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Injured Kidneys Can Be Used for Transplants

March 11, 2015 12:36 pm | by Yale University | Comments

Kidneys from deceased donors that have acute injuries are frequently discarded instead of being used for transplant. However, a Yale-led study finds that such kidneys may be more viable than previously thought, and should be considered to meet the growing demand for organ transplants.

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Injectable Polymer Could Keep Soldiers, Trauma Patients From Bleeding to Death

March 11, 2015 12:33 pm | by University of Washington | Comments

University of Washington researchers have developed a new injectable polymer that strengthens blood clots, called PolySTAT. Administered in a simple shot, the polymer finds any unseen or internal injuries and starts working immediately.

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Surgery Not Preferable for Broken Shoulders

March 10, 2015 1:26 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | Comments

Among patients with a displaced fracture in the upper arm near the shoulder (proximal humeral), there was no significant difference between surgical treatment and nonsurgical treatment in patient-reported outcomes over two years following the fracture.

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Michigan Men Receive Heart, Lungs from Same Donor

March 10, 2015 1:21 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A bond between two longtime family friends has deepened after the Michigan men received organs from the same donor.

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MyRounding and AORN Announce Partnership

March 10, 2015 1:13 pm | by AORN | Comments

myAORNguidelines is a new product that will enable operating room managers and administrators to analyze and sustain compliance with AORN's evidence-based Guidelines for Perioperative Practice.

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SF Surgeons Complete Surgeries in Kidney Transplant Chain

March 9, 2015 1:10 pm | by Kristin J. Bender, The Associated Press | Comments

Surgeons at a San Francisco hospital have completed all the operations in an organ donation chain that gave six patients new kidneys.

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Have a Sense of Purpose in Life? It May Protect Your Heart

March 9, 2015 12:55 pm | by The Mount Sinai Hospital | Comments

Having a high sense of purpose in life may lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study led by researchers at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt and presented on March 6 at the American Heart Association's EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Scientific Sessions in Baltimore.

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Minimally Invasive Device Meets Gold Standard

March 9, 2015 12:50 pm | by Ceterix Orthopaedics | Comments

Ceterix Orthopaedics today announced publication of positive findings from two biomechanical studies of the company’s proprietary NovoStitch suture passer for meniscus repair in Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery.

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Space Shuttle Tech to Assist Child Surgery

March 9, 2015 12:43 pm | by Canadian Space Agency | Comments

KidsArm, a descendant of Canadarm, the robot arm used on the Space Shuttle, is the first image-guided robotic surgical arm in the world, specifically designed for surgery for children.

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Favorable Long-term Effects of Adolescent Obesity Surgery

March 6, 2015 1:14 pm | by The Endocrine Society | Comments

The skeletons of obese adolescents are usually more dense than those of normal weight teens, but after gastric bypass surgery, most return to normal density within two years, a new study finds.

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Nurse Education at AORN Conference and Expo

March 6, 2015 1:04 pm | by Cardinal Health | Comments

Cardinal Health will highlight ongoing education and training at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference and Expo in Denver March 8 – 10.

Interstate Nursing Licensure Moves Telemedecine Forward in Montana

March 6, 2015 12:58 pm | by National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) | Comments

Montana is the 25th state to join Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows nurses to practice across state borders - enabling stronger telemedicine opportunities.

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Gut Bacteria May Decrease Weight Loss from Bariatric Surgery

March 6, 2015 12:46 pm | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | Comments

The presence of a specific methane gas-producing organism in the gastrointestinal tract may account for a decrease in optimal weight loss, according to new research by Ruchi Mathur, MD.

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Botox Could Improve Smiles in Children with Facial Paralysis

March 5, 2015 1:05 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | Comments

Injecting Botox appears to be a safe procedure to improve smiles by restoring lip symmetry in children with facial paralysis.

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Fate of Obama Health Law Subsidies Rests with Two Justices

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