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Titan Series Blanket Warming Cabinets

March 12, 2015 12:31 pm | by Enthermics Medical Systems | Enthermics Medical Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Enthermics’s newest Titan Series blanket warmers are available with safe, efficient and even zone heating.

Hundreds of Hospitals Struggle to Improve Patient Satisfaction

March 11, 2015 12:57 pm | by Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News | Articles | Comments

Nationally, the hospital industry has improved in all the areas the surveys required by Medicare track, including how clean and quiet their rooms are and how well doctors and nurses communicate. But hundreds of hospitals have not made headway in boosting their ratings, federal records show.

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One-Year TAVR Outcomes Available

March 11, 2015 12:46 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

David R. Holmes Jr., M.D., of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and colleagues examined 1-year outcomes for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients who had 30-day outcomes previously reported. 

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Ensuring Respect and Dignity in the ICU

March 11, 2015 12:40 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Identifying loss of dignity and lack of respectful treatment as preventable harms in health care, researchers at Johns Hopkins have taken on the ambitious task of defining and ensuring respectful care in the high-stakes environment of the intensive care unit.

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Injured Kidneys Can Be Used for Transplants

March 11, 2015 12:36 pm | by Yale University | News | Comments

Kidneys from deceased donors that have acute injuries are frequently discarded instead of being used for transplant. However, a Yale-led study finds that such kidneys may be more viable than previously thought, and should be considered to meet the growing demand for organ transplants.

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Injectable Polymer Could Keep Soldiers, Trauma Patients From Bleeding to Death

March 11, 2015 12:33 pm | by University of Washington | News | Comments

University of Washington researchers have developed a new injectable polymer that strengthens blood clots, called PolySTAT. Administered in a simple shot, the polymer finds any unseen or internal injuries and starts working immediately.

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12-inch MiJET Parts Cleaning and Collection Unit

March 11, 2015 12:15 pm | by Custom Service Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Custom Service Solutions, Inc. introduces its 12-inch MiJET parts cleaning and collection unit.

Surgery Not Preferable for Broken Shoulders

March 10, 2015 1:26 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

Among patients with a displaced fracture in the upper arm near the shoulder (proximal humeral), there was no significant difference between surgical treatment and nonsurgical treatment in patient-reported outcomes over two years following the fracture.

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Michigan Men Receive Heart, Lungs from Same Donor

March 10, 2015 1:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A bond between two longtime family friends has deepened after the Michigan men received organs from the same donor.

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MyRounding and AORN Announce Partnership

March 10, 2015 1:13 pm | by AORN | News | Comments

myAORNguidelines is a new product that will enable operating room managers and administrators to analyze and sustain compliance with AORN's evidence-based Guidelines for Perioperative Practice.

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Photo of the Day: The Connected OR at AORN

March 10, 2015 1:07 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

This photo showcases a fully-constructed operating room that Steris has on display to help attendees appreciate the surgical equipment, monitors and other products that they have identified as key in keeping pace with procedural demands and patient needs.

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Improving Pain Management Practices

March 10, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

A look at how new pharmaceutical developments could help improve patient comfort and post-operative results.

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Reusable OR Gowns and Drapes

March 10, 2015 12:45 pm | by Encompass Group, LLC | Encompass Group, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Through a partnership with Canadian based Lac-Mac, Encompass Group, LLC is now offering reusable OR gowns and drapes here in the U.S.

SF Surgeons Complete Surgeries in Kidney Transplant Chain

March 9, 2015 1:10 pm | by Kristin J. Bender, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Surgeons at a San Francisco hospital have completed all the operations in an organ donation chain that gave six patients new kidneys.

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TMM4 & TMM5 Stretcher-Chairs for Surgery

March 9, 2015 1:07 pm | by TransMotion Medical, Inc. | TransMotion Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TransMotion Medical’s TMM4 & TMM5 Surgical Stretcher-Chairs can function as a pre-op chair, a transport stretcher, an outpatient surgical table, and a recovery recliner.

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