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Acne Bug Could Be The Source Of Other Infections

January 12, 2011 4:58 am | News | Comments

Previously, researchers thought the detection of P. acnes at the site of infections was due to contamination from the skin. For example, an infection at a site within the body after surgery, could have been caused by bacteria transferred to an open wound from the skin during an operation. However, recent research has contradicted this, suggesting P.

U.S.'s First Accredited Robotic Surgery Training Institute

January 12, 2011 4:50 am | News | Comments

Roswell Park Cancer Institute near Buffalo, NY has received the first accreditation in this country as a training institute in robot-assisted surgery.The accreditation from the Societe Internationale d’Urologie (SIU) allows the hospital to participate in a scholarship program for young urologists, providing for three-month mini fellowships.

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Biological Joints Could Replace Artificial Joints Soon

January 11, 2011 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

University of Missouri researchers are part of team that has successfully regenerated complete shoulder joint surfaces using the patient’s own cells . January 11, 2011 Artificial joint replacements can drastically change a patient’s quality of life.

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The Doctor vs. The Computer

January 11, 2011 6:04 am | by Danielle, Ofri, MD | Articles | Comments

Electronic medical records promise efficiency, safety and productivity in the switch from paper to computer. But there are glitches, as a patient of mine recently brought to light. My patient needs prostate surgery. It is my job, as his internist, to estimate the risks this surgery poses, decide whether he can proceed with the surgery and make recommendations for his medical management before and after the operation.

Innovative Solution For Count Sheets

January 11, 2011 5:59 am | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

There is concern with keeping count sheets inside of instrument containers. Now, Healthmark provides the Count Sheet Holder. Simply slide the sheet through the die cut slots of the polypropylene-made holder. The convenient self mounting design of the holder is easily looped through the handle of the container.

One Year After Haiti Devastation, Doctors To Perform Life-Saving Surgery

January 11, 2011 5:52 am | News | Comments

The devastating earthquakes that struck Haiti last January saved at least one life – that of Lovely Ajuste, a Port-au-Prince teen.  Ms. Ajuste sought treatment for a severe cough and shortness of breath in the days following the disaster that has left her homeless. Mahalia Desruisseaux, M.

5-Year Outcomes On Radiosurgery Favorable For Prostate Cancer

January 11, 2011 5:51 am | News | Comments

Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), in the field of radiosurgery, announces the first published five-year outcomes on low risk prostate cancer patients treated with the CyberKnife@ Robotic Radiosurgery System. The multi-center study, published in the January 10, 2011 issue of Radiation Oncology, found that 93 percent of patients had no recurrence of their cancer at a median follow-up of five years, a rate that compares favorably to results obtained with other treatment modalities, including surgery and conventional radiation therapy.

AHA: Require Students To Get CPR Training

January 11, 2011 5:51 am | News | Comments

Jamie Stengle, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Learning CPR at school has given 14-year-old Olivia Frierson more confidence when she babysits or helps out at a church nursery. "I'm not as worried if something would happen," said Olivia, a ninth-grader at Shaker Heights High School in suburban Cleveland.

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Congresswoman Raises 2 Fingers, Gives Thumbs-up

January 11, 2011 5:50 am | News | Comments

Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Doctors treating U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said Monday the congresswoman was responding to verbal commands by raising two fingers of her left hand and even managed to give a thumbs-up. Giffords, 40, is in critical condition in the intensive care unit of Tucson's University Medical Center after she was shot through the head Saturday during a meet-and-greet with voters outside a supermarket.

New Rules May Help Increase Home Dialysis

January 10, 2011 6:53 am | News | Comments

Alicia Chang, AP Rodney Sokoloski used to get up before dawn three times a week and drive two hours from his high desert home to the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance to get hooked up to a dialysis machine. The blood-cleansing treatment was time-consuming and often left him feeling drained even before his workday began.

Doctor's Ordeal: A Different View Of Somalia

January 10, 2011 6:43 am | News | Comments

Farah Abdi Warsame & Katharine Houreld, AP Dr. Hawa Abdi has treated sick and wounded Somalis since 1983, through famine and civil war. But it only took one day for Islamist rebels to wreck her life's work. And only a week for her to rediscover an older, more civil Somali society that has survived despite the horrors that have beset her east African homeland.

Optimistic Outlook, Long Recovery For Arizona Rep.

January 10, 2011 6:25 am | News | Comments

Amanda Lee Myers & Lauran Neergaard, AP Recovering from a gunshot wound to the head depends on the bullet's path, and while doctors are optimistic about Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' odds, it can take months to tell the damage. Doctors say the bullet traveled the length of the left side of the Arizona congresswoman's brain, entering the back of the skull and exiting the front.

Web-Based Curriculum Improves Resident's Healthcare IQ

January 10, 2011 6:13 am | News | Comments

According to a report published in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons , surgery residents improved their knowledge of health care business concepts and principles with the use of a web-based curriculum. The expectation is for residents to “demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care, as well as the ability to call effectively on other resources in the system to provide optimal health care.

Radiosurgery Can Help With OCD

January 10, 2011 5:56 am | News | Comments

According to a study in the January issue of Neurosurgery, patients with extremely severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) may find relief with radiosurgery procedures. Dr. Douglas Kondziolka and colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh report promising results in three patients with very severe, "medically refractory" OCD.

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Chronic Open Abdomen With Fistula

January 10, 2011 5:41 am | by Dietmar Wittmann, MD, PhD, FACS | Articles | Comments

Patient's Age: 63 Case Year: 1995 Number of STAR Entries: 10 Diagnoses Keywords: Fistula, Diverticulitis, Hernia History Abdomen with Colostomy, Hernia and Fistula Two years prior to transfer to our institution the patient underwent a Hartmann’s operation for diffuse peritonitis from perforated diverticular abscess of the sigmoid colon.

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