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Nurse Education at AORN Conference and Expo

March 6, 2015 1:04 pm | by Cardinal Health | News | Comments

Cardinal Health will highlight ongoing education and training at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference and Expo in Denver March 8 – 10.

Interstate Nursing Licensure Moves Telemedecine Forward in Montana

March 6, 2015 12:58 pm | by National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) | News | Comments

Montana is the 25th state to join Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows nurses to practice across state borders - enabling stronger telemedicine opportunities.

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Gut Bacteria May Decrease Weight Loss from Bariatric Surgery

March 6, 2015 12:46 pm | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

The presence of a specific methane gas-producing organism in the gastrointestinal tract may account for a decrease in optimal weight loss, according to new research by Ruchi Mathur, MD.

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Albahealth PulSTAR Logix

March 6, 2015 11:32 am | by Encompass Group | Encompass Group, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

PulSTAR Logix DVT Prevention System is an intermittent pneumatic compression system that mechanically promotes proper blood flow for immobile patients to help reduce the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism [DVT/PE].

Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology

March 5, 2015 1:18 pm | by Encompass Group | Product Releases | Comments

Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology banks the patient’s radiant heat by capturing and reflecting it back to the cutaneous layer (skin) as well as preventing convective heat loss (windchill).

Being Proactive Key in Patient Prep

March 5, 2015 1:10 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Surgical Products recently sat down with Vicki Allen, MSN, RN, and asked her about best practices in avoiding common patient prep mistakes.

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Botox Could Improve Smiles in Children with Facial Paralysis

March 5, 2015 1:05 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

Injecting Botox appears to be a safe procedure to improve smiles by restoring lip symmetry in children with facial paralysis.

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Fate of Obama Health Law Subsidies Rests with Two Justices

March 5, 2015 12:59 pm | by Mark Sherman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court argument over subsidies that help millions of people afford their health insurance suggests that the Obama administration has two chances to attract one critical vote.

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Superbug Infections Hit Another Los Angeles Hospital

March 5, 2015 12:55 pm | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A second Los Angeles hospital is reporting that patients have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant superbug linked to a type of widely used medical scope.

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6 Patients, 6 Donors Prepare for Rare Kidney Swap Chain

March 5, 2015 12:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In a rare series of interlinked operations, six patients are getting kidney transplants from six donors at a San Francisco hospital.

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Right Ways to Avoid Wrong Site Events

March 4, 2015 1:20 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Industry experts weigh in on the best, and often most simple ways to avoid the tragic results of a wrong-site surgery.

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Patient Prep: Keeping It Clean

March 4, 2015 1:10 pm | by Surgical Product Staff | Articles | Comments

Rosie D. Lyles, MD, MHA, MSc, Head of Clinical Affairs, Clorox Healthcare, on keeping it clean in the OR suite.

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New Approaches Improve Buttock Augmentation and Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgeries

March 4, 2015 1:03 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

A closer look at improvements to two of the fastest-growing plastic surgery procedures: gluteoplasty or butt augmentation, and labiaplasty to address cosmetic and functional concerns with the vagina.

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Obesity is Associated with Brain's Neurotransmitters

March 4, 2015 12:59 pm | by Aalto University | News | Comments

Researchers at Aalto University and University of Turku have revealed how obesity is associated with altered opioid neurotransmission in the brain.

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Questioning Sedative Use During General Anesthesia

March 4, 2015 12:38 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

A randomized trial suggests that the use of sedatives did not improve patient experiences the day after surgery, and could be associated with the need for a breathing tube to be left in for longer periods of time, as well as slower rates of cognitive recovery.

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