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A Little Creativity Goes A Long Way

October 22, 2010 7:05 am | by Amanda Hankel, editor | Videos | Comments

October 22, 2010 You’ve probably heard about it already this October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s the Pink Glove Dance video that was posted on YouTube last year by Medline Industries and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR.

Cerebral Oximetry: A “First Alert” Indicator Of Adverse Outcomes

October 22, 2010 6:29 am | Articles | Comments

By Edwin G. Avery, IV, M.D., C.P.I. Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Vice Chairman, Director of Research University Hospitals Case Medical Center Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Cleveland, OH October 22, 2010 Introduction Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) based cerebral oximetry has been adopted by many cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesiologists to provide continuous intraoperative insight into brain perfusion and oxygenation dynamics.

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Device Assesses Oxygen Delivery To Tissue

October 22, 2010 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectros offers advanced molecular sensing devices that shed light on life-threatening diseases, including ischemia and cancer. The medical devices build upon optical molecular technologies to speed diagnosis, reduce complications and lower costs. The company’s T-Stat is a device to be labeled by the FDA as “sensitive to Ischemia” and has been proven in multiple trials as an easy-to-use and reliable tool for assessing the adequacy of oxygen delivery to tissue.

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Project Access Helps Uninsured Get Needed Surgeries

October 22, 2010 6:28 am | News | Comments

Approximately 40 people without health insurance and in desperate need of outpatient procedures will receive free medical procedures through Project Access San Diego, a project of the San Diego County Medical Society Foundation. The procedures will be performed in partnership with Kaiser Permanente San Diego at the Otay Mesa facility on Saturday, October 23.

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System For Vertebral Body Augmentation

October 22, 2010 6:24 am | Depuy Spine, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DePuy Spine, Inc. has signed an agreement with Osseon Therapeutics, Inc. to market and distribute the Osseoflex™ Steerable Needle with DePuy Spine’s CONFIDENCE Spinal Cement System™. The CONFIDENCE System is a unique solution for the minimally invasive treatment of painful vertebral compression fractures, a condition that affects about 550,000 people each year.

Hydrogen Peroxide Gas Plasma Sterilizer

October 22, 2010 6:23 am | Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) | Product Releases | Comments

The STERRAD® NX™ System from ASP is a fast, low-temperature hydrogen peroxide gas plasma sterilizer. It has the ability to sterilize a wide range of instruments, including single-channel flexible endoscopes and semi-rigid ureteroscopes. And it provides the flexibility of having dry, packaged, sterile instruments ready whenever you need them.

Couple Sues After Mega Death Sauce Hospitalizes Son

October 22, 2010 6:21 am | News | Comments

(AP) Some don't like it hot. A Steak 'n Shake restaurant in Cleveland, TN was sued by a couple who claimed it served a hot sauce that sent their son to the hospital. Tim and Mary Katherine Gann said a restaurant server gave their minor child a bottle of Blair's Mega Death Sauce for his chili and encouraged him to eat some.

European Surgeon Tabs SPIDER For Single-Incision Gall Bladder, Hernia Operations

October 22, 2010 6:17 am | News | Comments

The TransEnterix SPIDER® Surgical System, a platform that allows for operating through a patient’s belly button, has received regulatory approval to market in the European Union. With this approval in place, Professor Helmut G. Weiss, a respected expert in minimally invasive surgical techniques, used the SPIDER system to remove the gallbladders of two patients, repair an inguinal hernia in a third patient, and perform a colorectal procedure in a fourth.

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Changing The Face Of Orthopaedic Surgery

October 22, 2010 6:07 am | News | Comments

At Loyola University Health Systems, 20 percent of orthopaedic faculty and 16 percent of orthopaedic residents are women. And at Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine, six of the 11 fourth-year students applying for orthopaedic residencies are women. Among podiatrists, two of the five attending and two of the seven residents are women.

St. Johns Mercy Medical Wins 3M Innovation Award

October 22, 2010 5:57 am | News | Comments

With a video depicting an infection prevention biathlon, St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis received more than 10,000 votes and was named the winner of the 3M Innovation Award. The contest invited healthcare facilities across the country to showcase original ways of improving patient care and helping to reduce the risk for healthcare-associated infections through video or written submissions.

Pink Glove Dance: The Sequel

October 21, 2010 6:42 am | Videos | Comments

Visit Pink Glove Dance: http://www.pinkglovedance.com Medline is proud to present the sequel to the highly popular Pink Glove Dance video, which brought hope and joy to those affected by breast cancer. This new video features more than 4,000 healthcare workers and breast cancer survivors from all over the United States and into Canada.

The Future Of Robotics: Telesurgery

October 21, 2010 6:42 am | Videos | Comments

Medical Director of the Global Robotics Institute at Florida Hospital, Dr. Vipul Patel shares his vision of the next steps of robotic surgery. He believes telesurgery is a future application of the daVinci robot. Dr. Patel performed his 4,000th robotic removal of the prostate, a milestone no single surgeon has achieved.

Botox Helps With Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction

October 21, 2010 6:41 am | Videos | Comments

A surgeon at Southwest Washington Medical Center is using a cosmetic treatment to help reduce pain for women undergoing reconstructive surgery.

Surgeon Pioneers MIS Shoulder Procedure

October 21, 2010 6:41 am | Videos | Comments

Professional women's motocross racer Sydney Babcock dislocated her shoulder several times. She sought treatment at the UW Sports Medicine Clinic with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Christopher Wahl. He pioneered the DAISY graft procedure. This minimally invasive surgery restores a patient's normal shoulder anatomy, and with quicker recovery.

Hot Chemo "Washes" Out Cancer Cells

October 21, 2010 6:40 am | Videos | Comments

Dr. Jason Foster is one of a very small number of surgical oncologists in the United States practicing HIPEC, or hot chemotherapy. It's used to treat cancers of the appendix, ovaries, colon as well as mesothelioma. Surgeons first remove the visible tumor from inside the abdominal cavity, then fill the cavity with a heated chemotherapy solution.

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