Kinetic Concepts, Inc. offers its CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting System. According to the company, it gives an automated, precise and reproducible process of harvesting autologous non-damaged epidermal tissue.
Midmark Corporation has enhanced its line of Care Exchange Workstations to provide highly efficient clinical workflows as physicians integrate new technology in the exam room. They provide caregivers with the form and function of mobile units in a space-saving design ideal for healthcare environments where a mobile technology platform is not an option.
Covidien enters the fast-growing wound protector market with the global launch of SurgiSleeve. Used in both open and minimally invasive surgery, the new access device protects the wound site from contamination and also provides excellent exposure and visualization.
While there are some ways in which robots can replace human involvement during surgery, it’s unlikely that robots will completely replace human surgeons. This is because human intuition, reasoning, and experience will continue to be invaluable. Robots offer doctors and surgeons a more advanced form of decision support, make them faster, and even allow them to work remotely.
President Obama said Tuesday that his healthcare law was “working fine,” and he played down concerns that the law could disrupt coverage or lead to higher premiums for people who already had health insurance. At the same time, federal officials released simplified application forms to be used by people seeking health insurance, tax credits and other government subsidies under the law, which Obama signed three years ago.
The patient, Regina Turner, 53, of St. Ann, was scheduled on April 4 for a “left-sided craniotomy bypass” at St. Clare Health Center in Missouri, according to a complaint filed in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County in Clayton. Instead, she received a “right-sided craniotomy surgical procedure,” the suit alleges.
Using plastic fibers and human cells, doctors have built and implanted a windpipe in a 2 ½-year-old girl — the youngest person ever to receive a bioengineered organ. The surgery, which took place on April 9 here at Children’s Hospital of Illinois and will be formally announced Tuesday, is only the sixth of its kind and the first to be performed in the United States.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) – among the most widely prescribed antidepressant medications – are associated with increased risk of bleeding, transfusion, hospital readmission and death when taken around the time of surgery, according to an analysis led by researchers at UC San Francisco and Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass.
Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center used a catheter to re-direct the flow of bile from the bile duct into the small intestine, producing the same metabolic and weight-loss benefits as bariatric surgeries such as gastric by-pass. They named the procedure bile diversion, or BD.
The Steris OT 1000 Series Orthopedic Surgical Table is designed to offer superior control and access to the operative site. The revolutionary SWAN technology provides virtually effortless movement of the anatomy for Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty (AATHA), fracture reduction, and many other orthopedic procedures.
Geneva Healthcare is pleased to offer the complete line of POSI-BLOCK and POSI-COMFORT products. Well-known POSI products are a welcome compliment to Geneva Healthcare’s extensive line of foam and gel positioners.
Available in four sizes (Original, Standard, Pediatric & Bariatric), EHOB’s WAFFLE Seat Cushion redistributes a patient’s weight, provides comfort, and works to prevent and treat pressure ulcers. The cushion features a unique, low-profile design that contours and cradles surgical patients while in the seat.
The rise of these superbugs, along with increased pressure from the government and insurers, is driving hospitals to try all sorts of new approaches to stop their spread: "Star Wars" machines that emit ultraviolet light or hydrogen peroxide vapors, and germ-resistant copper bed rails, call buttons and IV poles. While these products can help get a room clean, their true impact is still debatable.
Robotic technologies combined with improved sensors and sophisticated intelligence will make inroads into many aspects of medical care, including surgical centers and operating rooms. With a proven ability to automate actions with outstanding repeatability and reliability, the opportunity exists for robots to move into non-critical and routine medical procedures.
The ER has become increasingly important as a place where people go for acute unscheduled care, however there has been little rigorous analysis of its cost structure. A new cost analysis suggests that emergency care accounts for far more than the commonly accepted 1.9 percent of the nation’s $2.6-trillion annual health care bill. It’s more likely between 4.9 and 5.8 percent.