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Doctors Signal They'll Work With Obama

June 23, 2009 1:42 pm | by Lindsey Tanner AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's largest group of doctors began their annual meeting as a potential obstacle to President Obama's health care overhaul. After a big pep talk from Obama himself, they ended it Wednesday by signaling they won't close the door on one of his key proposals, a public health insurance plan to compete with private insurers.

Monitor Thermal Changes In Tissue

June 23, 2009 1:31 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aesthetic laser company introduces a more effective and safer temperature sensory accessory Sciton introduces TempAssure, a temperature monitoring device to provide added safety for high power laser-assisted lipolysis with ProLipo PLUS. With 40 watts of power at 1064 nm, 40 watts at 1319 nm, and 40 watts from its diode laser*, ProLipo PLUS is a powerful and versatile laser-assisted lipolysis system.

Spine Surgeon Uses ILIF Procedure To Treat Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

June 23, 2009 1:19 pm | News | Comments

SANTA MONICA, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — Jun. 23, 2009-- Only 37, Janie Lee had endured excruciating back pain for 20 years. She couldn't stay in one position for more than five minutes, and walking hunched over was the only way she could get around. Her search for help took her to several doctors and an emergency room, but it wasn't until she found Hyun Bae, M.

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Web Site To Educate, Empower Public About Anesthesiology

June 23, 2009 1:10 pm | News | Comments

CHICAGO, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year, 46 million Americans face the stress and uncertainty of inpatient surgery. To help educate and inform prospective patients and the public at large, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has launched LifelinetoModernMedicine.com, the most comprehensive online resource on anesthesia care.

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Boston AG Subpoenas Medtronic Over Implant Study

June 23, 2009 1:03 pm | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. said Tuesday it received a subpoena from the Massachusetts Attorney General seeking documents related to a published study on the company's Infuse bone implant that was retracted after former Army surgeon Dr. Timothy Kuklo was accused of forging signatures and falsifying data.

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Botched Cancer Treatment

June 23, 2009 12:59 pm | News | Comments

Ninety-two veterans were given incorrect radiation doses in a common surgical procedure to treat prostate cancer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ninety-two veterans were given incorrect radiation doses in a common surgical procedure to treat prostate cancer during a six-year period at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia, according to newspaper reports Sunday.

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Customized Integration

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

When Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH), in Beaufort, SC, installed Cardinal Health's Pyxis ProcedureStation™ system of secure storage supply cabinets that document usage, inventory and replenishment of supplies, the facility recognized something was still missing. "Most OR systems base their charts on the surgeon preference card, like a recipe card, that just says for this procedure, you're going to need these supplies," says Kathryn Charles, Information Systems Analyst at BMH.

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The Big Picture

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | MAQUET Medical Systems USA | Product Releases | Comments

How hospital needs and the current economic climate have merged to create a potential OR integration solution. Regardless of the industry, data sharing and management is becoming an increasingly critical issue. In the medical realm, the ability to bring as much information into the OR as possible can produce numerous benefits, not the least of which pertains to patient safety and the best possible surgical outcome.

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Disposable Face Masks

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Encompass Group, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Encompass Group offers a comprehensive line of disposable medical face masks called ProGear™. The line includes: Dry Shield™ masks for fluid resistance, available with visors for extra protection. Clear-View™ anti-fog masks for increased visibility. Skin-Saver™ masks, free of dyes for wearers with sensitive skin.

Maximum-Protection Eyewear

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Henry Schein, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Henry Schein offers its Maxi-Guard protective eyewear. Features include: Shatter-resistant, polycarbonate lenses for maximum protection during procedures.  Comfortable fit with a durable, scratch resistant coating.  Availability with metal frames or plastic frames with blue or black rubber grips.

Guard Against Respiratory Threats

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Kimberly-Clark Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

Kimberly-Clark* FluidShield* PFR95* N95 Respirator Singles are convenient, individually wrapped respirators that are easy to carry and ideal for use in the ER, EMS or anywhere the respiratory threat is unknown. FluidShield* PFR95* N95 Respirator Singles are NIOSH-approved and feature: Duck bill* Face Mask: Unique shape provides large breathing chamber Fold-flat packaging is easy to carry Fluid-resistant at 160 mmHg – ASTM 1862 Sizes designed to provide effective and comfortable fit For more information, visit www.

Bifocal Safety Glasses

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Vision USA | Product Releases | Comments

Vision USA Sport Bifocal Safety Glasses are now a complete system in clear, orange curing, green casting, amber, smoked and a new photochromic that automatically change from clear to smoked, 100 percent UVA/UVM rays. The Sport System offers: Availability as safety-only or with magnification of +1.

Xenon Light

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Sunoptic Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Sunoptic Technologies offers its surgical headlight system with a 100 spot size model at 16" and 140 spot size model at 16". Features include: A Sharp Edge lens type with consistent color edge to edge. A Ceramic Xenon bulb type. A total weight on the head of 6.6 oz. Light source intensity of 200,000 to 500,00 Lux, depending on lamp power for the 110 mm spot size, and 150,000 to 400,000 Lux depending on lamp power with the 140 mm spot size.

Maximum Comfort

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Integra Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

The Luxtec UltraLite® Pro headlight is designed for maximum comfort during extended wear. Features of the headlight include: A weight of 340 g. A spot size of 20 mm to 100 mm at 46 cm. A tethered design with 275 or 325 cm of fiberoptic cable. Occipital basket adjustment allowing optimum position to balance the weight of the headlight and reduce neck strain.

LED Headlight

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Cool-View | Product Releases | Comments

Cool-View offers its Novalite Micro surgical LED headlight. The headlight solution features: A circular spot size that simulates natural light. A reflector lens with diffuse pattern that reduces eye strain. A headset weight of 4 oz. A 7-oz. power pack and battery weight.

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