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Used Equipment Offers Dual Green Benefit

March 1, 2010 12:29 pm | by Bill Whittemore | Articles | Comments

With a better understanding of used equipment options, hospitals can save up to 75 percent. With an understanding of the sources, classification of rebuilding and types of vendors involved, professionals can find used equipment that functions like new. Hospitals and surgical centers are not immune to the current economic condition, and as a result the purchasing of used equipment has become a more prominent option.

Touch

March 1, 2010 5:54 am | Articles | Comments

We have to believe that even the briefest of human connections can heal. Otherwise, life is unbearable. -Agate Nesaule     The patient arrived at the rural clinic near Guazapa, El Salvador, in his mother’s arms with a mouth gag tied in place and his hands wrapped in bandages.

Purchasing Considerations For Surgical Mobility

March 1, 2010 5:53 am | by Betsy Mikalacki Marketing, TransMotion Medical, Inc. | Articles | Comments

The top three considerations surgical professionals should make when purchasing surgical mobility equipment are: safe patient handling, optimal patient throughput and maximizing surgical space. 1. Safe Patient  Handling To retain a healthy nursing staff and meet Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal #9 (reduce the risk of patient harm resulting from falls), implement equipment that achieves safe patient handling.

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Radiance® Full MMI™

March 1, 2010 5:52 am | NDS Surgical Imaging | Product Releases | Comments

The Radiance with full multi-modality imaging (MMI) from NDS Surgical Imaging is built with capabilities that allow any two input sources to be viewed simultaneously on the same display in a variety of split-screen or picture-in-picture configurations. It is the first of its kind to support two DVI inputs as well as two HD-SDI inputs, ensuring unprecedented flexibility for HD digital video connectivity, plus protection against technology obsolescence for many years to come.

High Definition LCD Monitor

March 1, 2010 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

The OEV-261H from Olympus is a 26” full high definition LCD monitor that is specifically designed for use with the company’s equipment, including: HD flexible endoscopes, surgical camera heads and EndoEYE video laparoscopes. According to the company, this new high definition monitor offers: Optimal image reproduction to meet the demands of the medical and surgical environment.

Robotics Could Raise The Bar For PCI

March 1, 2010 5:26 am | News | Comments

Last week’s Cardiovascular Research Technology conference heard George W. Vetrovec, M.D., of Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center suggest that the robotic CorPath system from Corindus could potentially raise the standard of care for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Corindus Vascular Robotics focuses on providing precision vascular robotic systems.

Buffett: U.S. Health Care Like An Economic Tape Worm

March 1, 2010 5:03 am | News | Comments

Josh Funk, AP Billionaire Warren Buffett says health care costs are a major drain on U.S. businesses and act like an “economic tape worm.” The head of the holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. said Monday on CNBC that America's health care system needs fundamental reform to attack costs because it's not practical to continue devoting roughly 17 percent of the nation's gross domestic product to health care.

Buffett: U.S. Health Care Like An Economic Tape Worm

March 1, 2010 5:01 am | News | Comments

Josh Funk, AP Billionaire Warren Buffett says health care costs are a major drain on U.S. businesses and act like an “economic tape worm.” The head of the holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. said Monday on CNBC that America's health care system needs fundamental reform to attack costs because it's not practical to continue devoting roughly 17 percent of the nation's gross domestic product to health care.

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NOTES Technique Produces Scarless Myotom

March 1, 2010 4:55 am | News | Comments

University of California-San Diego Medical Center surgeons have performed America's first incision-free myotomy through the mouth. The laparoscopic technique to treat Achalasia is called the Heller Myotomy, a two-hour procedure requiring up to six small incisions in the abdomen to divide the esophageal muscle.

Study Shows New Surgical Option In Treating Strokes

March 1, 2010 4:43 am | News | Comments

Marilynn Marchione, AP People at risk of a stroke because of narrowed neck arteries can be safely treated with a less drastic option than the surgery done now, the largest study ever done on these treatments concludes. If Medicare agrees to cover it, hundreds of thousands of Americans a year might be able to have an artery-opening procedure and a stent instead of surgery to remove built-up plaque, doctors say.

SSI Surgical Sold

March 1, 2010 4:17 am | News | Comments

Teleflex, Inc. recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its SSI Surgical Services, Inc. business to an unnamed, privately-owned multi-service line healthcare company for approximately $25 million. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close before the end of the first quarter of 2010.

True Tales About Healthcare Abroad

February 26, 2010 5:45 am | Articles | Comments

Mandatory bed rest. Dirt cheap deliveries. Ringworm beatdowns. Have illness will travel. February 26, 2010 Can we all agree, there's something wrong when a person who's reluctant to drink a frozen margarita in Mexico City can rationalize getting a root canal in Tijuana? Or, that it's weird for a 24-year-old to consider the idea of scheduling her IUD implant surgery during a summer trip to England? It's called medical tourism, traveling abroad to receive free or reduced healthcare.

Case Cart Repair And Restoration

February 26, 2010 5:44 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. provides On-Location Case Cart Repair and Restoration services. Any make, any type, and any model case cart can be completely refurbished by Spectrum’s certified technicians in their dedicated on-location repair lab. Spectrum’s service capabilities include inspection, lubrication, minor or major adjustments, replacement of shelves, bumpers, latches, doorstops, nuts, bolts, hinges and caster repair or replacement.

Tamper-Resistant TR2 Alarm

February 26, 2010 5:44 am | AliMed, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

AliMed releases its new version of the popular TR2 tamper-resistant alarm with the added benefit of a silent setting, so it doesn’t disturb other residents. Unlike other bedside fall alarms, the caregiver can simply switch the alarm to a silent mode and plug it into the nurse call system.

Innovative Wound Management Solution

February 26, 2010 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new therapeutic method, which can be used for the treatment of pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, post-surgical wounds and first and second degree burns, recently received FDA clearance. February 26, 2010 EnzySurge Ltd. (EnzySurge) received clearance from the U.

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