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2008-04-01 09:01:20

DUBLIN, Ohio, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health, a global provider of products and services that improve the safety and productivity of health care, today announced an agreement with ClearCount Medical Solutions to distribute the first system cleared by the Food and Drug Administration that integrates both counting and detection for sponge management during surgeries. Under the terms of the agreement, Cardinal Health will be the primary distributor for ClearCount's patented...

2006-07-18 01:25:52

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Radiofrequency ID (RFID) chips, similar to those implanted in products to deter theft, may help prevent sponges and other materials from being left in a patient during surgery, the findings from a small study suggest. Still, further research is needed to determine whether placement of these chips in surgical sponges and other operating room materials will be cost effective for a problem that occurs once in every 10,000 procedures....

2006-07-18 01:25:00

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK -- Radiofrequency ID (RFID) chips, similar to those implanted in products to deter theft, may help prevent sponges and other materials from being left in a patient during surgery, the findings from a small study suggest. Still, further research is needed to determine whether placement of these chips in surgical sponges and other operating room materials will be cost effective for a problem that occurs once in every 10,000 procedures. At most hospitals, the...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.