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Man's Death During Shoulder Surgery Gets New Trial

November 24, 2014 11:32 am | by Paul Srubas, Press-Gazette Media | News | Comments

The widow of a Green Bay, Wis., man who died while undergoing rotator cuff surgery will get a new trial, an appellate court has ruled, reported the Green Bay Press-Gazette on Sunday ...              

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Doctors Provide Range of Treatment Options for GERD

November 24, 2014 10:44 am | by Surgical Products Staff | News | Comments

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most frequent outpatient diagnosis in the U.S., with almost 9 million visits in 2009. The typical symptoms of GERD, heartburn and regurgitation, impair quality of life, activity, and overall work productivity. Nov. 23-29 is GERD Awareness Week and Surgical Products will be getting insight today from doctors about this disease on surgicalproductsmag.com and our daily e-newsletter.

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New Device Reduces Scarring in Damaged Blood Vessels

November 21, 2014 12:15 pm | News | Comments

When blood vessels are damaged through surgery, it can trigger an endless cycle of scarring and repair. “Scar tissue will always form inside the blood vessel and, in many cases, eventually block blood flow,” said Guillermo Ameer, professor of biomedical engineering at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering.

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Docphin Leads List of Top 10 Medical Apps

November 21, 2014 11:57 am | News | Comments

Many of the best apps for the medical community fly under the radar, says Scott Lorenz of Westwind Communications. ...                           

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2014 ESP Award Winner - Third Place, MIS Products, Bovie’s J-Plasma Helium-Based Technology

November 21, 2014 11:40 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Product Releases | Comments

J-Plasma is a transformational, helium-based, gas plasma technology that offers remarkably low thermal spread, a high level of precision with versatility across multiple surgical specialties.

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2014 ESP Award Winner - Second Place, MIS Products, Encision’s AEM EndoShield Burn Protection System

November 21, 2014 11:32 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Product Releases | Comments

According to Encision, their new AEM EndoShield Burn Protection System provides advanced AEM monopolar energy with guaranteed elimination of stray energy burns to patients.

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2014 ESP Award Winner - First Place, MIS Products, Minimally Invasive Devices Robotic FloShield

November 21, 2014 11:22 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Robotic FloShield, is a new standard in maintaining unparalleled visual clarity during laparoscopic surgery.              

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Another Amazing Feat From the Cleveland Clinic

November 21, 2014 10:53 am | by Kevin Damask, Surgical Products | Blogs | Comments

It's been nearly six years since the Cleveland Clinic performed an amazing near-total face transplant. About two months ago, the Clinic did it again.                  

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New Technique Allows Ultrasound To Penetrate Bone, Metal

November 20, 2014 12:04 pm | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal, using customized structures that offset the distortion usually caused by these so-called “aberrating layers.”      

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Pillow Factory Division of Encompass Group, LLC Announces Brilliance Gel Fiber Pillows

November 20, 2014 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Encompass Group, LLC, announces Brilliance® Gel Fiber Pillows to offer patients and residents the experience of a down filled pillow with the advantage of a hypoallergenic polyester gel fiber. The Pillow Factory division of Encompass Group is the market leader in healthcare pillows. 

After 35 Surgeries, Woman Will Get Life-Saving Bowel Transplant

November 20, 2014 11:27 am | by MyFoxPhilly.com | News | Comments

A Pennsylvania woman will undergo her 36th surgery Wednesday after landing on a donor list for a bowel transplant that doctors say will save her life. ...                        

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Gastric Sleeve Patient Sues After Botched Surgery Costs Both Legs

November 20, 2014 10:57 am | by Joel Christie for the MailOnline | News | Comments

A Texas man is suing four doctors and a hospital for $10 million over a botched bariatric sleeve procedure after he woke up in the hospital two weeks later missing both of his legs. ...              

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Study Examines National Trends In Mastectomy For Early-Stage Breast Cancer

November 20, 2014 10:29 am | News | Comments

Higher proportions of women eligible for breast conservation surgery (BCS) are undergoing mastectomy, breast reconstruction and bilateral mastectomy (surgical removal of both breasts), with the steepest increases seen in women with lymph node-negative and in situ (contained) disease, according to a report published online by JAMA Surgery ...

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Surgical Products Presents ACS Post Show & Industry Trends

November 20, 2014 9:55 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Videos | Comments

The annual ACS Clinical Congress and Expo is over and 2014 is ending. This provides the surgical community with an opportunity to look at the latest trends impacting OR device, equipment and instrumentation developments, as well as the resulting procedural advancements. Kevin Damask and Jeff Reinke take you through the leading factors driving both as Surgical Products and Halyard Health count down the most dynamic trends impacting your OR.

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2014 ESP Award Winner - Minimally Invasive Devices, 1st Place in MIS

November 19, 2014 1:11 pm | by Surgical Products Staff | Videos | Comments

Minimally Invasive Devices’ Robotic FloShield™ wins First Place-Minimally Invasive Products Category for their innovation in surgery.  Check out the video for more info!              

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