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CMS Shares Proposed ASC, HOPD Payment Rule

On August 4, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed policies that are consistent with the directives in President Donald Trump’s Executive Order “Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors,” that aims to increase choice,...

Baylor College of Medicine Enrolling Patients in Study to train AI in assisting breast cancer surgery

The vast majority of breast cancer patients will undergo surgery as part of their treatment, and most of those patients will choose a lumpectomy to remove the tumor and conserve the breast. A surgical oncologist at Baylor College of Medicine is enrolling patients in a...

Ethicon Powered Staplers Associated with Lower Rate of Bleeding Complications During Sleeve Gastrectomy

Ethicon’s ECHELON Powered Stapler with Gripping Surface Technology (GST) reloads was associated with a lower rate of bleeding-related complications than Medtronic’s Signia Stapling System with Tri-Staple among patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for...

ECRI Helps Reduce Costs Amid Pandemic

ECRI recently released an enhanced value analysis workflow solution that drives team transparency, clinical engagement and improves efficiency of the medical product decision-making process. ECRI’s Value Analysis Workflow empowers supply chain leaders, value analysis...

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Wound Management Market Poised for Growth

Wound Management Market Poised for Growth

New techniques are accelerating the healing time of wounds and boosting revenues for device makers, according to Kalorama Information. Revenues in the wound care market reached $16.1 billion in 2011 and will rise to nearly $12 billion in 2015, the health care market...

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Olympus EndoEye Flex 5

Olympus EndoEye Flex 5

The Olympus EndoEye Flex 5 offers HD resolution in a 5 mm diameter scope. The device uses digital-chip technology to place the camera on the tip of the scope, delivering high-quality, bright images and enabling doctors to see fine details during surgical procedures....

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Wound Management Market Poised for Growth

MIS on the Rise

The growing popularity of Minimally Invasive Surgeries (MIS) is leading to an increased adoption of endoscopy devices, according to a new report by health care market researcher GBI Research. An increase in MIS is correlated with lower incidence of post-operative...

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PillCam SB 2

PillCam SB 2

PillCam SB is a tool for visualization of the entire small bowel and for detecting small bowel abnormalities. It is the only capsule endoscope indicated for use in patients two years of age and older. The PillCam SB video capsule measures 11 mm x 26 mm and weighs less...

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PCF-H180AL/I Colonoscope

PCF-H180AL/I Colonoscope

The PCF-H180AL/I colonoscope provides detailed images with a high-definition HDTV image sensor, while Narrow Band Imaging (NBI) illuminates mucosal and vascular patterns. The Close Focus function allows up-close viewing with no loss of resolution. The auxiliary water...

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Silvasorb Antimicrobial Wound Gel

Silvasorb Antimicrobial Wound Gel

Medline’s SilvaSorb is intended for lightly draining wounds in need of an antimicrobial barrier. The gel provides continuous antimicrobial protection, does not stain, is gentle on patient skin and offers advanced fluid management and extended wear time, according to...

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