Beam of light 100 times brighter than the Sun could help to treat arthritic joints
A tiny laser, 100 times brighter than the Sun, could help to treat arthritic knees and prevent the need for joint replacement surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
MRI guidance improves epilepsy treatment surgery
Using MRI to guide stereotactic laser corpus callosotomy for epilepsy treatment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI leads the way in neuroimaging innovation fMRI rates drop due to decrease in Medicare reimbursement FDA clears MRI labeling for NeuroPace epilepsy therapy Icometrix nets FDA OK for epilepsy detection software Is this MRI-guided procedure worthy of epilepsy patients? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
The laser surgery that puts heartbeat back on track in an HOUR
More than one million Britons have a heart rhythm problem known as atrial fibrillation. Diana Jackson, 68, from Arnside, Cumbria, underwent a new laser procedure to treat it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Prostate Biopsy Needn't Substantially Delay Laser Enucleation Prostate Biopsy Needn't Substantially Delay Laser Enucleation
Holmium-laser enucleation of the prostate to relieve bladder-outlet obstruction can be safely carried out within 6 weeks of transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy, according to a retrospective review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news
New Laser Therapy Promising in Kids with Resistant Epilepsy New Laser Therapy Promising in Kids with Resistant Epilepsy
A new type of laser therapy that is less invasive and more cost-effective than surgery is effective in providing freedom from seizures for children with drug-resistant epilepsy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 9, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
Birmingham firm starts work on health care project
A Birmingham firm has broken ground on a laser surgery eye center in Alabama. Doster Construction Co. began the work in Huntsville on Market Place SW for the Surgery Center Services of America-designed project. According to a release, the facility will include operating and procedure rooms, sterilization areas, recovery and waiting areas for Dr. Danny Lee in his practice that offers complete vision care services. Construction is scheduled to complete in summer 2021. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 23, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stephanie Rebman Source Type: news
Laser tattoo removal: a new tool for hospital-based violence prevention? - Foran CP, Clark DH, Alling T, Meza Sanchez I, Fischer B, Henry R, Matsushima K, Inaba K, Demetriades DG.
We present our early experience using a physician-staffed tattoo removal initiative as 1 component of a violence prevention program. METHODS: Surgeons from ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Hand sanitizer associated ocular chemical injury: a mini-review on its rise under COVID-19 - Au SCL.
A 32-year-old lady attended the emergency department for left eye pain after accidental splitting of alcohol-based hand rub gel into the left eye by herself. She was not on contact lens or goggles, and never had corneal or laser refractive surgery before. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Suicide and laser refractive surgery (Letter) - Salimi A, Ing E, Nianiaris N.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
What is Dry Needling?
Discussion Myofascial pain is pain from muscle or fascia, and usually associated with myofascial trigger points which are “…a highly localized, hyperirritable spot in a palpable, taut band of skeletal muscle fibers.” Trigger points are common reasons people, especially adults, seek relief in primary care or pain clinic settings. Athletes may also complain of pain caused by them. They are treated in a variety of ways, none of which used as a single method is successful for all individuals. Muscle “…stretching, massage, ischemic compression, laser therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 1, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Overcoming the Medical Device Miniaturization Wall
Motors and motion control components continue to shrink. The miniaturization trend allows manufacturers to install motors and motion control into smaller and smaller form factors. When components come down to size, signals travel shorter distances within devices, which leads to faster performance speeds. This is particularly important in medical devices and applications. Yet users need to learn the architecture of miniaturization in order to make it effective. There is a wide range of miniature components for medical devices. (Image source: maxon motors) Design News is offering a free webinar on the topic, The Miniaturiza...
Source: MDDI - May 22, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Design News Source Type: news
Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery as Good as Standard Surgery Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery as Good as Standard Surgery
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery provides outcomes similar to those with conventional phacoemulsification cataract surgery, according to results from a noninferiority trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news
NeuroPace Removes Barrier for Epilepsy Treatment Through FDA Nod
NeuroPace is spicing up the neuromodulation market a bit with a new nod from FDA for MRI labeling for the RNS system. The Mountain View, CA-based companyâs RNS System treats patients living with seizures that do not respond to medication and first landed a PMA in November of 2013. In a release, the company said individuals with focal onset seizures that also have brain anomalies that require monitoring, such as tuberous sclerosis, brain tumors or multiple sclerosis, as well as those with non-brain MRI requirements, can now be offered the RNS System as a treatment option. The company added this will also a...
