective embolization of tumor
The short-term oncological and functional outcomes for partial nephrectomy are comparable for laparoscopic partial nephrectomy following selective embolization of tumor (LPNE) in a hybrid operating room and robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN). A longer follow-up and a larger cohort of patients would be necessary to verify the benefits of LPNE, which appears to be a very interesting alternative to RAPN.07/25/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - July 25, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Clinical Trial Aims for Mesothelioma Cure
Medical oncologist Dr. Bernardo Goulart at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) believes his latest clinical trial might be the most curative approach to treatment of pleural mesothelioma. He also believes it could work. Goulart is the principal investigator at SCCA, which has embraced a novel clinical trial that combines the immunotherapy drug Tecentriq (atezolizumab) with a multimodal regimen of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. “The trial design is very intense, requiring multidisciplinary involvement,” Goulart told Asbestos.com. “I think it could provide insight into the next step of research th...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 25, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Medtronic, GE Healthcare, Change Healthcare to share $33m in Israeli grants
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) and Change Healthcare have received approximately $33.1 million (NIS 120 million) from the Israeli government to support expanding the companies R&D centers in the country, according to a CTech report. The grants are part of a six year, $264 million (NIS 922 million) program headed by the Israeli Ministry of Economy and the Israel Innovation Authority intended to promote digital health and accelerate the biomed industry in the country, according to the report. Healthcare software, analytics and network solutions dev Change Healthcare received a $5.5 million (NIS 2...
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development changehealthcare GE Healthcare Medtronic Source Type: news

Study: Childhood abuse linked to greater risk of endometriosis
(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) A study of more than 60,000 women has found that sexual and physical abuse in childhood and adolescence is associated with a greater risk of laparoscopically-confirmed endometriosis diagnosed during adulthood. The study -- the largest of its kind -- found that women reporting severe-chronic abuse of multiple types had a 79 percent higher risk of laparoscopically-confirmed endometriosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to expect after a laparoscopy for endometriosis
Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when tissue similar to the tissue that lines the uterus grows in other places in the body. While physical examinations and ultrasounds can sometimes find endometriosis, a laparoscopy is the only way to be sure a person has the disease. Learn about the procedure and recovery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endometriosis Source Type: news

How a Slurpee straw inspired a smudge-free laparoscope
[Image from the University of Texas at Austin]Engineering students at the University of Texas at Austin have created a laparoscope designed like a 7-Eleven Slurpee straw that keeps a laparoscopic camera smudge-free. Laparoscopes are fiberoptic camera tools used during minimally invasive procedures. Surgeons use the cameras to see inside the body, but some times the lens can get smudged. The device, called the ClearCam device, has a scoop-like shape that acts like a squeegee to keep the camera clean. “This is a problem faced by surgeons every day,” said Chris Rylander, an associate professor of mechanical engine...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Diagnostics Imaging Research & Development laparoscopy MedTech University of Texas at Austin Source Type: news

Patients with early kidney cancer benefit from robotic partial nephrectomy
(University of Southern California - Health Sciences) A comprehensive study by the Keck School of Medicine of USC has found that robotic partial nephrectomy offers significantly better patient outcomes as compared with open or laparoscopic techniques. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Partnership Expands Medigus ’ Presence to Orthopedics
Medigus is entering bold new territory thanks in part to a manufacturing and development agreement with A.M. Surgical, an orthopedics company. Omer, Israel -based Medigus has primarily been known for its MUSE technology that performs the Transoral Fundoplication for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). MUSE includes the ScoutCam miniature camera technology, which is at the center of this partnership. “The [ScoutCam] technology can be optimized and used in other ways in addition to being inside MUSE,” Chris Rowland, CEO of Medigus, told MD+DI. “The orthopedic market is interesting becau...
Source: MDDI - July 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Imaging Orthopedics Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Endometriosis Surgery Appears to Improve Women's Sexual Quality Of Life Laparoscopic Endometriosis Surgery Appears to Improve Women's Sexual Quality Of Life
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Grant funding to be allocated to research of robot surgeons
(Kazan Federal University) Automation of stitching procedures is one of the current research directions in laparoscopic robotics. It can help surgeons get rid of monotonous tasks which require special precision and agility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can You Smell a Bidding War Brewing Over Boston Scientific?
Monday's headlines that Stryker may be making a play for Boston Scientific prompted industry analysts to play the "what if" game, dissecting potential benefits of such a marriage, how a deal of that size might impact the broader medical device industry, and the potential of other bidders to emerge. Just to be clear though, we still do not know at this point if Stryker really has approached Boston Scientific about a potential takeover, or if Boston Scientific is even receptive to the idea. Both companies declined to comment on the speculation Monday, citing their respective company policies. Canaccord Genuity's Ja...
Source: MDDI - June 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

