Tom Murphy, AP Companies that offer employee health insurance expect another steep jump in medical costs next year, and more will ask workers to share a bigger chunk of the expense, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers report. For the first time, most of the American workforce is expected to have health insurance deductibles of $400 or more.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting health care professionals not to use certain IV bags of ondansetron, metronidazole, and ciprofloxacin because of potential contamination. The FDA has received reports of floating matter in IV bags manufactured by Claris Lifesciences in Ahmedabad, India.
I recently read about a case involving the next step down the slippery slope of criminal prosecution of physicians. First Michael Jackson’s physician gets prosecuted when his physician gives him an unintentional overdose of an anesthetic medication when trying to help him sleep. According to a previous discussion on this topic, most people seemed to think that prosecutors were justified in those charges.
Smokers recover better from surgery to repair a broken bone if they quit smoking, state Swedish researchers. The new study included daily smokers who underwent emergency surgery for an acute fracture and were offered a smoking cessation program that began within a few days after surgery and continued for six weeks.
A new point of care patient education tool takes advantage of new Apple device to enhance visualization of common medical conditions and treatments. June 16, 2010 Blausen Medical, developer and owner of the world's largest library of 3D medical animations, announced its new Human Atlas HD iPad app is now available in the Apple iTunes App Store.
Richard Long, Clinical Sales Manager - U.S. Sales for GE Healthcare - Surgery (OEC) offers insight into what to consider when purchasing equipment booms to ensure the OR is ready for future upgrades. June 15, 2010 In today's rapidly changing medical economy there are several factors that must be addressed when considering the purchase of boom systems for the operating - procedure room.
The self-retaining Retractor System from Cooper Surgical is a flexible, adjustable tool to help manage the surgical site. Composed of retractor rings and elastic stays, that provide optimal exposure and access to the operative area, the system has the ability to rapidly adapt to changes in the field with minimal effort as the procedure progresses.
Flagship Surgical offers patented, anti-microbial disposable surgical mats addressing three major Operating Room issues: surgical comfort, fluid buildup and OR safety. Designed and tested by surgeons, OR nurses and technicians, The Surgical Mat™ and The Mini Mat™ incorporate an engineering process consisting of non-slip molded foam with custom tapered fluid channels.
Foreseeson Custom Displays, Inc. offers medical LCD display products. Features include: Bright LCD full-HD resolution. Clear 1080p artifact-free images Anti-reflective protective overlay. Touchscreen ready. Full compatibility with HD video camera systems Liquid drop safe Aluminum enclosure (IPX1).
Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corp. introduces a new office video cart named "OMEGA". The OMEGA cart is highly customizable and can be used for multiple applications such as TEM, ENT, Office Gynecology or Office Urology. According to the company, features include: A built in medical power supply with 6 integrated outlets to connect all electrical equipment directly to the cart.
For high definition (HD) video monitoring in the OR and any critical patient monitoring application, Sony offers the compact, versatile SNC-RH124HD observation camera. This high speed robotic HD camera seamlessly integrates into any network to provide real-time Web-based image streaming using Internet Explorer.
She was 50. Prior to being transported to our ER, her only complaint had been for non-traumatic elbow pain over the past two weeks. She was on no medications and had no significant medical history. She was at home, preparing to visit her doctor for a scheduled visit, when she collapsed. Because she didn’t drive, her elderly father had planned on swinging by to pick her up.
As obesity rates continue to climb in adolescents across the United States, doctors are exploring surgical options to help these young patients lose the weight that threatens their health. June 14, 2010 Photo owned by CORE According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity in adolescents aged 12 to 19 has increased from five percent in 1976-1980 to 18.
Stryker Endoscopy offers the WiSe™ HDTV Flat Panel Monitor, a wireless 1080p flat panel for the medical field. The 26” monitor, combined with the WiSe™ HDTV Transmitter, exhibits: Uncompressed 1080p transmitted wirelessly to eliminate cable clutter and potential costly repairs to flat panels.