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Ritter M9 UltraClave

April 7, 2014 11:22 am | by Midmark | Midmark Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The reliable Ritter M9 UltraClave from Midmark features an intuitive display and prompts to help users easily select appropriate cycles for unwrapped items, pouches, packs, or handpieces. When sterilization is complete, the patented automatic-opening door quietly opens to dissipate steam, providing fast and efficient instrument drying.

New Kidney Transplant Technique From Henry Ford Hospital Credited As The First To Use A New Set Of Patient Safety Standards

April 7, 2014 11:15 am | News | Comments

An innovative kidney transplant technique developed by Henry Ford Hospital is credited as the first in the world to use a new set of patient safety standards coordinated by the University of Oxford in England. The standards are being assembled and offered as a framework for developing, performing, and reporting surgical innovations that, unlike new medical treatments, are not under strict regulations and control...

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Authorities: Syracuse Surgeon Slapped, Insulted Sedated Patients

April 7, 2014 11:09 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | News | Comments

A New York surgeon was the subject of a state Health Department investigation after a complaint alleged he often slapped anesthetized patients at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center on the buttocks and called them derogatory and inappropriate names prior to surgery...

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New Type Of Battery-Powered Defibrillator Keeps Hearts Going

April 7, 2014 10:29 am | by Jennifer R. Lloyd, San Antonio Express-News | Articles | Comments

With a weak heart muscle and heart valve problems, Ruben Rivera said he was apprehensive about having a new type of battery-powered defibrillator implanted under his skin that could shock his heart if it sensed an irregular rhythm. But the 62-year-old San Antonio resident has no regrets since becoming the first patient here to undergo the procedure late last month...

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Victim In Famous Boston Bombing Photo Marks Year Since Marathon

April 7, 2014 10:24 am | by Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

The year since Jeff Bauman was pushed in a wheelchair from the Boston Marathon, his legs ravaged and his face ashen, has been marked by pain and difficulty but also by triumphs: He's learned to walk on new prosthetic legs, he's gotten engaged, and he's an expectant father...

In The Line Of Sight: Evaluating Imaging Technology

April 7, 2014 10:02 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

Recent estimates indicate more than 65 percent of surgical procedures utilize minimally invasive techniques and this percentage is only expected to increase with time. This statistic supports the widely-held belief among industry experts that the imaging technology that best allows the surgical team to see exactly what is happening inside the patient without opening will be preferred by all hospitals...

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Point Of Impact: Talking Sharps Safety And Needlestick Prevention

April 7, 2014 9:47 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

The numbers don’t lie. The sharps injury rate in surgical settings has increased in the 14 years since the passage of the federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of 2000. While the rate of injury has dropped approximately 31.6 percent in non-surgical settings, it has increased about 6.5 percent in the operating room. Why?

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New York Out-Of-Network Insurance Coverage Mandated

April 4, 2014 10:45 am | by Michael Virtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Starting next year, patients in New York will be protected from the surprise out-of-network medical bills that have pushed some toward personal bankruptcy. The measure signed into law this week is scheduled to take effect April 1, 2015...

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Research Respondents Recognize Supply Chain Deficiencies Keeping Hospital ORs In The 'Stone Age'

April 4, 2014 9:57 am | Articles | Comments

Despite the fact the healthcare industry is fueled by scientific advancement, too many hospitals find themselves stalled at a crossroads, struggling to embrace business-focused technologies and best practices that will allow them to flourish in the decades to come. This is the troubling picture painted by results of a new independent survey released by GHX...

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Virtual Reality, Telehealth, And The Future Of Healthcare

April 4, 2014 9:26 am | by Jay H. Sanders, M.D., Chief Wellness Officer, Remain Home Solutions | Blogs | Comments

With Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR, the maker of the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift – and its implication for “virtual house calls” – the U.S. healthcare system seems poised to make a powerful shift toward the telehealth model. According to some experts, 50 percent of face-to-face doctor consultations can be easily handled via virtual reality devices...

Researchers Show Impact Of Long-Term Vitamin D Insufficiency On Fracture Risk

April 4, 2014 9:20 am | News | Comments

A study presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases shows that long-term low levels of vitamin D intake are associated with higher 10-year fracture risk in elderly women.       

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Hair Removal System

April 4, 2014 9:04 am | by CareFusion | Carefusion | Product Releases | Comments

CareFusion announced availability of the ClipVac hair removal system from Surgical Site Solutions, Inc., designed exclusively for a new innovative clipper handle from CareFusion. The ClipVac system connects to CareFusion’s new surgical clippers and is designed to improve the current hair removal practice by using vacuum technology to capture hair clippings as the hair is cut at the source.

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ER Doctors Commonly Miss More Strokes Among Women, Minorities, And Younger Patients

April 4, 2014 8:57 am | News | Comments

Analyzing federal healthcare data, a team of researchers led by a Johns Hopkins specialist concluded that doctors overlook or discount the early signs of potentially disabling strokes in tens of thousands of American each year, a large number of them visitors to emergency rooms complaining of dizziness or headaches...

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Study: More Than Half Of High-Risk Alcohol Users Report Improvement After Surgery

April 4, 2014 8:52 am | News | Comments

Much has been reported about the potential for increased risk of alcohol misuse after weight loss surgery (WLS), with most theories pointing to lower alcohol tolerance and a longer time to return to a sober state after surgery, but a new study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggests that upwards of half of high-risk drinkers are actually less likely to report high-risk drinking behavior after weight loss surgery...

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The NuBOOM S

April 3, 2014 10:51 am | by CompView Medical | Compview Medical | Product Releases | Comments

CompView Medical announces the NuBOOM S. The NuBOOM S provides HD images to surgeons during minimally invasive surgery, while providing an equipment organizational system that removes trip hazards and clutter to improve staff and patient safety. The NuBOOM S is the third in the family of NuBOOM models.

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