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Digital Capture System

November 11, 2009 6:33 am | Sony Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Sony presents the ImageCore HD digital capture system. According to the company, this all-in-one, medical grade unit features: The ability to capture still and moving images from a full-range of endoscopic camera systems. The ability to store images on a built-in CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc™ drive, on any attached USB device, as well as over a hospital’s network.

Is Silver The Solution To Improved Wound Healing?

November 11, 2009 6:30 am | Articles | Comments

Throughout a surgical procedure, patients are at risk for complications. Once a patient has made it through the procedure and the surgical site has been properly closed, the risk for complications still continue. Infection at the site of the surgical wound is among one of the most common and dangerous post-operative complications a patient faces.

Plastic Surgeon Eliminating Traditional Methods

November 11, 2009 6:28 am | News | Comments

Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj, Director of The Aesthetic Institute of New York and New Jersey, recently announced he’ll be using a new rhinoplasty procedure that eliminates traditional packing and the subsequent painful removal. The pain associated with the post-operative removal of nasal packing is a commonly cited fear among rhinoplasty candidates.


Pain Continues After Cancer Surgery

November 11, 2009 6:16 am | News | Comments

According to a study published in the November 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association by Rune Gärtner, MD, and colleagues, pain for two to three years after auxillary lymph node dissection surgery continues to be common. Loretta S. Loftus, MD, MBA, and Christine Laronga, MD, both of the H.

What Health Care Reform Means To Our Taxes

November 10, 2009 6:15 am | News | Comments

Stephen Ohlemacher, AP All of the health care packages are expensive, as the House bill is projected to cost $1.2 trillion over 10 years and the Senate Finance Committee bill is projected to cost $829 billion. But President Barack Obama has pledged that overhauling health care will not add to the growing federal budget deficit.

Swine Flu Vaccine Deaths?

November 10, 2009 6:12 am | Articles | Comments

By: Kristina Fiore Published: It seems that rumors among patients are flying faster than the 40-mph winds here in Miami that the swine flu vaccine can kill you. I've had at least two acquaintances in the last week send me warnings about death from the H1N1 vaccine. Another friend sent a frantic email after three different pediatricians refused to give it to her sister's newborn.

Clinical Inventory Management Systems

November 10, 2009 6:12 am | Stanley Innerspace | Product Releases | Comments

This web-based solution tracks clinical inventory utilizing manufacturer barcode labels and allows for adding on RFID-enabled carts to securely store and automatically account for implants and clinical inventory. November 10, 2009 Stanley InnerSpace announces that SpaceTRAX has been awarded the Novation contract to provide RFID and barcoding clinical inventory management solutions to its members.

Gloves Offer Protection, Minimal Latex Allergy Concerns

November 10, 2009 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Esteem® with Neu-Thera® surgical gloves are sterile polyisoprene powder-free surgical gloves with an emollient coating November 10, 2009 Cardinal Health’s Esteem® with Neu-Thera® surgical gloves provide a single solution to protect hands, minimize latex allergy concerns and promote skin wellness.


“Flexie” Marrow Access System

November 10, 2009 6:09 am | Ranfac Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Ranfac introduces the new “Flexie” Marrow Access System*, a marrow aspiration system to meet the demanding requirements of physicians and hospitals that have made marrow sourced stem cells a key component of their practice.   The company says that for physicians, the “Flexie” allows for: Easier access to the marrow space from an anterior or posterior position with reduced risk of unintended surgical trauma because the flexible needle will not penetrate cortical bone.

Q&A: Knotless Wound Closure

November 10, 2009 6:07 am | Articles | Comments

Michael Tarnoff MD, FACS is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery at Tufts Medical Center. He also works as Vice President of Medical Affairs and Global Chief Medical Officer of Surgical Devices at Covidien. Here, he discusses his role in developing a new knotless wound closure device, V-Loc, and what knotless wound closure could mean for surgeons in the future.


Actor James Woods Sues Over Brother's Wrongful Death

November 10, 2009 6:03 am | News | Comments

Eric Tucker, AP A hospital did not do enough to care for the brother of James Woods when he went to the emergency room complaining of a sore throat and vomiting in 2006, a lawyer told jurors at the wrongful death lawsuit. Michael Woods died from heart disease at Kent Hospital in Warwick, RI on July 26, 2006, after going into cardiac arrest on a gurney.

Animal Tissue Growth Arouses Hope For Human Surgical Procedures

November 10, 2009 5:44 am | News | Comments

In an advance that could one day enable surgeons to reconstruct and restore function to damaged or diseased penile tissue in humans, researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine have used tissue engineering techniques to completely replace penile erectile tissue in animals.


Plasma-In-A-Bag Offers New Sterilization Approach

November 10, 2009 5:33 am | News | Comments

The practice of sterilizing medical tools and devices, and the resulting reduction in surgery-related infections, helped revolutionize health care in the 19th century. Through the years, numerous sterilization techniques have been developed, but the old mainstay remains the 130-year-old autoclave.

Wound Closure Using “Shoelace” Configuration

November 9, 2009 6:33 am | Wound Care Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DermaClose can be used on any size linear wound device using one or more of the DermaClose™RC devices in a “shoelace” configuration. The “shoelace” technique provides considerable flexibility by utilizing constant force tension on opposing wound margins using any number of configurations.

iPhone App Aids Surgical Prep

November 9, 2009 6:07 am | News | Comments

Dr. Frederic Jacquot, an orthopedic surgeon from France, has developed an innovative iPhone application that can measure spine curvature angles “on the fly”. Just like other spine clinicians, Dr. Jacquot was trained to measure the Cobb angle, kyphosis angle and the sacral slope on spine radiographs.


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