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The Looming Surgeon Shortage

December 4, 2009 7:04 am | by Scott S. Kelley, MD | Articles | Comments

The difference between a good total joint and a great total joint replacement is initially small, but over time the difference can be significant. A good total joint might last 10 years, but a great total joint could last 30 years. Being a total joint surgeon is a profession with little or no room for error in every single hand movement.

$765 vs. $9.4 billion: How A Stethoscope Shows Us The Way

December 4, 2009 6:17 am | News | Comments

Jeff Reinke , editorial director The new 3200 Model 3M/Littmann Electronic Stethoscope, which is compatible with Zargis Cardioscan software, was recently introduced. It costs $765 and has the potential to replace other testing procedures that run somewhere in the neighborhood of $9.4 billion annually.

Burn Patients Benefit From Faster-Growing Skin Grafts

December 4, 2009 4:23 am | News | Comments

French scientists have found a way to create human skin rapidly from stem cells, a discovery that could save the lives of many burns victims who are vulnerable to infection, but must wait weeks for skin grafts. The scientists made the breakthrough by creating a patch of human skin on a mouse's back using stem cells – cells which have the ability to develop into any human cell.

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U.S. Approves Human Stem Cell Research

December 4, 2009 4:11 am | News | Comments

The batches, known as lines, were made by two researchers at Harvard University and Rockefeller University using private funds, said Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health. In March, Obama lifted restrictions on human embryonic stem cell research imposed by his predecessor.

Best Practices Project Improves ER Heart Attack Success

December 4, 2009 3:55 am | News | Comments

Lauran Neergaard, AP Hospitals are giving faster care to lots more heart attack patients, which translates to more lives being saved. Better than three-quarters of people suffering major heart attacks are getting their blocked arteries reopened within 90 minutes of arriving in the emergency room, says a Yale University study of 831 hospitals.

More Minority Doctors Needed

December 4, 2009 3:23 am | News | Comments

Mike Stobbe, AP The new U.S. Surgeon General has called for increased efforts in growing the number of minority physicians. In one of her first speeches to a large crowd since she was sworn in Nov. 3, Dr. Regina Benjamin noted that only six percent of U.S. physicians are minorities — the same as it was a century ago.

Joining Forces For The Smallest Patient

December 4, 2009 3:09 am | News | Comments

STERIS Corporation and NeoForce Group, Inc. have agreed to jointly promote the world’s first dedicated surgical system for term and preterm newborns. The new system includes a dedicated neonatal surgical table, customized visualization and integration technology, full procedural capabilities and enhanced connectivity to families and medical professionals outside the room.

Capsa Acquires Artromick Mobile Solutions

December 4, 2009 2:57 am | News | Comments

Capsa Solutions, a leading provider of storage, processing and transport products, has announced the acquisition of Artromick Mobile Solutions Group and their comprehensive line of medication, medical and mobile computing carts. Artromick Mobile Solutions Group was previously owned by Sterling Partners, a Chicago and Baltimore-based private equity firm.

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Disinfectant Solution And Wipes

December 3, 2009 9:05 am | Sporicidin Contec, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Deemed by the EPA as effective against all Influenza A viruses, including Pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus (the swine flu), hospital-grade Sporicidin Disinfectants, Contec, Inc.’s Sporicidin Brand Disinfectant solutions are broad-spectrum disinfectants that are EPA, FDA  and OSHA, compliant.

Disposable Infusion Pump Minimizes Cross Contamination

December 3, 2009 9:03 am | Kd Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

The KD Scientific EZFlow 2050 disposable infusion pump is designed to electronically deliver continuous, constantly-controlled infusions. Features include: Compliance with the CE 0197 certification. Operation through a dial to set the infusion rate. Flow rates ranging from 2-10 ml/hr.

The Solution To Infection Prevention Is ... Shark Skin?

December 3, 2009 5:47 am | Videos | Comments

Well, not the actual skin, but a Florida biotechnology company has created a surface technology designed using shark skin as a model to prevent hospital acquired infections December 3, 2009 Medical professionals are desperately seeking ways to limit the growing number of patients who suffer from infections after they are admitted to the hospital.

Laparoscopic Repair Of Complex Hiatal Hernia Containing Pancreas And Stomach

December 3, 2009 5:46 am | Videos | Comments

Surgeons at St. Luke's Roosevelt laparoscopically repair a large herniation of the entire stomach and most of the pancreas into the chest, behind the heart.

Laparoscopic Liver Surgery

December 3, 2009 5:45 am | Videos | Comments

Medical Imaging Suites Pose MRSA Risk

December 3, 2009 5:44 am | Videos | Comments

A landmark study on the imaging suite reveals its possible role in spreading MRSA. This video from Patient Comfort Systems discusses the infection risks associated with medical imaging, and what should be done in hospitals to decrease this risk.

Blood-Clotting Foam Wins Award

December 2, 2009 7:38 am | News | Comments

Remedium Technologies Inc., a company developing a shaving cream-like foam that stops severe bleeding, won $10,000 in the Most Promising Security Idea category of the Global Security Challenge 2009. Selected from more than 100 entries from around the world, Remedium is developing a high-pressure foam that can be sprayed into an injured body cavity, adhering to tissue and rapidly stopping bleeding as it expands.

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