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While hardly unprecedented, the measure is reserved for the most significant and rampant infectious diseases.
8.30.2016
10:36am
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Although surgical equipment contamination is a growing problem nationwide as those instruments become more numerous and complex, surgeons and administrators say the situation in Detroit is unusual.
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8.30.2016
10:20am
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Surgical repair of the valve while patients show no symptoms and retain normal left ventricular function may prove to have a greater benefit by restoring normal life expectancy in the majority of patients.
by University of Alabama at Brimingham
8.30.2016
9:24am
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Researcher is exploring ways to bring the findings to the world of biomaterials and nanotechnology.
by University of Wisconsin-Madison
8.30.2016
8:26am
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The method takes Bluetooth signals, drawn from everyday devices such as smartphones or smartwatches, and repurposes them to carry WiFi data packets.
8.30.2016
8:08am
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Doctors nationwide regularly inject the liquid drops into gastrointestinal scopes during colonoscopies and other procedures to reduce bubbles inside the body that can impede visibility.
by Chad Terhune, Kaiser Health News
8.29.2016
9:49am
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Researchers found that dendritic cells play a key role in driving rejection of transplanted organs by activated T cells that have already entered the transplanted organ.
by University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
8.29.2016
9:42am
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Not only did the researchers determine that the procedure was safe and effective, they found that it offered a lasting benefit, reducing shaking for trial participants throughout the 12-month study period.
by University of Virginia Health Center
8.29.2016
9:03am
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The recently cleared sizes allow for greater accommodation for a wide range of patient anatomies as well as greater stability as the shape of the implant distributes weight over a larger surface area.
by Amedica Corporation
8.29.2016
8:42am
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Ahead of reaching out directly to millions of healthcare professionals, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy talked about moving toward solutions for rampant painkiller addictions.
by CBS News
8.29.2016
8:05am
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The lawsuit alleged that the healthcare providers held onto over $844,000 in Medicaid overpayments, retaining the money well after the 60 day window afforded for returning such funds after discovery of a mistake.
8.26.2016
9:39am
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The higher the average percent of registered nurses on a shift, the less likely it was that restraint would be used.
by Springer
8.26.2016
8:50am
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Judge found that the doctors "have not made out a plausible claim for defamation by implication."
by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
8.26.2016
8:41am
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In the procedure, muscles that still work are redirected to do the jobs of muscles that are paralyzed.
by Loyola University Health System
8.26.2016
8:05am
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Research presented at the 252nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society details the way hydrogels can be used in cardiac care to mend weakened hearts
by American Chemical Society
8.26.2016
7:17am
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Both of the newcomers incorporate the company’s antibacterial technology, making them the first and only spiral barbed sutures with that feature.
8.25.2016
9:47am
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The debate continues over whether or not patients should be made aware of these surgical options or if doctors should direct them to alternative therapies.
8.25.2016
9:23am
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The protocol is a decision tree that describes when and what types of surgical treatment could be used for fistulas that do not respond to medical management and what the chances of healing are.
by Penn State
8.25.2016
9:19am
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Aortic dissections have the potential to run in families and often occur within 10 years of the same age.
by Society of Thoracic Surgeons
8.25.2016
9:17am
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MakerHealth and MakerNurse are committed to creating systems that allow for broader medical use of effective makeshift solutions.
by TEDMED
8.25.2016
8:30am
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He can throw a ball, zip his clothes, and write in his journal.
by Associated Press
8.24.2016
8:46am
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The manufacturer indicates that the system is distinguishable from other similar solutions because it is compact and scalable.
8.24.2016
8:11am
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The Zip is a non-invasive and easy to use device providing secure wound closure with uniformly distributed force along the length of the incision.
by ZipLine Medical
8.24.2016
8:08am
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The TrenMAX is billed as a safer, more secure positioning system that provides OR staff a better alternative to all foam solutions when positioning patients for Trendelenburg surgical procedures.
8.24.2016
7:48am
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When the settlement was first presented, it was termed an opportunity ““to alleviate the administrative burden of current appeals on both the hospital and Medicare system.”
8.23.2016
10:31am
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They report an 88 percent success rate in patients with atrial arrhythmia 12 months after the procedure.
8.23.2016
10:01am
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Ovation Alto expands EVAR to include the treatment of patients with complex AAAs, specifically patients with very short or otherwise challenging aortic neck anatomy.
by Endologix, Inc
8.23.2016
9:42am
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Hospitals have traditionally been reticent to disclose to patients or their family members the specifics of how a medical procedure didn’t go as planned for fear of malpractice lawsuits.
by Zhai Yun Tan, Kaiser Health News
8.23.2016
9:21am
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The discovery validates the use of such cells to test the potential cardiotoxicity of certain drugs and to devise new therapies for conditions like cardiomyopathy.
by Stanford University Medical Center
8.23.2016
8:44am
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“This is the first time in the U.S. that a transcatheter aortic valve has been approved for use in intermediate risk patients.”
by U.S. Food and Drug Administration
8.22.2016
10:17am
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Implementation of a telephone postoperative clinic at a Veterans Affairs facility significantly improved utilization of surgeon and facility resources while maintaining satisfactory patient outcomes.
by American College of Surgeons
8.22.2016
9:49am
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After 14 days of treatment, 23 percent of patients in the vertebroplasty group reported an NRS pain of lower than 4.
by The Lancet
8.22.2016
9:10am
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With SimVis, patients can experience how a certain implanted lens would affect their vision by simply looking through the device.
by The Optical Society
8.22.2016
9:00am
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The San Diego facility is one of the first five children's hospitals in the country to incorporate the device into their healthcare efforts.
by Rady Children's Hospital
8.22.2016
8:31am
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The EnVeo R is used in minimally invasive procedures to implant Medtronic's Evolut R valve through blood vessels.
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8.19.2016
9:59am
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The device is so unique that the FDA needed to create a new category for it when awarding it clearance for use.
8.19.2016
9:57am
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High levels of anxiety a week after a kidney transplant patient went home more than doubled the chances he or she would be readmitted within 30 days of release, researchers found.
by Ohio State University
8.19.2016
9:15am
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Kentucky woman takes patient self-advocacy to whole new level, launching a product and a company as a result.
by WKYT-TV
8.19.2016
9:11am
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The Confetti Treads bariatric offering provides multiple sizes for the large range of bariatric patients, with the largest being 5X-Large.
8.19.2016
8:01am
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Company literature emphasizes the device's secure assembly, rapid valve preparation, and design incorporating the balloon within the delivery system as elements that will lead to more efficient procedures.
8.18.2016
10:30am
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