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Join Our Brainstorm on Surgical Waste

April 9, 2015 10:43 am | by Editor | Blogs | Comments

For our May issue of Surgical Products, we are hosting a brainstorm on how hospitals and surgical centers can dispose of waste in a sustainable way.

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Analysis Suggests Pancreatic Cancers Harbor Targetable Genetic Alterations

April 9, 2015 10:01 am | by UT Southwestern Medical Center | News | Comments

A comprehensive DNA sequencing of pancreatic cancer cases revealed not only a plethora of damaged genes, but potential diagnostic biomarkers that could help identify those with longer or shorter survival, and provide opportunity for new therapeutic interventions.

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EVARREST® Fibrin Sealant Patch

April 9, 2015 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

EVARREST® Fibrin Sealant Patch is an innovative technology that represents the convergence of biologics and medical device (3D flexible patch).

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A Clearer Picture

April 8, 2015 10:47 am | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | News | Comments

While one could argue the semantics of a definition and its true versus intended impact, the reality is that this statement and its relation to hybrid OR design and integration gives stronger credence to the use of diagnostic imaging equipment in the operating room. 

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Skin Barrier Helps Prevent Ostomy-Related Skin Lesions

April 8, 2015 10:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A skin barrier, which attaches a collection pouch to the abdomen, is designed to protect the skin around the stoma.

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Obama: Healthcare law an 8 out of 10

April 8, 2015 10:19 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Obama tells ABC News he doesn't give it a 10 is because things can always be improved. 

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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. 

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. 

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