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Tragedy Of Romanian Hospital Blaze Continues

August 17, 2010 6:42 am | News | Comments

Alina Wolfe Murray, AP A fourth baby died Tuesday and seven remained in critical condition following a fire at a Bucharest maternity hospital. Authorities launched an investigation to determine what caused the blaze late Monday at Giulesti maternity hospital. The accident provoked a wave of public indignation, throwing light on Romania's poorly funded and understaffed health system.

Diabetes Require Less Medication After Bariatric Surgery

August 17, 2010 6:33 am | News | Comments

Bariatric surgery appears to be associated with reduced use of medications and lower health care costs among patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Surgery . “From an epidemiological standpoint, once these diseases develop they are rarely reversed.

Safe Surgery With Limited Resources

August 17, 2010 6:21 am | News | Comments

The humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders performed close to 20,000 procedures in resource-limited settings between 2001 and 2008, with an operative death rate of only 0.2 percent, suggesting surgical care can be provided safely in these circumstances with appropriate minimum standards and protocols, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Surgery .

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Homecare After Hip Surgery Improves Recovery

August 17, 2010 6:08 am | News | Comments

Seniors who received home care after discharge from the hospital for partial hip surgery (hemiarthroplasty) were 43 percent less likely to die in the three months following the procedure, found a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal . However, less than 16 percent of elderly patients discharged home after partial hip surgery in the study group received home care.

Medtronic Acquires OsteoTech In Expanding Biologics Business

August 17, 2010 5:50 am | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. and Osteotech, Inc. have signed a definitive agreement under which Medtronic will acquire Osteotech for $6.50 per share in cash of Osteotech common stock. The total value of the transaction is expected to be approximately $123 million. Osteotech is a leader in the growing field of biologic products for regenerative healing, and has pioneered several technology platforms, including the Grafton® demineralized bone matrix, which has a growing body of evidence supporting its bone-generating capabilities.

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Human Patient Simulation Center Facilitates Medical Device Development

August 16, 2010 8:08 am | Articles | Comments

Designing and developing medical devices is a challenging business, and as America’s health care system evolves, Battelle creators are busy innovating new products. But the hurdles of the industry get higher all the time. That’s why Battelle turns to a hometown neighbor to get the process started easily.

Alarm Fatigue Can Cause Mistakes And Harm Patients

August 16, 2010 8:07 am | by Kevin Pho, MD | Articles | Comments

The hospital is never a quiet place. Walk through the wards on a typical day, and you’ll hear a cacophony of alarms, bells, and other tones coming from both computers and medical equipment. American Medical News recently discussed so-called “alarm fatigue.”  They cite a study showing find that “16,934 alarms sounded in [a medical] unit during an 18-day period.

HD Camera

August 16, 2010 8:07 am | MAQUET Medical Systems USA | Product Releases | Comments

The Orchide HD Camera from MAQUET allows the surgical team to share images in full-HD quality. Features of the camera include: Picture quality of 2 Mio pixels. Realistic 3D images. High color accuracy to distinguish subtle differences in color and texture, as in direct non video-assisted vision.

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HD Recording Device

August 16, 2010 8:06 am | Sony Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Sony introduces the HVO-1000MD HD Digital Recorder, a versatile new high definition (HD)/standard definition (SD) video medical recording solution that combines superior image quality with a range of innovative features for enhanced workflow and ease-of-use. The company plans to release the product in third quarter.

Live Donor Liver Death Fuels Investigation

August 16, 2010 6:50 am | News | Comments

Ivan Moreno, AP A Colorado hospital said that it has temporarily suspended live donor liver transplants while it investigates the death of a South Dakota man who donated part of his liver to his brother. The death would be Colorado's first of a live liver donor and the fourth in the country if it's ruled it was a result of the procedure, according to the United Network of Organ Sharing.

Connecticut Tax Credit Could Spur Surgical Innovation

August 16, 2010 6:40 am | News | Comments

Stephen Singer, AP Finding investors in a weak economy is never easy, but John Marano hopes a new Connecticut tax credit will persuade some to take a chance with his medical equipment manufacturing company. Marano, president and CEO of Vascular Insights, which manufactures and sells equipment to treat varicose veins without surgery, anesthesia and hospital stays, said he's looking to the new state tax credit to attract more investors to the company.

Brain Surgery Could Help Fight Diabetes

August 16, 2010 6:31 am | News | Comments

by Pohla Smith, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The study about the effects of surgery to decompress an artery pressing on the medulla oblongata was published in Surgical Neurology International. The medulla oblongata is responsible for, among other things, function of the pancreas, which is involved in the production of insulin.

Obesity Rates On Decline For Some Adolescent Groups

August 16, 2010 6:26 am | News | Comments

Obesity rates have started to decline and level off for many adolescents, but continue to increase for certain racial and ethnic minorities, according to a new UCSF-led study. The evidence of increasing racial disparities for obesity underscores the need for more tailored intervention programs and policies that target high-risk groups, the authors conclude.

Medical Errors Cost U.S. $19.5B Annually

August 13, 2010 7:17 am | News | Comments

Findings from a new study released today estimate that measurable medical errors cost the U.S. economy $19.5 billion in 2008. Commissioned by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and completed by consultants with Milliman, Inc., the report used claims data to provide an actuarially sound measurement of costs for avoidable medical injuries.

How Good Are Foreign-Trained Doctors?

August 13, 2010 7:17 am | by Pauline W. Chen, MD | Articles | Comments

One night during my training, over dinner in the hospital cafeteria, a fellow resident and I had a discussion about the situation of one of our professors. Known for his blistering teaching sessions, this senior surgeon possessed the uncanny ability to sniff out lapses in memory or judgment among doctors-in-training.

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