Is a new procedure that induces weight loss by restricting food intake. With this procedure, the surgeon removes approximately 85 percent of the stomach laparoscopically so that the stomach takes the shape of a tube or "sleeve." It is larger than the stomach pouch created during Roux-en-Y bypass—and is about the size of a banana.
This is how a groin hernia is repaired laparoscopically (using keyhole surgery). The full name of the technique is the laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal mesh repair. 3 very small incisions (one hidden in the umbilicus) replace the single large incision of the conventional open approach.
NeedleSafe is a versatile needle recapper and syringe holder that eliminates the risk of needle stick injury by enabling single-handed recapping. Easily mounted horizontally or vertically on any smooth surface, it also recaps IV catheters and phlebotomy sets. FDA approved and OSHA compliant, NeedleSafe is durable and reusable, saving you from budget-busting safety needle-syringe systems.
What should surgical professionals consider of when purchasing equipment booms to ensure their OR is adaptable for future upgrades and updates? June 9, 2010 A key concept has been modularity. When purchasing equipment booms, the surgical professional has to consider whether the system is functionally flexible.
When I was in high school, my summer job involved waitressing at a local restaurant in my hometown in Wisconsin. While I admit, waitressing was not my forte—I was not all that good at it, nor was I fond of it—the job taught me a bit about dealing with people, especially people who are being waited on, or, in some sense, “cared for.
Aspen Surgical announces a new addition to the company’s Fluid Management Line: the SurgiSafe® CinchMat™. According to the company, the product combines effective absorbency with an easier way to handle the mat during disposal. Additional features include: The top layer that has superior wicking ability to quickly absorb fluids to prevent pooling and splashing.
Avec Scientific Design offers fluid control products for alleviating fluids on the floor in the OR, scrub area or trauma areas. The Quick Wick Absorbent Mats are made of super absorbent fibers locking in fluids to help keep floors dry, protecting staff from injuries, and to prevent contamination.
Wound, ostomy and continence care professionals are anticipating the presentation of three essential practice documents at the 2010 Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society Joint Conference. The conference, held in conjunction with the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET), convenes June 12-16, 2010 in Phoenix, AZ.
PHILADELPHIA, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Francis Sutter, one of five leaders in the United States in minimally-invasive robotic assisted beating heart coronary bypass surgery has accepted an invitation to speak at the 2010 World Congress of Cardiology and World Heart Federation in Beijing on the topic of robotic heart surgery.
In a statement, officials from Childrens Hospital Los Angeles said they expect Janelle Briseno will be well enough for release by the end of the week. "The surgery went well, and we anticipate a full recovery," said Dr. J. Gordon McComb, the hospital's head of neurosurgery. The accident occurred Monday when Dodgers catcher Russell Martin hit a line drive into the stands near third base, hitting Janelle and knocking her unconscious, said Dodgers spokesman Joe Jareck.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Scratch-poor towns in the Mississippi Delta once shared more in common with rural Iran — scarce medical supplies, inaccessible health care and high infant mortality rates — than with most of the U.S. Then things in Iran got better. Since the 1980s, rural Iranians have been able to seek treatment at health houses, informal sites set up in small communities as the first stop for medical care, rather than an emergency room.
Carla K. Johnson, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — A new federal study finds many same-day surgery centers — where patients get such things as foot operations and pain injections — have serious problems with infection control. Failure to wash hands, wear gloves and clean blood glucose meters were among the reported breaches.