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Product Q&A: Ansell's Gammex Non-Latex Sensitive Surgical Glove

March 25, 2014 9:50 am | by Ansell | Articles | Comments

The GAMMEX Non-Latex Sensitive surgical glove is a unique solution that offers a complete protection against latex and chemical allergies, and an advanced level of sensitivity and comfort thanks to the new SENSOPRENE formulation. It provides the superior strength, resistance, and grip consistent with all Ansell surgical gloves...

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Genes May Explain Higher ACL Injuries In Girls

March 25, 2014 9:42 am | News | Comments

It's well known that female athletes suffer up to eight times more painful, season-ending anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries than their male counterparts. Now researchers from Akron Children's Hospital and the University of Akron believe genes may explain the difference...

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GAMMEX Non-Latex Sensitive Surgical Glove

March 24, 2014 11:06 am | by Ansell | Ansell | Product Releases | Comments

Ansell, the global leader in hand protection, features the GAMMEX Non-Latex Sensitive surgical glove with SENSOPRENE formulation. GAMMEX Non-Latex Sensitive is a major innovation in non-latex, chemical accelerator-free glove technology.

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Building Confidence In Kenya One Surgical Case At A Time

March 24, 2014 10:51 am | by Bruce Campbell, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin Otolaryngologist | Blogs | Comments

I was part of a group of U.S. surgeons traveling to Eldoret, Kenya, seeing patients and helping the Kenyans ENT surgeons learn surgical techniques. Our two-week mission allowed us to work across the table from Kenyan colleagues, discussing surgical approaches, demonstrating techniques, and reviewing all aspects of surgical care...

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Fluoroscopy Technology And Dose Tracking System

March 24, 2014 10:38 am | by Toshiba America Medical Systems | Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. offers its Spot Fluoroscopy technology and Dose Tracking System. Both dose reduction technologies are available for Toshiba’s Infinix-i cardiovascular X-ray systems.

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Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Dances Again

March 24, 2014 10:25 am | News | Comments

Despite losing part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing last year, a professional dancer is back on stage. Adrianne Haslet-Davis, 33, from Boston, performed for first time since the being injured on Wednesday at the 2014 TED Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia...

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In Rats, Diffuse Brain Damage Can Occur With No Signs Of 'Concussion'

March 24, 2014 10:16 am | News | Comments

A standard experimental model of concussion in rats causes substantial brain damage—but no behavioral changes comparable to those seen in patients with concussion, reports a study. The results highlight the "disconnect" between preclinical and clinical studies of concussion...

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Bariatric Surgery Decreases Risk Of Uterine Cancer

March 24, 2014 10:13 am | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center report that bariatric surgery resulting in dramatic weight loss in formerly severely obese women reduces the risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer by 71 percent and as much as 81 percent if normal weight is maintained after surgery...

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Girl With Rare Case Of Medically Induced Obesity Has Surgery

March 24, 2014 10:00 am | News | Comments

A 12-year-old girl with a rare case of medically induced obesity that pushed her weight past 200 pounds is recovering after weight-loss surgery. Alexis Shapiro, from Cibolo, Texas, was sedated and on a ventilator late Friday after undergoing weight-loss surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, NBC News reported...

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Training The Next Generation Of Air Force Doctors, Nurses

March 24, 2014 9:53 am | by Cliff Peale, TThe Cincinnati Enquirer | Articles | Comments

The University of Cincinnati Medical Center is one of three training sites for Air Force doctors about to be deployed to Afghanistan or other active theater. Once deployed, the doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists will treat injured service members. Most have backgrounds in critical care, but they often haven't seen the range of injuries common in America's 21st century wars: blast injuries, amputations, multi-trauma head injuries...

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Cyber Attack Against Colorado Hospital Attempts To Steal 5,400 Patient Records

March 21, 2014 10:35 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | News | Comments

Glenwood Spring-based Valley View Hospital announced it recently was the victim of a cyber attack where screenshots of hospital patient data were grabbed. The screenshots were hidden in an encrypted folder for potential transmission to criminals. 5,400 patients were affected...

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Should Medical School Be Shortened To Three Years?

March 21, 2014 9:44 am | by Skeptical Scalpel | Blogs | Comments

I say, "No." Here's why. There is way too much to learn in three years. Unless medical education is radically changed, it will be impossible for students to memorize all the unnecessary stuff they still have to memorize, complete all their clerkships, and move onto the next phase—residency training...

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Simple EMG Classification Can Improve Outcome Of Nerve Transfer Surgery

March 21, 2014 9:29 am | News | Comments

A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that electromyography (EMG) testing to determine the quality of donor nerves can improve the outcome of nerve transfer surgery to restore function in patients with a brachial plexus injury. EMG is a sophisticated test used to objectively measure muscle and nerve function...

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Study: Surgery After Major Stroke Also Improves Survival Odds In Elderly Patients

March 21, 2014 9:28 am | News | Comments

Patients who are over the age of 60 and have suffered a major stroke due to blockage of the middle cerebral artery benefit from hemicraniectomy. The procedure relieves increased pressure on the brain in the first 48 hours after the stroke. These patients’ chances of survival increase two-fold if they undergo surgery...

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Busy Day To 'Organized' Chaos In Emergency Dept. At Mass. Hospital After Boston Bombing

March 21, 2014 9:13 am | by Rik Stevens, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

From inside the walls of the emergency department at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, it was hard to tell that April 15 had gone from simply a normal day to a moment that would rivet the world's attention on Boston and its famous marathon. But when a woman arrived in a silent daze, shrapnel and debris embedded in her head and neck, the scope of what transpired became apparent to doctors...

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