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Study: Enhanced Recovery Pathway For Gynecologic Surgery Sets Patients Back To Health Faster

August 27, 2013 11:22 am | News | Comments

Patients who had complex gynecologic surgery managed by an enhanced recovery pathway (ERP) resulted in decreased narcotic use, earlier discharge, stable readmission rates, excellent patient satisfaction and cost savings, according to a Mayo Clinic study. A team of gynecologic oncologists, urogynecologists, and anesthesiologists developed an enhanced recovery pathway for patients undergoing gynecologic surgery to recover more quickly.


August 7, 2013 9:46 am | by Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien enters the fast-growing wound protector market with the global launch of SurgiSleeve.  Used in both open and minimally invasive surgery, the new access device protects the wound site from contamination and also provides excellent exposure and visualization.

Researchers Identify A Novel Approach To Organ Regeneration, Tissue Repair

July 31, 2013 11:16 am | News | Comments

Because most human tissues do not regenerate spontaneously, advances in tissue repair and organ regeneration could benefit many patients with a wide variety of medical conditions. Now a research team has identified an entirely new approach to enhance normal tissue growth, a finding that could have widespread therapeutic applications.


Polish Face Transplant Patient Talks Amazing Recovery

July 30, 2013 10:33 am | by Monika Scislowska, Associated Press | News | Comments

The 33-year-old man said he owes his doctors "everything" following a skin-and-bone transplant on May 15, three weeks after losing his nose, upper jaw and cheeks in an accident at the brick factory where he worked. Doctors say it was the world's fastest time frame for such an operation.

Wounds Heal Better When Debrided Often

July 29, 2013 10:29 am | by Sarah Wickline | News | Comments

Faster and more complete wound healing was achieved with more frequent debridement regardless of wound type, size, or duration, researchers found. Weekly or even more frequent debridement -- the removal of necrotic tissue and foreign bodies from a wound that isn't healing on its own -- resulted in shorter healing times for all wound types compared with less frequent debridement.

Challenging Cases: Hernia Mesh

July 8, 2013 4:46 pm | by Andrew Dennis, D.O., FACOS, DME, The Cook County Trauma Unit, JHS Cook County Hospital | Articles | Comments

Multiple gunshot wounds to a 36-year-old man's abdomen and right groin led to one difficult case for surgeons at Chicago's Cook County Trauma Unit. The patient developed a massive SIRS response and remained non-closeable for several weeks.


July 8, 2013 10:19 am | by StarSurgical, Inc. | Starsurgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

StarSurgical, Inc. announces TAWT (Trans Abdominal Wall Traction), a less invasive Wittmann Patch technique for acute closure and chronic giant ventral hernia repair.  TAWT helps restore abdominal wall anatomy without component separation or bridging mesh, and  it preserves the midline fascial borders for final closure.

Microbial Sealant

June 25, 2013 10:05 am | by Kimberly-Clark Health Care | Kimberly-Clark Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

Kimberly-Clark offers INTEGUSEAL Microbial Sealant. According to the company it's been shown to seal and immobilize skin flora that preps miss—including MRSA, S. epidermidis, and E. coli—keeping them from migrating into the surgical incision. It is effective against common and dangerous skin pathogens throughout a surgical procedure.


PulSTARLogix System

June 7, 2013 2:48 pm | by Encompass Group, LLC | Encompass Group, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Encompass Group, LLC's PulSTARLogix System by Albahealth is an intermittent pneumatic compression system that promotes proper blood flow for immobile patients and reduces the risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. The pump is compact and quiet, easy to use and comfortable for the patient.

The Comfort-Caddy

June 5, 2013 9:52 am | by Nafra Worldwide | Product Releases | Comments

(2013 ESP Award Nominee) The Comfort-Caddy from Nafra Worldwide is a patented and FDA-cleared, multi-pouch storage system that is designed to hold wound drainage collection tubes and bulbs for post surgical patients. It will help keep patients comfortable after surgeries that may require closed wound drainage, such as mastectomies, orthopedic procedures, spinal, or cosmetic surgeries.


June 3, 2013 11:02 am | by Covalon Technologies | Covalon Technologies Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

(2013 ESP Award Nominee) SurgiClear from Covalon Technologies integrates two well-known antimicrobials (chlorhexidine and silver) into the film dressing’s soft silicone adhesive. The dual antimicrobial silicone adhesive kills 99.99 percent of bacteria and suppresses re-growth of microbes on the patient’s skin, maintaining a preferred environment for wound healing.

Combat Ready Clamp

May 15, 2013 10:51 am | by Combat Medical Systems | Product Releases | Comments

The Combat Ready Clamp from Combat Medical Systems made history Friday when it received new critical indications from the FDA making it the first device of its kind approved to treat unmanageable amputations and pelvic wounds not addressable with standard limb tourniquets.

