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Medical Grade RF Wireless Foot Control

September 16, 2010 10:54 am | LINEMASTER Switch Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Linemaster introduces its Medical Grade RF Wireless foot control, a unique plug-and-go system perfect for new applications or as a replacement for existing wired solutions. This innovative system eliminates the cord clutter on the floors while providing the freedom that wireless has to offer.

Insuflow® Laparoscopic Gas Conditioning System

September 16, 2010 10:43 am | Lexion Medical | Product Releases | Comments

The Insuflow® Laparoscopic Gas Conditioning System humidifies and warms CO2 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit and 95 percent relative humidity.  It is the only proven method that prevents intra-operative and post-operative laparoscopic hypothermia.  The Insuflow® also reduces post-operative pain and analgesic requirements and shortens recovery time.

AER DEFENSE™ Smoke Evacuator

September 16, 2010 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

The AER DEFENSE™ Smoke Evacuator is ConMed’s new surgical smoke evacuation system intended to remove smoke, aerosols, and noxious odors produced during electrosurgical procedures. The AER DEFENSE™ offers four different modes of operation which makes it the most versatile smoke evacuator on the market and is 11 percent (7dBA) quieter than our previous model.

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C-QUR™ V-Patch

September 16, 2010 9:40 am | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The V-Patch is designed for the repair of small hernias such as umbilical, epigastric, and trocar site defects. The exclusive Omega-3 Fatty Acid-Coated Reinforcement Washer allows for easy implantation of the device through a small defect. A unique design enables the implant to lay flat uniformly against the abdominal wall and maintain a smooth contact surface for incorporation in and around the defect.

Right Hemicolectomy

September 16, 2010 6:35 am | Videos | Comments

Courtesy of the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association, this video offers a look at a Robotic Right Hemicolectomy procedure. To see more videos and learn about the organization's 2nd Worldwide Congress, go to http://www.clinicalrobotics.

Kidney Tumor Removal Surgery

September 16, 2010 6:33 am | Videos | Comments

A single incision laparoscopy involves placement of all working instruments through one small incision, mostly hidden in the belly button, through which the kidney tumor is extracted and followed by kidney reconstruction.

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band

September 16, 2010 6:33 am | Videos | Comments
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Surgeon Addresses New Mammogram Recommendations

September 16, 2010 6:26 am | Videos | Comments

In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force changed the recommendations for screening mammograms. Stephanie Moline, MD, FACS, a breast surgical oncologist at Cancer Care Northwest in Spokane, WA, weighs in.

Two-Thirds Of Patients Worry About Acquiring Deadly Infections In Hospital

September 15, 2010 11:25 am | Articles | Comments

Nearly one-third of Americans have experienced a Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) or have a friend or relative who contracted one, according to a new survey from Xenex Healthcare. HAIs (such as C. diff, MRSA, staph infections and pneumonia) are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and while hospitals have stepped up efforts to prevent these deadly infections, more needs to be done.

Bariatric Operations Reduce Odds of Gestational Diabetes, Cesarean Section

September 15, 2010 6:20 am | Articles | Comments

Obese women who have bariatric surgical procedures before pregnancy were three times less likely to develop gestational diabetes (GDM) than women who have bariatric operations after delivery, according to new research findings published in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons .

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The Emotional Resistance To Admitting Error Cannot Be Legislated Away

September 15, 2010 6:20 am | by Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Articles | Comments

It’s been more than a decade since the seminal report “To Err is Human” by the Institute of Medicine.  The report made waves when it estimated that 1.5 million people are affected by medical errors and that nearly 100,000 die annually as a result of medical errors. Some of those numbers have been debated, but there is no doubt that medical error is a significant issue in medicine that needs to be addressed.

Medline Awarded Premier Contract For Surgical Mesh

September 15, 2010 5:53 am | News | Comments

Medline Industries, a privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies, has announced the signing of a three-year national agreement with Premier Purchasing Partners, the group purchasing unit of Premier, Inc., to provide surgical mesh biomaterials used in soft tissue reinforcement to the more than 2,200 U.

Burnout Associated With Unprofessional Conduct

September 15, 2010 5:43 am | News | Comments

Medical students with higher levels of distress (burnout) were more likely to partake in unprofessional conduct related to patient care and less altruistic professional values, according to a study in the September 15 issue of JAMA . "Professionalism is a core competency for all physicians.

More Residents Endangering Patients By Working Through Illness

September 15, 2010 5:33 am | News | Comments

A new study demonstrates that young doctors often fail to heed the Biblical injunction, "physician, heal thyself." In a research letter published in the , issue of JAMA , researchers report that three out of five residents surveyed came to work in the previous year while sick, possibly exposing their patients and colleagues to suboptimal performance and, in many cases, communicable disease.

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