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Shoulder Surgery May Require More Than Single-shot Nerve Block

March 31, 2015 12:06 pm | by ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL | News | Comments

The current "gold standard" for pain management is a single shot of freezing such as lidocaine or ropivacaine to reduce pain during and after surgery, which is still performed under general anesthetic. 


Flexible, Low-Temp Instrument Sterilization

March 31, 2015 11:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

With its 75-lb. load capacity and a short cycle time, the STERIZONE® VP4 Sterilizer looks to enhance throughput and lower sterilization costs.

Mexican Double-Transplant Patient Gets Humanitarian Pass

March 31, 2015 11:47 am | by ALBERTO ARCE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave a 90-day humanitarian pass to a 20-year-old Mexican man seeking a double heart and liver transplant, his mother said Monday. 


Robotics Help Chronic Spinal Patients Recover

March 31, 2015 11:44 am | by Kawasaki INnovation Gateway | News | Comments

At the beginning of the study only three patients were able to walk for six minutes, whereas by the end all could. In addition speed, the distance covered, and the stride length during treadmill training increased and TUG times decreased.


Surgeon Says New System Possibly Even Less Invasive

March 31, 2015 11:41 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, Editor, Surgical Products | News | Comments

As a laparoscopic surgeon, he said the device could offer him more flexibility, and, with the smaller incision, he said he might be less hesitant to add additional ports.


Incentives Looked At For Organ Donors

March 31, 2015 11:38 am | by WILEY | News | Comments

Transplant professionals are trying to find ways to eliminate any financial disincentives without crossing the line to paying for organs.


SAVI SCOUT Surgical Guidance System

March 30, 2015 10:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

During the procedure, real-time audible and visual indicators give the surgeon a precise way to target tissue for removal during lumpectomy and excisional biopsy procedures.


C. difficile Doubles Readmission Rates, Lengths of Stay

March 30, 2015 10:18 am | by Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology | News | Comments

Patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) are twice as likely to be readmitted to the hospital as patients without the deadly diarrheal infection, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.


Leading Expert Talks Over Kcentra Study

March 30, 2015 10:15 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, Editor, Surgical Products | News | Comments

Surgical Products (SP) connected with lead study author Joshua N. Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D., attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, to discuss his impressions of the study.


34 Percent Of Donor Hearts Used For Transplants

March 30, 2015 10:09 am | by SynCardia Systems, Inc. | News | Comments

“National Decline in Donor Heart Utilization With Regional Variability: 1995-2010,” published in the March 2015 American Journal of Transplantation, studied the characteristics of available donor hearts that were declined for heart transplant.


ACL Re-injury Larger Concern For Minors

March 30, 2015 10:06 am | by AMERICAN ORTHOPAEDIC SOCIETY FOR SPORTS MEDICINE | News | Comments

One in three young athletes who undergo ACL surgery experiences re-injury, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day.


ABThera™ Demonstrates Reduced 90-Day Mortality Rate

March 30, 2015 10:01 am | by Acelity L.P., Inc. | News | Comments

Acelity L.P., Inc. announced today the publication of the results from a single center, prospective, randomized controlled trial comparing the ABThera™ Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy System (ABThera™ OA NPT) to the Barker’s vacuum packing technique (BVPT).


Persistence Market Research Evaluates Surgical Lamp, Hospital Bed Demand

March 27, 2015 10:03 am | News | Comments

Persistence Market Research (PMR) evaluated the global market of both surgical lamps and hospital beds. North America and Asia are the fastest growing region for the surgical lamps market, while Europe dominates the market for hospital beds, specifically Russia. 


Safer OR Liquid Handling

March 27, 2015 9:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Serres offers their closed suction liner system for hospitals and acute-care facilities, which the company feels is user-friendly and cost-efficient. 


Data Proves Cost Savings, Reduced Hospital Stay After Minimally-Invasive Surgery

March 27, 2015 9:37 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Adding to the clinical benefits and improved patient outcomes associated with minimally-invasive surgery (MIS), Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today highlighted new data demonstrating that patients who underwent minimally invasive colon resection procedures were able to leave the hospital faster, visit their doctors less for follow up care and take less medicine than those who underwent open surgery. 



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