surgical towel

surgical towel

A sterile drape used to cover the body during surgery.
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From the tyres and spokes hung ragged pieces of flesh.
With this he lashed his goodly steeds, and when they felt the whip they drew the chariot full speed among the Achaeans and Trojans, over the bodies and shields of those that had fallen: the axle was bespattered with blood, and the rail round the car was covered with splashes both from the horses' hoofs and from the tyres of the wheels.
Romantic possibilities of accident lurked in the worn thread of the screw that adjusted the saddle, in the precarious pedals, in the loose-knit chain, in the handle-bars, above all in the brakes and tyres.
One was annoyed because his left pedal had come off, and the other because his tyre had become deflated, small and indeed negligible accidents by Bun Hill standards, due entirely to the ungentle handling of the delicate machines entrusted to them--and they failed to see clearly how they put themselves in the wrong by this method of argument.
Bank Holiday times always bring out old stored-away vehicles and odd people; one saw tricars and electric broughams and dilapidated old racing motors with huge pneumatic tyres.
They had come up the hill in the twilight; Bert was anxious to get as far as possible before he lit--or attempted to light, for the issue was a doubtful one--his lamps, and they had scorched past a number of cyclists, and by a four-wheeled motor-car of the old style lamed by a deflated tyre.
I DID save the front wheel," he said; "you'd have had that tyre catch, too, if I hadn't kept turning it round.
But she was not very shy; indeed, she was less shy than I was, and lingered in the hall, giving the servants directions to wipe the snow off the tyres of her machine before she lent an attentive ear to my welcoming remarks.
Hospitals looking to reduce the risk of post-operative complications are turning to a new type of surgical towel touted to reduce the visible and non-visible lint present in an operating room by as much as 99%, compared to conventional woven cotton towels.
The portion of my article that deals with Broadlane focuses on the process it used to pick surgical towel vendors to supply its member hospitals.
AL-JOUF: A Saudi husband filed a complaint against Al-Qurayat General Hospital for allegedly leaving a surgical towel inside his wife during surgery on her stomach.
This is great news for cancer patients, to be sure, but it's not going to help those with one particular type of tumor--the kind that turns out to be a 25-year-old surgical towel.