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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new report from critical care experts at Johns Hopkins shows the benefits of reducing the use of prescription sedatives by half so that mild exercise programs can be introduced to critically ill patients in the ICU. Curtailing use of the drowsiness-inducing medications not only allows patients to exercise, which is known to reduce muscle weakness linked to long periods of bed rest, but also reduces bouts of delirium and hallucinations and speeds up ICU recovery times by as much as two to three days, the paper concludes.
Being obese may increase the cost of surgery for men with prostate cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among 629 prostate cancer patients at their center who had a radical prostatectomy, obese men generally incurred greater costs. The difference came from higher costs for anesthesia and other services in the OR.
Tiffany Arnold, AP Roger Elliott was home alone Christmas Day when he had his first stroke. The year was 1997 and Elliott was 29. But because of a rare, untreatable genetic illness, it wouldn't be his last. He has survived four strokes before he turned 40. “I have moyamoya,” said Elliott, who's now 41.
PEAK Surgical, Inc. offers the PEAK® PlasmaBlade TnA (Tonsil and Adenoid) tissue dissection device, indicated for cutting and coagulation of soft tissue during otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat [ENT]) surgery, including removal of the tonsils and adenoids. The PEAK PlasmaBlade™ is a family of disposable, low-temperature surgical cutting and coagulation devices that offer: The exacting control of a scalpel and the bleeding control of traditional electrosurgery without the extensive collateral damage to surrounding tissue.
Pauline Jelinek, AP A U.S. military doctor removed a live round of ammunition from the head of an Afghan soldier in an unusual surgery. Doctors say a 14.5 millimeter unexploded round, which measures more than 2” long, was removed from the scalp of an Afghan National Army soldier at the Bagram Air Field hospital.
The ACE Blade is a next-generation of cutting device to provide high performance electrosurgery. The ACE Blade, with a proprietary PTFE non-stick coating in the ACE Mode of Mega Power™ electrosurgical generator, will be marketed as a replacement to the scalpel, even for skin incisions.
Aragon Surgical, Inc. introduces Lektrafuse TELEO, the newest addition to its Lektrafuse platform. The expansion of the Lektrafuse Platform of radio-frequency (RF) based Tissue Sealing and Cutting Instruments allows surgeons to utilize the unique advantages of the Lektrafuse platform in a broader range of applications.
In “The Hostile Hospital,” from the Lemony Snicket “Series of Unfortunate Events” books, the three young orphans at the center of the story visit the fictitious Heimlich Hospital, where Babs, the head of human resources, asks them if they know what the most important work done in a hospital is.
Researchers at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, have developed a device that can spray skin cells directly onto burn victims to protect and heal wounds as an alternative to skin grafts April 12, 2010 Inspired by a standard office inkjet printer, researchers at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, have developed a device that can spray skin cells directly onto burn victims, quickly protecting and healing their wounds as an alternative to skin grafts, Reuters reported last week.
Siemens Healthcare introduces a new gold standard in cchocardiography: non-stitched, real-time full-volume 3D images of the heart acquired in one single heart cycle with the ACUSON SC2000™ volume imaging ultrasound system. The latest release of the system features: Unique technologies and applications that improve diagnostic confidence and workflow in echocardiography.