Source: MDDI - March 9, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news
Catch Mild Keratoconus Before Laser Vision Correction Catch Mild Keratoconus Before Laser Vision Correction
Dr Christopher Rapuano on how a new study potentially moves the field of refractive surgery a bit closer to one of its'holy grails. 'Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news
A.I. Comes to the Operating Room
Images made by lasers and read by computers can help speed up the diagnosis of brain tumors during surgery. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 7, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Brain Cancer Surgery and Surgeons Artificial Intelligence Tissue (Human) Tumors Nature Medicine (Journal) Laser (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) Orringer, Daniel A your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news
Laser - Based Imaging + AI May Diagnose Brain Tumors in OR
Accurate diagnosis in (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Neurology, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news
A.I. Comes to the Operating Room
Images made by lasers and read by computers can help speed up the diagnosis of brain tumors during surgery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Brain Cancer Surgery and Surgeons Artificial Intelligence Tissue (Human) Tumors Nature Medicine (Journal) Daniel A. Orringer Laser (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news
What Are Indications for Dermatological Light Treatment?
Discussion Spider telangiectasia or spider angiomas have a central red lesion with radiating dilatation of the distal, end vasculature that resemble arachnid appendages. They are common lesions (up to 38% in one study of children, and 60% in pregnant women), often solitary or
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 28, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Pioneering one-hour laser surgery replaces two painful procedures for gallstones
Surgeons at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust are using lasers to blast away stones before taking out the gallblader in a single procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Post-surgery Taylor Swift nearly has meltdown over a banana
Jimmy Fallon played a video provided by Taylor Swift's mom, Andrea, on the "Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallow" that showed the superstar singer nearly reaching an emotional breaking point over a banana after having laser eye surgery (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Taylor Swift Got Laser Eye Surgery, What To Expect After It Is Done
A video on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon showed Swift after she had LASIK done. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news
Mother, 69, had laser surgery to remove breast tumour - which didn't leave a scar
Frances Barr, 69, from Bristol, discovered a growth in her breast in 2013 and was part of a trial for a treatment that could replace lumpectomy for women who had relatively small tumours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Evaluation of Adjunctive Use of Low-Level Diode Laser Biostimulation with Combined Orthodontic Regenerative Therapy.
CONCLUSION:Improvements in clinical and radiographic parameters were observed following the adjunctive use of low-level diode laser therapy and orthodontic regenerative therapy for the management of intrabony defects in chronic periodontitis patients. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 25, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Re-engineering Medical Devices to Stay Competitive
Medical device products nearing the end of their lifecycle pose unique challenges to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Products with still-proven value to end-users and patients can be vulnerable to market forces. An upcoming patent expiration, in particular, can result in loss of market share for OEMs because of increased competition from competitors looking to replicate a successful design at a lower price point. But a looming patent expiration can also be an opportunity for OEMs to re-evaluate and enhance their product offerings and market value. Our company has been involved in projects where a patent expiration...
Source: MDDI - September 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Carl Savage Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Contract Manufacturing Source Type: news
QoL Better With Laser Ablation, Surgery for Varicose Veins
THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 -- For patients with varicose veins, disease-specific quality of life is better after laser ablation or surgery than after foam sclerotherapy at five years after treatment, according to a study published in the Sept. 5 issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Ablation, Surgery Edge Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins Ablation, Surgery Edge Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins
In a multicenter randomized trial, outcomes with laser ablation and surgery were better at 5 years post treatment than with foam sclerotherapy; laser treatment was most cost-effective.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news
What Works Best Against Varicose Veins?
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 -- More than 40 million Americans suffer from varicose veins, which can be both unsightly and painful, but the best way to get rid of them hasn't been clear. Now, British researchers report that laser ablation and surgery... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Clinic claims to see a four-fold increase in number of mothers seeking laser vaginal tightening
London Bridge Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Clinic claim to have seen a surge of interest in laser vaginal tightening, which celebrities Kim Kardashian and Danielle Lloyd have undergone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Study Shows MIGS Makes up Nearly Half of Glaucoma Surgical Device Revenue
Micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) stents are quickly becoming the norm. A new study from Market Scope titled â2019 Glaucoma Surgical Device Market Report,â shows that MIGS stents account for almost half of all glaucoma surgical device revenue in 2019. This is an even more impressive feat for the devices considering the loss of revenue that occurred from the Cypass Micro-Stent being recalled nearly a year ago. Alcon pulled Cypass off the market after five-year data revealed a higher rate of cell loss compared to patients who had cataract surgery alone. However, the report said Cypass...
