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NIAGARA SI-PCF

April 8, 2014 10:24 am | by Medisafe America | Medisafe America | Product Releases | Comments

Medisafe NIAGARA SI-PCF is the first high capacity, da Vinci validated, pass-through Washer Disinfector. Revolutionary 3-in-1 cleaning technology provides sonic-irrigation, high capacity lumen flushing, and impingement washing. According to the company, it is tested and validated to clean 20 da Vinci EndoWrist instruments.

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Doctors Should Be More Like...

April 8, 2014 10:15 am | by Skeptical Scalpel | Blogs | Comments

Doctors are unique. None of us is perfect, but despite the occasional bad apple, most of us are doing the best we can for our patients under difficult circumstances...                 

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Mercury Rising: Temperature Management Roundtable

April 8, 2014 10:05 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

Experts from four companies that provide temperature management products discuss the technology that allows clinicians to keep themselves and their patients safe and comfortable...                      

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Expert Guidance Highlights Practices To Reduce Prevalence Of Catheter-Associated UTIs

April 8, 2014 9:47 am | News | Comments

New expert guidance highlights strategies for implementing and prioritizing efforts to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in hospitals. The practice recommendations, are the first in a series to be published over several months sharing evidence-based strategies to help healthcare professionals effectively control and prevent the spread of healthcare-associated infections...

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Medical Association Won't Stop Medicare Doc Data Release

April 8, 2014 9:42 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's largest doctors' group said Monday it won't try to block Medicare's release of billing records for 880,000 physicians, although it continues to oppose the government's recent decision to open up the massive data trove. An official of the American Medical Association told The Associated Press that the group won't go to court ahead of Wednesday's scheduled release...

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Scientists Hard At Work Creating Body Parts In Lab

April 8, 2014 9:33 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | Articles | Comments

In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears, and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. It is among several labs around the world, including in the U.S., that are working on the futuristic idea of growing custom-made organs in the lab...

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Groundbreaking Surgery Could Fix Giraffe's Terminal Birth Defect

April 8, 2014 9:19 am | by Bailey Elise McBride | News | Comments

A 6-month-old giraffe born with a terminal defect that prevents her from digesting most foods is scheduled to undergo groundbreaking surgery that an Oklahoma City Zoo veterinarian said has never before been performed on her species. Kyah has an extra blood vessel wrapped around her esophagus — a symptom of a congenital heart defect — that prevents her from holding down much of what she eats...

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April 2014

April 7, 2014 3:43 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue, facility construction and expansion is on the decline when compared to past years, and the Affordable Care Act is forcing the healthcare industry to re-evaluate everything...

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Ritter M9 UltraClave

April 7, 2014 11:22 am | by Midmark | Midmark Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The reliable Ritter M9 UltraClave from Midmark features an intuitive display and prompts to help users easily select appropriate cycles for unwrapped items, pouches, packs, or handpieces. When sterilization is complete, the patented automatic-opening door quietly opens to dissipate steam, providing fast and efficient instrument drying.

New Kidney Transplant Technique From Henry Ford Hospital Credited As The First To Use A New Set Of Patient Safety Standards

April 7, 2014 11:15 am | News | Comments

An innovative kidney transplant technique developed by Henry Ford Hospital is credited as the first in the world to use a new set of patient safety standards coordinated by the University of Oxford in England. The standards are being assembled and offered as a framework for developing, performing, and reporting surgical innovations that, unlike new medical treatments, are not under strict regulations and control...

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Authorities: Syracuse Surgeon Slapped, Insulted Sedated Patients

April 7, 2014 11:09 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | News | Comments

A New York surgeon was the subject of a state Health Department investigation after a complaint alleged he often slapped anesthetized patients at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center on the buttocks and called them derogatory and inappropriate names prior to surgery...

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New Type Of Battery-Powered Defibrillator Keeps Hearts Going

April 7, 2014 10:29 am | by Jennifer R. Lloyd, San Antonio Express-News | Articles | Comments

With a weak heart muscle and heart valve problems, Ruben Rivera said he was apprehensive about having a new type of battery-powered defibrillator implanted under his skin that could shock his heart if it sensed an irregular rhythm. But the 62-year-old San Antonio resident has no regrets since becoming the first patient here to undergo the procedure late last month...

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Victim In Famous Boston Bombing Photo Marks Year Since Marathon

April 7, 2014 10:24 am | by Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

The year since Jeff Bauman was pushed in a wheelchair from the Boston Marathon, his legs ravaged and his face ashen, has been marked by pain and difficulty but also by triumphs: He's learned to walk on new prosthetic legs, he's gotten engaged, and he's an expectant father...

In The Line Of Sight: Evaluating Imaging Technology

April 7, 2014 10:02 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

Recent estimates indicate more than 65 percent of surgical procedures utilize minimally invasive techniques and this percentage is only expected to increase with time. This statistic supports the widely-held belief among industry experts that the imaging technology that best allows the surgical team to see exactly what is happening inside the patient without opening will be preferred by all hospitals...

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Point Of Impact: Talking Sharps Safety And Needlestick Prevention

April 7, 2014 9:47 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

The numbers don’t lie. The sharps injury rate in surgical settings has increased in the 14 years since the passage of the federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of 2000. While the rate of injury has dropped approximately 31.6 percent in non-surgical settings, it has increased about 6.5 percent in the operating room. Why?

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