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Patent-Pending Tomosynthesis for Breast Cancer Radiography

July 8, 2014 1:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Kubtec recently announced its development of TomoSpec, a tomosynthesis technology for digital specimen radiography of excised breast tissue.  The company’s patent-pending technology allows for multi-planar x-ray imaging for thorough margin analysis of excised breast tissue.

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Study Targets Impact Of Health Insurance Expansion on Surgery

July 8, 2014 12:53 pm | News | Comments

Insurance expansion was associated with a 9.3 percent increase in discretionary surgery in Massachusetts and a 4.5 percent decrease in non-discretionary surgery. Authors estimate the ACA could yield an additional 465,934 discretionary surgical procedures by 2017.

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Pace Of Surgical Innovation Concerns Some Surgeons

July 8, 2014 12:44 pm | Articles | Comments

In 2005, patients were twice as likely to experience an adverse event if they were undergoing minimally invasive robotic prostatectomies compared to a traditional open surgical procedure. The following year was considered the tipping point for the adoption of MIRP when it equaled or exceeded 10 percent of all cases.

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New Porous Technology for Total Knee Arthroplasty

July 8, 2014 12:08 pm | News | Comments

The new porous technology for total knee arthroplasty offers surgeons a new implant coating that uses a lattice developed through layers of irregular shaped beads, resulting in an increased average pore size and greater porosity than traditional spherical beads.

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Hospital Settles After "Brutal" ER Patient Search

July 8, 2014 11:52 am | News | Comments

The lawsuit, which carried a $1.1 million settlement, said the woman, a U.S. citizen, was "brutally" searched by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in December 2012 after being selected for additional screening at the Cordova Bridge in El Paso when a drug sniffing dog jumped on her.

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Partial Knee Replacements Safer, But Require More Follow-Up

July 8, 2014 11:14 am | News | Comments

Because of the higher revision rate of partial knee replacement surgery, which is traditionally regarded as the most important factor to determine the choice of implant, its use in the treatment of end-stage osteoarthritis is controversial, with only about 7,000 being performed annually.

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Sutures Or Staples? The Best Choice For Closing A C-Section

July 7, 2014 11:18 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | News | Comments

In the largest study to date comparing sutures (stitches) versus surgical staples for closing a C-section, researchers found a 57 percent decrease in wound complications in women who were sutured versus those who received staples...               

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Simulator Focuses On Pre-Op Motor Skills

July 7, 2014 10:54 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Virtual surgery simulators are being used to help surgeons hone the motor skills they will need in an operating room. This new technology is changing the way doctors prepare for surgery...                           

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Purdue-Designed Tool Helps Guide Brain Cancer Surgery

July 7, 2014 10:35 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

A tool to help brain surgeons test and more precisely remove cancerous tissue was successfully used during surgery, according to a Purdue University and Brigham and Women's Hospital study...                  

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No Practicing On Patients: New Docs Get Boot Camp

July 7, 2014 9:51 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers' bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or even delivering babies, that debut can be especially nerve-wracking — for everyone involved...      

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Young, Active War Wounded Pushing Medical Science

July 7, 2014 9:42 am | by Julie Watson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The blood is not the most jarring part of the photograph taken shortly after the bomb blew off Marine Gunnery Sgt. Brian Meyer's leg and hand. It's his smile. The bomb technician had asked a team member to take the picture. He knew his defiance in the face of death would keep his comrades going and ease the torment caused by what they had witnessed...

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Personalized Brain Tumor Vaccine Helps Patients Live Longer

July 7, 2014 9:22 am | by Northwestern Medicine | News | Comments

Patients newly diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and treated with an experimental cancer vaccine made from the patient's own tumor lived longer. Typically, newly diagnosed patients undergo surgery to remove their tumor followed by radiation and temozolomide, an oral chemotherapy drug.

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'Nanojuice' Could Improve How Doctors Examine The Gut

July 7, 2014 9:18 am | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Located deep in the human gut, the small intestine is not easy to examine. X-rays, MRIs and ultrasound images provide snapshots but each suffers limitations. Help is on the way. University at Buffalo researchers are developing a new imaging technique involving nanoparticles suspended in liquid to form "nanojuice" that patients would drink...

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2014 ESP Award Submission: Undetectable Thermal Undershirt

July 2, 2014 1:28 pm | by undORwear, Inc. | undORwear | Product Releases | Comments

undORwear, Inc. offers its undetectable thermal undershirt. The shirt is a warm base layer that is worn under operating room scrubs.

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2014 ESP Award Submission:OR Environmental Hygiene Program

July 2, 2014 1:22 pm | by Ecolab Healthcare | Ecolab | Product Releases | Comments

Ecolab’s EnCompass Environmental Hygiene Program with CleanOp Surgical Room Turnover Kits provides healthcare facilities with a complete solution to improve cleaning efficiency and effectiveness, and increase patient safety.

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