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U.S. Marine Receives First-Ever Prosthetic Arm Controlled By Implantable Sensors

March 28, 2014 9:37 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

Curiosity got the best of U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. James Sides. When approached with the opportunity to serve as the first test recipient of a new, innovative, and potentially beneficial implantable myoelectric sensor (IMES) system for long-term use of prosthetics, Sides knew it was a chance not to be missed...

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Managing Surgical Plume: A Facility Wide Effort

March 27, 2014 4:53 pm | News | Comments

Buffalo Filter in conjunction with Pfiedler Enterprises will be sponsoring a new continuing nursing education activity, Connecting the Dots, Managing Surgical Plume: A Facility Wide Effort.  It is intended for perioperative registered nurses who are interested in learning more about the risks and remedies for surgical plume and who are attending the 2014 61st AORN Surgical Conference and Expo...

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Inspired Revolutions In Surgical Glove Technology

March 27, 2014 11:01 am | by Ansell | Videos | Comments

 Introducing GAMMEX Non-Latex Surgical Gloves to the North American market. Featuring the wide breadth of product line, GAMMEX now offers eight different surgical gloves to accommodate the requirements of the entire surgical team...  

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House Finalizing Bill To Give Medicare Patients Reprieve Of Reimbursement Cuts

March 27, 2014 10:40 am | by Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | News | Comments

Doctors who treat Medicare patients would get a last-minute reprieve from a scheduled 24 percent cut in their government reimbursements under a bill the House was considering Thursday. But senior Democrats weighed in against the measure, and passage was in doubt because the legislation required a two-thirds vote to advance under fast-track procedures...

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Humbles TrenWrap For Trendelenburg Positioning

March 27, 2014 10:27 am | by Innovative Medical Products | Innovative Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Innovative Medical Products has announced the Humbles TrenWrap -- a new positioning pad system with two unique features that will securely anchor a patient prior to positioning in Trendelenburg and reverse Trendelenburg for robotic and laparoscopic surgeries. First, the system’s Pre-Load Rail Clamps secure the straps of the positioning base pad, locking the pad tightly in position to the OR table’s side rails.

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Saving A Life With 3D Printing

March 27, 2014 10:11 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

NPR reported on a heartwarming story about the recovery of a young patient due to 3D-printed splints. Garrett Peterson was born with a condition known as tracheomalacia, which meant his trachea was so weak that it was very susceptible to collapsing during the most routine of acts. The collapsed trachea would leave him unable to breathe, and his mother reports watching him turn blue many times...

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J&J Accused Of Deliberately Destroying Records In Injury Lawsuits

March 27, 2014 9:58 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Lawyers and advocates for women alleging Johnson & Johnson products injured them urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to investigate their claims the healthcare giant deliberately destroyed many documents critical to their lawsuits...

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Repeat Sternotomy For Aortic Valve Replacement Safe Option For Octogenarian Patients

March 27, 2014 9:47 am | News | Comments

Surgical aortic valve replacement generally improves patients' symptoms and prolongs survival. However, the perceived risk of surgical aortic valve replacement in patients over 80 may result in surgery being denied or a recommendation for alternative therapy. Investigators at the Mayo Clinic challenge the way these patients have been managed...

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Preoperative PET Cuts Unnecessary Lung Surgeries In Half

March 27, 2014 9:41 am | News | Comments

New quantitative data suggests that 30 percent of the surgeries performed for non-small cell lung cancer patients in a community-wide clinical study were deemed unnecessary. Additionally, positron emission tomography (PET) was found to reduce unnecessary surgeries by 50 percent, according to research published in the March issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine...

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Artificial Hearts May Help Patients Survive Until Transplant

March 27, 2014 9:35 am | News | Comments

The largest single-center study of patients implanted with a total artificial heart finds the device may help patients in severe heart failure survive until they can receive a heart transplant, according to research. Researchers studied 22 patients implanted with total artificial hearts at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in 2012 and 2013 to look at the primary endpoints of death and incidence of stroke at 60 days...

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No Cancer Surgery For Former Bills QB Jim Kelly

March 27, 2014 9:31 am | by Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Doctors treating Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly said Wednesday he will not immediately undergo surgery for a recurrence of cancer. Instead, the longtime Buffalo Bills star will likely first be treated with chemotherapy and radiation, according to a statement from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City...

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CDC Report: Hospital Infections Are Down

March 27, 2014 9:19 am | News | Comments

A new report suggests hospital infections are not as common as previously thought — but still 1 in 25 patients are infected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the estimates Wednesday. It's considered the best data yet on infections patients pick up in the hospital...

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Non-Latex PI White Surgical Glove

March 26, 2014 11:20 am | by Ansell | Ansell | Product Releases | Comments

The GAMMEX Non-Latex PI White surgical glove from Ansell is powder-free and made from synthetic polyisoprene. Wearers experience exceptional fit that also provides tactile sensitivity and dependability. This glove delivers all the performance characteristics of natural rubber latex without the risk of natural rubber latex sensitization.

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Health And Human Services Grants Extra Time To Enroll For Healthcare Coverage

March 26, 2014 11:12 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration has announced. The White House is scrambling to meet a goal of 6 million signed up through new online markets that offer subsidized private health insurance to people without access to coverage on the job...

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The BASS FIN

March 26, 2014 11:00 am | by BASS Medical | Bass Medical | Product Releases | Comments

The BASS Medical comprehensive fluid management solution keeps the operating room floor dry during high fluid volume procedures such as shoulder and knee arthroscopy. The BASS FIN is a smaller version of the BASS without suction. The “FIN” can be taped to the BASS to form an L-Shape that keeps fluid off the floor during lateral and beach chair position shoulder arthroscopies.

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