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Barrier Gauze Wound Care Dressings

July 20, 2010 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Quick-Med Technologies, Inc.’s NIMBUS™ (Novel Intrinsically MicroBonded Utility Substrate) employs a family of advanced antimicrobial polymers that destroy bacteria at the cellular level, thereby eliminating the risk of developing drug resistance. Unlike any other microbicide on the market today, NIMBUS works by creating a permanent bond with a multitude of substrates (without leaching) and is less than 10% the cost of similar silver-based antimicrobials.

Custom Recycling Programs Help Hospitals Drive Revenue

July 20, 2010 7:15 am | News | Comments

MediCycle has joined Practice Greenhealth, a membership organization for institutions and businesses in the healthcare sector that are engaged in helping lower the industry’s environmental footprint, as part of its commitment to environmental sustainability. MediCycle’s membership in Practice Greenhealth comes at a time when it’s experiencing heightened demand for its medical device recycling services, which are driving revenue and cost savings for hospitals while reducing the environmental impact of healthcare.

Aussie State: Doctor’s Punishment Not Tough Enough

July 20, 2010 7:15 am | News | Comments

SYDNEY (AP) — The Queensland state Attorney General has appealed the seven-year prison sentence of an American surgeon convicted of killing three patients, arguing the punishment isn't tough enough. Indian-born U.S. citizen Jayant Patel, 60, was convicted last month of three counts of manslaughter and one of causing grievous bodily harm while he was a surgeon at a state-run hospital in Bundaberg, a sugar industry town 230 miles north of Brisbane in Queensland.

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Italian Doctors' Strike Blocks 40,000 Surgeries

July 20, 2010 7:14 am | News | Comments

Medical workers are protesting outside of parliament in Rome to protest expected shortages of medical workers in the system due government plans to not renew many temporary contracts. The government says the €25 billion ($32.5 billion) austerity plan does not foresee cuts in Italy's state-run health care system but is seeking to stem waste.

Greater Need For Sepsis Screening In Surgical ICUs

July 20, 2010 7:14 am | News | Comments

New research shows surgical infection kills 10 times more than heart attack and blood clots during surgery July 20, 2010 Newswise — New research from The Methodist Hospital in Houston shows that sepsis is 10 times more common and more lethal than other more well-known surgical complications including heart attacks and blood clots.

A Wild Frontier

July 20, 2010 7:13 am | by Amanda McGowan, editor | Articles | Comments

How image and video documentation is proving more valuable — inside the OR and out. July 20, 2010 The transition to HD in the OR has resulted in a need for better archiving solutions. Photo: Sony In today’s surgical environment, the reasons to record images and video are wide and varied.

First Sleeve Gastrectomy Performed With Single-Incision SPIDER® System

July 19, 2010 7:58 am | Transenterix, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Dr. Brian B. Quebbemann, one of the country’s leading experts in minimally invasive bariatric surgery, has successfully performed a single-incision vertical sleeve gastrectomy using the SPIDER® Surgical System. This marks the first time the SPIDER Surgical System has been used to perform this procedure.

First Installation Of Robotic Patient Positioning System

July 19, 2010 7:57 am | Civco Medical Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

CIVCO Medical Solutions announces the first installation of the Protura Robotic Patient Positioning System at Agnesian HealthCare in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. “We are proud to be working with Agnesian HealthCare in establishing a state-of-the-art robotic patient positioning platform,” said Michael Saracen, Director of Product Development for Robotics & IGRT at CIVCO.

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Multiple Flat Panel Display System

July 19, 2010 7:57 am | Skytron | Product Releases | Comments

Skytron’s new FC6 Multiple Flat Panel Display System delivers up to 6 Flat Panel Displays, accommodating FP display sizes up to 32”. According to the company, additional features include: The ability to provide a clinical positioning reach of up to 7 1/2’ and a diameter of coverage up to 14’, as well as positioning points in-between.

High Bright Color Display System

July 19, 2010 7:56 am | Barco | Product Releases | Comments

Barco offers the Nio Color 3MP (MDNC-3121) 3 MegaPixel high bright color display system for dependable diagnostic viewing. Equipped with proven LCD technology, Nio Color 3MP delivers brightness and contrast along with a wide viewing angle. Nio Color 3MP provides an effective display solution for a multitude of applications and modalities, including 3D PACS, 3D echo, ultrasound, orthopedic imaging, CAD, image fusion, nuclear medicine and PET.

Brainstorm: Temperature Monitoring

July 19, 2010 7:55 am | Articles | Comments

Maintaining adequate surgical patient temperature is imperative to a positive outcome. Here, Craig Fernandes, Director of Acute Care Marketing for DeRoyal discusses the importance of temperature monitoring in both pre- and post- surgical procedure areas. July 19, 2010 Temperature monitoring has become a required standard both pre- and post-procedure from a patient safety and a reimbursement perspective.

94 Charged In Medicare Fraud Totaling $251M

July 19, 2010 7:54 am | News | Comments

Kelli Kennedy and Tom Hays, Associated Press Writers MIAMI (AP) — Elderly Russian immigrants lined up to take kickbacks from the backroom of a Brooklyn clinic. Claims flooded in from Miami for HIV treatments that never occurred. One professional patient was named in nearly 4,000 false Medicare claims.

Vegas Man Charged In Stem Cell Surgery Case

July 19, 2010 7:53 am | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Nevada allege an 84-year-old Las Vegas man reaped about $1 million from patients and investors with claims that he was a retired physician with a stem cell medical procedure. An indictment alleges Alfred Sapse had unidentified doctors in Las Vegas and Mexico perform experimental surgical implants of placential tissue in about 134 patients over the last four years.

Robot Gives Surgeons Another Weapon Against Throat Cancer

July 19, 2010 7:53 am | by Jan Jarvis, Star-Telegram | News | Comments

It started with hoarseness that refused to go away. Then swallowing became difficult. Within a month, Madonna Griffin could no longer eat. By the time she finally learned what was causing the hoarseness, she could barely breathe. It took Dr. Yadro Ducic just one look down her throat to identify the cause.

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