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2D Data Matrix for Reusable Surgical Instruments

Recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance and the need for a Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID) is requiring manufacturers direct mark surgical instruments so they can be traced and located should a product recall(s) be involved. The GUDID provides a database of manufacturers and their product listings so [...]

Urethral Stricture

Many patients suffer from a condition called Urethral stricture, or a narrowing of the tube (Urethra) that carries urine out of the body. More often this is cause by scar tissue but can also be caused by procedures involving the insertion of an instrument, long term, or temporary use of [...]

Liposuction, injection needles and cannulas

Liposuction is a procedure performed by a plastic surgeon or in certain trained dermatologists. Operations typically last between 30 – 45 minutes depending on the amount/volume of fat that needs to be removed. Patients are either sedated intravenously or put under with general anesthesia depending on their doctor’s recommendation. Procedures [...]

Brain Tumor Treatment

Approximately 25,000 patients are diagnosed each year with a brain tumor. Of those, these are either Primary (Only found in the brain), or Secondary (as a result of a metastasized cancer from another organ in the body, lungs, kidney or others).  It is believed metastatic cancers travel through the bloodstream, [...]

Brain Aneurysm- Detection and Treatments

Brain Aneurysms are unnatural bulges, or necks in blood vessels that can cause severe headaches. If left untreated, these can rupture or burst and cause bleeding into the brain, which is referred to as a hemorrhagic stroke. Strokes require immediate medical intervention to prevent secondary brain injuries associated with the [...]

Chronic Sinusitis- Treatment Modalities

Sinusitis, or rhinosinusitis (as it is also commonly referred), is an inflammation of the sinuses that occurs when they are blocked by swelling or fluid. Sinusitis is defined in terms of occurrence. Acute is when symptoms are experienced, but they go away after a few days or couple weeks. Four [...]

Traumatic Brain Injury Multimodal monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) causes damage to the brain, following a significant strike or impact to the skull, that can cause a mild concussion or lead to permanent brain damage. Often these patients are admitted into an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The initial injury that lands a patient into an [...]

Otitis Media- How do we treat

Otitis Media, a chronic middle ear infection that develops from an inflammation of the air-filled space behind the eardrum. Once the infection occurs, it places great pressure on the eardrum which can be very painful for affected patients. Common symptoms of an ear infection often include pain, dizziness, loss of [...]

What is Surgical Equipment?

Surgical equipment include sponges, nasal splints, ear tubes, dilators or any other medically necessary item needed at the time of treatment. Whether you are setting up a new operating room, replenishing surgical supplies or integrating a new member of your surgical team, making sure you have the correct surgical supplies [...]

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