After Countless Surgeries, Still-Hospitalized Boston Bomb Victim Upbeat

May 13, 2013 11:03 am | by Bob Salsberg, Associated Press | News | Comments

Marc Fucarile lost his right leg above the knee in the Boston Marathon bombing, and doctors are still fighting to save his shattered left one. He has second- and third-degree burns and a piece of shrapnel lodged in his heart. He's lost track of how many surgeries he's had, with more still ahead. But he won't allow the pain or the uncertainty of his future shake his spirit or destroy his faith in humanity.



May 13, 2013 9:51 am | by Onyx Medical Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Onyx Medical Inc. introduces the iPRUM, a thoracic WiFi portable drainage system. It can be remotely controlled via PC or smart phone to monitor and control air and fluid volumes over time. The iPRUM is quiet, lightweight (2 lbs) and portable. On screen displays suction pressure, flow rate, and drainage volume.

AIR-BAND Radial Compression Device

May 6, 2013 9:58 am | by Maquet Cardiovascular LLC | Product Releases | Comments

AIR-BAND from Maquet Cardiovascular LLC is a 26-cm long, latex-free, self-adhesive wristband with a clear window and bulb that facilitate visualization of the puncture site. A luer valve on the end of the clear fill tube enables any standard syringe to be connected to inflate and deflate the bulb with air to provide compression of the radial puncture site.


May 1, 2013 9:57 am | by Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien enters the fast-growing wound protector market with the global launch of SurgiSleeve.  Used in both open and minimally invasive surgery, the new access device protects the wound site from contamination and also provides excellent exposure and visualization.

The Effects Of Robotic Surgery On Kidney Donation

April 25, 2013 10:02 am | by YouTube | Videos | Comments

Thanks to robotic technology, the donation process is better than ever for a living kidney donor. Many of the advancements with kidney transplants have focused on the recipient. This is no longer the case. Now minimally-invasive procedures help the donor recover faster.

Clinical Data Indicates System Reduces Surgical Site Complications In C-Section Patients

April 5, 2013 4:59 pm | News | Comments

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, today announces data from two independent clinical evaluations that indicate favorable results in preventing surgical site infections when using the PICO Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (PICO) post-operatively following a Caesarean section.

Trans Abdominal Wall Traction

April 1, 2013 9:57 am | by StarSurgical, Inc. | Starsurgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

StarSurgical, Inc. announces TAWT (Trans Abdominal Wall Traction), a less invasive Wittmann Patch technique for acute closure and chronic giant ventral hernia repair.

Port Closure System

March 20, 2013 10:04 am | by CooperSurgical | Coopersurgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

CooperSurgical announces the release of the new Carter-Thomason II Port Closure System, designed to ensure safer, quicker port site closure for average to obese patients undergoing a range of laparoscopic procedures.

RegeneCure's Membrane Implant Shows 40 Percent Accelerated Healing Time Of Severe Bone Fractures In Pet Clinical Study

March 12, 2013 1:42 pm | News | Comments

RegeneCure announced today the successful results of a clinical study in pets using the company's regenerative membrane implant technology for the treatment of bone fractures. The study showed that the healing time was about 40 percent quicker than normally observed using current Standard of Care therapies. The product was also demonstrated to be safe in all of the study participants.

AORN Survey: Better SSI Prevention Strategies Needed

March 11, 2013 9:05 am | by IrriMax | Articles | Comments

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a concern for 96 percent of operating room nurses responding to an industry survey at the recent Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) 60th Annual Congress in San Diego. Adding to that concern is the need for new and better infection prevention strategies which the majority (92 percent) of respondents think is very important.

First Patient Treated In U.S. No-Drain Clinical Study Of TissuGlu

March 6, 2013 10:09 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The full study will include a total of 130 patients and will investigate the safety and effectiveness of TissuGlu@ Surgical Adhesive in the reduction of wound drainage, post operative seroma and related complications in abdominoplasty patients without the use of drains.

Face Transplant Patient Discusses Surgery

February 28, 2013 9:48 am | by NBC News | Videos | Comments

A surgical team worked 15 hours to transplant the facial skin on a 44-year-old Vermont woman whose face was disfigured in a lye attack. They worked on her neck, nose, lips, facial muscles, arteries, and nerves.

Doctors Perform Non-Invasive Brain Surgery On Toddler

February 21, 2013 9:44 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

When this little girl was a few months old, her parents realized she wasn't using her left hand at all. Doctors discovered she has a rare condition where the blood flow is restricted to her brain because she is missing capillaries. To treat her condition, they have performed a series of complex surgeries on her brain -- without cutting into her skull.

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