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High-Performance Surgical Apparel

January 6, 2010 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

An advanced synthetic material that is breathable and flexible to keep surgeons and nurses dry and comfortable for multiple hours in the OR. Use of ACTIVE MOISTURE MANAGEMENT™ technology to transfer excess moisture from the surface of the skin and transport it to the surface of the fabric where it evaporates quickly, allowing the body to cool naturally and helping to regulate body temperature.

Donors Not Necessary - We Have Clones

January 6, 2010 7:09 am | News | Comments

Reuters It may still seem to be in the realm of science fiction, but nearly half of Americans believe cloning organs will be routine by 2020, according to a new poll. People questioned in a Zogby interactive survey said use of stem cells and cloned organs will be commonplace in the next decade.

Wrapping Up Organ Transplants

January 6, 2010 6:55 am | News | Comments

Scientists in Texas are reporting development of a first-of-its-kind cloth that releases nitric oxide gas — an advance towards making therapeutic socks for people with diabetes and a wrap to help preserve organs harvested for transplantation. The study is covered in Chemistry of Materials , a bi-weekly journal from ACS.

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Wrist Cuffing System

January 6, 2010 6:44 am | Safety-Med Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

January 6, 2010 The new line of protective gowns from Safety-Med Products incorporates a fully-optional advanced cuffing system. The taXX™ SLEEVE GUARD™ is designed with removable finger tacks that enable personnel to select among four cuff restraint styles.

High-Tech Devices Aid Bariatrics

January 6, 2010 6:25 am | News | Comments

Alicia Chang, AP The fight against fat is going high-tech. To get an inside look at eating and exercise habits, scientists are developing wearable wireless sensors to monitor overweight and obese people as they go about their daily lives. The experimental devices are designed to keep track of how many minutes they work out, how much food they consume and even whether they are at a fast-food joint when they should be in the park.

We Don't Last Very Long 

January 5, 2010 8:55 am | by Melissa Velez-Avrach, MedPage Today | Articles | Comments

  About 3 weeks ago, I was in Florida visiting my folks. My father just lost a second brother to colorectal cancer and is in mourning. I kept thinking that I needed to say something to him now that I was there in person. However, during our previous phone conversations, he had already told me that he didn't want me to mention it, that it made him sad.

Field Guide To Hospital Grunts: Patient Edition

January 5, 2010 6:03 am | by Vitum Medicinus, Medical Student Blogger | Articles | Comments

1. HHUUUUUUUNNNNGGGGHHHH ID : Reproductus cornicopious , the common multip (i.e. multiparous woman, who has delivered a few babies already) HABITAT : Maternity Ward ACTION REQUIRED: RUN AND DON GLOVES. She is about to pop. BACKGROUND : There is a saying on the maternity ward: “Never turn your back on a multip.

Medical Imaging For Mobile Smart Phones

January 5, 2010 6:02 am | by Reported Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Foresight Imaging | Product Releases | Comments

Foresight Imaging introduces two new medical imaging products for mobile smart phones. The first is TIMS Mobile™ DICOM, an enabling mobile application that provides physicians and clinicians the ability to quickly view their DICOM studies on their mobile smart phones.

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State Board Accuses Octo-Doc Of Negligence

January 5, 2010 6:00 am | News | Comments

The Medical Board of California has accused a Beverly Hills fertility doctor of a pattern of gross negligence that led to the birth of Nadya Suleman's 14 children. The 13-page accusation paints a picture of 11 years of medical care in which Suleman returned to Kamrava's office again and again to undergo fertility treatments.

Glove Perforation And The Risk Of SSI

January 5, 2010 5:58 am | Articles | Comments

Surgical glove perforation increases the risk for surgical site infection (SSI) unless antimicrobial prophylaxis is used, a prospective observational cohort study revealed in the June 2009 issue of the Archives of Surgery . According to a review of the study by Medscape Medical News, the study was performed at University Hospital Basel, where approximately 28,000 surgical procedures are performed each year.

Innovative Laparoscopic, Gastric Products Get EU Approval

January 5, 2010 5:44 am | News | Comments

dalimSurgNET Corporation out of Seoul, South Korea has announced receipt of the European CE Mark of approval to sell its OCTO Port laparoscopy device. The product provides up to four ports for introducing instruments via one incision. Features include a soft silicon cover with different port heights, a detachable port cap for added convenience in exchanging a port cap per the surgeon’s preference, and a round self-retraction and protection system to help prevent incision infection.

Wall Street Optimistic On Medical Device Market

January 5, 2010 5:28 am | News | Comments

Analysts are predicting a strong year for shares of four medical device makers, saying that in 2010, investors may be more willing to take a risk on companies in high-growth fields. Analyst Lawrence Neibor of Robert W. Baird, upgraded shares of Cyberonics, Inc., Edwards Lifesciences Corp., Thoratec Inc.

Former NFL Chair Sacks Head Injury-Brain Disease Connection

January 5, 2010 5:12 am | News | Comments

Larry Lage, AP Former NFL player Kyle Turley told members of Congress on Monday that while he still had a severe headache, the St. Louis Rams cleared him for full-contact drills four days after a concussion seven years ago. “Frustrated with being injured and wanting to prove my toughness to my teammates and coaches, I used my head more aggressively than I normally would have in practice, not understanding the damage I was doing to my brain," Turley told the House Judiciary Committee.

Telemedicine's Nominal ICU Impact Raises Questions

January 5, 2010 4:22 am | News | Comments

According to a recent study in the JAMA , remote monitoring of patients in intensive care units can not be associated with an overall improvement in the risk of death or length of stay in the ICU or hospital. Experts recommend that intensivists (intensive care physicians) care for ICU patients onsite because of an associated lower rate of illness and death.

Diary Of Weekend With Free Health Care

January 4, 2010 6:57 am | News | Comments

Adam Geller, AP The two-hour drive is done, but Hannah and Jack Hurst leave the Honda's engine running. Hannah's prayers have brought them here. Now there's little to do but turn up the car's heat, get some sleep and wait for morning. Still, Hannah doesn't complain. The 26-year-old mother of three has waited as long as she can remember to escape the pain throbbing through her jaws.

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