Source: MDDI - August 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news
Grandmother, 63, gets 'shades' that act as sunglasses tattooed onto her EYEBALLS
Mandy Liscombe, of Swansea, was left with sensitivity to light after having laser eye surgery. Consultant Mario Saldanha offered to correct her problems with tattoo ink. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
World & #039;s smallest polymer stent could fit in fetal organs
Researchers have fabricated the worldâs smallest stent using a shape-memory polymer, with features that are 40-times smaller than existing stents. The device could be used to widen the urinary tract in a fetus and prevent life-threatening levels of urine from collecting in the bladder. Approximately one in every thousand children reportedly develop a urethral stricture, sometimes while they are still in the womb. The micro-stent made from a shape-memory polymer measures 50 micrometers wide and 1/2 millimeter in length. Image courtesyÂ Carmela de Marco/ETH ZÃ¼rich. Researchers at ...
Source: MDDI - August 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Plastics Today Source Type: news
Is Software the & #039;Weak Link & #039; in Medical Device Safety?
Software is a weak link for medical devices, according to Stericycle Expert Solutions' second-quarter recall index. The report found software issues to be the top cause of medical device recalls for the 13th straight quarter . "As we become increasingly reliant on AI and data collection, software becomes an even bigger vulnerability for patients, physicians, and wrongdoers," saidÂ Chris Harvey, director of recall solutions at Stericycle.Â "If the software that is used to operate a device is inadequate, how can we be sure that it is protected from cybersecurity vulnerabilities? Add to th...
Source: MDDI - August 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news
Women shouldn ’t be scared of ageing – the loss of looks can liberate us | Gaby Hinsliff
Society tries to shame us for growing old. But we should think of it as a rite of passage when our character comes throughThere is still sex in the city, beyond the age of 50. But it may come at a price that makes you wonder if it ’s really worth it. Or at least, according to the writer behind the cult ofCarrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda.Candace Bushnell ’s latest novel-cum-memoir returns once more to her favourite stamping ground, that tiny and exhausting pool of wealthy New York women who will do absolutely anything to stay in the game. Only now they’re older, spending their money not on cocktails...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Gaby Hinsliff Tags: Ageing Sex and the City Science Women Life and style Menopause Society Beauty Source Type: news
Don’t like your old tattoo? Here’s advice on how to get rid of it.
Laser usually produces the best results, but surgery and dermabrasion are also used. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda A. Johnson Source Type: news
Tucson venture fund invests in new optical tech from LASIK inventor
Tucson-based UA Venture Capital Fund has invested in a new optical technology from the inventor of LASIK eye surgery. The fund is dedicated to investing in discoveries from University of Arizona faculty and students. Dr. Gholam Peyman, who invented LASIK, is a professor of clinical ophthalmology and basic medical sciences at the UA Medical School in Phoenix. His iCrx Inc. discovery is a hand-held device that use s laser technology to accurately determine a patient’s eyewear prescription within… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 23, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lindsay Walker Source Type: news
Tucson venture fund invests in new optical tech from LASIK inventor
Tucson-based UA Venture Capital Fund has invested in a new optical technology from the inventor of LASIK eye surgery. The fund is dedicated to investing in discoveries from University of Arizona faculty and students. Dr. Gholam Peyman, who invented LASIK, is a professor of clinical ophthalmology and basic medical sciences at the UA Medical School in Phoenix. His iCrx Inc. discovery is a hand-held device that use s laser technology to accurately determine a patient’s eyewear prescription within… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lindsay Walker Source Type: news
Trans man, 22, develops stones in his urethra after surgery to craft a penis using skin from his arm
Doctors from a university hospital in the city of Coimbra, Portugal, released pictures showing the gravel-like kidney stones lodged in the urethra, and used a laser to destroy them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Novian Health Obtains CE Mark for Novilase Breast Therapy
Groundbreaking Laser Therapy for Breast Cancer Offers Less Invasive Alternative to Surgery CHICAGO, July 16, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Novian Health Inc. announced that it has obtained the CE Mark approval for its Novilase® ... Devices, Regulatory Novian Health, Novilase Breast Therapy, Interstitial Laser Therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Laser light detects tumors
(Leibniz-Institute of Photonic Technology) A team of researchers from Jena presents a groundbreaking new method for the rapid, gentle and reliable detection of tumors with laser light. The Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT) introduced a compact device for rapid cancer diagnosis during surgery at the leading trade fair " Laser World of Photonics " from 24 to 27 June 2019 in Munich. The optical method will help surgeons to remove tumors more precisely and perspectively could make cancer operations possible without a scalpel. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Study shows more effective method for detecting prostate cancer
Each year, 1 million men in the U.S. undergo biopsies to determine whether they have prostate cancer. The biopsy procedure traditionally has been guided by ultrasound imaging, but this method cannot clearly display the location of tumors in the prostate gland.A multidisciplinary team of UCLA physicians has found that a new method, which includes biopsy guided by magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, can be used together with the traditional method to increase the rate of prostate cancer detection.Ultrasound has been used to visualize the prostate in order to take a representative sampling of tissue to biopsy. The introductio...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Dr. Patricia Bath, Pioneering Cataract Treatment Inventor, Dies at 76
