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.
Osteoarthritis patients who were obese lost weight after undergoing total knee or hip replacement surgery, according to a recent study published in Orthopedics. Among a study group of 196 patients, researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine found that nearly 20% lost at least 5% or more of their body weight and experienced a significant decrease in body mass index (BMI) -- a measurement of height and weight -- after undergoing total joint replacement, or arthroplasty.
Their request seemed simple enough: the patient and his wife, both in their 70s, wanted a copy of what I’d written in their medical file. During their visit, I had watched them refer to a well-thumbed collection of doctors’ notes and medication lists, so when they asked for a copy of my note just before leaving, I assumed it would simply be added to the others.
Covidien introduces the SILS™ Stitch articulating suturing device for advanced laparoscopic surgery, including SILS single-incision procedures. The new SILS Stitch instrument is an automated suturing device with articulating features and a rotating tip for optimal mobility.
It’s always been a newsworthy topic among the surgical community always, but following the recent release of revealing survey data, it’s once again come to the surface. The issue: whether or not medical professionals feel comfortable reporting colleagues who appear impaired, incompetent or may be practicing “bad medicine.
A study published in the August issue of Anesthesiology reports patients who undergo a primary total hip or knee replacement procedure with general anesthesia have a higher risk of surgical site infection (SSI) than those who undergo the procedure with epidural/spinal anesthesia. Chuen-Chau Chang, M.
DePuy Mitek, Inc. announces the launch of its OMNISPAN™ Meniscal Repair System for all-inside repairs of meniscus tears. The System features a low-profile needle pre-loaded with two PEEK backstops and proprietary ORTHOCORD® suture for enhanced strength. Testing has shown the OMNISPAN System provides superior strength compared to leading all-inside devices.
QED Medical introduces the EOS 3 Watt LED Headlight optic weighs in at only .4 of an ounce and provides variable intensity up to 4,500-foot candles of white light into the field. The EOS headlight is available on a comfortable headband or on a variety of clips to accommodate most common loupes and eyewear.
As of late, the most prominently advertised and promoted form of bariatric surgery has been the Lap-Band procedure. However, some patients have achieved comparable results without the use of the band implant. Los Angeles surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz has seen a rise in the popularity of a sleeve gastrectomy procedure on numerous patients suffering from obesity characterized by a BMI of 35 or higher.