AccessClosure introduces the newest addition to the Mynx® Vascular Closure family, the Mynx M5. The M5 is a closure device that can be delivered directly through a small 5 French (5F) cardiovascular sheath without enlarging the arterial hole or traumatizing the surrounding tissue in the process.
OBP Medical Inc. introduces Under Johnnies designed to improve patient privacy and comfort. Features include: Ultra-soft, water resistant SMS material. Front mesh pockets for drainage convenience and a magic clip for bladder catheter control. Availability in 4 sizes: small, medium, large and extra large.
The AMPOULE CRACKER from DYN-A-MED Products is a sterile disposable plastic safety collar specifically designed to break open or fracture pre-scored glass ampoules. The product exhibits: No need to use a 4" x 4" gauze pad to protect hands from glass splinters.
ContainMed, Inc. offers the VersaPod instrument trays and accessories. Features include: Seamless aluminum bases and covers with optional lift-out trays. Stainless steel handle and latch hardware. Medical grade silicone instrument-holding accessories and mats.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. introduces the new CXDI-40G COMPACT digital radiography (DR) system. Features of this new product include: A larger image sensor. A 17" x 17" imaging area that enables X-ray images to be confirmed on an optional preview monitor approximately 3 seconds after exposure.
Incisive Surgical introduces the user-friendly, next-generation INSORB® Absorbable Skin Stapler. The skin stapler places an absorbable staple underneath the skin to close surgical incisions. Features of the device include: A 25 percent stronger absorbable staple.
LANGHORNE, PA., July 16, 2009 -- Power Medical Interventions®, Inc. (OTCBB:PMII), maker of Intelligent Surgical Instruments™, announces that the company’s proprietary i60 Mid Cut device was used at Palmetto General Hospital in Miami, Florida in a novel procedure known as laparoscopic vertical gastroplasty.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pressed his fight for a health care overhaul, using a nationally televised news conference to seek support from the American public on an issue that has become pivotal for his young presidency. With his popularity dipping and Republicans on the attack, Obama called an evening news conference Wednesday to argue that changes were needed to guarantee health care for the tens of millions of Americans without insurance and for the financial stability of the United States.
Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Attention is shifting to the world's five leading flu vaccine makers: How fast are they really producing swine flu vaccine, and just how do they plan to test that it works? A meeting Thursday of the Food and Drug Administration's scientific advisers offers the first in-depth public progress report since U.
Evidence shows a strong correlation between Type II Diabetes and diseases of the vascular system. In the surgical realm the effects of these diseases are alarming, as 10 to 25 percent of U.S. adults over 55 years of age currently suffer from Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD).
Regardless of your opinions on President Obama, at the very least he is holding true to his promises of trying to institute change, with medical care receiving most of the headlines recently. The problem is that, as recent coverage showcased, while the effort is there, the methodology and approach of our government as a whole is still seemingly way out of tune with those who require, invest in and depend upon the current healthcare system.
Company unveils new products and services to improve supply management and streamline workflow SAN DIEGO, July 20, 2009 – CareFusion Corporation, the company that will become publicly traded following the planned spinoff of the clinical and medical products businesses of Cardinal Health, announces it has expanded its Pyxis® perioperative offerings that integrate with leading operating room information systems (ORIS), incorporate radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology1 and include new services.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An airman lost parts of both legs and was in critical condition after routine gallbladder surgery at Travis Air Force Base went terribly wrong, his family said. Airman 1st Class Colton Read was supposed to get his gallbladder removed laparoscopically — via a small incision — at Travis' David Grant Medical Center on July 9.
SKILLMAN, N.J., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, announces the launch of a new web site, www.Hydrofiber.com , demonstrating how the company's proprietary Hydrofiber Technology is transforming wound care. Designed for clinicians managing chronic and acute wounds, the web site illustrates the unique features and benefits of Hydrofiber Technology with extensive video, data and commentary from research scientists within ConvaTec Wound Therapeutics.
P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press Writer DENVER (AP) — Another hepatitis C case has been linked to a Denver hospital where an infected surgery technician was accused of swapping her dirty syringes for ones filled with a powerful painkiller meant for patients. Colorado health officials said Friday that 11 former Rose Medical Center patients have tested positive for hepatitis C.