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Plastic Sterilization Trays

February 24, 2014 11:15 am | by Key Surgical | Key Surgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Key Surgical Plastic Sterilization Trays are designed to protect delicate instruments during washing, sterilization, and storage. Constructed of durable, heat resistant plastic to ensure strength and chemical resistance, these trays are lightweight and incredibly easy to use. Enhanced features include a perforated, slotted lid and base to facilitate the circulation of steam and assist with drying. Raised nodes in the base allow for easy removal of silicone mat.

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Children's Mercy Physician Leads Effort To Update AAP Policy

February 24, 2014 11:06 am | News | Comments

With less than half of medications including specific labeling for children, Kathleen Neville, MD, MS, a physician at Children's Mercy Hospital, recently led an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) committee in updating the policy with new recommendations guiding the off-label use of drugs in pediatric patients. The policy statement, "Off-Label Use of Drugs in Children," was published recently. 

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3D Technology And The Modern OR (Part 1)

February 24, 2014 9:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In the inaugural edition of “3D Technology And The Modern OR” we’ll take a look at how the technology that supports OR visualization has evolved in the last several years and how the latest 3D products on the market has been received by the healthcare industry.

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Study: Computerized Checklist Reduces Type Of Hospital Infection

February 24, 2014 7:05 am | News | Comments

A computerized safety checklist that automatically pulls information from patients' electronic medical records was associated with a threefold drop in rates of one serious type of hospital-acquired infection, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford...

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President: Medicare Cuts Proposed For Next Year

February 24, 2014 6:05 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

Cuts are on the table next year for Medicare Advantage plans, the Obama administration says. The politically dicey move affecting a private insurance alternative highly popular with seniors immediately touched off an election-year fight...

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Teacher Gives Student Second Chance With Kidney

February 24, 2014 5:56 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A Colorado gym teacher gave the life-saving gift of a kidney to one of her students. As KCNC-TV's Kathy Walsh explains, the two individuals are now bonded for life...                            

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Evidenced-Based Guidelines Today, Malpractice Tomorrow

February 24, 2014 5:39 am | by Karen S. Sibert, M.D. | Blogs | Comments

We hold these truths to be self-evident: A hospital administrator with a clipboard is in search of a physician who isn’t following “evidence-based guidelines. Furthermore, there are fads in medicine just as there are in fashion — today’s ”evidence-based guidelines” may be tomorrow’s malpractice...

Former Hospital Owner Bribed Senator As Part Of $500M Fraud Scheme

February 24, 2014 5:26 am | by Linda Deutsch, AP Special Correspondent | News | Comments

The former owner of a tiny orthopedic hospital with an unusually heavy roster of spinal surgery patients was charged Friday with health care fraud in a $500 million scheme to defraud workers' compensation insurance providers with the help of a California state senator...

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Universal Medical Licensing For Doctors -- A Good Idea That Will Never Happen

February 24, 2014 5:14 am | by Skeptical Scalpel | Blogs | Comments

Some well-intentioned people at the Center for American Progress say that the concept of individual state medical licenses is outdated, and states should recognize each others' licenses. Universal medical licensing is a great idea, but it will never happen...

The Schure Loc XPS

February 21, 2014 10:35 am | by SchureMed | SchureMed | Product Releases | Comments

The Schure Loc XPS securely and safely holds patient arm in any desired position during arthroscopic surgery. Schure Loc  XPS reduces staffing needs providing a more cost-effective procedure. Schure Loc XPS Shoulder Kit conveniently includes a sterile drape and foam hand/forearm holder and self-adherent wrap.

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Researchers Make Powerful Muscles... From Fishing Line And Sewing Thread

February 21, 2014 10:25 am | News | Comments

The new muscles can lift a hundred times more weight and generate a hundred times higher mechanical power than the same length and weight of human muscle. Per weight, they can generate 7.1 horsepower per kilogram, about the same mechanical power as a jet engine...

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The Sad State Of The U.S. Emergency Care System

February 21, 2014 10:11 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Blogs | Comments

There are times when the results of an evaluation are difficult to interpret. There are other times when an assessment does not allow for any legitimate conclusions to be reached or opinions to be formed. However, the results of a recent evaluation of the nation’s emergency care system leave little room for debate. Spoiler alert: The system is not seen in a positive light...

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New C-Section Guidelines Urge Longer Wait Before Opting For Surgery

February 21, 2014 9:38 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Show more patience in the delivery room: That's the prescription being given to the nation's obstetricians. New guidelines say doctors should give otherwise healthy women more time to deliver their babies vaginally before assuming that labor has stalled. The recommendations are the latest in years of efforts to prevent unnecessary C-sections...

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University Of Arizona Surgeon First In S. Arizona To Treat Giant Aneurysm With New Technique

February 21, 2014 9:31 am | by Faye DeHoff | News | Comments

Using a new minimally invasive treatment, a University of Arizona surgeon was able to successfully treat a giant aneurysm with less risk of stroke or brain damage. Dr. Travis Dumont is the only neurosurgeon in Southern Arizona trained in the use of this flow diversion stent technology....

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Thyroid Cancer Cases Soar; Is It Overdiagnosed?

February 21, 2014 9:24 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

A dramatic rise in thyroid cancer has resulted from overdiagnosis and treatment of tumors too small to ever cause harm, according to a study that found cases nearly tripled since 1975. The study is the latest to question whether all cancers need aggressive treatment...

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