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Obesity Surgery May 'Cure' Diabetes For 15 Years

June 11, 2014 11:00 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | Articles | Comments

Obesity surgery may keep diabetes in remission even after 15 years in some patients, a study suggests. Long-term results were missing for more than half the patients who began the study and remission rates dropped off considerably...   

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2014 ESP Award Submission: TRU-D SmartUVC

June 11, 2014 10:43 am | by Tru-D SmartUVC | Tru-D SmartUVC | Product Releases | Comments

TRU-D SmartUVC is a portable UV disinfection system that precisely measures reflected UVC emissions to automatically calculate the pathogen-lethal UV dose required to sterilize patient rooms, dynamically compensating for room size, shape, and other dose-altering variables such as the position of contents, windows, blinds, and doors.

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Five Ways To Improve The Healing Environment Of Hospitals

June 11, 2014 10:36 am | by Suneel Dhand, M.D. | Blogs | Comments

The very basic definition of a hospital is a place of healing and recovery. Healthcare is in a tumultuous state of flux at the moment, with the universal drive for quality improvement and the need to reign in costs. These issues, along with the desire to enhance our patients’ satisfaction and overall healthcare experience, were barely even talked about a decade ago...

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Endonovo Therapeutics To Develop Next Generation, Off-The-Shelf, Cell Free Regenerative Products

June 11, 2014 10:20 am | by Marketwired | News | Comments

Endonovo Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing innovative regenerative therapies, announced today that it has created technologies to pursue the development and manufacturing of next generation regenerative products that no longer require the administration of stem cells...

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Cardiovascular Systems Enrolls First Patient In Coast Study

June 11, 2014 10:12 am | by Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. | News | Comments

Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., announced that the first patient has been enrolled in its Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System Trial trial. Taking place in the United States and Japan, the study is designed to assess the safety and efficacy, as well as economic outcomes, of CSI’s new micro crown Orbital Atherectomy System in treating severely calcified coronary lesions in patients suffering from Coronary Artery Disease...

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Ohio State First To Implant Newly-Approved Wireless Heart Failure Monitor

June 11, 2014 10:08 am | by Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | Articles | Comments

Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are the first in the country to begin treating some heart failure patients with a new wireless, implantable hemodynamic monitor that was just approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The monitor will help physicians observe pulmonary artery pressures, optimize treatment, and prevent hospitalizations...

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First-Of-Its-Kind Pediatric Research And Funding Collaboration

June 11, 2014 9:57 am | by Kineta | News | Comments

Seattle Children's Research Institute and biotechnology company Kineta, Inc. today launched the Alliance for Children's Therapeutics (ACT), a first-of-its-kind pediatric research and funding collaboration designed to speed development of new medications for children and teens with lupus nephritis and other autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis...

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Orthopaedic & Spine Center Hosts Innovative Spinal Surgery

June 11, 2014 9:42 am | by Orthopaedic & Spine Center | News | Comments

Raj N. Sureja, MD, of Orthopaedic & Spine Center in Newport News, Virginia, recently became the first doctor in Virginia, and one of the first doctors in the U.S., to use the new Stryker TroFlex Curved Needle to treat a vertebral compression fracture (VCF) patient during a Balloon Kyphoplasty procedure...

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Researchers Use Human Stem Cells To Create Light-Sensitive Retina In A Dish

June 11, 2014 9:35 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Using a type of human stem cell, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have created a three-dimensional complement of human retinal tissue in the laboratory, which notably includes functioning photoreceptor cells capable of responding to light, the first step in the process of converting it into visual images...

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VA Confesses To "Integrity Issue"

June 10, 2014 12:22 pm | by Alan Fram, AP | News | Comments

A House bill, sponsored by Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., would let veterans facing delayed appointments or living more than 40 miles from a VA facility get care from non-agency providers for the next two years. It would also ban bonuses for all VA employees through 2016.

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Conjoined Twins Celebrate 18th Birthday

June 10, 2014 11:59 am | by Ramit Plushnick-Masti, AP | News | Comments

Crystal Copeland, the twins' mother, will never forget the day she learned she was pregnant with conjoined twins. Between 40 and 60 percent are stillborn, and some 35 percent survive one day. "At the time, if you Googled conjoined twins all you got was circus acts and babies that died," Copeland said.

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Anesthesiologist Suspended For Allegedly Sexting During Surgery

June 10, 2014 11:50 am | News | Comments

A Seattle physician accused of sexting during surgeries and improperly accessing medical images for personal gratification has been suspended. He is suspected of frequently sharing personal, and often sexually explicit, text messages while surgeries were taking place.

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Pre-Operative SPECT/CT Shows More Cancer

June 10, 2014 11:39 am | News | Comments

Study findings showed that SPECT/CT breast cancer imaging caught 13 percent more cancerous sentinel nodes, 11.5 percent more sentinel nodes when imaging for melanoma, and 29.2 percent more nodes were imaged using SPECT/CT to detect pelvic cancer than with planar imaging.

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New Post-Operative Brain State Identified

June 10, 2014 11:19 am | News | Comments

New research suggests that the recovery from deep anesthesia after surgery is not the smooth, linear process accepted by many. Instead, there are dynamic way stations, or states of activity, the brain must temporarily occupy on the way to full recovery.

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Rural Clinics Increasingly Turn To Telemedicine

June 6, 2014 3:13 pm | by Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Fifty years in farming had given Tom Soukup a few brushes with his own mortality, but after a cow pinned him against a wall, death felt closer than ever. He lay on the muddy ground and began to pray, every gasp feeling like a stab to the chest...

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