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Thirteen Surgeries Help Seattle Boy Survive Flesh-Eating Bacteria

April 15, 2014 10:34 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A 13-year-old boy in Seattle has just been released from a hospital after surviving the ravages of a flesh-eating bacteria. Trey Lauren spent a total of about three weeks at Seattle Children's Hospital while an aggressive bacteria ate at his leg from the inside. Over 23 days, he underwent 13 surgical procedures...

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Outcome Of Stroke Worse For People With Infection

April 15, 2014 11:21 am | News | Comments

Infection is bad news for all of us - but it can be really serious to people who have had a stroke. Evidence is mounting that infection makes things much worse after a stroke. A team of scientists at the University of Manchester has now found a key to why and how infection is such a bad thing for stroke sufferers...

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Port Closure System

April 15, 2014 11:16 am | by Artisan Medical | Artisan Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Artisan Medical offers a port closure system with a disposable suture grasper and reusable stainless steel guides. According to the company, there are eight different reusable cones to choose from. The system is designed to accommodate any size suture or trocar, it permits multiple trocar site closures with a single device per case, and it enables surgeons to rapidly close each trocar site securely and safely.

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The Vikon ONE HeadLiT

April 15, 2014 11:09 am | by Vikon Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Combining the benefits and advantages of LED with the power and quality of xenon, the Vikon ONE HeadLiT provides consistently bright, white light optimized for color rendering and enhanced tissue differentiation. Light does not degrade or dim and is evenly distributed across the light field. Virtually maintenance free, the ONE HeadLiT does not use blubs or fiberoptic cables and has a five-year limited warranty.

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New Hampshire Plans To Appeal Ruling That Hospital Tax Is Unconstitutional

April 15, 2014 10:12 am | by Norma Love, Associated Press | News | Comments

The state will appeal a judge's ruling that a tax on New Hampshire hospitals that brings in $185 million annually is unconstitutional, the attorney general's office said Monday. Senior Assistant Attorney General Mary Ann Dempsey said the state will appeal last week's ruling with the state Supreme Court within 30 days...

La. Governor's Call To Turn University-Run Hospital System Over To Outside Companies Raises Questions

April 13, 2014 8:25 pm | by Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press | News | Comments

A year after Gov. Bobby Jindal started turning over the operations of Louisiana's university-run hospital system to outside companies, lawmakers are complaining that they have unanswered questions about the deals...         

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Adults' Tonsillectomy Complications Are Higher Than Previously Thought

April 13, 2014 8:05 pm | News | Comments

Twenty percent of adults who have tonsillectomies will have a complication, which is significantly higher than previously shown, according to a team of researchers. The team also found that these complications substantially increase healthcare expenditures...

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Scientists Grow Cartilage To Reconstruct Nose

April 13, 2014 7:56 pm | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of Basel report first ever successful nose reconstruction surgery using cartilage grown in the laboratory. Cartilage cells were extracted from the patient's nasal septum, multiplied and expanded onto a collagen membrane. The so-called engineered cartilage was then shaped according to the defect and implanted...

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ivNow: Streamlined Fluid Warming

April 12, 2014 11:54 pm | by Enthermics Medical Systems | Enthermics Medical Systems | Product Releases | Comments

ivNow from Enthermics Medical Systems is designed to increase regulatory compliance. ivNow displays actual temperature and records shelf life of every bag. According to the company, it improves processes by efficiently warming patients from admission to discharge and save space and footsteps by warming fluids at the point of use.

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BactiQuik

April 12, 2014 11:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Healthmark Industries has announced that they are now offering a product called “BactiQuik." It is a new prepackaged 1 ML vial of microbial suspensions that can be quickly and easily mixed with “Artificial Test Soil” (ATS) to perform validation testing for disinfection and sterilization.

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What Are The Prospects For Graduates Of Offshore Medical Schools?

April 12, 2014 11:16 pm | by Skeptical Scalpel | Blogs | Comments

A year ago in a post about law school applications decreasing, I speculated about whether a similar phenomenon would occur with medical schools. In that post, I commented on the impending problem of too many medical school graduates and not enough residency training positions...

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Why So Many Americans Believe In Healthcare Conspiracy Theories

April 12, 2014 11:03 pm | by Deceased, M.D. | Blogs | Comments

That old phrase, “Just because you’re paranoid does not mean that you’re crazy,” came to mind. I don’t think any amount of medical education would convince these people otherwise. Simply because the fundamental flaw in their thinking is based on trust not on logic. And it does not take a genius to realize that there are all kinds of reasons not to trust medical care these days...

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President Obama Nominates New Health And Human Services Secretary

April 12, 2014 10:51 pm | by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, nominated to run "Obamacare," would bring a wealth of expertise in economics and government management to one of Washington's toughest jobs, even though she has little direct experience in the healthcare industry...

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Full Recovery Expected For Man Who Got Chainsaw Stuck In His Neck

April 11, 2014 11:19 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A Pennsylvania man is expected to make a full recovery after a chainsaw got stuck in his neck. KDKA's Lynn Hayes Freeland reports on the man's injuries, treatment, and current condition...            

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Top-Paid Medicare Doctors Defend Their High Incomes

April 11, 2014 11:07 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Serdar Tumgoren, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare? Explanations for Wednesday's eye-popping numbers from Medicare's massive claims database ranged from straightforward to what the government considers suspicious, as the medical world confronted a new era of scrutiny...

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Disinfection Technology For Mobile Devices

April 11, 2014 10:58 am | by Daylight Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Daylight Medical is pleased to announce its rollout of SKY 6Xi, a disinfection technology for mobile devices. SKY 6Xi uses high intensity (254 nanometer wavelength) ultraviolet light in the “C” spectrum (UVC) at close proximity to thoroughly disinfect a mobile device.

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