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Single-Port Laparoscopy To Double Over The Next Year

October 18, 2010 7:04 am | News | Comments

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, a combination of increased volume from current practitioners and growth in the number of surgeons performing the technique will drive the single-port laparoscopy market to over 100% growth over the next year, and to high double-digit growth past 2011.

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Patient Safety Net™

October 18, 2010 7:04 am | Masimo Corp | Product Releases | Comments

This general floor monitoring system from Masimo proven to help clinicians reduce rescue activations, ICU transfers, and ICU days1, Patient SafetyNet is taking enhanced and automated care to a new level with expanded capabilities. According to the company, features include: Halo Index™ for global trending and assessment of physiological parameter trends.

Timestrip® IV Line Alert

October 18, 2010 7:01 am | Health Care Logistics | Product Releases | Comments

With the Timestrip® IV Line Alert from Health Care Logistics attached to a patient’s wristband or dressing, hospital staff doesn’t have to wonder how long an IV line has been in place. The risk for hospital acquired infection drops and patient protection significantly improves.

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Task-Vision LED Magnifiers

October 18, 2010 6:58 am | Vision USA | Product Releases | Comments

Vision USA, a Dentrex Company, introduces a new line of magnifiers, with powers from 3X to 14X, with new led technology. Led is a light emitting diode, which means there are no bulbs to replace. The led produces a very bright light, which enhances the aspheric, anti-reflective coated lenses to produce crystal clear images.

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Inside The Largest Medicare Scam Ever

October 18, 2010 6:57 am | News | Comments

(AP) A vast network of Armenian gangsters and their associates used phantom health care clinics and other means to try to cheat Medicare out of $163 million, the largest fraud by one criminal enterprise in the program's history, U.S. authorities said last week. Federal prosecutors in New York and elsewhere charged 73 people.

Single-Port Laparoscopy Poised To Double

October 18, 2010 6:48 am | News | Comments

(PRNewswire) According to Millennium ResearchGroup (MRG), a combination of increased volume from current practitioners and growth in the number of surgeons performing the technique will drive the single-port laparoscopy market to over 100 percent growth over the next year, and to high double-digit growth past 2011.

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Bone Marrow Pioneer Dies At 88

October 18, 2010 6:38 am | News | Comments

(AP) Oncologist Georges Mathe, who in 1959 performed the world's first bone marrow transplant, has died, the French president's office said Monday. He was 88. Nicolas Sarkozy's office said Mathe died on Friday, but did not provide any additional details. "His contribution to the progress of oncology remains major," the statement said.

Removing Extra Tissue Around Breast Cancer Tumors Prevents Residual Disease

October 18, 2010 6:31 am | News | Comments

Removing an extra t2 millimeters around an area of invasive breast cancer is sufficient to minimise any residual disease in 98 percent of patients, according to research published in the November issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice . Surgeons from the Department of Breast Surgery at Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield, UK, studied 303 women who had undergone breast conserving surgery at the hospital between 2002 and 2008.

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AlloSkin™ Wound Care

October 15, 2010 6:43 am | Allosource | Product Releases | Comments

AlloSkin™ is a 1:1 meshed human skin graft obtained from cadaveric tissue. AlloSkin is extensively tested, cleaned and cryopreserved to maintain cellular structure, proteins, collagen, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), cytokine mediators and growth factors. AlloSkin consists of epidermis and partial dermis Characteristics include: Easy handling: pliable and stretchable.

Thermal Imaging System Predicts Pressure Ulcers

October 15, 2010 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

WoundVision™ introduces a revolutionary predictive bedside thermographic imaging system. The WoundVision system brings knowledge bedside by acquiring, analyzing and applying essential patient data to inform healthcare providers in the development of effective treatment and care plans.

ENDOZIME® Xtreme Power Super-Concentrate

October 15, 2010 6:41 am | Ruhof Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

ENDOZIME® Xtreme Power combines the strength of a super-concentrate with the performance of Ruhof’s multi-enzyme formula to create the ultimate surgical instrument and scope cleaner. This unique combination gives ENDOZIME® Xtreme Power its superior cleaning abilities to deliver fast and thorough soil contamination removal.

Clinical Monitoring Of Chilean Miners

October 15, 2010 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zephyr Technology, developers of Physiological Status Monitoring (PSM) solutions, worked with the Chilean Government to monitor the health and fitness levels of the 33 trapped miners trapped for nearly two months. For the two weeks leading up to their rescue, the miners had been preparing for it by sending keepsakes up in the same capsules that carry food, clean clothes, medicine, monitoring systems and other supplies down through a narrow borehole to their underground cavern.

When The Nurse Disagrees With The Doctor

October 15, 2010 6:38 am | by Theresa Brown, RN | Articles | Comments

A recent conversation with a physician at my hospital was laced with tension about the different roles of doctors and nurses. “When you get down to it,” he told me, “Patients come to me for care, Theresa, not you.” Both of us were called away before we could talk more, but his words have been ringing in my head ever since.

Afghan Woman Unveils New Nose

October 15, 2010 5:53 am | News | Comments

(AP) An Afghan teenager who said her nose was cut off by her husband to punish her for running away has stepped out in public for the first time with a temporary prosthetic. The 19-year-old woman, identified only as Aisha, gained worldwide attention when she appeared on the August 9th cover of Time magazine.

Drill Bit Left In Patient

October 15, 2010 5:43 am | News | Comments

(AP) A surgeon and other staff have been suspended and public health officials have launched an investigation after a piece of a surgical drill bit was left inside a patient's head following a procedure at Rhode Island Hospital. The hospital says a roughly quarter-inch long piece broke off and was left in a patient's scalp during neurosurgery on August 4.

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