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Stryker Inks Deal For Ulcer Device Maker

August 30, 2010 7:11 am | News | Comments

Stryker Corporation will pay $150 million for Gaymar Industries, which manufactures temperature management devices and pressure ulcer treatment technology. The deal is expected to close by October 1. Gaymar is owned by private equity firms Nautic Partners and Norwest Equity Partners. The buyout is the culmination of a 10-year relationship between the two companies.

Concussions On The Rise Among Kids Playing Sports

August 30, 2010 7:06 am | News | Comments

Lindsey Tanner, AP Emergency room visits for school-age athletes with concussions has skyrocketed in recent years, suggesting the intensity of kids' sports has increased along with awareness of head injuries. The findings, in a study of national data, doesn’t necessarily mean that concussions are on the rise.

OR Fist Fight Leads To Birth Complications

August 30, 2010 6:44 am | News | Comments

(AP) Italy's health minister traveled to Sicily to apologize to a new mother for an operating room fist fight between two doctors that led to her botched delivery. Laura Salpietro, 30, had to have her uterus removed and her son Antonio suffered heart problems and possible brain damage following his birth in Messina's public hospital, Italian news reports said.

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The System Goes Flat

August 30, 2010 6:31 am | by Dr. Rob | Articles | Comments

I got a flat tire this weekend. There were clues that I chose to ignore – the alignment going out suddenly, the steering wheel jiggling when I drove – but the sudden thwacking sound as I sped down I-20 was a clue I couldn't ignore. I pulled off, then unknowingly stood in a fire ant bed while I changed my tire.

Added Guidance For Combatting Surgical Errors

August 30, 2010 6:20 am | by Todd Neale, Staff Writer, MedPage Today | Articles | Comments

Preventing surgical errors is the responsibility of the entire healthcare team and should involve educating the patient – who has the greatest stake in avoiding problems – according to new recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Carefully designing checklists for each step of the operation, eliminating distractions in the operating room (e.

Whey Protein For Post-Bariatric Surgery

August 27, 2010 7:49 am | Be, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

  BE, Inc. the INSPIRE and PURE whey protein isolate lines. The Inspire flavors have been designed to appeal to a variety of taste buds with flavors like Peanut Butter Cookie, Caramel Latte and Summer Melon. Inspire is a small volume drink in which a single scoop blends with 4 to 6 oz.

J&J Recalls Hip Replacement Systems

August 27, 2010 7:47 am | News | Comments

Linda A. Johnson, AP Johnson & Johnson's artificial joint business is recalling two hip replacement products, just two days after getting hit with a government warning that it is illegally marketing two other products. It is the 11th J&J recall since September. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.

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Surgeons Remove 56-Pound Tumor

August 27, 2010 7:37 am | News | Comments

Vicente L. Panetta, AP Doctors were shocked when they looked into a woman's uterus searching for an orange-size tumor but found something that resembled a giant rock instead. Surgeons ended up removing a 56-pound tumor from the 54-year-old woman. It was 19” across. “At first sight, one could see it was going to be a big tumor, but not that big,” said Dr.

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Clinical Trials Challenge Balloon Pumping

August 27, 2010 7:30 am | News | Comments

Patients with coronary artery disease undergoing angioplasty do not benefit from having their circulation artificially supported with a balloon pump as a preventative measure during angioplasty, according to the first randomized trial studying the practice and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) .

Obesity Surgery In England Increases 10-Fold Since 2000

August 27, 2010 7:18 am | News | Comments

The use of bariatric or weight loss surgery has increased ten-fold in NHS hospitals in England since 2000, finds a study. One reason for this rapid rise is increased demand from obese patients as they become more aware of surgery as a viable treatment option, suggest the researchers. Bariatric surgery is performed on people who are dangerously obese, for the purpose of losing weight.

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U.S. Hospitals Slow In Adopting EHR Platform

August 27, 2010 7:08 am | News | Comments

Transforming the U.S. health care system from paper-based to electronic-based may improve health care quality and reduce costs, but a new study by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that goal is far off. The adoption of basic or comprehensive electronic health records by U.

INSPIRE & PURE Whey Protein For Post-Bariatric Surgery

August 27, 2010 6:43 am | Be, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

  BE, Inc. the INSPIRE and PURE whey protein isolate lines. The Inspire flavors have been designed to appeal to a variety of taste buds with flavors like Peanut Butter Cookie, Caramel Latte and Summer Melon. Inspire is a small volume drink in which a single scoop blends with 4 to 6 oz.

HD Camera Recording System

August 27, 2010 6:12 am | Panasonic | Product Releases | Comments

Panasonic introduces a new integrated HD camera recording system that is capable of recording up to 12 hours of HD images on a single 32GB card, providing portability and ease of transferring recorded images and data. According to the company, additional features include: An AG-MDC10 HD Camera Head that designed with 3 MOS ¼” image sensors, which provide independent color processing (RGB), and detail and color accuracy at full 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Predicting The Surgeons's Future

August 27, 2010 5:56 am | Articles | Comments

"I can predict the future. No, this doesn’t involve a crystal ball, Ouija board, or looking at the entrails of a freshly slaughtered surgical intern. My limited skill gives me a little insight into how general surgeons will be treated - and, more importantly, how they will respond to such treatment.

5 Steps For Proper Instrument Care

August 27, 2010 5:43 am | Articles | Comments

Richard Schule, director of clinical education, STERIS Corporation www.steris.com 1. Identify the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and consult their instructions for use (IFU). According to FDA label requirements, the IFU provides the customer with cleaning and sterilization requirements.

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