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In 2015, rates for 8 of the 10 leading causes of death rose, and the U.S. seems to be settling into a trend of no improvement at all.
by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer
12.9.2016
10:05am
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Problem-solving doesn't stop once the equipment is in place.
by Mark Horvath, VP of Global Customer Care, Stryker Corporation's Instruments Division
12.9.2016
10:04am
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The low-cost device was tested in Spain on six people with quadriplegia affecting their ability to grasp or manipulate objects.
by Frank Jordans, Associated Press
12.9.2016
9:59am
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Medtronic is the first and only company to receive approval for a ChEVAR indication, providing an off-the-shelf option for patients with complex aneurysms.
by Medtronic
12.9.2016
9:58am
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Using medical skin glue to hold hospital drips in place significantly reduced the need to replace them due to infection, pain, blockage, or falling out.
by Emergency Medicine Foundation of Australia
12.9.2016
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A new Senate Finance Committee report strongly condemns the practice of concurrent surgeries and calls for giving patients more authority to reject it.
12.8.2016
9:45am
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The Los Angeles Times reports that the bill would require doctors to record on death certificates whether so-called "superbugs" played a role.
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12.8.2016
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Miscommunications during physician handoffs have been associated with problems in patient care, including medical errors.
by University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
12.8.2016
9:30am
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Positive results for colorectal cancer patients from program that combines nutritional supplements, relaxation techniques, and exercise.
by McGill University
12.8.2016
9:15am
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The two-year-old girls were joined at the legs and pelvis, and their livers were fused together into a single organ.
by The Sacramento Bee
12.8.2016
8:40am
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The new analysis from a nonpartisan group predicts heavy collateral damage for people buying individual health insurance policies independent of government markets like HealthCare.gov.
by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
12.7.2016
9:49am
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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is vowing to challenge the move, which could cost 16 hospitals between $15 million and $20 million.
by Associated Press
12.7.2016
9:37am
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A new study by Advocate Health Care and Abbott found that optimizing nutrition care in the hospital could help reduce 30-day readmission rates by 27 percent.
by Abbott
12.7.2016
9:17am
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Women who had acupuncture treatments after breast cancer surgery had a greater reduction in pain, nausea, and anxiety compared with patients who had traditional care.
by Allina Health
12.7.2016
7:42am
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Prosecutors alleged that those individuals conspired to refer certain patients to Forest Park Medical Center and, in return, paid or received some $40 million in bribes and kickbacks.
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12.6.2016
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The overwhelming 85-13 vote put the measure on track for final legislative approval by the Senate as early as Tuesday.
by Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
12.6.2016
10:02am
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Medicine diffusion capsule could locally treat multiple ailments and diseases over several weeks.
by University of Texas at San Antonio
12.6.2016
9:51am
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The study published in the journal Health Affairs found problems even with apps considered to be among the highest-quality offerings on the market.
by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer
12.6.2016
9:48am
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New research suggests ASCs can be convenient and potentially offer some cost savings to both insurers and patients.
by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
12.6.2016
8:14am
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A Surgical Products Q&A with one of the first surgeons to use Levitra Magnetics' new tool, a device so unique that the FDA needed to create a new category for it.
12.5.2016
9:49am
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A sprawling health bill expected to pass the Senate and become law before the end of the year is a grab bag for industries that spent plenty of money lobbying to make sure it happened that way.
by Sydney Lupkin and Steven Findlay, Kaiser Health News
12.5.2016
9:43am
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Frailty predicts postoperative mortality and illness more than age alone, thus presenting opportunities to identify the highest-risk surgical patients and provide tailored clinical care to improve their outcomes.
by The JAMA Network of Journals
12.5.2016
9:41am
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The justices agreed Friday to take up cases involving three nonprofit hospital systems being sued for underfunding their employee pension plans.
by Sam Hananel. Associated Press
12.5.2016
9:35am
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With an external body the size of a beverage can and instruments only 1.8 millimeters in diameter, Axsis provides a glimpse into the future of surgical robotics.
by Cambridge Consultants
12.5.2016
9:05am
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Billions of dollars have already been spent by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation testing a variety of ideas.
by Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News
12.2.2016
10:06am
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One Tray, which was honored in the Surgical Products 2014 ESP Awards, is a sealed sterilization container that promises a better methodology for processing surgical instruments and supplies.
12.2.2016
9:56am
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The device could help prevent follow-up surgery, currently needed for 15-20 percent of breast cancer surgery patients where all the cancer is not removed.
by University of Adelaide
12.2.2016
9:35am
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William B. Inabnet III, MD, and his team specialize in a group of operations known as hidden-scar endoscopic thyroid surgery.
by The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine
12.2.2016
9:11am
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12.2.2016
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Looking to the history of hernioplasty, Michael Kavic, MD, says the time has come to figure out a new way forward.
12.1.2016
9:40am
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Seema Verma's consulting firm, SVC, Inc., worked closely with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to design Indiana’s Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.
by Jake Harper, Side Effects Public Media
12.1.2016
9:36am
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Spacing operations so a surgeon has two patients in operating rooms at the same time is a common practice in surgery at leading medical institutions.
by Mayo Clinic
12.1.2016
9:33am
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New research shows that preserving donor lungs with the help of ex vivo lung perfusion for up to 20 hours is safe and will enable more transplants to be performed with greater flexibility in their timing.
by University Health Network
12.1.2016
8:48am
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A Wyss Institute team has engineered a method for directly bonding biocompatible chitosan materials to living tissues, which could be used to quickly patch life-threatening wounds.
by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard
12.1.2016
8:07am
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Dr. Denton Cooley was the first surgeon to perform an artificial heart implant, a landmark achievement that also triggered a uniquely intense and public dispute with another surgeon that lasted for decades.
11.30.2016
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The bill provide funds for combating opioid addiction and speeds FDA clearance of drugs and medical devices.
by Alan Fram, Associated Press
11.30.2016
9:51am
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The Olympus Contained Tissue Extraction System is the first complete solution designed for contained tissue extraction to enter the US market.
11.30.2016
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In the new study, the researchers used an "e-scaffold," a sort of electronic band-aid made out of conductive carbon fabric, along with an antibiotic to specifically tackle "persister" cells.
by Washington State University
11.30.2016
9:14am
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The concern about e-cigarette use stems from the increased risk of complications after plastic surgery in cigarette smokers.
by Wolters Kluwer Health
11.30.2016
8:03am
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The Norton Healthcare system figured out they were losing money due to unused disposable items in the OR, so they made a major change.
11.29.2016
10:18am
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