Drug-Coated Sponges May Limit Catheter Infections
... in intensive care units (ICUs) usually require insertion
of a central venous catheter. In the United ... or to have standard dressings used on the insertion
site. Dressings were changed every three to seven ... leakage and soiling are very common at catheter insertion
sites, it wasn't surprising that the study found ...
Dialysis Catheter Placement Makes Little Difference in Infection Risk
... in intensive care units who required catheter insertion
for dialysis. The patients were randomly selected ... "In conclusion, the decision for the best site of insertion
to prevent complications might be more complex ... regarding the optimal site for catheter insertion
in the ICU. If a subclavian approach is not ...
Spirus Medical Announces 510(k) Clearance from FDA for Expanded Use of Endo-Ease(R) Discovery SB(TM)
... Discovery SB proved effective in achieving an insertion
400 cm beyond the Ligament of Treitz, and is now indicated to aid
and advancement to the mid-ileum. Because ... SB show that safe and easy deep
small bowel insertion
is possible" said Dr. Paul Akerman, Director ...
FDA Approves NovoLog(R) Labeling Update
... in their pumps should change the infusion set and the infusion set insertion
site at least every three days. The previous label stated that NovoLog((R)) in the pump reservoir, infusion set and the infusion set insertion
site be changed at least every 48 hours. The revised label keeps the same ...
SCAI Statement on 'A National Study of the Effect of Individual Proton Pump Inhibitors on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients Treated with Clopidogrel Following Coronary Stenting: The Clopidogrel Medco Outcomes Study'
... of clopidogrel and aspirin, is routinely prescribed to patients following insertion
of stents to prevent life-threatening blood clots. PPIs are also ... these patients for brief periods (approximately 30 days) following stent insertion
to treat unpleasant but non-life-threatening side effects of clopidogrel ...
OmniPod(R) Insulin Management System Selected as a Finalist for the 2009 Edison Best New Product Awards(TM)
... many professional athletes. The OmniPod's automated, virtually pain-free insertion
means customers never see or handle an insertion
"Innovative, collaborative, passionate, and persistent ...
Use of Mini Dental Implants on the Rise but Questions Linger
... the diameter of
traditional implants -- almost toothpick size -- and the insertion
is less invasive and half the cost of traditional implants. ... is concurrence for using
mini implants to stabilize a denture and for insertion
in tight spaces between
teeth, but many implant dentists do not use them ...
Cyberonics Provides Business Update Based on Final Ambulatory Payment Classification Rate Change Announcement by CMS
... which goes into effect January 1, 2009, sets
reimbursement at $12,545 for insertion
of VNS Therapy generators and $7,234
of associated leads. The final rates are higher than those
proposed in ...
Breast Augmentation Raleigh Natural Looking Results with Saline or Silicone Implants
... after insertion, and can therefore be rolled into a long, narrow shape for insertion
through a smaller incision. A patient with a small areolar diameter may not be a good candidate for silicone gel implant insertion
through a peri-areolar incision, while essentially any patient may have a ...
Sucking Out Clot Debris Helps Heart Attack Patients
... to the pattern traced out by an electrocardiogram. The usual treatment is insertion
of a balloon-tipped catheter to reopen the blocked coronary artery. In this trial, a device was also used to suck out clot particles before insertion
of the catheter.
Use of the technique is starting to spread, Zijlstra ...
Experts Offer Clarity on Confusion Surrounding Stents
... stents were first developed in the mid-1980s, and, within a decade, the insertion
of bare-metal stents to prop open narrowed vessels had become standard ...
However, the rate of artery re-closure, known as restenosis, after the insertion
of a bare-metal stent was close to 30 percent. To circumvent that problem, ...
Flexi-Seal(R) Fecal Management System Receives 2008 Critical Care Nurse Advertising Effectiveness Award
... be used for up to 29 consecutive days. Unique features of Flexi-Seal((R)) FMS include:
A soft, low-pressure balloon designed to aid easy insertion
and removal and minimize the chance of tissue necrosis.
A closed-end collection bag, designed to help reduce the spread of infection.
New SAFC Hitech(R) Product Roadmap Plots Route for Future Generation Semiconductor Materials
... whether the market for semiconductor materials has evolved as expected. "There are numerous variables that can affect the selection, timing of insertion
point and volume demand for electronic materials," commented Dr. Geoff Irvine, SAFC Hitech's Vice-President of Business Development. "SAFC Hitech ...
