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Bariatric Surgery In Teens—A Narrow Window Of Opportunity

September 30, 2009 6:34 am | Articles | Comments

Waiting too long to consider weight-loss surgery could mean the patient remains obese even after surgery A recent study evaluating clinical characteristics of teens who have undergone laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery from 2002 until 2007, doctors may have a much narrower window of opportunity to reverse morbid obesity in teens than originally realized, a recent article reports.

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Companies Combine Technologies To Expand Integrated ORs

September 30, 2009 6:33 am | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | News | Comments

The agreement will help to give remote surgeons seamless connectivity with surgical teams EL SEGUNDO, CA (March 17, 2009)—KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., a world leader in minimally invasive endoscopic technologies and fully integrated operating room solutions, announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement with InTouch Health®, the world leader in Remote Presence healthcare solutions.

FDA OK’s New Endotracheal Tube

September 30, 2009 6:31 am | Covidien | News | Comments

New version of the device could potentially reduce risk of complications after surgery that may be caused by aspiration of fluids into the lungs BOULDER, CO –September 30, 2009 – Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in mechanical ventilation and respiratory care devices, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.

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Patient Data Module

September 30, 2009 6:29 am | GE Healthcare Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

The CARESCAPE Patient Data Module, high-acuity mobile patient monitoring from GE Healthcare features: A unique, close-to-the-patient, self-powered design that alleviates common portability constraints. A lightweight, miniature design that allows it to stay with the patient to capture and store all patient measurements—both standard and specialty—providing clinicians with the unique ability to maintain critical baseline measurements typically lost during transport.

Pediatric OR Tabletop, Accessories

September 30, 2009 6:25 am | TRUMPF | Product Releases | Comments

TRUMPF Medical Systems’ Pediatric OR tabletop and accessories are designed for children up to 3’ 4” in height and weighing a maximum of 176 lbs to provide the surgeon access to the surgical site. Features include: A separate extension plate that can be added at the foot end to extend the table length for taller children.

The Effects Of Obesity In Hernia Repair

September 30, 2009 6:24 am | by Amanda McGowan, Editor | Product Releases | Comments

As I write this column, I am also sitting in anticipation to watch one of my favorite television shows— Biggest Loser . For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the show, it’s a reality show based on a group of overweight contestants who compete to lose the highest percentage of body weight and win a cash grand prize.

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Study Shows Device Offers A Non-Surgical Solution To Mitral Regurgitation

September 30, 2009 6:24 am | News | Comments

CardiAQ Valve Technologies (CVT) discloses successful results of acute in vivo study of its Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation (TMVI) System WINCHESTER, Mass., Sept. 28, 2009-Transcatheter heart valve company CardiAQ Valve Technologies (CVT), which is developing the world's first self-conforming and self-anchoring technology for Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation (TMVI), announced that successful results of an acute in vivo study of its TMVI system were disclosed by Dr.

Health Care Gamble

September 30, 2009 6:22 am | News | Comments

The high costs of healthcare is forcing some Americans to roll the dice on health care coverage, opt out of insurance Beth Fouhy, Associated Press NEW YORK — Call it a health care gamble: the decision by some people to opt out of health insurance, paying cash for routine care while playing the odds that an accident or catastrophic illness won't plunge them into financial ruin.

Drive-Thrus For Swine Flu

September 30, 2009 6:20 am | News | Comments

Hospitals are opening drive-thrus and drive-up tent clinics to screen and treat swine flu patients. Marilynn Marchione, AP Medical Writer Fast-food places have them. Banks and pharmacies do, too. Now hospitals are opening drive-thrus and drive-up tent clinics to screen and treat a swelling tide of swine flu patients.

Advances In Electrosurgery

September 29, 2009 7:03 am | Articles | Comments

By Ron Stoker Although their effects can be devastating, percutaneous injuries from syringes and scalpels have historically been considered as an acceptable occupational hazard by surgical personnel.  Everyone has been aware of the potential for injury and yet there have been few attempts to reduce the risk of such injuries.

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Blog: Fish Or Cut Bait

September 29, 2009 7:02 am | by Sid Schwab | Articles | Comments

Think Slow Not too long after setting up shop in this town, I shared a tough case with one of my favorite intensivists. (By way of diversion, I'll add there were only two of them at the time, and they were both my favorites. Practical and canny, surgical-patient-wise, they were a pleasure to work with.

Company Introduces “It’s So Easy Being Green” Training Program

September 29, 2009 7:02 am | News | Comments

Healthcare providers learn green practices and earn continuing education credit Draper, Utah—September 28, 2009— More than four million tons(1) of general waste is produced annually by U.S. health care facilities(2). To support the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc's.

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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.

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