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Allograft Impresses Surgeon Who Shares His Experience

May 8, 2015 9:28 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

 “I was one of the early adopters when it was released to the public, and it’s a technology that’s really changed a lot of our approaches, not only with wound care but also tendon repair,” the surgeon said. 

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Dexamethasone Could Prevent Severe Kidney Injury After Heart Surgery

May 8, 2015 9:22 am | by American College Of Surgeons | News | Comments

Approximately 1 percent of patients undergoing cardiac surgery require dialysis to treat severe AKI that arises after surgery, and the incidence is higher among patients with pre-operative chronic kidney disease. 

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Potential New Painkiller Provides Longer Lasting Effects

May 8, 2015 9:16 am | by University of Missouri-Columbia | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Missouri have discovered a new compound that offers longer lasting painkilling effects, and shows promise as an alternative to current anesthetics.

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New Care Approach to Colorectal Operations Speeds Patients’ Recovery Times

May 7, 2015 12:01 pm | by Journal of the American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study reports better surgical outcomes by combining an evidence-based enhanced recovery program and infection prevention.

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Men Make More Than Women in High-Income Medical Education Positions

May 7, 2015 9:27 am | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

"The disparity exists regardless of region, program type, academic rank, general internal medicine specialty, age, or years of experience. In addition, we found that the gap in salary has not narrowed over the past five years," a lead study author said. 

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Surgical Assessments Lack Screening for SBVs

May 7, 2015 9:20 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Initially, physicians may not consider SBV as a potential diagnosis as it is typically observed in newborns.

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Microbes Could be at Fault for Post-Surgical Colon 'Leaks'

May 7, 2015 9:11 am | by University of Chicago Medical Center | News | Comments

"For more than 60 years, surgeons have suspected that intestinal microbes played a causative role in leakage after intestinal surgery," said the study's senior author, "but we were never certain how much they contributed, which bacteria were involved or how to prevent it."

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Photoactive Dye Could Prevent Infection During Bone-Repair Surgery

May 7, 2015 8:58 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | News | Comments

Despite extensive procedures to sterilize small and large bone fragments used in joint replacement or reconstructive surgeries, the rate of infection remains around 5 percent and can reach 11 percent or even higher in bone repairs for gunshot wounds or reconstruction after tumor removal.

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HIMSS Celebrates Nurses

May 6, 2015 11:09 am | by HIMSS | News | Comments

HIMSS celebrates the positive influence nurses and informatics nurses have on the quality of patient care during National Nurses Week, held May 6-12.

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Dr. Gadgetmeister’s Retirement

May 6, 2015 9:40 am | by Bruce H. Campbell, MD | Blogs | Comments

He has been one of the grand old men of our Department of Surgery and a force of nature since he joined the staff 40 years ago!

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"What More Can Be Done?” – The Critical Question That Can Save a Stroke Victim

May 6, 2015 9:29 am | by Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists | News | Comments

A minimally invasive surgery could mean more can be done after a patient has a stroke. 

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$101 million in Affordable Care Act Funding Given to 164 Community Health Centers

May 6, 2015 9:19 am | by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | News | Comments

This investment will add to the more than 550 new health center sites that have opened in the last four years as a result of the Affordable Care Act. 

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Aetna Curtails Coverage of Surgical Tool Tied to Cancer Risk

May 6, 2015 9:14 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration warned last fall that the devices should not be used in most cases because they can spread undetected cancers.

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Who Benefits From a Catheter -- and Who Doesn't?

May 6, 2015 9:09 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

One in five hospital patients receives a Foley catheter -- but the new Ann Arbor Criteria suggest that far fewer should.

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SYNTHECEL Dura Repair

May 5, 2015 4:09 pm | by DePuy Synthes CMF | Product Releases | Comments

DePuy Synthes CMF’s SYNTHECEL Dura Repair is a biosynthesized dural replacement derived from cellulose for use in neurosurgery. 

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