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Long-Lasting Surgical Skin Marker

October 1, 2010 6:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Viscot Medical introduces the Mini XL, a new surgical skin marker that, according to the company, lasts 10 times longer than traditional skin markers after pre-operative scrubbing with alcohol-based antiseptics such as Chloraprep or Duraprep. Additionally, the Mini XL offers: Clinicians the ability to use the appropriate antiseptic agents to prevent surgical site infections and still comply with the Joint Commission Protocol for correct site marking and pre-operative verification to prevent wrong site surgery.

“Diamond Dusting” Of Instruments

October 1, 2010 6:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hunter Products, Inc.  provides a solution to improve and renew micro-electronic tools, surgical instruments and micro-laboratory instruments with the Hunter Carbitron 300, the technique for “DIAMOND DUSTING” medical instruments by manufacturers and on-site at hospitals.

Scarless Thyroidectomy System

October 1, 2010 6:49 am | Automated Medical Products Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Automated Medical Products Corp. introduces a new Iron Intern® product, the Pier Giulianatti Scarless Thyroidectomy System. The product is designed by Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti, MD, FAC. A world-renowned robotic surgeon, president of the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA), Distinguished Lloyd M.

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Navy Journal From 1801: Tobacco Smoke Saves Lives

October 1, 2010 6:47 am | News | Comments

Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — For some 19th-century British navy surgeons, reviving men who nearly drowned after falling overboard required what is now a rather unorthodox treatment: tobacco smoke. The treatment is documented in an 1801 journal, one of more than 1,000 navy medical officers' reports released Thursday by Britain's National Archives.

Drugs Before Surgery Help Women Avoid Mastectomies

October 1, 2010 6:46 am | News | Comments

Marilynn Marchione, AP Medical Writer Taking hormone-blocking pills for a few months before breast cancer surgery can shrink tumors and allow many women to have just the lump removed instead of the whole breast, a new study suggests. This approach is sometimes tried now in Europe, and the study was the first large test of it in the United States.

CDC Chief Picks 6 'Winnable Battles' In Health

October 1, 2010 6:46 am | News | Comments

Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Where would you start if you were charged with keeping the nation healthy? Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has chosen six priorities — winnable battles, he calls them. They are smoking, AIDS, obesity/nutrition, teen pregnancy, auto injuries and health care infections.

ACS Clinical Congress Convenes Next Week

October 1, 2010 6:45 am | News | Comments

The 96th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), one of the largest meetings of surgeons in the world, will convene October 3-7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. This year marks the first time that the ACS Clinical Congress has ever been held in the nation's capitol.

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First-Ever Pregnancy In A Transplanted Womb

October 1, 2010 6:45 am | News | Comments

Transplantation of the uterus (womb) looks likely to become a future treatment for women who are infertile either because their uterus is congenitally absent or they have a uterus that is nonfunctional due to disease, according to the results of ground-breaking new research published online in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica .

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Atraumatic Dual-Action Suction

September 30, 2010 7:07 am | SurgiMark, Inc. | Videos | Comments

  The Standard Via-Guard® atraumatic Tip and AdjustaFlow® Poole suction features 2-in-1 performance covering most suction requirements.

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Interpedicular Minimal Access Surgery

September 30, 2010 6:53 am | Videos | Comments

0 Dr. Robert Masson, President of NeuroSpine Institute in Orlando, FL is a World Leader in minimally invasive cervical and lumbar spinal reconstruction. He discusses the premise, via a case presentation for the pre-operative decision making, planning, and ultimately a surgical plan in his candid discussion and demonstration of iMAS.

Brain Surgery Performed Through Eyelid

September 30, 2010 6:52 am | Videos | Comments

Surgeons at Johns Hopkins Hospital are performing an innovative type of brain surgery. Come inside the operating room to see the minimally-invasive technique they're using to remove tumors through the eyelid.

Surgical Team Saves Lives In Afghanistan

September 30, 2010 6:51 am | Videos | Comments

Forward surgical teams are spread throughout forward operating bases in Afghanistan. They are the first line of hospital care service members and locals receive during an emergency. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alana Ingram takes us to Forward Operating Base Sharana as their FST brings in a pair of casualties.

Surgeons Rebuild Hit-And-Run Victim’s Shattered Leg Using Stem Cells

September 30, 2010 6:51 am | Videos | Comments

A groundbreaking surgical technique has been used to rebuild the leg of a woman who suffered a bad break in a hit-and-run accident. Diane Stuttard had been told she would have to have her leg amputated after 11 operations failed to fix her bones. But in a world first, surgeons used her own stem cells to repair the damage - and lengthen the shattered limb.

Be The Change In Your OR

September 29, 2010 7:52 am | by Amanda Hankel, editor | Product Releases | Comments

“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi It seems I’ve heard or seen this quote a thousand times – in graduation speeches, on high school yearbook pages, so on and so forth. After awhile, it just seemed overused, and it lost its motivational impact.

ATP Complete And Test® InstruSponge™

September 29, 2010 7:51 am | Ruhof Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Test® InstruSponge™ is an absorbent swab on a flexible wand that allows for easy maneuvering through complex internal channels of scopes and cannulated instruments to verify if there are any contaminants left after cleaning. Test® Instrusponge™ is used in conjunction with the ATP Complete Handheld Unit and Test® Swabs to give an accurate numerical measure of bioburden present.

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