Doctors Adrift – World Record holders 2017

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56 days, 23 hours and 45 minutes. That’s how long it took the Doctors Adrift duo, Ted and Jack, to row across the Indian Ocean. Despite the difficulties the pair faced towards the end of their journey, they managed to raise an exceptional amount of money, and can now gift MSF with their whopping £70,000 donation.

We are all in awe of their achievement and would like to extend our best wishes to Ted and Jack, who have also set a new World Record because of their effort – surpassing the existing World Record by over 28 days.

We hope that donations continue over the next few weeks, whilst Ted and Jack enjoy a well-deserved rest. All donations however big or small are hugely appreciated; they can be made through their Pledgit link (https://www.pledgit.net/campaign/9RTdql).

Doctors Adrift – Mission Complete

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We’d like to send huge congratulations to Ted and Jack, who have completed their enormous challenge of rowing across the Indian Ocean from Australia to Mauritius. They reached dry land this morning at around 0800hrs (GMT), and were welcomed by friends, family and local news stations.  

The total amount raised is yet to be announced, but the entire team and all those involved should be very proud of their achievement, and their efforts in helping raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières.

 

Doctors Adrift – An Update

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Ted and Jack have now been rowing for 20 days non-stop and have managed to complete over 1/3 of the journey. With encounters of bad weather, flying fish and seabirds, the pair have been kept inspired throughout by not only raising £50,000 for MSF, but also from receiving motivational messages from their supporters.

Nearly at the half way point to Mauritius, Ted and Jack have found benefit from using our FITLEGS™ Sports socks to aid with their recovery.

We wish them all the best for the remainder of their journey.

To find out more visit www.doctorsadrift.com, and to track their progress, click here.

Doctors Adrift

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G+N and FITLEGS™ have sponsored Doctors Adrift, 2 junior doctors who are rowing from Australia to Mauritius which is a 3,600 mile journey over 3 months. Ted and Jack used FITLEGS™ SPORT compression socks during their training for the incredible challenge. 

They set off on the 16th March and plan to row in 2 hour shifts, 24 hours a day for 84 days. This truly outstanding mission is in aid of raising money for Médecins Sans Frontières, a global medical charity which provides much needed emergency medical care in areas affected by conflict, epidemics or natural disasters. Ted and Jack are aiming to raise £100,000 for the cause.

We hope you’ll join us in wishing them all the best for the gruelling but rewarding days ahead.

To find out more visit www.doctorsadrift.com, and to track their progress, click here.

 

Medica 2016

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G+N Medical will be exhibiting at Medica in Düsseldorf from November 14-17th 2016.

We will be exhibiting our new range of FITLEGS products, that includes grip and non grip anti-embolism stockings, as well as a range of retail compression socks for Everyday and Sports. 

G+N will also be exhibiting a newly acquired Pelvic Floor Portfolio, that includes a range of innovative, single use, Proctoscopes, Sigmoidoscopes, and Specula. 

 

British Orthopaedic Association 2016

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G+N Medical will be attending the British Orthopaedic Association Meeting in Belfast from the 13th-16th September, 2016. We will be exhibiting our all-in-one tourniquet device, HemaClear, that effectively exsanguinates a limb without the need for any additional equipment. Combining exsanguination, blood occlusion and a sterile field, this device is safe, effective and easy to use.

HemaClear® application

AATS 2016

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G+N is exhibiting at the AATS (American Association for Thoracic Surgery) from 14-18th May, 2016 in Baltimore MD, USA. G+N recently launched ThorAcc®  in the US, a device specifically developed to assist surgeons in closing the sternum following cardiac surgery, as well as BracePlus® – a device developed to support the sternum of patients following surgery.

Come and see us on stand 579 to see a demonstration of BracePlus® and ThorAcc®

 

VTE Week 2016

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National Thrombosis Week 2016: May 2nd – 6th

Pulmonary Embolism remains the most common preventable cause of hospital deaths in the UK.*

25,000 people in England die from VTE (Venous Thromboembolism) every year.**

DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) can occur for no apparent reason, but it often develops after long periods of inactivity, such as during a long-haul flight or if you’re in hospital. DVT can also occur during pregnancy, or as a result of some medical conditions, such as cancer, heart failure, or if the wall of a blood vessel becomes damaged***. If left untreated 1 in 10 people with a DVT with develop pulmonary embolism.

Most blood clots are small and don’t cause any symptoms. Your body will often be able to gradually break them down and there won’t be any long-term effects to your health. Larger clots can be more of a problem as they can partly or completely block the blood flow in your vein. This may cause symptoms in your affected leg or arm, for example:

• swelling
• pain and tenderness
• warm skin that looks red
• a mild fever

National Thrombosis Week helps to raise awareness, extend understanding and provide information and support so that VTE cases can be prevented, and more lives can be saved.

References:
1. *Morrell MT and Dunnill MS (1968) Br J Surg 55, 347-352
2. **House of Commons Health Committee (2005) – The prevention of venous thromboembolism in hospitalised patients
3. ***www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pulmonary-embolism/Pages/Introduction.aspx

USA and Middle East Pages

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We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new sites gandn.us and gandn.ae where you will be able to find information on a range of products that is specific to your global location. Use the dropdown menu at the top right corner of our homepage to navigate between G+N Global, US, and the Middle East.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2016

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G+N Medical attended The Society of Thoracic Surgeons in Phoenix from January 23-27th, the first significant exhibition of the year in this field. We showcased our cardiothoracic products, ThorAcc® and BracePlus®, and had a fantastic response. We are now in the process of following up with both customers who expressed an interest in learning more about the products, and potential distributors throughout the United States. We were very excited to receive positive feedback from other companies who sell a closure plating systems for the sternum, since ThorAcc® is the only product on the market that allows a surgeon to close the sternotomy without manual intervention. Overall, the exhibition was very successful.

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