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Reusable OR Gowns and Drapes

March 10, 2015 12:45 pm | by Encompass Group, LLC | Encompass Group, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Through a partnership with Canadian based Lac-Mac, Encompass Group, LLC is now offering reusable OR gowns and drapes here in the U.S.

SF Surgeons Complete Surgeries in Kidney Transplant Chain

March 9, 2015 1:10 pm | by Kristin J. Bender, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Surgeons at a San Francisco hospital have completed all the operations in an organ donation chain that gave six patients new kidneys.

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TMM4 & TMM5 Stretcher-Chairs for Surgery

March 9, 2015 1:07 pm | by TransMotion Medical, Inc. | TransMotion Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TransMotion Medical’s TMM4 & TMM5 Surgical Stretcher-Chairs can function as a pre-op chair, a transport stretcher, an outpatient surgical table, and a recovery recliner.

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JAMA Viewpoint: Young African American Men Left Out

March 9, 2015 1:06 pm | by Boston University Medical Center | Articles | Comments

Healthcare spending is at an all-time high in the U.S., yet young African-American men see little benefit, according to Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers' Viewpoint commentary published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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Have a Sense of Purpose in Life? It May Protect Your Heart

March 9, 2015 12:55 pm | by The Mount Sinai Hospital | News | Comments

Having a high sense of purpose in life may lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study led by researchers at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt and presented on March 6 at the American Heart Association's EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Scientific Sessions in Baltimore.

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Minimally Invasive Device Meets Gold Standard

March 9, 2015 12:50 pm | by Ceterix Orthopaedics | News | Comments

Ceterix Orthopaedics today announced publication of positive findings from two biomechanical studies of the company’s proprietary NovoStitch suture passer for meniscus repair in Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery.

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Space Shuttle Tech to Assist Child Surgery

March 9, 2015 12:43 pm | by Canadian Space Agency | News | Comments

KidsArm, a descendant of Canadarm, the robot arm used on the Space Shuttle, is the first image-guided robotic surgical arm in the world, specifically designed for surgery for children.

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The Little Things That Kill … And Cure

March 6, 2015 1:17 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Some strong insight on how sticking to the basics of infection prevention can protect surgical staff and patients from the effects of HAIs.

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Favorable Long-term Effects of Adolescent Obesity Surgery

March 6, 2015 1:14 pm | by The Endocrine Society | News | Comments

The skeletons of obese adolescents are usually more dense than those of normal weight teens, but after gastric bypass surgery, most return to normal density within two years, a new study finds.

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Nurse Education at AORN Conference and Expo

March 6, 2015 1:04 pm | by Cardinal Health | News | Comments

Cardinal Health will highlight ongoing education and training at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference and Expo in Denver March 8 – 10.

Interstate Nursing Licensure Moves Telemedecine Forward in Montana

March 6, 2015 12:58 pm | by National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) | News | Comments

Montana is the 25th state to join Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows nurses to practice across state borders - enabling stronger telemedicine opportunities.

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Gut Bacteria May Decrease Weight Loss from Bariatric Surgery

March 6, 2015 12:46 pm | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

The presence of a specific methane gas-producing organism in the gastrointestinal tract may account for a decrease in optimal weight loss, according to new research by Ruchi Mathur, MD.

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Albahealth PulSTAR Logix

March 6, 2015 11:32 am | by Encompass Group | Encompass Group, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

PulSTAR Logix DVT Prevention System is an intermittent pneumatic compression system that mechanically promotes proper blood flow for immobile patients to help reduce the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism [DVT/PE].

Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology

March 5, 2015 1:18 pm | by Encompass Group | Product Releases | Comments

Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology banks the patient’s radiant heat by capturing and reflecting it back to the cutaneous layer (skin) as well as preventing convective heat loss (windchill).

Being Proactive Key in Patient Prep

March 5, 2015 1:10 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Surgical Products recently sat down with Vicki Allen, MSN, RN, and asked her about best practices in avoiding common patient prep mistakes.

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