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The Exciting Potential Of Google Glass In Surgical Settings

April 16, 2014 10:04 am | Articles | Comments

An article recently published in the International Journal of Surgery shows the potential applications for Google Glass in the surgical setting, particularly in relation to training. The authors of the study obtained a Glass device through Google's Explorer Program and have tested its applicability in their daily pediatric surgical practice...

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AORN Foundation, Covidien Team To Offer New Tools for Emerging Nurse Leaders

April 16, 2014 4:55 pm | News | Comments

In a move aimed at giving nursing professionals the tools they need to address rapidly changing practices and cost structures, the AORN Foundation is teaming with Covidien on an initiative that will provide nurse leaders with a core set of financial and management tools to complement their clinical expertise...

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Scintillant Surgical Light

April 16, 2014 10:46 am | by Engineered Medical Solutions | Engineered Medical Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Engineered Medical Solutions manufactures the Scintillant Surgical Light; the first untethered, self-contained medical lighting device for illumination inside the surgical field. There is no need for light boxes and cords to tie you down. The self-contained light is equipped with simple effective accessories for attachment to almost any surgical tool.

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Change Is Not Always For The Better

April 16, 2014 10:34 am | by Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD | Blogs | Comments

Recently, I took a respite from my concerns about the Affordable Care Act, which I left simmering in the crockpot while I was re-visiting the Kingdom of Cambodia. Most people visit Cambodia for a brief trip to Siem Reap to experience the magnificent ancient temples at Angkor Wat, the symbol adorning its flag...

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Researchers Transplant Regenerated Esophagus

April 16, 2014 10:13 am | News | Comments

Tissue engineering has been used to construct natural oesophagi, which in combination with bone marrow stem cells have been safely and effectively transplanted in rats. The study, published in Nature Communications, shows that the transplanted organs remain patent and display regeneration of nerves, muscles, epithelial cells, and blood vessels...

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Outcome Of Stroke Worse For People With Infection

April 15, 2014 11:21 am | News | Comments

Infection is bad news for all of us - but it can be really serious to people who have had a stroke. Evidence is mounting that infection makes things much worse after a stroke. A team of scientists at the University of Manchester has now found a key to why and how infection is such a bad thing for stroke sufferers...

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Port Closure System

April 15, 2014 11:16 am | by Artisan Medical | Artisan Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Artisan Medical offers a port closure system with a disposable suture grasper and reusable stainless steel guides. According to the company, there are eight different reusable cones to choose from. The system is designed to accommodate any size suture or trocar, it permits multiple trocar site closures with a single device per case, and it enables surgeons to rapidly close each trocar site securely and safely.

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The Vikon ONE HeadLiT

April 15, 2014 11:09 am | by Vikon Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Combining the benefits and advantages of LED with the power and quality of xenon, the Vikon ONE HeadLiT provides consistently bright, white light optimized for color rendering and enhanced tissue differentiation. Light does not degrade or dim and is evenly distributed across the light field. Virtually maintenance free, the ONE HeadLiT does not use blubs or fiberoptic cables and has a five-year limited warranty.

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Antibiotics Alone Are A Successful Treatment For Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis In Kids

April 15, 2014 10:39 am | News | Comments

Using antibiotics alone to treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable alternative to surgery that leads to less pain and fewer missed school days, according to a pilot study. The research is the first prospective study on nonoperative management of acute appendicitis in pediatric patients in the United States...

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Thirteen Surgeries Help Seattle Boy Survive Flesh-Eating Bacteria

April 15, 2014 10:34 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A 13-year-old boy in Seattle has just been released from a hospital after surviving the ravages of a flesh-eating bacteria. Trey Lauren spent a total of about three weeks at Seattle Children's Hospital while an aggressive bacteria ate at his leg from the inside. Over 23 days, he underwent 13 surgical procedures...

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Study Identifies A Likely Key Driver Of Colorectal Cancer Development And Progression

April 15, 2014 10:24 am | News | Comments

A new study identifies a molecule that is a probable driving force in colorectal cancer and suggests that the molecule could be an important target for colorectal cancer treatment and a valuable biomarker of tumor progression...   

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Once-Conjoined Twins To Finally Leave Texas Hospital

April 15, 2014 10:16 am | News | Comments

The conditions of conjoined twins separated last summer have steadily improved, and officials say they'll be released this week from a Dallas hospital. Officials at Medical City Children's Hospital announced Monday that Owen and Emmett Ezell are expected to be discharged Wednesday. They were born in July joined at the abdomen...

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New Hampshire Plans To Appeal Ruling That Hospital Tax Is Unconstitutional

April 15, 2014 10:12 am | by Norma Love, Associated Press | News | Comments

The state will appeal a judge's ruling that a tax on New Hampshire hospitals that brings in $185 million annually is unconstitutional, the attorney general's office said Monday. Senior Assistant Attorney General Mary Ann Dempsey said the state will appeal last week's ruling with the state Supreme Court within 30 days...

La. Governor's Call To Turn University-Run Hospital System Over To Outside Companies Raises Questions

April 13, 2014 8:25 pm | by Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press | News | Comments

A year after Gov. Bobby Jindal started turning over the operations of Louisiana's university-run hospital system to outside companies, lawmakers are complaining that they have unanswered questions about the deals...         

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Adults' Tonsillectomy Complications Are Higher Than Previously Thought

April 13, 2014 8:05 pm | News | Comments

Twenty percent of adults who have tonsillectomies will have a complication, which is significantly higher than previously shown, according to a team of researchers. The team also found that these complications substantially increase healthcare expenditures...

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Scientists Grow Cartilage To Reconstruct Nose

April 13, 2014 7:56 pm | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of Basel report first ever successful nose reconstruction surgery using cartilage grown in the laboratory. Cartilage cells were extracted from the patient's nasal septum, multiplied and expanded onto a collagen membrane. The so-called engineered cartilage was then shaped according to the defect and implanted...

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