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Girl With Rare Case Of Medically Induced Obesity Has Surgery

March 24, 2014 10:00 am | News | Comments

A 12-year-old girl with a rare case of medically induced obesity that pushed her weight past 200 pounds is recovering after weight-loss surgery. Alexis Shapiro, from Cibolo, Texas, was sedated and on a ventilator late Friday after undergoing weight-loss surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, NBC News reported...

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Training The Next Generation Of Air Force Doctors, Nurses

March 24, 2014 9:53 am | by Cliff Peale, TThe Cincinnati Enquirer | Articles | Comments

The University of Cincinnati Medical Center is one of three training sites for Air Force doctors about to be deployed to Afghanistan or other active theater. Once deployed, the doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists will treat injured service members. Most have backgrounds in critical care, but they often haven't seen the range of injuries common in America's 21st century wars: blast injuries, amputations, multi-trauma head injuries...

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Cyber Attack Against Colorado Hospital Attempts To Steal 5,400 Patient Records

March 21, 2014 10:35 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | News | Comments

Glenwood Spring-based Valley View Hospital announced it recently was the victim of a cyber attack where screenshots of hospital patient data were grabbed. The screenshots were hidden in an encrypted folder for potential transmission to criminals. 5,400 patients were affected...

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Should Medical School Be Shortened To Three Years?

March 21, 2014 9:44 am | by Skeptical Scalpel | Blogs | Comments

I say, "No." Here's why. There is way too much to learn in three years. Unless medical education is radically changed, it will be impossible for students to memorize all the unnecessary stuff they still have to memorize, complete all their clerkships, and move onto the next phase—residency training...

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Simple EMG Classification Can Improve Outcome Of Nerve Transfer Surgery

March 21, 2014 9:29 am | News | Comments

A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that electromyography (EMG) testing to determine the quality of donor nerves can improve the outcome of nerve transfer surgery to restore function in patients with a brachial plexus injury. EMG is a sophisticated test used to objectively measure muscle and nerve function...

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Study: Surgery After Major Stroke Also Improves Survival Odds In Elderly Patients

March 21, 2014 9:28 am | News | Comments

Patients who are over the age of 60 and have suffered a major stroke due to blockage of the middle cerebral artery benefit from hemicraniectomy. The procedure relieves increased pressure on the brain in the first 48 hours after the stroke. These patients’ chances of survival increase two-fold if they undergo surgery...

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Busy Day To 'Organized' Chaos In Emergency Dept. At Mass. Hospital After Boston Bombing

March 21, 2014 9:13 am | by Rik Stevens, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

From inside the walls of the emergency department at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, it was hard to tell that April 15 had gone from simply a normal day to a moment that would rivet the world's attention on Boston and its famous marathon. But when a woman arrived in a silent daze, shrapnel and debris embedded in her head and neck, the scope of what transpired became apparent to doctors...

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Large De Mayo Hip Positioner

March 21, 2014 8:55 am | by Innovative Medical Products | Innovative Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With IMP’s Large De Mayo Hip Positioner, OR personnel no longer have to lift a patient for lateral positioning, minimizing the risk of a work-related injury. The IMP positioner aligns with the obese patient, not the other way around, stabilizing patients in the same orientation throughout the surgical procedure.

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Original Replacement Table Pads

March 21, 2014 8:46 am | by Action Products | Action Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Action® Original Replacement Table Pads from Action Products are the best value in pressure reducing replacement table pads. The recently upgraded composite pad now has an infection control design with an attached Shear Smart® surface of 3/8” Akton® polymer.

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White House Backs Off Quick Confirmation For New Surgeon General (For Now)

March 20, 2014 10:28 am | by Nedra Pickler, Associated Press | News | Comments

The White House is backing off its push for quick confirmation of President Barack Obama's pick to be surgeon general in the face of opposition from the National Rifle Association and concerns among Democrats up for re-election who don't want to take another tough vote on a controversial nominee...

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Heavy Duty Surgical Table

March 20, 2014 10:16 am | by Schaerer Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Schaerer Medical, a Swiss manufacturer of surgical tables for over 100 years, features the Arcus Heavy Duty Surgical Table. The unique cantilevered design allows for 53” of imaging access, more unobstructed imaging area than even slide top tables.

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The da Vinci Lense Tray

March 20, 2014 10:04 am | by Healthmark Industries | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The da Vinci Lense Tray from Healthmark Industries is manufactured of anodized aluminium. It is designed specifically for safe transportation and reprocessing of the da Vinci Lense.

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NDSsi's ZeroWire Ultra

March 20, 2014 9:52 am | by NDSsi | NDS Surgical Imaging | Product Releases | Comments

The latest advancement in NDSsi's award-winning ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless technology, ZeroWire Ultra allows up to nine transmitter/receiver pairs to operate simultaneously within neighboring vicinities (75-feet radius). Utilizing an innovative system of “Time Frequency Coding,” ZeroWire Ultra units are programmed to change frequency bands in a specific sequence and timing, creating nine non-interfering channels.

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Study: Half Of U.S. Adults 40 To 75 Eligible For Statins

March 20, 2014 9:38 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Articles | Comments

Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concludes. It's the first independent look at the impact of the guidelines issued in November and shows how dramatically they shift more people toward treatment... 

Effective Post-Surgical Pain Management

March 20, 2014 9:25 am | by Dr. Theresa Bowling, Chairman Of The Department Of Anesthesiology, Stamford Hospital | Blogs | Comments

Most patients coming to Stamford Hospital for surgery are focused on what will take place in the OR and give less thought to what happens immediately afterward. However, the healing that begins in the hours and days following surgery is a key step on the road to recovery...

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