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ESP Award Nominee: Xenex's Germ-Zapping Robots

July 30, 2015 10:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xenex's Germ-Zapping Robots were nominated for Surgical Products' 2015 Excellence in Surgical Products Awards.


A Change in Approach to Hand Hygiene

July 30, 2015 10:04 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

Direct observation has a few big flaws when facilities try to figure out where their employees are in terms of compliance, an expert said.


Adjustable-Focus Endoscope Helps Reduce Discomfort

July 30, 2015 9:44 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

The new probe is slimmer could provide less painful imaging of internal tissues.


New Platform Could Improve Cosmetic Results of Surgery

July 30, 2015 9:38 am | by John Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

The computer-based technology would give the surgeons feedback in real-time before and during the procedure. 


Real-Time Imaging During Surgery Should Improve Accuracy

July 30, 2015 9:29 am | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery | News | Comments

By making tumors look fluorescent, it should help surgeons better identify where to cut.


Treatment Could be Found for Relapsing Bacterial Infections

July 30, 2015 9:24 am | by Northeastern University | News | Comments

This new research opens the door to finding treatments. 


Surgical Robots Continue Tackling More Challenging Cases

July 30, 2015 9:20 am | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

Surgical robots are used to remove clots in hard-to-reach veins. 


Looking Back on Healthcare: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50

July 29, 2015 10:04 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fifty years have held a lot of changes for healthcare. 


Healthcare Spending Projected to Outpace Economic Growth

July 29, 2015 9:59 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

The government forecast on healthcare spending was released on Aug. 28. 


Study: Following Guidelines Doesn't Guarantee Better Outcomes

July 29, 2015 9:34 am | by University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences | News | Comments

The study found about half of the facilities weren't providing evidence-based care either. 


How One Surgery Changed History

July 29, 2015 9:28 am | by St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center | News | Comments

"It's a story of how medicine changed the course of civilization," says an expert.


ESP Award Nominee: NOVA Surgical Light Source

July 29, 2015 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

NOVA Surgical Light Source was nominated for Surgical Products' 2015 Excellence in Surgical Products Awards.


FDA Clears Weight Loss Balloon

July 29, 2015 9:10 am | by Matthew Perrone, Associated Press | News | Comments

This offers a nonsurgical option for patients.


Child Given New Possibilities Through Bilateral Hand Transplant

July 28, 2015 4:41 pm | by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | News | Comments

This is the first time this procedure was done on a child.


Surgical Treatment for Depression Fails to Demonstrate Efficacy

July 28, 2015 4:18 pm | by Elsevier | News | Comments

A procedure developed over the past 15 years was found not to work.



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