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System Transfers Patient IV Equipment

October 29, 2010 6:10 am | BERCHTOLD Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

BERCHTOLD Corporation introduces an automated No Touch Transfer System, NTTS, which facilitates safe, quick and easy movement of a patient’s IV equipment and fluids throughout a hospital facility. The NTTS utilizes the lifting and lowering mechanisms of the hospital bed or boom to transfer an integrated IV pole between locations without the need for manual movement of equipment or fluids.

Instrument Lubricant

October 29, 2010 6:09 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. introduces Spectra-Lube®, an easy-to-use, 32-ounce spray-on lubricant designed to protect and lubricate surgical instrumesants. Spectra-Lube® eliminates the need for costly and messy instrument “baths” by allowing the user to put lubrication where it’s needed.

Pre-Klenz™ Instrument Transport Gel

October 29, 2010 6:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pre-Klenz™ Instrument Transport Gel is a ready-to-use gel/surfactant formulation that initiates the cleaning process of surgical instruments at the point of use. It is designed to be used wherever blood, protein, mucous, fat and hard-to-remove soils are present, or where scrubbing is impractical.


Deconstructive Reconstruction

October 29, 2010 6:07 am | by Interview by Amanda Hankel, editor | Articles | Comments

Oncoplastic breast conservation surgery combines breast cancer surgery with plastic surgery techniques to offer breast cancer patients an option that rids them of their cancer while providing a better cosmetic result. October 29, 2010 Dr. Melvin Silverstein is a renowned oncoplastic surgeon, Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Director of the Hoag Breast Program at Hoag Hospital.

“Ansell Protects” Program Helps Prevent Allergic Contact Dermatitis

October 29, 2010 6:06 am | News | Comments

Ansell Healthcare announces the launch of the Ansell Protects Program, a major new initiative aimed at helping healthcare facilities understand the risks associated with chemical allergies and providing solutions for them. It is estimated that hand dermatitis affects up to 33% of all nurses, costing the U.

Judge: McDonald's Must Pay Obese Employee $17.5K

October 29, 2010 6:05 am | News | Comments

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian court ruled this week that McDonald's must pay a former franchise manager $17,500 because he gained 65 pounds (30 kilograms) while working there for a dozen years. The 32-year-old man said he felt forced to sample the food each day to ensure quality standards remained high, because McDonald's hired "mystery clients" to randomly visit restaurants and report on the food, service and cleanliness.

Surgical Robot Developer Sees Progress

October 29, 2010 6:04 am | News | Comments

Virtual Incision Corporation announces financing and the opening of its corporate headquarters as it works to develop in vivo single incision laparoscopic robotic surgical devices for abdominal and pelvic procedures October 29, 2010 Virtual Incision Corporation, a developer of in vivo robots for use in single incision laparoscopic surgery, today announced it has completed a $2 million Series A financing led by PrairieGold Venture Partners and Bluestem Capital.


Italian Surgeons Get Prison For Unneeded Surgery In “Clinic Of Horrors”

October 29, 2010 6:04 am | News | Comments

ROME (AP) — Three surgeons have been convicted of performing unnecessary operations in what the Italian media has dubbed a "clinic of horrors." The sentences were handed down Friday after a trial in which prosecutors produced evidence that unneeded operations including amputations were performed on 83 patients at the Santa Rita clinic in Milan with the aim of getting large reimbursements from the state health system.


China Red Cross Calls For Urgent Blood Donations

October 29, 2010 6:03 am | News | Comments

Chi-Chi Zhang, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China's Red Cross asked citizens around the country Friday to urgently donate blood because of an acute shortage that has prompted delays in some surgeries. An emergency notice on the agency's website said blood was in especially short supply this year and called for emergency measures, such as blood drives, in Beijing and the provinces of Yunnan, Shandong, Jilin, Hubei and Guangdong.


Hip Replacement Surgery

October 28, 2010 6:32 am | Videos | Comments

Hip Replacement Surgery (Hip Arthroplasty) for Hip Arthritis has developed over the last 300 years from rudimentary surgery, to modern total hip replacement.

Nurse Turns Off Ventilator, Man Brain Damaged

October 28, 2010 6:31 am | Videos | Comments

A quadriplegic English man has been left brain damaged after a nurse accidentally switched off his ventilator - an act caught on a camera the patient had reportedly installed because he was concerned about the quality of his care.

Break Dancing With da Vinci

October 28, 2010 6:30 am | Videos | Comments

The da Vinci robot is teaching surgeons at Methodist Hospital in Henderson, KY. The hospital made a music video to promote their da Vinci robot suite, being used to perform hysterectomies and prostate or kidney removals.

Campaign Educates Women About Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism

October 27, 2010 6:36 am | News | Comments

As many as 600,000 people are affected by deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) every year, and more than half of those are never diagnosed. Some people experience swelling and varying levels of discomfort in the affected area, and some don't feel anything at all. But the symptoms of DVT can be similar to other conditions, like a pulled muscle, and because some people with DVT do not have any symptoms, there is often a delay in diagnosis.


Follow Up: Hospital Fined $300K For Leaving Drill Bit In Patient

October 27, 2010 6:35 am | News | Comments

Rhode Island officials have ordered the state's largest hospital to pay a $300,000 fine, the largest in state history, after operating room staff left a broken drill bit in a patient's skull during brain surgery. State health officials on Tuesday said Rhode Island Hospital did not follow its own policy, which requires staff to do an X-ray of a patient if a surgical tool or device is missing at the end of a surgery.


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