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New Website Launched For Patients With Broken Bones

September 29, 2009 7:01 am | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | News | Comments

Company offers new information resource for patients seeking active role in recovery An estimated 6.8 million fractures happen annually in the USA, resulting in 14 million visits to emergency rooms or medical facilities at a cost of around $21 billion(1). One in every 100 people experience a broken bone each year and up to 10% may suffer from delayed healing, preventing them from regaining their lives quickly.

Childhood Obesity Programs Funded

September 29, 2009 7:00 am | News | Comments

MetLife Foundation awards $250,000 to help pediatricians promote childhood obesity prevention CHICAGO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announces that it has been awarded a $250,000 grant from MetLife Foundation, to promote community and regional approaches to obesity prevention.

First Video Laryngoscopic Intubation Performed Via Telemedicine

September 29, 2009 6:59 am | News | Comments

Emergency Department at the University of Arizona College of Medicine uses GlideScope® Video Laryngoscope to perform first 'telebation' BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Emergency Medicine at The University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, led by Dr. John C.

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Vote For The 2009 Excellence In Surgical Products Award!

September 28, 2009 1:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Click here to cast your vote! In fulfilling our role as your source for cutting-edge surgical technology, Surgical Products magazine has developed the 1st annual Excellence In Surgical Products (ESP) Awards. Here, we’ve compiled some of the most innovative products of the year—new products we feel are advancing surgery.

Investigating Laparoscopic Approaches To Incarcerated, Strangulated Inguinal Hernias

September 28, 2009 7:06 am | Articles | Comments

Inguinal hernias are common presentations to general surgery clinics to be reduced and emergency units when they incarcerate or strangulate. While elective surgery for inguinal hernia has a low mortality rate of less than 1 death per 10,000 operations, the risks of post-operative complications following emergency surgery are high.

The Transience Of Patients

September 28, 2009 7:05 am | Articles | Comments

When a patient spends more than a few days in the hospital, the room often takes on his or her personality. For a while, the patient and family have a space — four walls, a bathroom, a window — that becomes their own. Frequently, I feel like a visitor as I enter such a room. When I walk the halls, my memory stirs as I link specific rooms with particular patients and their stories … read more .

Surgeon Performs First Beating Heart Fully Endoscopic Bypass Surgery

September 28, 2009 7:05 am | MAQUET Medical Systems USA | News | Comments

WAYNE, N.J., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- MAQUET Cardiovascular announces that Johannes Bonatti, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Director of Coronary Surgery and Advanced Coronary Interventions at the University of Maryland Heart Center in Baltimore, has completed the first use of the MAQUET Minimized ExtraCorporeal Circulation (MECC) system in the United States during a successful robotic and fully endoscopic heart surgery.

Company Introduces New Dantrium® IV, Rapidly Mixing at 20 Seconds

September 28, 2009 7:04 am | News | Comments

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- JHP Pharmaceuticals, LLC ("JHP") announces that it has developed, and received approval by the FDA for Dantrium@ IV (dantrolene sodium for injection), a rapidly mixing product. Dantrium@ IV now reconstitutes in approximately 20 seconds, which is 4 times faster than before, saving valuable time and effort during a malignant hyperthermia (MH) emergency.

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Paper: Dialysis Patients Not Told Of Transplants

September 28, 2009 7:03 am | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Thousands of kidney patients in the United States start dialysis without first being told of kidney transplants that would be cheaper and lead to longer lives, according to a four-month newspaper investigation published Sunday. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reviewed records from the U.

Healthcare Overhaul Update

September 28, 2009 7:03 am | News | Comments

House Democrats considering insurance tax Erica Werner,Associated Press Writers Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are considering a tax on high-cost insurance plans to help pay for health care overhaul that tops President Barack Obama's domestic agenda.

Disposable Instrument Organizer

September 28, 2009 7:02 am | Advanced Medical Innovations (AMI) | Product Releases | Comments

AMI introduces a new and unique 16-Slot Disposable Instrument Organizer™. Features include: The ability to improve safety and efficiency in the OR by ensuring that all instruments are neatly arranged together. The ability to aid in instrument counts during and following surgery.

Advanced Delivery System For IVC Filters

September 28, 2009 6:59 am | Cook Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

The device’s new design simplifies jugular deployment, minimizes trauma and is compatible with full line of IVC filters. Physicians can now navigate even the most tortuous anatomy with greater speed and safety with the next-generation inferior vena cava (IVC) filter delivery system introduced by Cook Medical at TCT 2009.

The Not-So-Accidental Tourist

September 25, 2009 5:32 am | Articles | Comments

Should surgeons treat the complications of medical tourism? Today, that's not purely a hypothetical question, as some patients seek out lower-cost alternatives for elective surgical care (something I wrote about a while back). It is also a question posed at last year's clinical congress of the American College of Surgeons in a "point/counterpoint" debate.

Patient Sues Surgeons, Hospital Over Brain Surgery

September 25, 2009 5:13 am | News | Comments

The patient was under anesthesia when a brain surgeon refused to step in for a no-show colleague MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A patient who was under anesthesia when a brain surgeon refused to step in for a no-show colleague is suing both doctors as well as the New York hospital. Jennifer Ronca of Tunkhannock, Pa.

Obesity Could Become Top Cancer Cause

September 25, 2009 5:03 am | News | Comments

Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — Being fat could become the leading cause of cancer in women in Western countries in the coming years, European researchers said Thursday. Being overweight or obese accounts for up to 8 percent of cancers in Europe. Experts said that figure is poised to increase substantially as the obesity epidemic continues, and as major causes of cancer, such as smoking and hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women, drop dramatically.

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