Archive October 2016 XVII, No. 10

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A Simpler Way to Treat Nasal Valve Collapse
Treating nasal valve collapse has traditionally required complex, painful and potentially disfiguring surgery. Now there's a minimally invasive fix: an absorbable nasal implant called Latera that improves breathing by supporting both the upper and lower lateral nasal cartilage. A multi-center clinical study found that implanted patients had results in the range of those produced by more invasive techniques, with no cosmetic downside, says the company. And since there's virtually no learning curve involved, both ENTs and plastic surgeons can implant the Latera.
spiroxmed.com


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Fabrics That Fight Infection
Prime Medical's SAF-T line of privacy curtains, scrubs, patient gowns, bed linens and towels may look like conventional healthcare textiles, but they do more than just hang around. Using a patented technology called BioSmart, the fabric becomes shielded with chlorine molecules each time the products are laundered with bleach, says the company. With each laundering in EPA-registered bleach, the light layer of chlorine on the fabric actively kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses while the products are in use to protect patients and staff. Along with no-fade technology, the fabric maintains 99.9% germ-killing efficacy even at 75 industrial wash cycles, says the company.
primemedical.com


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Instruments for Percutaneous Laparoscopy
Teleflex's latest advance in percutaneous laparoscopy lets surgeons enter the abdominal cavity without the use of an insertion trocar. The second-generation, 2.9 mm Percuvance Percutaneous Surgical System features reusable handles and 7 disposable 5mm interchangeable tool tips — including graspers, scissors, a dissector, electrocautery tools and a ligation clip applier. A new quick-connect system facilitates fast and secure tool-tip changes outside of the body, says the company, adding that smaller incisions could improve patient pain, cosmesis and satisfaction. Surgeons can use the instruments in common and advanced general laparoscopic procedures, including laparoscopic cholecystectomy, upper gastrointestinal, gastric, bariatric, colorectal and hernia cases.
teleflex.com


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For Precise Revision Sinus Surgery
NuVent balloon sinus dilation is a GPS-like navigation system that helps surgeons target the blocked sinuses of patients coming in for revision sinus surgery. Built-in electromagnetic surgical navigation technology helps surgeons steer the balloon to precisely where sinuses are blocked. The surgeon then inflates the balloon to reshape the tissue and bone to clear the sinus pathway. NuVent was designed to work with the Fusion ENT Navigation System, which helps physicians target blocked sinuses.
sinusitissurgery.com


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A Small But Powerful Patient Lift
Amico's GoLift compact battery-powered ceiling lift system can transfer patients weighing up to 700 pounds. Using 2 lifts in combination pushes the upper weight limit to 1,000 pounds, says the company. Staff can reposition patients or hold limbs in place during surgery by attaching various slings to a carry bar that hangs from the device's trolley, which travels along straight, curved or H-shaped track for added versatility and full-room coverage.
amico.com/golift-patient-lift


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Disposable Brushes Make Cleaning Instrument Channels Easy
These disposable LTA brushes let your reprocessing techs use a clean and fresh brush each time they manually clean a lumened instrument. The brushes connect to Healthmark's G-Flex Wands. Instead of having to regularly clean and disinfect reusable brushes, techs can simply unscrew the old, used brush from the reusable wand's handle, throw it away and replace it with a new one in just a few seconds.
hmark.com

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