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Sterilization Catalog

April 12, 2010 1:24 pm | AliMed, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

AliMed® inc announces the release of its new Sterilization catalog featuring Medline sterilization products. The 24-page catalog covers the entire sterilization process, including products needed for decontaminating, lubricating, prepping, packing, and monitoring surgical instruments.

Next-Generation Radiofrequency Electrode

April 12, 2010 11:53 am | Depuy Mitek, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DePuy Mitek, Inc. introduces the VAPR® Premiere90, a new low-profile, small-diameter radiofrequency electrode that provides fast and efficient soft tissue ablation and coagulation with enhanced visualization during arthroscopic surgery. According to the company, features include: A low profile design (3.

Electrosurgical E-Z Pen™

April 12, 2010 11:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Megadyne’s 12-use E-Z Pen™ is designed to deliver optimal electrosurgical performance to surgical teams with cost efficiencies. Features include: Lightweight and ergonomic, the 12-time use E-Z Pen has a built-in count down mechanism displaying the number of uses left and a “lock-out” failsafe function preventing additional use once the lifespan has expired.

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Surgical Brainstorm: Cameras & Video Systems

April 12, 2010 11:50 am | by Jim Roselius, National Sales Manager, Vision Systems, Panasonic System Networks Company | Articles | Comments

What are the top three considerations surgical professionals should make when purchasing surgical cameras & videos system? April 16, 2010 1. Sensitivity. While some would argue resolution is the #1 consideration, sensitivity may rank higher. The surgeon must see details to make accurate decisions, but needs to see those details in a wide variety of contrast conditions.

Laparoscopic Surgical Smoke Evacuator

April 12, 2010 11:50 am | Buffalo Filter | Product Releases | Comments

Buffalo Filter’s LapEvac® Surgical Smoke Evacuation System is a powered, closed-loop smoke evacuation system. During laparoscopic procedures, the LapEvac draws surgical smoke from the peritoneal cavity, filters it through ULPA filtration media, and returns clean CO2 gas to the patient.

Peace & Medical Prosperity In The Middle East

April 12, 2010 10:42 am | by Zoe Kiren Deol, MD, FACS | Articles | Comments

There is a secret that very few in the western hemisphere are privy to: there is peace in the Middle East. Its name is Jordan.  A small country of only 35,000 square miles and a little over six million people, Jordan is situated in a contentious neighborhood comprised of Syria to the north, Iraq to the west, Jerusalem to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south.

Smoke Evacuator

April 12, 2010 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

The AER DEFENSE™ Smoke Evacuator is ConMed’s new surgical smoke evacuation system that offers: 4 different modes of operation. A dual-stage motor for power for more efficient suction capabilities with less noise production. The ability to be coupled with the company's GoldVac™ Smoke Evacuation Pencil.

Electrosurgical Generator

April 12, 2010 10:41 am | Bovie Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The Bovie® ICON GP is an electrosurgical generator with fully-digital implementation for use in today’s modern operating rooms. It was designed in conjunction with OR clinicians to provide a safe, user-friendly unit that can meet all operating room procedure demands.

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PTFE-Coated Laparoscopic Electrodes

April 12, 2010 10:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

E-Z Clean® electrosurgical instruments from Megadyne provide dissection and coagulation for a variety of surgical applications, rendering procedures cleaner, safer and faster. They have a non-stick surface, which resists eschar buildup and last an entire case—saving both time and money.

iPad Review For Doctors

April 12, 2010 8:28 am | by Iltifat Husain | Articles | Comments

The iPad has finally been released and we’ve got our hands on one so we can provide the medical community a healthcare perspective of the device.

Purchasing Considerations For Surgical Camera Systems

April 12, 2010 8:27 am | by Evan Krachman, Marketing Manager, Camera, Storage & Surgical Applications, SONY Medical | Articles | Comments

What are the top three considerations surgical professionals should make when purchasing surgical cameras & video systems? I believe image quality should be the first and foremost important consideration when choosing a new surgical camera. That being said, it’s not always easy or a good idea to choose a camera based on the manufacturers specifications.

ENSEAL® TRIO

April 12, 2010 8:27 am | Ethicon Endo-Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

Using Smart Electrode™ technology, the ENSEAL® TRIO from Ethicon Endo allows surgeons to simultaneously seal and transect vessels < 7 mm, along with large tissue pedicles and vascular bundles with minimal thermal damage. Its patented I-BLADE™ jaw design offers uniform compression along the entire seal line.

Reusable Return Electrode

April 12, 2010 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Mega Soft from Megadyne is set on the operating room table, eliminating the small disposable sticky pad that can damage the patient’s skin. According to the company, the Mega Soft pad is large—extending at least half the length and full width of an adult patient’s torso.

Wall Suction Surgical Smoke Filter

April 12, 2010 8:25 am | Buffalo Filter | Product Releases | Comments

As part of your operating room protocol, it may be appropriate to utilize your vacuum/wall suction system to capture small amounts of surgical smoke plume.  As these devices are not designed to capture smoke and aerosols, implementing an in-line filter is essential to long term performance of your critical vacuum system.

Risky Surgery For Cambodian Toddler A Go

April 12, 2010 8:11 am | News | Comments

 On the heels of a sudden outpouring of support, it looks as if a Cambodian girl will have a chance at risky, but potentially life-extending surgery. A week after the founder of a local non-profit worried that his fledgling group would not be able to raise the money needed to provide open-heart surgery for 3-year-old Socheat Nha, the group's fortunes have turned.

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