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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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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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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