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Breaking Barriers

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | by Amanda McGowan | Power Medical Interventions Inc | Articles | Comments

The trend toward minimally invasive surgical technique moves forward with the success of a transvaginal NOTES® partial gastrectomy, and the instrumentation that made it possible. Advancements in minimally invasive surgery have made the far-reaching benefits of these techniques quite clear.


Natural Color Reproduction, Improved Differentiation

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Toshiba Teli America , Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba Teli America, Inc. offers the T24MSA001-MD medical-grade 24" LCD color widescreen monitor. The monitor features: Full HD (1080p) resolution for natural reproduction of video images and a high level of differentiation. 800:1 contrast. 500cd/m2 brightness. Picture-in-picture functionality.

Medical-Grade Digital Printer

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Sony Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Sony offers its Model UP-DR80MD medical-grade digital printer, a full-page, dye-sublimation printer for fast and cost-effective performance for a range of advanced surgical and ultrasound applications. Features of the new printer include: Compatibility with most popular image capture, endoscopic camera and digital ultrasound systems.


LESS Access System

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus America Inc. introduces its Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site Surgery (LESS) platform to perform procedures such as gallbladder removal, hernia repair, appendectomy, and urological or gynecological surgery through just one incision in the belly button. The platform combines Olympus and Gyrus ACMI endoscopic and laparoscopic technology with the new TriPort access system.

Small, Strong, Secure Soft Tissue Fixation

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Depuy Mitek, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DePuy Mitek, Inc. offers all of its QUICKANCHOR® Plus suture anchors for small joint repair available pre-loaded with ORTHOCORD®. According to the company, ORTHOCORD is the only high-strength, partially-absorbable orthopedic suture designed to provide a supple solution for soft tissue fixation while maintaining strength and knot security.

Brilliant Lighting

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Cool-View | Product Releases | Comments

Cool-View, LLC introduces the Novalite Micro XL surgical headlight. The headlight exhibits: Brilliant lighting performance. Zero heat output. An ultra-lightweight headset design (3.5 oz). An adjustable focus beam. A class-leading rechargeable battery for untethered flexibility in the OR.


Driving Technology

June 23, 2009 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

I'm no surgeon, but I know a surgical breakthrough when I see one. Coming into Surgical Products, I was aware that minimally invasive surgery was a trend on the rise. Now that I'm a few months deep into the industry, I see it's more than a trend. Minimally invasive surgery is becoming the standard of care in the OR.

Seeing the Future in the ER

June 22, 2009 6:52 am | Articles | Comments

Amanda McGowan Editor Hello, and welcome to the new and improved Surgical Products website. Yes, my esteemed return visitors, I assure you that you are in the right place, but given the spirit of the season—New Year and new beginnings and whatnot—we thought it would be nice to give ourselves a good freshening-up.


Device Busts Post-Op Pain, SSI

June 11, 2009 4:36 am | I-Flow Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The post-operative period is a crucial time for preventing infection in patients, particularly surgical site infection. Although still thought to be widely unreported, SSIs are the third most frequently reported nosocomial infection with 27 million annual surgical procedures resulting in an SSI rate of approximately 2 percent, according to data provided by I-Flow Corporation.

Improve Patient Safety ... Check

June 10, 2009 8:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sometimes, we need to take a step back and make sure we are doing our jobs correctly. For me, an error is usually just a matter of a word. For you, it can be your patient’s life. This past week, I spent time thinking about mistakes in the workplace and how to prevent them.

Hand Hygiene Helps Prevent Infection

June 10, 2009 7:38 am | Henry Schein, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Henry Schein’s waterless hand sanitizers effectively eliminate germs while leaving hands soft and clean. The sanitizers feature: Disinfecting ingredients and soothing emollients that soften hands. The citrus gel containing alcohol and available in 16-oz.

Guard Against Respiratory Threat

June 10, 2009 7:29 am | Kimberly-Clark Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

Kimberly-Clark* FluidShield* PFR95* N95 Respirator Singles are convenient, individually wrapped respirators that are easy to carry and ideal for use in the ER, EMS or anywhere the respiratory threat is unknown. FluidShield* PFR95* N95 Respirator Singles are NIOSH-approved and feature: Duck bill* Face Mask: Unique shape provides large breathing chamber Fold-flat packaging is easy to carry Fluid-resistant at 160 mmHg – ASTM 1862 Sizes designed to provide effective and comfortable fit For more information, visit www.

Surgeon Sued For Filing False Claims

June 10, 2009 7:11 am | News | Comments

A lawsuit against surgeon, his associates and family members for allegedly filing false claims to Medicaid, Medicare and the military's TRICARE program settles for $3.5 million OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A lawsuit against a surgeon, his associates and family members for allegedly filing false claims to Medicaid, Medicare and the military's TRICARE program has been settled for $3.


Cost Concerns Spur NJ Hospital Labor Disputes

June 10, 2009 7:10 am | News | Comments

Victor Epstein BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Health-care workers barred from patient rooms walked the picket lines at Bayonne Medical Center on Tuesday, the second time in as many weeks that labor negotiations have broken off at a northern New Jersey hospital. Friction between management and workers has been fueled by increased costs in a health-care industry grappling with more uninsured patients, the prospect of reduced insurance payments with health-care reform, and fewer elective surgeries that bring in money.


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