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Time-Saving Repair

June 2, 2009 8:34 am | Minnesota Medical Development Inc. | Videos | Comments

Click the video to watch Part 1 of 2 of the Rebound HRD V hernia repair device. Click here to watch video Part 2 of 2. Having performed laparoscopic ventral incision hernia surgery for a number of years, Roderick Brown, MD, had confirmed the laparoscopic method to repair hernias was a better way to fix hernias than open surgery for a number of reasons, including less post-operative discomfort, improved cosmetic outcomes and low reoccurrence rates.

Partially Absorbable Mesh

June 2, 2009 6:38 am | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ETHICON, Inc. offers its ULTRAPRO* mesh, a lightweight and partially absorbable mesh for repairing hernias and other abdominal fascial defects. According to the company's Web site, features include: For the repair of inguinal and incisional hernias Strong, secure repair¹,² Flexible scar lets abdominal wall move naturally² Trusted, well-known materials   References: 1.

Gripping Repair System

June 2, 2009 6:13 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien offers the Parietex ProGrip™ mesh. Parietex ProGrip™ mesh is a bicomponent mesh composed of monofilament polyester and a resorbable polylactic acid gripping system that facilitates a tension-free hernia repair. Features include: Hydrophilic polyester monofilament resulting in fast and intimate tissue in-growth.

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Appalling Lack Of Infection Control Procedures

June 2, 2009 5:33 am | News | Comments

First-ever survey of infection control at MRI centers finds insufficient basic infection prevention (AP) ( http://www.patientcomfortsystems.com ) -- Peter Rothschild, M.D., renowned radiologist and MRI expert, has released the ground-breaking paper, Survey of Infection Control in the MRI Environment: Lack of Infection Control Procedures in MRI May Place Patients and Staff at Risk.

Complete Examinations Of Small Intestine Using New Product

June 2, 2009 5:32 am | News | Comments

CHICAGO, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirus Medical, Inc. ( www.spirusmed.com ), a developer of diagnostic and therapeutic advancement systems for gastroenterology, urology and gynecology, announced that physicians using its Endo-Ease™ line of devices have performed complete examinations of the small intestine, or pan-endoscopy.

Back To Normal: Surgery Improves Outcomes For Spine Patients

June 2, 2009 5:04 am | News | Comments

New study finds patients who opt for surgery have decreased pain, increased function ROSEMONT, Ill., June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People with the spine disease called degenerative spondylolisthesis… -- who choose surgical treatment -- experience substantially greater relief from pain over time compared to those who do not have surgery, according to a study published in the June 2009 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS).

Study Finds That Team Preop Briefing Improves Communication, Reduces Errors

May 27, 2009 8:05 am | News | Comments

ROCHESTER, Minn., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A short, preoperative team briefing prior to cardiac surgery - where each person on the team speaks - improves communication and reduces errors and costs, according to a pilot study conducted at Mayo Clinic. Mayo researchers believe this is the first such study to use real-time observations to measure the effect of preoperative briefings on specific disruptions to surgery.

Medical Providers Get 'Homework' To Find Savings

May 27, 2009 7:35 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A homework assignment from President Barack Obama is turning into a credibility test for medical providers. Obama, once a law professor, has instructed the health care industry to come back with specifics on its pledge to slow rising costs, helping to save the nation $2 trillion over 10 years.

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iDrive Intelligent Power Unit™ With iConsole™ FDA Approved

May 27, 2009 7:27 am | Power Medical Interventions Inc | Product Releases | Comments

LANGHORNE, Pa., (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Power Medical Interventions®, Inc. (OTCBB:PMII), a developer of Intelligent Surgical Instruments™, announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its 510(k) application for marketing its iDrive Intelligent Power Unit™, detachable Intelligent Surgical Instruments and iConsole™.

Flu Scare Reveals Strapped Local Health Agencies

May 27, 2009 7:21 am | by Frank Bass Associated Press Writers | News | Comments

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The swine flu outbreak fell short of a full-blown international crisis, but revealed the precarious state of local health departments, the community bulwarks against disease and health emergencies in the United States. A sustained, widespread pandemic would overwhelm many departments that are struggling with cutbacks as well as increased demand from people who have lost jobs and medical insurance.

Active Control

May 27, 2009 7:08 am | Cryolife, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Selecting the proper hemostat is critical to control active bleeding at the surgical site. Now, a plant-based hemostat works to do this while addressing safety concerns during surgery. HemoStase™ Absorbable Hemostatic Particles attempts to address the need to control active bleeding at the surgical site while offering an alternative to human- or animal-based blood products and hemostats.

Physicians And Technologists Complete Humanitarian Mission

May 27, 2009 6:58 am | Terason Ultrasound | Product Releases | Comments

Ultrasound systems image over 500 underserved patients in Guadalajara, Mexico in one week Dr. Jimenez conducting an ultrasound exam. The ease of use and versatility of the Terason Ultrasound System enabled physicians to treat an astonishing number of patients in just one week.

Video: High-Tech Surgical Device

May 27, 2009 6:18 am | Covidien | Videos | Comments

Covidien introduces the new LigaSure Advance™ Instrument in a film that explains their high-tech medical device. The product includes ValleyLab Mode™ providing controlled dissection and hemostatic effect. Click the video to find out more about this new product.

Hemostatic Agent Deployed In Military

May 27, 2009 6:01 am | Traumacure, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The mineral-based WoundStat is a granular product contained in a lightweight pouch. WoundStat™ from TraumaCure is a product for treating traumatic wounds. The mineral-based WoundStat is a granular product contained in a lightweight pouch. According to the company, U.

Herculean Strength

May 22, 2009 11:09 am | Skytron | Product Releases | Comments

Skytron 's Hercules 6701B Surgical Table provides a powerful 1,200-lb. lift, 1,000 lb. articulation and full-body imaging capability for today's advanced general purpose and bariatric procedures, reducing the need for multiple support accessories and optimizing ease of patient set-ups.

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