A simple, inexpensive blood test could soon help doctors halt organ rejection before it impairs transplanted hearts and kidneys. "In the past, we couldn't spot rejection episodes until they harmed the organ," said Atul Butte, MD, PhD, who is co-senior author of the new research and an associate professor of medical informatics and pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Recently, our class learned and practiced how to correctly ’scrub’ for surgery. During this little lab activity, we were all gowned up and washing our hands when a couple of classmates asked if I was going to be a surgeon. I said I didn’t really know yet, although I did find surgery pretty fascinating.
Clip mags are now available from Vision USA in three styles: distoration free aspheric lens; bifocal, full lens and extra large lens. All styles attach to your eye/safety glasses or laser glasses and add magnification + 1.0, +1.5, +2.0, +2.5, +3.5, +4.0 and new power +5.
Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. announces that their new, Processing Essentials Catalog 9th Edition is now available. The full-color, 76-page catalog features many new products for surgery and central sterile supply— from instrument cleaning brushes, instrument education, inspection and sharpness testing aides, to instrument trays, accessories, and protection devices.
Medicus Health offers their new light weight Aluminum Isolation Stations made from powder coated aluminum for superior durability. Aluminum Isolation Stations weigh approximately 5 lbs. and work for facilities that have issues with fire code regulations that don't allow plastic items mounted to the walls or doors.
Jerry and Becky Morefield enjoy some time together with their 15-year-old triplets with cerebral palsy in Mahomet, Ill., Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010. The nation's new health care law adds consumer protections that kick in Thursday, forcing insurers to meet new requirements.
Minnesota Medical Development's Rebound HRD and HRD V are self-expanding Nitinol framed/surgical mesh medical devices designed for the laparoscopic repair of inguinal, ventral and incisional hernias. The super-elastic Nitinol frame allows the device to be folded and inserted laparoscopically through an access port or small incision.
Richard Wolf Medical Instruments introduces the Rover portable LED light source, pictured attached to a Richard Wolf flexible cystoscope. The Rover is powered by a 3W LED lamp, making it a solution as a replacement for a light cable and light source. It is recommended for use in such medical applications as ENT, gynecology and urology.
The KARL STORZ Image 1® camera system delivers 16:9 images from acquisition to display. This addresses the need, especially of laparoscopists, to see instruments entering the abdominal cavity earlier.
Spectrum Labs' full line of OR imaging drapes are made from soft anti-stat polyethylene, to avoid obstructing the view. The camera drape product line includes Universal Camera Drapes and Tear Tip Camera Drapes. The drapes' stretch openings provide a tight seal, which lowers repairs costs caused by repeated soaking in sterilant.
CareFusion offers the EnView, a device used to hold and maneuver an endoscope allowing surgeons a clear and stable view of the anatomy during laparoscopic surgery. According to the company, the device accommodates 5 mm and 10 mm endoscopes and integrates with a hospital's existing visualization equipment.
Linemaster introduces its Medical Grade RF Wireless foot control, a plug-and-go system for new applications or as a replacement for existing wired solutions. This system eliminates cord clutter on the floors while also providing the freedom that wireless has to offer. Linemaster's standard RF Wireless foot controls are offered with up to 5 digital and 3 analog switch functions, with additional switch functions available upon request.
The Maquet PowerLED 700 HD light provides exceptional illumination, shadow dilution and 40,000 hours of LED life. With 168 LEDs, each capped with a specially designed Fresnel lens, the PowerLED 700 HD produces a consistent and homogenous patch. The pre-focused column of light extends into deep cavities, eliminating the need for manual adjustments.