(2013 ESP Award Nominee) The Comfort-Caddy from Nafra Worldwide is a patented and FDA-cleared, multi-pouch storage system that is designed to hold wound drainage collection tubes and bulbs for post surgical patients. It will help keep patients comfortable after surgeries that may require closed wound drainage, such as mastectomies, orthopedic procedures, spinal, or cosmetic surgeries.
Ansell utilizes proprietary technologies and formulations to offer a wide variety of gloves that provide optimal protection, comfort, and safety to meet any personal or surgical need. To ensure the highest degree of safety, Ansell surgical gloves provide a secure protective barrier validated by extensive quality controls. Each glove is designed with a high level of tear resistance, as well as resistance to alcohol-based hand disinfectants.
Advanced Centers for Surgical Education (ACSE), a premier organization that provides venue space for medical and surgical education opened a state-of-the-art, 10,000-square-foot facility across from the Texas Medical Center on Thursday, May 16. The education, training and research development center boasts 17 customizable training stations as well as classrooms and conference spaces.
"A more data driven and transparent healthcare marketplace can help consumers and their families make important decisions about their care,” said Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “The administration is committed to making the health system more transparent and harnessing data to empower consumers.”
Measuring blood flow in the brain may be an easy, noninvasive way to predict stroke or hemorrhage in children receiving cardiac or respiratory support through a machine called ECMO, according to a new study. Early detection would allow physicians to alter treatment and take steps to prevent these complications—the leading cause of death for patients on ECMO.
A study, looked at eight years' worth of data from the Organ Procurement Transplant Network (OPTN) and found that as many as nine percent of all pediatric and adolescent heart recipients (ages 18 and under) in the U.S. had an episode of NA that compromised their health within two years of receiving their transplant.
Conjoined Palestinian twins with a shared heart and other vital organs returned home to the West Bank Monday after Israeli doctors determined they could not successfully separate them. The mother, Basma Breiwesh, arrived at a Hebron hospital with her conjoined daughters three days after she gave birth at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem.
HYPE-WIPE bleach towelettes from Current Technologies enable portable and convenient disinfection of high touch areas such as light switches, IV poles, carts, trays, doorknobs, medical equipment, BP cuffs, and counters. HYPE-WIPES are individually packaged and contain the CDC/OSHA recommended 1:10 dilution.
(2013 ESP Award Nominee) Kimberly-Clark’s Smart-Fold Sterilization Wrap is an innovative sterilization packaging designed to provide the durability necessary for the most demanding healthcare applications while reducing waste. Developed in collaboration with central service and operating room professionals, the wrap features triple-layer reinforcement.
(2013 ESP Award Nominee) PCI Medical announces two new fully enclosed GUS Disinfection Soak Stations with longer disinfection containers. The new, long design allows for a more thorough disinfection of endocavity probes. The G10VPL is designed to disinfect and rinse one endocavity probe, while the G14KAL disinfects two probes at once. The new longer containers also can fit into existing G10VP and G14KA models.
In a prospective population-based cohort study, older adults with at with at least one exposure to general anesthesia over eight years had an increased risk of developing dementia compared with age-matched adults who were not exposed to anesthesia over the same period.
Treating every single patient who enters an intensive care unit with special disinfectant soaps and ointments drastically reduces the spread of the drug-resistant bacteria MRSA and cuts the rate of bloodstream infections in hospitals, a new study shows. By adopting a universal strategy of disinfecting the most vulnerable patients, hospitals could make substantially more progress against serious infections.
Procedures like angioplasty, stenting and bypass surgery may save lives, but they also cause excessive inflammation and scarring, which ultimately can lead to permanent disability and even death. A new research report shows that naturally derived compounds from polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3s) may reduce the inflammation associated with these procedures to help arteries more fully and completely heal.
The temporary placement of umbrella-like, metal mesh filters in abdominal veins to stop potentially lethal blood clots from traveling to the lungs during and after weight loss surgery may actually increase the risk of death in morbidly obese patients, according to new Johns Hopkins research.
Surgeons at UC Irvine Medical Center are the first in the country to use a device that reduces by half the need to reoperate and cut out breast cancer cells missed during an initial lumpectomy. The MarginProbe System lets the surgeon immediately assess whether cancer cells remain on the margins of excised tissue. Currently, patients have to wait days for a pathologist to determine this.