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Right Ways to Avoid Wrong Site Events

March 4, 2015 | 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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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.

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.

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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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Arrested 'Body Sculptor' Says Clients Chose Her Over Surgeons

March 2, 2015 11:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting" has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death.

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Cardinal Health Offers $1.94 Billion For J&J Business Unit

March 2, 2015 11:53 am | News | Comments

Cardinal Health is offering to buy a unit of Johnson & Johnson that makes heart devices for approximately $1.94 billion.

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Study: Participating in ACS NSQIP Provides Surgical Outcome Improvements Over Time

March 2, 2015 11:47 am | by American College Of Surgeons | News | Comments

A new study finds that the majority of hospitals in the program continue to see improvements over time.

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LogiQuip: More Efficient Storage

March 2, 2015 11:41 am | by LogiQuip | Product Releases | Comments

LogiQuip's latest product line additions offer the storage and accessories that are needed to implement Kanban inventory management.

Overcoming Obstacles to Surgical Plume Evacuation: What’s Stopping You?

March 2, 2015 11:35 am | by Buffalo Filter | Articles | Comments

A New Continuing Nursing Education Activity Sponsored by Buffalo Filter.

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One in Three Women Could Be Spared Chronic Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery

February 27, 2015 12:53 pm | by St. Michael's Hospital | News | Comments

One in every three women undergoing a mastectomy could potentially be spared chronic post-operative pain if anesthesiologists used a regional anesthetic technique in combination with standard care, according to a new study.

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