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Laparoscopic Hysterectomy May be Safer

March 24, 2015 2:02 pm | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

Examining short- and long-term complications, quality of life, and overall mortality, researchers found that abdominal surgery carries a higher risk of complications, decreased quality of life, and death.

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More Scoliosis Experience Means Less Reoperation

March 24, 2015 1:51 pm | by NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Adolescent patients who need scoliosis surgery may benefit most from going to a hospital that performs a high volume of the procedures.

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Angelina Jolie Undergoes Further Preventive Surgery

March 24, 2015 1:49 pm | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press | News | Comments

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer.

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FAQ: Replacing Medicare’s Physician Payment Formula

March 24, 2015 1:46 pm | by Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News | Articles | Comments

The House is likely to vote this week on a proposal to scrap Medicare’s troubled physician payment formula, just days before a March 31 deadline when doctors who treat Medicare patients will see a 21 percent payment cut.

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TFN-ADVANCED Proximal Femoral Nailing System (TFNA)

March 24, 2015 12:04 pm | by DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson | Product Releases | Comments

The TFNA is a nail, blade and screw system designed to improve patient outcomes by more closely matching the anatomy of patients undergoing hip fracture surgery.

Excellent Results for Parachute Heart Failure Device

March 23, 2015 2:59 pm | by CardioKinetix | News | Comments

CardioKinetix Inc., a medical device company pioneering a catheter-based treatment for heart failure, today announced clinical results of a study of 31 Chinese patients treated consecutively with the company’s Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device.

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Deep Brain Stimulation Alleviated Pain

March 23, 2015 2:51 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

Patients with Parkinson disease who experienced pain before undergoing subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS) had that pain improved or eliminated at eight years after surgery.

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Parents Who Became Fugitives to Save Son Say Tumor is Gone

March 23, 2015 2:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The British parents who became fugitives after their critically ill son was refused a cancer treatment in the U.K. last year say he's experienced a miracle recovery from his brain tumor.

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On 5th Anniversary of Health Care Law, No End to Debate

March 23, 2015 2:39 pm | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press | Articles | Comments

It's been 5 years since Prsident Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, here's a look at the health care law, then and now.

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New Probe to Fight Old Medical Foe

March 23, 2015 2:32 pm | by GE Reports | Articles | Comments

Doctors at a VA hospital in Augusta, Ga., are using a special high-tech probe that combines computer vision with motion detection, thermal profiling, 3-D modeling and vapor detection to fight bed sores, a condition that kills 60,000 Americans every year. 

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SAVI SCOUT

March 23, 2015 1:13 pm | by Cianna Medical | Product Releases | Comments

The SAVI SCOUT surgical guidance system is a FDA-cleared medical device that provides real-time guidance during excisional breast procedures.

Restore Nitrile Exam Gloves

March 20, 2015 3:12 pm | by Medline Industries, Inc. | Medline Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

New Restore Nitrile Exam Gloves are Medline's first glove to use Colloidal Oatmeal to help protect the hands of caregivers.

$27.8 Billion in Returns From Joint Efforts to Combat Health Care Fraud

March 20, 2015 11:46 am | by HHS Press Office | News | Comments

Administration recovers $7.70 for every dollar spent to fight health care-related fraud and abuse; third-highest on record.

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Live Donor Liver Transplantation Found Safe and Effective

March 20, 2015 11:37 am | by Wiley | News | Comments

New research indicates that emergency evaluations of living liver donors can be conducted safely to allow acute liver failure patients to undergo transplantation before their condition worsens.

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TXA in Total Joint Replacement Lowers Blood Transfusion Use

March 20, 2015 11:28 am | by Lifespan | News | Comments

A cost-benefit analysis of topical tranexamic acid (TXA) in primary total hip and knee arthroplasty patients revealed a 12 percent transfusion rate reduction - from 17.5 percent to 5.5 percent - with no significant difference in complication rates.

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