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Flag And Receipt Labels

October 8, 2010 6:48 am | Medi-Dose, Inc./EPS, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Medication packaged and dispensed in syringes, ampules, tubing, suppositories and odd shaped bottles often pose unique labeling challenges for pharmacists and nurses. Conventionally shaped labels often prove inadequate for adhering to irregular shapes.  Additionally, the same vital labeling that’s placed on the medication being dispensed needs to be recorded on the original medication bottle or package as well as the patient record.

Single-Chip HD Remote Head System

October 8, 2010 6:46 am | Panasonic | Product Releases | Comments

Panasonic introduces its single chip HD Remote Head Camera System. Designed for medical, microscopy, machine vision and other demanding industrial applications, the GP-KH232 camera head features multi-format capabilities and high performance resolution. The camera is designed with a 1/3 inch CMOS sensor to deliver a native 1080p/60p resolution from HDMI output.

Radio Frequency Tags May Help Prevent Surgical Sponges From Being Left In Patients

October 8, 2010 6:44 am | News | Comments

Using the same technology found in clothing tags used in retail store tracking systems, a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that surgical sponges with implanted radio frequency (RF) tags may be an effective adjunct to manual counting and X-ray detection in preventing sponges from being left behind in patients following a surgical procedure.

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Fewer Blood Transfusions Improve Safety, Cut Costs

October 8, 2010 6:36 am | News | Comments

A Loyola University Hospital study has demonstrated how the hospital has improved patient safety and cut costs by reducing the number of blood transfusions. In 2009, the average amount of blood products transfused per patient at Loyola was 10 percent lower than it was in 2008, saving $453,355.

Surgeon Shortage Impacting Access To High-Quality, Affordable Care

October 8, 2010 6:23 am | News | Comments

A new interactive, web-based map from the American College of Surgeons Health Policy Research Institute shows, county-by-county throughout the U.S., where shortages of surgeons and other physicians threaten patient access to timely, safe, high-quality and affordable care.  The Surgery Workforce Atlas was released during ACS’s 96th Annual Clinical Congress in Washington, DC.

New Hybrid Operating Room

October 7, 2010 7:42 am | Videos | Comments

Using robotic imaging inside what is called a "hybrid" operating room, two teams of surgeons have given a mother from Utah the use of her arms again.

Robots Help Surgeons Transcend Human Limits

October 7, 2010 7:24 am | Videos | Comments

At times, it's tough going for Whitney Hatchett. "I was born with three heart defects. Two were operated on when I was 11 days old," she tells us. That was the first of many surgeries for the 34-year-old. But none was quite like last year's. "It was either to use the robot and have three small scars on my back or if it was done conventionally, I would have a scar all the way around," she explains.

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Gastric Banding Single Incision Surgery

October 7, 2010 7:24 am | Videos | Comments

Dr. Michael Baptista has performed thousands of successful bariatric procedures. Here, you'll see a training video showing Dr. Michael Baptista performing a gastric banding procedure (Lap Band or Realize Band) through a single incision at the umbilicus (belly button). Learn more at http://www.

Gallbladder Removed Through Woman's Birth Canal

October 7, 2010 7:23 am | Videos | Comments

In breakthrough surgery, doctors go through vagina to remove abdominal organ October 7, 2010 A team of Ohio State surgeons is among the first in the country to remove a patient’s gallbladder entirely through her birth canal. Surgeons here are pioneering the incisionless technique as part of a study that will lead to the first trial in the world to compare laparoscopic and transvaginal surgery in this arena.

The Saving Brother

October 6, 2010 8:41 am | News | Comments

I heard the patient's agonizing scream emanate from Room 31 just seconds before Nurse Carla ran up to me. "Dr. Jim," she said, grabbing me by my arm, "I need you in 31 right away." Her face was flushed, her voice edged with concern. Carla, usually calm and collected, had me worried with her nervousness.

Titan Medical Adds Urology Expert To Board

October 6, 2010 6:32 am | News | Comments

Ocotber 6, 2010 Titan Medical, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Hiep Thieu Nguyen, M.D. to the company's Medical Advisory Board. Currently, Dr. Nguyen is an Associate Professor in Surgery (Urology) at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Robotic Surgery, Research and Training Center at Children's Hospital, Boston (CHB).

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Brain Surgery Through The Eye

October 6, 2010 6:21 am | News | Comments

Surgeons at UW Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle and at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine have determined that transorbital neuroendoscopic surgery (TONES) is a safe, effective option for treating a variety of advanced brain diseases and traumatic injuries.

Nutrient Loss After Gastric Bypass Spawns Concerns For Teen Girls, Unintended Pregnancies

October 6, 2010 6:16 am | News | Comments

An increasing number of obese adolescents, particularly females, are undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Yet a case study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition highlights the possible link between the surgery in adolescent girls and an increased risk for neural tube defects, which can lead to paralysis and mental retardation in their future children.

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