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Empowering The Problem

January 22, 2010 6:12 am | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Product Releases | Comments

Not unlike any organization that has access to performance-based results, our staff is always examining the news, products and articles that generate the most interest in this newsletter. We examine what people click on from week to week to help ensure we’re providing content that you find valuable.

Balloon Retention Facilitates Transgastric Laparoscopic Cysto-gastrostomy In Treatment Of Pancreatic Pseudocyst

January 21, 2010 5:24 am | Videos | Comments

Objective: This presentation demonstrates intragastric balloon retention facilitating a transgastric laparoscopic cysto-gastrostomy for pancreatic pseudocyst. Methods: Via endoscopic and laparoscopic methods, 3 balloon-tipped operating trocars were inserted into the stomach.

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The Rise Of Technology In 2010

January 20, 2010 7:01 am | by Amanda McGowan, editor | Product Releases | Comments

Recently, a release on Business Wire reported the results of a random online survey showing that 55 percent of medical device industry professionals are looking to make a job change in 2010. The survey was conducted by Legacy MedSearch, a medical device retained search firm and posed the question: “What is the likelihood you will change jobs in 2010?” to 2,150 medical device industry professionals between January 4 and January 13.

Who Is At Risk For Developing A Pressure Ulcer During The Perioperative Time Frame?

January 20, 2010 6:32 am | by James G. Spahn, MD, FACS | Ehob, Inc. | Articles | Comments

I have been asked this question many times over the past 20 years.  Many who asked the question thought I would have an immediate answer.  This is a fair expectation due to my career as a head and neck surgeon and in my teaching role at a well known university.

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Surgical Instrument And Scope Cleaner

January 20, 2010 6:30 am | Ruhof Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

This super-concentrate cleaning solution features a proven multi-enzyme formula for an advanced surgical instrument and scope cleaner January 20, 2010 Endozime® Extreme Power combines the power of a super-concentrate with the performance of Ruhof’s proven multi-enzyme formula to create the ultimate surgical instrument and scope cleaner.

Instrument Wetting Agent And Pre-Cleaning Gel

January 20, 2010 6:25 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

January 20, 2010 Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. introduces Spectra-Moist® instrument wetting agent and pre-cleaning gel. Clinically developed to prevent blood from drying on surgical instruments, Spectra-Moist® safely and effectively dissolves blood and fat, promotes easier and faster processing, and reduces instrument staining and damage.

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New Weapon In Fighting HAIs

January 20, 2010 6:01 am | News | Comments

A new fast-acting disinfectant that is effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi and prions could help to reduce the spread of deadly infections in hospitals, according to research published in the February issue of Journal of General Virology . Researchers from the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, Germany have optimised a rapid-acting, practical formula for disinfecting surgical instruments.

Specialists Better Route For Emergency Colon Surgery

January 20, 2010 5:49 am | News | Comments

Reuters – If you find yourself in need of emergency colon surgery, you'll be better off with a surgeon who specializes in operating on the large intestine, a new study from Spain shows. While colorectal surgery is a formally accepted specialty in the United States, Australia and other regions, this is not yet the case in Europe, Dr.

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Circumcising Babies Could Help Africa's AIDS Fight

January 20, 2010 5:36 am | News | Comments

Kate Kelland, Reuters Circumcising newborn boys to stop them from becoming infected with the AIDS virus in later life is more cost-effective than circumcising adult men, Rwandan health experts stated. A study by Agnes Binagwaho and colleagues at Rwanda's health ministry found that the operation, which has been shown to cut dramatically the virus' transmission from women to men, is quicker, simpler and more cost-effective in newborns.

New Tools Aid Haiti Relief Effort

January 20, 2010 5:25 am | News | Comments

Frank Bajak, AP Hundreds of tech volunteers spurred to action by Haiti's killer quake are adding a new dimension to disaster relief, developing new tools and services for first responders and the public in an unprecedented effort. Noel Dickover, a Washington, D.C.-based organizer of the CrisisCamp tech volunteer movement, states that, “developers, crisis mappers and even internet-savvy folks can actually make a difference.

Med Students Cite Place For Alternative Therapies

January 20, 2010 4:57 am | News | Comments

In the largest national survey of its kind, researchers from UCLA and UC San Diego measured medical students' attitudes and beliefs about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and found that three-quarters of them felt conventional Western medicine would benefit by integrating more CAM therapies and ideas.

Instrument Traceability

January 19, 2010 6:30 am | Getinge USA, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

There’s a lot more to track in the surgical and sterile processing chain than just instruments, and the T-DOC™ Instrument Traceability and Asset Management System provides the power and flexibility to document and trace surgical and sterile processing chain and more.

Instrument Detection System Assists In Cutting Operating Costs

January 19, 2010 6:28 am | Meddetect, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

January 19, 2010 MedDetect Inc. introduces the MD-2000 Surgical Instrument Detection System designed to pinpoint and detect surgical instruments lost in soiled linen and waste bags. According to the company, the MD-2000 Electro-magnetic Detector functions as an insurance back-up to a hospital’s surgical instrument tracking system, and hospitals purchasing the MD-2000 have demonstrated considerable savings in their lost instrument replacement budget.

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