DEPUY SYNTHES LAUNCHES MATRIXWAVE™ MMF SYSTEM FOR TEMPORARY STABILIZATION OF FRACTURES OF UPPER AND LOWER JAW WEST CHESTER, PA – January 21, 2015 – The DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the launch of the DePuy Synthes CMF* MatrixWAVE™ MMF System, an adaptable wave-patterned bone borne plate and screw system designed for use in the temporary stabilization of mand...
Since its founding in 1913, ACS has worked on behalf of its members and their patients in a number of ways. In a recently unveiled program, the College is working to educate residents on many of the educational opportunities available to resident members.
Where does the human end and the machine begin? In the era of neuroprosthetics, tiny electronic devices embedded in the body that stimulate the brain and other parts of the nervous system to improve their function, this question may soon get harder to answer.
For the first time since the 1970s, researchers are on the verge of developing a new class of anesthetics. An approach often used in drug development for therapeutics has identified two new drug options.
According to a new study, body temperature decreases during the first hour of surgery, even when patients are actively warmed with forced air. Furthermore, patients who experience the most hypothermia are more likely to require blood transfusions.
Bariatric surgery - as a last resort when conservative interventions have failed - can improve liver disease and other obesity-related health problems in severely obese children and adolescents. However, the appropriate use of bariatric surgery in pediatric patients remains unclear.
Administrators and staff at a leading Boston hospital are mourning the death of a cardiac surgeon who was fatally shot at the hospital by a man who then killed himself. Hospital officials plan to lower a flag outside the hospital to half-staff in honor of Dr. Michael J. Davidson.
Connections to third-party tech firms were documented by technology experts who analyzed HealthCare.gov. There is no evidence that personal information from HealthCare.gov has been misused, but the high number of outside connections is raising questions.
According to Duke University assistant professor Thomas Hopkins, MD, Director of Quality Improvement at Duke University School of Medicine’s Anesthesiology Department, "Our model shows more than $3 of costs avoided for each $1 spent perioperatively on noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring.
The disease mirrors equally confounding conditions plaguing thousands of farmworkers in parts of India, Egypt and Central America. Suspected causes include chronic dehydration and the heavy use and misuse of agrochemicals.
"Right off the bat, people were in shock: 'Sit down. Stay still,'" she recalled. "I think everyone in the back of their mind thought I would just be laying there in a bed. They expected it to be more ugly, like a bad Lifetime movie."
A state appeals court Thursday overturned a jury’s verdict that a dissatisfied patient defamed two Scottsdale, Ariz., plastic surgeons through online postings and should pay $12 million in damages. .
For heart failure patients making the transition from hospital to home, a discharge summary that gets to their primary doctors quickly and contains detailed and useful information can mean the difference between recovering quickly or returning to the hospital, according to two studies from Yale School of Medicine researchers. ...
Two decades of experience by senior plastic surgeons in different parts of the world show excellent cosmetic results and low complication rates with liposculpture of the hips, flanks, and thighs, reports a paper in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery--Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). ...
A stem cell capable of regenerating both bone and cartilage has been identified in bone marrow of mice. The discovery by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) is reported today in the online issue of the journal Cell. ...