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The new guidelines are based on evidence showing that family-centered care may prevent or lessen the impact of post-intensive care syndrome — lingering physical and mental health effects that can occur in family members as well as patients.
by Wolters Kluwer Health
1.23.2017
10:10am
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As health care costs continue to rise, hospitals and doctors are trying to figure out how to find those patients who become "super-utilizers" and get to the root of their problems.
by Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News
1.23.2017
10:09am
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Symptoms significantly reduced after ablation, with more than half of patients becoming completely asymptomatic.
by European Society of Cardiology
1.23.2017
9:55am
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Backers of laws and proposals in such states as Illinois, Vermont, Maryland, and New York say that if women can get tubal ligations with no out-of-pocket costs, men should be able to get their surgical sterilization covered cost-free as well.
by Associated Press
1.23.2017
9:20am
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The new technique uses biomaterials to make complex devices that could be used for many implantable applications, including drug delivery and stents, and could lead to advances in precision medicine
by Columbia Engineering
1.23.2017
8:38am
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Surgical site infections are the most common and costly of hospital infections.
by Loyola University Health System
1.20.2017
9:42am
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Researchers encrypted patient data using a person's unique electrocardiograph — a measurement of the electrical activity of the heart measured by a biosensor attached to the skin — as the key to lock and unlock the files.
by Binghamtom University
1.20.2017
9:35am
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On average, these high-volume medical centers reportedly had an organ yield, or rate of organs transplanted per donor, of 0.4 more than the lowest volume centers.
by American College of Surgeons
1.20.2017
9:28am
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These changes are due to the evolution of imaging technology, namely CT-scanning, and its wide availability in hospitals large and small.
by American College of Surgeons
1.20.2017
8:46am
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Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, spoke to PBS NewsHour about his latest attention-getting article in The New Yorker.
by PBS NewsHour
1.20.2017
7:24am
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So far it's been tested only in animals, but this "soft robotic" device mimics the natural movements of a beating heart, a strategy for next-generation treatments of deadly heart failure.
by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer
1.19.2017
9:44am
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As health officials across the U.S. look for ways to combat a opioid addiction crisis, UVA researchers believe their findings highlight one way to address the problem.
by University of Virginia Health System
1.19.2017
9:32am
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Calling the decision "the first California casualty of the Trump presidency," Sen. Ricardo Lara said he doesn't trust the incoming administration to protect people's privacy and health.
by Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press
1.19.2017
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To learn more about the powdered glove ban, Surgical Products interviewed Mary Cross, senior consultant of clinical operations for surgical gloves at Cardinal Health.
1.18.2017
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Federal officials cleared the hospital group in November, and the surprise inspection by state regulators represented the final major hurdle in the controversy, according to The Detroit News.
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The estimate by the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation was on the impact of the bill passed by the Republican Congress in 2015 and vetoed by President Barack Obama last January.
by Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News
1.18.2017
10:04am
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Of patients over age 65 who received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) after surviving sudden cardiac arrest or a near-fatal arrhythmia, almost 80 percent survived two years.
by American College of Cardiology
1.18.2017
9:17am
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These colored coded liners help to eliminate confusion between reprocessed and soiled medical devices.
1.18.2017
9:14am
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The Japanese Company HoloEyes provides a point-of-view look at how their augmented reality technology will look to a surgeon using it.
by HoloEyes
1.18.2017
7:51am
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Even in cases with less-severe complications, a retained sponge costs providers and their insurers an average of $600,000 in corrective surgeries, indemnity payments, and legal costs.
by Mary Johnson BSN, RN, CNOR
1.17.2017
9:54am
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Officials at Children's Hospital Los Angeles say a laptop stolen from a physician's car last year may have contained personal health information for nearly 3,600 patients.
by Associated Press
1.17.2017
9:39am
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A large randomized trial led by Duke Health and published in The Lancet finds use of UVC machines can cut transmission of four major superbugs by a cumulative 30 percent.
by Duke University Medical Center
1.17.2017
9:33am
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The group's results, published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, bring them one step closer to regenerating an entire heart wall.
by Penn State
1.17.2017
9:23am
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Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, discusses what he's learned about using combating epidemics.
by TEDMED
1.17.2017
8:37am
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The new devices are the latest offerings in a broad line of bone growth stimulation systems that Orthofix inaugurated with the original SpinalStim in 1990.
1.16.2017
10:46am
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The research suggests the real issue might be that too many privately insured children are being hospitalized when they don't really need it.
by Princeton University
1.16.2017
10:38am
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia researchers report successes in plastic bronchitis, removing branching casts in lungs.
by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
1.16.2017
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Reductions in highest doses through computer 'dashboard' and prioritizing painkiller safety suggests other large health systems could do the same.
by University of Michigan Health System
1.16.2017
8:47am
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A study in The American Journal of Pathology reports the detrimental aftereffects of infected grafts, including the formation of biofilms that can shelter bacteria and function as a source of recurrent infection.
by Elsevier Health Sciences
1.16.2017
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The technology is currently being developed for spine surgeries in hybrid ORs, and initial studies have been highly promising.
1.13.2017
10:13am
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This study represents the largest analysis of safety of overlapping operations in neurosurgical literature.
by Oxford University Press USA
1.13.2017
10:00am
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Although it is widely viewed as a vestigial organ with little known function, recent research suggests that the appendix may serve as a reservoir for beneficial gut bacteria.
by Midwestern University
1.13.2017
9:51am
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1.13.2017
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Afflicted with congenital heart disease, Texas baby Lola Catron has already had two surgeries in her first three months of life.
by WFAA-TV
1.13.2017
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The study raises the uncomfortable possibility that some women who believe their lives were saved by mammograms were actually harmed by cancer screenings that led to surgery, radiation, and even chemotherapy that they didn’t need.
by Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
1.12.2017
9:57am
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The health care law expanded Medicaid to tens of thousands of previously uninsured patients, providing new revenue streams for rural hospitals, which often serve a poorer, sicker patient population.
by Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
1.12.2017
9:46am
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The number of organ transplants keeps growing, but it's partially fueled by an uptick in donors due to deaths related to the opioid epidemic.
by Newsy
1.12.2017
9:16am
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New research suggests that the ratio of serum stearic acid to palmitic acid could be a reliable marker in predicting diabetes remission outcomes after bariatric surgery and assessing the metabolic status.
by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
1.12.2017
8:22am
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A new study has found that using electronic health records (EHR) can improve the care patients receive after they leave the hospital and eliminate potential confusion among care providers and pharmacists.
by University of Missouri - Columbia
1.12.2017
7:31am
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Federal regulators warned this week that select cardiac devices made by St. Jude Medical could be accessed and modified by hackers -- including improperly pacing or shocking patient heartbeats or depleting the device's battery.
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