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Anesthetic Technique Improves Quality Of Recovery For Women Having Breast Cancer Surgery

March 11, 2014 9:58 am | News | Comments

"Real time, image-guided ultrasound nerve blocks have revolutionized the practice of regional anesthesia," said Dr. Faraj Abdallah, an anesthesiologist at St. Michael's Hospital and lead author of the study. "This is the first study to show how effective these ultrasound-guided blocks can now be for breast cancer surgery."

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Non-Profit Hospitals Face Negative Credit Potential From ICD-10 Conversion

March 11, 2014 9:49 am | News | Comments

"It is a challenging time as healthcare reform moves forward and other pressures, such as sequestration, inpatient volume declines, and reduced reimbursement, are being felt. ICD-10 conversion will bring additional costs at a time when hospital operations are already under pressure," said Gary Sokolow, Director in the U.S. Public Finance Group.

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Study: Two Percent Of Americans Have New Hips, Knees

March 11, 2014 9:42 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

"They are remarkable numbers," said Dr. Daniel J. Berry, chairman of orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic. Roughly 7 million people in the United States are living with a total hip or knee replacement.                   

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Televised Live Surgery: Would You Want To Be The Patient?

March 11, 2014 9:31 am | by Skeptical Scalpel | Blogs | Comments

If most surgeons would not allow live broadcast surgery on themselves, then why should any patient be subjected to it? A major complication will inevitably occur during a live broadcast. No matter the reason, it will be blamed on the live video surgery...

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Five Questions To Ask About The Consolidation Of Healthcare

March 11, 2014 9:18 am | by Rhea Boyd, M.D. | Blogs | Comments

The Affordable Care Act changes how we pay for healthcare and hospitals are realigning their relationships with each other and their referring clinics, to vie for your healthcare dollars. This new payment structure incentivizes collaboration between hospitals and clinics. But despite some obvious advantages, there are some important things to consider as we enter this new oligarchical era in medicine...

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Autoclavable Anti-Fatigue Mat

March 10, 2014 10:00 am | by Healthmark Industries | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Healthmark Industries has announced that they are adding an Autoclavable Anti-Fatigue Mat to its line of personal protective equipment (PPE) line. Measuring 2 ’x 3’, the mat is a perfect addition to a reprocessing station floor and is sure to relieve much of the stress the body endures from standing hours on end.

The Future Of 3D Technology In The OR: (Part 3)

March 10, 2014 9:52 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this third and final installment of “3D Technology And The Modern OR” we’ll try to predict how the healthcare industry’s view on 3D will evolve with time and how the products themselves will change in the coming years. We all know the need for greater visualization is there. What’s exciting, however, is that the potential for innovation is great. How will it all play out?

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PBS's Miles O'Brien Says He'll Be OK After Having Arm Amputated

March 10, 2014 9:26 am | by Frazier Moore, AP Television Writer | News | Comments

Three weeks after losing much of his left arm, science correspondent Miles O'Brien appeared on the "PBS NewsHour" to declare "I'll be OK" and to announce he had tied his necktie Friday morning. "It's good to be here," he told "NewsHour" co-host Judy Woodruff. "It's good to be anywhere. It's good to be alive..."

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Surgeon Who Botched, Faked Thousands Of Procedures Sentenced To Jail

March 10, 2014 9:18 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | News | Comments

A New York orthopedic surgeon was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail Friday for one count of healthcare fraud after admitting to both botching and faking thousands of surgical procedures over the course of five years...    

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Poultry Meat Delivered To Hospital Kitchens A Source Of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

March 10, 2014 9:15 am | News | Comments

A new study found more than 80 percent of raw chicken used in hospitals in food for patients and staff was contaminated with a form of antibiotic resistant bacteria called extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing E. coli. While sufficient preparation eliminated the presence of bacteria, poultry meat delivered to hospital kitchens remains a potential point of entry for these dangerous bacteria into the hospital...

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Research On 3D Scaffolds Sets New Bar In Lung Regeneration

March 10, 2014 9:13 am | by Jennifer Nachbur | News | Comments

In end-stage lung disease, transplantation is sometimes the only viable therapeutic option, but organ availability is limited and rejection presents an additional challenge. Innovative research efforts in the field of tissue regeneration hold promise for this population...

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Emerging Multi-Drug Resistant Infections Lack Standard Definition And Treatment

March 10, 2014 9:04 am | News | Comments

Infection control practices for detecting and treating patients infected with emerging multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) vary significantly between hospitals. A study found this inconsistency could be contributing to the increase in multidrug-resistant bacteria...

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NJ Medical Center's New Care Center Redefines 'Emergency Department'

March 10, 2014 8:52 am | News | Comments

"It's about time for an emergency department that understands patients better," says Dean Q. Lin, FACHE, president of Ocean Medical Center. "We've taken into consideration the needs and wants of our patients, such as being seen immediately, having private rooms, and comfortable amenities for family and friends."

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How Can Healthcare Providers Cut Expenditure In Cardiology?

March 10, 2014 8:50 am | by Holly Ingram, Analyst, IHS Technology | Blogs | Comments

Healthcare expenditure has been increasing throughout the last decade, and is beginning to become unmanageable. The American Heart Association has estimated that, in 2010, spending on cardiovascular disease (CVD) reached $273 billion dollars. However, there are numerous initiatives designed to reduce costs...

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March 2014

March 7, 2014 2:12 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue, an investment in ultraviolet disinfection technology helped one facility tackle C. diff and overhauling its cramped central supply area has led to increased efficiency for one New Jersey hospital.

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