(SAN FRANCISCO) — Dr. Patricia Bath, a pioneering ophthalmologist who became the first African American female doctor to receive a medical patent after she invented a more precise treatment of cataracts, has died. She was 76. Bath died on May 30 from complications of cancer at a University of California San Francisco medical center, her daughter, Dr. Eraka Bath, said Monday. Bath was born in Harlem in New York City. Her mother was a domestic worker and her father worked on the city subway system. Bath won a National Science Foundation scholarship while a teenager. She graduated from Howard University’s medical ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime remembrance Source Type: news
Targeted Laser Surgery Treats Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) targeting greater amygdala volume is more likely to be associated with Engel I outcomes for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE), according to a study published online May 21 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
New Device Can Perform Surgery Without Cutting
BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a device that can perform surgery without cutting the skin. It is a specialized microscope that uses an infrared laser beam to quickly scan tissue looking for suspicious lesions or abnormalities. Once identified, surgeons can intensify the heat produced by the laser and effectively treat the area within tissue without cutting through the skin or disturbing surrounding healthy structures. They say it could one day be used to treat any structure of the body that can be reached by light and requires precise treatment like nerves or blood ves...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Surgery University of British Columbia Source Type: news
Is an R & amp;D Race Driving the Surgical Robotics Market?
Robotic-assisted surgery has emerged with an attempt to overcome the limitations of traditional minimally invasive surgical procedures. With increasing competition, the way to gain market share in this quickly growing market is with innovative technology. This means R&D is at the forefront of this market, driving adoption, expanding applications, and leading to a market that will more than double in size by 2025. Itâs been a steady trajectory since the first medical robot, Arthrobot, was developed in Canada in 1983 for use during orthopedic procedures1. Then, the first robotic-assisted procedure, neur...
Source: MDDI - April 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Yulia Sorokina and Jeff Wong Tags: R & D Orthopedics Source Type: news
Six-month-old girl who had laser surgery on her heart in the WOMB is finally going home
Ivy Finn, six months, was diagnosed with rare congenital heart defects before she was born that made her chances of survival unlikely. But an experimental surgery helped her defy the odds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Candela(R) Announces Results of The Largest Published Study of Infants And Children Using Vbeam(R) Laser System
JAMA-Dermatology publishes Dr. Roy Geronemus' authored largest study of infants and babies receiving a non-invasive treatment (vs. surgery) for birthmarks, port wine stains and other vascular related skin conditions on the face and body using the Vbeam las... Devices, Dermatology Candela, Vbeam laser, vascular birthmark (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
15-minute laser treatment best for glaucoma
Trial results suggest new treatment could save the NHS £250m a year Related items fromOnMedica Two out of three hospital eye units reliant on locums to fill senior doctor posts Tackle continuing eye care crisis now, royal college urges Hunt Number of FGM concerns in children has more than doubled over past year Harms out-weight benefits for knee surgery for persistent pain Huge surge in rejection of requests for knee and hip surgery (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news
15-minute laser is best treatment for glaucoma patients, says study
Top surgeon hails fast procedure that saves a lifetime using eye dropsLasers should become the principal method in the UK for treating patients with the debilitating eye condition glaucoma. That is the stark conclusion of a three-year study published on Sunday.The report, which appears in theLancet, says the laser technique – known as selective laser trabeculoplasty or SLT – should replace the prescribing of eye drops, the current favoured way to treat glaucoma. The study has revealed that SLT is not only more effective and safer, but should also save the NHS £1.5m a year in tackling the condition.Continu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie science editor Tags: Health NHS Society Science Source Type: news
Thinking of laser eye surgery? For some the results can be devastating — and leave you with regrets
Every year, around 100,000 Britons undergo refractive eye surgery, as it’s known, at a cost of around £4,000 for both eyes. But is it worth it? Read this report and decide for yourself... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
FDA Flirts with the Learning Curve
In FDAâs recent announcement on robotic surgery for various cancers,Â theÂ agency raised the little-discussed issue of surgeon skill and the role of experience in building that skill. In general, we would expect that reasonably talented surgeons would get better as they performed more procedures, even though they might start off a little bit rough. This improvement would be expected to be reflected in better outcomes and fewer complications. We might also expect that the improvement would plateau after some number of procedures, with that plateau preferably being at a decent level of...
Source: MDDI - March 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: William A. Hyman Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news