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TAWT

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.

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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.

SurgiClear

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.

iPRUM

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.

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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.

SurgiSleeve

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.

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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.

Calcium is Initial Trigger In Immune Response To Healing

February 14, 2013 2:58 pm | News | Comments

For the first time scientists studying the cellular processes underlying the body's response to healing have revealed how a flash of calcium is the very first step in repairing damaged tissue.

New Technology For Post-Op Foot And Ankle Wounds

February 12, 2013 12:36 pm | News | Comments

Preliminary results at four weeks show reduced incidence of infection as well as a greater reduction in scar length, width and height among patients using SilverSeal, compared to those who had the control dressing applied.

Microbial Sealant

February 12, 2013 9:54 am | by Kimberly-Clark | 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.

Clot-Busting Drug Yields Better Results After Stroke

February 8, 2013 10:34 am | News | Comments

Patients who randomly received the minimally invasive surgery to deliver a drug designed to dissolve their golf ball-sized clots went home from the hospital an average of 38 days sooner and saved an estimated $44,000.

Teens Recovering After Fingers Lost In Tug-of-War

February 6, 2013 12:55 pm | by Robert Jablon, Associated Press | News | Comments

A simple length of rope tore off the fingers of two teenagers during a schoolyard tug-of-war staged to boost campus spirit. The boy and girl had stable vital signs Tuesday after undergoing hours of surgery, but no information was disclosed on whether doctors reattached their fingers. A get-well banner hung at the South El Monte High School campus, and counselors consoled students after the horrific start Monday to the traditional Spirit Week celebrating homecoming.

Half Of What We Teach You

January 25, 2013 11:52 am | by Editor | Blogs | Comments

We searched for information in older textbooks with trepidation, fearing encounters with long-discarded details and theories. We marveled that previous generations of physicians had never been taught tobacco and cancer were somehow linked to each other. How could they have not known? And then there were changes we encountered in surgery.

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