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Aquilion ONE Family

June 6, 2014 8:58 am | by Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. | Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.'s Aquilion ONE Family is a scalable top-tier CT solution.

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GAMMEX Non-Latex PI Textured White Surgical Glove

June 5, 2014 10:37 am | by Ansell | Ansell | Product Releases | Comments

Ansell's GAMMEX Non-Latex PI Textured White surgical glove is made from synthetic polyisoprene. The glove delivers all the performance characteristics of natural rubber latex without the risk of natural rubber latex sensitization.

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Bloodstream Infections Reduced Through Better Central Line Care At Three Hospitals

June 5, 2014 10:27 am | by APIC | News | Comments

Whether through the use of alcohol-containing caps or basic cleaning of the injection port of the central line, infection preventionists at three hospitals are finding successful ways to stop germs from entering central line catheters and causing bloodstream infections in patients...

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The Quest For The Bionic Arm

June 5, 2014 10:18 am | by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | Articles | Comments

In the past 13 years, nearly 2,000 veterans returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with injuries requiring amputations; 14 percent of those injured veterans required upper extremity amputations. To treat veterans with upper extremity amputations, scientists continue to pursue research and development of bionic arms and hands with full motor and sensory function...

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Surgery Allows 6-Year-Old To Walk For The First Time

June 5, 2014 10:07 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Doctors in Stanford, California, recently performed surgery and fixed the feet of a Palestinian boy, 6-year-old Hadi Al Conroy, who was born with severe deformities...              

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Increase In Number Of Total Knee Replacement Surgeries, Especially In Younger Adults, Linked To Obesity

June 5, 2014 9:47 am | by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | News | Comments

"We observed that growth of knee replacement volumes was far outpacing that of hip replacements and were curious as to the origins of this trend," said lead study author Peter B. Derman, MD, MBA, an orthopaedic surgery resident at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, N.Y...

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Reducing The Stress Of Teaching Surgical Residents

June 5, 2014 9:37 am | by Eve Karkowsky, M.D. | Blogs | Comments

When I graduated from my residency, I wanted to write a book called How Not to Get Yelled At in the Operating Room. Or How to Clear the Fear from Your OR. I had these titles in mind because I struggled so much during my intern year. It was a tough year, full of intense patient care and sleep deprivation, but the challenge that I most wanted help with during that time was learning to perform procedures...

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New Diagnostic Imaging Techniques Deemed Safe In Simulations

June 5, 2014 9:26 am | by Duke University Medical Center | News | Comments

Gamma and neutron imaging offer possible improvements over existing techniques such as X-ray or CT, but their safety is not yet fully understood. Using computer simulations, imaging the liver and breast with gamma or neutron radiation was found to be safe, delivering levels of radiation on par with conventional medical imaging, according to researchers at Duke Medicine...

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Genesis XD

June 5, 2014 9:19 am | by Opticomm-EMCORE | Opticomm-EMCORE | Product Releases | Comments

Opticomm-EMCORE’s new all-in-one multimedia matrix solution Genesis XD (GXD) converts, scales, switches and distributes video, audio, and data. Genesis XD is a non‐blocking, full cross-point matrix switch that allows any source to seamlessly connect to one or all displays for continuous, trouble‐free operation in critical applications.

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2014 Decontaminator Of The Year Award And The Robert Hilbodt Award

June 4, 2014 4:42 pm | by Healthmark Industries | News | Comments

At the recent Michigan Society of Hospital Central Service Personnel (MSHCSP) Conference held in Sterling Heights, Michigan, Healthmark announced that Mary Velasco is the winner of the IAHCSMM’s 2014 Anne Cofiell Decontaminator of the Year Award...

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NOT ALL GERMS ARE CREATED EQUAL: New Documentary Sounds The Alarm On Superbugs

June 4, 2014 4:31 pm | by Uji Films | News | Comments

Strep throat as a life-threatening illness? No more surgeries due to high risk of infections? As the 86th anniversary of the discovery of penicillin approaches, a new film explores how antibiotics, medicine's miracle drug, may soon be rendered useless and presents solutions to averting the antibiotic-resistance "cliff..."

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Midwest VA Hospitals Also Had Secret Waiting Lists

June 4, 2014 11:18 am | by John Milburn, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

The problems with delayed care and unauthorized wait lists that caused a furor at a Veterans Affairs healthcare campus in Arizona existed at several facilities in the Midwest, but in much smaller numbers, VA officials said in letters to two U.S. senators...

Study Shows Pituitary Tumor Removal Improved By iMRI And Endoscopy Together

June 4, 2014 11:09 am | by IMRIS Inc. | News | Comments

MRIS Inc. today announced that a published retrospective study indicates that use of VISIUS intraoperative MRI (iMRI) combined with endoscopy for transsphenoidal surgery (surgical access through the nose) increases the amount of pituitary (adenoma) tumor removal compared to conventional microscopy without iMRI. The amount of tumor removal using iMRI was also associated with longer patient survival...

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Understanding Mussels' Stickiness Could Lead To Better Surgical And Underwater Glues

June 4, 2014 11:00 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Mussels might be a welcome addition to a hearty seafood stew, but their notorious ability to attach themselves to ships' hulls, as well as to piers and moorings, makes them an unwelcome sight and smell for boaters and swimmers. Now, researchers report in ACS' journal Langmuir a clearer understanding of how mussels stick to surfaces, which could lead to new classes of adhesives that will work underwater and even inside the body...

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Must A Surgeon Mention Death As A Complication?

June 4, 2014 10:54 am | by Skeptical Scalpel | Blogs | Comments

Earlier, I wrote about the tragic case of a young girl in California who was declared brain dead after what most media sources called a tonsillectomy. In fact, the patient had a much more extensive procedure for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. In addition to having her tonsils removed, she underwent an uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) and resection (removal) of her inferior nasal turbinate bones...

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