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New Record-Sharing Portal Simplifies Care

May 14, 2010 6:38 am | News | Comments

A new internet-based physician health portal that will allow for instant sharing of medical records between doctors is the latest expansion of the affiliation between The Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Head and Neck Cancer Center and ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP, the largest ear, nose and throat, allergy and audiology practice in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

New Test Predicts Surgical Outcomes For Older Patients

May 14, 2010 6:27 am | News | Comments

A simple, 10-minute “frailty” test administered to older patients before they undergo surgery can predict with great certainty their risk for complications, how long they will stay in the hospital and whether they are likely to end up in a nursing home afterward, new research from Johns Hopkins suggests.

Surgeons Remove Piece Of Concrete From Haitian Girl’s Brain

May 13, 2010 7:06 am | Videos | Comments

Cmdr. Jerry Berman, a Navy surgeon, Dr. Henri R. Ford, Los Angles Pediatric Hospital Surgeon-in-Chief originally from Haiti, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a CNN medical correspondent and practicing neurosurgeon, and Lt. Cmdr. Kathryn Berndt, a Navy surgeon, perform surgery on a 12-year-old Haitian girl with a severe head injury aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

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Minimally Invasive Surgery With DaVinci

May 13, 2010 7:06 am | Videos | Comments

Informational video featuring minimally invasive cardiac surgery using the DaVinci Robot at Upstate Medical University, University Hospital in Syracuse, NY.

Electronic Medical Record At Hunterdon Healthcare

May 13, 2010 7:05 am | Videos | Comments

Hunterdon Healthcare exists to prevent disease, illness and injury; to seek cures; relieve pain; give comfort; and inspire a healthy way of living. Hunterdon Medical Center, the flagship hospital, is acknowledged as a leader in developing comprehensive medical and health care services.

Health Informatics Improves Care At VA

May 13, 2010 7:04 am | Videos | Comments

In order to retrieve records faster and manage data better, the VA in Portland, Oregon applies digital technology in research, teaching, patient care, and the delivery of services to support high quality care.

Pinpointing Your Errors

May 12, 2010 9:53 am | by Amanda McGowan, editor | Product Releases | Comments

Errors happen in any facility at one time or another. Health care professionals are human and as such, mistakes happen. After talking with professionals in the medical field, it seems that often, when a negative outcome occurs due to an error, infection, etc., it’s difficult to specify the root cause of the problem.

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Catheter-Based Procedure Offers Non-Surgical Option

May 12, 2010 8:28 am | News | Comments

An innovative catheter-based procedure is providing relief to patients who suffer from shortness of breath and fluid overload as the result of a severely leaky heart valve, but who are too sick for open-chest surgery, according to a study presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions.

TIMEOUT, Or Just A Waste Of Time?

May 12, 2010 8:19 am | by Stephen Lober, MD and Sean Berry, CNOR | Articles | Comments

Dr. Stephen Lober The surgical TIMEOUT is now a standard component of the Universal Protocol for the prevention of wrong-site surgeries.  In theory, it represents the last firewall between the patient and an untoward surgical mishap, acting as a final confirmation amongst the entire surgical team regarding what is about to transpire surgically.

Disposable Suction Solution

May 12, 2010 8:18 am | SurgiMark, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The unique disposable Standard Via-Guard® from SurgiMark, Inc. alternates clog-free Tip and AdjustaFlo® Poole suction. It helps clear fluids faster, saves time, cuts inventory and lowers costs. Additional features include: The availability of a clog-free standard tip or poole suction.

Multi-Purpose Wheelchair Scale

May 12, 2010 8:17 am | Scale-Tronix, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Scale-Tronix, Inc. offers its Model 6702W high-capacity, multi-purpose electronic wheelchair scale for non-ambulatory patients. According to the company, features include: An oversized weighing platform that measures a generous 28 x 32 and can be used with wheelchairs, chairs or as a stand-on scale.

Israel Denies Surgery To Hamas Affiliate

May 12, 2010 8:11 am | News | Comments

Karoun Demirjian, AP Israel has barred a cousin of an assassinated Hamas operative from entering from Gaza for medical care, though the man’s doctors warn his life is in danger. Mohammed al-Mabhouh, 56, is the cousin of senior Hamas figure Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who was assassinated in Dubai in January in a hit local authorities blame on Israel’s Mossad spy agency.

For Health Or Ratings, Live Surgery Hits Morning TV

May 12, 2010 7:54 am | News | Comments

David Bauder, AP Surgery at breakfast time is the latest odd television trend. ABC weatherman Sam Champion had skin cancer cells removed from his shoulder live on Good Morning America this morning, publicizing his own health issues to make viewers more aware of their own. All three network morning shows have gone into operating rooms or doctors' offices the past two months.

FDA Pushes Healthcare Providers To Report Misleading Drug Ads

May 12, 2010 6:26 am | News | Comments

Matthew Perrone, AP The Food and Drug Administration said it will begin asking doctors to keep an eye out for misleading drug advertisements as part of the agency's latest effort to police the pharmaceutical industry's multibillion-dollar marketing machine. The agency's bad ad program urges doctors to report ads and sales pitches that violate FDA rules.

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