The Surgical Devices business unit of Covidien introduces the Duet TRS reload with tissue reinforcement. The new product offers: Preloaded tissue reinforcement on the Endo GIA Universal range of laparoscopic staplers. A synthetic absorbable polymer reinforcement material that is preloaded on each SULU.
The Surgical Devices business unit of Covidien introduces the SILS Port Multiple Instrument Access Port for laparoscopic surgeries through a single incision. The port is a single, flexible port that may be fitted through a small incision in the umbilicus, offering: A resulting single “hidden scar” a cosmetic advance over the multiple visible scars associated with standard multi-port laparoscopy.
Cardinal Health introduces the new V. Mueller® and Snowden-Pencer® Diamond-Line® laparoscopic surgical instruments. Features include: Ergonomic handle designs. Flexibility with gripping positions. A design with surgeon-researched enhancements.
Sony unveils a full HD (1920 x 1080) medical-grade camera system, combining advanced video imaging with the convenience of built-in digital recording. The new model PMW-10MD features: A compact, remote camera-head design for easy and flexible overhead mounting above the operating table as well as on a surgical microscope, with optional lenses and optical adapters.
The ViKY® System "Vision Kontrol for endoscopY" from EndoControl is a motorized endoscope holder for laparoscopic and thoracic surgeries. The holder features: Ease of installation with positioning just above the patient's abdomen and held by a passive arm.
The TRUMPF TruVidia HD is an in-light high definition (HD) surgical camera that captures and transmits razor-sharp, brilliant, true-to-life images with 1080 line resolution and 2 million pixels. The camera also provides: Technical consistency, matching the HD endoscopes and HD routing systems now used in integrated ORs.
Conmed Linvatec offers the VP4726/F High Definition Monitor. Features of the new monitor include: A 26" medical grade monitor. 16:9 aspect ratio. HD 1080p picture quality. Availability with or without fiber optic input. Full HD and digital compatibility.
Foresight Imaging introduces Version 2.2 of the TIMS DICOM System. The TIMS DICOM System converts any non-DICOM medical modality to DICOM, including ultrasound, fluoroscopy, endoscopy, motion X-ray, angiography, nuclear medicine, MR, CT and much more. The resulting digital study can be sent to PACS, recorded to CD/DVD/USB and printed to film or paper.
The BZMD1000 ImageCore HD Digital Capture System from Sony digitally records HD still and video images in full 1920 x 1080 resolution and acts as the imaging control center in the OR. Highlights of the system include: All-in-1 design. DICOM compliance. Universal video signal compatibility.
Surgeons, undoubtedly, know the importance of education and training and working together to advance surgery. However, just like any professional, they also face the "pride factor"the idea that we all want to feel good at our jobs, among the "best", if possible, and do not always want to let on we need help.
Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. introduces a new brush design. The unique, double-headed cleaning brush features: 1 brush head with nylon bristles and another brush head with stainless steel bristles for more aggressive cleaning. The ideal design for cleaning surgical instruments, including the serrations and box-lock areas of hemostats, needleholder jaws, scissors and all orthopedic instruments.
EHOB, Inc. introduces the WAFFLE® Pediatric Cushion, a static air cushion designed for the pediatric patient. Filled with air, which, according to the company, ideally supports vulnerable soft tissues of the body, the design of the WAFFLE Pediatric Cushion cradles and contours.
The ON-Q® Post-Operative Pain Relief System from I-Flow Corp. is a balloon-like pump that provides targeted pain relief after surgery by automatically delivering a non-narcotic local anesthetic near the surgical site area. The system works like this: The pump is attached to a catheter that the surgeon places near the incision site.
Connecticut chief epidemiologist Matt Cartter, second from right with back to camera, testifies before the legislature's Public Health Committee and the Public Safety and Security Committee at a forum held at the Legislative office building in Hartford, Conn., Thursday, April 30, 2009.
The FDA reports a recall of cuffless pediatric tracheostomy tubes In its May 2009 Patient Safety News, the FDA reports Covidien, formerly known as Tyco HealthCare, has recalled certain lots of Shiley 3.0PED cuffless pediatric tracheostomy tubes. The recall stems from difficulties in inserting the obturator that is used to place the tube in the trachea and problems inserting a suction catheter into the tracheostomy tube, which may require replacing the tube.