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2014 ESP Award Submission:OR Environmental Hygiene Program

July 2, 2014 1:22 pm | by Ecolab Healthcare | Ecolab | Product Releases | Comments

Ecolab’s EnCompass Environmental Hygiene Program with CleanOp Surgical Room Turnover Kits provides healthcare facilities with a complete solution to improve cleaning efficiency and effectiveness, and increase patient safety.

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Sam's Journey With Epilepsy Surgery

July 2, 2014 12:48 pm | Videos | Comments

In fifth grade, Sam was diagnosed with a brain tumor accompanied by seizures. Even after a surgery that removed the brain tumor, the seizures still persisted...                                    

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Aurora Spine Announces First Surgery Using TiNano Interbody Cage

July 2, 2014 12:33 pm | by Marketwired | News | Comments

Aurora Spine Corporation announced today the first surgery using the Discovery™ interbody cage with TiNano™ plasma spray coating. The surgery, a multi-level case, was performed at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, CA by Dr. Neville Alleyne...

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Unapproved Device Buys Time For New Pair Of Lungs

July 2, 2014 12:14 pm | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Jon Sacker was near death, too sick for doctors to attempt the double lung transplant he so desperately needed. His only chance: An experimental machine that essentially works like dialysis for the lungs...                                

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NIH Creates Network To Tackle Mysterious Diseases

July 2, 2014 12:06 pm | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The government is expanding its "mystery disease" program, funding a network at six universities around the country to help diagnose patients with diseases so rare they've been told they're undiagnosable...                

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DIY Plastic Surgery Leads To Horrific Injuries

July 2, 2014 12:03 pm | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Apryl Brown lived a life as a successful hair stylist, owning a salon. When she was not working at her shop, she was raising her two daughters...                                                  

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Squid Sucker Ring Teeth Material Could Aid Reconstructive Surgery

July 2, 2014 10:48 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

In a study published in the journal ACS Nano, researchers report that the proteins in these teeth could form the basis for a new generation of strong, but malleable, materials that could someday be used for reconstructive surgery, eco-friendly packaging and many other applications...

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Healthcare Reform Champions Kit

July 2, 2014 10:35 am | by PDI | Pdi-Professional Disposables International | Product Releases | Comments

PDI recently released its new Healthcare Reform Champion's Kit. This kit is a digital educational tool designed to explain key components of the recent Healthcare Reform legislation.

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First Order For Renaissance System With Brain Module

July 2, 2014 10:18 am | by Mazor Robotics Ltd. | News | Comments

Mazor Robotics Ltd., a developer of innovative guidance systems and complementary products, announced today that it has received the first order for its Renaissance system since the commercial launch of the brain surgery module...     

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Bringing The Bling To Antibacterials

July 2, 2014 10:12 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Bacteria love to colonize surfaces inside your body, but they have a hard time getting past your rugged, salty skin. Surgeries to implant medical devices often give such bacteria the opportunity needed to gain entry into the body cavity, allowing the implants themselves to act then as an ideal growing surface for biofilms...

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3D Printer Makes Parts For Ankle Replacement Surgery

July 2, 2014 10:00 am | by KSAT 12 News | Videos | Comments

A 3D printer is taking the pain out of the joint and giving patients a much easier stride. Bettye Dube said she had sprained her ankle before, but a stumble while on vacation in Jamaica was something she'd never experienced...       

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Size Matters In Capsule Endoscopy

July 2, 2014 9:45 am | by Coto Technology | News | Comments

Advances in medical diagnostics and electronic miniaturization have led to the development of a technology known as capsule endoscopy, the little pill that offers big opportunities for the diagnosis and treatment of all manner of GI tract conditions...

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Cuts To Unnecessary Blood Testing Bring Decreases In Healthcare Spending

July 2, 2014 9:11 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center used two relatively simple tactics to significantly reduce the number of unnecessary blood tests to assess symptoms of heart attack and chest pain and to achieve a large decrease in patient charges...

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Weekend Emergency Surgeries Deadlier For Children

July 2, 2014 9:04 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Children who undergo simple emergency surgeries, such as hernia repairs or appendix removals, on weekends are more likely to suffer complications and even die when compared to children getting the same kind of treatment during the week, according to results of a Johns Hopkins Children's Center study...

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OB VTE Safety Checklist Recommendations Well-Received At NPSF Congress

July 1, 2014 10:56 am | by Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety | News | Comments

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety (PPAHS) joined hundreds of other impassioned attendees in Orlando, Florida to attend the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Class from May 14 through May 16, 2014...            

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