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Beginnings of Brain Surgery

May 21, 2015 | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor of Medical Design Technology | Comments

Brain surgery is perhaps one of the oldest practiced medical procedures, with patients even surviving the procedure in prehistoric times. 

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How Bariatric Surgery Effects Youth Patients

May 22, 2015 2:28 pm | by American College of Surgeons | Comments

ACS bariatric experts talk about how youth react to bariatric surgery. 

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Recent Releases: New Lighting, Patient Positioning Options Released

May 22, 2015 9:28 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

Lights and magnifiers, patient positioning and urology all have new options available. 

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'Evolving' Specialty Helps Build Industry Technique

May 20, 2015 9:44 am | by Dr. Deanna J. Attai FACS, president of The American Society of Breast Surgeons | Comments

Pioneering advances in biopsies, minimally invasive surgery and other techniques will continue, new leader says. 

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CSPS Endorses Perioperative Noise Reduction Resource

May 12, 2015 9:20 am | by Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety | Comments

“We're asking everyone to be prudent lest a bad event occur to patients and staff as a result of a distraction,” a CSPS leader said. 

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Happy Hospital Week

May 4, 2015 2:21 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | 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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The Transformation of Healthcare Attire and its Role in Protecting Providers and Patients

April 23, 2015 9:43 am | by ​Amber Mitchell, DrPH, MPH, CPH and Bill Borwegen, MPH | Comments

In November 2014 the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) issued updated recommended practices for surgical attire. While the recommendations include the use of surgical masks and cover apparel, perhaps most interesting with respect to new science is the focus on scrub attire. 

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Achieving Healthcare Reform’s Goals of Higher Quality, Cost Effective Care through Reposable Laparoscopic Instrumentation

April 21, 2015 9:26 am | by Mario Nutis, M.D., FACOG, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and medical director of the Center of Excellence of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Del Sol Hospital Center | Comments

In this era of reform, where surgeons must strive for both positive patient and financial outcomes, many are turning to reposable laparoscopic instrumentation.

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New Editor Excited To Connect

April 10, 2015 9:11 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

I’m looking forward to learning from all members of the surgical community, and have made it a goal to supply you with the most up-to-date and informative content possible. 

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We Want Your Take on Robotics

April 10, 2015 9:07 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

The results of the brief, online questionnaire will be compiled into a summary for the May issue of Surgical Products

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Join Our Brainstorm on Surgical Waste

April 9, 2015 10:43 am | by Editor | Comments

For our May issue of Surgical Products, we are hosting a brainstorm on how hospitals and surgical centers can dispose of waste in a sustainable way.

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Obtaining ROI Insurance for Hybrid OR Systems

April 6, 2015 9:43 am | by Lisa Collins | Comments

Capable of servicing coronary angiography and open heart surgical procedures in one room, hybrid OR hospitals can handle diagnostic and therapeutic efforts at one table.

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Ultraviolet C Light Systems, Terminal Cleaning Score a 99.9 Percent Disinfection Rate

April 2, 2015 9:41 am | by Sanford Green, Senior Executive, Spectra254 | Comments

Many providers are turning to UVC decontamination systems to increase infection prevention, since the technology is quick, safe and easy to operate.

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Rewarding Your Readership with Constant Improvement

April 2, 2015 9:25 am | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Comments

As is the case with any growing enterprise, we’ll continue to change and adapt in order to best meet your needs.

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Technology Evolves In The Operating Room

April 1, 2015 10:10 am | by Robert Scroggins, BSN, RN, CMLSO, Clinical Programs Manager for Buffalo Filter | Comments

Surgery has changed so much since I first set foot in an operating room as an 18 year old private in the National Guard. I remember a small room that seemed crammed with people and “stuff”. 

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Does More Money Equal More Cures?

February 19, 2015 12:34 pm | by Mike Auerbach, Editor-In-Chief, Pharmaceutical Processing | Comments

Everyone has been touched in some way by cancer. Fundraising for a cause makes us all feel good. It’s somewhat hard to believe that with all of the money thrown at this problem, we aren’t closer to better treatments and subsequent cures.

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