WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers on Wednesday unanimously backed an experimental heart valve from Medtronic as a safe and effective treatment for patients with a rare heart defect. The Food and Drug Administration's panel of heart experts voted 12 to 0 in favor of approving the Melody Pulmonary Valve, according to a company spokesman.
Positive Clinical Results Show Use Of Biologics For Abdominal Wall Reconstruction In Chemotherapy PatientsJuly 23, 2009 10:25 am | Cook Surgical | Articles | Comments
Surgical oncologist finds biologic mesh may reduce risk for surgical site infection and other complications in chemotherapy patients. Choosing the right hernia mesh for any surgical case is an important decision for a surgeon. Between biologic mesh, synthetic mesh, differing materials and so on, it’s crucial that the material chosen is the best choice to promote proper healing and fend off the risk of infection.
Bard Davol introduces the SORBAFIX Absorbable Fixation System. According to the company, the system has a repair strength 7 times greater than maximum intra-abdominal pressure (IAP). Features of the fixation system include: An easy-to-see purple color. Indication for use for prosthetic mesh fixation and the approximation of soft tissue in laparoscopic and open surgeries.
The Rebound HRD V from Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. is a self-expanding Nitinol framed/surgical mesh medical device designed for the laparoscopic repair of ventral and incisional hernias. The super-elastic Nitinol frame allows the device to be folded and inserted laparoscopically through an access port or small incision.
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.
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.
Humanscale Healthcare introduces the T6 Point-of-Care Technology Cart, an ergonomic healthcare computer-on-wheels solution, featuring: Improved cable management and sleeker aesthetics. Enhanced mobility and comfort with a high-performance power system for both laptops and PCs.
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).