TransEnterix seeks expanded FDA indications for Senhance platform
TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) said yesterday it submitted a 510(k) submission to the FDA seeking clearance for extra instruments for its Senhance robotic surgical platform, including 3 mm diameter instruments. The Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based company said that the clearance would allow the Senhance to be used in microlaparoscopic surgeries. The platform is currently cleared for laparoscopic colorectal, gynecologic, inguinal hernia and cholecystectomy surgeries. “Microlaparoscopy is the current frontier in the process of reducing invasiveness, pain, scarring and opioid use post-surgery. With Senhance, robotic mi...
Source: Mass Device - June 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Robotics TransEnterix Source Type: news

FlexDex, Inc. Appoints New Vice President, Research and Development and Vice President, International Sales and Marketing
BRIGHTON, Mich., June 06, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- FlexDex, Inc. (“FlexDex” or “Company”), a medical device company that is developing a platform of articulating laparoscopic instruments for minimally invasive surgery, announced to... Devices, Surgery, Personnel FlexDex, laparoscope, laparoscopic (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surgery Succeeds in PPI-Refractory Heartburn (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication helpful after excluding non-GERD disorders (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Camber Spine wins FDA nod for combining existing tech
Camber Spine Technologies has won 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its ENZA-A Titanium Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) system, which leverages two of its existing technologies. The new device borrows from the Wayne, Penn.-based company’s first-generation ENZA, which has dual-grip anchor technology, and from its Spira line, which use spiral support arches to increase fusion rates and stabilization. The FDA approved the original Spira device in August 2017. ENZA-A is indicated for use with autogenous bone graft in patients with degenerative disc disease at one or two contiguous levels from L2 to S1 and i...
Source: Mass Device - June 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal camberspine Source Type: news

Power morcellation: Questions linger for controversial tech
Dr. Amy Reed’s tragic case brought to light the cancer risks posed by power morcellation. Her death hasn’t stopped lingering questions about the technology. Power morcellators were used for 20 years to laparoscopically remove fibroids, benign tumors of the uterus, raising not a single adverse event report with the FDA. That all changed in 2013, when Dr. Amy Reed, an attending physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, underwent a myomectomy using power morcellation at nearby Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Reed’s fibroids were not benign, but instead a malignant form of cancer called uterine...
Source: Mass Device - June 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Gynecological Legal News News Well Recalls Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Cancer eximissurgical johnsonandjohnson powermorcellators Source Type: news

Visceral Adhesion Burden Sill High With Lap Colorectal Surgery Visceral Adhesion Burden Sill High With Lap Colorectal Surgery
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study comparing adhesion formation after laparoscopic and open colorectal cancer resection.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Lumendi wins FDA nod for DiLumen IS endoscopic scissors
Lumendi said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its DiLumen IS endolumenal interventional scissors, now indicated for cutting, dissecting and cauterizing tissue within the digestive tract during endoscopic procedures. The Westport, Conn.-based company touted the sterile, single-use disposable, monopolar electrosurgical device as the fourth it’s developed, and said that it and its recently cleared DiLumen CT are intended to help improve access and therapy in the colon and reduce the need for surgical interventions. The recently cleared C2  is a second-gen Endolumenal interventional platform designed to en...
Source: Mass Device - May 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Lumendi Source Type: news

