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Mesa Medical Tech Eases Pain For Cancer Patients

October 7, 2009 7:25 am | by Angelique Soenarie | News | Comments

He now uses a topical cream to numb the areola before injecting radioactive tracer dye used during a sentinel-node biopsy PHOENIX (AP) — Jesse Crowe remembers the woman lying on his imaging table three years ago. She was in her 40s, young for a breast-cancer patient, and she was tense with fear and apprehension.


California Surgeon Pioneers Alternative To Traditional Spinal Stenosis Treatment

October 7, 2009 7:24 am | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles back surgeon, Dr. Rezaian of the California Orthopedic Medical Clinic, has pioneered a less invasive method for treating Spinal Stenosis. Open back surgery used to be the only way to eliminate the bulging discs that were pinching nerves, however, recent medical advances have given patients requiring Spinal Stenosis Treatment a new glimmer of hope.

Cleveland Clinic Unveils 'Top 10' Medical Innovations For 2010

October 7, 2009 7:24 am | News | Comments

Hospital predicts ten emerging technologies that will shape healthcare next year CLEVELAND, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleveland Clinic's Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2010 list features a wide range of new techniques and therapies that are being developed to treat everything from deafness and Parkinson's disease to pneumonia and sleep disorders.


Breast Ductoscopy For The General Surgeon Course To Include New Product

October 7, 2009 7:23 am | News | Comments

Postgraduate surgeons will be given the skills to use the MammoView™ Product Line when Performing Breast Ductoscopy at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress BOSTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solos Endoscopy, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SNDY) is pleased to announce that its MammoView™ line of surgical endoscopy instruments will be demonstrated at the 95th Annual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, held October 11th-15th in Chicago, IL.

Minimally Invasive Port Retractor System

October 7, 2009 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

The BOSS Minimally Invasive Port Retractor System from BOSS INSTRUMENTS helps to increase exposure in microscope-aided spine surgery with minimal stress and wound management for the patient. According to the company, system features include: A retractor portion (table post, flexible arm, dilator and tubular retractors) that is 100 percent titanium, which provides a greater strength-to-weight ratio and is more corrosion resistant than stainless steel.

Intra-Operative Nerve Monitor

October 7, 2009 7:21 am | The Magstim Company Limited | Product Releases | Comments

Magstim introduces the Neurosign 1000 intra-operative nerve monitor. According the company, the monitor features: A large touch-screen monitor that displays patient waveforms and data, while allowing simultaneous access to other functions without dials, buttons and menus.

Blog: Calling For Reinforcements

October 7, 2009 7:18 am | Articles | Comments

The human diaphragm, if I one of God's neat little tricks. It's a tough, broad sheet of muscle, modest in thickness, that acts both as a barrier between the abdominal and thoracic cavities, but also as a vacuum assist device for breathing. When you take a deep breath, the chest wall and abdominal muscles expand the chest cavity, and the diaphragm moves outward and downward, drawing air into the lungs.

Temperature Management: Finding A Balance

October 7, 2009 7:14 am | by Amanda McGowan | Articles | Comments

Temperature management has been a hot topic in the operating room because of its known impact on surgical outcomes and the risk of infection. There are various issues to be concerned with regard to temperature management in the OR. From perioperative hypothermia to surgeon comfort, temperature management is often a balancing act in the OR to make sure the producedure is efficient and the patient is safe.


Blog: I Sent A Guy With A Normal EKG To The Cath Lab

October 6, 2009 7:00 am | Articles | Comments

I sent a guy with a normal EKG to the cath lab.  Let me tell you my side of the story. Dude was minding his own business when he started having crushing, substernal chest pain.  I see dude by EMS about 45 minutes into his chest pain.  He’s had the usual: aspirin, 3 SL NTG’s an IV, a touch of MS (I can abbreviate here, as it’s not a medical record) and is continuing to have pain.

Keep Patients Normothermic, Reduce Nosocomial Pathogens

October 6, 2009 6:59 am | Arizant Healthcare Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Arizant Healthcare, Inc. introduces the Ranger Irrigation Fluid Warming System. The irrigation system offers the high-volume delivery of warmed fluids required during demanding procedures while providing true temperature control - eliminating the potential cool down of fluid bags removed hours earlier from the warmer.

Patient Warming System Using Heat Reflective Technology

October 6, 2009 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Thermoflect from Encompass Group provides a solution to hypothermia and is available in children’s sizes, from neonatal to ages 10-12. Products offered include bouffant caps, blankets, infant papoose and children's PJ bottoms and tops from toddler to size 10-12. Thermoflect is based on technology pioneered by NASA and features: The ability to reflect back the body’s own heat to help prevent cooling.

Company Introduces Smaller 7 French Compatible Atherectomy Catheter

October 6, 2009 6:56 am | News | Comments

The device is now available to treat a larger patient population KIRKLAND, WA––August 10, 2009––Pathway Medical Technologies, Inc., an innovator of endovascular treatments for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), today introduced the 7 French compatible version of its peripheral atherectomy catheter.


Surrounded By Doctors, Obama Pitches Overhaul

October 6, 2009 6:55 am | News | Comments

The President filled the Rose Garden with doctors supportive of his health care overhaul, saying "nobody has more credibility with the American people on this issue than you do." Charles Babington, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — On the cusp of a key legislative push, President Barack Obama on Monday filled the Rose Garden with doctors supportive of his health care overhaul, saying "nobody has more credibility with the American people on this issue than you do.

Former Body Parts Harvester Sentenced To Prison

October 6, 2009 6:54 am | News | Comments

He falsified medical records of cadavers so tissues could be sold for transplant Mike Baker, Associated Press Writer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina body parts harvester was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday for what prosecutors described as a heinous fraud scheme in which he falsified medical records of cadavers so tissues could be sold for transplant.


Joint Arthroplasty And Fixation Bone Cement Market Continues To Grow

October 6, 2009 6:53 am | News | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, patients and surgeons are driving demand for elective orthopedic procedures. Recessionary pressures slowed growth in joint arthroplasty procedures between 2008 and 2009; however, novel technology, such as hip resurfacing and joint revision implants, is enabling a wider range of patients to be treated in the US, Europe, and Japan, while the burgeoning middle classes in Brazil, China, and India are opting for elective joint replacement procedures and driving global growth by 7 percent annually through 2013.



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