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Doctors Say More Ovary Transplants Possible

June 29, 2009 5:03 am | News | Comments

Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — Two new techniques to preserve and transplant ovaries might give women a better chance to fight their biological clocks and have children when they are older, doctors announced Monday. In the past, scientists have performed ovarian transplants in women with cancer, since chemotherapy often causes infertility.


Swine Flu Shot Campaign Could Involve 600M Doses

June 29, 2009 5:01 am | News | Comments

Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer ATLANTA (AP) — A potential fall swine flu immunization campaign may involve an unprecedented 600 million doses of vaccine, though officials said they haven't figured out how to administer so many doses or accurately track side effects if a seasonal vaccine is given simultaneously.

Stomach Stapling May Lower Cancer Risk In Women

June 29, 2009 4:59 am | News | Comments

Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — Women who have their stomachs stapled not only lose weight, they also may reduce their cancer risk by up to 40 percent, new research says. In a study of more than 2,000 obese people who had surgery to reduce the size of their stomachs, Swedish researchers found women who had the procedure were less likely to get cancer than those who did not.


Safe Temperature Management For Newborns

June 26, 2009 8:54 am | Cincinnati Sub-Zero | Product Releases | Comments

Neonatal Whole Body Cooling is shown to improve outcomes for newborns meeting the requirements for HIE. 1,2 Cincinnati Sub-Zero’s Blanketrol III with it’s “Gradient Technology” and the Kool-Kit® Neonate provide accurate and safe patient temperature management.

General Surgeons On List Of Most In-Demand Physicans

June 25, 2009 8:37 am | News | Comments

IRVING, Texas, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Primary care physicians are in greater demand today than any other type of doctor, according to a new report by national physician search firm Merritt Hawkins & Associates, an AMN Healthcare company. The firm's 2009 Review of Physician Recruiting Incentives tracks over 3,200 physician recruiting assignments Merritt Hawkins conducted from April 1, 2008, to March 31, 2009.

Dollars Or Sense Driving Surgical Spending?

June 24, 2009 10:07 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director – Surgical Products | Product Releases | Comments

Just as a pre-cursor, this column will not be another generic rambling related to the status of our economy and its impact on your professions. First, because the mainstream media continues to bombard us with more than enough fiscal information on a daily basis. Second, you know better than anyone how tighter budgets have restricted some purchasing levels and that patients regrettably have to make tougher medical decisions based on personal finances.

Malignant Hyperthermia: Is Your OR Prepared?

June 24, 2009 5:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

In any surgical procedure, professionals in the OR must monitor for a number of complications to keep a patient safe. Often, risks can be identified before the procedure, and prevented through taking the proper steps before, during and after the surgery. However, there is a condition that cannot always be foreseen and happens only after the patient is induced under anesthesia.

Cardinal Health Foundation Awards $1 Million To Fund Patient Safety Initiatives

June 24, 2009 5:11 am | News | Comments

The Cardinal Health Foundation today announced it has awarded a total of $1 million in grant funding for new and innovative programs to improve patient safety at 35 hospitals, health systems and community health clinics across the country. Grants of up to $35,000 per facility will provide funding for programs that implement creative and replicable methods to improve the quality of patient care.


Company Broadens Clinical Capabilities With Wireless Full HD Technology

June 23, 2009 1:54 pm | NDS Surgical Imaging | News | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — Jun. 23, 2009-- NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) of San Jose, California, announced the acquisition of a wireless video technology that extends its current imaging capabilities in the operating room (OR) and beyond. By integrating this new technology with its medical visualization and informatics platforms, the company plans to develop a compelling array of wireless solutions for surgical, endoscopy and interventional suites.


Doctors Signal They'll Work With Obama

June 23, 2009 1:42 pm | by Lindsey Tanner AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's largest group of doctors began their annual meeting as a potential obstacle to President Obama's health care overhaul. After a big pep talk from Obama himself, they ended it Wednesday by signaling they won't close the door on one of his key proposals, a public health insurance plan to compete with private insurers.

Monitor Thermal Changes In Tissue

June 23, 2009 1:31 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aesthetic laser company introduces a more effective and safer temperature sensory accessory Sciton introduces TempAssure, a temperature monitoring device to provide added safety for high power laser-assisted lipolysis with ProLipo PLUS. With 40 watts of power at 1064 nm, 40 watts at 1319 nm, and 40 watts from its diode laser*, ProLipo PLUS is a powerful and versatile laser-assisted lipolysis system.

Spine Surgeon Uses ILIF Procedure To Treat Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

June 23, 2009 1:19 pm | News | Comments

SANTA MONICA, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — Jun. 23, 2009-- Only 37, Janie Lee had endured excruciating back pain for 20 years. She couldn't stay in one position for more than five minutes, and walking hunched over was the only way she could get around. Her search for help took her to several doctors and an emergency room, but it wasn't until she found Hyun Bae, M.

Web Site To Educate, Empower Public About Anesthesiology

June 23, 2009 1:10 pm | News | Comments

CHICAGO, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year, 46 million Americans face the stress and uncertainty of inpatient surgery. To help educate and inform prospective patients and the public at large, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has launched, the most comprehensive online resource on anesthesia care.


Boston AG Subpoenas Medtronic Over Implant Study

June 23, 2009 1:03 pm | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. said Tuesday it received a subpoena from the Massachusetts Attorney General seeking documents related to a published study on the company's Infuse bone implant that was retracted after former Army surgeon Dr. Timothy Kuklo was accused of forging signatures and falsifying data.


Botched Cancer Treatment

June 23, 2009 12:59 pm | News | Comments

Ninety-two veterans were given incorrect radiation doses in a common surgical procedure to treat prostate cancer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ninety-two veterans were given incorrect radiation doses in a common surgical procedure to treat prostate cancer during a six-year period at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia, according to newspaper reports Sunday.



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