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Team Seeks To 3D Print Working Human Heart

April 21, 2014 10:40 am | by Associated Press | Videos | Comments

Doctors and researchers at the University of Louisville are attempting to make a copy of a sick patient's heart by using the person's own fat cells. A 3D printer would 'print' what scientists are calling a 'bioficial" heart...                  

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Glasses Could Revolutionize How Surgeons Treat Cancer

April 21, 2014 10:06 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

A doctor recently invented glasses that could revolutionize the way surgeons and other physicians treat cancer patients. The innovation allows doctors to detect cancer cells injected with dye. Check it out...           

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Kids Get Codeine In ER Despite Risks

April 21, 2014 9:58 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | Articles | Comments

Use of the drug in that setting is hardly rampant — just 3 percent of kids' ER visits resulted in a codeine prescription in 2010, the 10-year study found. But with more than 25 million ER visits by children each year, the authors say far too many kids are getting the drug when better options are available...

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Study Identifies New Cause Of Brain Bleeding Immediately After Stroke

April 18, 2014 8:25 am | News | Comments

By discovering a new mechanism that allows blood to enter the brain immediately after a stroke, researchers at UC Irvine and the Salk Institute have opened the door to new therapies that may limit or prevent stroke-induced brain damage...

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Formerly Conjoined Twins Leave Dallas Hospital

April 18, 2014 8:13 am | by Jamie Stengle, Associated Press | News | Comments

Twin boys who were born conjoined have been released from the Dallas hospital that's been their home since birth. Owen and Emmett Ezell were joined at the abdomen and shared a liver and intestines when born. They were separated at Medical City Children's Hospital last August...

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IQvitals Table Mount

April 18, 2014 7:44 am | by Midmark Corporation | Midmark Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Midmark Corporation, a leading medical solutions provider and trusted leader in digital diagnostic devices for non-acute care, recently introduced the IQvitals Table Mount. The new table mount accessory will help bring automated vitals signs devices to the point of care, minimizing the need for patient conveyance and improving patient satisfaction.

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Nitrile Examination Gloves

April 18, 2014 7:35 am | by Tronex Healthcare | Tronex Healthcare | Product Releases | Comments

Tronex Healthcare’s evolving line of nitrile examination gloves now includes nine innovative styles plus NEW high-count packaging options. Manufactured in state-of-the-art ISO-certified and FDA-registered facilities from advanced material blends, Tronex nitrile exam gloves are offered in a variety of formulations, including seven chemotherapy-rated styles and two sterile options.

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Micro-Organs To Shape The Future Of Personalized Medicine

April 18, 2014 7:09 am | Videos | Comments

Researchers at Vanderbilt University are developing an artificial liver as part of a larger system of synthetic organs being built to test drugs. If successful, the technology will not only change the way drugs are developed and tested, but also provide doctors with a way to personalize treatment for patients with conditions like heart disease and cancer...

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FDA Warns Of Cancer Risk With Fibroid Procedure

April 18, 2014 7:02 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | Articles | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a surgical procedure used to eliminate growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body. The agency is discouraging doctors from performing the procedure, which uses an electronic device to grind and shred uterine tissue so it can be removed through a small incision in the abdomen...

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New MRSA Superbug Emerges In Brazil

April 18, 2014 6:57 am | by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | News | Comments

The new superbug is part of a class of highly-resistant bacteria known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, which is a major cause of hospital and community-associated infections. The superbug has also acquired high levels of resistance to vancomycin, the most common and least expensive antibiotic used to treat severe MRSA infections worldwide...

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Research: Adrenaline Does Little To Increase Patient's Survival After Cardiac Arrest

April 17, 2014 10:38 am | News | Comments

"The vast number of patients who have a cardiac arrest get adrenaline, which has been the drug recommended in treating cardiac arrest for decades," said Dr. Steve Lin, an emergency physician and trauma team leader at Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital. "Yet, despite advances in medical treatment, long-term survival rates of patients who suffer a cardiac outside a hospital and receive adrenaline remains low..."

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AORN Advises One RN Circulator For Every Surgical Patient, Touts Staffing, On-Call Practice Guidelines

April 17, 2014 10:11 am | News | Comments

Evolving models of healthcare delivery are affecting perioperative nursing practice across diverse settings, prompting AORN to study perioperative nurse staffing issues and to revise an official position statement on “One Perioperative Registered Nurse Circulator Dedicated to Every Patient Undergoing an Operative or Other Invasive Procedure” and an official position statement on “Perioperative Safe Staffing and On-Call Practices...”

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Clearfast

April 17, 2014 9:57 am | by BevMD | Product Releases | Comments

BevMD, a medical beverage company, recently introduced the first U.S.-patented and American Society of Anesthesiologist-approved preoperative-beverage: Clearfast. This scientifically formulated, carbohydrate-rich beverage is the only product of its kind in the U.S. designed for preoperative use; offering the right carbohydrates to safely clear the system prior to surgery while reducing metabolic stress.

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Confidently Control Infectious Fluid Waste

April 17, 2014 9:48 am | by Candace L. Samudio, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR | Blogs | Comments

Hospital acquired infections are a constant concern. They harm both the patient and/or the staff member who was exposed. They also have a very negative financial impact on the hospital. How often are we asked if we are doing everything we can to protect our patients, and ourselves as healthcare workers, from the hazards of a hospital acquired infection?

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New Smartphone Apps Remind Patients To Take Their Meds

April 17, 2014 9:33 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | Articles | Comments

Only about half of patients take medication as prescribed, resulting in unnecessary hospital admissions and ER visits that cost the U.S. health care system an estimated $290 billion a year. To help combat the problem, many doctors are trying a more high-tech approach: They're recommending smartphone apps that send reminders to patients to take their medications and record when they take each one...

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