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Treatment for Amputees Remains a Challenge

November 7, 2014 9:57 am | News | Comments

Army doctors in the First World War were helpless to stop soldiers who lost limbs from suffering in pain, according to researchers. A century on, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have made the loss of limbs common among military casualties once again, but while prosthetic technology has improved dramatically, there is still a shortage of effective treatments for pain caused by damaged nerves ... 

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2014 ESP Award Winner, Third Place, Safety, Megadyne's Patient Return Electrode

November 6, 2014 12:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Megadyne's Mega Soft Universal Patient Return Electrode is simply set on the operating room table, virtually eliminating the small disposable sticky pad that can damage the patient’s skin.

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2014 ESP Award Winner, Second Place, Safety, ProReveal from Ultra Clean Systems

November 6, 2014 12:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The ProReveal, by Ultra Clean Systems, is a highly sensitive fluorescence-based protein detection test system for checking the presence of residual protein on surgical instruments.

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2014 ESP Award Winner, First Place, Safety, New Pig Grippy Surgical Absorbent Mat

November 6, 2014 11:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Pig offers their Grippy Surgical Absorbent Mat with features that include:                        

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Arm Pain in Young Baseball Players Common, Preventable

November 6, 2014 11:32 am | News | Comments

he most in-dept survey of its kind found that arm pain is common among supposedly healthy young baseball players and nearly half have been encouraged to keep playing despite arm pain. The findings suggest that more detailed and individualized screening is needed to prevent overuse injury in young ballplayers ...

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Study: Bariatric Surgery May Alter Taste Buds

November 6, 2014 11:09 am | News | Comments

Stomach-shrinking bariatric surgery may also foster changes in a person's taste buds, which could help them lose weight and keep it off, according to a new study.                    

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New Approach Proposed for Single Ventricle Heart Surgery for Infants

November 6, 2014 10:32 am | News | Comments

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, are proposing a new surgical intervention for children born with a single ventricle in their heart—instead of the usual two. The new approach would potentially reduce the number of surgeries the patients have to undergo in the first six months of life from two to just one ...

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Canadian Volunteers Providing Surgery in Ukraine

November 6, 2014 9:55 am | News | Comments

On Wednesday, a team of Canadian medical professionals will travel to Ukraine to provide specialized post-traumatic reconstructive surgical procedures otherwise unavailable to the people there.                

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2014 ESP Award Winner, Third Place, OR Products, STRIP-T's from Kapp Surgical Instrument

November 5, 2014 1:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

STRIP-T’s from Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc. hold and organize all surgical tubes, scopes, and instruments, attaching via self-adhesive backing to any location on the surgical field.

2014 ESP Award Winner, Second Place, OR Products, Buffalo Filter VisiClear Surgical Smoke Plume Evacuator

November 5, 2014 1:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

VisiClear Surgical Smoke Plume Evacuator, Buffalo Filter’s most advanced acute care offering, features the latest in technology, resulting in a quiet, safe, and intuitive surgical smoke plume evacuator.

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2014 ESP Award Winner, First Place, OR Products, Maquet FUSION Bioline Graft

November 5, 2014 1:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Maquet offers their FUSION Bioline heparin-coated vascular grafts, which the company feels merges the benefits of ePTFE and PET with a unique heparin coating to enhance graft performance and address surgeon needs.              

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2014 ESP Best of Show, First Place, Styrker Visum Blade LED Surgical Light

November 5, 2014 12:51 pm | by Surgical Products Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Visum Blade LED Surgical Light from Stryker is a simplified surgical lighting solution for the OR, Emergency Department, and other environments requiring surgical lighting.   

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Radiation a Risk For Brain Tumors in Young People

November 5, 2014 12:36 pm | News | Comments

In people under age 30, radiation is a risk factor for a type of brain tumor called a meningioma, a Loyola University Medical Center study has found.                                        

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Granger Casualty Test Can Make Epilepsy Surgery More Affective

November 5, 2014 12:21 pm | News | Comments

A new statistical test that looks at the patterns of high-frequency network activity flow from brain signals can help doctors pinpoint the exact location of seizures occurring in the brain and make surgery more effective, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Emory University School of Medicine ...

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Mexican Boy to Have Tumor Surgery in U.S.

November 5, 2014 12:04 pm | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

An 11-year-old Mexican boy suffering from a massive tumor, who drew international attention after U.S. Homeland Security Investigations helped him get treatment in New Mexico, is scheduled to have a series of surgeries in Albuquerque to remove the large growth on his shoulder ...    

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