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A vertical integration initiative in the Portuguese national healthcare system reduced unplanned readmissions at some hospitals and for some conditions, reports the new study.
by Wolters Kluwer Health
4.24.2017
7:53am
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Guidelines presented in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery offer evidence-based clinical recommendations, including hybrid procedures, tools, and education.
by American Association for Thoracic Surgery
4.24.2017
7:48am
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Journal of the American College of Surgeons study found no difference in complications or readmissions when comparing outpatient with hospital-stay groups.
by American College of Surgeons
4.24.2017
7:22am
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It becomes the first and only radiofrequency treatment cleared for relief from chronic osteoarthritis knee pain.
by Halyard Health
4.24.2017
7:00am
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A first-of-its-kind app puts helpful instructions in the hands of OR staff.
4.20.2017
3:57pm
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The agency is requiring makers of prescription versions of codeine and tramadol to change the products' labels to warn against giving them to children under age 12, and to limit use in older children.
by Linda A. Johnson, AP Medical Writer
4.20.2017
3:48pm
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Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine highlights troubling problem that may worsen as population ages.
by University of Chicago Medical Center
4.20.2017
3:36pm
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New research finds that long-term breast reduction outcomes can be improved by using techniques that minimally disrupt the lower breast suspensory ligaments.
by Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
4.20.2017
3:22pm
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The discovery is a major step forward in treating patients with tissue damage after a heart attack.
by University of Minnesota
4.20.2017
3:10pm
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The focused ultrasound ablation treatment offered by Theraclion's Echopulse could transform plans around addressing the benign tumors of the breast.
4.20.2017
8:33am
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Basic fitness and stress reduction helped patients bounceback faster after surgery.
by Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan
4.20.2017
8:15am
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Patients who underwent conscious sedation had a similar rate of adverse events to those who underwent anesthesia, but those who were given conscious sedation had shorter stays in the intensive care unit and shorter hospital stays.
by University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences
4.20.2017
8:08am
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The Evolution Medial-Pivot Knee System is built on 17 years of clinical success and addresses key issues that can improve satisfaction for patients undergoing total knee replacement.
by MicroPort Orthopedics Inc.
4.20.2017
8:06am
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The researchers developed a one-step method for wrapping hemoglobin in polydopamine, or PDA, which has been widely studied for biomedical applications.
by American Chemical Society
4.20.2017
7:23am
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The proposal would cap damages for pain and suffering and other "non-economic" factors at $250,000.
4.19.2017
8:58am
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The findings of the five-year project are the first to demonstrate large-scale, population-wide impact of the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist.
by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
4.19.2017
8:46am
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Exciting survey results indicate heart team approach working well.
by Elsevier
4.19.2017
8:38am
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Vizient’s partnership with Surgery Exchange offers change management and supply chain expertise combined with a software platform that enables the healthcare provider to manage and control the entire implant process.
by Vizient
4.19.2017
8:18am
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The customized nature of Century Refrigeration’s solutions ensures that they are capable of the low temperatures and safe and reliable operation required by blood product storage applications.
by RAE Corporation
4.19.2017
7:45am
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The federal regulatory agency believes medical devices are prime targets for cyber criminals and they’re developing a response plan.
4.18.2017
9:59am
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Of the 2,639 hospitals rated in the latest safety grades, 823 earned an “A,” 706 earned a “B,” 933 earned a “C,” 167 earned a “D” and 10 earned an “F”
by The Leapfrog Group
4.18.2017
9:49am
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3D printed simulations of lifelike body parts allow surgeons in training the opportunity to practice complex surgeries before assisting with the real thing.
by Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan
4.18.2017
9:46am
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First-to-market connectivity and technology features reduce burden for hospital administrators and improve clinician ease-of-use.
by Acelity
4.18.2017
9:30am
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The new platform offers simpler, user-guided workflows for more standardized results and reduction of variability and a unique single-room concept designed for lower installation costs and smaller, more efficient footprint.
by Siemens Healthineers
4.18.2017
9:29am
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To find out more about the Xenex LightStrike technology and recent findings on how quickly the LightStrike can make a difference, Surgical Products interviewed Mark Stibich, PhD, the manufacturer’s chief scientific officer.
4.17.2017
8:57am
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Among about 36,000 patients, approximately 6 percent continued to use opioids more than three months after their surgery, with rates not differing between major and minor surgical procedures.
by The JAMA Network Journals
4.17.2017
8:51am
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While calling it a step in the right direction, the industry is looking for a guarantee that the government will also keep paying billions in "cost-sharing" subsidies.
by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Tom Murphy, Associated Press
4.17.2017
8:41am
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The guidelines strongly recommend the use of pre-surgical treatments to ease pain and improve mobility, including corticosteroid injections, physical therapy, and non-narcotic medications.
by AAOS
4.17.2017
8:33am
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Mazor X Align is designed to assist surgeons in planning spinal deformity correction and spinal alignment for procedures performed with the Mazor X Surgical Assurance Platform.
by Mazor Robotics
4.17.2017
8:27am
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Surgeons can play a significant role in stopping the opioid epidemic by working with patients, having open lines of communication, and being receptive to new innovations that can help improve patient care.
by Stan Dysart, MD
4.13.2017
10:17am
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Faced with these dramatic economic and demographic pressures, however, some rural hospitals are surviving — even thriving — by taking advantage of some of the most cutting-edge trends in health care.
by Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
4.13.2017
10:10am
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The knee insert is designed to provide patients with knee replacements with reduced risk of oxidation.
by United Orthopedic Corporation
4.13.2017
10:07am
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The scope is touted as ideal for visually inspecting lumened medical devices after cleaning.
by Healthmark
4.13.2017
10:04am
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It takes longer for nearby residents to get to a hospital for emergency heart care on the day of a race and they're less likely to survive, a U.S. study finds.
by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer
4.13.2017
9:19am
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A Surgical Products Q&A with Aaron Shearer, senior brand manager with Stryker.
4.12.2017
9:13am
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The jury found that the hospital was negligent in causing injury but rejected the claim that the allegedly altered consent form amounted to "medical battery."
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4.12.2017
9:12am
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The drug-eluting bioresorbable coronary scaffold offers multiple and substantial performance advantages over first-generation scaffolds on the market today.
by REVA Medical
4.12.2017
9:01am
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The ovarian cystectomy procedure was conducted using AutoLap, an imaged-guided robotically assisted laparoscope positioning system.
by MST Medical Surgery Technologies, Ltd
4.12.2017
8:14am
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The new draft guidelines released Tuesday echo those of several leading medical groups, but they don't make the decision any easier for men.
by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer
4.12.2017
7:46am
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California Nurses Association/National Nurses United have thrown their support behind the bill, noting the significant health risk associated with exposure to surgical smoke plume.
4.11.2017
10:42am
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