PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — At least seven people, including a former senior health ministry official, are suspected of involvement in an international network that falsely promised poor people payment for their kidneys and then sold the organs for as much as euro100,000 ($137,000), according to an indictment obtained by The Associated Press.
Responding to increased demand for technology to help prevent potentially fatal catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs), Cook Medical has expanded its Spectrum Turbo-Ject line of antibiotic impregnated peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) to treat a wider range of patient needs.
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AAMI ST79 recommends the use of visual aids to improve post cleaning inspection of instruments. Healthmark has developed professional-quality optical inspection tools to help health care professionals see what they have been missing in damaged or soiled surgical instruments.
Terry Coggins, MSN, RN, WOCN, CWCN Medical Education Manager, Smith & Nephew One of the biggest concerns in hospitals today is related to surgical site infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are an estimated 780,000 operations every year that are complicated by surgical site infections.
Stomach - Transvisceral Flexible Endoscopy Under Laparoscopic Guidance- A Bridge to Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery - NOTES.
South Korea is trying to position itself as the destination of choice for medical tourists.
An analysis of nationally representative data suggests that being obese in adolescence increases the risk of being severely obese in adulthood, with the risk higher in women, and highest for black women, according to a study in the November 10 issue of JAMA . Individuals with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] 40 or greater) encounter serious and potentially life-threatening health complications.
I did a little “self care” earlier this week. I did it by not caring for myself. I went to the doctor. I was sitting in the waiting area for my appointment and saw the mother of one of my patients. ”Why are you here?” she asked. “I have a doctor’s appointment.
QED Medical introduces the ALOS-TTL through-the-lens video headlight system – the ultimate Operating Room Assistant and educational tool. The ALOS-TTL system provides a lightweight, user friendly method for collecting – or showing real time – line of sight footage of procedures, with zero parallax, from the surgeons point of view.
VHA, Inc. has selected RadarFind, a TeleTracking company, to provide its real-time locating distributed sensor network to VHA's 1,400 member hospitals to track equipment, patients and staff for improved operational efficiency and patient care. According to the company, RadarFind's patented real-time location system (RTLS) will help VHA members reduce capital expenditures and staff time spent on routine processes.
When the very first surgeries were performed, wound closure wasn’t an issue. The surgeons often left the incisions open with the hope that they would close by themselves over time. Scarring was rarely a problem because these very first patients often didn’t survive the post-operative period, usually as a result of infection.