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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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