Cook Medical introduces the new Spectrum Turbo-Ject PICC, an antibiotic-impregnated PICC capable of accepting the contrast media injection rates required for CT scans. The new product exhibits: The ability to power-inject contrast media and Spectrum technology’s proven ability to prevent CRBSIs, meaning that patients receiving PICC lines can gain high protection from deadly CRBSIs.
ETHICON, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company, presents BIOPATCH® Protective Disk with CHG (chlorhexidine gluconate) to be applied around catheters to reduce the risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs). According to the company, the product offers: The ability to be placed directly on the skin at the point of catheter insertion and provide 7 days of continuous active antisepsis.
A company’s new Phase 4 Gel™ Splint protects against skin breakdown, allowing greater flexibility in forearm and shoulder rotation, and adding stability and anatomical uniformity to patient positioning Innovative Medical Products introduces the Phase 4 Gel™ Splint, a unique forearm traction splint for shoulder or elbow arthroscopy.
GE Healthcare introduces the FDA-cleared CARESCAPE™ Monitor B850, which provides caregivers with a unique level of integration between patient monitoring data and hospital information systems. CARESCAPE Monitor B850 directly links hospital networks, electronic medical records (EMRs), diagnostic images, lab results and third-party devices with real-time patient monitoring data, to support efficient clinical decision-making.
Carl Zeiss, Inc. introduces new functions for the Axio CSM 700 microscope. The new functions of the Axio CSM 700 confocal light microscope enable materials scientists to measure the 3D topography over large sample areas with more convenience and flexibility. According to the company, features of the microscope include: A motorized scanning stage with a 150 x 150 mm travel range that is suitable for materials research, quality inspection and routine applications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Demonstration of the use of autofluorescent laparoscopy to diagnose endometriosis from Steven F. Palter, MD's prize winning video.
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 .