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Breakthrough Breast Cancer Device Focused on Tumor Tracking

February 26, 2015 1:36 pm | by Noble Hospital | News | Comments

A Noble Hospital breast surgeon is championing a new device that improves the treatment of breast cancers after lumpectomy surgery.

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Proposed ASTM Guide Will Aid Development of Hip Replacement Systems

February 26, 2015 1:24 pm | by ASTM | News | Comments

A proposed new ASTM guide will provide a standardized method for measuring the safety and effectiveness of hip replacements while also fostering a less-burdensome approach to the design, review and FDA approval of clinical trials and insurance coverage decisions involving these products.

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One-Minute Test Predicts How Well a Patient May Recover After an Operation

February 26, 2015 1:19 pm | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

Surgical team discovers that a shortened test to assess frailty can help determine which surgical patients are most at risk for complications.

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EC Series Blanket Warming Cabinets

February 26, 2015 12:16 pm | by Enthermics Medical Systems | Enthermics Medical Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Enthermics Medical Systems is announcing the release of its EC Series blanket warmers with the addition of features designed for convenience and ease of use.

Editor's Note: Do No Harm – It Applies to Patients Too

February 25, 2015 1:20 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Primum non nocere. In a time plagued by rising healthcare costs and shrinking accountability for personal health standards, it shouldn’t just be for surgeons anymore.

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Post-Operative Mortality Rates Low Among Patients with HIV Prescribed ART

February 25, 2015 1:10 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

Postoperative mortality rates were low among patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), and those mortality rates were influenced as much by age and poor nutritional status as CD4 cell counts, according to a report published online by JAMA Surgery.

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Both Parties Face Risks as Healthcare Law Court Case Nears

February 25, 2015 1:05 pm | by Alan Fram, The Associated Press | News | Comments

With a June decision expected, the King v. Burwell healthcare case tosses political risks at both parties.

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3 Men First to Get Reconstructed Bionic Hands After Amputation

February 25, 2015 12:58 pm | by Maria Chen, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Three Austrians have replaced injured hands with bionic ones that they can control using nerves and muscles transplanted into their arms from their legs.

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Anticancer Virus Solution Provides an Alternative to Surgery

February 25, 2015 12:46 pm | by Okayama University | News | Comments

Researchers at Okayama University and the University of California in San Diego have demonstrated that injection of a viral solution can eradicate lymph node metastasis making prophylactic surgery unnecessary.

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PlumePort® ActiV

February 25, 2015 12:08 pm | by Buffalo Filter | Product Releases | Comments

PlumePort™ ActiV™ is designed for removal of surgical plume during laparoscopic procedures.

Lawmaker Asks if Swallowed Camera Can be Used for Female Exam

February 24, 2015 12:39 pm | by Kimberlee Kruesi, The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Idaho lawmaker received a brief lesson on female anatomy after asking if a woman can swallow a small camera for doctors to conduct a remote gynecological exam.

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An Alarming Problem with Medical Technology

February 24, 2015 12:13 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief - Medical Design Technology (@SeanFenske) | Articles | Comments

With regard to alarm fatigue, middleware helps to ensure the most important alerts get the necessary attention. However, it is a solution that needs to be implemented across an entire hospital landscape to be successful.

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Embedded Technology: The Vital Organ of Wireless and Connected Health

February 24, 2015 11:59 am | by Chris Ault, Senior Product Manager, QNX Software Systems | Articles | Comments

Before we get too excited and blindly reliant on the exponential growth of medical apps on our smartphone devices we need to ask; can we rely on the same smartphone device that allows us to play Angry Birds to be trusted with our health and well-being?

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Sony Electronics 27-Inch Full HD LCD Medical Monitor

February 24, 2015 11:30 am | by Sony Professional Solutions of America | Product Releases | Comments

Sony Electronics’ new 27-inch surgical monitor has high resolution, an extra slim design, and the medical industry’s brightest panel.

California Congressman Wants Hearing on Superbug Outbreak

February 24, 2015 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Congress should launch an investigation into what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is doing to prevent additional superbug infections after a deadly outbreak at a Los Angeles hospital linked to tainted medical scopes, a lawmaker said Monday.

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