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Training Machines Will be as Important as Training Staff

June 24, 2015 1:19 pm | by Accenture | News | Comments

“The digital revolution is also creating a data goldmine that can spark medical breakthroughs and improve individualized treatment plans," an expert said. 

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Anesthesiologist Sued for Trashing Sedated Patient

June 24, 2015 12:15 pm | by Tom Jackman, Washington Post | News | Comments

The court sided with the patient when he sued his anesthesiologist and her practice for $500,000.

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System Needs to Support Surgical Teams

June 24, 2015 9:56 am | by Mark Chassin, president of The Joint Commission, and Linda Groah, executive director of AORN | Blogs | Comments

Industry leaders remind staff they're not infallible, and the healthcare system needs to support them to prevent error. 

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1 in 10 Get Suggested Devices Implanted

June 24, 2015 9:53 am | by Duke Medicine News and Communications | News | Comments

This is a quality of life issue, said a researcher, adding failure to get a device meant an increased risk of death. 

Call a Time Out Today (and Every Day)

June 24, 2015 9:36 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Blogs | Comments

Two weeks have passed since National Time Out Day, but remembering those meetings is important for both patients and staff. 

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Medicare Spending Panel Nixed by House

June 23, 2015 3:57 pm | by Alan Fram, Associated Press | News | Comments

Veto threats were ignored as the House struck down a federal panel that was suppose to find ways to curb Medicare spending. 

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Survey: Prescribers Misunderstand Basics of Opioid Abuse

June 23, 2015 3:48 pm | by John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health | News | Comments

The lack of knowledge on prescription drug abuse could contribute to ongoing epidemic. 

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Reinforced Device Means Fewer Repeat Surgeries

June 23, 2015 3:43 pm | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery | News | Comments

A study found reinforced shunts offer improved outcomes for heart defect patients.

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Effica Offers Instrument Cleaning Option

June 23, 2015 3:37 pm | by L&R Ultrasonics | L&R Ultrasonics | Product Releases | Comments

The Effica™ E1 has a contemporary design and quiet operation.

Study: Statins Could Reduce Surgical Complications

June 23, 2015 9:40 am | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery | News | Comments

Researchers said the data showed promise, even though no significant difference was observed.

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We've Come a Long Way in Catheters

June 23, 2015 9:18 am | by Sam Brusco, associate editor of Medical Design Technology | Blogs | Comments

Catheters have been used throughout history and were made with all sorts of uncomfortable materials. 

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We've Come a Long Way in Sutures

June 23, 2015 9:15 am | by Sam Brusco, associate editor of Medical Design Technology | Blogs | Comments

The earliest mention of sutures as we know them came in 3,000 B.C., in ancient Egypt, and the oldest known suture dates back to a mummy from 1,100 B.C.

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Study: Screening Replaces Unnecessary Surgeries

June 23, 2015 9:03 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Instead of removing nonsolid masses, patients can be monitored with CT screening. 

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Selective Biomarker Use Could Save Millions

June 23, 2015 8:55 am | by John Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

More than $117 million could be saved by strategically testing biopsy samples alone, researchers said. 

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Bariatric Surgery Could Reduce Incontinence

June 22, 2015 5:29 pm | by University of California - San Francisco | News | Comments

While the study only looked at short-term results, it could be another reason overweight people seek surgery, a researcher said. 

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