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CareFusion Expands Pyxis(R) Perioperative Solutions Offering

SAN DIEGO, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CareFusion Corporation, the company that will become publicly traded following the planned spinoff of the clinical and medical products businesses of Cardinal Health, today announced it has expanded its Pyxis((R)) perioperative offer...

CSC and AORN Bring Standardized Electronic Health Framework to Perioperative Nursing Care

Syntegrity is First Step Toward Comprehensive Solution FALLS CHURCH, Va. and CHICAGO, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CSC (NYSE: CSC ) and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) today announced the launch of the AORN Syntegrity Standardized Perioperative Framework, sof...

Community Medical Center (Scranton) Selects SIS Perioperative Solution

ATLANTA, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Medical Center (CMC) has selected Surgical Information Systems (SIS) to be the perioperative systems provider for its 299-bed facility located in Scranton, PA. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080722/SISLOGO ) CMC chose the...

An analysis of the surgical and perioperative complications in right hepatectomies

Adult living related liver donors play an essential role in filling the gap of transplants needed due to a heavy shortage of cadaveric donations. Considering that living related donors are healthy individuals at baseline, it is imperative to ensure good outcomes and return to quality of life. ...

AORN Announces Initiative to Develop a Standardized Electronic Healthcare Record for the Perioperative Setting

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the Association of periOperative Registered Nurse's (AORN) 55th Annual Congress, the association's board of directors approved the development of an electronic Standardized Perioperative Record (SPR). This development initiative ...

PharMEDium Announces Availability of Pre-Filled Operating Room Perioperative Compounded Drugs

Aligns with National Quality/Patient Safety Initiatives; Geared to Reducing Medication Errors, Enhancing Operating Room Efficiencies LAKE FOREST, Ill., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- PharMEDium Services, LLC, the leading provider of outsourced hospital compounded sterile preparations, is offering...

FDA Approves New 3000 IU Vial Size for Kogenate(R) FS, antihemophilic factor (recombinant)

...(R) FS, antihemophilic factor (recombinant) , is a recombinant factor VIII treatment indicated for the control and prevention of bleeding episodes and perioperative management in adults and children (0-16 years) with hemophilia A. Kogenate FS is also indicated for routine prophylaxis to reduce the frequency of ...

Streamline Health Appoints Jon Phillips Chairman of the Board of Directors

...bstracting and completion, remote physician referral order processing, pre-admission registration scanning and signature capture, financial screening, perioperative processing, Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) mitigation processing, secondary billing services, explanation of benefits processing and release of infor...

Compirion and Anderson Surgery Center Reduce OR Inefficiencies and Improve Finances

...me and increase profitability. According to Kim Perry, Director of perioperative Services , "The Surgical Department had reached status quo. We tried but we...gher risk of infection. In response, the Sterile Processing Team, driven by perioperative Services Director Kim Perry, began working with physicians to improve case ...

Lung volume reduction surgery shown to prolong and improve life for some emphysema patients

...val benefits greater than survival benefits alone, suggesting that they lived longer and better. However, LVRS has a small but inherent danger of perioperative mortality. "LVRS has risks that patients need to understand and acknowledge," said Dr. Benzo. "In NETT, close to five percent of the patients under...
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Pivotal Phase III Findings With Investigational Drug Cleviprex (Clevidipine) Demonstrate Perioperative Blood Pressure Control In Cardiac Surgery

First Presentation of Comparative Data from ECLIPSE, Largest Safety Program of Intravenous Antihypertensive Agents NEW ORLEANS, March 27, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Favorable findings of the investigational drug Cleviprex(TM) (clevidipine) compared to current intravenous antihypertensive agent...

Two New Clinical Studies Show That Limited Exposure to Blood Transfusion Significantly Increases Morbidity and Mortality After Surgery

...lege of Surgeons. 2009; 208:931-937. (2) Surgenor SD et al, for the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group. The Association of perioperative Red Blood Cell Transfusions and Decreased Long-Term Survival After Cardiac Surgery. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2009; 108:1741-1746. About Mas...

