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Dr. Gadgetmeister’s Retirement

May 6, 2015 9:40 am | by Bruce H. Campbell, MD | Blogs | Comments

He has been one of the grand old men of our Department of Surgery and a force of nature since he joined the staff 40 years ago!

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"What More Can Be Done?” – The Critical Question That Can Save a Stroke Victim

May 6, 2015 9:29 am | by Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists | News | Comments

A minimally invasive surgery could mean more can be done after a patient has a stroke. 

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$101 million in Affordable Care Act Funding Given to 164 Community Health Centers

May 6, 2015 9:19 am | by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | News | Comments

This investment will add to the more than 550 new health center sites that have opened in the last four years as a result of the Affordable Care Act. 

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Aetna Curtails Coverage of Surgical Tool Tied to Cancer Risk

May 6, 2015 9:14 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration warned last fall that the devices should not be used in most cases because they can spread undetected cancers.

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Who Benefits From a Catheter -- and Who Doesn't?

May 6, 2015 9:09 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

One in five hospital patients receives a Foley catheter -- but the new Ann Arbor Criteria suggest that far fewer should.

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SYNTHECEL Dura Repair

May 5, 2015 4:09 pm | by DePuy Synthes CMF | Product Releases | Comments

DePuy Synthes CMF’s SYNTHECEL Dura Repair is a biosynthesized dural replacement derived from cellulose for use in neurosurgery. 

Remacle: CO2 Laser Innovation Will Continue

May 5, 2015 10:40 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

While the same concept is the same – using an ideal CO2 wavelength to make incisions – one surgeon said the technology has changed dramatically.

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Scientists Look Through the Mirror to Reveal Secrets of Healing

May 5, 2015 10:09 am | by AARHUS UNIVERSITY | News | Comments

Since the molecular machinery of life only relies on one mirror form, scientists have tried to use the other mirror form to trick the human body for the treatment of diseases. Therapeutic molecules with the non-natural mirror form can perform their healing task in our body while remaining undetected by our immune system.

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HAI Reductions: Infection Control Personnel Lead the Way

May 5, 2015 9:57 am | by Sam Neylon, digital reporter | Articles | Comments

HAI’s only show up in the news when there is a crisis. Within the last year, the two biggest stories have been the struggle with Ebola, and the recent superbug incidents on the West Coast.

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Profiling Helps Match Lung Cancer Cases to Treatment

May 5, 2015 9:50 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

The recent introduction of targeted therapies has led to improved patient survival, but only patients whose tumors have a specific genetic change are eligible for such treatments.

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Clingfish Could Inspire Better Medical Devices, Whale Tags

May 5, 2015 9:19 am | by University of Washington | News | Comments

These fish actually hold on better to rough surfaces than to smooth ones, putting to shame industrial suction devices that give way with the slightest uneven surface. 

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Biogel PI Micro Surgical Glove

May 4, 2015 10:56 pm | by Mölnlycke Health Care | Mölnlycke Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

Expanding the Mölnlycke Health Care surgical glove range, the Biogel PI Micro surgical glove offers new levels of comfort, flexibility and protection.

May 2015

May 4, 2015 4:01 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Surgical Products found the pulse of trends in the OR for this month's edition. It met with experts on topics like minimally-invasive surgery, opioids, OR management, preventing surgical site infections and more. 

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3M Steri-Vac Sterilizer/Aerator GS Series

May 4, 2015 4:01 pm | by 3M Health Care | 3M Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

The 3M Steri-Vac Sterilizer/Aerator GS series uses 100 percent ethylene oxide (EO) in single-dose cartridges to safely, effectively, and economically sterilize heat- and moisture-sensitive equipment.

ACS Promotes Latest Growth Strategy

May 4, 2015 3:55 pm | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Articles | Comments

Surgical Products recently sat down with Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, Director of the Division of Member Services at the American College of Surgeons (ACS), to discuss the organization’s efforts to promote more of its benefits to grow the number of members, particularly amongst those in the beginning stages of their surgical careers.

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