New PICC Mimics Nature
... Practitioner, Albany Medical Center, "Thrombus can be a real problem for patients with PICCs. Biologically, a patient responds to a catheter insertion
within 24 hours by developing bio-film. Thrombus can later amass on the catheter surface, within the catheter and/or become adherent to the vein. ...
Adenoviral vector specifically targeted to EphA2 receptor in pancreatic cancer cells
... of the ablated adenoviral vector.
They found that ablation of native cellular binding sites reduced adenoviral transduction at least 100-fold. insertion
of the YSA peptide in the HI loop restored adenoviral transduction of EphA2R-expressing cells but not of cells lacking this receptor. YSA-mediated ...
Applied Medical Selected by the Premier Healthcare Alliance to Highlight Commitment to Healthcare Quality Improvement, Innovation
... technology to separate tissue layers, gaining initial access and minimizing the risk of injury by establishing pneumoperitoneum with only a 3mm insertion
into the peritoneal cavity.
"The Innovation Celebration is a unique opportunity to unveil revolutionary concepts and developments in the ...
Connectyx Partners with I-DENTI-FIED, Inc., to Add RFID Transponder Technology as Part of its MedFlash Personal Health Record
The I-DENTI-FIED System(TM) includes a passive RFID Transponder (I-DENTI-TAG(TM)) and a patent pending proprietary procedure for the insertion
of the Transponder into a denture and ultimately a human tooth. After placement at the Dentist Office, the patient is registered in the MedFlash(TM) ...
Decision by Medicare's CMS to Deny Coverage for 'Virtual' Colon Cancer Tests Underscores Lack of Evidence on Cancer Prevention
... nor does it eliminate the need for bowel cleansing which many patients report as a barrier to screening. There is also evidence that due to the insertion
of a tube in the rectum and insufflation of the abdomen with air or gas, the patients, who are not sedated and awake, tend to feel discomfort.
Telesso Technologies wins Popular Science Invention Award for its novel peripheral IV catheter
... Data review is expected in Q2-Q3 2009.
About the Guide Wire-Assisted Peripheral IV Catheter
A peripheral vein is the most common site for insertion
of a catheter for short-term diagnostic or therapeutic use. The catheter is placed into the peripheral vein in the arm and is typically passed up ...
Large Study of Lacrisert(R) Dry Eye Insert:
... a questionnaire that included the ocular surface disease index (OSDI), a validated measure of quality of life. Patients were trained on the proper insertion
and use of the insert. Patients were contacted by telephone on Day 3 of the study for follow up and reinstruction. At visit 2 (Week 4), patients were ...
U.S. Market for Female Sterilization Devices to Grow 36% in 2009
... sterilization devices, which grew over 54% in 2008, will account for the majority of the growth.
Transcervical sterilization involves the insertion
of soft micro-inserts into the fallopian tubes via the cervix. These inserts promote a local inflammatory response, resulting in scar tissue that ...
Stopgap DNA repair needs a second step
... 'letter' into the gap, opposite the damaged site in the DNA molecule; several enzymes can perform this initial step, which often results in the insertion
of an incorrect genetic letter. Next, another enzyme, 'the extender,' helps to restore regular copying of DNA by attaching additional DNA letters ...
Telesso initiates post-market head-to-head peripheral IV catheter study
... catheter or the current standard of care.
About the Guide Wire-Assisted Peripheral IV Catheter
A peripheral vein is the most common site for insertion
of a catheter for short-term diagnostic or therapeutic use. The catheter is placed into the peripheral vein in the arm, below the elbow and is ...
Helping hand of hybrid surgery benefits colorectal patients
... laparoscopic surgery (HALS), involving a slightly larger incision at the start of the operation -- one just large enough to allow for the insertion
of the hand, which then works in tandem with laparoscopic instruments in removing and repairing bowel tissue.
Earlier studies have shown that ...
Sentillion Releases Healthcare 'Do It Yourself' Tool for Single Sign-On and Context Management Application Interfaces
... use case prior to placing a Bridge into production
Optional display of detailed logs during playback
Extensible interface simplifies insertion
of custom actions and preserves customizations when regenerating the Bridge
Plug-in architecture enables extensibility to incorporate new ...
Anti-microbial catheter to cut infection risk for dialysis patients
... at home, patients can enjoy a relatively normal lifestyle.
