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Project Access Helps Uninsured Get Needed Surgeries

October 22, 2010 6:28 am | News | Comments

Approximately 40 people without health insurance and in desperate need of outpatient procedures will receive free medical procedures through Project Access San Diego, a project of the San Diego County Medical Society Foundation. The procedures will be performed in partnership with Kaiser Permanente San Diego at the Otay Mesa facility on Saturday, October 23.

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System For Vertebral Body Augmentation

October 22, 2010 6:24 am | Depuy Spine, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DePuy Spine, Inc. has signed an agreement with Osseon Therapeutics, Inc. to market and distribute the Osseoflex™ Steerable Needle with DePuy Spine’s CONFIDENCE Spinal Cement System™. The CONFIDENCE System is a unique solution for the minimally invasive treatment of painful vertebral compression fractures, a condition that affects about 550,000 people each year.

Hydrogen Peroxide Gas Plasma Sterilizer

October 22, 2010 6:23 am | Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) | Product Releases | Comments

The STERRAD® NX™ System from ASP is a fast, low-temperature hydrogen peroxide gas plasma sterilizer. It has the ability to sterilize a wide range of instruments, including single-channel flexible endoscopes and semi-rigid ureteroscopes. And it provides the flexibility of having dry, packaged, sterile instruments ready whenever you need them.

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Couple Sues After Mega Death Sauce Hospitalizes Son

October 22, 2010 6:21 am | News | Comments

(AP) Some don't like it hot. A Steak 'n Shake restaurant in Cleveland, TN was sued by a couple who claimed it served a hot sauce that sent their son to the hospital. Tim and Mary Katherine Gann said a restaurant server gave their minor child a bottle of Blair's Mega Death Sauce for his chili and encouraged him to eat some.

European Surgeon Tabs SPIDER For Single-Incision Gall Bladder, Hernia Operations

October 22, 2010 6:17 am | News | Comments

The TransEnterix SPIDER® Surgical System, a platform that allows for operating through a patient’s belly button, has received regulatory approval to market in the European Union. With this approval in place, Professor Helmut G. Weiss, a respected expert in minimally invasive surgical techniques, used the SPIDER system to remove the gallbladders of two patients, repair an inguinal hernia in a third patient, and perform a colorectal procedure in a fourth.

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Changing The Face Of Orthopaedic Surgery

October 22, 2010 6:07 am | News | Comments

At Loyola University Health Systems, 20 percent of orthopaedic faculty and 16 percent of orthopaedic residents are women. And at Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine, six of the 11 fourth-year students applying for orthopaedic residencies are women. Among podiatrists, two of the five attending and two of the seven residents are women.

St. Johns Mercy Medical Wins 3M Innovation Award

October 22, 2010 5:57 am | News | Comments

With a video depicting an infection prevention biathlon, St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis received more than 10,000 votes and was named the winner of the 3M Innovation Award. The contest invited healthcare facilities across the country to showcase original ways of improving patient care and helping to reduce the risk for healthcare-associated infections through video or written submissions.

Pink Glove Dance: The Sequel

October 21, 2010 6:42 am | Videos | Comments

Visit Pink Glove Dance: http://www.pinkglovedance.com Medline is proud to present the sequel to the highly popular Pink Glove Dance video, which brought hope and joy to those affected by breast cancer. This new video features more than 4,000 healthcare workers and breast cancer survivors from all over the United States and into Canada.

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The Future Of Robotics: Telesurgery

October 21, 2010 6:42 am | Videos | Comments

Medical Director of the Global Robotics Institute at Florida Hospital, Dr. Vipul Patel shares his vision of the next steps of robotic surgery. He believes telesurgery is a future application of the daVinci robot. Dr. Patel performed his 4,000th robotic removal of the prostate, a milestone no single surgeon has achieved.

Botox Helps With Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction

October 21, 2010 6:41 am | Videos | Comments

A surgeon at Southwest Washington Medical Center is using a cosmetic treatment to help reduce pain for women undergoing reconstructive surgery.

Surgeon Pioneers MIS Shoulder Procedure

October 21, 2010 6:41 am | Videos | Comments

Professional women's motocross racer Sydney Babcock dislocated her shoulder several times. She sought treatment at the UW Sports Medicine Clinic with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Christopher Wahl. He pioneered the DAISY graft procedure. This minimally invasive surgery restores a patient's normal shoulder anatomy, and with quicker recovery.

Hot Chemo "Washes" Out Cancer Cells

October 21, 2010 6:40 am | Videos | Comments

Dr. Jason Foster is one of a very small number of surgical oncologists in the United States practicing HIPEC, or hot chemotherapy. It's used to treat cancers of the appendix, ovaries, colon as well as mesothelioma. Surgeons first remove the visible tumor from inside the abdominal cavity, then fill the cavity with a heated chemotherapy solution.

Reduce Medical Malpractice AndCreate A Culture Of Patient Safety

October 20, 2010 8:34 am | by Brian Goldman, MD | Articles | Comments

When I was a resident in internal medicine many years ago, I saw an elderly woman who came to the ER complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath. She had a history of heart disease. When I listened to her chest, the crackles I heard emanating from her wet lungs told me she had congestive heart failure.

Needlestick Safety Frustrations Continue

October 20, 2010 7:24 am | News | Comments

With Infection Prevention Week and the upcoming 10-year anniversary of the signing of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, AORN (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses) recently unveiled a study focusing on some frustrations regarding a lack of progress in implementing the strategies outlined in the Act.

Surgical Instrument Stringer Stand

October 20, 2010 7:12 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. introduces their new Surgical Instrument Stringer Stand. The unique design of Spectrum’s Stringer Stand promotes faster, safer instrument handling and allows for rapid, two-handed loading of any style instrument stinger. To use, simply place an instrument stringer of any width into the base of the Stringer Stand, and with both hands now free, string/stack instruments as you normally would.

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