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TIDI Products Announces Acquisition of CFI Medical Solutions

November 7, 2014 10:59 am | Comments

TIDI Products, LLC, a leading manufacturer of clinically differentiated, single-use, medical devices, has acquired CFI Medical Solutions of Fenton, Mich., a diversified medical device manufacturer and engineering resource for hospitals, distributors, and global original equipment manufacturers ... 

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Weight-Loss Surgery Has Low Complication Rates

November 7, 2014 10:40 am | by Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter | Comments

People with type 2 diabetes who undergo a weight-loss procedure called laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery have a low risk for complications or death, according to a new study.                      

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Da Vinci Robot Performs Prostate Surgery in England

November 7, 2014 10:22 am | by BBC News | Comments

Urologists at The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, England hope the Da Vinci robot will "dramatically improve" surgery outcomes and the speed of recovery as it is less invasive.        

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Treatment for Amputees Remains a Challenge

November 7, 2014 9:57 am | Comments

Army doctors in the First World War were helpless to stop soldiers who lost limbs from suffering in pain, according to researchers. A century on, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have made the loss of limbs common among military casualties once again, but while prosthetic technology has improved dramatically, there is still a shortage of effective treatments for pain caused by damaged nerves ... 

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Arm Pain in Young Baseball Players Common, Preventable

November 6, 2014 11:32 am | Comments

he most in-dept survey of its kind found that arm pain is common among supposedly healthy young baseball players and nearly half have been encouraged to keep playing despite arm pain. The findings suggest that more detailed and individualized screening is needed to prevent overuse injury in young ballplayers ...

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Study: Bariatric Surgery May Alter Taste Buds

November 6, 2014 11:09 am | Comments

Stomach-shrinking bariatric surgery may also foster changes in a person's taste buds, which could help them lose weight and keep it off, according to a new study.                    

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New Approach Proposed for Single Ventricle Heart Surgery for Infants

November 6, 2014 10:32 am | Comments

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, are proposing a new surgical intervention for children born with a single ventricle in their heart—instead of the usual two. The new approach would potentially reduce the number of surgeries the patients have to undergo in the first six months of life from two to just one ...

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Canadian Volunteers Providing Surgery in Ukraine

November 6, 2014 9:55 am | Comments

On Wednesday, a team of Canadian medical professionals will travel to Ukraine to provide specialized post-traumatic reconstructive surgical procedures otherwise unavailable to the people there.                

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Radiation a Risk For Brain Tumors in Young People

November 5, 2014 12:36 pm | Comments

In people under age 30, radiation is a risk factor for a type of brain tumor called a meningioma, a Loyola University Medical Center study has found.                                        

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Granger Casualty Test Can Make Epilepsy Surgery More Affective

November 5, 2014 12:21 pm | Comments

A new statistical test that looks at the patterns of high-frequency network activity flow from brain signals can help doctors pinpoint the exact location of seizures occurring in the brain and make surgery more effective, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Emory University School of Medicine ...

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Mexican Boy to Have Tumor Surgery in U.S.

November 5, 2014 12:04 pm | by the Associated Press | Comments

An 11-year-old Mexican boy suffering from a massive tumor, who drew international attention after U.S. Homeland Security Investigations helped him get treatment in New Mexico, is scheduled to have a series of surgeries in Albuquerque to remove the large growth on his shoulder ...    

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Surgery For Sleep Apnea Improves Ashthma Control

November 5, 2014 10:44 am | Comments

Surgical removal of the tonsils and adenoids in children suffering from sleep apnea is associated with decreased asthma severity, according to the first large study of the connection, published in the journal PLOS Medicine ...          

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Researchers Discover Why Anesthetics Can Cause Long-Term Memory Loss

November 4, 2014 11:19 am | Comments

Researchers at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine have shown why anesthetics can cause long-term memory loss, a discovery that can have serious implications for post-operative patients ...                  

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Stryker to Pay $1.43 Billion in Hip Replacement Lawsuit

November 4, 2014 10:59 am | by the Associated Press | Comments

Medical implant maker Stryker will pay at least $1.43 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits from patients who had to have surgery to remove problematic hip implants, under a deal announced Monday. The agreement, brokered by a New Jersey Superior Court judge, resolves state and federal lawsuits against the maker of orthopedics ...

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Surgery for Spinal Stenosis All Over the Map

November 4, 2014 10:30 am | Comments

When it comes to surgical interventions for spinal stenosis, patients across the country are subject to an "accident of geography" that makes spinal decompression surgery more than 8 times as likely in Tacoma, Washington, than the Bronx, New York, and spinal fusion surgery 14 times more frequent in Tyler, Texas, than Bangor, Maine ... 

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