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Patient Satisfaction Dips in Urban Areas, Jeopardizing Funding

May 20, 2015 8:57 am | by the Mount Sinai Hospital | News | Comments

CMS funding could be on the line as patients of large, urban hospitals report lower satisfaction scores than their smaller, rural counterparts. 

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Risk Could Be Reduced for Infant Patients

May 19, 2015 5:23 pm | by American Society of Anesthesiologists | News | Comments

Experts have long examined the effects of anesthesia on infants and toddlers, and many believe infants who undergo general anesthesia in their first year of life may be at higher risk of developmental and learning issues.

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Precision, Stability are Goals of Stapler

May 19, 2015 11:26 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

“As a thoracic surgeon, I can’t stress enough that intraoperative control is critical. Injury intraoperatively could lead to serious post-op complications,” an expert said.

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EuroPCR 2015: Advances in Mechanical Thrombectomy Warrant Call to Action in Acute Stroke

May 19, 2015 9:28 am | by EuroPCR | News | Comments

Seven clinical trials in the past six months have demonstrated that intracranial thrombus retrieval or lysis is feasible and safe, and yields significant improvements.

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'Imperfect Drug Penetration' Speeds Pathogens' Resistance, Study Finds

May 19, 2015 9:15 am | by San Francisco State University | News | Comments

Not all drugs can reach all parts of the body, a situation known as "imperfect drug penetration." 

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Urologist Calls Attention to Implications of Flawed Prostate Specific Antigen Data in SEER

May 19, 2015 9:11 am | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

The SEER program, initiated by NCI in 1973 and one of the oldest and most highly regarded cancer registries in the world, is legislatively mandated to collect cancer incidence and survival data from 17 population-based cancer registries across the United States, representing roughly 28 percent of the U.S. population.

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Designing Better Medical Implants

May 19, 2015 9:01 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Biomedical devices that can be implanted in the body for drug delivery, tissue engineering, or sensing can help improve treatment for many diseases. However, such devices are often susceptible to attack by the immune system, which can render them useless. 

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Stem Cell 'Wild West' Takes Root Amid Lack of US Regulation

May 18, 2015 2:17 pm | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer   | News | Comments

It's quackery, critics say. But it's also a mushrooming business — and almost wholly unregulated.

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New Dressing Offers Transparent View

May 18, 2015 10:38 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

To learn more about this new I.V. dressing, Surgical Products connected with 3M Critical and Chronic Care Solutions' vice president of global marketing.

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Study Suggests Need for Renal Protective Care in Pediatric Lung Transplant Patients

May 18, 2015 9:53 am | by American Thoracic Society | News | Comments

The study, believed to be the first to look at CKD in children who have received lung transplants, also found that those children with high levels of tacrolimus circulating in the blood and those who experience at least one episode of acute kidney injury during their recovery also appear to be at greater risk for CKD.

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Newer Post-Op Oxygen Delivery Method Compares to Standard Approach

May 18, 2015 9:48 am | by The Jama Network Journals | News | Comments

A relatively new, easier to implement, and better-tolerated method to provide supplemental oxygen to patients at risk of respiratory failure after surgery did not result in a worse rate of treatment failure compared to a more commonly used method, a study reports.

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Patients Seek Greater Ownership of Decisions

May 18, 2015 9:39 am | by Digestive Disease Week | News | Comments

Patients faced with a choice of surgical options want to engage their physicians and take a more active role in decision-making, according to a study.

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Shorter Patients Less Likely to Receive Lung Transplant in Time

May 18, 2015 9:33 am | by American Thoracic Society | News | Comments

Shorter adults are also more likely to be placed on mechanical ventilation while they wait for lung transplantation, said the lead author. 

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LASIK Surgery: How IBM's Dr. James Wynne Discovered It

May 15, 2015 1:19 pm | by Bloomberg | Videos | Comments

As a young boy playing with a magnifying glass, Dr. James Wynne was fascinated with harnessing the power of light. It was this curiosity that led Wynne to a career in laser technology.

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VeinViewers

May 15, 2015 1:14 pm | by Christie Medical Holdings | Videos | Comments

VeinViewer projects a real-time, digital full field image of a patient's veins directly on the surface of the patient's skin. It is proven to improve peripheral IV starts and patient satisfaction scores by up to 100 percent.  

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