When electronic health records exist in an organization, the patient may have no way to contain their information to those who provide treatment. While the public may not think about this as a major deal, as an employee of a hospital, I do.
The FDA gave the go ahead to a new firmer silicon gel implant for breast augmentation or...
A UCLA team of surgeons and gastroenterologists has been performing a new, minimally invasive...
After being on the market for more than decade, doctors still can't say with any certainty...
With Medicare penalties on hospitals with higher-than-expected rates of 30-day readmissions expected to rise in 2014, more hospitals are evaluating the most accurate methods for tracking readmissions of patients because of the challenges that go along with it.
"Currently, there is no dynamic research framework to systematically detect devices and surgeries that don't offer any benefits to patients or may even be harmful," says co-lead investigator Dr. Art Sedrakyan of Weill Cornell Medical College.
CareFusion introduced a 3mm version of its Snowden-Pencer pretzel-shaped laparoscopic retractors. The 3mm shaft enables even smaller incisions and is designed to promote faster recovery time, minimize scarring through smaller incisions, and reduce post-operative pain and trauma for the patient.
The VisionPro 26” LED Display from Stryker optimizes the surgical image for an enhanced OR experience. Increased brightness, contrast, and custom gamma curves provide improved clarity and color reproduction across all surgical specialties. The display’s protective layer reduces accidental panel damage and utilizes double-sided anti-reflective coating to reduce glare and reflection.
The ivNow from Enthermics Medical Systems maintains precise temperatures of injection/irrigation fluids. This small, convenient unit can be placed on a countertop, or mounted on a wall or pole. The ivNow automatically detects the IV bag when it is placed on the unit and quickly warms the product to 40°C/104°F.
The complete product and supplier directory for the surgical market, the 2014 Surgical Products Buyers' Guide features information on equipment, systems, services, and supplies.
Understanding how gastric bypass surgery changes the properties of nerve cells that help regulate the digestive system could lead to new treatments that produce the same results without surgery. who have shown how surgery restores some properties of nerve cells that tell people their stomachs are full. The results may also better predict which patients will keep the weight off after surgery.
What if you could grow a custom-made organ in a lab? It sounds pretty incredible. But just a three-hour drive from the Philadelphia hospital where Sarah got her transplant, another little girl is benefiting from just that sort of technology.
Lung transplant surgeons at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix have performed Arizona's first "breathing" lung transplantation. Even in transport, these lungs are kept breathing and circulating with blood. This experimental sci-fi technology, nicknamed "Lung-in-a-Box," could revolutionize the field of lung transplantation. St. Joseph's is one of only five sites in the nation offering this unique technology.
"The study shows that access to surgical care, especially general surgical care, is important and low access can have real impacts that affect peoples' health," coauthor Thomas Ricketts of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill told Reuters Health by email.
The majority of the hundreds of thousands of robotic surgeries performed in the U.S. each year are done safely. However, as use of the machine increases, so are reports of injuries: The U.S. Food and Drug administration has received more than 200 reports since 2007 of burns, cuts, and infections – including 89 deaths -- after robotic surgery.
The REVIVE SE device is a self-expanding nitinol basket that is designed to ease navigation through small and tortuous blood vessels and arteries in the cerebral vasculature, and enable rapid restoration of blood flow to the brain during an acute ischemic stroke.
Ecolab Healthcare announced the availability of Quik-Care Nourishing Foam, a new foam hand sanitizer with skin conditioners and emollients that moisturize and enhance the skin’s natural repair process with repeated use. This unique, clinically-proven formula sanitizes, absorbs fast, and keeps working over time to support healthier skin for healthcare professionals.
The FlexScan T2381W multi-touch monitor from Eizo combines superb image quality, durability, and a design that is optimized for comfortable 5-point multi-touch use. The 23-inch non-scratch touch screen surface is made of reinforced glass. It features a new fully flat surface that enables seamless touch operation.
Over the years, I’ve had more than my share of difficult cases. I’ve had patients with life threatening conditions whom I wished I could offer more than to just shake my head and speak empty words of encouragement. They stare back at me and I see their eyes full of hope. How many times have been forced to say: “I’m sorry, there’s nothing I can do that will make you better, or cure you, or ease your pain.”