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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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Study: Patients Enjoy Good Quality Of Life 10 Years After Esophagectomy And Gastric Pull-Up

March 20, 2014 9:12 am | News | Comments

A recent study concluded that pessimism about the long-term quality of life after an esophagectomy on the part of treating physicians and patients is unwarranted. Esophagectomy with gastric pull-up is a surgical procedure in which the stomach is used to replace the esophagus...

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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Among U.S. Children On The Rise

March 20, 2014 9:06 am | News | Comments

Infections caused by a specific type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise in U.S. children, according to new study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. While still rare, the bacteria are increasingly found in children of all ages, especially those 1-5 years old, raising concerns about dwindling treatment options...

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NHL Player Has Heart Surgery After Collapsing During Game

March 20, 2014 8:58 am | News | Comments

Rich Peverley has been released from an Ohio hospital after undergoing successful surgery to correct an abnormal heart rhythm, just more than a week after the Dallas Stars forward collapsed on the bench during a game...     

Cancer Patients Seeking Insurance Coverage Because Of ACA May Be Disappointed

March 19, 2014 10:51 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Cancer patients relieved that they can get insurance coverage because of the new healthcare law may be disappointed to learn that some the nation's best cancer hospitals are off-limits. An Associated Press survey found examples coast to coast...

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Older People Tend To Suffer Memory Lapses, Other Types Of Cognitive Impairment After Surgery

March 19, 2014 10:36 am | News | Comments

Older persons, in particular, tend to suffer from memory lapses and other types of cognitive impairment after undergoing surgical procedures (postoperative cognitive dysfunction, POCD). Surgery has been performed on older patients much more commonly in recent years than ever before, and their pre- and postoperative care has become an important matter...

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Study: Losing Or Gaining Weight After Joint Replacement Affects How Well Patients Do

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

While many overweight patients have the best intentions to lose weight after joint replacement, a study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that although some are able to achieve this goal, equal numbers of patients actually gain weight after hip or knee replacement. Researchers also determined that patients who lose weight do better in terms of function and activity level two years down the road... 

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ENDOPATH Probe Plus II Electrosurgery System

March 19, 2014 10:04 am | by Megadyne Medical Products | Megadyne Medical Products | Product Releases | Comments

The ENDOPATH Probe Plus II Electrosurgery System from Megadyne Medical Products provides greater utility from a single laparoscopic device by combining monopolar electrosurgical capabilities with a suction irrigator.  It is for use in minimally-invasive procedures to facilitate tissue dissection, coagulation, irrigation, and fluid evacuation through a common trocar sleeve.

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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)...             

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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