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Universal Donor Plasma Can Save Lives of Massively Bleeding Trauma Patients

April 20, 2015 4:36 pm | by WILEY | News | Comments

The plasma is given in addition to red blood cell transfusions to optimize treatment.

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Surgeon Says Non-Chemical, Non-Latex Gloves Saved His Career

April 20, 2015 11:26 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | News | Comments

Fourteen years into his surgical career, he noticed his hands were suddenly red and itchy.

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Federal Grant Advances Pain-free Blood Tests

April 20, 2015 10:06 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

Tasso Inc. is perfecting a device the size of a pingpong ball that extracts a small sample while held against the skin for two minutes. 

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Antimicrobial Medical Units Outperform Typical Hospitals in Cleanness

April 20, 2015 10:01 am | by Parx Plastics | News | Comments

Right after typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines semi-permanent hospitals were build to replace the original hospital, which was smashed and flooded beyond repair.

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Leading Doctors Warn Research Strategy Needs to Change to Prevent Sepsis Deaths

April 20, 2015 9:52 am | by THE LANCET | News | Comments

According to Professor Cohen, lead author of the Commission and Emeritus Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Brighton & Sussex Medical School, "Sepsis is both one of the best known yet most poorly understood medical disorders, and one of the most challenging medical conditions in routine clinical practice."

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Waivers May Give Next President Way Out of Healthcare Feuds

April 20, 2015 9:43 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

The law signed by President Barack Obama includes a waiver that, starting in 2017, would let states take federal dollars now invested in the overhaul and use them to redesign their own healthcare systems. 

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Artificial Blood Vessel Lets Researchers Better Assess Clot Removal Devices

April 17, 2015 5:15 pm | by UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SAN DIEGO | News | Comments

Cerebrovascular disease covers a group of dysfunctions related to blood vessels supplying the brain. Risk factors include hypertension, diabetes, smoking and ischemic heart disease.

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Q&A: Smoothing Out Barcode Lines

April 17, 2015 10:29 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | News | Comments

Dr. Jason D. Bloom, director of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Main Line Center for Laser Surgery, shared his experience using Restylane Silk.

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Genomics Tool Could Predict Tumor Aggressiveness, Treatment Outcomes

April 17, 2015 9:33 am | by OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER | News | Comments

Researchers used a new scoring method they developed called MATH (mutant-allele tumor heterogeneity) to measure the genetic variability among cancer cells within tumors from 305 patients with head and neck cancer.

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Intersex Surgeries Spark Move Away from Drastic Treatment

April 17, 2015 9:28 am | by Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Then, as surgical techniques for ambiguous genitals evolved, doctors began performing surgeries on affected infants and encouraged parents to raise children as the sex they visibly resembled.

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Titan Medical Inc. Signs Agreement With Supplier of Single Patient Use Robotic Tools

April 17, 2015 9:22 am | by Titan Medical Inc. | News | Comments

Dennis Fowler, Executive Vice President, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs of Titan Medical Inc., commented, "We are very excited about partnering for delivering the single patient use tools for our robotic platform. The tools will work uniquely with Titan's SPORT™ Surgical System and will provide first use quality for every case at an affordable price."

Socioeconomic Factors Affect Odds of Death After a Lung Cancer Operation

April 17, 2015 9:13 am | by Journal of the American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

For the study, Dr. Fernandez and his colleagues sought to determine the specific clinical and socioeconomic factors that lead to disparities in 30-day survival for patients undergoing operations for lung cancer.

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Socioeconomic Factors Affect Odds of Death After a Lung Cancer Operation

April 17, 2015 9:13 am | by Journal of the American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

For the study, Dr. Fernandez and his colleagues sought to determine the specific clinical and socioeconomic factors that lead to disparities in 30-day survival for patients undergoing operations for lung cancer.

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PICC Line Sleeve

April 16, 2015 11:25 am | by Patient Safety Gear, Inc. | Patient Safety Gear, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The PICC LINE SLEEVE is placed on the patient’s arm that has the PICC line inserted. It is worn on the forearm or slightly higher near the line dressing.

Science of Sterile Scrubs

April 16, 2015 10:57 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | News | Comments

Developing the science behind the germ-zapping attire is a challenge a few manufactures have taken on, which includes picking the right antimicrobial agent.

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