Adam D. Schaffner, M.D., F.A.C.S., Director of Plastic Surgery at JUVA Skin and Laser Center in Manhattan, is challenging the "one size fits all" approach to the traditional facelift with a new, customizable, minimally-invasive and affordable procedure named JuvaLiftT. We all know how the subtle changes on our face reveal our age.
When prenatal diagnosis detects the severe heart defect hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) in a fetus, a comprehensive prenatal evaluation is important to provide parents an accurate prognosis. In HLHS, one of the heart's pumping chambers is severely underdeveloped. However, say researchers, in two-thirds of cases, reconstructive surgery affords the infant an excellent chance of early survival.
Journals need to develop policies to handle the inevitable competing interests that arise when they publish papers that may bring them reprint revenue or increase their impact factors. This is the conclusion of a research article by Andreas Lundh and colleagues from the Nordic Cochrane Centre published in this weeks PLoS Medicine .
Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. introduces their Peel Pouch Rack. The rack is designed to support peel pouches on edge and separate the pouches during steam sterilization. This easy-to-use modular solution provides a convenient means to organize, sterilize and store peel pouches.
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. - Albert Schweitzer The middle-aged Tanzanian woman lived many hours away and had traveled to the academic medical center in Moshi.
MedCAD used FreeForm to create 3D models based on the patient’s CT scan. This model shows how surgical incisions would create two bony sections, one on either side of the face, to be realigned. Surgery is like playing the violin – it requires intensive finger-learning to achieve technique and mastery, yet a virtuoso performance worthy of a “Bravo!” requires something more.
A quadriplegic English man has been left brain damaged after a nurse accidentally switched off his ventilator — an act caught on a camera the patient had reportedly installed because he was concerned about the quality of his care. Footage released by the BBC shows nurse Violetta Aylward turning off Jamie Merrett's ventilator in January 2009, then struggling to revive him.
Clinician's wages appear to vary significantly across physician specialties and are lowest for those in primary care, according to a recent report in the Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Numerous studies have documented substantial income disparities between primary care and other physician specialties.
Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) recently announced newly published data showing the ASP EVOTECH® Endoscope Cleaner and Reprocessor (ECR) provides an automated approach superior to the manual cleaning required when using traditional AERs. As healthcare facilities transition to alternative systems for high‐level disinfection, this data further supports that the EVOTECH® ECR eliminates manual cleaning while providing high level disinfection.
Plastic surgeons treating patients faced with the difficult decision of reconstructive surgery after mastectomy now have access to breakthrough treatment options with Cook Medical's Biodesign® Tissue Generation Matrix and Biodesign Nipple Reconstruction Cylinder. Designed to signal the body to encourage rapid tissue remodeling, the Biodesign grafts strike a critical balance of strength and flexibility that achieve aesthetically pleasing results.
I am in New Jersey at the New York General Surgery board review course (time to re-certify already!). It is an intense, one-week, extravaganza so chock full of information you once knew (before you went into private practice) that your mind wanders from time to time (as is evidenced by the fact that I came up with this column during the first day of the course).
In a major paper published in the journal Anesthesiology , a Cleveland Clinic-led research team announced the development of a new publicly available tool to help patients, regulators, and hospitals compare patient outcomes and quality. The Risk Stratification Index was developed using more than 35 million Medicare and Medicaid records, then validated on more than 100,000 patients at the Cleveland Clinic.
Michigan hospitals reduced surgical complications by nearly 10 percent at a time when the rest of the nation saw no change in complication rates, according to a new study out next week in the Archives of Surgery . Complications dropped at hospitals participating in what's called the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative, a group of 16 hospitals led by the University of Michigan Health System that agreed to pool data and share information about what keeps patients safe.
Hospital visits following outpatient gastrointestinal endoscopies may be more common than previously estimated, according to a recent report in the Archives of Internal Medicine , one of the JAMA/Archives journals. About 15 to 20 million endoscopic procedures are performed each year in the United States, according to background information in the article.
One in 10 U.S. adults has diabetes now. The prevalence is expected to rise sharply over the next 40 years due to an aging population more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, increases in minority groups that are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, and people with diabetes living longer, according to CDC projections published in the journal Population Health Metrics.