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Half of STEMI Heart Attack Patients May Have Additional Clogged Arteries

November 17, 2014 11:08 am | News | Comments

A blocked artery causes a deadly kind of heart attack known as STEMI, and a rapid response to clear the blockage saves lives. But in more than half of cases studied recently by Duke Medicine researchers, one or both of the patient's other arteries were also obstructed, raising questions about whether and when additional procedures might be undertaken.

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Surgeon With Ebola Dies in Nebraska Hospital

November 17, 2014 10:46 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospital, the facility said. Dr. Martin Salia died of the disease shortly after 4 a.m., Nebraska Medical Center spokesman Taylor Wilson said. ...   

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Bad Drugs Likely Killed Indian Women

November 17, 2014 10:17 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Tainted drugs apparently killed 13 women who underwent sterilization procedures in central India after autopsies ruled out any surgery faults, according to officials. ...                             

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It's a Matter of Life and Breath

November 17, 2014 9:56 am | by Vangie Dennis, Administrative Director, Spivey Station Surgery Center | Blogs | Comments

There is a quote that immediately comes to mind when the topic of surgical smoke comes up in discussion that I heard years ago in a physician based training session, “There is no such thing as safe smoke.”  Smoke is smoke.  So why does the medical industry seem to differentiate smoke produced from a laser from smoke created from electrosurgery?

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Siemens’ New Cost-Effective SPECT System Scans Virtually Every Patient

November 14, 2014 12:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Siemens Healthcare has introduced the Symbia Evo Excel SPECT system—a new version of the company’s successful Symbia E system that combines industry-leading SPECT image resolution and detector sensitivity with the smallest room size requirement in its class.

Study Offers New Clue Into How Anesthesia Works

November 14, 2014 12:03 pm | News | Comments

Anesthesia, long considered a blessing to patients and surgeons, has been a mystery for much of its 160-plus-year history in the operating room ...                    

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Organ Sales Prove Costly to People of Nepal

November 14, 2014 11:50 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Under crushing financial strain, Kumar Budathoki sold one of his kidneys to organ traffickers for $5,000, a sum he hoped would help set him up for a lifetime free of money problems. Instead, he got a lifetime of health problems — and only a fraction of the money promised to him by a shady broker in Hokshe, a village of tiny farms and mud huts that has been the center of the illegal organ trade in Nepal for more than a decade ...

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3D Printing Could Revolutionize Burn Treatment

November 14, 2014 11:28 am | by Alexander Trowbridge, CBS News | News | Comments

Dr. Marc Jeschke, the head of one of Canada's largest burn treatment centers, had to admit the 3D skin printer in his hands didn't look revolutionary ...                       

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Medline's Quiet Kits Improving Patient Care, Staff Culture

November 14, 2014 10:59 am | by Kevin Damask, Surgical Products | Product Releases | Comments

In March of 2013, Dignity Health began using Quite Kits from Medline Industries to improve patient experience in its healthcare facilities. Since its debut, “Quite Kits” has improved quietness and cleanliness scores, provided patients with comfort, and helped change the culture among hospital staff ...

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3D Printing Provides Arm For 6-Year-Old Boy

November 14, 2014 10:15 am | by Kevin Damask, Surgical Products | Blogs | Comments

For most of us, the ability to use two arms and two legs every day is a function we take for granted ...                           

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2014 ESP Award Winner - Third Place, Lighting, Nuvo Vu surgical light

November 13, 2014 11:56 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Nuvo Vu is an LED surgical light with features that include:

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2014 ESP Award Winner - Third Place, Lighting, Enova Illumination surgical light

November 13, 2014 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

The XLT-125 LED Surgical Headlight from Enova Illumination provides superior co-axial articulation with/without loupes and has an adjustable aperture to create a spot size ranging from 2” to 6” in diameter.

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2014 ESP Award Winner - Second Place, Lighting, Bryton's Stallion Elite surgical headlight

November 13, 2014 11:27 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Bryton's Stallion Elite surgical headlight is a lightweight, cordless, high powered surgical light for professionals.        

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2014 ESP Award Winner - First Place, Lighting, Maquet Volista LED lights

November 13, 2014 11:11 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Product Releases | Comments

According to MAQUET, their VOLISTA LED lights provide a deep column of light with even distribution and true color clarity. 

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Groundbreaking Surgery Could Help Arizona Man Walk Again

November 13, 2014 10:41 am | by Foxnews.com | News | Comments

Doctors hope a Scottsdale, Ariz. man who severed his spine in a dirt bike accident will regain the ability to walk after becoming the first-ever patient to undergo a groundbreaking new spinal cord surgery.      

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