Millennium Surgical has announced an extensive offering of US and German made retractors for use in spine surgery. Cloward-style blade retractors for use in cervical procedures are offered in three styles, with long angled lip, short angled lip, and without lip.
There will always be controversy when it comes to using diagnostic tests for routine screening of asymptomatic patients. Ultimately, we must continue to take a reasonable and academic approach to testing. We are still going to discover the “incidentaloma."
Rats have received working kidneys that were grown in a laboratory, possibly opening the door for scientists to be able to grow genetically-customized organs for human patients. This study reports important milestones toward engineering replacement kidney grafts [and] shows the potential for this strategy.
TYRX, Inc., the leader in the commercialization of implantable medical devices intended to help reduce surgical site infections, announced today that the first implantation of its new AIGISRx R Fully Resorbable Antibacterial Envelope has taken place at the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute in Quebec City, Canada.
Today, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) released a limited-edition book, Inspiring Quality Tour: Lessons Learned in the Pursuit of Quality Surgical Health Care, in conjunction with its annual Leadership and Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC. Lessons Learned summarizes the findings of an 18-month effort by ACS to create a national dialogue about surgical quality and patient safety.
Stenting reopens completely blocked bowel arteries, preventing damage and even death from a condition that causes individuals severe pain and leads to excessive weight loss, notes research being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, La.
Kidney failure patients on dialysis derive long-term benefit from the minimally invasive placement of a stent that improves the function of dialysis access grafts, according to 12-month trial results. Results of the study exceeded expectations, and that is a boon for dialysis patients.
Aesculap offers over 100 patterns of monopolar enabled handheld laparoscopic instruments. The Sovereign monopolar line of reusable scissors, forceps, graspers, and dissectors are designed to meet both the high performance expectations of surgeons and today’s rigorous reprocessing environment.
Ampronix created the new VERSAPAXX, an all-in-one screen that lets you capture images and video all in HD. It features advanced analytical and diagnostic tools to make your integration seamless.
New to DeRoyal’s product offering: GeniStrong Specimen Retrieval Solutions provide a solution for endoscopic specimen retrieval needs. Available in multiple sizes (Medium, M/L, Large & *custom sizes) to support an array of laparoscopic surgical procedures, this single-use product offering is latex-free, versatile, and easy-to-use.
Adding a photo of a face to x-ray images can reduce "wrong-patient" errors five-fold, a new study finds. X-rays can look alike, and if one patient's images are confused with another before the radiologist sees them, it can be difficult for the radiologist to determine there is a mismatch.
It is unnecessary to scan trauma patients based on a non-focused standard trauma CT protocol, if the patient is transferred for care after already undergoing a focused CT examination based on the patient's history and physical examination, a new study shows.
The hospitals, many of which specialize in heart or orthopedic surgeries, have long drawn the ire of federal lawmakers and competitors. They say physicians often direct the best-insured and more lucrative cases to their own facilities, while leaving the most severely ill patients to others.
Surgeons performed an intense operation on Kathleen Anderson, cooling down her body as they stopped her heart, so no brain damage occurs, then delicately stripping the blockages in her pulmonary arteries that were robbing her body of oxygen.
URAC, an independent accreditation organization advancing quality and value throughout health care, has announced a call for public comment on its new Accountable Care Accreditation Standards and Measures. URAC’s new program is a roadmap for health providers to achieve clinical integration and accountable care.