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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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Obamacare Faces Higher Bar In Second Sign-Up Season

November 10, 2014 10:12 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

With a bright look to its rebuilt website, version 2.0 of President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul represents another chance to win over a skeptical public. But more than possible computer woes lurk as HealthCare.gov's second open enrollment season begins Nov. 15.   

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PDI's Prevantics Device Swab Receives FDA Market Authorization

November 7, 2014 11:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Clinical investigators recently released results from the first and only randomized, cross-over, prospective, comparative effectiveness clinical study evaluating the benefits of a 3.15% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) and 70% Isopropyl Alcohol over 70% Isopropyl Alcohol alone in disinfecting needleless connectors ... 

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VisionScope Offers VSI Imaging for Minimally-Invasive Procedures

November 7, 2014 11:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

VisionScope Technologies is an early-stage medical device company utilizing state-of-the-art video hardware, micro-optics and advanced computational software to bring arthroscopic imaging to a surgeon’s office.

TIDI Products Announces Acquisition of CFI Medical Solutions

November 7, 2014 10:59 am | News | Comments

TIDI Products, LLC, a leading manufacturer of clinically differentiated, single-use, medical devices, has acquired CFI Medical Solutions of Fenton, Mich., a diversified medical device manufacturer and engineering resource for hospitals, distributors, and global original equipment manufacturers ... 

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Weight-Loss Surgery Has Low Complication Rates

November 7, 2014 10:40 am | by Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter | News | Comments

People with type 2 diabetes who undergo a weight-loss procedure called laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery have a low risk for complications or death, according to a new study.                      

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Da Vinci Robot Performs Prostate Surgery in England

November 7, 2014 10:22 am | by BBC News | News | Comments

Urologists at The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, England hope the Da Vinci robot will "dramatically improve" surgery outcomes and the speed of recovery as it is less invasive.        

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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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