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Breast Biopsy Accuracy Questioned

March 18, 2015 11:37 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to overly-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests.

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Robotic Arm Check

March 17, 2015 1:07 pm | by Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Inspect the cleanliness of surgical robotic arms with the RAC Test Kit.

Positive Disruptions – Next Level Visualization

March 17, 2015 12:00 pm | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Articles | Comments

When it comes to the rate of improvement and volume of upgrades, perhaps no single technology has seen as much progress as OR visualization technologies. The questions that remain for the surgical community stem from decisions on whether or not to seek the immediate upgrade or wait for the next improvement in six to 12 months.

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New Approach Helps High-Risk Patients Avoid Aortic Aneurysm

March 17, 2015 11:54 am | by Loyola University Health System | News | Comments

A new study has found that abdominal aortic aneurysm repair can extend the lives in patients who are at high risk for surgery due to age, diabetes, smoking or kidney disease.

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Joint Replacement Surgeries Still Troubled by Infected Fluids

March 17, 2015 11:47 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | News | Comments

More Americans than ever will receive joint replacements, and with an infection rate of approximately 1 percent, the potential exists for tens of thousands to experience post-operative infection and complications each year.

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Heart Valve Repair Improves Emotional Wellbeing

March 17, 2015 11:39 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

Patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) often suffer from psycho-emotional symptoms, such as depression and anxiety. However, after undergoing mitral valve repair surgery patients experienced a marked improvement in emotional and physical wellbeing.

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Flawed Data Says U.S. Has Over 6.5 Million People At 112 Years-Old

March 17, 2015 11:29 am | by Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press | News | Comments

Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112.

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Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology

March 16, 2015 5:25 pm | by Encompass Group, LLC | Encompass Group, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology banks the patient’s radiant heat by capturing and reflecting it back to the cutaneous layer.

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Positive Disruptions — Multi-Modality Imaging with 4K UHD

March 16, 2015 2:53 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

The third in a series of looks at the most significant technology topics impacting the OR and influencing the future of surgery.

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Pregnant Woman Shot Several Times; Bullets Miss Unborn Baby

March 16, 2015 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say a pregnant woman shot multiple times at a Los Angeles park is in critical condition, and police are searching for the gunman.

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Redesigned Labels Reduce OR Errors

March 16, 2015 2:40 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

Special redesigned labels for intravenous (IV) medication bags may help to prevent serious medication errors in the operating room.

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Senate Dems Threaten to Oppose Deal on Medicare Doc Fees

March 16, 2015 2:27 pm | by Alan Fram, Associated Press | News | Comments

Democratic senators would oppose a potential House bipartisan deal preventing cuts in physicians' Medicare payments if it doesn't finance a children's health program for four years, senior Senate Democratic aides said Sunday.

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Study Calls Heart Imaging Into Question

March 16, 2015 2:20 pm | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

People checked with a heart CT scan after seeing a doctor for chest pain have no less risk of heart attack, dying or being hospitalized months later than those who take a simple treadmill test or other older exam, finds a big federal study.

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Stryker PROFESS System

March 13, 2015 3:42 pm | by Stryker | Stryker | Product Releases | Comments

The PROFESS System, a surgical navigation system for image-guided intranasal procedures and endoscopic sinus surgery.

Positive Disruptions - Expanding 3D and Robotic Implementation

March 13, 2015 12:39 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

The second in a series of looks at the most significant technology topics impacting the OR and influencing the future of surgery.

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