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Cheap Drug Offers Blood Loss Solution

June 15, 2010 6:20 am | News | Comments

Maria Cheng, AP A cheap drug that can stop bleeding in recently injured accident patients could potentially save the lives of tens of thousands worldwide, a new study says. Researchers studied the effects of tranexamic acid, or TXA, in more than 10,000 adult trauma patients in 40 countries who received the drug within eight hours of being injured.

Physician Group Demands Greater Insurer Accuracy

June 15, 2010 6:09 am | News | Comments

Carla K. Johnson, AP One in five medical claims is processed inaccurately by commercial health insurers, often leaving physicians shortchanged, according to the nation's largest doctor's group. The American Medical Association recently released its third annual report card on insurers, showing that private insurance companies matched their payments to what they agreed to pay doctors about 80 percent of the time.

The Role Of Blood Flow In Preventing Chronic Kidney Disease

June 15, 2010 5:59 am | News | Comments

Interrupting the blood flow for more than 20 to 25 minutes during kidney cancer surgery leads to a greater risk of patients developing chronic kidney disease, a Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic collaborative research team has found. The study was published in the journal European Urology . For the retrospective study, researchers analyzed outcomes of 362 patients with only one kidney who underwent surgery for renal cortical tumors at Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic between 1990 and 2008.

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Free Operations, Courtesy Of Colorado Staff

June 14, 2010 7:43 am | News | Comments

(AP)  Seven physicians and about 18 staff volunteered their time to give free surgeries to 13 people in the mountain town of Frisco this past weekend. Dr. Peter Janes organized the event for patients without health insurance. Operations included a hysterectomy and a knee repair. The patients were selected through the nearby Summit Community Care Clinic, which cares for people who don't have enough insurance or have none at all.

Jackson’s Doctor Fighting To Keep License

June 14, 2010 7:37 am | News | Comments

Linda Deutsch, AP Nearly a year after he went from anonymity to notoriety, Michael Jackson's doctor returns to court for a pre-trial hearing that will determine when he goes to trial and what he will be able to do in the meantime. First on the agenda will be Dr. Conrad Murray's fight to retain his California medical license.

Employers See Medical Costs Jump

June 14, 2010 7:30 am | News | Comments

Tom Murphy, AP Companies that offer employee health insurance expect another steep jump in medical costs next year, and more will ask workers to share a bigger chunk of the expense, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers report. For the first time, most of the American workforce is expected to have health insurance deductibles of $400 or more.

FDA Issues Alert For IV Bags

June 14, 2010 6:58 am | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting health care professionals not to use certain IV bags of ondansetron, metronidazole, and ciprofloxacin because of potential contamination. The FDA has received reports of floating matter in IV bags manufactured by Claris Lifesciences in Ahmedabad, India.

Why Patients File Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

June 14, 2010 6:56 am | by John Schumann, MD | Articles | Comments
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Criminalizing Medicine Will Lead To Fewer Doctors

June 14, 2010 6:50 am | by WhiteCoat, MD | Articles | Comments

I recently read about a case involving the next step down the slippery slope of criminal prosecution of physicians. First Michael Jackson’s physician gets prosecuted when his physician gives him an unintentional overdose of an anesthetic medication when trying to help him sleep. According to a previous discussion on this topic, most people seemed to think that prosecutors were justified in those charges.

Not Smoking After Bone Surgery Speeds Healing

June 14, 2010 6:45 am | News | Comments

Smokers recover better from surgery to repair a broken bone if they quit smoking, state Swedish researchers. The new study included daily smokers who underwent emergency surgery for an acute fracture and were offered a smoking cessation program that began within a few days after surgery and continued for six weeks.

Atlas HD iPad App Offers Patient Education

June 14, 2010 6:39 am | Articles | Comments

A new point of care patient education tool takes advantage of new Apple device to enhance visualization of common medical conditions and treatments. June 16, 2010 Blausen Medical, developer and owner of the world's largest library of 3D medical animations, announced its new Human Atlas HD iPad app is now available in the Apple iTunes App Store.

Purchasing Perspective

June 14, 2010 6:39 am | GE Healthcare Surgery | Articles | Comments

Richard Long, Clinical Sales Manager - U.S. Sales for GE Healthcare - Surgery (OEC) offers insight into what to consider when purchasing equipment booms to ensure the OR is ready for future upgrades. June 15, 2010 In today's rapidly changing medical economy there are several factors that must be addressed when considering the purchase of boom systems for the operating - procedure room.

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Lone Star Retractor System™

June 14, 2010 6:38 am | CooperSurgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The self-retaining Retractor System from Cooper Surgical is a flexible, adjustable tool to help manage the surgical site. Composed of retractor rings and elastic stays, that provide optimal exposure and access to the operative area, the system has the ability to rapidly adapt to changes in the field with minimal effort as the procedure progresses.

Surgical Mats

June 14, 2010 6:38 am | Flagship Surgical, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Flagship Surgical offers patented, anti-microbial disposable surgical mats addressing three major Operating Room issues: surgical comfort, fluid buildup and OR safety. Designed and tested by surgeons, OR nurses and technicians, The Surgical Mat™ and The Mini Mat™ incorporate an engineering process consisting of non-slip molded foam with custom tapered fluid channels.

Medical LCD Display Products

June 14, 2010 6:37 am | FSN Medical Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Foreseeson Custom Displays, Inc. offers medical LCD display products. Features include: Bright LCD full-HD resolution. Clear 1080p artifact-free images Anti-reflective protective overlay. Touchscreen ready. Full compatibility with HD video camera systems Liquid drop safe Aluminum enclosure (IPX1).

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