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Q&A: Smoothing Out Barcode Lines

April 17, 2015 | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | News | Comments

Dr. Jason D. Bloom, director of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Main Line Center for Laser Surgery, shared his experience using Restylane Silk.

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Artificial Blood Vessel Lets Researchers Better Assess Clot Removal Devices

April 17, 2015 5:15 pm | by UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SAN DIEGO | News | Comments

Cerebrovascular disease covers a group of dysfunctions related to blood vessels supplying the brain. Risk factors include hypertension, diabetes, smoking and ischemic heart disease.

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Socioeconomic Factors Affect Odds of Death After a Lung Cancer Operation

April 17, 2015 9:13 am | by Journal of the American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

For the study, Dr. Fernandez and his colleagues sought to determine the specific clinical and socioeconomic factors that lead to disparities in 30-day survival for patients undergoing operations for lung cancer.

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Socioeconomic Factors Affect Odds of Death After a Lung Cancer Operation

April 17, 2015 9:13 am | by Journal of the American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

For the study, Dr. Fernandez and his colleagues sought to determine the specific clinical and socioeconomic factors that lead to disparities in 30-day survival for patients undergoing operations for lung cancer.

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Science of Sterile Scrubs

April 16, 2015 10:57 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | News | Comments

Developing the science behind the germ-zapping attire is a challenge a few manufactures have taken on, which includes picking the right antimicrobial agent.

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Studies Advise Cancer Survivors to Keep Moving

April 16, 2015 10:54 am | by SPRINGER | News | Comments

Three or more hours of walking per week can boost the vitality and health of prostate cancer survivors.

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Botox Can Reach Nervous System

April 16, 2015 10:46 am | by UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND | News | Comments

 Botox - best known for its ability to smooth wrinkles - has been extremely useful for the treatment of over-active muscles and spasticity as it promotes local and long-term paralysis.

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'4-D' Lung Cancer Model Could Quicken Discoveries

April 16, 2015 10:41 am | by HOUSTON METHODIST | News | Comments

"Our model truly captures the phenomenon of cancer metastasis," said Houston Methodist thoracic surgeon and scientist, Min P. Kim, M.D., the report's principal investigator.

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ACS Supports Repeal of Sustainable Growth Rate Formula

April 16, 2015 10:37 am | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) gratefully acknowledges the U.S. Senate’s landslide 92-8 vote Tuesday to stabilize the Medicare program. 

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Qualifying a Reprocessor

April 15, 2015 10:35 am | by Jeff Reinke, executive editor | Articles | Comments

Medline’s Renewal Full Circle Reprocessing cites the following as questions to ask in qualifying potential partners for off-site instrument cleaning, sterilization, maintenance and repair.

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Drug Mistake During Surgery Results in Lawsuit

April 15, 2015 10:29 am | by Associated Press | Articles | Comments

The lawsuit claims the staff performed more complex surgery than the center is authorized to do. The patient was undergoing a cervical spine fusion operation in May 2013.

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After Lung Transplant Return to Work, Feel Better

April 15, 2015 10:18 am | by DEUTSCHES AERZTEBLATT INTERNATIONAL | News | Comments

Returning to everyday life and resuming work in one's regular occupation are common goals of transplant patients, yet not all who undergo lung transplantation can go back to work.

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Researchers Find Precise Heat to Boost Immune System Against Tumors

April 15, 2015 10:14 am | by THE GEISEL SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT DARTMOUTH | News | Comments

The immune system recognizes and usually eliminates small tumors, but other tumors become clinical problems and are known to block the antitumor tendencies with a natural system for immunosuppression. Recently, scientists have worked to learn how to reverse this tumor-mediated immunosuppression. 

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Blood Test Can Predict Future Breast Cancer

April 15, 2015 10:10 am | by FACULTY OF SCIENCE - UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN | News | Comments

He stressed the method has been tested and validated only for a single population (cohort) and needs to be validated more widely before it can be used practically.

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Surgeon Gives Patch Stamp of Approval

April 14, 2015 11:14 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | News | Comments

His facility was one of the first two or three given it to try out and see how it worked realistically. “The surgeons who are out there need to once use it, and they will always use it,” he said.

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Biomarker Discovered for Uterine Cancer

April 14, 2015 10:19 am | by UPPSALA UNIVERSITY | News | Comments

Endometrial cancer of the uterus is the most common form of gynecologic cancer in Europe and North America. The treatment primarily consists of removing the uterus and in some cases offering chemotherapy if the risk of recurrence is deemed high.

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