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Overdose Risks Pit the FDA Against Pain Killer Manufacturer

September 11, 2015 11:21 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal health advisers have overwhelmingly voted against a proposed painkiller.


ESP Award Nominee: Focal Therapeutics' BioZorb

September 11, 2015 11:13 am | by Focal Therapeutics | Product Releases | Comments

Focal Therapeutics' BioZorb was nominated for Surgical Products' 2015 Excellence in Surgical Products Awards.


Study: Alzheimer's Disease Transmitted with Surgical Instruments

September 11, 2015 11:08 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | News | Comments

This troubling find has researchers scrambling for more data. 


Endoscopic Surgery Improves Quality of Life for Patients with Chronic Issues

September 11, 2015 10:37 am | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

The endoscopic sinus surgery helped patients. 


Relapsing Post-Transplant May Not Be End for Leukemia Patients

September 11, 2015 10:34 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

There is currently no effective treatment for this stage of leukemia, and patients have only a 5 percent chance of survival over five years.


MIS Procedures Decrease After FDA Guidelines

September 11, 2015 10:29 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

The FDA guidelines followed concerns that the technique could potentially spread unsuspected tumors that appeared as benign fibroids.


Preventative Surgery Could be Thing of the Past

September 11, 2015 10:24 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

Women at high risk of developing breast cancer may have another option. 


Biopsy System Results in Increased Inter-Observer Agreement Rates

September 10, 2015 11:40 am | by Marketwired | News | Comments

The 3-D computer-assisted biopsy creates a clearer image for clinicians. 


ESP Award Nominee: Applied Medical’s Alexis Contained Extraction System

September 10, 2015 11:16 am | by Applied Medical | Applied Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Medical’s Alexis Contained Extraction System was nominated for Surgical Products' 2015 Excellence in Surgical Products Awards.


Senior Surgeons Nabbed in Harassment Report

September 10, 2015 10:06 am | by Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | News | Comments

About half of younger surgeons said they'd been sexually harassed, bullied or suffered discrimination. 


Post-Op Delirium Impacts Outcomes

September 10, 2015 9:43 am | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

Delirium contributed significantly to several adverse outcomes, including length of stay and hospital readmission, for elderly patients. 


Infection Rate Drops When Facility Uses UVD Technology

September 10, 2015 9:35 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | News | Comments

For about a year, the hospital added UV disinfection technology to the standard cleaning of rooms.


2.2 Percent of Patients Needed Revision Surgery After Procedure

September 10, 2015 9:22 am | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

Experts say surgeons need to be the drivers of change. 


Study: Minority Patients Receive Less Information When Making Medical Decisions

September 10, 2015 9:16 am | by Boston University Medical Center | News | Comments

All patients need to be provided detailed information about their care, an expert said. 


Experts: Unproven Stem Cell Procedures Need More Oversight

September 10, 2015 9:08 am | by Matthew Perrone, Associated Press | News | Comments

The surgical procedures haven't been FDA cleared. 



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