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Surgical Disposables Detection System

June 11, 2007 11:50 am | Medline Industries, Inc. | Comments

RF-Detect is a patented surgical disposable detection system for surgical gauze, towels and sponges.  A sterile radio frequency chip, (the size of a grain of rice) is embedded in the surgical disposables.  With the RF Detect system, a patented Blair-Port wand is waved over the patient accurately alerting the user when an RF-tagged surgical disposable remains in the patient before surgical closing procedures.

IP-Based Visual Communications System

June 11, 2007 11:50 am | Sony Electronics | Comments

The high-definition IP-based IPELA® visual communications system broadcasts intricate procedures from the Operating Room to conference attendees in full HD resolution at 1080i over a standard Ethernet connection. The HD technology allows physicians to remotely share images at levels of precise detail, clarity and resolution not possible with standard definition, from individual blood vessels in a surgical video to the granular details of a pathology slide.

Laparoscopic Choledochotomy Model

May 14, 2007 10:55 am | Simulab Corporation | Comments

This synthetic soft tissue model features anatomically correct landmarks, allowing surgeons to practice minimally invasive techniques for the management of common bile duct stones including ERCP. Procedures are completed on replaceable tissues including gallbladder, cystic duct, hepatic duct, common bile duct, fundis, greater and lesser omentum, duodenum, and jejunum.

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Problematic Posturing

May 14, 2007 6:52 am | Comments

Proper patient positioning prior to and during surgical procedures is very important. Unfortunately, getting the patient into the appropriate position is not without its problems and risks. Often, configuring and maintaining the patient’s body position throughout the course of an operation requires table articulations and the use of positioning aids, which may need to be adjusted from time to time.

Cutting With Care

May 14, 2007 6:51 am | Comments

Even in the hands of the most experienced and skillful surgeon, a scalpel is still a dangerous piece of equipment—a razor sharp steel blade sticking out from a slender and occasionally slippery handle. As careful as the surgeon or OR nurse may be, given the frequency that scalpels are used in surgery, the risk of an injury and possibly infection from a used or dirty blade is quite pervasive.

Pressure Management System

May 14, 2007 6:49 am | Comments

Booth # 107 • The AQUAGEL Pressure Management System is a unique line of surgical patient positioning devices that are the result of in-depth research. The AQUAGEL system features a dual-layer technology that reduces patient skin shear, one of the key causes of OR-induced decubitus ulcers.

Devices for Open & Laparoscopic Procedures

May 14, 2007 6:49 am | Automated Medical Products Corp. | Comments

Booth # 607 • Automated Medical Products designed and developed the first Articulating Dissector to place a Lap Band® around the esophageal junction with the stomach. They introduced Nathanson Hooks Liver Retractors to the United States for use during laparoscopic procedures. Automated Medical offers the Iron Intern® retractor holder, available in a single and a double arm.

Enzymatic Instrument Cleaning Solution

May 14, 2007 6:49 am | Ruhof Corporation | Comments

Booth # 117 • Endozime® AW Triple Plus instrument cleaning solutions feaures a unique formulation of protease, amylase, lipase, carbohydrase and proprietary enzymes with A.P.A. (Advanced Proteolitic Action) and rust inhibitors. A.P.A. greatly increases protein enzyme activity to provide a faster more thorough penetration into hard-to-reach places on surgical instruments and scopes.

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Powder-Free Surgical Glove

May 14, 2007 6:49 am | Comments

Booth # 212 • The powder-free, latex Encore HydraSoft® gloves use hand- friendly moisturizers that hydrate the skin. The gloves also feature Ansell’s patent-pending SureFit™ technology to provide superior operating room procedure barrier protection.

Xenon Lamps

May 14, 2007 6:48 am | Lighting Technologies International (Lti) | Comments

LTI’s xenon lamps provide the bright, pure white light needed in today’s demanding surgical operations at a more affordable price. Available in both 175W and 300W configurations, these lamps fit all leading surgical headlamp and endoscopy light sources. With rugged ceramic, metal and sapphire construction, LTI’s xenon lamps are safe and highly reliable.

Bariatric Positioning Aids

May 14, 2007 6:47 am | Allen Medical Systems | Comments

Allen Medical® Systems carries a comprehensive line of positioning accessories to support and accommodate large patient. The product line includes armboards, table width extenders, security straps and Nissen straps rated for patients weighing up to 1000 pounds. In addition, the company provides the Ultrafin™ Stirrups rated for patients up to 800 pounds as well as large pad sets for the table and the accessories.

Post-Op Abdominal Binder

May 14, 2007 6:47 am | Dale Medical Products, Inc. | Comments

The Dale® Abdominal Binder is an adjustable post-operative support made from a stretch material that evenly distributes compression to brace abdominal muscles, encourage mobility, and promote muscle redevelopment. Featuring paneled construction which prevents riding, roping and folding over, this support encourages activity, facilitates diaphragmatic breathing and splints the wound for coughing.

Gastric Banding Instruments

May 14, 2007 6:47 am | Automated Medical Products Corp. | Comments

This set of three O’Brien instruments was developed to simplify the Lap Band® gastric banding procedure. The O’Brien Introducer is designed to introduce the band into the abdominal cavity. The O’Brien Placer then assists in passing the Lap Band behind the esophagus. Finally, the O’Brien Closer facilitates the closing of the Lap Band.

Bariatric Instrument Trays

May 14, 2007 6:47 am | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Comments

Three Bariatric ProTech™ Trays have been introduced to secure and protect bariatric instruments during sterilization, storage and transportation. The unique two level design of the bariatric laparoscopic model enables it to hold twice the number of instruments in the same amount of space. These trays are manufactured of anodized aluminum that is lightweight but incredibly strong and is compatible with multiple forms of sterilization.

Accessory Clamp

May 14, 2007 6:47 am | Allen Medical Systems | Comments

The Easy Lock™ Socket eliminates many problems associated with attaching accessory clamps to surgical tables because it can be attached anywhere along the rail, even if the rail end or notches are not accessible. The Easy Lock Socket attaches by simply placing the clamp edge over the top of the side rail and pivoting downward to engage the spring-loaded trigger lock.

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