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SCOAP Metric: Normothermia

May 6, 2010 6:30 am | Videos | Comments

SILS Cholecystectomy

May 6, 2010 6:29 am | Videos | Comments

This is a short clip of advanced Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy with Valley Surgical Clinics. One incision is made into the "belly button" leaving the patient with no visable scars.

The Odor

May 5, 2010 8:17 am | by Bruce Campbell, MD | Articles | Comments

Thoughts of my first job rushed back into me as I pulled open the front door of the veterinary clinic. My son carried his sick cat past me and headed to the receptionist’s desk. I took a breath. “Oh my goodness,” I thought. “This place smells just like the animal hospital back home.

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Rapid Thermal Infusion System Sees Success

May 5, 2010 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ThermaCor 1200 Rapid Thermal Infusion System, which helps maintain the patient’s normothermic temperature, has been used in trauma, vascular and liver transplant cases. May 5, 2010 Smisson-Cartledge Biomedical LLC (SCB) announced recently that its ThermaCor 1200 Rapid Thermal Infusion System has been used successfully in multiple clinical cases in the United States and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Cosmic Nee-Noggs

May 5, 2010 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Cosmic Nee-Noggs from DeRoyal have been designed and researched to be pleasing, likable and fun for children between the ages of three and eight. The staff can wear the facial products and use the Nee-Nogg devices with the children to help them feel more comfortable, less frightened and a bit more playful.

Foam Wound Dressing

May 5, 2010 8:14 am | Derma Sciences | Product Releases | Comments

Derma Sciences, Inc. introduces its new XTRASORB™ Foam dressing. According to the company, the XTRASORB™ Foam has been designed to provide a marked advancement to standard polyurethane foam dressings. The difference is on the outer facing portion of the dressing.

Clog-Free At Maximum Suction Power

May 5, 2010 8:14 am | SurgiMark, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The unique disposable Standard Via-Guard® alternates clog-free Tip and AdjustaFlo® Poole suction. It clears fluids fast, saves time, cuts inventory and lowers costs. Clog-Free Standard Tip or Poole suction Cuts inventory, saves time and lowers costs Disposable for infection control For more information, visit www.

Mayo Clinic Details Future Use Of Scopes For Cancer Detection

May 5, 2010 8:12 am | News | Comments

Just as cameras and televisions have been reinvented in the last decade with improved optics, sharpness and brightness, so have the tiny imaging scopes that physicians use to peer into the body's nooks and crannies --its organs and digestive system. And few places in the United States are testing the power of these new endoscopic optics as thoroughly as are researchers at Mayo Clinic.

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Tired Doctors Botch Operations

May 5, 2010 8:12 am | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Overworked South African doctors are prone to botched surgical operations and in some instances have left gloves and scissors in patients' bodies after operations, the Sunday Independent newspaper reported. The paper's investigations showed such acts of negligence have cost the state over 1 billion rand ($136.

Those With Severe Asthma Offered Radical Treatment

May 5, 2010 8:11 am | News | Comments

Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — People with severe asthma are getting a radically different treatment option: A way to snake a wire inside their lungs and melt off some of the tissue that squeezes their airways shut. Bronchial thermoplasty isn't for everyone, just a subset who wheeze despite today's best medications.

Spanish Face Transplant Patient Goes Public

May 5, 2010 8:11 am | News | Comments

Daniel Woolls, Associated Press Writer MADRID (AP) — A Spanish man who underwent a partial face transplant hugged his surgeon Tuesday and expressed gratitude to the donor's family as he appeared in public for the first time since the January operation. The patient, identified only as Rafael, spoke with difficulty at a news conference at Seville's Virgen del Rocio Hospital, where he had undergone the 30-hour surgery.

Robotic Catheter System Efficient, Safe For Vascular Procedures

May 5, 2010 8:10 am | News | Comments

Hansen Medical, Inc. announces results from a pre-clinical study showing that use of its Sensei@ Robotic Catheter System in procedures for treatment of vascular disease has the potential to reduce procedure time by 80 percent, which may result in a significant reduction in both radiation exposure and catheter manipulations.

Ansell Launches Antimicrobial Surgical Glove

May 4, 2010 8:02 am | News | Comments

It is the first surgical glove which incorporates a proprietary antimicrobial coating to provide an additional level of protection to surgical staff against viruses and bacteria, in the event of a breach during surgery. May 4, 2010   Ansell announces the launch of their new GAMMEX® Powder-Free glove with AMT Antimicrobial Technology, at the Annual Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Perth, Australia.

Same Brain Tumor Tissue That Takes Lives Can Be Used To Save Them

May 4, 2010 8:02 am | News | Comments

Each day in the United States, 482 people are diagnosed with a brain tumor. For these 482 people, not many treatments exist. With the current treatments available, only 5% of those diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiform will survive more than 5 years. Only two new treatments have been approved by the FDA in the past two decades.

Access To Primary Care May Reduce Surgeries Among Children

May 4, 2010 8:01 am | News | Comments

The availability of surgeons may increase the likelihood that children will receive optional ear and throat surgeries, while the availability of primary care providers, such as pediatricians and family physicians, may decrease the likelihood of children undergoing these procedures, according to research to be presented Saturday, May 1 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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