Innovative Medical Products has introduced a unique solution for securing a patient’s arm rotation during arthroscopic shoulder surgery without the need of an assistant to hold the rotation of the arm for an extended period of time at the desired position. By freeing up an assistant, the De Mayo RoTractor increases the surgical team’s efficiency.
One might assume that all unit-of-use alcohol and povodine-iodine products are sterile. However, it has become abundantly clear that this is not always the case. Product sterility – the assurance that your product is not contaminated – is critical to delivering better patient outcomes and ensuring the safety of a medical team. Clinical infections associated with a variety of approved products have been reported.
I hope that the FDA’s efforts investigate robotic surgery will not slow or dissuade brilliant individuals and forward-thinking companies from developing more useful solutions for the operating room. I have no desire to see hospitals, surgeons, and OR staff members balk at these solutions in favor of re-embracing traditional or old-fashioned practices and attitudes.
New healthcare laws are not only urging doctors to keep digital records. They are urging doctors to keep ONLY digital records moving forward. However, it must be noted that only 40 percent of physicians in the United States have converted their paper files.
The journal of the American Medical Association says approximately 150,000 Americans are misdiagnosed every year. And one-in-three patients die or are debilitated. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips reports on this disturbing study.
Doctors have seen promising results in an experiment that transfers a hormone from healthy mice to mice with heart failure. Dr. Jon LaPook reports that this has led to a lot of excitement and optimism, but the next step is to see if it has the same effect in humans.
Dr. Philip Schauer, the Director of Cleveland Clinic's Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, describes and discusses different weight loss surgeries and the type of bariatric surgery well-known New Jersey governor Chris Christie recently underwent.
A 16-year-old boy says the mysterious stomach ache that put him in the hospital bed was so bad, it felt like he was being stabbed from the inside out. Doctors were perplexed and worried so they performed exploratory surgery on his small intestine. It was discovered that he ate a wire the size of a hair from a common grill brush that apparently came off and stuck to the chicken he was eating at a family barbecue.
Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions division announced today it has received two prestigious awards from the group purchasing organization Novation for supplier excellence. Novation named Stryker’s reprocessing division Purchased Services Supplier of the Year and presented it with top honors in the category of Environmental Excellence.
Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. today announced results for its first quarter ended March 31st, 2013. Total revenue for the first quarter of 2013 was $4.8 million, representing year over year growth of 53 percent as compared to total revenue of $3.1 million for the first quarter of 2012.
"We have now established what decides whether (bacteria) swim or not - and that determines whether they form biofilms or not," explains Mikkel Girke Jørgensen and continues: "Prospects for the pharmaceutical industry are huge. This increased understanding of biofilm formation may be the first step in creating new ways to treat complicated infections in the future. "
A sizable percentage of women who undergo mastectomies for breast cancer continue to suffer bothersome pain from the surgery for at least 10 years, researchers said. Of the 369 patients who were followed for as long as 10 years, 19.5 percent reported post-mastectomy neuropathic pain.
Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer. The Oscar-winning actress and partner to Brad Pitt made the announcement in the form of an op-ed she authored for Tuesday's New York Times.
A 76-year-old man had the wrong kidney removed by a surgeon at a prominent New York City Hospital, officials confirmed Friday. A surgeon at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City has been relieved of his duties at the hospital after removing the wrong kidney from the man who had been on dialysis because of two diseased kidneys.
Calzuro.com is pleased to announce the latest Calzuro model. The new sole has improved traction plus optional Heel Strap Kit accessory. Calzuro continues to offer a design that promotes maximum comfort, resulting in less fatigue during long standing hours or on hard surfaces.