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3D Printer Saves Toddler Struggling To Breathe

March 19, 2014 9:46 am | Videos | Comments

Garrett Peterson was born with Tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary valve. More simply stated, he had a hole between the lower chambers of his heart. The condition put significant pressure on his lungs and caused his airways to collapse. Doctors struggled to address the pressure, which is known as severe tracheobronchomalacia...

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New Baby Gorilla Delivered By Rare C-Section Has Pneumonia

March 19, 2014 9:26 am | News | Comments

A baby gorilla delivered by a rare emergency cesarean section last week at the San Diego Zoo has pneumonia and is receiving round-the-clock care. Zoo spokeswoman Christina Simmons the female gorilla was receiving oxygen and other treatment on Tuesday. She says the gorilla is sleeps a lot but is getting stronger day by day and vets are cautiously optimistic about her condition...

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Healthcare's Drug (Shortage) Problem

March 19, 2014 9:21 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Blogs | Comments

Hospital group Premier Inc. conducted a survey that found hospitals are losing quite a bit of money thanks to ongoing shortages of much-needed medications ($230 million per year – on average – from 2011 through 2013)...             

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Archaeologists Discover The Earliest Complete Example Of Human With Cancer

March 18, 2014 11:08 am | News | Comments

Archaeologists have found the oldest complete example in the world of a human with metastatic cancer in a 3,000 year-old skeleton. The skeleton of the young adult male was found by a Durham University PhD student in a tomb in modern Sudan in 2013 and dates back to 1200BC...

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Brains May 'Remember' Odor Experienced While Under General Anesthesia

March 18, 2014 11:03 am | News | Comments

Previous research has led to the belief that sensory information is received by the brain under general anesthesia but not perceived by it. These new findings suggest the brain not only receives sensory information, but also registers the information at the cellular level while anesthetized without behavioral reporting of the same information after recovering from anesthesia...

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Researchers Devise New, Stretchable Antenna For Wearable Health Monitoring

March 18, 2014 10:05 am | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new, stretchable antenna that can be incorporated into wearable technologies, such as health monitoring devices. The extremely flexible antennas contain silver nanowires and can be incorporated into wearable health monitoring devices...

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Thermedx FluidSmart System

March 18, 2014 9:52 am | by Thermedx | Thermedx, Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Thermedx FluidSmart System is an innovative endoscopic solution for gynecology, urology, and orthopedic irrigation applications that facilitates patient safety and cost efficiency outcomes in acute care and ambulatory surgery centers nationally.

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EvacMat Floor Suction Device

March 18, 2014 9:29 am | by Aspen Surgical | Aspen Surgical, a Hill-Rom Company | Product Releases | Comments

Great for fluid intense procedures, the EvacMat floor suction device from Aspen Surgical combines the functionality of absorption and suction to efficiently remove unlimited amounts of fluid from the operating room floor.

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Bone Lengthening Technique Proves Useful In Patients With Cleft Palate

March 18, 2014 9:21 am | News | Comments

Dr. Emeka Nkenke of Erlangen University Hospital, Germany, and colleagues, report on the use of distraction osteogenesis to lengthen the maxilla (upper jaw) bone in patients with cleft lip and palate. In this technique, hardware is placed to gradually "stretch" bone in the desired direction...

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Scientists Build 'Molecular Drill Bits' To Fight Superbugs

March 18, 2014 9:17 am | News | Comments

In response to drug-resistant "superbugs" that send millions of people to hospitals around the world, scientists are building tiny, "molecular drill bits" that kill bacteria by bursting through their protective cell walls. They presented some of the latest developments on these drill bits, better known to scientists as antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS)...

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What’s New In The FDA’s 2015 Budget?

March 18, 2014 9:07 am | by William Tootle, Director – Office of Budget, FDA | Blogs | Comments

A few days ago, President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Message to Congress, which included a high-level summary of his proposed funding for the FDA. Then the White House is out with the full budget, complete with all of the nitty gritty details...

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Kimberly-Clark And 3M Announce U.S.-Based Infection Prevention Solutions Agreement

March 17, 2014 10:54 am | News | Comments

Kimberly-Clark Health Care and 3M Infection Prevention Division today announced a unique alliance to deliver best-in-class surgical and infection prevention solutions to hospitals and healthcare facilities in the U.S...          

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ScopeValet PULL THRU

March 17, 2014 10:05 am | by Ruhof | Ruhof Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The ScopeValet PULL THRU from Ruhof is a revolutionary single use endoscope lumen-cleaning device, which can be effectively used to pre clean endoscope channels from 2.8mm to 5mm in a single pass. The unique patented five-wiper design of the Scope ValetPULL THRU provides a complete circumferential seal in the endoscope channel, thereby removing almost all residue in a single pass with its Five cleaning actions.

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Surgery For Early Stage Pancreatic Cancer Remains Under-Utilized

March 17, 2014 9:56 am | News | Comments

"Surgery is potentially curative for patients with early stage pancreatic cancer however utilization has not increased over the past 22 years," said Julian Kim, MD, senior author of the study and Chief of Surgical Oncology at UH Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center...

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Study: Stretta Therapy for GERD Remains Highly Effective 10 Years After Treatment

March 17, 2014 9:50 am | News | Comments

"This 10 year follow-up study confirms the findings of safety, efficacy, and durability of Stretta that have been demonstrated in a multitude of other published studies since 2001," the study lead author, Mark Noar, MD, MPH of Endoscopic Microsurgery Associates PA, Heartburn & Reflux Study Center, stated.

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