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C. Difficile Epidemic Should Concern People At Home, Not Just Hospital Patients

June 17, 2014 9:38 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Without proper infection prevention in hospitals, and now homes, the Clostridium difficile bacteria poses a major health threat, cautions a Case Western Reserve University infection control researcher...                     

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Surgical Patients More Likely To Follow Medication Instructions

June 17, 2014 9:27 am | by American Society of Anesthesiologists | News | Comments

A study in the July issue of Anesthesiology revealed that patients who receive a simple, multicolor, standardized medication instruction sheet before surgery are more likely to comply with their physician's instructions and experience a significantly shorter post-op stay in recovery...

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RadiForce LS580W

June 17, 2014 9:27 am | by EIZO, Inc. | EIZO, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

EIZO’s 58-inch LED back lit monitor, RadiForce LS580W, is ideal for ORs and Interventional Suites.

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New Study Aims To Rapidly Test Lung Cancer Drugs

June 17, 2014 9:13 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

A bold new way to test cancer drugs started Monday in hundreds of hospitals around the U.S. In a medical version of speed dating, doctors will sort through multiple experimental drugs and match patients to the one most likely to succeed based on each person's unique tumor gene profile...

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RightpH Devices

June 17, 2014 9:12 am | by RightBio Metrics | Product Releases | Comments

RightBio Metrics recently introduced the new point-of-care diagnostic devices. Designed with an innovative in vitro pH indicator, the RightSpot pH Indicator, RightSpot Infant pH Indicator, and RightLevel pH Detector provide safer nasogastric (NG) tube placement and accurate gastric acidity measurement.

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Cool Aids

June 17, 2014 9:05 am | by Healthmark Industries Co., Inc. | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Hospital staff are the reason for Healthmark Industries' new Cool Aids. One of the greatest challenges staff face is being uncomfortably hot while working.

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Cancer Patient Sues For $1M After Surgeons Remove Wrong Kidney

June 16, 2014 11:13 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | News | Comments

According to a June 12 article in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Glenn Hermes learned those tasked with overseeing his treatment for kidney cancer misread a CT scan prior to the surgery. Doctors were supposed to remove his right kidney before the cancer spread to other parts of his body. Instead, doctors took out his left one...

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Treating BE Better

June 16, 2014 10:19 am | by George Triadafilopoulos, M.D., DSc | Blogs | Comments

One physician's take on combining radiofrequency therapies in a proposed algorithm for effectively treating of Barrett’s Esophagus, which can lead to esophageal adenocarcinoma...              

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Out With The Old, In With The New…ly Repaired

June 16, 2014 10:04 am | by Alisandra Rizzolo, VP and General Manager of Customer Care, Stryker Instruments Division | Articles | Comments

Since many repair services cover an extensive range of equipment, they are often able to provide a lot of value to hospitals by repairing or servicing the equipment instead of replacing it. A few ways hospitals benefit include: increased uptime, more ability to control hospital costs, and continued commitment to high quality service to patients. Let’s take a closer look...

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Trauma Surgeon Uses War Zone Skills To Better Treat Patients At Home

June 16, 2014 9:45 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Dr. Peter Rhee, the chief of trauma and emergency surgery at University of Arizona Medical Center (UAMC) in Tucson, spent most of his 25-plus year medical career in the U.S. Navy, honing his surgical skills on the battlefield while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. He's now using that experience to treat civilians...

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Helping Patients Train For Surgery Earns MSHOP $6.4M Health Care Innovation Award

June 16, 2014 9:45 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

The Michigan Surgical and Health Optimization Program (MSHOP) has earned a $6.4 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for its work to lower surgery costs and help Michigan patients train for surgery...

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2014 ESP Award Submission: The Stallion Elite

June 16, 2014 9:44 am | by Bryton | Bryton Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Bryton's Stallion Elite surgical headlight is a lightweight, cordless, high powered surgical light for professionals. This light incorporates great technology with ergonomics in mind for the surgeon’s comfort.

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Groundbreaking Collaborative Clinical Trial Launched

June 16, 2014 9:38 am | by The Foundation for the NIH | News | Comments

A unique public-private collaboration among the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, SWOG Cancer Research, Friends of Cancer Research (Friends), the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), five pharmaceutical companies, and Foundation Medicine today announced the initiation of the Lung Cancer Master Protocol (Lung-MAP) trial...

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Formula One Great Michael Schumacher Out Of Coma After Six Months

June 16, 2014 9:28 am | by Geir Moulson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Formula One great Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma and has left a French hospital where he had been receiving treatment since a skiing accident in December, his manager said Monday. Schumacher left the hospital in Grenoble "to continue his long phase of rehabilitation," manager Sabine Kehm said in a statement...

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2014 ESP Award Submission: Abdominal Retractor

June 16, 2014 9:13 am | by Clinimed | Clinimed | Product Releases | Comments

Clinimed’s retractor is the highest rated specialty retractor for Lipo-abdominplasty in the market today. Specifically designed to aid in abdominal contour deformities, abdominal wall laxity, excess skin/subcutaneous tissue, and lipodystrophy.

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