Laparoscopic gallbladder removal in kids: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Thanks to a rising obesity rate, gallbladder issues are on the rise in children. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Michael Ishitani reports on a study that looked at less invasive laparoscopic gallbladder surgery for kids. To listen, click the link below. Laparoscopic gallbladder removal in kids (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Adjuvant DEX Infusion During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Adjuvant DEX Infusion During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Can intraoperative DEX infusion improve analgesia during elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy while reducing postoperative morphine consumption?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Italian robotic surgery dev Medical Microinstruments raises $25m
Italian robotic surgery dev Medical Microinstruments said today it raised approximately $24.5 million (EU €20 million) to support the development of its robotic microsurgery platform. The financing round was led by Andera Partners and joined by Panakes Partners, Fountain Healthcare, Sambatech and industry veterans Gus Castello, formerly of Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG), and John Engels, AxoGen (NSDQ:AXGN) founder. As part of the funding, Andera Partners’ Olivier Litzka, Panakes’ Alessio Beverina, Fountain’s Justin Lynch, Gus Castello, John Engels and former Esaote CEO F...
Source: Mass Device - April 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Robotics Surgical medicalmicroinstruments Source Type: news

Standard Bariatrics closes Series A round of financing
(CincyTech) Standard Bariatrics Inc., an innovator of bariatric surgical devices, has raised a Series A round of financing. RiverVest Venture Partners led the round. The size of the round is undisclosed. Standard Bariatrics' first device, the STANDARD CLAMP ™ , received FDA clearance in July 2017. It offers technical and clinical improvement to surgeons performing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, the most common and effective weight loss surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Laparoscopy OK for Penetrating Injuries
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer than 20% needed laparotomy for abdominal wound repair (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - April 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

For Pancreatectomy, High Volume Matters
(MedPage Today) -- Results similar for robotic-assisted and laparoscopic approaches (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Repair Seen Underused for Perforated Peptic Ulcer
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer than 10% have the minimally invasive procedure, but mortality is lower (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - April 13, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

5 Trends Medtech Should Be Talking About
Recently I chatted with Candace Roulo, managing editor of Advanced Manufacturing Now, about some of the most important trends in medtech and the technologies that are taking the industry to the next level. Click below to listen to the podcast, or read on for select highlights of the conversation – what I consider to be five trends medtech professionals should be talking about. 128-Advanced_Manufacturing_Now-UBM.mp3 Explore all of these trends in depth at the BIOMEDevice Boston Conference and Expo, April 18-19, 2018. Use promo code "SAVE100" for $100 off conference registration and f...
Source: MDDI - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Business Digital Health Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: April 6, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From CHF Solutions’s distribution deal to Guided Therapeutics’s licensing agreement, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but throught were still worth mentioning. 1. CHF inks Spanish distribution deal CHF Solutions announced in an April 5 press release that it has signed a distribution agreement with Dimedix Surgical. The distribution agreement will allow Dimedix Surgical to distribute the CHF’s Aquadex FlexFlow System throughout Spain. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 2. J&J launches digital surgical training subscription service J&...
Source: Mass Device - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Catheters Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Implants Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ultrasound Urology Asahi Intecc aziyobiologics Biotronik CHF Solutions Inc. dimedixsurgical Guided Therapeut Source Type: news

LeMaitre Vascular deals Reddick surgical assets to Symmetry for $7m
LeMaitre Vascular (NSDQ:LMAT) said yesterday that it agreed to deal its Reddick general surgery assets to Symmetry Surgical for more than $7 million. The deal includes Burlington, Mass.-based LeMaitre’s Reddick cholangiogram catheter and Reddick-Saye screw for laparoscopic cholecystectomies and a two-year manufacturing transition pact. LeMaitre said the gen-surg product line it’s selling put up revenues of $3.3 million last year, delivering gross profits of $2.5 million. “We are pleased to divest these general surgical product lines and to rationalize our portfolio. Following this transaction, a...
Source: Mass Device - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Surgical Wall Street Beat LeMaitre Vascular Inc. Symmetry Surgical Source Type: news

