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Study: New Method is Just as Effective

May 1, 2015 11:05 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

“We’re following a very well-known path across medicine in terms of innovating. (We are) working with clinicians, working with technicians and trying to find a better way of doing things,” he explained.

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NeuroBlate System

May 1, 2015 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Monteris Medical provides two reduced diameter mini-probes for its NeuroBlate System, a minimally invasive robotic laser thermotherapy tool. These new mini-probes have a reduced outer diameter of 2.2 mm.  

Study Questions Quality of US Health Data

May 1, 2015 10:19 am | by John Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

"We found it's the Wild West," an expert says. "With a few notable exceptions, most registries are underdeveloped, underfunded and often are not based on sound scientific methodology."

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Fresh Whole Blood Reduces Possible Complications in Pediatric Heart Surgery Patients

May 1, 2015 10:13 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

Patients receiving blood or blood components face allergic and febrile (having symptoms of a fever) reactions, as well as serious complications such as lung injury and infectious disease.

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Fat Grafting for Butt Augmentation - Combined Technique Gives Good Results

May 1, 2015 10:05 am | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

Have you ever dreamed of taking fat from one area where you had a little too much, and transferring to somewhere you wanted a little more?

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Results Promising for Hepatitis C Patients Awaiting or Completing Liver Transplant

May 1, 2015 10:00 am | by University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio | News | Comments

"The problem for these patients is that unless the hepatitis C is cured, the virus continues circulating in their blood infecting the new liver, usually within a few months of transplant. One-third of them have cirrhosis again within five years," explained a professor.

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RevolutionaryCARE Reusable Pillows

April 30, 2015 4:00 pm | by Encompass Group, LLC | Encompass Group, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Encompass Group, LLC’s RevolutionaryCARE Reusable Pillows are a new alternative for hospital patients and extended care residents. This soft and supple reusable pillow delivers optimal comfort while providing exceptional value and longevity.

APIC, SHEA Agree with FDA's Rule

April 30, 2015 2:55 pm | by Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) | News | Comments

Since all infection prevention and control guidelines are evidence-based, it is important to stay up-to-date on safety and effectiveness data to protect healthcare personnel and their patients.

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Lung Volume Reduction Surgery For Emphysema Has Durable Benefits

April 30, 2015 9:06 am | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery | Articles | Comments

While traditionally emphysema has been treated medically, a surgical option, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), was introduced in 1993.

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Surgeons Set Sights on New Option

April 30, 2015 8:50 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

Now, Joseph and Jeff Dello Russo, a father and son team, are starting to research a new procedure that would eliminate the need for reading glasses.

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Journey from Diagnosis to Pediatric Epileptic Surgery

April 29, 2015 4:33 pm | by University of California-Los Angeles Health Sciences | News | Comments

The study points to the need to develop interventions that target and remediate these barriers to comprehensive epilepsy care for children.

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Why Do Obese Men Get Bariatric Surgery Less Than Women?

April 29, 2015 4:31 pm | by University of California-San Diego | News | Comments

Eighty percent of patients who undergo bariatric surgery, which involve procedures that either limit the amount of food that can be consumed or reduce food absorption, are female, despite equal rates of obesity among American men and women.

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Key to Reducing Surgical Pain May Already be in Your Hand

April 29, 2015 4:28 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Imagine a hand-held electronic device that could reduce pain and discomfort for patients, and allow doctors the freedom to use less medications to complement anesthesia. Now reach in your pocket, because chances are you already own one.

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RDS-30 Rapid Disinfection System

April 29, 2015 2:48 pm | by Spectra254 | Product Releases | Comments

The RDS-30 is an essential disinfection tool in a hospital's environmental program that is used to prevent the spread of deadly pathogens. 

Surgeon Cuts Into Innovation to Save a Life

April 29, 2015 11:06 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

Their idea was to use the Canady Hybrid Plasma Scalpel, which was released in 2011, to remove the tumors with the device that could simultaneously cut and coagulate body tissue. Then, with the new cold plasma tool, selectively target the cancer cells and spare normal tissue.  

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