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Leading Expert Talks Over Kcentra Study

March 30, 2015 | by Rebecca Rudolph, Editor, Surgical Products | Comments

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.

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Study Questions Quality of US Health Data

May 1, 2015 10:19 am | by John Hopkins Medicine | Comments

"We found it's the Wild West," an expert says. "With a few notable exceptions, most registries are underdeveloped, underfunded and often are not based on sound scientific methodology."

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Fresh Whole Blood Reduces Possible Complications in Pediatric Heart Surgery Patients

May 1, 2015 10:13 am | by Elsevier | Comments

Patients receiving blood or blood components face allergic and febrile (having symptoms of a fever) reactions, as well as serious complications such as lung injury and infectious disease.

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Fat Grafting for Butt Augmentation - Combined Technique Gives Good Results

May 1, 2015 10:05 am | by Wolters Kluwer Health | 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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Results Promising for Hepatitis C Patients Awaiting or Completing Liver Transplant

May 1, 2015 10:00 am | by University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio | Comments

"The problem for these patients is that unless the hepatitis C is cured, the virus continues circulating in their blood infecting the new liver, usually within a few months of transplant. One-third of them have cirrhosis again within five years," explained a professor.

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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) | 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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Journey from Diagnosis to Pediatric Epileptic Surgery

April 29, 2015 4:33 pm | by University of California-Los Angeles Health Sciences | 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 | 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 | 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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Surgeons-in-Training Provide Quality Care

April 29, 2015 9:59 am | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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C. difficile Rates Highest in Northeast Region, Spring Season

April 28, 2015 4:30 pm | by Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) | Comments

Rates of infection with the deadly superbug Clostridium difficile were highest in the Northeast region of the country and in the spring season over the last 10 years.

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Researchers Solve Mystery of Deadly Transplant Infection

April 28, 2015 1:58 pm | by Northwestern Memorial Hospital | Comments

When Harlan Dorbin passed away from a rare infection one month after his successful lung transplant surgery, his surgeon turned to Dorbin's sister and made a promise.

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Liver Donors Report Temporary Lower Sexual Function Following Surgery

April 28, 2015 11:01 am | by WILEY | Comments

Results suggest that donor education prior to surgery may improve recovery and ease concerns about sexual function following the transplant.

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