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PBS's Miles O'Brien Says He'll Be OK After Having Arm Amputated

March 10, 2014 9:26 am | by Frazier Moore, AP Television Writer | News | Comments

Three weeks after losing much of his left arm, science correspondent Miles O'Brien appeared on the "PBS NewsHour" to declare "I'll be OK" and to announce he had tied his necktie Friday morning. "It's good to be here," he told "NewsHour" co-host Judy Woodruff. "It's good to be anywhere. It's good to be alive..."

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Surgeon Who Botched, Faked Thousands Of Procedures Sentenced To Jail

March 10, 2014 9:18 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | News | Comments

A New York orthopedic surgeon was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail Friday for one count of healthcare fraud after admitting to both botching and faking thousands of surgical procedures over the course of five years...    

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Poultry Meat Delivered To Hospital Kitchens A Source Of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

March 10, 2014 9:15 am | News | Comments

A new study found more than 80 percent of raw chicken used in hospitals in food for patients and staff was contaminated with a form of antibiotic resistant bacteria called extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing E. coli. While sufficient preparation eliminated the presence of bacteria, poultry meat delivered to hospital kitchens remains a potential point of entry for these dangerous bacteria into the hospital...

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Research On 3D Scaffolds Sets New Bar In Lung Regeneration

March 10, 2014 9:13 am | by Jennifer Nachbur | News | Comments

In end-stage lung disease, transplantation is sometimes the only viable therapeutic option, but organ availability is limited and rejection presents an additional challenge. Innovative research efforts in the field of tissue regeneration hold promise for this population...

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Emerging Multi-Drug Resistant Infections Lack Standard Definition And Treatment

March 10, 2014 9:04 am | News | Comments

Infection control practices for detecting and treating patients infected with emerging multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) vary significantly between hospitals. A study found this inconsistency could be contributing to the increase in multidrug-resistant bacteria...

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NJ Medical Center's New Care Center Redefines 'Emergency Department'

March 10, 2014 8:52 am | News | Comments

"It's about time for an emergency department that understands patients better," says Dean Q. Lin, FACHE, president of Ocean Medical Center. "We've taken into consideration the needs and wants of our patients, such as being seen immediately, having private rooms, and comfortable amenities for family and friends."

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How Can Healthcare Providers Cut Expenditure In Cardiology?

March 10, 2014 8:50 am | by Holly Ingram, Analyst, IHS Technology | Blogs | Comments

Healthcare expenditure has been increasing throughout the last decade, and is beginning to become unmanageable. The American Heart Association has estimated that, in 2010, spending on cardiovascular disease (CVD) reached $273 billion dollars. However, there are numerous initiatives designed to reduce costs...

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March 2014

March 7, 2014 2:12 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue, an investment in ultraviolet disinfection technology helped one facility tackle C. diff and overhauling its cramped central supply area has led to increased efficiency for one New Jersey hospital.

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Compact Work Station

March 7, 2014 10:50 am | by EDGECO | Edgeco | Product Releases | Comments

EDGECO'S Sturdy New Compact Work Station includes an easy glide laptop shelf, two drop leaf shelves for notes, and supplies. Secure valuable instruments in a lockable drawer and/or cabinet that includes an adjustable/removable shelf.

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Arm Support

March 7, 2014 10:37 am | by Bryton | Bryton Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Kross arm support from Bryton is designed to be the ultimate arm support, featuring endless positioning possibilities. It is perfect for arm chair, prone, lateral, and neuro procedure positioning. This unique device can also double as a well-leg positioner. The arm cradle is made of stainless steel.

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The Societal Problem Of Opioid Addiction

March 7, 2014 10:24 am | by Albert Fuchs, M.D. | Blogs | Comments

The risks and side-effects are substantial. Tolerance (diminished effectiveness with repeated use) is a common problem requiring dose escalation to maintain the same pain relief. Withdrawal symptoms are miserable (but not dangerous) and addiction is very common...

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Closed Hospitals Are Being Repurposed As For-Profit 'Medical Malls'

March 7, 2014 10:17 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | News | Comments

Real estate developers in New Jersey are buying up local abandoned hospitals and repurposing them as private medical facilities. While these "medical malls" will continue to provide much-needed care to their communities, critics are worried about the long-term consequences of their existence...

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Simplify, Organize, Utilize

March 7, 2014 9:37 am | by by Seth M. Flexo, Institutional Vertical Market Manager, STANLEY Storage & Workspace Systems | Articles | Comments

Overhauling its cramped and inefficient central supply area has led to increased efficiency for one New Jersey-based hospital. The renovation included Lista high density storage and prep and pack workstations, as well as new sterilizers and new instrument and cart washers...

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Waiting For A Donor Heart: Motion Prolongs Survival

March 7, 2014 9:19 am | News | Comments

For many people with advanced cardiac insufficiency, a heart transplant may be their only hope. But waiting for a donor heart to come along is a race against time. Patients who remains active and stay in good shape psychologically can significantly increase their chances of surviving this period. Anxiety-ridden, depressive, and passive patients run the risk of further serious deterioration of their heart's ability to function...

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Complications Following Surgery Predict Costly Readmissions

March 7, 2014 9:14 am | News | Comments

The presence – or absence – of complications following surgery is a strong indicator of which patients are likely to be readmitted to the hospital in the 30 days following their procedure, according to a study. Predicting which patients are most likely to experience complications using a simple online tool may allow healthcare professionals to flag patients at high risk of readmission in real time...

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