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Study: New Method is Just as Effective

May 1, 2015 | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

“We’re following a very well-known path across medicine in terms of innovating. (We are) working with clinicians, working with technicians and trying to find a better way of doing things,” he explained.

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NeuroBlate System

May 1, 2015 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Monteris Medical provides two reduced diameter mini-probes for its NeuroBlate System, a minimally invasive robotic laser thermotherapy tool. These new mini-probes have a reduced outer diameter of 2.2 mm.  

Fat Grafting for Butt Augmentation - Combined Technique Gives Good Results

May 1, 2015 10:05 am | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

Have you ever dreamed of taking fat from one area where you had a little too much, and transferring to somewhere you wanted a little more?

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APIC, SHEA Agree with FDA's Rule

April 30, 2015 2:55 pm | by Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) | News | Comments

Since all infection prevention and control guidelines are evidence-based, it is important to stay up-to-date on safety and effectiveness data to protect healthcare personnel and their patients.

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Lung Volume Reduction Surgery For Emphysema Has Durable Benefits

April 30, 2015 9:06 am | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery | Articles | Comments

While traditionally emphysema has been treated medically, a surgical option, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), was introduced in 1993.

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Surgeons Set Sights on New Option

April 30, 2015 8:50 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

Now, Joseph and Jeff Dello Russo, a father and son team, are starting to research a new procedure that would eliminate the need for reading glasses.

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Journey from Diagnosis to Pediatric Epileptic Surgery

April 29, 2015 4:33 pm | by University of California-Los Angeles Health Sciences | News | Comments

The study points to the need to develop interventions that target and remediate these barriers to comprehensive epilepsy care for children.

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Why Do Obese Men Get Bariatric Surgery Less Than Women?

April 29, 2015 4:31 pm | by University of California-San Diego | News | Comments

Eighty percent of patients who undergo bariatric surgery, which involve procedures that either limit the amount of food that can be consumed or reduce food absorption, are female, despite equal rates of obesity among American men and women.

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Key to Reducing Surgical Pain May Already be in Your Hand

April 29, 2015 4:28 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Imagine a hand-held electronic device that could reduce pain and discomfort for patients, and allow doctors the freedom to use less medications to complement anesthesia. Now reach in your pocket, because chances are you already own one.

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Surgeon Cuts Into Innovation to Save a Life

April 29, 2015 11:06 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

Their idea was to use the Canady Hybrid Plasma Scalpel, which was released in 2011, to remove the tumors with the device that could simultaneously cut and coagulate body tissue. Then, with the new cold plasma tool, selectively target the cancer cells and spare normal tissue.  

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Surgeons-in-Training Provide Quality Care

April 29, 2015 9:59 am | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery | News | Comments

When educating medical students or residents to perform highly technical procedures, there is always a challenge to balance the educational mission with maintaining quality results and optimal patient care. Researchers took a look to see if there was a difference it patient outcomes depending on who performed the surgery.

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Pneumonectomy or Lobectomy?

April 29, 2015 9:43 am | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery | News | Comments

While it is understandable that pathological and physiological factors influence a surgeon's choice of surgery for a particular patient, the results presented in this study suggest that physician discomfort with the operative complexities of a procedure may lead to selection of a technique associated with less favorable outcomes.

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Venus Thromboembolism Named Risk Following Lung Cancer Sugery

April 29, 2015 9:35 am | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery | News | Comments

New evidence suggests that lung cancer surgery patients are at higher risk of developing venous thromboembolism, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), than previously thought, with elevated risks of complications or death. 

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Weight Loss Programs, Gastric Bands Achieve Similar Benefits

April 29, 2015 9:18 am | by Joslin Diabetes Center | News | Comments

Weight loss is never easy, but it's important for overweight people with type 2 diabetes seeking to control their blood sugar levels and optimize their health. 

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AHRMM Conference and Exhibition

April 28, 2015 5:28 pm | Events

The Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management will host its annual conference and exhibition from Aug. 9-12 in Indianapolis, Ind. 

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Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) Annual Meeting and Expo

April 28, 2015 5:24 pm | Events

The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) will host its annual meeting and expo in New York, New York. 

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