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Nearly 9 in 10 US Adults Have Health Insurance

April 13, 2015 10:38 am | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press | News | Comments

Whether the new number from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index turns out to be a high-water mark for President Barack Obama's health care law, or a milestone on the path toward his goal of getting virtually all U.S. residents covered, remains to be seen.

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Racial Disparities Persist Among Trauma Patients

April 13, 2015 10:35 am | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

The dependent care provision of the Affordable Care Act allows young adults to stay on their parents’ health coverage until age 26, but racial disparities in coverage persist for young African-Americans and Hispanics who require trauma care.

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Trocar Incision Closure Device

April 13, 2015 10:03 am | by Millennium Surgical Corp/Surgicalinstruments.Com | Millennium Surgical Corp/Surgicalinstruments.Com | Product Releases | Comments

Suture passer, closes trocar incision sounds, secures hernia mesh. Facilitates fascia closure and features a flush port for cleaning. Micro-polished, precision-pointed, front-loading, spring-action tip with platform for puncture and suture grasping. Bariatric length. Other styles available.

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Orthopedic bone plate bending press

April 13, 2015 9:36 am | by Clinimed | Clinimed | Product Releases | Comments

Specifically designed for bending bone plates with a max of 4.5mm in thickness table top model, light weight.

Study Finds EXPAREL Improves Outomes, Saves Money

April 10, 2015 9:55 am | by Associated Press | Articles | Comments

The data found EXPAREL use associated with improved clinical outcomes and a favorable cost savings per patient compared to the standard of care. 

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2015 Surgical Expansion Report

April 10, 2015 9:16 am | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | News | Comments

We asked our readers what types of investments were being made and how these expenditures will impact their surgical capabilities.

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New Editor Excited To Connect

April 10, 2015 9:11 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Blogs | Comments

I’m looking forward to learning from all members of the surgical community, and have made it a goal to supply you with the most up-to-date and informative content possible. 

We Want Your Take on Robotics

April 10, 2015 9:07 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Blogs | Comments

The results of the brief, online questionnaire will be compiled into a summary for the May issue of Surgical Products

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Transfusing Shorter-Storage RBCs Doesn't Benefit Cardiac Surgery Patients

April 10, 2015 8:53 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Cardiac surgery patients often receive multiple RBC units and may be especially vulnerable to end-organ injury because of compromised cardiac output or the pro-inflammatory state following cardiopulmonary bypass. 

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Temperature Management – A Hot Topic

April 9, 2015 10:57 am | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | News | Comments

Transitioning to the operating room, the individual with the most influence on the temperature controls is the one who has the least amount of input. 

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New Cases of Pediatric Melanoma Trends Downward

April 9, 2015 10:52 am | by ELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES | News | Comments

In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers found that the incidence of pediatric melanoma in the United States actually has decreased from 2004-2010.

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Assessment Could Predict Survival After Liver Transplant

April 9, 2015 10:48 am | by BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER | News | Comments

The tools currently used to assess that risk are limited in predicting which patients will need a liver transplant and which will be healthy enough to survive transplantation. 

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Join Our Brainstorm on Surgical Waste

April 9, 2015 10:43 am | by Editor | Blogs | Comments

For our May issue of Surgical Products, we are hosting a brainstorm on how hospitals and surgical centers can dispose of waste in a sustainable way.

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Analysis Suggests Pancreatic Cancers Harbor Targetable Genetic Alterations

April 9, 2015 10:01 am | by UT Southwestern Medical Center | News | Comments

A comprehensive DNA sequencing of pancreatic cancer cases revealed not only a plethora of damaged genes, but potential diagnostic biomarkers that could help identify those with longer or shorter survival, and provide opportunity for new therapeutic interventions.

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EVARREST® Fibrin Sealant Patch

April 9, 2015 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

EVARREST® Fibrin Sealant Patch is an innovative technology that represents the convergence of biologics and medical device (3D flexible patch).

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