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Young, Active War Wounded Pushing Medical Science

July 7, 2014 9:42 am | by Julie Watson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The blood is not the most jarring part of the photograph taken shortly after the bomb blew off Marine Gunnery Sgt. Brian Meyer's leg and hand. It's his smile. The bomb technician had asked a team member to take the picture. He knew his defiance in the face of death would keep his comrades going and ease the torment caused by what they had witnessed...

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Personalized Brain Tumor Vaccine Helps Patients Live Longer

July 7, 2014 9:22 am | by Northwestern Medicine | News | Comments

Patients newly diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and treated with an experimental cancer vaccine made from the patient's own tumor lived longer. Typically, newly diagnosed patients undergo surgery to remove their tumor followed by radiation and temozolomide, an oral chemotherapy drug.

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'Nanojuice' Could Improve How Doctors Examine The Gut

July 7, 2014 9:18 am | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Located deep in the human gut, the small intestine is not easy to examine. X-rays, MRIs and ultrasound images provide snapshots but each suffers limitations. Help is on the way. University at Buffalo researchers are developing a new imaging technique involving nanoparticles suspended in liquid to form "nanojuice" that patients would drink...

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2014 ESP Award Submission: Undetectable Thermal Undershirt

July 2, 2014 1:28 pm | by undORwear, Inc. | undORwear | Product Releases | Comments

undORwear, Inc. offers its undetectable thermal undershirt. The shirt is a warm base layer that is worn under operating room scrubs.

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2014 ESP Award Submission:OR Environmental Hygiene Program

July 2, 2014 1:22 pm | by Ecolab Healthcare | Ecolab | Product Releases | Comments

Ecolab’s EnCompass Environmental Hygiene Program with CleanOp Surgical Room Turnover Kits provides healthcare facilities with a complete solution to improve cleaning efficiency and effectiveness, and increase patient safety.

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Sam's Journey With Epilepsy Surgery

July 2, 2014 12:48 pm | Videos | Comments

In fifth grade, Sam was diagnosed with a brain tumor accompanied by seizures. Even after a surgery that removed the brain tumor, the seizures still persisted...                                    

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Aurora Spine Announces First Surgery Using TiNano Interbody Cage

July 2, 2014 12:33 pm | by Marketwired | News | Comments

Aurora Spine Corporation announced today the first surgery using the Discovery™ interbody cage with TiNano™ plasma spray coating. The surgery, a multi-level case, was performed at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, CA by Dr. Neville Alleyne...

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Unapproved Device Buys Time For New Pair Of Lungs

July 2, 2014 12:14 pm | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Jon Sacker was near death, too sick for doctors to attempt the double lung transplant he so desperately needed. His only chance: An experimental machine that essentially works like dialysis for the lungs...                                

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NIH Creates Network To Tackle Mysterious Diseases

July 2, 2014 12:06 pm | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The government is expanding its "mystery disease" program, funding a network at six universities around the country to help diagnose patients with diseases so rare they've been told they're undiagnosable...                

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DIY Plastic Surgery Leads To Horrific Injuries

July 2, 2014 12:03 pm | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Apryl Brown lived a life as a successful hair stylist, owning a salon. When she was not working at her shop, she was raising her two daughters...                                                  

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Squid Sucker Ring Teeth Material Could Aid Reconstructive Surgery

July 2, 2014 10:48 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

In a study published in the journal ACS Nano, researchers report that the proteins in these teeth could form the basis for a new generation of strong, but malleable, materials that could someday be used for reconstructive surgery, eco-friendly packaging and many other applications...

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Healthcare Reform Champions Kit

July 2, 2014 10:35 am | by PDI | Pdi-Professional Disposables International | Product Releases | Comments

PDI recently released its new Healthcare Reform Champion's Kit. This kit is a digital educational tool designed to explain key components of the recent Healthcare Reform legislation.

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First Order For Renaissance System With Brain Module

July 2, 2014 10:18 am | by Mazor Robotics Ltd. | News | Comments

Mazor Robotics Ltd., a developer of innovative guidance systems and complementary products, announced today that it has received the first order for its Renaissance system since the commercial launch of the brain surgery module...     

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Bringing The Bling To Antibacterials

July 2, 2014 10:12 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Bacteria love to colonize surfaces inside your body, but they have a hard time getting past your rugged, salty skin. Surgeries to implant medical devices often give such bacteria the opportunity needed to gain entry into the body cavity, allowing the implants themselves to act then as an ideal growing surface for biofilms...

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3D Printer Makes Parts For Ankle Replacement Surgery

July 2, 2014 10:00 am | by KSAT 12 News | Videos | Comments

A 3D printer is taking the pain out of the joint and giving patients a much easier stride. Bettye Dube said she had sprained her ankle before, but a stumble while on vacation in Jamaica was something she'd never experienced...       

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