Terumo Heart, Inc. Reports Clinical Progress in the DuraHeart(TM) U.S. Pivotal Trial as NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center Implants First Patient

...d to implant the DuraHeart(TM) System using an "off-pump" procedure, allowing him to operate directly on the beating heart, thus reducing the risk for perioperative bleeding and stroke associated with having a patient on bypass. "We are pleased to be a part of this landmark trial evaluating this third-generat...

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 40th Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer to Include Sessions on Robotics Surgery

...for over three years and oversees Northwestern Hospitals' robotic surgery program. "Recent data on robotic surgery points to an improvement in several perioperative outcomes and complication rates as compared to traditional surgery for the treatment of uterine and cervical cancers." About the Society of Gyn...

Thermogard XP(TM) Studies to Be Presented at American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting

... Protection Against Perioperative Hypothermia -- perioperative Therapeutic Hypothermia for Intraoperative Cardiac...ac Surgery -- Use of a Warming Catheter To Treat perioperative Hypothermia in a Patient Undergoing Salvage Off-Pu...ac surgery are at risk for developing a variety of perioperative complications, including hypothermia and stroke," ...

Cardiogenesis Announces Preliminary Clinical Results With the PHOENIX System Combining TMR + Stem Cells

...a free; -- Sublingual nitrate use pre procedure was 37 per patient per month compared to 4 per month at follow up (p=0.03); -- and there were no perioperative adverse events including no arrhythmias. The hypothesis for the study is an enhanced cell uptake and angiogenic effect when delivering concentra...

Biopure Phase III Orthopedic Trial Results Published in Journal of Trauma

... as an option to avoid packed red blood cells (PRBC) in elective orthopedic surgery patients. The trial was designed to safely reduce and/or eliminate perioperative transfusion in patients who were expected to require transfusion of at least two units of PRBC as part of their procedure. The paper's authors concl...

Anesiva Announces Pivotal Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Adlea(TM) for Reducing Post-Surgical Pain Following Total Knee Replacement

...," said Keith Candiotti, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine; Director of Clinical Research, Chief, Division of perioperative Medicine, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, and investigator in the Phase 3 study. "The effective management of post-surgical ...

Perioperative Eloxatin(R)-Based Regimen Significantly Reduced the Risk of Relapse Versus Surgery Alone in Eligible Colorectal Cancer Patients with Initially Resectable Liver Metastases

...ction of the liver metastases, post-entry (n=303), perioperative FOLFOX4 significantly improved PFS by 9.2% (from 3...II clinical trial to demonstrate three-year PFS of perioperative FOLFOX4 in eligible metastatic colorectal patients...l cancer. It is distinguished by its evaluation of perioperative chemotherapy. The primary endpoint was progression...

New Clinical Studies Presented at the 14th World Congress of Anesthesiology Demonstrate Masimo Advancements in Patient Care

...uently monitor and guide the patient's treatment and recovery. Researchers concluded that Masimo SpMet can "quickly diagnose" methemoglobinemia in the perioperative setting, where time is of the utmost essence. Commercial Exhibit Highlights Masimo also previewed, for the first time, continuous noninvasive tota...
Perioperative in Medical Products

AgileTrac™ Surgical Services

Description:...is a Web-based and RFID-enabled location system that allows you to track, manage, and measure patient flow and utilization of resources throughout the perioperative process, from admission to discharge. AgileTrac collects patient information including location, and alerts you of care delays your patient might expe...
Company:Agility Healthcare Solutions

Infant ThermoWrap™

Description:...lest humans when they are at their most vulnerable by providing the ideal tool for precise continuous management of an infants body temperature during perioperative procedure....
Company:MTRE Advanced Technologies Ltd.

