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A Spectrum Of Training Options

August 10, 2009 11:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Simbionix USA Corp. introduces the Procedure Rehearsal Studio™, a medical simulator enabling practice scenarios based on a specific patient's anatomy. Other training options offered by the company include: The Simbionix Mentor line offering hands-on training for minimally invasive surgical procedures, including gastroscopy, urology, laparoscopy and endovascular.

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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Trainer

August 7, 2009 11:36 am | Videos | Comments

View a demonstration of Red Llama's new cognitive surgical simulator, SimPraxis™, in action. More information about the Trainer and the SimPraxis interactive simulation software platform is available at: www.redllamainc.com . Surgical Products is conducting a brief, one-question survey about healthcare insurance coverage.

3D Pelvic Fracture Repair At Surgical Training Facility

August 7, 2009 11:20 am | Videos | Comments

Surgical training facility uses 3D imaging in pelvic fracture repair to decrease surgical trauma. The facility is a place surgeons can teach this technique to other surgeons using simulated conditions and hands-on training. Surgical Products is conducting a brief, one-question survey about healthcare insurance coverage.

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Students Build Surgical Training Device

August 7, 2009 11:08 am | Videos | Comments

Students at the University of Missouri have developed a training device for surgical students and residents. The device is inexpensive and portable, allowing students and residents to train outside of the OR so that when they are in the OR, the can operate in a safer, more efficient manner.

Traction Device For Easy Positioning

August 4, 2009 6:28 am | TRUMPF | Product Releases | Comments

TRUMPF Medical Systems offers the ARCH Table™ Extension from Innovative Orthopedic Technologies . The ARCH is a traction device that works with any manufacturer's surgical table and facilitates Anterior Total Hip Replacement surgery through safer and more controlled leg positioning. Additional features include: The ability for the leg to be placed in the exact desired position with constant safe traction and precise reference points.

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Bioabsorbable Anchor Solution

August 4, 2009 6:25 am | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Smith & Nephew 's Endoscopy Division introduces the OSTEORAPTOR Anchor for repair in the hip and shoulder. The anchor to uses Polylactic Acid Hydroxyapatite (PLLA-HA) to increase the anchor's strength and promote a strong bond between the anchor and the bone surface. According to the company, additional features of the anchor include: Availability in 2.

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Injectable Bone Graft Replacement

August 4, 2009 6:23 am | Depuy Spine, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DePuy Spine, Inc. introduces the HEALOS® Fx Injectable Bone Graft Replacement, a bone graft solution designed specifically for minimally invasive spine surgery. HEALOS Fx is a moldable, injectable version of HEALOS® Bone Graft Replacement, which is the company's osteoconductive and osteogenic (when combined with bone marrowaspirate) bone graft substitute, shown to achieve fusion rates equivalent to autograft in peer-reviewed, published human clinical studies.

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Obesity Surgery Death Rates Are Low, Study Finds

August 3, 2009 9:23 am | News | Comments

M arilynn Marchione, AP Medical Writer Obese, but worried that surgery for it might kill you? The risk of that has dropped dramatically, and now is no greater than for having a gall bladder out, a hip replaced or most other major operations, new research shows. The study looked at safety results for gastric bands and stomach stapling at 10 U.

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US Rep. To Introduce Legislation To Address National Hepatitis Epidemic

August 3, 2009 8:14 am | News | Comments

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Representative Michael Honda (D-CA) is introducing bi-partisan legislation in Congress to address a national Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C epidemic impacting America. The bill incorporates the monitoring, testing and research and education provisions contained in the Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C bills from the 110th Congress.

Obama Touts Mayo Model For Health Care Reform

August 3, 2009 7:49 am | News | Comments

by Jeff Hansel ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — President Barack Obama seems to talk more about Mayo Clinic lately than the medical center itself does. Obama points to Mayo as one of the lowest-cost, highest-quality health systems in the country, one he'd like health reformers to emulate. Statistics back that up.

Hospital Adopts UVC Lights For Infection Control, Green Benefits

August 3, 2009 6:51 am | News | Comments

BURBANK, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Steril-Aire, Inc., a manufacturer of germicidal ultraviolet C or UVC devices for HVAC systems, reports that the new Muskogee Community Hospital (Muskogee, Oklahoma) is using its UVC Emitters™ facility-wide in an innovative infection control strategy.

New Technique in Femoral Distraction Saves Time, Increases Efficiency and Reduces Manual Effort During Knee Surgery

July 31, 2009 12:49 pm | by Earl Cole, Product Development Manager, Innovative Medical Products | Innovative Medical Products, Inc. | Articles | Comments

One of the more pressing problems facing surgeons is the decreasing availability of surgical assistants. At many hospitals, for example, there are simply no residents on staff, and it is very difficult to enlist another surgeon to assist in surgery. Furthermore, hospitals are less and less willing to dedicate nursing staff to act as assistants.

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Being Surgical Superwoman

July 30, 2009 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

“Superwoman”—you may have heard the term before. I’m not referring to a female superhero in full-body spandex and a cape, but the oft-used term to describe the modern woman attempting to balance all aspects of her life—a full-time career while being a mother, wife, etc.

Pandemic Vaccine Fast-Tracking System Years In The Planning

July 29, 2009 6:48 am | News | Comments

Helen Branswell TORONTO — As pharmaceutical companies rush to make swine flu vaccine, regulators in Canada, the U.S. and Europe are flipping into gear plans they have honed over several years on fast-tracking flu vaccine for a pandemic. The approaches are not identical, but are variations on a theme.

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Covidien To Acquire Power Medical Interventions, Inc.

July 29, 2009 6:35 am | Power Medical Interventions Inc | News | Comments

DUBLIN & LANGHORNE, Pa.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — Jul. 29, 2009-- Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced the Company has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Power Medical Interventions, Inc. (OTCBB: PMII), a provider of computer-assisted, power-actuated surgical cutting and stapling products.

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