Identifying loss of dignity and lack of respectful treatment as preventable harms in health care, researchers at Johns Hopkins have taken on the ambitious task of defining and ensuring respectful care in the high-stakes environment of the intensive care unit.
Kidneys from deceased donors that have acute injuries are frequently discarded instead of being used for transplant. However, a Yale-led study finds that such kidneys may be more viable than previously thought, and should be considered to meet the growing demand for organ transplants.
University of Washington researchers have developed a new injectable polymer that strengthens blood clots, called PolySTAT. Administered in a simple shot, the polymer finds any unseen or internal injuries and starts working immediately.
Custom Service Solutions, Inc. introduces its 12-inch MiJET parts cleaning and collection unit.
Among patients with a displaced fracture in the upper arm near the shoulder (proximal humeral), there was no significant difference between surgical treatment and nonsurgical treatment in patient-reported outcomes over two years following the fracture.
A bond between two longtime family friends has deepened after the Michigan men received organs from the same donor.
myAORNguidelines is a new product that will enable operating room managers and administrators to analyze and sustain compliance with AORN's evidence-based Guidelines for Perioperative Practice.
This photo showcases a fully-constructed operating room that Steris has on display to help attendees appreciate the surgical equipment, monitors and other products that they have identified as key in keeping pace with procedural demands and patient needs.
A look at how new pharmaceutical developments could help improve patient comfort and post-operative results.
Through a partnership with Canadian based Lac-Mac, Encompass Group, LLC is now offering reusable OR gowns and drapes here in the U.S.
Surgeons at a San Francisco hospital have completed all the operations in an organ donation chain that gave six patients new kidneys.
TransMotion Medical’s TMM4 & TMM5 Surgical Stretcher-Chairs can function as a pre-op chair, a transport stretcher, an outpatient surgical table, and a recovery recliner.
Healthcare spending is at an all-time high in the U.S., yet young African-American men see little benefit, according to Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers' Viewpoint commentary published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Having a high sense of purpose in life may lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study led by researchers at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt and presented on March 6 at the American Heart Association's EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Scientific Sessions in Baltimore.
Ceterix Orthopaedics today announced publication of positive findings from two biomechanical studies of the company’s proprietary NovoStitch suture passer for meniscus repair in Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery.