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Visualization And Equipment Management System

November 13, 2009 12:17 pm | Compview Medical | Product Releases | Comments

The NuBOOM®, CompView Medical’s Visualization and Equipment Management System is installed in OR’s without construction or extensive healthcare facility renovation. The system features: Cabinet space, shelf space and electrical inputs that house medical and video equipment keeping cords off the floor to improve safety.

Digital Integration System

November 13, 2009 12:16 pm | Skytron | Product Releases | Comments

Easy of management and deployment. The ability to achieve clinical performance and user interaction with touch panel interface. The ability to provide a solution for present and future communication technologies that protect ROI investment dollars, optimizing clinical functionality, information work flows, and enhance patient care.

Patient Monitor Integrated With Hospital Information Systems

November 13, 2009 12:14 pm | GE Healthcare Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

GE Healthcare introduces the FDA-cleared CARESCAPE™ Monitor B850, which provides caregivers with a unique level of integration between patient monitoring data and hospital information systems. CARESCAPE Monitor B850 directly links hospital networks, electronic medical records (EMRs), diagnostic images, lab results and third-party devices with real-time patient monitoring data, to support efficient clinical decision-making.


OR1® With ICIS Technology

November 13, 2009 12:12 pm | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With the acquisition of Global Care Quest (GCQ), KARL STORZ expands its vision of providing true interoperability across OR technologies. The addition of GCQ’s ICIS technology to the OR1® integration solution creates a software system that “reaches out” over hospital networks to capture vital patient information from disparate sources.

Central Control For Video, Audio

November 13, 2009 12:09 pm | Stryker | Product Releases | Comments

The Stryker Switchpoint Infinity® 2 (SPI2) offers central control for video and audio signals in the operating room. The SPI2 features: A design to route the highest quality video available in a surgical camera (1080p).  The ability to store over 1,000 presets.

End-Of-Life Decisions Often A Mystery

November 13, 2009 5:53 am | News | Comments

  Matt Sedensky, AP Lillian Landry always said she wasn't afraid to die. So when death came, the 99-year-old was lying peacefully in a hospice with no needles or tubes. Her final days saw her closest friend at her side and included occasional shots of her favorite whiskey. Landry is an exception.

Michigan Steering Defunct Auto Suppliers Towards Medical

November 13, 2009 5:52 am | News | Comments

The struggles of automotive OEMs in Michigan have been well precedented. Now, to help weather the economic storm, business organizations in the region have begun to champion their transition to the more stable medical device industry. Crain’s Detroit Business featured coverage of the 5th-annual MichBio Expo last week, specifically highlighting a panel discussion on how to diversify and better serve the medical device industry.

Kidney Angioplasty Brings Risk Without Benefit

November 13, 2009 5:47 am | News | Comments

Linda A. Johnson, AP A recent report states that hundreds of thousands of Americans with clogged kidney arteries might want to consider trying medicines before rushing into angioplasty to open them up. The pricey procedure is no more effective and carries surprisingly big risks, a study found.


Cardiology Innovator Passes

November 13, 2009 5:46 am | News | Comments

William Ganz, MD, and co-inventor of the Swan-Ganz catheter for measuring blood flow, died Tuesday of natural causes at the age 90 in Los Angeles. “Dr. Ganz was a giant in medicine and in life,” said Prediman Shah, MD, director of the Cardiology Division at the Cedar-Sinai Heart Institute.

If You Had To Code Your Life 

November 13, 2009 5:12 am | Articles | Comments

By: Dr. Rob Published:   PLACE OF OCCURRENCE, HOME ICD-E849.0 6:00 AM Alarm goes off. Hit snooze button. CIRCADIAN RHYTHM SLEEP D/O IRREG SLEEPWAKE TYPE ICD-327.33 6:30 Alarm goes off for third time. Ready to hit snooze button, but knee in ribs from wife prevents more snooze button procrastination.

Biodesign Surgisis® Fistula Plug

November 13, 2009 5:12 am | Cook Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Now available from Cook Medical, the Biodesign Fistula Plug set includes the accessory products necessary for best-practices anal fistula repair. The success of the sphincter-sparing procedure can be enhanced by the standardization of technique, adequate tract preparation and proper patient selection.

3-D Software Gives Doctors, Students A View Inside The Body

November 13, 2009 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Iowa State engineers develop software that converts flat medical scans into 3-D images surgeons can fly through using an Xbox game controller. James Oliver picked up an Xbox game controller, looked up to a video screen and used the device’s buttons and joystick to fly through a patient’s chest cavity for an up-close look at the bottom of the heart.

Wound Dressing With Antimicrobial/Barrier Technology

November 13, 2009 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Derma Sciences, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI), a company specializing in advanced wound care, announces that the Food and Drug Administration has issued its Guidance Document to support the classification of the Company's BIOGUARD™ barrier gauze wound dressings as Class II medical devices.

Wrong Surgery Lands Hospital With Big Fine

November 12, 2009 5:12 am | Videos | Comments

A Rhode Island hospital has been fined $150,000 after allegedly performing its fifth wrong site surgery since 2007.

Pediatric Robotic Pyeloplasty

November 12, 2009 5:11 am | Videos | Comments

A surgeon at the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles uses robotic procedure to perform a Pediatric Robotic Pyeloplasty.


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