Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Briefly.In Oklahoma

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Briefly.In Oklahoma

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Baptist Medical Center to Offer Hyperbaric Chambers Baptist Medical Center soon will be able to speed recovery of burns, bone infections, certain deteriorated bone tissue in cancer patients and other illnesses with two hyperbaric oxygen chambers the hospital expects to have in place by early 1989.

The technology, which will make Baptist the only program offering hyperbaric chambers in the state, is the result of a $400,000 gift made by the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation of Ardmore.

Baptist will purchase two different chambers, which are tube-like devices similar to an iron lung. One larger model will accomodate life support monitors and an attachment, benefitting the serving of critical patients.

HCA Presbyerian Applies Laser to Arteriosclerosis HCA Presbyterian Hospital now is using state-of-the-art laser technology to treat arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) in vessels supplying blood to the legs.

According to Dr. R. Nathan Grantham, staff surgeon, the procedure - called laser assisted angioplasty - is the latest development in the field. While other Oklahoma hospitals are using it, Grantham said only HCA Presbyterian is the only one in the area using the state-of-the-art YAG laser.

Laser assisted angioplasty is performed by inserting a hot tipped laser probe into the vessel. The probe is advanced to the blocked area and distroys the plaque built up in it by using high levels of heat.

Memorex Telex, Other Firms Challenge Navy Bidding NEW YORK - Six major computer service companies, including Memorex Telex Corp. of Tulsa, have accused the Navy of unfair bidding procedures that result in the award of almost every large-scale data processing contract to the same manufacturer - the International Business Machines Corp.

The computer companies said the Navy had wasted hundreds of millions of dollars in the last five years by using biased procurement practices, like writing contract specifications, to prevent any real competition with IBM and manipulating the bidding process to guarantee an award to IBM.

The accusations, made in a letter last month to Defense Secretary Frank C. …

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