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Abdominal Wound Closure System

June 4, 2010 6:34 am | Canica Design, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The ABRA Abdominal Wall Closure System is part of the line of Canica Dynamic Wound Closure Systems, which allows users to control domain and achieve delayed primary closure of retracted wounds in normal and Bariatric patients. The ABRA System provides surgical dynamic reduction for full thickness, severely retracted abdominal defects.

Navigation System For Human Body In Development

June 4, 2010 6:29 am | Articles | Comments

The TLEMsafe model can be personalized for individual patients and surgeon can use it to enhance their preparations for surgery. June 4, 2010 Researchers from the University of Twente's MIRA research institute, UMC St Radboud and various other institutions have developed a highly detailed computer model of the musculoskeletal system of the lower half of the human body.

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Ablation As Effective As Traditional Surgery

June 4, 2010 6:03 am | News | Comments

A minimally invasive technique used to destroy kidney tumors with an electrically controlled heating probe showed similar effectiveness as surgical removal of tumors in curbing cancer recurrence rates for up to five years after treatment. In an article available online in the journal Cancer , Dr. Jeffrey Cadeddu, professor of urology and radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, reported the outcomes of more than 200 patients who were treated with radiofrequency ablation.

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Reimbursement System Stunting MIS Developments

June 4, 2010 5:48 am | News | Comments

Two decades after the first successful minimally invasive surgery, today’s techniques and technologies are being held back from providing better patient care and more efficient procedures, according to a report issued today by Cambridge Consultants.  The report analyzes the barriers and opportunities for the future growth of the $15 billion global MIS market, with data collected through input from pre-eminent representatives with backgrounds in imaging and navigation, surgical robotics, regulatory affairs, laparoscopy and endoscopy.

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Adding A Finishing Touch To Robotic Surgery

June 4, 2010 5:16 am | News | Comments

Immersion Corporation, a leading developer and licensor of haptics technology, has announced that SOFAR S.p.A., a leading Italian manufacturer of medical devices for minimally invasive surgery, has obtained a license to Immersion's TouchSense haptics technology for use in its ALF-X (Advanced Laparoscopy through Force Reflection) telesurgical robot system.

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Lower Costs, Greater Success With Prompt Gallbladder Removal

June 4, 2010 5:07 am | News | Comments

New research findings published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons indicate that delaying cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder, in elderly patients with sudden inflammation of the organ often results in increased costs, morbidity and mortality. Gallstone disease is the most costly digestive disease in the United States, with approximately 20 million people having the disorder.

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Keyboards Adding To Infection Control Issues

June 4, 2010 4:54 am | News | Comments

“Contamination was predominantly found in non-treatment areas,” says Angela Pugliese, M.D., lead author of the study and an emergency department physician at Henry Ford Hospital. “This suggests that only areas without true patient contact, and likely less frequent hand washing, might benefit from using washable silicone rubber or antibacterial keyboards instead of a standard keyboard.

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Operation: Obesity

June 3, 2010 6:14 am | Videos | Comments

As surgical weight loss becomes more common, doctors agree that behavior modification is critical to ensuring weight comes off and stays off.

New Product Demo: DrapeTape™

June 3, 2010 6:13 am | Videos | Comments

DrapeTape™ is designed to deliver the highest level of performance and reliability to help the surgical prep team attach and securely hold in-place the cloth towels which are used to square-off a surgical site. Unlike other single-use paper towels with tapes already in place, DrapeTape™ is applied by the prep team to reusable or disposable towels in unlimited fold/ size/ configurations—whatever the surgical team requires.

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Surgical Continuum System

June 3, 2010 6:10 am | Sage Products Inc | Videos | Comments

Designed for the perioperative care of surgical patients with a short period (6 to 12 hours) of intubation, the Sage CHG Surgical Continuum System combines our FDA-approved 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) Cloths for preoperative skin preparation with our proven, comprehensive oral care system, now available with 0.

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Parallel Jaw Grasper

June 2, 2010 7:35 am | Specialty Surgical Instrumentation | Product Releases | Comments

Specialty Surgical Instrumentations’s ACCESS Surgical Parallel Jaw Grasper is designed to atraumatically grasp soft tissue or manipulate structures such as the small intestine or colon. An atraumatic fenestrated tip allows for a solid, but gentle grasp while a parallel motion of the jaw helps prevent the “scissoring effect” by allowing the jaws to close parallel, allowing for even pressure from the top and bottom jaws.

Device For Knotless Tissue Repair

June 2, 2010 7:33 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien (NYSE: COV) announces the global launch of the V-Loc™ 90 device, expanding its family of V-Loc™ absorbable wound closure devices. This latest addition to Covidien’s knotless wound closure product line received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on May 11, 2010.

Preventing SSI: It Starts In The Prep

June 2, 2010 7:32 am | by Amanda McGowan | Articles | Comments

Surgical site infections (SSIs), and the human and monetary costs associated with these events, is a top concern for facilities across the country. While it’s important that a facility follows best practice approaches to infection prevention throughout the perioperative process, ensuring all efforts are made in the preoperative preparation period to prevent infection can help start every surgical case off on the right foot.

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