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An 'Obesogenic' Environment

June 14, 2010 6:19 am | by Amanda McGowan | Articles | Comments

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.

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HDTV Surgical Display & Transmitter

June 14, 2010 6:18 am | Stryker Endoscopy | Product Releases | Comments

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.

EndoVue™ Display

June 14, 2010 6:17 am | NDS Surgical Imaging | Product Releases | Comments

As part of NDSsi’s value segment, the EndoVue is a high-definition display that features digital and analog HD video inputs and many other key benefits. Its compact and lightweight design allow for easy installation on a cart or boom. The new  EndoVue™ is an affordable alternative to a full-featured surgical display but can still accommodate high-definition signals from a variety of medical imaging sources, including endoscopes, ultrasound, PACS, and vital signs.

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Blog: Treating A Child With Fever And Leukemia

June 11, 2010 7:31 am | by StorytellERdoc, MD | Articles | Comments

I walked into Room 35 to find a three year-old lying on the hospital cot. Her father sat alongside her bed, whispering softly to her. The patient appeared quite tired, wiped-out even, and if it weren’t for her complacent eyes tracking my every move, I would have thought she might be sleeping.

Portable Blanket Warmer

June 11, 2010 6:55 am | Medicus Health | Product Releases | Comments

Medicus Health’s new Portable Blanket Warmer is an inexpensive way to keep blankets warm for patients in surgery centers, hospitals or for first responders. According to the company, features include: Blanket warmer is ready to use in your facility with UL Listed 110v AC Power Adapter included Replacement blanket warmers and power units are available First responders around the country are adding the Medicus Health Blanket Warmer to their equipment list for use on trauma victims, especially those suffering from hypothermia When plugged into the vehicle’s 12v power outlet through a supplied 6’ power cord, the Blanket Warmer will keep blankets at a consistent 160 degree interior bag temperature indefinitely—always ready for an emergency! The power cord has quick release connector so the blanket warmer is portable right on scene, keeping blankets warm until ready for use Each bag has thermostat controlled heating elements in the top and bottom that can be easily removed for cleaning or laundering Made of 1000 Denier Nylon with Dupont Thermoloft insulation 3 different sizes available.

Smoke Evacuation System

June 11, 2010 6:54 am | CooperSurgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

CooperSurgical introduces the SeeClear® device, a fully-disposable passive multi-stage smoke evacuation system for use in laparoscopic surgery. Elevated abdominal pressure required during minimally invasive procedures pushes the smoke and other matter through the filtration system along with the carbon dioxide gas used to distend the abdominal cavity.

Liners Protect Wrapped Trays From Rips And Tears

June 11, 2010 6:53 am | Cygnus Medical | Product Releases | Comments

By combining the cushioning properties of foam, with the absorbent properties of medical grade paper, NoDrip™ Liners from Cygnus Medical help prevent rips and tears in the sterile wrapping, while absorbing condensation and residual moisture. Additional features include: Increased evaporation rate by dispersing moisture across the top absorbent layer.

Going Green In The Hospital

June 11, 2010 6:51 am | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins researchers say recycling medical equipment saves money, reduces waste and is safe June 11, 2010 Wider adoption of the practice of recycling medical equipment — including laparoscopic ports and durable cutting tools typically tossed out after a single use — could save hospitals hundreds of millions of dollars annually and curb trash at medical centers, the second-largest waste producers in the United States after the food industry.

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Self-Amputee Back In Surgery

June 11, 2010 6:12 am | News | Comments

(AP)  A Connecticut man who tried to amputate his own arm, after being trapped for days while working on his basement furnace, is back in surgery. Jonathan Metz got his arm caught Sunday in his furnace boiler. He was rescued Wednesday, a day after he used his own tools and cut through most of his left arm.

Not A Cure, But Wins Show Progress Against Cancer

June 11, 2010 6:07 am | News | Comments

Marilynn Marchione, AP Doctors reported gains against nearly every form of cancer at a conference that ended this week. Yet when Will Thomas heard about an advance against prostate cancer, he wanted to know just one thing: “Is it a cure?” “I see billions and billions done on research, and it's all for treatment,” said the Alabama man who has several friends with the disease.

Recession Impacting Hospital Quality

June 11, 2010 5:47 am | News | Comments

During past recessions, the financial stability of hospitals seemed to be nearly indestructible. But researchers at the University of Michigan Health System and St. Joseph Mercy Health System say the current national economic crisis may be an exception. Hospitals are reporting declining profits, likely as a result of Americans losing health insurance as they lose jobs.

Eyelid Shortcut Offers Less Invasive Surgical Approach

June 11, 2010 5:32 am | News | Comments

Surgeons at Johns Hopkins have safely and effectively operated inside the brains of a dozen patients by making a small entry incision through the natural creases of an eyelid to reach the skull and deep brain. They say access to the skull and brain through either lid, formally known as a transpalpebral orbitofrontal craniotomy, sharply contrasts with the more laborious, physically damaging and invasive, traditional means of entry used in brain surgery that requires opening the top half of the skull.

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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

June 10, 2010 6:21 am | Videos | Comments

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.

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