MALLINCKRODT WARMTOUCH Convective Air Warming System

Description:...act and efficient blower and a range of blankets for use with patients of all sizes in all clinical applications. Blankets are available for intra and perioperative use in adult and paediatric sizes and a sterile cardiac blanket is also available....
Company:Tyco Healthcare Group LP

S/5 Avance Carestation

Description:... The S/5 Avance Carestation was developed using Datex-Ohmedas unique approach to perioperative solutions close and continuous collaboration with clinicians. Clinicians will benefit from the compact, integrated anesthesia carestation that featur...
Company:Datex-Ohmeda, Inc.

Pediatric ThermoWrap™

Features:...emperature Enables true normothermia (36.5° - 37.5°) Controls induced hypothermia and precise rewarming Eliminates temperature-related perioperative syndromes One-piece garment that facilitates wrapping of individual parts of the body Biocompatible Latex-free Anti-static Secured through p...
Company:MTRE Advanced Technologies Ltd.

On-line Electronic Help (OLEH)

Features:... Interactive electronic textbook for anesthesia care providers Setting a new standard for perioperative patient care Rich decision-support information at the point of care Accessible on IntelliVue patient monitors Optimized for touch-screen use ...
Company:Philips Medical Systems

VAD System

Features:... used in over 170 medical centers worldwide Has been used to support patients weighing from 17 kg to 144 kg and as young as 6 years old Allows for perioperative device selection Use of the Thoratec VAD has yielded increased patient survival rates when compared to control patients supported with conventional ...
Company:Thoratec
Perioperative in Biological Technology

Elsevier / MC Strategies Online Courses Named in the 15th Annual Communicator Awards

...n Interactive Media in the area of corporate training were ReadyRN: Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness, Mosby's Neonatal Nursing, and Mosby's perioperative Nursing. Also entered into this year's competition and winning the silver Awards of Distinction in Interactive Media in the area of corporate training...

Ansell Healthcare Espresses Firm Commitment to Support Continued Education of Healthcare Professionals Worldwide

... have been approved by the American Association of perioperative Registered Nurses-AORN--since 2002. Ansell Healthc...professionals. EORNA exists to enhance and develop perioperative patient care across Europe. It does so by promoting and maintaining a high standard of perioperative patient care; by being the influential voice of...

Catalyst Biosciences Expands Scientific Advisory Board With Leading Experts in Protease Therapeutic Discovery and Development

...ahl is the Paul Allen Professor of Anesthesia in the Center of Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury (CETRI), Department of Anesthesiology, perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital at the Harvard Medical School . He received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at Ju...

Masimo Initiates Full Market Release of First-Ever Noninvasive Continuous Hemoglobin Monitor

...d who participated in the limited market release. Ronald Miller, MD, Chief of Anesthesia, Professor and Chairman of the Dept. of Anesthesia and perioperative Care at the University of California, San Francisco , stated, "Masimo SpHb is an impressive new tool that helps us to more safely guide patients in s...

FDA Approves EOVIST(R) to Detect and Characterize Focal Liver Lesions

...iciency (glomerular filtration) rate <30 mL/min/1.73 m2), or -- acute renal insufficiency of any severity due to the hepato-renal syndrome or in the perioperative liver transplantation period. In these patients, avoid the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents unless the diagnostic information is essential an...

Biopure Announces 2008 Second Quarter Financial Results

...tigators, Drs. Jonathan Jahr and Colin MacKenzie, and others. HEM-0115 included nearly 700 patients. The trial was designed to reduce and/or eliminate perioperative transfusion in patients who were expected to require transfusion of at least two units of packed red blood cells as part of their procedure. Publicati...

Treatment blocks pain without disrupting other functions

...hours. "Current nerve blocks cause paralysis and total numbness," Dr. Woolf says. "This new strategy could profoundly change pain treatment in the perioperative setting." The treatment tested in this study is unique in that it uses a type of ion channel (TRPV1 channels) as an avenue to deliver medication. Io...
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