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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.

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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.

Reduce Medical Malpractice AndCreate A Culture Of Patient Safety

October 20, 2010 8:34 am | by Brian Goldman, MD | Articles | Comments

When I was a resident in internal medicine many years ago, I saw an elderly woman who came to the ER complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath. She had a history of heart disease. When I listened to her chest, the crackles I heard emanating from her wet lungs told me she had congestive heart failure.

Needlestick Safety Frustrations Continue

October 20, 2010 7:24 am | News | Comments

With Infection Prevention Week and the upcoming 10-year anniversary of the signing of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, AORN (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses) recently unveiled a study focusing on some frustrations regarding a lack of progress in implementing the strategies outlined in the Act.

Surgical Instrument Stringer Stand

October 20, 2010 7:12 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. introduces their new Surgical Instrument Stringer Stand. The unique design of Spectrum’s Stringer Stand promotes faster, safer instrument handling and allows for rapid, two-handed loading of any style instrument stinger. To use, simply place an instrument stringer of any width into the base of the Stringer Stand, and with both hands now free, string/stack instruments as you normally would.

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Long Curved Shears

October 20, 2010 7:11 am | Ethicon Endo-Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (EES) showcased multiple recent innovations and previewed future advancements in surgery at the 96th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) this month. Of the instruments highlighted included the HARMONIC FOCUS® Long Curved Shears.

McSleepy Meets DaVinci

October 20, 2010 7:09 am | News | Comments

In a world first, a completely robotic surgery and anesthesia was recently performed at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). The DaVinci surgical robot was first put to work this summer in the hospital, whereas the anesthesia robot, nicknamed McSleepy, has been providing automated anesthesia since 2008.

Efficient Retraction

October 20, 2010 7:09 am | by Amanda Hankel, editor | Articles | Comments

A look at how retractors and retractor systems have improved to allow surgeons to operate more efficiently and safely. October 20, 2010 Self-retaining retractors free up surgical staff members to concentrate on other important tasks during a procedure. Retractors have been around since surgery began, meeting the need to retract organs or tissue for visualization and access during a procedure.

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OR Teamwork Programs Appear To Reduce Surgical Fatalities

October 20, 2010 7:01 am | News | Comments

Hospitals that had operating room personnel participate in a medical team training program that incorporates practices of aviation crews, such as training in teamwork and communication, had a lower rate of surgical deaths compared to hospitals that did not participate in the program, according to a study in the October 20 issue of JAMA .

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New Hospital Ratings Reflect Declining Mortality Rates

October 20, 2010 6:52 am | News | Comments

A new independent study by HealthGrades of patient outcomes at America's hospitals found that patients at 5-star rated hospitals had a 72 percent lower risk of dying when compared with patients at 1-star-rated hospitals - an enormous gap that has held steady over the past years even as overall mortality rates have improved.

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Cardinal Invites Providers TO Apply For $1 Million In Grants

October 20, 2010 6:44 am | News | Comments

The Cardinal Health Foundation today announced that, for the fourth consecutive year, it will award more than $1 million in grant funding to help U.S. hospitals, health systems and community health clinics improve the efficiency and quality of care. Earlier this year, the Cardinal Health Foundation awarded grants to 40 organizations in 25 states as part of its E3 Grant Program, which was launched in 2008 to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and excellence of health care, nationwide.

Master Clinicians

October 19, 2010 7:17 am | Articles | Comments

By Bruce Campbell, MD No great artist ever sees things as they are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. -Oscar Wilde   The physical exam of the head and neck is both simple and challenging. Simple, in that even children are familiar with the shape of the face, the sheen of the eye, the curve of the ear, and the texture of the tongue.

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