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Tools Available to States Participating in State Innovation Models

April 8, 2015 10:16 am | by ​U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | News | Comments

The State Innovation Models initiative supports states in planning or implementing a customized, fully developed proposal capable of creating statewide health transformation to improve health care, focusing on Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program beneficiaries.

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Drug Re-engineered to Improve Surgery Outcomes

April 8, 2015 10:09 am | by NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY | Articles | Comments

Ameer and his team were able to revamp this long-established drug to not only prevent this risky side effect but to use it as a template to deliver nitric oxide, a molecule that plays a vital role in many biological processes and is potentially useful to prevent scarring in vascular grafts and stents.

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27” Radiance® Ultra

April 8, 2015 9:57 am | NDS Surgical Imaging | Product Releases | Comments

The brightness level overcomes glare in high ambient light environments, allowing surgeons to more easily visualize recessed anatomy. 

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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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ETHICON SECURESTRAP® Open and ETHICON PHYSIOMESH™ Open

April 6, 2015 1:51 pm | by Ethicon, Inc. | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ETHICON SECURESTRAP® Open and ETHICON PHYSIOMESH™ Open are uniquely designed to help optimize intra-operative and post-operative outcomes for open ventral hernia repair. 

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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