U.S. National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel approves new standards tests to prevent pressure injuries
8% of patients refuse chemotherapy because they don’t want to lose their hair, despite evidence that scalp cooling offers a potential alternative.
UK’s Edgbaston Medical Quarter healthcare and life sciences centre is becoming “go to” centre for clinical trials
Pentax Medical Launches OPTIVISTA-EPK-i7010 Video Processor which it says delivers more accurate endoscopic in vivo diagnosis
Maetrics reveals how to navigate post market surveillance requirements in free whitepaper
55 years and counting: the old Synthes/AO collaboration is cemented for the future
Ethicon’s recognizes its about more than just the product as it launches thoracic “procedural focus” to ensure users of its products do the job right
Covidien supports publicity initiative to drive earlier diagnosis of lung cancer, opening up treatment options and improved patient outcomes
BroadcastMed, Inc. is preparing to present the first ever LIVE surgical webcast on Same Day Surgery featuring VISIONAIRE™ Cutting Guides and the JOURNEY II Total Knee System.
SynCardia Systems, Inc., supplier of the Total Artificial Heart, has issued a press release to tell us what other people are saying about the system, most specifically how and when to use it.
UK-based Brandon Medical is touting its Symposia® Telemedicine System, an audio-visual communications platform connecting medical professionals to a range of AV resources which can be accessed immediately from any location.
German ultrasound expert, eZono AG has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its eZono 4000 dedicated procedural guidance system with eZGuide technology, providing “any plane” freehand navigation.
Thoratec has issued updated information regarding the problems highlighted in its device correction letter of two weeks ago. It’s reinforcing the guidance that patients should visit their doctor for retraining on how to use the Heartmate II device in the light of new evidence that the process of changing from older controllers presents the highest risk of problems.
In what is claimed to be the largest in the world on surgical simulation for robotic surgery, an Italian team has concluded that aptitude on virtual reality tests can provide a measure of innate ability or as they term it, manipulative and psychomotor skills.
Novation is among a group of mixed expertise which is developing new standards to prevent tubing misconnections. It seems the benefit of the Luer connector’s universality is countered by the risks of attaching the wrong thing.
It seems San Francisco’s Invuity, Inc., has hit on a rich vein of unmet need as its clever illuminated retractor systems featured heavily in the last two weeks at both an anterior hip arthroplasty course and an innovation technology showcase hosted by one of the big healthcare supply chain companies.