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FDA Strengthens Warning on Device Linked to Cancer

November 25, 2014 | News | Comments

U.S. regulators on Monday strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients ...       

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Team Finds Drug Repurposing Signal In E-Health Records

November 25, 2014 11:55 am | News | Comments

With research and development costs for many drugs reaching well into the billions, pharmaceutical companies want more than ever to determine whether their drugs already at market have any hidden therapeutic benefits that could warrant putting additional indications on the label and increasing production ...

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eShield Promises To Keep Gadgets Safe and Clean

November 25, 2014 11:19 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The use of electronics in the operating room, hospitals or doctors’ offices are becoming the norm with doctors and nurses carrying around many different types of gadgets to record patient information. How do they keep their gadget germ free and sterile in an environment that must remain sterile and safe? 

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Spectra254 Ultraviolet Light System 99.9 Percent Effective in Killing Ebola Surrogate

November 24, 2014 12:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Spectra254, a developer of high-power, easy-to-use, affordable UVC light decontamination systems, announced that results from an independent laboratory study finds Spectra254’s 1000 Series ultraviolet light system to be 99.9 percent effective in killing an Ebola surrogate virus.     

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Halyard Health SMART-FOLD* Wrap Race Returns

November 24, 2014 11:52 am | News | Comments

Halyard Health, a global medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery, is out to find the fastest wrapper in the second annual SMART-FOLD* Wrap Race competition, a fun and fast paced competition for Sterile Processing and Central Services (CS) professionals ...

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Adult Survivors of Childhood Eye Cancer Experience Few Setbacks

November 24, 2014 11:45 am | News | Comments

Adult survivors of retinoblastoma, a type of eye cancer that usually develops in early childhood, have few cognitive or social problems decades following their diagnosis and treatment. That's the conclusion of a study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. ...

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Man's Death During Shoulder Surgery Gets New Trial

November 24, 2014 11:32 am | by Paul Srubas, Press-Gazette Media | News | Comments

The widow of a Green Bay, Wis., man who died while undergoing rotator cuff surgery will get a new trial, an appellate court has ruled, reported the Green Bay Press-Gazette on Sunday ...              

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Doctors Provide Range of Treatment Options for GERD

November 24, 2014 10:44 am | by Surgical Products Staff | News | Comments

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most frequent outpatient diagnosis in the U.S., with almost 9 million visits in 2009. The typical symptoms of GERD, heartburn and regurgitation, impair quality of life, activity, and overall work productivity. Nov. 23-29 is GERD Awareness Week and Surgical Products will be getting insight today from doctors about this disease on surgicalproductsmag.com and our daily e-newsletter.

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New Device Reduces Scarring in Damaged Blood Vessels

November 21, 2014 12:15 pm | News | Comments

When blood vessels are damaged through surgery, it can trigger an endless cycle of scarring and repair. “Scar tissue will always form inside the blood vessel and, in many cases, eventually block blood flow,” said Guillermo Ameer, professor of biomedical engineering at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering.

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Docphin Leads List of Top 10 Medical Apps

November 21, 2014 11:57 am | News | Comments

Many of the best apps for the medical community fly under the radar, says Scott Lorenz of Westwind Communications. ...                           

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2014 ESP Award Winner - Third Place, MIS Products, Bovie’s J-Plasma Helium-Based Technology

November 21, 2014 11:40 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Product Releases | Comments

J-Plasma is a transformational, helium-based, gas plasma technology that offers remarkably low thermal spread, a high level of precision with versatility across multiple surgical specialties.

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2014 ESP Award Winner - Second Place, MIS Products, Encision’s AEM EndoShield Burn Protection System

November 21, 2014 11:32 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Product Releases | Comments

According to Encision, their new AEM EndoShield Burn Protection System provides advanced AEM monopolar energy with guaranteed elimination of stray energy burns to patients.

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2014 ESP Award Winner - First Place, MIS Products, Minimally Invasive Devices Robotic FloShield

November 21, 2014 11:22 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Robotic FloShield, is a new standard in maintaining unparalleled visual clarity during laparoscopic surgery.              

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Another Amazing Feat From the Cleveland Clinic

November 21, 2014 10:53 am | by Kevin Damask, Surgical Products | Blogs | Comments

It's been nearly six years since the Cleveland Clinic performed an amazing near-total face transplant. About two months ago, the Clinic did it again.                  

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New Technique Allows Ultrasound To Penetrate Bone, Metal

November 20, 2014 12:04 pm | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal, using customized structures that offset the distortion usually caused by these so-called “aberrating layers.”      

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Pillow Factory Division of Encompass Group, LLC Announces Brilliance Gel Fiber Pillows

November 20, 2014 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Encompass Group, LLC, announces Brilliance® Gel Fiber Pillows to offer patients and residents the experience of a down filled pillow with the advantage of a hypoallergenic polyester gel fiber. The Pillow Factory division of Encompass Group is the market leader in healthcare pillows. 

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