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IBM’s Watson Takes On Brain Cancer

March 28, 2014 2:57 pm | by IBM | Articles | Comments

IBM's Watson cognitive computing system will be designed to analyze the genomic data from a small group of patients diagnosed with glioblastoma, one of the most aggressive and malignant brain cancers. Also the most common type of brain cancer in adults, glioblastoma kills more than 13,000 Americans each year...

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2-in-1 CHG Skin Cleansing Kit

March 28, 2014 2:38 pm | by Aplicare | Product Releases | Comments

The new Aplicare 2-in-1 CHG Skin Cleansing Kit is an easy-to-use kit for reducing bacteria on the skin prior to surgery. Two single use packs, attached via a perforated seal, contain the essentials for the two pre-procedural CHG showers recommended by AORN.

Study: Married Folks Have Fewer Heart Problems

March 28, 2014 2:04 pm | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced, or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem. This was true at any age, for women as well as for men, and regardless of other heart disease risk factors they had such as high cholesterol or diabetes, researchers found...

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Eleven-Year-Old Boy Wants His Leg Amputated

March 28, 2014 1:47 pm | by CNN | Videos | Comments

An 11-year-old California boy with fragile bones wants to get part of his leg amputated so he can be more active. Amit Vigoda was born with a rare bone disorder, and doctors have suggested amputating the limb from the time he was born. The boy and his parents didn't want to go through with the procedure, but now it looks like it will happen...

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2014 Surgical Expansion Survey

March 28, 2014 1:37 pm | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

There are more than 7,500 hospitals in the United States today, and based on exclusive findings from two recent surveys of the Surgical Products readership, about half of them have experienced a construction project at their facility during the last three years and a little more than a third are in the midst of an expansion effort right now...

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Practicing In A Post-ACA World

March 28, 2014 1:18 pm | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

The debate is over... The Affordable Care Act is law and the effects of the controversial, landmark legislation are beginning to take shape. Now all that’s left for the hospitals to do is react accordingly...       

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Gut Metabolism Changes -- Not Stomach Size -- Linked To Success Of Certical Sleeve Gastrectomy

March 28, 2014 1:06 pm | News | Comments

It's not the size of the stomach that causes weight loss after a specific type of bariatric surgery, but rather a change in the gut metabolism, say researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC), the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center...

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Clemson Researcher Touts Surgical Safety Checklist To Save Lives

March 28, 2014 1:00 pm | by Clemson University | News | Comments

Clemson University research assistant professor Ashley Kay Childers has been selected to participate in a forum to discuss quality improvement programs in U.S. hospitals that reduce preventable readmissions, prevent medical errors, improve patient outcomes, and cut costs...

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VisiClear Surgical Smoke Plume Evacuator

March 28, 2014 12:46 pm | by Buffalo Filter | Buffalo Filter | Product Releases | Comments

Buffalo Filter is pleased to announce the VisiClear Surgical Smoke Plume Evacuator. VisiClear offers the latest in technology, resulting in a quiet, safe, and intuitive surgical smoke plume evacuator.

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GAMMEX Non-Latex PI Micro Surgical Gloves

March 28, 2014 10:54 am | by Ansell | Ansell | Product Releases | Comments

The GAMMEX Non-Latex PI Micro surgical gloves from Ansell offer exceptional dexterity, tactical sensitivity, and at the same time, outstanding strength and barrier protection. It is ideal for delicate procedures without the risks associated with natural rubber latex sensitization.

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The GStirrup

March 28, 2014 10:45 am | by Frontier Medical Innovations | Product Releases | Comments

The GStirrup is a patient positioning tool which easily slips over footrests on your current exam table. The GStirrup provides the patient with comfort and stability when doing in-office procedures in the lithotomy position. No tools are required, and it is portable between offices and exam rooms.

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Hospital Ratings Show Likelihood Of Quality Care All Over The Map

March 28, 2014 10:34 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The latest research from Consumer Reports finds that some hospitals in the United States are much better than others at avoiding mistakes that put patients at risk...                           

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New Guidance System Could Improve Minimally-Invasive Surgery

March 28, 2014 10:23 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

“In this work, we devised an imaging method that could overcome traditional barriers in precision and workflow. Rather than adding complicated tracking systems and special markers to the already busy surgical scene, we realized a method in which the imaging system is the tracker and the patient is the marker,” says Jeffrey Siewerdsen, Ph.D., a professor of biomedical engineering in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine...

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Anti-Clotting Agent Helps Reduce The Incidence And Impact Of Stent Thrombosis During PCI

March 28, 2014 10:07 am | News | Comments

CHAMPION PHOENIX was a prospective, double-blind, active-controlled trial which randomized 11,145 patients to receive intravenous cangrelor or oral clopidogrel administered at the time of PCI. In a previous analysis presented at TCT 2013 and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, cangrelor significantly reduced periprocedural and 30-day ischemic events in patients undergoing PCI...

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Research Shows Gastric Surgery Halves Risk Of Heart Attack In Obese People

March 28, 2014 10:02 am | News | Comments

New research published today in the International Journal of Cardiology reviewed data from 14 studies involving more than 29,000 patients who underwent bariatric surgery. It reveals that death rates were reduced by 40 percent, and that heart attacks in particular were reduced by half – compared to obese people who did not have surgery...

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