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2014 ESP Award Submission: Stryker's SYNK Wireless Platform

June 18, 2014 10:12 am | by Stryker | Stryker | Product Releases | Comments

The SYNK platform from Stryker increases OR freedom and efficiency by allowing users to wirelessly view HD video from multiple sources on up to 3 LED displays.

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Groundbreaking Research Finds Human Sweat Can Reduce Bacteria Defenses

June 18, 2014 10:01 am | by University of Leicester | News | Comments

Sweaty hands can reduce the effectiveness of bacteria-fighting brass objects in hospitals and schools after just an hour of coming into contact with them, according to scientists at the University of Leicester...               

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Ramsey Boy Doing Well After Laser Ablation Surgery On Previously "Inoperable" Brain Tumor

June 18, 2014 9:46 am | by Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota | News | Comments

A rare brain tumor in a previously inoperable area of an 8-year-old boy's brain remains dormant nearly four months after a second laser ablation surgery, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota reported today upon the story being featured on the nationally syndicated talk show, The Doctors...

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Anonymous Peer Feedback Through Social Networking Helped Residents Improve Their Skills

June 18, 2014 9:33 am | by University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences | News | Comments

Surgical residents who received anonymous feedback from their peers through a social networking site on their robotic surgery skills improved more than those who did not receive any peer feedback on their procedures, UCLA researchers found...    

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Medtronic To Buy Covidien

June 17, 2014 10:19 am | by Josh Boak, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

U.S. medical device manufacturer Medtronic has agreed to buy Ireland-based competitor Covidien for $42.9 billion in cash and stock. The combined company would have its executive offices in Dublin, where it could benefit from Ireland's lower corporate tax rates. But the merged company would continue to operate in Minneapolis, where Medtronic employs more than 8,000, the companies said late Sunday in a statement...

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Additional Measures

June 17, 2014 10:08 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

Improved infection control, better clinical outcomes, and reduced readmission rates are little more than pipe dreams for those hospital facilities unwilling to invest in the tools and technology designed to help accomplish those goals. This fact became abundantly clear to a pair of Orange, Calif.-based healthcare facilities – St. Joseph Hospital and Hoag Orthopedic Institute...

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C. Difficile Epidemic Should Concern People At Home, Not Just Hospital Patients

June 17, 2014 9:38 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Without proper infection prevention in hospitals, and now homes, the Clostridium difficile bacteria poses a major health threat, cautions a Case Western Reserve University infection control researcher...                     

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Surgical Patients More Likely To Follow Medication Instructions

June 17, 2014 9:27 am | by American Society of Anesthesiologists | News | Comments

A study in the July issue of Anesthesiology revealed that patients who receive a simple, multicolor, standardized medication instruction sheet before surgery are more likely to comply with their physician's instructions and experience a significantly shorter post-op stay in recovery...

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RadiForce LS580W

June 17, 2014 9:27 am | by EIZO, Inc. | EIZO, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

EIZO’s 58-inch LED back lit monitor, RadiForce LS580W, is ideal for ORs and Interventional Suites.

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New Study Aims To Rapidly Test Lung Cancer Drugs

June 17, 2014 9:13 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

A bold new way to test cancer drugs started Monday in hundreds of hospitals around the U.S. In a medical version of speed dating, doctors will sort through multiple experimental drugs and match patients to the one most likely to succeed based on each person's unique tumor gene profile...

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RightpH Devices

June 17, 2014 9:12 am | by RightBio Metrics | Product Releases | Comments

RightBio Metrics recently introduced the new point-of-care diagnostic devices. Designed with an innovative in vitro pH indicator, the RightSpot pH Indicator, RightSpot Infant pH Indicator, and RightLevel pH Detector provide safer nasogastric (NG) tube placement and accurate gastric acidity measurement.

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Cool Aids

June 17, 2014 9:05 am | by Healthmark Industries Co., Inc. | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Hospital staff are the reason for Healthmark Industries' new Cool Aids. One of the greatest challenges staff face is being uncomfortably hot while working.

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Cancer Patient Sues For $1M After Surgeons Remove Wrong Kidney

June 16, 2014 11:13 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | News | Comments

According to a June 12 article in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Glenn Hermes learned those tasked with overseeing his treatment for kidney cancer misread a CT scan prior to the surgery. Doctors were supposed to remove his right kidney before the cancer spread to other parts of his body. Instead, doctors took out his left one...

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Treating BE Better

June 16, 2014 10:19 am | by George Triadafilopoulos, M.D., DSc | Blogs | Comments

One physician's take on combining radiofrequency therapies in a proposed algorithm for effectively treating of Barrett’s Esophagus, which can lead to esophageal adenocarcinoma...              

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Out With The Old, In With The New…ly Repaired

June 16, 2014 10:04 am | by Alisandra Rizzolo, VP and General Manager of Customer Care, Stryker Instruments Division | Articles | Comments

Since many repair services cover an extensive range of equipment, they are often able to provide a lot of value to hospitals by repairing or servicing the equipment instead of replacing it. A few ways hospitals benefit include: increased uptime, more ability to control hospital costs, and continued commitment to high quality service to patients. Let’s take a closer look...

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