"Adults are living longer, and many are maintaining a very active lifestyle, creating the need for long-lasting joint replacements," says Robin Pourzal, PhD, a research scientist in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center.
by Rush University Medical Center
2.11.2016
9:30am
Despite professional recommendations to delay elective colon resection for patients with uncomplicated diverticulitis, early surgery appears to be common.
by JAMA Network Journals
2.11.2016
9:21am
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The authors found that gastric bypass surgery was associated with improved long-term survival for all patients undergoing surgery at ages older than 35 years.
by JAMA Network Journals
2.11.2016
9:18am
"This is an unbelievably exciting day for our hospital and our team, but more importantly for patients living with HIV and end-stage organ disease. For these individuals, this means a new chance at life."
2.10.2016
1:14pm
Data once only found in paper patient files can be accessed electronically in the OR and command stations during surgery, on patients’ mobile devices before and after to improve engagement, in the facility where the procedure is being performed and...
2.10.2016
9:47am
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“From a pricing perspective, we’ll offer a glimpse into the current market share of antibiotic and standard bone cement products, and take a look at the lowest, average, and highest prices paid so hospitals will have a starting point for investigating...
by ECRI Institute
2.10.2016
9:40am
"Making sure patients receive appropriate tests and screenings is a critical part of providing high-quality health care, but it can be challenging and time-consuming to get patients to follow through due to a variety of reasons," said the study's lead...
by Kaiser Permanente
2.10.2016
9:35am
"Managing post-surgical pain is key to promoting early postoperative mobility, reducing medication side effects, and increasing patient satisfaction," says Dr. Moucha.
by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
2.10.2016
9:32am
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Nudges, including peer comparison, accountable justification and suggested alternatives, helped reduce numbers.
by University of Southern California
2.10.2016
9:19am
Less than two-thirds of surgery patients receive a transplant either pre-emptively or within a year of starting dialysis.
by Mayo Clinic
2.9.2016
12:08pm
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An international team of researchers looked at evidence from randomized trials to look at how the two surgical approaches compared.
by Wiley
2.9.2016
12:03pm
"Established medical concepts should be rigorously tested from time to time to see if they can stand the scrutiny. No assumption is too obvious not to be tested in medicine."
by University of Helsinki
2.9.2016
11:52am
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The pain panel attracted attention late last year after several members bashed a federal plan to recommend doctors reduce their prescribing of painkillers for chronic pain.
by Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
2.9.2016
11:47am
Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign.
by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
2.9.2016
11:41am
Nuitiv is a neutral displacement I.V. connector that seamlessly integrates with infusion therapy protocols to reduce infection risk.
2.8.2016
9:54am
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“I think there is good information on the dangers of surgical smoke. One of the biggest challenges is to overcome practice standards grandfathered in from the early days of electrosurgery use."
2.8.2016
9:49am
"While complications were relatively minor in our series, it is evident that complications are not entirely avoidable."
by Elsevier Health Sciences
2.8.2016
9:37am
President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus.
by Associated Press
2.8.2016
9:32am
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A fourth transplant patient who contracted a fungal infection during a mold outbreak at a western Pennsylvania hospital has died, officials said Sunday.
by Associated Press
2.8.2016
9:29am
Better quality of care may reduce the risk of death for patients who are prescribed opioid painkillers for chronic pain, say Yale researchers.
by Yale University
2.5.2016
10:07am
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Surgical Products strives to fill you in on the latest technology and products. Here are some recent releases you'll be hearing more about in the industry.
2.5.2016
10:03am
She was only charged with three killings because other factors were involved in some of those deaths, such as drugs prescribed by other doctors and one possible suicide.
by Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press
2.5.2016
9:40am
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"Although these women can reduce their risk considerably through preventive mastectomies and or the removal of their fallopian tubes and ovaries, these procedures come with their own complications and psychosocial effects."
by Mayo Clinic
2.4.2016
9:16am
"The observed decline in length of stay suggests potential cost savings after the implementation of SSCs. Further trials should address this hypothesis and the effect on quality of care owing to a reduction of the costs of complications or unplanned...
by The JAMA Network Journals
2.4.2016
9:12am
WHO representative Dr. Anders Nordstrom said that while some 70 people under quarantine in three northern Districts, Kambia, Port Loko and Tonkolili, are being released, more than 48 contacts are missing.
by Clarence Roy-Macaulay
2.4.2016
9:08am
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Republicans failed in their latest futile attempt Tuesday to kill President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, a Groundhog Day vote by the House that was solely an exercise in election-year political messaging.
by Alan Fram, Associated Press
2.4.2016
9:02am
Earlier this month, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration approved a minimally invasive surgical robot assist device for spine procedures, after being available in Europe for more than a year.
2.4.2016
8:49am
The findings are similar to, but much more pronounced than, those found in studies looking at patients with frozen shoulder and other tendon disorders and diseases.
by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
2.3.2016
5:17pm
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"I think sometimes the loved ones and caregivers get forgotten about," she said. "And that's why I wanted to research this population to see if there are ways that we can better support these individuals."
by University of Georgia
2.3.2016
9:53am
The authors recount how they planned and conducted surgery in a young, pregnant Afghan woman, who was hit by a projectile that had ricocheted off a nearby hard surface, entered her left cheek, and became lodged in her skull base.
by Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group
2.3.2016
9:29am
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The team found that 16.3 per 1,000 outpatient colonoscopies among Medicare beneficiaries result in unplanned hospital visits following the procedure.
by Yale University
2.3.2016
9:23am
Up until now, there has been little high-quality data to show the effect of increased work hour restrictions on surgical patient care.
by American College of Surgeons
2.3.2016
9:19am
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The differences can be difficult to distinguish with a variety of wound closure methods available on the market. To help isolate why different methods are effective and how they work, Surgical Products connected with industry leaders.
2.3.2016
9:12am
A research team recently made progress toward a simple blood test that analyzes patterns of gene expression to determine if a patient’s respiratory symptoms likely stem from a bacterial infection, viral infection, or no infection at all.
by NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
2.3.2016
8:48am
"The chief nurses we surveyed reported that they planned to focus on evidence-based practice as soon as they had a handle on quality and safety. That's the disconnect - leaders think it is a competing priority when in reality, evidence-based practice is...
by Ohio State University
2.2.2016
9:01am
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Biden is working to kick start federal engagement on curing cancer, which claimed his 46-year-old son last year. Obama, in his State of the Union address, gave the effort his stamp of approval.
by Josh Lederman, Associated Press
2.2.2016
8:57am
Usually, a vaginal birth marks babies' first massive exposure to the bacteria. But babies born by C-section miss out on those particular bugs, something many scientists suspect could have consequences later in life.
by Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
2.2.2016
8:52am
The FDA released an evaluation of AERs this week, which outlines how it plans to help facilities and manufacturers can work together to resolve the issue.
2.2.2016
8:33am
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This device is designed to help surgeons complete laparosopic fascial closure by providing more visibility and access to the epidermis so suturing the dermis can be avoided.
2.2.2016
8:00am
Numerous studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of ultraviolet c-wave (UVC) disinfection systems in healthcare settings to help clinicians visualize the benefits of the disinfection systems, which are projected to be a $2.8 billion market by...
2.1.2016
4:26pm
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