However, the length of time the catheter needs to be left in the body and its direct insertion
into the peritoneal cavity leaves the patient especially vulnerable to infection which often means the removal of the catheter and a return to ...
Singapore Gives New Sight to the Blind
... this, we implant it into the patient's cheek to grow a new blood supply."
All this is done in the first stage of operation. Next comes the insertion
about two months later.
"We open the cheek mucosal lining over the eye, remove the tooth-bone-cylinder from the cheek and insert this into ...
Cleveland Clinic First To Perform Nephrectomy Completely Transvaginally
... entire surgery was performed. Once the vaginal port was in place, the abdominal port was removed. The kidney surgery took four hours following the insertion
of the vaginal port, and the patient was discharged less than 24 hours after the procedure.
"This is a significant clinical step toward ...
Spinal taps carry higher risks for infants and elderly, study shows
... in the head, cancer of the brain or spine, meningitis, infection of the brain, or multiple sclerosis and because obtaining the fluid involves insertion
of a long needle into the spine, it is important that we optimize the most safe and effective methods of doing this procedure," Johnson said.
Oh Baby, Interventional Radiology Makes Childbirth Safer
... with obstetricians. The interventional radiologists guided balloon catheters into a woman's left and right uterine artery (preoperative prophylactic insertion
of bilateral internal iliac artery occlusion balloons) before delivery -- to be ready to inflate (just like in angioplasty), if needed at delivery to ...
'Seeing' Stem Cells Helps in Fight Against Peripheral Arterial Disease
... and control pain.
Interventional radiologists treat severe cases of PAD with minimally invasive treatments, including angioplasty and insertion
of stents. "However, some patients have extensive disease -- with so many blood vessels affected -- that they're difficult to treat," said Frank ...
Hebrew University scientist develop technique for eliminating reblockage of arteries
... Jerusalem, March 9, 2009 An easily implementable technique to avoid reblockage of arteries that have been cleared through angioplasty and stent insertion
has been developed by researchers led by Prof. Boris Rubinsky of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Angioplasty is the "gold-standard" ...
Blacks, Hispanics Less Apt to Get Best Heart Failure Care
... of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
In this case, the treatment in question is actually a combination of two interventions: the insertion
of a small, battery-powered, implantable defibrillator (ICD) to regulate heart rhythms; and "cardiac resynchronization therapy" (CRT), a newer ...
Water method for unsedated colonoscopy; interval between prep and colonoscopy predicts prep quality
... the cecum is termed cecal intubation and is mandatory for colonoscopy to be effective. Air is the usual medium to distend the bowel. However, air insertion
can lengthen the colon (much like an accordion) and result in discomfort that may prevent cecal intubation, particularly in the unsedated patient. ...
MRSA Cases Dropping in Hospital ICUs
... past several years of a variety of very effective preventive barrier techniques."
Important among these improvements are changes in central line insertion
techniques and the maintenance of such lines. The implementation of techniques in hospitals to prevent the transmission of MRSA between patients has ...
Globus Medical's SIGNATURE(TM) Spacer Designed for MILDER(TM) TLIF Procedures
... Care products.
The SIGNATURE(TM) TLIF Spacer system includes an articulating implant that enables surgeons to utilize a single instrument--from insertion
through final placement--to deliver the spacer into the biomechanically ideal position through a portal or small incision. The ease of placement ...
Endo Pharmaceuticals to Acquire Indevus Pharmaceuticals
... predetermined rates. The HYDRON Implant is the only soft, flexible, reservoir-based drug delivery system designed for easy, in-office physician insertion
under local anesthesia.
NEBIDO is a novel, long-acting injectable testosterone depot being developed for the treatment of male hypogonadism. ...
Annals colonoscopy study underscores importance of quality standards
... Documentation. It notes that the final reports include documentation of all of the following:
Pre-procedure risk assessment
Depth of insertion
of the colonoscope
Quality of the bowel preparation
Complete description of the polyps found, including the location of each polyp, size, number ...
Radiologists diagnose and treat self-embedding disorder in teens
... foreign objects from the body, according to the first report on "self-embedding disorder," or self-injury and self-inflicted foreign body insertion
in adolescents. The findings will be presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
"Radiologists are ...
CT Scans Can Spot Blocked Arteries
... procedure, and that is very attractive. Patients do not undergo the risk, even though it is small, of angiography."
Angiography, which requires insertion
of a slim catheter tube into the blood vessels, is the typical way physicians gauge the degree of artery blockage to determine whether treatment is ...