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Surgical Content Management System

October 11, 2010 6:36 am | Sony Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Sony introduces the OPSIGATE™ web-based video content management and delivery system designed to help medical facilities make the most of their video assets. Comprising a dedicated HP® server pre-loaded with Sony OPSIGATE content management software, the new system seamlessly manages video workflow, while creating a centralized, searchable video library with strong security and access controls.

Flexible Composite Mesh

October 11, 2010 6:35 am | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

                                  Ethicon, Inc. introduces the ETHICON PHYSIOMESH™ Flexible Composite Mesh.

Purchasing Considerations For Fluid Waste Control

October 8, 2010 10:53 am | by Bruno Mombrinie, President, AVEC Scientific Design Corporation | AVEC Scientific Design | Articles | Comments

High Quality. Products that are highly absorbent and provide effective coverage are the key to ensure infection control and staff safety.  High quality mats have the thick fibers to capture and lock in fluids.  Only these mats will effectively reduce the amount of contaminated fluid left behind and lessen the risk of slips and falls.


Children's Post-Op Agitation May Be Preventable

October 8, 2010 6:55 am | News | Comments

Temporary combativeness after surgery — a complication affecting up to half of anesthetized children — may be preventable with drugs that decrease epinephrine production, according to a Medical College of Georgia pediatric anesthesiologist. "Some children wake up after surgery and begin crying and become combative," said Dr.

Medical Student Distress And The Risk Of Doctor Suicide

October 8, 2010 6:50 am | by Pauline W. Chen, MD | Articles | Comments

October 7, 2010 Several years ago, I learned that a physician in a town not too far from where I was practicing had committed suicide. Neither I nor my hospital colleagues knew him, but according to the story we heard, he was the father of young children, was respected by doctors and patients alike and had struggled privately with mental illness since medical school.

Man Delays Heart Surgery To Watch Football Game

October 8, 2010 6:48 am | News | Comments

A devout Michigan State football fan called timeout before doctors could install a pacemaker in his chest Thursday, deferring the procedure until after the school's football game this weekend against rival Michigan. Major Hester said he's willing to risk death so that he can watch Saturday's game in Ann Arbor on television.

Flag And Receipt Labels

October 8, 2010 6:48 am | Medi-Dose, Inc./EPS, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Medication packaged and dispensed in syringes, ampules, tubing, suppositories and odd shaped bottles often pose unique labeling challenges for pharmacists and nurses. Conventionally shaped labels often prove inadequate for adhering to irregular shapes.  Additionally, the same vital labeling that’s placed on the medication being dispensed needs to be recorded on the original medication bottle or package as well as the patient record.

Single-Chip HD Remote Head System

October 8, 2010 6:46 am | Panasonic | Product Releases | Comments

Panasonic introduces its single chip HD Remote Head Camera System. Designed for medical, microscopy, machine vision and other demanding industrial applications, the GP-KH232 camera head features multi-format capabilities and high performance resolution. The camera is designed with a 1/3 inch CMOS sensor to deliver a native 1080p/60p resolution from HDMI output.


Radio Frequency Tags May Help Prevent Surgical Sponges From Being Left In Patients

October 8, 2010 6:44 am | News | Comments

Using the same technology found in clothing tags used in retail store tracking systems, a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that surgical sponges with implanted radio frequency (RF) tags may be an effective adjunct to manual counting and X-ray detection in preventing sponges from being left behind in patients following a surgical procedure.


Fewer Blood Transfusions Improve Safety, Cut Costs

October 8, 2010 6:36 am | News | Comments

A Loyola University Hospital study has demonstrated how the hospital has improved patient safety and cut costs by reducing the number of blood transfusions. In 2009, the average amount of blood products transfused per patient at Loyola was 10 percent lower than it was in 2008, saving $453,355.

Surgeon Shortage Impacting Access To High-Quality, Affordable Care

October 8, 2010 6:23 am | News | Comments

A new interactive, web-based map from the American College of Surgeons Health Policy Research Institute shows, county-by-county throughout the U.S., where shortages of surgeons and other physicians threaten patient access to timely, safe, high-quality and affordable care.  The Surgery Workforce Atlas was released during ACS’s 96th Annual Clinical Congress in Washington, DC.

New Hybrid Operating Room

October 7, 2010 7:42 am | Videos | Comments

Using robotic imaging inside what is called a "hybrid" operating room, two teams of surgeons have given a mother from Utah the use of her arms again.

Robots Help Surgeons Transcend Human Limits

October 7, 2010 7:24 am | Videos | Comments

At times, it's tough going for Whitney Hatchett. "I was born with three heart defects. Two were operated on when I was 11 days old," she tells us. That was the first of many surgeries for the 34-year-old. But none was quite like last year's. "It was either to use the robot and have three small scars on my back or if it was done conventionally, I would have a scar all the way around," she explains.

Gastric Banding Single Incision Surgery

October 7, 2010 7:24 am | Videos | Comments

Dr. Michael Baptista has performed thousands of successful bariatric procedures. Here, you'll see a training video showing Dr. Michael Baptista performing a gastric banding procedure (Lap Band or Realize Band) through a single incision at the umbilicus (belly button). Learn more at http://www.


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