Dr. Kay Ball Releases Revision of Lasers – The Perioperative Challenge Through Laser Institute of America

ORLANDO, FL, March 21, 2018 — Published through the Laser Institute of America (LIA), renowned author Dr. Kay Ball has revised her book, Lasers – The Perioperative Challenge, to provide updated laser technology information to healthcare professionals. This is the fourth edition; the first was published in 1990, and Dr. Ball notes that much has evolved […]

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ILSC 2015 showcases the importance of CLSOs, CMLSOs in protecting workers and patients

By Geoff Giordano ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — This morning, the International Laser Safety Conference kicks off with the annual meeting of the ASC Z136, the committee that produces the ANSI Z136 laser safety standards. Later, this evening’s welcome reception will be a relaxed introduction to an intensive, informative week. It’s been two years since the first ILSC […]

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From dental and bone implants to restoration of engine parts, additive manufacturing changing lives and industries

Two weeks ago today, the sixth-annual Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop opened in Houston with a riveting keynote by GE Aviation’s Todd Rockstroh. Setting an attendance record, LAM 2014 closed the following day with a lively Q&A session on the qualities and varieties of AM alloys for powder-bed and powder-fed applications. It’s always illuminating to go […]

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Life and Breath: Upper Airway Guidelines

By Vangie Dennis The 2010 EPRI Institute estimated the number of operating room fires occurring annually in the United States are 550-650 which includes about 115-135 airway fires. Airway fires continue to be the most prevalent cause of operating room fire-induced serious injuries and death.  The surgical team should understand ignition sources, fuels and oxidizers […]

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Laser Surface Texturing of Biomaterials

By Antonio Riveiro, Ramón Soto, Rafael Comesaña, Mohamed Boutinguiza, Jesús del Val, Félix Quintero, Fernando Lusquiños, Juan Pou One of the main requirements of a bone implant is to be able to withstand severe mechanical conditions during the required lifetime of the component. Nevertheless, the success of a bone implant relies upon the quality of the […]

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