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Bariatric Procedures Can Prevent Diabetes, C-Section

September 10, 2010 6:14 am | News | Comments

Obese women who have bariatric surgical procedures before pregnancy were three times less likely to develop gestational diabetes (GDM) than women who have bariatric operations after delivery, according to new research findings published in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons .

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New AAOS Guidelines For Hip And Knee Joint Infections

September 10, 2010 6:06 am | News | Comments

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recently approved and released an evidence-based clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infections of the hip and knee. A periprosthetic joint infection occurs when bacteria or other foreign organisms enter the wound during or at any point following joint replacement surgery, sometimes even years after surgery.

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Blog: Can Camera Phones Aid Diagnosis?

September 10, 2010 5:53 am | by Iltifat Husain | Articles | Comments

Dr. Neal Sikka, an Emergency Medicine physician at George Washington University, has a six-month study underway examining how accurately Emergency Medicine practitioners at George Washington University Hospital can diagnose wounds from patient generated cell phone images. Sikka told the Washington Post that it’s currently the largest (mobile health) study to look at acute wound care.

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Weight Loss Can Trigger Toxins

September 10, 2010 5:48 am | News | Comments

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. The survey is unique in that it combines interviews and physical examinations. Even more unique is that one report stemming from the survey and reported on in the International Journal of Obesity , indicates that the environmental pollutants trapped in fat cells could be released back into circulation when people shed a lot of weight.

Weight Loss Can Trigger Toxin Release

September 10, 2010 5:44 am | News | Comments

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. The survey is unique in that it combines interviews and physical examinations. Even more unique is that one report stemming from the survey and reported on in the International Journal of Obesity , indicates that the environmental pollutants trapped in fat cells could be released back into circulation when people shed a lot of weight.

Rainbow SET® Radical-7®

September 9, 2010 12:01 pm | Masimo Corp | Product Releases | Comments

The Radical-7 is a 3-in-1 (bedside, handheld, transport) Pulse CO-OximeterTM that features Masimo noninvasive and continuous total hemoglobin (SpHb®). It helps clinicians to quickly detect chronic or acute anemia, to identify occult bleeding earlier, and to manage blood transfusions more effectively.

Exceeding Suction Performance

September 9, 2010 5:51 am | News | Comments

  The Patented Via-Guard® Suction System works to exceed standard performance wherever reliable suction is needed. The Atraumatic Tip enhances suction and range of use. The Via-Guard® adds the convenience of instant conversion to poole suction.

Pot Goes Public

September 9, 2010 5:47 am | News | Comments

  A television station in California airs the first ad promoting medical marijuana.

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Brain Surgery Boot Camp

September 9, 2010 5:43 am | News | Comments

  Brain surgery boot camp is a new way of teaching neurosurgery residents how to operate before seeing the real thing in an OR.

Growing Pea Plant Removed From Man's Lung

September 9, 2010 5:39 am | Videos | Comments

It was not the diagnosis Ron Sveden was expecting. He had prepared himself to hear the words cancer and tumor. Instead, doctors told him he had a pea plant growing inside him. Sveden had been sick for months. He was already fighting emphysema, and when his health took a turn for the worse on Memorial Day, his wife called 911.

Cord Companion Duo

September 8, 2010 6:06 am | Progressive Dynamics Medical | Product Releases | Comments

The two-part device manages and routes necessary cords, cables, and tubing crossings lying near the surgical site. The T-channel box construction of the Cord Companion accepts cables running in several orientations and organizes and directs them away from the incision area.

Preventing Blood Clots During Brain Surgery

September 8, 2010 5:54 am | News | Comments

One of the most severe complications of brain surgery is a life-threatening blood clot in the lungs, or a pulmonary embolism. A Loyola University Health System study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery suggests that screening methods typically used to access the risk of pulmonary embolisms may fall short.

Robotic Head And Neck Surgery Preserves Speech, Prevents Scarring

September 8, 2010 5:46 am | News | Comments

An incisionless robotic surgical procedure is offering patients a new option to remove certain head and neck cancer tumors without visible scarring, while preserving speech and the ability to eat. Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit is among the first in the country to perform TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) using the da Vinci® Surgical System.

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Laparoscopic Surgery Gaining Support During Pregnancy

September 8, 2010 5:38 am | News | Comments

Even pregnant women get appendicitis, but worries about the fetus sometimes give patients and surgeons pause about whether to operate using popular, minimally invasive techniques. A new study by San Antonio surgeons looked at the results of both laparoscopic and open surgery on pregnant women over several years and found them equally safe and effective for removing both gallbladders and appendixes.

Skytron SolidCare Cabinetry

September 8, 2010 5:36 am | Skytron | Product Releases | Comments

Skytron SolidCare solid surface cabinetry and workstations are manufactured from DuPont Corian and offer a wide menu of vibrant, healing colors for the healthcare space. Unlike traditional cabinetry, SolidCare surfaces are without seams or crevices, eliminating places where potentially infectious microorganisms, such as Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococccus Aureus (MRSA), can otherwise hide.

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