The Stallion Elite from Bryton increases the surgeon’s ability to operate quickly, freely, and without neck strain from trailing leads. Powered by a laser type diode technology, the Elite produces an impressive 200,000 lux, using minimal energy to create premium light output with up to nine hours running per charge.
Steris offers the new S.A.F.E. Situational Awareness for Everyone Display. It is designed to provide automatic access to key patient information from diverse IT systems – laboratory, radiology, medical records, allergies, and more – within the operating room. It provides a dynamic view of clinical information on a dedicated, easy to read display to optimize clinical decision making and patient safety.
Lista International Corporation offers modular drawer storage cabinets. According to the company, these versatile solutions create a space-efficient workspace which also provides for clean, safe, highly organized storage of hospital supplies and equipment.
Efforts to reduce residents' sleep deprivation and stress with mandatory reductions in work hours have not been popular with hospital attending staff, and now a new survey suggests that the rules are equally unpopular among the residents themselves.
While it may seem that the financial problem created by expensive, proprietary health IT is simple and straightforward—health IT expenses push the budget into the red, doctors see fewer patients, revenue falls, and creditors come calling—healthcare economics are unique and apparently beamed from some other dimension where up is down and black is white, so linear explanations don’t really hold.
ACell, Inc., a leading developer of next-generation regenerative medicine products, announced today that its MatriStem medical devices demonstrate the highest constructive remodeling response in a recent study comparing 14 extracellular matrices (ECM) designed to aid in surgical procedures.
Video-assisted thoracoscopic left cardiac sympathetic denervation (VATS-LCSD) is a minimally-invasive procedure that can help many children currently dealing with refractory cardiac arrhythmias, according to a recent retrospective study.
Quick-Drain Waste Management Systems from Bemis Health Care provide safe and cost-effective disposal of liquid infectious waste. It will drain waste from canisters used in all areas of a facility as well as the OR. Fluid goes into the sanitary sewer at a rate of 500cc per second, saving staff time.
A couple filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state of South Carolina for what they say was an unnecessary sexual assignment surgery performed on a toddler they later adopted. Lawyers for Pam and Mark Crawford said Tuesday they were suing the Department of Social Services for having irreversible surgery performed on a 16-month-old child they eventually adopted and raised as a girl.
Women who have a hysterectomy with or without removal of the ovaries in mid-life do not appear to have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, researchers found. Changes in various cardiovascular risk factors over time were largely similar when comparing women going through natural menopause and those undergoing hysterectomy with or without oophorectomy.
Imagine what Paula Spurlock must have been going through. Shortly after having a hip replaced in 2011, the trouble started. "I had horrible itching, really bad migraines and intense pain throughout my body," she said. "I couldn't take it. Every single thing in me itched." After many months and several trips to specialists, Spurlock was told it could be anything from food allergies to her medication.
The Combat Ready Clamp from Combat Medical Systems made history Friday when it received new critical indications from the FDA making it the first device of its kind approved to treat unmanageable amputations and pelvic wounds not addressable with standard limb tourniquets.
Innovative Medical Products has introduced a unique solution for securing a patient’s arm rotation during arthroscopic shoulder surgery without the need of an assistant to hold the rotation of the arm for an extended period of time at the desired position. By freeing up an assistant, the De Mayo RoTractor increases the surgical team’s efficiency.
One might assume that all unit-of-use alcohol and povodine-iodine products are sterile. However, it has become abundantly clear that this is not always the case. Product sterility – the assurance that your product is not contaminated – is critical to delivering better patient outcomes and ensuring the safety of a medical team. Clinical infections associated with a variety of approved products have been reported.
I hope that the FDA’s efforts investigate robotic surgery will not slow or dissuade brilliant individuals and forward-thinking companies from developing more useful solutions for the operating room. I have no desire to see hospitals, surgeons, and OR staff members balk at these solutions in favor of re-embracing traditional or old-fashioned practices and attitudes.