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Patient's Bowel Was Sticking Out

March 26, 2010 6:11 am | News | Comments

Giving evidence on the fourth day of Dr Patel's trial in Brisbane Supreme Court, Dr Emma Igras said patient Mervyn Morris was found to be suffering from the dangerous complication seven days after a colectomy performed by the Indian-born doctor. Referring to her notes made on Mr Morris' chart on May 30, 2003, Dr Igras, who had been training as a surgeon under Dr Patel at the time, said medical staff discovered the wound had burst.

New Treatment Combines Proton Therapy With Whipple Procedure

March 25, 2010 5:43 am | Videos | Comments

As part of a clinical trial combining proton therapy with the whipple procedure as a new treatment approach for pancreatic cancer, surgeon Carlos Fernandez del Castillo operates on a patient with pancreatic cancer at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

Woman Denied Lawsuit For 14-Year-Old Surgical Mistake

March 25, 2010 5:42 am | Videos | Comments

Texas law is keeping a woman from suing for damages from a 14-year-old surgical error in which a sponge was left in her body following surgery.

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Touchless OR Workstation

March 25, 2010 5:41 am | Videos | Comments

Blood Storage Duration & Adverse Outcomes

March 25, 2010 5:40 am | Videos | Comments

Cleveland Clinic physicians conducted the largest blood storage duration study to date which found that heart surgery patients that received transfusions with blood that has been stored more than 14 days may experience more complications.

Multi-Year Program Aims For More Support For Young Scientists 

March 24, 2010 8:21 am | News | Comments

In its new multi-year program, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) aims to make scientific careers in Switzerland more attractive to young scientists. It also wishes to strengthen the competitiveness of Swiss researchers and secure Switzerland’s opportunities for formative action in cross-border research activities.

Patients At Risk For Complications After Coronary Artery Fistula Closure

March 24, 2010 8:20 am | News | Comments

Long-term complications after procedures to close coronary artery fistulas are particularly prevalent among those whose abnormal connections to the heart result in drainage into the coronary sinus, according to a study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, a journal of the American Heart Association.

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Mind The Gap: Gown Protects UK Patients' Privacy

March 24, 2010 8:20 am | News | Comments

Jill Lawless, Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) — Some good news for hospital patients: a gown that won't let you down. Stylish hospital gowns that snap down the side were unveiled in Britain on Tuesday, intended to replace those shapeless cloth sacks with useless ties that flash open at the worst possible moments.

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US Law To Make Calorie Counts Hard To Ignore

March 24, 2010 8:19 am | News | Comments

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A requirement tucked into the massive U.S health care bill will make calorie counts impossible for thousands of restaurants to hide and difficult for consumers to ignore. More than 200,000 fast food and other chain restaurants will have to include calorie counts on menus, menu boards and even drive-throughs.

Stent For Wide-Necked Intracranial Aneurysms Approved In Japan

March 24, 2010 8:19 am | News | Comments

A new Vascular Reconstruction Device and Delivery System (VRD) is a self-expanding stent used to treat wide-necked intracranial aneurysms. March 24, 2010 Codman & Shurtleff, Inc. (Codman), a global neuroscience and neurovascular company, announces that Johnson & Johnson K.

Bedside Carts

March 24, 2010 8:18 am | Stanley Innerspace | Product Releases | Comments

Without sacrificing storage space, Stanley® InnerSpace® bedside carts can be used for patient rooms and bedside charting. Features of the carts include: Use of accessories such as an adjustable flat panel monitor arm and an articulating tray for keyboard/mouse or laptop, allowing users to communicate and chart while looking at the patient.

Malignant Hyperthermia Cart

March 24, 2010 8:17 am | Capsa Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

MMI Med Carts of Capsa Solutions offers the Malignant Hyperthermia Cart as a tool to fight MH in operating rooms. Adhering to MHAUS standards, the cart features: Complete drawer configuration and accessory customization along with an integrated 1.2CU Refrigerator/Freezer allowing for easy storage of Glycol Packs, Dantrolene and Cold Saline.

Dedication On Your Own Dime

March 24, 2010 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Last week, I attended the Association of periOperative Nurses (AORN) Annual Congress in Denver, CO. This was the second annual AORN Congress and I concluded it’s one of my favorite shows of the year to attend. The vibe in general on the exhibit floor always seems upbeat and positive, with nurses walking around learning about new technology—some decked out in their green boas and four-leaf clover gear (naturally, as the show always falls on or around St.

Considerations For Patient Positioning Products

March 24, 2010 8:16 am | by Greg Prentiss, Gel Product Manager, Innovative Medical Products | Articles | Comments

What should surgical professionals consider when purchasing patient positioning products? March 24, 2010 1. Patient Position. There are two main goals necessary when positioning the patient. The first is to provide access to the surgical site. This is reasonably straight forward with modern devices that provide secure positioning while allowing necessary motion specific to the procedure being done.

Doctors Test New MS Theory As Patients Demand Care Now

March 23, 2010 7:33 am | News | Comments

Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Under intense pressure from patients, some U.S. doctors are cautiously testing a provocative theory that abnormal blood drainage from the brain may play a role in multiple sclerosis — and that a surgical vein fix might help. If it pans out, the approach suggested by a researcher in Italy could mark a vast change for MS, a disabling neurological disease long blamed on an immune system gone awry.

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