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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.


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.


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. 


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.


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. 


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. 


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. 


The Ultimate Father's Day Gift: A Kidney

June 22, 2015 11:25 am | by Christi Scott, CNN | News | Comments

A 27-year-old son said he couldn't imagine life without his dad, so he looked to see if he was a match.


Pre-Op Blood Thinners Don't Benefit Some Patients

June 22, 2015 11:22 am | by Duke University Medical Center | News | Comments

The controversial 'bridge' therapy doesn't lower risk for patients, a study proved. 


Changes Released on Endoscopic Approaches

June 22, 2015 9:50 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | News | Comments

One new section was added and two others were revised when the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy updated its guidelines.


Sizing Up the Pain Management Therapy Market

June 22, 2015 9:42 am | by Elizabeth A Reid, Content Manager, Guidepoint | Blogs | Comments

Post-operative opioid use for pain treatment continues to be a hot — sometimes contentious — topic for doctors, an expert said. 


Increase in Uninsured Americans Projected with ObamaCare Repeal

June 22, 2015 9:37 am | by Andrew Taylor, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

The repeal is projected to increase the deficit, while increasing the number of uninsured Americans to more than 20 million. 


Supreme Court Could Rule on Abortion Again

June 22, 2015 9:32 am | by Mark Sherman, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court is considering an emergency appeal on two provisions of Texas law.


Stress Could Undermine Breast Cancer Therapy

June 22, 2015 9:28 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | News | Comments

Stress can impact disease progression and outcomes in some patients, a researcher said.



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