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Study: DuraPrep May Trump Chlorhexidine In Preventing SSI

October 9, 2009 12:21 pm | 3M Health Care | Articles | Comments

A study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology finds Iodophor-based skin preparation solutions may be superior to chlorhexidine in preventing surgical-site infections A new independent study, “Effects of Preoperative Skin Preparation on Postoperative Wound Infection Rates: A Prospective Study of 3 Skin Preparation Protocols,” has been published comparing the effects of three different skin preparation solutions on surgical-site infections, 3M Health Care.

Sharps Management Product Line

October 9, 2009 12:20 pm | Advanced Medical Innovations (AMI) | Product Releases | Comments

A company develops a new Safe Sharps Management product line to help reduce sharps injuries and liability in the operating room According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) 39 percent of all surgical scalpel injuries are inflicted by the user on the assistant.

Saving Lives ... Profitably

October 9, 2009 6:37 am | by Jeff Reinke | Product Releases | Comments

While it would be naïve to label every doctor, nurse, OR supervisor or hospital administrator as a selfless public servant with little concern for personal gain, it seems that terms like profitability and cost controls were once limited to the self-serving villain on a television show. Along with those in the military, as well as police and fire departments, there is perhaps no profession that is more mission oriented than that of a healthcare provider.

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Defibrillator Saves Man Who Was Shot In The Chest

October 9, 2009 6:36 am | News | Comments

The man suffered a gunshot wound to the chest, but had no damage to his lungs or circulatory system because the bullet became lodged in the stopwatch-sized device MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A defibrillator was credited with stopping a bullet in the chest of a gunshot victim. Doctors in Florida said the 61-year-old unidentified man had an Medtronic implantable cardiac defibrillator to prevent sudden cardiac arrest.

LEDs To Completely Replace Halogen Lights In The OR

October 9, 2009 6:35 am | Articles | Comments

European uptake of light-emitting diode (LED) surgical lights will represent 100 percent of surgical light sales by 2014, as hospitals replace halogen lights with significantly longer lasting LED lights, the Millenium Research Group (MRG) recently reported. According to a recent article, MRG's European Markets for Video and High-Tech Hardware Devices 2010 report finds that adoption will be accelerated in Europe, in part because European countries are more environmentally-conscious than their US counterparts.

Company Wins Design Award For Research And Design Of Curved Shear

October 9, 2009 6:34 am | Ethicon Endo-Surgery | News | Comments

Ethicon-Endo Surgery is recognized for its use of four types of research, including extensive collaboration with surgeons, to identify specific unmet needs in thyroid procedures CINCINNATI, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery announces the company won a Gold 2009 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for the research and design process used in the development of the HARMONIC FOCUS™ Curved Shear.

Study: BSGI Effective For Pre-Surgical Planning In Diagnosed Patients

October 9, 2009 6:33 am | News | Comments

Findings presented at the Americal Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Symposium shows Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) proves cost-effective for pre-surgical planning of patients with known cancer diagnosis NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI), a molecular breast imaging technique with comparable sensitivity to breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for detecting breast carcinoma when used in pre-surgical planning for patients with known cancer diagnoses and is substantially less expensive than MRI, according to findings presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Symposium in San Francisco, California.

Companies Reach $276M Deal

October 9, 2009 6:32 am | Kimberly-Clark Health Care | News | Comments

Kimberly-Clark is planning to buy I-Flow, adding technology to its portfolio of pain management and surgical solution products DALLAS (AP) — Kimberly-Clark Corp. said Friday that it will add higher-margin medical devices to its health care unit by purchasing health care company I-Flow Corp.

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Autofluorescent Endometriosis: Part 2

October 8, 2009 6:18 am | Videos | Comments

Demonstration of the use of autofluorescent laparoscopy to diagnose endometriosis from Steven F. Palter, MD's prize winning video.

Hyperfluorescent Endometriosis

October 8, 2009 6:17 am | Videos | Comments

Demonstration of the hyperfluorescent endometriosis with autofluorescent laparoscopy from Steven F. Palter, MD's prize winning video. Check out more details about Dr. Palter's use of autofluorescence in the September issue of Surgical Products .

Robotic Kidney Cancer Surgery

October 8, 2009 6:17 am | Videos | Comments

New robotic surgery procedure pioneered at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to remove tumors from kidneys in a minimally invasive way.

Cool Shirt On "Modern Marvels"

October 8, 2009 6:16 am | Shafer Enterprises, LLC | Videos | Comments

The following video is where Cool Shirt / Shafer Enterprises is featured on the Modern Marvels Underwear show on the History Channel. This is the last 6 minute segment of the show. If you have any questions visit our website at www.coolshirt.

Interactive 3D Operating Room Planner

October 8, 2009 6:13 am | BERCHTOLD Corporation | Videos | Comments

For Berchtold Corporation, AEI Digital's designers created the "virtual showroom," enabling users to easily design a customized layout of the room by using simple computer controls. It is designed to operate on a laptop computer, and provides Berchtold's sales force with a unique way to demonstrate the full range of its operating room systems to potential customers, including surgical specialists.

Mesa Medical Tech Eases Pain For Cancer Patients

October 7, 2009 7:25 am | by Angelique Soenarie | News | Comments

He now uses a topical cream to numb the areola before injecting radioactive tracer dye used during a sentinel-node biopsy PHOENIX (AP) — Jesse Crowe remembers the woman lying on his imaging table three years ago. She was in her 40s, young for a breast-cancer patient, and she was tense with fear and apprehension.

California Surgeon Pioneers Alternative To Traditional Spinal Stenosis Treatment

October 7, 2009 7:24 am | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles back surgeon, Dr. Rezaian of the California Orthopedic Medical Clinic, has pioneered a less invasive method for treating Spinal Stenosis. Open back surgery used to be the only way to eliminate the bulging discs that were pinching nerves, however, recent medical advances have given patients requiring Spinal Stenosis Treatment a new glimmer of hope.

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