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A Safety Improvement for Laparoscopic Surgery

August 22, 2014 3:43 pm | News | Comments

All any surgeon wants in the operating room is for the surgery to go as smoothly and successfully as possible. Although laparoscopic surgery is considered a minimally invasive surgery (MIS), there is still some risk, such as accidentally over-puncturing and hitting a vital organ with the trocar.

USF's Jozwiak Thrilled to Play After Heart Surgery

August 22, 2014 3:09 pm | News | Comments

On opening night, when the University of South Florida football team races through the tunnel at Raymond James Stadium on Aug. 30 before facing the Western Carolina Catamounts, emotions will run high for Bulls players. Particularly for USF junior offensive lineman Thor Jozwiak, who missed last season following surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat.

More Common Procedures for Facial Tics Carry High Costs

August 22, 2014 2:38 pm | News | Comments

For patients who need surgery for facial pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia, the most cost-effective procedure is the least often used, reports a study in the September issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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Extracorporeal Support Can Signifcantly Increase Organs Available for Transplant

August 22, 2014 2:11 pm | News | Comments

Using heart-lung support technology, the University of Michigan’s Transplant Center increased the number of kidneys, livers and pancreases available for transplant by about 20 percent.  The results were published in the journal Transplantation and detail the impact of more than 10 years of using Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, or ECMO, to improve the quality and viability of organs donated after circulatory determination of death.

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Study: Surgery Equals Better Survival for Patients With Laryngeal Cancer

August 22, 2014 1:54 pm | News | Comments

Patients with advanced laryngeal cancer appear to have better survival if they are treated with surgery than nonsurgical chemoradiation, based on a study by Uchechukwu C. Megwalu, M.D., M.P.H., of the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and colleagues. Approximately 11,000 to 13,000 cases of laryngeal cancer are diagnosed each year and squamous cell carcinoma accounts for the vast majority of these tumors.

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Certifying Central Sterile Supply Technician Review

August 21, 2014 12:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for the Certifying Central Sterile Supply Technician. Our program is a comprehensive, interactive question data base designed from actual examination questions to both test your knowledge and to direct your studies towards critical Central Supply Technician Certification Examination must know information.

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Botched Operations at Private UK Surgery Clinics Hurting Patients

August 21, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

For over a decade, it has been government policy in England to take money from the public, national health system (NHS) and give it to private (often for-profit) clinics to perform procedures and surgeries otherwise done at public hospitals. Doctors in England have routinely spoken out against the policy. They’ve warned about poorer quality care and safety risks for patients.

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Barrel Racing Woman Undergoes Remarkable Surgery

August 21, 2014 11:41 am | News | Comments

Tammy Davis doesn't need luck to finish a barrel racing clover-shaped course. She's been a competitive racer for two years and speeding around the track with her horse Rocky. Davis first got on a horse 47 years ago and has been riding high around her native Bakersfield ever since. Yet a freak accident earlier this year almost ended her riding career.

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Plastic Surgery: Important Questions Before Going Under the Knife

August 21, 2014 11:23 am | by Dr. Michael Gartner | News | Comments

Within the field of plastic surgery, there are a lot of negative connotations that people associate with it. However, that’s a result of the non-licensed doctors and those seeking plastic surgery that go overboard and their psychological issues are not properly addressed. When someone chooses to get plastic surgery, it’s a big decision to make because you’re changing what you see in the mirror everyday, which can be overwhelming.

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Patients Share Views on Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomy

August 21, 2014 10:53 am | News | Comments

Less than 42 percent of women underwent breast reconstruction following a mastectomy for cancer, and the factors associated with foregoing reconstruction included being black, having a lower education level and being older. The authors used Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) registries from Los Angeles and Detroit to identify women (ages 20 to 79 years) with specific types of breast cancer.

Apple’s HealthKit to Revolutionize Mobile Health Market

August 21, 2014 10:36 am | News | Comments

“GlobalData believes that Apple’s strategy to unite medical applications, electronic health records and peripheral devices through a platform, reported to be the HealthKit, will be a major milestone in the wave of technology-healthcare alliances," said Linda Tian, GlobalData's Analyst covering medical devices.

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Is Reverse Plastic Surgery New Trend in South Korea?

August 20, 2014 11:59 am | News | Comments

Euny Hong joins guest host Terry O'Reilly to discuss the ubiquity of plastic surgery in South Korea, where it is believed one in three women have gone under the knife in recent years. Hong, author of The Birth of Korean Cool, explains the cultural factors driving their popularity, and sheds light on the growing counter-trend that inspired the new Back to my Face reality show.

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3D Navigation System Looks to Improve Musculoskeletal Surgery

August 20, 2014 11:34 am | News | Comments

As the average lifespan increases, the percentage of aged individuals in populations across developed countries is also growing. This means healthcare systems are presented with a higher incidence of complex musculoskeletal pathologies, such as joint deformation and misalignment or bone and soft-tissue cancer, thus the demand for reconstructive orthopaedic operations is correspondingly rising.

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GameStop CEO Had Surgery to Remove Cancerous Brain Tumor

August 20, 2014 11:17 am | News | Comments

GameStop Corp., the largest specialty retailer of video games, said Chief Executive Officer Paul Raines underwent surgery to identify and remove a small cancerous tumor from his brain. The tumor, located in “an easily accessible” part of the brain, was found early and doctors said his prospects to make a full recovery are good, the company said in a filing today. Raines, 50, will now undergo preventative chemotherapy.

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Blocking 'Chili Pepper' Receptor Could Lead to New Pain Medication

August 20, 2014 11:01 am | News | Comments

Biting into a chili pepper causes a burning spiciness that is irresistible to some, but intolerable to others. Scientists exploring the chili pepper's effect are using their findings to develop a new drug candidate for many kinds of pain, which can be caused by inflammation or other problems. They reported their progress on the compound, which is being tested in clinical trials, in ACS' Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

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