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New Procedure for Laparoscopic Bowel Resection

A novel laparoscopic bowel lifting technique method could help introduce single-incision laparoscopic surgery for low anterior resection of rectal cancer.   More...
22 Apr 2014

First-of-a-Kind Ultrasound System Designed for Image-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Access and Fits in Pocket

A new, ultra-compact ultrasound device provides direct visualization of structures beneath the skin in real time to effectively guide clinicians placing peripheral intravenous lines.  More...
22 Apr 2014

Pedicle Screw System Treats Degenerative Spinal Conditions

An easy-to-use, percutaneous pedicle screw system addresses single, complex, and multilevel lumbar spinal pathologies with minimal tissue disruption and trauma. More...
21 Apr 2014
Image: The TightRail and SightRail mechanical lead extraction platforms are designed for the safe removal of cardiac leads (Photo courtesy of Spectranetics).

Mechanical Devices Help Extract Cardiac Leads

Two new mechanical extraction platforms developed by Spectranetics complement the laser-based technology that established the company's position in lead extraction, and expand physicians' options for safe removal of cardiac leads. More...
20 Apr 2014

Cardinal Health to Acquire AccessClosure

Cardinal Health has signed an agreement to acquire AccessClosure, a manufacturer and distributor of extravascular closure devices, for USD 320 million. More...
20 Apr 2014
Image: The OPMI LUMERA 700 microscope for cataract and retina surgery (Photo courtesy of Carl Zeiss Meditec).

Surgical Microscope Reveals Transparent Ocular Structures

A new microscope provides ophthalmic surgeons high quality intraoperative optical coherence tomography visualization of the eye, without interruption of surgery.  More...
16 Apr 2014

Combining Liver and Pancreatic Resections Is Safe

Combined liver and pancreatic resection is safe and can be performed with fairly low morbidity and mortality rates, according to a new study.  More...
15 Apr 2014

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