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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
StarSurgical, Inc. announces TAWT (Trans Abdominal Wall Traction), a less invasive Wittmann Patch technique for acute closure and chronic giant ventral hernia repair.
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 StudyMarch 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More than 2,000 physicians, nurses and other medical and clinical technicians from around the country are anticipated to be trained in 50 events this year in specialized wound care treatment and disease management.
Patients recovering from surgery get infections far more often than is being reported, a new study led by De Montfort University has found. Infection prevention specialists are now calling on the Department of Health to bring in a clear and standardised system for hospitals to try to identify the true scale of surgical infections.
The research, described in a report published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, found that patients who experience a surgical-site infection after their abdominal surgery are four times more likely than infection-free patients to develop a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the legs, or its more deadly cousin, a pulmonary embolism (PE) in the lungs.
Mussels can be a mouthwatering meal, but the chemistry that lets mussels stick to underwater surfaces may also provide a highly adhesive wound closure and more effective healing from surgery.
Injured nerves are known to sometime repair themselves, and in certain situations autografts can be performed to bridge gaps in their signal path. Self repair is limited to short distances, while autografts have a number of side effects and limitations. Perhaps that's about to change.