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The NuBOOM S

April 3, 2014 10:51 am | by CompView Medical | Compview Medical | Product Releases | Comments

CompView Medical announces the NuBOOM S. The NuBOOM S provides HD images to surgeons during minimally invasive surgery, while providing an equipment organizational system that removes trip hazards and clutter to improve staff and patient safety. The NuBOOM S is the third in the family of NuBOOM models.

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Symmetry Sharp Kerrison

April 3, 2014 10:37 am | by Symmetry Medical Inc./Symmetry Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Symmetry Medical Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Symmetry Surgical, is launching the Symmetry Sharp Kerrison. According to the company, the product is a first-of-its-kind, patented surgical instrument designed with discerning surgeons and healthcare professionals in mind, providing a sharp tip every time.

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A Match-Day Lament: 'We Will Rank You Very Highly'

April 3, 2014 10:26 am | by Skeptical Scalpel | Blogs | Comments

A medical student and I were discussing his experience with this year's resident matching process. He told me he had interviewed at 18 programs and ranked 17 of them. He matched to a categorical five-year general surgery position at his sixth choice hospital and was satisfied...

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Retirees Help Caregivers Cope With Hospital Stays

April 3, 2014 10:17 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Edwin Pacheco was in and out of the hospital for months. He'd survived one organ transplant and desperately needed another. But he wasn't the only one suffering. Few people asked how his wife was holding up as she kept vigil, cornered hard-to-understand doctors, and held job and family together...

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Transplant Drugs May Help Wipe Out Persistent HIV Infections

April 3, 2014 10:08 am | News | Comments

New research suggests that drugs commonly used to prevent organ rejection after transplantation may also be helpful for combating HIV. The findings suggest a new strategy in the fight against HIV and AIDS...          

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New Method Of Computer-Guided Spine Surgery Beneficial For Spinal Reconstruction

April 3, 2014 10:03 am | News | Comments

In a series of research studies, Cedars-Sinai spinal surgeons show that a new method of computer-guided spine surgery is beneficial for spinal reconstruction and for treating complex tumors and degenerative spine problems, resulting in fewer complications and better outcomes for patients...

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Test Accurately Rules Out Heart Attacks In The ER

April 3, 2014 9:58 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Articles | Comments

A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients. A large study in Sweden found that the blood test plus the usual electrocardiogram of the heartbeat were 99 percent accurate at showing which patients could safely be sent home rather than be admitted for observation and more diagnostics...

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Pathologist: Woman Froze To Death In Hospital Morgue After Prematurely Declared Dead

April 3, 2014 9:53 am | News | Comments

A family that claims a woman was frozen to death in a hospital morgue after she was prematurely declared dead can proceed with a medical malpractice lawsuit, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. The California 2nd District Court of Appeal overturned a lower court ruling that the lawsuit against White Memorial Hospital was filed too late...  

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Medicare To Release Billing Data For 880K Doctors

April 3, 2014 9:47 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

Patients may soon get an unprecedented look at how their doctor compares to other physicians, after Medicare announced Wednesday it plans to publicly post billing data for more than 880,000 practitioners. Considered the mother lode of information on doctors, the Medicare claims database has been off-limits to the public for decades, blocked in the courts by physician groups...

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Northwestern Medicine Launches New Lung Transplant Program

April 2, 2014 10:54 am | News | Comments

Northwestern Medicine is proud to announce the launch of a new lung transplant program. Appointments are available to eligible patients immediately and lung transplant surgeries will begin in May...          

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Mega Soft Universal Patient Return Electrode

April 2, 2014 10:50 am | by Megadyne Medical Products | Megadyne Medical Products | Product Releases | Comments

Megadyne Medical Products recently launched the new Mega Soft Universal Patient Return Electrode. It is the first and only universal patient return electrode approved for use on all patient sizes, 350 grams and up with no maximum weight limit. The new universal design also allows the pad to be used either side up, so the peri-operative team can locate the cable to the area most convenient to the electrosurgical generator.

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OPERON D Series Surgical Tables

April 2, 2014 10:41 am | by Berchtold | Berchtold Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Berchtold recently introduced the OPERON D Series surgical tables. According to the company, the tables feature state-of-the-art technologies designed to improve patient and staff safety. By providing industry-leading weight capacity, better imaging access, and a full range of motion, OPERON is designed to increase surgical positioning options, while improving patient care and productivity for clinical staff.

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Survey Shows Spine Surgeons Need To Screen More Patients For Anxiety And Depression

April 2, 2014 10:21 am | News | Comments

In a recent report, a Johns Hopkins team says that only 10 percent of orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons follow professional guidelines recommending routine psychological screenings of patients prior to major surgery for severe back and leg pain. The oversight, researchers say, may pose a serious risk to patients' surgical recovery...

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Like Hand-Washing, Blood Transfusions Linked To Infections

April 2, 2014 10:17 am | News | Comments

"Many people are beginning to accept that we can make a difference – despite being taught in medical school that blood transfusions 'might help and can't hurt,' " Neil Blumberg, M.D., professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry said. "What we've found is actually the opposite, that it can hurt and it rarely helps..."

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Intuitive Surgical Unveils New da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System

April 2, 2014 10:06 am | by Intuitive Surgical | Videos | Comments

Intuitive Surgical recently received FDA clearance for its new da Vinci Xi system. The robotic surgery giant invested a significant amount of effort to expanding the capabilities of the da Vinci. Check out the results of those efforts by watching this video...

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