Surgeons embarking for Haiti to assist earthquake victims can have their surgical devices refurbished prior to departure at no cost through the non-profit organization Instruments of Mercy, Inc®. “We’ve heard reports of surgeons having to use rusty instruments and hacksaws to amputate limbs,” says Gene Robinson, founder of Instruments of Mercy and CEO of IMS, a surgical instrument management and consulting company that supports Instruments of Mercy.
Cardinal Health announces the company is donating approximately $1 million worth of supplies through four organizations: World Vision, AmeriCares, Map International and Heart to Heart International. To most efficiently help meet the critical needs on the ground in Haiti, and leverage resources and the capabilities of relief organizations, they are directing donations through these four organizations.
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Balloon Retention Facilitates Transgastric Laparoscopic Cysto-gastrostomy In Treatment Of Pancreatic PseudocystJanuary 21, 2010 5:24 am | Videos | Comments
Objective: This presentation demonstrates intragastric balloon retention facilitating a transgastric laparoscopic cysto-gastrostomy for pancreatic pseudocyst. Methods: Via endoscopic and laparoscopic methods, 3 balloon-tipped operating trocars were inserted into the stomach.
Recently, a release on Business Wire reported the results of a random online survey showing that 55 percent of medical device industry professionals are looking to make a job change in 2010. The survey was conducted by Legacy MedSearch, a medical device retained search firm and posed the question: “What is the likelihood you will change jobs in 2010?” to 2,150 medical device industry professionals between January 4 and January 13.
I have been asked this question many times over the past 20 years. Many who asked the question thought I would have an immediate answer. This is a fair expectation due to my career as a head and neck surgeon and in my teaching role at a well known university.
This super-concentrate cleaning solution features a proven multi-enzyme formula for an advanced surgical instrument and scope cleaner January 20, 2010 Endozime® Extreme Power combines the power of a super-concentrate with the performance of Ruhof’s proven multi-enzyme formula to create the ultimate surgical instrument and scope cleaner.
January 20, 2010 Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. introduces Spectra-Moist® instrument wetting agent and pre-cleaning gel. Clinically developed to prevent blood from drying on surgical instruments, Spectra-Moist® safely and effectively dissolves blood and fat, promotes easier and faster processing, and reduces instrument staining and damage.
A new fast-acting disinfectant that is effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi and prions could help to reduce the spread of deadly infections in hospitals, according to research published in the February issue of Journal of General Virology . Researchers from the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, Germany have optimised a rapid-acting, practical formula for disinfecting surgical instruments.
Reuters – If you find yourself in need of emergency colon surgery, you'll be better off with a surgeon who specializes in operating on the large intestine, a new study from Spain shows. While colorectal surgery is a formally accepted specialty in the United States, Australia and other regions, this is not yet the case in Europe, Dr.
Kate Kelland, Reuters Circumcising newborn boys to stop them from becoming infected with the AIDS virus in later life is more cost-effective than circumcising adult men, Rwandan health experts stated. A study by Agnes Binagwaho and colleagues at Rwanda's health ministry found that the operation, which has been shown to cut dramatically the virus' transmission from women to men, is quicker, simpler and more cost-effective in newborns.
Frank Bajak, AP Hundreds of tech volunteers spurred to action by Haiti's killer quake are adding a new dimension to disaster relief, developing new tools and services for first responders and the public in an unprecedented effort. Noel Dickover, a Washington, D.C.-based organizer of the CrisisCamp tech volunteer movement, states that, “developers, crisis mappers and even internet-savvy folks can actually make a difference.
In the largest national survey of its kind, researchers from UCLA and UC San Diego measured medical students' attitudes and beliefs about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and found that three-quarters of them felt conventional Western medicine would benefit by integrating more CAM therapies and ideas.