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MICROMAXX ULTRASOUND SYSTEM
SonoSite makes ultrasound systems designed for the way surgeons practice. MicroMaxx yields high-quality images with speed and reliability. From the office and hospital, to critical care situations where seconds count, the system boots up quickly, from “off” to scanning in under 15 seconds. This 7.7-lb device with a small footprint gets medical professionals into, and out of, tight spaces fast.
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The Harmonic Scalpel from Ethicon Endo-Surgery is an ultrasonic cutting and coagulating device using lower temperatures than electrosurgery or lasers. The device offers minimal lateral thermal damage, minimal charring and desiccation, and minimal smoke for improved visibility. Cutting and coaglulation is controlled by the surgeon by adjusting the power level, blade edge, tissue traction, and blade pressure. Long Shears and other product choices improve access in the morbidly obese.
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GELPORT XE HAND-ACCESS SYSTEM
The new GelPort XE hand access laparoscopy system from Applied Medical offers the patient outcomes of minimally invasive surgery with the speed and precision of open surgery. The revolutionary technology of the GelSeal cap with enhanced retraction and protection of the Alexis wound retractor enables unlimited hand and instrument exchanges without the loss of pneumoperitoneum. As a result, continuous visualization and access are maintained, in even the most challenging situations.
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AQUACEL AG FOR WOUND CARE
ConvaTec’s Aquacel Ag dressing provides immediate, sustained antimicrobial activity to kill wound pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE). Hydrofiber technology enables the dressing to absorb wound fluid and to lock bacteria within the gel fibres away from the wound bed. Aquacel Ag is indicated for use on acute and chronic wounds including burns, surgical wounds, diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, and leg lcers.
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BIOGEL SKINSENSE GLOVE
Molnlycke Health Care, formerly Regent Medical,offers Biogel Skinsense,a neutral-toned nonlatex surgical glove. Biogel Skinsense has unsurpassed fit, feel and comfort. When double gloved with Biogel Skinsense Universal underglove, it forms a patented puncture indication system, immediately indicating if and where a perforation hasoccurred in the presence of fluid.
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ABS REVIEW COURSE FOR 2006 RECERT EXAM
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center have a reputation for preparing general surgeons for successfully executing the American Board of Surgeons Recertification Examination, and are known nationwide for their comprehensive and interactive format. The review course will be held at the Affinia Manhattan in New York City.
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LIGAMAX 5 CLIP APPLIER
LIGAMAX 5 is a sterile, single patient use 5-mm endoscopic multiple clip applier that delivers 15 medium/large titanium clips that close to 8.8 mm, the same closed clip length as those from the Ethicon Endo-Surgery 10-mm clip applier. LIGAMAX 5 has long, thin angled jaws (8.4 mm) that extend beyond vessels and ducts for outstanding visibility. Other key features include a long 33-cm shaft for additional reach, anti-clip drop ratchet mechanism to control over-clip closure, a low clip indicator, and last-clip lockout. This versatile instrument can be used in a wide variety of laparoscopic procedures.
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HALFLYTELY BOWEL PREP KIT
Braintree’s HalfLytely and Bisacodyl Tablets Bowel Prep Kit is FDAapproved for bowel cleansing prior to a colonoscopy. The kit enables patients to ingest half the volume of solution traditionally required. The components combine for significantly reduced discomfort while also maintaining efficacy comparable to Braintree’s category-leading NuLytely.
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CARDINAL HEALTH TREATED GLOVES
Cardinal Health has developed a new line of medical gloves featuring Neu-Thera treatment, clinically proven to improve the health of your skin. Neu-Theratreated gloves protect hands from moisture loss, restore smooth texture and healthy condition of hands, and moisturize and soothe dry, flaking and irritated skin. Surgical gloves with Neu-Thera are available in Esteem powder-free synthetic gloves and Protegrity powder-free latex gloves in sizes 5.5 to 9.
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ACCUVIX XQ ULTRASOUND
Medison’s Accuvix XQ ultrasound system is powered by digital beam-forming technology, and features Live3D imaging to render moving organs in real time. With improved image quality, Accuvix XQ features 3 storage options, 4 arrayactive probe connectors, an open port penciltype probe connection, and 3D mouse controller. The data management system provides multi-planar image display, easy segmentation of rendered images, and automatic volume measurement.
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ENDOPATH XCEL TROCARS
The ENDOPATH XCEL trocars from Ethicon Endo-Surgery are engineered to facilitate precision and efficiency during surgical procedures. Available in bladeless and blunt tip configurations, XCEL is designed to stay in place and eliminate instrument hang-ups while offering reduced instrument drag force and improved seal durability. XCEL is the only trocar that provides the surgeon with unencumbered, hassle-free, laparoscopic access.
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