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The Saving Brother

October 6, 2010 8:41 am | News | Comments

I heard the patient's agonizing scream emanate from Room 31 just seconds before Nurse Carla ran up to me. "Dr. Jim," she said, grabbing me by my arm, "I need you in 31 right away." Her face was flushed, her voice edged with concern. Carla, usually calm and collected, had me worried with her nervousness.

Titan Medical Adds Urology Expert To Board

October 6, 2010 6:32 am | News | Comments

Ocotber 6, 2010 Titan Medical, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Hiep Thieu Nguyen, M.D. to the company's Medical Advisory Board. Currently, Dr. Nguyen is an Associate Professor in Surgery (Urology) at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Robotic Surgery, Research and Training Center at Children's Hospital, Boston (CHB).


Brain Surgery Through The Eye

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

Surgeons at UW Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle and at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine have determined that transorbital neuroendoscopic surgery (TONES) is a safe, effective option for treating a variety of advanced brain diseases and traumatic injuries.

Nutrient Loss After Gastric Bypass Spawns Concerns For Teen Girls, Unintended Pregnancies

October 6, 2010 6:16 am | News | Comments

An increasing number of obese adolescents, particularly females, are undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Yet a case study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition highlights the possible link between the surgery in adolescent girls and an increased risk for neural tube defects, which can lead to paralysis and mental retardation in their future children.

Interactive Media Aiding Patient Understanding Of Surgery

October 6, 2010 6:04 am | News | Comments

Patients facing planned surgery answered 36 percent more questions about the procedure correctly if they watched an interactive multimedia presentation (IMP), as opposed to just talking to medical staff, according to research in the October issue of the urology journal BJUI . Researchers from the University of Melbourne, Australia, randomised 40 patients due to undergo radical prostatectomy into two groups.

Fluid Waste Control

October 4, 2010 3:12 pm | Boehringer Laboratories Inc. | Articles | Comments

What should surgical professionals consider when purchasing fluid waste control products to ensure infection control and staff safety in the OR? Kevin Klocek Marketing Manager October 6, 2010 Suction is used in the OR not only for surgical field clearance but also airway management, blood salvage and tissue stabilization.

iDrive™ Right Angle Linear Cutter

October 4, 2010 3:11 pm | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

At ACS this week, Covidien will offer a preview of its iDrive powered handle and Right Angle Linear Cutter (RALC) is a reusable stapling platform that offers microprocessor-controlled precision and push-button control. The RALC was also specially designed to give surgeons deeper access to, and better visibility in, the pelvis for low anterior resection procedures.


Complex Soft Tissue Reinforcement

October 4, 2010 3:10 pm | W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announces the availability of larger sized GORE® BIO-A® Tissue Reinforcement, a valuable alternative to biologics for reinforcement of soft tissue in surgical procedures. GORE BIO-A Tissue Reinforcement is a unique non-biologic scaffold that is gradually absorbed by the body.

Remote HD IP Camera System

October 4, 2010 8:00 am | Sony Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

The new MD2GO™ HD IP Remote Camera system is designed on a portable cart which can be transported anywhere throughout the hospital. Ideal for use as a HD video communications tool in remote consultation applications, Sony utilizes the SNC-RH124HD robotic camera at the heart of the system.

South Africa To Research Mood-Lifting Plant

October 4, 2010 7:54 am | News | Comments

Jenny Gross, Associated Press Writer JOHANNESBURG (AP) — For hundreds of years, indigenous South Africans have chewed a plant they say reduces stress, relieves hunger, sedates and elevates moods. Now they have a license to study and market it, and plan to sell it over-the-counter worldwide.

Artistic Discipline Meets Modern Technology To Enhance Surgical Proficiency

October 4, 2010 7:54 am | News | Comments

This is the conclusion of new research from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center presented Oct. 2 at this year's annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics in San Francisco. The research studied the effectiveness of the Alexander Technique at improving the surgical posture and technical performance of urological surgeons during laparoscopic skills assessment exercises.


Fighting Fire In The Operating Room

October 4, 2010 7:53 am | News | Comments

New resources from AORN help perioperative professionals protect surgical patients. October 5, 2010 October is National Fire Prevention Month – a time when perioperative professionals review policies on fire safety, educate staff, conduct mock fire drill and overall, ramp up awareness of prevention and management methods fo surgical fires in the operating room.


Medical Center Decreases Manual Charting Events During Surgery By 90 Percent

October 4, 2010 7:53 am | News | Comments

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has bridged the gap anesthesiologists have been battling between time spent manually charting data points throughout surgical procedures versus the amount of time devoted to making crucial patient care decisions. Penn State Hershey implemented Cerner CareAware® technology, which enables connectivity between devices and the electronic health record (EHR), and Draeger anesthesia machines and monitors to dramatically decrease data charting events during surgery.


Nurses Are The Greatest Ally Of Medical Students

October 4, 2010 7:52 am | by Shawn Vuong | Articles | Comments

Besides the fact that I am going to marry one, I want to say that nurses are the greatest ally to the medical student. “Nurses can make or break you.”  I don’t remember where I read this quote, so I do not know who to give the credit to, but the quote is true.  Nurses talk about doctors and medical students all of the time.


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