A new study reports that the use of computed tomography (CT) in the nation's emergency departments is growing exponentially. If the growth trend continues, by 2011, nearly 20 percent of all emergency department visits may involve a CT exam. The results of this study were presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and published online and in the journal Radiology .
Young people who are overexposed to antibacterial soaps containing triclosan may suffer more allergies, and exposure to higher levels of Bisphenol A among adults may negatively influence the immune system, a new University of Michigan School of Public Health study suggests. Triclosan is a chemical compound widely used in products such as antibacterial soaps, toothpaste, pens, diaper bags and medical devices.
The Welch Allyn Connex® Electronic Vitals Documentation (EVD) System provides clinicians in non-critical care settings with immediate access to accurate vital signs. The system includes the Connex® Vital Sign Monitor 6000 Series, which features: A full-color, touch screen device that acts as 3 devices in 1 — providing comprehensive patient documentation on a single display.
Cook Medical offers the Biodesign™ Hernia Graft, a product in which a five-year study recently demonstrated that it possesses the clinically important strength of non-absorbable mesh, while providing the benefit of decreased infection complications of absorbable mesh.
There are some lessons we learn and keep re-learning in medicine. For me some of these recurring lessons are, Listen to your “gut.” Pay attention to the clues. Listen to your team. Don’t be afraid to call for help. and Stick to your guns when advocating for your patient.
Orthopedic surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville now have a new robotic arm system to assist them in replacing a small area of the knee with an implant in people with limited osteoarthritis. This is the only robotic arm of its kind in the northeast Florida area, according to these surgeons.
MediCal QAWeb is a complete, web-based service providing image consistency and uptime via automated calibration and QA of medical grade displays. November 29, 2010 Barco's MediCal QAWeb software will be used to manage over 250 Barco medical displays in several exhibitor booths across the RSNA show.
Dr. Mark DeGuenther talks about bladder cancer caused by smoking on WBRC Fox Television in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. DeGuenther practices at Urology Centers of Alabama, a leading treatment center for all types of Urologic problems in the Southeast, including robotic surgery, IGRT radiation therapy and other techniques.
Dr. Craig Rogers, from the Vattikuti Urology Institute in Detroit, Michigan, explains the variety of techniques in the performance of robotic kidney surgery.
Surgeons at The Ohio State University demonstrate their technique for a robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. This video shows Part 1 of the procedure.
ACRM Corp's patent pending process of rendering three-dimensional models from CT and MRI scans allows physicians and surgeons to hold an exact, anatomically correct replica of the patient's spine, skull or other skeletal part. An expert medical stereolithographer carefully analyzes and formats the patient's CT or MRI scan to optimize it for production.
The TOSI™, a diagnostic challenge device and the winner of the 2010 Excellence in Surgical Products Awards, allows surgical facilities to ensure automated instrument cleaning equipment is working effectively, helping to improve efficiency, infection control, and patient and staff safety. Interview by Amanda Hankel November 24, 2010 How do you know that your automated instrument cleaning equipment is effectively cleaning surgical instruments and preparing them for sterilization? Until recently, not many surgical facilities could confidently confirm their washers were working properly.
Ethicon, Inc. introduces the ETHICON™ OMNEX™ Surgical Sealant, ETHICON™ Biosurgery’s first synthetic sealant designed to achieve adjunctive hemostasis (stoppage of bleeding) in vascular reconstructions by mechanically sealing areas of leakage. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted approval of the Premarket Approval Application (PMA) for ETHICON™ OMNEX™ Surgical Sealant.