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3-D Computer Model Helps Refine Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy

June 25, 2014 9:06 am | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

Although deep brain stimulation can be an effective therapy for dystonia – a potentially crippling movement disorder – the treatment isn't always effective, or benefits may not be immediate. Precise placement of DBS electrodes is one of several factors that can affect results, but few studies have attempted to identify the "sweet spot," where electrode placement yields the best results...

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To Advance Care For Brain Metastases: Reject These 5 Myths

June 25, 2014 9:03 am | by NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine | News | Comments

A blue-ribbon team of national experts on brain cancer says that professional pessimism and out-of-date "myths," rather than current science, are guiding -- and compromising -- the care of patients with cancers that spread to the brain...

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$800,000 HIPAA Settlement In Medical Records Dumping Case

June 25, 2014 8:56 am | by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | News | Comments

Parkview Health System, Inc. has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR)...

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Safe And Sound

June 24, 2014 11:23 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

It's impossible to provide quality care to patients if hospitals fail to provide a safe environment for their caregivers. That’s what Kent Wilson tells hospital administrators who voice a desire to improve patient and staff safety, increase efficiency, and prevent unnecessary injuries through more effective patient handling practices...

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OR Integration: Think Big

June 24, 2014 10:50 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

What does the future hold for the healthcare industry with regards to OR integration? Several industry experts answer that question (and many others) in this roundtable-style interview with Surgical Products...            

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Former F1 Champ Michael Schumacher's Medical Files May Have Been Stolen

June 24, 2014 9:50 am | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Michael Schumacher's management has warned that someone is trying to sell documents that may be the medical files of the seven-time Formula One world champion. Nearly six months after sustaining serious head injuries in a skiing accident, the 45-year-old Schumacher left a French hospital last week and was transferred to neighboring Switzerland to continue his recovery...

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ER Doctors And Nurse Managers Urged To Contact The Corporate Whistleblower Center With Intentional Overbilling Of Medicare

June 24, 2014 9:45 am | by Corporate Whistleblower Center | News | Comments

The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging ER doctors, or nurse managers at a hospital in any state to call them immediately if they possess well documented proof a hospital is intentionally overbilling Medicare with unnecessary medical procedures, because the reward potential for this type of information can be in the hundreds of thousands, to millions of dollars...

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Doctors Reconstructing Face Of Misdiagnosed Woman

June 24, 2014 9:43 am | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

The procedure includes removing a leg bone to be conformed into a new jawbone, with the skin becoming the new inside covering of her mouth. Dr. Jarrod Little, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with UofL Physicians, was donating his time and leading the team on the $1 million-plus surgery, said Meredith, a spokeswoman for UofL Physicians...

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TS Series Warmer

June 24, 2014 9:39 am | by MAC Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new “TS Series Warmer” from MAC Medical, Inc. is equipped with the highest technology available today. A first-in-class Large Touch Screen Control comes standard with all of the access and safety features required today. These features include FDC Compliant Data Logging with Digital Signature, Ethernet and USB ports, Wi-Fi Ready, Live Temperature Trends, Alarm Log, Remote Monitoring and Control from Central Monitoring and Smart Phone, Multi-Level Security for User Lockout, Text and Email Alerts, just to name a few.

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LSU Hospital Closure Ruled Unconstitutional

June 24, 2014 9:34 am | by Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lawmakers didn't follow the Louisiana Constitution in authorizing Gov. Bobby Jindal to close the LSU-run public hospital in Pineville, a judge ruled Monday, but the judge is not requiring the Jindal administration to stop plans to shutter the facility next week...

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Study Finds For Gastric Bypass Patients, Percent Of Weight Loss Differs By Race/Ethnicity

June 24, 2014 9:19 am | by Kaiser Permanente | News | Comments

Non-Hispanic white patients who underwent a gastric bypass procedure lost slightly more weight over a three-year period than Hispanic or black patients, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases...

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Bone Loss Persists Two Years After Weight Loss Surgery

June 24, 2014 9:13 am | by The Endocrine Society | News | Comments

A new study shows that for at least two years after bariatric surgery, patients continue to lose bone, even after their weight stabilizes. The results—in patients undergoing gastric bypass, the most common type of weight loss surgery—were presented Monday at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society...

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Synoptics Health Appoints Ultra Clean As U.S. Distributor For Proreveal

June 24, 2014 9:05 am | by Synoptics Health | News | Comments

Scientific Digital Imaging’s Synoptics Health Division, a manufacturer of innovative digital imaging systems for healthcare applications, is pleased to announce the appointment of industry leading surgical instrument cleaning firm, Ultra Clean Systems, Inc as its North American distributor of the ultrasensitive ProReveal Protein Detection Test...

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EIZO’s RadiForce LS580W Monitor

June 23, 2014 12:16 pm | by EIZO | EIZO, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

EIZO’s RadiForce LS580W monitor is a newly FDA 510(k)-cleared large monitor system bundled with the LMM0802 large monitor manager for interventional radiology and surgical suites. In the operating room and interventional suite, essential information such as X-ray, endoscopic images, and EP (electrophysiology) is typically displayed using several different monitors.

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Do Operating Room Checklists Improve Outcomes?

June 23, 2014 11:51 am | by Skeptical Scalpel | Blogs | Comments

I am not against checklists. When I was a surgical chairman, I implemented and used one in both the operating room and the ICU. They do not add costs and may be helpful. But do they improve outcomes?            

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