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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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Ex-Radiology Tech Filed False Mammogram Results

April 16, 2014 9:58 am | News | Comments

An ex-radiology technician accused of filing inaccurate mammogram results at a Georgia hospital has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of reckless conduct and a charge of computer forgery. Prosecutors have said 33-year-old Rachael Michelle Rapraeger, of Macon, entered nearly 1,300 negative mammogram results at Perry Hospital between Jan. 22, 2009 and April 1, 2010 that hadn't been reviewed by a radiologist...

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Ansell To Kick Off Second Annual Ansell H.E.R.O. Nurse Service Award

April 15, 2014 5:13 pm | News | Comments

Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, announces the kick-off of the 2014 Ansell H.E.R.O. [Heal, Educate, Reach, Overcome] Nurse Service Award.  With this year’s launch fittingly taking place at the 61st annual AORN (Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses) Surgical Congress and Expo, the award recognizes nurses who have made lasting impressions on their peers, their patients, their profession, and their communities...

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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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ivNow: Streamlined Fluid Warming

April 12, 2014 11:54 pm | by Enthermics Medical Systems | Enthermics Medical Systems | Product Releases | Comments

ivNow from Enthermics Medical Systems is designed to increase regulatory compliance. ivNow displays actual temperature and records shelf life of every bag. According to the company, it improves processes by efficiently warming patients from admission to discharge and save space and footsteps by warming fluids at the point of use.

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