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Students Learn Surgical Techniques Before Operating On Patients

November 23, 2010 5:31 am | News | Comments

In the last 50 years, modern medicine has made astounding advances in surgery, yet many of today’s veterinary and human medicine students still hone basic surgical and suturing skills on carpet pads and pig’s feet before transitioning to a live patient. An invention by Colorado State University veterinarians provides students with artificial body parts that look, feel, behave, and even bleed just like real skin, muscles and vessels.

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Eliminating Unnecessary Thyroid Surgeries

November 23, 2010 5:21 am | News | Comments

Doctors at the University of Colorado School of Medicine were concerned recently when they found a nodule in the thyroid of a 64-year-old Colorado man. They extracted cells from the nodule, hoping to determine whether the man had cancer. But the biopsy results were inconclusive. Even a few months ago, such uncertainty would have likely led to surgery to remove all or part of the thyroid.

On Black Friday Even Plastic Surgery Is On Sale

November 23, 2010 5:11 am | News | Comments

(PRNewswire) As a way to join in on the Black Friday specials that kick off the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season, Simoni Plastic Surgery will be reducing their prices on several procedures, inviting patients to "once again join in on the fun as we kick off the Holiday season".

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Cake With A Terminal Cancer Patient

November 23, 2010 5:08 am | by Krupali Tejura, MD | Articles | Comments

A fellow physician called me with a consult this afternoon. He described the case as a 60 year old who had stridor (difficulty breathing) for the past week and was admitted to the hospital recently. A CT scan showed lymph nodes in his neck which was compressing the trachea, and other scans didn’t show much better.

LED Light Source

November 23, 2010 5:08 am | Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Richard Wolf Medical Instruments introduces the Rover™ portable LED light source, pictured attached to a Richard Wolf flexible cystoscope.  The Rover™ is powered by a 3W LED lamp making it a solution as a replacement for a light cable and light source. It is recommended for use in such medical applications as ENT, gynecology and urology.

Hand Sanitizer Stand

November 23, 2010 5:04 am | Medicus Health | Product Releases | Comments

Medicus Health offers their new Hand Sanitizer Stand with Easy Change Sign Holder.  This hands-free infection prevention stand provides high visibility hand sanitizer dispensing for visitors and guests while also integrating an easy change sign holder. The Easy Change 8.

Algorithm Helps Match Kidney Donors And Recipients

November 23, 2010 5:03 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | Product Releases | Comments

A computer algorithm developed at Carnegie Mellon University matched living kidney donors with medically compatible transplant candidates late last month as the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), operated by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), began a national pilot program to increase the number of kidney paired-donation (KPD) transplants.

Military Experts Provide Surgical Guidance On Bomb Blast Injuries

November 22, 2010 8:31 am | News | Comments

Hospitals all over the world need to be aware of how to treat emergency blast injuries, and military surgeons can provide valuable knowledge and advice to their civilian counterparts based on their experience of battlefield injuries. That is the driving force behind two papers published online by BJS , the British Journal of Surgery .

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New Alliance Focused On Neonatal & Perinatal

November 22, 2010 8:14 am | News | Comments

Philips Electronics and Atom Medical Corporation have announced that they are expanding their relationship to provide a more complete portfolio of perinatal care solutions. This alliance now includes neonatal patient monitoring, apnea home monitoring, neonatal incubators and warmers, jaundice management, respiratory support, perinatal clinical informatics as well as therapeutic support products and clinical education offerings.

New Network Aids EMR Adoption

November 22, 2010 8:08 am | News | Comments

SOAPware, Inc., a leading developer of certified Electronic Medical Records and Practice Management software, has reached a new agreement with IBM, ActiveHealth Management and Medens Corporation to provide the cloud-based SOAPware EMR/PM to medical practices implementing the Medens Cloud, based on the solution for collaborative care from IBM and ActiveHealth Management.

Industrial Robots Selected For Advanced Cancer Treatment Program

November 22, 2010 8:00 am | News | Comments

Adept Technology, Inc. a leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced it is participating in the CLARA (Lyon Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Cancer cluster) program with Lyon Civil Hospitals as the robotics component in a method for treating small cancer tumors.

A New Way To Predict Post-Op Blood Clot Risk

November 22, 2010 5:20 am | News | Comments

Patients undergoing plastic or reconstructive surgery should receive a risk assessment before their procedure to predict whether they'll develop potentially fatal blood clots in the legs or lungs, according to research at the University of Michigan Medical School. Researchers also found that one in nine patients at highest risk based on that assessment will develop clots if not given clot-preventing medications after surgery.

Nurses’ Role In The Future Of Health Care

November 22, 2010 5:16 am | by Pauline W. Chen, MD | Articles | Comments

At the start of my surgical training, I helped to care for a middle-aged patient who was struggling to recuperate from a major operation on his aoarta, the body’s central artery, and the blood vessels to his legs. As the days wore on, the surgeon in charge began consulting various experts until the once spare patient file became weighted down with the notes and suggestions of a whole roster of specialists.

SwitchPoint Infinity® 3 Control System

November 22, 2010 5:15 am | Stryker | Product Releases | Comments

Stryker’s Communications business unit offers the SwitchPoint Infinity® 3 Control System, Stryker’s 8th generation operating room integration device. The system provides surgeons and OR staff with an integrated platform tailored specifically to each individual operating room in order to increase efficiency and flexibility during surgical procedures.

Versatile Stretcher

November 22, 2010 5:13 am | Pedigo Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Pedigo’s 750 Series Stretcher allows for the transfer of patients easily and comfortably with a load capacity up to 750 pounds. According to the company, the product’s stability, mobility and braking capabilities make the 750 versatile for all your department needs such as OR, ED or PACU.

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