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Round Table on UV Disinfection

May 4, 2015 3:34 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

Spectra254, Tru-D and Xenex all manufacture UV light disinfection products and took time to participate in a round table discussion about UV disinfection.

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What's the Buzz on Surgical Robots

May 4, 2015 3:27 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

As more surgical robots are being released to the market, more than half of Surgical Products’ readers report working in a facility with one of these devices. This number was derived from a recent reader survey.

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How SSIs are Prevented

May 4, 2015 3:22 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

“There are a variety of things that we do to prevent surgical site infection,” a perioperative nursing specialist said, listing off tasks like maintaining positive air exchanges, wiping down equipment and using sterile techniques. “I think that every preoperative team member does everything they can to prevent surgical site infections in their patient and to keep them safe during surgery.”

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OR Management Moves Mobile, is Becoming Comprehensive

May 4, 2015 3:08 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

“Change, by virtue of the fact it’s change, is always particularity challenging,” an industry expert said. 

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Opting Out of Opioids

May 4, 2015 2:53 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

 “Most surgeons throughout the country are now treating postoperative pain with as little amounts of opioids as possible, secondary to their addictive nature as well as a significant of opioids related adverse events that not only prolong stay, but can cause major complications,” a surgeon explained. 

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Challenges to MIS

May 4, 2015 2:32 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

 “I think the economic realities of today are such that surgeons are being asked to do more and more in their practices,” an expert said. “It’s hard to get away from your practice and commit to that ongoing training and education. I think that’s one barrier that’s out there that hasn’t been addressed.” 

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Happy Hospital Week

May 4, 2015 2:21 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Blogs | Comments

While you were providing a solution to our situations by providing medical care, all we could think about was the glaring issue at hand.

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Mobile Grows Dominate in Healthcare IT

May 4, 2015 10:50 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

“I think mobile is the way to go just because it is mobile. You don’t have to be tethered to your desktop computer anymore, especially for doctors and nurses who are constantly on the move,” an expert explained.

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Mutations in 2 Genes Linked to Fatal Lung Scarring Disease

May 4, 2015 10:31 am | by UT Southwestern Medical Center | News | Comments

Approximately one in 20 people have a close relative with the disease, in which case they are considered to have familial pulmonary fibrosis. Without a lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis patients typically die within three years after diagnosis.

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Neurological Disorders Are Center of Campaign

May 4, 2015 10:24 am | by Philip Marcelo, Associated Press | News | Comments

"The point is to let people have the opportunity to tell their stories and share them so that they don't feel so alone," Ann Romney said.

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Medicare Data Show Contrast in Generic, Brand Prescribing

May 4, 2015 10:20 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

That contrast sheds light on prescribing practices and how they might be used to save money, specialists say

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Novel X-Ray Technology Improves Contrast in Soft Tissue

May 4, 2015 10:13 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

Tissue that is hardly recognizable using traditional X-ray machines is now visible.

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Cardinal Health Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) PRO

May 4, 2015 8:44 am | by Cardinal Health | Cardinal Health | Product Releases | Comments

The Cardinal Health™ Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) PRO family of products delivers the same high quality, easy to use therapy tailored for different care settings from the hospital to the home.

LigaPass

May 1, 2015 5:01 pm | by Medicrea | Product Releases | Comments

The MEDICREA Group’s LigaPASS® 2.0 generation is MEDICREA’s band connector technology for posterior thoraco-lumbar fixation. The next-generation technology is cleared for use in adolescent idiopathic and neuromuscular scoliosis patients 10 years of age and older, in addition to adults.

Study: New Method is Just as Effective

May 1, 2015 11:05 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

“We’re following a very well-known path across medicine in terms of innovating. (We are) working with clinicians, working with technicians and trying to find a better way of doing things,” he explained.

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