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Enrollment Doubles in Private Health Insurance

April 7, 2015 12:41 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, Surgical Products editor | News | Comments

The numbers are projected to continue going up, with 12 million people enrolling in private health insurance in 2016, and 22 million people in 2017.

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Program Could Help Elderly if Bill Passes

April 7, 2015 11:59 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Details of how the bipartisan bill rewriting Medicare reimbursement of doctors, awaiting congressional approval this month, would squeeze savings from the health care program for the elderly.

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Virus Could Be Purged From Organ Transplants

April 7, 2015 11:55 am | by ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE | News | Comments

Published in eLife, the study shows how HCMV could be fought in high-risk patients and purged from organs before transplantation.

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Medicare Bill Helps Doctors, Kids, but Deficit Foes Cool

April 7, 2015 11:53 am | by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Republicans say bipartisan legislation reworking how Medicare pays doctors is a milestone toward curbing the huge, growing benefit program.

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Breast Cancer Over-treatment Costs $4B Per Year

April 7, 2015 11:50 am | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The study published Monday in the journal Health Affairs breaks the cost down as follows: $2.8 billion resulting from false-positive mammograms and another $1.2 billion attributed to breast cancer over-diagnosis.

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STRATAFIX™ Symmetric PDS Plus

April 6, 2015 1:49 pm | by Ethicon, Inc. | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

STRATAFIX™ Symmetric PDS Plus is the only antibacterial knotless tissue control device that provides strong, secure closure appropriate for high tension areas such as fascia. STRATAFIX™ devices transform the wound closure experience by providing a combination of more consistency, security and more efficiency. 

DERMABOND® PRINEO® Skin Closure System (22 cm)

April 6, 2015 1:45 pm | by Ethicon Inc. | Ethicon Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DERMABOND® PRINEO® Skin Closure System (22 cm) is a two component system consisting of a self-adhering mesh and topical skin adhesive pen. 

Obtaining ROI Insurance for Hybrid OR Systems

April 6, 2015 9:43 am | by Lisa Collins | Blogs | Comments

Capable of servicing coronary angiography and open heart surgical procedures in one room, hybrid OR hospitals can handle diagnostic and therapeutic efforts at one table.

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WebTIPS Helps Make Surgery Less Scary for Children, Parents

April 6, 2015 9:39 am | by UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - IRVINE | News | Comments

A preliminary evaluation suggests that WebTIPS is effective in reducing anxiety levels on the day of surgery. 

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3-D Designs Advance Neural Tissue Engineering

April 6, 2015 9:33 am | by INSTITUTE OF NEURAL REGENERATION & TISSUE ENGINEERING | News | Comments

In an article published in the journal Neural Regeneration Research, several new designs for 3D tissue constructs are described for using stem cells grown on nanofiber scaffolding within a supportive hydrogel.

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$1 Test Outperforms PSA Screen for Prostate Cancer

April 6, 2015 9:28 am | by UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA | News | Comments

It would also reduce the number of unnecessary and invasive biopsies stemming from the less precise PSA test that's now used.

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New Clues Found on Origin of Hirschsprung's Disease

April 6, 2015 9:23 am | by JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE | News | Comments

The findings add to an increasingly clear picture of how flaws in early nerve development lead to poor colon function, which must often be surgically corrected. 

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LASER C.A.A.T.'s

April 3, 2015 12:17 pm | by Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Healthmark Industries announces the launch of its Laser C.A.A.T.'s (Custom Anodized Aluminum Tags), will be be a new addition to their labeling line of products.

January/ February 2015

April 2, 2015 11:48 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The sciences between OR is the focus of the January/ February 2015 Surgical Products issue, with articles on visualization, going green and a brainstorm on smoke evacuation. 

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March 2015

April 2, 2015 11:40 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The March issue of Surgical Products goes back to the basics to see how little things have huge impacts for patients, but also explores some new technology.  

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