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Medicare, We Have A (Big?) Problem

June 6, 2014 10:43 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Blogs | Comments

It’s not a question of if Medicare patients are receiving unnecessary treatments and procedures. It’s a question of how many. Or so says a recent study conducted by Harvard Medical School researchers and published last month in JAMA Internal Medicine...

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Albahealth EssentialCARE Anti-Embolism Stockings Size Offering Expansion

June 6, 2014 10:37 am | by Encompass Group, LLC | Encompass Group, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Encompass Group, LLC recently announced their Albahealth EssentialCARE Anti-Embolism Stockings size offering expansion.

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Better Care Now Available For Hip Fracture Patients

June 6, 2014 9:30 am | by Central Maine Medical Center | News | Comments

Central Maine Medical Center and Central Maine Orthopaedics, who came together to establish The Orthopaedic Institute of Central Maine five years ago, have developed the state's first hip fracture program focused on helping patients recover sooner...

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Stop The War Being Waged In The Emergency Department

June 6, 2014 9:16 am | by Nick Dawson | Blogs | Comments

There’s a war being waged on one of America’s most revered institutions, the emergency room. The ER, or emergency department (ED for the sake of this post) has been the subject of at least a dozen prime-time TV shows...     

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Healthcare Worker Fatigue Cited As Contributing Factor In Over 1,600 Events Reported to Penn. Patient Safety Authority

June 6, 2014 9:12 am | by Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority | News | Comments

Healthcare worker fatigue is cited as a contributing factor in over 1,600 events reported through the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority with 37 reported as harmful events including four patient deaths...

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VA Healthcare Nominee Withdraws

June 6, 2014 9:10 am | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's choice to be the top health official at the Veterans Affairs Department withdrew his nomination Thursday, saying he feared his confirmation could spark a prolonged political battle...       

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Single-Channel Therapeutic Gastrointestinal Videoscope

June 6, 2014 9:07 am | by Olympus Medical Systems Group | Olympus America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The GIF-1TH190, by Olympus Medical Systems Group, is the first single-channel therapeutic gastrointestinal videoscope to offer both high-definition (HD) and Narrow Band Imaging (NBI).

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NJ Court Rules For Nurse Fired For Refusing Flu Vaccine

June 6, 2014 8:58 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A New Jersey appeals court says a nurse was unfairly denied unemployment benefits after she was fired for refusing a flu shot. June Valent was working as a nurse at Hackettstown Community Hospital in 2010 when the company began requiring employees to take the flu vaccine unless they had medical or religious reasons not to. Anyone who refused would be required to wear a mask...

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Aquilion ONE Family

June 6, 2014 8:58 am | by Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. | Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.'s Aquilion ONE Family is a scalable top-tier CT solution.

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GAMMEX Non-Latex PI Textured White Surgical Glove

June 5, 2014 10:37 am | by Ansell | Ansell | Product Releases | Comments

Ansell's GAMMEX Non-Latex PI Textured White surgical glove is made from synthetic polyisoprene. The glove delivers all the performance characteristics of natural rubber latex without the risk of natural rubber latex sensitization.

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Bloodstream Infections Reduced Through Better Central Line Care At Three Hospitals

June 5, 2014 10:27 am | by APIC | News | Comments

Whether through the use of alcohol-containing caps or basic cleaning of the injection port of the central line, infection preventionists at three hospitals are finding successful ways to stop germs from entering central line catheters and causing bloodstream infections in patients...

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The Quest For The Bionic Arm

June 5, 2014 10:18 am | by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | Articles | Comments

In the past 13 years, nearly 2,000 veterans returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with injuries requiring amputations; 14 percent of those injured veterans required upper extremity amputations. To treat veterans with upper extremity amputations, scientists continue to pursue research and development of bionic arms and hands with full motor and sensory function...

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Surgery Allows 6-Year-Old To Walk For The First Time

June 5, 2014 10:07 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Doctors in Stanford, California, recently performed surgery and fixed the feet of a Palestinian boy, 6-year-old Hadi Al Conroy, who was born with severe deformities...              

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Increase In Number Of Total Knee Replacement Surgeries, Especially In Younger Adults, Linked To Obesity

June 5, 2014 9:47 am | by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | News | Comments

"We observed that growth of knee replacement volumes was far outpacing that of hip replacements and were curious as to the origins of this trend," said lead study author Peter B. Derman, MD, MBA, an orthopaedic surgery resident at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, N.Y...

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Reducing The Stress Of Teaching Surgical Residents

June 5, 2014 9:37 am | by Eve Karkowsky, M.D. | Blogs | Comments

When I graduated from my residency, I wanted to write a book called How Not to Get Yelled At in the Operating Room. Or How to Clear the Fear from Your OR. I had these titles in mind because I struggled so much during my intern year. It was a tough year, full of intense patient care and sleep deprivation, but the challenge that I most wanted help with during that time was learning to perform procedures...

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