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Higher Blood Clot Risk in Longer Surgeries

December 4, 2014 10:22 am | News | Comments

The longer the duration of surgery, the higher the risk of a life-threatening blood clot, according to the first large-scale, quantitative national study of the risk across all surgical procedures. ...                

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Report: Efforts to Improve Patient Safety Saves 50,000 Lives, $12 Billion

December 3, 2014 12:05 pm | News | Comments

A report released by the Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday shows an estimated 50,000 fewer patients died in hospitals and approximately $12 billion in health care costs were saved as a result of a reduction in hospital-acquired conditions from 2010 to 2013. ... 

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IDT and Ubiquitome Partner to Develop Mobile Ebola Test

December 3, 2014 11:45 am | News | Comments

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), and Ubiquitome recently announced a partnership to develop the Ubiquitome Freedom4 Real-Time RT-PCR Ebola Virus Assay for easy use in the field. This rapid test is designed to be run on Ubiquitome’s hand-held, battery powered real-time PCR device, the Freedom4. ... 

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Siemens Promotes Future of Industry With Radiology Leadership Institute Donation

December 3, 2014 11:24 am | News | Comments

Siemens Healthcare is pleased to announce its financial contribution to Leading Radiology into the Future, a campaign to fund the Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI). The five-year pledge is part of Siemens’ ongoing efforts to help shape the future of radiology and educate those in the industry who will continue to take the profession to new heights. ...

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Hospital Saves $7M in Healthcare Costs With Patient Safety Grant

December 3, 2014 11:04 am | by Surgical Products Staff | News | Comments

In 2009, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., began a case study with help from the E3 Patient Safety Grant, developed by the Cardinal Health Foundation, with the goal of improving patient safety and reducing costs. Within five years, the medical facility saved more than 150 lives and more than $7 million in healthcare costs. ...

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Interventional Radiology Preserves Uterus In Patients With Placenta Accreta

December 3, 2014 10:33 am | News | Comments

Researchers reported today on a procedure that can preserve fertility and potentially save the lives of women with a serious pregnancy complication called placenta accreta. ...             

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Common Knee Surgery May Lead to Arthritis and Cartilage Loss

December 3, 2014 10:07 am | News | Comments

A popular surgery to repair meniscal tears may increase the risk of osteoarthritis and cartilage loss in some patients, according to research presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The findings show that the decision for surgery requires careful consideration in order to avoid accelerated disease onset, researchers said. ...

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3M Introduces New Littmann Stethoscope

December 2, 2014 11:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

3M announces the next generation of its iconic Littmann brand stethoscopes: the 3M™ Littmann® Classic III™ Stethoscope. The innovative design and consistent production quality give medical professionals a reliable tool to achieve their best.

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Bariatric Patients Should Take Supplements For Eye Protection

December 2, 2014 11:27 am | News | Comments

Obese patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to shed weight should take the supplements prescribed to them to protect their eyes. Taking in too little Vitamin A, in particular, could in some cases actually cause night blindness, dry eyes, corneal ulcers, and in extreme cases total blindness. ...  

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Researchers Explore 3-D Microsurgical Anatomy of Brainstem

December 2, 2014 11:05 am | News | Comments

A study using intricate fiber dissection techniques provides new insights into the deep anatomy of the human brainstem--and helps to define "safe entry zones" for neurosurgeons performing brainstem surgery, according to a special article published in Operative Neurosurgery, a quarterly supplement to Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. ...

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Study: Exercise After Bariatric Surgery Beneficial

December 2, 2014 10:42 am | News | Comments

A new study by researchers at the Florida Hospital - Sanford-Burnham Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes (TRI-MD) shows that patients who moderately exercise after bariatric surgery (weight-loss surgery) gain additional health improvements in glucose metabolism and cardiorespiratory fitness compared to patients who lead a sedentary lifestyle after surgery. ...

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CHOP Appoints Dr. John Flynn Chief of Orthopedic Surgery

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

On Monday, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced the selection of John M. "Jack" Flynn, M.D., a nationally prominent specialist in pediatric orthopedic surgery, as its new chief of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery. ...    

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Milwaukee Hospital Uses 3-D Technology to Navigate Through Delicate Liver Surgery

December 2, 2014 10:00 am | by Mark Johnson of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | News | Comments

"OK. So, this is our guy," said the surgeon, T. Clark Gamblin. "This is his liver." A precise, three-dimensional image of a human liver floated along the computer screen, rotating slowly. The liver was shaded light blue and a few red blood vessels snaked through it. On the liver's left side was an area shaded brown ...

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Researchers Use 3-D Printing to Guide Human Face Transplants

December 1, 2014 11:29 am | News | Comments

Researchers are using computed tomography (CT) and 3-D printing technology to recreate life-size models of patients' heads to assist in face transplantation surgery, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).... 

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Complication Rate Low in Nose Job Using Patient's Rib Cage

December 1, 2014 11:10 am | News | Comments

Using a patient's own rib cartilage (autologous) for rhinoplasty appears to be associated with low rates of overall long-term complications and problems at the rib site where the cartilage is removed, according to a report published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. ... 

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