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Orthopedics and Spine
Medtronic Spine is Still Hobbled Over 
Medtronic reported its fiscal third quarter financial results on Tuesday where it reported slightly lower-than-expected revenue, most likely because of currency fluctuations. Most analysts described the results as solid, but one analyst’s question to Medtronic’s CEO, Omar Ishrak, underscored the...
March 3, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Could Mesh Sutures Reduce Incisional Hernias
Incisional hernias are among the most common complications of abdominal wall closures. A landmark study found that about 20% of patients developed an incisional hernia after a laparotomy (Chirurg2002;73:474-480). Failures of high-tension repairs may come down to the inability of...
March 3, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Endoscope Maker Olympus Agrees To $646 Million Settlement Over Kickbacks
Medical device maker Olympus Corp., already under federal investigation for its role in superbug outbreaks, has agreed to pay $646 million to resolve criminal and civil probes into illegal kickbacks and bribes to doctors and hospitals. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday...
March 3, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Bariatric Surgery Safe, Effective for Lower-BMI Patients With Diabetes 
Los Angeles—It’s been a decades-long effort to have bariatric surgery accepted as a safe, effective treatment for people who are morbidly obese. Now, a new study presented at ObesityWeek 2015 suggests that bariatric procedures also should be considered a safe,...
February 26, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Diabetes exacerbates loss of gray matter, cognitive function in Parkinson’s patients
  Diabetes seems to hasten the loss of gray matter in the brains of Parkinson’s patients, and the effect is readily observable in the frontal lobes, where higher mental processes such as decision-making take place, according to a small study...
February 22, 2016
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
Radiology trainees tackle digital breast tomosynthesis
Errors from radiology trainees increase when interpreting digital breast tomosynthesis scans deemed to be difficult by expert imaging readers, according to results of a new study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Tomosynthesis continues to...
February 22, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Twitter Campaign Challenges Stereotypes
In August 2015, Heather Logghe, MD, then a preliminary surgical resident at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), saw a tweet with the #ILookLikeAnEngineer hashtag—part of a Twitter campaign launched by female engineers to challenge the stereotype...
February 22, 2016
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
Virtual Reality Is Coming to Medical Imaging
The medical-imaging industry is about to get a lot more “real.” New technologies coming to some hospitals and medical schools will allow doctors not only to see three-dimensional pictures produced by imaging equipment such as magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound,...
February 17, 2016
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Biotech & Medical Device Companies Make Significant Sales Growth Progress with Advanced Healthcare Products
  Industry experts forecast continued growth for the biotech – healthcare products industry, especially for medical device market projected to reach new levels as innovative applications & technologies move sector forward.  Healthcare services and medical device product companies with recent...
February 12, 2016
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