NEW YORK (AP) — Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon business said Thursday it completed its $785 million purchase of Acclarent Inc., which makes devices used in sinus surgery. Ethicon said the deal has been cleared by the Federal Trade Commission. Ethicon, which sells surgical supplies and cosmetic medical products, agreed to buy Acclarent of Menlo Park, CA, in December.
Doctors at a small practice in Virginia got a big surprise when a tennis ball-sized meteorite traveling at an estimated 220 miles per hour punched a hole through their a roof. January 22, 2010 LORTON, VA (AP) — Doctors at a small practice in Virginia got a big surprise when a tennis ball-sized meteorite punched a hole through their roof.
A Johns Hopkins study in hip fracture patients suggests a 50 percent drop in risk of postoperative delirium when the depth of sedation during procedures is limited January 22, 2010 A common complication following surgery in elderly patients is postoperative delirium, a state of confusion that can lead to long-term health problems and cause some elderly patients to complain that they “never felt the same” again after an operation.
Surgeons embarking for Haiti to assist earthquake victims can have their surgical devices refurbished prior to departure at no cost through the non-profit organization Instruments of Mercy, Inc®. “We’ve heard reports of surgeons having to use rusty instruments and hacksaws to amputate limbs,” says Gene Robinson, founder of Instruments of Mercy and CEO of IMS, a surgical instrument management and consulting company that supports Instruments of Mercy.
Cardinal Health announces the company is donating approximately $1 million worth of supplies through four organizations: World Vision, AmeriCares, Map International and Heart to Heart International. To most efficiently help meet the critical needs on the ground in Haiti, and leverage resources and the capabilities of relief organizations, they are directing donations through these four organizations.
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Balloon Retention Facilitates Transgastric Laparoscopic Cysto-gastrostomy In Treatment Of Pancreatic PseudocystJanuary 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.