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.
Dr. Todd Swanson, a Las Vegas orthopedic surgeon, performs a hip replacement using a mini incision technique.
Neurosurgeons at Brigham & Women's Hospital discuss how Sun Microsystems UltraSPARC servers and workstations were used to merge data from medical imaging devices to create a real-time 3D image of the brain to allow for very precise surgeries to remove tumors while leaving healthy tissue untouched resulting in groundbreaking surgical techniques based on computer technology in the operating room.
Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration approved the new swine flu vaccine Tuesday, a long-anticipated step as the government works to start mass vaccinations next month. Limited supplies should start trickling out the first week of October — about a week earlier than expected, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Congress.