Research shows that cryoablation can be an effective treatment alternative for multiple cancer types. By itself, the technique can destroy tumors from the inside out. When combined with a pair of recently approved drugs, cryoablation can help stimulate the body's own immune response to seek out and destroy remaining cancer cells and prevent tumor regrowth.
The authors suggest that a surgical outcomes reporting system does not provide a clear mechanism for quality improvement. The inability of these outcomes monitoring systems to produce measurable improvements may be related to difficulties in identifying mechanisms that translate changes in how surgical care is provided.
President Obama spoke from the White House Roosevelt Room, surrounded at a conference table by 10 Americans from across the country who wrote him letters about how they benefited from the Affordable Care Act.
This time it's not just the White House and Democrats who have reason to be anxious. Republican lawmakers and governors won't escape the political fallout if the court invalidates insurance subsidies worth billions of dollars to people in more than 30 states.
Recently, Surgical Products reached out to a number of experts in the field for their input on best practices for managing this element of electrosurgery and tips on how to avoid problems that are often overlooked.
SurgiTel’s next-generation Mini LED headlight is a mobile and portable, battery-operated alternative to shadow and glare-producing overhead lights.
The C3 features an even field of intensity, adjustable spot size, variable intensity control and 7.5 hours of continuous use on high intensity from a lightweight, Li-ion battery pack.
The ongoing rise of HAIs is costing hospitals more than $5 billion annually. For some hospitals, the solution to this situation lies in the migration from reusable to single-use/disposable medical devices.
The Bone Tether Plate features a 3-D printed, medical grade titanium alloy for greater customization. The plate serves as the primary component in the FastForward Bunion Correction System, a new approach to surgically correct hallux valgus deformities.
With the internet and social media becoming woven into the modern medical practice, Penn State College of Medicine researchers contend that professional medical societies must update or amend their Internet guidelines to address when it is ethical to "Google" a patient.
The study showed slight overall improvements in all hospitals over a three-year period, but there were no significant differences in mortality rates, serious complications, re-operations or readmissions between hospitals that were involved in quality programs and those that were not.
When examining early (within seven days of discharge) and late (more than seven days after discharge) unplanned readmissions, the top three reasons for readmission were SSI, ileus or obstruction, and bleeding.
New research has found that simple distraction techniques, such as talking to a nurse, watching a DVD or using stress balls, can help patients to relax during varicose vein surgery and reduce their pain.
Medline is introducing Gemini wrap, the next generation of sterilization wrap shown to have greater material strength than the competition to ensure the integrity of the sterilization process.
The operating room continues to push the limits of procedural innovation and technological capability. Recently, Surgical Products sat down with some industry experts to gauge their input on how many of these new technologies will impact the surgical community, from both an implementation and procurement perspective.