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Funding Available to Healthcare IT Research Projects

May 13, 2015 10:31 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

The Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum is seeking research project proposals, and two to four of them will be awarded funding, which is typically $25,000 to $100,000 per project.

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Single Low-Magnitude Electric Pulse Fights Inflammation

May 13, 2015 10:19 am | by North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System | News | Comments

Prior to this study, it was not understood which vagus nerve fiber types were responsible for reducing the body's inflammatory activity.

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Food Dye Near Infrared Light Aids in Breast Resection

May 13, 2015 10:14 am | by The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | News | Comments

"This work is a significant step towards making NIR optical methods for intraoperative breast tumor margin assessment clinically feasible by not compromising the current surgical practice of inking resected specimens for margin orientation," explained a study investigator. 

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Report Assesses New Guidance System

May 12, 2015 9:25 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

The SAVI SCOUT Surgical Guidance System is easy to use and does what it should, said one of the pilot study surgeons.

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CSPS Endorses Perioperative Noise Reduction Resource

May 12, 2015 9:20 am | by Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety | Blogs | Comments

“We're asking everyone to be prudent lest a bad event occur to patients and staff as a result of a distraction,” a CSPS leader said. 

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Trends Evident in Top 100 Lumbar Spine Surgery Papers

May 12, 2015 9:13 am | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

Their results raise some interesting "questions, trends and observations"--including the finding that the two most-cited studies focus on situations when spinal surgery should not be performed.

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Feds Close Insurance Loopholes

May 12, 2015 9:04 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

From contraception to colonoscopies, the Obama administration Monday closed a series of insurance loopholes on coverage of preventive care.

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From 1 Crib to 2: Conjoined Twins Separated at 5 Months

May 12, 2015 8:59 am | by Jason Dearen, Associated Press | News | Comments

"It was so awesome, walking up to the bed for the first time, and then it registered that I was just looking at Carter," the father said.

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Can the Supreme Court be Fair in Health Law Case?

May 11, 2015 10:09 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

One poll reports only 1 person in 10 is highly confident that the justices will rely on objective interpretations of the law rather than their personal opinions.

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Nurses Cut Stress 40 Percent with Relaxation Steps

May 11, 2015 9:06 am | by Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | News | Comments

"What's stressful about the work environment is never going to change. But what we were interested in changing was the nursing personnel's reaction to those stresses," a study author said. 

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CERTAINTY Antimicrobial Technology in Medical Apparel

May 11, 2015 8:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

CERTAINTY features the patented freshness technology of SILVADUR™, which helps reduce, inhibit and minimize the growth of bacteria so scrubs stay fresh and odor free. 

Researchers Sound Out Scaffolds for Eardrum Replacement

May 11, 2015 8:52 am | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

It is hoped the scaffolds can be used to replace eardrums when they become severely damaged, reducing the need for patients to have their own tissue used in reconstruction surgery.

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Liquid Biopsies Have Potential to Transform Cancer Care

May 11, 2015 8:43 am | by Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press | News | Comments

A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.

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Allograft Impresses Surgeon Who Shares His Experience

May 8, 2015 9:28 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

 “I was one of the early adopters when it was released to the public, and it’s a technology that’s really changed a lot of our approaches, not only with wound care but also tendon repair,” the surgeon said. 

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Dexamethasone Could Prevent Severe Kidney Injury After Heart Surgery

May 8, 2015 9:22 am | by American College Of Surgeons | News | Comments

Approximately 1 percent of patients undergoing cardiac surgery require dialysis to treat severe AKI that arises after surgery, and the incidence is higher among patients with pre-operative chronic kidney disease. 

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