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Endonovo Therapeutics To Develop Next Generation, Off-The-Shelf, Cell Free Regenerative Products

June 11, 2014 10:20 am | by Marketwired | News | Comments

Endonovo Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing innovative regenerative therapies, announced today that it has created technologies to pursue the development and manufacturing of next generation regenerative products that no longer require the administration of stem cells...

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Cardiovascular Systems Enrolls First Patient In Coast Study

June 11, 2014 10:12 am | by Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. | News | Comments

Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., announced that the first patient has been enrolled in its Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System Trial trial. Taking place in the United States and Japan, the study is designed to assess the safety and efficacy, as well as economic outcomes, of CSI’s new micro crown Orbital Atherectomy System in treating severely calcified coronary lesions in patients suffering from Coronary Artery Disease...

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Ohio State First To Implant Newly-Approved Wireless Heart Failure Monitor

June 11, 2014 10:08 am | by Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | Articles | Comments

Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are the first in the country to begin treating some heart failure patients with a new wireless, implantable hemodynamic monitor that was just approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The monitor will help physicians observe pulmonary artery pressures, optimize treatment, and prevent hospitalizations...

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First-Of-Its-Kind Pediatric Research And Funding Collaboration

June 11, 2014 9:57 am | by Kineta | News | Comments

Seattle Children's Research Institute and biotechnology company Kineta, Inc. today launched the Alliance for Children's Therapeutics (ACT), a first-of-its-kind pediatric research and funding collaboration designed to speed development of new medications for children and teens with lupus nephritis and other autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis...

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Orthopaedic & Spine Center Hosts Innovative Spinal Surgery

June 11, 2014 9:42 am | by Orthopaedic & Spine Center | News | Comments

Raj N. Sureja, MD, of Orthopaedic & Spine Center in Newport News, Virginia, recently became the first doctor in Virginia, and one of the first doctors in the U.S., to use the new Stryker TroFlex Curved Needle to treat a vertebral compression fracture (VCF) patient during a Balloon Kyphoplasty procedure...

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Researchers Use Human Stem Cells To Create Light-Sensitive Retina In A Dish

June 11, 2014 9:35 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Using a type of human stem cell, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have created a three-dimensional complement of human retinal tissue in the laboratory, which notably includes functioning photoreceptor cells capable of responding to light, the first step in the process of converting it into visual images...

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VA Confesses To "Integrity Issue"

June 10, 2014 12:22 pm | by Alan Fram, AP | News | Comments

A House bill, sponsored by Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., would let veterans facing delayed appointments or living more than 40 miles from a VA facility get care from non-agency providers for the next two years. It would also ban bonuses for all VA employees through 2016.

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Conjoined Twins Celebrate 18th Birthday

June 10, 2014 11:59 am | by Ramit Plushnick-Masti, AP | News | Comments

Crystal Copeland, the twins' mother, will never forget the day she learned she was pregnant with conjoined twins. Between 40 and 60 percent are stillborn, and some 35 percent survive one day. "At the time, if you Googled conjoined twins all you got was circus acts and babies that died," Copeland said.

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Anesthesiologist Suspended For Allegedly Sexting During Surgery

June 10, 2014 11:50 am | News | Comments

A Seattle physician accused of sexting during surgeries and improperly accessing medical images for personal gratification has been suspended. He is suspected of frequently sharing personal, and often sexually explicit, text messages while surgeries were taking place.

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Pre-Operative SPECT/CT Shows More Cancer

June 10, 2014 11:39 am | News | Comments

Study findings showed that SPECT/CT breast cancer imaging caught 13 percent more cancerous sentinel nodes, 11.5 percent more sentinel nodes when imaging for melanoma, and 29.2 percent more nodes were imaged using SPECT/CT to detect pelvic cancer than with planar imaging.

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New Post-Operative Brain State Identified

June 10, 2014 11:19 am | News | Comments

New research suggests that the recovery from deep anesthesia after surgery is not the smooth, linear process accepted by many. Instead, there are dynamic way stations, or states of activity, the brain must temporarily occupy on the way to full recovery.

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Rural Clinics Increasingly Turn To Telemedicine

June 6, 2014 3:13 pm | by Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Fifty years in farming had given Tom Soukup a few brushes with his own mortality, but after a cow pinned him against a wall, death felt closer than ever. He lay on the muddy ground and began to pray, every gasp feeling like a stab to the chest...

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The Pink Pad

June 6, 2014 3:01 pm | by Xodus Medical, Inc. | Xodus Medical | Product Releases | Comments

The Pink Pad by Xodus Medical, Inc. is the safest, most effective Trendelenburg positioning system for all procedures that require steep table adjustments. The Pink Pad’s patented material protects the patient's head, neck, and shoulders from nerve damage and skin abrasion, while its unique high coefficient of friction virtually eliminates the risk of sliding during surgery. The Pink Pad offers clinicians a best practice Trendelenburg positioning solution for even the most challenging cases.

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What Is The Source Of Deteriorating Patient Care?

June 6, 2014 2:48 pm | by Val Jones, MD | Blogs | Comments

For the past couple of years I’ve been working as a traveling physician in 13 states across the U.S. I chose to adopt the locum tenens lifestyle because I enjoy the challenge of working with diverse teams of peers and patient populations. I believe that this kind of work makes me a better doctor, as I am exposed to the widest possible array of technology, specialist experience, and diagnostic (and logistical) conundrums...

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New Single-Dose Antibiotic May Help Battle Superbug MRSA

June 6, 2014 1:15 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A single dose of a newly developed antibiotic may be just as effective as a longer course of standard antibiotics for the treatment of serious skin infections, including drug-resistant MRSA...               

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