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New Tool Assesses Skill Development In Robotic Surgery

September 29, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

A new standardized assessment provides a useful tool for tracking surgeons' progress as they develop the skills needed to perform robot-assisted microsurgery, reports a study in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Decision Analysis Can Help Women Make Choices About Breast Reconstruction

September 29, 2014 11:43 am | News | Comments

Decision analysis techniques can help surgeons and patients evaluate alternatives for breast reconstruction—leading to a "good decision" that reflects the woman's preferences and values, according to an article in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Researcher: Countries Must Work Together To Stop Organ Traffickers

September 29, 2014 11:23 am | News | Comments

The author of new research into organ trafficking has called for a concerted international effort to confront the problem. Dr. Ana Manzano, of the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds, says a combination of factors means nobody knows definitively how many organs are being traded across the world ...

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Comtron Introduces Medgen Electronic Health Records System

September 29, 2014 11:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Comtron, a leading provider of healthcare systems, is optimizing medical documentation and reporting processes with its electronic health records system, Medgen EHR, by giving clinicians an easy-to-use interface. 

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Philips Discusses Hybrid OR Innovations

September 29, 2014 10:28 am | by Surgical Products Staff | News | Comments

In the September-October print issue of Surgical Products, our cover story focused on technology and patient care solutions driving Hybrid OR integration. Continuing this week, SP is running standalone Q&As from interviews related to our cover story. Today we feature Susan Anderson, Sr. Field Marketing Manager, Philips iXR - Hybrid OR.

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Mechanized System Could Improve Nerve-Damaged Hands

September 26, 2014 12:17 pm | News | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have developed and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism to improve hand function after surgery. The device, tested in cadaver hands, is one of the first instruments ever created that could improve the transmission of mechanical forces and movement while implanted inside the body ...

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Study: Gastric Bypass Better Overall Than Banding Surgery

September 26, 2014 12:02 pm | News | Comments

Gastric bypass surgery has better outcomes than gastric banding for long-term weight loss, controlling type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, and lowering cholesterol levels, according to a new review by UT Southwestern Medical Center surgeons of nearly 30 long-term studies comparing the two types of bariatric procedures ...

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DePuy Synthes Launches Angle Locking System

September 26, 2014 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson have launched two new variable angle plating systems featuring its proprietary variable angle locking technology. With this technology, surgeons can adapt screw trajectory to match patient anatomy and fracture pattern and angulate screws towards specific fragments of bone.

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Toshiba's Sloop Looks at Hybrid OR Integration

September 26, 2014 11:03 am | by Surgical Products Staff | News | Comments

In the September-October print issue of Surgical Products, our cover story focused on technology and patient care solutions driving Hybrid OR integration. This week, SP is running standalone Q&As from interviews related to our cover story. Today we feature David Sloop, director, XRVL Business Unit, Toshiba America Medical Systems. Here are Sloop's responses:

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Mississippi Named 'Best State to Practice' for Second Straight Year

September 26, 2014 10:27 am | News | Comments

For the second straight year, the Magnolia State is tops when it comes to a physician-friendly locale to practice medicine. Each year, Physicians Practice compiles its list of the "Best States to Practice," based on several analytics including cost of living, disciplinary actions taken against physicians, tax burden per capita, and physician density ...

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Brothers Behind Lap-Band Surgery Sued

September 26, 2014 10:05 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

According to the Associated Press, UnitedHealth Group Inc. has sued two brothers who ran a company that promoted Lap-Band weight-loss surgery, accusing the pair of defrauding the insurer of more than $40 million through a complex billing scheme.

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Treatment Studied To Help Patients ‘Burned To The Bone’

September 25, 2014 12:26 pm | News | Comments

According to a University of Michigan report released Thursday, an anti-inflammatory treatment, studied in the labs of regenerative medicine specialists and trauma surgeons, may prevent what’s become one of the war-defining injuries for today’s troops.

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Sloan Medical's Sta-Dri Nonskid Knee-High Boot Cover

September 25, 2014 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

According to Sloan Medical, its Sta-Dri® Nonskid Knee-High Boot Cover is its most popular product used by surgeons to keep their feet dry and protected in the wettest and messiest of procedures.

NDS Talks Hybrid OR Integration

September 25, 2014 11:45 am | by Surgical Products Staff | News | Comments

In the September-October print issue of Surgical Products, our cover story focused on technology and patient care solutions driving Hybrid OR integration. This week, SP will run standalone Q&As from interviews related to our cover story. Today we feature Jonah Post, Senior Product Manager, NDS Surgical Imaging. Here are Post's responses:

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Report: Projected $5.7 Billion Drop In Uncompensated Care Costs Due to Affordable Care Act

September 25, 2014 11:09 am | News | Comments

A report released Wednesday by the Department of Health and Human Services projects that hospitals will save $5.7 billion this year in uncompensated care costs because of the Affordable Care Act, with states that have expanded Medicaid seeing about 74 percent of the total savings nationally compared to states that have not expanded Medicaid ...

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