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OMT™ Safety Scalpel

January 7, 2011 4:58 am | Ox-Medtech Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The OMT™ Safety Scalpel is a new safety scalpel with much improved functionality and design over the many conventional scalpels. The auto-retractable Safety Scalpel differs from the conventional scalpels because it provides protection from an exposed blade and has a permanent lock function.

Live Lap-Band Surgery

January 6, 2011 4:30 am | Videos | Comments

You may have heard of the Laparoscopic adjustable band procedure (referred to as the Lap-Band). It is now the second most common weight loss surgery procedure performed in the United States. At present it is the least invasive and safest weight loss procedure available -- so much so that it is becoming the procedure of choice in the adolescent population.

Product Demo: Auto-Retractable Safety Scalpel

January 6, 2011 4:30 am | Videos | Comments

The OMT™ Safety Scalpel is a new safety scalpel with much improved functionality and design over the many conventional scalpels. The auto-retractable Safety Scalpel differs from the conventional scalpels because it provides protection from an exposed blade and has a permanent lock function.

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Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair Surgery

January 6, 2011 4:28 am | Videos | Comments

Jon-Cecil Walkes, MD, performs Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair Surgery at Washington Hospital Healthcare System in Fremont, CA. Washington Hospital has been a leader in the surgical intervention and treatment of adult heart disease for the last 17 years. The cardiac surgery program focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to providing care for our patients.

Live RPG Removed From Soldier

January 6, 2011 4:28 am | Videos | Comments

Study: Temporal Artery Thermometry Accurate For Surgical Patients

January 5, 2011 6:15 am | News | Comments

Temperatures taken orally or by temporal artery thermometry "are an accurate means of temperature assessment for adult patients undergoing colorectal or gynecology surgery,"(1) according to analysis published by the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing . Accurate temperature readings are necessary to determine when to intervene for patients at all stages of their hospitalizations but especially during and immediately after surgical procedures to avoid post-operative complications.

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Normothermia Monitoring And Management System

January 5, 2011 6:14 am | Shafer Enterprises, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Hothead Technologies has executed an agreement with Shafer Medical Devices, a Division of Shafer Enterprises, LLC, to develop and distribute a medical application of the H.O.T.™ System that supports the Shafer Medical Devices’ Hypo/Hyperthermic Pad in managing normothermia in patients during pre-op, surgery, and post-op.

Mom Gives Birth To First Twin in 2010, Second In 2011

January 5, 2011 6:11 am | News | Comments

(AP) — A northern Illinois couple welcomed their new daughter to the world in the last minute of 2010 — and a twin son in the first minute of 2011. Ashley Fansler gave birth to Madisen Carin Lewis at 11:59 p.m. on New Year's Eve in Machesney Park, 85 miles northwest of Chicago. Aiden Everette Lewis was born a minute later, at 12 a.

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The Doctor And The Kidney Stone

January 5, 2011 6:10 am | Articles | Comments

by Barron H. Lerner, M.D. Must doctors follow their own advice? The issue often comes up when the obese doctor or the doctor who smokes advises a patient to lose weight or stop smoking. But I recently got to ponder the issue more personally when the severe pain of a kidney stone hit. Despite the extreme discomfort, I continued to work.

Many With Implantable Defibrillators Do Not Meet Criteria

January 5, 2011 6:04 am | News | Comments

A study appearing in JAMA detailed how more than 100,000 patients who received implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) found that about 20 percent did not meet evidence-based guidelines for receipt, and that these patients had a significantly higher risk of in-hospital death than individuals who met criteria for receiving an ICD.

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Guidelines Now Available For MRSA Treatment

January 5, 2011 5:50 am | News | Comments

Physicians now have help in their battle against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a potentially deadly infection that initially was limited to hospitals and health care facilities but has become a growing problem in healthy children and adults. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released its first guidelines for the treatment of increasingly common MRSA infections.

Helicopter Transport Increases Survival Rates

January 5, 2011 5:38 am | News | Comments

Severely injured patients transported by helicopter from the scene of an accident are more likely to survive than patients brought to trauma centers by ground ambulance, according to a new study published in The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care . The study is the first to examine the role of helicopter transport on a national level and includes the largest number of helicopter-transport patients in a single analysis.

Cosmetic Surgery Product Demand To Continue Growing

January 5, 2011 5:21 am | News | Comments

According to a report produced by Reportlinker, demand for products used in cosmetic surgery is forecast to increase 6.5 percent per year to $2.8 billion in 2014, when 16.1 million cosmetic procedures are expected to be performed. The economic recession that began in December 2007 impacted the cosmetic surgery industry most profoundly in surgical procedures, which suffered large drops in 2008 and 2009.

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Difficult Hernia Cases

January 4, 2011 5:04 am | by Alan Schuricht, MD Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania | Articles | Comments

Difficult hernias can come in two forms: technically difficult hernias with complex anatomy or unique locations, and simple hernias that present as challenging because of a patient's past surgical history. Sometimes these overtly simple hernias present with bigger technical challenges.

Children Averaging Seven Radiation Scans By Age 18

January 4, 2011 5:04 am | News | Comments

Carla K. Johnson, AP The first large study to examine the use of X-rays, CT scans and other medical radiation in children estimates the average child will get more than seven radiation scans by age 18. Most of the scans involve X-rays, which use relatively little radiation, but there is growing concern about CT scans, which entail far more radiation and can raise the risk for cancer, particularly in children.

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