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3M announces publication of compendium on patient warming systems

May 28, 2016

3M announced the publication of a research compendium that highlights the safety and effectiveness of the company’s Bair Hugger patient warming system.

“This compendium represents the largest body of evidence supporting patient warming, specifically the Bair Hugger system,” Michelle Stevens, MD, chief medical officer of 3M’s Infection Prevention Division. “Since its inception, the Bair Hugger system has been the gold standard in patient warming devices, and this expertly compiled evidence reaffirms the safety and effectiveness of this system.”

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Higher likelihood of operative intervention found among patients with private insurance

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According to Mark Myerson, MD, director of The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center in Boston, use of a talus replacement that is tailored…
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How Much Improvement in Patient Activity Can Be Expected After TKA?

Orthopedics, May 2016, Volume 39 Issue 3
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