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New Approach Helps High-Risk Patients Avoid Aortic Aneurysm

March 17, 2015 11:54 am | by Loyola University Health System | News | Comments

A new study has found that abdominal aortic aneurysm repair can extend the lives in patients who are at high risk for surgery due to age, diabetes, smoking or kidney disease.

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Joint Replacement Surgeries Still Troubled by Infected Fluids

March 17, 2015 11:47 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | News | Comments

More Americans than ever will receive joint replacements, and with an infection rate of approximately 1 percent, the potential exists for tens of thousands to experience post-operative infection and complications each year.

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Heart Valve Repair Improves Emotional Wellbeing

March 17, 2015 11:39 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

Patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) often suffer from psycho-emotional symptoms, such as depression and anxiety. However, after undergoing mitral valve repair surgery patients experienced a marked improvement in emotional and physical wellbeing.

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Flawed Data Says U.S. Has Over 6.5 Million People At 112 Years-Old

March 17, 2015 11:29 am | by Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press | News | Comments

Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112.

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Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology

March 16, 2015 5:25 pm | by Encompass Group, LLC | Encompass Group, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology banks the patient’s radiant heat by capturing and reflecting it back to the cutaneous layer.

Positive Disruptions — Multi-Modality Imaging with 4K UHD

March 16, 2015 2:53 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

The third in a series of looks at the most significant technology topics impacting the OR and influencing the future of surgery.

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Pregnant Woman Shot Several Times; Bullets Miss Unborn Baby

March 16, 2015 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say a pregnant woman shot multiple times at a Los Angeles park is in critical condition, and police are searching for the gunman.

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Redesigned Labels Reduce OR Errors

March 16, 2015 2:40 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

Special redesigned labels for intravenous (IV) medication bags may help to prevent serious medication errors in the operating room.

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Senate Dems Threaten to Oppose Deal on Medicare Doc Fees

March 16, 2015 2:27 pm | by Alan Fram, Associated Press | News | Comments

Democratic senators would oppose a potential House bipartisan deal preventing cuts in physicians' Medicare payments if it doesn't finance a children's health program for four years, senior Senate Democratic aides said Sunday.

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Study Calls Heart Imaging Into Question

March 16, 2015 2:20 pm | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

People checked with a heart CT scan after seeing a doctor for chest pain have no less risk of heart attack, dying or being hospitalized months later than those who take a simple treadmill test or other older exam, finds a big federal study.

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Stryker PROFESS System

March 13, 2015 3:42 pm | by Stryker | Stryker | Product Releases | Comments

The PROFESS System, a surgical navigation system for image-guided intranasal procedures and endoscopic sinus surgery.

Positive Disruptions - Expanding 3D and Robotic Implementation

March 13, 2015 12:39 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

The second in a series of looks at the most significant technology topics impacting the OR and influencing the future of surgery.

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One Way to Say No To Drugs Following Knee and Hip Replacements

March 13, 2015 12:17 pm | by Interview by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Articles | Comments

Dr. Clifford W. Colwell sat down with Surgical Products to offer some additional perspective on the use of a mobile compression device to combat VTE, or blood clots, following hip and knee replacement surgeries.

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Bariatric Surgery Cuts Risks for Asthma-Related Events

March 13, 2015 12:10 pm | by Massachusetts General Hospital | News | Comments

Study finds that weight-loss surgery reduces asthma-associated emergency visits, hospitalizations by half.

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FDA Wants More Info On Scopes Linked To Superbug Outbreaks

March 13, 2015 12:04 pm | News | Comments

Federal health officials are stepping up their oversight of medical scopes linked to potentially fatal superbug outbreaks.

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