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Navy Journal From 1801: Tobacco Smoke Saves Lives

October 1, 2010 6:47 am | News | Comments

Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — For some 19th-century British navy surgeons, reviving men who nearly drowned after falling overboard required what is now a rather unorthodox treatment: tobacco smoke. The treatment is documented in an 1801 journal, one of more than 1,000 navy medical officers' reports released Thursday by Britain's National Archives.

Drugs Before Surgery Help Women Avoid Mastectomies

October 1, 2010 6:46 am | News | Comments

Marilynn Marchione, AP Medical Writer Taking hormone-blocking pills for a few months before breast cancer surgery can shrink tumors and allow many women to have just the lump removed instead of the whole breast, a new study suggests. This approach is sometimes tried now in Europe, and the study was the first large test of it in the United States.

CDC Chief Picks 6 'Winnable Battles' In Health

October 1, 2010 6:46 am | News | Comments

Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Where would you start if you were charged with keeping the nation healthy? Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has chosen six priorities — winnable battles, he calls them. They are smoking, AIDS, obesity/nutrition, teen pregnancy, auto injuries and health care infections.

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ACS Clinical Congress Convenes Next Week

October 1, 2010 6:45 am | News | Comments

The 96th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), one of the largest meetings of surgeons in the world, will convene October 3-7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. This year marks the first time that the ACS Clinical Congress has ever been held in the nation's capitol.

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First-Ever Pregnancy In A Transplanted Womb

October 1, 2010 6:45 am | News | Comments

Transplantation of the uterus (womb) looks likely to become a future treatment for women who are infertile either because their uterus is congenitally absent or they have a uterus that is nonfunctional due to disease, according to the results of ground-breaking new research published online in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica .

Atraumatic Dual-Action Suction

September 30, 2010 7:07 am | SurgiMark, Inc. | Videos | Comments

  The Standard Via-Guard® atraumatic Tip and AdjustaFlow® Poole suction features 2-in-1 performance covering most suction requirements.

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Interpedicular Minimal Access Surgery

September 30, 2010 6:53 am | Videos | Comments

0 Dr. Robert Masson, President of NeuroSpine Institute in Orlando, FL is a World Leader in minimally invasive cervical and lumbar spinal reconstruction. He discusses the premise, via a case presentation for the pre-operative decision making, planning, and ultimately a surgical plan in his candid discussion and demonstration of iMAS.

Brain Surgery Performed Through Eyelid

September 30, 2010 6:52 am | Videos | Comments

Surgeons at Johns Hopkins Hospital are performing an innovative type of brain surgery. Come inside the operating room to see the minimally-invasive technique they're using to remove tumors through the eyelid.

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Surgical Team Saves Lives In Afghanistan

September 30, 2010 6:51 am | Videos | Comments

Forward surgical teams are spread throughout forward operating bases in Afghanistan. They are the first line of hospital care service members and locals receive during an emergency. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alana Ingram takes us to Forward Operating Base Sharana as their FST brings in a pair of casualties.

Surgeons Rebuild Hit-And-Run Victim’s Shattered Leg Using Stem Cells

September 30, 2010 6:51 am | Videos | Comments

A groundbreaking surgical technique has been used to rebuild the leg of a woman who suffered a bad break in a hit-and-run accident. Diane Stuttard had been told she would have to have her leg amputated after 11 operations failed to fix her bones. But in a world first, surgeons used her own stem cells to repair the damage - and lengthen the shattered limb.

Be The Change In Your OR

September 29, 2010 7:52 am | by Amanda Hankel, editor | Product Releases | Comments

“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi It seems I’ve heard or seen this quote a thousand times – in graduation speeches, on high school yearbook pages, so on and so forth. After awhile, it just seemed overused, and it lost its motivational impact.

ATP Complete And Test® InstruSponge™

September 29, 2010 7:51 am | Ruhof Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Test® InstruSponge™ is an absorbent swab on a flexible wand that allows for easy maneuvering through complex internal channels of scopes and cannulated instruments to verify if there are any contaminants left after cleaning. Test® Instrusponge™ is used in conjunction with the ATP Complete Handheld Unit and Test® Swabs to give an accurate numerical measure of bioburden present.

Reconstruction Options Not Discussed For Many Breast Cancer Patients

September 29, 2010 7:33 am | News | Comments

A survey of 762 women with breast cancer who were eligible for breast reconstruction conducted by the Cancer Support Community (CSC) found that 43 percent of patients do not receive information about breast reconstruction options when making treatment decisions at diagnosis. Findings also suggest that a credible, accessible and validated single resource for patients on the topic of breast reconstruction is not available - demonstrating the need for a comprehensive information source about breast reconstruction that makes it easier for patients to make an informed, educated and personally satisfying decision.

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Hospital Recognized For Environmental Responsibility

September 29, 2010 7:32 am | News | Comments

Jersey Shore University Medical Center's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED@) was recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. It is the first hospital in New Jersey and the largest on the east coast to receive the honor.

Shorter Hours Approved For Rookie Doctors

September 29, 2010 7:32 am | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Sleep-deprived rookie doctors will be getting shorter work shifts, along with stricter supervision. The Chicago-based Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education announced late Tuesday that its board has approved the rules first outlined in June. Council CEO Thomas Nasca says the new rules aim to ensure patient safety and a humanistic learning environment for doctors-in-training.

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