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Childhood Cancer Survivors Hospitalized Frequently Years After Cancer Treatment

June 12, 2014 10:18 am | by American Association for Cancer Research | News | Comments

Survivors of childhood cancers were hospitalized more often and for longer durations because of blood disorders and other problems, many years after cancer treatment was completed, compared with the general population, according to a published study...

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Survivors Of Childhood Liver Transplant At Risk Of Becoming 'Skinny Fat'

June 12, 2014 10:09 am | by Liver Transplantation | News | Comments

New research reports that survivors of childhood liver transplant remain nutritionally compromised over the long-term. Findings published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, indicate that the recipients' return to normal weight post-transplant was due to an increase in fat mass as body cell mass remained low...

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Golfer Compton At U.S. Open After Second Heart Transplant

June 12, 2014 10:04 am | by Paul Newberry, AP National Writer | Articles | Comments

When Erik Compton strolls up to the first tee at Pinehurst No. 2 on Thursday, he'll be in some unfamiliar territory. The only other time he played in one of golf's biggest events was four years ago. He missed the cut. But if you're expecting Compton to be overwhelmed by this U.S. Open moment, think again. This guy has faced much more daunting challenges than a major championship — such as undergoing two heart transplants...

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FBI Director: FBI Probing VA After Scathing Report

June 12, 2014 9:55 am | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs after a scathing watchdog report that found sweeping problems in the medical system for military veterans, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday. In response to questioning at a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Comey said the investigation was being led by the FBI's office in Phoenix...

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Google Glass Has A Long Way To Go In The OR

June 12, 2014 9:21 am | by Skeptical Scalpel | Blogs | Comments

The Royal London Hospital and the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry presented the first live-streamed surgical procedure in the UK. The operation was an extended right hemicolectomy with resection of a metastatic liver lesion. Here is what I thought about the event...

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2014 ESP Award Submission: ProReveal Fluorescence Protein Testing System For Surgical Instrumentation

June 12, 2014 8:52 am | by Ultra Clean Systems | Ultra Clean Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The ProReveal, by Ultra Clean Systems, is a highly sensitive fluorescence-based protein detection test system for checking the presence of residual protein on surgical instruments.

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2014 ESP Award Submission: The NuBOOM S

June 12, 2014 8:34 am | by Compview Medical | Compview Medical | Product Releases | Comments

NuBOOM S is an affordable system for integrating equipment management, video, and ergonomics inside cath labs, cysto, and operating rooms.

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Survey Sheds Light On Common Practice For Incompletely Resected Lung Cancer

June 11, 2014 11:20 am | by European Society for Medical Oncology | News | Comments

A landmark survey of more than 700 specialists provides crucial real-world insight into the treatments most oncologists choose for lung cancer patients whose tumour has been incompletely resected, an expert from the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) says...

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2014 ESP Award Submission: VisiClear Surgical Smoke Plume Evacuator

June 11, 2014 11:04 am | by Buffalo Filter | Buffalo Filter | Product Releases | Comments

VisiClear Surgical Smoke Plume Evacuator, Buffalo Filter’s most advanced acute care offering, features the latest in technology, resulting in a quiet, safe, and intuitive surgical smoke plume evacuator. 

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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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