Mortality Rates After Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery'Low'Mortality Rates After Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery'Low '
The one-year mortality rates after laparoscopic bariatric surgery are lower than a quarter of one percent, a new study using 2008-2012 data shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about hiatal hernia surgery
Surgery is an effective way to treat a hiatal hernia, with a 90 –95 percent success rate in relieving symptoms such as acid reflux and GERD. Laparoscopic repair is the most common procedure. Recovery takes several weeks but a person can often go home the same day. Learn about recovery times, complications, and outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

OmniGuide ’ s Domain Surgical launches ferromagnetic vessel-sealing shears
OmniGuide said yesterday its subsidiary Domain Surgical launched its FMsealer laparoscopic shears designed for surgical vessel sealing. The Lexington, Mass.-based company touted the newly released FMsealer as the only vessel sealing instrument based on ferromagnetic surgical energy, which it claims provides quick transection with minimal thermal impact on surrounding tissue. The device is cleared for sealing vessles up to 7mm in diameter, including lymphatics in open and laparoscopic procedures, OmniGuide said. “The FMsealer Laparoscopic Shears offers intuitive plug-and-play capabilities with our award-winning F...
Source: Mass Device - March 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Surgical Vascular Domain Surgical OmniGuide Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Lessens Knee OA Pain More in Certain Patients
FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 -- Laparoscopic gastric band (LAGB) surgery is associated with more improvement in knee osteoarthritis (OA) in younger patients and those without prior knee injury, according to a study published recently in Seminars in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Switches Can Support Doctors Saving Lives in the Operating Room
Doctors, nurses, cutting-edge innovative technology—all are vital to give proper care to patients in and outside the operating room (OR). However, what often gets less focus, but also makes an impact in a surgical environment, are the electromechanical switches and components that activate the medical devices used by doctors, nurses, and technicians. When it comes to performance inside the OR, medical devices must not fail, since the patient’s level of care is at risk. The professional feel of a device offers the doctor a level of confidence while in use. If that design incorporates the proper touch and feel to...
Source: MDDI - March 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Roger Bohannon Tags: Components Source Type: news

Sexual Function Better With Laparoscopic Mesh After Cystocele Repair Sexual Function Better With Laparoscopic Mesh After Cystocele Repair
For cystocele repair, laparoscopic mesh sacropexy (LS) is safer and better preserves sexual function than does transvaginal mesh repair (TVM), according to a randomized trial from France.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Bard wins 3DMax hernia mesh appeal
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division this week tossed a win to Becton Dickinson & Co.‘s (NYSE:BDX) C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR), refusing to reinstate a hernia mesh product liability suit on grounds that expert witnesses couldn’t prove the design of the product was defective or that significant negligence occurred. In the case, plaintiff Kemuel Goodson claims that implantation of Bard’s 3DMax polypropylene mesh during a laparoscopic bilateral inguinal hernia repair in 2006 caused a number of different complications, including remaining pain and the removal of a testicle, and requ...
Source: Mass Device - March 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Surgical bectondickinson crbard Source Type: news

Eximis Surgical raises $5m for minimally-invasive tissue removal tool
Eximis Surgical raised $5.1 million as part of a $10.2 million equity round, according to a form filed with the SEC last week. Nearly 30 investors have contributed to the offering, the Colorado-based company reported. Eximis Surgical is developing a surgical tool called XCor, which is designed for minimally-invasive specimen removal in laparoscopic surgery. The company touted its technology as reducing surgery times and lessening the risks associated with traditional tissue removal methods, like morcellation. Power morcellators, used to shred and remove tissue, have been linked to the spread of cancerous cells th...
Source: Mass Device - March 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Funding Roundup Surgical Covidien eximissurgical Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Intragastric Resection Laparoscopic Intragastric Resection
Read about this novel technique that may provide a safe and effective minimally invasive approach to gastric submucosal tumors.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news