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Patient Positioning: Education Is Key

June 30, 2009 4:33 am | News | Comments

Clare Williams Tager, BSE, is the President of High Country Medical and an Educator and Consultant for Allen Medical Systems. She has worked for the past 18 years in thousands of operating rooms with OR nurses and surgeons, observing different procedures, new technologies, trends, and determining both correct and incorrect ways to position patients.


Expert Q&A: Patient Positioning

June 30, 2009 4:26 am | News | Comments

Dan Allen received his BFA from Kent State University and in 1976 he began a career long commitment to the study of anatomy and physiology relating to surgical patient posturing and positioning. He is the inventor of the Allen Universal Stirrup and the retired founder of Allen Medical Systems and has been involved in the development, pioneering and marketing of innovative OR devices, posturing equipment, pressure management and pressure sore prevention products during his 30 year career in the medical device industry.


Toyota Technology Has Brain Waves Move Wheelchair

June 29, 2009 1:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Toyota's system, developed in a collaboration with researchers in Japan, is among the fastest in the world in analyzing brain waves, it said in a release Monday. Past systems required several seconds to read brain waves, but the new technology requires only 125 milliseconds — or 125 thousandths of a second.


Surgeons Use Incisionless Operating Platform to Reduce Pouch, Stoma Size In Gastric Bypass Patients

June 29, 2009 7:34 am | News | Comments

Data shows expandable tissue anchors remain in place up to 12 months SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- New data show that surgeons can use USGI Medical Inc.'s (USGI) Incisionless Operating Platform™ (IOP) to durably reduce the size of the stomach pouch and stoma in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) patients who are regaining weight because this portion of their anatomy has stretched since their original surgery.


Leading Retina Surgeon Incorporates HD Microsurgical Imaging

June 29, 2009 5:12 am | News | Comments

State-of-the-art medical grade high definition microsurgical imaging technology used at the Cincinnati Eye Institute Cincinatti, OH – June 2009- Dr. Christopher Riemann, a leading vitreoretinal surgeon specializing in minimally invasive microsurgical techniques has incorporated full high definition imaging into his operatory which is devoted exclusively to microsurgery of the retina.

ASA Ignoring Medication Risks?

June 29, 2009 5:09 am | News | Comments

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) continues to ignore mention of routine anesthesia over medication risks in the content of its newly launched 'Anesthesia & Me' site. Routine anesthesia over medication affects 99.9% of patients having anesthesia without brain monitors.

Doctors Say More Ovary Transplants Possible

June 29, 2009 5:03 am | News | Comments

Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — Two new techniques to preserve and transplant ovaries might give women a better chance to fight their biological clocks and have children when they are older, doctors announced Monday. In the past, scientists have performed ovarian transplants in women with cancer, since chemotherapy often causes infertility.


Swine Flu Shot Campaign Could Involve 600M Doses

June 29, 2009 5:01 am | News | Comments

Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer ATLANTA (AP) — A potential fall swine flu immunization campaign may involve an unprecedented 600 million doses of vaccine, though officials said they haven't figured out how to administer so many doses or accurately track side effects if a seasonal vaccine is given simultaneously.


Stomach Stapling May Lower Cancer Risk In Women

June 29, 2009 4:59 am | News | Comments

Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — Women who have their stomachs stapled not only lose weight, they also may reduce their cancer risk by up to 40 percent, new research says. In a study of more than 2,000 obese people who had surgery to reduce the size of their stomachs, Swedish researchers found women who had the procedure were less likely to get cancer than those who did not.

Safe Temperature Management For Newborns

June 26, 2009 8:54 am | Cincinnati Sub-Zero | Product Releases | Comments

Neonatal Whole Body Cooling is shown to improve outcomes for newborns meeting the requirements for HIE. 1,2 Cincinnati Sub-Zero’s Blanketrol III with it’s “Gradient Technology” and the Kool-Kit® Neonate provide accurate and safe patient temperature management.

General Surgeons On List Of Most In-Demand Physicans

June 25, 2009 8:37 am | News | Comments

IRVING, Texas, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Primary care physicians are in greater demand today than any other type of doctor, according to a new report by national physician search firm Merritt Hawkins & Associates, an AMN Healthcare company. The firm's 2009 Review of Physician Recruiting Incentives tracks over 3,200 physician recruiting assignments Merritt Hawkins conducted from April 1, 2008, to March 31, 2009.

Dollars Or Sense Driving Surgical Spending?

June 24, 2009 10:07 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director – Surgical Products | Product Releases | Comments

Just as a pre-cursor, this column will not be another generic rambling related to the status of our economy and its impact on your professions. First, because the mainstream media continues to bombard us with more than enough fiscal information on a daily basis. Second, you know better than anyone how tighter budgets have restricted some purchasing levels and that patients regrettably have to make tougher medical decisions based on personal finances.

Malignant Hyperthermia: Is Your OR Prepared?

June 24, 2009 5:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

In any surgical procedure, professionals in the OR must monitor for a number of complications to keep a patient safe. Often, risks can be identified before the procedure, and prevented through taking the proper steps before, during and after the surgery. However, there is a condition that cannot always be foreseen and happens only after the patient is induced under anesthesia.

Cardinal Health Foundation Awards $1 Million To Fund Patient Safety Initiatives

June 24, 2009 5:11 am | News | Comments

The Cardinal Health Foundation today announced it has awarded a total of $1 million in grant funding for new and innovative programs to improve patient safety at 35 hospitals, health systems and community health clinics across the country. Grants of up to $35,000 per facility will provide funding for programs that implement creative and replicable methods to improve the quality of patient care.

Company Broadens Clinical Capabilities With Wireless Full HD Technology

June 23, 2009 1:54 pm | NDS Surgical Imaging | News | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — Jun. 23, 2009-- NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) of San Jose, California, announced the acquisition of a wireless video technology that extends its current imaging capabilities in the operating room (OR) and beyond. By integrating this new technology with its medical visualization and informatics platforms, the company plans to develop a compelling array of wireless solutions for surgical, endoscopy and interventional suites.



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