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Cardinal Health Offers $1.94 Billion For J&J Business Unit

March 2, 2015 11:53 am | News | Comments

Cardinal Health is offering to buy a unit of Johnson & Johnson that makes heart devices for approximately $1.94 billion.

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Study: Participating in ACS NSQIP Provides Surgical Outcome Improvements Over Time

March 2, 2015 11:47 am | by American College Of Surgeons | News | Comments

A new study finds that the majority of hospitals in the program continue to see improvements over time.

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LogiQuip: More Efficient Storage

March 2, 2015 11:41 am | by LogiQuip | Product Releases | Comments

LogiQuip's latest product line additions offer the storage and accessories that are needed to implement Kanban inventory management.

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Overcoming Obstacles to Surgical Plume Evacuation: What’s Stopping You?

March 2, 2015 11:35 am | by Buffalo Filter | Articles | Comments

A New Continuing Nursing Education Activity Sponsored by Buffalo Filter.

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One in Three Women Could Be Spared Chronic Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery

February 27, 2015 12:53 pm | by St. Michael's Hospital | News | Comments

One in every three women undergoing a mastectomy could potentially be spared chronic post-operative pain if anesthesiologists used a regional anesthetic technique in combination with standard care, according to a new study.

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Study: Many Transplant Surgeons Suffer Burnout

February 27, 2015 12:47 pm | by Henry Ford Health System | News | Comments

Despite saving thousands of lives yearly, nearly half of organ transplant surgeons report a low sense of personal accomplishment and 40 percent feel emotionally exhausted, according to a national study on transplant surgeon burnout.

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Better Insurance Access Leads to More Hip, Knee Replacements Among Minorities

February 27, 2015 12:35 pm | by Boston University Medical Center | News | Comments

Researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found that the expansion of insurance coverage in Massachusetts increased the number of elective knee and hip replacement procedures by 4.7 percent, with greater increases among black and Hispanic patients.

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Chemo Before Operation Increases Likelihood of Breast Preservation

February 27, 2015 12:11 pm | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

Patients with larger malignant tumors of the breast who undergo chemotherapy before a breast cancer operation are more likely to opt for a breast-preserving procedure and forgo a mastectomy according to a new study.

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New Council Formed to Reduce Surgical Plume

February 27, 2015 12:05 pm | by International Council on Surgical Plume | News | Comments

A new non-profit council has recently formed with a mission to finally rid the world’s operating environments of surgical smoke plume once and for all.

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Call for Study on Anesthesia's Potential Risk to Babies

February 26, 2015 1:47 pm | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and toddlers.

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Suit Filed Against Scope Maker in Superbug Infection

February 26, 2015 1:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A patient has sued the maker of a medical scope linked to the outbreak of a superbug at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Breakthrough Breast Cancer Device Focused on Tumor Tracking

February 26, 2015 1:36 pm | by Noble Hospital | News | Comments

A Noble Hospital breast surgeon is championing a new device that improves the treatment of breast cancers after lumpectomy surgery.

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Proposed ASTM Guide Will Aid Development of Hip Replacement Systems

February 26, 2015 1:24 pm | by ASTM | News | Comments

A proposed new ASTM guide will provide a standardized method for measuring the safety and effectiveness of hip replacements while also fostering a less-burdensome approach to the design, review and FDA approval of clinical trials and insurance coverage decisions involving these products.

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One-Minute Test Predicts How Well a Patient May Recover After an Operation

February 26, 2015 1:19 pm | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

Surgical team discovers that a shortened test to assess frailty can help determine which surgical patients are most at risk for complications.

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EC Series Blanket Warming Cabinets

February 26, 2015 12:16 pm | by Enthermics Medical Systems | Enthermics Medical Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Enthermics Medical Systems is announcing the release of its EC Series blanket warmers with the addition of features designed for convenience and ease of use.

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