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Surgically-Implanted Electrical Device Helps Paralyzed Men Move Legs

April 9, 2014 10:34 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | Articles | Comments

Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man's spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they've done the same with three other patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke. Experts say it's a promising development but warn that the experimental treatment isn't a cure. When the implanted device is activated, the men can wiggle their toes, lift their legs, and stand briefly...

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Google Glass App Turns Anyone Into A Rapid Diagnostic Test Expert

April 9, 2014 10:21 am | by American Chemical Society | Videos | Comments

The American Chemical Society recently released this video detailing a Google Glass application developed at UCLA for automatic interpretation of chromatographic tests. The app basically turns anyone into a rapid diagnostic text expert...

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Florida Lawmakers Look To Expand, Regulate Telehealth

April 9, 2014 10:00 am | by Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

The calls may come in the middle of the night and from hospitals more than an hour away. Someone is having a stroke and is en route an emergency room in the Florida Keys, but there aren't any neurologists on call. Within 15 minutes, a neurologist pops onto a computer screen and can order an IV drug. It's that sort of potentially life-saving technology that may drive down healthcare costs, while also addressing serious doctor shortages...

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Giraffe Dies During Unique Surgery For Terminal Heart Defect

April 9, 2014 9:46 am | by Bailey Elise McBride, Associated Press | News | Comments

Oklahoma City Zoo officials say a 6-month-old female giraffe with a terminal heart defect died Tuesday during surgery. Kyah had an extra blood vessel wrapped around her esophagus — a symptom of a congenital heart defect — that prevented her from holding down solid food...

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Olympian Ian Thorpe Battling Serious Infections Related To Shoulder Surgery

April 9, 2014 9:39 am | News | Comments

The agent for five-time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe says the 31-year-old will never swim again after contracting two potentially-deadly infections while undergoing shoulder surgery. James Erskine said on Tuesday that Thorpe was "quite sick" in the intensive care ward of a Sydney hospital but dismissed media reports the swimmer might lose the use of his left arm...

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Comprehensive Fluid Management Solution

April 8, 2014 10:31 am | by BASS Medical | Bass Medical | Product Releases | Comments

The BASS Medical comprehensive fluid management solution keeps the operating room floor dry during high fluid volume procedures such as shoulder and knee arthroscopy. The mat’s patented anti-splash and containment design keeps fluid from ever hitting the floor. It collects, contains, and rapidly evacuates contaminated fluid using standard wall suction.

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Adenoma Detection Rates Linked To Colorectal Cancer And Mortality

April 8, 2014 10:29 am | News | Comments

A study of over 224,000 patients and more than 314,000 colonoscopies found that adenoma detection rates closely tracked the future risk of colorectal cancer. Colonoscopies screen for colorectal cancer by detecting early, curable cancers. Precancerous adenomas — a type of colon polyp — can also be detected and removed, thereby preventing cancers from developing...

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NIAGARA SI-PCF

April 8, 2014 10:24 am | by Medisafe America | Medisafe America | Product Releases | Comments

Medisafe NIAGARA SI-PCF is the first high capacity, da Vinci validated, pass-through Washer Disinfector. Revolutionary 3-in-1 cleaning technology provides sonic-irrigation, high capacity lumen flushing, and impingement washing. According to the company, it is tested and validated to clean 20 da Vinci EndoWrist instruments.

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Doctors Should Be More Like...

April 8, 2014 10:15 am | by Skeptical Scalpel | Blogs | Comments

Doctors are unique. None of us is perfect, but despite the occasional bad apple, most of us are doing the best we can for our patients under difficult circumstances...                 

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Mercury Rising: Temperature Management Roundtable

April 8, 2014 10:05 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

Experts from four companies that provide temperature management products discuss the technology that allows clinicians to keep themselves and their patients safe and comfortable...                      

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Expert Guidance Highlights Practices To Reduce Prevalence Of Catheter-Associated UTIs

April 8, 2014 9:47 am | News | Comments

New expert guidance highlights strategies for implementing and prioritizing efforts to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in hospitals. The practice recommendations, are the first in a series to be published over several months sharing evidence-based strategies to help healthcare professionals effectively control and prevent the spread of healthcare-associated infections...

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Medical Association Won't Stop Medicare Doc Data Release

April 8, 2014 9:42 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's largest doctors' group said Monday it won't try to block Medicare's release of billing records for 880,000 physicians, although it continues to oppose the government's recent decision to open up the massive data trove. An official of the American Medical Association told The Associated Press that the group won't go to court ahead of Wednesday's scheduled release...

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Scientists Hard At Work Creating Body Parts In Lab

April 8, 2014 9:33 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | Articles | Comments

In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears, and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. It is among several labs around the world, including in the U.S., that are working on the futuristic idea of growing custom-made organs in the lab...

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Groundbreaking Surgery Could Fix Giraffe's Terminal Birth Defect

April 8, 2014 9:19 am | by Bailey Elise McBride | News | Comments

A 6-month-old giraffe born with a terminal defect that prevents her from digesting most foods is scheduled to undergo groundbreaking surgery that an Oklahoma City Zoo veterinarian said has never before been performed on her species. Kyah has an extra blood vessel wrapped around her esophagus — a symptom of a congenital heart defect — that prevents her from holding down much of what she eats...

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April 2014

April 7, 2014 3:43 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue, facility construction and expansion is on the decline when compared to past years, and the Affordable Care Act is forcing the healthcare industry to re-evaluate everything...

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