The average person with multiple diseased arteries in the heart does slightly better following coronary artery bypass surgery than after having stents inserted, a new study suggests, but the optimal procedure varies by patient. Researchers found slightly more heart patients survived at least five years after bypass surgery.
The donated instruments, valued at $4,380, will be provided to the FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital in Accra, Ghana for use in orthopedic procedures to help alleviate musculoskeletal problems including complex spine and pediatric orthopedic disorders. Surgical instruments are in need as FOCOS hopes to complete more than 175 surgeries in 2013.
New CDC Study Confirms Effectiveness Of UV-C Disinfection In Reducing Harmful Pathogens For HospitalsApril 22, 2013 12:56 pm | Comments
A recent study funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epicenters Program supports and expands on previously published studies confirming the effectiveness of an automated UV-C-emitting device to combat the pathogens Clostridium difficile (C. diff.), vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and Acinetobacter spp.
Sony Corp. and Olympus Corp. set up a new joint venture Tuesday by merging their medical businesses, with an eye to marketing new endoscopes and other medical equipment within a few years. Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc., Sony's consolidated subsidiary, plans to develop high-end medical devices that utilize three-dimensional technology and Sony's "4K" imaging technology.
Although hip fractures in older patients are known to be a significant cause of long term disability and increased risk of death, not nearly as much is known about the relationship between surgical delay after hip fracture and mortality risk.
Giving nitrous oxide as part of general anesthesia for noncardiac surgery doesn't increase the rate of complications and death—and might even decrease the risk of such events, according to a pair of studies. But an accompanying series of editorials points out some important limitations of the two studies.
Ethicon, Inc. today announced the launch of a new brand strategy that will unify the brands of Ethicon, Inc. and Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. - two companies with long histories of medical innovation - to create the most comprehensive and global surgical care organization in the world.
Post Medical, Inc. is proud to announce its offering of customized OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and DOT Hazardous Materials for Regulated Medical Waste training. Each customized training program is available by webinar or on-site. Whether you are a medical waste generator or medical waste disposal company, these interactive training options offer you a real life resource, leaving no issue unresolved.
Cancer Care Facilities Receive National Achievement Award From American College Of Surgeons' Commission On CancerApril 19, 2013 4:56 pm | Comments
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted its 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award to a select group of 79 accredited cancer programs throughout the United States. Award criteria were based on qualitative and quantitative surveys conducted last year.
Despite the desperate need for new antibiotics to combat increasingly deadly resistant bacteria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved only one new systemic antibiotic since the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) launched its 10 x '20 Initiative in 2010 — and that drug was approved two and a half years ago.
A new study concludes that problems with antibiotic resistance faced by outpatients may be as bad as those in hospitalized patients, and that more studies of outpatients are needed – both to protect their health and to avoid inappropriate or unnecessary drug use.
In the aftermath of Monday's marathon bombing, emergency physicians here are tasked not only with saving lives but also saving evidence. The challenges posed by that dual charge are daunting, but not impossible said Louis Alarcon, MD, of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
A company that promoted Lap-Band weight-loss surgery has agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle a false-advertising lawsuit, with some of the money going to billboards warning the public about the risks of weight-loss surgery, a newspaper reported Thursday. From 2009 to 2011, five patients died.
A patient diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis was successfully treated and discharged after ACell MatriStem was used in an effort to save her leg from amputation. Doctors intervened surgically to remove a great deal of tissue in an attempt to stop the bacteria from spreading.
The American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS) has named Jeffrey S. Dover, M.D., F.R.C.P.C. president. Dr. Dover took office at Laser 2013, the ASLMS annual scientific conference held in Boston, Massachusetts, and will serve for one year.