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Surgery Could be the New DIY Trend - Maybe

July 27, 2015 9:36 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

A researcher is developing a surgical robot for the commercial market. 


Keeping Score: New Evaluation Predicts Risk of Complications

July 27, 2015 9:29 am | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

This approach could help facilities keep costs down for both them and the patients. 


New Transplant Approach Reduces Wait Time, Saves Lives

July 27, 2015 9:23 am | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

The hospital's heart transplant team revised two protocols for this quality improvement initiative.


Paying More Attention to Catheters Reduces Infection Rate

July 27, 2015 9:15 am | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

Surgical teams reduced UTI rates by paying close attention to catheter use before and after surgery. 


Study: ACS NSQIP Data Drives Surgical Outcome Improvements

July 27, 2015 9:09 am | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

Several databases are used, but a study shows this one is the most robust. 


State-Run Healthcare Challenged By High Costs, Low Enrollment

July 27, 2015 8:56 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

More states could turn over operations to the federal government if things don't change. 


Scientists Think They've Found the Secret to Beating Radiotherapy-Resistant Tumors

July 24, 2015 10:29 am | by University of York | News | Comments

"Now we have a handle on why stem cells cause men to relapse after radiotherapy," said a professor.


Patient Satisfaction is Good Indicator of Surgery Success

July 24, 2015 10:25 am | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

The new study shows that patient satisfaction ratings after surgery for spinal degenerative disease line up well with the level of improvement in pain and disability achieved.


Algorithm Helps Decipher How Drugs Work Inside the Body

July 24, 2015 10:13 am | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

This data could help researchers develop better drugs in the future.


Study: Treatment Becomes More Risk-Specific

July 24, 2015 10:03 am | by University of California - San Francisco | News | Comments

After decades of overtreatment, patients are more likely to receive care matched to their risk level.


New Method Could Stop Cancer in its Tracks

July 24, 2015 9:58 am | by Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute | News | Comments

The study suggests that drugs targeting a receptor may improve cancer treatment.


ESP Award Nominee: EndoChoice, Inc.'s Fuse Full Spectrum Endoscopy Generation 2

July 24, 2015 9:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

EndoChoice, Inc.'s Fuse Full Spectrum Endoscopy Generation 2 was nominated for Surgical Products' 2015 Excellence in Surgical Products Awards.


Development in Needlescopic Surgery Could Provide More Dexterity

July 24, 2015 9:10 am | by Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

Developers hope this tool makes mini-laparoscopy an option for surgeons.


Multisource Feedback Aims to Help Surgeons Assess, Improve Teamwork Skills

July 23, 2015 1:12 pm | by Journal of American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

Multisource feedback is a key method of professional development for many industries, study authors say.


Lega: The Robot is Like a GPS

July 23, 2015 9:48 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | News | Comments

The robot bases its movement off imaging data.



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