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A Nurse And The System To Deal With Medical Errors

December 15, 2010 5:17 am | by Mary Lynn Summer | Articles | Comments

Liver Transplant For Bile Duct Cancer Improves Survival

December 15, 2010 5:16 am | News | Comments

In what is a rare occurrence for all but a handful of U.S. medical centers, Mayo Clinic in Arizona is treating a life-threatening cancer of the bile duct by performing a liver transplant — an aggressive protocol that is exhibiting dramatic increases in survival rates, offering new hope for patients with this complex disease.

Multi-Groove Base Plate

December 15, 2010 5:16 am | Innovative Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

0 Innovative Medical Products announces the Multi-Groove Base Plate, eliminating the need for OR personnel to move a patient into an exact orientation on the base plate without compromising patient stability during hip surgery. The multiple-groove plate gives OR personnel more flexibility and positioning options than a single-groove plate.

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Delaying Surgical Procedures Increases Infection Risk And Costs

December 15, 2010 5:15 am | News | Comments

Delaying elective surgical procedures after a patient has been admitted to the hospital significantly increases the risk of infectious complications and raises hospital costs, according to the results of a new study in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. The occurrence of infection following surgical procedures continues to be a major source of morbidity and expense despite extensive prevention efforts that have been implemented through educational programs, clinical guidelines and hospital-based policies.

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BeamPath®-GYN CO2 Laser Fiber

December 15, 2010 5:13 am | Omniguide, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

OmniGuide, Inc. announces it has expanded its BeamPath® CO2 laser fiber technology into the Gynecology (GYN) market with the availability of the flexible BeamPath-GYN. The BeamPath-GYN fiber is designed to enhance the safety and precision needed by surgeons in gynecology and is suitable for procedures such as laparoscopic endometriosis treatment, lower genital condyloma and dysplasia, and myomectomy.

DNA Test Predicts Curve Progression In Scoliosis Patients

December 14, 2010 11:11 am | Depuy Spine, Inc. | News | Comments

A new study shows the SCOLISCORE™ AIS Prognostic Test, a DNA test to determine the likelihood of curve progression in children with mild adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), an abnormal curvature of the spine, is 99 percent accurate in predicting which children are least likely to progress to a severe curve (Cobb Angle of 40 degrees or more).

Pilot Duped Thousands With Fake M.D. Claim

December 14, 2010 5:31 am | News | Comments

Marilynn Marchione, AP He seemed like Superman, able to guide jumbo jets through perilous skies and tiny tubes through blocked arteries. As a cardiologist and United Airlines captain, William Hamman taught doctors and pilots ways to keep hearts and planes from crashing. He shared millions in grants, had university and hospital posts, and bragged of work for prestigious medical groups.

Teeth Pulled, Transplant Called Off

December 14, 2010 5:19 am | News | Comments

Carla K. Johnson, AP In Illinois, a pharmacist closes his business because of late Medicaid payments. In Arizona, a young father's liver transplant is canceled because Medicaid suddenly won't pay for it. In California, dentists pull teeth that could be saved because Medicaid doesn't pay for root canals.

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High Levels Of Good Cholesterol Associated With Lower Alzheimer's Risk

December 14, 2010 5:09 am | News | Comments

High levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as "good" cholesterol, appear to be associated with a reduced risk for Alzheimer's disease in older adults, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Neurology , one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Dyslipidemia [high total cholesterol and triglycerides] and late-onset Alzheimer's disease are highly frequent in western societies," the authors write as background information in the article.

Challenging Cases In Hernia Repair

December 14, 2010 5:05 am | by David Earle, MD, FACS, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Baystate Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine | Product Releases | Comments

One of my most challenging hernia case was a gentleman in his 40s who had undergone a Hartmann's procedure for perforated diverticulitis and subsequent colostomy closure. He developed a large midline hernia as well as a hernia at the old stoma site in the left lower quadrant.

Challenging Cases In Hernia Repair

December 14, 2010 5:05 am | by David Earle, MD, FACS, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Baystate Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine | Articles | Comments

One of my most challenging hernia case was a gentleman in his 40s who had undergone a Hartmann's procedure for perforated diverticulitis and subsequent colostomy closure. He developed a large midline hernia as well as a hernia at the old stoma site in the left lower quadrant.

So You Want to Be a Clinical Investigator

December 14, 2010 4:58 am | by Dr. Wes | Articles | Comments

Young doctors raised in the sheltered environment of hospital systems are finding the foray into a private practice setting increasingly anxiety-provoking thanks to the economic uncertainty of such a practice due to the recent health care reform legislation. Consequently, many are turning to clinical research as an alternative career path.

Gradient Temperature Technology

December 14, 2010 4:58 am | Cincinnati Sub-Zero | Product Releases | Comments

The Blanketrol® III’s “Gradient Temperature Technology” has programmable and pre-set variable gradient temperature selection. This technology from Cincinnati Sub-Zero can be utilized in both the cooling and heating mode, allowing for rapid or gradual patient temperature management control.

Simplify Video Integration

December 14, 2010 4:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

NDS Surgical Imaging introduces ConnectOR™ G2, a compact all-in-one appliance designed to deliver the functionality of a typical a/v rack. Taking the complexity out of OR video integration, ConnectOR G2 simplifies video conversion, image scaling, and switching. This unique appliance will also stream live HD video over IP networks.

God Of Sight

December 14, 2010 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Looking back at 2010, in this Feb.13, 2010 file photo, Raj Kaliya Dhanuk lies still on a bed with weights on her eye after receiving local anesthesia at Hetauda community eye hospital, Hetauda, about 40 kilometers (18 miles) south of Katmandu, Nepal. Dhanuk and more than 500 others, most of whom have never seen a doctor before, have traveled for days by bicycle, motorbike, bus and even on their relatives' backs to reach Dr.

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