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Thermal Imaging System Predicts Pressure Ulcers

October 15, 2010 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

WoundVision™ introduces a revolutionary predictive bedside thermographic imaging system. The WoundVision system brings knowledge bedside by acquiring, analyzing and applying essential patient data to inform healthcare providers in the development of effective treatment and care plans.

ENDOZIME® Xtreme Power Super-Concentrate

October 15, 2010 6:41 am | Ruhof Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

ENDOZIME® Xtreme Power combines the strength of a super-concentrate with the performance of Ruhof’s multi-enzyme formula to create the ultimate surgical instrument and scope cleaner. This unique combination gives ENDOZIME® Xtreme Power its superior cleaning abilities to deliver fast and thorough soil contamination removal.

Clinical Monitoring Of Chilean Miners

October 15, 2010 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zephyr Technology, developers of Physiological Status Monitoring (PSM) solutions, worked with the Chilean Government to monitor the health and fitness levels of the 33 trapped miners trapped for nearly two months. For the two weeks leading up to their rescue, the miners had been preparing for it by sending keepsakes up in the same capsules that carry food, clean clothes, medicine, monitoring systems and other supplies down through a narrow borehole to their underground cavern.

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When The Nurse Disagrees With The Doctor

October 15, 2010 6:38 am | by Theresa Brown, RN | Articles | Comments

A recent conversation with a physician at my hospital was laced with tension about the different roles of doctors and nurses. “When you get down to it,” he told me, “Patients come to me for care, Theresa, not you.” Both of us were called away before we could talk more, but his words have been ringing in my head ever since.

Afghan Woman Unveils New Nose

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

(AP) An Afghan teenager who said her nose was cut off by her husband to punish her for running away has stepped out in public for the first time with a temporary prosthetic. The 19-year-old woman, identified only as Aisha, gained worldwide attention when she appeared on the August 9th cover of Time magazine.

Drill Bit Left In Patient

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

(AP) A surgeon and other staff have been suspended and public health officials have launched an investigation after a piece of a surgical drill bit was left inside a patient's head following a procedure at Rhode Island Hospital. The hospital says a roughly quarter-inch long piece broke off and was left in a patient's scalp during neurosurgery on August 4.

Miracle Cure Companies Warned

October 15, 2010 5:39 am | News | Comments

Matthew Perrone, AP The Food and Drug Administration has warned eight companies to stop marketing miracle cures that claim to treat everything from autism to Parkinson's disease by flushing toxic metals from the body. Regulators said the products, sold over the Internet, can cause dehydration, kidney failure and death.

FDA Admits Mistake In Approving Knee Device

October 15, 2010 5:28 am | News | Comments

Matthew Perrone, AP Almost two years ago, the Food and Drug Administration ignored the advice of its scientists and approved a knee implant after being lobbied by members of Congress. On Thursday, the agency issued an unprecedented "mea culpa," saying the device should not have been approved.

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Enabling Paraplegics To Walk

October 14, 2010 6:07 am | Videos | Comments

Berkeley Bionics™, developer and maker of bionic exoskeletons that augment human strength, endurance and mobility, has unveiled eLEGS, a wearable, artificially intelligent, bionic device that powers paraplegics up to get them standing and walking.

Sliding-Clip Technique

October 14, 2010 6:06 am | Videos | Comments

Hybrid NOTES Transvaginal Sleeve Gastrectomy

October 14, 2010 6:06 am | Videos | Comments

Multi Disciplinary team of Doctors at the Asian Surgicentre Pvt.Ltd.,Ahmedabad(INDIA) have achieved what is believed to be the nation's first stomach reduction via the Vagina.The procedure was done by Dr.Narwaria(Bariatric Surgeon), Dr.Nilay Mehta (Gastroenterologist &Endoscopist) and Dr.

High-Tech Aid For Surgeons: 3-D Simulation And Talking Skulls

October 14, 2010 6:05 am | Videos | Comments

In an ultra-modern, high-tech facility for surgical planning in Leipzig, masses of collated data on patients are converted into 3-D images of the patients' heads. Doctors can remove skin and muscles and even parts of the brain from the virtual image in order to get a better view of a tumor inside.

Surgeons Expand The Use Of Scar-Free Technique

October 13, 2010 7:19 am | News | Comments

A team of surgeons from Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York who have pioneered scar-free gallbladder removal are offering the procedure to all suitable patients, and extending this new type of surgical procedure to other operations in the abdomen. They reported on their updated findings at the 2010 Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.

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Selecting A Fluid Management System

October 13, 2010 7:17 am | by Bill Merkle, MD Technologies inc. | MD Technologies, Inc. | Articles | Comments

The following important factors and recommendations are provided to assist in selection of a fluid management system for your facility.   Important Factors Infection prevention should have highest priority in performing medical procedures. Risk of exposure to infectious fluids increases with each added step in disposal process.

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