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Gauze Stops Bleeding

  The QuickClot Combat Gauze has been shown to be 100 percent effective in stopping traumatic bleeding by second application in a model of simulated hemorrhagic shock.   The Combat Gauze, which is carried by all branches of the U.S. Military, is impregnated with the hemostatic agent kaolin. It has been used to stop bleeding in extreme physiologic conditions that are normally associated with risk of fatality.   A study completed by researchers at the Department of Surgery at Madigan Health Systems demonstrated that a single application of the Combat Gauze was able to stop bleeding in 89 percent of subjects, while the second round of treatment succeeded in stopping bleeding in all subjects.   Kaolin is an inert mineral that quickly promotes blood clotting, and it is indicated for external control of traumatic bleeding for any wound.   Learn more about QuickClot Combat Gauze at www.zmedica.com. Tags: stopping traumatic bleeding, kaolin, hemostatic agentPublished: 9/24/2012 10:40:00 AM Original Article… …

Seeing Clearly

Protect your eyes with the lightweight Uvex Carbonvision wide-view safety goggle. The goggle features a coating to ensure maximum anti-scratch and anti-fog properties, as well as durability and safety. The lenses offer 99.9 percent ultraviolet protection. A flexible frame fits to different face shapes, and the body is fixed to the frame for easy cleaning and maintenance. The goggle is available in clear and gray lens tints. Honeywell Safety Products launched the Uvex Carbonvision goggle, and it is available now through safety equipment distributors in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.uvex.us. Tags: safety gogglePublished: 10/22/2012 12:22:00 PM Original Article… …

As holidays approach, de-stress by ‘keeping it real’

Santa Claus is making his list and checking it twice, and so might be you – but when your holiday “to do” list is long, it can make you stressed. Medical Center experts offer tips on how to tone down the tension during the next couple of weeks. Among them: Examine your expectations, and if they’re too heavy, move some items off the sleigh.]]>Original Article… …

AxoTrack Named One of 2012’s Best Innovations

AxoTrack needle visualization technology was named one of the world’s best innovations for 2012 by Popular Science.  The device, invented by emergency physician Stephen F. Ridley, MD, combines traditional ultrasound imaging with advanced magnetics. While it was originally designed to improve the safety and accuracy of placing central venous catheters, the device is now used for a range of needle-guided procedures. Clinicians using the device are provided with real-time updates of needle position that can be visualized as the needle travels through the tissue to its intended target. For more information, visit www.somaaccesssystems.com. Read the Popular Science article about AxoTrack at http://bit.ly/axotrackpopsci.  Tags: needle visualization technology, needle-guided procedures, placing cathetersPublished: 11/15/2012 12:24:00 PM Original Article… …

Panasonic Introduces 32″ 3D Monitor for Surgical Suite

Panasonic, a provider of health care display and monitor products, released a 3D medical grade 32” class monitor, which delivers 2D and 3D image quality and can display three images (from three separate sources) at once.   The EJ-MDA32U-K uses an Xpol circular polarizing system, which maintains the stereoscopic effect. It also enables several clinicians and medical students in the OR to watch the same 3D display. It also produces high-definition images with more than two million pixels.   The monitor supports two HD-SDI inputs, two DVI inputs and an analog input. It is fully compliant with medical equipment standards. Tags: monitor, imagesPublished: 4/24/2013 7:29:00 AM Original Article… …

Child travels from Cambodia to undergo complex plastic surgery

Scotty Virak is little more than a year old, but he’s already a world traveler. Scotty and his mother, Alli Mellon, traveled nearly 15,000 miles from Phnom Penh to Jackson for surgical repairs by Children’s of Mississippi physicians. Dr. Ian Hoppe, chief of pediatric craniofacial plastic surgery, said Scotty is doing well after his second surgery in December.]]>Original Article… …