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Migraine Linked to Defective 'Insulation' Around Nerve Fibers

November 11, 2014 12:11 pm | News | Comments

A new study shows cellular-level changes in nerve structure and function that may contribute to the development of migraine headaches, reports the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) ... 

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Eight Women Dead in India After Sterilization Surgery

November 11, 2014 11:28 am | by Rishi Iyengar, Time.com | News | Comments

Eight women died on Monday in the Indian state of Chattisgarh following government-sponsored sterilization surgery, according to a state medical official.                 

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Republicans Can No Longer Blame Harry Reid for Failing to Repeal ObamaCare

November 11, 2014 10:57 am | by Dr. Jane M. Orient | Blogs | Comments

The time for Republican self congratulation is over, and the work needs to begin. It appears that the majority of the voting population recognizes that our country is in dire condition. Time is running out to fix it. Are Republicans going to work for our country, or just shift money around to different special interests? 

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2014 ESP Award Winner - Third Place, Surgical Instruments, gSource's Easy2Clean Kerrison Punch

November 11, 2014 10:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

gSource's Easy2Clean Kerrison Punch has an 8” shaft length, forward angle, 1mm-6mm bite sizes, thin foot plate, bone ejector on 2mm-6mm bite sizes.

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2014 ESP Award Winner - Second Place, Surgical Instruments, Blue Belt Technologies Navio Handpiece

November 11, 2014 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Navio is a surgical system indicated for unicondylar and patellofemoral joint replacement that utilizes robotic assistance and navigation for precise planning and accurate bone removal and includes the following features:

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2014 ESP Award Winner - First Place, Surgical Instruments, Reinforced Reload with Tri-Staple Technology

November 11, 2014 10:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Reinforced Reload with Tri-Staple Technology from Covidien is positioned as the only endo stapler currently in the market with a preloaded buttress material that can save time and reduce waste in the OR.  

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2014 ESP Award Winner- Innovative Sterilization Technologies - 3rd Place Best of Show

November 10, 2014 12:37 pm | by Surgical Products Staff | Videos | Comments

Innovative Sterilization Technology’s ONE TRAY® wins Third Place-Overall Best of Show for innovations in sterilization.  Watch the short video for more info!                  

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2014 ESP Award Winner-Ecolab - 3rd Place Infection Control

November 10, 2014 12:29 pm | by Surgical Products Staff | Videos | Comments

Ecolab’s Encompass O.R. Environmental Hygiene Program wins Third Place-Infection Control Category for innovations in OR Cleaning.  Click here for more info!                               

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2014 ESP Award Winner-Crosstex/SPS Medical - 2nd Place Infection Control

November 10, 2014 12:19 pm | by Surgical Products Staff | Videos | Comments

Crosstex/SPS Medical’s Rapicide® OPA/28 High-Level Disinfectant  wins Second Place-Infection Control for innovations in disinfection.  Watch the short video for more info!                   

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2014 ESP Award Winner-Nuvo, Inc. - 3rd Place in Lighting Technologies

November 10, 2014 12:07 pm | by Surgical Products Staff | Videos | Comments

Nuvo’s Nuvo Vu wins Third Place-Lighting Category for innovations in Surgical Lighting.  Watch the short video for more info!                           

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Molecular Breakthrough Could Halt Spread of Prostate Cancer

November 10, 2014 11:48 am | News | Comments

Scientists believe a new treatment, shown to be effective in mice, could halt the growth of tumors in patients with prostate cancer.                                              

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Obesity Plays Major Role in Igniting Autoimmune Diseases

November 10, 2014 11:36 am | News | Comments

Autoimmune diseases like Crohn's Disease and multiple sclerosis, in which the immune system attacks its own body rather than predatory invaders, affect 5-20 % of the global community.         

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Nebraska Hospital Uses Privacy Curtains Powered by X-Static

November 10, 2014 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

X-STATIC® Antimicrobial Technology has been chosen by Nebraska Methodist Hospital to elevate its standard of care for fabrics in the healthcare environment. The facility will install bacteria-resistant Arc-Com privacy curtains powered by X-STATIC® in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) of its new surgery center.

DePuy Synthes Launches Gryphon Proknot Anchor

November 10, 2014 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

The DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson has launched GRYPHON® Anchors with PROKNOT™ Technology (GRYPHON PROKNOT Anchors), the first arthroscopic hybrid anchor solution for repair of shoulder and hip instability. The announcement was made Friday by DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine* at the Arthroscopy Association of North America’s (AANA) Fall Course.

Insurance, Income, Education Tied to Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

November 10, 2014 10:36 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

How long patients survive after surgery to remove lung cancer may depend on factors like insurance, income and education, according to a new study.                         

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