Through a collaboration with Intuitive Surgical, Summit Medical, Inc. has redesigned their line of Instru-Safe™ Sterilization Trays to protect da Vinci® endoscopes and EndoWrist™ instrumentation from damage during the sterilization process. According to the company, these open mesh aluminum trays are specifically designed to securely accommodate Standard, S and Si Series instruments and provide: Solid instrument protection Enhanced organization Improved sterilization For more information, visit www.
Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. introduces their surgical instrument tray corner guards. The corner guards protect trays from rips, holes, and tears in sterilization wrap due to sharp tray corners. Made of silicone, the open cell structure allows air to circulate freely and the elevated height gives your trays space to help circulate air.
Source: Fox News Sultan Kosen will have surgery to stop the abnormal growth spurts that have made him the tallest man in the world. The 27-year-old from Turkey is more than 8’ tall as a result of a rare hormonal condition called acromegaly, which causes the pituitary gland to produce too much growth hormone, usually as a result of a non-cancerous tumor on the pituitary gland.
Governor David Paterson signed a law into effect that will add more consumer protections when health insurers discontinue a class of policies. The bill requires a written notice of discontinuations to all insured individuals covered by a group plan at least 90 days before the discontinuation date. Insurers will have to notify affected policyholders of their options and they cannot discontinue a group plan to drop a lone high-cost policyholder from the plan.
The California Nurses Association is suing a San Francisco hospital, claiming discrimination because managers refused to hire Filipino nurses. The suit was filed Thursday against Sacramento-based Sutter Health and the company's California Pacific Medical Center. Union leaders and Filipino activists in the Bay Area also want the San Francisco Human Rights Commission to investigate the discrimination claims.
I will never understand some surgeons’ fascination with the pancreas. What happened to them in childhood that made them yearn for the approval of such a shallow organ? One of my colleague’s eyes light up like a Christmas tree at the mere mention of a pancreas.
How can surgical professionals ensure they maximize the use of their surgical instruments with proper care? August 20, 2010 As recently indicated in ST79:2006/A2:2009; “The written recommendations of the device manufacturer should always be followed. The reusable medical device manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that the device can be effectively cleaned and sterilized.
A gender-specific total knee prosthesis was developed to more closely match the anatomy of the female knee, aiming to be a better fit resulting in better outcomes for women. However, a recent study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery found that 85 women who received a gender-specific implant in one knee and a standard prosthesis in the other knee found no clinical benefits of the gender-specific knee.
The Olympus LTF-VP EndoEYE is a deflectable video laparoscope. This video laparoscope represents a significant breakthrough in laparoscopic imaging by upgrading the distally mounted video chip and combining it with an advanced flexible tip design, which provides a complete 100° angulation range – up, down, right, left to visually capture the desired location head-on, from above or even from behind.
A pediatric urologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center has pioneered a successful surgical procedure for young girls who have absent or malformed vaginas, a condition that affects about one in 4,000 females. Unknown causes and certain genetic disorders can cause girls to be born with these defects, along with others that can accompany the vaginal problems, including an abnormal neck, an absent or malformed uterus and fallopian tubes, absent kidneys and abnormal external genitals.
In a segment called "Our Future Is Already in the Hands of Robots", Dr. Samadi, a specialist in laparoscopic robotic radical prostatectomy at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, demonstrated a real-time prostate removal on camera. He performs the procedures with a few tiny incisions, through which the operating tools are inserted.
Muscle sparing hip replacement surgery is a new, less invasive, surgical method that allows Community Hospital hip specialist, Dr. Paul Maitino, to replace hip joints and return patients to their regular activities faster than ever before. This surgery uses a single 3-5 inch incision in the front of the hip instead of the reguar posterior location.