There are no differences in patient outcomes when anesthesia services are provided by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), physician anesthesiologists, or CRNAs supervised by physicians, according to the results of a new national study conducted by RTI International. The study, titled "No Harm Found When Nurse Anesthetists Work Without Supervision by Physicians," appears in the August issue of Health Affairs.
Panasonic has expanded its line of HD camera and recording systems designed specifically for medical applications with the introduction of the 32-inch EJ-MLA32U-W and 37-inch EJ-MLA37UJ-W HD LCD Displays. The new units offer advanced technology and a host of features to meet the most demanding medical imaging requirements.
Keep your heart healthy and you may slow down the aging of your brain, according to a new study reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. In the study, people whose hearts pumped less blood had brains that appeared older than the brains of those whose hearts pumped more blood.
Greg Bluestein, Associated Press Writer Jason Dearen, Associated Press Writer August 3, 2010 Seafood from some parts of the oil-fouled Gulf of Mexico has been declared safe to eat by the government, based in part on human smell tests. But even some Gulf fishermen are questioning whether the fish and shrimp are OK to feed to their own families.
Lauran Neergaard, AP The final straw came when Guy Vance's chest, neck and face ballooned, little air bubbles in his skin crackling to the touch — all because of a leak somewhere in his lung. Air was seeping into his chest cavity and under his skin, seeking another escape route. Two earlier surgeries had failed to seal the leak.
Hand therapy is one of the most vital treatment steps in recovery from hand injury surgery, according to a literature review published in the August 2010 issue of The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). In fact, many patients spend more time with the hand therapist than the orthopaedic surgeon in the effort to ensure the best results and long-term recovery.
Aspen Surgical Products, Inc. (“Aspen”) announces that it has acquired the Bard-Parker™ surgical blades and scalpels business from BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company). Aspen is a leading manufacturer of disposable medical products with an emphasis on the operating room environment and safety.
Beginning next year, consumers across the country will be able to find out how their hospital stacks up when it comes to preventing certain infections under new hospital acquired infection reporting regulations adopted by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The new reporting requirements apply to hospitals that participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) "pay-for-reporting" program.
We say we exchange words when we meet. What we exchange is souls. -Minot J. Savage It was Monday evening. The shelves in the electronics department overflowed with different styles, prices, and brands of headphones, all displayed in sealed plastic cases. I was in the mood to buy but was baffled by the array of options in front of me.
Ethicon, Inc. offers multiple suture solutions for wound closure. According to the company, the MONOCRYL* Plus Antibacterial (Poliglecaprone 25) Suture offers: Protection for subcuticular closure and soft tissue approximation wound support for approximately 14 days Consistent absorption rate with a predictable decrease in tensile strength Smoothness of MONOCRYL Plus Suture results in less tissue drag than chromic gut sutures and braided synthetic absorbable sutures6 Knot security Coated VICRYL* Plus Antibacterial (Polyglactin 910) Sutures provide: Protection and strength for tissue approximation Wound support for approximately 4 weeks Knot snug-down, first-throw hold security and no tissue tearing A critical wound-healing period of 3 to 4 weeks PDS* Plus Antibacterial (Polydioxanone) Suture features: Protection and strength for slow-healing tissue Provides wound support for approximately 6 weeks A stronger suture with greater pliability Smooth passage through tissue For more information, visit www.
Chromalox Precision Heat Introduces the new, innovative Deep Draw Cartridge Heater specifically designed to ensure safety and electrical integrity for critical Medical & Analytical Instrument applications where patient safety and process stability are essential. The Deep Draw Cartridge sheath has no welded disc ends, which are subject to faulty welds that enable moisture to enter heater, causing seal failure leading to excessive and dangerous leakage current levels.
Paolo Madeddu, Professor of Experimental Cardiovascluar Medicine Scientists have for the first time succeeded in extracting vital stem cells from sections of vein removed for heart bypass surgery. Researchers funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) found that these stem cells can stimulate new blood vessels to grow, which could potentially help repair damaged heart muscle after a heart attack.
Colleen Barry, Associated Press Writer ROME (AP) — Doctors have successfully transplanted windpipes into two cancer patients in an innovative procedure that uses stem cells to allow a donated trachea to regenerate tissue and create an organ biologically close to the original, they said Friday.
Hyung-Jim Kim, Associated Press Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Nam-soo has stuck needles into generals, actors, tycoons and at least one president for more than six decades as South Korea's acupuncturist to the stars. Grateful patients say his treatments combining acupuncture with the ancient practice of burning herbs on the skin do as much good, or more, as Western medicine in treating everything from arthritis to diabetes, burns and even cancer.
Stress urinary incontinence is one of the most feared complications of radical prostatectomy. The weighted mean continence rate immediately after catheter removal following robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) is 25.7%. Evidently, early recovery of urinary continence remains a challenge to be overcome.