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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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Market Analysis: Surgical Gloves

Market Analysis: Surgical Gloves

By Lanier Norville Surgical gloves may be disposable, but in the operating room they are indispensible. Despite lingering effects of a down economy and declining medical equipment and supply sales, the market for surgical gloves continues to grow. “Deceptively simple...

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Product Focus: Surgical Gloves

Product Focus: Surgical Gloves

Signature Glide surgical gloves Medline’s Signature Glide gloves feature an inner gel coating made from hydrophilic synthetic polymer, which allows hands to glide into the glove wet or dry. The translucent color provides contrast when double gloving according to AORN...

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Market Analysis: Surgical Gloves

Sterilization Equipment Market Outlook

According to an October 2010 report by Global Industry Analysts (GIA), the worldwide sterilization equipment market could hit $2.7 billion by 2015 despite the global economic downturn. This figure is predicated upon “the enduring need for efficient...

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ASP Sterrad NX System The ASP STERRAD NX System is an instrument reprocessor for use in any OR environment, from substerile rooms to ambulatory centers. Its chief feature is a 28-minute cycle time (or optional 38-minute cycle time for single-channel endoscopes) that...

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Market Analysis: Surgical Gloves

The U.S. Surgical Drapes Market

In the U.S., more than 80 percent of surgical drapes used are disposable, single-use drapes, according to a study released this year by researchandMarkets. Dynamics between the disposable and reusable segments is a key factor affecting the growth in the disposable...

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Kimberly-Clark // Microcool Surgical Gown Kimberly-Clark Health Care’s MicroCool Breathable High Performance Surgical Gown meets AAMI’s Level 4 Standard for liquid barrier protection, a system of liquid barrier performance classification for protective apparel. The...

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