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6 Patients, 6 Donors Prepare for Rare Kidney Swap Chain

March 5, 2015 | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In a rare series of interlinked operations, six patients are getting kidney transplants from six donors at a San Francisco hospital.

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Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology

March 5, 2015 1:18 pm | by Encompass Group | Product Releases | Comments

 Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology banks the patient’s radiant heat by capturing and reflecting it back to the cutaneous layer (skin) as well as preventing convective heat loss (windchill).

Fate of Obama Health Law Subsidies Rests with 2 Justices

March 5, 2015 12:59 pm | by Mark Sherman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court argument over subsidies that help millions of people afford their health insurance suggests that the Obama administration has two chances to attract one critical vote.

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Right Ways to Avoid Wrong Site Events

March 4, 2015 1:20 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Industry experts weigh in on the best, and often most simple ways to avoid the tragic results of a wrong-site surgery.

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Patient Prep: Keeping It Clean

March 4, 2015 1:10 pm | by Surgical Product Staff | Articles | Comments

Rosie D. Lyles, MD, MHA, MSc, Head of Clinical Affairs, Clorox Healthcare, on keeping it clean in the OR suite.

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New Approaches Improve Buttock Augmentation and Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgeries

March 4, 2015 1:03 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

A closer look at improvements to two of the fastest-growing plastic surgery procedures: gluteoplasty or butt augmentation, and labiaplasty to address cosmetic and functional concerns with the vagina.

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Obesity is Associated with Brain's Neurotransmitters

March 4, 2015 12:59 pm | by Aalto University | News | Comments

Researchers at Aalto University and University of Turku have revealed how obesity is associated with altered opioid neurotransmission in the brain.

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Questioning Sedative Use During General Anesthesia

March 4, 2015 12:38 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

A randomized trial suggests that the use of sedatives did not improve patient experiences the day after surgery, and could be associated with the need for a breathing tube to be left in for longer periods of time, as well as slower rates of cognitive recovery.

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Boot Covers Boost Infection Control

March 4, 2015 11:57 am | by Sloan Medical | Sloan Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Used for protection during surgical procedures as well as situations where transmission of pathogens is a concern.

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Honoring a Pioneer in Fetal Surgery

March 3, 2015 1:08 pm | by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | News | Comments

Gross Prize from the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery Recognizes N. Scott Adzick, M.D. as a World Leader in Fetal Surgery.

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Less Invasive Procedure Aids Infants with Head Shape Abnormalities

March 3, 2015 12:58 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

A new approach means more than three-fourths of infants with skull flattening related to sleep position can achieve a normal head shape without the need for helmet therapy.

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Application of Magnetic Force Enhances Laparoscopic Surgery

March 3, 2015 12:52 pm | by Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

Pietro Valdastri is convinced that the clever application of magnetic force can make minimally invasive surgery easier and more effective.

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DoD Awards Grant for Non-Antibiotic Infection Therapy

March 3, 2015 12:46 pm | by Neumedicines | News | Comments

Neumedicines has been awarded a DoD grant for a clinical trial assessing the safety and efficacy of a prophylactic immunotherapy in surgical wounds, for the purpose of avoiding infection.

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Nurse Who Survived Ebola Sues Dallas Hospital System

March 3, 2015 12:33 pm | by Jamie Stengle, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained to handle the deadly virus, a nurse who contracted the disease contends in a lawsuit filed Monday.

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27" Radiance Ultra Monitor

March 3, 2015 11:33 am | by NDS Surgical Imaging | NDS Surgical Imaging | Product Releases | Comments

The new 27” Radiance Ultra surgical visualization platform from NDS Surgical Imaging offers a brighter LED backlight.

Google Glass Shows Promising Uses in Plastic Surgery

March 2, 2015 12:06 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

The "wearable technology" Google Glass has a wide range of possible applications in plastic surgery — with the potential to enhance surgical training, medical documentation and patient safety.

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