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Man Hopes Huge Tumor Is A Record Setter

November 1, 2010 7:22 am | News | Comments

Associated Press PIKEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina man is celebrating successful cancer surgery in an unusual way: by seeking world record status for the tumor doctors removed from his abdomen. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that Eugene Tyner of Pikeville has applied to the Guinness Book of World Records for the status of heaviest cancerous kidney ever removed.

Grants Focus On Reducing Medical Risks, Hospital-Acquired Conditions

November 1, 2010 7:21 am | News | Comments

Medline Industries, Inc. announced today that it is funding ten new research projects in its second round of Prevention Above All Discoveries Grants focused on reducing the medical risks and harms associated with hospital-acquired conditions. To date the program has provided over $1.1 million in funding to front-line healthcare workers researching evidence-based solutions.

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German Anatomist Now Selling Bodies Online

November 1, 2010 7:20 am | News | Comments

BERLIN (AP) — Still wondering what to get that special someone for the holidays? Why not "earrings with giraffe tail slices" from German anatomist Guenter von Hagens' new online shop for euro41.53 ($57.55)? Von Hagens, famous for his "Body Worlds" traveling exhibition of preserved human bodies and body parts, said Friday his new Internet shop is going online Nov.

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Intentional Swallowing Of Foreign Bodies A Costly Condition

November 1, 2010 7:14 am | News | Comments

Study from Rhode Island Hospital identifies an unusual yet financially impactful condition November 1, 2010 PROVIDENCE, RI – A new study from Rhode Island Hospital found that 33 individuals were responsible for 305 cases of medical intervention to remove foreign bodies that were intentionally swallowed, resulting in more than $2 million in estimated hospital costs.

Stereotactic Radiotherapy Slows Cancer Progression For Inoperable Patients

November 1, 2010 7:13 am | News | Comments

For pancreatic cancer patients unable to undergo surgery – the only known cure for this form of cancer – a highly targeted cancer radiation therapy may help slow cancer progression and lessen disease symptoms, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Called stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), the study found it was able to delay pancreatic cancer progression locally, on average, by almost six months.

Advanced Energy Device

November 1, 2010 7:13 am | Ethicon Endo-Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

HARMONIC ACE® 45E Curved Shears is a new advanced energy device from Ethicon Endo-Surgery that is longer (or 9 cm) than the standard length HARMONIC ACE®, enabling improved obese patients. As with other devices in the HARMONIC® family, the HARMONIC precisely cuts, coagulates, grasps and dissects – without instrument exchanges.

Endotracheal Tubes

November 1, 2010 7:12 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien exhibited new medical technologies at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2010, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual Meeting in October. The compay’s Mallinckrodt™ TaperGuard™ endotracheal tube can help to significantly reduce microaspiration by an average of 90%, compared to Mallinckrodt Hi-Lo endotracheal tubes.

Twice Shocked

November 1, 2010 7:11 am | Articles | Comments

It was a beautiful time of day - early evening as the sun was setting. She has just turned sixty and traveled south to visit her 39-year old daughter in a warmer climate. Both had decided to go swimming at the local pool early one evening. The water was perfect: not too warm and not too cool. The clear blue water was made more inviting by the pool lights that illuminated the swimming lanes.

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Wound Drains

November 1, 2010 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cardinal Health offers a complete line of reservoirs and wound drains from Jackson-Pratt®, including classic perforated-style drains and silicone channel drains that provide improved drainage and high-tensile strength. The company’s wound drain portfolio also includes the uniquely designed Hemaduct® wound drain, which features a system of multiple ducts and lumens interconnected through a series of internal portals to provide more effective distribution of suction and fluid flow.

Wound Healing Solutions

November 1, 2010 7:08 am | by Reginald Stilwell, R&D Manager, AlloSource, www.allosource.org November 1, 2010 | Allosource | Articles | Comments

What should surgeons consider when choosing wound closure and healing solutions to attain the best surgical outcome? Recent advances in the scientific understanding of the physiology of wound healing, substantiated by clinical data on the benefits of the presence of natural healing factors, has resulted in a trend toward the use of biologic wound coverings.

The Doctor-Patient Relationship In Team-Based Patient Care

October 29, 2010 6:10 am | by Kevin Pho, MD | Articles | Comments

Is the doctor-patient relationship really more sacrosanct than the nurse-patient relationship? That’s the provocative question asked by Theresa Brown in a recent column from Well, the New York Times’ health blog.

System Transfers Patient IV Equipment

October 29, 2010 6:10 am | BERCHTOLD Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

BERCHTOLD Corporation introduces an automated No Touch Transfer System, NTTS, which facilitates safe, quick and easy movement of a patient’s IV equipment and fluids throughout a hospital facility. The NTTS utilizes the lifting and lowering mechanisms of the hospital bed or boom to transfer an integrated IV pole between locations without the need for manual movement of equipment or fluids.

Instrument Lubricant

October 29, 2010 6:09 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. introduces Spectra-Lube®, an easy-to-use, 32-ounce spray-on lubricant designed to protect and lubricate surgical instrumesants. Spectra-Lube® eliminates the need for costly and messy instrument “baths” by allowing the user to put lubrication where it’s needed.

Pre-Klenz™ Instrument Transport Gel

October 29, 2010 6:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pre-Klenz™ Instrument Transport Gel is a ready-to-use gel/surfactant formulation that initiates the cleaning process of surgical instruments at the point of use. It is designed to be used wherever blood, protein, mucous, fat and hard-to-remove soils are present, or where scrubbing is impractical.

Deconstructive Reconstruction

October 29, 2010 6:07 am | by Interview by Amanda Hankel, editor | Articles | Comments

Oncoplastic breast conservation surgery combines breast cancer surgery with plastic surgery techniques to offer breast cancer patients an option that rids them of their cancer while providing a better cosmetic result. October 29, 2010 Dr. Melvin Silverstein is a renowned oncoplastic surgeon, Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Director of the Hoag Breast Program at Hoag Hospital.

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