There is a secret that very few in the western hemisphere are privy to: there is peace in the Middle East. Its name is Jordan. A small country of only 35,000 square miles and a little over six million people, Jordan is situated in a contentious neighborhood comprised of Syria to the north, Iraq to the west, Jerusalem to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south.
The AER DEFENSE™ Smoke Evacuator is ConMed’s new surgical smoke evacuation system that offers: 4 different modes of operation. A dual-stage motor for power for more efficient suction capabilities with less noise production. The ability to be coupled with the company's GoldVac™ Smoke Evacuation Pencil.
The Bovie® ICON GP is an electrosurgical generator with fully-digital implementation for use in today’s modern operating rooms. It was designed in conjunction with OR clinicians to provide a safe, user-friendly unit that can meet all operating room procedure demands.
E-Z Clean® electrosurgical instruments from Megadyne provide dissection and coagulation for a variety of surgical applications, rendering procedures cleaner, safer and faster. They have a non-stick surface, which resists eschar buildup and last an entire case—saving both time and money.
The iPad has finally been released and we’ve got our hands on one so we can provide the medical community a healthcare perspective of the device.
What are the top three considerations surgical professionals should make when purchasing surgical cameras & video systems? I believe image quality should be the first and foremost important consideration when choosing a new surgical camera. That being said, it’s not always easy or a good idea to choose a camera based on the manufacturers specifications.
Using Smart Electrode™ technology, the ENSEAL® TRIO from Ethicon Endo allows surgeons to simultaneously seal and transect vessels < 7 mm, along with large tissue pedicles and vascular bundles with minimal thermal damage. Its patented I-BLADE™ jaw design offers uniform compression along the entire seal line.
The Mega Soft from Megadyne is set on the operating room table, eliminating the small disposable sticky pad that can damage the patient’s skin. According to the company, the Mega Soft pad is large—extending at least half the length and full width of an adult patient’s torso.
As part of your operating room protocol, it may be appropriate to utilize your vacuum/wall suction system to capture small amounts of surgical smoke plume. As these devices are not designed to capture smoke and aerosols, implementing an in-line filter is essential to long term performance of your critical vacuum system.
On the heels of a sudden outpouring of support, it looks as if a Cambodian girl will have a chance at risky, but potentially life-extending surgery. A week after the founder of a local non-profit worried that his fledgling group would not be able to raise the money needed to provide open-heart surgery for 3-year-old Socheat Nha, the group's fortunes have turned.
A new report from critical care experts at Johns Hopkins shows the benefits of reducing the use of prescription sedatives by half so that mild exercise programs can be introduced to critically ill patients in the ICU. Curtailing use of the drowsiness-inducing medications not only allows patients to exercise, which is known to reduce muscle weakness linked to long periods of bed rest, but also reduces bouts of delirium and hallucinations and speeds up ICU recovery times by as much as two to three days, the paper concludes.
Being obese may increase the cost of surgery for men with prostate cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among 629 prostate cancer patients at their center who had a radical prostatectomy, obese men generally incurred greater costs. The difference came from higher costs for anesthesia and other services in the OR.
Tiffany Arnold, AP Roger Elliott was home alone Christmas Day when he had his first stroke. The year was 1997 and Elliott was 29. But because of a rare, untreatable genetic illness, it wouldn't be his last. He has survived four strokes before he turned 40. “I have moyamoya,” said Elliott, who's now 41.
PEAK Surgical, Inc. offers the PEAK® PlasmaBlade TnA (Tonsil and Adenoid) tissue dissection device, indicated for cutting and coagulation of soft tissue during otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat [ENT]) surgery, including removal of the tonsils and adenoids. The PEAK PlasmaBlade™ is a family of disposable, low-temperature surgical cutting and coagulation devices that offer: The exacting control of a scalpel and the bleeding control of traditional electrosurgery without the extensive collateral damage to surrounding tissue.
Pauline Jelinek, AP A U.S. military doctor removed a live round of ammunition from the head of an Afghan soldier in an unusual surgery. Doctors say a 14.5 millimeter unexploded round, which measures more than 2” long, was removed from the scalp of an Afghan National Army soldier at the Bagram Air Field hospital.