New research shows surgical infection kills 10 times more than heart attack and blood clots during surgery July 20, 2010 Newswise — New research from The Methodist Hospital in Houston shows that sepsis is 10 times more common and more lethal than other more well-known surgical complications including heart attacks and blood clots.
How image and video documentation is proving more valuable — inside the OR and out. July 20, 2010 The transition to HD in the OR has resulted in a need for better archiving solutions. Photo: Sony In today’s surgical environment, the reasons to record images and video are wide and varied.
Dr. Brian B. Quebbemann, one of the country’s leading experts in minimally invasive bariatric surgery, has successfully performed a single-incision vertical sleeve gastrectomy using the SPIDER® Surgical System. This marks the first time the SPIDER Surgical System has been used to perform this procedure.
CIVCO Medical Solutions announces the first installation of the Protura Robotic Patient Positioning System at Agnesian HealthCare in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. “We are proud to be working with Agnesian HealthCare in establishing a state-of-the-art robotic patient positioning platform,” said Michael Saracen, Director of Product Development for Robotics & IGRT at CIVCO.
Skytron’s new FC6 Multiple Flat Panel Display System delivers up to 6 Flat Panel Displays, accommodating FP display sizes up to 32”. According to the company, additional features include: The ability to provide a clinical positioning reach of up to 7 1/2’ and a diameter of coverage up to 14’, as well as positioning points in-between.
Barco offers the Nio Color 3MP (MDNC-3121) 3 MegaPixel high bright color display system for dependable diagnostic viewing. Equipped with proven LCD technology, Nio Color 3MP delivers brightness and contrast along with a wide viewing angle. Nio Color 3MP provides an effective display solution for a multitude of applications and modalities, including 3D PACS, 3D echo, ultrasound, orthopedic imaging, CAD, image fusion, nuclear medicine and PET.
Maintaining adequate surgical patient temperature is imperative to a positive outcome. Here, Craig Fernandes, Director of Acute Care Marketing for DeRoyal discusses the importance of temperature monitoring in both pre- and post- surgical procedure areas. July 19, 2010 Temperature monitoring has become a required standard both pre- and post-procedure from a patient safety and a reimbursement perspective.
Kelli Kennedy and Tom Hays, Associated Press Writers MIAMI (AP) — Elderly Russian immigrants lined up to take kickbacks from the backroom of a Brooklyn clinic. Claims flooded in from Miami for HIV treatments that never occurred. One professional patient was named in nearly 4,000 false Medicare claims.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Nevada allege an 84-year-old Las Vegas man reaped about $1 million from patients and investors with claims that he was a retired physician with a stem cell medical procedure. An indictment alleges Alfred Sapse had unidentified doctors in Las Vegas and Mexico perform experimental surgical implants of placential tissue in about 134 patients over the last four years.
It started with hoarseness that refused to go away. Then swallowing became difficult. Within a month, Madonna Griffin could no longer eat. By the time she finally learned what was causing the hoarseness, she could barely breathe. It took Dr. Yadro Ducic just one look down her throat to identify the cause.
Sony offers the LMD-2451MD full high definition (HD) 24-inch medical grade display, bringing state-of-the-art imaging to operating room (OR) carts, boom arms, workstations and walls. Advanced 10-bit signal processing, WUXGA (1920x1200) technology and Sony’s innovative ChromaTRU color balancing technology deliver superb image quality and color consistency with smooth life-like gradations.
As the world watched the greatest athletes gather to compete in Vancouver, I was on a plane to Haiti. Just getting on the plane was quite a feat. After I received an urgent e-mail for volunteer doctors from the University of Miami’s Project Medishare field hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti during an overnight shift at New York’s Presbyterian hospital, I began to send frantic requests for coverage for the week.
Aragon Surgical, Inc. announces the successful completion of the first 100 bariatric surgical procedures with its Lektrafuse CAIMAN System. Lektrafuse is used during a bariatric weight reduction procedure called a sleeve gastrectomy which works by permanently decreasing the size of the patient’s stomach.
BE, Inc. the INSPIRE and PURE whey protein isolate lines. The Inspire flavors have been designed to appeal to a variety of taste buds with flavors like Peanut Butter Cookie, Caramel Latte and Summer Melon. Inspire is a small volume drink in which a single scoop blends with 4 to 6 oz.