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Introducing: The ESP Awards

July 6, 2009 1:08 pm | News | Comments

The first annual Excellence in Surgical Products Awards will be determined by the educated, hands-on recommendation of our expert readers. The actual users of this innovative technology will tell us which companies and products are deserving of the ESP Award, those products that contributed most to surgical performance, efficiency and safety.

Viral Prevention Solution

July 6, 2009 11:29 am | Caltech Industries Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Caltech Industries, Inc. introduces the new CITRACE® Hospital Germicide, a solution for pathogenic organisms in clinical settings. According to the company, CITRACE features: The ability to kill 99.9 percent of bacteria on hard, non-porous surfaces in just 30 seconds. The ability to disinfect high-touch surfaces to eliminate antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Rhinovirus, Influenza and MRSA.

High-Level Disinfectant Is Non-Sensitizing Alternative

July 6, 2009 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company’s oxidizing chemistry is safe for patients, staff and devices for disinfection in the GI suite STERIS Corporation offers Resert XL HLD High Level Disinfectant, a new non-aldehyde solution, for hospitals and health centers. According to the company, the Resert XL HLD High Level Disinfectant is a broad-based microbicide-based on AHP™, a proprietary formulation from Virox Technologies that utilizes hydrogen peroxide as the active agent.

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Finding Your Passion

June 30, 2009 4:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

For a time during college, I worked as a waitress to make a little extra cash. Needless to say, it didn’t go so well. While waitressing is a great job for those with the patience and personality for waiting on people, it was definitely not the position for me. It wasn’t long before I sought out a different job more along the lines of what I wanted to do.

Video: Rapid Airway Management Positioner

June 30, 2009 4:42 am | Videos | Comments

The AirPal RAMP (Rapid Airway Management Positioner) is a medical device to assist in safe patient handling and positioning for Airway Management. Proper patient positioning during direct laryngoscopy is frequently overlooked by novice intubators. Manual attempts are nonstandard, unreliable and extremely time inefficient.

Patient Positioning: Education Is Key

June 30, 2009 4:33 am | News | Comments

Clare Williams Tager, BSE, is the President of High Country Medical and an Educator and Consultant for Allen Medical Systems. She has worked for the past 18 years in thousands of operating rooms with OR nurses and surgeons, observing different procedures, new technologies, trends, and determining both correct and incorrect ways to position patients.

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Expert Q&A: Patient Positioning

June 30, 2009 4:26 am | News | Comments

Dan Allen received his BFA from Kent State University and in 1976 he began a career long commitment to the study of anatomy and physiology relating to surgical patient posturing and positioning. He is the inventor of the Allen Universal Stirrup and the retired founder of Allen Medical Systems and has been involved in the development, pioneering and marketing of innovative OR devices, posturing equipment, pressure management and pressure sore prevention products during his 30 year career in the medical device industry.

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Toyota Technology Has Brain Waves Move Wheelchair

June 29, 2009 1:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Toyota's system, developed in a collaboration with researchers in Japan, is among the fastest in the world in analyzing brain waves, it said in a release Monday. Past systems required several seconds to read brain waves, but the new technology requires only 125 milliseconds — or 125 thousandths of a second.

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Surgeons Use Incisionless Operating Platform to Reduce Pouch, Stoma Size In Gastric Bypass Patients

June 29, 2009 7:34 am | News | Comments

Data shows expandable tissue anchors remain in place up to 12 months SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- New data show that surgeons can use USGI Medical Inc.'s (USGI) Incisionless Operating Platform™ (IOP) to durably reduce the size of the stomach pouch and stoma in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) patients who are regaining weight because this portion of their anatomy has stretched since their original surgery.

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Leading Retina Surgeon Incorporates HD Microsurgical Imaging

June 29, 2009 5:12 am | News | Comments

State-of-the-art medical grade high definition microsurgical imaging technology used at the Cincinnati Eye Institute Cincinatti, OH – June 2009- Dr. Christopher Riemann, a leading vitreoretinal surgeon specializing in minimally invasive microsurgical techniques has incorporated full high definition imaging into his operatory which is devoted exclusively to microsurgery of the retina.

ASA Ignoring Medication Risks?

June 29, 2009 5:09 am | News | Comments

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) continues to ignore mention of routine anesthesia over medication risks in the content of its newly launched 'Anesthesia & Me' site. Routine anesthesia over medication affects 99.9% of patients having anesthesia without brain monitors.

Doctors Say More Ovary Transplants Possible

June 29, 2009 5:03 am | News | Comments

Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — Two new techniques to preserve and transplant ovaries might give women a better chance to fight their biological clocks and have children when they are older, doctors announced Monday. In the past, scientists have performed ovarian transplants in women with cancer, since chemotherapy often causes infertility.

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Swine Flu Shot Campaign Could Involve 600M Doses

June 29, 2009 5:01 am | News | Comments

Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer ATLANTA (AP) — A potential fall swine flu immunization campaign may involve an unprecedented 600 million doses of vaccine, though officials said they haven't figured out how to administer so many doses or accurately track side effects if a seasonal vaccine is given simultaneously.

Stomach Stapling May Lower Cancer Risk In Women

June 29, 2009 4:59 am | News | Comments

Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — Women who have their stomachs stapled not only lose weight, they also may reduce their cancer risk by up to 40 percent, new research says. In a study of more than 2,000 obese people who had surgery to reduce the size of their stomachs, Swedish researchers found women who had the procedure were less likely to get cancer than those who did not.

Safe Temperature Management For Newborns

June 26, 2009 8:54 am | Cincinnati Sub-Zero | Product Releases | Comments

Neonatal Whole Body Cooling is shown to improve outcomes for newborns meeting the requirements for HIE. 1,2 Cincinnati Sub-Zero’s Blanketrol III with it’s “Gradient Technology” and the Kool-Kit® Neonate provide accurate and safe patient temperature management.

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