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Intra-Operative Nerve Monitor

October 7, 2009 7:21 am | The Magstim Company Limited | Product Releases | Comments

Magstim introduces the Neurosign 1000 intra-operative nerve monitor. According the company, the monitor features: A large touch-screen monitor that displays patient waveforms and data, while allowing simultaneous access to other functions without dials, buttons and menus.

Blog: Calling For Reinforcements

October 7, 2009 7:18 am | Articles | Comments

The human diaphragm, if I one of God's neat little tricks. It's a tough, broad sheet of muscle, modest in thickness, that acts both as a barrier between the abdominal and thoracic cavities, but also as a vacuum assist device for breathing. When you take a deep breath, the chest wall and abdominal muscles expand the chest cavity, and the diaphragm moves outward and downward, drawing air into the lungs.

Temperature Management: Finding A Balance

October 7, 2009 7:14 am | by Amanda McGowan | Articles | Comments

Temperature management has been a hot topic in the operating room because of its known impact on surgical outcomes and the risk of infection. There are various issues to be concerned with regard to temperature management in the OR. From perioperative hypothermia to surgeon comfort, temperature management is often a balancing act in the OR to make sure the producedure is efficient and the patient is safe.


Blog: I Sent A Guy With A Normal EKG To The Cath Lab

October 6, 2009 7:00 am | Articles | Comments

I sent a guy with a normal EKG to the cath lab.  Let me tell you my side of the story. Dude was minding his own business when he started having crushing, substernal chest pain.  I see dude by EMS about 45 minutes into his chest pain.  He’s had the usual: aspirin, 3 SL NTG’s an IV, a touch of MS (I can abbreviate here, as it’s not a medical record) and is continuing to have pain.

Keep Patients Normothermic, Reduce Nosocomial Pathogens

October 6, 2009 6:59 am | Arizant Healthcare Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Arizant Healthcare, Inc. introduces the Ranger Irrigation Fluid Warming System. The irrigation system offers the high-volume delivery of warmed fluids required during demanding procedures while providing true temperature control - eliminating the potential cool down of fluid bags removed hours earlier from the warmer.

Patient Warming System Using Heat Reflective Technology

October 6, 2009 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Thermoflect from Encompass Group provides a solution to hypothermia and is available in children’s sizes, from neonatal to ages 10-12. Products offered include bouffant caps, blankets, infant papoose and children's PJ bottoms and tops from toddler to size 10-12. Thermoflect is based on technology pioneered by NASA and features: The ability to reflect back the body’s own heat to help prevent cooling.

Company Introduces Smaller 7 French Compatible Atherectomy Catheter

October 6, 2009 6:56 am | News | Comments

The device is now available to treat a larger patient population KIRKLAND, WA––August 10, 2009––Pathway Medical Technologies, Inc., an innovator of endovascular treatments for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), today introduced the 7 French compatible version of its peripheral atherectomy catheter.


Surrounded By Doctors, Obama Pitches Overhaul

October 6, 2009 6:55 am | News | Comments

The President filled the Rose Garden with doctors supportive of his health care overhaul, saying "nobody has more credibility with the American people on this issue than you do." Charles Babington, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — On the cusp of a key legislative push, President Barack Obama on Monday filled the Rose Garden with doctors supportive of his health care overhaul, saying "nobody has more credibility with the American people on this issue than you do.


Former Body Parts Harvester Sentenced To Prison

October 6, 2009 6:54 am | News | Comments

He falsified medical records of cadavers so tissues could be sold for transplant Mike Baker, Associated Press Writer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina body parts harvester was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday for what prosecutors described as a heinous fraud scheme in which he falsified medical records of cadavers so tissues could be sold for transplant.


Joint Arthroplasty And Fixation Bone Cement Market Continues To Grow

October 6, 2009 6:53 am | News | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, patients and surgeons are driving demand for elective orthopedic procedures. Recessionary pressures slowed growth in joint arthroplasty procedures between 2008 and 2009; however, novel technology, such as hip resurfacing and joint revision implants, is enabling a wider range of patients to be treated in the US, Europe, and Japan, while the burgeoning middle classes in Brazil, China, and India are opting for elective joint replacement procedures and driving global growth by 7 percent annually through 2013.


Patients' Lives At Risk Due To Faulty US Implant Tracking System

October 6, 2009 6:51 am | Articles | Comments

Experts say there is major weakness in the nation's system for recalling thousands of medical devices routinely implanted in people's bodies, ranging from screws and plates to artificial knees and hips. Three years ago, the maker of a surgical clip called the Hem-o-lok issued an urgent recall notice warning doctors to stop using the fasteners on living kidney donors, a recent Associated Press article reports.


Forced-Air Warming Gown

October 5, 2009 6:20 am | Arizant Healthcare Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Arizant Healthcare introduces a new product in forced-air warming, the Bair Paws Flex™ gown, which incorporates the Bair Hugger blanket into a comfortable patient gown that warms before, during and after surgery. Features of the gown include: A head drape and adhesive tape that perforate off, returning the garment to a standard warming gown for post-operative use.

Hic Sunt Dracones

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | Articles | Comments

The New York Public Library houses a cool historical curiosity, the Hunt-Lenox Globe, which according to Wikipedia is the second or third oldest terrestrial globe still in existence. And, popular myth aside, it is also the only historical map that contains the phrase "Hic Sunt Dracones," or "here be dragons" (the Carta Marina to the left, while it contains dragons, doesn't identify them in the same way) That's a phrase I am drawn to frequently when delving into hostile abdominal territory—patients who have an abdominal catastrophe, huge pancreatic phlegmons, or a dense thicket of adhesions from prior surgery.

Teenagers And ACL: Tears Common and Additional Surgery Likely

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | News | Comments

The most comprehensive study to date on ACL surgery finds younger patients and women are more likely to need subsequent surgery ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common injuries to the knee. Each year thousands of patients undergo reconstructive surgery to repair these injuries.

Platelet-Rich Plasma: Does It Work?

October 5, 2009 6:18 am | News | Comments

A new study reports on the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment and its use in sports medicine; cautions more investigation needed ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Platelet -rich plasma (PRP) is currently used as an alternative treatment method for several common orthopaedic-related sports medicine conditions.



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