While it could have been the customary chill in the autumn air or my daughter going back to school, it was actually a couple of recent news items that sent me back to my high school football days. More specifically, I recalled a sign we kept in the locker room that read; “Are you conditioning yourself, or will you succumb to your conditions?” Motivational and preparedness ideologies aside, it’s an interesting question to ask right now if you’re aligned with the surgical field.
Meeting focuses on development of a consensus diagnostic process with the goal of sharing this diagnostic strategy with surgeons worldwide MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- SI-BONE, Inc. a San Francisco Bay-area, medical device company, announces the first ever meeting of thought leading spine surgeons to review data and develop a clinical diagnostic process for identification of SI Joint pathology, a frequent cause of low back pain.
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute performs modified osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (MOOKP) procedure MIAMI-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sep. 16, 2009-- Blind for nine years, Sharron "Kay" Thornton has just regained her sight through a first-in-the-U.S. surgical procedure at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Scenarios developed to meet training challenges facing the Military, Paramedics, Hospital Personnel and other pre-hospital first responders WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Laerdal Medical, in conjunction with The University of Miami's Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, is in the final stages of re-developing the Emergency Preparedness Scenarios - Terrorism package to function on Laerdal's VitalSim-capable Simulators.
One person dies every five to six minutes from a Deep Vein Thrombosis or Pulmonary Embolism related event in America and extended bed rest after a surgical procedure is a risk factor WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaking at the Venous Disease Coalition (VDC) Annual Meeting today, Dr.
Illinois woman dies after catching fire during surgery A southern Illinois woman died after suffering severe burns in a flash fire while undergoing surgery, the Associated Press recently reported. Janice McCall, 65, of Energy, IL, died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, on September 8, six days after being burned while on the operating table at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, IL.
Robard Corporation introduces the new post bariatric weight loss product - BariCare™. Robard’s BariCare™ supplements, while a beneficial protein supplement for all stages of weight loss, have been specially designed to be prepared as 2, 3 or 4-oz. portion sizes for use in various stages of the post-surgery patient experience.
The ENDOZIME® InstruSponge™ is a channel cleaner designed to clean internal channels of Endoscopes, Flexible Fiberoptics, Cannulated and Take-apart Laparoscopic Instruments. Features include: Impregnated with Endozime® AW Triple Plus® with APA (Advanced Proteolitic Action).
Endozime® SLR Phase One from Ruhof is designed for bedside use to remove all contaminants from the outside sheath and inside channel of scopes. The kit contains an Endozime SLR sponge to remove soil from the insertion tube and Endozime® SLR enzymatic solution for suctioning through the channels.
Test® InstruSponge™ from Ruhof is an absorbent swab on a flexible wand that maneuvers through complex internal channels of scopes and cannulated instruments to verify if there are any contaminants left after cleaning. Test® Instrusponge™ is used in conjunction with the ATP Complete Handheld Unit and Test® Swabs to give an accurate numerical measure of bioburden present.
FloShield from Minimally Invasive Devices is a device designed to keep the laparoscope clean and free of fog during surgery. According to the company, the the device offers: Use of CO2 that already exists on the surgical field to direct an air curtain over the end of the lens to form a protective boundary.
An advanced synthetic material that is breathable and flexible to keep surgeons and nurses dry and comfortable for multiple hours in the OR. Use of ACTIVE MOISTURE MANAGEMENT™ technology to transfer excess moisture from the surface of the skin and transport it to the surface of the fabric where it evaporates quickly, allowing the body to cool naturally and helping to regulate body temperature.
Integra Surgical introduces the MLX platform, a Xenon light source featuring: A Membrane Activation Switch for a fine degree of control in adjusting light for each procedure. The ability to adjust the light output in graduated 5 percent increments, from 20 to 100 percent.
The Allen Shoulder Access System is a small, lightweight arm positioner for any shoulder procedure in the Beach Chair position. It attaches over the drape and provides positioning of the arm intra-operatively. According to the company, the system delivers: Indexing at the elbow for complete positioning control of the shoulder joint.
View an educational video of a surgical fixation fracture of the calcaneus. This is the hardest fracture to operate on as it is like trying to piece together a smashed egg shell and the skin is tenuous. It is the furthest point from the heart and ALL downhill.