The House is likely to vote this week on a proposal to scrap Medicare’s troubled physician payment formula, just days before a March 31 deadline when doctors who treat Medicare patients will see a 21 percent payment cut.
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During the procedure, real-time audible and visual indicators give the surgeon a precise way to target tissue for removal during lumpectomy and excisional biopsy procedures.
Patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) are twice as likely to be readmitted to the hospital as patients without the deadly diarrheal infection, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
Surgical Products (SP) connected with lead study author Joshua N. Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D., attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, to discuss his impressions of the study.
“National Decline in Donor Heart Utilization With Regional Variability: 1995-2010,” published in the March 2015 American Journal of Transplantation, studied the characteristics of available donor hearts that were declined for heart transplant.
One in three young athletes who undergo ACL surgery experiences re-injury, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day.
Acelity L.P., Inc. announced today the publication of the results from a single center, prospective, randomized controlled trial comparing the ABThera™ Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy System (ABThera™ OA NPT) to the Barker’s vacuum packing technique (BVPT).
Persistence Market Research (PMR) evaluated the global market of both surgical lamps and hospital beds. North America and Asia are the fastest growing region for the surgical lamps market, while Europe dominates the market for hospital beds, specifically Russia.
Serres offers their closed suction liner system for hospitals and acute-care facilities, which the company feels is user-friendly and cost-efficient.
Adding to the clinical benefits and improved patient outcomes associated with minimally-invasive surgery (MIS), Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today highlighted new data demonstrating that patients who underwent minimally invasive colon resection procedures were able to leave the hospital faster, visit their doctors less for follow up care and take less medicine than those who underwent open surgery.
A new study of women with early-stage breast cancer finds that surgeons no longer universally remove most of the lymph nodes in the underarm area when a biopsy of the nearby lymph nodes shows cancer—a major change in breast cancer management.
The maker of medical scopes that have been linked to two recent "superbug" outbreaks at California hospitals has issued new cleaning instructions for the devices amid scrutiny from regulators, lawmakers and medical professionals.
In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years.
Buffalo Filter offers their LaparoVue Visibility System to help improve a surgeon’s need to see more clearly during laparoscopic surgery.
An injection of a patient's bone marrow stem cells during rotator cuff surgery significantly improved healing and tendon durability, according to a study presented today, March 26, at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
In terms of quality-adjusted life years, the researchers showed that Medicaid is an excellent value--a $62,000 gain in quality-adjusted life years.