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Surgical Smoke Evacuation System

June 15, 2006 5:41 am | Quanta Technologies | Comments

The QuantaVac Harmony II Smoke Evacuation System protects patients and operating room personnel from hazardous smoke plume generated from the use of lasers, electrosurgical devices, and other advanced surgical instruments. This system incorporates state-of-the-art RFID (radio frequency identification) communications technology which receives data about the filter status and usage history, insuring that users get the longest possible life and value out of each filter.

Active Electrode Monitoring Products

June 15, 2006 5:41 am | Encision Inc. | Comments

Encision offers Active Electrode Monitoring (AEM®), which continuously monitors instruments during surgery, eliminating the risk of stray energy burns caused by insulation failure and capacitive coupling. Encision’s instruments are dually insulated. If insulation is damaged, the AEM Monitor will sound an alarm.

Radiofrequency Ablation System

June 15, 2006 5:41 am | Valleylab | Comments

The Cool-tip™ RF ablation system is intended for use in ablating non-resectable liver tumors, providing a minimally invasive alternative for patients with hepatic cancer who are not ideal surgical candidates or are otherwise unable to be successfully treated with other methods. This system works by combining a radiofrequency generator with a 17-gauge internally cooled needle electrode to deliver therapeutic energy directly to the tumor.

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Digital Cameras

June 15, 2006 5:39 am | Gyrus Acmi | Comments

The Invisio™ MegaPixel Digital Cameras incorporate the latest 1.3 million pixel CMOS all-digital imaging sensor into a lightweight, ergonomically designed camera head. Available in right angle and direct coupler configurations, these cameras combine intuitive operation with superior digital image quality.

HD-Ready Imaging Platform

June 15, 2006 5:39 am | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | Comments

The Image 1® digital imaging platform is HD ready and will be fully upgradeable to Karl Storz HD solutions. In addition to being upgradeable to HD technology, Image 1 is designed to support a broad range of products, including single-chip and three-chip cameras, distal chip and video intubation systems, as well as multi-spectral imaging products.

Non-Fusion Spinal Treatment Device

June 15, 2006 5:36 am | St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. | Comments

The X STOP® Interspinous Process Decompression (IPD®) System is a titanium alloy implant that is FDA approved for the non-fusion treatment proven to improve symptom severity and physical function for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Inserted through a small incision, the X STOP is placed between two bones called spinous processes of the symptomatic discs in the low back.

Portable Isolating Anteroom

June 15, 2006 5:36 am | Mintie Technologies, Inc. | Comments

The IcoRoom™ Portable Anteroom System helps hospitals protect patients and staff members against the spread of airborne TB bacteria from infected patients, as well as other airborne infectious diseases. The system consists of a lightweight, collapsible anteroom and a high-volume, high-efficiency HEPA filtration negative air machine.

Endoscopic Ablation System

June 15, 2006 5:35 am | Barrx Medical, Inc. | Comments

The HALO 90 System is designed for coagulation of sites in the gastrointestinal tract, including the treatment of Barrett's esophagus. Barrett's is a pre-cancerous condition of the esophagus often caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease. The HALO 90 System is can be used independently or in conjunction with the commercially available HALO 360 System, a balloon-based endoscopic ablation system for treating larger, circumferential areas of Barrett's esophagus.

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Scalpel Blade Removal System

June 15, 2006 5:35 am | Quanta Technologies | Comments

The QlickSmart Single-Handed Scalpel Blade Removal System protects surgical nurses from exposure to dangerous cuts and contaminants when removing the blades from scalpels. This system allows nurses to simply direct the blade into a mounted disposable cartridge with one hand, listen for the click, and then pull out the scalpel.

Big Tools for a Big Job

May 12, 2006 12:09 pm | Comments

By now it should be news to no one that there is an obesity epidemic in the United States. For decades we have been warned to eat right and stay in shape by hundreds medical studies, alarmist investigative media reports, and a seemingly endless parade of diet and fitness programs. Evidently, few were listening.

Antimicrobial Barrier Ointment

May 12, 2006 12:08 pm | Care-Tech$Rn Laboratories, Inc. | Comments

Booth # 444 • BARRI-CARE® broad-spectrum, antimicrobial ointment is designed to provide a protective barrier around ostomy sites, tracheotomy tubes, wounds or skin lesions where drainage is common. This ointment is a preventative technology that helps avoid skin maceration, while protecting against moisture and bacterial contamination.

Bariatric Medical Furniture

May 12, 2006 12:08 pm | Custom Comfort Medtek | Comments

Custom Comfort Medtek recently releases a bariatric line of medical furniture designed to comfortably fit people weighing from 325 to 1000 LBS. The new bariatric series features seating benches, blood draw chairs, exam tables, reclining chairs, and lounge chairs as well as recovery and treatment tables.

Bariatric Bed

May 12, 2006 12:08 pm | Hill-Rom | Comments

The Excell Care ES™ Bariatric Bed is designed to safely and comfortable support patients weighing up to 1,000 pounds. The bed is equipped with a number of features that help caregivers perform routine tasks with less stress and strain that is usually experienced when dealing with bariatric patients.

Post-Op Bariatric Positioner

May 12, 2006 12:08 pm | Alimed, Inc. | Comments

The Popitz Sniff Positioner, a specially designed ribbed-foam support pillow, has an added benefit of reducing the incidence of sleep apnea in bariatric patients. This is helpful to this population and the nurses who care for them following weight-loss surgery, as most facilities do not allow the use of C-PAP machines by these patients during the first few post-op days due to the increased risk of esophageal rupture.

Bariatric Transport Chair

May 12, 2006 12:07 pm | Gendron, Inc. | Comments

The electrically operated Extra Care Bariatric Transport Chair can accommodate patients weighing up to 850 pounds and can be adjusted to a reclining position for easy patient access. It has drop down side rails, independently elevated leg rests, and eight-inch all-surface casters for easy transport.

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