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First Order For Renaissance System With Brain Module

July 2, 2014 10:18 am | by Mazor Robotics Ltd. | News | Comments

Mazor Robotics Ltd., a developer of innovative guidance systems and complementary products, announced today that it has received the first order for its Renaissance system since the commercial launch of the brain surgery module...     

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Bringing The Bling To Antibacterials

July 2, 2014 10:12 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Bacteria love to colonize surfaces inside your body, but they have a hard time getting past your rugged, salty skin. Surgeries to implant medical devices often give such bacteria the opportunity needed to gain entry into the body cavity, allowing the implants themselves to act then as an ideal growing surface for biofilms...

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3D Printer Makes Parts For Ankle Replacement Surgery

July 2, 2014 10:00 am | by KSAT 12 News | Videos | Comments

A 3D printer is taking the pain out of the joint and giving patients a much easier stride. Bettye Dube said she had sprained her ankle before, but a stumble while on vacation in Jamaica was something she'd never experienced...       

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Size Matters In Capsule Endoscopy

July 2, 2014 9:45 am | by Coto Technology | News | Comments

Advances in medical diagnostics and electronic miniaturization have led to the development of a technology known as capsule endoscopy, the little pill that offers big opportunities for the diagnosis and treatment of all manner of GI tract conditions...

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Cuts To Unnecessary Blood Testing Bring Decreases In Healthcare Spending

July 2, 2014 9:11 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center used two relatively simple tactics to significantly reduce the number of unnecessary blood tests to assess symptoms of heart attack and chest pain and to achieve a large decrease in patient charges...

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Weekend Emergency Surgeries Deadlier For Children

July 2, 2014 9:04 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Children who undergo simple emergency surgeries, such as hernia repairs or appendix removals, on weekends are more likely to suffer complications and even die when compared to children getting the same kind of treatment during the week, according to results of a Johns Hopkins Children's Center study...

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OB VTE Safety Checklist Recommendations Well-Received At NPSF Congress

July 1, 2014 10:56 am | by Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety | News | Comments

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety (PPAHS) joined hundreds of other impassioned attendees in Orlando, Florida to attend the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Class from May 14 through May 16, 2014...            

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Researchers Seek To Tackle Transplant Tolerance Using Patients' Own T Cells

July 1, 2014 10:31 am | by Northwestern Medicine | News | Comments

The first-in-human, Phase I clinical trial, known as TRACT (T-regs for adoptive cell transfer), recently enrolled its first three participants in late May at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and was granted approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March, 2014...

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VR Training Module For Vaginal Cuff Closure Suturing

July 1, 2014 10:14 am | by Simbionix | Simbionix | Product Releases | Comments

Simbionix, a company committed to advancing clinical performance and optimizing procedural outcomes through education and collaboration, recently released their VR training module for Cuff Closure Suturing using unidirectional and bidirectional barbed sutures.

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Tourniquets Make Comeback With American Police

July 1, 2014 9:55 am | by Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Associated Press | News | Comments

Rushing into a Houston home, police officer Austin Huckabee encountered a drunken, combative man bleeding profusely on the kitchen floor. He quickly realized the blood was spurting in rhythm with the man's heart and cardiac arrest was just moments away...

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Improving The Quality Of Surgical Care In Rural Communities

July 1, 2014 9:40 am | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

On Friday, June 27, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the ACS Surgical Healthcare Quality Forum Iowa, featuring a panel of healthcare leaders who shared insights into the unique healthcare issues that rural areas face today, including workforce shortages, quality education and training for the next generation of rural surgeons, and access to trauma care...

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Surgery For Liver Metastatic Melanoma Could Improve Survival

July 1, 2014 9:28 am | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

Surgical resection markedly improves survival among metastatic melanoma patients whose disease is isolated to a few areas in the liver, according to new study findings published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons...

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New Research Study Shows Huge Savings For Healthcare

July 1, 2014 9:10 am | by Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research | News | Comments

Recently published findings in Annals of Internal Medicine by Steven Lipshultz, M.D., Wayne State University professor and pediatrician-in-chief at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, and colleagues could help to reduce health care charges while also protecting childhood cancer survivors from heart ailments caused by drug therapy...

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Study: Low Hand Hygiene Compliance During Anesthesia Administration

July 1, 2014 9:01 am | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

Anesthesia providers are missing opportunities to clean their hands during surgical procedures, according to a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology...

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App Could Reduce Tommy John Surgeries By 60 Percent

June 30, 2014 10:54 am | by Abracadabra Health LLC | News | Comments

Throw Like a Pro, an application that helps baseball players reduce the likelihood of throwing injuries, is available for download on the App Store. The app provides knowledge of Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Kevin Wilk, two of the world’s foremost experts on overuse injuries in baseball...

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