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Swine Flu Vaccine Refusal

August 28, 2009 11:42 am | News | Comments

Half of health workers reject swine flu shot MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — About half of Hong Kong's health workers would refuse the swine flu vaccine, new research says, a trend that experts say would likely apply worldwide. In a study that polled 2,255 Hong Kong health workers this year, researchers found even during the height of global swine flu panic in May, less than half were willing to get vaccinated.

Click ... And You Shall Receive

August 28, 2009 11:14 am | by Amanda McGowan, Editor | Amanda Mcgowan | Product Releases | Comments

Last weekend, my fiancé and I hosted family from out-of-town, including my nearly 2-year-old future niece. Having not seen her for some time, my fiancé and I were surprised to experience first-hand a new little trick she’s developed as the result of her age—point and she shall receive.

Video Demonstration: Laparoscopic Internal Scope Cleaner

August 25, 2009 6:29 am | Videos | Comments

Today, one of the occurring limitations during a laparoscopic procedure is the necessity to clean the camera lens several times during a typical procedure. This distracts the surgeon, and increases patient's risk of infection, while prolonging the procdure.

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Video: Inside A Company That Repairs Your Facility’s Equipment

August 25, 2009 6:29 am | Videos | Comments

CTC Medical Repair Inc. ctcmedrepair.com is an established company that provides service to hospitals, surgery centers, doctors offices, and others.

Surgical Instrument Repair Services

August 24, 2009 5:13 pm | Mobile Instrument Service | Product Releases | Comments

Mobile Instrument is able to repair, refurbish, sharpen and perform preventive maintenance on all manufacturers' stainless steel and minimally invasive surgical instruments, both onsite and at its national repair center. The company also offers: Repairs for sterilization containers, rigid scopes, flexible scopes, power equipment, video equipment and diamond knives.

Video: Surgical Instrument Repair Company Provides Education, Support

August 24, 2009 4:45 pm | Videos | Comments

While IMS started as a local surgical instrument repair company, it is now nationwide organization. IMS provides programs for instrument care and education, minimally invasive surgical support and central sterile department processes. The IMS InstrumentReady approach addresses the readiness and the flow of surgical instruments from the central sterile department through the operating room suite, helping to build a bridge between the two.

"Touchy-Feely" Robot Detects Tumor Tissue Faster And More Accurately

August 24, 2009 4:43 pm | News | Comments

Robot's gentle touch aids delicate cancer surgery Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (August 21, 2009) – New, delicate surgery techniques to hunt for tumors could benefit from a lighter touch – but from a robot, rather than from a human hand. Canadian researchers have created a touchy-feely robot that detects tougher tumor tissue in half the time, and with 40% more accuracy than a human.

Analysis: Health Overhaul Tactics Need Overhaul

August 24, 2009 4:39 pm | News | Comments

Steven R. Hurst, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama still may push through an overhaul of the American health care system, but political indicators point to a needed overhaul of his own tactics for selling reform. Barely eight months in office, Obama is trapped between the jaws of a tightening vise.

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Medical Robot Makes Rounds At Texas Army Hospital

August 24, 2009 4:37 pm | News | Comments

Michelle Roberts, Associated Press Writer SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Staff Sgt. Juan Amaris laid in intensive care recovering from life-threatening burns when he got a peculiar visit from his doctor. Dr. Kevin Chung — rather, a 5-foot-tall camouflage-clad robot with Chung's face on a monitor — rolled in to check on him.

International Organ Transplant Society Elects President

August 24, 2009 4:35 pm | News | Comments

DALLAS, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Ramsay, M.D., F.R.C.A., president of Baylor Research Institute (BRI) and chief of the department of anesthesiology and pain management at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, has been elected president of the International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS), a renowned multidisciplinary organization comprised of more than 700 international members specializing in hepatology, surgery, anesthesia, critical care, radiology, and pathology.

Enzymatic Detergent With Rust Inhibitors

August 24, 2009 7:00 am | Ruhof Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Endozime® Extreme Power combines the power of a super-concentrate with a proven multi-enzyme formula to create the ultimate surgical instrument and scope cleaner for cleaning abilities to deliver fast, thorough bioburden removal.  Enhanced with APA (Advanced Proteolitic Action), Endozime® Extreme Power penetrates into the channels of scopes and cannulated instruments, instantly and actively breaking down gross contaminants upon contact and contains biological additives that speed the process of liquification and solubilization, facilitating enzymatic action and contributing to the product’s overall effectiveness.

Body Cooling Hypothermia Kit

August 19, 2009 10:02 am | Cincinnati Sub-Zero | Product Releases | Comments

Untitled Document Cincinnati Sub-Zero (CSZ) Products announces the release of the CSZ Kool Kit™, a non-invasive, integrated whole-body hypothermia system. The Kool Kit system is an efficient alternative to traditional patient cooling techniques, which can fail to deliver optimum functionality and control.

Temperature Management And Tissue Pressure Reduction

August 19, 2009 9:59 am | Cincinnati Sub-Zero | Product Releases | Comments

Untitled Document Cincinnati Sub-Zero Products announces the release of the Gelli-Roll™, which combines patient temperature management and tissue pressure reduction in one simple-to-use reusable product. A CSZ Plasti-Pad warming blanket is encapsulated within Akton® gel.

Full HD Display

August 19, 2009 9:55 am | Barco | Product Releases | Comments

Untitled Document The MD-4221, a 42" full HD, flat display for the operating room, is the next generation of Barco’s successful HD-42 display which has been further optimized for use in the digital operating room. Equipped with the latest high-quality LCD panel, the MD-4221 delivers bright, crisp images even in highly illuminated OR environments.

Tissue Management And Tracking System

August 19, 2009 9:49 am | Surgical Information Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Untitled Document SIS Trax, a Web-based application from Surgical Infomation Systems is easy to use and provides the means for hospitals to standardize their processes for acquiring, receiving, storing, and allocating tissues. With advanced filtering and alerts, hospitals can accurately track tissues, reduce waste and manage their tissue inventory efficiently.

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