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Locked, Non-Locked Plating Considered Equals

March 26, 2015 12:13 pm | by UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE | News | Comments

A team of orthopedic surgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that modern technology for healing distal femur fractures is as safe and effective as its more established alternative, without a potential shortfall of the older approach. 

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Data Supports EXPAREL for Postsurgical Pain

March 26, 2015 12:09 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCRX) today announced data demonstrating the benefits associated with the use of its product, EXPAREL ®, (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) in a study of over 2,200 hip and knee replacement patients. 

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AAOS Unveils Study on Hip, Knee Replacements

March 26, 2015 12:04 pm | News | Comments

Hips and knees replacements were the focus of a study the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas on Thursday, March 26.

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Study Describes Impact of Thyroid Surgery for Pro Singers

March 25, 2015 1:15 pm | by MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY | News | Comments

A diagnosis of thyroid cancer can be devastating to professional singers, because surgical removal of the thyroid commonly causes voice changes. Massachusetts Eye and Ear surgeons developed a neural monitoring system to be used intraoperatively to improve outcomes.

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Obama: Base Health Care Payments on Quality, not Quantity

March 25, 2015 1:12 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama wants to cut health care costs by reducing inefficiencies like unnecessarily long hospital stays and excessive paperwork for doctors that rack up big bills.

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Obama Ready to Sign Medicare Doctor Payment Fix

March 25, 2015 1:08 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

 President Barack Obama says he's ready to sign good bipartisan legislation to fix Medicare's doctor payment problem, without endorsing any specific legislation.

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Preclinical Study Compares Hemostatic Agents

March 25, 2015 1:03 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

In this study, full thickness penetrating wounds were surgically created in rat livers, which are highly vascularized parenchymal organs, and then either AC5™ or the alternative agent, which is an absorbable cellulose-based fabric product, was applied in order to stop the bleeding. The time required to stop bleeding, also called time to hemostasis (TTH), was measured.

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Single-use Endoscopes Give New Option for Doctors

March 25, 2015 12:59 pm | News | Comments

Integrated Endoscopy says it offers a new option for endoscopic surgery with its release of its nuvis Single-Use Arthroscope. This was cleared by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in July 2014 and is the only single-use arthroscope on the market.

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More Scoliosis Experience Means Less Reoperation

March 24, 2015 1:51 pm | by NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Adolescent patients who need scoliosis surgery may benefit most from going to a hospital that performs a high volume of the procedures.

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TFN-ADVANCED Proximal Femoral Nailing System (TFNA)

March 24, 2015 12:04 pm | by DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson | Product Releases | Comments

The TFNA is a nail, blade and screw system designed to improve patient outcomes by more closely matching the anatomy of patients undergoing hip fracture surgery.

Excellent Results for Parachute Heart Failure Device

March 23, 2015 2:59 pm | by CardioKinetix | News | Comments

CardioKinetix Inc., a medical device company pioneering a catheter-based treatment for heart failure, today announced clinical results of a study of 31 Chinese patients treated consecutively with the company’s Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device.

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Deep Brain Stimulation Alleviated Pain

March 23, 2015 2:51 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

Patients with Parkinson disease who experienced pain before undergoing subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS) had that pain improved or eliminated at eight years after surgery.

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Parents Who Became Fugitives to Save Son Say Tumor is Gone

March 23, 2015 2:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The British parents who became fugitives after their critically ill son was refused a cancer treatment in the U.K. last year say he's experienced a miracle recovery from his brain tumor.

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On 5th Anniversary of Health Care Law, No End to Debate

March 23, 2015 2:39 pm | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press | Articles | Comments

It's been 5 years since Prsident Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, here's a look at the health care law, then and now.

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New Probe to Fight Old Medical Foe

March 23, 2015 2:32 pm | by GE Reports | Articles | Comments

Doctors at a VA hospital in Augusta, Ga., are using a special high-tech probe that combines computer vision with motion detection, thermal profiling, 3-D modeling and vapor detection to fight bed sores, a condition that kills 60,000 Americans every year. 

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